Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 113 164
Rank change year-on-year -28 +51 +23
Contract jobs citing CISSP 26 24 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.92% 5.58% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 54
10th Percentile £408 £426 £456
25th Percentile £505 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £549 £550
Median % change year-on-year +0.23% -0.23% -
75th Percentile £675 £622 £663
90th Percentile £715 £773 £746
Central London median daily rate £563 £573 £525
% change year-on-year -1.75% +9.05% -4.55%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 439 430 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.92% 17.75% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 294 634
10th Percentile £324 £302 £307
25th Percentile £413 £408 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £718 £650 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
10th Percentile £15.30 £17.88 £11.63
25th Percentile £21.25 £25.94 £12.81
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £26.97
Median % change year-on-year -24.66% +35.36% +44.20%
75th Percentile £33.00 £39.00 £39.94
90th Percentile £35.60 £43.50 £52.13
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £33.68 £22.93
% change year-on-year -33.18% +46.86% +22.62%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
CISSP
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 14 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) CISM
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (30.77%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) Social Skills
6 6 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) Azure
7 5 (19.23%) SIEM
7 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (15.38%) Architecture Roadmap
8 4 (15.38%) Project Delivery
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (15.38%) Privileged Access Management
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 4 (15.38%) MCSE

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Azure
2 4 (15.38%) AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (11.54%) IaaS
3 3 (11.54%) PaaS
3 3 (11.54%) SaaS
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) GCP
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
5 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Social Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Law
4 2 (7.69%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Head of Security
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Security Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Strategy Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SAML
2 2 (7.69%) OAuth
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.85%) Cyberattack
2 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (42.31%) Information Security
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (19.23%) SIEM
5 4 (15.38%) Architecture Roadmap
5 4 (15.38%) High Availability
5 4 (15.38%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (15.38%) Project Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) CISM
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) CISA
4 4 (15.38%) GIAC
4 4 (15.38%) MCSE
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) CCNP
5 3 (11.54%) CEH
6 2 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (7.69%) GCIH
6 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
6 2 (7.69%) PMP
6 2 (7.69%) SSCP
7 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
7 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.54%) GDPR
2 3 (11.54%) NIST
3 2 (7.69%) GRC
4 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) XenApp
2 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (3.85%) EnCase
2 1 (3.85%) FTK
2 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.85%) Cellebrite
4 1 (3.85%) Meraki
4 1 (3.85%) Okta
4 1 (3.85%) Veracode