Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 203 207
Rank change year-on-year +66 +4 +64
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 290 194 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 1.47% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.60% 6.71% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 252 128 146
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.77% -3.64%
10th Percentile £37,600 £42,125 £34,375
90th Percentile £71,125 £79,500 £71,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 2,500 2,893 2,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.97% 21.97% 23.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,900 2,214 2,260
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +97 191 £55,000 +4.76% 19
Cheshire -39 42 £56,250 -6.25% 6
Merseyside +49 30 £60,000 - 2
Lancashire +29 20 £45,000 +38.46% 3
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 216 (74.48%) Information Security
2 181 (62.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 136 (46.90%) Penetration Testing
4 125 (43.10%) Windows
5 122 (42.07%) Linux
6 121 (41.72%) SIEM
7 103 (35.52%) Security Management
8 101 (34.83%) Microsoft
9 98 (33.79%) Degree
10 96 (33.10%) Risk Management
11 92 (31.72%) Finance
12 91 (31.38%) Management Information System
12 91 (31.38%) Network Security
13 85 (29.31%) PCI DSS
13 85 (29.31%) GDPR
14 84 (28.97%) Business Continuity
14 84 (28.97%) CISA
15 83 (28.62%) Data Protection
16 82 (28.28%) CISM
17 79 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
18 78 (26.90%) Vulnerability Management
19 75 (25.86%) Legal
20 72 (24.83%) Disaster Recovery
20 72 (24.83%) Incident Management
21 66 (22.76%) Risk Analysis
22 63 (21.72%) Cybersecurity
22 63 (21.72%) SANS
23 59 (20.34%) CREST Certified
23 59 (20.34%) Cisco
24 58 (20.00%) OWASP

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 10 (3.45%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) JBoss
4 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (18.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 55 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (17.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.03%) Office 365
4 3 (1.03%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (31.38%) Network Security
2 44 (15.17%) Wi-Fi
3 38 (13.10%) Firewall
4 23 (7.93%) SSL
4 23 (7.93%) TCP/IP
5 21 (7.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (6.21%) VPN
6 18 (6.21%) WAN
7 17 (5.86%) LAN
7 17 (5.86%) Wireless
8 13 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (4.48%) MPLS
9 12 (4.14%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (3.79%) Cisco ISE
10 11 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (3.79%) Cisco Wireless
10 11 (3.79%) HTTP
10 11 (3.79%) IPsec
10 11 (3.79%) Multicast
10 11 (3.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.48%) MySQL
1 13 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.79%) Big Data
2 11 (3.79%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.45%) Apache Hive
4 5 (1.72%) GIS
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (3.45%) Bitbucket
1 10 (3.45%) CodeSonar
1 10 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.45%) git-flow
1 10 (3.45%) JIRA
1 10 (3.45%) Robot Framework
1 10 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 92 (31.72%) Finance
2 75 (25.86%) Legal
3 16 (5.52%) Banking
4 13 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.10%) Law
6 8 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.72%) Publishing
8 4 (1.38%) Front Office
9 2 (0.69%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (35.86%) Security Manager
2 84 (28.97%) Analyst
3 80 (27.59%) Security Analyst
4 78 (26.90%) Information Manager
4 78 (26.90%) Information Security Manager
5 48 (16.55%) Senior Analyst
5 48 (16.55%) Senior Security Analyst
6 46 (15.86%) IT Analyst
6 46 (15.86%) IT Security Analyst
7 45 (15.52%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 23 (7.93%) Security Engineer
9 22 (7.59%) Information Analyst
9 22 (7.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 14 (4.83%) Security Officer
11 12 (4.14%) Architect
11 12 (4.14%) Security Specialist
12 11 (3.79%) Information Security Specialist
12 11 (3.79%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.79%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (3.79%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.86%) .NET
2 15 (5.17%) .NET Framework
3 13 (4.48%) SOAP
4 12 (4.14%) REST
5 10 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.45%) Django
5 10 (3.45%) Java EE
5 10 (3.45%) LAMP
5 10 (3.45%) Node.js
5 10 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (3.45%) Spring MVC
5 10 (3.45%) STL
6 7 (2.41%) Web Services
7 4 (1.38%) OAuth
8 3 (1.03%) SAML
9 2 (0.69%) LDAP
9 2 (0.69%) OpenID
9 2 (0.69%) XML
10 1 (0.34%) JSP
10 1 (0.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 91 (31.38%) Management Information System
2 50 (17.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 19 (6.55%) CESG
4 17 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.83%) PKI
5 14 (4.83%) Smart Meter
6 8 (2.76%) Life Science
7 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.41%) Cyberattack
8 6 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.72%) Smart Energy
10 4 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.69%) NHS
12 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 125 (43.10%) Windows
2 122 (42.07%) Linux
3 10 (3.45%) Android
3 10 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 8 (2.76%) Unix
5 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) HPUX
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (74.48%) Information Security
2 136 (46.90%) Penetration Testing
3 121 (41.72%) SIEM
4 103 (35.52%) Security Management
5 96 (33.10%) Risk Management
6 84 (28.97%) Business Continuity
7 83 (28.62%) Data Protection
8 78 (26.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 72 (24.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 72 (24.83%) Incident Management
10 66 (22.76%) Risk Analysis
11 63 (21.72%) Cybersecurity
12 58 (20.00%) OWASP
13 57 (19.66%) Due Diligence
14 49 (16.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 47 (16.21%) Mentoring
16 46 (15.86%) Data Loss Prevention
17 45 (15.52%) ITIL
17 45 (15.52%) Threat Analysis
18 44 (15.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.86%) SQL
2 19 (6.55%) Java
2 19 (6.55%) Python
3 15 (5.17%) PowerShell
4 13 (4.48%) Bash Shell
4 13 (4.48%) PHP
5 12 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.79%) C++
7 10 (3.45%) C
7 10 (3.45%) C#
7 10 (3.45%) Objective-C
8 7 (2.41%) Perl
9 3 (1.03%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.34%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 98 (33.79%) Degree
2 84 (28.97%) CISA
3 82 (28.28%) CISM
4 79 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (21.72%) SANS
6 59 (20.34%) CREST Certified
7 46 (15.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 22 (7.59%) Security Cleared
9 20 (6.90%) CEH
10 19 (6.55%) CCNP
10 19 (6.55%) GIAC
11 17 (5.86%) CompTIA Security+
12 15 (5.17%) MCSE
12 15 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (5.17%) SSCP
13 14 (4.83%) CCNA
14 12 (4.14%) CCDP
15 11 (3.79%) CRISC
15 11 (3.79%) GCIH
16 10 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (62.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (29.31%) GDPR
2 85 (29.31%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.48%) COBIT
4 12 (4.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (3.10%) ISO 9001
6 8 (2.76%) IASME
6 8 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.38%) HIPAA
8 4 (1.38%) QA
9 3 (1.03%) GCP
9 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 50 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.79%) Firmware
4 10 (3.45%) Docker
4 10 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (3.79%) Cisco UCCX
1 11 (3.79%) Nessus
1 11 (3.79%) TrustSec
2 10 (3.45%) Puppet
2 10 (3.45%) Salt
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.34%) QRadar
5 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 101 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 59 (20.34%) Cisco
3 45 (15.52%) VMware
4 10 (3.45%) Splunk
5 9 (3.10%) Darktrace
6 7 (2.41%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.07%) Capita
8 5 (1.72%) Forcepoint
8 5 (1.72%) Oracle
9 4 (1.38%) Digital Shadows
9 4 (1.38%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.03%) Google
10 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.03%) Veracode
11 2 (0.69%) Dell KACE
11 2 (0.69%) IBM
11 2 (0.69%) SAP
11 2 (0.69%) Sun
11 2 (0.69%) Symantec
11 2 (0.69%) Trend Micro