Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 190 208 190
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18 +3
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 302 116 364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 1.17% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.99% 4.96% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 154 63 280
10th Percentile £43,725 £40,050 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £42,375 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,497 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.57% -6.40% +4.17%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £77,813
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -

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 5,041 2,337 6,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.26% 23.50% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,683 1,687 4,754
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,830 £27,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,625 £34,735
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,106 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Surrey +36 131 £60,000 -4.00% 11
Thames Valley -32 73 £67,500 -3.57% 11
Hampshire -42 52 £50,000 -14.53% 6
Berkshire -27 41 £70,000 - 7
West Sussex +10 24 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Oxfordshire - 20 £61,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire -44 14 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Kent - 10 £97,500 - 1
East Sussex -31 6 £60,000 +7.62%
Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
Middlesex -9 2 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 165 (54.64%) Information Security
2 149 (49.34%) Risk Management
3 142 (47.02%) CISM
4 125 (41.39%) Cybersecurity
5 123 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (39.74%) Social Skills
7 118 (39.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 104 (34.44%) Azure
9 101 (33.44%) GDPR
10 98 (32.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 92 (30.46%) DevOps
12 90 (29.80%) Cisco Certification
13 77 (25.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 72 (23.84%) Microsoft
15 71 (23.51%) CRISC
16 70 (23.18%) Threat Modelling
17 68 (22.52%) Security Operations
18 64 (21.19%) CISA
18 64 (21.19%) Information Management
19 63 (20.86%) SDLC
20 62 (20.53%) NIST
20 62 (20.53%) PowerShell
20 62 (20.53%) Finance
21 61 (20.20%) Data Security
22 60 (19.87%) Python
22 60 (19.87%) Analytics
23 59 (19.54%) Firewall
24 58 (19.21%) Data Lake
24 58 (19.21%) Databricks
24 58 (19.21%) Serverless

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:

Application Platforms
1 20 (6.62%) Apache
1 20 (6.62%) Apache Airflow
2 10 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.98%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 104 (34.44%) Azure
2 58 (19.21%) Serverless
3 49 (16.23%) GitHub
3 49 (16.23%) GitHub Actions
4 47 (15.56%) AWS
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Data Factory
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Event Grid
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Functions
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Monitor
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Service Bus
5 38 (12.58%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 37 (12.25%) Microsoft 365
7 29 (9.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 29 (9.60%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (9.60%) Amazon EMR
7 29 (9.60%) Amazon SQS
7 29 (9.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (9.60%) AWS CloudTrail
7 29 (9.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 59 (19.54%) Firewall
2 58 (19.21%) Cisco IPT
3 16 (5.30%) Network Security
4 8 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (2.32%) WAN
6 6 (1.99%) LAN
7 4 (1.32%) Wireless
8 3 (0.99%) HTTP
8 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.99%) Internet
8 3 (0.99%) IPsec
8 3 (0.99%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.99%) MPLS
8 3 (0.99%) NNTP
8 3 (0.99%) SSL
8 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.99%) X.509
9 2 (0.66%) SAN
9 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (19.21%) Big Data
1 58 (19.21%) Data Lake
2 29 (9.60%) Amazon Athena
2 29 (9.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 29 (9.60%) Amazon RDS
2 29 (9.60%) Amazon Redshift
2 29 (9.60%) Electronic Patient Records
3 8 (2.65%) Power BI
4 3 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (2.98%) Burp Suite
1 9 (2.98%) Emacs
1 9 (2.98%) kappa
General
1 120 (39.74%) Social Skills
2 62 (20.53%) Finance
3 52 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (12.25%) Legal
5 24 (7.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 21 (6.95%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.32%) Police
10 3 (0.99%) Military
10 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.99%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.33%) Marketing
12 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (25.83%) Security Engineer
2 70 (23.18%) Analyst
3 65 (21.52%) Security Analyst
4 59 (19.54%) Cloud Engineer
5 58 (19.21%) Data Engineer
6 49 (16.23%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 49 (16.23%) Senior Data Engineer
6 49 (16.23%) Senior Security Engineer
7 32 (10.60%) Security Manager
8 29 (9.60%) Azure Engineer
8 29 (9.60%) Information Analyst
8 29 (9.60%) Information Security Analyst
9 28 (9.27%) IT Analyst
9 28 (9.27%) IT Security Analyst
10 24 (7.95%) Security Officer
11 23 (7.62%) Architect
12 21 (6.95%) Auditor
12 21 (6.95%) IT Auditor
13 20 (6.62%) AWS Engineer
13 20 (6.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.23%) .NET
2 29 (9.60%) Kafka
3 20 (6.62%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (0.99%) LDAP
4 3 (0.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.89%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.61%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (2.65%) Blog
3 8 (2.65%) SCADA
3 8 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.66%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.32%) Reinsurance
6 4 (1.32%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.99%) PKI
8 2 (0.66%) CESG
8 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.66%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.33%) BYOD
9 1 (0.33%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.92%) Windows
2 22 (7.28%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.64%) Linux
4 9 (2.98%) Kali Linux
5 3 (0.99%) AIX
5 3 (0.99%) Unix
5 3 (0.99%) zOS
6 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (54.64%) Information Security
2 149 (49.34%) Risk Management
3 125 (41.39%) Cybersecurity
4 123 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (32.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 92 (30.46%) DevOps
7 70 (23.18%) Threat Modelling
8 68 (22.52%) Security Operations
9 64 (21.19%) Information Management
10 63 (20.86%) SDLC
11 61 (20.20%) Data Security
12 60 (19.87%) Analytics
13 58 (19.21%) Data Analytics
13 58 (19.21%) ETL
14 50 (16.56%) OWASP
14 50 (16.56%) Penetration Testing
14 50 (16.56%) Runbook
15 41 (13.58%) Regulatory Compliance
16 40 (13.25%) Data Protection
17 38 (12.58%) Log Analytics
Programming Languages
1 62 (20.53%) PowerShell
2 60 (19.87%) Python
3 58 (19.21%) Bash
3 58 (19.21%) Java
3 58 (19.21%) Scala
4 12 (3.97%) C
5 9 (2.98%) C#
6 3 (0.99%) SQL
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 142 (47.02%) CISM
2 90 (29.80%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (25.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 71 (23.51%) CRISC
5 64 (21.19%) CISA
6 58 (19.21%) Degree
7 29 (9.60%) AWS Certification
8 22 (7.28%) CompTIA Security+
9 21 (6.95%) CCSP
9 21 (6.95%) CEH
10 18 (5.96%) CASP
11 15 (4.97%) Security Cleared
12 12 (3.97%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (3.64%) ISACA
13 11 (3.64%) SANS
14 10 (3.31%) OSCP
15 9 (2.98%) CISMP
16 8 (2.65%) CCNP
16 8 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 7 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (39.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (33.44%) GDPR
3 62 (20.53%) NIST
4 39 (12.91%) PCI DSS
5 34 (11.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (8.61%) COBIT
7 23 (7.62%) GRC
8 21 (6.95%) ITGC
9 17 (5.63%) IASME
10 11 (3.64%) HIPAA
11 9 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (2.32%) NCSC
13 6 (1.99%) QA
13 6 (1.99%) RMADS
14 5 (1.66%) SLA
15 4 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.99%) JSP 440
17 2 (0.66%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 28 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) OpenAM
3 3 (0.99%) OpenIDM
3 3 (0.99%) RACF
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (6.62%) Terraform
2 5 (1.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 5 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.66%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.33%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 72 (23.84%) Microsoft
2 58 (19.21%) Databricks
3 9 (2.98%) ServiceNow
4 8 (2.65%) CheckPoint
4 8 (2.65%) IBM
5 6 (1.99%) AlienVault
6 5 (1.66%) Apple
6 5 (1.66%) Palo Alto
6 5 (1.66%) VMware
7 4 (1.32%) Cisco
7 4 (1.32%) Google
8 3 (0.99%) CA
8 3 (0.99%) CyberArk
8 3 (0.99%) ForgeRock
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle
9 2 (0.66%) Meraki
10 1 (0.33%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.33%) SAP
10 1 (0.33%) Sophos
10 1 (0.33%) Splunk