Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 228 198
Rank change year-on-year +28 -30 +84
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,934 2,687 3,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.55% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 6.25% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,248 2,177 2,810
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41,220 43,019 55,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.86% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 30,962 33,691 44,344
UK median annual salary £49,658 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.35% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 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
England +21 2,773 £62,500 - 290
UK excluding London +25 1,441 £57,500 +4.55% 181
London +8 1,420 £70,000 +3.70% 121
South East +59 485 £60,000 - 41
North of England +26 346 £57,500 +4.55% 42
Midlands +7 240 £57,500 +9.52% 42
North West -2 195 £55,000 - 18
West Midlands +4 180 £57,500 +4.55% 36
East of England +20 177 £55,000 -1.79% 27
Yorkshire +69 130 £57,500 +4.55% 17
South West -26 128 £47,500 -17.39% 16
East Midlands +24 58 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Scotland -41 57 £52,500 -8.50% 6
Wales +26 28 £55,000 +22.22% 6
North East -21 21 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +2 2 £52,500 -4.55% 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1,886 (64.28%) Information Security
2 1,731 (59.00%) CISM
3 1,185 (40.39%) Cybersecurity
4 1,073 (36.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1,021 (34.80%) CISA
6 863 (29.41%) Finance
7 745 (25.39%) Firewall
8 732 (24.95%) Risk Management
9 651 (22.19%) SIEM
10 596 (20.31%) Degree
11 570 (19.43%) Management Information System
12 537 (18.30%) GDPR
13 516 (17.59%) CEH
14 500 (17.04%) ITIL
15 488 (16.63%) PCI DSS
16 483 (16.46%) Security Architecture
17 476 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
18 430 (14.66%) Windows
19 389 (13.26%) Data Protection
20 385 (13.12%) Cisco Certification
21 370 (12.61%) SANS
22 363 (12.37%) Vulnerability Management
23 355 (12.10%) Network Security
24 353 (12.03%) Security Operations
25 338 (11.52%) GIAC
26 331 (11.28%) Linux
27 319 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
28 295 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
29 291 (9.92%) Security Management
30 284 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management

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 95 (3.24%) IIS
2 42 (1.43%) Apache
3 20 (0.68%) Apache Pig
3 20 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 17 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.17%) Confluence
9 3 (0.10%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.068%) CMS
10 2 (0.068%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.034%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.034%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.17%) Stata
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.17%) assyst
3 5 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.17%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.034%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 176 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (2.62%) SaaS
4 72 (2.45%) IaaS
5 67 (2.28%) Office 365
6 60 (2.04%) PaaS
7 41 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 21 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.14%) G Suite
14 1 (0.034%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.034%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.034%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 745 (25.39%) Firewall
2 355 (12.10%) Network Security
3 210 (7.16%) TCP/IP
4 169 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 118 (4.02%) VPN
6 117 (3.99%) WAN
7 110 (3.75%) Internet
8 96 (3.27%) LAN
9 92 (3.14%) DNS
10 82 (2.79%) SSL
11 78 (2.66%) DHCP
12 66 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
12 66 (2.25%) Wireless
13 61 (2.08%) HTTP
14 53 (1.81%) BGP
14 53 (1.81%) OSPF
15 47 (1.60%) Wireshark
16 46 (1.57%) IPsec
17 45 (1.53%) MPLS
18 39 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (2.59%) Big Data
2 58 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 47 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 39 (1.33%) MySQL
5 20 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 10 (0.34%) GIS
7 8 (0.27%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.17%) QlikView
9 5 (0.17%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.17%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.14%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.068%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.068%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.034%) dBASE
12 1 (0.034%) Maltego
12 1 (0.034%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (1.09%) JIRA
2 23 (0.78%) Metasploit
3 19 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (0.61%) Bitbucket
4 18 (0.61%) Burp Suite
4 18 (0.61%) CodeSonar
4 18 (0.61%) git-flow
4 18 (0.61%) Robot Framework
4 18 (0.61%) Selenium
5 16 (0.55%) AppScan
6 9 (0.31%) Redmine
7 4 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.14%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.068%) GitLab
8 2 (0.068%) WebScarab
9 1 (0.034%) Gradle
9 1 (0.034%) Subversion
9 1 (0.034%) TeamCity
General
1 863 (29.41%) Finance
2 207 (7.06%) Legal
3 163 (5.56%) Banking
4 131 (4.46%) Retail
5 55 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 53 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 46 (1.57%) Games
8 46 (1.57%) Law
9 35 (1.19%) Publishing
10 31 (1.06%) Marketing
11 25 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.55%) French Language
13 16 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.51%) Back Office
14 15 (0.51%) Billing
15 9 (0.31%) Advertising
15 9 (0.31%) Military
16 8 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 564 (19.22%) Security Manager
2 517 (17.62%) Analyst
3 428 (14.59%) Security Analyst
4 359 (12.24%) Consultant
5 343 (11.69%) Architect
6 314 (10.70%) Security Architect
7 303 (10.33%) Security Engineer
8 297 (10.12%) Information Security Manager
8 297 (10.12%) Security Consultant
9 289 (9.85%) Information Manager
10 183 (6.24%) Information Analyst
10 183 (6.24%) Information Security Analyst
11 164 (5.59%) IT Manager
12 160 (5.45%) Security Officer
13 124 (4.23%) Security Specialist
14 110 (3.75%) Information Security Officer
15 107 (3.65%) Head of Security
16 105 (3.58%) IT Security Manager
17 104 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Manager
18 103 (3.51%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (1.70%) .NET
2 40 (1.36%) SailPoint
3 36 (1.23%) Web Services
4 30 (1.02%) LAMP
5 27 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 24 (0.82%) SOAP
7 22 (0.75%) Java EE
8 21 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
8 21 (0.72%) HTML
9 20 (0.68%) REST
9 20 (0.68%) STL
9 20 (0.68%) XML
10 19 (0.65%) ASP.NET
11 18 (0.61%) Django
11 18 (0.61%) Node.js
11 18 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (0.61%) Spring MVC
12 16 (0.55%) Regular Expression
13 15 (0.51%) LDAP
14 13 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 570 (19.43%) Management Information System
2 319 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 137 (4.67%) Data Centre
5 131 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
6 124 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
7 98 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
8 93 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 90 (3.07%) PKI
10 85 (2.90%) Fintech
11 79 (2.69%) CESG
12 68 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 45 (1.53%) Cyber Defence
14 40 (1.36%) Cyberattack
15 35 (1.19%) Mobile App
16 34 (1.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 27 (0.92%) Public Cloud
18 24 (0.82%) NHS
19 23 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
20 22 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 430 (14.66%) Windows
2 331 (11.28%) Linux
3 141 (4.81%) Unix
4 113 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 29 (0.99%) Kali Linux
8 27 (0.92%) Android
9 24 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.68%) AIX
13 17 (0.58%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.41%) CentOS
14 12 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.27%) Solaris
17 6 (0.20%) HPUX
17 6 (0.20%) VMS
18 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,886 (64.28%) Information Security
2 1,185 (40.39%) Cybersecurity
3 732 (24.95%) Risk Management
4 651 (22.19%) SIEM
5 500 (17.04%) ITIL
6 483 (16.46%) Security Architecture
7 476 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
8 389 (13.26%) Data Protection
9 363 (12.37%) Vulnerability Management
10 353 (12.03%) Security Operations
11 295 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
12 291 (9.92%) Security Management
13 284 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 251 (8.55%) Incident Management
15 240 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
16 231 (7.87%) Identity Access Management
17 230 (7.84%) OWASP
18 199 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
19 188 (6.41%) TOGAF
19 188 (6.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 104 (3.54%) Python
2 87 (2.97%) Java
3 86 (2.93%) C
4 77 (2.62%) Bash Shell
4 77 (2.62%) PowerShell
5 47 (1.60%) Perl
6 43 (1.47%) C++
6 43 (1.47%) PHP
7 41 (1.40%) C#
8 39 (1.33%) Ruby
9 27 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 27 (0.92%) SQL
10 20 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 19 (0.65%) Korn
12 10 (0.34%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.24%) Go
14 6 (0.20%) BeanShell
14 6 (0.20%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.17%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,731 (59.00%) CISM
2 1,021 (34.80%) CISA
3 596 (20.31%) Degree
4 516 (17.59%) CEH
5 385 (13.12%) Cisco Certification
6 370 (12.61%) SANS
7 338 (11.52%) GIAC
8 245 (8.35%) CRISC
9 221 (7.53%) SSCP
10 206 (7.02%) Security Cleared
11 195 (6.65%) CompTIA Security+
12 182 (6.20%) CCNA
13 158 (5.39%) CCNP
14 137 (4.67%) OSCP
15 135 (4.60%) CSSLP
16 133 (4.53%) CESG Certified Professional
17 122 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 122 (4.16%) SC Cleared
18 111 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
18 111 (3.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,073 (36.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 537 (18.30%) GDPR
3 488 (16.63%) PCI DSS
4 227 (7.74%) COBIT
5 157 (5.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 125 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 87 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 59 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 58 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 52 (1.77%) HIPAA
10 52 (1.77%) ISO 9001
11 34 (1.16%) GCP
12 31 (1.06%) QA
13 30 (1.02%) GPG13
14 26 (0.89%) NIST 800
14 26 (0.89%) RMADS
15 24 (0.82%) SLA
16 23 (0.78%) ISO 22301
17 22 (0.75%) ISAE 3402
18 16 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.43%) vSphere
4 32 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.09%) Snort
5 27 (0.92%) Docker
6 19 (0.65%) HDFS
7 18 (0.61%) XenServer
8 17 (0.58%) Firmware
9 11 (0.37%) NFS
9 11 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.34%) Samba
11 9 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.10%) pfSense
15 2 (0.068%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.034%) Xen
Systems Management
1 105 (3.58%) Nessus
2 57 (1.94%) QRadar
3 42 (1.43%) Puppet
4 26 (0.89%) Core Impact
5 25 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 24 (0.82%) CASB
6 24 (0.82%) Suricata
7 22 (0.75%) Nexpose
8 21 (0.72%) OpenVAS
9 19 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
10 18 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 18 (0.61%) Salt
11 16 (0.55%) Ansible
11 16 (0.55%) CSIRT
11 16 (0.55%) Nmap
12 15 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.51%) SCCM
12 15 (0.51%) TrustSec
13 13 (0.44%) HP Fortify
14 11 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 268 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 248 (8.45%) Cisco
3 120 (4.09%) Splunk
4 119 (4.06%) CheckPoint
5 90 (3.07%) Qualys
5 90 (3.07%) VMware
6 82 (2.79%) Symantec
7 79 (2.69%) LogRhythm
8 65 (2.22%) Juniper
9 61 (2.08%) IBM
10 58 (1.98%) Fortinet
11 56 (1.91%) Palo Alto
12 55 (1.87%) SolarWinds
13 53 (1.81%) Sophos
14 51 (1.74%) F5
14 51 (1.74%) Forcepoint
15 49 (1.67%) ArcSight
16 47 (1.60%) McAfee
17 46 (1.57%) CyberArk
18 42 (1.43%) Red Hat