Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1035 1135 1147
Rank change year-on-year +100 +12 +104
Permanent jobs citing ISSAP 83 46 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.027% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 47 11 23
UK median annual salary £65,000 £69,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.80% +15.00% +1.44%
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £53,991
90th Percentile £86,750 £95,000 £92,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £69,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.80% +15.00% +9.09%

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 36,614 41,225 45,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.11% 23.77% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26,767 32,015 35,733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +126 81 £65,000 -5.12% 11
UK excluding London +91 67 £65,000 -5.80% 6
East of England +74 51 £65,000 +0.78% 2
London +54 14 £95,000 +24.59% 5
North of England +38 10 £75,000 +4.88% 1
North West +28 9 £75,000 -
South East +45 5 £80,000 - 1
Midlands +42 5 £80,000 - 2
West Midlands +40 5 £80,000 - 2
North East +11 1 £52,500 -22.81%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 83 (100.00%) CISSP
2 70 (84.34%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (77.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 51 (61.45%) Firewall
5 48 (57.83%) Information Security
6 47 (56.63%) Risk Management
6 47 (56.63%) SIEM
7 46 (55.42%) CCSP
7 46 (55.42%) CCNP
8 45 (54.22%) Retail
9 44 (53.01%) Cisco
10 43 (51.81%) Microsoft
10 43 (51.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (51.81%) MCSE
10 43 (51.81%) ISSEP
10 43 (51.81%) CSSLP
10 43 (51.81%) SANS
11 40 (48.19%) Security Operations
11 40 (48.19%) Data Loss Prevention
11 40 (48.19%) Event Correlation
11 40 (48.19%) CCIE Security
11 40 (48.19%) VCAP
11 40 (48.19%) VCDX
11 40 (48.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (48.19%) RHCA
11 40 (48.19%) GCWN
11 40 (48.19%) RHCE
11 40 (48.19%) CCIE
11 40 (48.19%) VMware
11 40 (48.19%) SSCP

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 4 (4.82%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (61.45%) Firewall
2 31 (37.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (34.94%) Wireshark
4 12 (14.46%) Network Security
5 10 (12.05%) WAN
6 8 (9.64%) DNS
6 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.64%) VPN
7 6 (7.23%) LAN
7 6 (7.23%) MPLS
7 6 (7.23%) SNMP
7 6 (7.23%) VLAN
8 4 (4.82%) BGP
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.82%) DHCP
8 4 (4.82%) Ethernet
8 4 (4.82%) FTP
8 4 (4.82%) OSPF
8 4 (4.82%) SMTP
8 4 (4.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Ant
2 1 (1.20%) AppScan
2 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
General
1 45 (54.22%) Retail
2 10 (12.05%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Finance
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (60.24%) Architect
2 49 (59.04%) Security Architect
3 17 (20.48%) IT Architect
3 17 (20.48%) IT Security Architect
4 16 (19.28%) Analyst
4 16 (19.28%) SIEM Analyst
4 16 (19.28%) SIEM Engineer
4 16 (19.28%) SOC Analyst
4 16 (19.28%) SOC Engineer
5 15 (18.07%) Service Architect
6 14 (16.87%) Security Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Architect
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Security Architect
9 5 (6.02%) AWS Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Cisco Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Cisco Security Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Cisco Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) OAuth
1 3 (3.61%) REST
1 3 (3.61%) SAML
1 3 (3.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Cyberthreat
2 26 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (30.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 25 (30.12%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (22.89%) CESG
4 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
5 15 (18.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (14.46%) Cloud Native
7 8 (9.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (8.43%) PKI
9 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
10 4 (4.82%) Smart Meter
11 3 (3.61%) Public Cloud
12 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (1.20%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) Unix
2 5 (6.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Information Security
2 47 (56.63%) Risk Management
2 47 (56.63%) SIEM
3 40 (48.19%) Data Loss Prevention
3 40 (48.19%) Event Correlation
3 40 (48.19%) Security Operations
4 36 (43.37%) Security Architecture
5 31 (37.35%) TOGAF
6 29 (34.94%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (33.73%) Kalman Filter
7 28 (33.73%) Web Filtering
8 25 (30.12%) Analytics
8 25 (30.12%) Cyber Intelligence
8 25 (30.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 25 (30.12%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 25 (30.12%) Mentoring
8 25 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (30.12%) Threat Analysis
8 25 (30.12%) Threat Detection
8 25 (30.12%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) CISSP
2 70 (84.34%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (77.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 46 (55.42%) CCNP
4 46 (55.42%) CCSP
5 43 (51.81%) CSSLP
5 43 (51.81%) ISSEP
5 43 (51.81%) MCSE
5 43 (51.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (51.81%) SANS
6 40 (48.19%) CCIE
6 40 (48.19%) CCIE Security
6 40 (48.19%) GCWN
6 40 (48.19%) RHCA
6 40 (48.19%) RHCE
6 40 (48.19%) SSCP
6 40 (48.19%) VCAP
6 40 (48.19%) VCDX
6 40 (48.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (19.28%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.02%) COBIT
3 4 (4.82%) GDPR
4 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.20%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (30.12%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (4.82%) QRadar
3 3 (3.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.41%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 44 (53.01%) Cisco
2 43 (51.81%) Microsoft
3 40 (48.19%) Red Hat
3 40 (48.19%) VMware
4 29 (34.94%) Splunk
5 25 (30.12%) Symantec
6 6 (7.23%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.82%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.82%) Google
7 4 (4.82%) IBM
7 4 (4.82%) LogRhythm
7 4 (4.82%) Tufin
8 2 (2.41%) F5
8 2 (2.41%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.41%) McAfee
9 1 (1.20%) SmartCo