Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 206 214
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 -3
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,179 2,771 2,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.67% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 7.08% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,603 2,177 2,116
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%

CISSP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34,069 39,134 40,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.78% 23.58% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24,621 30,130 32,451
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in England.

Salary trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Salary histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the England region over the 6 months to 19 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -74 855 £75,000 +7.14% 40
South East +5 403 £60,000 +3.45% 14
North of England +44 384 £58,750 +6.82% 13
North West +65 245 £60,000 +4.35% 10
Midlands +2 181 £60,000 +12.15% 10
East of England +109 178 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South West +45 171 £50,000 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +23 145 £60,000 +4.35% 10
Yorkshire +6 116 £56,250 +4.17% 3
East Midlands -1 41 £60,000 +34.08%
North East +15 23 £52,500 +5.00%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1,498 (68.75%) Information Security
2 1,213 (55.67%) CISM
3 967 (44.38%) Cybersecurity
4 953 (43.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 671 (30.79%) CISA
6 598 (27.44%) Management Information System
7 587 (26.94%) Risk Management
8 555 (25.47%) SIEM
9 534 (24.51%) Finance
10 448 (20.56%) Degree
11 441 (20.24%) Firewall
12 426 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
12 426 (19.55%) CEH
13 404 (18.54%) Penetration Testing
14 385 (17.67%) GDPR
15 384 (17.62%) Windows
16 373 (17.12%) Security Operations
17 361 (16.57%) PCI DSS
18 344 (15.79%) Security Architecture
19 341 (15.65%) ITIL
20 312 (14.32%) Linux
21 310 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
22 309 (14.18%) Microsoft
23 305 (14.00%) SANS
24 300 (13.77%) Data Protection
25 297 (13.63%) Network Security
26 295 (13.54%) Security Management
27 292 (13.40%) CRISC
28 285 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
29 278 (12.76%) Amazon AWS

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (1.51%) IIS
2 28 (1.28%) ExpressionEngine
2 28 (1.28%) WordPress
3 17 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 15 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.37%) Confluence
7 7 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.28%) Apache
9 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.14%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.092%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.046%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.046%) nginx
13 1 (0.046%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 30 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.092%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.092%) assyst
1 2 (0.092%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.092%) Relativity
2 1 (0.046%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 310 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 278 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (4.96%) Office 365
4 79 (3.63%) SaaS
5 78 (3.58%) IaaS
6 63 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 53 (2.43%) PaaS
8 29 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.28%) Serverless
12 4 (0.18%) GitHub
12 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) Yammer
14 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.046%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.046%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 441 (20.24%) Firewall
2 297 (13.63%) Network Security
3 142 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 131 (6.01%) TCP/IP
5 127 (5.83%) Internet
6 87 (3.99%) VPN
7 69 (3.17%) DNS
8 66 (3.03%) WAN
9 50 (2.29%) SSL
9 50 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
10 49 (2.25%) BGP
11 48 (2.20%) LAN
12 46 (2.11%) HTTP
13 43 (1.97%) IPsec
13 43 (1.97%) Wireless
14 32 (1.47%) EIGRP
15 31 (1.42%) DHCP
16 29 (1.33%) Wireshark
17 27 (1.24%) VoIP
18 26 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (2.75%) Big Data
2 30 (1.38%) MongoDB
3 24 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 12 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.37%) DB2
6 6 (0.28%) Data Lake
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.23%) MySQL
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (0.18%) GIS
9 3 (0.14%) Maltego
10 2 (0.092%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.092%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.092%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.092%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.092%) Power BI
11 1 (0.046%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (1.51%) JIRA
2 15 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 11 (0.50%) AppScan
4 10 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.41%) Burp Suite
5 9 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.41%) Redmine
6 7 (0.32%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.28%) git-flow
8 5 (0.23%) MSTest
8 5 (0.23%) NUnit
9 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.18%) Gradle
9 4 (0.18%) Maven
10 3 (0.14%) Ant
10 3 (0.14%) Hudson
11 2 (0.092%) TeamCity
General
1 534 (24.51%) Finance
2 185 (8.49%) Legal
3 155 (7.11%) Banking
4 141 (6.47%) Retail
5 52 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.84%) Law
6 40 (1.84%) Publishing
7 25 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.96%) Marketing
10 16 (0.73%) Billing
11 13 (0.60%) Games
12 12 (0.55%) Advertising
13 10 (0.46%) Electronics
14 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.32%) Military
15 6 (0.28%) Back Office
16 5 (0.23%) Front Office
16 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 458 (21.02%) Analyst
2 390 (17.90%) Security Analyst
3 335 (15.37%) Security Manager
4 281 (12.90%) Security Engineer
5 279 (12.80%) Architect
6 265 (12.16%) Consultant
7 241 (11.06%) Security Architect
8 233 (10.69%) Security Consultant
9 213 (9.78%) Information Security Manager
10 208 (9.55%) Information Manager
11 155 (7.11%) Information Analyst
11 155 (7.11%) Information Security Analyst
12 127 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
13 117 (5.37%) IT Analyst
13 117 (5.37%) Senior Security Analyst
14 108 (4.96%) Head of Security
15 102 (4.68%) IT Security Analyst
16 78 (3.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 76 (3.49%) Security Officer
18 72 (3.30%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.93%) SailPoint
2 36 (1.65%) Web Services
3 35 (1.61%) Node.js
4 34 (1.56%) .NET
5 18 (0.83%) REST
6 16 (0.73%) OAuth
6 16 (0.73%) SAML
7 13 (0.60%) JSON
7 13 (0.60%) Middleware
8 11 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.50%) HTML
8 11 (0.50%) OpenID
8 11 (0.50%) Spring
9 10 (0.46%) LDAP
9 10 (0.46%) ModSecurity
10 7 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.32%) Kafka
10 7 (0.32%) SOAP
11 6 (0.28%) CSS
11 6 (0.28%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 598 (27.44%) Management Information System
2 197 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.74%) Security Operations Centre
4 117 (5.37%) Cyberthreat
5 99 (4.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 80 (3.67%) CESG
7 70 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (2.98%) PKI
9 64 (2.94%) Fintech
10 61 (2.80%) Data Centre
11 54 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
11 54 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 48 (2.20%) Driving Licence
13 45 (2.07%) Cyberattack
14 34 (1.56%) Public Cloud
15 30 (1.38%) Cloud Native
16 27 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
17 23 (1.06%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.78%) CMDB
19 16 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 384 (17.62%) Windows
2 312 (14.32%) Linux
3 88 (4.04%) Unix
4 79 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 33 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 30 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.92%) Android
11 16 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.64%) CentOS
13 8 (0.37%) Debian
13 8 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.32%) Kali Linux
14 7 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.28%) AIX
15 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,498 (68.75%) Information Security
2 967 (44.38%) Cybersecurity
3 587 (26.94%) Risk Management
4 555 (25.47%) SIEM
5 404 (18.54%) Penetration Testing
6 373 (17.12%) Security Operations
7 344 (15.79%) Security Architecture
8 341 (15.65%) ITIL
9 300 (13.77%) Data Protection
10 295 (13.54%) Security Management
11 285 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
12 210 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
13 203 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 202 (9.27%) OWASP
15 192 (8.81%) TOGAF
16 183 (8.40%) Incident Management
17 169 (7.76%) Business Continuity
17 169 (7.76%) Identity Access Management
17 169 (7.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 158 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 91 (4.18%) Python
2 83 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 74 (3.40%) SQL
4 70 (3.21%) Java
5 55 (2.52%) C
6 43 (1.97%) Bash Shell
7 30 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 26 (1.19%) Ruby
9 23 (1.06%) C#
10 21 (0.96%) C++
10 21 (0.96%) Perl
11 13 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.50%) Go
13 9 (0.41%) PHP
14 8 (0.37%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.32%) VB
16 6 (0.28%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.28%) Korn
16 6 (0.28%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,213 (55.67%) CISM
2 671 (30.79%) CISA
3 448 (20.56%) Degree
4 426 (19.55%) CEH
4 426 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
5 305 (14.00%) SANS
6 292 (13.40%) CRISC
7 219 (10.05%) GIAC
8 210 (9.64%) Security Cleared
9 199 (9.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 176 (8.08%) SSCP
11 144 (6.61%) CompTIA Security+
12 142 (6.52%) CCNA
13 137 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 135 (6.20%) SC Cleared
15 127 (5.83%) CREST Certified
16 124 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 123 (5.64%) CESG Certified Professional
18 121 (5.55%) CCNP
19 106 (4.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 953 (43.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 385 (17.67%) GDPR
3 361 (16.57%) PCI DSS
4 116 (5.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 105 (4.82%) COBIT
6 96 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 51 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 37 (1.70%) SLA
9 36 (1.65%) QA
10 35 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 32 (1.47%) NIST 800
12 29 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 28 (1.28%) RMADS
14 27 (1.24%) ISO 9001
15 23 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 20 (0.92%) ISO 22301
17 19 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
18 18 (0.83%) HIPAA
19 17 (0.78%) GPG13
20 12 (0.55%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 139 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 92 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.06%) Docker
4 18 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.64%) vSphere
6 10 (0.46%) Snort
6 10 (0.46%) VMware NSX
7 9 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.41%) NFS
7 9 (0.41%) Samba
8 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.14%) NDS
11 1 (0.046%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.046%) Firmware
11 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (3.81%) Nessus
2 42 (1.93%) SCCM
3 37 (1.70%) Ansible
4 33 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
5 28 (1.28%) CSIRT
6 26 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (1.10%) CASB
8 20 (0.92%) Kubernetes
9 18 (0.83%) vCenter Server
10 17 (0.78%) Puppet
11 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (0.69%) QRadar
13 14 (0.64%) Nexpose
13 14 (0.64%) Nmap
14 13 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 12 (0.55%) RSA Security Analytics
15 12 (0.55%) Terraform
16 11 (0.50%) IBM Guardium
Vendors
1 309 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 204 (9.36%) Cisco
3 130 (5.97%) VMware
4 101 (4.64%) Splunk
5 76 (3.49%) Symantec
6 71 (3.26%) CheckPoint
7 67 (3.07%) Oracle
8 62 (2.85%) McAfee
8 62 (2.85%) Qualys
9 60 (2.75%) Palo Alto
10 59 (2.71%) Google
11 51 (2.34%) IBM
12 41 (1.88%) LogRhythm
13 40 (1.84%) Citrix
14 38 (1.74%) Juniper
15 35 (1.61%) FireEye
16 31 (1.42%) Blue Coat
17 28 (1.28%) CyberArk
18 26 (1.19%) ArcSight
19 25 (1.15%) Aveksa