Period
to 23 February 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 255 218
Rank change year-on-year +59 -37 +42
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 513 367 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 1.17% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 4.01% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 388 330 541
South East median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £41,252
90th Percentile £89,125 £80,000 £74,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 8,379 9,146 12,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.46% 29.13% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6,681 7,314 10,327
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -5 216 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Berkshire +19 177 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Surrey +49 132 £55,000 - 7
Hampshire -11 67 £58,500 -2.50% 10
Buckinghamshire +4 26 £64,000 +16.36% 6
Kent +20 25 £70,000 +16.67% 1
East Sussex -9 19 £57,500 -4.17% 3
West Sussex +8 15 £52,500 -5.41%
Oxfordshire -17 12 £53,750 -17.31%
M4 Corridor -6 2 - -
Home Counties +13 1 £95,000 +1.33%
Middlesex - 1 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 352 (68.62%) Information Security
2 291 (56.73%) CISM
3 213 (41.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 187 (36.45%) Finance
5 163 (31.77%) Firewall
6 139 (27.10%) CISA
7 133 (25.93%) Risk Management
8 121 (23.59%) Cybersecurity
9 119 (23.20%) GIAC
10 118 (23.00%) CEH
11 102 (19.88%) Penetration Testing
12 101 (19.69%) Network Security
12 101 (19.69%) PCI DSS
13 100 (19.49%) SIEM
14 98 (19.10%) Management Information System
15 95 (18.52%) Security Architecture
16 85 (16.57%) Security Management
17 84 (16.37%) Risk Assessment
17 84 (16.37%) Degree
18 80 (15.59%) Security Operations
19 77 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
19 77 (15.01%) ITIL
20 73 (14.23%) SSCP
20 73 (14.23%) GDPR
21 70 (13.65%) Cisco
22 68 (13.26%) Information Security Management
23 63 (12.28%) Data Protection
24 62 (12.09%) CRISC
25 56 (10.92%) Windows
26 54 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.68%) IIS
2 8 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.53%) Office 365
3 11 (2.14%) SaaS
4 7 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.78%) G Suite
6 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (31.77%) Firewall
2 101 (19.69%) Network Security
3 46 (8.97%) VPN
4 40 (7.80%) TCP/IP
5 37 (7.21%) WAN
6 27 (5.26%) LAN
6 27 (5.26%) SSL
7 23 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 23 (4.48%) IPsec
8 18 (3.51%) MPLS
9 17 (3.31%) DNS
10 16 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (3.12%) FWSM
11 15 (2.92%) BGP
11 15 (2.92%) Ethernet
11 15 (2.92%) OSPF
11 15 (2.92%) WLAN
12 14 (2.73%) VLAN
13 13 (2.53%) Wireless
14 12 (2.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.56%) MySQL
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.19%) AppScan
2 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 187 (36.45%) Finance
2 35 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.12%) Legal
4 12 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.75%) Banking
6 8 (1.56%) French Language
6 8 (1.56%) German Language
7 6 (1.17%) Digital Economy
7 6 (1.17%) Retail
8 5 (0.97%) Games
9 4 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (24.56%) Analyst
2 111 (21.64%) Security Analyst
3 100 (19.49%) Consultant
4 84 (16.37%) Security Consultant
5 81 (15.79%) Security Manager
6 65 (12.67%) Information Analyst
6 65 (12.67%) Information Security Analyst
7 64 (12.48%) Security Engineer
8 63 (12.28%) Information Security Manager
9 52 (10.14%) Information Manager
10 39 (7.60%) Architect
10 39 (7.60%) Information Security Consultant
10 39 (7.60%) Security Architect
11 25 (4.87%) Risk Manager
12 21 (4.09%) Network Engineer
12 21 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
12 21 (4.09%) Senior Manager
13 19 (3.70%) Head of Security
14 18 (3.51%) IT Manager
15 17 (3.31%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.95%) Web Services
2 2 (0.39%) HTML
2 2 (0.39%) XML
3 1 (0.19%) .NET
3 1 (0.19%) Ajax
3 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.19%) JSON
3 1 (0.19%) LDAP
3 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.19%) REST
3 1 (0.19%) RESTful
3 1 (0.19%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 98 (19.10%) Management Information System
2 54 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.58%) Cyberthreat
4 33 (6.43%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.43%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.68%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (4.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 16 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (3.12%) PKI
8 15 (2.92%) NHS
9 10 (1.95%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (0.78%) Cyberattack
11 4 (0.78%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.58%) VAX
13 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.92%) Windows
2 39 (7.60%) Linux
3 19 (3.70%) Unix
4 17 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.56%) FreeBSD
6 6 (1.17%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.58%) AIX
9 2 (0.39%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (68.62%) Information Security
2 133 (25.93%) Risk Management
3 121 (23.59%) Cybersecurity
4 102 (19.88%) Penetration Testing
5 100 (19.49%) SIEM
6 95 (18.52%) Security Architecture
7 85 (16.57%) Security Management
8 84 (16.37%) Risk Assessment
9 80 (15.59%) Security Operations
10 77 (15.01%) ITIL
11 68 (13.26%) Information Security Management
12 63 (12.28%) Data Protection
13 48 (9.36%) Ethical Hacking
14 42 (8.19%) Vulnerability Management
15 41 (7.99%) Incident Management
16 40 (7.80%) Risk Analysis
17 36 (7.02%) Process Improvement
17 36 (7.02%) Security Monitoring
18 34 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (6.43%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (0.97%) C
2 4 (0.78%) Python
3 3 (0.58%) Java
3 3 (0.58%) SQL
4 2 (0.39%) Perl
4 2 (0.39%) PHP
4 2 (0.39%) Ruby
5 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.19%) C++
5 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 291 (56.73%) CISM
2 139 (27.10%) CISA
3 119 (23.20%) GIAC
4 118 (23.00%) CEH
5 84 (16.37%) Degree
6 77 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (14.23%) SSCP
8 62 (12.09%) CRISC
9 45 (8.77%) CCNP
10 34 (6.63%) CCDP
11 33 (6.43%) SANS
11 33 (6.43%) Security Cleared
12 24 (4.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 24 (4.68%) CCSP
12 24 (4.68%) IISP
12 24 (4.68%) SC Cleared
13 21 (4.09%) CCSE
13 21 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (3.51%) CCSA
15 17 (3.31%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (41.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (19.69%) PCI DSS
3 73 (14.23%) GDPR
4 29 (5.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 23 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (3.12%) COBIT
8 12 (2.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (1.75%) GPG13
10 8 (1.56%) NIST 800
10 8 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (1.36%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (1.36%) RMADS
12 5 (0.97%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.58%) ISO 31000
13 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.58%) QA
13 3 (0.58%) SLA
13 3 (0.58%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 2 (0.39%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.78%) Firmware
4 3 (0.58%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) Snort
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.09%) QRadar
2 8 (1.56%) Juniper STRM
2 8 (1.56%) RSA enVision
2 8 (1.56%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (1.17%) SCCM
4 5 (0.97%) Nessus
5 4 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.78%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.78%) HP SIM
5 4 (0.78%) Nmap
5 4 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.78%) WSUS
6 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.19%) Suricata
8 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 70 (13.65%) Cisco
2 34 (6.63%) CheckPoint
3 29 (5.65%) Microsoft
4 26 (5.07%) Splunk
5 25 (4.87%) Juniper
6 23 (4.48%) LogRhythm
7 21 (4.09%) IBM
8 16 (3.12%) Fortinet
9 14 (2.73%) Forcepoint
9 14 (2.73%) Tufin
10 10 (1.95%) ArcSight
10 10 (1.95%) Oracle
11 9 (1.75%) HP
11 9 (1.75%) McAfee
11 9 (1.75%) Qualys
12 8 (1.56%) Sourcefire
12 8 (1.56%) Sun
13 6 (1.17%) Huawei
13 6 (1.17%) Symantec
13 6 (1.17%) Twitter