Period
to 26 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 260 204 232
Rank change year-on-year -56 +28 -35
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 212 83 355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.22% 1.04% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 3.85% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 137 50 280
10th Percentile £40,750 £36,125 £42,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,563 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £56,476 £62,750
Median % change year-on-year +8.01% -10.00% +4.58%
75th Percentile £73,750 £73,438 £77,500
90th Percentile £89,250 £91,625 £82,500
England median annual salary £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.92% - +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 4,879 2,156 7,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.09% 27.04% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,664 1,608 5,362
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,850 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,544
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,600 £73,750 £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 26 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -38 75 £65,000 - 13
Surrey -32 52 £68,750 +9.60% 4
Berkshire -43 51 £72,500 +11.54% 5
Hampshire -83 44 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Buckinghamshire -40 16 £60,000 -17.24% 5
East Sussex -46 16 £45,000 -10.00%
West Sussex -8 12 £65,000 -15.31% 1
Kent -29 10 £65,000 +104.72%
Oxfordshire - 8 £60,000 - 3
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 148 (69.81%) CISM
2 123 (58.02%) Information Security
3 115 (54.25%) Cybersecurity
4 112 (52.83%) Social Skills
5 92 (43.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (30.66%) Risk Management
7 58 (27.36%) GDPR
8 57 (26.89%) Degree
9 52 (24.53%) Azure
10 51 (24.06%) CISA
11 50 (23.58%) Data Protection
12 48 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (20.28%) CRISC
13 43 (20.28%) Finance
14 42 (19.81%) Firewall
14 42 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (19.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (17.92%) Regulatory Compliance
16 38 (17.92%) NIST
17 37 (17.45%) Vulnerability Management
17 37 (17.45%) Cisco Certification
17 37 (17.45%) CEH
17 37 (17.45%) Penetration Testing
18 35 (16.51%) Security Cleared
18 35 (16.51%) Cyber Essentials
19 34 (16.04%) Security Architecture
19 34 (16.04%) Security Operations
20 30 (14.15%) Computer Science
21 29 (13.68%) Network Security
21 29 (13.68%) ITIL

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 9 (4.25%) IIS
2 4 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.53%) Azure
2 28 (13.21%) AWS
3 27 (12.74%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.83%) GCP
7 4 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
7 4 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.89%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Event Grid
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Functions
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Machine Learning
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Service Bus
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (19.81%) Firewall
2 29 (13.68%) Network Security
3 11 (5.19%) SAN
4 9 (4.25%) WAN
5 8 (3.77%) DNS
6 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.83%) Internet
7 6 (2.83%) OSPF
7 6 (2.83%) VLAN
8 5 (2.36%) BGP
8 5 (2.36%) DHCP
9 4 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (1.89%) LAN
9 4 (1.89%) SCCP
10 3 (1.42%) MPLS
10 3 (1.42%) PBX
10 3 (1.42%) SMTP
11 2 (0.94%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.94%) VPN
12 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.89%) Amazon Athena
2 4 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (1.89%) Big Data
2 4 (1.89%) Data Lake
2 4 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) kappa
2 2 (0.94%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.47%) Emacs
General
1 112 (52.83%) Social Skills
2 48 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (20.28%) Finance
4 26 (12.26%) Legal
5 16 (7.55%) Police
6 15 (7.08%) Telecoms
7 14 (6.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 9 (4.25%) Retail
9 7 (3.30%) Marketing
10 5 (2.36%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.36%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.89%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.89%) Banking
11 4 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.89%) Electronics
12 3 (1.42%) Military
12 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.94%) Games
14 1 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (18.87%) Analyst
2 36 (16.98%) Security Analyst
3 33 (15.57%) Consultant
4 29 (13.68%) Security Consultant
5 25 (11.79%) Security Engineer
6 20 (9.43%) Architect
6 20 (9.43%) IT Analyst
7 19 (8.96%) Security Manager
8 18 (8.49%) Information Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) Information Security Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) IT Security Analyst
9 16 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 16 (7.55%) Junior
9 16 (7.55%) Junior Consultant
9 16 (7.55%) Junior Security Consultant
9 16 (7.55%) Security Architect
9 16 (7.55%) Security Specialist
10 14 (6.60%) Information Security Specialist
10 14 (6.60%) Information Specialist
11 13 (6.13%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.89%) Kafka
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.47%) J2EE
2 1 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.02%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (7.55%) Smart Meter
4 10 (4.72%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.25%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.36%) CESG
8 5 (2.36%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (2.36%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (1.89%) SCADA
10 3 (1.42%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.42%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.42%) PMI
10 3 (1.42%) Smart City
11 2 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.94%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.43%) Windows
2 14 (6.60%) Linux
3 10 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.36%) Debian
4 5 (2.36%) Unix
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (58.02%) Information Security
2 115 (54.25%) Cybersecurity
3 65 (30.66%) Risk Management
4 50 (23.58%) Data Protection
5 42 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (19.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 38 (17.92%) Regulatory Compliance
8 37 (17.45%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (17.45%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (16.04%) Security Architecture
9 34 (16.04%) Security Operations
10 30 (14.15%) Computer Science
11 29 (13.68%) ITIL
12 27 (12.74%) SIEM
13 25 (11.79%) OWASP
14 24 (11.32%) Identity Management
14 24 (11.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 22 (10.38%) Analytics
16 21 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (9.43%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.66%) Python
2 11 (5.19%) C
3 10 (4.72%) Java
4 8 (3.77%) C#
4 8 (3.77%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.83%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.83%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.89%) Go
6 4 (1.89%) Scala
6 4 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (69.81%) CISM
2 57 (26.89%) Degree
3 51 (24.06%) CISA
4 43 (20.28%) CRISC
5 37 (17.45%) CEH
5 37 (17.45%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (16.51%) Security Cleared
7 17 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (7.08%) CCNP
9 13 (6.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 11 (5.19%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (4.72%) CCNA
11 10 (4.72%) SANS
11 10 (4.72%) SSCP
12 9 (4.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (3.77%) CCIE
13 8 (3.77%) CCSP
13 8 (3.77%) MCSE
13 8 (3.77%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (43.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (27.36%) GDPR
3 38 (17.92%) NIST
4 35 (16.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (7.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 14 (6.60%) COBIT
7 13 (6.13%) GRC
7 13 (6.13%) PCI DSS
8 9 (4.25%) ITGC
8 9 (4.25%) NCSC
9 7 (3.30%) RMADS
10 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.89%) IASME
11 4 (1.89%) NIST 800
11 4 (1.89%) SLA
12 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.42%) Firmware
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) pfSense
4 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.83%) CSIRT
2 5 (2.36%) Ansible
2 5 (2.36%) QRadar
3 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.47%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 28 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.13%) Cisco
3 10 (4.72%) VMware
4 7 (3.30%) Google
4 7 (3.30%) Palo Alto
4 7 (3.30%) Splunk
5 6 (2.83%) LogRhythm
5 6 (2.83%) Meraki
6 5 (2.36%) AlienVault
6 5 (2.36%) Apple
6 5 (2.36%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.36%) Sophos
7 4 (1.89%) Adobe
7 4 (1.89%) Databricks
7 4 (1.89%) SAP
7 4 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.42%) Veeam
9 2 (0.94%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.47%) Darktrace
10 1 (0.47%) ForgeRock