Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 240 197
Rank change year-on-year +83 -43 +6
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 427 765 1,275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.16% 1.40% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.75% 6.97% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 373 606 1,063
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £47,250 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £101,250 £101,250
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 3,973 10,973 15,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.12% 20.10% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,094 8,240 11,324
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 +75 83 £60,000 -25.00% 18
West London +63 8 £66,500 -5.00% 6
East London +30 2 £85,000 +30.77% 1
North London - 2 £80,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 332 (77.75%) Information Security
2 239 (55.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 207 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
4 205 (48.01%) CISM
5 156 (36.53%) Cisco Certification
6 155 (36.30%) Identity Access Management
7 140 (32.79%) NIST
8 123 (28.81%) Firewall
9 110 (25.76%) Security Architecture
10 104 (24.36%) Finance
11 99 (23.19%) CCNA
12 98 (22.95%) CCNP
13 95 (22.25%) Management Information System
14 93 (21.78%) CISA
15 89 (20.84%) SIEM
16 88 (20.61%) Azure
16 88 (20.61%) Degree
17 87 (20.37%) Risk Management
17 87 (20.37%) AWS
17 87 (20.37%) OAuth
18 86 (20.14%) OpenID
18 86 (20.14%) SAML
19 70 (16.39%) ITIL
20 65 (15.22%) Windows
21 64 (14.99%) Security Operations
22 63 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
23 60 (14.05%) GDPR
24 59 (13.82%) ForgeRock
25 58 (13.58%) Active Directory
26 56 (13.11%) Penetration Testing

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 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.23%) Apache
2 1 (0.23%) IIS
2 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 88 (20.61%) Azure
2 87 (20.37%) AWS
3 41 (9.60%) Office 365
4 35 (8.20%) IaaS
5 17 (3.98%) GCP
6 16 (3.75%) SaaS
7 12 (2.81%) PaaS
8 8 (1.87%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.47%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.47%) Serverless
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 123 (28.81%) Firewall
2 63 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (6.32%) Network Security
4 17 (3.98%) LAN
5 15 (3.51%) VPN
5 15 (3.51%) WAN
6 9 (2.11%) DNS
6 9 (2.11%) Wireless
7 8 (1.87%) SSL
7 8 (1.87%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.41%) HTTP
8 6 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.17%) Internet
10 3 (0.70%) DMZ
10 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.70%) MPLS
11 2 (0.47%) DHCP
11 2 (0.47%) SAN
11 2 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.64%) Big Data
2 3 (0.70%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.70%) GIS
3 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.47%) Power BI
3 2 (0.47%) Tableau
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.17%) GitLab
2 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 104 (24.36%) Finance
2 30 (7.03%) Banking
3 23 (5.39%) Law
4 21 (4.92%) Legal
5 8 (1.87%) Public Sector
5 8 (1.87%) Retail
6 7 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
9 4 (0.94%) Marketing
10 3 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (26.46%) Consultant
2 62 (14.52%) Analyst
3 53 (12.41%) Security Analyst
4 51 (11.94%) Security Engineer
5 42 (9.84%) Security Manager
6 35 (8.20%) Security Officer
7 33 (7.73%) Information Analyst
8 32 (7.49%) Information Security Analyst
9 29 (6.79%) Senior Manager
10 25 (5.85%) Information Security Officer
11 24 (5.62%) CyberArk Consultant
11 24 (5.62%) ForgeRock Consultant
11 24 (5.62%) Information Officer
11 24 (5.62%) SailPoint Consultant
12 22 (5.15%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 21 (4.92%) Information Manager
13 21 (4.92%) Information Security Manager
13 21 (4.92%) Security Specialist
14 20 (4.68%) Security Consultant
14 20 (4.68%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (20.37%) OAuth
2 86 (20.14%) OpenID
2 86 (20.14%) SAML
3 37 (8.67%) SailPoint
4 14 (3.28%) .NET
5 12 (2.81%) Web Services
6 11 (2.58%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.64%) YAML
8 6 (1.41%) React
9 3 (0.70%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.70%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.47%) Middleware
11 1 (0.23%) EJB
11 1 (0.23%) J2EE
11 1 (0.23%) JSP
11 1 (0.23%) LDAP
11 1 (0.23%) Servlets
11 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (22.25%) Management Information System
2 44 (10.30%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (3.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 11 (2.58%) Cybercrime
8 10 (2.34%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.87%) FMCG
10 8 (1.87%) Robotics
11 7 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.17%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.17%) PKI
13 4 (0.94%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.94%) PMI
13 4 (0.94%) Social Media
14 3 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 2 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.22%) Windows
2 38 (8.90%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.79%) Linux
4 15 (3.51%) Unix
5 7 (1.64%) Solaris
5 7 (1.64%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (77.75%) Information Security
2 207 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
3 155 (36.30%) Identity Access Management
4 110 (25.76%) Security Architecture
5 89 (20.84%) SIEM
6 87 (20.37%) Risk Management
7 70 (16.39%) ITIL
8 64 (14.99%) Security Operations
9 56 (13.11%) Penetration Testing
10 51 (11.94%) Kalman Filter
11 45 (10.54%) Computer Science
12 43 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (9.37%) Vulnerability Management
13 40 (9.37%) Web Filtering
14 37 (8.67%) DevOps
14 37 (8.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 36 (8.43%) Data Protection
15 36 (8.43%) Security Management
16 35 (8.20%) Threat Intelligence
17 31 (7.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.39%) Python
2 20 (4.68%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.51%) Java
4 13 (3.04%) C
5 11 (2.58%) SQL
6 6 (1.41%) C#
7 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.94%) Go
8 3 (0.70%) R
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 205 (48.01%) CISM
2 156 (36.53%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (23.19%) CCNA
4 98 (22.95%) CCNP
5 93 (21.78%) CISA
6 88 (20.61%) Degree
7 52 (12.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 39 (9.13%) CCSP
9 38 (8.90%) CRISC
10 35 (8.20%) CompTIA Security+
11 28 (6.56%) CEH
12 25 (5.85%) Security Cleared
13 22 (5.15%) SC Cleared
14 18 (4.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 18 (4.22%) SANS
15 17 (3.98%) GIAC
16 15 (3.51%) OSCP
17 14 (3.28%) CSSLP
17 14 (3.28%) GCIH
18 11 (2.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (55.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (32.79%) NIST
3 60 (14.05%) GDPR
4 31 (7.26%) COBIT
5 28 (6.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (6.09%) PCI DSS
7 22 (5.15%) ISO 31000
8 21 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (1.41%) ISO 22301
12 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (1.17%) NCSC
13 4 (0.94%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.70%) COSO
15 2 (0.47%) ITGC
16 1 (0.23%) GAAP
16 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.23%) QA
16 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.64%) Docker
3 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.47%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.23%) NDS
5 1 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (7.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (3.51%) Terraform
3 13 (3.04%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.41%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.70%) Ansible
6 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.70%) Puppet
6 3 (0.70%) QRadar
6 3 (0.70%) SCCM
7 2 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.47%) CASB
7 2 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.23%) FTK
8 1 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 59 (13.82%) ForgeRock
2 41 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.67%) CyberArk
4 36 (8.43%) VMware
5 20 (4.68%) Cisco
6 10 (2.34%) Google
7 9 (2.11%) Oracle
8 7 (1.64%) Splunk
9 5 (1.17%) Qualys
10 4 (0.94%) Citrix
10 4 (0.94%) Forcepoint
10 4 (0.94%) Interwoven
10 4 (0.94%) Meraki
10 4 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.70%) Proofpoint
11 3 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.47%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.47%) McAfee
12 2 (0.47%) Trend Micro
12 2 (0.47%) Veeam