Period
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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 351 330 222
Rank change year-on-year -21 -108 +16
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,520 936 1,155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.01% 0.99% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.02% 4.67% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 991 743 943
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,600
25th Percentile £55,075 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,800 £95,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £63,853
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.80% -1.77%

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 37,806 20,031 15,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 25.17% 21.12% 21.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,743 12,106 12,023
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,300
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in England.

Salary trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -76 733 £75,000 +7.14% 67
South East -18 286 £63,750 +8.98% 21
North of England -36 158 £59,500 -0.83% 26
Midlands -21 123 £65,000 -3.70% 11
South West +9 111 £65,000 +18.18% 8
West Midlands -18 105 £65,000 -3.70% 5
North West -24 105 £55,000 -10.20% 15
East of England -65 72 £70,000 -9.68% 7
Yorkshire -35 48 £65,000 +8.33% 10
East Midlands -39 15 £54,000 -13.60% 6
North East -43 4 £63,500 +15.45% 1
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 970 (63.82%) Information Security
2 912 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 839 (55.20%) CISM
4 664 (43.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 517 (34.01%) Risk Management
6 516 (33.95%) Finance
7 472 (31.05%) NIST
8 439 (28.88%) Social Skills
9 401 (26.38%) CISA
10 388 (25.53%) Management Information System
11 374 (24.61%) Azure
12 345 (22.70%) Security Operations
13 344 (22.63%) Degree
14 316 (20.79%) AWS
15 313 (20.59%) SIEM
16 279 (18.36%) Firewall
17 262 (17.24%) CRISC
18 260 (17.11%) Microsoft
19 248 (16.32%) Security Architecture
20 241 (15.86%) Agile
21 237 (15.59%) Penetration Testing
22 233 (15.33%) Data Protection
23 224 (14.74%) GDPR
24 212 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
25 205 (13.49%) Security Management
26 199 (13.09%) GRC
27 193 (12.70%) Cyber Essentials
28 190 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
29 187 (12.30%) ITIL
30 182 (11.97%) DevOps

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 14 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 13 (0.86%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.39%) Confluence
5 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.20%) MTS
6 2 (0.13%) IIS
6 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.066%) Apache
7 1 (0.066%) GemFire
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.066%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.066%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.066%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 374 (24.61%) Azure
2 316 (20.79%) AWS
3 125 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
4 113 (7.43%) SaaS
5 89 (5.86%) GCP
6 78 (5.13%) PaaS
7 71 (4.67%) IaaS
8 50 (3.29%) Azure Sentinel
9 48 (3.16%) Serverless
10 39 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (2.43%) GitHub
12 35 (2.30%) Azure Monitor
12 35 (2.30%) Azure Service Bus
13 34 (2.24%) Azure AKS
13 34 (2.24%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 34 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 34 (2.24%) Azure Event Grid
13 34 (2.24%) Azure Functions
13 34 (2.24%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 34 (2.24%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 279 (18.36%) Firewall
2 152 (10.00%) Network Security
3 101 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 64 (4.21%) Internet
5 52 (3.42%) WAN
6 40 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 38 (2.50%) VPN
8 37 (2.43%) Cisco IPT
9 36 (2.37%) DNS
10 27 (1.78%) SSL
11 25 (1.64%) LAN
12 23 (1.51%) Wireless
13 19 (1.25%) Ethernet
14 14 (0.92%) MPLS
15 13 (0.86%) HTTP
16 12 (0.79%) SD-WAN
17 11 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (0.72%) Wireshark
18 10 (0.66%) DHCP
18 10 (0.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (3.22%) Data Lake
2 42 (2.76%) Big Data
3 18 (1.18%) Power BI
3 18 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 14 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 14 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.53%) Metadata
6 6 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.26%) MySQL
7 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.20%) DTS
9 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.066%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.066%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.066%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.066%) Redis
10 1 (0.066%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 43 (2.83%) Burp Suite
2 14 (0.92%) Emacs
3 13 (0.86%) SonarQube
4 7 (0.46%) JIRA
5 6 (0.39%) ERwin
6 5 (0.33%) AppScan
7 3 (0.20%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.20%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.20%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.20%) Subversion
8 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.066%) Ant
9 1 (0.066%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.066%) JUnit
9 1 (0.066%) Snyk
General
1 516 (33.95%) Finance
2 439 (28.88%) Social Skills
3 178 (11.71%) Legal
4 150 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (6.78%) Retail
6 75 (4.93%) Telecoms
7 57 (3.75%) Banking
8 51 (3.36%) Public Sector
9 48 (3.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 48 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
10 44 (2.89%) Automotive
10 44 (2.89%) Law
11 39 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
12 35 (2.30%) Marketing
13 29 (1.91%) Manufacturing
14 24 (1.58%) Games
15 23 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
16 22 (1.45%) Local Government
17 18 (1.18%) Financial Institution
18 17 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 293 (19.28%) Security Manager
2 274 (18.03%) Analyst
3 220 (14.47%) Security Analyst
4 183 (12.04%) Architect
5 155 (10.20%) Security Architect
6 154 (10.13%) Security Engineer
7 151 (9.93%) Consultant
8 113 (7.43%) Security Consultant
9 93 (6.12%) Information Analyst
9 93 (6.12%) Information Security Analyst
10 85 (5.59%) Information Manager
11 83 (5.46%) Information Security Manager
12 81 (5.33%) Security Officer
13 68 (4.47%) IT Manager
14 56 (3.68%) IT Analyst
15 54 (3.55%) Senior Security Engineer
16 53 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Manager
16 53 (3.49%) Head of Security
16 53 (3.49%) Security Specialist
17 52 (3.42%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.75%) .NET
2 13 (0.86%) Web Services
3 11 (0.72%) OAuth
4 10 (0.66%) Node.js
5 9 (0.59%) OpenID
6 8 (0.53%) EDI
6 8 (0.53%) Kafka
6 8 (0.53%) SAML
7 7 (0.46%) ModSecurity
7 7 (0.46%) React
8 6 (0.39%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.26%) COM
10 4 (0.26%) LDAP
11 3 (0.20%) REST
11 3 (0.20%) RESTful
12 2 (0.13%) J2EE
12 2 (0.13%) Middleware
12 2 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 388 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 118 (7.76%) Cyberthreat
3 73 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (4.61%) Data Centre
4 70 (4.61%) Security Operations Centre
5 54 (3.55%) Public Cloud
6 44 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 40 (2.63%) Cyberattack
8 38 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
8 38 (2.50%) IoT
9 36 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
10 35 (2.30%) SCADA
11 34 (2.24%) Insider Threat
12 30 (1.97%) PKI
13 23 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (1.45%) Cloud Native
14 22 (1.45%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.25%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
17 17 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 181 (11.91%) Windows
2 132 (8.68%) Linux
3 49 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.96%) Unix
5 37 (2.43%) Kali Linux
6 16 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.59%) Android
9 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.26%) AIX
13 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (63.82%) Information Security
2 912 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 517 (34.01%) Risk Management
4 345 (22.70%) Security Operations
5 313 (20.59%) SIEM
6 248 (16.32%) Security Architecture
7 241 (15.86%) Agile
8 237 (15.59%) Penetration Testing
9 233 (15.33%) Data Protection
10 205 (13.49%) Security Management
11 190 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 187 (12.30%) ITIL
13 182 (11.97%) DevOps
14 178 (11.71%) ISMS
15 169 (11.12%) Computer Science
16 163 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 157 (10.33%) Threat Intelligence
18 153 (10.07%) Incident Management
19 152 (10.00%) TOGAF
20 150 (9.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 138 (9.08%) Python
2 123 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 85 (5.59%) Bash
4 66 (4.34%) Java
5 36 (2.37%) SQL
6 34 (2.24%) Scala
7 22 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 21 (1.38%) C
8 21 (1.38%) C#
9 8 (0.53%) TypeScript
10 7 (0.46%) Perl
11 6 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.33%) Groovy
13 4 (0.26%) Ruby
14 3 (0.20%) PHP
15 2 (0.13%) Rust
16 1 (0.066%) Elixir
16 1 (0.066%) Go
16 1 (0.066%) Korn
16 1 (0.066%) R
Qualifications
1 839 (55.20%) CISM
2 401 (26.38%) CISA
3 344 (22.63%) Degree
4 262 (17.24%) CRISC
5 212 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
6 165 (10.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 154 (10.13%) Security Cleared
8 146 (9.61%) CEH
9 113 (7.43%) CompTIA Security+
10 98 (6.45%) SC Cleared
11 93 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 92 (6.05%) SSCP
13 89 (5.86%) GCIH
14 88 (5.79%) OSCP
15 87 (5.72%) SANS
16 86 (5.66%) CCSP
17 77 (5.07%) GIAC
18 75 (4.93%) Master's Degree
19 71 (4.67%) CESG Certified Professional
19 71 (4.67%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 664 (43.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 472 (31.05%) NIST
3 224 (14.74%) GDPR
4 199 (13.09%) GRC
5 193 (12.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 181 (11.91%) PCI DSS
7 107 (7.04%) NCSC
8 98 (6.45%) COBIT
9 81 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 66 (4.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 58 (3.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 53 (3.49%) SOC 2
13 34 (2.24%) ITGC
14 33 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 31 (2.04%) SOC 1
16 29 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 26 (1.71%) HIPAA
18 24 (1.58%) NIST 800
18 24 (1.58%) QA
19 23 (1.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 100 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.59%) Snort
6 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.53%) vSphere
7 7 (0.46%) Docker
7 7 (0.46%) Firmware
8 6 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) KVM
9 2 (0.13%) LXC
9 2 (0.13%) Xen
10 1 (0.066%) ACF2
10 1 (0.066%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 63 (4.14%) Kubernetes
2 51 (3.36%) CASB
3 38 (2.50%) Nessus
4 34 (2.24%) QRadar
5 26 (1.71%) CSIRT
5 26 (1.71%) Terraform
6 21 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (1.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 16 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.99%) SCCM
9 10 (0.66%) Nmap
9 10 (0.66%) WMI
10 9 (0.59%) RSA Archer
10 9 (0.59%) WSUS
11 7 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 7 (0.46%) Ansible
12 6 (0.39%) HP Fortify
12 6 (0.39%) SCOM
13 5 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 260 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.41%) Cisco
3 55 (3.62%) Splunk
4 46 (3.03%) VMware
5 43 (2.83%) Google
6 34 (2.24%) CrowdStrike
6 34 (2.24%) Databricks
7 28 (1.84%) Twitter
8 24 (1.58%) Palo Alto
9 22 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.32%) IBM
11 19 (1.25%) Proofpoint
12 18 (1.18%) Intel
13 16 (1.05%) FIS
14 15 (0.99%) CyberArk
14 15 (0.99%) Facebook
14 15 (0.99%) Veeam
15 14 (0.92%) F5
15 14 (0.92%) Oracle
15 14 (0.92%) Qualys