Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 228 208 247
Rank change year-on-year -20 +39 -50
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 362 473 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.38% 1.54% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 5.87% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 302 362 320
South East median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,125
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 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 7,645 8,064 8,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.09% 26.33% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5,590 6,374 6,604
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,825
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.76%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -15 175 £65,000 +16.07% 5
Berkshire -18 122 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Hampshire +41 70 £55,000 -5.98% 1
Surrey +19 62 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Oxfordshire +58 28 £60,000 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire +6 25 £60,000 - 1
West Sussex +3 23 £57,500 +9.52%
East Sussex -2 20 £60,000 -
Kent +9 17 £38,000 -36.67% 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 241 (66.57%) Information Security
2 200 (55.25%) CISM
3 150 (41.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 133 (36.74%) Firewall
5 129 (35.64%) CISA
6 124 (34.25%) Cybersecurity
7 120 (33.15%) Management Information System
8 106 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (28.18%) Degree
10 101 (27.90%) SIEM
11 88 (24.31%) Network Security
12 86 (23.76%) ITIL
13 79 (21.82%) Risk Management
14 75 (20.72%) Finance
14 75 (20.72%) Cisco
14 75 (20.72%) CEH
15 62 (17.13%) PCI DSS
16 58 (16.02%) Security Operations
17 57 (15.75%) Security Architecture
18 56 (15.47%) Vulnerability Management
19 48 (13.26%) Security Cleared
19 48 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 48 (13.26%) TOGAF
20 47 (12.98%) Microsoft
20 47 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
21 45 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
22 42 (11.60%) Computer Science
23 41 (11.33%) Windows
24 40 (11.05%) Linux
24 40 (11.05%) Data Protection

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 13 (3.59%) IIS
2 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
2 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.83%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.83%) WordPress
3 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.59%) IaaS
3 13 (3.59%) SaaS
4 9 (2.49%) Office 365
4 9 (2.49%) PaaS
5 8 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 133 (36.74%) Firewall
2 88 (24.31%) Network Security
3 37 (10.22%) TCP/IP
4 35 (9.67%) VPN
5 22 (6.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (5.52%) SSL
7 17 (4.70%) Internet
8 14 (3.87%) DNS
9 12 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (3.04%) WAN
11 10 (2.76%) DHCP
12 9 (2.49%) BGP
12 9 (2.49%) Cisco Firepower
12 9 (2.49%) EIGRP
12 9 (2.49%) OSPF
13 8 (2.21%) HSRP
13 8 (2.21%) Multicast
13 8 (2.21%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.93%) LAN
15 6 (1.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.10%) Big Data
2 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (3.04%) JIRA
2 8 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (1.93%) SonarQube
3 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.10%) Redmine
5 2 (0.55%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.28%) AppScan
6 1 (0.28%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (20.72%) Finance
2 17 (4.70%) Legal
3 10 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.93%) Back Office
5 5 (1.38%) Law
6 3 (0.83%) Publishing
7 2 (0.55%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (23.48%) Security Engineer
2 74 (20.44%) Analyst
3 65 (17.96%) Consultant
4 61 (16.85%) Security Analyst
4 61 (16.85%) Security Consultant
5 60 (16.57%) Security Manager
6 42 (11.60%) Network Engineer
7 37 (10.22%) Architect
8 36 (9.94%) Information Manager
8 36 (9.94%) Information Security Manager
9 33 (9.12%) Network Security Engineer
10 28 (7.73%) IT Engineer
10 28 (7.73%) IT Security Engineer
10 28 (7.73%) Security Architect
11 25 (6.91%) Information Analyst
11 25 (6.91%) Information Security Analyst
12 22 (6.08%) Senior Security Engineer
13 20 (5.52%) Information Security Consultant
14 19 (5.25%) Data Manager
14 19 (5.25%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.31%) Web Services
2 4 (1.10%) Middleware
3 3 (0.83%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.83%) Node.js
4 2 (0.55%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 120 (33.15%) Management Information System
2 30 (8.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (4.97%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.70%) Driving Licence
6 16 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.42%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (4.42%) PKI
7 15 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (3.87%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.59%) NHS
10 12 (3.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 7 (1.93%) Cyberattack
12 6 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.38%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (1.38%) Digital TV
13 5 (1.38%) Fintech
14 4 (1.10%) LIMS
15 3 (0.83%) CESG
15 3 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.33%) Windows
2 40 (11.05%) Linux
3 15 (4.14%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.93%) Solaris
6 5 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.10%) Unix
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (66.57%) Information Security
2 124 (34.25%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (27.90%) SIEM
4 86 (23.76%) ITIL
5 79 (21.82%) Risk Management
6 58 (16.02%) Security Operations
7 57 (15.75%) Security Architecture
8 56 (15.47%) Vulnerability Management
9 48 (13.26%) TOGAF
10 45 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (11.60%) Computer Science
12 40 (11.05%) Data Protection
13 39 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (10.50%) Security Testing
14 38 (10.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 33 (9.12%) Change Management
15 33 (9.12%) Data Privacy
15 33 (9.12%) Security Management
16 29 (8.01%) OWASP
17 28 (7.73%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.04%) Java
2 10 (2.76%) C
3 7 (1.93%) C#
4 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.10%) SQL
5 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.28%) Korn
6 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 200 (55.25%) CISM
2 129 (35.64%) CISA
3 106 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (28.18%) Degree
5 75 (20.72%) CEH
6 48 (13.26%) Security Cleared
7 38 (10.50%) CCSP
8 35 (9.67%) CCNA
8 35 (9.67%) CCNP
9 34 (9.39%) SANS
10 30 (8.29%) SSCP
11 27 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (7.46%) CRISC
12 26 (7.18%) CREST Certified
12 26 (7.18%) OSCP
12 26 (7.18%) SC Cleared
13 25 (6.91%) GIAC
14 24 (6.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 20 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (3.87%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (41.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (17.13%) PCI DSS
3 39 (10.77%) GDPR
4 22 (6.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (5.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (4.42%) COBIT
7 14 (3.87%) ISO 9001
8 13 (3.59%) ISO 22301
9 11 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (3.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (1.93%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (1.93%) ISO 31000
11 7 (1.93%) RMADS
11 7 (1.93%) SLA
12 6 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.83%) COSO
13 3 (0.83%) QA
14 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.93%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.10%) NFS
5 4 (1.10%) Samba
5 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.10%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.83%) Snort
6 3 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (8.01%) Nessus
2 13 (3.59%) IBM Guardium
3 11 (3.04%) CSIRT
4 8 (2.21%) Ansible
5 7 (1.93%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 6 (1.66%) OSSEC
6 6 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.38%) Puppet
8 4 (1.10%) Nagios
8 4 (1.10%) Nmap
8 4 (1.10%) QRadar
8 4 (1.10%) SCCM
8 4 (1.10%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.83%) RSA Archer
9 3 (0.83%) SCOM
9 3 (0.83%) SCSM
9 3 (0.83%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.28%) Core Impact
11 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 75 (20.72%) Cisco
2 47 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.84%) VMware
4 26 (7.18%) Qualys
5 21 (5.80%) Palo Alto
5 21 (5.80%) Splunk
6 16 (4.42%) ArcSight
6 16 (4.42%) Tripwire
7 15 (4.14%) IBM
8 13 (3.59%) Barracuda Networks
8 13 (3.59%) Centrify
8 13 (3.59%) McAfee
9 10 (2.76%) Trend Micro
10 9 (2.49%) Google
11 8 (2.21%) Okta
11 8 (2.21%) Oracle
11 8 (2.21%) Rapid7
11 8 (2.21%) Symantec
12 7 (1.93%) Imperva
12 7 (1.93%) SolarWinds