Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 201 209
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +14
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 171 173 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 1.40% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 6.23% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 108 127 83
North West median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,850 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,625 £72,750 £73,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £59,925
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.30% +8.95%

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 2,557 2,779 3,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.09% 22.53% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,946 2,144 2,474
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -34 75 £56,500 +2.73% 13
Cheshire -5 66 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Merseyside +28 8 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Lancashire +9 8 £48,750 +186.76% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 121 (70.76%) CISM
2 117 (68.42%) Information Security
3 103 (60.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 88 (51.46%) CISA
5 51 (29.82%) Cybersecurity
6 50 (29.24%) Finance
6 50 (29.24%) PCI DSS
7 42 (24.56%) GDPR
8 37 (21.64%) CRISC
9 36 (21.05%) Degree
9 36 (21.05%) Risk Management
10 34 (19.88%) Data Security
10 34 (19.88%) Project Management
11 33 (19.30%) Management Information System
12 28 (16.37%) Network Security
13 27 (15.79%) Security Architecture
13 27 (15.79%) Legal
14 26 (15.20%) Security Management
14 26 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (14.62%) SIEM
15 25 (14.62%) Data Protection
15 25 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (12.87%) ITIL
17 21 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
18 20 (11.70%) Security Cleared
18 20 (11.70%) Smart Meter
18 20 (11.70%) GIAC
18 20 (11.70%) Security Operations
18 20 (11.70%) Analytics
18 20 (11.70%) Identity Access Management

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 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.51%) SaaS
2 4 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.75%) IaaS
3 3 (1.75%) Office 365
3 3 (1.75%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.37%) Network Security
2 16 (9.36%) Firewall
3 11 (6.43%) Internet
4 8 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.09%) IPsec
6 3 (1.75%) VPN
7 2 (1.17%) LDAP
8 1 (0.58%) Broadband
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.58%) DMZ
8 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.58%) IPv4
8 1 (0.58%) IPv6
8 1 (0.58%) LAN
8 1 (0.58%) TACACS
8 1 (0.58%) WAN
8 1 (0.58%) Wireless
8 1 (0.58%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.75%) GIS
2 1 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
General
1 50 (29.24%) Finance
2 27 (15.79%) Legal
3 18 (10.53%) Retail
4 12 (7.02%) Front Office
5 9 (5.26%) Law
6 5 (2.92%) Marketing
7 4 (2.34%) Banking
7 4 (2.34%) Games
7 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.75%) Advertising
8 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.32%) Security Manager
2 39 (22.81%) Analyst
3 38 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 30 (17.54%) Information Manager
4 30 (17.54%) Information Security Manager
5 20 (11.70%) Information Analyst
5 20 (11.70%) Information Security Analyst
6 17 (9.94%) IT Manager
7 16 (9.36%) Security Specialist
8 15 (8.77%) Information Security Officer
8 15 (8.77%) Security Officer
9 14 (8.19%) Architect
9 14 (8.19%) Information Security Specialist
9 14 (8.19%) Information Specialist
10 12 (7.02%) CISSP Manager
10 12 (7.02%) IT Risk Manager
10 12 (7.02%) Risk Manager
10 12 (7.02%) Security Architect
11 11 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (6.43%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.68%) OAuth
1 8 (4.68%) SOAP
1 8 (4.68%) Web Services
2 7 (4.09%) OpenID
2 7 (4.09%) REST
2 7 (4.09%) SAML
3 4 (2.34%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) J2EE
4 1 (0.58%) JSP
4 1 (0.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.58%) Servlets
4 1 (0.58%) SPML
4 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.70%) Smart Meter
3 14 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (6.43%) CESG
4 11 (6.43%) PKI
5 6 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.34%) Cybercrime
7 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.75%) Smart Energy
7 3 (1.75%) Wiki
8 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.17%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.19%) Windows
2 13 (7.60%) Unix
3 11 (6.43%) Linux
4 1 (0.58%) AIX
4 1 (0.58%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (68.42%) Information Security
2 51 (29.82%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 34 (19.88%) Data Security
4 34 (19.88%) Project Management
5 27 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 26 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (15.20%) Security Management
7 25 (14.62%) Data Protection
7 25 (14.62%) SIEM
7 25 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (12.87%) ITIL
9 21 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (11.70%) Analytics
10 20 (11.70%) Identity Access Management
10 20 (11.70%) Security Operations
11 19 (11.11%) IT Audit
11 19 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (10.53%) Information Assurance
12 18 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.09%) SQL
2 4 (2.34%) C
3 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.17%) Java
5 1 (0.58%) BeanShell
5 1 (0.58%) C#
5 1 (0.58%) C++
5 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 121 (70.76%) CISM
2 88 (51.46%) CISA
3 37 (21.64%) CRISC
4 36 (21.05%) Degree
5 20 (11.70%) GIAC
5 20 (11.70%) Security Cleared
6 17 (9.94%) GCIH
7 16 (9.36%) CEH
8 14 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (8.19%) SSCP
9 11 (6.43%) ISSAP
9 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
10 10 (5.85%) SANS
11 9 (5.26%) QiCA
12 8 (4.68%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (4.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (4.09%) CCIE
13 7 (4.09%) CREST Certified
14 4 (2.34%) CCNA
14 4 (2.34%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (60.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (29.24%) PCI DSS
3 42 (24.56%) GDPR
4 15 (8.77%) COBIT
5 11 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (4.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (3.51%) HIPAA
9 5 (2.92%) COSO
9 5 (2.92%) ISO 9001
10 4 (2.34%) ISO 22301
11 3 (1.75%) GCP
12 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
12 2 (1.17%) ISO 14001
12 2 (1.17%) ISO 31000
12 2 (1.17%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.58%) GPG13
13 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) Snort
2 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.58%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.58%) Nessus
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (4.09%) Splunk
2 5 (2.92%) Capita
3 4 (2.34%) CyberArk
3 4 (2.34%) Google
3 4 (2.34%) McAfee
3 4 (2.34%) NetWitness
3 4 (2.34%) Sourcefire
3 4 (2.34%) Trend Micro
4 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.75%) Forcepoint
4 3 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.75%) NetIQ
4 3 (1.75%) Veracode
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco
5 2 (1.17%) IBM
5 2 (1.17%) Imperva
5 2 (1.17%) VMware
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle
6 1 (0.58%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.58%) Sybase