Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 4 December 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 721 493 740
Rank change year-on-year -228 +247 +130
Contract jobs citing CCSP 41 31 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.099% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 31
10th Percentile £475 £400 £358
25th Percentile £516 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £595 £463 £500
Median % change year-on-year +28.65% -7.50% -6.98%
75th Percentile £669 £573 £581
90th Percentile £785 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £585 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +17.00% - -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.35 - -
UK median hourly rate £60.35 - -

CCSP 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,389 7,473 15,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.90% 23.75% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,600 5,046 9,994
10th Percentile £308 £293 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 349 642
10th Percentile £13.13 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.59 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £35.95
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.27% +52.01%
75th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £50.00
90th Percentile £67.28 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £34.44 £40.00 £36.70
% change year-on-year -13.91% +8.99% +52.35%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCSP in England.

Daily rate trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCSP in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCSP in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP within the England region over the 6 months to 4 December 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 -176 24 £600 +6.19% 6
North of England -67 6 £573 +43.13% 1
South East -82 5 - - 2
North West -42 4 £573 +43.13% 1
West Midlands -54 2 £450 -28.00% 1
South West -68 2 £595 +40.00%
Midlands -78 2 £450 -28.00% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £570 -
East of England - 1 £550 -
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 England region with a requirement for CCSP.

1 41 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (90.24%) CISSP
3 32 (78.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 25 (60.98%) Firewall
5 20 (48.78%) Azure
6 18 (43.90%) AWS
6 18 (43.90%) Information Security
7 17 (41.46%) Security Architecture
7 17 (41.46%) GCP
8 15 (36.59%) Threat Intelligence
9 14 (34.15%) Google
9 14 (34.15%) Social Skills
10 13 (31.71%) GIAC
10 13 (31.71%) CISM
10 13 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (31.71%) SIEM
11 12 (29.27%) NIST
12 11 (26.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (26.83%) Finance
13 10 (24.39%) ITIL
13 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
13 10 (24.39%) Cloud Native
13 10 (24.39%) DevSecOps
14 9 (21.95%) OWASP
14 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
14 9 (21.95%) Risk Management
14 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
14 9 (21.95%) Security Testing
15 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (19.51%) CEH

CCSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (48.78%) Azure
2 18 (43.90%) AWS
3 17 (41.46%) GCP
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (14.63%) IaaS
6 5 (12.20%) PaaS
7 3 (7.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (7.32%) SaaS
7 3 (7.32%) Serverless
8 2 (4.88%) Mimecast
9 1 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (2.44%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (2.44%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (2.44%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (2.44%) GitHub
9 1 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (60.98%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) Network Security
3 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.76%) LAN
4 4 (9.76%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) SSL
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
6 2 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.88%) IPsec
6 2 (4.88%) SD-WAN
6 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (2.44%) DNS
7 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
1 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (34.15%) Social Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Security Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) Architect
4 7 (17.07%) Security Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Design Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 2 (4.88%) IT Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Security Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Senior IT Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Cloud Native
2 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (19.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (9.76%) Blog
5 3 (7.32%) PKI
5 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.44%) CESG
7 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.44%) Digital Currency
7 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
7 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Information Security
2 17 (41.46%) Security Architecture
3 15 (36.59%) Threat Intelligence
4 13 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (31.71%) SIEM
5 11 (26.83%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (24.39%) DevSecOps
6 10 (24.39%) ITIL
7 9 (21.95%) OWASP
7 9 (21.95%) Risk Management
7 9 (21.95%) Security Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
8 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (19.51%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (19.51%) SDLC
8 8 (19.51%) Security Operations
8 8 (19.51%) Threat Detection
8 8 (19.51%) Threat Modelling
9 7 (17.07%) TOGAF
10 5 (12.20%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (90.24%) CISSP
3 32 (78.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 13 (31.71%) CISM
4 13 (31.71%) GIAC
5 8 (19.51%) CCNP
5 8 (19.51%) CEH
6 5 (12.20%) CISA
6 5 (12.20%) CSSLP
6 5 (12.20%) ISSAP
7 4 (9.76%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (7.32%) CCIE
8 3 (7.32%) CRISC
8 3 (7.32%) Degree
8 3 (7.32%) SANS
9 2 (4.88%) CCSA
9 2 (4.88%) CCSE
9 2 (4.88%) GSEC
9 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) NIST
2 7 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.63%) GDPR
3 6 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (7.32%) HIPAA
4 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (7.32%) SOC 2
5 2 (4.88%) GRC
5 2 (4.88%) NCSC
6 1 (2.44%) COBIT
6 1 (2.44%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
2 7 (17.07%) Consul
2 7 (17.07%) Istio
3 2 (4.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (4.88%) WMI
4 1 (2.44%) Ansible
4 1 (2.44%) CASB
4 1 (2.44%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.44%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Google
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.32%) Juniper
4 3 (7.32%) Meraki
4 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) LogLogic
5 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 2 (4.88%) Tanium
6 1 (2.44%) Aruba
6 1 (2.44%) Brocade
6 1 (2.44%) Mitel
6 1 (2.44%) Polycom
6 1 (2.44%) Qualys
6 1 (2.44%) Rapid7
6 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.44%) Trend Micro