Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 194 220
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 -38
Contract jobs citing CISSP 78 99 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.88% 1.07% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.95% 7.55% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 29
Central London median daily rate £525 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £412 £413 £408
90th Percentile £750 £738 £678
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 1,312 1,312 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.75% 14.24% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 898 781
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £267 £267 £269
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
London median daily rate £500 £500 £468
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 14
Central London median hourly rate £22.16 £20.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.78% +12.19% -18.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.83 £12.98
90th Percentile £41.30 £52.65 £28.35
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -28.33% +36.36%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +5 70 £525 -8.70% 9
West End of London - 1 £525 -
CISSP
London

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 56 (71.79%) CISM
2 44 (56.41%) Finance
3 43 (55.13%) Information Security
4 31 (39.74%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (30.77%) CISA
6 22 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (25.64%) CRISC
7 20 (25.64%) Firewall
8 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 13 (16.67%) Banking
9 12 (15.38%) SIEM
10 11 (14.10%) Network Security
10 11 (14.10%) Security Operations
11 10 (12.82%) Degree
11 10 (12.82%) COBIT
11 10 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (12.82%) Management Information System
11 10 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (12.82%) ITIL
12 9 (11.54%) Security Management
12 9 (11.54%) PKI
12 9 (11.54%) PCI DSS
12 9 (11.54%) GDPR
13 8 (10.26%) Data Loss Prevention
13 8 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.26%) Cisco
13 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
14 7 (8.97%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.56%) IaaS
4 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) Firewall
2 11 (14.10%) Network Security
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (7.69%) NX-OS
4 5 (6.41%) BGP
4 5 (6.41%) EIGRP
4 5 (6.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.41%) IPv4
4 5 (6.41%) Multicast
4 5 (6.41%) OSPF
4 5 (6.41%) VLAN
5 4 (5.13%) VPN
6 3 (3.85%) LAN
6 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.85%) VoIP
6 3 (3.85%) WAN
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.56%) Internet
8 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.56%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.28%) AppScan
3 1 (1.28%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (56.41%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Back Office
4 5 (6.41%) Legal
5 3 (3.85%) International Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Law
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.28%) French Language
7 1 (1.28%) German Language
7 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Security Analyst
3 13 (16.67%) Head of Security
4 10 (12.82%) Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 9 (11.54%) Security Manager
6 8 (10.26%) Information Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Architect
7 7 (8.97%) Security Architect
8 6 (7.69%) Security Consultant
9 5 (6.41%) Head of Payments
9 5 (6.41%) Information Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (5.13%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Metrics Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Network Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Security Specialist
10 4 (5.13%) Voice Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Middleware
2 2 (2.56%) OAuth
2 2 (2.56%) OpenID
2 2 (2.56%) REST
2 2 (2.56%) SAML
2 2 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Spring
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.54%) PKI
3 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.56%) Equities
6 2 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.28%) Fintech
7 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.28%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.28%) Social Media
7 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Information Security
2 31 (39.74%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 12 (15.38%) SIEM
5 11 (14.10%) Security Operations
6 10 (12.82%) ITIL
6 10 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (11.54%) Security Management
8 8 (10.26%) Data Loss Prevention
8 8 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.97%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.97%) Information Security Management
9 7 (8.97%) Project Management
9 7 (8.97%) Security Architecture
9 7 (8.97%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
10 6 (7.69%) Database Security
10 6 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (71.79%) CISM
2 24 (30.77%) CISA
3 20 (25.64%) CRISC
4 10 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (12.82%) Degree
5 7 (8.97%) CISMP
6 6 (7.69%) CCNP
7 5 (6.41%) CEH
8 4 (5.13%) GIAC
8 4 (5.13%) ISSAP
9 3 (3.85%) CCVP
9 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.56%) GPEN
10 2 (2.56%) Master's Degree
10 2 (2.56%) OSCP
10 2 (2.56%) SANS
10 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.82%) COBIT
3 9 (11.54%) GDPR
3 9 (11.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.56%) HIPAA
6 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.56%) CASB
3 2 (2.56%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.56%) QRadar
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
1 8 (10.26%) Cisco
2 5 (6.41%) Palo Alto
3 4 (5.13%) Google
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) Red Box
5 2 (2.56%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.56%) F5
5 2 (2.56%) Splunk
6 1 (1.28%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.28%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.28%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.28%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.28%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.28%) Sophos
6 1 (1.28%) Thycotic