Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 230 199
Rank change year-on-year +42 -31 +71
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,865 2,604 3,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.58% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.82% 6.49% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,208 2,053 2,485
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 36,646 40,109 47,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.34% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27,312 30,985 38,273
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 +5 1,276 £70,000 +3.70% 122
South East +24 491 £60,000 +5.26% 41
North of England +86 448 £55,000 +4.76% 45
North West +68 320 £55,000 +5.77% 29
East of England +123 317 £65,000 +18.18% 14
Midlands +44 188 £57,500 +15.00% 26
West Midlands +55 156 £57,500 +15.00% 16
South West -21 135 £55,000 +22.22% 30
Yorkshire +51 109 £55,000 +4.76% 11
East Midlands -3 29 £67,500 +42.11% 10
North East -30 19 £60,000 - 5
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 1,873 (65.38%) Information Security
2 1,404 (49.01%) CISM
3 1,198 (41.82%) Cybersecurity
4 1,144 (39.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 854 (29.81%) CISA
6 820 (28.62%) SIEM
7 783 (27.33%) Risk Management
8 718 (25.06%) Finance
9 646 (22.55%) Firewall
10 630 (21.99%) Windows
11 601 (20.98%) Linux
12 578 (20.17%) Management Information System
13 575 (20.07%) Penetration Testing
14 566 (19.76%) Degree
15 553 (19.30%) PCI DSS
16 502 (17.52%) GDPR
17 489 (17.07%) CEH
18 450 (15.71%) Data Protection
19 437 (15.25%) Vulnerability Management
20 431 (15.04%) Microsoft
21 418 (14.59%) Security Architecture
22 415 (14.49%) SANS
23 413 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
24 408 (14.24%) GIAC
25 399 (13.93%) ITIL
26 344 (12.01%) Security Operations
27 341 (11.90%) Security Management
28 335 (11.69%) SSCP
29 327 (11.41%) Network Security
30 309 (10.79%) CompTIA Security+

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 48 (1.68%) IIS
2 45 (1.57%) Apache Pig
3 40 (1.40%) Apache
4 17 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.28%) Confluence
8 5 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.17%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.10%) JBoss
9 3 (0.10%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.070%) nginx
10 2 (0.070%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.070%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.035%) OpenStack
Applications
1 71 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 42 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.42%) SAP GRC
2 9 (0.31%) assyst
3 7 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.17%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.10%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.070%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 244 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 215 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (2.44%) SaaS
4 62 (2.16%) Office 365
5 56 (1.95%) IaaS
6 47 (1.64%) PaaS
7 30 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (0.70%) Mimecast
9 17 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.070%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.070%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.035%) Akamai
11 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.035%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.035%) GitHub
11 1 (0.035%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.035%) Serverless
11 1 (0.035%) Slack
11 1 (0.035%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 646 (22.55%) Firewall
2 327 (11.41%) Network Security
3 248 (8.66%) TCP/IP
4 200 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 102 (3.56%) Internet
6 96 (3.35%) SSL
6 96 (3.35%) WAN
7 91 (3.18%) LAN
8 76 (2.65%) HTTP
9 74 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
10 72 (2.51%) Wireshark
11 66 (2.30%) Wireless
12 59 (2.06%) DNS
13 51 (1.78%) VPN
14 41 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (0.98%) DHCP
15 28 (0.98%) SNMP
16 25 (0.87%) Sourcefire
17 24 (0.84%) SCCP
18 23 (0.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (3.91%) Big Data
2 88 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 71 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 56 (1.95%) MySQL
5 45 (1.57%) Apache Hive
6 11 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
6 11 (0.38%) GIS
7 8 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.21%) DB2
9 5 (0.17%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.17%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.17%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.070%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.070%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.070%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.035%) Maltego
11 1 (0.035%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.035%) QlikView
11 1 (0.035%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (2.34%) JIRA
2 46 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 44 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 43 (1.50%) Bitbucket
4 43 (1.50%) CodeSonar
4 43 (1.50%) git-flow
4 43 (1.50%) Robot Framework
4 43 (1.50%) Selenium
5 36 (1.26%) Metasploit
6 16 (0.56%) Redmine
7 9 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.28%) AppScan
8 8 (0.28%) MSTest
8 8 (0.28%) NUnit
8 8 (0.28%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.24%) Burp Suite
10 6 (0.21%) Gradle
10 6 (0.21%) Hudson
10 6 (0.21%) Maven
11 4 (0.14%) SonarQube
General
1 718 (25.06%) Finance
2 227 (7.92%) Legal
3 210 (7.33%) Banking
4 208 (7.26%) Retail
5 105 (3.66%) Investment Banking
6 55 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.15%) Law
9 30 (1.05%) Games
10 27 (0.94%) Publishing
11 18 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.63%) Marketing
12 14 (0.49%) French Language
12 14 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.35%) Advertising
14 9 (0.31%) Local Government
15 7 (0.24%) Electronics
16 4 (0.14%) International Banking
16 4 (0.14%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 572 (19.97%) Analyst
2 533 (18.60%) Security Manager
3 450 (15.71%) Security Analyst
4 340 (11.87%) Security Engineer
5 326 (11.38%) Architect
6 313 (10.92%) Information Manager
7 311 (10.86%) Consultant
8 310 (10.82%) Information Security Manager
9 284 (9.91%) Security Architect
10 266 (9.28%) Security Consultant
11 192 (6.70%) Information Analyst
11 192 (6.70%) Information Security Analyst
12 154 (5.38%) IT Analyst
13 144 (5.03%) Security Officer
14 142 (4.96%) IT Security Analyst
15 138 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
16 129 (4.50%) Senior Security Analyst
17 104 (3.63%) IT Manager
18 102 (3.56%) Information Security Officer
19 93 (3.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.53%) .NET
2 62 (2.16%) SOAP
3 60 (2.09%) LAMP
4 58 (2.02%) ASP.NET
5 53 (1.85%) REST
6 51 (1.78%) Java EE
7 50 (1.75%) Node.js
8 48 (1.68%) STL
9 47 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
10 46 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 44 (1.54%) Web Services
12 43 (1.50%) Django
12 43 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
12 43 (1.50%) Spring MVC
13 32 (1.12%) HTML
14 29 (1.01%) SailPoint
15 25 (0.87%) XML
16 20 (0.70%) LDAP
17 16 (0.56%) OAuth
17 16 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 578 (20.17%) Management Information System
2 305 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 160 (5.58%) Data Protection Act
5 144 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
6 137 (4.78%) Data Centre
7 129 (4.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 127 (4.43%) Cyberthreat
9 126 (4.40%) Security Operations Centre
10 101 (3.53%) PKI
11 78 (2.72%) Fintech
12 76 (2.65%) CESG
13 56 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 54 (1.88%) Cyberattack
15 37 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
16 26 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 24 (0.84%) Mobile App
18 19 (0.66%) CMDB
19 18 (0.63%) Algorithms
19 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 630 (21.99%) Windows
2 601 (20.98%) Linux
3 156 (5.45%) Unix
4 84 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 81 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 78 (2.72%) Mac OS X
7 50 (1.75%) Android
8 34 (1.19%) Kali Linux
9 32 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.94%) CentOS
11 21 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.49%) AIX
13 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.35%) HPUX
15 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.28%) Fedora
17 7 (0.24%) Solaris
17 7 (0.24%) VMS
17 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,873 (65.38%) Information Security
2 1,198 (41.82%) Cybersecurity
3 820 (28.62%) SIEM
4 783 (27.33%) Risk Management
5 575 (20.07%) Penetration Testing
6 450 (15.71%) Data Protection
7 437 (15.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 418 (14.59%) Security Architecture
9 399 (13.93%) ITIL
10 344 (12.01%) Security Operations
11 341 (11.90%) Security Management
12 280 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
13 267 (9.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 256 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
15 244 (8.52%) Data Loss Prevention
16 240 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 213 (7.43%) Incident Management
18 204 (7.12%) TOGAF
19 201 (7.02%) OWASP
19 201 (7.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 156 (5.45%) Python
2 126 (4.40%) Java
2 126 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 117 (4.08%) C
4 113 (3.94%) SQL
5 99 (3.46%) Bash Shell
6 75 (2.62%) PHP
7 73 (2.55%) Perl
8 71 (2.48%) C++
9 68 (2.37%) C#
10 64 (2.23%) JavaScript
11 48 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 34 (1.19%) Ruby
13 18 (0.63%) Go
14 16 (0.56%) VBScript
15 15 (0.52%) Korn
16 10 (0.35%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.24%) VB
18 4 (0.14%) Assembly Language
18 4 (0.14%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 1,404 (49.01%) CISM
2 854 (29.81%) CISA
3 566 (19.76%) Degree
4 489 (17.07%) CEH
5 415 (14.49%) SANS
6 413 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
7 408 (14.24%) GIAC
8 335 (11.69%) SSCP
9 309 (10.79%) CompTIA Security+
10 251 (8.76%) CRISC
11 217 (7.57%) Security Cleared
12 188 (6.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 184 (6.42%) CREST Certified
14 170 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
15 163 (5.69%) CCNA
16 156 (5.45%) MCSE
17 139 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
18 127 (4.43%) CSSLP
19 124 (4.33%) CESG Certified Professional
20 123 (4.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,144 (39.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 553 (19.30%) PCI DSS
3 502 (17.52%) GDPR
4 161 (5.62%) COBIT
5 153 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 135 (4.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 80 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 47 (1.64%) QA
9 46 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 42 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 39 (1.36%) GPG13
12 26 (0.91%) ISO 22301
12 26 (0.91%) RMADS
13 25 (0.87%) HIPAA
14 24 (0.84%) MiFID
14 24 (0.84%) NIST 800
15 22 (0.77%) ISO 9001
16 16 (0.56%) SAS 70
17 15 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 14 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 147 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 126 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.09%) Docker
4 50 (1.75%) vSphere
5 43 (1.50%) Snort
6 29 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.87%) NFS
9 24 (0.84%) Samba
10 17 (0.59%) HDFS
11 16 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 14 (0.49%) Hyper-V
13 8 (0.28%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.28%) Xen
14 7 (0.24%) Firmware
15 3 (0.10%) XenServer
16 2 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.035%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 91 (3.18%) Nessus
2 80 (2.79%) Puppet
3 48 (1.68%) RSA Security Analytics
4 44 (1.54%) QRadar
5 43 (1.50%) Salt
6 36 (1.26%) Ansible
7 32 (1.12%) Nmap
8 27 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
9 26 (0.91%) CASB
10 25 (0.87%) OSSEC
10 25 (0.87%) vCenter Server
11 24 (0.84%) Nagios
12 23 (0.80%) WSUS
13 22 (0.77%) OpenVAS
13 22 (0.77%) SCCM
14 20 (0.70%) Nexpose
14 20 (0.70%) Suricata
15 19 (0.66%) IBM BigFix
15 19 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
15 19 (0.66%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 431 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 249 (8.69%) Cisco
3 189 (6.60%) Splunk
4 184 (6.42%) VMware
5 149 (5.20%) Symantec
6 95 (3.32%) Qualys
7 85 (2.97%) Sophos
8 82 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 79 (2.76%) LogRhythm
10 78 (2.72%) Oracle
11 77 (2.69%) Red Hat
12 50 (1.75%) SolarWinds
13 49 (1.71%) McAfee
14 48 (1.68%) ArcSight
15 47 (1.64%) EMC
16 46 (1.61%) NetApp
17 44 (1.54%) CyberArk
17 44 (1.54%) Forcepoint
18 37 (1.29%) IBM
19 35 (1.22%) Apple