Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 185 211
Rank change year-on-year -22 +26 +15
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 358 503 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 1.77% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.39% 6.46% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 295 423 369
South East median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,500 £80,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -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 6,644 7,784 8,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.24% 27.41% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4,941 5,959 6,649
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,289 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,800
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.55%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -17 145 £65,000 +8.33% 12
Berkshire -30 93 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Surrey -2 83 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Hampshire -12 71 £45,000 -18.18% 18
Buckinghamshire +20 44 £70,000 +16.67% 5
West Sussex +11 24 £67,500 +50.00% 2
East Sussex +10 18 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Kent -13 13 £80,000 +33.33% 2
Oxfordshire -3 8 £43,000 -15.69% 3
Middlesex - 1 £100,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 235 (65.64%) Information Security
2 218 (60.89%) CISM
3 178 (49.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 176 (49.16%) Cybersecurity
5 107 (29.89%) Management Information System
6 101 (28.21%) Security Architecture
7 99 (27.65%) Network Security
8 98 (27.37%) NIST
9 97 (27.09%) Degree
10 94 (26.26%) Firewall
11 86 (24.02%) CISA
12 82 (22.91%) SIEM
13 79 (22.07%) Security Cleared
14 77 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
15 73 (20.39%) Finance
16 72 (20.11%) Risk Management
17 71 (19.83%) TOGAF
18 67 (18.72%) GDPR
19 62 (17.32%) SABSA
20 54 (15.08%) Incident Management
20 54 (15.08%) ITIL
21 53 (14.80%) CEH
22 52 (14.53%) Risk Assessment
23 50 (13.97%) CRISC
24 47 (13.13%) Windows
25 46 (12.85%) Cisco
26 45 (12.57%) SC Cleared
27 44 (12.29%) GIAC
28 43 (12.01%) OWASP
28 43 (12.01%) Azure

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 (5.03%) IIS
2 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.01%) AWS
1 43 (12.01%) Azure
2 8 (2.23%) Office 365
3 7 (1.96%) PaaS
4 6 (1.68%) IaaS
5 5 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.84%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) GCP
8 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 99 (27.65%) Network Security
2 94 (26.26%) Firewall
3 38 (10.61%) VPN
4 27 (7.54%) Internet
5 22 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.31%) DNS
6 19 (5.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (5.31%) SSL
7 17 (4.75%) WAN
8 16 (4.47%) LAN
9 15 (4.19%) BGP
9 15 (4.19%) EIGRP
9 15 (4.19%) IPsec
9 15 (4.19%) IPv4
9 15 (4.19%) IPv6
9 15 (4.19%) OSPF
9 15 (4.19%) RIP
10 2 (0.56%) Broadband
10 2 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.68%) Big Data
2 4 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (1.12%) Maltego
2 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.12%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.84%) Appium
3 3 (0.84%) Calabash
3 3 (0.84%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.84%) JMeter
3 3 (0.84%) Maven
3 3 (0.84%) monkeyrunner
3 3 (0.84%) Postman
3 3 (0.84%) Robot Framework
3 3 (0.84%) Robotium
3 3 (0.84%) Selenium
3 3 (0.84%) TestRail
4 2 (0.56%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 73 (20.39%) Finance
2 27 (7.54%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.59%) Legal
4 13 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.79%) Retail
6 7 (1.96%) Marketing
7 6 (1.68%) Law
8 5 (1.40%) Electronics
8 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.12%) Banking
9 4 (1.12%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (22.63%) Consultant
2 73 (20.39%) Security Consultant
3 56 (15.64%) Security Engineer
4 54 (15.08%) Analyst
5 49 (13.69%) Architect
5 49 (13.69%) Security Architect
6 43 (12.01%) Security Analyst
7 34 (9.50%) Network Engineer
7 34 (9.50%) Network Security Engineer
8 32 (8.94%) Security Manager
9 29 (8.10%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 24 (6.70%) Information Manager
10 24 (6.70%) Information Security Manager
10 24 (6.70%) Security Specialist
11 21 (5.87%) Information Analyst
11 21 (5.87%) Information Security Analyst
12 16 (4.47%) Information Security Consultant
12 16 (4.47%) Security Officer
13 12 (3.35%) Information Security Architect
13 12 (3.35%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.96%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.40%) ModSecurity
2 5 (1.40%) SailPoint
3 3 (0.84%) Gherkin
3 3 (0.84%) Web Services
4 2 (0.56%) REST
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) OpenID
5 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (29.89%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.70%) Data Protection Act
3 23 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (5.31%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (5.03%) Data Centre
6 17 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.63%) PKI
8 9 (2.51%) Cyberattack
8 9 (2.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 9 (2.51%) Reinsurance
9 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.68%) User Experience
11 5 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (1.12%) Learning Management System
12 4 (1.12%) Online Games
13 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.13%) Windows
2 41 (11.45%) Linux
3 16 (4.47%) Unix
4 6 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.84%) Android
6 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (65.64%) Information Security
2 176 (49.16%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (28.21%) Security Architecture
4 82 (22.91%) SIEM
5 72 (20.11%) Risk Management
6 71 (19.83%) TOGAF
7 62 (17.32%) SABSA
8 54 (15.08%) Incident Management
8 54 (15.08%) ITIL
9 52 (14.53%) Risk Assessment
10 43 (12.01%) OWASP
11 42 (11.73%) Security Operations
11 42 (11.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 40 (11.17%) Security Management
13 39 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (10.89%) Cryptography
14 36 (10.06%) Security Testing
15 35 (9.78%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (9.78%) Zachman Framework
16 33 (9.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.75%) SQL
2 15 (4.19%) C
3 9 (2.51%) Python
4 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.68%) Java
6 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.84%) C++
8 2 (0.56%) C#
8 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.56%) PHP
8 2 (0.56%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 218 (60.89%) CISM
2 97 (27.09%) Degree
3 86 (24.02%) CISA
4 79 (22.07%) Security Cleared
5 77 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (14.80%) CEH
7 50 (13.97%) CRISC
8 45 (12.57%) SC Cleared
9 44 (12.29%) GIAC
10 41 (11.45%) CREST Certified
11 32 (8.94%) CCNA
12 29 (8.10%) DV Cleared
13 24 (6.70%) SSCP
14 22 (6.15%) CESG Certified Professional
15 21 (5.87%) CCSP
16 20 (5.59%) CCNP
17 18 (5.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 17 (4.75%) IISP
19 15 (4.19%) CCMSE
19 15 (4.19%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (49.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (27.37%) NIST
3 67 (18.72%) GDPR
4 38 (10.61%) PCI DSS
5 35 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (6.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (6.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (5.87%) NIST 800
7 21 (5.87%) SLA
8 18 (5.03%) NCSC
9 13 (3.63%) COBIT
9 13 (3.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (2.79%) RMADS
11 8 (2.23%) JSP 440
12 4 (1.12%) PMO
12 4 (1.12%) QA
13 3 (0.84%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.56%) COSO
15 1 (0.28%) IASME
15 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (4.19%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (3.91%) Nessus
3 13 (3.63%) QRadar
4 9 (2.51%) Nmap
5 7 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.40%) OpenVAS
7 4 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.12%) SCCM
8 2 (0.56%) CASB
8 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.28%) Ansible
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.28%) Terraform
9 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (12.85%) Cisco
2 36 (10.06%) Palo Alto
3 23 (6.42%) Splunk
4 22 (6.15%) CheckPoint
5 18 (5.03%) Microsoft
6 16 (4.47%) Symantec
7 15 (4.19%) Blue Coat
7 15 (4.19%) Juniper
8 11 (3.07%) Fortinet
8 11 (3.07%) McAfee
9 9 (2.51%) ArcSight
10 8 (2.23%) Google
10 8 (2.23%) VMware
11 7 (1.96%) AlienVault
11 7 (1.96%) Qualys
11 7 (1.96%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.68%) Oracle
12 6 (1.68%) SAP
13 5 (1.40%) CyberArk
14 4 (1.12%) LogRhythm