Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 192 221
Rank change year-on-year -34 +29 -37
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 351 483 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.64% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 6.29% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 298 397 341
South East median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,950 £41,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £90,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +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 7,117 7,673 8,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.85% 26.09% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,173 5,969 6,556
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -30 139 £65,000 +13.04% 14
Surrey +27 105 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Berkshire -24 101 £65,000 +13.04% 7
Hampshire +27 73 £55,000 - 8
Buckinghamshire 0 32 £62,000 -4.62% 5
West Sussex +6 23 £67,500 +50.00% 1
East Sussex +3 13 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Kent -23 11 £70,000 +16.67% 7
Oxfordshire +8 6 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Middlesex - 3 £100,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 225 (64.10%) Information Security
2 215 (61.25%) CISM
3 155 (44.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 152 (43.30%) Cybersecurity
5 114 (32.48%) Degree
6 112 (31.91%) Management Information System
7 108 (30.77%) Network Security
8 102 (29.06%) CISA
9 96 (27.35%) Security Architecture
10 94 (26.78%) Firewall
11 85 (24.22%) Cisco Certification
12 82 (23.36%) SIEM
13 80 (22.79%) NIST
14 76 (21.65%) ITIL
15 63 (17.95%) TOGAF
16 62 (17.66%) Finance
16 62 (17.66%) Security Cleared
17 61 (17.38%) Cisco
18 60 (17.09%) AWS
19 58 (16.52%) Azure
20 57 (16.24%) GDPR
21 55 (15.67%) Security Operations
22 54 (15.38%) Risk Management
23 51 (14.53%) SABSA
24 50 (14.25%) Windows
24 50 (14.25%) Risk Assessment
25 47 (13.39%) Security Management
26 46 (13.11%) Incident Management
27 44 (12.54%) Data Protection
28 43 (12.25%) Cryptography

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 18 (5.13%) IIS
2 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.09%) AWS
2 58 (16.52%) Azure
3 8 (2.28%) SaaS
4 7 (1.99%) GCP
4 7 (1.99%) Office 365
4 7 (1.99%) PaaS
5 6 (1.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 108 (30.77%) Network Security
2 94 (26.78%) Firewall
3 32 (9.12%) VPN
4 29 (8.26%) Internet
5 24 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 21 (5.98%) DNS
7 20 (5.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (5.70%) SSL
8 13 (3.70%) BGP
8 13 (3.70%) EIGRP
8 13 (3.70%) OSPF
9 12 (3.42%) IPsec
10 11 (3.13%) IPv4
10 11 (3.13%) IPv6
10 11 (3.13%) LAN
10 11 (3.13%) RIP
10 11 (3.13%) WAN
11 5 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.42%) DAB
11 5 (1.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.14%) Big Data
1 4 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 6 (1.71%) JIRA
1 6 (1.71%) SonarQube
1 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.85%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (0.85%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.57%) Appium
3 2 (0.57%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.57%) Calabash
3 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.57%) JMeter
3 2 (0.57%) Maven
3 2 (0.57%) monkeyrunner
3 2 (0.57%) Robot Framework
3 2 (0.57%) Robotium
3 2 (0.57%) Selenium
3 2 (0.57%) TestRail
3 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.28%) AppScan
General
1 62 (17.66%) Finance
2 18 (5.13%) Legal
3 16 (4.56%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.56%) Retail
6 6 (1.71%) Back Office
6 6 (1.71%) Law
7 5 (1.42%) Fire and Rescue
7 5 (1.42%) Marketing
7 5 (1.42%) Police
8 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.85%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.57%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (24.79%) Consultant
2 85 (24.22%) Security Consultant
3 65 (18.52%) Security Engineer
4 51 (14.53%) Architect
5 46 (13.11%) Security Architect
6 45 (12.82%) Security Manager
7 37 (10.54%) Analyst
8 36 (10.26%) Network Engineer
9 34 (9.69%) Network Security Engineer
10 29 (8.26%) Information Security Consultant
10 29 (8.26%) Security Analyst
11 24 (6.84%) Information Manager
11 24 (6.84%) Information Security Manager
12 23 (6.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 19 (5.41%) Security Specialist
14 18 (5.13%) Security Officer
15 17 (4.84%) IT Manager
16 14 (3.99%) IT Engineer
16 14 (3.99%) IT Security Engineer
17 13 (3.70%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.42%) Web Services
2 3 (0.85%) OLE
2 3 (0.85%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.57%) REST
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.28%) OpenID
4 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (31.91%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 26 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 17 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.56%) Driving Licence
7 15 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (4.27%) PKI
8 11 (3.13%) NHS
9 9 (2.56%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.42%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.42%) Digital TV
12 5 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (1.42%) User Experience
13 3 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.25%) Windows
2 43 (12.25%) Linux
3 18 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.13%) Unix
5 6 (1.71%) Solaris
5 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.85%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.57%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (64.10%) Information Security
2 152 (43.30%) Cybersecurity
3 96 (27.35%) Security Architecture
4 82 (23.36%) SIEM
5 76 (21.65%) ITIL
6 63 (17.95%) TOGAF
7 55 (15.67%) Security Operations
8 54 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 51 (14.53%) SABSA
10 50 (14.25%) Risk Assessment
11 47 (13.39%) Security Management
12 46 (13.11%) Incident Management
13 44 (12.54%) Data Protection
14 43 (12.25%) Cryptography
15 36 (10.26%) Security Testing
15 36 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
16 35 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (9.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 33 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
17 33 (9.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.84%) C
2 12 (3.42%) SQL
3 11 (3.13%) Java
4 8 (2.28%) C#
5 7 (1.99%) Python
6 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.85%) C++
8 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.57%) PHP
8 2 (0.57%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 215 (61.25%) CISM
2 114 (32.48%) Degree
3 102 (29.06%) CISA
4 85 (24.22%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (17.66%) Security Cleared
6 43 (12.25%) CCNA
7 42 (11.97%) CEH
8 34 (9.69%) CREST Certified
9 33 (9.40%) CCNP
9 33 (9.40%) CRISC
10 31 (8.83%) SC Cleared
11 29 (8.26%) GIAC
12 27 (7.69%) CCSP
13 25 (7.12%) SSCP
14 18 (5.13%) DV Cleared
15 17 (4.84%) IISP
16 16 (4.56%) CESG Certified Professional
17 15 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (4.27%) TOGAF Certification
18 14 (3.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (44.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (22.79%) NIST
3 57 (16.24%) GDPR
4 37 (10.54%) PCI DSS
5 27 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (6.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (4.27%) COBIT
7 15 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (3.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (3.42%) NIST 800
10 10 (2.85%) ISO 22301
10 10 (2.85%) NCSC
11 9 (2.56%) SLA
12 8 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (1.99%) ISO 9001
14 6 (1.71%) ISAE 3402
14 6 (1.71%) ISO 31000
14 6 (1.71%) RMADS
15 3 (0.85%) ITGC
16 2 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.71%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.85%) Snort
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (5.70%) Nessus
2 11 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.28%) SCCM
4 6 (1.71%) IBM Guardium
4 6 (1.71%) QRadar
4 6 (1.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 5 (1.42%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.14%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.85%) Nmap
7 3 (0.85%) SCOM
7 3 (0.85%) SCSM
8 2 (0.57%) Ansible
8 2 (0.57%) CASB
8 2 (0.57%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.57%) Puppet
8 2 (0.57%) Terraform
9 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 61 (17.38%) Cisco
2 31 (8.83%) Palo Alto
3 29 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.69%) VMware
5 20 (5.70%) Splunk
6 16 (4.56%) Juniper
7 14 (3.99%) Qualys
8 13 (3.70%) Symantec
9 12 (3.42%) Oracle
10 11 (3.13%) Blue Coat
10 11 (3.13%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.85%) Google
12 9 (2.56%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.56%) IBM
13 8 (2.28%) McAfee
14 7 (1.99%) Centrify
14 7 (1.99%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.71%) Imperva
15 6 (1.71%) Okta
15 6 (1.71%) SolarWinds