Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 430 483
Rank change year-on-year -22 +53 +30
Contract jobs citing CISM 462 509 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 2.56% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 285 303
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £349 £364
90th Percentile £650 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
England median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £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 17792 19904 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.46% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10928 12418 12556
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 767 995
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.74 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -76 184 £525 -4.55% 38
South East +52 117 £481 +1.32% 18
North of England +33 72 £550 +37.50% 26
East of England -9 50 £463 +23.33% 5
North West +19 44 £595 +25.26% 4
South West -1 29 £500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +21 23 £550 +20.55% 17
Midlands +7 9 £475 +11.76% 6
North East +53 7 £625 +56.25% 5
West Midlands +9 4 £475 +11.76% 6
East Midlands 0 4 £450 +20.00%
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CISM.

1 441 (95.45%) CISSP
2 314 (67.97%) Information Security
3 223 (48.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 160 (34.63%) Cybersecurity
5 132 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 131 (28.35%) Finance
7 130 (28.14%) CISA
8 123 (26.62%) PCI DSS
9 113 (24.46%) Degree
10 108 (23.38%) Management Information System
11 88 (19.05%) SIEM
12 86 (18.61%) Cisco Certification
13 85 (18.40%) Firewall
14 78 (16.88%) ITIL
15 71 (15.37%) Windows
16 70 (15.15%) Security Operations
17 68 (14.72%) Vulnerability Management
18 64 (13.85%) COBIT
19 61 (13.20%) Security Architecture
19 61 (13.20%) Linux
19 61 (13.20%) GDPR
20 60 (12.99%) Project Management
21 59 (12.77%) Data Protection
22 58 (12.55%) Penetration Testing
22 58 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
23 56 (12.12%) Security Management
24 55 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
25 53 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
26 50 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
27 48 (10.39%) 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 10 (2.16%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.73%) IIS
3 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.43%) Apache
5 2 (0.43%) Confluence
5 2 (0.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.43%) Mule
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.22%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.03%) Mimecast
4 14 (3.03%) SaaS
5 11 (2.38%) IaaS
5 11 (2.38%) PaaS
6 7 (1.52%) Office 365
7 6 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.65%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.43%) Akamai
10 2 (0.43%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Serverless
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (18.40%) Firewall
2 47 (10.17%) Network Security
3 30 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 17 (3.68%) Internet
5 17 (3.68%) SAN
6 11 (2.38%) VLAN
7 9 (1.95%) NAS
8 8 (1.73%) Intranet
9 7 (1.52%) LAN
9 7 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (1.30%) DNS
10 6 (1.30%) SSL
10 6 (1.30%) VPN
11 5 (1.08%) WAN
12 4 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (0.87%) HTTP
12 4 (0.87%) MVNO
12 4 (0.87%) SS7
12 4 (0.87%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.60%) Star Schema
2 6 (1.30%) MySQL
3 5 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.87%) Maltego
4 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.65%) DataStax
5 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) HBase
7 1 (0.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) Hudson
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.22%) sqlmap
General
1 131 (28.35%) Finance
2 45 (9.74%) Banking
3 42 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 32 (6.93%) Legal
5 23 (4.98%) Retail
6 17 (3.68%) Law
7 12 (2.60%) Marketing
8 11 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.16%) Electronics
10 9 (1.95%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.08%) Automotive
11 5 (1.08%) International Banking
12 4 (0.87%) Billing
13 3 (0.65%) Back Office
13 3 (0.65%) Publishing
14 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.22%) French Language
15 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (26.41%) Consultant
2 105 (22.73%) Security Consultant
3 89 (19.26%) Analyst
4 77 (16.67%) Security Analyst
5 53 (11.47%) Security Manager
6 47 (10.17%) Security Specialist
7 38 (8.23%) Architect
8 33 (7.14%) Security Architect
9 26 (5.63%) Information Manager
9 26 (5.63%) Security Engineer
10 25 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
10 25 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
11 23 (4.98%) Information Analyst
11 23 (4.98%) Information Security Analyst
12 21 (4.55%) IT Analyst
13 19 (4.11%) IT Consultant
13 19 (4.11%) Risk Manager
14 17 (3.68%) IT Security Consultant
15 16 (3.46%) IT Security Analyst
16 15 (3.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.81%) Web Services
2 11 (2.38%) Middleware
3 6 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.65%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.43%) CSS
5 2 (0.43%) CSS3
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.43%) HTML5
5 2 (0.43%) jQuery
5 2 (0.43%) REST
5 2 (0.43%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) SAML
5 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.22%) JSP
6 1 (0.22%) Spring
6 1 (0.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 108 (23.38%) Management Information System
2 40 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (7.58%) CESG
4 29 (6.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 25 (5.41%) Public Cloud
6 24 (5.19%) PKI
7 23 (4.98%) Data Centre
8 18 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.81%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (2.60%) Virtual Team
11 10 (2.16%) Mobile App
11 10 (2.16%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.73%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.52%) Smart Meter
14 6 (1.30%) NHS
15 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.87%) Online Banking
15 4 (0.87%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.37%) Windows
2 61 (13.20%) Linux
3 44 (9.52%) Unix
4 17 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.16%) Solaris
6 8 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.08%) Android
8 5 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.87%) HPUX
9 4 (0.87%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.65%) AIX
10 3 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (67.97%) Information Security
2 160 (34.63%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 88 (19.05%) SIEM
5 78 (16.88%) ITIL
6 70 (15.15%) Security Operations
7 68 (14.72%) Vulnerability Management
8 61 (13.20%) Security Architecture
9 60 (12.99%) Project Management
10 59 (12.77%) Data Protection
11 58 (12.55%) Penetration Testing
11 58 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 56 (12.12%) Security Management
13 50 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (8.44%) Incident Management
14 39 (8.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 37 (8.01%) Identity Access Management
16 34 (7.36%) Risk Assessment
16 34 (7.36%) SDLC
17 33 (7.14%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.60%) Python
2 9 (1.95%) SQL
3 8 (1.73%) Java
3 8 (1.73%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.73%) Ruby
4 7 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.43%) C
5 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.22%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) C++
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 441 (95.45%) CISSP
2 130 (28.14%) CISA
3 113 (24.46%) Degree
4 86 (18.61%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 48 (10.39%) CRISC
7 44 (9.52%) CEH
7 44 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 41 (8.87%) SANS
9 31 (6.71%) CCSP
10 29 (6.28%) SSCP
11 24 (5.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 21 (4.55%) CCNP
12 21 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (4.11%) CompTIA Security+
13 19 (4.11%) Security+ Certification
14 18 (3.90%) SC Cleared
15 17 (3.68%) ISACA
15 17 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (3.46%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (48.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (26.62%) PCI DSS
3 64 (13.85%) COBIT
4 61 (13.20%) GDPR
5 25 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (3.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (2.16%) ISO 22301
9 7 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (1.52%) JSP 440
10 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (1.30%) QA
10 6 (1.30%) RMADS
11 4 (0.87%) COSO
12 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.43%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.43%) SLA
13 2 (0.43%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.52%) vSphere
4 3 (0.65%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.65%) vCloud
4 3 (0.65%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) IAG
5 2 (0.43%) Snort
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) Docker
6 1 (0.22%) HDFS
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.60%) Nessus
2 10 (2.16%) Terraform
3 7 (1.52%) Ansible
3 7 (1.52%) Packer
4 6 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.08%) OSSEC
6 4 (0.87%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.65%) Kibana
7 3 (0.65%) logstash
7 3 (0.65%) Nmap
7 3 (0.65%) SCCM
8 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.43%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.43%) Puppet
9 1 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 37 (8.01%) Qualys
2 34 (7.36%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.28%) Splunk
4 26 (5.63%) Cisco
5 19 (4.11%) Oracle
6 18 (3.90%) McAfee
7 16 (3.46%) Symantec
8 14 (3.03%) VMware
9 13 (2.81%) Tufin
10 11 (2.38%) SAP
11 9 (1.95%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.95%) LogRhythm
11 9 (1.95%) Tripwire
12 8 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.52%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.52%) Intel
14 6 (1.30%) HP
15 5 (1.08%) Apple
15 5 (1.08%) Blue Coat
15 5 (1.08%) Sourcefire