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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
Rank 213 200 287
Rank change year-on-year -13 +87  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1335 1764 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.71% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.34% 6.16% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1029 1441 882
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £72,000 £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 25 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 25 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 -20 1251 £60,000 - 133
London +27 691 £69,500 +6.92% 66
South East -38 164 £57,500 +4.54% 28
West Midlands +6 88 £50,000 -14.52% 14
City of London +45 86 £62,500 +2.45% 14
North West -3 82 £55,000 - 10
East of England +26 75 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South West -15 73 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Berkshire -24 63 £60,500 +10.00% 11
Birmingham -8 49 £45,000 -25.00% 5
Manchester -31 43 £55,000 - 10
Scotland -3 39 £50,750 -3.33% 7
Bristol -4 38 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire +25 37 £60,000 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire -44 36 £44,031 -19.94%
Hampshire +30 35 £60,000 +6.66% 2
Essex +38 32 £43,000 -18.09% 1
Edinburgh -19 32 £52,000 -0.95% 5
East Midlands -28 31 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Surrey -4 28 £55,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire +36 24 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Milton Keynes +24 23 £55,000 -16.98% 4
West Yorkshire -25 22 £44,031 -19.94%
Cheshire +25 21 £60,000 +26.31%
Maidenhead +21 20 £40,000 -21.95% 1
Northamptonshire +22 19 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Coventry +26 17 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North East +19 15 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Reading +18 15 £75,000 +33.33% 5
Wales +17 15 £45,000 -10.00% 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1894 (66.55%) Information Security
2 1771 (62.23%) CISM
3 1065 (37.42%) CISA
4 1043 (36.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 932 (32.75%) Cybersecurity
6 834 (29.30%) Finance
7 699 (24.56%) Risk Management
8 607 (21.33%) Firewall
9 596 (20.94%) Degree
10 585 (20.56%) PCI DSS
11 570 (20.03%) Management Information System
12 566 (19.89%) SIEM
13 492 (17.29%) ITIL
14 456 (16.02%) Windows
15 420 (14.76%) CEH
16 411 (14.44%) Security Operations
17 409 (14.37%) Data Protection
18 407 (14.30%) Security Architecture
19 401 (14.09%) Linux
20 380 (13.35%) Penetration Testing
21 355 (12.47%) Cisco Certification
21 355 (12.47%) Network Security
22 354 (12.44%) Security Management
23 351 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
24 349 (12.26%) Security Cleared
25 340 (11.95%) SANS
26 288 (10.12%) GIAC
27 281 (9.87%) Risk Assessment
28 275 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
29 250 (8.78%) SC Cleared

CISSP
Top Related 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
1 121 (4.25%) IIS
2 49 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (1.16%) Apache
4 29 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 22 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 19 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (0.60%) JBoss
8 16 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.49%) Apache Pig
10 13 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 13 (0.46%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.39%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.070%) CMS
14 2 (0.070%) Exchange Server 2010
15 1 (0.035%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.035%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.035%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.12%) MS Office
3 27 (0.95%) MS Project
4 19 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 33 (1.16%) Sentinel
2 27 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 14 (0.49%) assyst
5 14 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.32%) Temenos T24
8 7 (0.25%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.035%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.55%) Office 365
4 40 (1.41%) SaaS
5 23 (0.81%) IaaS
6 15 (0.53%) PaaS
7 13 (0.46%) 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
1 607 (21.33%) Firewall
2 355 (12.47%) Network Security
3 227 (7.98%) TCP/IP
4 222 (7.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 99 (3.48%) HTTP
6 78 (2.74%) LAN
7 77 (2.71%) WAN
8 76 (2.67%) Internet
9 65 (2.28%) DNS
10 58 (2.04%) VPN
11 41 (1.44%) SMTP
11 41 (1.44%) SSL
12 39 (1.37%) Wireshark
13 36 (1.26%) FTP
14 35 (1.23%) Wireless
15 31 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (1.05%) DHCP
17 29 (1.02%) HTTPS
18 28 (0.98%) LDAP
19 23 (0.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.23%) Big Data
3 26 (0.91%) Hadoop
4 24 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 21 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.53%) MySQL
7 14 (0.49%) Apache Hive
8 13 (0.46%) 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%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (1.26%) Burp Suite
2 23 (0.81%) AppScan
3 22 (0.77%) Paros
4 17 (0.60%) 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 1 (0.035%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.035%) sqlmap
11 1 (0.035%) Xcode
General
1 834 (29.30%) Finance
2 247 (8.68%) Banking
3 218 (7.66%) Legal
4 103 (3.62%) Retail
5 85 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.39%) Games
7 51 (1.79%) Marketing
8 49 (1.72%) Law
9 45 (1.58%) French Language
9 45 (1.58%) German Language
10 42 (1.48%) Spanish Language
11 35 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.88%) Italian Language
13 23 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.63%) Dutch Language
16 15 (0.53%) Local Government
17 13 (0.46%) Electronics
18 12 (0.42%) Advertising
19 11 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 626 (22.00%) Analyst
2 586 (20.59%) Security Manager
3 504 (17.71%) Security Analyst
4 383 (13.46%) Consultant
5 291 (10.22%) Security Consultant
6 244 (8.57%) Information Manager
7 221 (7.77%) Information Security Manager
8 220 (7.73%) Architect
9 218 (7.66%) Security Engineer
10 206 (7.24%) Information Analyst
11 202 (7.10%) Information Security Analyst
11 202 (7.10%) Security Architect
12 161 (5.66%) Security Officer
13 158 (5.55%) Security Specialist
14 151 (5.31%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 145 (5.09%) IT Analyst
15 145 (5.09%) IT Manager
16 132 (4.64%) IT Security Analyst
17 125 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
18 124 (4.36%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (1.72%) SailPoint
2 46 (1.62%) .NET
3 43 (1.51%) Web Services
4 16 (0.56%) Regular Expression
5 15 (0.53%) Middleware
5 15 (0.53%) SAML
6 14 (0.49%) 802.1X
6 14 (0.49%) Node.js
6 14 (0.49%) ZeroMQ
7 13 (0.46%) Java EE
7 13 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (0.46%) STL
8 12 (0.42%) JSON
9 11 (0.39%) SPNEGO
9 11 (0.39%) XACML
10 9 (0.32%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.28%) RESTful
12 7 (0.25%) boto
12 7 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 570 (20.03%) Management Information System
2 197 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 178 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 161 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (4.88%) Data Centre
6 133 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 113 (3.97%) CESG
8 100 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
9 79 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
10 50 (1.76%) PKI
11 49 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 28 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
13 27 (0.95%) Fintech
13 27 (0.95%) Mainframe
14 24 (0.84%) Driving Licence
15 23 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
16 17 (0.60%) NHS
16 17 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
18 14 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 456 (16.02%) Windows
2 401 (14.09%) Linux
3 182 (6.39%) Unix
4 118 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 65 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.48%) CentOS
9 37 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.60%) Android
13 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.49%) Solaris
15 11 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.32%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.21%) Debian
18 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1894 (66.55%) Information Security
2 932 (32.75%) Cybersecurity
3 699 (24.56%) Risk Management
4 566 (19.89%) SIEM
5 492 (17.29%) ITIL
6 411 (14.44%) Security Operations
7 409 (14.37%) Data Protection
8 407 (14.30%) Security Architecture
9 380 (13.35%) Penetration Testing
10 354 (12.44%) Security Management
11 351 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 281 (9.87%) Risk Assessment
13 275 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 243 (8.54%) Identity Access Management
15 234 (8.22%) Incident Management
15 234 (8.22%) Information Security Management
16 216 (7.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 201 (7.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 198 (6.96%) Security Monitoring
19 189 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 140 (4.92%) Java
2 116 (4.08%) C
3 108 (3.79%) SQL
4 81 (2.85%) Python
5 49 (1.72%) Perl
6 48 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 42 (1.48%) Ruby
8 31 (1.09%) PHP
9 29 (1.02%) C++
10 26 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 25 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 19 (0.67%) C#
13 17 (0.60%) Korn
14 13 (0.46%) Objective-C
15 12 (0.42%) Bourne shell
16 10 (0.35%) Scala
17 5 (0.18%) VB
18 3 (0.11%) Shell Script
19 2 (0.070%) Go
20 1 (0.035%) R
Qualifications
1 1771 (62.23%) CISM
2 1065 (37.42%) CISA
3 596 (20.94%) Degree
4 420 (14.76%) CEH
5 355 (12.47%) Cisco Certification
6 349 (12.26%) Security Cleared
7 340 (11.95%) SANS
8 288 (10.12%) GIAC
9 250 (8.78%) SC Cleared
10 189 (6.64%) CCNA
11 167 (5.87%) CRISC
12 153 (5.38%) CCNP
13 143 (5.02%) GCIA
14 141 (4.95%) CESG Certified Professional
15 136 (4.78%) GCIH
16 135 (4.74%) CISMP
17 131 (4.60%) SSCP
18 118 (4.15%) DV Cleared
19 104 (3.65%) CLAS
19 104 (3.65%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1043 (36.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 585 (20.56%) PCI DSS
3 205 (7.20%) COBIT
4 110 (3.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 103 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 76 (2.67%) GDPR
7 55 (1.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 52 (1.83%) ISO27002
9 42 (1.48%) SLA
10 39 (1.37%) GPG13
11 38 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 36 (1.26%) ISO22301
13 33 (1.16%) QA
14 29 (1.02%) RMADS
15 19 (0.67%) JSP 440
16 18 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 12 (0.42%) ISO27005
17 12 (0.42%) PMO
18 11 (0.39%) BS7799
18 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 241 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.12%) Snort
3 28 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.53%) vSphere
6 13 (0.46%) Samba
7 12 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.25%) HDFS
9 6 (0.21%) Docker
9 6 (0.21%) XenServer
10 5 (0.18%) NFS
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.14%) IAG
11 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.14%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.14%) Xen
12 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.070%) XenApp
13 2 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 101 (3.55%) Nessus
2 58 (2.04%) CSIRT
3 50 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
4 43 (1.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 34 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 30 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 26 (0.91%) SCCM
8 25 (0.88%) QRadar
9 23 (0.81%) PowerBroker
10 22 (0.77%) Grafana
10 22 (0.77%) Puppet
11 21 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 18 (0.63%) Ansible
12 18 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 17 (0.60%) Nmap
14 13 (0.46%) Nagios
15 12 (0.42%) Endace
15 12 (0.42%) HP Fortify
15 12 (0.42%) WebInspect
16 11 (0.39%) Kibana
Vendors
1 202 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 181 (6.36%) Cisco
3 128 (4.50%) Splunk
4 125 (4.39%) Oracle
5 104 (3.65%) Intel Security
6 77 (2.71%) Symantec
7 75 (2.64%) ArcSight
8 72 (2.53%) Qualys
9 71 (2.49%) CheckPoint
9 71 (2.49%) LogRhythm
10 67 (2.35%) CyberArk
11 60 (2.11%) Palo Alto
12 44 (1.55%) Apple
13 40 (1.41%) VMware
14 38 (1.34%) SAP
15 37 (1.30%) Juniper
16 35 (1.23%) Forcepoint
16 35 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
17 32 (1.12%) FireEye
17 32 (1.12%) Fortinet
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Car
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,00 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65500 per annum + Car allowance 5.5k, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, family PMI
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Pension & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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Redditch, Worcestershire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
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London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £35k - £40k + Bonus + Corporat
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
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Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Health, Pension, Gym
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Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £60,000 to £64,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits flexi package, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + PHI, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
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