Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 194 269
Rank change year-on-year -29 +75 +75
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2742 3357 2703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.75% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.47% 6.64% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2168 2677 2213
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £41,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +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 42411 50574 59670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32595 40691 47603
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -27 2594 £62,500 - 166
London -18 1380 £67,500 - 78
UK excluding London -40 1273 £55,000 -1.79% 91
South East -15 441 £57,000 -5.00% 32
North of England -9 306 £52,500 -4.55% 21
North West +14 192 £51,500 -6.36% 14
Midlands -61 163 £50,000 -9.09% 11
South West -44 160 £46,250 -22.92% 7
West Midlands -54 135 £50,000 -13.04% 10
East of England -6 132 £52,500 -4.55% 16
Yorkshire -33 82 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Scotland -33 60 £66,000 +25.71% 3
North East +30 32 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +22 28 £47,500 -13.64%
Wales +1 5 £55,000 -18.52% 1
Northern Ireland -34 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Channel Islands - 2 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1854 (67.61%) Information Security
2 1739 (63.42%) CISM
3 1152 (42.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 947 (34.54%) Finance
5 895 (32.64%) Cybersecurity
6 877 (31.98%) CISA
7 727 (26.51%) Firewall
8 695 (25.35%) SIEM
9 608 (22.17%) ITIL
10 607 (22.14%) Risk Management
11 560 (20.42%) PCI DSS
12 524 (19.11%) Data Protection
13 514 (18.75%) Degree
14 511 (18.64%) Security Operations
15 490 (17.87%) Security Architecture
16 488 (17.80%) Management Information System
17 473 (17.25%) Penetration Testing
18 464 (16.92%) Windows
19 400 (14.59%) Network Security
20 398 (14.51%) Linux
21 371 (13.53%) CEH
22 341 (12.44%) Vulnerability Management
23 333 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
24 324 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
25 312 (11.38%) GDPR
26 297 (10.83%) TCP/IP
27 293 (10.69%) CRISC
28 290 (10.58%) Banking
29 282 (10.28%) Risk Assessment
30 281 (10.25%) Active Directory

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 40 (1.46%) IIS
2 31 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 27 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 14 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (0.40%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.29%) Apache
7 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.22%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.11%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.073%) SAS
11 2 (0.073%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.036%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.036%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.036%) Maya
7 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.44%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 11 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.33%) assyst
5 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.073%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.036%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.036%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.036%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 150 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (2.55%) SaaS
4 55 (2.01%) Office 365
5 42 (1.53%) IaaS
6 24 (0.88%) PaaS
7 17 (0.62%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.47%) G Suite
11 12 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
12 11 (0.40%) Cloudflare
13 10 (0.36%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.22%) Boomi
15 6 (0.22%) BPaaS
15 6 (0.22%) iPaaS
15 6 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 727 (26.51%) Firewall
2 400 (14.59%) Network Security
3 297 (10.83%) TCP/IP
4 138 (5.03%) Internet
5 121 (4.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 116 (4.23%) WAN
7 85 (3.10%) VPN
8 84 (3.06%) LAN
9 76 (2.77%) DNS
10 60 (2.19%) Wireless
11 57 (2.08%) DHCP
11 57 (2.08%) HTTP
12 54 (1.97%) VoIP
13 52 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (1.46%) SMTP
15 38 (1.39%) IPsec
16 32 (1.17%) DMZ
17 31 (1.13%) FTP
17 31 (1.13%) X.400
18 27 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (0.95%) Big Data
3 15 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.47%) MySQL
5 10 (0.36%) GIS
6 9 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.18%) Looker
11 3 (0.11%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.11%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.073%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.073%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (1.31%) Metasploit
2 15 (0.55%) Burp Suite
3 14 (0.51%) AppScan
4 13 (0.47%) JIRA
5 12 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.40%) Redmine
7 8 (0.29%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.29%) Xcode
8 7 (0.26%) Paros
9 5 (0.18%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.073%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.073%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.073%) CodeSonar
10 2 (0.073%) FxCop
10 2 (0.073%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.073%) git-flow
10 2 (0.073%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.073%) Selenium
10 2 (0.073%) SonarQube
General
1 947 (34.54%) Finance
2 290 (10.58%) Banking
3 199 (7.26%) Legal
4 153 (5.58%) Retail
5 108 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.95%) Investment Banking
7 70 (2.55%) Marketing
8 62 (2.26%) Law
9 58 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.79%) Retail Banking
11 37 (1.35%) Electronics
12 22 (0.80%) Private Banking
13 19 (0.69%) Games
14 17 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.51%) Publishing
16 13 (0.47%) Digital Economy
17 11 (0.40%) Advertising
18 9 (0.33%) French Language
19 7 (0.26%) German Language
20 6 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 645 (23.52%) Analyst
2 537 (19.58%) Security Analyst
3 509 (18.56%) Security Manager
4 420 (15.32%) Consultant
5 365 (13.31%) Security Consultant
6 257 (9.37%) Security Engineer
7 228 (8.32%) Information Manager
8 211 (7.70%) Information Security Manager
9 206 (7.51%) Architect
10 199 (7.26%) Information Analyst
10 199 (7.26%) Information Security Analyst
11 184 (6.71%) Security Architect
12 167 (6.09%) IT Analyst
13 150 (5.47%) IT Manager
14 135 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
15 132 (4.81%) IT Security Manager
16 128 (4.67%) Security Specialist
17 124 (4.52%) Security Officer
18 114 (4.16%) Information Security Consultant
19 92 (3.36%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.59%) Web Services
2 50 (1.82%) .NET
3 45 (1.64%) SailPoint
4 19 (0.69%) 802.1X
5 17 (0.62%) RESTful
6 14 (0.51%) MSMQ
6 14 (0.51%) OAuth
6 14 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (0.33%) HTML
7 9 (0.33%) J2EE
7 9 (0.33%) Java EE
7 9 (0.33%) XML
8 8 (0.29%) Middleware
8 8 (0.29%) OpenID
8 8 (0.29%) SOAP
9 7 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.26%) STL
10 6 (0.22%) CSS
10 6 (0.22%) REST
10 6 (0.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 488 (17.80%) Management Information System
2 262 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (8.86%) Computer Science
4 215 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
5 117 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
6 109 (3.98%) CESG
7 100 (3.65%) Data Centre
8 78 (2.84%) PKI
9 74 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
10 70 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 39 (1.42%) Cyber Attack
12 32 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
13 27 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 26 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 26 (0.95%) Smart Meter
15 24 (0.88%) Public Cloud
16 21 (0.77%) Blackberry
16 21 (0.77%) Clustering
17 20 (0.73%) Fintech
18 18 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 464 (16.92%) Windows
2 398 (14.51%) Linux
3 190 (6.93%) Windows Server
4 181 (6.60%) Unix
5 82 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 39 (1.42%) Android
8 25 (0.91%) Kali Linux
8 25 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.26%) VMS
14 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.18%) CentOS
16 5 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1854 (67.61%) Information Security
2 895 (32.64%) Cybersecurity
3 695 (25.35%) SIEM
4 608 (22.17%) ITIL
5 607 (22.14%) Risk Management
6 524 (19.11%) Data Protection
7 511 (18.64%) Security Operations
8 490 (17.87%) Security Architecture
9 473 (17.25%) Penetration Testing
10 341 (12.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 324 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
12 282 (10.28%) Risk Assessment
13 276 (10.07%) Security Management
14 272 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 237 (8.64%) Project Management
16 221 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 200 (7.29%) Identity Access Management
18 190 (6.93%) Incident Management
19 179 (6.53%) Information Security Management
20 169 (6.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 131 (4.78%) Java
2 127 (4.63%) Python
3 76 (2.77%) C
4 75 (2.74%) SQL
5 62 (2.26%) Perl
5 62 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 43 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 41 (1.50%) C#
8 39 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 37 (1.35%) Ruby
10 29 (1.06%) C++
10 29 (1.06%) Korn
11 14 (0.51%) PHP
12 13 (0.47%) Bourne shell
13 11 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.22%) VBScript
16 5 (0.18%) C-shell
16 5 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 1739 (63.42%) CISM
2 877 (31.98%) CISA
3 514 (18.75%) Degree
4 371 (13.53%) CEH
5 333 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
6 293 (10.69%) CRISC
7 248 (9.04%) GIAC
7 248 (9.04%) Security Cleared
8 206 (7.51%) SC Cleared
9 202 (7.37%) SANS
10 182 (6.64%) CCNA
11 164 (5.98%) SSCP
12 146 (5.32%) CESG Certified Professional
13 144 (5.25%) CCNP
14 115 (4.19%) CompTIA Security+
14 115 (4.19%) Security+ Certification
15 97 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 97 (3.54%) GCIH
16 95 (3.46%) DV Cleared
17 92 (3.36%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1152 (42.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 560 (20.42%) PCI DSS
3 312 (11.38%) GDPR
4 223 (8.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 180 (6.56%) COBIT
6 136 (4.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 83 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 74 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 52 (1.90%) ISO 22301
10 46 (1.68%) ISO 9001
11 38 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 28 (1.02%) NIST 800
13 27 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 25 (0.91%) SLA
15 21 (0.77%) Data Quality
16 20 (0.73%) QA
16 20 (0.73%) RMADS
17 17 (0.62%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.51%) PA-DSS
19 13 (0.47%) COSO
System Software
1 281 (10.25%) Active Directory
2 52 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.57%) vSphere
4 31 (1.13%) Snort
5 27 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.44%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.40%) NFS
7 11 (0.40%) Samba
8 9 (0.33%) XenApp
9 8 (0.29%) Docker
9 8 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.26%) Firmware
11 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.18%) pfSense
13 2 (0.073%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.036%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 125 (4.56%) Nessus
2 58 (2.12%) SCCM
3 46 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
4 40 (1.46%) QRadar
5 38 (1.39%) Puppet
6 34 (1.24%) Ansible
7 27 (0.98%) FortiGate
8 26 (0.95%) Core Impact
8 26 (0.95%) CSIRT
9 25 (0.91%) OpenVAS
10 24 (0.88%) WSUS
11 23 (0.84%) Nexpose
11 23 (0.84%) PowerBroker
11 23 (0.84%) RSA Security Analytics
12 17 (0.62%) Nmap
12 17 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (0.55%) Nagios
14 12 (0.44%) SCOM
15 11 (0.40%) FTK
15 11 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 238 (8.68%) Cisco
2 225 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 156 (5.69%) CheckPoint
4 149 (5.43%) Splunk
5 101 (3.68%) Palo Alto
6 96 (3.50%) LogRhythm
7 91 (3.32%) VMware
8 81 (2.95%) CyberArk
9 75 (2.74%) Qualys
10 71 (2.59%) McAfee
11 70 (2.55%) Symantec
12 59 (2.15%) Juniper
13 55 (2.01%) ArcSight
14 52 (1.90%) Apple
15 50 (1.82%) SolarWinds
16 44 (1.60%) Oracle
16 44 (1.60%) SAP
17 41 (1.50%) AlienVault
17 41 (1.50%) Aveksa
18 39 (1.42%) Citrix