Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 397 445 434
Rank change year-on-year +48 -11 +82
Contract jobs citing CISM 278 467 495
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 2.70% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 292 332
Median daily rate £550 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +14.75%
10th Percentile £400 £383 £375
90th Percentile £800 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 12,078 17,312 17,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.18% 19.56% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,340 10,455 10,747
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 765 802
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.48 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +38.19% -18.97%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.55 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.20 £23.50
% change year-on-year +5.42% +41.28% -18.04%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for CISM in England

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISM in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for CISM in England

CISM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CISM in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 9 April 2020. 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 +47 117 £575 +4.55% 24
North of England +77 72 £625 +13.64% 15
South East +71 43 £525 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire +72 32 £550 +15.79% 8
North West +40 32 £625 +6.38% 7
South West +25 25 £550 +14.58% 5
Midlands +49 12 £500 -19.03% 9
North East +37 8 £1,325 +103.85%
West Midlands +53 7 £544 -13.00% 6
East of England +18 7 £388 -24.39% 9
East Midlands +33 5 £475 - 3
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 249 (89.57%) CISSP
2 202 (72.66%) Information Security
3 114 (41.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (32.01%) Cybersecurity
5 87 (31.29%) CISA
5 87 (31.29%) Risk Management
6 72 (25.90%) Security Cleared
7 61 (21.94%) Management Information System
8 60 (21.58%) Finance
9 58 (20.86%) NIST
10 56 (20.14%) GDPR
11 55 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (17.99%) PCI DSS
13 46 (16.55%) Security Architecture
14 45 (16.19%) Degree
15 40 (14.39%) CRISC
16 38 (13.67%) CESG Certified Professional
17 37 (13.31%) DV Cleared
17 37 (13.31%) Legal
18 36 (12.95%) Public Sector
19 35 (12.59%) Data Protection
20 33 (11.87%) Azure
20 33 (11.87%) AWS
21 32 (11.51%) Risk Assessment
22 31 (11.15%) Information Assurance
23 30 (10.79%) Remediation Plan
24 29 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
25 27 (9.71%) Security Operations
25 27 (9.71%) GIAC
25 27 (9.71%) Windows

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 8 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.16%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.36%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.87%) AWS
1 33 (11.87%) Azure
2 7 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (2.52%) GCP
3 6 (2.16%) SaaS
4 5 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.80%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.80%) GitHub
4 5 (1.80%) IaaS
4 5 (1.80%) Office 365
4 5 (1.80%) PaaS
5 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.08%) Azure Stack
6 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.35%) Firewall
2 14 (5.04%) Internet
3 12 (4.32%) Network Security
4 7 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.16%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (2.16%) WAN
6 5 (1.80%) LAN
6 5 (1.80%) VPN
7 3 (1.08%) SCCP
8 2 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.36%) MPLS
9 1 (0.36%) Skype
9 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.36%) VoIP
9 1 (0.36%) Wireless
9 1 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.16%) Big Data
2 5 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.80%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.80%) GitLab
3 5 (1.80%) Snyk
4 4 (1.44%) JIRA
5 3 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (21.58%) Finance
2 37 (13.31%) Legal
3 36 (12.95%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.32%) Retail
5 10 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.88%) Banking
7 6 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.44%) Electronics
9 4 (1.44%) Marketing
10 3 (1.08%) Military
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Police
11 1 (0.36%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (27.70%) Consultant
2 61 (21.94%) Security Consultant
3 48 (17.27%) Architect
4 42 (15.11%) Security Architect
5 33 (11.87%) Security Manager
6 25 (8.99%) Security Officer
7 23 (8.27%) Information Security Officer
8 21 (7.55%) Information Security Consultant
9 16 (5.76%) Analyst
9 16 (5.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 15 (5.40%) Information Manager
10 15 (5.40%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (5.04%) Information Officer
12 13 (4.68%) Security Analyst
13 11 (3.96%) Security Specialist
13 11 (3.96%) Security Technical Consultant
13 11 (3.96%) Technical Consultant
13 11 (3.96%) Technical Security Consultant
14 10 (3.60%) Chief Information Security Officer
14 10 (3.60%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.96%) Web Services
2 8 (2.88%) .NET
3 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.72%) LDAP
3 2 (0.72%) SAML
4 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.36%) J2EE
4 1 (0.36%) REST
4 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.36%) SOAP
4 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.94%) Management Information System
2 29 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.04%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.96%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.80%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.80%) PMI
6 5 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.44%) CESG
7 4 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Blog
10 1 (0.36%) CCTV
10 1 (0.36%) NHS
10 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.71%) Windows
2 18 (6.47%) Linux
3 8 (2.88%) Unix
4 2 (0.72%) Android
4 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (72.66%) Information Security
2 89 (32.01%) Cybersecurity
3 87 (31.29%) Risk Management
4 55 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (16.55%) Security Architecture
6 35 (12.59%) Data Protection
7 32 (11.51%) Risk Assessment
8 31 (11.15%) Information Assurance
9 30 (10.79%) Remediation Plan
10 27 (9.71%) Security Operations
11 25 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (8.99%) Security Testing
11 25 (8.99%) TOGAF
12 24 (8.63%) DevOps
12 24 (8.63%) ITIL
12 24 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (8.63%) Security Management
12 24 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (8.27%) Identity Access Management
13 23 (8.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.24%) C
2 8 (2.88%) Java
3 5 (1.80%) Python
4 3 (1.08%) C++
4 3 (1.08%) Perl
4 3 (1.08%) PHP
4 3 (1.08%) SQL
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) Scala
5 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 249 (89.57%) CISSP
2 87 (31.29%) CISA
3 72 (25.90%) Security Cleared
4 45 (16.19%) Degree
5 40 (14.39%) CRISC
6 38 (13.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 37 (13.31%) DV Cleared
8 27 (9.71%) GIAC
9 25 (8.99%) SC Cleared
10 24 (8.63%) CEH
11 17 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (5.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 14 (5.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 14 (5.04%) SSCP
14 12 (4.32%) IISP
14 12 (4.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 11 (3.96%) CLAS
15 11 (3.96%) CREST Certified
15 11 (3.96%) SANS
16 9 (3.24%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (41.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (20.86%) NIST
3 56 (20.14%) GDPR
4 50 (17.99%) PCI DSS
5 27 (9.71%) NCSC
6 22 (7.91%) COBIT
7 14 (5.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (5.04%) RMADS
8 11 (3.96%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (3.96%) Data Quality
9 10 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (3.60%) PMO
10 9 (3.24%) JSP 440
11 7 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (2.16%) HIPAA
13 3 (1.08%) AICPA
13 3 (1.08%) GPG13
13 3 (1.08%) QA
14 2 (0.72%) FISMA
14 2 (0.72%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 14 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.88%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.44%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.36%) Docker
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.24%) EnCase
1 9 (3.24%) FTK
2 8 (2.88%) Terraform
3 6 (2.16%) RSA Archer
4 3 (1.08%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.08%) Nessus
5 2 (0.72%) CASB
5 2 (0.72%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.72%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) Ansible
6 1 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.36%) Grafana
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Guardium
6 1 (0.36%) Istio
6 1 (0.36%) Kibana
6 1 (0.36%) Packer
6 1 (0.36%) QRadar
6 1 (0.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 16 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.32%) Cisco
3 9 (3.24%) Cellebrite
4 8 (2.88%) VMware
5 5 (1.80%) CyberArk
5 5 (1.80%) Netsparker
5 5 (1.80%) Oracle
5 5 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.80%) SAP
5 5 (1.80%) Splunk
6 3 (1.08%) ArcSight
6 3 (1.08%) OneTrust
6 3 (1.08%) Qualys
7 2 (0.72%) BeyondTrust
7 2 (0.72%) McAfee
7 2 (0.72%) Sun
8 1 (0.36%) Black Duck
8 1 (0.36%) Coverity
8 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.36%) Thycotic