Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 132 188
Rank change year-on-year +10 +56 -11
Contract jobs citing CISSP 25 29 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.92% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.54% 5.15% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 47
10th Percentile £359 £459 £454
25th Percentile £434 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £531 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% - -4.55%
75th Percentile £666 £713 £597
90th Percentile £703 £823 £750
Central London median daily rate £563 £549 £525
% change year-on-year +2.51% +4.52% -8.70%

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 451 563 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.68% 16.19% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 385 662
10th Percentile £302 £270 £263
25th Percentile £413 £383 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -1.72%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £715 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £519 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +9.21% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.40 £12.30
25th Percentile £16.88 £18.70 £13.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year - +21.09% +10.40%
75th Percentile £27.88 £52.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £34.45 £52.40 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.56 £20.65
% change year-on-year -18.57% +18.96% +10.40%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 9 May 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 15 (60.00%) Information Security
2 11 (44.00%) CISM
3 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (36.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (28.00%) Azure
6 6 (24.00%) SIEM
6 6 (24.00%) CEH
6 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (20.00%) AWS
7 5 (20.00%) Social Skills
8 4 (16.00%) NIST
8 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (16.00%) Technology Roadmap
8 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (16.00%) Network Security
8 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Banking
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) GIAC
8 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) CCNP

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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Azure
2 5 (20.00%) AWS
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (12.00%) IaaS
4 3 (12.00%) PaaS
4 3 (12.00%) SaaS
4 3 (12.00%) Serverless
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (8.00%) GCP
6 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Law
4 2 (8.00%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Information Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Information Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Security
5 1 (4.00%) IT Security Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Strategy Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SAML
2 2 (8.00%) OAuth
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (4.00%) Cyberattack
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (24.00%) SIEM
4 5 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Technology Roadmap
5 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (8.00%) Secure Coding
7 2 (8.00%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (8.00%) Threat Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) Web Filtering
7 2 (8.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CISM
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (24.00%) CEH
4 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) CCNP
5 4 (16.00%) GIAC
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) SSCP
7 2 (8.00%) CCNA
7 2 (8.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (8.00%) CISA
7 2 (8.00%) GCIH
7 2 (8.00%) MCSE
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (8.00%) SANS
8 1 (4.00%) CREST Certified
8 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) GCFA
8 1 (4.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.00%) NIST
3 3 (12.00%) GDPR
4 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
2 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (4.00%) EnCase
2 1 (4.00%) FTK
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) Google
3 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.00%) AlienVault
4 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.00%) Cellebrite
4 1 (4.00%) Okta
4 1 (4.00%) Veracode