Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 113 211
Rank change year-on-year -57 +98 +58
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 168 289 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 2.42% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.03% 8.93% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 126 196 87
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £39,348 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,125 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2389 3237 2876
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.85% 27.07% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1915 2365 2250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,650 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,511 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -38 73 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Coventry +16 27 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Shropshire +21 23 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Warwickshire +12 16 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Worcestershire +3 16 £42,500 +2.41% 1
Walsall +13 7 £63,500 +53.94%
Wolverhampton +11 5 £43,354 -13.29%
West Bromwich -10 1 £40,000 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 95 (56.55%) Information Security
2 93 (55.36%) CISM
3 66 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (36.90%) ITIL
5 56 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 55 (32.74%) Management Information System
7 52 (30.95%) PCI DSS
8 50 (29.76%) Finance
9 45 (26.79%) CISA
10 39 (23.21%) Data Centre
11 35 (20.83%) Risk Management
12 32 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
13 31 (18.45%) SC Cleared
13 31 (18.45%) Security Cleared
14 30 (17.86%) Cyber Essentials
15 29 (17.26%) SIEM
16 28 (16.67%) Data Protection
16 28 (16.67%) Service Delivery
16 28 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (16.67%) Retail
17 27 (16.07%) CESG Certified Professional
18 26 (15.48%) Security Architecture
19 24 (14.29%) CRISC
19 24 (14.29%) Incident Management
19 24 (14.29%) Security Operations
20 23 (13.69%) Information Assurance
21 22 (13.10%) Risk Assessment
22 20 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
22 20 (11.90%) Data Security
23 19 (11.31%) Firewall

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 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) assyst
2 9 (5.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.31%) Firewall
2 16 (9.52%) Internet
3 15 (8.93%) Network Security
4 8 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.76%) SAN
5 7 (4.17%) WAN
6 6 (3.57%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.98%) LAN
7 5 (2.98%) NAS
8 4 (2.38%) SNMP
8 4 (2.38%) VLAN
8 4 (2.38%) VPN
9 3 (1.79%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.79%) MPLS
9 3 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.19%) DNS
10 2 (1.19%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.19%) PBX
10 2 (1.19%) SSL
10 2 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.98%) Hadoop
1 5 (2.98%) Looker
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.19%) Burp Suite
General
1 50 (29.76%) Finance
2 28 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (2.38%) Legal
3 4 (2.38%) Military
4 3 (1.79%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (19.64%) Analyst
2 32 (19.05%) Security Manager
3 26 (15.48%) Security Analyst
4 25 (14.88%) Consultant
5 21 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 20 (11.90%) Compliance Officer
6 20 (11.90%) Security Compliance Officer
6 20 (11.90%) Security Officer
7 15 (8.93%) Compliance Manager
7 15 (8.93%) Information Security Consultant
7 15 (8.93%) Security Specialist
8 14 (8.33%) IT Manager
9 10 (5.95%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.36%) Information Officer
10 9 (5.36%) Information Security Compliance Officer
10 9 (5.36%) Information Security Officer
10 9 (5.36%) IT Security Manager
11 8 (4.76%) Auditor
11 8 (4.76%) IT Security Specialist
11 8 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 55 (32.74%) Management Information System
2 39 (23.21%) Data Centre
3 17 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
5 11 (6.55%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (4.76%) iPad
7 4 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.60%) BYOD
10 1 (0.60%) CESG
10 1 (0.60%) CMDB
10 1 (0.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.55%) Linux
2 9 (5.36%) Windows
3 3 (1.79%) Kali Linux
3 3 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (56.55%) Information Security
2 62 (36.90%) ITIL
3 56 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 32 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (17.26%) SIEM
7 28 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 28 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 26 (15.48%) Security Architecture
9 24 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 24 (14.29%) Security Operations
10 23 (13.69%) Information Assurance
11 22 (13.10%) Risk Assessment
12 20 (11.90%) Data Security
13 18 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (10.71%) Security Management
13 18 (10.71%) Security Monitoring
14 16 (9.52%) Line Management
15 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.98%) C
1 5 (2.98%) Perl
1 5 (2.98%) Python
1 5 (2.98%) SQL
2 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (55.36%) CISM
2 45 (26.79%) CISA
3 31 (18.45%) SC Cleared
3 31 (18.45%) Security Cleared
4 27 (16.07%) CESG Certified Professional
5 24 (14.29%) CRISC
6 20 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (8.33%) Degree
8 12 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (7.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 9 (5.36%) GCIH
10 8 (4.76%) CCNP
11 7 (4.17%) CLAS
11 7 (4.17%) GIAC
11 7 (4.17%) SANS
12 6 (3.57%) CEH
12 6 (3.57%) ISSMP
13 5 (2.98%) CCDP
13 5 (2.98%) CCNA
13 5 (2.98%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (30.95%) PCI DSS
3 30 (17.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (10.71%) GDPR
5 9 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 9 (5.36%) NIST 800
6 8 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (2.98%) COBIT
8 5 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.79%) ISO 14001
9 3 (1.79%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.60%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (3.57%) Snort
2 5 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.74%) QRadar
2 6 (3.57%) RSA enVision
3 5 (2.98%) HP Fortify
3 5 (2.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (6.55%) IBM
2 9 (5.36%) LogRhythm
3 6 (3.57%) ArcSight
3 6 (3.57%) HP
3 6 (3.57%) LogLogic
3 6 (3.57%) NetApp
3 6 (3.57%) NetWitness
4 5 (2.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.98%) Veracode
5 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco
5 1 (0.60%) Citrix
5 1 (0.60%) EMC
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle
5 1 (0.60%) VMware