Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 234 196
Rank change year-on-year +24 -38 +41
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 797 1,989 3,010
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.46% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.56% 6.36% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 672 1,591 2,409
Median annual salary £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £93,750 £93,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,981 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -6.70% +4.35% +7.48%

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 10,544 31,261 39,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.39% 22.99% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,896 22,910 28,931
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP.

Salary trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 16 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 26 October 2020. 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 +28 748 £65,000 - 134
London +88 435 £70,000 -6.67% 55
UK excluding London -17 337 £55,981 -6.70% 83
South East +22 77 £57,500 -11.54% 27
North of England +65 72 £55,000 -5.98% 19
Midlands +4 71 £52,500 -3.67% 11
Work from Home +3 58 £52,500 -12.50% 12
North West +72 54 £57,500 -6.12% 10
West Midlands -6 54 £52,500 -2.78% 7
South West +54 47 £58,750 +3.78% 13
Scotland +74 32 £47,738 -18.40% 4
East of England +61 32 £65,000 +1.56% 9
Yorkshire +64 18 £50,000 -14.53% 9
East Midlands +63 17 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Wales +3 4 £68,000 +36.00%
Northern Ireland +20 3 £53,750 -2.27%

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 588 (73.78%) Information Security
2 424 (53.20%) Cybersecurity
3 413 (51.82%) CISM
4 379 (47.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 226 (28.36%) Cisco Certification
6 221 (27.73%) NIST
7 214 (26.85%) Management Information System
8 206 (25.85%) Firewall
9 205 (25.72%) Risk Management
10 199 (24.97%) Finance
11 190 (23.84%) CISA
12 189 (23.71%) Identity Access Management
13 186 (23.34%) Degree
14 164 (20.58%) Security Architecture
15 156 (19.57%) SIEM
16 155 (19.45%) Azure
17 144 (18.07%) AWS
18 133 (16.69%) ITIL
19 127 (15.93%) Security Operations
20 119 (14.93%) CCNP
21 116 (14.55%) CCNA
22 107 (13.43%) Security Management
23 99 (12.42%) Penetration Testing
24 96 (12.05%) Windows
25 95 (11.92%) GDPR
26 90 (11.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
26 90 (11.29%) SAML
26 90 (11.29%) OAuth
27 87 (10.92%) Microsoft
27 87 (10.92%) CRISC

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 3 (0.38%) IIS
1 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.25%) Apache
2 2 (0.25%) Confluence
3 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.13%) nginx
3 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 155 (19.45%) Azure
2 144 (18.07%) AWS
3 59 (7.40%) Office 365
4 56 (7.03%) IaaS
5 36 (4.52%) SaaS
6 32 (4.02%) PaaS
7 21 (2.63%) GCP
8 14 (1.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 14 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.25%) Mimecast
11 9 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.75%) BPaaS
12 6 (0.75%) Serverless
13 4 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon Cognito
15 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.25%) Power Platform
16 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 206 (25.85%) Firewall
2 75 (9.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 70 (8.78%) Network Security
4 49 (6.15%) LAN
5 40 (5.02%) WAN
6 28 (3.51%) VPN
7 22 (2.76%) Wireless
8 21 (2.63%) TCP/IP
9 20 (2.51%) DNS
10 19 (2.38%) Internet
11 15 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (1.63%) HTTP
12 13 (1.63%) SSL
13 11 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.25%) Cisco ISE
14 10 (1.25%) HTTPS
15 9 (1.13%) Cisco Firepower
16 8 (1.00%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.00%) Wireshark
17 6 (0.75%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.13%) Big Data
2 4 (0.50%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.38%) GIS
4 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.25%) Power BI
4 2 (0.25%) Tableau
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.13%) MySQL
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.63%) GitLab
2 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 199 (24.97%) Finance
2 48 (6.02%) Banking
3 47 (5.90%) Legal
4 43 (5.40%) Law
5 27 (3.39%) Public Sector
5 27 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.51%) Retail
7 13 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.51%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.88%) Marketing
10 6 (0.75%) Military
11 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.38%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) Games
14 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 166 (20.83%) Consultant
2 112 (14.05%) Analyst
3 107 (13.43%) Security Engineer
4 99 (12.42%) Security Manager
5 89 (11.17%) Security Analyst
6 69 (8.66%) Security Consultant
7 51 (6.40%) Security Officer
8 49 (6.15%) Architect
8 49 (6.15%) Information Analyst
9 48 (6.02%) Information Security Analyst
10 45 (5.65%) Information Manager
11 43 (5.40%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 43 (5.40%) Information Security Manager
11 43 (5.40%) Security Specialist
12 41 (5.14%) Security Architect
13 36 (4.52%) Information Security Officer
14 35 (4.39%) Information Officer
14 35 (4.39%) Senior Manager
15 32 (4.02%) Information Security Consultant
16 31 (3.89%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (11.29%) OAuth
1 90 (11.29%) SAML
2 83 (10.41%) OpenID
3 35 (4.39%) SailPoint
4 22 (2.76%) .NET
5 18 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 15 (1.88%) Web Services
7 13 (1.63%) React
8 7 (0.88%) LDAP
8 7 (0.88%) YAML
9 4 (0.50%) Middleware
10 3 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (0.38%) OAuth2
11 2 (0.25%) ModSecurity
12 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.13%) Itk
12 1 (0.13%) J2EE
12 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 214 (26.85%) Management Information System
2 76 (9.54%) Cyberthreat
3 50 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (2.89%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (2.51%) PKI
8 18 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.01%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 15 (1.88%) Cyberattack
10 15 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.63%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.13%) FMCG
13 8 (1.00%) CESG
13 8 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.00%) Robotics
14 7 (0.88%) BYOD
15 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.05%) Windows
2 49 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 47 (5.90%) Linux
4 24 (3.01%) Unix
5 7 (0.88%) Solaris
5 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.50%) Android
7 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (73.78%) Information Security
2 424 (53.20%) Cybersecurity
3 205 (25.72%) Risk Management
4 189 (23.71%) Identity Access Management
5 164 (20.58%) Security Architecture
6 156 (19.57%) SIEM
7 133 (16.69%) ITIL
8 127 (15.93%) Security Operations
9 107 (13.43%) Security Management
10 99 (12.42%) Penetration Testing
11 86 (10.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 74 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (8.91%) Threat Intelligence
14 67 (8.41%) Kalman Filter
15 65 (8.16%) Data Protection
16 64 (8.03%) ISMS
17 62 (7.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 61 (7.65%) Computer Science
19 60 (7.53%) Information Security Management
19 60 (7.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.40%) Python
2 26 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.89%) Java
4 19 (2.38%) C
4 19 (2.38%) SQL
5 16 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.25%) Perl
7 6 (0.75%) C#
7 6 (0.75%) R
8 4 (0.50%) Go
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 413 (51.82%) CISM
2 226 (28.36%) Cisco Certification
3 190 (23.84%) CISA
4 186 (23.34%) Degree
5 119 (14.93%) CCNP
6 116 (14.55%) CCNA
7 90 (11.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 87 (10.92%) CRISC
9 83 (10.41%) CEH
10 73 (9.16%) Security Cleared
11 67 (8.41%) CompTIA Security+
12 62 (7.78%) SC Cleared
13 52 (6.52%) CCSP
14 44 (5.52%) SANS
15 41 (5.14%) CESG Certified Professional
16 38 (4.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 37 (4.64%) GIAC
18 33 (4.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
19 31 (3.89%) OSCP
20 30 (3.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (47.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 221 (27.73%) NIST
3 95 (11.92%) GDPR
4 79 (9.91%) PCI DSS
5 68 (8.53%) COBIT
6 57 (7.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 35 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 31 (3.89%) NCSC
9 30 (3.76%) ISO 31000
10 16 (2.01%) RMADS
11 15 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 15 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (1.76%) COSO
13 13 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 13 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 13 (1.63%) ISO 22301
14 10 (1.25%) ITGC
15 9 (1.13%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.88%) HIPAA
17 6 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.13%) Docker
4 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.38%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) NDS
5 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (2.38%) Terraform
3 16 (2.01%) QRadar
4 14 (1.76%) CSIRT
4 14 (1.76%) Nessus
5 8 (1.00%) Ansible
6 7 (0.88%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.50%) CASB
9 4 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.50%) Puppet
10 3 (0.38%) SCCM
11 2 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 87 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.15%) ForgeRock
3 54 (6.78%) VMware
4 51 (6.40%) Cisco
5 34 (4.27%) CyberArk
6 27 (3.39%) Splunk
7 20 (2.51%) Oracle
8 16 (2.01%) Palo Alto
9 14 (1.76%) Google
9 14 (1.76%) LogRhythm
10 13 (1.63%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.51%) IBM
12 11 (1.38%) Darktrace
12 11 (1.38%) Rapid7
13 10 (1.25%) Meraki
14 9 (1.13%) Forcepoint
14 9 (1.13%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.88%) Juniper
15 7 (0.88%) Remedy
16 6 (0.75%) Qualys