Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 234 194
Rank change year-on-year +45 -40 +82
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 3,042 2,743 3,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 1.55% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.57% 6.33% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,250 2,193 2,798
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 40,166 43,367 53,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.48% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 29,840 33,323 43,325
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +51 2,883 £63,000 +0.80% 281
UK excluding London +60 1,575 £57,500 +4.55% 175
London +14 1,398 £70,000 +3.70% 121
South East +36 472 £60,000 - 40
North of England +53 376 £57,500 +9.52% 43
East of England +119 292 £62,500 +8.70% 23
Midlands +37 231 £57,500 +4.55% 30
North West +26 227 £55,000 - 23
West Midlands +46 191 £57,500 +2.22% 23
South West -10 130 £47,500 -13.64% 24
Yorkshire +72 122 £61,250 +28.95% 14
Scotland -21 57 £52,500 -16.00% 11
East Midlands +8 35 £65,000 +36.84% 7
Wales +30 28 £43,000 -4.44% 4
North East -25 27 £65,000 +44.44% 6
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland -5 4 £62,500 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,935 (63.61%) Information Security
2 1,722 (56.61%) CISM
3 1,267 (41.65%) Cybersecurity
4 1,144 (37.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1,041 (34.22%) CISA
6 831 (27.32%) Risk Management
7 797 (26.20%) Finance
8 725 (23.83%) SIEM
9 682 (22.42%) Firewall
10 616 (20.25%) Degree
11 549 (18.05%) Windows
11 549 (18.05%) PCI DSS
12 547 (17.98%) Management Information System
13 543 (17.85%) CEH
14 535 (17.59%) GDPR
15 521 (17.13%) Penetration Testing
16 480 (15.78%) Security Architecture
17 476 (15.65%) Linux
18 460 (15.12%) ITIL
19 429 (14.10%) Data Protection
20 399 (13.12%) SANS
21 395 (12.98%) Vulnerability Management
22 390 (12.82%) GIAC
23 384 (12.62%) Cisco Certification
24 379 (12.46%) Security Operations
25 327 (10.75%) Microsoft
26 319 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
27 318 (10.45%) Network Security
28 311 (10.22%) Security Management
29 306 (10.06%) 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 71 (2.33%) IIS
2 46 (1.51%) Apache
3 41 (1.35%) Apache Pig
4 26 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.30%) Confluence
7 8 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.066%) CMS
9 2 (0.066%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.066%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.033%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.033%) JBoss
10 1 (0.033%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.033%) SAS
10 1 (0.033%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.033%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.033%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.30%) assyst
2 7 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.23%) SAP GRC
2 7 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.099%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.033%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 191 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (2.20%) SaaS
4 62 (2.04%) IaaS
5 56 (1.84%) PaaS
6 55 (1.81%) Office 365
7 29 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 19 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.066%) G Suite
13 1 (0.033%) Akamai
13 1 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.033%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.033%) GitHub
13 1 (0.033%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.033%) Serverless
13 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 682 (22.42%) Firewall
2 318 (10.45%) Network Security
3 239 (7.86%) TCP/IP
4 180 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 119 (3.91%) Internet
6 102 (3.35%) WAN
7 89 (2.93%) SSL
8 87 (2.86%) LAN
9 75 (2.47%) DNS
10 73 (2.40%) VPN
11 58 (1.91%) HTTP
11 58 (1.91%) Wireless
12 56 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (1.74%) DHCP
13 53 (1.74%) Wireshark
14 38 (1.25%) BGP
14 38 (1.25%) OSPF
15 34 (1.12%) Sourcefire
16 33 (1.08%) IPsec
16 33 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (3.35%) Big Data
2 79 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 71 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 58 (1.91%) MySQL
5 41 (1.35%) Apache Hive
6 11 (0.36%) GIS
7 8 (0.26%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.16%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.16%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.066%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.066%) QlikView
9 2 (0.066%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.033%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.033%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.033%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.033%) DB2
10 1 (0.033%) dBASE
10 1 (0.033%) Maltego
10 1 (0.033%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 59 (1.94%) JIRA
2 43 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 39 (1.28%) Bitbucket
3 39 (1.28%) CodeSonar
3 39 (1.28%) git-flow
3 39 (1.28%) Robot Framework
3 39 (1.28%) Selenium
4 27 (0.89%) Metasploit
5 13 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.39%) AppScan
7 11 (0.36%) Redmine
8 8 (0.26%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.20%) Gradle
9 6 (0.20%) Maven
10 4 (0.13%) GitLab
11 3 (0.099%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.099%) Subversion
12 1 (0.033%) NUnit
12 1 (0.033%) Visual Studio
General
1 797 (26.20%) Finance
2 223 (7.33%) Legal
3 203 (6.67%) Banking
4 193 (6.34%) Retail
5 115 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 60 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.22%) Games
7 37 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.12%) Publishing
9 32 (1.05%) Law
10 27 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.79%) French Language
12 18 (0.59%) Marketing
12 18 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.39%) Advertising
15 11 (0.36%) Billing
15 11 (0.36%) Local Government
16 10 (0.33%) Back Office
17 7 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 591 (19.43%) Security Manager
2 518 (17.03%) Analyst
3 410 (13.48%) Security Analyst
4 362 (11.90%) Consultant
5 345 (11.34%) Architect
6 320 (10.52%) Security Engineer
7 317 (10.42%) Information Security Manager
8 316 (10.39%) Information Manager
9 311 (10.22%) Security Architect
10 310 (10.19%) Security Consultant
11 188 (6.18%) Information Analyst
12 186 (6.11%) Information Security Analyst
13 175 (5.75%) Security Officer
14 140 (4.60%) IT Manager
15 126 (4.14%) Information Security Officer
16 115 (3.78%) Information Officer
17 113 (3.71%) Security Specialist
18 110 (3.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
19 103 (3.39%) Head of Security
20 97 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.60%) .NET
2 57 (1.87%) LAMP
3 45 (1.48%) REST
3 45 (1.48%) SOAP
4 44 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 44 (1.45%) Java EE
5 42 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 42 (1.38%) SailPoint
5 42 (1.38%) STL
6 40 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
7 39 (1.28%) Django
7 39 (1.28%) Node.js
7 39 (1.28%) Spring MVC
8 38 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
9 32 (1.05%) Web Services
10 31 (1.02%) HTML
11 27 (0.89%) XML
12 21 (0.69%) Regular Expression
13 16 (0.53%) PCRE
14 13 (0.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 547 (17.98%) Management Information System
2 319 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (5.82%) Computer Science
4 155 (5.10%) Data Protection Act
5 146 (4.80%) Data Centre
6 127 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 121 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
8 116 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
9 99 (3.25%) PKI
10 80 (2.63%) Fintech
11 69 (2.27%) CESG
12 61 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 56 (1.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 47 (1.55%) Cyberattack
15 28 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
16 25 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (0.79%) Mobile App
18 23 (0.76%) Public Cloud
19 20 (0.66%) CMDB
20 19 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 549 (18.05%) Windows
2 476 (15.65%) Linux
3 154 (5.06%) Unix
4 102 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 73 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 70 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 45 (1.48%) Android
8 26 (0.85%) Kali Linux
8 26 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.72%) CentOS
11 21 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.62%) AIX
12 19 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.26%) HPUX
14 6 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.16%) Solaris
15 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,935 (63.61%) Information Security
2 1,267 (41.65%) Cybersecurity
3 831 (27.32%) Risk Management
4 725 (23.83%) SIEM
5 521 (17.13%) Penetration Testing
6 480 (15.78%) Security Architecture
7 460 (15.12%) ITIL
8 429 (14.10%) Data Protection
9 395 (12.98%) Vulnerability Management
10 379 (12.46%) Security Operations
11 311 (10.22%) Security Management
12 290 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 284 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
14 258 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
15 230 (7.56%) Identity Access Management
16 214 (7.03%) OWASP
17 209 (6.87%) Incident Management
18 205 (6.74%) TOGAF
19 194 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 185 (6.08%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 132 (4.34%) Python
2 123 (4.04%) Java
3 102 (3.35%) C
4 95 (3.12%) PowerShell
5 93 (3.06%) Bash Shell
6 70 (2.30%) PHP
7 63 (2.07%) C++
8 53 (1.74%) C#
9 51 (1.68%) JavaScript
10 50 (1.64%) Perl
11 42 (1.38%) Objective-C
11 42 (1.38%) SQL
12 37 (1.22%) Ruby
13 12 (0.39%) Go
14 11 (0.36%) Korn
15 9 (0.30%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.16%) Assembly Language
16 5 (0.16%) BeanShell
17 4 (0.13%) VB
17 4 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,722 (56.61%) CISM
2 1,041 (34.22%) CISA
3 616 (20.25%) Degree
4 543 (17.85%) CEH
5 399 (13.12%) SANS
6 390 (12.82%) GIAC
7 384 (12.62%) Cisco Certification
8 306 (10.06%) CompTIA Security+
9 299 (9.83%) SSCP
10 272 (8.94%) CRISC
11 229 (7.53%) Security Cleared
12 181 (5.95%) CCNA
13 161 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 154 (5.06%) MCSE
15 151 (4.96%) CSSLP
16 145 (4.77%) CCNP
17 132 (4.34%) CESG Certified Professional
18 128 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
19 126 (4.14%) CISMP
20 125 (4.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,144 (37.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 549 (18.05%) PCI DSS
3 535 (17.59%) GDPR
4 209 (6.87%) COBIT
5 160 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 142 (4.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 90 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 55 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 54 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 45 (1.48%) ISO 9001
11 42 (1.38%) QA
12 40 (1.31%) GPG13
12 40 (1.31%) HIPAA
13 27 (0.89%) RMADS
14 24 (0.79%) ISO 22301
14 24 (0.79%) NIST 800
15 22 (0.72%) SLA
16 21 (0.69%) GCP
17 19 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
17 19 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 114 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 74 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.71%) Docker
4 50 (1.64%) vSphere
5 40 (1.31%) Snort
6 27 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.82%) HDFS
8 17 (0.56%) NFS
8 17 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.53%) Firmware
9 16 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.53%) Samba
10 12 (0.39%) XenServer
11 11 (0.36%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.16%) Xen
13 2 (0.066%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 98 (3.22%) Nessus
2 81 (2.66%) Puppet
3 54 (1.78%) QRadar
4 39 (1.28%) Salt
5 32 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
6 28 (0.92%) Nexpose
7 27 (0.89%) Suricata
8 26 (0.85%) Ansible
9 25 (0.82%) SCCM
10 24 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (0.76%) OpenVAS
12 22 (0.72%) Nmap
13 21 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
14 19 (0.62%) Core Impact
14 19 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 18 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.56%) vCenter Server
16 17 (0.56%) WSUS
17 16 (0.53%) TrustSec
17 16 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 327 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 230 (7.56%) Cisco
3 150 (4.93%) Splunk
4 141 (4.64%) Symantec
5 114 (3.75%) VMware
6 107 (3.52%) CheckPoint
7 100 (3.29%) Qualys
8 96 (3.16%) Sophos
9 91 (2.99%) LogRhythm
10 64 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 58 (1.91%) ArcSight
11 58 (1.91%) SolarWinds
12 54 (1.78%) McAfee
13 50 (1.64%) Oracle
14 49 (1.61%) CyberArk
15 48 (1.58%) Fortinet
16 45 (1.48%) Forcepoint
16 45 (1.48%) Juniper
16 45 (1.48%) Palo Alto
17 43 (1.41%) IBM