Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 232 177
Rank change year-on-year +53 -55 +22
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 512 826 1,389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.90% 1.46% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 7.06% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 438 666 1,123
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £115,750 £102,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -

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 5,456 11,698 15,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 20.69% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,991 8,777 11,870
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +54 104 £63,000 -16.00% 10
West London +22 10 £60,000 -4.00%
East London +17 7 £53,317 -21.01% 3
South London +17 3 £45,000 -30.77%
North London +5 3 £55,000 -8.33%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 398 (77.73%) Information Security
2 256 (50.00%) CISM
3 240 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 217 (42.38%) Cybersecurity
5 153 (29.88%) Finance
6 149 (29.10%) Cisco Certification
7 144 (28.13%) CISA
8 120 (23.44%) Firewall
9 115 (22.46%) Azure
10 113 (22.07%) SIEM
11 112 (21.88%) Identity Access Management
12 109 (21.29%) Security Architecture
13 105 (20.51%) AWS
14 103 (20.12%) CCNA
15 90 (17.58%) Degree
15 90 (17.58%) GDPR
16 88 (17.19%) Management Information System
17 87 (16.99%) CCNP
17 87 (16.99%) Security Operations
18 86 (16.80%) Risk Management
19 84 (16.41%) CyberArk
20 78 (15.23%) NIST
21 75 (14.65%) SailPoint
22 73 (14.26%) OAuth
23 72 (14.06%) OpenID
23 72 (14.06%) SAML
24 67 (13.09%) Windows
25 62 (12.11%) Vulnerability Management
26 61 (11.91%) ITIL
27 60 (11.72%) Linux

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 16 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.20%) Confluence
3 1 (0.20%) JBoss
3 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (22.46%) Azure
2 105 (20.51%) AWS
3 57 (11.13%) Office 365
4 17 (3.32%) SaaS
5 14 (2.73%) Mimecast
6 11 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.15%) IaaS
7 9 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.56%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.56%) PaaS
8 8 (1.56%) Serverless
9 7 (1.37%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 7 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.17%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.78%) G Suite
11 4 (0.78%) GCP
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 120 (23.44%) Firewall
2 34 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (4.10%) LAN
4 19 (3.71%) Network Security
5 18 (3.52%) DNS
6 13 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (1.76%) Internet
7 9 (1.76%) VPN
7 9 (1.76%) WAN
8 8 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.56%) Wireless
9 5 (0.98%) DMZ
9 5 (0.98%) SSL
10 4 (0.78%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.59%) DHCP
11 3 (0.59%) HTTP
11 3 (0.59%) MPLS
11 3 (0.59%) SAN
11 3 (0.59%) VoIP
12 2 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (1.17%) Data Lake
2 3 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.98%) GitLab
2 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.20%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 153 (29.88%) Finance
2 48 (9.38%) Legal
3 40 (7.81%) Law
4 25 (4.88%) Banking
5 20 (3.91%) Public Sector
6 17 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.37%) Back Office
8 6 (1.17%) Marketing
8 6 (1.17%) Retail
9 5 (0.98%) Games
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Police
11 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) International Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 125 (24.41%) Analyst
2 118 (23.05%) Security Analyst
3 91 (17.77%) Consultant
4 81 (15.82%) Security Engineer
5 75 (14.65%) Information Analyst
6 74 (14.45%) Information Security Analyst
7 46 (8.98%) Security Manager
8 38 (7.42%) Security Consultant
9 35 (6.84%) Information Security Engineer
10 33 (6.45%) Security Officer
11 29 (5.66%) Architect
11 29 (5.66%) Senior Manager
12 27 (5.27%) Security Architect
13 26 (5.08%) Information Security Manager
14 25 (4.88%) Security Specialist
15 23 (4.49%) Information Manager
16 20 (3.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 18 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
18 17 (3.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 17 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.65%) SailPoint
2 73 (14.26%) OAuth
3 72 (14.06%) OpenID
3 72 (14.06%) SAML
4 8 (1.56%) Web Services
5 6 (1.17%) .NET
6 4 (0.78%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.59%) Node.js
7 3 (0.59%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.59%) YAML
8 2 (0.39%) Kafka
8 2 (0.39%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.20%) Middleware
9 1 (0.20%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.19%) Management Information System
2 36 (7.03%) Cyberthreat
3 35 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 9 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.56%) Cybercrime
7 8 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.17%) CESG
8 6 (1.17%) Cyberattack
8 6 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.98%) User Experience
10 4 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.78%) Robotics
10 4 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.59%) BYOD
11 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.59%) PKI
12 2 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 67 (13.09%) Windows
2 60 (11.72%) Linux
3 28 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.91%) Unix
5 6 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.98%) Android
6 5 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.59%) CentOS
7 3 (0.59%) Fedora
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.59%) Solaris
7 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (77.73%) Information Security
2 217 (42.38%) Cybersecurity
3 113 (22.07%) SIEM
4 112 (21.88%) Identity Access Management
5 109 (21.29%) Security Architecture
6 87 (16.99%) Security Operations
7 86 (16.80%) Risk Management
8 62 (12.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 61 (11.91%) ITIL
10 53 (10.35%) Data Protection
11 52 (10.16%) Security Management
12 51 (9.96%) Risk Assessment
13 43 (8.40%) Computer Science
14 42 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
15 40 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 39 (7.62%) Identity Management
16 39 (7.62%) Incident Management
17 37 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (7.23%) Security Monitoring
18 36 (7.03%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.94%) Python
2 52 (10.16%) SQL
3 47 (9.18%) PowerShell
4 44 (8.59%) Bash Shell
5 37 (7.23%) Perl
6 11 (2.15%) C
6 11 (2.15%) Java
7 5 (0.98%) C#
8 3 (0.59%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.59%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) Julia
9 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.39%) R
9 2 (0.39%) Scala
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) Go
10 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 256 (50.00%) CISM
2 149 (29.10%) Cisco Certification
3 144 (28.13%) CISA
4 103 (20.12%) CCNA
5 90 (17.58%) Degree
6 87 (16.99%) CCNP
7 52 (10.16%) CRISC
8 40 (7.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 39 (7.62%) Security Cleared
10 35 (6.84%) GIAC
11 34 (6.64%) CEH
12 30 (5.86%) CCSP
12 30 (5.86%) SC Cleared
13 29 (5.66%) CompTIA Security+
14 23 (4.49%) CESG Certified Professional
14 23 (4.49%) Master's Degree
15 22 (4.30%) SANS
16 19 (3.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 17 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (17.58%) GDPR
3 78 (15.23%) NIST
4 46 (8.98%) PCI DSS
5 23 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (4.30%) COBIT
6 22 (4.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (2.54%) ISO 31000
7 13 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (1.95%) SLA
9 9 (1.76%) ISO 22301
10 8 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (1.37%) NCSC
12 6 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (1.17%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.59%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.39%) ITGC
16 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 47 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.15%) Docker
4 3 (0.59%) NFS
4 3 (0.59%) Samba
4 3 (0.59%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.59%) Xen
5 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (6.64%) Nessus
2 15 (2.93%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (2.54%) CSIRT
5 10 (1.95%) Terraform
6 9 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.37%) Ansible
8 6 (1.17%) Puppet
9 4 (0.78%) CASB
10 3 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.59%) Nagios
10 3 (0.59%) OpenNMS
10 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.59%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.59%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.39%) EnCase
11 2 (0.39%) FTK
11 2 (0.39%) SCCM
12 1 (0.20%) QRadar
Vendors
1 84 (16.41%) CyberArk
2 55 (10.74%) ForgeRock
2 55 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 47 (9.18%) Splunk
4 36 (7.03%) ArcSight
4 36 (7.03%) Qualys
5 34 (6.64%) Aveksa
5 34 (6.64%) Sun
6 33 (6.45%) Cisco
7 29 (5.66%) VMware
8 24 (4.69%) Citrix
9 17 (3.32%) Meraki
10 11 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 11 (2.15%) McAfee
11 9 (1.76%) Sophos
11 9 (1.76%) Zscaler
12 8 (1.56%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.56%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.37%) Forcepoint
14 6 (1.17%) Databricks