Period
to

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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 371 266 207
Rank change year-on-year -105 -59 +42
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 668 402 668
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.20% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 6.53% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 447 319 570
10th Percentile £52,750 £50,000 £45,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £58,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £94,800 £100,000
England median annual salary £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.62% - +1.56%

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 12,876 6,155 7,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.67% 18.35% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,846 4,509 5,947
10th Percentile £38,973 £37,510 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,750 £48,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in London over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 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
Central London -26 118 £75,000 +7.14% 27
South London -24 26 £37,500 -14.86%
East London -31 26 £95,000 +90.00% 5
West London -43 26 £55,000 -38.89% 5
North London -32 4 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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 London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 426 (63.77%) Information Security
2 407 (60.93%) CISM
3 385 (57.63%) Cybersecurity
4 283 (42.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 279 (41.77%) Finance
6 248 (37.13%) Risk Management
7 187 (27.99%) Degree
7 187 (27.99%) NIST
8 183 (27.40%) Social Skills
9 181 (27.10%) CISA
10 172 (25.75%) AWS
11 171 (25.60%) Azure
12 164 (24.55%) Management Information System
13 141 (21.11%) CRISC
14 131 (19.61%) Security Operations
15 118 (17.66%) Data Protection
15 118 (17.66%) Agile
16 117 (17.51%) SIEM
17 116 (17.37%) Penetration Testing
18 104 (15.57%) Computer Science
19 99 (14.82%) Firewall
20 90 (13.47%) Microsoft
20 90 (13.47%) ISMS
21 89 (13.32%) GRC
22 88 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
23 84 (12.57%) GDPR
24 82 (12.28%) Security Architecture
25 80 (11.98%) Legal
26 77 (11.53%) CEH
27 76 (11.38%) Cisco Certification

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 8 (1.20%) Apache Spark
2 5 (0.75%) MTS
3 4 (0.60%) IIS
4 3 (0.45%) Apache
4 3 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.15%) Confluence
6 1 (0.15%) GemFire
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Elite 3E
1 4 (0.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 172 (25.75%) AWS
2 171 (25.60%) Azure
3 55 (8.23%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (7.19%) SaaS
5 31 (4.64%) PaaS
6 30 (4.49%) GCP
7 25 (3.74%) Serverless
8 23 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (3.29%) IaaS
10 21 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Event Grid
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Functions
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Monitor
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Service Bus
11 16 (2.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 16 (2.40%) GitHub
11 16 (2.40%) GitHub Actions
12 14 (2.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 99 (14.82%) Firewall
2 52 (7.78%) Network Security
3 27 (4.04%) WAN
4 25 (3.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.54%) Cisco IPT
6 17 (2.54%) SSL
7 12 (1.80%) DNS
7 12 (1.80%) Internet
7 12 (1.80%) Wireshark
8 11 (1.65%) VPN
9 10 (1.50%) LAN
9 10 (1.50%) Wireless
10 8 (1.20%) HTTP
11 7 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.90%) S/MIME
13 5 (0.75%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.75%) MPLS
13 5 (0.75%) SD-WAN
14 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.99%) Big Data
1 20 (2.99%) Data Lake
2 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.45%) DB2
4 2 (0.30%) Metadata
4 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (4.34%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.20%) SonarQube
3 3 (0.45%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.30%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
5 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.15%) CodeSonar
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) git-flow
5 1 (0.15%) JUnit
5 1 (0.15%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.15%) Selenium
5 1 (0.15%) Snyk
General
1 279 (41.77%) Finance
2 183 (27.40%) Social Skills
3 80 (11.98%) Legal
4 52 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (7.63%) Retail
6 34 (5.09%) Presentation Skills
7 23 (3.44%) Law
8 22 (3.29%) Banking
8 22 (3.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 21 (3.14%) Marketing
10 20 (2.99%) Games
11 18 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
11 18 (2.69%) Public Sector
12 16 (2.40%) Telecoms
13 14 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (1.50%) Financial Institution
15 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
16 8 (1.20%) Advertising
17 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 122 (18.26%) Security Manager
2 111 (16.62%) Analyst
3 91 (13.62%) Security Analyst
4 88 (13.17%) Consultant
5 85 (12.72%) Architect
6 70 (10.48%) Security Architect
7 69 (10.33%) Security Consultant
8 55 (8.23%) Security Engineer
9 44 (6.59%) Information Analyst
10 43 (6.44%) Information Manager
10 43 (6.44%) Information Security Analyst
10 43 (6.44%) Information Security Manager
11 30 (4.49%) IT Manager
12 29 (4.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 27 (4.04%) Head of Security
14 26 (3.89%) Senior Security Engineer
15 25 (3.74%) Data Engineer
15 25 (3.74%) IT Analyst
15 25 (3.74%) IT Security Analyst
16 22 (3.29%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.84%) .NET
2 10 (1.50%) Node.js
3 9 (1.35%) Kafka
3 9 (1.35%) OAuth
3 9 (1.35%) OpenID
3 9 (1.35%) Web Services
4 5 (0.75%) React
5 4 (0.60%) EDI
5 4 (0.60%) J2EE
6 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.45%) LDAP
6 3 (0.45%) Middleware
6 3 (0.45%) REST
6 3 (0.45%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.45%) XML
7 2 (0.30%) COM
7 2 (0.30%) EJB
7 2 (0.30%) JSP
7 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 164 (24.55%) Management Information System
2 54 (8.08%) Cyberthreat
3 34 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
6 19 (2.84%) Cyberattack
6 19 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (2.69%) PKI
8 16 (2.40%) Cloud Native
9 15 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.10%) SCADA
11 13 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.80%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.35%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.20%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.90%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.90%) Blog
16 6 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.93%) Windows
2 72 (10.78%) Linux
3 24 (3.59%) Kali Linux
4 13 (1.95%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.65%) Unix
6 10 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.05%) Android
7 7 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.45%) AIX
9 3 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (63.77%) Information Security
2 385 (57.63%) Cybersecurity
3 248 (37.13%) Risk Management
4 131 (19.61%) Security Operations
5 118 (17.66%) Agile
5 118 (17.66%) Data Protection
6 117 (17.51%) SIEM
7 116 (17.37%) Penetration Testing
8 104 (15.57%) Computer Science
9 90 (13.47%) ISMS
10 88 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 82 (12.28%) Security Architecture
12 75 (11.23%) ITIL
13 69 (10.33%) Threat Modelling
14 68 (10.18%) Mentoring
14 68 (10.18%) Vulnerability Management
15 63 (9.43%) Application Security
16 61 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (8.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 59 (8.83%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.48%) Python
2 48 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 36 (5.39%) Java
4 34 (5.09%) Bash
5 23 (3.44%) C#
6 22 (3.29%) C
7 21 (3.14%) SQL
8 19 (2.84%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.54%) Scala
10 8 (1.20%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.90%) Perl
13 4 (0.60%) Go
14 3 (0.45%) Ruby
15 1 (0.15%) C++
15 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 407 (60.93%) CISM
2 187 (27.99%) Degree
3 181 (27.10%) CISA
4 141 (21.11%) CRISC
5 77 (11.53%) CEH
6 76 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (9.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 60 (8.98%) Security Cleared
9 58 (8.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 51 (7.63%) Master's Degree
11 48 (7.19%) SANS
12 46 (6.89%) GIAC
13 45 (6.74%) SC Cleared
14 44 (6.59%) OSCP
15 38 (5.69%) CompTIA Security+
16 35 (5.24%) GCIH
17 28 (4.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 26 (3.89%) CREST Certified
19 25 (3.74%) GCIA
20 22 (3.29%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (42.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 187 (27.99%) NIST
3 89 (13.32%) GRC
4 84 (12.57%) GDPR
5 73 (10.93%) PCI DSS
6 72 (10.78%) Cyber Essentials
7 44 (6.59%) COBIT
8 41 (6.14%) SOC 2
9 36 (5.39%) NCSC
9 36 (5.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 30 (4.49%) SOC 1
12 28 (4.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 26 (3.89%) COSO
14 25 (3.74%) ITGC
15 19 (2.84%) QA
16 12 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 10 (1.50%) HIPAA
18 8 (1.20%) ISO 31000
18 8 (1.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 54 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.35%) Firmware
2 9 (1.35%) Snort
2 9 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.05%) Docker
4 4 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.45%) vSphere
6 2 (0.30%) KVM
6 2 (0.30%) LXC
6 2 (0.30%) NDS
6 2 (0.30%) Xen
7 1 (0.15%) ACF2
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.15%) RACF
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 51 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.74%) QRadar
3 17 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (2.25%) Nessus
5 13 (1.95%) Terraform
6 12 (1.80%) CASB
7 10 (1.50%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.35%) Nmap
9 6 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.60%) Consul
10 4 (0.60%) Istio
11 3 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.30%) EnCase
12 2 (0.30%) Mesos
12 2 (0.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.15%) Ansible
13 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.15%) RSA Archer
13 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 90 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.89%) Twitter
3 25 (3.74%) Google
4 22 (3.29%) Splunk
5 16 (2.40%) Databricks
6 15 (2.25%) Cisco
6 15 (2.25%) IBM
7 10 (1.50%) Proofpoint
7 10 (1.50%) SolarWinds
8 9 (1.35%) Apple
8 9 (1.35%) ArcSight
8 9 (1.35%) Rapid7
8 9 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.05%) Facebook
9 7 (1.05%) Meraki
9 7 (1.05%) Sun
9 7 (1.05%) Symantec
9 7 (1.05%) VMware
10 6 (0.90%) Oracle
10 6 (0.90%) Palo Alto