Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISSAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1075 1143 1179
Rank change year-on-year +68 +36 +122
Permanent jobs citing ISSAP 82 40 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.093% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 52 20 24
UK median annual salary £65,000 £69,007 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.81% +6.16% -4.41%
10th Percentile £40,000 £56,625 £48,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £100,000 £92,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.96% +6.25% -14.29%

ISSAP 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 39,073 42,837 50,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.73% 24.43% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 28,942 32,917 40,623
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

ISSAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISSAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISSAP.

Salary trend for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISSAP over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISSAP within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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 +107 78 £65,000 -27.78% 8
UK excluding London +67 70 £65,000 +1.96% 5
East of England - 53 £42,500 -
South East +31 11 £80,000 +33.33%
London +43 10 £88,750 -11.25% 3
West Midlands +38 7 £80,000 +33.33%
Midlands +25 7 £80,000 +33.33%
North of England +17 5 £77,500 +13.95% 2
North West +8 4 £80,000 - 2
Scotland - 2 £85,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing ISSAP 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 ISSAP.

1 82 (100.00%) CISSP
2 64 (78.05%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (75.61%) SIEM
4 57 (69.51%) CCNP
4 57 (69.51%) Cisco
5 56 (68.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 55 (67.07%) Firewall
7 52 (63.41%) ISSEP
7 52 (63.41%) CSSLP
8 51 (62.20%) Microsoft
8 51 (62.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 51 (62.20%) MCSE
9 50 (60.98%) CCSP
10 49 (59.76%) RHCE
10 49 (59.76%) Risk Management
10 49 (59.76%) Red Hat
10 49 (59.76%) SSCP
10 49 (59.76%) RHCA
10 49 (59.76%) GCWN
10 49 (59.76%) Retail
10 49 (59.76%) SANS
10 49 (59.76%) Security Operations
10 49 (59.76%) Data Loss Prevention
10 49 (59.76%) Event Correlation
11 46 (56.10%) CCIE Security
11 46 (56.10%) VCAP
11 46 (56.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 46 (56.10%) VCDX
11 46 (56.10%) VMware
11 46 (56.10%) CCIE

ISSAP
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 8 (9.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (67.07%) Firewall
2 40 (48.78%) Wireshark
3 32 (39.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (18.29%) Network Security
5 9 (10.98%) DNS
5 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.98%) VPN
5 9 (10.98%) WAN
6 8 (9.76%) BGP
6 8 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (9.76%) Cisco Firepower
6 8 (9.76%) DHCP
6 8 (9.76%) Ethernet
6 8 (9.76%) FWSM
6 8 (9.76%) LAN
6 8 (9.76%) MPLS
6 8 (9.76%) OSPF
6 8 (9.76%) SSL
6 8 (9.76%) VLAN
6 8 (9.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Big Data
General
1 49 (59.76%) Retail
2 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (51.22%) Architect
2 41 (50.00%) Security Architect
3 27 (32.93%) Analyst
4 25 (30.49%) SIEM Analyst
5 22 (26.83%) SOC Analyst
6 19 (23.17%) IT Architect
6 19 (23.17%) IT Security Architect
7 18 (21.95%) SIEM Engineer
7 18 (21.95%) SOC Engineer
8 17 (20.73%) Service Architect
9 9 (10.98%) Security Analyst
9 9 (10.98%) Security Engineer
10 8 (9.76%) Security Solutions Architect
10 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (8.54%) Application Security Analyst
11 7 (8.54%) Firewall Analyst
11 7 (8.54%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (8.54%) Security Operations Analyst
11 7 (8.54%) Web Analyst
11 7 (8.54%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (39.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 31 (37.80%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (37.80%) Cyberthreat
3 30 (36.59%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (30.49%) Data Centre
5 17 (20.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (13.41%) CESG
7 9 (10.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (4.88%) Cloud Native
8 4 (4.88%) PKI
9 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.22%) Smart Energy
10 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Linux
1 4 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (75.61%) SIEM
2 49 (59.76%) Data Loss Prevention
2 49 (59.76%) Event Correlation
2 49 (59.76%) Risk Management
2 49 (59.76%) Security Operations
3 41 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (50.00%) Information Security
4 33 (40.24%) Analytics
5 31 (37.80%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (36.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 30 (36.59%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 30 (36.59%) Reverse Engineering
6 30 (36.59%) Threat Intelligence
7 29 (35.37%) Kalman Filter
7 29 (35.37%) Trend Analysis
7 29 (35.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 29 (35.37%) Web Filtering
8 27 (32.93%) Threat Detection
9 26 (31.71%) Computer Security
10 24 (29.27%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) CISSP
2 64 (78.05%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (69.51%) CCNP
4 56 (68.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 52 (63.41%) CSSLP
5 52 (63.41%) ISSEP
6 51 (62.20%) MCSE
6 51 (62.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (60.98%) CCSP
8 49 (59.76%) GCWN
8 49 (59.76%) RHCA
8 49 (59.76%) RHCE
8 49 (59.76%) SANS
8 49 (59.76%) SSCP
9 46 (56.10%) CCIE
9 46 (56.10%) CCIE Security
9 46 (56.10%) VCAP
9 46 (56.10%) VCDX
9 46 (56.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (10.98%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) COBIT
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (39.02%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (9.76%) QRadar
3 3 (3.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.44%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 57 (69.51%) Cisco
2 51 (62.20%) Microsoft
3 49 (59.76%) Red Hat
4 46 (56.10%) VMware
5 40 (48.78%) Splunk
6 32 (39.02%) Symantec
7 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 8 (9.76%) Fortinet
7 8 (9.76%) IBM
7 8 (9.76%) LogRhythm
7 8 (9.76%) Tufin
8 6 (7.32%) Forcepoint
8 6 (7.32%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.88%) Juniper
10 2 (2.44%) F5
10 2 (2.44%) McAfee
11 1 (1.22%) Google
11 1 (1.22%) SmartCo