Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 193 188
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 +79
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 215 208 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.71% 1.58% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.28% 6.99% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 179 135 149
North West median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% -7.83%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £74,000 £73,250 £74,000
England median annual salary £63,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.80% +4.17% +4.35%

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 2,597 2,974 2,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.66% 22.59% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 2,239 2,291
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,575 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +15 101 £55,000 - 18
Cheshire -30 53 £60,000 - 1
Merseyside +37 28 £60,000 - 2
Lancashire - 24 £52,500 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 140 (65.12%) Information Security
2 99 (46.05%) CISM
3 87 (40.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (36.28%) Cybersecurity
5 72 (33.49%) Penetration Testing
6 66 (30.70%) CISA
7 61 (28.37%) Degree
8 58 (26.98%) Finance
9 54 (25.12%) Security Architecture
10 53 (24.65%) Security Management
11 47 (21.86%) Management Information System
12 46 (21.40%) Risk Management
13 45 (20.93%) Windows
14 43 (20.00%) SIEM
15 42 (19.53%) Cisco Certification
16 41 (19.07%) Linux
16 41 (19.07%) Network Security
16 41 (19.07%) PCI DSS
17 37 (17.21%) Business Continuity
18 36 (16.74%) Security Operations
19 35 (16.28%) OWASP
20 34 (15.81%) GDPR
20 34 (15.81%) ITIL
21 33 (15.35%) Legal
22 32 (14.88%) Vulnerability Management
23 31 (14.42%) SANS
23 31 (14.42%) Disaster Recovery
24 29 (13.49%) Firewall
24 29 (13.49%) CSSLP
24 29 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure

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 7 (3.26%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) JBoss
3 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (6.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (5.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.86%) Office 365
5 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.07%) Network Security
2 29 (13.49%) Firewall
3 19 (8.84%) SSL
4 18 (8.37%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (6.05%) VPN
5 13 (6.05%) Wireless
6 12 (5.58%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (5.58%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (5.58%) LAN
6 12 (5.58%) MPLS
6 12 (5.58%) WAN
7 11 (5.12%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (5.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (5.12%) Cisco Wireless
7 11 (5.12%) IPsec
7 11 (5.12%) Multicast
7 11 (5.12%) VoIP
8 9 (4.19%) Internet
9 7 (3.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.65%) MySQL
1 10 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) Big Data
2 8 (3.72%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.26%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.33%) GIS
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (3.26%) Bitbucket
1 7 (3.26%) CodeSonar
1 7 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.26%) git-flow
1 7 (3.26%) JIRA
1 7 (3.26%) Robot Framework
1 7 (3.26%) Selenium
General
1 58 (26.98%) Finance
2 33 (15.35%) Legal
3 24 (11.16%) Banking
4 21 (9.77%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.65%) Law
6 9 (4.19%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.33%) Publishing
7 5 (2.33%) Retail
8 4 (1.86%) Front Office
9 3 (1.40%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (28.37%) Security Manager
2 43 (20.00%) Analyst
3 39 (18.14%) Security Analyst
4 38 (17.67%) Information Manager
4 38 (17.67%) Information Security Manager
5 23 (10.70%) Security Engineer
6 18 (8.37%) Architect
6 18 (8.37%) Information Analyst
6 18 (8.37%) Information Security Analyst
7 17 (7.91%) Security Architect
8 16 (7.44%) Security Specialist
9 12 (5.58%) Head of Security
10 11 (5.12%) Network Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Developer
11 10 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.65%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.37%) .NET
2 16 (7.44%) .NET Framework
3 11 (5.12%) Web Services
4 8 (3.72%) SOAP
5 7 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.26%) Django
5 7 (3.26%) Java EE
5 7 (3.26%) LAMP
5 7 (3.26%) Node.js
5 7 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (3.26%) REST
5 7 (3.26%) Spring MVC
5 7 (3.26%) STL
6 2 (0.93%) LDAP
6 2 (0.93%) OAuth
6 2 (0.93%) XML
7 1 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.47%) J2EE
7 1 (0.47%) JSP
7 1 (0.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.86%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.98%) PKI
4 14 (6.51%) Cyber Defence
4 14 (6.51%) Smart Meter
5 12 (5.58%) CESG
6 11 (5.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.72%) Cyberattack
7 8 (3.72%) Life Science
8 7 (3.26%) Smart Energy
9 6 (2.79%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.93%) Windows
2 41 (19.07%) Linux
3 8 (3.72%) Unix
4 7 (3.26%) Android
4 7 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (65.12%) Information Security
2 78 (36.28%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (33.49%) Penetration Testing
4 54 (25.12%) Security Architecture
5 53 (24.65%) Security Management
6 46 (21.40%) Risk Management
7 43 (20.00%) SIEM
8 37 (17.21%) Business Continuity
9 36 (16.74%) Security Operations
10 35 (16.28%) OWASP
11 34 (15.81%) ITIL
12 32 (14.88%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (14.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (13.02%) Data Protection
15 27 (12.56%) Incident Management
16 26 (12.09%) Information Security Management
17 21 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (9.77%) Project Management
17 21 (9.77%) Wealth Management
18 20 (9.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.84%) Java
2 16 (7.44%) Python
3 13 (6.05%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.19%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.19%) PHP
5 7 (3.26%) C
5 7 (3.26%) C#
5 7 (3.26%) C++
5 7 (3.26%) Objective-C
5 7 (3.26%) Perl
5 7 (3.26%) SQL
6 4 (1.86%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.47%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 99 (46.05%) CISM
2 66 (30.70%) CISA
3 61 (28.37%) Degree
4 42 (19.53%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (14.42%) SANS
6 29 (13.49%) CSSLP
7 19 (8.84%) CCNP
8 18 (8.37%) Security Cleared
9 16 (7.44%) CCNA
9 16 (7.44%) CEH
10 15 (6.98%) GIAC
11 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (5.58%) MCSE
13 11 (5.12%) CCDP
13 11 (5.12%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (5.12%) CRISC
14 10 (4.65%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (4.65%) CREST Certified
14 10 (4.65%) GCIH
15 8 (3.72%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (40.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (19.07%) PCI DSS
3 34 (15.81%) GDPR
4 18 (8.37%) HIPAA
5 17 (7.91%) GCP
6 12 (5.58%) COBIT
6 12 (5.58%) ISO 9001
7 8 (3.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (3.72%) IASME
8 6 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.47%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.12%) Firmware
3 7 (3.26%) Docker
3 7 (3.26%) vSphere
4 4 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (5.12%) Cisco UCCX
1 11 (5.12%) Nessus
1 11 (5.12%) TrustSec
2 7 (3.26%) Puppet
2 7 (3.26%) Salt
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.30%) Cisco
3 17 (7.91%) Veracode
4 6 (2.79%) Darktrace
4 6 (2.79%) VMware
5 5 (2.33%) Forcepoint
5 5 (2.33%) Oracle
5 5 (2.33%) Splunk
6 4 (1.86%) Digital Shadows
7 3 (1.40%) LogRhythm
7 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.93%) Capita
8 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.93%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.93%) Dell KACE
8 2 (0.93%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Sun
8 2 (0.93%) Symantec
8 2 (0.93%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds