Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 177 173
Rank change year-on-year +66 -4 +28
Contract jobs citing CISSP 24 63 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.05% 0.97% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.66% 7.29% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 48 66
Median daily rate £475 £525 £527
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -0.38% +0.38%
10th Percentile £433 £454 £388
90th Percentile £654 £740 £688
Central London median daily rate £574 £519 £550
% change year-on-year +10.60% -5.68% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 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 424 864 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.56% 13.28% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 629 679
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £271 £305 £307
90th Percentile £643 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 57
Median hourly rate £35.25 £31.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% +65.78% +0.03%
10th Percentile £17.93 £10.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £54.65 £31.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £18.70
% change year-on-year +52.64% +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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020, 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 17 (70.83%) Information Security
2 12 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (45.83%) CISM
4 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (29.17%) CISA
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Internet
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) GIAC
8 4 (16.67%) CRISC
8 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (16.67%) Azure
8 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 4 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
8 4 (16.67%) NIST
8 4 (16.67%) Public Sector
9 3 (12.50%) Decision-Making
9 3 (12.50%) Cellebrite
9 3 (12.50%) FTK

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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) DMZ
3 1 (4.17%) Intranet
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) International Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Consultant
1 4 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
1 4 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Information Officer
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
2 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Security Officer
3 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance Support
3 2 (8.33%) Information Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Security Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.17%) BYOD
3 1 (4.17%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Information Security
2 12 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
4 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (12.50%) Decision-Making
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.33%) Security Management
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CISM
2 7 (29.17%) CISA
3 4 (16.67%) CRISC
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) GIAC
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) CREST Certified
5 2 (8.33%) CLAS
6 1 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.17%) FFIEC
6 1 (4.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (16.67%) NIST
2 3 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (8.33%) COBIT
4 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (4.17%) NCSC
4 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) EnCase
1 3 (12.50%) FTK
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Cellebrite
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Qualys
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) Juniper
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Rapid7