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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 162 185
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 82 73 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 1.27% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 5.06% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 46 63 46
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £37,600 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £70,000 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1408 1442 1814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.88% 25.01% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1163 1419
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing CISSP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -34 45 £55,000 -2.22% 5
Cheshire +19 19 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Merseyside -10 1 £50,000 +5.26%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 136 (72.34%) Information Security
2 118 (62.77%) CISM
3 68 (36.17%) Finance
4 67 (35.64%) Risk Management
5 65 (34.57%) PCI DSS
6 64 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 47 (25.00%) CISA
7 47 (25.00%) Degree
8 45 (23.94%) Network Security
9 43 (22.87%) Security Operations
10 37 (19.68%) Management Information System
11 36 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (18.62%) Security Management
13 30 (15.96%) Incident Management
13 30 (15.96%) Firewall
14 29 (15.43%) Banking
15 27 (14.36%) Retail
15 27 (14.36%) Business Continuity
16 24 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (12.23%) ITIL
17 23 (12.23%) Computer Science
18 22 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (11.70%) Information Security Management
19 21 (11.17%) Data Security
19 21 (11.17%) CEH
19 21 (11.17%) Intrusion Detection
20 20 (10.64%) Information Assurance
21 19 (10.11%) Security Cleared
21 19 (10.11%) Vulnerability 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 9 (4.79%) IIS
2 4 (2.13%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (23.94%) Network Security
2 30 (15.96%) Firewall
3 21 (11.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.26%) Internet
5 7 (3.72%) VPN
6 6 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.66%) WAN
8 4 (2.13%) FTP
8 4 (2.13%) HTTP
8 4 (2.13%) SMTP
9 1 (0.53%) DMZ
9 1 (0.53%) IPsec
9 1 (0.53%) LAN
9 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.72%) GIS
2 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.53%) Big Data
3 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.53%) Ingres
General
1 68 (36.17%) Finance
2 29 (15.43%) Banking
3 27 (14.36%) Retail
4 15 (7.98%) Legal
5 13 (6.91%) Telecoms
6 12 (6.38%) Law
7 7 (3.72%) Marketing
8 4 (2.13%) Advertising
9 3 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.53%) Local Government
11 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (25.53%) Consultant
2 35 (18.62%) Analyst
2 35 (18.62%) Security Consultant
3 33 (17.55%) Security Analyst
4 31 (16.49%) Security Manager
5 22 (11.70%) Information Manager
6 21 (11.17%) Information Security Manager
7 16 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (7.98%) Senior Security Analyst
9 14 (7.45%) Information Analyst
9 14 (7.45%) Information Security Analyst
9 14 (7.45%) Information Security Consultant
9 14 (7.45%) Senior Consultant
10 13 (6.91%) Security Officer
11 12 (6.38%) Information Security Officer
12 10 (5.32%) Architect
12 10 (5.32%) Security Architect
12 10 (5.32%) Senior Security Consultant
13 9 (4.79%) IT Security Analyst
13 9 (4.79%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) Middleware
2 1 (0.53%) Java EE
2 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.68%) Management Information System
2 23 (12.23%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.98%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.72%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.66%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.66%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.13%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.60%) iPad
10 2 (1.06%) CESG
10 2 (1.06%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.53%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.85%) Windows
2 9 (4.79%) Linux
3 7 (3.72%) Unix
4 4 (2.13%) Solaris
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.06%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (72.34%) Information Security
2 67 (35.64%) Risk Management
3 43 (22.87%) Security Operations
4 36 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (18.62%) Security Management
6 30 (15.96%) Incident Management
7 27 (14.36%) Business Continuity
8 24 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (12.23%) ITIL
10 22 (11.70%) Information Security Management
11 21 (11.17%) Data Security
12 20 (10.64%) Information Assurance
13 19 (10.11%) Service Delivery
13 19 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (9.57%) Security Architecture
15 17 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
17 15 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (7.98%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.79%) C
2 1 (0.53%) C#
2 1 (0.53%) Java
2 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (62.77%) CISM
2 47 (25.00%) CISA
2 47 (25.00%) Degree
3 22 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (11.17%) CEH
5 19 (10.11%) CISMP
5 19 (10.11%) CLAS
5 19 (10.11%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.51%) CIMA
7 14 (7.45%) ISSAP
8 12 (6.38%) CRISC
9 10 (5.32%) CCNA
9 10 (5.32%) PCI QSA
10 9 (4.79%) CCNP
10 9 (4.79%) DV Cleared
10 9 (4.79%) IISP
11 8 (4.26%) MCSE
11 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.19%) SANS
13 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (34.57%) PCI DSS
2 64 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.38%) COBIT
3 12 (6.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (5.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (4.79%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.53%) BS25999
6 1 (0.53%) COSO
6 1 (0.53%) GPG13
6 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.13%) Sendmail
1 4 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 15 (7.98%) Cisco
2 8 (4.26%) ArcSight
2 8 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.26%) Splunk
3 5 (2.66%) Citrix
4 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.13%) Lotus
4 4 (2.13%) VMware
5 3 (1.60%) SAP
6 2 (1.06%) Avaya
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle
6 2 (1.06%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.53%) Intel
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £44000. - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Pension & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
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