Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 220 196 224
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 -6
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 168 266 370
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.53% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 5.92% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 125 200 289
10th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,497 £63,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.88% +5.83% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,625 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +6.67%

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 3,227 4,494 7,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.21% 25.81% 29.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,121 3,352 5,634
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,550
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,025
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 16 May 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 16 May 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
Hampshire +25 42 £58,497 +3.99% 13
Thames Valley -19 42 £70,000 - 12
West Sussex +28 37 £42,500 -33.07%
Berkshire -1 32 £80,000 +10.34% 8
Surrey -7 23 £67,500 +3.85% 6
East Sussex -13 14 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Middlesex -1 5 £55,000 -
Kent -17 5 £65,000 +10.64% 3
Oxfordshire +4 1 £67,500 +31.02% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 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.

1 105 (62.50%) CISM
2 95 (56.55%) Information Security
3 88 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
4 80 (47.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 78 (46.43%) Social Skills
6 61 (36.31%) Azure
7 47 (27.98%) NIST
8 44 (26.19%) Security Architecture
9 42 (25.00%) Finance
10 39 (23.21%) Risk Management
11 38 (22.62%) CISA
12 37 (22.02%) Management Information System
12 37 (22.02%) Risk Analysis
13 36 (21.43%) Security Operations
14 35 (20.83%) CRISC
15 34 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (18.45%) Microsoft 365
17 30 (17.86%) GDPR
18 28 (16.67%) Network Security
19 27 (16.07%) Active Directory
19 27 (16.07%) SIEM
20 26 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
21 25 (14.88%) NCSC
22 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
22 23 (13.69%) Degree
22 23 (13.69%) Identity Access Management
23 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
23 22 (13.10%) Windows
24 21 (12.50%) Firewall
24 21 (12.50%) CEH

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 6 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 61 (36.31%) Azure
2 31 (18.45%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (9.52%) AWS
3 16 (9.52%) IaaS
4 14 (8.33%) BPaaS
4 14 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (8.33%) PaaS
4 14 (8.33%) SaaS
5 9 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.19%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 2 (1.19%) Serverless
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.67%) Network Security
2 21 (12.50%) Firewall
3 17 (10.12%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.33%) WAAS
5 10 (5.95%) DNS
6 9 (5.36%) SAN
7 8 (4.76%) VPN
8 5 (2.98%) WAN
9 4 (2.38%) DHCP
9 4 (2.38%) HTTP
9 4 (2.38%) Internet
9 4 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.38%) NAS
9 4 (2.38%) SMTP
9 4 (2.38%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.79%) BGP
10 3 (1.79%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.79%) OSPF
10 3 (1.79%) SSL
11 2 (1.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
General
1 78 (46.43%) Social Skills
2 42 (25.00%) Finance
3 34 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.71%) Organisational Skills
5 16 (9.52%) Legal
6 8 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.19%) Banking
10 2 (1.19%) Games
10 2 (1.19%) Military
11 1 (0.60%) Automotive
11 1 (0.60%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.60%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (34.52%) Analyst
2 40 (23.81%) IT Analyst
3 36 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 28 (16.67%) Consultant
5 25 (14.88%) IT Security Analyst
6 24 (14.29%) Architect
7 20 (11.90%) Security Consultant
8 19 (11.31%) Security Architect
9 18 (10.71%) IT Risk Analyst
9 18 (10.71%) Risk Analyst
10 14 (8.33%) Security Engineer
11 13 (7.74%) Security Specialist
12 12 (7.14%) Information Analyst
12 12 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
13 10 (5.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 7 (4.17%) Information Officer
14 7 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
14 7 (4.17%) Security Manager
14 7 (4.17%) Security Officer
14 7 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.17%) SAML
2 4 (2.38%) .NET
2 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.38%) J2EE
3 3 (1.79%) LDAP
4 2 (1.19%) OAuth
5 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.02%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.79%) CESG
8 3 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.19%) NHS
10 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.60%) Clustering
10 1 (0.60%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Windows
2 13 (7.74%) Linux
3 10 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.98%) Unix
5 3 (1.79%) Android
5 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.79%) Debian
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (56.55%) Information Security
2 88 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (26.19%) Security Architecture
4 39 (23.21%) Risk Management
5 37 (22.02%) Risk Analysis
6 36 (21.43%) Security Operations
7 27 (16.07%) SIEM
8 23 (13.69%) Identity Access Management
9 19 (11.31%) Analytics
9 19 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (11.31%) Incident Management
10 18 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
10 18 (10.71%) Validation
11 17 (10.12%) Regulatory Compliance
12 16 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (8.93%) Security Management
14 14 (8.33%) Change Management
14 14 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) C
2 7 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.57%) Java
3 6 (3.57%) SQL
4 4 (2.38%) Python
5 2 (1.19%) C++
5 2 (1.19%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 105 (62.50%) CISM
2 38 (22.62%) CISA
3 35 (20.83%) CRISC
4 26 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (13.69%) Degree
6 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
7 21 (12.50%) CEH
8 18 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 16 (9.52%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (8.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (7.14%) SSCP
12 11 (6.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (6.55%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (5.95%) CCNP
14 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (4.17%) CCNA
15 7 (4.17%) SANS
16 6 (3.57%) CISMP
16 6 (3.57%) GIAC
17 5 (2.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (47.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (27.98%) NIST
3 30 (17.86%) GDPR
4 25 (14.88%) NCSC
5 17 (10.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (10.12%) PCI DSS
6 14 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 14 (8.33%) HIPAA
6 14 (8.33%) ITGC
7 11 (6.55%) GRC
8 10 (5.95%) RMADS
9 6 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (2.98%) SLA
11 4 (2.38%) JSP 440
12 3 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (1.19%) COBIT
14 1 (0.60%) COSO
14 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.60%) QA
14 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.19%) Firmware
3 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) pfSense
4 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.57%) Ansible
2 4 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.79%) Nessus
3 3 (1.79%) QRadar
4 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.19%) Terraform
5 1 (0.60%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.52%) Cisco
3 10 (5.95%) Splunk
4 8 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 7 (4.17%) Oracle
6 6 (3.57%) Sophos
6 6 (3.57%) Veeam
6 6 (3.57%) VMware
7 5 (2.98%) Apple
7 5 (2.98%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (2.38%) Adobe
8 4 (2.38%) ForgeRock
8 4 (2.38%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.38%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.79%) AlienVault
9 3 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.79%) McAfee
9 3 (1.79%) Symantec
10 2 (1.19%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.19%) Qualys