Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 121 166
Rank change year-on-year -46 +45 +55
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 159 232 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 2.36% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.64% 9.93% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 86 183 148
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,875 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £80,000 £77,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +6.38%

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 2,394 2,336 3,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.57% 23.71% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,547 1,790 2,286
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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
Birmingham -45 81 £60,000 - 6
Coventry -12 37 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Warwickshire +2 19 £60,000 - 5
Wolverhampton -17 7 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £71,000 -
Worcestershire +9 3 £28,500 -43.00% 2
Staffordshire +5 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Solihull -1 1 £45,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 109 (68.55%) Information Security
2 106 (66.67%) CISM
3 95 (59.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (35.85%) ITIL
5 52 (32.70%) SIEM
5 52 (32.70%) Data Centre
6 51 (32.08%) PCI DSS
7 46 (28.93%) Risk Management
8 44 (27.67%) Management Information System
9 41 (25.79%) Data Protection
10 40 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (24.53%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (21.38%) GDPR
13 33 (20.75%) CCNP
13 33 (20.75%) Network Security
14 32 (20.13%) ITIL V3
14 32 (20.13%) CEH
15 31 (19.50%) Incident Management
15 31 (19.50%) Finance
15 31 (19.50%) IBM
16 30 (18.87%) WAN
16 30 (18.87%) Degree
16 30 (18.87%) Presales
17 29 (18.24%) Cyberthreat
17 29 (18.24%) Vulnerability Management
17 29 (18.24%) VPN
17 29 (18.24%) CCDP
17 29 (18.24%) CheckPoint
18 26 (16.35%) Firewall
18 26 (16.35%) CISA

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:

Application Platforms
1 20 (12.58%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.40%) IaaS
3 6 (3.77%) PaaS
4 4 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.75%) Network Security
2 30 (18.87%) WAN
3 29 (18.24%) VPN
4 26 (16.35%) Firewall
5 25 (15.72%) SSL
6 23 (14.47%) LAN
6 23 (14.47%) MPLS
7 22 (13.84%) BGP
7 22 (13.84%) Ethernet
7 22 (13.84%) OSPF
7 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
8 21 (13.21%) DNS
8 21 (13.21%) SNMP
8 21 (13.21%) VLAN
8 21 (13.21%) WLAN
9 20 (12.58%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (12.58%) DHCP
9 20 (12.58%) FWSM
9 20 (12.58%) Wireshark
10 10 (6.29%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) AppScan
General
1 31 (19.50%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Back Office
2 10 (6.29%) Games
3 6 (3.77%) Legal
3 6 (3.77%) Publishing
4 5 (3.14%) Retail
5 4 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (31.45%) Security Manager
2 33 (20.75%) Architect
3 32 (20.13%) Information Manager
4 30 (18.87%) Analyst
4 30 (18.87%) Security Analyst
5 29 (18.24%) Information Security Manager
6 28 (17.61%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (16.35%) IT Manager
8 25 (15.72%) Security Architect
9 23 (14.47%) Information Analyst
9 23 (14.47%) Information Security Analyst
10 21 (13.21%) Security Solutions Architect
11 17 (10.69%) IT Security Manager
12 16 (10.06%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (10.06%) Senior Information Analyst
12 16 (10.06%) Senior Information Security Analyst
12 16 (10.06%) Senior Security Analyst
13 10 (6.29%) Security Officer
14 9 (5.66%) Compliance Manager
14 9 (5.66%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.89%) Middleware
2 2 (1.26%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 52 (32.70%) Data Centre
2 44 (27.67%) Management Information System
3 29 (18.24%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (12.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (10.06%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
7 9 (5.66%) BYOD
8 8 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (4.40%) CESG
9 7 (4.40%) Cyberattack
10 6 (3.77%) CMDB
10 6 (3.77%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (1.26%) Cybercrime
13 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.63%) Fintech
14 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.92%) Windows
2 10 (6.29%) Linux
2 10 (6.29%) Unix
3 2 (1.26%) Kali Linux
3 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (68.55%) Information Security
2 57 (35.85%) ITIL
3 52 (32.70%) SIEM
4 46 (28.93%) Risk Management
5 41 (25.79%) Data Protection
6 39 (24.53%) Cybersecurity
7 32 (20.13%) ITIL V3
8 31 (19.50%) Incident Management
9 30 (18.87%) Presales
10 29 (18.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (16.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 22 (13.84%) OWASP
12 22 (13.84%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (13.21%) Network Design
14 20 (12.58%) E-Commerce
14 20 (12.58%) Load Balancing
14 20 (12.58%) Security Testing
14 20 (12.58%) Software Optimisation
15 17 (10.69%) Service Delivery
16 16 (10.06%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.52%) C#
1 4 (2.52%) SQL
2 3 (1.89%) C
2 3 (1.89%) C++
2 3 (1.89%) Java
2 3 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (66.67%) CISM
2 40 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (20.75%) CCNP
4 32 (20.13%) CEH
5 30 (18.87%) Degree
6 29 (18.24%) CCDP
7 26 (16.35%) CISA
8 24 (15.09%) CRISC
9 21 (13.21%) ISSAP
10 20 (12.58%) CCSE
10 20 (12.58%) IISP
10 20 (12.58%) JNCIP
11 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
12 17 (10.69%) SANS
12 17 (10.69%) SC Cleared
13 16 (10.06%) ISEB
14 12 (7.55%) OSCP
15 10 (6.29%) GIAC
16 9 (5.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 9 (5.66%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (59.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (32.08%) PCI DSS
3 34 (21.38%) GDPR
4 13 (8.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (6.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (5.66%) GPG13
7 5 (3.14%) COBIT
7 5 (3.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (3.14%) ISO 9001
7 5 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (2.52%) GCP
8 4 (2.52%) HIPAA
8 4 (2.52%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 3 (1.89%) PMO
10 2 (1.26%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.26%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.63%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) QRadar
2 6 (3.77%) HP Fortify
2 6 (3.77%) WebInspect
3 2 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (19.50%) IBM
2 29 (18.24%) CheckPoint
3 26 (16.35%) Cisco
4 22 (13.84%) Forcepoint
4 22 (13.84%) Fortinet
5 21 (13.21%) Juniper
6 20 (12.58%) LogRhythm
6 20 (12.58%) Splunk
6 20 (12.58%) Tufin
7 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.29%) Veracode
8 10 (6.29%) VMware
9 8 (5.03%) Citrix
10 6 (3.77%) Capita
10 6 (3.77%) EMC
10 6 (3.77%) HP
10 6 (3.77%) NetApp
10 6 (3.77%) Qualys
11 2 (1.26%) Adobe
11 2 (1.26%) Red Hat