Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 193 165
Rank change year-on-year -6 -28 +74
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,158 1,352 1,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.75% 1.83% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.06% 8.13% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1,119 1,292
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% - +4.85%
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +6.38%

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 14,366 16,638 18,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.73% 22.52% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10,753 12,497 14,965
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,152 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.79% +0.28% +0.82%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 +55 305 £80,000 +23.08% 40
West London +31 36 £70,000 +3.70% 14
South London -2 11 £67,500 -11.48% 2
East London -47 4 £47,750 -38.39% 5
North London +4 3 £36,500 -17.05% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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.

1 749 (64.68%) Information Security
2 604 (52.16%) Cybersecurity
3 563 (48.62%) CISM
4 400 (34.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 353 (30.48%) CISA
6 351 (30.31%) Finance
7 316 (27.29%) Risk Management
8 278 (24.01%) Firewall
9 274 (23.66%) SIEM
10 248 (21.42%) Windows
11 242 (20.90%) Linux
12 238 (20.55%) Penetration Testing
13 219 (18.91%) Degree
14 197 (17.01%) Vulnerability Management
15 193 (16.67%) Security Architecture
16 189 (16.32%) CEH
17 183 (15.80%) Management Information System
18 180 (15.54%) GDPR
19 177 (15.28%) Banking
20 172 (14.85%) Data Protection
20 172 (14.85%) GIAC
21 163 (14.08%) CRISC
22 147 (12.69%) PCI DSS
23 145 (12.52%) TCP/IP
24 143 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
25 138 (11.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 127 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
27 125 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
28 121 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
29 114 (9.84%) Network Security

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 17 (1.47%) IIS
2 13 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.04%) Apache
4 9 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.52%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.26%) Confluence
7 2 (0.17%) nginx
7 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.086%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.086%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.086%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 89 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.02%) Office 365
4 22 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.12%) SaaS
6 8 (0.69%) IaaS
7 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.60%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.60%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.17%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.17%) Yammer
10 1 (0.086%) Akamai
10 1 (0.086%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.086%) GitHub
10 1 (0.086%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.086%) Serverless
10 1 (0.086%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 278 (24.01%) Firewall
2 145 (12.52%) TCP/IP
3 114 (9.84%) Network Security
4 87 (7.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 75 (6.48%) Internet
6 40 (3.45%) WAN
7 39 (3.37%) LAN
8 37 (3.20%) Wireless
9 33 (2.85%) SSL
10 29 (2.50%) DNS
11 27 (2.33%) HTTP
12 20 (1.73%) SMTP
13 17 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.47%) VPN
14 12 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (1.04%) IPsec
15 11 (0.95%) BGP
16 10 (0.86%) DMZ
16 10 (0.86%) EIGRP
16 10 (0.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.37%) Big Data
2 21 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.52%) Apache Hive
4 6 (0.52%) MySQL
5 5 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.17%) DB2
7 2 (0.17%) GIS
8 1 (0.086%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.086%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Metasploit
2 16 (1.38%) JIRA
3 10 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.69%) MSTest
5 8 (0.69%) NUnit
5 8 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.60%) Redmine
7 6 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.52%) CodeSonar
7 6 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.52%) git-flow
7 6 (0.52%) Maven
7 6 (0.52%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.52%) Selenium
8 5 (0.43%) Gradle
9 4 (0.35%) AppScan
9 4 (0.35%) Hudson
9 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.26%) Burp Suite
General
1 351 (30.31%) Finance
2 177 (15.28%) Banking
3 79 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 64 (5.53%) Legal
5 33 (2.85%) Retail
6 17 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.12%) Games
7 13 (1.12%) Law
8 9 (0.78%) Marketing
9 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.35%) Advertising
10 4 (0.35%) International Banking
11 3 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.086%) Electronics
12 1 (0.086%) French Language
12 1 (0.086%) Hungarian Language
12 1 (0.086%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (15.72%) Analyst
1 182 (15.72%) Security Engineer
2 168 (14.51%) Security Manager
3 150 (12.95%) Security Analyst
4 136 (11.74%) Consultant
5 128 (11.05%) Security Consultant
6 125 (10.79%) Architect
7 115 (9.93%) Security Architect
8 72 (6.22%) Information Manager
9 71 (6.13%) Information Security Manager
10 65 (5.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 50 (4.32%) Information Analyst
11 50 (4.32%) Information Security Analyst
11 50 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 49 (4.23%) Security Officer
13 48 (4.15%) Head of Security
14 44 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 44 (3.80%) IT Manager
15 39 (3.37%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
16 38 (3.28%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.97%) .NET
2 35 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
3 18 (1.55%) ASP.NET
3 18 (1.55%) SailPoint
4 14 (1.21%) Node.js
4 14 (1.21%) Web Services
5 12 (1.04%) SOAP
6 10 (0.86%) HTML
6 10 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (0.69%) jQuery
7 8 (0.69%) REST
7 8 (0.69%) WCF
8 7 (0.60%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.52%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.52%) Django
9 6 (0.52%) Java EE
9 6 (0.52%) PCRE
9 6 (0.52%) SAML
9 6 (0.52%) Spring MVC
9 6 (0.52%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 183 (15.80%) Management Information System
2 127 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (8.64%) Data Protection Act
4 73 (6.30%) Fintech
5 41 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
6 24 (2.07%) Cyberattack
6 24 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.47%) Cybercrime
8 16 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.21%) PKI
11 13 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (0.86%) Internet of Things
13 9 (0.78%) CESG
13 9 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
14 8 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 8 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 248 (21.42%) Windows
2 242 (20.90%) Linux
3 66 (5.70%) Windows Server
4 48 (4.15%) Unix
5 43 (3.71%) Apple iOS
6 39 (3.37%) Mac OS X
7 23 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.47%) Kali Linux
9 14 (1.21%) Android
10 12 (1.04%) CentOS
11 10 (0.86%) Debian
12 7 (0.60%) HPUX
12 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.52%) Solaris
13 6 (0.52%) VMS
13 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.43%) AIX
14 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 749 (64.68%) Information Security
2 604 (52.16%) Cybersecurity
3 316 (27.29%) Risk Management
4 274 (23.66%) SIEM
5 238 (20.55%) Penetration Testing
6 197 (17.01%) Vulnerability Management
7 193 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 172 (14.85%) Data Protection
9 143 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 138 (11.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 125 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
12 113 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 108 (9.33%) Security Operations
14 95 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
14 95 (8.20%) Security Testing
15 85 (7.34%) ITIL
16 84 (7.25%) Identity Access Management
17 83 (7.17%) Analytics
18 82 (7.08%) Data Privacy
19 77 (6.65%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 68 (5.87%) PowerShell
2 61 (5.27%) Python
3 51 (4.40%) Java
4 47 (4.06%) C
5 37 (3.20%) Bash Shell
6 36 (3.11%) SQL
7 30 (2.59%) C++
8 29 (2.50%) Perl
9 24 (2.07%) C#
10 22 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.38%) Ruby
11 16 (1.38%) VBScript
12 15 (1.30%) PHP
13 10 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.69%) VB
15 7 (0.60%) Korn
16 6 (0.52%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.35%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 563 (48.62%) CISM
2 353 (30.48%) CISA
3 219 (18.91%) Degree
4 189 (16.32%) CEH
5 172 (14.85%) GIAC
6 163 (14.08%) CRISC
7 121 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
8 111 (9.59%) CompTIA Security+
9 99 (8.55%) SANS
10 77 (6.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 72 (6.22%) CISMP
12 59 (5.09%) SSCP
13 58 (5.01%) CCNA
14 47 (4.06%) CCNP
15 44 (3.80%) Security Cleared
16 42 (3.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 41 (3.54%) OSCP
18 35 (3.02%) GCIH
18 35 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (2.85%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (34.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (15.54%) GDPR
3 147 (12.69%) PCI DSS
4 102 (8.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 51 (4.40%) COBIT
6 36 (3.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (1.99%) MiFID
9 20 (1.73%) QA
10 16 (1.38%) SAS 70
11 13 (1.12%) NIST 800
12 8 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.69%) SSAE 16
13 6 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (0.35%) FIPS 140-2
14 4 (0.35%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 39 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.94%) Snort
3 26 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.21%) Docker
5 12 (1.04%) vSphere
6 10 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (0.78%) HDFS
8 8 (0.69%) NFS
8 8 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.60%) Samba
9 7 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (2.76%) Nessus
2 30 (2.59%) SCCM
3 28 (2.42%) CASB
4 26 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
5 25 (2.16%) WSUS
6 23 (1.99%) OSSEC
7 21 (1.81%) IBM BigFix
8 19 (1.64%) Ansible
8 19 (1.64%) Puppet
9 15 (1.30%) QRadar
10 13 (1.12%) CSIRT
10 13 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 13 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.95%) Suricata
12 10 (0.86%) RSA Archer
13 9 (0.78%) Nmap
14 8 (0.69%) Nexpose
14 8 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.69%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.60%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 89 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 75 (6.48%) Splunk
3 54 (4.66%) Cisco
4 40 (3.45%) Symantec
5 37 (3.20%) Oracle
6 33 (2.85%) Apple
7 31 (2.68%) McAfee
7 31 (2.68%) Palo Alto
8 26 (2.25%) LogRhythm
9 25 (2.16%) Google
9 25 (2.16%) VMware
10 22 (1.90%) Qualys
11 18 (1.55%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.55%) CyberArk
11 18 (1.55%) Forcepoint
12 17 (1.47%) Juniper
12 17 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.21%) ArcSight
13 14 (1.21%) Blue Coat
13 14 (1.21%) SolarWinds