Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 190 200
Rank change year-on-year -56 +10 -19
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 781 1,275 1,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.89% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.07% 8.47% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 601 1,029 1,153
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £48,250 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £101,250 £97,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £63,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80% -

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 11,046 15,055 16,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.15% 22.32% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,281 11,198 12,413
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 -60 171 £80,000 +8.84% 33
South London +3 28 £67,500 +12.50% 4
West London +2 21 £67,500 -3.57% 9
East London +29 4 £63,750 +25.62% 2
North London - 1 £70,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 514 (65.81%) CISM
2 475 (60.82%) Information Security
3 457 (58.51%) Cybersecurity
4 354 (45.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 271 (34.70%) CISA
6 214 (27.40%) Degree
7 176 (22.54%) Risk Management
8 172 (22.02%) SIEM
9 170 (21.77%) Finance
10 164 (21.00%) NIST
11 139 (17.80%) Security Architecture
12 135 (17.29%) Management Information System
13 134 (17.16%) PCI DSS
14 127 (16.26%) Vulnerability Management
15 117 (14.98%) Penetration Testing
16 116 (14.85%) Firewall
17 114 (14.60%) GDPR
18 113 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
19 112 (14.34%) Cisco Certification
20 109 (13.96%) Windows
21 106 (13.57%) Security Operations
22 105 (13.44%) Data Protection
23 104 (13.32%) Azure
23 104 (13.32%) Linux
24 101 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
25 99 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
26 88 (11.27%) Risk Assessment
27 87 (11.14%) CRISC
28 85 (10.88%) ITIL
29 79 (10.12%) Banking

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 (4.48%) IIS
2 18 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.05%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.51%) MediaWiki
7 3 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.32%) Azure
2 79 (10.12%) AWS
3 51 (6.53%) Office 365
4 33 (4.23%) GCP
5 28 (3.59%) SaaS
6 25 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (2.30%) IaaS
7 18 (2.30%) PaaS
8 11 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.51%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (14.85%) Firewall
2 52 (6.66%) Network Security
3 28 (3.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (3.46%) HTTP
5 24 (3.07%) LAN
6 19 (2.43%) Internet
7 17 (2.18%) WAN
8 15 (1.92%) Wireless
9 12 (1.54%) SSL
9 12 (1.54%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.54%) WLAN
10 8 (1.02%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.02%) VPN
11 7 (0.90%) DNS
12 6 (0.77%) Intranet
13 5 (0.64%) PPP
13 5 (0.64%) SAN
14 4 (0.51%) SNA
15 3 (0.38%) Kerberos
15 3 (0.38%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.92%) Big Data
2 11 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (0.64%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.51%) Power BI
5 3 (0.38%) MySQL
6 2 (0.26%) DB2
6 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.13%) GIS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.28%) JIRA
2 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
2 6 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.77%) git-flow
2 6 (0.77%) SonarQube
3 5 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.26%) AppScan
5 2 (0.26%) Maven
5 2 (0.26%) MSTest
5 2 (0.26%) NUnit
5 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Appium
6 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.13%) JMeter
6 1 (0.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.13%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.13%) Robotium
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 170 (21.77%) Finance
2 79 (10.12%) Banking
3 50 (6.40%) Public Sector
4 36 (4.61%) Legal
5 30 (3.84%) Retail
6 23 (2.94%) Law
7 19 (2.43%) Multimedia
8 15 (1.92%) Marketing
9 14 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.02%) Billing
12 7 (0.90%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.77%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.64%) Games
15 4 (0.51%) Advertising
16 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.26%) International Banking
17 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
18 1 (0.13%) Electronics
18 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (22.66%) Security Manager
2 133 (17.03%) Consultant
3 123 (15.75%) Analyst
4 107 (13.70%) Security Analyst
4 107 (13.70%) Security Consultant
5 92 (11.78%) Architect
6 81 (10.37%) Security Architect
7 80 (10.24%) Security Engineer
8 73 (9.35%) Information Analyst
8 73 (9.35%) Information Manager
8 73 (9.35%) Information Security Analyst
8 73 (9.35%) Information Security Manager
9 69 (8.83%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 56 (7.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 42 (5.38%) Senior Consultant
12 40 (5.12%) Senior Security Consultant
13 34 (4.35%) Senior Manager
14 29 (3.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 29 (3.71%) Head of Security
15 27 (3.46%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.30%) SailPoint
2 8 (1.02%) .NET
2 8 (1.02%) ASP.NET
3 6 (0.77%) AngularJS
3 6 (0.77%) GraphQL
3 6 (0.77%) Kafka
3 6 (0.77%) Node.js
3 6 (0.77%) React
3 6 (0.77%) REST
3 6 (0.77%) Spring
3 6 (0.77%) Spring MVC
3 6 (0.77%) Vue.js
4 5 (0.64%) SAML
5 4 (0.51%) HTML
5 4 (0.51%) OAuth
5 4 (0.51%) Web Services
6 2 (0.26%) CSS
6 2 (0.26%) jQuery
6 2 (0.26%) OpenID
6 2 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 135 (17.29%) Management Information System
2 50 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.38%) Cyberthreat
4 28 (3.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 27 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.43%) BYOD
9 13 (1.66%) Cyberattack
9 13 (1.66%) Social Media
10 12 (1.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 8 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (0.77%) Cybercrime
13 6 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.77%) PKI
14 5 (0.64%) CESG
14 5 (0.64%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.96%) Windows
2 104 (13.32%) Linux
3 39 (4.99%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.66%) Unix
5 9 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.90%) Android
7 6 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.26%) CentOS
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Fedora
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (60.82%) Information Security
2 457 (58.51%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (22.54%) Risk Management
4 172 (22.02%) SIEM
5 139 (17.80%) Security Architecture
6 127 (16.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 117 (14.98%) Penetration Testing
8 113 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
9 106 (13.57%) Security Operations
10 105 (13.44%) Data Protection
11 101 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 99 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
13 88 (11.27%) Risk Assessment
14 85 (10.88%) ITIL
15 72 (9.22%) Business Development
15 72 (9.22%) Incident Management
16 71 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
17 69 (8.83%) Customer Requirements
18 64 (8.19%) DevOps
19 60 (7.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 58 (7.43%) Python
2 41 (5.25%) Java
3 27 (3.46%) C
4 25 (3.20%) C++
4 25 (3.20%) SQL
5 20 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.15%) Perl
8 7 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.77%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.64%) Bourne shell
10 5 (0.64%) C#
10 5 (0.64%) Korn
10 5 (0.64%) Ruby
10 5 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.51%) Go
12 2 (0.26%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.26%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 514 (65.81%) CISM
2 271 (34.70%) CISA
3 214 (27.40%) Degree
4 112 (14.34%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (11.14%) CRISC
6 72 (9.22%) CEH
7 70 (8.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 66 (8.45%) SANS
9 58 (7.43%) GIAC
10 44 (5.63%) MCSE
10 44 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 43 (5.51%) Security Cleared
12 42 (5.38%) CompTIA Security+
13 35 (4.48%) IISP
14 34 (4.35%) CCSP
14 34 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
15 32 (4.10%) SC Cleared
16 29 (3.71%) CCNA
17 26 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
18 24 (3.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (45.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 164 (21.00%) NIST
3 134 (17.16%) PCI DSS
4 114 (14.60%) GDPR
5 68 (8.71%) COBIT
6 42 (5.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 20 (2.56%) NIST 800
9 19 (2.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 17 (2.18%) NCSC
11 11 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (1.15%) COSO
12 9 (1.15%) MiFID
12 9 (1.15%) SLA
13 8 (1.02%) ISO 31000
13 8 (1.02%) QA
14 7 (0.90%) FISMA
14 7 (0.90%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.38%) ITGC
System Software
1 40 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.69%) Docker
3 5 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.51%) Xen
5 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.38%) KVM
5 3 (0.38%) LXC
5 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
6 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) Samba
6 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (5.89%) Nessus
2 39 (4.99%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (2.82%) SCCM
4 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 12 (1.54%) QRadar
7 11 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.28%) CASB
9 9 (1.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 7 (0.90%) Ansible
11 6 (0.77%) Terraform
12 5 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.51%) Puppet
14 3 (0.38%) Mesos
15 2 (0.26%) CSIRT
15 2 (0.26%) Nagios
16 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
16 1 (0.13%) OpenNMS
16 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.68%) Splunk
3 59 (7.55%) McAfee
4 35 (4.48%) Qualys
5 34 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 31 (3.97%) Aveksa
7 30 (3.84%) Google
7 30 (3.84%) LogRhythm
8 29 (3.71%) CyberArk
9 28 (3.59%) Cisco
10 24 (3.07%) SolarWinds
10 24 (3.07%) Symantec
11 22 (2.82%) Forcepoint
12 18 (2.30%) CA
13 17 (2.18%) CA Agile Central
13 17 (2.18%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.79%) Darktrace
14 14 (1.79%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.41%) AlienVault
16 10 (1.28%) IBM