Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 433 423 492
Rank change year-on-year -10 +69 -46
Contract jobs citing CISM 471 489 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 2.82% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 290 230
England median daily rate £550 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +9.89% -9.00%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £693
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £66.88
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £66.88

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 17,551 17,313 18,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.47% 18.88% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,519 10,611 11,451
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 785 828
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.15 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.19
% change year-on-year +20.00% -8.05% -1.13%

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 18 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor 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 18 February 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 -4 241 £550 +4.76% 59
South East -12 81 £538 +4.88% 27
North of England -17 70 £550 +10.00% 38
North West -12 37 £575 +11.87% 18
South West -29 35 £513 +20.59% 17
Yorkshire -9 30 £513 +7.89% 18
Midlands -2 29 £600 +29.73% 20
West Midlands +4 24 £600 +4.35% 17
East of England -7 14 £525 +8.25% 13
East Midlands +2 6 £600 +33.33% 3
North East -12 3 £650 +4.00% 2
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 456 (96.82%) CISSP
2 278 (59.02%) Information Security
3 225 (47.77%) CISA
4 183 (38.85%) Cybersecurity
5 170 (36.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 117 (24.84%) Finance
7 113 (23.99%) Risk Management
8 103 (21.87%) PCI DSS
9 98 (20.81%) Security Architecture
10 95 (20.17%) Degree
11 93 (19.75%) Management Information System
12 90 (19.11%) CRISC
13 84 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
14 76 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 76 (16.14%) SIEM
15 75 (15.92%) GDPR
16 69 (14.65%) Firewall
17 59 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
18 55 (11.68%) TOGAF
19 54 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
19 54 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
19 54 (11.46%) Security Cleared
19 54 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
20 52 (11.04%) Security Management
21 51 (10.83%) Network Security
21 51 (10.83%) Security Operations
22 50 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
23 49 (10.40%) Legal
24 47 (9.98%) SABSA
25 44 (9.34%) Analytical Skills

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 11 (2.34%) IIS
2 3 (0.64%) Confluence
2 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (2.34%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.64%) assyst
4 2 (0.42%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 84 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (4.25%) IaaS
5 18 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (3.40%) PaaS
7 14 (2.97%) Office 365
7 14 (2.97%) Sumo Logic
7 14 (2.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (2.55%) Mimecast
9 11 (2.34%) SaaS
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.85%) Serverless
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.42%) GitHub
11 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (14.65%) Firewall
2 51 (10.83%) Network Security
3 36 (7.64%) VPN
4 16 (3.40%) WAN
5 15 (3.18%) LAN
5 15 (3.18%) WLAN
6 9 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (1.91%) NFC
7 6 (1.27%) Internet
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.42%) DNS
9 2 (0.42%) IPsec
9 2 (0.42%) NetScreen
9 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.21%) SSH
10 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.34%) Essbase
1 11 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (1.91%) Big Data
3 7 (1.49%) GIS
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (0.64%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (2.55%) JIRA
2 11 (2.34%) SonarQube
3 9 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) AppScan
6 1 (0.21%) GitLab
General
1 117 (24.84%) Finance
2 49 (10.40%) Legal
3 35 (7.43%) Banking
4 24 (5.10%) Retail
5 18 (3.82%) Back Office
6 14 (2.97%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.55%) Law
8 11 (2.34%) French Language
9 10 (2.12%) German Language
9 10 (2.12%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.49%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 2 (0.42%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.21%) Marketing
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (25.48%) Consultant
2 110 (23.35%) Security Consultant
3 90 (19.11%) Architect
3 90 (19.11%) Security Architect
4 59 (12.53%) Analyst
5 55 (11.68%) Security Manager
6 47 (9.98%) Security Analyst
7 43 (9.13%) Information Security Consultant
8 29 (6.16%) Security Specialist
9 23 (4.88%) Information Manager
10 22 (4.67%) Security Engineer
11 21 (4.46%) Information Security Manager
12 20 (4.25%) Project Manager
12 20 (4.25%) Security Solutions Architect
12 20 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (4.03%) Information Analyst
14 18 (3.82%) Cloud Architect
15 15 (3.18%) Head of Security
15 15 (3.18%) Information Security Analyst
16 14 (2.97%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.86%) Web Services
2 9 (1.91%) ISPF
3 5 (1.06%) OAuth
4 4 (0.85%) LDAP
4 4 (0.85%) OpenID
4 4 (0.85%) SAML
5 2 (0.42%) .NET
5 2 (0.42%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) JSON
6 1 (0.21%) Kafka
6 1 (0.21%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.75%) Management Information System
2 44 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.88%) PKI
4 19 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 18 (3.82%) Data Centre
6 16 (3.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
9 10 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (2.12%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.12%) Mainframe
9 10 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.70%) Cybercrime
11 7 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.27%) CESG
12 6 (1.27%) Fintech
13 5 (1.06%) Cyberattack
14 4 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.85%) Smart Meter
15 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.22%) Windows
2 33 (7.01%) Linux
3 15 (3.18%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.12%) zOS
5 9 (1.91%) Solaris
6 7 (1.49%) Unix
7 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.42%) Android
8 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (59.02%) Information Security
2 183 (38.85%) Cybersecurity
3 113 (23.99%) Risk Management
4 98 (20.81%) Security Architecture
5 76 (16.14%) SIEM
6 59 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
7 55 (11.68%) TOGAF
8 54 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
8 54 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
9 52 (11.04%) Security Management
10 51 (10.83%) Security Operations
11 50 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (9.98%) SABSA
13 41 (8.70%) Computer Science
14 39 (8.28%) Risk Assessment
15 38 (8.07%) DevOps
16 36 (7.64%) ITIL
17 35 (7.43%) Information Assurance
18 34 (7.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.88%) Java
2 18 (3.82%) Python
3 10 (2.12%) C#
3 10 (2.12%) JCL
3 10 (2.12%) REXX
4 9 (1.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.91%) Perl
4 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.70%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.70%) C
5 8 (1.70%) SQL
6 1 (0.21%) C++
6 1 (0.21%) PHP
6 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 456 (96.82%) CISSP
2 225 (47.77%) CISA
3 95 (20.17%) Degree
4 90 (19.11%) CRISC
5 54 (11.46%) Security Cleared
6 40 (8.49%) ISSAP
7 35 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (6.37%) SC Cleared
9 27 (5.73%) SANS
10 26 (5.52%) ISSMP
11 25 (5.31%) CEH
12 23 (4.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 22 (4.67%) DV Cleared
14 21 (4.46%) CSSLP
15 20 (4.25%) CESG Certified Professional
15 20 (4.25%) CREST Certified
16 18 (3.82%) GIAC
16 18 (3.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 15 (3.18%) CISMP
18 14 (2.97%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (36.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (21.87%) PCI DSS
3 75 (15.92%) GDPR
4 39 (8.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (5.73%) HIPAA
6 19 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 18 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (3.61%) COBIT
9 15 (3.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (2.97%) FedRAMP
11 13 (2.76%) ISO 9001
12 12 (2.55%) JSP 440
13 11 (2.34%) ISAE 3402
14 10 (2.12%) ISO 22301
15 9 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (1.91%) ISO 31000
16 8 (1.70%) HMG Infosec
17 5 (1.06%) RMADS
18 4 (0.85%) PA-DSS
18 4 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 28 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.12%) ACF2
2 10 (2.12%) RACF
3 9 (1.91%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.85%) Docker
5 2 (0.42%) NDS
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.40%) CASB
1 16 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.18%) Nessus
3 14 (2.97%) Istio
4 12 (2.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 9 (1.91%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (1.49%) EnCase
6 7 (1.49%) FTK
6 7 (1.49%) Puppet
7 6 (1.27%) Ansible
7 6 (1.27%) Terraform
8 4 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.85%) QRadar
8 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.64%) CA Endevor
9 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.42%) WMI
11 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (8.49%) Splunk
2 38 (8.07%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.01%) Google
4 26 (5.52%) Oracle
5 19 (4.03%) Qualys
6 16 (3.40%) CyberArk
7 15 (3.18%) ArcSight
7 15 (3.18%) IBM
8 13 (2.76%) Cisco
8 13 (2.76%) McAfee
9 12 (2.55%) Darktrace
9 12 (2.55%) Thycotic
10 11 (2.34%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.91%) Barracuda Networks
11 9 (1.91%) Centrify
11 9 (1.91%) ForgeRock
11 9 (1.91%) Imperva
11 9 (1.91%) Okta
11 9 (1.91%) Trend Micro
11 9 (1.91%) Tripwire