Period
to 22 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 232 179
Rank change year-on-year -12 -53 -19
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 701 997 1,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.37% 1.58% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.03% 7.32% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 574 822 1,155
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -0.74%
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,966 13,629 15,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.42% 21.59% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7,581 10,147 12,229
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in London

CISSP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Central London -1 205 £75,000 -9.09% 29
South London +9 18 £73,750 -4.84% 1
West London -3 8 £67,500 -3.57% 15
East London +6 5 £65,000 +22.64% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 460 (65.62%) Information Security
2 457 (65.19%) CISM
3 429 (61.20%) Cybersecurity
4 286 (40.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 212 (30.24%) CISA
6 191 (27.25%) Finance
7 166 (23.68%) Degree
8 150 (21.40%) SIEM
9 146 (20.83%) Risk Management
10 132 (18.83%) Firewall
11 129 (18.40%) Management Information System
12 126 (17.97%) Security Architecture
13 109 (15.55%) Cisco Certification
13 109 (15.55%) Vulnerability Management
14 108 (15.41%) NIST
15 104 (14.84%) GDPR
16 97 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
17 92 (13.12%) PCI DSS
18 87 (12.41%) Identity Access Management
19 86 (12.27%) CRISC
20 85 (12.13%) Azure
21 80 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
22 79 (11.27%) Windows
23 78 (11.13%) Security Operations
24 76 (10.84%) Linux
25 74 (10.56%) Penetration Testing
26 73 (10.41%) CEH
27 72 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
27 72 (10.27%) CESG Certified Professional
28 66 (9.42%) ITIL

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 53 (7.56%) IIS
2 11 (1.57%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 85 (12.13%) Azure
2 66 (9.42%) AWS
3 49 (6.99%) Office 365
4 25 (3.57%) IaaS
4 25 (3.57%) PaaS
5 21 (3.00%) SaaS
6 16 (2.28%) GCP
7 11 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.43%) Akamai
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.43%) Cloudflare
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.29%) G Suite
11 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 132 (18.83%) Firewall
2 39 (5.56%) Network Security
3 36 (5.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (3.57%) LAN
5 20 (2.85%) Internet
5 20 (2.85%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.71%) WAN
7 13 (1.85%) HTTP
8 12 (1.71%) Wireless
9 11 (1.57%) SSL
10 9 (1.28%) PPP
10 9 (1.28%) WLAN
11 8 (1.14%) HTTPS
12 7 (1.00%) DNS
12 7 (1.00%) SAN
13 5 (0.71%) IPsec
14 4 (0.57%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.57%) VPN
15 2 (0.29%) DHCP
15 2 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.57%) Big Data
1 11 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.43%) MySQL
3 2 (0.29%) Maltego
4 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.86%) JIRA
3 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.57%) git-flow
4 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.29%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.29%) MSTest
5 2 (0.29%) NUnit
5 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.29%) Xcode
6 1 (0.14%) Appium
6 1 (0.14%) AppScan
6 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Calabash
6 1 (0.14%) JMeter
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) monkeyrunner
6 1 (0.14%) Postman
6 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 191 (27.25%) Finance
2 58 (8.27%) Law
3 49 (6.99%) Banking
4 46 (6.56%) Public Sector
5 45 (6.42%) Legal
6 19 (2.71%) Marketing
7 17 (2.43%) Retail
8 13 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.57%) Advertising
10 8 (1.14%) Billing
11 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.43%) Games
12 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) International Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 137 (19.54%) Security Manager
2 124 (17.69%) Analyst
3 112 (15.98%) Consultant
4 105 (14.98%) Security Analyst
5 85 (12.13%) Security Consultant
6 84 (11.98%) Information Security Manager
7 81 (11.55%) Information Manager
8 69 (9.84%) Security Engineer
9 64 (9.13%) Architect
10 62 (8.84%) Security Architect
11 53 (7.56%) Information Analyst
11 53 (7.56%) Information Security Analyst
12 50 (7.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 37 (5.28%) IT Manager
14 34 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 34 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 28 (3.99%) Senior Consultant
16 26 (3.71%) IT Security Manager
16 26 (3.71%) Security Specialist
17 24 (3.42%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.99%) SailPoint
2 16 (2.28%) OAuth
3 15 (2.14%) SAML
4 12 (1.71%) OpenID
5 8 (1.14%) .NET
6 6 (0.86%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.86%) Web Services
7 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.57%) GraphQL
7 4 (0.57%) Kafka
7 4 (0.57%) Middleware
7 4 (0.57%) Node.js
7 4 (0.57%) React
7 4 (0.57%) REST
7 4 (0.57%) Spring
7 4 (0.57%) Spring MVC
7 4 (0.57%) Vue.js
8 2 (0.29%) D3.js
8 2 (0.29%) jQuery
8 2 (0.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 129 (18.40%) Management Information System
2 47 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.56%) Cyberthreat
4 36 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 20 (2.85%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.28%) Cyberattack
8 12 (1.71%) Cyber Defence
9 11 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.28%) User Experience
11 8 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.86%) BYOD
12 6 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.71%) CESG
13 5 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.71%) PKI
13 5 (0.71%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.27%) Windows
2 76 (10.84%) Linux
3 33 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.42%) Unix
5 14 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.14%) Android
7 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.14%) Kali Linux
8 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.57%) CentOS
9 4 (0.57%) Fedora
9 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (65.62%) Information Security
2 429 (61.20%) Cybersecurity
3 150 (21.40%) SIEM
4 146 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 126 (17.97%) Security Architecture
6 109 (15.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 97 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (12.41%) Identity Access Management
9 80 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 78 (11.13%) Security Operations
11 74 (10.56%) Penetration Testing
12 72 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
13 66 (9.42%) Data Protection
13 66 (9.42%) ITIL
14 65 (9.27%) Cyber Resilience
15 53 (7.56%) Security Management
16 52 (7.42%) Business Continuity
16 52 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (7.28%) Data Privacy
18 47 (6.70%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (7.13%) Python
2 26 (3.71%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.00%) Java
4 19 (2.71%) C
5 17 (2.43%) C++
6 11 (1.57%) Ruby
7 9 (1.28%) SQL
8 8 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.14%) Perl
9 7 (1.00%) Go
9 7 (1.00%) PHP
10 4 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.57%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.43%) C#
11 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 457 (65.19%) CISM
2 212 (30.24%) CISA
3 166 (23.68%) Degree
4 109 (15.55%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (12.27%) CRISC
6 73 (10.41%) CEH
7 72 (10.27%) CESG Certified Professional
8 58 (8.27%) SANS
9 56 (7.99%) IISP
10 54 (7.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 49 (6.99%) Security Cleared
12 44 (6.28%) CCNP
13 41 (5.85%) GIAC
14 38 (5.42%) SC Cleared
15 28 (3.99%) CREST Certified
16 27 (3.85%) CCNA
16 27 (3.85%) CCSP
16 27 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
16 27 (3.85%) GSEC
17 22 (3.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (40.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (15.41%) NIST
3 104 (14.84%) GDPR
4 92 (13.12%) PCI DSS
5 40 (5.71%) COBIT
6 38 (5.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 30 (4.28%) NCSC
8 29 (4.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (2.85%) SLA
10 19 (2.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 16 (2.28%) HIPAA
12 11 (1.57%) FISMA
12 11 (1.57%) ISO 22301
13 10 (1.43%) QA
14 7 (1.00%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 5 (0.71%) ITGC
17 4 (0.57%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 22 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.14%) Docker
3 9 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.57%) NFS
4 4 (0.57%) Samba
4 4 (0.57%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.57%) Xen
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 28 (3.99%) Nessus
2 19 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (2.28%) SCCM
4 12 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.43%) QRadar
6 9 (1.28%) Nmap
7 6 (0.86%) CASB
7 6 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.71%) Ansible
8 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.71%) Puppet
9 4 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.57%) Nagios
9 4 (0.57%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.57%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.57%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.29%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.29%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (6.13%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.71%) Splunk
3 37 (5.28%) McAfee
4 25 (3.57%) CyberArk
5 22 (3.14%) Palo Alto
6 21 (3.00%) SolarWinds
7 20 (2.85%) Cisco
8 19 (2.71%) LogRhythm
8 19 (2.71%) VMware
9 18 (2.57%) ArcSight
10 17 (2.43%) Qualys
11 16 (2.28%) Aveksa
12 15 (2.14%) CA
12 15 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 15 (2.14%) Google
13 12 (1.71%) ForgeRock
13 12 (1.71%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.71%) Symantec
14 7 (1.00%) F5
14 7 (1.00%) Netsparker