Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 210 130
Rank change year-on-year +45 -80 +87
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 145 127 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.26% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.27% 5.31% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 92 62 164
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% -
10th Percentile £37,249 £36,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,400 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -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 2,311 2,392 2,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.24% 23.68% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,841 2,185
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,375 £67,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +45 97 £57,500 -9.80% 7
Coventry +17 22 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Warwickshire +35 7 £50,000 -
Staffordshire +24 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Herefordshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Halesowen +43 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire +6 2 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Dudley - 2 £60,000 -
Solihull +5 1 £75,000 +66.67% 1
Shropshire -11 1 - - 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 124 (85.52%) Information Security
2 105 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (60.00%) CISM
4 70 (48.28%) PCI DSS
5 68 (46.90%) ITIL
6 60 (41.38%) SIEM
7 58 (40.00%) GDPR
8 56 (38.62%) Data Centre
9 52 (35.86%) Risk Management
10 45 (31.03%) Management Information System
11 44 (30.34%) Data Protection
12 43 (29.66%) CISA
13 37 (25.52%) CEH
14 36 (24.83%) Service Delivery
14 36 (24.83%) Cyber Essentials
15 34 (23.45%) IT Governance
16 33 (22.76%) Degree
17 30 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
18 29 (20.00%) Firewall
19 27 (18.62%) Project Management
19 27 (18.62%) Service Management
20 26 (17.93%) SC Cleared
20 26 (17.93%) Security Cleared
21 25 (17.24%) ITIL V3
21 25 (17.24%) TOGAF
21 25 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
22 24 (16.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
22 24 (16.55%) CompTIA Security+
23 23 (15.86%) VMware

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 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.45%) Apache
3 3 (2.07%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) assyst
2 5 (3.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.48%) IaaS
1 21 (14.48%) PaaS
2 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.41%) Office 365
3 6 (4.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.00%) Firewall
2 17 (11.72%) DNS
3 12 (8.28%) Network Security
4 8 (5.52%) DHCP
5 6 (4.14%) VPN
6 5 (3.45%) HTTP
6 5 (3.45%) VoIP
7 4 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.07%) BGP
8 3 (2.07%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (2.07%) FWSM
8 3 (2.07%) LAN
8 3 (2.07%) MPLS
8 3 (2.07%) OSPF
8 3 (2.07%) SSL
8 3 (2.07%) VLAN
8 3 (2.07%) WAN
8 3 (2.07%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.07%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.69%) AppScan
General
1 18 (12.41%) Retail
2 17 (11.72%) Publishing
3 9 (6.21%) Finance
4 4 (2.76%) Legal
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (31.72%) Security Manager
2 32 (22.07%) Information Manager
2 32 (22.07%) Information Security Manager
3 29 (20.00%) Analyst
4 26 (17.93%) Architect
4 26 (17.93%) Security Analyst
5 20 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (13.10%) Information Analyst
6 19 (13.10%) Information Security Analyst
7 17 (11.72%) Compliance Manager
7 17 (11.72%) Security Compliance Manager
8 15 (10.34%) Information Security Compliance Manager
9 13 (8.97%) Security Architect
10 12 (8.28%) IT Manager
11 11 (7.59%) IT Security Manager
12 10 (6.90%) Security Officer
13 9 (6.21%) Consultant
14 8 (5.52%) Information Officer
14 8 (5.52%) Information Security Officer
15 7 (4.83%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (38.62%) Data Centre
2 45 (31.03%) Management Information System
3 18 (12.41%) Computer Science
3 18 (12.41%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (11.72%) CMDB
5 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (6.90%) CESG
7 8 (5.52%) PKI
8 7 (4.83%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.38%) BYOD
13 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
13 1 (0.69%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.69%) Life Science
13 1 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Windows
2 9 (6.21%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (85.52%) Information Security
2 68 (46.90%) ITIL
3 60 (41.38%) SIEM
4 52 (35.86%) Risk Management
5 44 (30.34%) Data Protection
6 36 (24.83%) Service Delivery
7 34 (23.45%) IT Governance
8 30 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (18.62%) Project Management
10 27 (18.62%) Service Management
11 25 (17.24%) ITIL V3
11 25 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
11 25 (17.24%) TOGAF
12 22 (15.17%) Line Management
13 21 (14.48%) ISMS
13 21 (14.48%) Presales
13 21 (14.48%) Security Management
14 20 (13.79%) Due Diligence
15 18 (12.41%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.38%) Perl
2 1 (0.69%) C
2 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 87 (60.00%) CISM
2 43 (29.66%) CISA
3 37 (25.52%) CEH
4 33 (22.76%) Degree
5 26 (17.93%) SC Cleared
5 26 (17.93%) Security Cleared
6 24 (16.55%) CompTIA Security+
7 18 (12.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (12.41%) ISEB
8 17 (11.72%) PMI Certification
8 17 (11.72%) PMP
9 15 (10.34%) CISMP
10 13 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (8.97%) CRISC
11 11 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (4.14%) GIAC
12 6 (4.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (4.14%) MCSE
12 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (48.28%) PCI DSS
3 58 (40.00%) GDPR
4 36 (24.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (16.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (12.41%) GPG13
7 10 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (3.45%) QA
9 4 (2.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (2.76%) ISO 31000
9 4 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (2.07%) COBIT
10 3 (2.07%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (1.38%) IASME
11 2 (1.38%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.69%) COSO
12 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.69%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.69%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 18 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) QRadar
2 2 (1.38%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.69%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (15.86%) VMware
2 22 (15.17%) CheckPoint
3 19 (13.10%) Citrix
3 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 17 (11.72%) EMC
4 17 (11.72%) NetApp
5 8 (5.52%) Splunk
6 7 (4.83%) Cisco
7 6 (4.14%) HP
7 6 (4.14%) IBM
8 5 (3.45%) CyberArk
8 5 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (2.07%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.07%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.07%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.07%) Tufin
10 2 (1.38%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.38%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.38%) Symantec