Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 348 313 237
Rank change year-on-year -35 -76 -16
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 733 350 79
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.93% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 5.15% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 576 298 64
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £45,375
25th Percentile £57,000 £53,563 £48,243
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - -4.41%
75th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £63,853
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.80% -1.77%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,508 6,801 1,435
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.98% 18.11% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,179 4,610 1,118
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £76,375 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

CISSP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

CISSP trend for jobs with a WFH option

CISSP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing CISSP.

CISSP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

CISSP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing CISSP over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

CISSP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, CISSP job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for CISSP.

1 450 (61.39%) Information Security
2 431 (58.80%) CISM
3 411 (56.07%) Cybersecurity
4 313 (42.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 240 (32.74%) Social Skills
6 238 (32.47%) Finance
7 220 (30.01%) Management Information System
8 206 (28.10%) CISA
9 195 (26.60%) Risk Management
10 193 (26.33%) NIST
11 149 (20.33%) Azure
12 145 (19.78%) GDPR
13 130 (17.74%) Degree
14 120 (16.37%) Security Operations
15 114 (15.55%) AWS
15 114 (15.55%) SIEM
16 111 (15.14%) Microsoft
16 111 (15.14%) Security Management
17 109 (14.87%) CRISC
18 107 (14.60%) Cisco Certification
19 103 (14.05%) Agile
20 102 (13.92%) Penetration Testing
21 97 (13.23%) Firewall
22 96 (13.10%) DevOps
23 95 (12.96%) Cyber Essentials
24 94 (12.82%) Security Architecture
25 92 (12.55%) Data Protection
26 90 (12.28%) NCSC
27 85 (11.60%) Information Security Management
28 82 (11.19%) ITIL

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 5 (0.68%) Confluence
2 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.14%) IIS
3 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) assyst
2 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 149 (20.33%) Azure
2 114 (15.55%) AWS
3 60 (8.19%) Microsoft 365
4 50 (6.82%) SaaS
5 42 (5.73%) GCP
6 25 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (2.86%) IaaS
8 19 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (2.59%) Power Platform
9 18 (2.46%) PaaS
10 14 (1.91%) Mimecast
11 13 (1.77%) Azure Sentinel
12 8 (1.09%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.95%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 7 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.27%) Datadog
15 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.14%) Force.com
15 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 97 (13.23%) Firewall
2 59 (8.05%) Network Security
3 37 (5.05%) Internet
4 24 (3.27%) WAN
5 23 (3.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (2.59%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.91%) LAN
8 9 (1.23%) MPLS
8 9 (1.23%) SD-WAN
8 9 (1.23%) SSL
8 9 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (1.09%) IPsec
9 8 (1.09%) Unified Communications
9 8 (1.09%) VPN
9 8 (1.09%) Wireless
10 7 (0.95%) Broadband
10 7 (0.95%) DNS
11 6 (0.82%) HTTP
11 6 (0.82%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.46%) Power BI
2 7 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.55%) Neo4j
4 3 (0.41%) Big Data
4 3 (0.41%) MySQL
4 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.27%) DTS
5 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.14%) Redis
6 1 (0.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (3.00%) Burp Suite
2 14 (1.91%) Emacs
3 8 (1.09%) SonarQube
4 7 (0.95%) JIRA
5 6 (0.82%) ERwin
6 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.55%) Mercurial
6 4 (0.55%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Snyk
General
1 240 (32.74%) Social Skills
2 238 (32.47%) Finance
3 67 (9.14%) Legal
4 53 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (6.28%) Telecoms
6 40 (5.46%) Retail
7 36 (4.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 31 (4.23%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (2.86%) Law
10 20 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (2.18%) Games
11 16 (2.18%) Marketing
12 14 (1.91%) Public Sector
13 13 (1.77%) Banking
13 13 (1.77%) Manufacturing
14 11 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
14 11 (1.50%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (1.36%) Advertising
15 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (18.01%) Security Manager
2 113 (15.42%) Analyst
3 89 (12.14%) Security Analyst
4 87 (11.87%) Consultant
5 72 (9.82%) Security Consultant
6 68 (9.28%) Security Engineer
7 64 (8.73%) Architect
8 57 (7.78%) Information Security Manager
9 56 (7.64%) Information Manager
10 53 (7.23%) Security Architect
11 51 (6.96%) IT Manager
12 48 (6.55%) Security Officer
13 37 (5.05%) Security Specialist
14 33 (4.50%) IT Security Manager
15 32 (4.37%) IT Analyst
16 29 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 28 (3.82%) Auditor
17 28 (3.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 28 (3.82%) IT Auditor
18 27 (3.68%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.32%) .NET
2 11 (1.50%) Node.js
3 10 (1.36%) Web Services
4 7 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.68%) REST
5 5 (0.68%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.55%) RESTful
7 3 (0.41%) ModSecurity
8 2 (0.27%) COM
8 2 (0.27%) LDAP
8 2 (0.27%) Middleware
8 2 (0.27%) SAML
9 1 (0.14%) CSS
9 1 (0.14%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 220 (30.01%) Management Information System
2 41 (5.59%) Data Protection Act
3 34 (4.64%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (3.55%) SCADA
5 22 (3.00%) Cyberattack
6 21 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.77%) Cloud Native
8 13 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.64%) PKI
10 9 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 8 (1.09%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.09%) IoT
11 8 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.82%) Social Media
13 6 (0.82%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.82%) Windows
2 52 (7.09%) Linux
3 18 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.32%) Unix
5 14 (1.91%) Kali Linux
6 9 (1.23%) Android
7 7 (0.95%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.55%) AIX
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (61.39%) Information Security
2 411 (56.07%) Cybersecurity
3 195 (26.60%) Risk Management
4 120 (16.37%) Security Operations
5 114 (15.55%) SIEM
6 111 (15.14%) Security Management
7 103 (14.05%) Agile
8 102 (13.92%) Penetration Testing
9 96 (13.10%) DevOps
10 94 (12.82%) Security Architecture
11 92 (12.55%) Data Protection
12 85 (11.60%) Information Security Management
13 82 (11.19%) ITIL
14 80 (10.91%) Vulnerability Management
15 72 (9.82%) OWASP
16 67 (9.14%) DevSecOps
17 64 (8.73%) ISMS
18 63 (8.59%) Business Continuity
18 63 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
19 62 (8.46%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.23%) Python
2 20 (2.73%) Java
2 20 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.36%) Bash
4 9 (1.23%) SQL
5 6 (0.82%) C
6 5 (0.68%) Groovy
7 2 (0.27%) Go
7 2 (0.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.27%) PHP
7 2 (0.27%) Rust
8 1 (0.14%) C++
8 1 (0.14%) Elixir
8 1 (0.14%) Erlang
8 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.14%) Korn
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) Search Processing Language
8 1 (0.14%) VB
8 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 431 (58.80%) CISM
2 206 (28.10%) CISA
3 130 (17.74%) Degree
4 109 (14.87%) CRISC
5 107 (14.60%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (11.05%) CEH
6 81 (11.05%) Security Cleared
7 78 (10.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 63 (8.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 57 (7.78%) CompTIA Security+
10 56 (7.64%) SC Cleared
11 53 (7.23%) CISMP
12 50 (6.82%) OSCP
13 47 (6.41%) SSCP
14 44 (6.00%) CCSP
14 44 (6.00%) CESG Certified Professional
15 41 (5.59%) CSSLP
16 40 (5.46%) GIAC
17 29 (3.96%) CCSK
18 28 (3.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (42.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 193 (26.33%) NIST
3 145 (19.78%) GDPR
4 95 (12.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 90 (12.28%) NCSC
6 76 (10.37%) PCI DSS
7 72 (9.82%) COBIT
8 70 (9.55%) GRC
9 50 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 48 (6.55%) SOC 2
11 36 (4.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 34 (4.64%) ITGC
13 31 (4.23%) RMADS
13 31 (4.23%) SOC 1
14 29 (3.96%) HIPAA
15 27 (3.68%) JSP 440
16 25 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 24 (3.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 22 (3.00%) ISO 22301
19 20 (2.73%) COSO
System Software
1 36 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.82%) Firmware
5 5 (0.68%) Docker
5 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.41%) Snort
7 1 (0.14%) ACF2
7 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (3.96%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.46%) Terraform
3 13 (1.77%) CASB
3 13 (1.77%) CSIRT
4 11 (1.50%) Nessus
5 8 (1.09%) RSA Archer
5 8 (1.09%) SCCM
6 6 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.68%) QRadar
7 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.41%) Nmap
10 2 (0.27%) Cacti
10 2 (0.27%) EnCase
10 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.46%) Cisco
3 29 (3.96%) VMware
4 25 (3.41%) Google
5 16 (2.18%) CheckPoint
6 14 (1.91%) Splunk
7 13 (1.77%) CrowdStrike
7 13 (1.77%) Qualys
8 12 (1.64%) F5
9 10 (1.36%) CyberArk
10 9 (1.23%) Oracle
10 9 (1.23%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.09%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.09%) Zscaler
12 7 (0.95%) Proofpoint
12 7 (0.95%) Sparx
13 6 (0.82%) Citrix
13 6 (0.82%) FireEye
13 6 (0.82%) Sophos
13 6 (0.82%) Veeam