Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 233 208
Rank change year-on-year +41 -25 +56
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 231 353 469
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 1.35% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 4.66% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 185 309 368
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,750 £80,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -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 4,133 7,582 8,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.60% 28.90% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,973 5,532 6,350
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +4 85 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Berkshire -11 46 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Surrey +31 44 £65,000 - 5
Hampshire +40 37 £56,250 +2.27% 3
East Sussex +37 33 £50,000 -16.67%
Buckinghamshire +40 27 £60,000 -
West Sussex +30 17 £65,000 +8.33%
Kent +32 14 £57,500 +51.32%
Oxfordshire +11 12 £51,518 +3.04%
Middlesex +9 3 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 156 (67.53%) Information Security
2 132 (57.14%) CISM
3 123 (53.25%) Cybersecurity
4 107 (46.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (36.80%) Risk Management
6 84 (36.36%) Firewall
7 67 (29.00%) CISA
8 65 (28.14%) Security Operations
9 61 (26.41%) Security Cleared
10 52 (22.51%) Security Architecture
10 52 (22.51%) Degree
11 51 (22.08%) Network Security
11 51 (22.08%) Vulnerability Management
12 49 (21.21%) GDPR
12 49 (21.21%) SC Cleared
13 48 (20.78%) NIST
14 45 (19.48%) Management Information System
15 43 (18.61%) Finance
16 42 (18.18%) CRISC
17 41 (17.75%) Penetration Testing
17 41 (17.75%) Security Management
18 38 (16.45%) ITIL
18 38 (16.45%) SIEM
19 36 (15.58%) CEH
20 34 (14.72%) OWASP
20 34 (14.72%) PCI DSS
20 34 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
21 33 (14.29%) Information Assurance
22 31 (13.42%) Cyber Essentials
23 29 (12.55%) CESG Certified Professional

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 (8.66%) IIS
2 9 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.12%) Azure
2 20 (8.66%) AWS
3 8 (3.46%) Office 365
4 7 (3.03%) IaaS
4 7 (3.03%) PaaS
5 6 (2.60%) SaaS
6 5 (2.16%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.16%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.87%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 84 (36.36%) Firewall
2 51 (22.08%) Network Security
3 25 (10.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (7.79%) VPN
5 13 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.90%) WAN
7 7 (3.03%) Internet
7 7 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (3.03%) SSL
8 5 (2.16%) DNS
9 4 (1.73%) HTTP
9 4 (1.73%) SCCP
9 4 (1.73%) SMTP
9 4 (1.73%) SNMP
10 3 (1.30%) Broadband
10 3 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.30%) DHCP
10 3 (1.30%) NAS
10 3 (1.30%) SAN
10 3 (1.30%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.73%) JIRA
2 3 (1.30%) WinDbg
General
1 43 (18.61%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Legal
3 9 (3.90%) Retail
4 8 (3.46%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.30%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (19.48%) Analyst
2 43 (18.61%) Security Manager
3 38 (16.45%) Architect
4 36 (15.58%) Security Architect
5 34 (14.72%) Security Analyst
6 24 (10.39%) Consultant
7 23 (9.96%) IT Manager
7 23 (9.96%) IT Security Manager
7 23 (9.96%) Security Consultant
8 19 (8.23%) Security Engineer
8 19 (8.23%) Security Specialist
9 18 (7.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 15 (6.49%) Information Analyst
10 15 (6.49%) Information Security Analyst
11 13 (5.63%) Information Manager
11 13 (5.63%) Information Security Manager
12 9 (3.90%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 9 (3.90%) IT Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) IT Risk Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.90%) Middleware
2 7 (3.03%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.73%) LDAP
3 4 (1.73%) SAML
4 3 (1.30%) ModSecurity
5 2 (0.87%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.48%) Management Information System
2 25 (10.82%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (6.93%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (6.93%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (4.33%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.90%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (3.46%) Cloud Native
7 8 (3.46%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.03%) PKI
9 6 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.73%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.73%) Smart Home
11 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.30%) Handset
11 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.30%) User Experience
12 2 (0.87%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.12%) Windows
2 22 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (1.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.30%) Unix
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (67.53%) Information Security
2 123 (53.25%) Cybersecurity
3 85 (36.80%) Risk Management
4 65 (28.14%) Security Operations
5 52 (22.51%) Security Architecture
6 51 (22.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 41 (17.75%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (17.75%) Security Management
8 38 (16.45%) ITIL
8 38 (16.45%) SIEM
9 34 (14.72%) OWASP
10 33 (14.29%) Information Assurance
11 29 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (12.55%) Data Protection
12 26 (11.26%) Incident Management
13 23 (9.96%) Threat Intelligence
14 21 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 21 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
14 21 (9.09%) Information Security Management
15 19 (8.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.90%) C#
3 7 (3.03%) C
3 7 (3.03%) Java
3 7 (3.03%) Perl
3 7 (3.03%) Python
3 7 (3.03%) Ruby
4 3 (1.30%) VBScript
5 2 (0.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (57.14%) CISM
2 67 (29.00%) CISA
3 61 (26.41%) Security Cleared
4 52 (22.51%) Degree
5 49 (21.21%) SC Cleared
6 42 (18.18%) CRISC
7 36 (15.58%) CEH
8 34 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (12.55%) CESG Certified Professional
10 26 (11.26%) GIAC
11 20 (8.66%) IISP
12 17 (7.36%) SANS
13 14 (6.06%) DV Cleared
14 13 (5.63%) CCIE
14 13 (5.63%) SSCP
15 12 (5.19%) CCSP
16 10 (4.33%) CISMP
17 9 (3.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 9 (3.90%) CCNA
17 9 (3.90%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (46.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (21.21%) GDPR
3 48 (20.78%) NIST
4 34 (14.72%) PCI DSS
5 31 (13.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (11.69%) JSP 440
7 22 (9.52%) RMADS
8 14 (6.06%) NCSC
9 12 (5.19%) NIST 800
10 10 (4.33%) SLA
11 9 (3.90%) COBIT
12 8 (3.46%) ISO 9001
13 7 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (2.60%) QA
15 5 (2.16%) ISO 14001
16 3 (1.30%) ISO 22301
16 3 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 2 (0.87%) COSO
18 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.33%) Nessus
1 10 (4.33%) QRadar
2 3 (1.30%) IBM Guardium
2 3 (1.30%) OSSEC
3 2 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.87%) Nmap
3 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (8.23%) Cisco
2 14 (6.06%) LogRhythm
3 12 (5.19%) Palo Alto
3 12 (5.19%) Qualys
4 10 (4.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.46%) McAfee
5 8 (3.46%) Splunk
6 7 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.16%) VMware
8 4 (1.73%) F5
9 3 (1.30%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.30%) Capita
9 3 (1.30%) Centrify
9 3 (1.30%) Dell
9 3 (1.30%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.30%) HP
9 3 (1.30%) IBM
9 3 (1.30%) Symantec
9 3 (1.30%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.87%) CA