Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 202 202
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 +57
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 360 442 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 1.65% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.05% 5.71% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 294 356 388
South East median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £89,125
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -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 5,951 7,745 8,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.50% 28.97% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,445 5,809 6,705
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in the South East.

Salary trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the South East over the 6 months to 23 February 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 23 February 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 -2 148 £70,000 +16.67% 14
Berkshire -16 90 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Surrey +17 64 £65,000 - 10
Hampshire -10 62 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +30 50 £60,000 - 2
East Sussex +13 35 £50,000 -16.67% 2
West Sussex +12 27 £63,500 +41.11% 1
Kent +2 12 £80,000 +88.24% 4
Oxfordshire -13 8 £43,000 -14.00% 5
Middlesex - 4 £100,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 251 (69.72%) Information Security
2 202 (56.11%) CISM
3 175 (48.61%) Cybersecurity
4 167 (46.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (29.17%) Firewall
5 105 (29.17%) Risk Management
6 101 (28.06%) Security Architecture
7 99 (27.50%) Management Information System
8 94 (26.11%) Network Security
9 93 (25.83%) NIST
10 89 (24.72%) CISA
11 83 (23.06%) Finance
12 80 (22.22%) Degree
13 76 (21.11%) Security Cleared
14 72 (20.00%) GDPR
14 72 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
15 68 (18.89%) SIEM
16 66 (18.33%) Security Operations
17 61 (16.94%) Vulnerability Management
18 55 (15.28%) GIAC
19 54 (15.00%) CEH
19 54 (15.00%) PCI DSS
19 54 (15.00%) SC Cleared
20 53 (14.72%) ITIL
21 51 (14.17%) CRISC
22 49 (13.61%) Azure
22 49 (13.61%) TOGAF
23 48 (13.33%) Incident Management
24 45 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
25 43 (11.94%) AWS

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 24 (6.67%) IIS
2 9 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.11%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.61%) Azure
2 43 (11.94%) AWS
3 12 (3.33%) Office 365
4 11 (3.06%) PaaS
5 10 (2.78%) IaaS
6 9 (2.50%) SaaS
7 5 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.39%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.39%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 105 (29.17%) Firewall
2 94 (26.11%) Network Security
3 38 (10.56%) VPN
4 24 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.56%) WAN
6 17 (4.72%) SSL
7 16 (4.44%) Internet
8 14 (3.89%) LAN
9 11 (3.06%) DNS
10 8 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (1.94%) BGP
11 7 (1.94%) EIGRP
11 7 (1.94%) IPsec
11 7 (1.94%) IPv4
11 7 (1.94%) IPv6
11 7 (1.94%) OSPF
11 7 (1.94%) RIP
12 3 (0.83%) SAN
12 3 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) Power BI
2 4 (1.11%) Big Data
3 3 (0.83%) Maltego
4 2 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) JIRA
2 3 (0.83%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.83%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.56%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.28%) Appium
4 1 (0.28%) Calabash
4 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) JMeter
4 1 (0.28%) Maven
4 1 (0.28%) monkeyrunner
4 1 (0.28%) Postman
4 1 (0.28%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.28%) Robotium
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
4 1 (0.28%) TestRail
General
1 83 (23.06%) Finance
2 26 (7.22%) Legal
3 23 (6.39%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.89%) Retail
6 6 (1.67%) Law
7 4 (1.11%) Games
7 4 (1.11%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Local Government
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 79 (21.94%) Analyst
2 63 (17.50%) Security Analyst
3 54 (15.00%) Consultant
4 53 (14.72%) Architect
4 53 (14.72%) Security Architect
5 47 (13.06%) Security Consultant
6 41 (11.39%) Security Engineer
7 37 (10.28%) Security Manager
8 31 (8.61%) Information Analyst
8 31 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
9 26 (7.22%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 24 (6.67%) Network Engineer
10 24 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (6.67%) Security Specialist
11 23 (6.39%) Information Manager
11 23 (6.39%) Information Security Manager
12 15 (4.17%) IT Analyst
13 14 (3.89%) Risk Analyst
14 12 (3.33%) IT Architect
14 12 (3.33%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.94%) ModSecurity
1 7 (1.94%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.39%) Middleware
2 5 (1.39%) SailPoint
3 3 (0.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.28%) OpenID
4 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (3.61%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.06%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (2.50%) Cyberattack
9 9 (2.50%) Reinsurance
10 8 (2.22%) Cloud Native
10 8 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.39%) PKI
14 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
14 4 (1.11%) Learning Management System
14 4 (1.11%) Online Games
14 4 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.28%) Windows
2 35 (9.72%) Linux
3 11 (3.06%) Unix
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (69.72%) Information Security
2 175 (48.61%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (29.17%) Risk Management
4 101 (28.06%) Security Architecture
5 68 (18.89%) SIEM
6 66 (18.33%) Security Operations
7 61 (16.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 53 (14.72%) ITIL
9 49 (13.61%) TOGAF
10 48 (13.33%) Incident Management
11 45 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (11.67%) Security Management
12 42 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (11.11%) SABSA
14 39 (10.83%) Threat Intelligence
15 38 (10.56%) OWASP
15 38 (10.56%) Penetration Testing
16 37 (10.28%) Risk Assessment
17 33 (9.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 30 (8.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.78%) C
1 10 (2.78%) SQL
2 7 (1.94%) Shell Script
3 6 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.67%) Python
4 4 (1.11%) C#
5 3 (0.83%) Java
6 2 (0.56%) C++
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.56%) PHP
6 2 (0.56%) Scala
6 2 (0.56%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 202 (56.11%) CISM
2 89 (24.72%) CISA
3 80 (22.22%) Degree
4 76 (21.11%) Security Cleared
5 72 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (15.28%) GIAC
7 54 (15.00%) CEH
7 54 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 51 (14.17%) CRISC
9 31 (8.61%) CREST Certified
10 24 (6.67%) IISP
11 23 (6.39%) SANS
12 22 (6.11%) CCNA
12 22 (6.11%) SSCP
13 21 (5.83%) CCSP
13 21 (5.83%) CESG Certified Professional
13 21 (5.83%) DV Cleared
14 19 (5.28%) CCIE
14 19 (5.28%) OSCP
15 18 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (46.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (25.83%) NIST
3 72 (20.00%) GDPR
4 54 (15.00%) PCI DSS
5 26 (7.22%) NIST 800
6 24 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 24 (6.67%) SLA
7 22 (6.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 21 (5.83%) NCSC
9 19 (5.28%) JSP 440
10 18 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (4.72%) RMADS
12 14 (3.89%) COBIT
13 10 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (2.22%) ISO 9001
15 7 (1.94%) QA
16 5 (1.39%) ISO 14001
16 5 (1.39%) ISO 22301
17 4 (1.11%) COSO
17 4 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.72%) Nessus
2 14 (3.89%) QRadar
3 8 (2.22%) Nmap
4 7 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.83%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.83%) IBM Guardium
5 3 (0.83%) OpenVAS
5 3 (0.83%) OSSEC
6 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.28%) CASB
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (11.39%) Cisco
2 27 (7.50%) Palo Alto
3 24 (6.67%) Splunk
4 22 (6.11%) Microsoft
5 19 (5.28%) McAfee
6 16 (4.44%) ArcSight
6 16 (4.44%) Qualys
7 14 (3.89%) CheckPoint
8 11 (3.06%) Symantec
9 10 (2.78%) Fortinet
10 7 (1.94%) Blue Coat
10 7 (1.94%) Google
10 7 (1.94%) Juniper
10 7 (1.94%) LogRhythm
10 7 (1.94%) VMware
11 6 (1.67%) AlienVault
11 6 (1.67%) Centrify
11 6 (1.67%) IBM
12 5 (1.39%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.39%) Dell