Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 480 403 487
Rank change year-on-year -77 +84 -64
Contract jobs citing CISM 372 515 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 2.96% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 344 223
England median daily rate £550 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.40% -3.00%
10th Percentile £416 £363 £363
90th Percentile £738 £713 £638
UK median daily rate £540 £531 £475
% change year-on-year +1.65% +11.84% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £46.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £46.00

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 15,794 17,384 17,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.97% 18.90% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,542 10,377 10,487
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 793 860
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -0.68%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -27 178 £594 +7.95% 15
South East -25 75 £500 -4.76% 4
South West -15 49 £500 +17.65% 2
North of England -23 44 £538 +13.16% 6
Yorkshire +10 22 £535 +12.63% 4
North West -8 21 £590 +24.21% 2
Midlands +4 13 £525 -4.55% 7
West Midlands +7 12 £525 +5.00% 3
East of England -2 12 £513 -10.48% 1
North East +21 1 £500 -20.00%
East Midlands +8 1 - - 4
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 362 (97.31%) CISSP
2 218 (58.60%) Information Security
3 160 (43.01%) CISA
4 135 (36.29%) Cybersecurity
5 129 (34.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 112 (30.11%) Finance
7 82 (22.04%) PCI DSS
8 78 (20.97%) Risk Management
9 77 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
10 74 (19.89%) Security Architecture
11 70 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
12 67 (18.01%) Degree
13 65 (17.47%) Management Information System
13 65 (17.47%) CRISC
14 56 (15.05%) SIEM
15 54 (14.52%) Security Operations
15 54 (14.52%) NIST
16 52 (13.98%) Firewall
17 50 (13.44%) Security Management
17 50 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (13.17%) Security Cleared
19 47 (12.63%) GDPR
20 41 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
20 41 (11.02%) ITIL
20 41 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
21 39 (10.48%) Risk Assessment
22 36 (9.68%) DevOps
23 35 (9.41%) Project Management
23 35 (9.41%) Identity Access Management
24 32 (8.60%) CEH

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 6 (1.61%) IIS
2 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.81%) Confluence
3 3 (0.81%) JBoss
3 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) assyst
1 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (4.84%) SaaS
5 15 (4.03%) PaaS
6 14 (3.76%) IaaS
7 13 (3.49%) Office 365
8 6 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.61%) Serverless
9 5 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.08%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.81%) G Suite
12 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.98%) Firewall
2 30 (8.06%) Network Security
3 19 (5.11%) VPN
4 10 (2.69%) Internet
5 7 (1.88%) WAN
6 6 (1.61%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (1.61%) DNS
6 6 (1.61%) HTTP
7 5 (1.34%) LAN
7 5 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (1.08%) NFC
8 4 (1.08%) SAN
8 4 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (1.08%) WLAN
9 3 (0.81%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.81%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.81%) NAS
10 2 (0.54%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.65%) Big Data
2 5 (1.34%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (0.81%) GIS
4 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.23%) JIRA
2 4 (1.08%) SonarQube
2 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) sqlmap
General
1 112 (30.11%) Finance
2 30 (8.06%) Legal
3 28 (7.53%) Banking
4 22 (5.91%) Retail
5 19 (5.11%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.96%) Back Office
7 9 (2.42%) Military
8 7 (1.88%) Marketing
9 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.08%) Electronics
10 4 (1.08%) Law
11 2 (0.54%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Billing
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (19.89%) Architect
1 74 (19.89%) Security Architect
2 73 (19.62%) Consultant
3 62 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 53 (14.25%) Analyst
5 42 (11.29%) Security Analyst
6 41 (11.02%) Security Manager
7 32 (8.60%) Information Security Consultant
7 32 (8.60%) Security Engineer
8 21 (5.65%) Head of Security
9 20 (5.38%) Business Analyst
10 19 (5.11%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (4.84%) Information Analyst
11 18 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
11 18 (4.84%) IT Manager
12 16 (4.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 16 (4.30%) Information Manager
13 15 (4.03%) Information Security Manager
13 15 (4.03%) Security Specialist
14 13 (3.49%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.91%) Web Services
2 15 (4.03%) SAML
3 10 (2.69%) OAuth
3 10 (2.69%) OpenID
4 8 (2.15%) LDAP
4 8 (2.15%) Middleware
5 6 (1.61%) REST
6 5 (1.34%) OAuth2
6 5 (1.34%) SOAP
7 4 (1.08%) Kafka
8 3 (0.81%) XACML
9 1 (0.27%) JSON
9 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.47%) Management Information System
2 41 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.84%) PKI
3 18 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (3.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (2.96%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (2.96%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.15%) CESG
6 8 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.88%) Cyberattack
8 6 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.34%) Cybercrime
9 5 (1.34%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.34%) PMI
10 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.81%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.53%) Linux
2 27 (7.26%) Windows
3 15 (4.03%) Unix
4 12 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.08%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (58.60%) Information Security
2 135 (36.29%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (20.97%) Risk Management
4 74 (19.89%) Security Architecture
5 56 (15.05%) SIEM
6 54 (14.52%) Security Operations
7 50 (13.44%) Security Management
7 50 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (11.02%) ITIL
9 39 (10.48%) Risk Assessment
10 36 (9.68%) DevOps
11 35 (9.41%) Identity Access Management
11 35 (9.41%) Project Management
12 31 (8.33%) Information Security Management
12 31 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (8.06%) Data Protection
13 30 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (7.26%) TOGAF
15 25 (6.72%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.91%) Python
2 14 (3.76%) C
3 13 (3.49%) Java
4 9 (2.42%) SQL
5 8 (2.15%) Perl
6 7 (1.88%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.34%) C#
9 4 (1.08%) C++
10 3 (0.81%) Go
11 2 (0.54%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 362 (97.31%) CISSP
2 160 (43.01%) CISA
3 67 (18.01%) Degree
4 65 (17.47%) CRISC
5 49 (13.17%) Security Cleared
6 32 (8.60%) CEH
7 28 (7.53%) SC Cleared
8 27 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (5.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 20 (5.38%) CISMP
10 20 (5.38%) GIAC
11 19 (5.11%) SANS
12 16 (4.30%) DV Cleared
12 16 (4.30%) SSCP
13 13 (3.49%) CCSP
14 12 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
14 12 (3.23%) CSSLP
14 12 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 12 (3.23%) ISSAP
15 10 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (34.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (22.04%) PCI DSS
3 54 (14.52%) NIST
4 47 (12.63%) GDPR
5 18 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (3.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (3.49%) COBIT
8 11 (2.96%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (2.42%) HIPAA
10 6 (1.61%) ISAE 3402
10 6 (1.61%) JSP 440
11 5 (1.34%) ISO 22301
11 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (1.08%) FedRAMP
12 4 (1.08%) ISO 31000
12 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.81%) NCSC
13 3 (0.81%) PSD2
13 3 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.08%) ISA Server
2 4 (1.08%) NDS
3 3 (0.81%) Docker
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.23%) Nessus
3 11 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.88%) QRadar
5 6 (1.61%) Puppet
5 6 (1.61%) Terraform
6 5 (1.34%) Ansible
7 4 (1.08%) IBM Guardium
7 4 (1.08%) Istio
7 4 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.54%) CASB
8 2 (0.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.54%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.27%) Suricata
Vendors
1 28 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.18%) Splunk
3 21 (5.65%) Google
4 16 (4.30%) Cisco
5 15 (4.03%) IBM
6 12 (3.23%) Qualys
7 10 (2.69%) SAP
8 9 (2.42%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.42%) ForgeRock
8 9 (2.42%) Oracle
9 8 (2.15%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.15%) McAfee
9 8 (2.15%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.88%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.61%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.61%) Ping Identity
12 4 (1.08%) AlienVault
12 4 (1.08%) Centrify
12 4 (1.08%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.08%) Okta