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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 165 123 130
Rank change year-on-year -42 +7 +49
Contract jobs citing CISSP 24 27 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 5.91% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 16
10th Percentile £513 £361 £459
25th Percentile £525 £453 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £513 £549
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -6.61% +2.09%
75th Percentile £700 £647 £694
90th Percentile £720 £693 £823
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £573
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.93% +9.05%

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 713 457 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.19% 16.07% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 304 352
10th Percentile £365 £303 £301
25th Percentile £482 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £639 £638 £588
90th Percentile £725 £716 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £487
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.91% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 7
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £18.59
25th Percentile £39.50 £17.50 £22.74
Median hourly rate £47.00 £27.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +74.07% -41.94% +125.24%
75th Percentile £57.88 £28.75 £52.25
90th Percentile £67.55 £35.00 £52.55
Central London median hourly rate £47.00 £22.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year +113.64% -25.01% +42.10%

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 23 May 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) CISM
3 7 (29.17%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) CISA
3 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
3 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (25.00%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Azure
5 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Security Operations
5 5 (20.83%) NIST
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (20.83%) GIAC
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.50%) OWASP
7 3 (12.50%) AWS
7 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (12.50%) Static Application Security Testing

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:

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Azure
2 3 (12.50%) AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Sentinel
3 2 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) DWDM
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) OSPF
4 1 (4.17%) SDH
4 1 (4.17%) VPLS
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) AppScan
1 2 (8.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.33%) Social Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Head of IT
4 2 (8.33%) Head of IT Security
4 2 (8.33%) Head of Security
4 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft 365 Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) FIDO
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) OAuth
3 1 (4.17%) SAML
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (4.17%) SCADA
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) SIEM
4 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) Security Operations
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.50%) Agile
6 3 (12.50%) Application Security
6 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) OWASP
6 3 (12.50%) Security Management
6 3 (12.50%) Static Application Security Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Dynamic Application Security Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) CISM
2 7 (29.17%) CISA
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
4 5 (20.83%) GIAC
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (12.50%) CEH
6 3 (12.50%) MCSE
7 2 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (8.33%) CRISC
7 2 (8.33%) CSSLP
7 2 (8.33%) OSCP
8 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (4.17%) CREST Certified
8 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (20.83%) NIST
2 2 (8.33%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 2 (8.33%) NCSC
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.17%) HIPAA
3 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (4.17%) ITGC
3 1 (4.17%) RMADS
3 1 (4.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) HP Fortify
1 2 (8.33%) Nessus
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
1 2 (8.33%) Terraform
1 2 (8.33%) WebInspect
2 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Checkmarx
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) CrowdStrike
2 2 (8.33%) Darktrace
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Qualys
2 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (8.33%) Zscaler
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk