Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 128 189
Rank change year-on-year -77 +61 +48
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 105 227 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.08% 2.18% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 8.65% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53 152 105
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £86,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +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 2,202 2,623 2,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.72% 25.16% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 1,918 2,033
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,650 £62,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -60 47 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Warwickshire +5 15 £50,000 -11.11% 2
Coventry -16 14 £55,000 +15.79% 5
Shropshire - 12 £45,000 - 2
Staffordshire -3 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Worcestershire 0 4 £28,500 -43.00% 1
Solihull -17 1 £45,000 -25.00%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 63 (60.00%) Information Security
2 59 (56.19%) CISM
3 49 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (43.81%) SIEM
5 34 (32.38%) ITIL
6 32 (30.48%) Data Centre
7 30 (28.57%) Firewall
8 29 (27.62%) GDPR
9 28 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (26.67%) PCI DSS
10 25 (23.81%) Management Information System
11 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
11 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
12 22 (20.95%) Data Protection
12 22 (20.95%) Risk Management
13 21 (20.00%) Degree
14 20 (19.05%) ITIL V3
14 20 (19.05%) CEH
15 19 (18.10%) Incident Management
16 18 (17.14%) IT Strategy
17 17 (16.19%) Network Security
17 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
18 16 (15.24%) VPN
18 16 (15.24%) Security Testing
18 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
19 15 (14.29%) WAN
19 15 (14.29%) LAN
19 15 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint

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 8 (7.62%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) IaaS
1 6 (5.71%) PaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.57%) Firewall
2 17 (16.19%) Network Security
3 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
3 16 (15.24%) VPN
4 15 (14.29%) LAN
4 15 (14.29%) WAN
5 13 (12.38%) SSL
6 9 (8.57%) BGP
6 9 (8.57%) Ethernet
6 9 (8.57%) MPLS
6 9 (8.57%) OSPF
6 9 (8.57%) WLAN
7 8 (7.62%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (7.62%) DHCP
7 8 (7.62%) DNS
7 8 (7.62%) FWSM
7 8 (7.62%) Internet
7 8 (7.62%) SNMP
7 8 (7.62%) VLAN
7 8 (7.62%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) AppScan
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
1 8 (7.62%) Retail
2 7 (6.67%) Legal
3 6 (5.71%) Publishing
4 2 (1.90%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Analyst
2 30 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 27 (25.71%) Security Manager
4 15 (14.29%) Architect
4 15 (14.29%) Information Manager
5 14 (13.33%) Security Architect
5 14 (13.33%) Security Solutions Architect
5 14 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (12.38%) IT Manager
7 12 (11.43%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (11.43%) IT Security Manager
8 11 (10.48%) Consultant
8 11 (10.48%) Information Analyst
8 11 (10.48%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (9.52%) Security Consultant
10 8 (7.62%) Support Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Information Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) Middleware
2 2 (1.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.48%) Data Centre
2 25 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.38%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
6 8 (7.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (6.67%) Cyberattack
8 6 (5.71%) CMDB
9 3 (2.86%) CESG
9 3 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.90%) BYOD
10 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 11 (10.48%) Linux
3 6 (5.71%) Unix
4 2 (1.90%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (60.00%) Information Security
2 46 (43.81%) SIEM
3 34 (32.38%) ITIL
4 28 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (20.95%) Data Protection
5 22 (20.95%) Risk Management
6 20 (19.05%) ITIL V3
7 19 (18.10%) Incident Management
8 18 (17.14%) IT Strategy
9 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (15.24%) Security Testing
10 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (14.29%) Presales
12 14 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (13.33%) Project Management
13 13 (12.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 13 (12.38%) Service Delivery
14 12 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (10.48%) Line Management
15 11 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) C
2 4 (3.81%) SQL
3 3 (2.86%) C#
3 3 (2.86%) C++
3 3 (2.86%) Java
3 3 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (56.19%) CISM
2 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
2 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
3 21 (20.00%) Degree
4 20 (19.05%) CEH
5 15 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (12.38%) SSCP
7 12 (11.43%) CISA
7 12 (11.43%) GCIH
8 11 (10.48%) CCNP
8 11 (10.48%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (8.57%) CCDP
10 9 (8.57%) CRISC
10 9 (8.57%) GCIA
11 8 (7.62%) CCSE
11 8 (7.62%) IISP
11 8 (7.62%) ISEB
11 8 (7.62%) ISSAP
11 8 (7.62%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (27.62%) GDPR
3 28 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 12 (11.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (8.57%) GPG13
6 5 (4.76%) COBIT
6 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (3.81%) ISO 22301
8 3 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (2.86%) PMO
8 3 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.95%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.95%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) QRadar
2 2 (1.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.90%) Nessus
3 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.95%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 14 (13.33%) Cisco
3 12 (11.43%) IBM
4 11 (10.48%) Splunk
5 10 (9.52%) VMware
6 9 (8.57%) Fortinet
7 8 (7.62%) Forcepoint
7 8 (7.62%) Juniper
7 8 (7.62%) LogRhythm
7 8 (7.62%) Tufin
8 6 (5.71%) Citrix
8 6 (5.71%) EMC
8 6 (5.71%) NetApp
9 4 (3.81%) Capita
10 3 (2.86%) Sun
11 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.95%) HP
12 1 (0.95%) Huawei
12 1 (0.95%) NetIQ
12 1 (0.95%) Qualys