Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 219 134
Rank change year-on-year +68 -85 +69
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 52 114 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 1.08% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 5.11% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 43 88 247
Median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £38,100
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £63,000
% change year-on-year - +3.17% +0.80%

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 North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 745 2,229 2,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.45% 21.21% 20.94%
Number of salaries quoted 516 1,469 1,894
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,375 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,262 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.38%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Manchester +50 25 £60,000 - 4
Lancashire +72 13 £37,500 -28.66%
Merseyside +31 8 £61,250 -9.26% 1
Cheshire +51 5 £53,750 -22.38% 1
Cumbria +1 1 £55,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 33 (63.46%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (59.62%) CISM
3 30 (57.69%) Information Security
4 23 (44.23%) Risk Management
5 22 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (34.62%) CISA
7 17 (32.69%) NIST
8 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
9 13 (25.00%) Finance
10 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
10 12 (23.08%) Degree
10 12 (23.08%) Incident Management
10 12 (23.08%) Cyber Intelligence
11 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (19.23%) ITIL
12 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.38%) Data Protection
12 8 (15.38%) Threat Intelligence
12 8 (15.38%) SANS
12 8 (15.38%) Internal Audit
12 8 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 7 (13.46%) Security Operations
13 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
14 6 (11.54%) Aerospace
14 6 (11.54%) Security Management
14 6 (11.54%) LAN
14 6 (11.54%) ISMS
14 6 (11.54%) CISMP

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.92%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) Power Automate
1 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Burp Suite
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Games
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Automotive
6 1 (1.92%) Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Security Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Security Advisor
3 6 (11.54%) Security Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Information Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Information Officer
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Information Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Security Officer
5 4 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) Information Risk Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.54%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.77%) Life Science
5 2 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (3.85%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (57.69%) Information Security
3 23 (44.23%) Risk Management
4 12 (23.08%) Cyber Intelligence
4 12 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 10 (19.23%) ITIL
5 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 8 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 8 (15.38%) Internal Audit
6 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.38%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (13.46%) Security Operations
8 6 (11.54%) ISMS
8 6 (11.54%) Security Management
9 5 (9.62%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture
10 4 (7.69%) DevOps
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 31 (59.62%) CISM
2 18 (34.62%) CISA
3 12 (23.08%) Degree
4 8 (15.38%) SANS
4 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) CISMP
6 6 (11.54%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (9.62%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (9.62%) CRISC
8 4 (7.69%) CEH
8 4 (7.69%) PCI QSA
9 3 (5.77%) GIAC
9 3 (5.77%) ISSAP
9 3 (5.77%) ISSMP
9 3 (5.77%) OSCP
9 3 (5.77%) SSCP
10 2 (3.85%) ACCA
10 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (32.69%) NIST
3 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
4 5 (9.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (7.69%) COBIT
5 4 (7.69%) GDPR
5 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (7.69%) RMADS
5 4 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.85%) SLA
7 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.92%) ISO 31000
7 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.92%) Acunetix
3 1 (1.92%) Rapid7
3 1 (1.92%) VMware