Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 191 253
Rank change year-on-year -37 +62 +76
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2792 3348 2850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.77% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.42% 6.76% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2156 2634 2333
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,000 £40,075 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.64% - +1.85%

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 43463 49497 59652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.02% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33413 39737 47653
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -40 2627 £60,000 -4.00% 163
London -28 1344 £67,500 - 61
UK excluding London -30 1336 £53,000 -3.64% 106
South East +8 481 £55,000 -8.33% 30
North of England -12 315 £50,000 -10.71% 40
North West -3 181 £50,000 -9.09% 10
Midlands -61 159 £50,000 -9.09% 14
South West -48 156 £45,000 -21.74% 10
East of England +18 155 £55,000 - 8
West Midlands -60 127 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Yorkshire -37 93 £52,500 -12.50% 22
Scotland -42 57 £62,500 +19.05% 1
North East +32 41 £52,500 +16.67% 8
East Midlands +27 32 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Wales +4 7 £55,000 -33.33% 3
Northern Ireland -29 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Channel Islands - 2 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1876 (67.19%) Information Security
2 1727 (61.86%) CISM
3 1157 (41.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 964 (34.53%) Finance
5 944 (33.81%) Cybersecurity
6 865 (30.98%) CISA
7 762 (27.29%) Firewall
8 716 (25.64%) SIEM
9 569 (20.38%) Risk Management
10 563 (20.16%) ITIL
11 557 (19.95%) PCI DSS
12 539 (19.31%) Degree
13 519 (18.59%) Security Operations
14 518 (18.55%) Data Protection
15 512 (18.34%) Penetration Testing
16 501 (17.94%) Windows
17 479 (17.16%) Management Information System
18 476 (17.05%) Security Architecture
19 449 (16.08%) Network Security
20 443 (15.87%) CEH
21 441 (15.80%) Linux
22 371 (13.29%) GDPR
23 369 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
24 338 (12.11%) GIAC
25 331 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
26 330 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
27 310 (11.10%) TCP/IP
28 298 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
29 295 (10.57%) CRISC
30 293 (10.49%) Banking

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 44 (1.58%) IIS
2 41 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 24 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 19 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.57%) Apache
6 12 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.18%) SAS
12 2 (0.072%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.036%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.036%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.072%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.036%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.32%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 8 (0.29%) assyst
5 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.072%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.036%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.036%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 140 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (2.36%) Office 365
4 64 (2.29%) SaaS
5 41 (1.47%) IaaS
6 25 (0.90%) PaaS
7 23 (0.82%) Mimecast
8 20 (0.72%) OneDrive
9 16 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.47%) G Suite
11 12 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.43%) Sumo Logic
12 11 (0.39%) Cloudflare
13 9 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.21%) Boomi
14 6 (0.21%) BPaaS
14 6 (0.21%) iPaaS
14 6 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 762 (27.29%) Firewall
2 449 (16.08%) Network Security
3 310 (11.10%) TCP/IP
4 144 (5.16%) Internet
5 133 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 114 (4.08%) WAN
7 85 (3.04%) LAN
7 85 (3.04%) VPN
8 68 (2.44%) DNS
9 63 (2.26%) HTTP
10 61 (2.18%) Wireless
11 60 (2.15%) VoIP
12 55 (1.97%) DHCP
13 45 (1.61%) IPsec
14 42 (1.50%) SMTP
15 31 (1.11%) FTP
16 30 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (1.07%) DMZ
17 29 (1.04%) MPLS
17 29 (1.04%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.40%) Big Data
3 24 (0.86%) MySQL
4 21 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 16 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.32%) GIS
6 9 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.25%) Apache Hive
7 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.18%) Looker
10 4 (0.14%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.072%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.072%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (1.36%) Metasploit
2 19 (0.68%) Burp Suite
3 16 (0.57%) JIRA
4 15 (0.54%) AppScan
5 12 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.36%) Redmine
7 9 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.21%) CodeSonar
9 6 (0.21%) git-flow
9 6 (0.21%) Robot Framework
9 6 (0.21%) Selenium
10 5 (0.18%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.18%) Paros
11 2 (0.072%) FxCop
11 2 (0.072%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.072%) Subversion
11 2 (0.072%) Xcode
General
1 964 (34.53%) Finance
2 293 (10.49%) Banking
3 201 (7.20%) Legal
4 120 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 102 (3.65%) Retail
6 81 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 75 (2.69%) Law
8 70 (2.51%) Marketing
9 61 (2.18%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 41 (1.47%) Electronics
12 27 (0.97%) Private Banking
13 25 (0.90%) Games
14 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.50%) Publishing
16 13 (0.47%) Advertising
17 11 (0.39%) Digital Economy
18 10 (0.36%) Front Office
19 8 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 8 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 686 (24.57%) Analyst
2 569 (20.38%) Security Analyst
3 518 (18.55%) Security Manager
4 410 (14.68%) Consultant
5 353 (12.64%) Security Consultant
6 295 (10.57%) Security Engineer
7 251 (8.99%) Information Manager
8 240 (8.60%) Information Analyst
8 240 (8.60%) Information Security Analyst
8 240 (8.60%) Information Security Manager
9 187 (6.70%) Architect
10 164 (5.87%) Security Architect
11 160 (5.73%) IT Analyst
12 142 (5.09%) IT Manager
13 126 (4.51%) IT Security Analyst
14 125 (4.48%) Security Officer
14 125 (4.48%) Security Specialist
15 122 (4.37%) IT Security Manager
16 105 (3.76%) Information Security Officer
17 104 (3.72%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (2.33%) Web Services
2 47 (1.68%) .NET
3 38 (1.36%) SailPoint
4 19 (0.68%) MSMQ
4 19 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (0.61%) OAuth
5 17 (0.61%) RESTful
6 16 (0.57%) SOAP
7 15 (0.54%) REST
8 14 (0.50%) Middleware
9 13 (0.47%) Java EE
9 13 (0.47%) Regular Expression
10 12 (0.43%) 802.1X
10 12 (0.43%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.43%) OpenID
11 11 (0.39%) STL
12 10 (0.36%) J2EE
12 10 (0.36%) SAML
13 9 (0.32%) HTML
13 9 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 479 (17.16%) Management Information System
2 254 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (8.63%) Computer Science
4 209 (7.49%) Data Protection Act
5 133 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
6 109 (3.90%) CESG
7 104 (3.72%) Data Centre
8 89 (3.19%) PKI
9 87 (3.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 72 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 46 (1.65%) Cyber Attack
12 28 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
13 26 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 26 (0.93%) Smart Meter
14 22 (0.79%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.72%) Blackberry
15 20 (0.72%) Clustering
15 20 (0.72%) Fintech
16 19 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
16 19 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 501 (17.94%) Windows
2 441 (15.80%) Linux
3 226 (8.09%) Unix
4 184 (6.59%) Windows Server
5 76 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 39 (1.40%) Android
8 34 (1.22%) Kali Linux
9 28 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.29%) VMS
14 8 (0.29%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.18%) CentOS
16 5 (0.18%) Debian
17 2 (0.072%) AIX
17 2 (0.072%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1876 (67.19%) Information Security
2 944 (33.81%) Cybersecurity
3 716 (25.64%) SIEM
4 569 (20.38%) Risk Management
5 563 (20.16%) ITIL
6 519 (18.59%) Security Operations
7 518 (18.55%) Data Protection
8 512 (18.34%) Penetration Testing
9 476 (17.05%) Security Architecture
10 369 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
11 330 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
12 298 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
13 281 (10.06%) Security Management
14 260 (9.31%) Project Management
15 258 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 257 (9.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 210 (7.52%) Incident Management
18 199 (7.13%) Information Security Management
19 194 (6.95%) Identity Access Management
20 181 (6.48%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 138 (4.94%) Python
2 121 (4.33%) Java
3 90 (3.22%) SQL
4 78 (2.79%) C
5 73 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 68 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 67 (2.40%) Perl
8 53 (1.90%) C#
8 53 (1.90%) Ruby
9 37 (1.33%) C++
10 34 (1.22%) Korn
11 33 (1.18%) JavaScript
12 27 (0.97%) PHP
13 19 (0.68%) Bourne shell
14 16 (0.57%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.21%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.21%) VBScript
17 5 (0.18%) C-shell
17 5 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 1727 (61.86%) CISM
2 865 (30.98%) CISA
3 539 (19.31%) Degree
4 443 (15.87%) CEH
5 338 (12.11%) GIAC
6 331 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
7 295 (10.57%) CRISC
8 255 (9.13%) Security Cleared
9 244 (8.74%) SANS
10 213 (7.63%) SSCP
11 206 (7.38%) SC Cleared
12 193 (6.91%) CCNA
13 143 (5.12%) CESG Certified Professional
14 139 (4.98%) CompTIA Security+
14 139 (4.98%) Security+ Certification
15 137 (4.91%) CCNP
16 121 (4.33%) GCIH
17 116 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
18 99 (3.55%) CISMP
19 93 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1157 (41.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 557 (19.95%) PCI DSS
3 371 (13.29%) GDPR
4 240 (8.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 187 (6.70%) COBIT
6 123 (4.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 73 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 71 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 47 (1.68%) ISO 22301
10 42 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 41 (1.47%) ISO 9001
12 33 (1.18%) NIST 800
13 29 (1.04%) RMADS
14 24 (0.86%) Data Quality
15 23 (0.82%) SLA
16 21 (0.75%) GPG13
16 21 (0.75%) QA
17 19 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 16 (0.57%) ISO 31000
19 14 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 275 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.61%) vSphere
4 42 (1.50%) Snort
5 25 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.43%) Docker
8 11 (0.39%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.36%) NFS
9 10 (0.36%) Samba
10 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.32%) XenApp
11 8 (0.29%) HDFS
12 7 (0.25%) Firmware
13 5 (0.18%) pfSense
14 2 (0.072%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.036%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 108 (3.87%) Nessus
2 52 (1.86%) SCCM
3 45 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
4 42 (1.50%) QRadar
5 39 (1.40%) Puppet
6 32 (1.15%) Ansible
7 27 (0.97%) CSIRT
8 25 (0.90%) FortiGate
9 23 (0.82%) Core Impact
9 23 (0.82%) OpenVAS
10 22 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 18 (0.64%) Nexpose
11 18 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.61%) RSA Security Analytics
12 17 (0.61%) WSUS
13 16 (0.57%) PowerBroker
13 16 (0.57%) Suricata
14 15 (0.54%) Nagios
14 15 (0.54%) Nmap
15 14 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 253 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 226 (8.09%) Cisco
3 143 (5.12%) Splunk
4 125 (4.48%) CheckPoint
5 90 (3.22%) Palo Alto
6 87 (3.12%) VMware
7 81 (2.90%) Symantec
8 80 (2.87%) McAfee
9 78 (2.79%) CyberArk
10 77 (2.76%) LogRhythm
11 73 (2.61%) Qualys
12 56 (2.01%) Juniper
13 50 (1.79%) ArcSight
14 49 (1.76%) Apple
14 49 (1.76%) Fortinet
15 45 (1.61%) SAP
16 43 (1.54%) SolarWinds
17 41 (1.47%) F5
18 36 (1.29%) Citrix
19 34 (1.22%) IBM