Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 468 404
Rank change year-on-year +33 -64 +109
Contract jobs citing CISM 503 405 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 2.35% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 239 317
England median daily rate £550 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £387 £375 £363
90th Percentile £724 £640 £643
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £499
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.25% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
England median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.65% +3.95% -
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +45.65% +3.95% -34.93%

CISM 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 17,428 17,246 21,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.57% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,314 10,477 13,451
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 846 699
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.93 £48.15
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% +24.44%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISM in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISM in England

CISM
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 CISM within the England region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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 +46 236 £550 +10.00% 67
South East -16 105 £525 +6.33% 24
North of England 0 94 £500 -9.09% 27
North West -13 55 £450 -22.01% 8
South West +14 40 £450 -10.00% 13
Yorkshire +7 35 £550 - 13
Midlands -11 27 £600 +45.45% 17
East Midlands +9 18 £600 +41.18% 4
West Midlands -19 12 £600 +66.09% 13
North East -1 8 £625 +18.99% 6
East of England -44 6 £350 -22.22% 11
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 CISM.

1 489 (97.22%) CISSP
2 312 (62.03%) Information Security
3 250 (49.70%) CISA
4 206 (40.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 155 (30.82%) Finance
6 148 (29.42%) Cybersecurity
7 145 (28.83%) Risk Management
8 119 (23.66%) Security Architecture
9 118 (23.46%) PCI DSS
10 111 (22.07%) Degree
11 110 (21.87%) Management Information System
12 98 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
13 97 (19.28%) GDPR
14 87 (17.30%) ITIL
15 79 (15.71%) Firewall
16 78 (15.51%) Cisco Certification
17 65 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
18 58 (11.53%) Project Management
18 58 (11.53%) CRISC
19 56 (11.13%) SIEM
20 55 (10.93%) DevOps
20 55 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 55 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
20 55 (10.93%) Security Operations
21 54 (10.74%) PRINCE2
22 52 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
23 50 (9.94%) Microsoft
24 49 (9.74%) Data Protection
24 49 (9.74%) Identity Access Management
25 45 (8.95%) Computer Science

CISM
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 15 (2.98%) IIS
2 7 (1.39%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.19%) SAS
4 4 (0.80%) Confluence
5 2 (0.40%) CMS
5 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
1 55 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.96%) PaaS
3 32 (6.36%) SaaS
4 28 (5.57%) IaaS
5 15 (2.98%) Office 365
6 7 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.80%) Serverless
8 3 (0.60%) GitHub
9 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (15.71%) Firewall
2 39 (7.75%) Network Security
3 21 (4.17%) VPN
4 20 (3.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (3.18%) WAN
6 13 (2.58%) DNS
7 10 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.59%) Internet
8 8 (1.59%) SMS
9 7 (1.39%) SSH
10 5 (0.99%) BGP
10 5 (0.99%) DHCP
10 5 (0.99%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.99%) LAN
10 5 (0.99%) OSPF
10 5 (0.99%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.60%) NFC
12 3 (0.60%) SSL
12 3 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.79%) Big Data
2 5 (0.99%) DB2
2 5 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 5 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.20%) GIS
5 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Jenkins
1 10 (1.99%) JIRA
2 8 (1.59%) AppScan
3 7 (1.39%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.60%) GitLab
5 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 155 (30.82%) Finance
2 32 (6.36%) Legal
3 27 (5.37%) Banking
4 24 (4.77%) Retail
5 20 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.39%) Publishing
7 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Law
8 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 117 (23.26%) Consultant
2 108 (21.47%) Architect
3 107 (21.27%) Security Consultant
4 103 (20.48%) Security Architect
5 73 (14.51%) Security Manager
6 64 (12.72%) Analyst
7 47 (9.34%) Security Analyst
8 43 (8.55%) Information Security Manager
9 38 (7.55%) Information Security Consultant
10 35 (6.96%) Information Manager
11 32 (6.36%) Security Officer
12 27 (5.37%) Information Analyst
13 26 (5.17%) Information Security Officer
14 20 (3.98%) Security Engineer
15 19 (3.78%) Cloud Architect
15 19 (3.78%) Information Security Analyst
16 17 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 16 (3.18%) Chief Information Officer
17 16 (3.18%) Chief Information Security Officer
17 16 (3.18%) Chief Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.58%) Middleware
2 13 (2.58%) SailPoint
3 10 (1.99%) .NET
3 10 (1.99%) Web Services
4 8 (1.59%) REST
5 5 (0.99%) OAuth
5 5 (0.99%) SAML
6 4 (0.80%) Kafka
6 4 (0.80%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.20%) LDAP
7 1 (0.20%) OpenID
7 1 (0.20%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (21.87%) Management Information System
2 65 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (8.95%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 29 (5.77%) PKI
5 18 (3.58%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (3.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (3.58%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.58%) CESG
6 13 (2.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.39%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.19%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.79%) PMI
11 6 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.99%) Cyberattack
12 5 (0.99%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.55%) Windows
2 31 (6.16%) Unix
3 20 (3.98%) Linux
4 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.60%) Solaris
6 2 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (62.03%) Information Security
2 148 (29.42%) Cybersecurity
3 145 (28.83%) Risk Management
4 119 (23.66%) Security Architecture
5 98 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (17.30%) ITIL
7 58 (11.53%) Project Management
8 56 (11.13%) SIEM
9 55 (10.93%) DevOps
9 55 (10.93%) Security Operations
10 54 (10.74%) PRINCE2
11 52 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (9.74%) Data Protection
12 49 (9.74%) Identity Access Management
13 44 (8.75%) Risk Assessment
14 42 (8.35%) Security Management
15 38 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
16 33 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (6.36%) Security Testing
18 31 (6.16%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.78%) Java
2 10 (1.99%) Python
3 6 (1.19%) SQL
4 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.60%) C
5 3 (0.60%) C#
6 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) C++
7 1 (0.20%) Perl
7 1 (0.20%) Scala
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) VB
7 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 489 (97.22%) CISSP
2 250 (49.70%) CISA
3 111 (22.07%) Degree
4 78 (15.51%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (11.53%) CRISC
6 40 (7.95%) Security Cleared
7 34 (6.76%) CEH
8 33 (6.56%) GIAC
9 32 (6.36%) CISMP
10 31 (6.16%) CCNA
11 29 (5.77%) CESG Certified Professional
11 29 (5.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 28 (5.57%) CCNP
13 22 (4.37%) SANS
14 21 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (3.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 18 (3.58%) CCDP
16 18 (3.58%) Chartered Engineer
16 18 (3.58%) SC Cleared
17 17 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (40.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (23.46%) PCI DSS
3 97 (19.28%) GDPR
4 38 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (5.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (4.77%) COBIT
7 17 (3.38%) HIPAA
8 16 (3.18%) NIST 800
9 14 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 12 (2.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (1.99%) Data Quality
11 10 (1.99%) JSP 440
12 9 (1.79%) ISAE 3402
12 9 (1.79%) ISO 22301
12 9 (1.79%) ISO 31000
13 8 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (1.59%) ISO 9001
14 7 (1.39%) HMG Infosec
14 7 (1.39%) QA
15 4 (0.80%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.60%) XenApp
5 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.40%) Docker
6 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.20%) IAG
7 1 (0.20%) KVM
7 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.20%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.20%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 12 (2.39%) Nessus
2 9 (1.79%) MIIS
3 7 (1.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.99%) Puppet
6 4 (0.80%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.80%) Terraform
7 2 (0.40%) Ansible
7 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.40%) PowerBroker
7 2 (0.40%) Salt
7 2 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.20%) CASB
8 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.20%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 50 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.96%) Splunk
3 33 (6.56%) Cisco
4 30 (5.96%) CyberArk
5 27 (5.37%) Oracle
6 22 (4.37%) IBM
7 21 (4.17%) McAfee
8 14 (2.78%) ForgeRock
9 12 (2.39%) ForeScout
10 11 (2.19%) ArcSight
10 11 (2.19%) VMware
11 8 (1.59%) CA
11 8 (1.59%) Imperva
11 8 (1.59%) Qualys
11 8 (1.59%) SAP
11 8 (1.59%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (1.39%) Google
12 7 (1.39%) Trend Micro
12 7 (1.39%) Tripwire