Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 115 205
Rank change year-on-year -57 +90 -10
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 120 269 177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.47% 2.67% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 11.46% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 95 237 148
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £42,125
90th Percentile £86,500 £75,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.40% +3.75% -4.00%

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 1,599 2,348 2,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.65% 23.30% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,102 1,796 1,987
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,313 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,259 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.52% +4.17% +6.67%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the North West.

Salary trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 -51 81 £52,500 -12.50% 9
Cheshire -5 17 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Merseyside -2 15 £62,500 +21.08%
Cumbria - 3 £55,000 - 1
Lancashire +4 1 £48,500 +7.02%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 78 (65.00%) Information Security
2 75 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (59.17%) CISM
4 57 (47.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (28.33%) NIST
6 33 (27.50%) CISA
7 32 (26.67%) Degree
8 30 (25.00%) SIEM
9 29 (24.17%) Risk Management
10 27 (22.50%) Finance
10 27 (22.50%) PCI DSS
11 23 (19.17%) Azure
12 21 (17.50%) CESG Certified Professional
13 20 (16.67%) GDPR
13 20 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (15.00%) AWS
15 16 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (13.33%) IIS
16 15 (12.50%) Linux
17 14 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
18 13 (10.83%) Information Assurance
18 13 (10.83%) Network Security
18 13 (10.83%) Law
18 13 (10.83%) ITIL
18 13 (10.83%) NCSC
19 12 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
19 12 (10.00%) IISP
19 12 (10.00%) Windows
19 12 (10.00%) Web Services

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 16 (13.33%) IIS
2 4 (3.33%) Apache
2 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.17%) Azure
2 18 (15.00%) AWS
3 12 (10.00%) Office 365
4 10 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.00%) SaaS
6 5 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (4.17%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 5 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.17%) GCP
6 5 (4.17%) PaaS
6 5 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.50%) IaaS
8 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.83%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) Network Security
2 10 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (3.33%) LAN
3 4 (3.33%) SSL
3 4 (3.33%) WAN
3 4 (3.33%) X.509
4 2 (1.67%) Internet
4 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.67%) VLAN
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
5 1 (0.83%) DNS
5 1 (0.83%) Junos
5 1 (0.83%) MPLS
5 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (0.83%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Law
3 7 (5.83%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Legal
5 3 (2.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.67%) Electronics
6 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (15.83%) Analyst
1 19 (15.83%) Consultant
1 19 (15.83%) Security Analyst
2 18 (15.00%) Security Engineer
3 16 (13.33%) Security Consultant
4 14 (11.67%) Security Manager
5 9 (7.50%) Architect
5 9 (7.50%) Security Architect
6 8 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 8 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Head of Security
10 4 (3.33%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) CESG
3 5 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (4.17%) PKI
4 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.50%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.67%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.50%) Linux
2 12 (10.00%) Windows
3 7 (5.83%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Solaris
4 4 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (65.00%) Information Security
2 75 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (25.00%) SIEM
4 29 (24.17%) Risk Management
5 20 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (10.83%) Information Assurance
8 13 (10.83%) ITIL
9 12 (10.00%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.17%) DevOps
10 11 (9.17%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (9.17%) Web Filtering
11 10 (8.33%) Cryptography
11 10 (8.33%) Ergonomics
11 10 (8.33%) Human Factors
11 10 (8.33%) Network Design
11 10 (8.33%) Security Operations
12 9 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.50%) Java
2 2 (1.67%) C#
2 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.67%) Python
3 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (59.17%) CISM
2 33 (27.50%) CISA
3 32 (26.67%) Degree
4 21 (17.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (10.00%) IISP
7 11 (9.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (9.17%) GIAC
7 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
8 10 (8.33%) MBCS
9 9 (7.50%) MCSE
9 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (6.67%) MCP
11 7 (5.83%) CRISC
12 6 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (5.00%) CEH
12 6 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (47.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (28.33%) NIST
3 27 (22.50%) PCI DSS
4 20 (16.67%) GDPR
5 13 (10.83%) NCSC
6 11 (9.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (7.50%) COBIT
8 8 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (5.00%) ISO 31000
10 5 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (1.67%) ITGC
11 2 (1.67%) RMADS
12 1 (0.83%) COSO
12 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.83%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.83%) NIST 800
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) CASB
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.67%) Nessus
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.83%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.83%) Nmap
4 1 (0.83%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) VMware
3 5 (4.17%) Google
4 4 (3.33%) F5
4 4 (3.33%) Sophos
5 3 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (1.67%) Apple
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (0.83%) Acunetix
7 1 (0.83%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.83%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.83%) Juniper
7 1 (0.83%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.83%) McAfee
7 1 (0.83%) Qualys
7 1 (0.83%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.83%) Splunk