(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 281 270 377
Rank change year-on-year -11 +107 -60
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,048 1,298 1,656
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.34% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 3.99% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 801 938 1,071
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,250 £46,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £53,970 £57,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £68,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% +4.62%
75th Percentile £87,500 £86,182 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,804 32,509 45,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.92% 33.46% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,251 14,583 19,146
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,000 £30,932
25th Percentile £38,500 £42,500 £40,763
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.83% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 18 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +9 951 £70,000 - 191
UK excluding London -39 538 £60,000 - 103
London +36 456 £80,000 +6.67% 92
Work from Home -72 373 £72,500 +7.41% 85
North of England +52 165 £56,500 -4.24% 26
South West -24 114 £68,500 +1.48% 12
North West +38 113 £55,000 -4.35% 14
South East -35 106 £55,000 -6.78% 27
Midlands -55 65 £70,000 +16.67% 17
Scotland -56 48 £67,050 +13.83% 10
West Midlands -57 42 £75,000 +30.43% 10
Yorkshire +57 38 £56,500 -13.08% 12
East of England -6 33 £54,000 -22.86% 10
East Midlands -7 22 £66,500 +4.31% 7
North East +6 14 £79,842 +14.06%
Isle of Man -14 4 £46,500 +3.33%
Wales -7 3 £68,750 +49.46% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £100,000 -

CISSP
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (0.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.095%) IIS
3 1 (0.095%) nginx
3 1 (0.095%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 311 (29.68%) Azure
2 196 (18.70%) AWS
3 141 (13.45%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (4.39%) GCP
5 44 (4.20%) Azure Sentinel
6 39 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (3.72%) SaaS
7 26 (2.48%) Microsoft Purview
8 23 (2.19%) PaaS
9 22 (2.10%) IaaS
10 19 (1.81%) Power Platform
11 18 (1.72%) Entra ID
12 14 (1.34%) Azure DevOps
13 6 (0.57%) Azure Service Fabric
13 6 (0.57%) Snowflake
14 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.38%) Serverless
14 4 (0.38%) WhatsApp
15 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 277 (26.43%) Firewall
2 145 (13.84%) Network Security
3 72 (6.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 69 (6.58%) WAN
5 56 (5.34%) TCP/IP
6 52 (4.96%) VPN
7 51 (4.87%) LAN
8 36 (3.44%) SD-WAN
9 27 (2.58%) DNS
10 22 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.72%) Internet
12 16 (1.53%) Wireshark
13 13 (1.24%) VoIP
14 12 (1.15%) Cisco IPT
15 10 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (0.48%) 5G
16 5 (0.48%) DHCP
17 4 (0.38%) NetScaler
18 3 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.81%) Power BI
2 6 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (0.48%) Big Data
3 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.48%) NoSQL
3 5 (0.48%) Redis
4 4 (0.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.29%) JIRA
3 1 (0.095%) Snyk
3 1 (0.095%) Vagrant
General
1 312 (29.77%) Finance
2 272 (25.95%) Social Skills
3 121 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (9.16%) Law
5 89 (8.49%) Legal
6 61 (5.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 61 (5.82%) Public Sector
7 46 (4.39%) Military
8 42 (4.01%) Retail
9 35 (3.34%) Presentation Skills
10 34 (3.24%) Banking
10 34 (3.24%) Telecoms
11 33 (3.15%) Manufacturing
12 25 (2.39%) Marketing
13 22 (2.10%) Documentation Skills
13 22 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
14 11 (1.05%) Electronics
15 10 (0.95%) Back Office
16 9 (0.86%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 212 (20.23%) Analyst
2 195 (18.61%) Architect
3 153 (14.60%) Senior
4 149 (14.22%) Security Architect
5 145 (13.84%) Security Analyst
6 133 (12.69%) Security Manager
7 120 (11.45%) Lead
8 111 (10.59%) Security Engineer
9 109 (10.40%) Consultant
10 97 (9.26%) Security Consultant
11 62 (5.92%) Information Manager
11 62 (5.92%) Information Security Manager
12 52 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
13 50 (4.77%) IT Manager
14 49 (4.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 45 (4.29%) Information Analyst
15 45 (4.29%) Information Security Analyst
16 43 (4.10%) Cybersecurity Architect
16 43 (4.10%) Lead Architect
17 39 (3.72%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.43%) OAuth
2 14 (1.34%) HTML
2 14 (1.34%) SAML
2 14 (1.34%) Web Services
3 9 (0.86%) ModSecurity
3 9 (0.86%) REST
4 6 (0.57%) SailPoint
4 6 (0.57%) SOAP
4 6 (0.57%) web3js
5 5 (0.48%) Middleware
6 4 (0.38%) Kafka
7 3 (0.29%) OpenID
8 2 (0.19%) .NET
8 2 (0.19%) EDI
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Graph
9 1 (0.095%) J2EE
9 1 (0.095%) JSON
9 1 (0.095%) LDAP
9 1 (0.095%) RESTful
9 1 (0.095%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 291 (27.77%) Management Information System
2 145 (13.84%) Security Posture
3 104 (9.92%) Cyber Threat
4 66 (6.30%) Security Operations Centre
5 52 (4.96%) Cyberattack
5 52 (4.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 51 (4.87%) Data Centre
7 38 (3.63%) PKI
8 37 (3.53%) Operational Technology
9 36 (3.44%) Onboarding
10 31 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (2.19%) Public Cloud
12 22 (2.10%) Product Ownership
13 16 (1.53%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.53%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.53%) Cloud Security Posture
13 16 (1.53%) IoT
14 15 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (1.24%) Cyber Security Posture
16 10 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.45%) Windows
2 43 (4.10%) Linux
3 22 (2.10%) Unix
4 14 (1.34%) Android
4 14 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.34%) Mac OS X
5 10 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.48%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.38%) CentOS
7 4 (0.38%) Solaris
7 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.38%) zOS
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (64.31%) Cybersecurity
2 571 (54.48%) Information Security
3 268 (25.57%) Incident Response
4 261 (24.90%) Risk Management
5 206 (19.66%) SIEM
6 205 (19.56%) Problem-Solving
7 195 (18.61%) Security Architecture
8 176 (16.79%) Security Operations
9 168 (16.03%) Cloud Security
10 167 (15.94%) Computer Science
11 150 (14.31%) Vulnerability Management
12 140 (13.36%) ITIL
13 133 (12.69%) Roadmaps
14 129 (12.31%) Security Management
15 127 (12.12%) Incident Management
16 125 (11.93%) Application Security
17 100 (9.54%) Data Protection
17 100 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
18 96 (9.16%) Agile
19 92 (8.78%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (8.59%) Python
2 57 (5.44%) PowerShell
3 20 (1.91%) Bash
4 19 (1.81%) SQL
5 9 (0.86%) Java
6 5 (0.48%) C
6 5 (0.48%) R
6 5 (0.48%) Scala
7 2 (0.19%) C#
7 2 (0.19%) C++
7 2 (0.19%) Kusto Query Language
8 1 (0.095%) Groovy
8 1 (0.095%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 600 (57.25%) CISM
2 322 (30.73%) Degree
3 222 (21.18%) CISA
4 204 (19.47%) Cisco Certification
5 161 (15.36%) CRISC
6 159 (15.17%) Security Cleared
7 152 (14.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 131 (12.50%) CCSP
9 126 (12.02%) CEH
10 110 (10.50%) SC Cleared
11 99 (9.45%) GIAC
12 93 (8.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 91 (8.68%) Azure Certification
13 91 (8.68%) CompTIA Security+
14 84 (8.02%) AWS Certification
15 69 (6.58%) CESG Certified Professional
16 62 (5.92%) Master's Degree
17 59 (5.63%) CCSK
18 57 (5.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
19 56 (5.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (35.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 320 (30.53%) NIST
3 133 (12.69%) GDPR
4 125 (11.93%) PCI DSS
5 104 (9.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 84 (8.02%) GRC
7 55 (5.25%) NCSC
8 54 (5.15%) COBIT
9 51 (4.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 41 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 23 (2.19%) NIST 800
12 22 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 21 (2.00%) HIPAA
14 16 (1.53%) SOC 2
15 12 (1.15%) QA
16 10 (0.95%) ISO 22301
16 10 (0.95%) JSP 440
16 10 (0.95%) RMADS
16 10 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 9 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.24%) Docker
3 14 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.095%) LXC
7 1 (0.095%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.095%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 50 (4.77%) Kubernetes
2 45 (4.29%) Single Sign-On
3 30 (2.86%) Ansible
4 22 (2.10%) CASB
5 21 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (1.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 14 (1.34%) Nessus
6 14 (1.34%) Nmap
7 10 (0.95%) SCCM
8 5 (0.48%) Grafana
8 5 (0.48%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.48%) SCOM
8 5 (0.48%) Suricata
9 4 (0.38%) QRadar
9 4 (0.38%) Terraform
10 3 (0.29%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.095%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.095%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 233 (22.23%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.48%) Splunk
3 39 (3.72%) Cisco
4 35 (3.34%) Qualys
5 28 (2.67%) Palo Alto
6 24 (2.29%) CyberArk
7 23 (2.19%) Dell
8 20 (1.91%) Google
8 20 (1.91%) ServiceNow
9 19 (1.81%) Rapid7
10 16 (1.53%) Alibaba
10 16 (1.53%) Oracle
11 15 (1.43%) Meraki
11 15 (1.43%) SAP
12 14 (1.34%) Thycotic
13 13 (1.24%) McAfee
13 13 (1.24%) Zscaler
14 12 (1.15%) ArcSight
14 12 (1.15%) Citrix
14 12 (1.15%) Juniper