Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 164 199
Rank change year-on-year -40 +35 -8
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 131 229 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.25% 1.89% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 9.06% 6.78%
Number of salaries quoted 104 195 135
North West median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £74,500 £75,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%

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 2,327 2,527 2,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.17% 20.86% 22.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,516 1,883 2,194
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,312 £67,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -12 98 £62,500 +13.64% 7
Cheshire +11 17 £63,000 +5.00% 2
Merseyside -25 9 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Lancashire -41 4 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 83 (63.36%) Information Security
2 77 (58.78%) CISM
3 60 (45.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (43.51%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (33.59%) CISA
6 31 (23.66%) Risk Management
7 29 (22.14%) Finance
8 28 (21.37%) Security Architecture
9 27 (20.61%) Security Operations
9 27 (20.61%) GDPR
10 25 (19.08%) NIST
11 24 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (16.03%) Management Information System
12 21 (16.03%) TOGAF
12 21 (16.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 20 (15.27%) Degree
13 20 (15.27%) Retail
13 20 (15.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (14.50%) SABSA
14 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (13.74%) CRISC
15 18 (13.74%) CEH
16 17 (12.98%) ITIL
17 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
17 16 (12.21%) COBIT
17 16 (12.21%) OWASP
18 15 (11.45%) Network Security
18 15 (11.45%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (10.69%) CESG Certified Professional

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 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.58%) SaaS
5 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Flow
5 5 (3.82%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.53%) Office 365
8 1 (0.76%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.45%) Network Security
2 13 (9.92%) Firewall
3 11 (8.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.11%) WAN
5 6 (4.58%) LAN
5 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.82%) DNS
6 5 (3.82%) Internet
7 4 (3.05%) HTTP
8 3 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.29%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (2.29%) FTP
9 2 (1.53%) Intranet
9 2 (1.53%) SMTP
9 2 (1.53%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.53%) VPN
10 1 (0.76%) SSL
10 1 (0.76%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.05%) Big Data
2 2 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.53%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.53%) GIS
3 1 (0.76%) Power BI
3 1 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (22.14%) Finance
2 20 (15.27%) Retail
3 13 (9.92%) Banking
4 9 (6.87%) Legal
5 8 (6.11%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.82%) Law
6 5 (3.82%) Marketing
7 4 (3.05%) Aerospace
7 4 (3.05%) Billing
7 4 (3.05%) Electronics
7 4 (3.05%) Games
7 4 (3.05%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (16.79%) Analyst
2 21 (16.03%) Consultant
2 21 (16.03%) Security Manager
3 20 (15.27%) Security Consultant
4 19 (14.50%) Architect
4 19 (14.50%) Security Architect
5 18 (13.74%) Security Analyst
6 13 (9.92%) Information Manager
6 13 (9.92%) Information Security Manager
7 10 (7.63%) Head of Security
8 9 (6.87%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (6.11%) Security Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Risk Manager
10 7 (5.34%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Senior Security Specialist
11 6 (4.58%) Applications Consultant
11 6 (4.58%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 6 (4.58%) Head of Information Security
11 6 (4.58%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) Web Services
2 2 (1.53%) OAuth
2 2 (1.53%) OpenID
2 2 (1.53%) REST
2 2 (1.53%) SAML
2 2 (1.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Management Information System
2 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.40%) PKI
4 8 (6.11%) Cyberattack
5 6 (4.58%) CESG
5 6 (4.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (4.58%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.58%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.05%) Social Media
8 3 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.29%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.53%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.53%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.53%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.16%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Linux
3 6 (4.58%) Unix
4 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (63.36%) Information Security
2 57 (43.51%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (23.66%) Risk Management
4 28 (21.37%) Security Architecture
5 27 (20.61%) Security Operations
6 21 (16.03%) TOGAF
7 19 (14.50%) SABSA
8 17 (12.98%) ITIL
9 16 (12.21%) OWASP
10 15 (11.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (10.69%) Analytics
11 14 (10.69%) Business Continuity
12 13 (9.92%) SIEM
13 12 (9.16%) Change Management
13 12 (9.16%) Data Protection
13 12 (9.16%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (8.40%) Software Engineering
14 11 (8.40%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.82%) Python
2 4 (3.05%) C++
2 4 (3.05%) Perl
2 4 (3.05%) PHP
3 3 (2.29%) C
4 2 (1.53%) SQL
5 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (58.78%) CISM
2 44 (33.59%) CISA
3 24 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (16.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 20 (15.27%) Degree
6 18 (13.74%) CEH
6 18 (13.74%) CRISC
7 14 (10.69%) CESG Certified Professional
8 13 (9.92%) GIAC
8 13 (9.92%) GSEC
9 9 (6.87%) DBS Check
10 8 (6.11%) CCSP
11 7 (5.34%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (5.34%) SANS
11 7 (5.34%) Security Cleared
12 6 (4.58%) CREST Certified
12 6 (4.58%) SSCP
13 5 (3.82%) OSCP
14 4 (3.05%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (3.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (45.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (20.61%) GDPR
3 25 (19.08%) NIST
4 20 (15.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (12.21%) COBIT
6 14 (10.69%) PCI DSS
7 9 (6.87%) NCSC
8 7 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (4.58%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (2.29%) COSO
11 3 (2.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (2.29%) RMADS
12 2 (1.53%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) Docker
3 2 (1.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.29%) CASB
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.29%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) Google
3 5 (3.82%) Forcepoint
3 5 (3.82%) SAP
3 5 (3.82%) Sparx
4 4 (3.05%) Zscaler
5 3 (2.29%) Cisco
5 3 (2.29%) ForeScout
5 3 (2.29%) Netskope
5 3 (2.29%) Symantec
6 2 (1.53%) Databricks
7 1 (0.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.76%) Intel
7 1 (0.76%) Juniper
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle
7 1 (0.76%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.76%) Splunk
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau