Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 166 125
Rank change year-on-year +27 -41 +108
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 187 176 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.74% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.44% 7.29% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 108 142 198
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,070 £37,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,475 £78,750
England median annual salary £63,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.80% +4.17% +4.35%

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 2,513 2,414 3,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.06% 23.82% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,605 1,932 2,481
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,600 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +24 109 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Coventry +18 41 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Warwickshire +22 16 £61,000 +10.91% 1
Wolverhampton -7 8 £42,500 -1.97% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 £71,000 - 1
Dudley - 3 £60,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 140 (74.87%) Information Security
2 122 (65.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (63.10%) CISM
4 84 (44.92%) ITIL
5 80 (42.78%) PCI DSS
6 71 (37.97%) Data Centre
7 60 (32.09%) SIEM
7 60 (32.09%) Risk Management
8 59 (31.55%) Management Information System
9 50 (26.74%) Data Protection
10 49 (26.20%) CEH
11 47 (25.13%) GDPR
12 43 (22.99%) CISA
13 42 (22.46%) Cybersecurity
14 39 (20.86%) ITIL V3
15 38 (20.32%) Degree
15 38 (20.32%) CheckPoint
15 38 (20.32%) Service Delivery
16 36 (19.25%) Presales
17 35 (18.72%) Finance
17 35 (18.72%) Cisco Certification
18 33 (17.65%) IT Governance
19 30 (16.04%) Continuous Improvement
19 30 (16.04%) ISEB
19 30 (16.04%) Firewall
19 30 (16.04%) Cyber Essentials
20 29 (15.51%) Security Testing
21 28 (14.97%) Penetration Testing
21 28 (14.97%) Service Management
21 28 (14.97%) Line Management

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 15 (8.02%) IIS
2 6 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.07%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) assyst
2 6 (3.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.70%) IaaS
2 19 (10.16%) PaaS
3 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.21%) Office 365
5 5 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.04%) Firewall
2 25 (13.37%) WAN
3 23 (12.30%) Network Security
4 22 (11.76%) DNS
5 17 (9.09%) LAN
5 17 (9.09%) MPLS
6 16 (8.56%) BGP
6 16 (8.56%) DHCP
6 16 (8.56%) Ethernet
6 16 (8.56%) OSPF
6 16 (8.56%) SNMP
6 16 (8.56%) VLAN
6 16 (8.56%) VPN
7 15 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (8.02%) Cisco Firepower
7 15 (8.02%) FWSM
7 15 (8.02%) SSL
7 15 (8.02%) TCP/IP
7 15 (8.02%) Wireshark
7 15 (8.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) AppScan
General
1 35 (18.72%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Publishing
3 9 (4.81%) Back Office
3 9 (4.81%) Games
3 9 (4.81%) Legal
4 5 (2.67%) Retail
5 4 (2.14%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.07%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (29.95%) Security Manager
2 41 (21.93%) Architect
3 37 (19.79%) Analyst
3 37 (19.79%) Information Manager
3 37 (19.79%) Security Analyst
4 36 (19.25%) Information Security Manager
5 35 (18.72%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (14.97%) Security Architect
7 22 (11.76%) Security Solutions Architect
8 21 (11.23%) IT Manager
9 20 (10.70%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (10.70%) Senior Security Analyst
10 18 (9.63%) Information Analyst
10 18 (9.63%) Information Security Analyst
10 18 (9.63%) IT Analyst
10 18 (9.63%) IT Security Analyst
11 16 (8.56%) Compliance Manager
11 16 (8.56%) Security Compliance Manager
11 16 (8.56%) Security Officer
12 14 (7.49%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) .NET
1 1 (0.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (37.97%) Data Centre
2 59 (31.55%) Management Information System
3 22 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 20 (10.70%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (10.70%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (9.63%) CMDB
6 15 (8.02%) BYOD
6 15 (8.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (7.49%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (6.42%) CESG
9 10 (5.35%) Freedom of Information
10 8 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (1.07%) Cybercrime
15 1 (0.53%) Cyberattack
15 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
15 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
15 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.81%) Linux
2 6 (3.21%) Windows
3 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.14%) Unix
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (74.87%) Information Security
2 84 (44.92%) ITIL
3 60 (32.09%) Risk Management
3 60 (32.09%) SIEM
4 50 (26.74%) Data Protection
5 42 (22.46%) Cybersecurity
6 39 (20.86%) ITIL V3
7 38 (20.32%) Service Delivery
8 36 (19.25%) Presales
9 33 (17.65%) IT Governance
10 30 (16.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (15.51%) Security Testing
12 28 (14.97%) Line Management
12 28 (14.97%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (14.97%) Service Management
13 26 (13.90%) PRINCE2
14 25 (13.37%) Incident Management
14 25 (13.37%) Project Management
15 23 (12.30%) Business Development
16 22 (11.76%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.53%) C#
1 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (63.10%) CISM
2 49 (26.20%) CEH
3 43 (22.99%) CISA
4 38 (20.32%) Degree
5 35 (18.72%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (16.04%) ISEB
7 27 (14.44%) CompTIA Security+
8 26 (13.90%) CCNP
8 26 (13.90%) CRISC
9 24 (12.83%) CCDP
10 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 21 (11.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (11.23%) SC Cleared
12 18 (9.63%) PMI Certification
12 18 (9.63%) PMP
13 17 (9.09%) SANS
14 16 (8.56%) ISSAP
15 15 (8.02%) CCSE
15 15 (8.02%) IISP
15 15 (8.02%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (65.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (42.78%) PCI DSS
3 47 (25.13%) GDPR
4 30 (16.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (12.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (9.63%) GPG13
7 9 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (3.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (3.21%) ISO 9001
8 6 (3.21%) QA
9 4 (2.14%) COBIT
9 4 (2.14%) GCP
9 4 (2.14%) HIPAA
9 4 (2.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (1.07%) IASME
10 2 (1.07%) ISO 14001
10 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.53%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (8.02%) QRadar
2 5 (2.67%) HP Fortify
2 5 (2.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (20.32%) CheckPoint
2 25 (13.37%) IBM
3 23 (12.30%) Citrix
4 22 (11.76%) Cisco
5 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
6 20 (10.70%) Forcepoint
7 19 (10.16%) VMware
8 18 (9.63%) EMC
8 18 (9.63%) NetApp
9 16 (8.56%) Fortinet
9 16 (8.56%) Juniper
10 15 (8.02%) LogRhythm
10 15 (8.02%) Splunk
10 15 (8.02%) Tufin
11 9 (4.81%) Veracode
12 6 (3.21%) Capita
12 6 (3.21%) HP
13 5 (2.67%) Adobe
13 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.67%) Symantec