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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 198 291
Rank change year-on-year -13 +93  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1334 1799 1197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.72% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.30% 6.21% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1477 894
Median salary £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £43,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £76,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CISSP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 1251 £61,250 +2.08% 114
London +18 700 £70,000 +7.69% 63
South East -51 169 £60,000 +9.09% 16
City of London +36 86 £62,500 +2.45% 16
West Midlands +3 84 £50,000 -14.52% 12
North West -4 79 £55,000 - 6
East of England +21 78 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South West -11 67 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Berkshire -23 65 £65,000 +18.18% 8
Birmingham -1 45 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Manchester -36 44 £53,750 -4.44% 6
Hertfordshire +20 40 £60,000 +7.14% 2
Scotland -1 38 £52,000 -0.95% 4
Bristol -11 36 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Hampshire +31 35 £60,000 +6.66% 1
Yorkshire -37 34 £49,516 -9.97% 4
Essex +35 32 £43,000 -18.09% 1
Edinburgh -14 32 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Surrey -6 29 £55,000 - 6
East Midlands -35 28 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +35 23 £55,000 -12.00%
Milton Keynes +31 22 £55,000 -16.98%
West Yorkshire -40 21 £44,031 -23.42% 4
Maidenhead +13 20 £40,000 -21.95% 1
Coventry +31 18 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Cheshire +20 18 £60,000 +26.31%
Northamptonshire +17 17 £45,000 -14.28%
Kent -2 17 £45,000 -14.28%
North East +22 15 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Reading +16 15 £75,000 +30.43% 4

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1885 (66.70%) Information Security
2 1760 (62.28%) CISM
3 1045 (36.98%) CISA
4 1037 (36.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 910 (32.20%) Cybersecurity
6 836 (29.58%) Finance
7 694 (24.56%) Risk Management
8 593 (20.98%) Degree
9 592 (20.95%) Firewall
10 572 (20.24%) PCI DSS
11 561 (19.85%) Management Information System
12 560 (19.82%) SIEM
13 493 (17.45%) ITIL
14 457 (16.17%) Windows
15 408 (14.44%) CEH
15 408 (14.44%) Data Protection
15 408 (14.44%) Security Operations
16 402 (14.23%) Security Architecture
17 401 (14.19%) Linux
18 363 (12.85%) Penetration Testing
19 355 (12.56%) Cisco Certification
20 352 (12.46%) Network Security
21 349 (12.35%) Security Management
22 346 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
23 343 (12.14%) Security Cleared
24 342 (12.10%) SANS
25 288 (10.19%) GIAC
26 281 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
27 275 (9.73%) Risk Assessment
28 249 (8.81%) Banking

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
1 112 (3.96%) IIS
2 49 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (1.06%) Apache
4 25 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 20 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 14 (0.50%) JBoss
8 13 (0.46%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 12 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 12 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.071%) CMS
11 2 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.035%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.035%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.035%) OpenStack
Applications
1 78 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.17%) MS Office
3 28 (0.99%) MS Project
4 19 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 33 (1.17%) Sentinel
2 29 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 14 (0.50%) assyst
5 14 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.32%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.071%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.035%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.56%) Office 365
4 40 (1.42%) SaaS
5 22 (0.78%) IaaS
6 14 (0.50%) PaaS
7 12 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.11%) G Suite
11 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.035%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.035%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 592 (20.95%) Firewall
2 352 (12.46%) Network Security
3 222 (7.86%) TCP/IP
4 216 (7.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 97 (3.43%) HTTP
6 76 (2.69%) Internet
7 75 (2.65%) LAN
8 74 (2.62%) WAN
9 63 (2.23%) DNS
10 57 (2.02%) VPN
11 40 (1.42%) SSL
12 39 (1.38%) SMTP
12 39 (1.38%) Wireshark
13 35 (1.24%) FTP
13 35 (1.24%) Wireless
14 30 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (1.03%) DHCP
15 29 (1.03%) HTTPS
16 26 (0.92%) LDAP
17 22 (0.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.22%) Big Data
3 27 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 24 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 20 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.53%) MySQL
7 14 (0.50%) Apache Hive
8 12 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.39%) InfluxDB
9 11 (0.39%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.32%) GIS
11 5 (0.18%) DB2
11 5 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.18%) ZAP BI
12 4 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.11%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (1.24%) Burp Suite
2 22 (0.78%) AppScan
3 21 (0.74%) Paros
4 16 (0.57%) JIRA
5 12 (0.42%) WebScarab
6 8 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.28%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.25%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.18%) Redmine
9 4 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.14%) CodeSonar
9 4 (0.14%) git-flow
9 4 (0.14%) Robot Framework
9 4 (0.14%) Selenium
10 3 (0.11%) Subversion
11 2 (0.071%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.071%) Xcode
12 1 (0.035%) Rational DOORS
General
1 836 (29.58%) Finance
2 249 (8.81%) Banking
3 219 (7.75%) Legal
4 101 (3.57%) Retail
5 80 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 66 (2.34%) Games
7 50 (1.77%) Marketing
8 49 (1.73%) Law
9 44 (1.56%) French Language
9 44 (1.56%) German Language
10 41 (1.45%) Spanish Language
11 34 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.88%) Italian Language
13 23 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.64%) Dutch Language
16 16 (0.57%) Local Government
17 12 (0.42%) Advertising
17 12 (0.42%) Electronics
18 10 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 621 (21.97%) Analyst
2 582 (20.59%) Security Manager
3 500 (17.69%) Security Analyst
4 382 (13.52%) Consultant
5 289 (10.23%) Security Consultant
6 242 (8.56%) Information Manager
7 219 (7.75%) Information Security Manager
8 217 (7.68%) Security Engineer
9 214 (7.57%) Architect
10 207 (7.32%) Information Analyst
11 203 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
12 195 (6.90%) Security Architect
13 162 (5.73%) Security Officer
14 154 (5.45%) Security Specialist
15 149 (5.27%) Cybersecurity Manager
16 144 (5.10%) IT Analyst
16 144 (5.10%) IT Manager
17 131 (4.64%) IT Security Analyst
18 125 (4.42%) Information Security Officer
19 121 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (1.84%) SailPoint
2 44 (1.56%) .NET
3 39 (1.38%) Web Services
4 16 (0.57%) Middleware
5 15 (0.53%) Regular Expression
6 14 (0.50%) 802.1X
6 14 (0.50%) Node.js
6 14 (0.50%) ZeroMQ
7 13 (0.46%) Java EE
7 13 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (0.46%) SAML
8 12 (0.42%) JSON
8 12 (0.42%) STL
9 9 (0.32%) AngularJS
9 9 (0.32%) RESTful
9 9 (0.32%) SPNEGO
9 9 (0.32%) XACML
10 7 (0.25%) boto
10 7 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 561 (19.85%) Management Information System
2 193 (6.83%) Computer Science
3 180 (6.37%) Data Protection Act
4 159 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 140 (4.95%) Data Centre
6 128 (4.53%) Security Operations Centre
7 112 (3.96%) CESG
8 101 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
9 78 (2.76%) Cyber Attack
10 46 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 42 (1.49%) PKI
12 29 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
13 28 (0.99%) Fintech
14 26 (0.92%) Mainframe
15 24 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
15 24 (0.85%) Driving Licence
16 18 (0.64%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.57%) NHS
18 15 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
19 14 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 457 (16.17%) Windows
2 401 (14.19%) Linux
3 182 (6.44%) Unix
4 118 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 64 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.49%) CentOS
9 35 (1.24%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.64%) Android
12 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.50%) Solaris
15 9 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.28%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.21%) AIX
18 6 (0.21%) Debian
18 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1885 (66.70%) Information Security
2 910 (32.20%) Cybersecurity
3 694 (24.56%) Risk Management
4 560 (19.82%) SIEM
5 493 (17.45%) ITIL
6 408 (14.44%) Data Protection
6 408 (14.44%) Security Operations
7 402 (14.23%) Security Architecture
8 363 (12.85%) Penetration Testing
9 349 (12.35%) Security Management
10 346 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 281 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 275 (9.73%) Risk Assessment
13 242 (8.56%) Identity Access Management
14 234 (8.28%) Incident Management
15 231 (8.17%) Information Security Management
16 202 (7.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 199 (7.04%) Security Monitoring
18 192 (6.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 186 (6.58%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 138 (4.88%) Java
2 117 (4.14%) C
3 107 (3.79%) SQL
4 81 (2.87%) Python
5 53 (1.88%) Perl
6 48 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.56%) Ruby
8 33 (1.17%) PHP
9 29 (1.03%) C++
10 25 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 25 (0.88%) PowerShell
11 20 (0.71%) C#
12 18 (0.64%) Korn
13 13 (0.46%) Bourne shell
14 12 (0.42%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.32%) Scala
16 5 (0.18%) VB
17 3 (0.11%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.071%) Go
19 1 (0.035%) R
Qualifications
1 1760 (62.28%) CISM
2 1045 (36.98%) CISA
3 593 (20.98%) Degree
4 408 (14.44%) CEH
5 355 (12.56%) Cisco Certification
6 343 (12.14%) Security Cleared
7 342 (12.10%) SANS
8 288 (10.19%) GIAC
9 247 (8.74%) SC Cleared
10 187 (6.62%) CCNA
11 166 (5.87%) CRISC
12 151 (5.34%) CCNP
13 144 (5.10%) GCIA
14 141 (4.99%) CESG Certified Professional
15 136 (4.81%) GCIH
16 133 (4.71%) CISMP
16 133 (4.71%) SSCP
17 115 (4.07%) DV Cleared
18 102 (3.61%) CompTIA Security+
18 102 (3.61%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1037 (36.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 572 (20.24%) PCI DSS
3 204 (7.22%) COBIT
4 111 (3.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 101 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 78 (2.76%) GDPR
7 57 (2.02%) ISO27002
8 55 (1.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 42 (1.49%) SLA
10 40 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 37 (1.31%) GPG13
11 37 (1.31%) ISO22301
12 32 (1.13%) QA
13 29 (1.03%) RMADS
14 19 (0.67%) JSP 440
15 17 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 15 (0.53%) ISO27005
17 11 (0.39%) BS7799
17 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
17 11 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 236 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.13%) Snort
3 26 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.53%) vSphere
6 12 (0.42%) Samba
6 12 (0.42%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.25%) HDFS
8 6 (0.21%) Docker
8 6 (0.21%) XenServer
9 5 (0.18%) NFS
10 4 (0.14%) IAG
10 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.14%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.14%) Xen
11 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.071%) XenApp
12 2 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 99 (3.50%) Nessus
2 59 (2.09%) CSIRT
3 54 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
4 43 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 35 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 30 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 29 (1.03%) SCCM
8 25 (0.88%) QRadar
9 24 (0.85%) PowerBroker
10 22 (0.78%) Grafana
10 22 (0.78%) Puppet
11 21 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 18 (0.64%) Ansible
12 18 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 17 (0.60%) Nmap
14 13 (0.46%) Nagios
15 12 (0.42%) Endace
16 11 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.39%) HP Fortify
16 11 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 202 (7.15%) Microsoft
2 180 (6.37%) Cisco
3 128 (4.53%) Splunk
4 122 (4.32%) Oracle
5 108 (3.82%) Intel Security
6 82 (2.90%) Symantec
7 71 (2.51%) CheckPoint
7 71 (2.51%) CyberArk
8 70 (2.48%) ArcSight
8 70 (2.48%) LogRhythm
9 69 (2.44%) Qualys
10 63 (2.23%) Palo Alto
11 42 (1.49%) Apple
12 38 (1.34%) VMware
13 36 (1.27%) Juniper
14 35 (1.24%) SAP
15 33 (1.17%) Forcepoint
15 33 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (1.13%) FireEye
16 32 (1.13%) Fortinet
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
KnownFour
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 25% Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday