Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 172 249
Rank change year-on-year -28 +77 +81
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1344 1540 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.78% 2.03% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.92% 8.46% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1275 1006
London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £91,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 16979 18197 22698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.47% 24.05% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12673 15140 18511
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -14 194 £65,000 - 13
East London +32 62 £77,500 +10.71% 2
West London -16 37 £65,000 - 5
South London -8 11 £70,000 +19.15% 1
North London +8 7 £44,000 -61.74%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 929 (69.12%) Information Security
2 900 (66.96%) CISM
3 542 (40.33%) Cybersecurity
4 535 (39.81%) Finance
5 513 (38.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 479 (35.64%) CISA
7 410 (30.51%) SIEM
8 373 (27.75%) Firewall
9 340 (25.30%) Data Protection
10 311 (23.14%) Security Operations
11 300 (22.32%) Degree
12 265 (19.72%) Banking
13 241 (17.93%) Vulnerability Management
14 239 (17.78%) Risk Management
15 236 (17.56%) Security Architecture
16 234 (17.41%) Penetration Testing
17 229 (17.04%) Windows
18 223 (16.59%) ITIL
19 213 (15.85%) Linux
19 213 (15.85%) PCI DSS
20 201 (14.96%) CEH
21 195 (14.51%) GDPR
22 190 (14.14%) Network Security
23 178 (13.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 172 (12.80%) Management Information System
25 167 (12.43%) Computer Science
26 165 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
27 160 (11.90%) TCP/IP
27 160 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
28 141 (10.49%) GIAC

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 37 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.01%) IIS
3 19 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.04%) Apache
5 12 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.37%) SAS
8 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.074%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 27 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.074%) Maya
4 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.67%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 6 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.074%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.074%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.16%) Office 365
3 29 (2.16%) SaaS
4 18 (1.34%) Mimecast
5 17 (1.26%) OneDrive
6 13 (0.97%) IaaS
6 13 (0.97%) PaaS
7 11 (0.82%) Cloudflare
8 9 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.45%) Boomi
10 6 (0.45%) BPaaS
10 6 (0.45%) iPaaS
10 6 (0.45%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 373 (27.75%) Firewall
2 190 (14.14%) Network Security
3 160 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 87 (6.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 54 (4.02%) Internet
6 40 (2.98%) WAN
7 33 (2.46%) VoIP
7 33 (2.46%) Wireless
8 29 (2.16%) VPN
9 26 (1.93%) HTTP
10 25 (1.86%) LAN
11 24 (1.79%) BGP
12 21 (1.56%) IPsec
12 21 (1.56%) OSPF
13 20 (1.49%) Multicast
14 17 (1.26%) DNS
15 14 (1.04%) MPLS
16 13 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (0.97%) SSL
17 12 (0.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.56%) Big Data
3 17 (1.26%) MySQL
4 12 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.30%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.22%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.074%) GIS
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (2.16%) Metasploit
2 13 (0.97%) AppScan
3 9 (0.67%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.37%) JIRA
4 5 (0.37%) Paros
5 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.22%) CodeSonar
5 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.22%) git-flow
5 3 (0.22%) Robot Framework
5 3 (0.22%) Selenium
6 2 (0.15%) FxCop
6 2 (0.15%) Redmine
6 2 (0.15%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.074%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.074%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.074%) Subversion
7 1 (0.074%) Xcode
General
1 535 (39.81%) Finance
2 265 (19.72%) Banking
3 84 (6.25%) Legal
4 76 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 65 (4.84%) Law
6 47 (3.50%) Retail Banking
7 45 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 31 (2.31%) Retail
9 27 (2.01%) Private Banking
10 21 (1.56%) Marketing
11 11 (0.82%) Electronics
11 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.67%) Games
13 8 (0.60%) Advertising
14 6 (0.45%) International Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
16 1 (0.074%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.074%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 328 (24.40%) Analyst
2 294 (21.88%) Security Manager
3 276 (20.54%) Security Analyst
4 151 (11.24%) Consultant
5 124 (9.23%) Security Consultant
6 123 (9.15%) Security Engineer
7 120 (8.93%) Information Manager
8 113 (8.41%) Information Security Manager
9 97 (7.22%) Information Analyst
9 97 (7.22%) Information Security Analyst
10 90 (6.70%) IT Analyst
11 87 (6.47%) IT Manager
12 79 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
13 74 (5.51%) Security Officer
14 72 (5.36%) Architect
15 69 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 69 (5.13%) IT Security Analyst
15 69 (5.13%) Security Architect
16 65 (4.84%) Information Security Officer
17 63 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.38%) SailPoint
2 19 (1.41%) MSMQ
2 19 (1.41%) Web Services
2 19 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (1.26%) .NET
4 11 (0.82%) Regular Expression
5 10 (0.74%) 802.1X
5 10 (0.74%) OAuth
6 9 (0.67%) Middleware
7 8 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (0.60%) J2EE
7 8 (0.60%) PCRE
8 7 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.52%) Java EE
9 5 (0.37%) CSS
9 5 (0.37%) OpenID
9 5 (0.37%) STL
10 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.30%) XML
10 4 (0.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 172 (12.80%) Management Information System
2 167 (12.43%) Computer Science
3 133 (9.90%) Data Protection Act
4 122 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.35%) Cyberthreat
6 41 (3.05%) PKI
7 35 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
8 29 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 27 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.86%) CESG
11 20 (1.49%) Fintech
12 18 (1.34%) Cyber Attack
13 15 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
13 15 (1.12%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.74%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (0.74%) SWIFT
16 10 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 229 (17.04%) Windows
2 213 (15.85%) Linux
3 113 (8.41%) Windows Server
4 107 (7.96%) Unix
5 50 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.31%) Mac OS X
7 30 (2.23%) Android
8 20 (1.49%) Kali Linux
9 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.52%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.37%) CentOS
12 5 (0.37%) Debian
12 5 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.074%) OpenBSD
14 1 (0.074%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (69.12%) Information Security
2 542 (40.33%) Cybersecurity
3 410 (30.51%) SIEM
4 340 (25.30%) Data Protection
5 311 (23.14%) Security Operations
6 241 (17.93%) Vulnerability Management
7 239 (17.78%) Risk Management
8 236 (17.56%) Security Architecture
9 234 (17.41%) Penetration Testing
10 223 (16.59%) ITIL
11 178 (13.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 165 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
13 134 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 121 (9.00%) Incident Management
15 114 (8.48%) Security Management
16 113 (8.41%) Data Loss Prevention
17 109 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
17 109 (8.11%) Project Management
18 107 (7.96%) Risk Assessment
19 99 (7.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (6.32%) Python
2 53 (3.94%) Java
3 47 (3.50%) SQL
4 42 (3.13%) C#
5 41 (3.05%) Perl
6 40 (2.98%) Bash Shell
6 40 (2.98%) Ruby
7 37 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 26 (1.93%) Korn
9 25 (1.86%) C
10 19 (1.41%) Bourne shell
11 16 (1.19%) C++
12 15 (1.12%) JavaScript
13 13 (0.97%) PHP
14 9 (0.67%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.37%) C-shell
15 5 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.30%) VB
17 3 (0.22%) Lua
Qualifications
1 900 (66.96%) CISM
2 479 (35.64%) CISA
3 300 (22.32%) Degree
4 201 (14.96%) CEH
5 160 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
6 141 (10.49%) GIAC
7 129 (9.60%) CRISC
8 110 (8.18%) SANS
9 89 (6.62%) CCNA
9 89 (6.62%) CCNP
10 78 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 74 (5.51%) SSCP
12 55 (4.09%) CompTIA Security+
12 55 (4.09%) Security+ Certification
13 51 (3.79%) CISMP
13 51 (3.79%) GSEC
14 45 (3.35%) CBAP
15 44 (3.27%) GCIH
15 44 (3.27%) Security Cleared
16 43 (3.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 513 (38.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 213 (15.85%) PCI DSS
3 195 (14.51%) GDPR
4 133 (9.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 127 (9.45%) COBIT
6 37 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (1.04%) ISO 22301
8 14 (1.04%) SLA
9 13 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 12 (0.89%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.60%) GPG13
12 6 (0.45%) COSO
12 6 (0.45%) ISO 31000
12 6 (0.45%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.37%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.37%) PMO
13 5 (0.37%) SAS 70
14 4 (0.30%) BS25999
14 4 (0.30%) GCP
System Software
1 140 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.34%) Snort
3 17 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.67%) Docker
6 8 (0.60%) HDFS
7 5 (0.37%) pfSense
8 4 (0.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.15%) NFS
9 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.15%) Samba
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.074%) Postfix
10 1 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 76 (5.65%) Nessus
2 42 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 38 (2.83%) SCCM
4 27 (2.01%) QRadar
5 23 (1.71%) Core Impact
5 23 (1.71%) OpenVAS
6 18 (1.34%) Nexpose
7 16 (1.19%) PowerBroker
7 16 (1.19%) RSA Security Analytics
7 16 (1.19%) WSUS
8 15 (1.12%) CSIRT
9 14 (1.04%) FortiGate
10 11 (0.82%) FTK
10 11 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 11 (0.82%) Suricata
11 10 (0.74%) Puppet
12 6 (0.45%) Ansible
12 6 (0.45%) Nmap
12 6 (0.45%) RSA Archer
12 6 (0.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 113 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.89%) Cisco
3 81 (6.03%) Palo Alto
4 79 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 67 (4.99%) Splunk
6 59 (4.39%) McAfee
6 59 (4.39%) Symantec
7 54 (4.02%) Qualys
8 52 (3.87%) CyberArk
9 42 (3.13%) Fortinet
9 42 (3.13%) Juniper
10 39 (2.90%) LogRhythm
11 35 (2.60%) F5
12 31 (2.31%) Apple
13 30 (2.23%) Aveksa
13 30 (2.23%) SolarWinds
14 27 (2.01%) VMware
15 24 (1.79%) ArcSight
16 23 (1.71%) AlienVault
17 20 (1.49%) IBM