Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 132 207
Rank change year-on-year -54 +75 +62
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 135 259 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 2.19% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.73% 8.21% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 73 179 86
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £41,375
90th Percentile £73,050 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2358 3155 2815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.81% 26.72% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1872 2312 2229
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,275 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the West Midlands

CISSP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for CISSP in the West Midlands

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the West Midlands

CISSP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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
Birmingham -61 55 £64,500 -0.77% 1
Shropshire +15 25 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Warwickshire +14 17 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Coventry -3 15 £51,250 +7.89% 1
Worcestershire -6 8 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Wolverhampton +11 5 £43,354 -13.29%
Walsall +7 2 £59,250 +43.64%
Staffordshire -5 2 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 74 (54.81%) Information Security
2 69 (51.11%) CISM
3 49 (36.30%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (35.56%) Management Information System
5 44 (32.59%) ITIL
6 40 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 39 (28.89%) SIEM
8 35 (25.93%) Security Cleared
8 35 (25.93%) SC Cleared
9 34 (25.19%) PCI DSS
9 34 (25.19%) Data Centre
10 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (20.74%) Penetration Testing
12 27 (20.00%) Firewall
13 26 (19.26%) Service Delivery
14 25 (18.52%) CESG Certified Professional
15 24 (17.78%) Finance
16 23 (17.04%) GDPR
17 22 (16.30%) Cyber Essentials
17 22 (16.30%) Incident Management
17 22 (16.30%) Risk Management
18 21 (15.56%) Data Protection
18 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (14.81%) IT Strategy
20 18 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
20 18 (13.33%) CISA
20 18 (13.33%) Retail
20 18 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
20 18 (13.33%) Information Assurance
20 18 (13.33%) Degree

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.67%) assyst
2 4 (2.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) IaaS
1 6 (4.44%) PaaS
2 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.00%) Firewall
2 16 (11.85%) Internet
3 11 (8.15%) Network Security
4 9 (6.67%) WAN
5 7 (5.19%) LAN
5 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.44%) SAN
7 5 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (3.70%) NAS
7 5 (3.70%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.48%) PBX
9 2 (1.48%) VoIP
10 1 (0.74%) DNS
10 1 (0.74%) HTTP
10 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.74%) MPLS
10 1 (0.74%) SNMP
10 1 (0.74%) VLAN
10 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.70%) Looker
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.48%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Retail
3 6 (4.44%) Publishing
4 5 (3.70%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (28.15%) Analyst
2 31 (22.96%) Security Analyst
3 24 (17.78%) Security Manager
4 20 (14.81%) Consultant
4 20 (14.81%) Security Consultant
5 11 (8.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 11 (8.15%) IT Manager
6 10 (7.41%) Compliance Manager
6 10 (7.41%) Security Compliance Manager
6 10 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Architect
7 8 (5.93%) Head of Security
7 8 (5.93%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (5.93%) Security Architect
7 8 (5.93%) Security Officer
8 7 (5.19%) Compliance Officer
8 7 (5.19%) Information Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Security Compliance Officer
8 7 (5.19%) Security Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.19%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 48 (35.56%) Management Information System
2 34 (25.19%) Data Centre
3 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
4 9 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (5.19%) iPad
6 6 (4.44%) CMDB
6 6 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) BYOD
9 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.37%) Linux
2 12 (8.89%) Windows
3 3 (2.22%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Unix
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.81%) Information Security
2 49 (36.30%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (32.59%) ITIL
4 39 (28.89%) SIEM
5 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (20.74%) Penetration Testing
7 26 (19.26%) Service Delivery
8 22 (16.30%) Incident Management
8 22 (16.30%) Risk Management
9 21 (15.56%) Data Protection
10 20 (14.81%) IT Strategy
11 18 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (13.33%) Information Assurance
11 18 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
12 17 (12.59%) Line Management
12 17 (12.59%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (11.85%) PRINCE2
13 16 (11.85%) Service Management
14 15 (11.11%) ITIL V3
15 14 (10.37%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.19%) C
2 5 (3.70%) Perl
2 5 (3.70%) Python
3 4 (2.96%) SQL
4 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (51.11%) CISM
2 35 (25.93%) SC Cleared
2 35 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 25 (18.52%) CESG Certified Professional
4 18 (13.33%) CISA
4 18 (13.33%) Degree
5 15 (11.11%) GCIH
6 14 (10.37%) CEH
7 11 (8.15%) CRISC
8 10 (7.41%) CompTIA Security+
8 10 (7.41%) Security+ Certification
9 9 (6.67%) ISEB
10 8 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (5.19%) GCIA
11 7 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (4.44%) GIAC
12 6 (4.44%) PMI Certification
12 6 (4.44%) PMP
12 6 (4.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (25.19%) PCI DSS
3 23 (17.04%) GDPR
4 22 (16.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (4.44%) GPG13
5 6 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (3.70%) NIST 800
7 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (2.22%) ISO 14001
8 3 (2.22%) ISO 9001
8 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (1.48%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.74%) COBIT
10 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.74%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.74%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.70%) Snort
2 5 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) QRadar
2 5 (3.70%) HP Fortify
2 5 (3.70%) Nessus
2 5 (3.70%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 11 (8.15%) NetApp
2 9 (6.67%) IBM
3 7 (5.19%) LogRhythm
4 6 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.44%) Citrix
4 6 (4.44%) EMC
4 6 (4.44%) VMware
5 5 (3.70%) ArcSight
5 5 (3.70%) HP
5 5 (3.70%) LogLogic
5 5 (3.70%) NetWitness
5 5 (3.70%) Veracode
6 4 (2.96%) Cisco
6 4 (2.96%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.22%) Splunk
7 3 (2.22%) Sun
8 1 (0.74%) Capita