Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 256 235
Rank change year-on-year +71 -21 -55
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 454 696 967
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.84% 1.36% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.99% 7.01% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 393 608 830
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £107,500
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 4,544 9,922 13,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.38% 19.35% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,649 7,681 10,267
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £39,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +44 108 £73,750 -1.67% 15
West London +77 12 £90,000 +33.33% 3
North London +31 3 £80,000 -3.03%
South London +20 1 £44,047 -37.85%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 287 (63.22%) Information Security
2 251 (55.29%) Cybersecurity
3 238 (52.42%) CISM
4 197 (43.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 153 (33.70%) Firewall
5 153 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (28.85%) NIST
7 124 (27.31%) Security Architecture
8 122 (26.87%) Finance
9 118 (25.99%) Identity Access Management
10 114 (25.11%) SIEM
11 111 (24.45%) AWS
12 109 (24.01%) CISA
13 106 (23.35%) Azure
14 102 (22.47%) Management Information System
15 93 (20.48%) Risk Management
16 82 (18.06%) Penetration Testing
17 76 (16.74%) Active Directory
18 75 (16.52%) Windows
18 75 (16.52%) Intrusion Detection
19 73 (16.08%) GDPR
20 72 (15.86%) Degree
20 72 (15.86%) CCNP
21 71 (15.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
22 66 (14.54%) CCNA
22 66 (14.54%) ITIL
23 60 (13.22%) OAuth
24 59 (13.00%) Kalman Filter
25 55 (12.11%) Microsoft
26 54 (11.89%) Security Management

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 3 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.22%) Apache
2 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 111 (24.45%) AWS
2 106 (23.35%) Azure
3 45 (9.91%) Office 365
4 37 (8.15%) IaaS
5 36 (7.93%) GCP
6 30 (6.61%) SaaS
7 15 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (3.08%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 14 (3.08%) PaaS
9 9 (1.98%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.66%) Serverless
13 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.44%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 153 (33.70%) Firewall
2 75 (16.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 54 (11.89%) Network Security
4 21 (4.63%) VPN
5 13 (2.86%) WAN
6 12 (2.64%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.42%) DNS
7 11 (2.42%) Wireless
8 10 (2.20%) LAN
9 9 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.98%) HTTP
10 6 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (1.32%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.10%) SSL
11 5 (1.10%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.88%) Internet
12 4 (0.88%) MPLS
13 3 (0.66%) Intranet
13 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.64%) Big Data
2 10 (2.20%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.10%) GIS
4 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.44%) DB2
5 2 (0.44%) Power BI
5 2 (0.44%) Tableau
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
General
1 122 (26.87%) Finance
2 43 (9.47%) Banking
3 20 (4.41%) Law
4 16 (3.52%) Retail
5 12 (2.64%) Legal
5 12 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
7 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.10%) Marketing
8 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.88%) International Banking
9 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (20.70%) Consultant
2 70 (15.42%) Security Engineer
3 54 (11.89%) Security Manager
4 53 (11.67%) Analyst
5 49 (10.79%) Architect
6 48 (10.57%) Security Analyst
7 39 (8.59%) Security Architect
8 33 (7.27%) Security Consultant
8 33 (7.27%) Security Specialist
9 30 (6.61%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 25 (5.51%) Information Manager
10 25 (5.51%) Information Security Manager
11 23 (5.07%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 23 (5.07%) Security Officer
12 22 (4.85%) Senior Manager
13 19 (4.19%) Information Analyst
13 19 (4.19%) Information Security Analyst
14 18 (3.96%) Information Security Officer
15 17 (3.74%) CyberArk Consultant
15 17 (3.74%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.22%) OAuth
2 50 (11.01%) OpenID
2 50 (11.01%) SAML
3 19 (4.19%) SailPoint
4 14 (3.08%) React
5 11 (2.42%) .NET
5 11 (2.42%) Middleware
6 10 (2.20%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.54%) Web Services
8 5 (1.10%) YAML
9 3 (0.66%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.44%) LDAP
10 2 (0.44%) OAuth2
11 1 (0.22%) EJB
11 1 (0.22%) J2EE
11 1 (0.22%) JSP
11 1 (0.22%) Servlets
11 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (22.47%) Management Information System
2 47 (10.35%) Cyberthreat
3 26 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (2.42%) Cybercrime
9 9 (1.98%) FMCG
10 6 (1.32%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.32%) Robotics
11 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.88%) PKI
11 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.88%) Social Media
12 3 (0.66%) Blog
12 3 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 75 (16.52%) Windows
2 43 (9.47%) Windows Server
3 26 (5.73%) Linux
4 22 (4.85%) Unix
5 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.10%) Solaris
8 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.44%) VMS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) Android
10 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (63.22%) Information Security
2 251 (55.29%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (27.31%) Security Architecture
4 118 (25.99%) Identity Access Management
5 114 (25.11%) SIEM
6 93 (20.48%) Risk Management
7 82 (18.06%) Penetration Testing
8 66 (14.54%) ITIL
9 59 (13.00%) Kalman Filter
10 54 (11.89%) Security Management
11 53 (11.67%) Security Operations
12 50 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (10.79%) DevOps
14 46 (10.13%) OWASP
15 44 (9.69%) Threat Intelligence
16 43 (9.47%) Vulnerability Management
17 42 (9.25%) Computer Science
18 41 (9.03%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 40 (8.81%) Web Filtering
20 34 (7.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.05%) Python
2 15 (3.30%) C
3 14 (3.08%) Java
3 14 (3.08%) SQL
4 12 (2.64%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.88%) C++
5 4 (0.88%) Go
6 3 (0.66%) R
7 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.44%) C#
7 2 (0.44%) Ruby
7 2 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 238 (52.42%) CISM
2 153 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
3 109 (24.01%) CISA
4 72 (15.86%) CCNP
4 72 (15.86%) Degree
5 71 (15.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 66 (14.54%) CCNA
7 48 (10.57%) CEH
8 45 (9.91%) CCSP
9 28 (6.17%) CRISC
10 25 (5.51%) GIAC
11 23 (5.07%) OSCP
12 22 (4.85%) CompTIA Security+
13 21 (4.63%) SANS
14 17 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 16 (3.52%) GPEN
15 16 (3.52%) OSCE
15 16 (3.52%) Security Cleared
16 15 (3.30%) CSSLP
16 15 (3.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (43.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (28.85%) NIST
3 73 (16.08%) GDPR
4 42 (9.25%) COBIT
5 33 (7.27%) PCI DSS
6 27 (5.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (2.86%) ISO 31000
8 12 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (1.54%) NCSC
10 6 (1.32%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.66%) COSO
11 3 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.66%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.66%) RMADS
12 2 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.44%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.44%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (16.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.42%) Docker
3 6 (1.32%) XenApp
3 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) NDS
5 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (6.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (3.08%) CSIRT
3 13 (2.86%) Terraform
4 9 (1.98%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.98%) SCCM
5 8 (1.76%) CASB
5 8 (1.76%) Nessus
6 7 (1.54%) SCOM
7 5 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.88%) QRadar
9 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.44%) Ansible
10 2 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.44%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.44%) Puppet
10 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.22%) Iperf
Vendors
1 55 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.49%) VMware
3 32 (7.05%) ForgeRock
4 26 (5.73%) Cisco
5 19 (4.19%) CyberArk
6 16 (3.52%) CheckPoint
7 15 (3.30%) Oracle
8 13 (2.86%) Google
9 10 (2.20%) Citrix
9 10 (2.20%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.98%) Forcepoint
10 9 (1.98%) Splunk
11 8 (1.76%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.54%) Okta
13 6 (1.32%) F5
13 6 (1.32%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.10%) Apple
14 5 (1.10%) Qualys
14 5 (1.10%) Symantec
14 5 (1.10%) Zscaler