Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 191 196
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 +74
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,409 1,428 1,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.04% 1.93% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.89% 8.38% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,203 1,220
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £46,950 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £64,750 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.17% +4.35%

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 15,844 17,040 19,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.91% 22.99% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11,741 12,794 16,662
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £88,600 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +56 373 £70,000 +7.69% 35
South London +5 34 £70,000 -
West London +24 30 £72,500 +31.82% 17
East London -40 13 £57,000 -15.56% 5
North London -5 3 £90,000 +89.47%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 918 (65.15%) Information Security
2 787 (55.86%) CISM
3 703 (49.89%) Cybersecurity
4 527 (37.40%) CISA
5 467 (33.14%) Finance
6 451 (32.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 389 (27.61%) Risk Management
8 375 (26.61%) Firewall
9 327 (23.21%) SIEM
10 283 (20.09%) Degree
11 280 (19.87%) Windows
12 270 (19.16%) GDPR
13 261 (18.52%) Linux
14 246 (17.46%) Penetration Testing
15 242 (17.18%) Vulnerability Management
16 230 (16.32%) CEH
17 226 (16.04%) Data Protection
18 220 (15.61%) Security Architecture
19 210 (14.90%) Management Information System
20 205 (14.55%) PCI DSS
21 169 (11.99%) CRISC
22 159 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
23 158 (11.21%) Security Operations
24 154 (10.93%) TCP/IP
24 154 (10.93%) Banking
24 154 (10.93%) Network Security
25 152 (10.79%) GIAC
26 150 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
27 146 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
28 134 (9.51%) 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 30 (2.13%) IIS
2 29 (2.06%) Apache
3 25 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.06%) Apache Pig
5 9 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.28%) Confluence
7 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.071%) CMS
8 1 (0.071%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.071%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.071%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.071%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.071%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.071%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.35%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.35%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.071%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
1 54 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.63%) SaaS
3 18 (1.28%) IaaS
3 18 (1.28%) PaaS
4 16 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.06%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.64%) Office 365
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.071%) Akamai
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.071%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.071%) GitHub
8 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.071%) Serverless
8 1 (0.071%) Slack
8 1 (0.071%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 375 (26.61%) Firewall
2 154 (10.93%) Network Security
2 154 (10.93%) TCP/IP
3 91 (6.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 75 (5.32%) Internet
5 42 (2.98%) DNS
6 32 (2.27%) Wireless
7 29 (2.06%) DHCP
7 29 (2.06%) LAN
7 29 (2.06%) WAN
8 26 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (1.85%) Sourcefire
9 23 (1.63%) SSL
10 22 (1.56%) HTTP
11 18 (1.28%) BGP
11 18 (1.28%) OSPF
12 17 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (1.21%) VPN
13 16 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (1.14%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.83%) Big Data
2 42 (2.98%) Hadoop
3 34 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.21%) MySQL
5 15 (1.06%) Apache Hive
6 8 (0.57%) Blockchain
7 5 (0.35%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.35%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.14%) GIS
8 2 (0.14%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.071%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.071%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.071%) DB2
9 1 (0.071%) dBASE
9 1 (0.071%) Maltego
9 1 (0.071%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.071%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (1.42%) JIRA
2 14 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (0.92%) Bitbucket
3 13 (0.92%) CodeSonar
3 13 (0.92%) git-flow
3 13 (0.92%) Metasploit
3 13 (0.92%) Robot Framework
3 13 (0.92%) Selenium
4 10 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.43%) AppScan
5 6 (0.43%) Gradle
5 6 (0.43%) Maven
6 3 (0.21%) Redmine
7 2 (0.14%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.071%) MSTest
8 1 (0.071%) NUnit
8 1 (0.071%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.071%) Visual Studio
General
1 467 (33.14%) Finance
2 154 (10.93%) Banking
3 103 (7.31%) Legal
4 97 (6.88%) Investment Banking
5 49 (3.48%) Retail
6 22 (1.56%) Games
6 22 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.35%) Law
8 18 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.92%) Marketing
11 10 (0.71%) Advertising
12 9 (0.64%) Billing
13 8 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.28%) Local Government
14 4 (0.28%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.21%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 232 (16.47%) Security Manager
2 206 (14.62%) Analyst
3 185 (13.13%) Security Engineer
4 175 (12.42%) Consultant
5 172 (12.21%) Security Analyst
6 151 (10.72%) Security Consultant
7 146 (10.36%) Architect
8 134 (9.51%) Security Architect
9 104 (7.38%) Information Manager
10 102 (7.24%) Information Security Manager
11 72 (5.11%) Information Analyst
11 72 (5.11%) Information Security Analyst
12 68 (4.83%) IT Manager
13 66 (4.68%) Security Officer
14 64 (4.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 60 (4.26%) Head of Security
16 54 (3.83%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 53 (3.76%) Security Specialist
18 51 (3.62%) IT Engineer
19 49 (3.48%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (2.13%) .NET
3 19 (1.35%) SailPoint
4 17 (1.21%) Regular Expression
4 17 (1.21%) SOAP
5 16 (1.14%) Java EE
5 16 (1.14%) PCRE
6 15 (1.06%) LAMP
6 15 (1.06%) Web Services
7 14 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (0.99%) REST
7 14 (0.99%) STL
8 13 (0.92%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.92%) Django
8 13 (0.92%) Node.js
8 13 (0.92%) Spring MVC
9 5 (0.35%) HTML
9 5 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
10 4 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (14.90%) Management Information System
2 159 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (7.81%) Data Protection Act
4 80 (5.68%) Fintech
5 79 (5.61%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 32 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
9 24 (1.70%) PKI
10 22 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.49%) Cyberattack
12 19 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
13 16 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
15 13 (0.92%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.85%) CESG
17 11 (0.78%) Internet of Things
18 10 (0.71%) NHS
18 10 (0.71%) Virtual Team
19 9 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 280 (19.87%) Windows
2 261 (18.52%) Linux
3 75 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 51 (3.62%) Unix
5 46 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.26%) Mac OS X
6 17 (1.21%) Android
6 17 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.85%) CentOS
9 12 (0.85%) Kali Linux
10 10 (0.71%) AIX
11 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.50%) HPUX
13 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.35%) Solaris
15 3 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (65.15%) Information Security
2 703 (49.89%) Cybersecurity
3 389 (27.61%) Risk Management
4 327 (23.21%) SIEM
5 246 (17.46%) Penetration Testing
6 242 (17.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 226 (16.04%) Data Protection
8 220 (15.61%) Security Architecture
9 158 (11.21%) Security Operations
10 150 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 134 (9.51%) ITIL
13 131 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
13 131 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 114 (8.09%) Identity Access Management
15 105 (7.45%) Data Privacy
16 104 (7.38%) Risk Assessment
17 95 (6.74%) Analytics
18 88 (6.25%) Security Testing
19 83 (5.89%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (4.12%) Python
2 47 (3.34%) Bash Shell
2 47 (3.34%) C
2 47 (3.34%) PowerShell
3 46 (3.26%) Java
4 30 (2.13%) C++
5 27 (1.92%) SQL
6 22 (1.56%) Ruby
7 20 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 19 (1.35%) C#
9 18 (1.28%) PHP
10 14 (0.99%) Objective-C
11 13 (0.92%) Perl
12 7 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.28%) BeanShell
13 4 (0.28%) Go
13 4 (0.28%) VBScript
14 3 (0.21%) Korn
15 1 (0.071%) VB
Qualifications
1 787 (55.86%) CISM
2 527 (37.40%) CISA
3 283 (20.09%) Degree
4 230 (16.32%) CEH
5 169 (11.99%) CRISC
6 152 (10.79%) GIAC
7 133 (9.44%) Cisco Certification
8 129 (9.16%) CompTIA Security+
9 115 (8.16%) SANS
10 79 (5.61%) CCNA
11 78 (5.54%) CISMP
12 60 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 59 (4.19%) OSCP
14 55 (3.90%) Security Cleared
15 52 (3.69%) SSCP
16 49 (3.48%) GCIH
17 44 (3.12%) CLAS
17 44 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
18 39 (2.77%) MCSE
19 37 (2.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (32.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 270 (19.16%) GDPR
3 205 (14.55%) PCI DSS
4 118 (8.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 107 (7.59%) COBIT
6 48 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 40 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (1.35%) QA
9 18 (1.28%) MiFID
10 16 (1.14%) HIPAA
10 16 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 15 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.85%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.85%) NIST 800
13 9 (0.64%) GPG13
13 9 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (0.57%) GCP
14 8 (0.57%) SAS 70
15 7 (0.50%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.77%) Snort
3 28 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (1.77%) HDFS
5 21 (1.49%) Docker
6 20 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (1.28%) vSphere
8 11 (0.78%) XenServer
9 6 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.28%) NFS
10 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.21%) Samba
11 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.071%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 33 (2.34%) Nessus
2 27 (1.92%) Suricata
3 24 (1.70%) Puppet
4 21 (1.49%) SCCM
5 19 (1.35%) WSUS
6 17 (1.21%) IBM BigFix
7 16 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (1.14%) QRadar
7 16 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 13 (0.92%) Salt
9 12 (0.85%) OSSEC
10 11 (0.78%) CASB
11 10 (0.71%) Ansible
12 9 (0.64%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.50%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.50%) Nmap
14 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.35%) Nexpose
15 5 (0.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 90 (6.39%) Cisco
2 69 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.19%) Splunk
4 38 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 37 (2.63%) Oracle
6 35 (2.48%) Apple
7 32 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 30 (2.13%) F5
9 28 (1.99%) Fortinet
10 27 (1.92%) McAfee
11 26 (1.85%) Sophos
11 26 (1.85%) TippingPoint
12 25 (1.77%) VMware
13 24 (1.70%) CyberArk
14 23 (1.63%) HP
14 23 (1.63%) Qualys
15 22 (1.56%) Symantec
16 21 (1.49%) SolarWinds
17 20 (1.42%) LogRhythm
18 19 (1.35%) Blue Coat