Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 230 195
Rank change year-on-year +43 -35 +79
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 3,030 2,730 3,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.57% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.77% 6.43% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,313 2,154 2,659
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £93,700 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -1.79% +1.82%

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 38,995 42,461 50,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.69% 24.43% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 28,880 32,635 40,623
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +41 2,871 £63,000 +0.80% 290
UK excluding London +69 1,662 £57,500 +4.55% 172
London +5 1,281 £70,000 +3.70% 131
South East +23 494 £60,000 +4.35% 44
North of England +73 442 £55,000 +4.76% 48
East of England +132 323 £65,000 +23.81% 12
North West +61 314 £55,000 +4.76% 36
Midlands +41 193 £57,500 +15.00% 23
West Midlands +43 160 £57,000 +11.22% 17
South West -17 129 £55,000 +15.79% 32
Yorkshire +57 107 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Scotland -6 57 £51,500 -21.97% 11
East Midlands -1 30 £67,500 +42.11% 6
Wales +25 25 £40,210 -26.89% 2
North East -19 21 £60,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +9 5 £62,500 +13.64%
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,952 (64.42%) Information Security
2 1,516 (50.03%) CISM
3 1,281 (42.28%) Cybersecurity
4 1,204 (39.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 895 (29.54%) CISA
6 848 (27.99%) Risk Management
7 845 (27.89%) SIEM
8 754 (24.88%) Finance
9 657 (21.68%) Firewall
10 637 (21.02%) Windows
11 609 (20.10%) Linux
12 605 (19.97%) Degree
13 598 (19.74%) Management Information System
14 589 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
15 578 (19.08%) PCI DSS
16 531 (17.52%) GDPR
17 508 (16.77%) CEH
18 472 (15.58%) Data Protection
19 454 (14.98%) Security Architecture
20 448 (14.79%) Vulnerability Management
21 440 (14.52%) Microsoft
22 432 (14.26%) SANS
23 423 (13.96%) ITIL
23 423 (13.96%) GIAC
24 415 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
25 375 (12.38%) Security Operations
26 368 (12.15%) Security Management
27 350 (11.55%) SSCP
28 334 (11.02%) Network Security
29 324 (10.69%) CompTIA Security+

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 54 (1.78%) IIS
2 45 (1.49%) Apache Pig
3 41 (1.35%) Apache
4 20 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 17 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.43%) Confluence
6 13 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.17%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.066%) JBoss
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.066%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.066%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.033%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.033%) nginx
10 1 (0.033%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.033%) SAS
10 1 (0.033%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 54 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.033%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.36%) SAP GRC
2 9 (0.30%) assyst
3 7 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.17%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.099%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.033%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.033%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 251 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (2.48%) SaaS
4 68 (2.24%) Office 365
5 59 (1.95%) IaaS
6 50 (1.65%) PaaS
7 26 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (0.66%) Mimecast
9 15 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.066%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.066%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.033%) Akamai
12 1 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.033%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.033%) GitHub
12 1 (0.033%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.033%) Serverless
12 1 (0.033%) Slack
12 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 657 (21.68%) Firewall
2 334 (11.02%) Network Security
3 246 (8.12%) TCP/IP
4 215 (7.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 106 (3.50%) Internet
6 102 (3.37%) WAN
7 98 (3.23%) SSL
8 95 (3.14%) LAN
9 73 (2.41%) HTTP
10 72 (2.38%) Wireshark
11 70 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
12 67 (2.21%) Wireless
13 63 (2.08%) DNS
14 58 (1.91%) VPN
15 46 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
16 31 (1.02%) DHCP
17 29 (0.96%) VoIP
18 28 (0.92%) Sourcefire
19 27 (0.89%) SCCP
19 27 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (3.73%) Big Data
2 86 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 72 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 57 (1.88%) MySQL
5 45 (1.49%) Apache Hive
6 12 (0.40%) GIS
7 11 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
8 7 (0.23%) Blockchain
8 7 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.17%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.17%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.13%) DB2
11 2 (0.066%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.066%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.066%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.066%) QlikView
11 2 (0.066%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.033%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.033%) dBASE
12 1 (0.033%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (2.34%) JIRA
2 49 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 43 (1.42%) Bitbucket
4 43 (1.42%) CodeSonar
4 43 (1.42%) git-flow
4 43 (1.42%) Robot Framework
4 43 (1.42%) Selenium
5 34 (1.12%) Metasploit
6 15 (0.50%) Redmine
7 14 (0.46%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.30%) AppScan
9 6 (0.20%) Gradle
9 6 (0.20%) Hudson
9 6 (0.20%) Maven
9 6 (0.20%) MSTest
9 6 (0.20%) NUnit
9 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.17%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 754 (24.88%) Finance
2 253 (8.35%) Legal
3 221 (7.29%) Banking
4 209 (6.90%) Retail
5 108 (3.56%) Investment Banking
6 62 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.25%) Law
7 38 (1.25%) Publishing
8 36 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.06%) Games
10 22 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.63%) Marketing
12 18 (0.59%) French Language
13 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.40%) Advertising
15 9 (0.30%) Local Government
16 7 (0.23%) Electronics
17 5 (0.17%) Welsh Language
18 4 (0.13%) International Banking
18 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 585 (19.31%) Analyst
2 539 (17.79%) Security Manager
3 462 (15.25%) Security Analyst
4 376 (12.41%) Consultant
5 355 (11.72%) Security Engineer
6 346 (11.42%) Architect
7 314 (10.36%) Security Consultant
8 312 (10.30%) Information Manager
9 310 (10.23%) Information Security Manager
10 301 (9.93%) Security Architect
11 192 (6.34%) Information Analyst
12 190 (6.27%) Information Security Analyst
13 156 (5.15%) Security Officer
14 155 (5.12%) IT Analyst
15 145 (4.79%) IT Security Analyst
16 138 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
17 125 (4.13%) Senior Security Analyst
18 115 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 115 (3.80%) Information Security Officer
19 111 (3.66%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (3.23%) .NET
2 62 (2.05%) SOAP
3 60 (1.98%) LAMP
4 58 (1.91%) REST
5 57 (1.88%) ASP.NET
6 51 (1.68%) Java EE
7 50 (1.65%) Node.js
8 48 (1.58%) STL
9 47 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 47 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
10 44 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
11 43 (1.42%) Django
11 43 (1.42%) Spring MVC
11 43 (1.42%) Web Services
12 37 (1.22%) HTML
12 37 (1.22%) SailPoint
13 27 (0.89%) XML
14 20 (0.66%) LDAP
15 19 (0.63%) SAML
16 16 (0.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 598 (19.74%) Management Information System
2 320 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 195 (6.44%) Computer Science
4 168 (5.54%) Data Protection Act
5 151 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
6 141 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 140 (4.62%) Data Centre
8 132 (4.36%) Cyberthreat
9 124 (4.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 105 (3.47%) PKI
11 81 (2.67%) CESG
12 76 (2.51%) Fintech
13 57 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 52 (1.72%) Cyberattack
15 33 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
16 26 (0.86%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
19 18 (0.59%) CMDB
20 17 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 637 (21.02%) Windows
2 609 (20.10%) Linux
3 156 (5.15%) Unix
4 87 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 81 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 78 (2.57%) Mac OS X
7 50 (1.65%) Android
8 34 (1.12%) Kali Linux
9 30 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.89%) CentOS
11 20 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.53%) AIX
13 13 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.40%) HPUX
15 11 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.26%) Fedora
16 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.23%) Solaris
17 7 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,952 (64.42%) Information Security
2 1,281 (42.28%) Cybersecurity
3 848 (27.99%) Risk Management
4 845 (27.89%) SIEM
5 589 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
6 472 (15.58%) Data Protection
7 454 (14.98%) Security Architecture
8 448 (14.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 423 (13.96%) ITIL
10 375 (12.38%) Security Operations
11 368 (12.15%) Security Management
12 290 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
13 271 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
14 269 (8.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 253 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 247 (8.15%) Data Loss Prevention
17 218 (7.19%) Identity Access Management
18 216 (7.13%) Incident Management
19 214 (7.06%) TOGAF
20 213 (7.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 162 (5.35%) Python
2 134 (4.42%) Java
3 126 (4.16%) PowerShell
4 117 (3.86%) C
5 107 (3.53%) SQL
6 102 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 77 (2.54%) Perl
8 76 (2.51%) PHP
9 71 (2.34%) C++
10 68 (2.24%) C#
10 68 (2.24%) JavaScript
11 48 (1.58%) Objective-C
12 37 (1.22%) Ruby
13 18 (0.59%) Go
14 16 (0.53%) VBScript
15 15 (0.50%) Korn
16 11 (0.36%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.17%) BeanShell
17 5 (0.17%) VB
18 4 (0.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1,516 (50.03%) CISM
2 895 (29.54%) CISA
3 605 (19.97%) Degree
4 508 (16.77%) CEH
5 432 (14.26%) SANS
6 423 (13.96%) GIAC
7 415 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
8 350 (11.55%) SSCP
9 324 (10.69%) CompTIA Security+
10 262 (8.65%) CRISC
11 241 (7.95%) Security Cleared
12 189 (6.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 187 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 179 (5.91%) CREST Certified
15 173 (5.71%) MCSE
16 165 (5.45%) CCNA
17 145 (4.79%) CESG Certified Professional
17 145 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
18 136 (4.49%) CSSLP
19 132 (4.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,204 (39.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 578 (19.08%) PCI DSS
3 531 (17.52%) GDPR
4 171 (5.64%) COBIT
5 159 (5.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 153 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 83 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 54 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 50 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 48 (1.58%) QA
11 44 (1.45%) GPG13
12 33 (1.09%) ISO 9001
13 31 (1.02%) RMADS
14 27 (0.89%) ISO 22301
15 26 (0.86%) HIPAA
16 25 (0.83%) NIST 800
17 23 (0.76%) MiFID
18 20 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 17 (0.56%) SAS 70
20 16 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 145 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 123 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (1.98%) Docker
4 50 (1.65%) vSphere
5 45 (1.49%) Snort
6 30 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.79%) NFS
9 23 (0.76%) Samba
10 20 (0.66%) HDFS
11 16 (0.53%) Hyper-V
12 15 (0.50%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.40%) Firmware
14 8 (0.26%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.26%) Xen
15 4 (0.13%) XenServer
16 3 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
18 1 (0.033%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 103 (3.40%) Nessus
2 88 (2.90%) Puppet
3 48 (1.58%) QRadar
3 48 (1.58%) RSA Security Analytics
4 43 (1.42%) Salt
5 40 (1.32%) Ansible
6 35 (1.16%) Nmap
7 27 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 25 (0.83%) Nexpose
9 24 (0.79%) OSSEC
9 24 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 23 (0.76%) Nagios
10 23 (0.76%) OpenVAS
10 23 (0.76%) SCCM
10 23 (0.76%) Suricata
10 23 (0.76%) WSUS
11 22 (0.73%) CASB
12 20 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (0.63%) IBM BigFix
14 18 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 440 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 251 (8.28%) Cisco
3 200 (6.60%) Splunk
4 186 (6.14%) VMware
5 153 (5.05%) Symantec
6 102 (3.37%) Qualys
7 91 (3.00%) Sophos
8 88 (2.90%) LogRhythm
9 83 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 82 (2.71%) Red Hat
11 78 (2.57%) Oracle
12 56 (1.85%) ArcSight
13 52 (1.72%) McAfee
13 52 (1.72%) SolarWinds
14 47 (1.55%) CyberArk
15 45 (1.49%) EMC
15 45 (1.49%) Forcepoint
16 44 (1.45%) NetApp
17 42 (1.39%) IBM
18 37 (1.22%) Palo Alto