Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 205 261
Rank change year-on-year +19 +56 +27
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 198 160 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.53% 1.35% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 5.78% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 129 144 77
North West median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% -3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £34,125 £42,650
90th Percentile £79,500 £71,500 £80,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year - +6.84% +6.36%

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 2838 2770 3272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.91% 23.36% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2177 2248 2569
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% -

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 -35 94 £52,500 -0.94% 3
Cheshire +40 88 £60,000 +26.32% 6
Lancashire 0 5 £32,500 -2.99%
Merseyside -10 1 - - 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 136 (68.69%) Information Security
2 129 (65.15%) CISM
3 104 (52.53%) CISA
4 99 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 88 (44.44%) Finance
6 55 (27.78%) Risk Management
7 49 (24.75%) Degree
8 45 (22.73%) CRISC
9 44 (22.22%) Management Information System
10 42 (21.21%) PCI DSS
11 38 (19.19%) Retail
12 35 (17.68%) ITIL
13 33 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (15.15%) Data Protection
16 29 (14.65%) Legal
16 29 (14.65%) GDPR
17 28 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (13.13%) Data Security
18 26 (13.13%) Security Management
18 26 (13.13%) Project Management
19 22 (11.11%) Internet
20 19 (9.60%) Process Improvement
21 18 (9.09%) Network Security
21 18 (9.09%) Computer Science
21 18 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
22 17 (8.59%) IT Strategy
23 16 (8.08%) Matrix Organization
23 16 (8.08%) IT Audit
23 16 (8.08%) CEH

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 (0.51%) Apache Pig
1 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) SaaS
2 4 (2.02%) IaaS
3 3 (1.52%) PaaS
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.11%) Internet
2 18 (9.09%) Network Security
3 16 (8.08%) Firewall
4 8 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.01%) VPN
6 1 (0.51%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.51%) LDAP
6 1 (0.51%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
General
1 88 (44.44%) Finance
2 38 (19.19%) Retail
3 29 (14.65%) Legal
4 15 (7.58%) Banking
5 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.52%) Billing
6 3 (1.52%) Games
6 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (27.78%) Security Manager
2 50 (25.25%) Analyst
3 38 (19.19%) Security Analyst
4 32 (16.16%) Consultant
5 29 (14.65%) Information Manager
5 29 (14.65%) Information Security Manager
5 29 (14.65%) Security Consultant
6 18 (9.09%) Information Analyst
6 18 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
7 17 (8.59%) Risk Analyst
8 14 (7.07%) IT Analyst
8 14 (7.07%) IT Consultant
9 13 (6.57%) CISSP Manager
9 13 (6.57%) Compliance Analyst
9 13 (6.57%) IT Security Consultant
9 13 (6.57%) Security Specialist
10 12 (6.06%) CISSP Analyst
10 12 (6.06%) Information Security Specialist
10 12 (6.06%) Information Specialist
11 11 (5.56%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.51%) Java EE
1 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 28 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 16 (8.08%) Data Centre
5 14 (7.07%) Virtual Team
6 9 (4.55%) Internet of Things
7 8 (4.04%) CESG
7 8 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.02%) Smart Energy
9 4 (2.02%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.52%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.01%) Wiki
12 1 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.02%) Unix
2 2 (1.01%) Windows
3 1 (0.51%) Android
3 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (68.69%) Information Security
2 55 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 35 (17.68%) ITIL
4 33 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (15.15%) Data Protection
7 26 (13.13%) Data Security
7 26 (13.13%) Project Management
7 26 (13.13%) Security Management
8 19 (9.60%) Process Improvement
9 18 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (8.59%) IT Strategy
11 16 (8.08%) Identity Management
11 16 (8.08%) IT Audit
11 16 (8.08%) Matrix Organization
12 15 (7.58%) Service Delivery
13 14 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (7.07%) SIEM
14 13 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (6.57%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.51%) C
1 1 (0.51%) C#
1 1 (0.51%) Java
1 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (65.15%) CISM
2 104 (52.53%) CISA
3 49 (24.75%) Degree
4 45 (22.73%) CRISC
5 16 (8.08%) CEH
6 15 (7.58%) CompTIA Security+
6 15 (7.58%) SANS
6 15 (7.58%) Security+ Certification
7 14 (7.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 14 (7.07%) MCSE
7 14 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (6.57%) CISMP
8 13 (6.57%) CNE
8 13 (6.57%) Novell Certification
9 10 (5.05%) CIMA
9 10 (5.05%) CLAS
10 9 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 6 (3.03%) CCIE
11 6 (3.03%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (21.21%) PCI DSS
3 29 (14.65%) GDPR
4 13 (6.57%) COBIT
4 13 (6.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (5.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (5.05%) ISO 22301
6 8 (4.04%) ISO 9001
6 8 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (3.03%) COSO
8 5 (2.53%) SLA
9 4 (2.02%) HIPAA
9 4 (2.02%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.51%) PMO
10 1 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (6.06%) CheckPoint
2 7 (3.54%) Cisco
3 6 (3.03%) Juniper
4 4 (2.02%) SAP
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle
6 2 (1.01%) Imperva
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.01%) Splunk
7 1 (0.51%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.51%) Citrix
7 1 (0.51%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) IBM
7 1 (0.51%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.51%) VMware