Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 200 182
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +74
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,276 1,386 1,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.88% 1.86% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.42% 8.19% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,164 1,235
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,275 £92,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.76%

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 15,151 16,916 18,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.26% 22.66% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11,298 12,549 15,414
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +2.80%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +49 341 £74,500 +14.62% 46
West London +31 36 £70,000 +7.69% 22
South London -2 14 £62,500 -10.71% 4
East London -51 6 £49,000 -36.77% 7
North London +2 1 £36,500 -36.02% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 835 (65.44%) Information Security
2 651 (51.02%) Cybersecurity
3 624 (48.90%) CISM
4 412 (32.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 397 (31.11%) Finance
6 390 (30.56%) CISA
7 343 (26.88%) Risk Management
8 332 (26.02%) Firewall
9 298 (23.35%) SIEM
10 267 (20.92%) Windows
11 266 (20.85%) Linux
12 257 (20.14%) Degree
13 233 (18.26%) Penetration Testing
14 221 (17.32%) Vulnerability Management
15 216 (16.93%) GDPR
16 210 (16.46%) Security Architecture
17 206 (16.14%) Data Protection
18 191 (14.97%) CEH
19 181 (14.18%) Management Information System
20 175 (13.71%) Banking
20 175 (13.71%) PCI DSS
21 174 (13.64%) GIAC
22 162 (12.70%) CRISC
23 159 (12.46%) TCP/IP
24 142 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
25 137 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
26 135 (10.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 128 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
28 120 (9.40%) Network Security
28 120 (9.40%) Cisco Certification

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 24 (1.88%) IIS
2 21 (1.65%) Apache
3 17 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.02%) Apache Pig
5 12 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.24%) Confluence
7 2 (0.16%) nginx
7 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.078%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.078%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.078%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.078%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (0.39%) SAP BPC
1 5 (0.39%) SAP GRC
1 5 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (1.57%) SaaS
5 19 (1.49%) Office 365
6 13 (1.02%) IaaS
7 11 (0.86%) PaaS
8 5 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.16%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.078%) Akamai
11 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.078%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.078%) GitHub
11 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.078%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.078%) Serverless
11 1 (0.078%) Slack
11 1 (0.078%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 332 (26.02%) Firewall
2 159 (12.46%) TCP/IP
3 120 (9.40%) Network Security
4 106 (8.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 75 (5.88%) Internet
6 44 (3.45%) LAN
6 44 (3.45%) WAN
7 38 (2.98%) DNS
7 38 (2.98%) SSL
7 38 (2.98%) Wireless
8 31 (2.43%) HTTP
9 22 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (1.65%) SMTP
11 18 (1.41%) Sourcefire
12 17 (1.33%) DHCP
13 13 (1.02%) VPN
14 11 (0.86%) SNMP
15 10 (0.78%) VoIP
15 10 (0.78%) Wireshark
16 9 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.68%) Big Data
2 34 (2.66%) SQL Server
3 33 (2.59%) Hadoop
4 15 (1.18%) MySQL
5 13 (1.02%) Apache Hive
6 6 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.39%) Blockchain
7 5 (0.39%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.39%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.16%) DB2
8 2 (0.16%) GIS
9 1 (0.078%) Maltego
9 1 (0.078%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.078%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (1.65%) JIRA
2 19 (1.49%) Metasploit
3 14 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (0.86%) Bitbucket
4 11 (0.86%) CodeSonar
4 11 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.86%) git-flow
4 11 (0.86%) Robot Framework
4 11 (0.86%) Selenium
5 8 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.63%) MSTest
5 8 (0.63%) NUnit
5 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.55%) Redmine
7 6 (0.47%) Maven
8 5 (0.39%) AppScan
8 5 (0.39%) Gradle
9 3 (0.24%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 397 (31.11%) Finance
2 175 (13.71%) Banking
3 93 (7.29%) Investment Banking
4 80 (6.27%) Legal
5 34 (2.66%) Retail
6 19 (1.49%) Law
7 18 (1.41%) Games
8 15 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.71%) Marketing
11 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.47%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) International Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Local Government
15 2 (0.16%) Electronics
15 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.16%) Publishing
16 1 (0.078%) Military
16 1 (0.078%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (15.13%) Security Manager
2 188 (14.73%) Analyst
3 187 (14.66%) Security Engineer
4 160 (12.54%) Consultant
5 150 (11.76%) Security Analyst
6 138 (10.82%) Security Consultant
7 134 (10.50%) Architect
8 122 (9.56%) Security Architect
9 81 (6.35%) Information Manager
9 81 (6.35%) Information Security Manager
10 62 (4.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 59 (4.62%) Security Officer
12 57 (4.47%) Head of Security
12 57 (4.47%) Information Analyst
12 57 (4.47%) Information Security Analyst
13 56 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 56 (4.39%) IT Manager
14 49 (3.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 46 (3.61%) Senior Consultant
16 45 (3.53%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.53%) .NET
2 42 (3.29%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 21 (1.65%) SOAP
5 19 (1.49%) Web Services
6 18 (1.41%) Node.js
7 17 (1.33%) SailPoint
8 15 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (1.10%) Java EE
10 12 (0.94%) HTML
10 12 (0.94%) REST
10 12 (0.94%) STL
11 11 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.86%) Django
11 11 (0.86%) LAMP
11 11 (0.86%) Regular Expression
11 11 (0.86%) Spring MVC
12 10 (0.78%) PCRE
13 8 (0.63%) jQuery
13 8 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 181 (14.18%) Management Information System
2 137 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (8.78%) Data Protection Act
4 87 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 78 (6.11%) Fintech
6 37 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
7 31 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.96%) Cyberattack
9 20 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (1.57%) PKI
9 20 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
9 20 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.18%) CESG
11 15 (1.18%) Cybercrime
12 12 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (0.78%) Internet of Things
14 10 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 267 (20.92%) Windows
2 266 (20.85%) Linux
3 68 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.84%) Unix
5 48 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 46 (3.61%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.49%) Kali Linux
7 19 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.33%) Android
9 13 (1.02%) CentOS
10 11 (0.86%) AIX
11 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.71%) HPUX
12 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.47%) Solaris
14 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.47%) VMS
15 4 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (65.44%) Information Security
2 651 (51.02%) Cybersecurity
3 343 (26.88%) Risk Management
4 298 (23.35%) SIEM
5 233 (18.26%) Penetration Testing
6 221 (17.32%) Vulnerability Management
7 210 (16.46%) Security Architecture
8 206 (16.14%) Data Protection
9 142 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 135 (10.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 128 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
12 116 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 116 (9.09%) Security Operations
13 107 (8.39%) ITIL
14 104 (8.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 96 (7.52%) Security Testing
16 92 (7.21%) Identity Access Management
17 88 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
18 86 (6.74%) Data Privacy
19 83 (6.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 71 (5.56%) Python
2 67 (5.25%) PowerShell
3 53 (4.15%) C
3 53 (4.15%) Java
4 46 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.21%) SQL
6 33 (2.59%) C++
7 30 (2.35%) Perl
8 28 (2.19%) JavaScript
9 23 (1.80%) C#
10 18 (1.41%) PHP
11 17 (1.33%) Ruby
12 16 (1.25%) VBScript
13 12 (0.94%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.55%) Korn
16 5 (0.39%) Go
17 4 (0.31%) BeanShell
18 3 (0.24%) VB
19 2 (0.16%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 624 (48.90%) CISM
2 390 (30.56%) CISA
3 257 (20.14%) Degree
4 191 (14.97%) CEH
5 174 (13.64%) GIAC
6 162 (12.70%) CRISC
7 120 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
8 118 (9.25%) CompTIA Security+
9 99 (7.76%) SANS
10 80 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 78 (6.11%) CISMP
12 60 (4.70%) CCNA
12 60 (4.70%) Security Cleared
13 57 (4.47%) SSCP
14 54 (4.23%) OSCP
15 43 (3.37%) GCIH
16 42 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 39 (3.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 39 (3.06%) CREST Certified
18 34 (2.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 412 (32.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 216 (16.93%) GDPR
3 175 (13.71%) PCI DSS
4 115 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 73 (5.72%) COBIT
6 40 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 35 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (1.88%) MiFID
9 16 (1.25%) QA
9 16 (1.25%) SAS 70
10 14 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (1.02%) NIST 800
12 11 (0.86%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.63%) SSAE 16
14 7 (0.55%) GPG13
14 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.29%) Snort
3 29 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.57%) Docker
5 17 (1.33%) HDFS
5 17 (1.33%) vSphere
6 13 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.63%) NFS
7 8 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.55%) Samba
8 7 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.24%) XenServer
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (2.74%) Nessus
2 24 (1.88%) Puppet
3 23 (1.80%) WSUS
4 22 (1.72%) OSSEC
5 21 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
5 21 (1.65%) SCCM
6 20 (1.57%) Suricata
7 19 (1.49%) Ansible
7 19 (1.49%) IBM BigFix
8 17 (1.33%) CASB
8 17 (1.33%) QRadar
9 12 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (0.94%) Nmap
10 11 (0.86%) Salt
11 10 (0.78%) RSA Archer
12 8 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 8 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.63%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 85 (6.66%) Microsoft
2 75 (5.88%) Splunk
3 62 (4.86%) Cisco
4 43 (3.37%) Oracle
5 35 (2.74%) Apple
6 28 (2.19%) McAfee
6 28 (2.19%) Palo Alto
7 26 (2.04%) Qualys
7 26 (2.04%) VMware
8 25 (1.96%) Symantec
9 24 (1.88%) CyberArk
10 22 (1.72%) Google
10 22 (1.72%) LogRhythm
11 19 (1.49%) SolarWinds
12 18 (1.41%) AlienVault
12 18 (1.41%) CheckPoint
12 18 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.33%) ArcSight
13 17 (1.33%) Sophos
13 17 (1.33%) TippingPoint