Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 134 166
Rank change year-on-year +2 +32 -47
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 161 187 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.10% 2.08% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.98% 7.65% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 128 113 127
West Midlands median annual salary £56,250 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £39,417
90th Percentile £78,250 £70,000 £72,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.78% +3.20% +1.21%

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 2,017 2,444 2,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.27% 27.15% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,447 1,569 1,911
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £64,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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
Coventry +39 62 £55,000 - 9
Birmingham -20 52 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Warwickshire +1 23 £65,450 +7.30% 5
Worcestershire -4 6 £46,250 +23.33%
Solihull - 4 £62,500 - 2
Shropshire - 4 £55,000 -
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 103 (63.98%) Information Security
2 91 (56.52%) CISM
3 86 (53.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (41.61%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (22.36%) ITIL
6 34 (21.12%) Security Management
6 34 (21.12%) Risk Management
7 33 (20.50%) Penetration Testing
7 33 (20.50%) Security Architecture
8 29 (18.01%) ISMS
8 29 (18.01%) SIEM
8 29 (18.01%) Management Information System
9 26 (16.15%) CISA
10 25 (15.53%) Cisco
10 25 (15.53%) PCI DSS
11 23 (14.29%) TOGAF
11 23 (14.29%) Architectural Design
12 22 (13.66%) Security Operations
13 21 (13.04%) Firewall
13 21 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (13.04%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (12.42%) Identity Access Management
14 20 (12.42%) CRISC
14 20 (12.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 19 (11.80%) Finance
16 17 (10.56%) Retail
16 17 (10.56%) NIST
17 16 (9.94%) Threat Detection
17 16 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (9.94%) Mentoring

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 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) Azure
1 7 (4.35%) IaaS
1 7 (4.35%) PaaS
2 6 (3.73%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) Firewall
2 7 (4.35%) HTTP
3 6 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (3.73%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (3.11%) Internet
5 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.86%) Network Security
6 3 (1.86%) Wireless
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.62%) DVB
7 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 19 (11.80%) Finance
2 17 (10.56%) Retail
3 12 (7.45%) Public Sector
4 9 (5.59%) Legal
5 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.24%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.62%) Police
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.01%) Analyst
2 28 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 26 (16.15%) Architect
4 25 (15.53%) Security Architect
5 23 (14.29%) Consultant
5 23 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 23 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
6 22 (13.66%) Security Consultant
7 14 (8.70%) Head of Security
7 14 (8.70%) Resilience Manager
7 14 (8.70%) Security Officer
8 13 (8.07%) Security Manager
9 12 (7.45%) Information Security Consultant
9 12 (7.45%) IT Architect
9 12 (7.45%) IT Security Architect
10 11 (6.83%) Security Specialist
11 9 (5.59%) Information Security Specialist
11 9 (5.59%) IT Security Officer
11 9 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.59%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.01%) Management Information System
2 21 (13.04%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (8.07%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (7.45%) Cyberattack
5 7 (4.35%) BYOD
5 7 (4.35%) CESG
6 6 (3.73%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.86%) CCTV
9 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.86%) User Experience
10 2 (1.24%) NHS
11 1 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.62%) CMDB
11 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.62%) FMCG
11 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.35%) Linux
2 6 (3.73%) Windows
3 4 (2.48%) Unix
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (63.98%) Information Security
2 67 (41.61%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (22.36%) ITIL
4 34 (21.12%) Risk Management
4 34 (21.12%) Security Management
5 33 (20.50%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (20.50%) Security Architecture
6 29 (18.01%) ISMS
6 29 (18.01%) SIEM
7 23 (14.29%) Architectural Design
7 23 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 22 (13.66%) Security Operations
9 21 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (12.42%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (9.94%) Mentoring
11 16 (9.94%) Threat Detection
12 14 (8.70%) Cyber Intelligence
12 14 (8.70%) Cyber Resilience
12 14 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 91 (56.52%) CISM
2 26 (16.15%) CISA
3 20 (12.42%) CRISC
4 12 (7.45%) Degree
5 11 (6.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.21%) CEH
6 10 (6.21%) CompTIA Security+
7 9 (5.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (5.59%) GIAC
7 9 (5.59%) ISSMP
8 7 (4.35%) CCNP
8 7 (4.35%) GCIA
8 7 (4.35%) GCIH
9 6 (3.73%) ISSAP
9 6 (3.73%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (3.11%) ISEB
10 5 (3.11%) SANS
11 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (53.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (15.53%) PCI DSS
3 20 (12.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (10.56%) NIST
5 12 (7.45%) GDPR
6 10 (6.21%) COBIT
7 8 (4.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (3.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (3.11%) ISO 22301
9 5 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (2.48%) GPG13
10 4 (2.48%) HMG Infosec
11 3 (1.86%) HIPAA
11 3 (1.86%) ISO 31000
11 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
12 2 (1.24%) NCSC
12 2 (1.24%) NIST 800
12 2 (1.24%) PA-DSS
12 2 (1.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) ACF2
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) CASB
1 6 (3.73%) Stealthwatch
2 5 (3.11%) QRadar
3 3 (1.86%) Nessus
4 2 (1.24%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 25 (15.53%) Cisco
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.59%) Splunk
3 6 (3.73%) Blue Coat
3 6 (3.73%) F5
3 6 (3.73%) Forcepoint
3 6 (3.73%) ForeScout
3 6 (3.73%) Juniper
3 6 (3.73%) Netskope
3 6 (3.73%) Palo Alto
3 6 (3.73%) Symantec
4 4 (2.48%) ArcSight
4 4 (2.48%) McAfee
4 4 (2.48%) NetWitness
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle
6 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.62%) EMC
6 1 (0.62%) IBM
6 1 (0.62%) NetApp
6 1 (0.62%) SAP