The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 88 145 91
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -54
Contract jobs citing CISSP 68 23 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 0.51% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.85% 2.63% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 31
Median daily rate £548 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £747 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £39.75
CISSP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
627 873 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.64% 19.42% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 508 335
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP across the North West region.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the North West region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 35 £550 +57.14% 9
Merseyside +21 19 £400 -53.21% 2
Cheshire +10 14 £613 +28.94%
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 66 (49.25%) Information Security
2 62 (46.27%) CISM
3 50 (37.31%) Firewall
4 49 (36.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (34.33%) SIEM
6 43 (32.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 38 (28.36%) Network Security
8 36 (26.87%) PKI
9 35 (26.12%) Cybersecurity
9 35 (26.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (24.63%) Threat Management
11 32 (23.88%) Windows
12 31 (23.13%) Unix
13 30 (22.39%) PCI DSS
14 27 (20.15%) Splunk
15 26 (19.40%) Finance
15 26 (19.40%) Data Centre
16 25 (18.66%) SANS
16 25 (18.66%) Penetration Testing
17 22 (16.42%) Security Cleared
17 22 (16.42%) WAN
18 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
18 21 (15.67%) TOGAF
18 21 (15.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 20 (14.93%) CISMP
19 20 (14.93%) SC Cleared
20 19 (14.18%) CEH
20 19 (14.18%) Security Operations
21 18 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (13.43%) COBIT

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (0.75%) Apache
1 1 (0.75%) IIS
1 1 (0.75%) Jetty
1 1 (0.75%) Mongrel
1 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.75%) nginx
1 1 (0.75%) SAS
1 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.24%) GitHub
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (37.31%) Firewall
2 38 (28.36%) Network Security
3 22 (16.42%) WAN
4 17 (12.69%) LAN
5 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (10.45%) VPN
8 13 (9.70%) VoIP
9 10 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (5.97%) SSL
11 6 (4.48%) Wireless
12 3 (2.24%) SAN
13 2 (1.49%) DHCP
14 1 (0.75%) DNS
14 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.75%) FTP
14 1 (0.75%) HTTP
14 1 (0.75%) Internet
14 1 (0.75%) IPv4
14 1 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) Redis
2 4 (2.99%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.75%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (19.40%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Legal
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (32.09%) Consultant
2 35 (26.12%) Security Consultant
3 33 (24.63%) Analyst
4 32 (23.88%) Security Analyst
5 20 (14.93%) Architect
6 18 (13.43%) Security Architect
7 15 (11.19%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.72%) IT Consultant
8 9 (6.72%) IT Security Consultant
9 8 (5.97%) Network Security Manager
9 8 (5.97%) SIEM Consultant
10 7 (5.22%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (5.22%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) IT Security Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.73%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) ELK Stack
2 10 (7.46%) Web Services
3 6 (4.48%) RESTful
4 1 (0.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) J2EE
4 1 (0.75%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.87%) PKI
2 26 (19.40%) Data Centre
3 18 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (8.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.22%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (4.48%) CESG
6 6 (4.48%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.75%) Life Science
10 1 (0.75%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.88%) Windows
2 31 (23.13%) Unix
3 18 (13.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (49.25%) Information Security
2 46 (34.33%) SIEM
3 43 (32.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 35 (26.12%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (26.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (24.63%) Threat Management
6 25 (18.66%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
7 21 (15.67%) TOGAF
7 21 (15.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 19 (14.18%) Security Operations
9 17 (12.69%) ITIL
9 17 (12.69%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (10.45%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (9.70%) Patch Management
11 13 (9.70%) SABSA
12 12 (8.96%) Security Architecture
12 12 (8.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (8.21%) PRINCE2
13 11 (8.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.96%) Python
2 6 (4.48%) Perl
2 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.75%) Java
4 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (46.27%) CISM
2 25 (18.66%) SANS
3 22 (16.42%) Security Cleared
4 20 (14.93%) CISMP
4 20 (14.93%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.18%) CEH
6 16 (11.94%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (11.94%) CISA
7 14 (10.45%) CLAS
7 14 (10.45%) SSCP
8 8 (5.97%) CCENT
8 8 (5.97%) Degree
9 7 (5.22%) GCIH
10 6 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.73%) GIAC
12 4 (2.99%) GCFA
13 3 (2.24%) CCNA
13 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (1.49%) CCNP
14 2 (1.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (36.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.39%) PCI DSS
3 18 (13.43%) COBIT
4 3 (2.24%) QA
4 3 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.75%) COSO
6 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.75%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.70%) QRadar
2 12 (8.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (5.97%) SmoothWall
4 7 (5.22%) Kibana
4 7 (5.22%) logstash
5 6 (4.48%) EnCase
6 4 (2.99%) RSA enVision
7 3 (2.24%) Nessus
8 1 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.75%) Nagios
8 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (20.15%) Splunk
2 15 (11.19%) IBM
2 15 (11.19%) LogRhythm
3 14 (10.45%) Apple
4 12 (8.96%) Cisco
4 12 (8.96%) Intel Security
4 12 (8.96%) Symantec
5 11 (8.21%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.72%) Kaspersky
7 8 (5.97%) Clearswift
7 8 (5.97%) Qualys
8 6 (4.48%) Cellebrite
8 6 (4.48%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.99%) Oracle
9 4 (2.99%) VMware
10 3 (2.24%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.24%) Sophos
11 1 (0.75%) F5
11 1 (0.75%) Google
11 1 (0.75%) Infoblox
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