Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 433 436
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3 +28
Contract jobs citing CISM 313 480 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 2.76% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 326 278
England median daily rate £550 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £404
90th Percentile £750 £700 £666
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 -
% change year-on-year -37.93% - -

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 14,024 17,403 17,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.49% 19.23% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,694 10,393 10,822
England median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £644 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 784 767
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.62 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.28% +21.80% -9.40%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.21 £24.00
% change year-on-year +24.07% +17.54% -6.57%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +42 151 £575 +4.55% 53
North of England +41 50 £550 - 27
South East +41 48 £480 -12.73% 13
South West +6 29 £550 +4.76% 12
Yorkshire +43 25 £550 +10.00% 16
Midlands +47 24 £550 -8.33% 24
North West +5 23 £578 -11.15% 11
West Midlands +27 17 £550 -8.33% 19
East of England +26 9 £375 -25.00% 9
East Midlands +26 7 £525 -12.50% 5
North East +18 2 - -
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 293 (93.61%) CISSP
2 226 (72.20%) Information Security
3 130 (41.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 99 (31.63%) CISA
5 98 (31.31%) Risk Management
6 91 (29.07%) Cybersecurity
7 87 (27.80%) Finance
8 65 (20.77%) Security Architecture
9 64 (20.45%) Security Cleared
9 64 (20.45%) NIST
10 57 (18.21%) PCI DSS
10 57 (18.21%) CRISC
11 55 (17.57%) Management Information System
12 54 (17.25%) GDPR
13 48 (15.34%) Degree
14 47 (15.02%) Azure
15 44 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
16 42 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
17 41 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (12.78%) Firewall
19 39 (12.46%) AWS
20 37 (11.82%) ITIL
21 34 (10.86%) SC Cleared
21 34 (10.86%) Data Protection
22 33 (10.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
23 32 (10.22%) SIEM
23 32 (10.22%) Microsoft
24 31 (9.90%) COBIT
25 30 (9.58%) Security Management
26 29 (9.27%) ISMS

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 12 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.02%) Azure
2 39 (12.46%) AWS
3 15 (4.79%) SaaS
4 14 (4.47%) Office 365
5 13 (4.15%) IaaS
6 10 (3.19%) PaaS
7 5 (1.60%) Azure Stack
8 4 (1.28%) Amazon Cognito
8 4 (1.28%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 4 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.28%) Serverless
9 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.64%) GitHub
11 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.78%) Firewall
2 26 (8.31%) Network Security
3 10 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (2.88%) Internet
5 8 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.24%) Cisco IPT
7 6 (1.92%) PPP
8 5 (1.60%) DNS
9 4 (1.28%) VPN
10 3 (0.96%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.96%) SAN
10 3 (0.96%) SCCP
10 3 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.64%) VoIP
11 2 (0.64%) WAN
11 2 (0.64%) Wireless
12 1 (0.32%) HTTP
12 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.32%) Intranet
12 1 (0.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.28%) Big Data
2 2 (0.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.56%) JIRA
2 2 (0.64%) AppScan
2 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 87 (27.80%) Finance
2 26 (8.31%) Retail
3 23 (7.35%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.47%) Banking
5 12 (3.83%) Legal
5 12 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.24%) Electronics
7 7 (2.24%) Marketing
8 4 (1.28%) Military
9 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.64%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 71 (22.68%) Consultant
2 59 (18.85%) Security Consultant
3 58 (18.53%) Architect
4 57 (18.21%) Security Architect
5 41 (13.10%) Analyst
6 36 (11.50%) Security Manager
7 27 (8.63%) Security Officer
8 26 (8.31%) Security Analyst
9 23 (7.35%) Information Security Officer
10 21 (6.71%) Information Officer
10 21 (6.71%) Information Security Consultant
11 17 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (4.79%) Information Manager
12 15 (4.79%) Information Security Manager
13 13 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 13 (4.15%) Senior Security Analyst
14 12 (3.83%) Business Analyst
15 11 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
16 10 (3.19%) Coordinator
16 10 (3.19%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.95%) Web Services
2 6 (1.92%) Middleware
2 6 (1.92%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.28%) .NET
4 3 (0.96%) LDAP
5 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.64%) SAML
6 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) JSON
6 1 (0.32%) REST
6 1 (0.32%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.57%) Management Information System
2 44 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.24%) SCADA
7 5 (1.60%) PMI
7 5 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.60%) User Experience
8 4 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.28%) Cyberattack
8 4 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.96%) CESG
9 3 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.96%) PKI
10 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.64%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.64%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.63%) Windows
2 15 (4.79%) Linux
3 10 (3.19%) Unix
4 7 (2.24%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) AIX
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (72.20%) Information Security
2 98 (31.31%) Risk Management
3 91 (29.07%) Cybersecurity
4 65 (20.77%) Security Architecture
5 42 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (11.82%) ITIL
8 34 (10.86%) Data Protection
9 32 (10.22%) SIEM
10 30 (9.58%) Security Management
11 29 (9.27%) Identity Access Management
11 29 (9.27%) ISMS
11 29 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (8.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 27 (8.63%) Information Assurance
14 26 (8.31%) Security Operations
15 23 (7.35%) Project Management
16 22 (7.03%) Information Security Management
17 19 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
17 19 (6.07%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.88%) C
2 5 (1.60%) Java
3 4 (1.28%) Python
4 3 (0.96%) SQL
5 2 (0.64%) C++
5 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) Go
6 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) PHP
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
6 1 (0.32%) Scala
6 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 293 (93.61%) CISSP
2 99 (31.63%) CISA
3 64 (20.45%) Security Cleared
4 57 (18.21%) CRISC
5 48 (15.34%) Degree
6 34 (10.86%) SC Cleared
7 28 (8.95%) DV Cleared
8 27 (8.63%) CEH
9 25 (7.99%) CESG Certified Professional
10 21 (6.71%) SANS
11 15 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (4.79%) GIAC
12 14 (4.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 11 (3.51%) SSCP
14 10 (3.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 10 (3.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 9 (2.88%) GCIH
15 9 (2.88%) Master's Degree
16 8 (2.56%) IISP
16 8 (2.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (41.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (20.45%) NIST
3 57 (18.21%) PCI DSS
4 54 (17.25%) GDPR
5 33 (10.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 31 (9.90%) COBIT
7 19 (6.07%) NCSC
8 11 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (3.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (3.19%) RMADS
10 9 (2.88%) JSP 440
10 9 (2.88%) PMO
11 6 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (1.60%) Basel II
12 5 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (1.60%) EMIR
12 5 (1.60%) MiFID
13 4 (1.28%) COSO
13 4 (1.28%) ISO 9000
13 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.96%) Docker
3 2 (0.64%) NDS
3 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.88%) CASB
2 7 (2.24%) QRadar
3 6 (1.92%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.28%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.28%) Nessus
4 4 (1.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.64%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.64%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.64%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.64%) Puppet
5 2 (0.64%) Terraform
5 2 (0.64%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.32%) Ansible
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.32%) EnCase
6 1 (0.32%) FTK
6 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.32%) Suricata
Vendors
1 32 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.47%) Splunk
3 8 (2.56%) BeyondTrust
3 8 (2.56%) Oracle
3 8 (2.56%) SAP
4 6 (1.92%) VMware
5 5 (1.60%) CyberArk
5 5 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.28%) ForgeRock
6 4 (1.28%) NetIQ
6 4 (1.28%) OneTrust
6 4 (1.28%) Qualys
6 4 (1.28%) Remedy
7 3 (0.96%) Cisco
7 3 (0.96%) Thycotic
8 2 (0.64%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.64%) IBM
8 2 (0.64%) NetApp
8 2 (0.64%) Sun
8 2 (0.64%) Symantec