Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 189 270
Rank change year-on-year -34 +81 +86
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2756 3493 2599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.76% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.41% 6.57% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2202 2801 2072
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.94%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42994 53127 59835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33062 42941 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,252 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP.

Salary trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England -37 2598 £62,500 +4.17% 153
London +11 1419 £67,500 +3.85% 64
UK excluding London -75 1255 £55,000 - 97
South East -54 385 £60,000 +3.45% 39
North of England -29 310 £52,500 -3.67% 21
Midlands -58 201 £55,000 - 8
North West -4 197 £55,000 - 12
West Midlands -55 167 £57,500 - 8
South West -38 149 £55,000 -8.33% 10
East of England -21 137 £57,500 +9.52% 11
Yorkshire -69 81 £47,500 -9.52% 7
Scotland -6 65 £62,500 +19.05% 7
North East +50 32 £45,000 -16.28% 2
East Midlands -10 30 £47,500 -13.64%
Wales +9 11 £44,000 -26.78% 1
Northern Ireland -18 8 £55,000 +37.50%
Channel Islands +7 2 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1869 (67.82%) Information Security
2 1744 (63.28%) CISM
3 1104 (40.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 963 (34.94%) CISA
5 962 (34.91%) Finance
6 808 (29.32%) Cybersecurity
7 659 (23.91%) Risk Management
8 645 (23.40%) Firewall
8 645 (23.40%) SIEM
9 621 (22.53%) ITIL
10 545 (19.78%) PCI DSS
11 531 (19.27%) Degree
12 511 (18.54%) Management Information System
13 507 (18.40%) Data Protection
13 507 (18.40%) Security Architecture
14 478 (17.34%) Windows
15 453 (16.44%) Security Operations
16 398 (14.44%) Linux
17 374 (13.57%) Penetration Testing
18 346 (12.55%) Cisco Certification
19 344 (12.48%) CEH
20 341 (12.37%) Network Security
21 302 (10.96%) Vulnerability Management
22 278 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
23 267 (9.69%) Banking
24 264 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
24 264 (9.58%) Security Management
25 259 (9.40%) Active Directory
26 253 (9.18%) TCP/IP
27 244 (8.85%) Risk Assessment

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 51 (1.85%) IIS
2 26 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 24 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (0.36%) Apache
5 10 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.22%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.073%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.073%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.073%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.036%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.036%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.036%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.036%) Maya
Business Applications
1 29 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (0.58%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 11 (0.40%) assyst
4 9 (0.33%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.073%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.036%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 139 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (1.96%) Office 365
4 48 (1.74%) SaaS
5 31 (1.12%) IaaS
6 15 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.44%) Mimecast
8 12 (0.44%) PaaS
9 11 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.33%) G Suite
11 8 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
12 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.073%) Boomi
14 2 (0.073%) BPaaS
14 2 (0.073%) GitHub
14 2 (0.073%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 645 (23.40%) Firewall
2 341 (12.37%) Network Security
3 253 (9.18%) TCP/IP
4 151 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 129 (4.68%) Internet
6 111 (4.03%) WAN
7 83 (3.01%) LAN
8 78 (2.83%) DNS
9 77 (2.79%) VPN
10 59 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
10 59 (2.14%) HTTP
11 49 (1.78%) Wireless
12 46 (1.67%) DHCP
13 40 (1.45%) VoIP
14 34 (1.23%) Wireshark
15 33 (1.20%) SMTP
16 26 (0.94%) FTP
16 26 (0.94%) IPsec
17 23 (0.83%) X.400
18 21 (0.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (0.91%) Big Data
3 13 (0.47%) GIS
3 13 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 11 (0.40%) MySQL
5 9 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.29%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.18%) DB2
8 5 (0.18%) Looker
8 5 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.073%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.036%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.036%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.036%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.036%) Ingres
10 1 (0.036%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (0.94%) Burp Suite
1 26 (0.94%) Metasploit
2 18 (0.65%) AppScan
3 15 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.51%) Paros
5 12 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.44%) Xcode
6 9 (0.33%) WebScarab
7 5 (0.18%) Fiddler
8 4 (0.15%) JIRA
8 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.11%) Redmine
10 2 (0.073%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.036%) Subversion
General
1 962 (34.91%) Finance
2 267 (9.69%) Banking
3 196 (7.11%) Legal
4 159 (5.77%) Retail
5 107 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 70 (2.54%) Marketing
7 55 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 51 (1.85%) Law
9 50 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 33 (1.20%) Electronics
12 23 (0.83%) Games
13 18 (0.65%) Advertising
14 16 (0.58%) Private Banking
15 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.54%) Publishing
16 12 (0.44%) Digital Economy
17 9 (0.33%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.29%) Local Government
18 8 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 630 (22.86%) Analyst
2 526 (19.09%) Security Manager
3 517 (18.76%) Security Analyst
4 422 (15.31%) Consultant
5 354 (12.84%) Security Consultant
6 237 (8.60%) Security Engineer
7 218 (7.91%) Architect
8 202 (7.33%) Security Architect
9 200 (7.26%) Information Manager
10 191 (6.93%) Information Analyst
11 190 (6.89%) Information Security Analyst
12 185 (6.71%) Information Security Manager
13 158 (5.73%) IT Analyst
14 153 (5.55%) IT Manager
15 146 (5.30%) Security Specialist
16 137 (4.97%) IT Security Analyst
17 131 (4.75%) IT Security Manager
18 126 (4.57%) Security Officer
19 115 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
20 110 (3.99%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (2.69%) Web Services
2 60 (2.18%) SailPoint
3 53 (1.92%) .NET
4 28 (1.02%) 802.1X
5 19 (0.69%) RESTful
6 11 (0.40%) OAuth
7 10 (0.36%) HTML
7 10 (0.36%) Regular Expression
7 10 (0.36%) XML
8 9 (0.33%) Middleware
9 8 (0.29%) MSMQ
9 8 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.18%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.18%) boto
10 5 (0.18%) J2EE
10 5 (0.18%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 4 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.15%) HTML5
11 4 (0.15%) JSON
11 4 (0.15%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 511 (18.54%) Management Information System
2 244 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 226 (8.20%) Data Protection Act
5 108 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 102 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
7 100 (3.63%) CESG
8 83 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
9 60 (2.18%) PKI
10 51 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 49 (1.78%) Cyber Attack
12 33 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
13 31 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 25 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
14 25 (0.91%) Mobile App
15 24 (0.87%) Driving Licence
16 21 (0.76%) Clustering
16 21 (0.76%) Fintech
17 20 (0.73%) Internet of Things
18 19 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 478 (17.34%) Windows
2 398 (14.44%) Linux
3 196 (7.11%) Windows Server
4 175 (6.35%) Unix
5 78 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.56%) Mac OS X
6 43 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (1.49%) Android
8 36 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.83%) Kali Linux
11 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.51%) CentOS
12 14 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.18%) Debian
16 2 (0.073%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1869 (67.82%) Information Security
2 808 (29.32%) Cybersecurity
3 659 (23.91%) Risk Management
4 645 (23.40%) SIEM
5 621 (22.53%) ITIL
6 507 (18.40%) Data Protection
6 507 (18.40%) Security Architecture
7 453 (16.44%) Security Operations
8 374 (13.57%) Penetration Testing
9 302 (10.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 278 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 264 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
11 264 (9.58%) Security Management
12 244 (8.85%) Risk Assessment
13 234 (8.49%) Project Management
14 208 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 205 (7.44%) Incident Management
16 201 (7.29%) Identity Access Management
17 180 (6.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 172 (6.24%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 142 (5.15%) Java
2 127 (4.61%) Python
3 81 (2.94%) SQL
4 74 (2.69%) C
5 68 (2.47%) Perl
6 46 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 45 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 44 (1.60%) Ruby
9 29 (1.05%) PHP
10 27 (0.98%) C++
11 25 (0.91%) C#
12 24 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.51%) Korn
14 8 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.22%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.22%) VBScript
16 5 (0.18%) C-shell
16 5 (0.18%) VB
17 4 (0.15%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.073%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1744 (63.28%) CISM
2 963 (34.94%) CISA
3 531 (19.27%) Degree
4 346 (12.55%) Cisco Certification
5 344 (12.48%) CEH
6 243 (8.82%) Security Cleared
7 242 (8.78%) CRISC
8 224 (8.13%) SANS
9 215 (7.80%) SC Cleared
10 199 (7.22%) GIAC
11 173 (6.28%) CCNA
12 149 (5.41%) CESG Certified Professional
13 145 (5.26%) CCNP
14 135 (4.90%) SSCP
15 98 (3.56%) CompTIA Security+
15 98 (3.56%) Security+ Certification
16 95 (3.45%) CREST Certified
16 95 (3.45%) GSEC
17 88 (3.19%) GCIH
18 85 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1104 (40.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 545 (19.78%) PCI DSS
3 240 (8.71%) GDPR
4 232 (8.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 200 (7.26%) COBIT
6 165 (5.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 113 (4.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 59 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 53 (1.92%) ISO 9001
10 43 (1.56%) ISO 22301
11 39 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 30 (1.09%) NIST 800
12 30 (1.09%) SLA
13 26 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 23 (0.83%) QA
15 21 (0.76%) Data Quality
16 18 (0.65%) HIPAA
17 17 (0.62%) ISO 31000
18 16 (0.58%) COSO
18 16 (0.58%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 259 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.71%) Snort
3 41 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.05%) vSphere
5 20 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.25%) XenApp
8 6 (0.22%) Docker
9 5 (0.18%) pfSense
9 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.15%) Samba
11 3 (0.11%) NFS
12 2 (0.073%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.073%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.036%) Postfix
13 1 (0.036%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.036%) Xen
Systems Management
1 142 (5.15%) Nessus
2 71 (2.58%) SCCM
3 60 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
4 46 (1.67%) QRadar
5 31 (1.12%) CSIRT
6 29 (1.05%) PowerBroker
7 25 (0.91%) Nmap
7 25 (0.91%) Puppet
7 25 (0.91%) WSUS
8 23 (0.83%) Ansible
8 23 (0.83%) FortiGate
9 22 (0.80%) Core Impact
9 22 (0.80%) Nexpose
9 22 (0.80%) OpenVAS
9 22 (0.80%) RSA Security Analytics
10 20 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 13 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 12 (0.44%) RSA enVision
13 10 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 10 (0.36%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 219 (7.95%) Cisco
2 193 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 146 (5.30%) Splunk
4 139 (5.04%) CheckPoint
5 111 (4.03%) LogRhythm
6 109 (3.96%) Palo Alto
7 95 (3.45%) CyberArk
8 79 (2.87%) McAfee
9 76 (2.76%) Oracle
10 75 (2.72%) VMware
11 72 (2.61%) Qualys
12 71 (2.58%) Symantec
13 70 (2.54%) ArcSight
14 56 (2.03%) AlienVault
15 53 (1.92%) Aveksa
16 48 (1.74%) SAP
17 47 (1.71%) Juniper
18 43 (1.56%) Apple
19 40 (1.45%) IBM
20 37 (1.34%) SolarWinds