Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 92 203
Rank change year-on-year -99 +111 +1
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 102 359 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 3.45% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.08% 14.80% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 73 323 107
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £38,000
90th Percentile £78,319 £70,000 £76,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.63% +2.50% -4.00%

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 1,677 2,425 2,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.34% 23.27% 20.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,158 1,945 1,955
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,150
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in the North West.

Salary trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 6 months to 27 January 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 27 January 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 -102 66 £50,000 -13.04% 15
Cheshire -9 16 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Merseyside +3 13 £76,883 +80.90%
Lancashire -13 4 £52,568 +25.16% 1
Cumbria - 1 £60,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 70 (68.63%) Information Security
2 62 (60.78%) CISM
3 56 (54.90%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (45.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (31.37%) Degree
5 32 (31.37%) SIEM
6 28 (27.45%) CISA
7 24 (23.53%) NIST
8 23 (22.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (21.57%) Risk Management
9 22 (21.57%) Finance
9 22 (21.57%) PCI DSS
10 19 (18.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 19 (18.63%) GDPR
11 18 (17.65%) Azure
11 18 (17.65%) IIS
12 17 (16.67%) Information Assurance
13 16 (15.69%) Linux
13 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
14 15 (14.71%) AWS
15 14 (13.73%) Network Security
15 14 (13.73%) IISP
15 14 (13.73%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (13.73%) Windows
15 14 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (11.76%) Network Design
17 12 (11.76%) MBCS
17 12 (11.76%) Law
17 12 (11.76%) GIAC

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 18 (17.65%) IIS
2 4 (3.92%) Apache
2 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.65%) Azure
2 15 (14.71%) AWS
3 11 (10.78%) Office 365
4 7 (6.86%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 5 (4.90%) AWS CloudTrail
5 5 (4.90%) GCP
5 5 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.94%) SaaS
8 2 (1.96%) PaaS
9 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) Network Security
2 8 (7.84%) Firewall
3 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.92%) Internet
4 4 (3.92%) SSL
4 4 (3.92%) X.509
5 3 (2.94%) DHCP
5 3 (2.94%) DNS
6 2 (1.96%) Junos
6 2 (1.96%) MPLS
6 2 (1.96%) VLAN
7 1 (0.98%) HTTP
7 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.98%) LAN
7 1 (0.98%) SMTP
7 1 (0.98%) WAN
7 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Big Data
2 1 (0.98%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Law
3 7 (6.86%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Legal
5 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.94%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.96%) Electronics
7 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.96%) Marketing
7 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) Analyst
1 16 (15.69%) Security Analyst
2 15 (14.71%) Consultant
3 12 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 12 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Security Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
6 7 (6.86%) Head of Security
7 6 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Head of Information
7 6 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Head of Information Security
9 4 (3.92%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Risk Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.98%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.86%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (4.90%) CESG
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) PKI
5 3 (2.94%) PMI
5 3 (2.94%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.98%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) Windows
3 6 (5.88%) Unix
4 4 (3.92%) Solaris
4 4 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.98%) Android
6 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.98%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (68.63%) Information Security
2 56 (54.90%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (31.37%) SIEM
4 23 (22.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (21.57%) Risk Management
6 17 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 14 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.76%) Ergonomics
9 12 (11.76%) Human Factors
9 12 (11.76%) Network Design
9 12 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (10.78%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (10.78%) Web Filtering
11 10 (9.80%) Internal Audit
11 10 (9.80%) ISMS
11 10 (9.80%) ITIL
12 9 (8.82%) Security Operations
13 8 (7.84%) Coaching
13 8 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) Java
1 3 (2.94%) Python
2 2 (1.96%) C
2 2 (1.96%) C++
2 2 (1.96%) Perl
2 2 (1.96%) PHP
3 1 (0.98%) C#
3 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (60.78%) CISM
2 32 (31.37%) Degree
3 28 (27.45%) CISA
4 19 (18.63%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (13.73%) CompTIA Security+
5 14 (13.73%) IISP
6 12 (11.76%) GIAC
6 12 (11.76%) MBCS
7 11 (10.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (9.80%) CRISC
8 10 (9.80%) MCSE
8 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (7.84%) MCP
10 7 (6.86%) OSCP
11 6 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (4.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (3.92%) MCSA
13 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (45.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (23.53%) NIST
3 22 (21.57%) PCI DSS
4 19 (18.63%) GDPR
5 12 (11.76%) NCSC
6 6 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (4.90%) ISO 31000
7 5 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (3.92%) COBIT
8 4 (3.92%) ISO 22301
9 3 (2.94%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.96%) COSO
10 2 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (1.96%) ITGC
10 2 (1.96%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) CASB
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.98%) Nessus
3 1 (0.98%) Nmap
3 1 (0.98%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) VMware
3 5 (4.90%) Google
4 4 (3.92%) Apple
4 4 (3.92%) F5
4 4 (3.92%) SAP
4 4 (3.92%) Sophos
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle
6 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco
6 2 (1.96%) Juniper
6 2 (1.96%) McAfee
7 1 (0.98%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.98%) Capita
7 1 (0.98%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.98%) Qualys
7 1 (0.98%) Splunk