Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 94 194
Rank change year-on-year -66 +100 -13
Contract jobs citing CISSP 23 25 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 1.39% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 7.51% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 35
10th Percentile £506 £421 £438
25th Percentile £514 £481 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £573 £600
Median % change year-on-year +0.44% -4.58% +13.85%
75th Percentile £625 £644 £706
90th Percentile £636 £705 £744
Central London median daily rate £575 £554 £538
% change year-on-year +3.84% +3.02% -0.37%

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 488 333 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.47% 18.52% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 238 656
10th Percentile £310 £298 £300
25th Percentile £413 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.39% +2.50% +4.17%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £688 £650 £697
Central London median daily rate £546 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +9.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
10th Percentile £20.35 £23.58 £10.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £32.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -18.37% +79.27% +9.63%
75th Percentile £34.25 £40.94 £38.51
90th Percentile £43.85 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.08% +58.89% +20.32%

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 28 October 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

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 11 (47.83%) CISM
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
1 11 (47.83%) Information Security
1 11 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (34.78%) Azure
2 8 (34.78%) Privileged Access Management
3 7 (30.43%) Security Architecture
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
4 6 (26.09%) CISA
4 6 (26.09%) AWS
5 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
5 5 (21.74%) CRISC
5 5 (21.74%) GCP
5 5 (21.74%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
5 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 5 (21.74%) Firewall
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) Social Skills
6 4 (17.39%) GRC
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Data Security
6 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
6 4 (17.39%) SIEM
6 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management

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 3 (13.04%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Azure
2 6 (26.09%) AWS
3 5 (21.74%) GCP
4 3 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (13.04%) Serverless
5 2 (8.70%) AWS KMS
5 2 (8.70%) IaaS
5 2 (8.70%) PaaS
6 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) VPN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) DMZ
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) Intranet
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Social Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 3 (13.04%) International Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Legal
5 2 (8.70%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (8.70%) Law
6 1 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Architect
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Azure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) AWS Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft 365 Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Compliance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Governance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) OAuth
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (13.04%) Hedge funds
3 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (47.83%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Privileged Access Management
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 7 (30.43%) Security Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
4 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (21.74%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Data Security
5 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.04%) AOP
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) DevSecOps
6 3 (13.04%) Identity Management
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
1 3 (13.04%) C++
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) CISM
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 6 (26.09%) CISA
4 5 (21.74%) CRISC
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (8.70%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) MCSE
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
6 2 (8.70%) PMP
7 1 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (4.35%) CCSP
7 1 (4.35%) CEH
7 1 (4.35%) GCIH
7 1 (4.35%) GIAC
7 1 (4.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) GRC
2 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.70%) NIST
3 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.70%) QA
4 1 (4.35%) COBIT
4 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Docker
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
1 3 (13.04%) Terraform
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) CyberArk
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) Meraki