Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 232 199
Rank change year-on-year +8 -33 +37
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 937 1,962 2,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.53% 1.48% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.86% 6.09% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 774 1,583 2,262
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% -
10th Percentile £43,409 £43,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £63,853 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -1.77% +4.00% -

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 13,650 32,220 38,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.26% 24.37% 23.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9,919 23,442 28,876
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +48 520 £70,000 -6.67% 36
South East +32 141 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Midlands +33 92 £56,500 -1.74% 10
West Midlands +41 86 £55,750 -3.04% 8
North of England +23 86 £60,000 +2.56% 19
North West +48 65 £60,000 -4.00% 12
South West +35 61 £65,000 +18.18% 7
East of England -19 34 £65,000 +1.56% 5
Yorkshire +50 20 £58,750 +2.17% 7
East Midlands +44 6 £65,000 - 2
North East +21 1 £65,000 +19.27%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 675 (72.04%) Information Security
2 498 (53.15%) CISM
3 474 (50.59%) Cybersecurity
4 433 (46.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 255 (27.21%) CISA
6 232 (24.76%) Finance
7 222 (23.69%) Risk Management
8 221 (23.59%) Cisco Certification
9 213 (22.73%) Firewall
10 198 (21.13%) SIEM
11 193 (20.60%) Management Information System
12 181 (19.32%) Security Architecture
13 176 (18.78%) Azure
14 175 (18.68%) Degree
15 168 (17.93%) NIST
16 162 (17.29%) Security Operations
17 157 (16.76%) AWS
18 149 (15.90%) GDPR
19 142 (15.15%) Security Management
20 140 (14.94%) ITIL
21 137 (14.62%) Security Cleared
22 133 (14.19%) Identity Access Management
23 116 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management
24 114 (12.17%) CCNA
25 110 (11.74%) PCI DSS
26 109 (11.63%) CRISC
27 108 (11.53%) Windows
28 101 (10.78%) SC Cleared
29 99 (10.57%) CCNP
30 94 (10.03%) Microsoft

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 32 (3.42%) IIS
2 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.11%) Confluence
4 1 (0.11%) JBoss
4 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 176 (18.78%) Azure
2 157 (16.76%) AWS
3 79 (8.43%) Office 365
4 28 (2.99%) SaaS
5 22 (2.35%) IaaS
6 21 (2.24%) PaaS
7 15 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.49%) Mimecast
9 12 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.17%) Serverless
11 10 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 8 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.75%) GCP
15 4 (0.43%) G Suite
16 2 (0.21%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 213 (22.73%) Firewall
2 65 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 55 (5.87%) Network Security
4 31 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 29 (3.09%) LAN
6 26 (2.77%) DNS
6 26 (2.77%) Internet
7 25 (2.67%) VPN
8 22 (2.35%) WAN
9 13 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (1.17%) HTTP
10 11 (1.17%) Wireless
11 10 (1.07%) DHCP
12 9 (0.96%) SSL
13 8 (0.85%) MPLS
13 8 (0.85%) SAN
14 6 (0.64%) DMZ
14 6 (0.64%) SNMP
14 6 (0.64%) VLAN
14 6 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.85%) Data Lake
2 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (0.64%) Big Data
4 3 (0.32%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.21%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.21%) Impala
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.11%) Informix
6 1 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.64%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.53%) GitLab
3 5 (0.53%) JIRA
4 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.21%) git-flow
6 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 232 (24.76%) Finance
2 79 (8.43%) Legal
3 59 (6.30%) Law
4 37 (3.95%) Public Sector
5 33 (3.52%) Banking
5 33 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.49%) Retail
7 8 (0.85%) Games
7 8 (0.85%) Marketing
8 7 (0.75%) Back Office
9 6 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.43%) Advertising
10 4 (0.43%) Local Government
10 4 (0.43%) Military
10 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.32%) Police
12 2 (0.21%) Publishing
12 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (20.28%) Analyst
2 171 (18.25%) Security Analyst
3 150 (16.01%) Consultant
4 133 (14.19%) Security Manager
5 132 (14.09%) Security Engineer
6 95 (10.14%) Security Consultant
7 92 (9.82%) Information Analyst
8 91 (9.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 82 (8.75%) Architect
10 78 (8.32%) Security Architect
11 51 (5.44%) Security Specialist
12 50 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 48 (5.12%) Information Security Manager
14 47 (5.02%) Security Officer
15 42 (4.48%) Information Manager
16 40 (4.27%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 39 (4.16%) Information Security Engineer
18 38 (4.06%) IT Manager
18 38 (4.06%) IT Security Manager
19 33 (3.52%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.54%) SAML
2 78 (8.32%) SailPoint
3 77 (8.22%) OAuth
4 71 (7.58%) OpenID
5 10 (1.07%) Web Services
6 9 (0.96%) LDAP
7 7 (0.75%) .NET
7 7 (0.75%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.53%) Middleware
9 4 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.43%) Kafka
9 4 (0.43%) ModSecurity
10 3 (0.32%) Node.js
10 3 (0.32%) OAuth2
11 2 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.21%) TensorFlow
11 2 (0.21%) YAML
12 1 (0.11%) JSON
12 1 (0.11%) REST
12 1 (0.11%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 193 (20.60%) Management Information System
2 77 (8.22%) Cyberthreat
3 65 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.27%) Public Cloud
5 37 (3.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 27 (2.88%) Cyberattack
7 22 (2.35%) PKI
8 20 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (2.03%) CESG
9 19 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.81%) Data Centre
11 16 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 11 (1.17%) User Experience
14 10 (1.07%) BYOD
15 9 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
15 9 (0.96%) Cybercrime
16 6 (0.64%) Driving Licence
16 6 (0.64%) Life Science
16 6 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.53%) Windows
2 82 (8.75%) Linux
3 32 (3.42%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.09%) Unix
5 13 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.53%) Android
9 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.43%) CentOS
9 4 (0.43%) Fedora
9 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.21%) Solaris
10 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (72.04%) Information Security
2 474 (50.59%) Cybersecurity
3 222 (23.69%) Risk Management
4 198 (21.13%) SIEM
5 181 (19.32%) Security Architecture
6 162 (17.29%) Security Operations
7 142 (15.15%) Security Management
8 140 (14.94%) ITIL
9 133 (14.19%) Identity Access Management
10 116 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 93 (9.93%) Data Protection
11 93 (9.93%) Information Assurance
12 84 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
13 79 (8.43%) Information Security Management
14 77 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (8.22%) Risk Assessment
15 75 (8.00%) ISMS
16 71 (7.58%) Incident Management
17 59 (6.30%) Threat Intelligence
17 59 (6.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 78 (8.32%) Python
2 60 (6.40%) PowerShell
2 60 (6.40%) SQL
3 56 (5.98%) Bash Shell
4 54 (5.76%) Perl
5 24 (2.56%) C
6 18 (1.92%) Java
7 12 (1.28%) C#
8 7 (0.75%) Ruby
9 4 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.43%) R
10 3 (0.32%) PHP
11 2 (0.21%) Julia
11 2 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.21%) Scala
11 2 (0.21%) VBScript
12 1 (0.11%) C++
12 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 498 (53.15%) CISM
2 255 (27.21%) CISA
3 221 (23.59%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (18.68%) Degree
5 137 (14.62%) Security Cleared
6 114 (12.17%) CCNA
7 109 (11.63%) CRISC
8 101 (10.78%) SC Cleared
9 99 (10.57%) CCNP
10 93 (9.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 93 (9.93%) CEH
11 78 (8.32%) CESG Certified Professional
12 60 (6.40%) CompTIA Security+
13 59 (6.30%) CCSP
14 56 (5.98%) SANS
15 55 (5.87%) GIAC
16 42 (4.48%) DV Cleared
17 35 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 32 (3.42%) IISP
19 28 (2.99%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (46.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 168 (17.93%) NIST
3 149 (15.90%) GDPR
4 110 (11.74%) PCI DSS
5 68 (7.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 44 (4.70%) COBIT
7 38 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 38 (4.06%) JSP 440
7 38 (4.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 32 (3.42%) NCSC
9 23 (2.45%) RMADS
10 21 (2.24%) ISO 22301
11 20 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 20 (2.13%) SLA
12 19 (2.03%) ISO 31000
13 15 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 11 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.96%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.75%) QA
17 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (7.68%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.71%) Docker
4 4 (0.43%) NFS
4 4 (0.43%) Samba
4 4 (0.43%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.43%) Xen
5 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.11%) NDS
7 1 (0.11%) Snort
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 38 (4.06%) Nessus
2 23 (2.45%) QRadar
3 20 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 14 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (1.39%) Terraform
6 12 (1.28%) CSIRT
7 10 (1.07%) Ansible
8 7 (0.75%) CASB
8 7 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 7 (0.75%) Puppet
9 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.43%) Nagios
9 4 (0.43%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.43%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.43%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.32%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.32%) Nmap
10 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 89 (9.50%) CyberArk
3 70 (7.47%) Splunk
4 57 (6.08%) ForgeRock
5 45 (4.80%) Cisco
6 44 (4.70%) ArcSight
7 40 (4.27%) Qualys
8 34 (3.63%) Aveksa
8 34 (3.63%) Sun
9 32 (3.42%) VMware
10 26 (2.77%) LogRhythm
11 24 (2.56%) Citrix
12 18 (1.92%) McAfee
13 17 (1.81%) Meraki
14 16 (1.71%) Palo Alto
15 11 (1.17%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.07%) Darktrace
16 10 (1.07%) IBM
17 9 (0.96%) Sophos
17 9 (0.96%) Zscaler