Period
to 5 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
London > Central London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 217 231
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14 -47
Contract jobs citing CISSP 54 78 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.74% 0.84% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 5.83% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 27
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £405 £375 £431
90th Percentile £750 £688 £643
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,147 1,337 1,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.78% 14.33% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 919 900
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +6.94%
10th Percentile £283 £256 £288
90th Percentile £688 £661 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 49 31
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -8.78% +7.89%
10th Percentile £10.85 £13.80 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.55 £28.20 £35.00
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.12
% change year-on-year +45.83% +13.66% +9.80%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Central London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 5 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 43 £600 +15.38% 22
West End of London +28 2 £700 +133.33%
Southwark +40 1 £500 -13.04%
CISSP
London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, IT contractor 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 contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 33 (61.11%) Information Security
2 32 (59.26%) CISM
3 20 (37.04%) Finance
4 19 (35.19%) CISA
5 15 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (24.07%) Risk Management
7 13 (24.07%) Degree
8 11 (20.37%) Firewall
9 10 (18.52%) Identity Access Management
9 10 (18.52%) NIST
10 9 (16.67%) CRISC
10 9 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (14.81%) Linux
11 8 (14.81%) Azure
11 8 (14.81%) AWS
11 8 (14.81%) Security Operations
12 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
12 7 (12.96%) Windows
12 7 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
13 6 (11.11%) Unix
13 6 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
13 6 (11.11%) GDPR
13 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
14 5 (9.26%) SIEM
14 5 (9.26%) SaaS
14 5 (9.26%) Office 365
14 5 (9.26%) CyberArk
14 5 (9.26%) Management Information System

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (3.70%) Confluence
1 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) AWS
1 8 (14.81%) Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Office 365
2 5 (9.26%) SaaS
3 4 (7.41%) GCP
4 3 (5.56%) PaaS
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.70%) IaaS
5 2 (3.70%) Route 53
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (7.41%) Network Security
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MySQL
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) CircleCI
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) International Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.85%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Architect
4 8 (14.81%) Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Security Architect
5 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) AWS Architect
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Risk Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Data Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Data Protection Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) IT Audit Manager
8 3 (5.56%) IT Risk Manager
8 3 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 6 (11.11%) Unix
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Information Security
2 15 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (24.07%) Risk Management
5 10 (18.52%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (14.81%) Security Operations
7 6 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
8 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
8 5 (9.26%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (9.26%) SIEM
8 5 (9.26%) Technology Roadmap
9 4 (7.41%) DevOps
9 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
9 4 (7.41%) Secure Coding
9 4 (7.41%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (3.70%) C
2 2 (3.70%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) Go
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) CISM
2 19 (35.19%) CISA
3 13 (24.07%) Degree
4 9 (16.67%) CRISC
5 4 (7.41%) GCIH
5 4 (7.41%) SANS
5 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) CEH
6 3 (5.56%) GIAC
6 3 (5.56%) ISSAP
7 2 (3.70%) AWS Certification
7 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) FFIEC
7 2 (3.70%) IISP
7 2 (3.70%) OSCP
7 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) ISACA
8 1 (1.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) NIST
2 9 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (11.11%) GDPR
3 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (7.41%) NIST 800
5 3 (5.56%) COBIT
5 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (5.56%) NCSC
6 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.85%) COSO
7 1 (1.85%) JSP 440
7 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Ansible
1 2 (3.70%) CASB
1 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.70%) Terraform
2 1 (1.85%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.85%) Nessus
2 1 (1.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) CyberArk
2 4 (7.41%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.56%) Darktrace
3 3 (5.56%) OneTrust
3 3 (5.56%) Splunk
4 2 (3.70%) BeyondTrust
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Qualys
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.85%) Sun
5 1 (1.85%) Thycotic
5 1 (1.85%) VMware