Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 447 330 457
Rank change year-on-year -117 +127 0
Contract jobs citing CISM 309 161 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.61% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 2.42% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 110 269
10th Percentile £420 £354 £411
25th Percentile £509 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £595 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £663
90th Percentile £750 £725 £750
UK median daily rate £595 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +8.18% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £59.06 £69.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -14.41% - -
UK median hourly rate £58.89 £69.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.66% - -

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 12,561 6,662 15,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 25.15% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,098 4,518 9,957
10th Percentile £309 £300 £263
25th Percentile £411 £393 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 234 652
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.25 £31.61 £38.37
Median % change year-on-year +2.02% -17.61% +66.82%
75th Percentile £53.81 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.28 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £39.18
% change year-on-year +4.40% -19.31% +70.33%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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 -100 181 £590 +2.61% 53
South East -86 51 £658 +23.03% 14
South West -44 31 £525 +9.09% 13
North of England -71 13 £585 +41.82% 21
North West -45 10 £550 +37.50% 8
East of England -44 9 £525 +61.54% 5
West Midlands -63 6 £588 +23.68% 9
Midlands -76 6 £588 +23.68% 9
Yorkshire -54 3 £685 +61.18% 9
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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.

1 277 (89.64%) CISSP
2 202 (65.37%) Information Security
3 147 (47.57%) Cybersecurity
4 114 (36.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 110 (35.60%) Finance
6 101 (32.69%) CRISC
7 97 (31.39%) Risk Management
8 88 (28.48%) CISA
9 77 (24.92%) Degree
10 70 (22.65%) NIST
11 61 (19.74%) Social Skills
12 58 (18.77%) Security Cleared
13 51 (16.50%) Security Operations
14 49 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (15.53%) Vulnerability Management
16 47 (15.21%) Cisco Certification
16 47 (15.21%) GDPR
17 45 (14.56%) Security Management
17 45 (14.56%) SIEM
17 45 (14.56%) Azure
18 44 (14.24%) Management Information System
19 43 (13.92%) SC Cleared
20 39 (12.62%) Security Architecture
21 35 (11.33%) Firewall
22 32 (10.36%) Project Management
22 32 (10.36%) ITIL
22 32 (10.36%) Data Protection
23 31 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (10.03%) COBIT
23 31 (10.03%) Information Security Management

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 (1.94%) IIS
2 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.65%) Confluence
3 2 (0.65%) Drupal
4 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.97%) iTrent
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.56%) Azure
2 30 (9.71%) AWS
3 24 (7.77%) GCP
4 13 (4.21%) SaaS
5 11 (3.56%) IaaS
5 11 (3.56%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (3.24%) Azure Sentinel
7 7 (2.27%) PaaS
8 6 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon SageMaker
10 2 (0.65%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.65%) AWS KMS
10 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.65%) Serverless
10 2 (0.65%) Smartsheet
11 1 (0.32%) GitHub
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.33%) Firewall
2 30 (9.71%) Network Security
3 9 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.59%) FTP
5 6 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.62%) VPN
7 4 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.29%) Intranet
8 3 (0.97%) HTTP
8 3 (0.97%) SSL
8 3 (0.97%) VoIP
8 3 (0.97%) WAN
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.65%) IPsec
9 2 (0.65%) LAN
9 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.32%) DMZ
10 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.97%) Big Data
2 3 (0.97%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.32%) MS Access
4 1 (0.32%) Power BI
4 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) JIRA
2 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.65%) Maven
4 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 110 (35.60%) Finance
2 61 (19.74%) Social Skills
3 31 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.77%) Banking
4 24 (7.77%) Legal
5 15 (4.85%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.88%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (3.88%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (3.24%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.91%) Electronics
9 9 (2.91%) Marketing
10 8 (2.59%) Investment Banking
11 7 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (1.62%) Automotive
13 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
13 4 (1.29%) Retail
14 3 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.97%) International Banking
14 3 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (23.62%) Consultant
2 61 (19.74%) Architect
2 61 (19.74%) Security Consultant
3 58 (18.77%) Security Architect
4 46 (14.89%) Security Manager
5 39 (12.62%) Analyst
6 32 (10.36%) Information Security Consultant
7 27 (8.74%) Security Analyst
8 25 (8.09%) Information Security Manager
9 22 (7.12%) Information Manager
10 13 (4.21%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.21%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.88%) Security Specialist
11 12 (3.88%) Security Technical Consultant
11 12 (3.88%) Technical Consultant
11 12 (3.88%) Technical Security Consultant
12 11 (3.56%) IT Manager
12 11 (3.56%) Operational Security Manager
12 11 (3.56%) Operations Manager
12 11 (3.56%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.29%) ModSecurity
1 4 (1.29%) SAML
2 3 (0.97%) .NET
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.97%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.65%) OAuth
3 2 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.32%) J2EE
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) REST
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.24%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.47%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.27%) Cyberattack
5 6 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.94%) PKI
6 5 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.29%) PMI
8 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.97%) NHS
8 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.65%) CESG
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
9 2 (0.65%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.80%) Windows
2 12 (3.88%) Linux
3 6 (1.94%) Unix
4 3 (0.97%) VMS
5 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (65.37%) Information Security
2 147 (47.57%) Cybersecurity
3 97 (31.39%) Risk Management
4 51 (16.50%) Security Operations
5 49 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (15.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 45 (14.56%) Security Management
7 45 (14.56%) SIEM
8 39 (12.62%) Security Architecture
9 32 (10.36%) Data Protection
9 32 (10.36%) ITIL
9 32 (10.36%) Project Management
10 31 (10.03%) Information Security Management
11 29 (9.39%) SABSA
12 28 (9.06%) ISMS
13 27 (8.74%) Threat Intelligence
14 26 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (8.09%) Risk Assessment
15 25 (8.09%) TOGAF
16 23 (7.44%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.83%) Python
2 8 (2.59%) SQL
2 8 (2.59%) VBA
3 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.97%) C
3 3 (0.97%) Java
3 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.32%) C#
4 1 (0.32%) C++
4 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.32%) Perl
4 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 277 (89.64%) CISSP
2 101 (32.69%) CRISC
3 88 (28.48%) CISA
4 77 (24.92%) Degree
5 58 (18.77%) Security Cleared
6 47 (15.21%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (13.92%) SC Cleared
8 29 (9.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 26 (8.41%) CESG Certified Professional
10 23 (7.44%) CEH
11 22 (7.12%) GIAC
12 18 (5.83%) SANS
13 15 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (4.53%) CCSP
14 14 (4.53%) DV Cleared
14 14 (4.53%) PMI Certification
15 12 (3.88%) CCNP
15 12 (3.88%) CGEIT
15 12 (3.88%) PMP
16 11 (3.56%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (36.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (22.65%) NIST
3 47 (15.21%) GDPR
4 31 (10.03%) COBIT
5 24 (7.77%) PCI DSS
5 24 (7.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (7.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 19 (6.15%) GRC
7 19 (6.15%) NCSC
8 17 (5.50%) SOC 2
9 14 (4.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 12 (3.88%) ITGC
11 11 (3.56%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (2.27%) JSP 440
12 7 (2.27%) QA
13 6 (1.94%) NIST 800
14 5 (1.62%) RMADS
15 3 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.97%) Docker
3 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.24%) CSIRT
2 6 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.29%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.97%) Terraform
6 2 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.65%) Nessus
6 2 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.65%) QRadar
6 2 (0.65%) WMI
7 1 (0.32%) Ansible
7 1 (0.32%) CASB
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.32%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.32%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.18%) Google
2 16 (5.18%) SAP
3 10 (3.24%) Cisco
3 10 (3.24%) Oracle
3 10 (3.24%) Splunk
4 5 (1.62%) McAfee
5 4 (1.29%) Qualys
6 3 (0.97%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.97%) Palo Alto
6 3 (0.97%) VMware
7 2 (0.65%) CA
7 2 (0.65%) Capita
7 2 (0.65%) CyberArk
7 2 (0.65%) Juniper
7 2 (0.65%) LogLogic
7 2 (0.65%) Rapid7
7 2 (0.65%) Sparx
7 2 (0.65%) Tanium
7 2 (0.65%) Veracode