Period
to 26 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 209 179
Rank change year-on-year +2 -30 +30
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 94 360 515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.07% 1.44% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 5.30% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66 304 443
Median annual salary £55,000 £64,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.40% +7.08% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £41,500 £40,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,199 6,791 7,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.98% 27.19% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 5,043 5,969
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,289 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the South East.

Salary trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the South East over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 November 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
Thames Valley +22 25 £72,500 +7.41% 12
Berkshire +35 24 £72,500 +11.54% 7
Hampshire +58 22 £49,750 +10.56% 10
Surrey +25 19 £52,500 -19.23% 6
East Sussex +44 10 £49,000 -6.67%
West Sussex +18 10 £54,250 -19.63% 2
Kent +50 3 £33,500 -58.13%
Middlesex +15 3 £55,000 -45.00%
Home Counties - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +33 1 £85,000 +13.33% 3
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 South East region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 62 (65.96%) Information Security
2 53 (56.38%) CISM
3 48 (51.06%) Management Information System
4 45 (47.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (46.81%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (36.17%) Azure
7 32 (34.04%) CISA
7 32 (34.04%) Security Management
8 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
9 22 (23.40%) ITIL
9 22 (23.40%) Risk Management
10 21 (22.34%) GDPR
10 21 (22.34%) NIST
11 20 (21.28%) Security Operations
11 20 (21.28%) Security Architecture
12 19 (20.21%) SIEM
12 19 (20.21%) Information Security Management
13 18 (19.15%) Firewall
13 18 (19.15%) Windows
13 18 (19.15%) ISMS
14 17 (18.09%) PCI DSS
14 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
14 17 (18.09%) Finance
15 16 (17.02%) Incident Management
15 16 (17.02%) Identity Access Management
16 15 (15.96%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (15.96%) IaaS
17 14 (14.89%) AWS
17 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
17 14 (14.89%) Problem-Solving

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.17%) Azure
2 15 (15.96%) IaaS
3 14 (14.89%) AWS
4 10 (10.64%) PaaS
5 9 (9.57%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (9.57%) SaaS
6 8 (8.51%) BPaaS
7 6 (6.38%) Serverless
8 3 (3.19%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (3.19%) Office 365
9 2 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.06%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) Firewall
2 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.57%) HTTP
4 8 (8.51%) DNS
4 8 (8.51%) WAAS
5 7 (7.45%) HTTPS
5 7 (7.45%) Network Security
6 4 (4.26%) SSL
6 4 (4.26%) VPN
7 2 (2.13%) LAN
7 2 (2.13%) SMTP
7 2 (2.13%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.13%) WAN
8 1 (1.06%) BGP
8 1 (1.06%) IPsec
8 1 (1.06%) SSH
8 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Big Data
2 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Burp Suite
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Military
4 5 (5.32%) Legal
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.13%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Analyst
2 19 (20.21%) Security Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Consultant
3 13 (13.83%) Security Manager
4 12 (12.77%) Architect
4 12 (12.77%) Information Manager
4 12 (12.77%) Information Security Manager
4 12 (12.77%) Security Architect
4 12 (12.77%) Security Consultant
5 10 (10.64%) IT Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) IT Security Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Security Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Security Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Security Officer
9 4 (4.26%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) LDAP
1 8 (8.51%) SAML
2 6 (6.38%) OAuth
3 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (51.06%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.26%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.19%) PKI
5 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.13%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.13%) NHS
7 1 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 7 (7.45%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.32%) Unix
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.06%) MVS
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.96%) Information Security
2 44 (46.81%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (34.04%) Security Management
4 22 (23.40%) ITIL
4 22 (23.40%) Risk Management
5 20 (21.28%) Security Architecture
5 20 (21.28%) Security Operations
6 19 (20.21%) Information Security Management
6 19 (20.21%) SIEM
7 18 (19.15%) ISMS
8 16 (17.02%) Identity Access Management
8 16 (17.02%) Incident Management
9 15 (15.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (13.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (10.64%) Information Security Governance
13 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (9.57%) Information Assurance
13 9 (9.57%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (56.38%) CISM
2 32 (34.04%) CISA
3 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (11.70%) Degree
6 10 (10.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
7 9 (9.57%) CRISC
8 8 (8.51%) CEH
8 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (6.38%) CCNA
9 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
9 6 (6.38%) MCSA
9 6 (6.38%) VCP6
9 6 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (5.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (5.32%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (5.32%) SSCP
11 4 (4.26%) GIAC
11 4 (4.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (47.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (22.34%) GDPR
2 21 (22.34%) NIST
3 17 (18.09%) PCI DSS
4 13 (13.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (11.70%) COBIT
6 10 (10.64%) NCSC
7 9 (9.57%) COSO
8 8 (8.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (8.51%) HIPAA
8 8 (8.51%) ITGC
9 4 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (3.19%) QA
11 2 (2.13%) ISO 22301
11 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (2.13%) SLA
12 1 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
12 1 (1.06%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Ansible
2 5 (5.32%) Terraform
3 4 (4.26%) Nessus
4 2 (2.13%) QRadar
4 2 (2.13%) SCCM
5 1 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Cisco
3 7 (7.45%) VMware
4 5 (5.32%) Remedy
4 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.32%) Splunk
5 3 (3.19%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle
6 2 (2.13%) AlienVault
6 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.13%) IBM
6 2 (2.13%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.13%) Sophos
7 1 (1.06%) Arista
7 1 (1.06%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.06%) Meraki
7 1 (1.06%) Qualys
7 1 (1.06%) Rapid7
7 1 (1.06%) Symantec