Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 323 188 235
Rank change year-on-year -135 +47 -51
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 445 530 845
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.99% 1.85% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.53% 9.14% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 356 453 656
10th Percentile £49,000 £45,250 £47,375
25th Percentile £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £107,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 8,043 5,798 11,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.86% 20.23% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,095 4,389 9,062
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £79,188
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +6 112 £67,500 +7.14% 20
South London +7 8 £60,305 -7.22% 1
East London -1 6 £49,750 -6.69% 4
West London -28 5 £91,250 +52.08% 8
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 303 (68.09%) CISM
2 298 (66.97%) Information Security
3 250 (56.18%) Cybersecurity
4 154 (34.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 139 (31.24%) CISA
6 122 (27.42%) Risk Management
7 120 (26.97%) NIST
8 113 (25.39%) Finance
9 112 (25.17%) Management Information System
10 103 (23.15%) Azure
11 97 (21.80%) Security Architecture
12 94 (21.12%) Firewall
12 94 (21.12%) Social Skills
12 94 (21.12%) GDPR
13 93 (20.90%) SIEM
14 88 (19.78%) Microsoft
15 72 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
16 71 (15.96%) Degree
17 68 (15.28%) Security Operations
18 67 (15.06%) AWS
18 67 (15.06%) Security Management
19 64 (14.38%) Vulnerability Management
20 60 (13.48%) PCI DSS
21 56 (12.58%) Data Protection
22 55 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
23 54 (12.13%) Penetration Testing
24 52 (11.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
25 51 (11.46%) ITIL
26 50 (11.24%) TOGAF
27 48 (10.79%) Risk Assessment

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 10 (2.25%) MTS
2 8 (1.80%) IIS
3 7 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Gephi
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 103 (23.15%) Azure
2 67 (15.06%) AWS
3 30 (6.74%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (5.17%) GCP
4 23 (5.17%) SaaS
5 16 (3.60%) Azure Sentinel
5 16 (3.60%) PaaS
6 13 (2.92%) IaaS
7 12 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (2.25%) Serverless
9 7 (1.57%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.12%) Akamai
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.67%) Azure Service Bus
12 3 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (21.12%) Firewall
2 46 (10.34%) Network Security
3 25 (5.62%) VPN
4 22 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (4.49%) DNS
6 19 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.04%) WAN
8 13 (2.92%) DHCP
9 10 (2.25%) HTTP
9 10 (2.25%) LAN
10 8 (1.80%) Internet
11 7 (1.57%) SAN
11 7 (1.57%) SMTP
11 7 (1.57%) Wireless
12 6 (1.35%) DMZ
12 6 (1.35%) Wireless Security
13 5 (1.12%) SD-WAN
14 4 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.35%) Big Data
2 5 (1.12%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.45%) Impala
4 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.22%) DB2
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (0.90%) JIRA
2 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.45%) git-flow
2 2 (0.45%) GitLab
2 2 (0.45%) kappa
3 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.22%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 113 (25.39%) Finance
2 94 (21.12%) Social Skills
3 55 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.74%) Banking
5 25 (5.62%) Legal
6 16 (3.60%) Presentation Skills
6 16 (3.60%) Retail
7 15 (3.37%) Law
8 14 (3.15%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.92%) Public Sector
10 12 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (1.80%) French Language
12 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.90%) Advertising
13 4 (0.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 4 (0.90%) Public Speaking
14 3 (0.67%) Marketing
14 3 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.45%) International Banking
15 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (20.00%) Architect
2 81 (18.20%) Security Architect
3 74 (16.63%) Security Engineer
4 62 (13.93%) Security Manager
5 60 (13.48%) Consultant
6 47 (10.56%) Security Consultant
7 42 (9.44%) Analyst
8 34 (7.64%) Cloud Architect
9 33 (7.42%) Security Analyst
10 31 (6.97%) Information Manager
10 31 (6.97%) Information Security Manager
11 24 (5.39%) Head of Security
12 21 (4.72%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 20 (4.49%) Information Security Consultant
13 20 (4.49%) Security Specialist
14 18 (4.04%) Head of Information
14 18 (4.04%) Head of Information Security
15 16 (3.60%) CISSP Architect
15 16 (3.60%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 16 (3.60%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.25%) Web Services
2 8 (1.80%) Middleware
3 7 (1.57%) OAuth
4 6 (1.35%) .NET
5 4 (0.90%) Kafka
5 4 (0.90%) LDAP
5 4 (0.90%) SAML
6 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 112 (25.17%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.74%) Cyberthreat
3 19 (4.27%) Cyberattack
4 16 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.37%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.92%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 10 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.57%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.90%) PMI
13 3 (0.67%) CESG
13 3 (0.67%) FMCG
13 3 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.66%) Windows
2 30 (6.74%) Linux
3 14 (3.15%) Unix
4 11 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.02%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.45%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.45%) VMS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Fedora
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (66.97%) Information Security
2 250 (56.18%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (27.42%) Risk Management
4 97 (21.80%) Security Architecture
5 93 (20.90%) SIEM
6 68 (15.28%) Security Operations
7 67 (15.06%) Security Management
8 64 (14.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 56 (12.58%) Data Protection
10 54 (12.13%) Penetration Testing
11 51 (11.46%) ITIL
12 50 (11.24%) TOGAF
13 48 (10.79%) Risk Assessment
14 45 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (10.11%) Identity Access Management
14 45 (10.11%) Project Management
15 43 (9.66%) Information Security Management
16 40 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (8.76%) Computer Science
17 39 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.17%) Python
2 16 (3.60%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.02%) C
4 8 (1.80%) Go
5 7 (1.57%) SQL
6 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.90%) Java
7 4 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.90%) VBScript
8 2 (0.45%) C#
8 2 (0.45%) Perl
8 2 (0.45%) R
8 2 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 303 (68.09%) CISM
2 139 (31.24%) CISA
3 72 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (15.96%) Degree
5 52 (11.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 41 (9.21%) GIAC
7 39 (8.76%) CEH
7 39 (8.76%) SANS
8 38 (8.54%) CompTIA Security+
8 38 (8.54%) SSCP
9 35 (7.87%) CSSLP
10 34 (7.64%) Security Cleared
11 26 (5.84%) CRISC
12 21 (4.72%) CCNA
12 21 (4.72%) OSCP
13 19 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (4.04%) CCSP
14 18 (4.04%) SC Cleared
15 17 (3.82%) MCSE
16 14 (3.15%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (34.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (26.97%) NIST
3 94 (21.12%) GDPR
4 60 (13.48%) PCI DSS
5 46 (10.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (8.76%) COBIT
7 38 (8.54%) GRC
8 36 (8.09%) NCSC
9 19 (4.27%) NIST 800
10 13 (2.92%) JSP 440
10 13 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (1.35%) RMADS
12 5 (1.12%) GLBA
12 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.90%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 36 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.67%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) NFS
4 1 (0.22%) Samba
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.22%) Xen
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (4.27%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.70%) Nessus
3 10 (2.25%) Kibana
3 10 (2.25%) QRadar
4 8 (1.80%) CASB
5 7 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (1.12%) SCCM
8 4 (0.90%) Consul
8 4 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.90%) Istio
9 3 (0.67%) Ansible
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.67%) SCOM
10 2 (0.45%) Oozie
10 2 (0.45%) Puppet
10 2 (0.45%) Terraform
11 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.22%) EnCase
11 1 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 88 (19.78%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.94%) Cisco
2 22 (4.94%) Google
3 20 (4.49%) Splunk
4 17 (3.82%) Palo Alto
5 10 (2.25%) VMware
6 9 (2.02%) Symantec
7 8 (1.80%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.57%) Juniper
9 6 (1.35%) McAfee
9 6 (1.35%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.12%) Intel
10 5 (1.12%) Qualys
10 5 (1.12%) Varonis
11 4 (0.90%) AlienVault
11 4 (0.90%) BT
11 4 (0.90%) Oracle
12 3 (0.67%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.67%) Citrix
12 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com