Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 162 209
Rank change year-on-year -6 +47 +110
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,369 1,488 1,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.94% 2.14% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.67% 8.92% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,187 1,204 1,204
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 15,781 16,678 22,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.41% 23.95% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12,390 13,584 18,228
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 February 2018.

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 February 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
Central London +29 285 £70,000 +3.70% 37
East London +17 39 £77,500 +19.23% 6
West London -26 36 £72,500 +31.82% 9
North London +24 25 £90,000 -21.74% 3
South London +6 17 £67,500 +12.50% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 917 (66.98%) Information Security
2 848 (61.94%) CISM
3 606 (44.27%) Cybersecurity
4 549 (40.10%) Finance
5 531 (38.79%) CISA
6 520 (37.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 398 (29.07%) SIEM
8 375 (27.39%) Firewall
9 295 (21.55%) Degree
10 275 (20.09%) GDPR
11 264 (19.28%) Vulnerability Management
12 259 (18.92%) Data Protection
13 257 (18.77%) Penetration Testing
14 253 (18.48%) Risk Management
15 241 (17.60%) Management Information System
16 233 (17.02%) Security Architecture
17 231 (16.87%) Security Operations
18 226 (16.51%) Windows
19 216 (15.78%) Linux
20 204 (14.90%) ITIL
21 203 (14.83%) CEH
22 200 (14.61%) Network Security
23 199 (14.54%) PCI DSS
24 196 (14.32%) Banking
25 188 (13.73%) GIAC
26 181 (13.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 174 (12.71%) SANS
28 172 (12.56%) Cisco Certification
29 162 (11.83%) Microsoft
29 162 (11.83%) Incident Management

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 35 (2.56%) IIS
1 35 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.17%) Apache
4 13 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.44%) SAS
8 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.073%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) Stata
4 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.073%) SunGard APT
3 1 (0.073%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.21%) Office 365
4 34 (2.48%) OneDrive
5 28 (2.05%) SaaS
6 19 (1.39%) Mimecast
7 18 (1.31%) PaaS
8 16 (1.17%) IaaS
9 11 (0.80%) Cloudflare
10 9 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.22%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.15%) Boomi
14 2 (0.15%) BPaaS
14 2 (0.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 375 (27.39%) Firewall
2 200 (14.61%) Network Security
3 142 (10.37%) TCP/IP
4 89 (6.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 45 (3.29%) Internet
6 40 (2.92%) VPN
7 39 (2.85%) WAN
8 28 (2.05%) LAN
9 26 (1.90%) HTTP
9 26 (1.90%) Wireless
10 25 (1.83%) DNS
11 21 (1.53%) DHCP
12 19 (1.39%) IPsec
12 19 (1.39%) SSL
13 18 (1.31%) VoIP
14 17 (1.24%) BGP
14 17 (1.24%) SMTP
15 16 (1.17%) OSPF
16 15 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
16 15 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.70%) Big Data
2 33 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 23 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 13 (0.95%) MySQL
5 8 (0.58%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.29%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.29%) QlikView
8 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.073%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.073%) GIS
9 1 (0.073%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.073%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 36 (2.63%) Metasploit
2 20 (1.46%) Burp Suite
3 7 (0.51%) JIRA
4 6 (0.44%) AppScan
5 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.29%) CodeSonar
5 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.29%) git-flow
5 4 (0.29%) Robot Framework
5 4 (0.29%) Selenium
5 4 (0.29%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.22%) Redmine
7 2 (0.15%) FxCop
7 2 (0.15%) WebScarab
8 1 (0.073%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.073%) Subversion
General
1 549 (40.10%) Finance
2 196 (14.32%) Banking
3 101 (7.38%) Legal
4 78 (5.70%) Law
5 44 (3.21%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.41%) Retail
7 21 (1.53%) Private Banking
8 20 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.24%) Marketing
10 16 (1.17%) Games
11 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.58%) Advertising
13 6 (0.44%) Billing
14 4 (0.29%) Back Office
14 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.22%) Local Government
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.15%) International Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 313 (22.86%) Analyst
2 265 (19.36%) Security Manager
3 256 (18.70%) Security Analyst
4 154 (11.25%) Consultant
5 137 (10.01%) Security Engineer
6 123 (8.98%) Security Consultant
7 118 (8.62%) Information Manager
8 113 (8.25%) Information Security Manager
9 112 (8.18%) Information Analyst
9 112 (8.18%) Information Security Analyst
10 100 (7.30%) IT Manager
11 98 (7.16%) Security Officer
12 95 (6.94%) Architect
13 93 (6.79%) Security Architect
14 84 (6.14%) Information Security Officer
15 79 (5.77%) Information Officer
16 75 (5.48%) IT Security Manager
17 73 (5.33%) Risk Manager
18 68 (4.97%) Cybersecurity Manager
19 62 (4.53%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.53%) MSMQ
1 21 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (1.10%) .NET
2 15 (1.10%) Regular Expression
3 12 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (0.88%) PCRE
4 11 (0.80%) Middleware
5 9 (0.66%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.58%) Java EE
6 8 (0.58%) SailPoint
7 7 (0.51%) Web Services
8 6 (0.44%) STL
9 5 (0.37%) J2EE
10 4 (0.29%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.29%) Django
10 4 (0.29%) LAMP
10 4 (0.29%) Node.js
10 4 (0.29%) SOAP
10 4 (0.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 241 (17.60%) Management Information System
2 136 (9.93%) Computer Science
3 112 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (8.18%) Data Protection Act
4 82 (5.99%) Cyberthreat
5 57 (4.16%) Fintech
6 50 (3.65%) PKI
7 35 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 34 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 28 (2.05%) CESG
9 28 (2.05%) Cyberattack
10 25 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
12 14 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.73%) Blog
14 9 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.51%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 226 (16.51%) Windows
2 216 (15.78%) Linux
3 115 (8.40%) Unix
4 93 (6.79%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.63%) Kali Linux
7 32 (2.34%) Mac OS X
8 17 (1.24%) Android
9 10 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.51%) VMS
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.44%) CentOS
11 6 (0.44%) Debian
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 917 (66.98%) Information Security
2 606 (44.27%) Cybersecurity
3 398 (29.07%) SIEM
4 264 (19.28%) Vulnerability Management
5 259 (18.92%) Data Protection
6 257 (18.77%) Penetration Testing
7 253 (18.48%) Risk Management
8 233 (17.02%) Security Architecture
9 231 (16.87%) Security Operations
10 204 (14.90%) ITIL
11 181 (13.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 162 (11.83%) Incident Management
13 141 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
14 139 (10.15%) Data Loss Prevention
15 131 (9.57%) Security Management
16 130 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 120 (8.77%) Risk Assessment
18 107 (7.82%) Project Management
19 106 (7.74%) Identity Access Management
20 86 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 96 (7.01%) Python
2 63 (4.60%) Bash Shell
3 56 (4.09%) Perl
3 56 (4.09%) Ruby
4 55 (4.02%) PowerShell
5 47 (3.43%) C#
6 39 (2.85%) C
7 37 (2.70%) Korn
8 34 (2.48%) Bourne shell
8 34 (2.48%) SQL
9 31 (2.26%) Java
10 17 (1.24%) C++
11 15 (1.10%) PHP
12 9 (0.66%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.44%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.22%) Lua
16 2 (0.15%) Go
17 1 (0.073%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 848 (61.94%) CISM
2 531 (38.79%) CISA
3 295 (21.55%) Degree
4 203 (14.83%) CEH
5 188 (13.73%) GIAC
6 174 (12.71%) SANS
7 172 (12.56%) Cisco Certification
8 123 (8.98%) CRISC
9 88 (6.43%) CCNA
10 87 (6.36%) SSCP
11 84 (6.14%) CompTIA Security+
12 72 (5.26%) OSCP
13 67 (4.89%) CCNP
14 51 (3.73%) GCIH
14 51 (3.73%) Security Cleared
15 49 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
16 44 (3.21%) CREST Certified
17 38 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
18 34 (2.48%) CSSLP
18 34 (2.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (37.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 275 (20.09%) GDPR
3 199 (14.54%) PCI DSS
4 116 (8.47%) COBIT
5 100 (7.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 57 (4.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 36 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (1.02%) ISO 22301
10 12 (0.88%) GPG13
11 8 (0.58%) COSO
11 8 (0.58%) MiFID
11 8 (0.58%) PMO
12 7 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 6 (0.44%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.44%) SAS 70
14 5 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.29%) BS7799
15 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
System Software
1 88 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.21%) Snort
3 19 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.88%) HDFS
5 11 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.58%) vSphere
7 6 (0.44%) pfSense
8 4 (0.29%) Docker
8 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.29%) XenServer
9 3 (0.22%) NFS
9 3 (0.22%) Samba
9 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.073%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 83 (6.06%) Nessus
2 28 (2.05%) Core Impact
3 25 (1.83%) OpenVAS
4 21 (1.53%) Suricata
5 19 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.24%) QRadar
7 15 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 15 (1.10%) SCCM
8 13 (0.95%) CSIRT
9 12 (0.88%) Ansible
10 11 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.73%) RSA enVision
11 10 (0.73%) SCOM
11 10 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.51%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.51%) Puppet
13 6 (0.44%) FTK
13 6 (0.44%) OSSEC
14 5 (0.37%) Nexpose
14 5 (0.37%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 162 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.16%) Cisco
3 72 (5.26%) Palo Alto
4 51 (3.73%) CheckPoint
5 50 (3.65%) Symantec
6 49 (3.58%) McAfee
7 48 (3.51%) F5
8 46 (3.36%) Qualys
9 40 (2.92%) Juniper
10 38 (2.78%) Splunk
11 37 (2.70%) Sophos
12 34 (2.48%) Fortinet
13 32 (2.34%) Forcepoint
14 31 (2.26%) Apple
15 28 (2.05%) Sourcefire
16 24 (1.75%) LogRhythm
17 23 (1.68%) Varonis
17 23 (1.68%) VMware
18 20 (1.46%) FireEye
19 18 (1.31%) CyberArk