Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 241 217 245
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 -74
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 432 739 865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.40% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 8.10% 6.58%
Number of salaries quoted 341 628 689
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £46,250
25th Percentile £58,000 £55,495 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £85,750 £85,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,500 £110,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 5,701 9,121 13,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.48% 19.42% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,336 7,013 9,884
10th Percentile £38,000 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +13 122 £70,000 +3.70% 15
West London +64 13 £90,000 +50.00% 8
North London +27 2 £80,000 -3.03%
South London +14 2 £40,774 -37.27%
East London +16 1 £50,000 +13.29% 10
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 261 (60.42%) CISM
1 261 (60.42%) Information Security
2 242 (56.02%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (30.56%) CISA
4 126 (29.17%) Finance
5 121 (28.01%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (26.85%) Security Architecture
7 115 (26.62%) Firewall
8 105 (24.31%) Azure
9 103 (23.84%) Management Information System
10 100 (23.15%) Risk Management
11 99 (22.92%) AWS
12 91 (21.06%) NIST
13 87 (20.14%) GDPR
14 83 (19.21%) SIEM
15 77 (17.82%) Penetration Testing
16 75 (17.36%) Microsoft
17 74 (17.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 63 (14.58%) Degree
18 63 (14.58%) Security Management
19 60 (13.89%) Identity Access Management
20 59 (13.66%) Active Directory
21 54 (12.50%) Security Operations
22 53 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
23 51 (11.81%) Windows
24 50 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
25 48 (11.11%) Data Protection
26 47 (10.88%) Banking
27 46 (10.65%) Network Security

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 (1.85%) IIS
2 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.46%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.46%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.46%) Relativity
3 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 105 (24.31%) Azure
2 99 (22.92%) AWS
3 36 (8.33%) SaaS
4 35 (8.10%) Microsoft 365
5 33 (7.64%) GCP
6 18 (4.17%) IaaS
7 17 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (3.24%) PaaS
9 12 (2.78%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 12 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.39%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.46%) Serverless
15 1 (0.23%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 115 (26.62%) Firewall
2 46 (10.65%) Network Security
3 38 (8.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (6.25%) VPN
5 18 (4.17%) DNS
6 15 (3.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.31%) HTTP
8 9 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.62%) DHCP
9 7 (1.62%) MPLS
10 6 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (1.39%) Internet
10 6 (1.39%) Intranet
10 6 (1.39%) SD-WAN
10 6 (1.39%) Wireless
11 5 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.16%) WAN
12 4 (0.93%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.93%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.78%) Blockchain
2 7 (1.62%) Big Data
3 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.46%) DB2
3 2 (0.46%) GIS
3 2 (0.46%) Impala
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.93%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.46%) git-flow
4 1 (0.23%) GitLab
4 1 (0.23%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 126 (29.17%) Finance
2 47 (10.88%) Banking
3 22 (5.09%) Law
4 19 (4.40%) Retail
5 18 (4.17%) Legal
6 12 (2.78%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.39%) International Banking
8 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.16%) Marketing
10 3 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Electronics
11 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 86 (19.91%) Architect
2 72 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 65 (15.05%) Security Engineer
4 56 (12.96%) Analyst
5 54 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 52 (12.04%) Consultant
6 52 (12.04%) Security Analyst
7 34 (7.87%) Security Specialist
8 32 (7.41%) Security Consultant
9 30 (6.94%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (5.79%) Information Manager
10 25 (5.79%) Information Security Manager
11 22 (5.09%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 21 (4.86%) Information Security Specialist
12 21 (4.86%) Information Specialist
12 21 (4.86%) Security Officer
13 19 (4.40%) IT Architect
13 19 (4.40%) IT Security Architect
14 17 (3.94%) Azure Architect
14 17 (3.94%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.87%) OAuth
2 18 (4.17%) SAML
3 17 (3.94%) Middleware
4 16 (3.70%) OpenID
5 13 (3.01%) Web Services
6 10 (2.31%) React
7 7 (1.62%) SailPoint
8 5 (1.16%) .NET
9 3 (0.69%) LDAP
10 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.46%) Kafka
11 1 (0.23%) JSON
11 1 (0.23%) OAuth2
11 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 103 (23.84%) Management Information System
2 50 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.94%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (4.86%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.47%) Cybercrime
6 12 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.08%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.62%) FMCG
10 6 (1.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 6 (1.39%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.16%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.93%) PKI
12 4 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.81%) Windows
2 24 (5.56%) Linux
3 19 (4.40%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.17%) Unix
5 10 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.46%) AIX
10 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.46%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.23%) Fedora
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) VMS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (60.42%) Information Security
2 242 (56.02%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (26.85%) Security Architecture
4 100 (23.15%) Risk Management
5 83 (19.21%) SIEM
6 77 (17.82%) Penetration Testing
7 63 (14.58%) Security Management
8 60 (13.89%) Identity Access Management
9 54 (12.50%) Security Operations
10 53 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (11.11%) Data Protection
12 44 (10.19%) ITIL
13 42 (9.72%) Vulnerability Management
14 40 (9.26%) OWASP
14 40 (9.26%) TOGAF
15 38 (8.80%) DevOps
16 34 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
16 34 (7.87%) SABSA
16 34 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.09%) Python
2 13 (3.01%) C
3 12 (2.78%) SQL
4 11 (2.55%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.69%) C++
5 3 (0.69%) Java
5 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.69%) VBScript
6 2 (0.46%) Perl
6 2 (0.46%) R
6 2 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) C#
7 1 (0.23%) Go
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 261 (60.42%) CISM
2 132 (30.56%) CISA
3 121 (28.01%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (17.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 63 (14.58%) Degree
6 44 (10.19%) CEH
7 39 (9.03%) SSCP
8 37 (8.56%) CSSLP
9 35 (8.10%) CCNP
9 35 (8.10%) SANS
10 34 (7.87%) CCNA
11 30 (6.94%) GIAC
12 28 (6.48%) CRISC
13 27 (6.25%) CCSP
13 27 (6.25%) Security Cleared
14 22 (5.09%) OSCP
15 18 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (3.70%) MCSE
17 15 (3.47%) OSCE
18 14 (3.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (21.06%) NIST
3 87 (20.14%) GDPR
4 43 (9.95%) PCI DSS
5 36 (8.33%) COBIT
6 32 (7.41%) GRC
7 25 (5.79%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (3.24%) NCSC
9 12 (2.78%) NIST 800
10 8 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
12 6 (1.39%) JSP 440
12 6 (1.39%) PA-DSS
12 6 (1.39%) RMADS
13 4 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.69%) ISO 31000
14 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.85%) Docker
3 7 (1.62%) XenApp
3 7 (1.62%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.46%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) NFS
5 1 (0.23%) Samba
5 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (3.01%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.31%) CASB
2 10 (2.31%) Nessus
3 9 (2.08%) SCCM
3 9 (2.08%) SCOM
4 7 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.62%) Terraform
5 6 (1.39%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.93%) QRadar
7 3 (0.69%) Ansible
8 2 (0.46%) Kibana
8 2 (0.46%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.46%) Oozie
8 2 (0.46%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 75 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.25%) Cisco
3 24 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 21 (4.86%) Google
5 17 (3.94%) Palo Alto
6 14 (3.24%) Splunk
7 13 (3.01%) Citrix
8 12 (2.78%) Symantec
8 12 (2.78%) VMware
9 11 (2.55%) Oracle
10 10 (2.31%) ForgeRock
10 10 (2.31%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.08%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.39%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.39%) Forcepoint
12 6 (1.39%) McAfee
12 6 (1.39%) Okta
13 5 (1.16%) AlienVault
13 5 (1.16%) F5
13 5 (1.16%) Zscaler