Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 174 129
Rank change year-on-year +31 -45 +87
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 170 159 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.97% 1.61% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.33% 6.71% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 106 102 185
West Midlands median annual salary £57,250 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.09% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £70,875 £71,150 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 2,318 2,369 3,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.85% 23.93% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,516 1,893 2,330
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,591 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.40% +1.48% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,114 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +48 109 £57,500 -4.17% 9
Coventry +20 28 £55,000 -8.33%
Warwickshire +28 10 £55,500 +11.00% 3
Staffordshire +21 7 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Herefordshire - 4 £55,500 - 1
Wolverhampton +2 3 £42,500 -1.97%
Dudley - 3 £60,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire +2 1 £37,500 -11.76% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 135 (79.41%) Information Security
2 118 (69.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 100 (58.82%) CISM
4 83 (48.82%) ITIL
5 76 (44.71%) PCI DSS
6 69 (40.59%) Data Centre
7 66 (38.82%) SIEM
8 63 (37.06%) Risk Management
9 57 (33.53%) GDPR
10 52 (30.59%) Management Information System
11 48 (28.24%) Data Protection
12 47 (27.65%) CISA
13 45 (26.47%) CEH
14 40 (23.53%) Service Delivery
15 39 (22.94%) IT Governance
15 39 (22.94%) Cyber Essentials
16 37 (21.76%) Cybersecurity
17 34 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (20.00%) ITIL V3
18 31 (18.24%) Firewall
18 31 (18.24%) CheckPoint
18 31 (18.24%) Degree
19 30 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
19 30 (17.65%) Service Management
20 28 (16.47%) Presales
20 28 (16.47%) CompTIA Security+
21 27 (15.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
22 25 (14.71%) Project Management
22 25 (14.71%) Security Testing
23 24 (14.12%) SC Cleared

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 12 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.29%) IIS
3 3 (1.76%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.29%) assyst
2 7 (4.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.53%) IaaS
2 22 (12.94%) PaaS
3 20 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (8.82%) Office 365
5 7 (4.12%) SaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.24%) Firewall
2 21 (12.35%) DNS
3 17 (10.00%) Network Security
4 13 (7.65%) WAN
5 12 (7.06%) DHCP
5 12 (7.06%) VPN
6 10 (5.88%) BGP
6 10 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (5.88%) Ethernet
6 10 (5.88%) LAN
6 10 (5.88%) MPLS
6 10 (5.88%) OSPF
7 9 (5.29%) Cisco Firepower
7 9 (5.29%) FWSM
7 9 (5.29%) SNMP
7 9 (5.29%) SSL
7 9 (5.29%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.29%) VLAN
7 9 (5.29%) Wireshark
7 9 (5.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.59%) AppScan
General
1 18 (10.59%) Publishing
2 15 (8.82%) Finance
3 13 (7.65%) Retail
4 8 (4.71%) Legal
5 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (28.82%) Security Manager
2 34 (20.00%) Analyst
3 33 (19.41%) Architect
4 32 (18.82%) Information Manager
4 32 (18.82%) Information Security Manager
4 32 (18.82%) Security Analyst
5 28 (16.47%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (11.76%) Security Architect
7 18 (10.59%) IT Analyst
7 18 (10.59%) IT Security Analyst
8 17 (10.00%) Compliance Manager
8 17 (10.00%) IT Manager
8 17 (10.00%) Security Compliance Manager
9 15 (8.82%) Information Security Compliance Manager
9 15 (8.82%) Security Officer
9 15 (8.82%) Security Solutions Architect
10 13 (7.65%) Information Analyst
10 13 (7.65%) Information Officer
10 13 (7.65%) Information Security Officer
10 13 (7.65%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (40.59%) Data Centre
2 52 (30.59%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.18%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (10.59%) CMDB
4 18 (10.59%) Computer Science
5 17 (10.00%) CESG
6 14 (8.24%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (7.06%) BYOD
8 11 (6.47%) Freedom of Information
9 9 (5.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (3.53%) PKI
13 4 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (1.76%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 1 (0.59%) Cyberattack
15 1 (0.59%) Life Science
15 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.29%) Linux
2 8 (4.71%) Windows
3 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (79.41%) Information Security
2 83 (48.82%) ITIL
3 66 (38.82%) SIEM
4 63 (37.06%) Risk Management
5 48 (28.24%) Data Protection
6 40 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 39 (22.94%) IT Governance
8 37 (21.76%) Cybersecurity
9 34 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (20.00%) ITIL V3
10 30 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
10 30 (17.65%) Service Management
11 28 (16.47%) Presales
12 25 (14.71%) Project Management
12 25 (14.71%) Security Testing
13 24 (14.12%) TOGAF
14 23 (13.53%) Line Management
15 22 (12.94%) OWASP
16 21 (12.35%) Mobile Device Management
16 21 (12.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.18%) Perl
2 1 (0.59%) C
2 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 100 (58.82%) CISM
2 47 (27.65%) CISA
3 45 (26.47%) CEH
4 31 (18.24%) Degree
5 28 (16.47%) CompTIA Security+
6 24 (14.12%) SC Cleared
6 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
7 23 (13.53%) ISEB
8 22 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (10.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (10.59%) PMI Certification
9 18 (10.59%) PMP
10 14 (8.24%) CCDP
10 14 (8.24%) CRISC
11 13 (7.65%) CCNP
12 12 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (6.47%) CISMP
14 10 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 10 (5.88%) SANS
15 9 (5.29%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (69.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (44.71%) PCI DSS
3 57 (33.53%) GDPR
4 39 (22.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 27 (15.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 19 (11.18%) GPG13
7 12 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (5.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (4.12%) QA
10 4 (2.35%) COBIT
10 4 (2.35%) ISO 31000
10 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
12 2 (1.18%) HIPAA
12 2 (1.18%) IASME
12 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (1.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) QRadar
2 2 (1.18%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.59%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 31 (18.24%) CheckPoint
2 23 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.94%) Citrix
4 21 (12.35%) VMware
5 18 (10.59%) EMC
5 18 (10.59%) NetApp
6 16 (9.41%) Cisco
7 14 (8.24%) IBM
8 12 (7.06%) Splunk
9 11 (6.47%) Forcepoint
10 9 (5.29%) Fortinet
10 9 (5.29%) LogRhythm
10 9 (5.29%) Tufin
11 7 (4.12%) Juniper
12 4 (2.35%) Adobe
12 4 (2.35%) HP
12 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.35%) Symantec
13 3 (1.76%) CyberArk
13 3 (1.76%) Dell