Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 215 133
Rank change year-on-year +81 -82 +60
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 156 109 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.11% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.05% 4.85% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 109 53 153
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,500 £63,750 £85,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%

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 2,213 2,247 2,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.54% 22.93% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,461 1,647 1,936
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +39 84 £57,500 -8.00% 10
Coventry +38 32 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Worcestershire +6 10 £60,000 +110.53% 3
Warwickshire +28 9 £52,295 +4.59% 2
Herefordshire - 7 £71,000 -
Solihull +16 4 £66,750 +48.33% 1
Staffordshire +25 3 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Halesowen +48 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire -6 2 £28,000 -37.78% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 123 (78.85%) Information Security
2 106 (67.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (57.69%) CISM
4 69 (44.23%) SIEM
5 64 (41.03%) PCI DSS
6 54 (34.62%) GDPR
7 53 (33.97%) ITIL
8 50 (32.05%) CEH
9 48 (30.77%) Risk Management
9 48 (30.77%) Degree
10 47 (30.13%) Management Information System
11 43 (27.56%) Data Protection
11 43 (27.56%) Cybersecurity
12 42 (26.92%) Data Centre
13 31 (19.87%) Service Delivery
14 30 (19.23%) Firewall
14 30 (19.23%) TOGAF
14 30 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 30 (19.23%) Security Cleared
15 28 (17.95%) CISA
15 28 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (17.95%) Cyber Essentials
16 27 (17.31%) CompTIA Security+
16 27 (17.31%) Project Management
17 26 (16.67%) Retail
17 26 (16.67%) IT Governance
18 25 (16.03%) VMware
19 24 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
20 23 (14.74%) Penetration Testing
20 23 (14.74%) Software Engineering

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 7 (4.49%) Apache
2 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.92%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) assyst
2 2 (1.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.46%) IaaS
1 21 (13.46%) PaaS
2 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.69%) Office 365
4 4 (2.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.23%) Firewall
2 14 (8.97%) DNS
3 11 (7.05%) VPN
4 10 (6.41%) DHCP
5 9 (5.77%) Network Security
5 9 (5.77%) VoIP
6 6 (3.85%) LAN
6 6 (3.85%) VLAN
6 6 (3.85%) WAN
7 5 (3.21%) HTTP
8 4 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.56%) MPLS
8 4 (2.56%) SNMP
9 3 (1.92%) BGP
9 3 (1.92%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.92%) FWSM
9 3 (1.92%) OSPF
9 3 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.64%) AppScan
General
1 26 (16.67%) Retail
2 17 (10.90%) Publishing
3 15 (9.62%) Finance
4 6 (3.85%) Legal
5 5 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (23.72%) Security Manager
2 34 (21.79%) Analyst
3 29 (18.59%) Architect
4 28 (17.95%) Security Analyst
5 27 (17.31%) Information Manager
5 27 (17.31%) Information Security Manager
6 23 (14.74%) Information Analyst
6 23 (14.74%) Information Security Analyst
7 20 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
8 13 (8.33%) Information Security Compliance Manager
8 13 (8.33%) Security Compliance Manager
9 12 (7.69%) Consultant
9 12 (7.69%) Security Architect
10 11 (7.05%) Security Consultant
11 10 (6.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 9 (5.77%) Security Engineer
13 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (4.49%) IT Manager
13 7 (4.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.49%) Spring
2 2 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (30.13%) Management Information System
2 42 (26.92%) Data Centre
3 18 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (10.90%) CMDB
5 15 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (7.69%) PKI
7 9 (5.77%) CESG
7 9 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.56%) BYOD
10 4 (2.56%) Cyberattack
10 4 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.64%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.64%) NHS
13 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.54%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) Linux
3 7 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (78.85%) Information Security
2 69 (44.23%) SIEM
3 53 (33.97%) ITIL
4 48 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 43 (27.56%) Cybersecurity
5 43 (27.56%) Data Protection
6 31 (19.87%) Service Delivery
7 30 (19.23%) TOGAF
8 28 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (17.31%) Project Management
10 26 (16.67%) IT Governance
11 23 (14.74%) Computer Science
11 23 (14.74%) OWASP
11 23 (14.74%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (14.74%) Software Engineering
12 22 (14.10%) ITIL V3
12 22 (14.10%) Service Management
13 21 (13.46%) Due Diligence
13 21 (13.46%) Line Management
13 21 (13.46%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (1.28%) Perl
3 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (57.69%) CISM
2 50 (32.05%) CEH
3 48 (30.77%) Degree
4 30 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 30 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 28 (17.95%) CISA
6 27 (17.31%) CompTIA Security+
7 24 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (14.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (11.54%) CISMP
9 18 (11.54%) ISEB
10 17 (10.90%) PMI Certification
10 17 (10.90%) PMP
11 13 (8.33%) CRISC
12 12 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (7.69%) OSCP
13 10 (6.41%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (5.77%) SANS
15 8 (5.13%) CCNA
15 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (67.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (41.03%) PCI DSS
3 54 (34.62%) GDPR
4 28 (17.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (11.54%) GPG13
6 16 (10.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 11 (7.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (3.85%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (3.21%) ISO 9001
9 5 (3.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (2.56%) ISO 31000
10 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.92%) COBIT
12 2 (1.28%) QA
13 1 (0.64%) COSO
13 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.92%) QRadar
3 2 (1.28%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.64%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (16.03%) VMware
2 20 (12.82%) CheckPoint
3 19 (12.18%) Citrix
4 17 (10.90%) EMC
4 17 (10.90%) NetApp
5 11 (7.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.13%) HP
6 8 (5.13%) Splunk
7 7 (4.49%) Dell
8 5 (3.21%) Cisco
8 5 (3.21%) CyberArk
9 4 (2.56%) ArcSight
9 4 (2.56%) IBM
10 3 (1.92%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.92%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.92%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.92%) Tufin
11 2 (1.28%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.28%) Oracle
12 1 (0.64%) Qualys