Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 443 438 457
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 -28
Contract jobs citing CISM 361 494 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 2.82% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 351 253
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £375
90th Percentile £750 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £67.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.84% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £67.00 -
% change year-on-year -32.84% - -

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 15,561 17,511 17,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.14% 18.52% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,604 10,370 10,641
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 856 830
England median hourly rate £35.90 £25.00 £25.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -3.53% +1.63%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.00 £49.78
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +3.77%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +7 177 £600 +9.09% 52
South East +15 62 £516 -4.00% 18
North of England +12 57 £550 - 22
South West -12 34 £565 +20.53% 13
Yorkshire +34 31 £543 -1.36% 10
Midlands +53 24 £538 -10.42% 21
North West +2 24 £580 +16.00% 10
West Midlands +37 20 £525 -12.50% 16
East of England +27 4 £375 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +22 4 £550 -8.33% 5
North East +12 2 - - 2
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 341 (94.46%) CISSP
2 238 (65.93%) Information Security
3 142 (39.34%) CISA
4 138 (38.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 116 (32.13%) Cybersecurity
6 110 (30.47%) Finance
7 92 (25.48%) Risk Management
8 76 (21.05%) Security Architecture
9 74 (20.50%) CRISC
10 71 (19.67%) PCI DSS
11 68 (18.84%) Management Information System
12 66 (18.28%) Azure
13 64 (17.73%) AWS
14 63 (17.45%) Degree
15 60 (16.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (14.68%) SIEM
16 53 (14.68%) NIST
17 52 (14.40%) Firewall
17 52 (14.40%) ITIL
18 51 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (13.57%) Security Cleared
20 46 (12.74%) GDPR
21 44 (12.19%) Security Operations
22 41 (11.36%) Security Management
23 38 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
24 36 (9.97%) Retail
24 36 (9.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
25 34 (9.42%) SC Cleared
26 33 (9.14%) COBIT
26 33 (9.14%) Microsoft

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 9 (2.49%) IIS
2 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.55%) Confluence
4 2 (0.55%) JBoss
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (18.28%) Azure
2 64 (17.73%) AWS
3 28 (7.76%) SaaS
4 20 (5.54%) IaaS
5 16 (4.43%) Office 365
5 16 (4.43%) PaaS
6 8 (2.22%) GCP
7 7 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.94%) Serverless
8 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.83%) Azure Stack
8 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.83%) GitHub
8 3 (0.83%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.55%) G Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.40%) Firewall
2 29 (8.03%) Network Security
3 16 (4.43%) Internet
4 12 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (2.77%) DNS
5 10 (2.77%) VPN
6 9 (2.49%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (2.49%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.66%) 3GPP
7 6 (1.66%) PPP
8 5 (1.39%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (1.39%) HTTP
9 4 (1.11%) SAN
10 3 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (0.55%) VoIP
11 2 (0.55%) Wireless
12 1 (0.28%) SMTP
12 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.99%) Big Data
2 2 (0.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (3.05%) JIRA
2 4 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.55%) AppScan
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 110 (30.47%) Finance
2 36 (9.97%) Retail
3 21 (5.82%) Banking
3 21 (5.82%) Legal
4 17 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.60%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.66%) Marketing
7 6 (1.66%) Military
8 5 (1.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
9 2 (0.55%) Czech Language
9 2 (0.55%) Police
10 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (19.94%) Consultant
2 65 (18.01%) Architect
2 65 (18.01%) Security Architect
3 63 (17.45%) Analyst
3 63 (17.45%) Security Consultant
4 48 (13.30%) Security Analyst
5 33 (9.14%) Security Manager
6 32 (8.86%) Information Security Consultant
7 30 (8.31%) Security Officer
8 22 (6.09%) Business Analyst
9 21 (5.82%) Security Engineer
10 19 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (4.99%) Information Manager
12 17 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
12 17 (4.71%) Information Security Manager
12 17 (4.71%) IT Security Officer
13 15 (4.16%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 15 (4.16%) Information Security Officer
13 15 (4.16%) Security Specialist
13 15 (4.16%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.03%) Web Services
2 9 (2.49%) SAML
3 7 (1.94%) Middleware
3 7 (1.94%) SailPoint
4 6 (1.66%) LDAP
5 5 (1.39%) OAuth
5 5 (1.39%) OpenID
5 5 (1.39%) REST
5 5 (1.39%) SOAP
6 4 (1.11%) Kafka
6 4 (1.11%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.55%) .NET
7 2 (0.55%) JSON
7 2 (0.55%) XACML
8 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (18.84%) Management Information System
2 51 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.60%) PKI
4 10 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (2.77%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.22%) SCADA
7 7 (1.94%) Cyberattack
7 7 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.66%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.66%) PMI
8 6 (1.66%) User Experience
9 5 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.11%) CESG
10 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.31%) Windows
2 21 (5.82%) Linux
3 19 (5.26%) Unix
4 6 (1.66%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (65.93%) Information Security
2 116 (32.13%) Cybersecurity
3 92 (25.48%) Risk Management
4 76 (21.05%) Security Architecture
5 60 (16.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (14.68%) SIEM
7 52 (14.40%) ITIL
8 44 (12.19%) Security Operations
9 41 (11.36%) Security Management
10 38 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
11 32 (8.86%) Risk Assessment
12 30 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (8.31%) ISMS
12 30 (8.31%) Project Management
12 30 (8.31%) Vulnerability Management
13 28 (7.76%) Data Protection
14 27 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (6.93%) Information Security Management
15 25 (6.93%) Privileged Access Management
16 24 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.99%) C
2 9 (2.49%) Python
3 5 (1.39%) Java
4 3 (0.83%) C++
4 3 (0.83%) Go
4 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.83%) SQL
5 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.55%) Perl
5 2 (0.55%) Ruby
6 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 341 (94.46%) CISSP
2 142 (39.34%) CISA
3 74 (20.50%) CRISC
4 63 (17.45%) Degree
5 49 (13.57%) Security Cleared
6 34 (9.42%) SC Cleared
7 28 (7.76%) CEH
8 26 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (7.20%) SANS
9 17 (4.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 17 (4.71%) GIAC
10 16 (4.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 14 (3.88%) DV Cleared
11 14 (3.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 14 (3.88%) SSCP
12 13 (3.60%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (3.32%) CISMP
14 10 (2.77%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (2.49%) IISP
16 8 (2.22%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (38.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (19.67%) PCI DSS
3 53 (14.68%) NIST
4 46 (12.74%) GDPR
5 36 (9.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (9.14%) COBIT
7 17 (4.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (3.60%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (1.94%) NCSC
10 6 (1.66%) COSO
10 6 (1.66%) RMADS
11 5 (1.39%) Basel II
11 5 (1.39%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (1.39%) EMIR
11 5 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (1.39%) JSP 440
11 5 (1.39%) MiFID
12 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 17 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.39%) Docker
3 2 (0.55%) NDS
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.05%) CASB
2 7 (1.94%) QRadar
2 7 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.11%) Nessus
3 4 (1.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 3 (0.83%) CSIRT
4 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.83%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.55%) PingFederate
5 2 (0.55%) Suricata
5 2 (0.55%) Terraform
5 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 33 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.54%) Splunk
3 12 (3.32%) BeyondTrust
3 12 (3.32%) SAP
4 11 (3.05%) Cisco
5 8 (2.22%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.94%) IBM
7 6 (1.66%) Google
7 6 (1.66%) Oracle
7 6 (1.66%) Palo Alto
7 6 (1.66%) Qualys
8 5 (1.39%) VMware
9 4 (1.11%) Darktrace
9 4 (1.11%) ForgeRock
9 4 (1.11%) IBM Sterling
9 4 (1.11%) NetIQ
9 4 (1.11%) Remedy
9 4 (1.11%) Symantec
9 4 (1.11%) Thycotic
10 3 (0.83%) Fortinet