Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 205 207
Rank change year-on-year +94 +2 +47
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 335 183 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.88% 1.38% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.19% 6.40% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 293 116 147
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,875 £34,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -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 2,539 2,859 2,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.81% 21.62% 22.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,968 2,181 2,247
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +130 267 £55,000 +3.77% 16
Cheshire -19 33 £62,500 +25.00% 6
Merseyside +25 20 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Lancashire +20 12 £38,500 +2.67%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 290 (86.57%) Information Security
2 256 (76.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 187 (55.82%) Penetration Testing
4 184 (54.93%) SIEM
5 179 (53.43%) Windows
6 177 (52.84%) Linux
7 169 (50.45%) Microsoft
8 129 (38.51%) Finance
9 128 (38.21%) Management Information System
9 128 (38.21%) GDPR
10 125 (37.31%) Risk Management
10 125 (37.31%) Data Protection
11 123 (36.72%) Network Security
12 120 (35.82%) PCI DSS
13 115 (34.33%) Business Continuity
14 114 (34.03%) Disaster Recovery
14 114 (34.03%) CREST Certified
15 113 (33.73%) Legal
15 113 (33.73%) Degree
16 112 (33.43%) Security Management
17 111 (33.13%) Vulnerability Management
18 109 (32.54%) Incident Management
18 109 (32.54%) Risk Analysis
19 104 (31.04%) Due Diligence
20 100 (29.85%) SANS
21 90 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
21 90 (26.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
22 89 (26.57%) OWASP
23 87 (25.97%) Mentoring
23 87 (25.97%) 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 7 (2.09%) Apache Pig
2 3 (0.90%) IIS
3 2 (0.60%) Apache
3 2 (0.60%) JBoss
3 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (24.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 83 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
1 83 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (36.72%) Network Security
2 83 (24.78%) Wi-Fi
3 26 (7.76%) Firewall
4 14 (4.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.69%) SSL
5 9 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.39%) HTTP
7 7 (2.09%) WAN
8 6 (1.79%) LAN
8 6 (1.79%) VPN
9 5 (1.49%) Wireless
10 4 (1.19%) DMZ
10 4 (1.19%) IPv4
10 4 (1.19%) IPv6
10 4 (1.19%) Wireless Security
11 3 (0.90%) DKIM
11 3 (0.90%) DMARC
12 2 (0.60%) Cisco Firepower
12 2 (0.60%) WebEx
12 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.69%) Big Data
1 9 (2.69%) MySQL
2 8 (2.39%) Hadoop
2 8 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.09%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.60%) GIS
5 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (2.09%) Bitbucket
1 7 (2.09%) CodeSonar
1 7 (2.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.09%) git-flow
1 7 (2.09%) JIRA
1 7 (2.09%) Robot Framework
1 7 (2.09%) Selenium
2 1 (0.30%) Ant
General
1 129 (38.51%) Finance
2 113 (33.73%) Legal
3 12 (3.58%) Banking
4 10 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.09%) Law
5 7 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.79%) Retail
7 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (39.10%) Analyst
2 129 (38.51%) Security Manager
3 125 (37.31%) Security Analyst
4 110 (32.84%) Information Manager
4 110 (32.84%) Information Security Manager
5 92 (27.46%) IT Analyst
5 92 (27.46%) IT Security Analyst
6 90 (26.87%) Senior Analyst
6 90 (26.87%) Senior Security Analyst
7 87 (25.97%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 24 (7.16%) Information Analyst
8 24 (7.16%) Information Security Analyst
9 13 (3.88%) Security Specialist
10 12 (3.58%) Information Security Specialist
10 12 (3.58%) Information Specialist
11 10 (2.99%) Security Officer
12 9 (2.69%) Architect
12 9 (2.69%) Head of Security
13 8 (2.39%) IT Manager
13 8 (2.39%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.28%) SOAP
2 10 (2.99%) .NET
3 9 (2.69%) REST
4 8 (2.39%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.09%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.09%) Django
5 7 (2.09%) Java EE
5 7 (2.09%) LAMP
5 7 (2.09%) Node.js
5 7 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (2.09%) Spring MVC
5 7 (2.09%) STL
6 6 (1.79%) JSON
7 5 (1.49%) Web Services
8 4 (1.19%) SAML
9 3 (0.90%) XML
10 2 (0.60%) LDAP
10 2 (0.60%) Middleware
10 2 (0.60%) OAuth
10 2 (0.60%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 128 (38.21%) Management Information System
2 90 (26.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 24 (7.16%) CESG
4 16 (4.78%) PKI
5 8 (2.39%) Smart Meter
6 7 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.79%) Life Science
7 6 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.49%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.19%) Smart Energy
10 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 179 (53.43%) Windows
2 177 (52.84%) Linux
3 7 (2.09%) Android
3 7 (2.09%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.09%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.79%) Unix
5 1 (0.30%) AIX
5 1 (0.30%) CentOS
5 1 (0.30%) HPUX
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.30%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (86.57%) Information Security
2 187 (55.82%) Penetration Testing
3 184 (54.93%) SIEM
4 125 (37.31%) Data Protection
4 125 (37.31%) Risk Management
5 115 (34.33%) Business Continuity
6 114 (34.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 112 (33.43%) Security Management
8 111 (33.13%) Vulnerability Management
9 109 (32.54%) Incident Management
9 109 (32.54%) Risk Analysis
10 104 (31.04%) Due Diligence
11 89 (26.57%) OWASP
12 87 (25.97%) Mentoring
13 85 (25.37%) Threat Analysis
14 84 (25.07%) Web Development
15 83 (24.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 81 (24.18%) Scenario Testing
17 80 (23.88%) Data Loss Prevention
18 51 (15.22%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.67%) SQL
2 12 (3.58%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.58%) Python
3 11 (3.28%) Java
4 10 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.99%) PHP
5 9 (2.69%) C
5 9 (2.69%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.39%) C++
7 7 (2.09%) C#
7 7 (2.09%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.90%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.90%) Perl
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (34.03%) CREST Certified
2 113 (33.73%) Degree
3 100 (29.85%) SANS
4 90 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (23.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 79 (23.58%) CISM
6 78 (23.28%) CISA
7 25 (7.46%) CEH
8 18 (5.37%) Security Cleared
9 15 (4.48%) SSCP
10 13 (3.88%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (3.88%) GIAC
11 11 (3.28%) CRISC
11 11 (3.28%) MCSE
11 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.69%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.39%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (2.09%) CCNA
14 7 (2.09%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (2.09%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (76.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (38.21%) GDPR
3 120 (35.82%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (2.39%) COBIT
5 8 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.19%) QA
9 3 (0.90%) IASME
9 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.60%) HIPAA
System Software
1 82 (24.48%) Active Directory
1 82 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.09%) Docker
2 7 (2.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.09%) Puppet
1 7 (2.09%) Salt
2 2 (0.60%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.30%) Nessus
3 1 (0.30%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.30%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 169 (50.45%) Microsoft
2 87 (25.97%) Cisco
3 86 (25.67%) VMware
4 9 (2.69%) Splunk
5 8 (2.39%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.09%) Darktrace
7 5 (1.49%) LogRhythm
7 5 (1.49%) Oracle
7 5 (1.49%) SAP
8 4 (1.19%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.19%) Digital Shadows
9 3 (0.90%) Google
10 2 (0.60%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.60%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.60%) Ping Identity
11 1 (0.30%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.30%) Qualys
11 1 (0.30%) SmartCo
11 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.30%) Tufin