Period
to 18 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 206 204
Rank change year-on-year +123 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 368 171 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.47% 1.34% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.08% 6.59% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 331 108 127
North West median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,850 £38,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,625 £72,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.30%

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 2,440 2,594 2,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.00% 20.38% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,953 1,971 2,156
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +137 293 £57,000 +0.88% 8
Cheshire +14 41 £62,500 +25.00% 5
Merseyside +20 19 £42,500 +6.25%
Lancashire +6 11 £42,000 -13.85% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 332 (90.22%) Information Security
2 300 (81.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 227 (61.68%) SIEM
4 218 (59.24%) Penetration Testing
5 214 (58.15%) Windows
6 209 (56.79%) Linux
7 206 (55.98%) Microsoft
8 168 (45.65%) Management Information System
9 158 (42.93%) Network Security
9 158 (42.93%) GDPR
10 151 (41.03%) Finance
11 150 (40.76%) Risk Management
12 145 (39.40%) Data Protection
13 140 (38.04%) Business Continuity
14 139 (37.77%) PCI DSS
14 139 (37.77%) CREST Certified
15 137 (37.23%) Security Management
16 136 (36.96%) Legal
17 135 (36.68%) Disaster Recovery
17 135 (36.68%) Vulnerability Management
18 134 (36.41%) Incident Management
19 133 (36.14%) Risk Analysis
20 130 (35.33%) Due Diligence
21 122 (33.15%) Degree
21 122 (33.15%) SANS
22 112 (30.43%) OWASP
22 112 (30.43%) Mentoring
23 111 (30.16%) Threat Analysis
24 110 (29.89%) Cisco Certification
25 109 (29.62%) Cisco

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 (0.82%) IIS
2 2 (0.54%) Apache
2 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
2 2 (0.54%) JBoss
2 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 107 (29.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 106 (28.80%) Amazon AWS
1 106 (28.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 158 (42.93%) Network Security
2 105 (28.53%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (5.98%) Firewall
4 20 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.45%) VPN
5 9 (2.45%) WAN
6 7 (1.90%) DNS
6 7 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.63%) FTP
7 6 (1.63%) HTTP
8 5 (1.36%) LAN
8 5 (1.36%) Sourcefire
8 5 (1.36%) SSL
9 4 (1.09%) DMZ
9 4 (1.09%) IPv4
9 4 (1.09%) IPv6
9 4 (1.09%) SMTP
9 4 (1.09%) Wireless
9 4 (1.09%) Wireless Security
10 3 (0.82%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.82%) Big Data
1 3 (0.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
2 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.54%) MySQL
3 1 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Ant
2 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.54%) CodeSonar
2 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.54%) git-flow
2 2 (0.54%) JIRA
2 2 (0.54%) Robot Framework
2 2 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 151 (41.03%) Finance
2 136 (36.96%) Legal
3 8 (2.17%) Banking
3 8 (2.17%) Retail
3 8 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.63%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 148 (40.22%) Analyst
2 145 (39.40%) Security Analyst
3 138 (37.50%) Security Manager
4 126 (34.24%) Information Manager
4 126 (34.24%) Information Security Manager
5 119 (32.34%) IT Analyst
5 119 (32.34%) IT Security Analyst
6 113 (30.71%) Senior Analyst
6 113 (30.71%) Senior Security Analyst
7 109 (29.62%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 19 (5.16%) Information Analyst
8 19 (5.16%) Information Security Analyst
9 17 (4.62%) Architect
10 15 (4.08%) Head of Security
11 14 (3.80%) Security Architect
12 11 (2.99%) CISSP Analyst
12 11 (2.99%) Security Engineer
12 11 (2.99%) Security Officer
13 10 (2.72%) Senior Architect
14 8 (2.17%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.45%) SOAP
2 7 (1.90%) JSON
2 7 (1.90%) REST
2 7 (1.90%) SAML
3 6 (1.63%) .NET
3 6 (1.63%) Web Services
4 5 (1.36%) OAuth
5 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.54%) Django
6 2 (0.54%) Java EE
6 2 (0.54%) LAMP
6 2 (0.54%) LDAP
6 2 (0.54%) Middleware
6 2 (0.54%) Node.js
6 2 (0.54%) RESTful
6 2 (0.54%) SPNEGO
6 2 (0.54%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.54%) STL
6 2 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (45.65%) Management Information System
2 107 (29.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 33 (8.97%) CESG
4 28 (7.61%) PKI
5 14 (3.80%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.45%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.36%) Life Science
8 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.54%) NHS
11 2 (0.54%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.54%) User Experience
12 1 (0.27%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 214 (58.15%) Windows
2 209 (56.79%) Linux
3 9 (2.45%) Unix
4 2 (0.54%) Android
4 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (90.22%) Information Security
2 227 (61.68%) SIEM
3 218 (59.24%) Penetration Testing
4 150 (40.76%) Risk Management
5 145 (39.40%) Data Protection
6 140 (38.04%) Business Continuity
7 137 (37.23%) Security Management
8 135 (36.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 135 (36.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 134 (36.41%) Incident Management
10 133 (36.14%) Risk Analysis
11 130 (35.33%) Due Diligence
12 112 (30.43%) Mentoring
12 112 (30.43%) OWASP
13 111 (30.16%) Threat Analysis
14 106 (28.80%) Web Development
15 105 (28.53%) Scenario Testing
16 104 (28.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 98 (26.63%) Data Loss Prevention
18 66 (17.93%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 107 (29.08%) SQL
2 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.63%) Java
4 4 (1.09%) C
4 4 (1.09%) Python
5 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.82%) C++
5 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.82%) PHP
6 2 (0.54%) C#
6 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 139 (37.77%) CREST Certified
2 122 (33.15%) Degree
2 122 (33.15%) SANS
3 110 (29.89%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (29.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 81 (22.01%) CISM
6 64 (17.39%) CISA
7 27 (7.34%) CEH
8 21 (5.71%) Security Cleared
9 18 (4.89%) CRISC
9 18 (4.89%) GIAC
10 15 (4.08%) SC Cleared
11 13 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
12 12 (3.26%) CCSP
13 10 (2.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 10 (2.72%) SSCP
14 9 (2.45%) ISSAP
15 8 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
16 7 (1.90%) CISMP
16 7 (1.90%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (81.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 158 (42.93%) GDPR
3 139 (37.77%) PCI DSS
4 13 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 9 (2.45%) COBIT
6 8 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (1.09%) QA
9 2 (0.54%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
System Software
1 106 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.36%) Snort
4 2 (0.54%) Docker
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) HP Fortify
1 2 (0.54%) Puppet
1 2 (0.54%) Salt
1 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.27%) Nessus
2 1 (0.27%) Nexpose
2 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.27%) OpenVAS
2 1 (0.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 206 (55.98%) Microsoft
2 109 (29.62%) Cisco
3 108 (29.35%) VMware
4 9 (2.45%) Splunk
5 8 (2.17%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.63%) Google
7 4 (1.09%) LogRhythm
7 4 (1.09%) SAP
8 3 (0.82%) ArcSight
8 3 (0.82%) Darktrace
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle
9 2 (0.54%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.54%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.54%) Ping Identity
10 1 (0.27%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.27%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.27%) SmartCo
10 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.27%) Tableau
10 1 (0.27%) Tufin