Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 442 370 486
Rank change year-on-year -72 +116 -40
Contract jobs citing CISM 268 174 368
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.20% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 119 257
10th Percentile £425 £347 £414
25th Percentile £497 £431 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £584 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +6.14% - -
75th Percentile £688 £713 £660
90th Percentile £775 £825 £750
UK median daily rate £583 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +5.91% +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.35 - -
UK median hourly rate £57.77 - -

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 11,231 7,924 16,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.51% 24.40% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,207 5,267 10,068
10th Percentile £306 £300 £266
25th Percentile £402 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £679 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 275 657
10th Percentile £12.51 £15.25 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.37 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.59% -7.35% +54.55%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £62.90 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £35.07
% change year-on-year -7.94% -10.17% +60.11%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -59 154 £608 +8.00% 42
South East -27 43 £550 - 26
South West 0 23 £525 +13.51% 10
Midlands -52 13 £488 +2.63% 10
North of England -64 13 £550 -15.38% 22
West Midlands -36 11 £538 +13.16% 5
East of England -11 7 £445 +37.00% 6
North West -49 7 £413 -34.00% 13
Yorkshire -34 6 £680 +8.80% 8
East Midlands -17 2 £363 -51.67% 5
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 253 (94.40%) CISSP
2 164 (61.19%) Information Security
3 138 (51.49%) Cybersecurity
4 102 (38.06%) Finance
5 83 (30.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 72 (26.87%) Degree
7 67 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 65 (24.25%) CRISC
9 60 (22.39%) CISA
10 54 (20.15%) Azure
11 52 (19.40%) Security Cleared
11 52 (19.40%) NIST
12 50 (18.66%) Social Skills
13 45 (16.79%) Security Management
14 44 (16.42%) SABSA
15 41 (15.30%) Management Information System
16 40 (14.93%) Network Security
17 39 (14.55%) SC Cleared
17 39 (14.55%) Security Architecture
18 37 (13.81%) TOGAF
18 37 (13.81%) Cisco Certification
18 37 (13.81%) AWS
19 33 (12.31%) GCP
20 31 (11.57%) CESG Certified Professional
20 31 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (10.82%) Firewall
21 29 (10.82%) SIEM
21 29 (10.82%) Data Protection
22 28 (10.45%) Vulnerability Management
22 28 (10.45%) 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 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.49%) Confluence
2 4 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.49%) iTrent
2 4 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (20.15%) Azure
2 37 (13.81%) AWS
3 33 (12.31%) GCP
4 21 (7.84%) SaaS
5 14 (5.22%) IaaS
6 12 (4.48%) PaaS
7 11 (4.10%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.99%) Azure Sentinel
9 6 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.12%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (0.75%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 2 (0.75%) Serverless
11 2 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.37%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.93%) Network Security
2 29 (10.82%) Firewall
3 8 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (2.99%) VPN
4 7 (2.61%) LAN
5 6 (2.24%) Internet
5 6 (2.24%) WAN
6 5 (1.87%) DNS
6 5 (1.87%) FTP
7 4 (1.49%) Intranet
7 4 (1.49%) NAS
7 4 (1.49%) SSL
7 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.49%) Wireless
8 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.75%) DHCP
9 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.75%) SMTP
9 2 (0.75%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.61%) Big Data
2 3 (1.12%) Data Lake
2 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.37%) Looker
4 1 (0.37%) MS Access
4 1 (0.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.75%) Maven
3 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 102 (38.06%) Finance
2 50 (18.66%) Social Skills
3 24 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.96%) Legal
4 22 (8.21%) Banking
5 15 (5.60%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.99%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.87%) Electronics
9 5 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.87%) Marketing
9 5 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.49%) Retail
11 3 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.75%) Automotive
12 2 (0.75%) Law
12 2 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (22.76%) Consultant
2 59 (22.01%) Architect
3 57 (21.27%) Security Architect
4 52 (19.40%) Security Consultant
5 38 (14.18%) Security Manager
6 35 (13.06%) Analyst
7 30 (11.19%) Security Analyst
8 21 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
9 17 (6.34%) Information Manager
10 16 (5.97%) Cloud Architect
10 16 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 13 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 11 (4.10%) Azure Architect
14 10 (3.73%) Coordinator
14 10 (3.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 10 (3.73%) Information Analyst
14 10 (3.73%) Information Security Analyst
14 10 (3.73%) Security Assurance Coordinator
15 9 (3.36%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.61%) SAML
2 6 (2.24%) ModSecurity
3 5 (1.87%) SailPoint
3 5 (1.87%) Web Services
4 4 (1.49%) OAuth
4 4 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.37%) .NET
6 1 (0.37%) GraphQL
6 1 (0.37%) LDAP
6 1 (0.37%) Middleware
6 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.30%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.97%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.24%) Cyberattack
5 5 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.49%) iPad
6 4 (1.49%) NHS
7 3 (1.12%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.12%) CMDB
7 3 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.12%) PKI
7 3 (1.12%) User Experience
8 2 (0.75%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.09%) Windows
2 14 (5.22%) Linux
3 8 (2.99%) Unix
4 3 (1.12%) VMS
4 3 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (61.19%) Information Security
2 138 (51.49%) Cybersecurity
3 67 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 45 (16.79%) Security Management
5 44 (16.42%) SABSA
6 39 (14.55%) Security Architecture
7 37 (13.81%) TOGAF
8 31 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (10.82%) Data Protection
9 29 (10.82%) SIEM
10 28 (10.45%) Information Security Management
10 28 (10.45%) ITIL
10 28 (10.45%) Security Operations
10 28 (10.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (9.33%) Project Management
12 23 (8.58%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (8.21%) Identity Access Management
13 22 (8.21%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (7.46%) Threat Intelligence
15 19 (7.09%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.85%) Python
2 5 (1.87%) SQL
2 5 (1.87%) VBA
3 3 (1.12%) C
4 2 (0.75%) Java
4 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.37%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) C++
5 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 253 (94.40%) CISSP
2 72 (26.87%) Degree
3 65 (24.25%) CRISC
4 60 (22.39%) CISA
5 52 (19.40%) Security Cleared
6 39 (14.55%) SC Cleared
7 37 (13.81%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (11.57%) CESG Certified Professional
9 23 (8.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 19 (7.09%) GIAC
11 14 (5.22%) DV Cleared
12 12 (4.48%) CREST Certified
13 11 (4.10%) CCSP
13 11 (4.10%) CEH
14 10 (3.73%) SSCP
15 9 (3.36%) CCNP
15 9 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (3.36%) SANS
16 7 (2.61%) CCNA
16 7 (2.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (30.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (19.40%) NIST
3 27 (10.07%) GDPR
4 23 (8.58%) COBIT
5 20 (7.46%) NCSC
6 17 (6.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (5.22%) PCI DSS
8 13 (4.85%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (4.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (4.48%) GRC
10 11 (4.10%) RMADS
11 10 (3.73%) NIST 800
12 9 (3.36%) JSP 440
12 9 (3.36%) QA
13 8 (2.99%) ITGC
14 7 (2.61%) SOC 2
15 6 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.87%) Docker
3 4 (1.49%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.75%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.87%) CSIRT
5 4 (1.49%) EnCase
5 4 (1.49%) FTK
5 4 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.49%) Terraform
6 3 (1.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.12%) QRadar
6 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.75%) Nessus
8 1 (0.37%) Ansible
8 1 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.37%) Nmap
8 1 (0.37%) SCCM
8 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.96%) Google
3 10 (3.73%) Cisco
3 10 (3.73%) Splunk
4 8 (2.99%) Oracle
4 8 (2.99%) SAP
5 7 (2.61%) Palo Alto
6 6 (2.24%) McAfee
6 6 (2.24%) VMware
7 5 (1.87%) Citrix
7 5 (1.87%) Qualys
7 5 (1.87%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.49%) Cellebrite
9 3 (1.12%) Veracode
10 2 (0.75%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.75%) Infoblox
10 2 (0.75%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.75%) Meraki
10 2 (0.75%) Riverbed
10 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow