Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > Wales
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 94 93
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 +16
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 3 3 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 0.21% 0.26% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.14% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 23
10th Percentile £49,144 " £45,500
25th Percentile £51,610 £46,250 £49,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,439 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £57,159 £58,750 £72,500
90th Percentile " " £89,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% +4.00%

CISSP 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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 365 264 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.92% 23.28% 21.02%
Number of salaries quoted 173 219 311
10th Percentile £26,350 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,882 £30,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £43,818 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.43% +9.54% -0.52%
75th Percentile £48,900 £52,125 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Wales

CISSP
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in Wales.

Salary trend for CISSP in Wales

CISSP
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Wales region over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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
South Wales -11 3 £56,439 +7.50% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, IT jobs citing CISSP 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 3 (100.00%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) GCFE
3 1 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (33.33%) NIST
3 1 (33.33%) Architectural Design
3 1 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) CRISC
3 1 (33.33%) GISP
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) GCIA
3 1 (33.33%) GCIH
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Architecture Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Risk Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Information Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Architectural Design
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) GCFE
2 1 (33.33%) GCIA
2 1 (33.33%) GCIH
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) NIST
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft