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 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 189 277
Rank change year-on-year -30 +88  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1356 1712 1267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.74% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.26% 6.42% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1376 957
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,272
% change year-on-year -4.34% +7.93%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21673 26670 29508
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.73% 27.13% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16925 21485 23155
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CISSP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 1294 £62,750 +4.58% 121
London +21 701 £67,500 +3.84% 65
South East -61 174 £60,000 - 13
North West +16 119 £55,000 +4.76% 13
West Midlands -16 107 £55,000 -6.38% 6
City of London +26 93 £65,000 - 20
East of England -10 71 £52,500 -4.54% 10
Berkshire -30 66 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South West -36 62 £55,000 -12.00% 8
Manchester -14 61 £55,000 +3.28% 9
Cheshire +16 49 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Birmingham -16 45 £43,750 -31.37% 2
Surrey -44 42 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Hertfordshire 0 39 £64,000 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -43 39 £60,000 +17.64% 6
West Yorkshire -26 35 £56,250 +10.29% 6
Scotland -3 29 £57,250 +4.09% 8
Leeds -31 25 £55,000 +7.84% 4
Hampshire +4 23 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Bristol -19 23 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Coventry +12 22 £60,000 +17.07% 1
Reading +4 22 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Oxfordshire +21 20 £70,000 -4.43% 1
Kent +5 18 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Maidenhead +11 17 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Essex +5 17 £44,000 -16.19% 2
Canary Wharf +1 16 £67,500 -3.57%
Glasgow +13 14 £53,625 +12.89% 2
Worcestershire +6 14 £45,000 +8.43%
Crewe - 14 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1771 (65.96%) Information Security
2 1677 (62.46%) CISM
3 1008 (37.54%) CISA
4 1006 (37.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 855 (31.84%) Finance
6 821 (30.58%) Cybersecurity
7 683 (25.44%) Risk Management
8 572 (21.30%) SIEM
9 548 (20.41%) Firewall
10 526 (19.59%) ITIL
11 524 (19.52%) Management Information System
12 506 (18.85%) Degree
13 502 (18.70%) PCI DSS
14 468 (17.43%) Windows
15 413 (15.38%) Data Protection
16 397 (14.79%) Linux
17 394 (14.67%) Security Architecture
18 387 (14.41%) Security Operations
19 341 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
20 338 (12.59%) CEH
21 324 (12.07%) Network Security
22 314 (11.69%) SANS
23 298 (11.10%) Security Management
24 292 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
25 282 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
25 282 (10.50%) Security Cleared
26 270 (10.06%) Vulnerability Management
27 252 (9.39%) GIAC
28 220 (8.19%) SC Cleared
29 216 (8.04%) Incident Management

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 62 (2.31%) IIS
2 41 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (0.56%) Apache
3 15 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.30%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.11%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.074%) JBoss
10 2 (0.074%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.074%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.037%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.037%) CMS
11 1 (0.037%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.037%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 15 (0.56%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 14 (0.52%) assyst
4 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.074%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.074%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.074%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.037%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.45%) SaaS
4 27 (1.01%) Office 365
5 19 (0.71%) IaaS
6 14 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.48%) PaaS
7 13 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.11%) G Suite
11 2 (0.074%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.037%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.037%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 548 (20.41%) Firewall
2 324 (12.07%) Network Security
3 210 (7.82%) TCP/IP
4 203 (7.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 89 (3.31%) Internet
6 82 (3.05%) WAN
7 75 (2.79%) LAN
8 68 (2.53%) HTTP
9 59 (2.20%) DNS
10 53 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
11 51 (1.90%) VPN
12 45 (1.68%) Wireshark
13 36 (1.34%) Wireless
14 29 (1.08%) SMTP
15 28 (1.04%) SSL
16 27 (1.01%) FTP
17 25 (0.93%) DHCP
18 22 (0.82%) HTTPS
19 20 (0.74%) LDAP
19 20 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.05%) Big Data
3 21 (0.78%) NoSQL
4 15 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 11 (0.41%) GIS
6 8 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.26%) DB2
7 7 (0.26%) MySQL
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.19%) ZAP BI
9 4 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.15%) InfluxDB
9 4 (0.15%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.11%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.11%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.074%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (1.19%) Burp Suite
2 19 (0.71%) Metasploit
3 17 (0.63%) AppScan
3 17 (0.63%) Paros
4 13 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.48%) WebScarab
5 12 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.45%) Xcode
6 9 (0.34%) Fiddler
7 7 (0.26%) JIRA
8 3 (0.11%) Redmine
9 2 (0.074%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.037%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.037%) Subversion
General
1 855 (31.84%) Finance
2 211 (7.86%) Banking
3 198 (7.37%) Legal
4 122 (4.54%) Retail
5 68 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 48 (1.79%) Marketing
7 46 (1.71%) Games
8 39 (1.45%) Law
9 33 (1.23%) French Language
10 31 (1.15%) Spanish Language
11 27 (1.01%) German Language
12 25 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.93%) Italian Language
13 20 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.67%) Dutch Language
15 16 (0.60%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.56%) Publishing
17 11 (0.41%) Local Government
18 10 (0.37%) Advertising
18 10 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 597 (22.23%) Analyst
2 550 (20.48%) Security Manager
3 472 (17.58%) Security Analyst
4 379 (14.12%) Consultant
5 300 (11.17%) Security Consultant
6 207 (7.71%) Information Analyst
7 204 (7.60%) Information Manager
8 203 (7.56%) Architect
8 203 (7.56%) Information Security Analyst
9 189 (7.04%) Information Security Manager
9 189 (7.04%) Security Engineer
10 188 (7.00%) Security Architect
11 148 (5.51%) IT Manager
11 148 (5.51%) Security Specialist
12 140 (5.21%) Security Officer
13 137 (5.10%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 125 (4.66%) IT Security Manager
15 119 (4.43%) IT Analyst
16 114 (4.25%) Risk Manager
17 107 (3.99%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (2.20%) SailPoint
2 52 (1.94%) .NET
3 47 (1.75%) Web Services
4 22 (0.82%) 802.1X
5 19 (0.71%) Regular Expression
6 14 (0.52%) ZeroMQ
7 12 (0.45%) Middleware
8 11 (0.41%) JSON
9 9 (0.34%) boto
10 8 (0.30%) RESTful
11 6 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.19%) OAuth
12 5 (0.19%) PCRE
12 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
13 4 (0.15%) XML
14 3 (0.11%) HTML
14 3 (0.11%) Node.js
14 3 (0.11%) SAML
15 2 (0.074%) AngularJS
15 2 (0.074%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 524 (19.52%) Management Information System
2 193 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 184 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (6.41%) Data Protection Act
5 114 (4.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 107 (3.99%) Cyberthreat
7 106 (3.95%) CESG
8 100 (3.72%) Data Centre
9 61 (2.27%) Cyber Attack
10 38 (1.42%) Cyber Defence
11 37 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 33 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
13 32 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.01%) Driving Licence
15 26 (0.97%) PKI
16 22 (0.82%) NHS
17 20 (0.74%) Mainframe
18 19 (0.71%) CESG CLAS
18 19 (0.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 19 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 468 (17.43%) Windows
2 397 (14.79%) Linux
3 184 (6.85%) Unix
4 134 (4.99%) Windows Server
5 53 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.34%) CentOS
9 26 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.93%) Android
11 15 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.45%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.34%) Kali Linux
15 8 (0.30%) Solaris
16 6 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.15%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.074%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1771 (65.96%) Information Security
2 821 (30.58%) Cybersecurity
3 683 (25.44%) Risk Management
4 572 (21.30%) SIEM
5 526 (19.59%) ITIL
6 413 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 394 (14.67%) Security Architecture
8 387 (14.41%) Security Operations
9 298 (11.10%) Security Management
10 292 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
11 282 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 270 (10.06%) Vulnerability Management
13 216 (8.04%) Incident Management
14 209 (7.78%) Risk Assessment
15 204 (7.60%) Identity Access Management
16 191 (7.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 172 (6.41%) Project Management
18 170 (6.33%) Business Continuity
19 167 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
20 160 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 122 (4.54%) Java
2 103 (3.84%) Python
3 94 (3.50%) C
4 88 (3.28%) SQL
5 69 (2.57%) Perl
6 55 (2.05%) Ruby
7 45 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 33 (1.23%) PHP
9 28 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 20 (0.74%) C++
11 19 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 17 (0.63%) Korn
13 14 (0.52%) Bourne shell
14 10 (0.37%) C#
15 4 (0.15%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.074%) Go
16 2 (0.074%) Scala
16 2 (0.074%) VB
16 2 (0.074%) VBScript
17 1 (0.037%) R
Qualifications
1 1677 (62.46%) CISM
2 1008 (37.54%) CISA
3 506 (18.85%) Degree
4 341 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
5 338 (12.59%) CEH
6 314 (11.69%) SANS
7 282 (10.50%) Security Cleared
8 252 (9.39%) GIAC
9 220 (8.19%) SC Cleared
10 179 (6.67%) CRISC
11 163 (6.07%) CCNA
12 151 (5.62%) CCNP
13 143 (5.33%) CESG Certified Professional
14 135 (5.03%) GCIA
15 134 (4.99%) GCIH
16 110 (4.10%) SSCP
17 107 (3.99%) CLAS
18 101 (3.76%) CompTIA Security+
18 101 (3.76%) Security+ Certification
19 95 (3.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1006 (37.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 502 (18.70%) PCI DSS
3 183 (6.82%) COBIT
4 124 (4.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 123 (4.58%) GDPR
6 118 (4.39%) ISO27002
7 100 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 38 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 31 (1.15%) ISO 15288
10 30 (1.12%) ISO22301
11 29 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 29 (1.08%) ISO 9001
12 28 (1.04%) SLA
13 23 (0.86%) ISO27005
14 20 (0.74%) QA
15 18 (0.67%) GPG13
16 16 (0.60%) PA-DSS
17 15 (0.56%) JSP 440
18 12 (0.45%) SSAE 16
19 11 (0.41%) HIPAA
System Software
1 216 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.75%) Snort
3 24 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.71%) vSphere
5 13 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.26%) HDFS
7 7 (0.26%) Samba
8 4 (0.15%) Xen
9 3 (0.11%) IAG
9 3 (0.11%) NFS
10 2 (0.074%) Docker
10 2 (0.074%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.074%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.074%) XenServer
11 1 (0.037%) KVM
11 1 (0.037%) LXC
11 1 (0.037%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.037%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 130 (4.84%) Nessus
2 59 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
3 53 (1.97%) CSIRT
4 46 (1.71%) SCCM
5 38 (1.42%) QRadar
6 37 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 34 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 29 (1.08%) PowerBroker
9 27 (1.01%) Nmap
10 20 (0.74%) Ansible
10 20 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 20 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (0.74%) Puppet
11 15 (0.56%) Grafana
12 14 (0.52%) WSUS
13 12 (0.45%) RSA enVision
13 12 (0.45%) RSA Security Analytics
13 12 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (0.37%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 183 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 174 (6.48%) Cisco
3 124 (4.62%) Splunk
4 117 (4.36%) LogRhythm
5 104 (3.87%) Oracle
6 99 (3.69%) CheckPoint
7 98 (3.65%) McAfee
8 83 (3.09%) CyberArk
9 80 (2.98%) Palo Alto
10 74 (2.76%) Symantec
11 62 (2.31%) ArcSight
12 55 (2.05%) Qualys
13 43 (1.60%) AlienVault
13 43 (1.60%) VMware
14 41 (1.53%) Aveksa
15 38 (1.42%) Apple
15 38 (1.42%) Juniper
16 34 (1.27%) Fortinet
16 34 (1.27%) IBM
17 33 (1.23%) Sun
Belfast, County Antrim
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £110,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £130,000 to £160,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Apply Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £100,000 to £110,000 per annum Bonus + car + excellent bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, share scheme, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Networking People
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Deeside, Clwyd
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digicentric
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Modis International
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday