Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1094 1151 1231
Rank change year-on-year +57 +80 +75
Permanent jobs citing ISSAP 75 42 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.024% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.096% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 33 32 19
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +13.04%
10th Percentile £37,000 £59,125 £45,500
90th Percentile £86,000 £100,000 £89,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £66,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year -9.43% +1.92% -23.53%

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 40,319 43,524 53,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.55% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,976 33,464 43,009
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Top 10 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 18 August 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 +91 73 £65,000 -18.75% 12
UK excluding London +89 64 £60,000 -9.43% 9
East of England - 45 £40,000 - 4
South East +9 15 £67,500 +1.89%
West Midlands +39 12 - - 2
Midlands +19 12 - - 2
London +34 11 £82,500 +3.13% 4
Scotland - 2 £85,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £70,000 -
North of England - 1 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 75 (100.00%) CISSP
2 56 (74.67%) SIEM
3 53 (70.67%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (69.33%) CCNP
5 51 (68.00%) Cisco
6 49 (65.33%) Firewall
7 47 (62.67%) CSSLP
7 47 (62.67%) ISSEP
8 41 (54.67%) CCSP
8 41 (54.67%) Cybersecurity
8 41 (54.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 41 (54.67%) SANS
8 41 (54.67%) Data Loss Prevention
9 40 (53.33%) Event Correlation
9 40 (53.33%) Security Operations
9 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
9 40 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (53.33%) RHCE
9 40 (53.33%) MCSE
9 40 (53.33%) GCWN
9 40 (53.33%) Red Hat
9 40 (53.33%) SSCP
9 40 (53.33%) Risk Management
9 40 (53.33%) RHCA
10 38 (50.67%) Wireshark
10 38 (50.67%) Information Security
10 38 (50.67%) Splunk
11 36 (48.00%) CCIE Security
11 36 (48.00%) VMware
11 36 (48.00%) 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 11 (14.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (65.33%) Firewall
2 38 (50.67%) Wireshark
3 30 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (32.00%) Network Security
5 12 (16.00%) LAN
5 12 (16.00%) MPLS
5 12 (16.00%) SNMP
5 12 (16.00%) VLAN
5 12 (16.00%) WAN
6 11 (14.67%) BGP
6 11 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (14.67%) Cisco Firepower
6 11 (14.67%) DHCP
6 11 (14.67%) DNS
6 11 (14.67%) Ethernet
6 11 (14.67%) OSPF
6 11 (14.67%) SSL
6 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
6 11 (14.67%) VPN
6 11 (14.67%) WLAN
General
1 36 (48.00%) Retail
2 11 (14.67%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (57.33%) Architect
1 43 (57.33%) Security Architect
2 27 (36.00%) Analyst
3 22 (29.33%) SIEM Analyst
4 21 (28.00%) SOC Analyst
5 14 (18.67%) SIEM Engineer
5 14 (18.67%) SOC Engineer
6 13 (17.33%) IT Architect
6 13 (17.33%) IT Security Architect
6 13 (17.33%) Security Analyst
6 13 (17.33%) Service Architect
7 11 (14.67%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (14.67%) Security Operations Analyst
7 11 (14.67%) Security Solutions Architect
7 11 (14.67%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (10.67%) Application Security Analyst
8 8 (10.67%) Firewall Analyst
8 8 (10.67%) Web Analyst
8 8 (10.67%) Web Applications Analyst
9 7 (9.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 25 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
3 24 (32.00%) Data Centre
4 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (29.33%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (17.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (16.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
9 7 (9.33%) PKI
10 5 (6.67%) CESG
11 3 (4.00%) Blog
12 1 (1.33%) Cloud Native
12 1 (1.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (74.67%) SIEM
2 41 (54.67%) Cybersecurity
2 41 (54.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 40 (53.33%) Event Correlation
3 40 (53.33%) Risk Management
3 40 (53.33%) Security Operations
4 38 (50.67%) Information Security
5 28 (37.33%) Analytics
6 26 (34.67%) Computer Security
7 23 (30.67%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (30.67%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (30.67%) Trend Analysis
7 23 (30.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 23 (30.67%) Web Filtering
8 22 (29.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 22 (29.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 22 (29.33%) Reverse Engineering
8 22 (29.33%) Threat Intelligence
9 21 (28.00%) Security Management
10 19 (25.33%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) CISSP
2 53 (70.67%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (69.33%) CCNP
4 47 (62.67%) CSSLP
4 47 (62.67%) ISSEP
5 41 (54.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 41 (54.67%) CCSP
5 41 (54.67%) SANS
6 40 (53.33%) GCWN
6 40 (53.33%) MCSE
6 40 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (53.33%) RHCA
6 40 (53.33%) RHCE
6 40 (53.33%) SSCP
7 36 (48.00%) CCIE
7 36 (48.00%) CCIE Security
7 36 (48.00%) VCAP
7 36 (48.00%) VCDX
7 36 (48.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (14.67%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) COBIT
3 1 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (36.00%) RSA Security Analytics
2 11 (14.67%) QRadar
3 7 (9.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 51 (68.00%) Cisco
2 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 40 (53.33%) Red Hat
3 38 (50.67%) Splunk
4 36 (48.00%) VMware
5 27 (36.00%) Symantec
6 11 (14.67%) CheckPoint
6 11 (14.67%) Forcepoint
6 11 (14.67%) Fortinet
6 11 (14.67%) IBM
6 11 (14.67%) Juniper
6 11 (14.67%) LogRhythm
6 11 (14.67%) Tufin
7 1 (1.33%) Google