Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 194 236
Rank change year-on-year -16 +42 0
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 177 183 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 1.46% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.35% 6.50% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 109 146 78
North West median annual salary £51,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.36% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £76,500 £75,000 £87,625
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 2786 2814 3273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.03% 22.50% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2132 2225 2499
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,100 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -69 81 £55,000 -1.79% 4
Cheshire +20 75 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Lancashire +8 8 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Merseyside +11 5 £40,000 -23.81%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 131 (74.01%) CISM
2 124 (70.06%) Information Security
3 104 (58.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 93 (52.54%) CISA
5 58 (32.77%) Finance
6 52 (29.38%) PCI DSS
7 50 (28.25%) Cybersecurity
8 48 (27.12%) CRISC
9 42 (23.73%) Risk Management
9 42 (23.73%) GDPR
10 41 (23.16%) Project Management
11 40 (22.60%) Degree
12 32 (18.08%) Management Information System
13 31 (17.51%) Data Security
13 31 (17.51%) ITIL
14 28 (15.82%) Security Management
15 27 (15.25%) Data Protection
16 26 (14.69%) Legal
16 26 (14.69%) Retail
17 25 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (14.12%) Network Security
18 24 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 24 (13.56%) Security Architecture
19 22 (12.43%) Identity Access Management
20 21 (11.86%) SIEM
21 20 (11.30%) Internet
21 20 (11.30%) CEH
21 20 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
21 20 (11.30%) Matrix Organization
22 19 (10.73%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.13%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.39%) SaaS
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.26%) Office 365
3 3 (1.69%) IaaS
3 3 (1.69%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.69%) PaaS
4 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.12%) Network Security
2 20 (11.30%) Internet
3 18 (10.17%) Firewall
4 12 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.95%) IPsec
6 2 (1.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.56%) LDAP
7 1 (0.56%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.52%) GIS
General
1 58 (32.77%) Finance
2 26 (14.69%) Legal
2 26 (14.69%) Retail
3 10 (5.65%) Front Office
4 8 (4.52%) Banking
5 6 (3.39%) Games
5 6 (3.39%) Law
6 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.26%) Marketing
8 3 (1.69%) Advertising
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (29.38%) Security Manager
2 37 (20.90%) Analyst
3 34 (19.21%) Security Analyst
4 33 (18.64%) Information Manager
4 33 (18.64%) Information Security Manager
5 21 (11.86%) Information Analyst
5 21 (11.86%) Information Security Analyst
6 18 (10.17%) Consultant
7 17 (9.60%) CISSP Manager
8 16 (9.04%) Security Consultant
9 15 (8.47%) Architect
9 15 (8.47%) Security Specialist
10 14 (7.91%) Security Architect
11 13 (7.34%) Information Security Specialist
11 13 (7.34%) Information Specialist
12 10 (5.65%) Information Security Officer
12 10 (5.65%) IT Manager
12 10 (5.65%) Security Officer
13 8 (4.52%) Information Officer
13 8 (4.52%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.52%) Web Services
2 7 (3.95%) OAuth
2 7 (3.95%) OpenID
2 7 (3.95%) REST
2 7 (3.95%) SAML
2 7 (3.95%) SOAP
3 2 (1.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.08%) Management Information System
2 19 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.60%) Smart Meter
4 11 (6.21%) CESG
4 11 (6.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (6.21%) PKI
5 9 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (3.39%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.26%) Cybercrime
8 4 (2.26%) Smart Energy
8 4 (2.26%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.69%) Wiki
10 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.21%) Unix
1 11 (6.21%) Windows
2 8 (4.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (70.06%) Information Security
2 50 (28.25%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (23.73%) Risk Management
4 41 (23.16%) Project Management
5 31 (17.51%) Data Security
5 31 (17.51%) ITIL
6 28 (15.82%) Security Management
7 27 (15.25%) Data Protection
8 25 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (13.56%) Security Architecture
10 22 (12.43%) Identity Access Management
11 21 (11.86%) SIEM
12 20 (11.30%) Matrix Organization
12 20 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (9.04%) Analytics
14 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
15 15 (8.47%) Data Analytics
15 15 (8.47%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.26%) C
1 4 (2.26%) SQL
2 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 131 (74.01%) CISM
2 93 (52.54%) CISA
3 48 (27.12%) CRISC
4 40 (22.60%) Degree
5 20 (11.30%) CEH
6 16 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (8.47%) Security Cleared
8 14 (7.91%) GIAC
9 11 (6.21%) ISSAP
9 11 (6.21%) SANS
9 11 (6.21%) SSCP
10 10 (5.65%) GCIH
11 9 (5.08%) CCIE
11 9 (5.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 8 (4.52%) CISMP
13 7 (3.95%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (3.95%) CREST Certified
13 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared
14 5 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (58.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (29.38%) PCI DSS
3 42 (23.73%) GDPR
4 16 (9.04%) COBIT
5 12 (6.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (6.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (5.65%) ISO 22301
8 8 (4.52%) ISO 9001
9 7 (3.95%) COSO
9 7 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (2.26%) ISO 14001
10 4 (2.26%) SLA
11 2 (1.13%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.56%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.56%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Snort
2 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (4.52%) CheckPoint
2 5 (2.82%) Cisco
2 5 (2.82%) Juniper
2 5 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.82%) Splunk
3 4 (2.26%) Capita
3 4 (2.26%) Google
4 3 (1.69%) Forcepoint
4 3 (1.69%) McAfee
4 3 (1.69%) NetWitness
4 3 (1.69%) Sourcefire
4 3 (1.69%) Trend Micro
5 2 (1.13%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.13%) Imperva
5 2 (1.13%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle
5 2 (1.13%) SAP
5 2 (1.13%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.56%) HP