Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 488 407
Rank change year-on-year +62 -81 +113
Contract jobs citing CISM 501 330 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.40% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 1.95% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 208 342
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +7.70%
10th Percentile £363 £352 £363
90th Percentile £688 £608 £638
UK median daily rate £524 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
England median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -8.00% -26.47%

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 17,527 16,935 20,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.04% 20.32% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,482 10,572 13,094
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 862 758
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.74 £52.50 £53.23
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +31 244 £550 +12.30% 83
North of England +35 94 £475 -5.00% 18
South East -7 81 £525 +5.00% 22
North West -8 55 £475 -17.39% 7
South West +34 40 £425 +3.03% 7
Yorkshire +22 35 £475 - 6
Midlands -3 31 £550 +29.41% 10
East Midlands +12 21 £525 +23.53% 2
East of England -19 16 £573 +30.11% 11
West Midlands -21 10 £575 +53.33% 8
North East - 7 £625 - 5
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 483 (96.41%) CISSP
2 334 (66.67%) Information Security
3 243 (48.50%) CISA
4 215 (42.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 161 (32.14%) Finance
6 154 (30.74%) PCI DSS
7 139 (27.74%) Cybersecurity
8 124 (24.75%) Risk Management
9 122 (24.35%) GDPR
10 119 (23.75%) Security Architecture
11 116 (23.15%) ITIL
12 114 (22.75%) Management Information System
13 96 (19.16%) Degree
14 92 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (16.97%) Firewall
16 84 (16.77%) Project Management
17 78 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
17 78 (15.57%) SIEM
18 75 (14.97%) Data Protection
19 66 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
20 65 (12.97%) Microsoft
20 65 (12.97%) Security Operations
21 64 (12.77%) Change Management
22 60 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
23 57 (11.38%) Security Management
24 54 (10.78%) PRINCE2
24 54 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
24 54 (10.78%) PaaS
24 54 (10.78%) DevOps
25 49 (9.78%) CRISC

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 11 (2.20%) IIS
2 6 (1.20%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.00%) SAS
4 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (10.78%) PaaS
3 42 (8.38%) IaaS
4 39 (7.78%) SaaS
5 28 (5.59%) Office 365
6 4 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.60%) Serverless
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.97%) Firewall
2 33 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (4.39%) Network Security
3 22 (4.39%) WAN
4 20 (3.99%) Internet
5 17 (3.39%) LAN
6 16 (3.19%) DNS
6 16 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.20%) VPN
7 11 (2.20%) WLAN
8 7 (1.40%) DHCP
9 6 (1.20%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.00%) BGP
10 5 (1.00%) IP Telephony
10 5 (1.00%) NAS
10 5 (1.00%) OSPF
10 5 (1.00%) SAN
11 4 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (0.80%) SSH
11 4 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.20%) Big Data
2 4 (0.80%) DB2
2 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.40%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) GIS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (1.80%) JIRA
2 7 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.20%) AppScan
4 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.40%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 161 (32.14%) Finance
2 46 (9.18%) Legal
3 38 (7.58%) Banking
4 19 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.99%) Retail
6 8 (1.60%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.20%) Publishing
8 5 (1.00%) Advertising
8 5 (1.00%) Law
9 4 (0.80%) International Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (21.76%) Consultant
2 96 (19.16%) Security Consultant
3 90 (17.96%) Architect
4 85 (16.97%) Security Architect
5 77 (15.37%) Security Manager
6 61 (12.18%) Analyst
7 48 (9.58%) Security Analyst
8 38 (7.58%) Information Security Manager
9 34 (6.79%) Security Officer
10 33 (6.59%) Information Manager
11 31 (6.19%) Information Security Consultant
12 25 (4.99%) Head of Security
13 23 (4.59%) Head of Information
13 23 (4.59%) Head of Information Security
13 23 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (4.19%) Information Security Officer
15 19 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
15 19 (3.79%) IT Manager
16 17 (3.39%) Information Analyst
16 17 (3.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.80%) Middleware
2 8 (1.60%) .NET
3 5 (1.00%) SAML
4 4 (0.80%) OAuth
4 4 (0.80%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.80%) Web Services
5 3 (0.60%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.60%) REST
5 3 (0.60%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.40%) Velocity
7 1 (0.20%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (22.75%) Management Information System
2 43 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.19%) PKI
4 30 (5.99%) Computer Science
5 28 (5.59%) Data Centre
6 21 (4.19%) Cyberthreat
7 19 (3.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 18 (3.59%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (2.59%) Mobile App
10 13 (2.59%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.80%) CESG
11 9 (1.80%) PMI
11 9 (1.80%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.40%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.78%) Windows
2 31 (6.19%) Linux
3 27 (5.39%) Unix
4 12 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.40%) Solaris
6 2 (0.40%) VMS
6 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.20%) AIX
7 1 (0.20%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (66.67%) Information Security
2 139 (27.74%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (24.75%) Risk Management
4 119 (23.75%) Security Architecture
5 116 (23.15%) ITIL
6 92 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (16.77%) Project Management
8 78 (15.57%) SIEM
9 75 (14.97%) Data Protection
10 66 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 65 (12.97%) Security Operations
12 64 (12.77%) Change Management
13 57 (11.38%) Security Management
14 54 (10.78%) DevOps
14 54 (10.78%) PRINCE2
15 48 (9.58%) Penetration Testing
16 47 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
17 43 (8.58%) Incident Management
17 43 (8.58%) Vulnerability Management
18 41 (8.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.59%) Python
2 11 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.00%) Java
4 8 (1.60%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.20%) C
6 5 (1.00%) SQL
7 3 (0.60%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) Perl
8 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 483 (96.41%) CISSP
2 243 (48.50%) CISA
3 96 (19.16%) Degree
4 78 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (9.78%) CRISC
6 43 (8.58%) CEH
7 42 (8.38%) CCNP
8 41 (8.18%) GIAC
9 29 (5.79%) CCIE
10 28 (5.59%) Security Cleared
11 26 (5.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 26 (5.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 24 (4.79%) CISMP
13 23 (4.59%) CCDP
13 23 (4.59%) Chartered Engineer
14 21 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (3.19%) CCSP
17 15 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
18 14 (2.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (42.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 154 (30.74%) PCI DSS
3 122 (24.35%) GDPR
4 44 (8.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 43 (8.58%) COBIT
6 24 (4.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (3.19%) NIST 800
8 10 (2.00%) HIPAA
9 9 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (1.60%) ISO 22301
10 8 (1.60%) ISO 9001
11 5 (1.00%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (1.00%) ISO 31000
11 5 (1.00%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.60%) FISMA
13 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.60%) QA
14 2 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 28 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (1.40%) XenApp
2 7 (1.40%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.80%) Docker
6 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.40%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) IAG
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
7 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (2.99%) Nessus
2 9 (1.80%) MIIS
3 7 (1.40%) Ansible
3 7 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.40%) Terraform
4 5 (1.00%) QRadar
5 4 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.80%) Puppet
6 3 (0.60%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.60%) Mesos
6 3 (0.60%) Nagios
6 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.60%) OSSEC
6 3 (0.60%) Packer
7 2 (0.40%) PowerBroker
7 2 (0.40%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 65 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.18%) Cisco
3 21 (4.19%) Splunk
4 15 (2.99%) CyberArk
5 13 (2.59%) CheckPoint
5 13 (2.59%) Oracle
6 12 (2.40%) Qualys
7 10 (2.00%) VMware
8 9 (1.80%) CA
8 9 (1.80%) IBM
9 8 (1.60%) Citrix
9 8 (1.60%) McAfee
10 7 (1.40%) Ivanti
10 7 (1.40%) Symantec
11 6 (1.20%) AlienVault
11 6 (1.20%) Capita
12 5 (1.00%) Tripwire
13 4 (0.80%) Blue Coat
13 4 (0.80%) Informatica
13 4 (0.80%) ServiceNow