Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 213 148 132
Rank change year-on-year -65 -16 +84
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 113 70 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.05% 1.51% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 7.38% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83 65 187
10th Percentile £48,750 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £55,000 £52,945
Median % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.88% -7.92%
75th Percentile £76,875 £72,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £74,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £63,669
% change year-on-year +3.85% +2.09% -1.29%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,399 948 2,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.32% 20.41% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,442 718 2,020
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,001 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £33,813 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the Midlands

CISSP
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the Midlands.

Salary trend for CISSP in the Midlands

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the Midlands

CISSP
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
West Midlands -81 79 £70,000 +27.27% 16
East Midlands -50 30 £65,875 +51.44% 7
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 92 (81.42%) Information Security
2 77 (68.14%) CISM
3 57 (50.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (49.56%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (36.28%) Risk Management
6 39 (34.51%) Management Information System
7 30 (26.55%) Security Management
7 30 (26.55%) Firewall
7 30 (26.55%) ISMS
8 28 (24.78%) ITIL
9 27 (23.89%) Information Security Management
10 25 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (22.12%) Degree
11 23 (20.35%) PCI DSS
11 23 (20.35%) Azure
11 23 (20.35%) SIEM
11 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (20.35%) NIST
12 22 (19.47%) Security Architecture
13 19 (16.81%) Social Skills
13 19 (16.81%) Cyber Essentials
14 18 (15.93%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (15.04%) Finance
16 16 (14.16%) Cisco
16 16 (14.16%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (14.16%) GDPR
16 16 (14.16%) NCSC
17 15 (13.27%) CRISC
17 15 (13.27%) TOGAF
18 14 (12.39%) LAN

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.35%) Azure
2 11 (9.73%) AWS
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.77%) GCP
4 2 (1.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.55%) Firewall
2 14 (12.39%) LAN
2 14 (12.39%) WAN
3 12 (10.62%) Network Security
4 10 (8.85%) Cisco ISE
4 10 (8.85%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.31%) DNS
7 5 (4.42%) DHCP
8 4 (3.54%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (3.54%) HTTP
8 4 (3.54%) RTP
9 3 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.77%) VPN
11 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.88%) DMZ
11 1 (0.88%) Internet
11 1 (0.88%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon Athena
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (0.88%) Big Data
1 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.88%) kappa
General
1 19 (16.81%) Social Skills
2 17 (15.04%) Finance
3 10 (8.85%) Legal
3 10 (8.85%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.54%) Law
4 4 (3.54%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Police
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.77%) Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (19.47%) Architect
2 21 (18.58%) Security Architect
3 18 (15.93%) Security Manager
4 14 (12.39%) Information Manager
4 14 (12.39%) Information Security Manager
5 13 (11.50%) Consultant
6 12 (10.62%) Network Engineer
7 10 (8.85%) Head of Security
8 9 (7.96%) Analyst
8 9 (7.96%) Security Analyst
8 9 (7.96%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.96%) Security Officer
9 8 (7.08%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 8 (7.08%) Lead Architect
9 8 (7.08%) Lead Security Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Head of Cybersecurity
10 6 (5.31%) Head of Information Security
10 6 (5.31%) Information Security Officer
10 6 (5.31%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) ISPF
1 1 (0.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 39 (34.51%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Fibre Optics
3 8 (7.08%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (6.19%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (5.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (4.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (4.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.77%) Life Science
7 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.77%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) SCADA
8 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Linux
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (81.42%) Information Security
2 56 (49.56%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (36.28%) Risk Management
4 30 (26.55%) ISMS
4 30 (26.55%) Security Management
5 28 (24.78%) ITIL
6 27 (23.89%) Information Security Management
7 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (20.35%) SIEM
8 22 (19.47%) Security Architecture
9 18 (15.93%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (14.16%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (13.27%) TOGAF
12 14 (12.39%) Incident Management
13 12 (10.62%) DevSecOps
14 11 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (8.85%) Business Continuity
15 10 (8.85%) Computer Architecture
15 10 (8.85%) Data Protection
15 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.65%) C
2 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.88%) C#
2 1 (0.88%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.88%) Python
2 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 77 (68.14%) CISM
2 25 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (22.12%) Degree
3 15 (13.27%) CRISC
4 13 (11.50%) CCDP
4 13 (11.50%) CCIE
4 13 (11.50%) CCNP
4 13 (11.50%) CEH
4 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.73%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (9.73%) CISA
6 10 (8.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 10 (8.85%) CCIE Security
7 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (5.31%) GIAC
8 6 (5.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (5.31%) ISSAP
8 6 (5.31%) PCI QSA
9 5 (4.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (50.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (20.35%) NIST
2 23 (20.35%) PCI DSS
3 19 (16.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (14.16%) GDPR
4 16 (14.16%) NCSC
5 14 (12.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (9.73%) GRC
7 10 (8.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 9 (7.96%) COBIT
9 6 (5.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (3.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (2.65%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (2.65%) COSO
12 3 (2.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (2.65%) SLA
13 1 (0.88%) IFRS
13 1 (0.88%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) Nessus
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.88%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Cisco
2 10 (8.85%) SolarWinds
3 7 (6.19%) Google
4 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.54%) BMC
5 4 (3.54%) LogRhythm
5 4 (3.54%) Splunk
6 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) Databricks
7 1 (0.88%) F5
7 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.88%) Juniper
7 1 (0.88%) Qualys
7 1 (0.88%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) VMware