Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1133 1129 1241
Rank change year-on-year -4 +112 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISSAP 46 51 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 41
UK median annual salary £69,000 £62,500 £63,299
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.40% -1.26% +15.09%
10th Percentile £43,750 £53,496 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £69,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% +9.09% +10.00%

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 40,452 45,204 57,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.53% 25.69% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31,402 35,912 46,212
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +1 37 £68,507 +9.61% 7
UK excluding London +3 30 £69,000 +15.00% 4
North of England +7 12 £71,507 +10.01%
North West -7 11 £75,000 +15.38%
East of England - 9 £64,500 -
South East +3 8 - -
London -6 8 £76,250 +1.67% 4
Midlands - 8 - - 2
West Midlands - 8 - - 1
North East - 1 £68,014 -
Wales - 1 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing ISSAP 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 ISSAP.

1 46 (100.00%) CISSP
2 32 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (50.00%) CISM
4 21 (45.65%) Security Architecture
5 20 (43.48%) Network Security
5 20 (43.48%) Information Security
6 19 (41.30%) GIAC
6 19 (41.30%) TOGAF
6 19 (41.30%) SIEM
7 18 (39.13%) Splunk
7 18 (39.13%) SABSA
7 18 (39.13%) Identity Access Management
8 17 (36.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 17 (36.96%) Cisco
8 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.96%) CCNP
8 17 (36.96%) Windows
9 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
9 16 (34.78%) CCIE
9 16 (34.78%) SSCP
10 15 (32.61%) Web Services
11 14 (30.43%) Firewall
12 13 (28.26%) Identity Management
12 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
13 12 (26.09%) CESG
13 12 (26.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
14 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (23.91%) Degree
14 11 (23.91%) Performance Management

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 (17.39%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
1 8 (17.39%) G Suite
1 8 (17.39%) IaaS
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (17.39%) Office 365
1 8 (17.39%) SaaS
1 8 (17.39%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) Network Security
2 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
3 14 (30.43%) Firewall
4 10 (21.74%) Wireshark
5 9 (19.57%) DNS
5 9 (19.57%) VLAN
5 9 (19.57%) VPN
6 8 (17.39%) BGP
6 8 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (17.39%) DHCP
6 8 (17.39%) Ethernet
6 8 (17.39%) FWSM
6 8 (17.39%) LAN
6 8 (17.39%) MPLS
6 8 (17.39%) OSPF
6 8 (17.39%) SNMP
6 8 (17.39%) SSL
6 8 (17.39%) WAN
6 8 (17.39%) WLAN
7 7 (15.22%) IPsec
General
1 8 (17.39%) Legal
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Architect
2 30 (65.22%) Security Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Security Solutions Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.70%) IT Operations Manager
5 4 (8.70%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Operational Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Operations Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Manager
5 4 (8.70%) SOC Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Head of Architecture
6 3 (6.52%) Head of Security
6 3 (6.52%) IAM Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.52%) IT Security Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) RESTful
3 7 (15.22%) OAuth
3 7 (15.22%) OpenID
3 7 (15.22%) REST
3 7 (15.22%) SAML
3 7 (15.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
2 12 (26.09%) CESG
2 12 (26.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (23.91%) Computer Science
3 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
4 8 (17.39%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (15.22%) PKI
5 7 (15.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (13.04%) Smart Meter
7 4 (8.70%) Cybercrime
8 2 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Security Architecture
2 20 (43.48%) Information Security
3 19 (41.30%) SIEM
3 19 (41.30%) TOGAF
4 18 (39.13%) Identity Access Management
4 18 (39.13%) SABSA
5 13 (28.26%) Identity Management
6 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (23.91%) Performance Management
7 10 (21.74%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.57%) Business Development
8 9 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (19.57%) Event Correlation
8 9 (19.57%) ITIL
8 9 (19.57%) Project Management
8 9 (19.57%) Project Planning
8 9 (19.57%) Resource Management
8 9 (19.57%) Security Operations
9 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) CISSP
2 32 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (50.00%) CISM
4 19 (41.30%) GIAC
5 17 (36.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 17 (36.96%) CCNP
6 16 (34.78%) CCIE
6 16 (34.78%) SSCP
7 11 (23.91%) Degree
8 9 (19.57%) CCSP
8 9 (19.57%) CSSLP
8 9 (19.57%) GCWN
8 9 (19.57%) IISP
8 9 (19.57%) ISSEP
8 9 (19.57%) MCSE
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (19.57%) RHCA
8 9 (19.57%) RHCE
8 9 (19.57%) VCDX
8 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) GDPR
3 1 (2.17%) COBIT
3 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 31000
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) QRadar
2 2 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Splunk
2 17 (36.96%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
3 9 (19.57%) VMware
4 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 8 (17.39%) Forcepoint
4 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
4 8 (17.39%) Google
4 8 (17.39%) IBM
4 8 (17.39%) Juniper
4 8 (17.39%) LogRhythm
4 8 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (17.39%) ServiceNow
4 8 (17.39%) Tufin
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec