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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 192 266
Rank change year-on-year -31 +74  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1374 1695 1343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.75% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 6.54% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1359 1063
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.34% +9.52%  

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 21989 25899 30478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.59% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17158 20956 24185
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -24 1315 £62,500 +4.16% 136
London +6 677 £67,500 +3.84% 47
South East -46 202 £60,000 - 37
North West +3 129 £55,000 +10.00% 15
West Midlands -30 94 £52,500 -8.69% 5
City of London +22 86 £65,000 +1.96% 8
East of England -7 73 £55,000 - 11
South West -30 72 £55,000 -8.33% 10
Manchester -18 70 £53,750 +7.50% 11
Berkshire -53 67 £62,500 +4.16% 9
Cheshire +18 54 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Surrey -36 49 £57,500 +4.54% 12
Yorkshire -37 42 £57,500 +12.74% 5
West Yorkshire -2 40 £57,500 +11.11% 4
Birmingham -22 40 £32,500 -50.00% 3
Hertfordshire -19 39 £64,000 +16.36% 3
Scotland -6 33 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Hampshire -2 31 £62,500 - 9
Leeds -13 30 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Reading -9 27 £58,000 -3.33% 1
Bristol -33 25 £37,500 -14.28% 5
Staines +12 20 £54,250 -16.53% 7
Oxfordshire +21 19 £65,000 -7.47% 1
Glasgow +15 18 £57,375 +21.42% 3
Maidenhead +15 17 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Coventry +4 16 £59,500 +19.00%
Bedfordshire +32 15 £50,000 -10.71% 3
Kent +11 15 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Wiltshire +5 15 £45,000 -30.76% 1
East Midlands +6 14 £47,500 -13.63% 2

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1791 (66.58%) Information Security
2 1692 (62.90%) CISM
3 1062 (39.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 999 (37.14%) CISA
5 888 (33.01%) Finance
6 804 (29.89%) Cybersecurity
7 701 (26.06%) Risk Management
8 582 (21.64%) SIEM
9 577 (21.45%) Firewall
10 564 (20.97%) ITIL
11 548 (20.37%) PCI DSS
12 511 (19.00%) Management Information System
13 490 (18.22%) Degree
14 485 (18.03%) Windows
15 434 (16.13%) Data Protection
16 428 (15.91%) Security Architecture
17 411 (15.28%) Security Operations
18 409 (15.20%) Linux
19 348 (12.94%) CEH
20 337 (12.53%) Cisco Certification
21 314 (11.67%) Network Security
22 305 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
22 305 (11.34%) SANS
23 297 (11.04%) Security Management
24 273 (10.15%) Vulnerability Management
25 270 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
26 269 (10.00%) Security Cleared
27 232 (8.62%) GIAC
28 225 (8.36%) TCP/IP
29 224 (8.33%) Active Directory

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 52 (1.93%) IIS
2 25 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 18 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.41%) Apache
5 10 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.15%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.15%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.15%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.074%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.037%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.037%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.59%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 13 (0.48%) assyst
4 12 (0.45%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.074%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.074%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.037%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 91 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.52%) SaaS
4 34 (1.26%) Office 365
5 21 (0.78%) IaaS
6 16 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (0.48%) PaaS
7 13 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.11%) G Suite
11 2 (0.074%) Boomi
11 2 (0.074%) GitHub
11 2 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 577 (21.45%) Firewall
2 314 (11.67%) Network Security
3 225 (8.36%) TCP/IP
4 198 (7.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 99 (3.68%) Internet
6 91 (3.38%) WAN
7 79 (2.94%) LAN
8 68 (2.53%) HTTP
9 65 (2.42%) DNS
10 61 (2.27%) VPN
11 59 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
12 44 (1.64%) Wireshark
13 35 (1.30%) Wireless
14 33 (1.23%) DHCP
15 29 (1.08%) SSL
16 28 (1.04%) SMTP
17 25 (0.93%) FTP
18 23 (0.86%) SAN
19 22 (0.82%) HTTPS
20 21 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.04%) Big Data
3 14 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 12 (0.45%) GIS
5 12 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 12 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.30%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.26%) DB2
7 7 (0.26%) MySQL
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.15%) Looker
9 4 (0.15%) ZAP BI
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.11%) InfluxDB
10 3 (0.11%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.074%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 31 (1.15%) Burp Suite
2 21 (0.78%) Metasploit
3 18 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.56%) AppScan
4 15 (0.56%) Paros
5 12 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.45%) WebScarab
5 12 (0.45%) Xcode
6 10 (0.37%) Fiddler
7 8 (0.30%) JIRA
8 4 (0.15%) Redmine
9 2 (0.074%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.074%) Subversion
10 1 (0.037%) Git (software)
General
1 888 (33.01%) Finance
2 210 (7.81%) Banking
3 204 (7.58%) Legal
4 136 (5.06%) Retail
5 82 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 55 (2.04%) Marketing
7 38 (1.41%) Law
8 29 (1.08%) Games
9 28 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.89%) French Language
10 24 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 23 (0.86%) German Language
12 22 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.67%) Italian Language
15 17 (0.63%) Dutch Language
16 16 (0.59%) Electronics
17 15 (0.56%) Publishing
18 14 (0.52%) Advertising
19 13 (0.48%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 593 (22.04%) Analyst
2 544 (20.22%) Security Manager
3 470 (17.47%) Security Analyst
4 392 (14.57%) Consultant
5 318 (11.82%) Security Consultant
6 208 (7.73%) Information Analyst
6 208 (7.73%) Security Engineer
7 205 (7.62%) Information Security Analyst
8 204 (7.58%) Architect
9 197 (7.32%) Information Manager
10 183 (6.80%) Security Architect
11 180 (6.69%) Information Security Manager
12 158 (5.87%) Security Specialist
13 154 (5.72%) IT Manager
14 131 (4.87%) IT Security Manager
15 128 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Manager
16 127 (4.72%) Security Officer
17 120 (4.46%) Risk Manager
18 118 (4.39%) IT Analyst
19 110 (4.09%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (2.19%) SailPoint
1 59 (2.19%) Web Services
2 50 (1.86%) .NET
3 21 (0.78%) 802.1X
4 16 (0.59%) Regular Expression
5 11 (0.41%) Middleware
6 9 (0.33%) boto
6 9 (0.33%) RESTful
7 7 (0.26%) ZeroMQ
8 6 (0.22%) JSON
9 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 5 (0.19%) XML
10 4 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.15%) HTML
10 4 (0.15%) OAuth
11 3 (0.11%) PCRE
12 2 (0.074%) HTML5
12 2 (0.074%) Java EE
12 2 (0.074%) REST
12 2 (0.074%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 511 (19.00%) Management Information System
2 204 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 200 (7.43%) Data Protection Act
4 195 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 104 (3.87%) Security Operations Centre
6 103 (3.83%) Data Centre
7 97 (3.61%) CESG
8 96 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
9 57 (2.12%) Cyber Attack
10 40 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 36 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
12 35 (1.30%) PKI
13 32 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.00%) Driving Licence
14 27 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (0.78%) Fintech
16 20 (0.74%) Internet of Things
16 20 (0.74%) NHS
17 18 (0.67%) Mainframe
18 16 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 485 (18.03%) Windows
2 409 (15.20%) Linux
3 179 (6.65%) Unix
4 149 (5.54%) Windows Server
5 53 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 27 (1.00%) CentOS
10 26 (0.97%) Android
11 23 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.63%) Kali Linux
13 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.56%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.26%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.19%) Debian
19 5 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1791 (66.58%) Information Security
2 804 (29.89%) Cybersecurity
3 701 (26.06%) Risk Management
4 582 (21.64%) SIEM
5 564 (20.97%) ITIL
6 434 (16.13%) Data Protection
7 428 (15.91%) Security Architecture
8 411 (15.28%) Security Operations
9 305 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
10 297 (11.04%) Security Management
11 273 (10.15%) Vulnerability Management
12 270 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 212 (7.88%) Risk Assessment
14 201 (7.47%) Incident Management
15 198 (7.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 194 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
17 189 (7.03%) Project Management
18 178 (6.62%) Business Continuity
19 177 (6.58%) Identity Access Management
20 171 (6.36%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 136 (5.06%) Java
2 118 (4.39%) Python
3 104 (3.87%) SQL
4 86 (3.20%) C
5 67 (2.49%) Perl
6 57 (2.12%) Ruby
7 45 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 34 (1.26%) PowerShell
9 32 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 31 (1.15%) PHP
11 26 (0.97%) C++
12 19 (0.71%) Korn
13 16 (0.59%) C#
14 10 (0.37%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.19%) C-shell
15 5 (0.19%) VBScript
16 2 (0.074%) Go
16 2 (0.074%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.074%) VB
17 1 (0.037%) R
Qualifications
1 1692 (62.90%) CISM
2 999 (37.14%) CISA
3 490 (18.22%) Degree
4 348 (12.94%) CEH
5 337 (12.53%) Cisco Certification
6 305 (11.34%) SANS
7 269 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 232 (8.62%) GIAC
9 220 (8.18%) SC Cleared
10 199 (7.40%) CRISC
11 169 (6.28%) CCNA
12 148 (5.50%) CESG Certified Professional
13 131 (4.87%) CCNP
14 126 (4.68%) GCIH
15 114 (4.24%) GCIA
16 103 (3.83%) SSCP
17 96 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 96 (3.57%) CLAS
18 95 (3.53%) CompTIA Security+
18 95 (3.53%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1062 (39.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 548 (20.37%) PCI DSS
3 177 (6.58%) COBIT
4 161 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 160 (5.95%) GDPR
6 137 (5.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 104 (3.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 40 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 39 (1.45%) NIST 800
10 37 (1.38%) ISO 9001
10 37 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 36 (1.34%) ISO 22301
12 29 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 29 (1.08%) SLA
13 16 (0.59%) PA-DSS
13 16 (0.59%) QA
14 15 (0.56%) GPG13
15 13 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 12 (0.45%) JSP 440
16 12 (0.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 224 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.90%) Snort
3 28 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.78%) vSphere
5 18 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.30%) Samba
8 7 (0.26%) XenApp
9 5 (0.19%) HDFS
9 5 (0.19%) pfSense
10 4 (0.15%) Docker
10 4 (0.15%) NFS
10 4 (0.15%) Xen
11 2 (0.074%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.074%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.037%) KVM
12 1 (0.037%) LXC
12 1 (0.037%) Postfix
12 1 (0.037%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 135 (5.02%) Nessus
2 59 (2.19%) SCCM
3 58 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
4 45 (1.67%) CSIRT
5 40 (1.49%) QRadar
6 33 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 32 (1.19%) Nmap
8 30 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 29 (1.08%) PowerBroker
10 28 (1.04%) Puppet
11 26 (0.97%) Ansible
12 20 (0.74%) FortiGate
13 18 (0.67%) WSUS
14 16 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 15 (0.56%) RSA Security Analytics
16 14 (0.52%) Core Impact
16 14 (0.52%) Nexpose
16 14 (0.52%) OpenVAS
17 12 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
17 12 (0.45%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 184 (6.84%) Cisco
2 177 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 126 (4.68%) Splunk
4 116 (4.31%) LogRhythm
5 106 (3.94%) CheckPoint
6 97 (3.61%) Oracle
7 88 (3.27%) Palo Alto
8 87 (3.23%) McAfee
9 79 (2.94%) CyberArk
10 75 (2.79%) Symantec
11 69 (2.57%) ArcSight
12 62 (2.30%) VMware
13 56 (2.08%) Qualys
14 49 (1.82%) AlienVault
15 45 (1.67%) Aveksa
16 40 (1.49%) Juniper
17 37 (1.38%) IBM
18 35 (1.30%) Apple
19 34 (1.26%) SAP
20 33 (1.23%) Sun
Brighton, East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Begbies Traynor
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive + car allowance or company car
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £100000.00 - £130000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, 12% pension, fexi-working
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, 12% pension, fexi-working
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £62000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £52000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: 4 days ago