Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 190 253
Rank change year-on-year -16 +63 -9
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 439 620 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.52% 1.75% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 5.58% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 336 484 463
South East median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,125 £82,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year - +6.84% +6.36%

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 7909 11107 13177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.43% 31.40% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6421 8923 10456
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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
Surrey +18 154 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Thames Valley -65 132 £58,000 -3.33% 10
Berkshire -59 99 £58,000 -3.33% 7
Hampshire +14 81 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Kent +23 29 £50,000 -9.09%
East Sussex +18 24 £45,000 -22.41%
Buckinghamshire +10 24 £64,000 +2.40% 1
Oxfordshire +4 10 £35,000 -36.36% 2
West Sussex +8 9 £41,500 -38.52%
Middlesex +9 3 £52,500 -8.70%
M4 Corridor -3 1 - -
Sussex -7 1 £50,000 -15.25%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 295 (67.20%) Information Security
2 258 (58.77%) CISM
3 233 (53.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 165 (37.59%) Finance
5 146 (33.26%) Firewall
6 134 (30.52%) Penetration Testing
6 134 (30.52%) Cybersecurity
7 128 (29.16%) Risk Management
8 124 (28.25%) PCI DSS
9 112 (25.51%) ITIL
10 108 (24.60%) CISA
11 105 (23.92%) SIEM
12 94 (21.41%) Security Architecture
13 93 (21.18%) Risk Assessment
13 93 (21.18%) CEH
14 92 (20.96%) Management Information System
15 90 (20.50%) Degree
16 89 (20.27%) Security Operations
17 79 (18.00%) Network Security
18 69 (15.72%) Vulnerability Management
18 69 (15.72%) Windows
19 66 (15.03%) Linux
20 62 (14.12%) Active Directory
21 58 (13.21%) GIAC
21 58 (13.21%) CRISC
22 54 (12.30%) Security Management
23 52 (11.85%) TCP/IP
24 50 (11.39%) Ethical Hacking
24 50 (11.39%) Data Protection
25 46 (10.48%) Agile Software Development

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 (1.37%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.14%) IIS
3 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.46%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.82%) Office 365
2 8 (1.82%) SaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.68%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) G Suite
4 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 146 (33.26%) Firewall
2 79 (18.00%) Network Security
3 52 (11.85%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (2.96%) Cisco PIX
6 12 (2.73%) Internet
7 11 (2.51%) VPN
7 11 (2.51%) WAN
7 11 (2.51%) Wireless
8 10 (2.28%) IPsec
8 10 (2.28%) LAN
9 9 (2.05%) DMVPN
9 9 (2.05%) FWSM
9 9 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (2.05%) SSL
10 6 (1.37%) VoIP
11 4 (0.91%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (0.91%) NetScreen
11 4 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.28%) Relational Database
2 8 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 8 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.91%) Big Data
4 1 (0.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.96%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.82%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) Redmine
4 1 (0.23%) AppScan
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 165 (37.59%) Finance
2 20 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.10%) Legal
4 12 (2.73%) Digital Economy
5 7 (1.59%) Banking
6 6 (1.37%) French Language
6 6 (1.37%) Games
6 6 (1.37%) German Language
7 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Marketing
8 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Retail
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (24.15%) Analyst
2 103 (23.46%) Consultant
3 96 (21.87%) Security Analyst
4 92 (20.96%) Security Consultant
5 62 (14.12%) Security Manager
6 54 (12.30%) Security Engineer
7 49 (11.16%) Information Analyst
7 49 (11.16%) Information Security Analyst
8 37 (8.43%) Information Security Manager
9 36 (8.20%) Information Manager
9 36 (8.20%) IT Analyst
10 31 (7.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 28 (6.38%) IT Security Analyst
12 24 (5.47%) Architect
12 24 (5.47%) Security Architect
13 22 (5.01%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 21 (4.78%) IT Engineer
14 21 (4.78%) IT Security Engineer
15 19 (4.33%) IT Manager
16 18 (4.10%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.56%) Web Services
2 5 (1.14%) .NET
2 5 (1.14%) HTML
2 5 (1.14%) JSON
2 5 (1.14%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.14%) RESTful
2 5 (1.14%) XML
3 4 (0.91%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (0.91%) HTML5
4 1 (0.23%) Ajax
4 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 92 (20.96%) Management Information System
2 46 (10.48%) Cyberthreat
3 28 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 25 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.69%) Data Protection Act
4 25 (5.69%) PKI
5 15 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (2.73%) Cyber Defence
6 12 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.51%) CESG
7 11 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.05%) Cyber Attack
10 8 (1.82%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.59%) NHS
12 5 (1.14%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.14%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.91%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.91%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.68%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.72%) Windows
2 66 (15.03%) Linux
3 25 (5.69%) Unix
4 19 (4.33%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.28%) Kali Linux
7 7 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (67.20%) Information Security
2 134 (30.52%) Cybersecurity
2 134 (30.52%) Penetration Testing
3 128 (29.16%) Risk Management
4 112 (25.51%) ITIL
5 105 (23.92%) SIEM
6 94 (21.41%) Security Architecture
7 93 (21.18%) Risk Assessment
8 89 (20.27%) Security Operations
9 69 (15.72%) Vulnerability Management
10 54 (12.30%) Security Management
11 50 (11.39%) Data Protection
11 50 (11.39%) Ethical Hacking
12 46 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (10.02%) Risk Analysis
13 44 (10.02%) Security Testing
14 43 (9.79%) Information Security Management
15 41 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (9.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 38 (8.66%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.64%) Python
2 15 (3.42%) C
3 13 (2.96%) Java
4 11 (2.51%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.51%) SQL
5 8 (1.82%) C++
5 8 (1.82%) Perl
5 8 (1.82%) Ruby
6 5 (1.14%) PHP
7 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.68%) Korn
9 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 258 (58.77%) CISM
2 108 (24.60%) CISA
3 93 (21.18%) CEH
4 90 (20.50%) Degree
5 58 (13.21%) CRISC
5 58 (13.21%) GIAC
6 44 (10.02%) Security Cleared
7 39 (8.88%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (7.29%) SC Cleared
9 31 (7.06%) SSCP
10 26 (5.92%) CREST Certified
11 24 (5.47%) CESG Certified Professional
12 18 (4.10%) CCNA
13 15 (3.42%) CCNP
13 15 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (3.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 15 (3.42%) SANS
14 13 (2.96%) CCSE
15 12 (2.73%) CLAS
15 12 (2.73%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (53.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (28.25%) PCI DSS
3 38 (8.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 36 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 33 (7.52%) GDPR
6 31 (7.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (2.05%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (1.82%) NIST 800
10 7 (1.59%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (1.37%) COBIT
11 6 (1.37%) ISO 31000
12 5 (1.14%) RMADS
12 5 (1.14%) SLA
13 4 (0.91%) GPG13
13 4 (0.91%) QA
14 3 (0.68%) BS7799
15 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 62 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.68%) NFS
2 3 (0.68%) Samba
2 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (0.68%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) vSphere
3 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (4.10%) Nessus
2 9 (2.05%) Nmap
3 8 (1.82%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.68%) Ansible
5 3 (0.68%) Nagios
5 3 (0.68%) Puppet
5 3 (0.68%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.23%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (7.74%) Cisco
2 20 (4.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.33%) CheckPoint
3 19 (4.33%) Splunk
4 18 (4.10%) VMware
5 16 (3.64%) Qualys
6 10 (2.28%) Oracle
7 9 (2.05%) NetWitness
7 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.82%) Apple
8 8 (1.82%) Blue Coat
8 8 (1.82%) Palo Alto
8 8 (1.82%) Tufin
9 7 (1.59%) Juniper
9 7 (1.59%) Kaspersky
9 7 (1.59%) LogRhythm
9 7 (1.59%) WatchGuard
10 6 (1.37%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.37%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.14%) McAfee