Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 334 162 249
Rank change year-on-year -172 +87 -46
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 487 422 766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.96% 2.13% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.54% 10.63% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 397 363 600
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £48,700
25th Percentile £58,250 £56,250 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,133 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.05% -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £85,000 £98,750 £88,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £120,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +0.78%

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 8,784 3,970 10,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.35% 20.08% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,420 3,171 8,299
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -34 110 £72,500 +11.54% 32
South London - 11 £60,305 - 2
West London -77 8 £57,500 -10.16% 8
East London -20 6 £49,750 -41.47% 3
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 294 (60.37%) CISM
2 291 (59.75%) Information Security
3 272 (55.85%) Cybersecurity
4 213 (43.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 154 (31.62%) CISA
6 149 (30.60%) Risk Management
7 129 (26.49%) NIST
8 122 (25.05%) Social Skills
9 117 (24.02%) Azure
10 116 (23.82%) Finance
11 107 (21.97%) Security Architecture
12 101 (20.74%) Management Information System
13 100 (20.53%) Firewall
14 98 (20.12%) SIEM
15 85 (17.45%) Microsoft
16 75 (15.40%) GDPR
17 73 (14.99%) Security Management
18 71 (14.58%) AWS
19 70 (14.37%) Degree
19 70 (14.37%) CEH
19 70 (14.37%) Security Operations
20 67 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
21 65 (13.35%) Risk Assessment
22 62 (12.73%) PCI DSS
23 60 (12.32%) Vulnerability Management
23 60 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
24 59 (12.11%) Network Security
25 57 (11.70%) Windows
26 55 (11.29%) Information Security Management
27 51 (10.47%) 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 15 (3.08%) IIS
2 12 (2.46%) MTS
3 11 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 117 (24.02%) Azure
2 71 (14.58%) AWS
3 36 (7.39%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (5.34%) GCP
5 20 (4.11%) SaaS
6 17 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.87%) PaaS
8 13 (2.67%) Serverless
9 12 (2.46%) IaaS
10 9 (1.85%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.85%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.85%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.64%) OneDrive
12 6 (1.23%) Akamai
12 6 (1.23%) Azure Sentinel
12 6 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.03%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 100 (20.53%) Firewall
2 59 (12.11%) Network Security
3 25 (5.13%) VPN
4 23 (4.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (4.31%) DNS
6 19 (3.90%) WAN
7 17 (3.49%) TCP/IP
8 14 (2.87%) DHCP
9 12 (2.46%) LAN
10 10 (2.05%) VLAN
11 8 (1.64%) SAN
11 8 (1.64%) Wireless
11 8 (1.64%) Wireless Security
12 7 (1.44%) Broadband
12 7 (1.44%) HTTP
13 6 (1.23%) Internet
14 5 (1.03%) DMZ
15 4 (0.82%) Cisco IPT
15 4 (0.82%) SMTP
16 3 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (1.23%) Big Data
2 6 (1.23%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.82%) Data Lake
3 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.62%) MySQL
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Burp Suite
2 4 (0.82%) kappa
3 3 (0.62%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) AppScan
5 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.21%) GitLab
5 1 (0.21%) GoCD
5 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 122 (25.05%) Social Skills
2 116 (23.82%) Finance
3 35 (7.19%) Legal
4 33 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (4.72%) Telecoms
7 21 (4.31%) Influencing Skills
8 18 (3.70%) Banking
8 18 (3.70%) Law
8 18 (3.70%) Public Sector
9 12 (2.46%) French Language
10 8 (1.64%) Retail
11 7 (1.44%) Games
11 7 (1.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 7 (1.44%) Military
12 5 (1.03%) Back Office
12 5 (1.03%) Billing
13 4 (0.82%) Advertising
13 4 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (15.81%) Architect
2 76 (15.61%) Consultant
2 76 (15.61%) Security Architect
3 71 (14.58%) Security Engineer
4 70 (14.37%) Security Manager
5 59 (12.11%) Security Consultant
6 55 (11.29%) Analyst
7 45 (9.24%) Security Analyst
8 33 (6.78%) Information Manager
8 33 (6.78%) Information Security Manager
9 26 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 23 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (4.72%) Head of Security
11 22 (4.52%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 22 (4.52%) Information Analyst
12 21 (4.31%) Information Security Analyst
13 19 (3.90%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.70%) Head of Information
14 18 (3.70%) Head of Information Security
15 17 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.64%) SAML
2 5 (1.03%) OAuth
2 5 (1.03%) SOAP
3 4 (0.82%) .NET
3 4 (0.82%) Kafka
3 4 (0.82%) LDAP
3 4 (0.82%) OpenID
4 3 (0.62%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.41%) J2EE
5 2 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.21%) JSP
6 1 (0.21%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) Node.js
6 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (20.74%) Management Information System
2 40 (8.21%) Cyberthreat
3 25 (5.13%) Cyberattack
4 20 (4.11%) Public Cloud
5 16 (3.29%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (2.87%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 10 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.64%) PKI
11 7 (1.44%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.44%) Social Media
12 6 (1.23%) PMI
13 5 (1.03%) CESG
13 5 (1.03%) e-Learning
13 5 (1.03%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (11.70%) Windows
2 28 (5.75%) Linux
3 20 (4.11%) Unix
4 18 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.26%) Mac OS
6 9 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.62%) Solaris
8 3 (0.62%) VMS
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (59.75%) Information Security
2 272 (55.85%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (30.60%) Risk Management
4 107 (21.97%) Security Architecture
5 98 (20.12%) SIEM
6 73 (14.99%) Security Management
7 70 (14.37%) Security Operations
8 65 (13.35%) Risk Assessment
9 60 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
9 60 (12.32%) Vulnerability Management
10 55 (11.29%) Information Security Management
11 51 (10.47%) Computer Science
11 51 (10.47%) ITIL
12 48 (9.86%) Data Protection
13 47 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (9.45%) ISMS
15 45 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (9.24%) Incident Management
16 43 (8.83%) Project Management
17 42 (8.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.75%) Python
2 22 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.05%) C
3 10 (2.05%) Go
4 7 (1.44%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.23%) Java
6 5 (1.03%) C#
6 5 (1.03%) SQL
7 4 (0.82%) Scala
8 2 (0.41%) R
8 2 (0.41%) VBA
9 1 (0.21%) C++
9 1 (0.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 294 (60.37%) CISM
2 154 (31.62%) CISA
3 70 (14.37%) CEH
3 70 (14.37%) Degree
4 67 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (10.27%) GIAC
6 46 (9.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 44 (9.03%) Security Cleared
8 42 (8.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 40 (8.21%) CRISC
10 38 (7.80%) SANS
11 32 (6.57%) SSCP
12 30 (6.16%) CCSP
13 29 (5.95%) SC Cleared
14 28 (5.75%) CCNA
15 26 (5.34%) OSCP
16 22 (4.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 14 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (2.67%) CREST Certified
19 12 (2.46%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (43.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (26.49%) NIST
3 75 (15.40%) GDPR
4 62 (12.73%) PCI DSS
5 49 (10.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 47 (9.65%) NCSC
7 39 (8.01%) COBIT
8 36 (7.39%) GRC
9 21 (4.31%) NIST 800
10 19 (3.90%) JSP 440
11 17 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (2.26%) SOC 2
13 10 (2.05%) RMADS
14 8 (1.64%) HIPAA
14 8 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (1.23%) ISO 22301
16 5 (1.03%) GLBA
17 4 (0.82%) ITGC
17 4 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 34 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.82%) Firmware
4 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) Docker
5 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.90%) Nessus
3 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.46%) QRadar
4 10 (2.05%) Kibana
5 8 (1.64%) CASB
6 7 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.23%) Consul
7 6 (1.23%) Istio
8 5 (1.03%) Ansible
9 3 (0.62%) SCCM
9 3 (0.62%) Terraform
10 2 (0.41%) EnCase
10 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.41%) FTK
10 2 (0.41%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.41%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.41%) Puppet
10 2 (0.41%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Vendors
1 85 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.93%) Cisco
3 19 (3.90%) VMware
4 17 (3.49%) Google
5 16 (3.29%) Splunk
6 11 (2.26%) Oracle
7 9 (1.85%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.44%) Juniper
9 6 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.23%) Qualys
9 6 (1.23%) Varonis
10 4 (0.82%) ArcSight
10 4 (0.82%) Databricks
10 4 (0.82%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.62%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.62%) F5
11 3 (0.62%) ForgeRock
11 3 (0.62%) Intel
11 3 (0.62%) Rapid7
11 3 (0.62%) Symantec