Period
to 19 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 174 195
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 +37
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 186 202 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 1.63% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 7.22% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 149 118 114
North West median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,500 £72,000 £75,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +6.38%

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 2,587 2,798 2,965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.98% 22.63% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,960 2,102 2,356
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,388 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 -16 91 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Cheshire -48 47 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Merseyside +38 22 £58,750 +17.50% 1
Lancashire +3 11 £55,000 +223.53% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 119 (63.98%) Information Security
2 109 (58.60%) CISM
3 88 (47.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 71 (38.17%) Cybersecurity
5 63 (33.87%) CISA
6 52 (27.96%) Finance
7 51 (27.42%) Security Architecture
8 47 (25.27%) GDPR
9 46 (24.73%) Penetration Testing
10 44 (23.66%) PCI DSS
10 44 (23.66%) Degree
11 36 (19.35%) Network Security
11 36 (19.35%) Management Information System
12 33 (17.74%) SIEM
13 30 (16.13%) Security Management
13 30 (16.13%) Data Protection
13 30 (16.13%) OWASP
13 30 (16.13%) CSSLP
14 27 (14.52%) Risk Management
14 27 (14.52%) Business Continuity
14 27 (14.52%) Security Operations
15 26 (13.98%) Legal
15 26 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
16 25 (13.44%) ITIL
16 25 (13.44%) Project Management
16 25 (13.44%) SANS
17 24 (12.90%) Data Security
18 23 (12.37%) CRISC
19 22 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
20 21 (11.29%) Amazon AWS

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 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (10.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (3.23%) Office 365
5 5 (2.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (19.35%) Network Security
2 19 (10.22%) Firewall
3 7 (3.76%) Internet
3 7 (3.76%) VPN
4 6 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.23%) IPsec
4 6 (3.23%) LAN
4 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.23%) WAN
4 6 (3.23%) Wireless
5 5 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (2.69%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (2.69%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (2.69%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (2.69%) MPLS
5 5 (2.69%) Multicast
5 5 (2.69%) SSL
5 5 (2.69%) VoIP
6 1 (0.54%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) GIS
1 2 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) MySQL
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 52 (27.96%) Finance
2 26 (13.98%) Legal
3 14 (7.53%) Banking
4 13 (6.99%) Front Office
4 13 (6.99%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.38%) Law
6 6 (3.23%) Retail
7 5 (2.69%) Marketing
8 4 (2.15%) Games
8 4 (2.15%) Publishing
9 3 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (22.58%) Security Manager
2 31 (16.67%) Analyst
2 31 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 28 (15.05%) Information Manager
3 28 (15.05%) Information Security Manager
4 21 (11.29%) Information Security Officer
4 21 (11.29%) Security Officer
5 17 (9.14%) Architect
6 16 (8.60%) Security Architect
7 15 (8.06%) IT Manager
8 14 (7.53%) Risk Manager
8 14 (7.53%) Security Engineer
8 14 (7.53%) Security Specialist
9 13 (6.99%) Information Officer
10 12 (6.45%) Information Analyst
10 12 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
10 12 (6.45%) IT Risk Manager
11 11 (5.91%) Head of Security
11 11 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (5.91%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.30%) .NET
1 8 (4.30%) Web Services
2 7 (3.76%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.61%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.08%) OAuth
4 2 (1.08%) SOAP
5 1 (0.54%) HTML
5 1 (0.54%) J2EE
5 1 (0.54%) JSP
5 1 (0.54%) LDAP
5 1 (0.54%) Middleware
5 1 (0.54%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.54%) OpenID
5 1 (0.54%) REST
5 1 (0.54%) SAML
5 1 (0.54%) Servlets
5 1 (0.54%) SPML
5 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 17 (9.14%) Cyber Defence
3 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.45%) Smart Meter
4 9 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (4.84%) PKI
5 7 (3.76%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.23%) CESG
6 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.15%) Cyberattack
7 4 (2.15%) Smart Energy
7 4 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.68%) Windows
2 11 (5.91%) Linux
3 5 (2.69%) Unix
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.54%) AIX
5 1 (0.54%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (63.98%) Information Security
2 71 (38.17%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (27.42%) Security Architecture
4 46 (24.73%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (17.74%) SIEM
6 30 (16.13%) Data Protection
6 30 (16.13%) OWASP
6 30 (16.13%) Security Management
7 27 (14.52%) Business Continuity
7 27 (14.52%) Risk Management
7 27 (14.52%) Security Operations
8 25 (13.44%) ITIL
8 25 (13.44%) Project Management
9 24 (12.90%) Data Security
10 21 (11.29%) Cryptography
11 20 (10.75%) Artificial Intelligence
12 19 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (10.22%) Information Assurance
12 19 (10.22%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.38%) Java
2 7 (3.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.69%) SQL
4 3 (1.61%) C
4 3 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.54%) BeanShell
5 1 (0.54%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.54%) Perl
5 1 (0.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (58.60%) CISM
2 63 (33.87%) CISA
3 44 (23.66%) Degree
4 30 (16.13%) CSSLP
5 25 (13.44%) SANS
6 23 (12.37%) CRISC
7 22 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (7.53%) GCIH
8 14 (7.53%) Security Cleared
9 13 (6.99%) GIAC
10 12 (6.45%) CEH
11 10 (5.38%) CCNA
11 10 (5.38%) CCNP
12 9 (4.84%) QiCA
13 8 (4.30%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
13 8 (4.30%) SSCP
14 5 (2.69%) CCDP
14 5 (2.69%) CREST Certified
15 4 (2.15%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (47.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (25.27%) GDPR
3 44 (23.66%) PCI DSS
4 21 (11.29%) HIPAA
5 20 (10.75%) GCP
6 19 (10.22%) COBIT
7 9 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (4.30%) ISO 9001
9 7 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.61%) ISO 22301
11 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
11 2 (1.08%) ISO 31000
11 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (1.08%) NIST 800
11 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.54%) GPG13
12 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.54%) IASME
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Firmware
2 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.61%) Snort
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Nessus
2 5 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.69%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.69%) TrustSec
3 3 (1.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (0.54%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (10.75%) Veracode
2 6 (3.23%) Cisco
2 6 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.69%) Forcepoint
3 5 (2.69%) Splunk
4 4 (2.15%) Capita
4 4 (2.15%) Google
5 3 (1.61%) CyberArk
5 3 (1.61%) McAfee
5 3 (1.61%) NetWitness
5 3 (1.61%) Sourcefire
5 3 (1.61%) Trend Micro
6 2 (1.08%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle
7 1 (0.54%) HP
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Sun
7 1 (0.54%) Sybase