(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK

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

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 806 999 1145
Rank change year-on-year +193 +146 -337
Permanent jobs citing ISSAP 19 20 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.081% 0.058% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 24
10th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £60,500
25th Percentile £92,500 £75,625 £71,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £95,000 £87,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +20.69% -12.12%
75th Percentile £97,500 £107,500 £75,000
90th Percentile - £110,000 £79,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,323 £100,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -50.68% +37.93% -12.12%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23,365 34,289 37,905
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.76% 30.64% 26.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15,396 15,852 18,206
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £39,085 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

ISSAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISSAP.

Salary trend for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISSAP over the 6 months to 29 February 2024.

Salary histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Top 6 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 29 February 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 +215 17 £95,000 -5.00%
Work from Home +133 15 £95,000 +11.76%
London +194 9 £95,000 -8.43%
UK excluding London +113 6 £49,323 -50.68%
South West +18 5 - -
East of England - 1 £49,323 -

ISSAP
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
General
1 6 (31.58%) Law
1 6 (31.58%) Social Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Local Government
3 2 (10.53%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Architect
2 13 (68.42%) Security Architect
3 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Architect
3 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Principal Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Cyberattack
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) IoT
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Cloud Security
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 10 (52.63%) Security Architecture
2 10 (52.63%) SIEM
2 10 (52.63%) SOAR
3 9 (47.37%) Business Case
3 9 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (47.37%) Data Loss Prevention
3 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (47.37%) TOGAF
4 8 (42.11%) SABSA
5 7 (36.84%) Business Strategy
5 7 (36.84%) Cryptography
5 7 (36.84%) IT Strategy
5 7 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (36.84%) SDLC
6 6 (31.58%) Architecture Governance
6 6 (31.58%) Business Enablement
7 4 (21.05%) DevSecOps
7 4 (21.05%) Project Delivery
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (31.58%) AWS Certification
4 6 (31.58%) Azure Certification
4 6 (31.58%) CEH
4 6 (31.58%) CISM
5 4 (21.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (21.05%) CCSP
5 4 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.79%) ISSEP
7 2 (10.53%) GIAC
7 2 (10.53%) ISACA
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.53%) OSCP
7 2 (10.53%) SANS
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (21.05%) NIST
2 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (10.53%) IASME
3 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Google
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Capita
2 1 (5.26%) Splunk