Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 444 349 440
Rank change year-on-year -95 +91 +15
Contract jobs citing CISM 329 219 311
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 2.75% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 135 227
10th Percentile £456 £350 £413
25th Percentile £513 £444 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £513 £550
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -6.82% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £675
90th Percentile £734 £675 £743
UK median daily rate £600 £519 £550
% change year-on-year +15.66% -5.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
10th Percentile £35.40 £62.65 £46.85
25th Percentile £43.12 £62.88 £51.13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £68.00 £59.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.80% +14.29% -17.93%
75th Percentile £55.73 £70.50 £69.13
90th Percentile £55.89 £71.40 £74.15
UK median hourly rate £55.22 £66.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year -16.34% +10.92% -17.93%

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 13,102 7,965 14,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.10% 23.29% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,452 5,205 9,161
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £570 £565
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 396 554
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.29 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £39.08 £40.00 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year -2.31% +24.03% +23.94%
75th Percentile £53.72 £52.56 £49.38
90th Percentile £65.99 £62.88 £57.35
UK median hourly rate £39.73 £40.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.30% +23.85% +22.84%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -102 176 £600 +9.09% 46
South East -64 52 £588 +31.80% 11
South West -53 28 £565 +15.90% 9
North of England -43 25 £563 +25.00% 17
North West -38 20 £585 +26.49% 5
Midlands -60 11 £675 +42.11% 16
East of England -39 10 £600 +4.35% 6
West Midlands -59 7 £675 +42.11% 8
East Midlands -33 4 £775 +40.91% 8
Yorkshire -42 4 £475 +15.15% 9
North East - 1 £270 - 3
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 294 (89.36%) CISSP
2 209 (63.53%) Information Security
3 135 (41.03%) Cybersecurity
4 131 (39.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 129 (39.21%) CISA
6 113 (34.35%) CRISC
7 102 (31.00%) Risk Management
8 91 (27.66%) Finance
9 87 (26.44%) NIST
10 79 (24.01%) Social Skills
11 78 (23.71%) Degree
12 67 (20.36%) Security Cleared
13 63 (19.15%) Security Management
14 62 (18.84%) Management Information System
15 59 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (17.02%) GDPR
17 53 (16.11%) SC Cleared
18 50 (15.20%) Security Operations
19 49 (14.89%) Security Architecture
20 47 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
21 44 (13.37%) ISMS
21 44 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
22 42 (12.77%) SIEM
23 41 (12.46%) Data Protection
23 41 (12.46%) Azure
24 39 (11.85%) Firewall
25 37 (11.25%) CEH
26 36 (10.94%) Information Security Management
26 36 (10.94%) ITIL
26 36 (10.94%) 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 3 (0.91%) IIS
2 2 (0.61%) Drupal
2 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.46%) Azure
2 27 (8.21%) AWS
3 24 (7.29%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (3.34%) GCP
5 8 (2.43%) IaaS
6 7 (2.13%) SaaS
7 6 (1.82%) Azure Sentinel
7 6 (1.82%) PaaS
8 4 (1.22%) Serverless
9 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.61%) AWS KMS
10 2 (0.61%) GitHub
10 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.61%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.61%) Smartsheet
11 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.85%) Firewall
2 32 (9.73%) Network Security
3 8 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (2.13%) WAN
5 6 (1.82%) LAN
5 6 (1.82%) VPN
6 5 (1.52%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (1.52%) HTTP
6 5 (1.52%) Internet
6 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.52%) VoIP
7 4 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.22%) FTP
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.61%) IPsec
8 2 (0.61%) SSL
9 1 (0.30%) DNS
9 1 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.61%) GitLab
2 2 (0.61%) JIRA
2 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (27.66%) Finance
2 79 (24.01%) Social Skills
3 27 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.60%) Influencing Skills
5 24 (7.29%) Banking
5 24 (7.29%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.56%) Legal
7 14 (4.26%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (3.95%) Manufacturing
8 13 (3.95%) Retail
9 11 (3.34%) Law
9 11 (3.34%) Telecoms
10 8 (2.43%) Electronics
10 8 (2.43%) Marketing
11 7 (2.13%) Back Office
11 7 (2.13%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.82%) Automotive
12 6 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.91%) Police
Job Titles
1 67 (20.36%) Consultant
2 63 (19.15%) Architect
3 58 (17.63%) Security Architect
4 51 (15.50%) Security Consultant
5 50 (15.20%) Security Manager
6 44 (13.37%) Analyst
7 32 (9.73%) Information Security Consultant
8 31 (9.42%) Security Analyst
9 23 (6.99%) Information Security Manager
10 22 (6.69%) Security Engineer
11 20 (6.08%) Information Manager
12 15 (4.56%) Project Manager
13 14 (4.26%) IT Manager
14 12 (3.65%) Head of Security
14 12 (3.65%) IT Security Manager
14 12 (3.65%) Security Specialist
15 11 (3.34%) Security Project Manager
16 10 (3.04%) Risk Consultant
17 9 (2.74%) Information Security Architect
17 9 (2.74%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.43%) Web Services
2 7 (2.13%) REST
3 3 (0.91%) Middleware
3 3 (0.91%) ModSecurity
4 2 (0.61%) .NET
4 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.61%) JSON
4 2 (0.61%) OAuth
4 2 (0.61%) OpenID
4 2 (0.61%) RESTful
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (18.84%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.56%) Security Operations Centre
3 14 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.43%) PKI
5 8 (2.43%) User Experience
6 6 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.52%) CESG
7 5 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.52%) PMI
8 4 (1.22%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.22%) Cyberattack
8 4 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.91%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.91%) NHS
10 2 (0.61%) BYOD
10 2 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.94%) Windows
2 20 (6.08%) Linux
2 20 (6.08%) Unix
3 4 (1.22%) Android
3 4 (1.22%) Mac OS
3 4 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (63.53%) Information Security
2 135 (41.03%) Cybersecurity
3 102 (31.00%) Risk Management
4 63 (19.15%) Security Management
5 59 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (15.20%) Security Operations
7 49 (14.89%) Security Architecture
8 44 (13.37%) ISMS
8 44 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 42 (12.77%) SIEM
10 41 (12.46%) Data Protection
11 36 (10.94%) Information Security Management
11 36 (10.94%) ITIL
12 34 (10.33%) TOGAF
13 33 (10.03%) SABSA
14 30 (9.12%) Incident Management
15 29 (8.81%) Service Management
16 28 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
17 27 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.65%) Python
2 4 (1.22%) SQL
2 4 (1.22%) VBA
3 3 (0.91%) Java
4 2 (0.61%) Bash
4 2 (0.61%) Go
4 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 294 (89.36%) CISSP
2 129 (39.21%) CISA
3 113 (34.35%) CRISC
4 78 (23.71%) Degree
5 67 (20.36%) Security Cleared
6 53 (16.11%) SC Cleared
7 47 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (11.25%) CEH
9 28 (8.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 24 (7.29%) CESG Certified Professional
11 22 (6.69%) GIAC
12 21 (6.38%) SANS
13 17 (5.17%) CCSP
14 16 (4.86%) CCNP
14 16 (4.86%) DV Cleared
14 16 (4.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 15 (4.56%) ISACA
16 12 (3.65%) SSCP
17 11 (3.34%) CISMP
17 11 (3.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (39.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (26.44%) NIST
3 56 (17.02%) GDPR
4 35 (10.64%) PCI DSS
5 29 (8.81%) COBIT
6 24 (7.29%) NCSC
7 23 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 22 (6.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 21 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (5.47%) SOC 2
11 17 (5.17%) GRC
12 14 (4.26%) JSP 440
13 12 (3.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (3.34%) ITGC
14 11 (3.34%) RMADS
15 5 (1.52%) HIPAA
15 5 (1.52%) SLA
16 4 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (1.22%) NIST 800
16 4 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) Docker
2 3 (0.91%) Firmware
3 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.13%) CSIRT
1 7 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.82%) CASB
3 4 (1.22%) DatAdvantage
3 4 (1.22%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.61%) Ansible
4 2 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.61%) WMI
5 1 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.30%) Nessus
5 1 (0.30%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (6.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.95%) SAP
3 10 (3.04%) Cisco
4 7 (2.13%) McAfee
4 7 (2.13%) Splunk
5 5 (1.52%) Google
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle
5 5 (1.52%) Qualys
5 5 (1.52%) Symantec
5 5 (1.52%) Trend Micro
5 5 (1.52%) Veracode
6 4 (1.22%) LogRhythm
6 4 (1.22%) Varonis
7 3 (0.91%) BeyondTrust
7 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.91%) Sparx
7 3 (0.91%) VMware
8 2 (0.61%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.61%) Juniper
8 2 (0.61%) Tanium