Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 136 204
Rank change year-on-year -68 +68 +60
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 124 255 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 2.21% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.25% 8.39% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 62 166 95
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +7.69%
10th Percentile £37,650 £36,250 £41,350
90th Percentile £73,400 £77,500 £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 2361 3041 2777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.42% 26.36% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 2231 2211
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,000 £65,480
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -66 52 £63,750 +6.25% 4
Shropshire +22 24 £55,000 -
Coventry -4 16 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Warwickshire +1 15 £50,000 -16.67%
Worcestershire -4 7 £42,500 -15.42%
Staffordshire +1 4 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Solihull -12 1 £45,000 -30.77%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 76 (61.29%) Information Security
2 63 (50.81%) CISM
3 42 (33.87%) Management Information System
3 42 (33.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (33.87%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (30.65%) SIEM
5 36 (29.03%) Security Cleared
5 36 (29.03%) SC Cleared
6 32 (25.81%) Data Centre
7 31 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (25.00%) ITIL
8 30 (24.19%) PCI DSS
9 29 (23.39%) GDPR
10 27 (21.77%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (20.97%) Firewall
12 25 (20.16%) Risk Management
13 23 (18.55%) Degree
13 23 (18.55%) CESG Certified Professional
14 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
14 22 (17.74%) Service Delivery
15 21 (16.94%) Data Protection
15 21 (16.94%) Cyber Essentials
16 20 (16.13%) IT Strategy
17 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (13.71%) Linux
18 17 (13.71%) Finance
18 17 (13.71%) CEH
19 16 (12.90%) Internet
20 15 (12.10%) Windows
20 15 (12.10%) Risk Assessment

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 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) assyst
2 2 (1.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) IaaS
1 6 (4.84%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.97%) Firewall
2 16 (12.90%) Internet
3 13 (10.48%) Network Security
4 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.84%) LAN
5 6 (4.84%) WAN
6 5 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (4.03%) NAS
6 5 (4.03%) SAN
7 3 (2.42%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.42%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
1 5 (4.03%) Looker
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.61%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.81%) AppScan
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Retail
3 6 (4.84%) Legal
3 6 (4.84%) Publishing
4 3 (2.42%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (31.45%) Analyst
2 33 (26.61%) Security Analyst
3 25 (20.16%) Security Manager
4 19 (15.32%) Consultant
4 19 (15.32%) Security Consultant
5 12 (9.68%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 10 (8.06%) Information Analyst
6 10 (8.06%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (8.06%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Information Manager
8 8 (6.45%) Compliance Manager
8 8 (6.45%) Security Compliance Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Head of Security
9 7 (5.65%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (5.65%) IT Security Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Information Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.87%) Management Information System
2 32 (25.81%) Data Centre
3 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.06%) Cyber Attack
5 9 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (7.26%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (5.65%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (4.84%) CMDB
8 5 (4.03%) iPad
9 3 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.81%) BYOD
11 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.71%) Linux
2 15 (12.10%) Windows
3 6 (4.84%) Unix
4 5 (4.03%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.29%) Information Security
2 42 (33.87%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (30.65%) SIEM
4 31 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (25.00%) ITIL
5 27 (21.77%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (20.16%) Risk Management
7 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
7 22 (17.74%) Service Delivery
8 21 (16.94%) Data Protection
9 20 (16.13%) IT Strategy
10 15 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (12.10%) Line Management
10 15 (12.10%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (12.10%) Security Testing
11 14 (11.29%) Information Assurance
11 14 (11.29%) Service Management
12 13 (10.48%) ITIL V3
12 13 (10.48%) Security Management
12 13 (10.48%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.26%) C
2 7 (5.65%) SQL
3 5 (4.03%) Perl
3 5 (4.03%) Python
4 2 (1.61%) C#
4 2 (1.61%) C++
4 2 (1.61%) Java
4 2 (1.61%) PHP
4 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (50.81%) CISM
2 36 (29.03%) SC Cleared
2 36 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 23 (18.55%) CESG Certified Professional
3 23 (18.55%) Degree
4 17 (13.71%) CEH
5 14 (11.29%) GCIH
6 10 (8.06%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (8.06%) Security+ Certification
7 9 (7.26%) CISA
7 9 (7.26%) ISEB
8 8 (6.45%) CRISC
8 8 (6.45%) GCIA
9 6 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (4.84%) GIAC
9 6 (4.84%) PMI Certification
9 6 (4.84%) PMP
9 6 (4.84%) SSCP
10 5 (4.03%) ISSEP
11 4 (3.23%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (33.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (24.19%) PCI DSS
3 29 (23.39%) GDPR
4 21 (16.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (6.45%) GPG13
6 6 (4.84%) NIST 800
6 6 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (2.42%) COBIT
9 3 (2.42%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (1.61%) ISO 14001
10 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.81%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.42%) Snort
3 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) QRadar
2 7 (5.65%) Nessus
3 6 (4.84%) HP Fortify
4 3 (2.42%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.81%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (8.87%) NetApp
2 9 (7.26%) VMware
3 8 (6.45%) IBM
4 6 (4.84%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.84%) Citrix
4 6 (4.84%) EMC
4 6 (4.84%) HP
4 6 (4.84%) Veracode
5 4 (3.23%) Cisco
5 4 (3.23%) LogRhythm
6 3 (2.42%) ArcSight
6 3 (2.42%) LogLogic
6 3 (2.42%) NetWitness
6 3 (2.42%) Splunk
6 3 (2.42%) Sun
7 2 (1.61%) Capita
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.81%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.81%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.81%) Qualys