Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 December 2018 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.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 294 254
Rank change year-on-year -5 -40 +26
Contract jobs citing CISSP 832 871 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.92% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.54% 4.86% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 500 638
England median daily rate £540 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £381 £395 £350
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
England median hourly rate £57.25 £60.44 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.27% +28.59% +46.88%
10th Percentile £46.08 £57.84 £37.75
90th Percentile £65.43 £62.34 £72.50
UK median hourly rate £57.25 £42.75 £47.00
% change year-on-year +33.92% -9.04% +13.02%

CISSP 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 18,318 17,939 19,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 18.88% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,927 11,028 12,190
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £231 £250
90th Percentile £630 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 825 784
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -2.68% +9.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.35 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.06 £26.00
% change year-on-year +5.75% -3.62% +4.00%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
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 CISSP within the England region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. 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 +22 402 £550 +4.76% 135
South East -47 143 £550 +15.79% 46
North of England -28 119 £505 +1.00% 50
South West -44 69 £525 +5.00% 16
Midlands +15 66 £600 +26.32% 27
Yorkshire -6 57 £500 -9.09% 13
West Midlands +14 52 £600 +26.32% 16
North West -30 51 £525 +5.00% 31
East of England -48 32 £513 +5.40% 23
East Midlands +27 18 £600 +45.45% 11
North East +6 13 £475 -28.30% 6
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP 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 CISSP.

1 480 (57.69%) CISM
2 453 (54.45%) Information Security
3 287 (34.50%) Cybersecurity
4 285 (34.25%) CISA
5 244 (29.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 202 (24.28%) Risk Management
7 193 (23.20%) Finance
8 175 (21.03%) Management Information System
9 174 (20.91%) Security Architecture
10 150 (18.03%) Degree
11 143 (17.19%) Firewall
12 135 (16.23%) PCI DSS
13 127 (15.26%) Security Cleared
14 123 (14.78%) SIEM
15 119 (14.30%) GDPR
16 112 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
17 111 (13.34%) Cisco Certification
18 110 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
19 108 (12.98%) Vulnerability Management
20 104 (12.50%) CRISC
21 102 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
22 98 (11.78%) TOGAF
23 96 (11.54%) Security Operations
24 93 (11.18%) CEH
25 92 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
26 90 (10.82%) Network Security
27 86 (10.34%) ITIL
27 86 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
28 81 (9.74%) Windows
29 79 (9.50%) Identity Access Management

CISSP
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 (1.44%) IIS
2 7 (0.84%) Confluence
3 6 (0.72%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.60%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.48%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.36%) Apache
6 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (1.32%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.12%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 112 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (3.49%) Mimecast
5 27 (3.25%) IaaS
5 27 (3.25%) SaaS
6 25 (3.00%) Office 365
7 23 (2.76%) PaaS
8 16 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.20%) Sumo Logic
9 10 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.84%) GitHub
11 3 (0.36%) Akamai
11 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.12%) G Suite
13 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 143 (17.19%) Firewall
2 90 (10.82%) Network Security
3 50 (6.01%) VPN
4 43 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 36 (4.33%) WAN
6 23 (2.76%) Internet
7 22 (2.64%) LAN
8 14 (1.68%) Wireless
9 13 (1.56%) SSL
10 12 (1.44%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.32%) BGP
11 11 (1.32%) HTTP
11 11 (1.32%) OSPF
11 11 (1.32%) VLAN
11 11 (1.32%) WLAN
12 10 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (0.96%) NFC
14 7 (0.84%) MPLS
15 6 (0.72%) SAN
16 5 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.80%) Big Data
2 11 (1.32%) Essbase
2 11 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.84%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.72%) GIS
6 5 (0.60%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.48%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.48%) MySQL
8 3 (0.36%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.24%) DB2
10 1 (0.12%) DataStage
10 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.12%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 24 (2.88%) JIRA
2 16 (1.92%) Burp Suite
2 16 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.32%) Metasploit
4 10 (1.20%) SonarQube
5 9 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.60%) Selenium
8 4 (0.48%) GitLab
9 3 (0.36%) AppScan
9 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.36%) CodeSonar
9 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.36%) git-flow
9 3 (0.36%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.24%) GCC
10 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.24%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.24%) Xcode
11 1 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 193 (23.20%) Finance
2 68 (8.17%) Legal
3 67 (8.05%) Banking
4 45 (5.41%) Retail
5 19 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.32%) Back Office
8 11 (1.32%) Law
9 9 (1.08%) French Language
9 9 (1.08%) German Language
9 9 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.08%) Military
10 8 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.60%) Electronics
12 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.48%) International Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Marketing
12 4 (0.48%) Publishing
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 176 (21.15%) Consultant
2 173 (20.79%) Architect
3 160 (19.23%) Security Architect
4 158 (18.99%) Security Consultant
5 138 (16.59%) Analyst
6 112 (13.46%) Security Analyst
7 91 (10.94%) Security Manager
8 60 (7.21%) Security Engineer
9 45 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
10 40 (4.81%) Security Specialist
11 38 (4.57%) Information Analyst
12 37 (4.45%) IT Analyst
13 36 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
13 36 (4.33%) IT Security Analyst
14 34 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 34 (4.09%) Information Security Manager
15 30 (3.61%) Information Manager
16 29 (3.49%) Project Manager
17 28 (3.37%) Information Security Analyst
17 28 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.69%) Web Services
2 13 (1.56%) .NET
2 13 (1.56%) SAML
3 12 (1.44%) OAuth
4 10 (1.20%) Middleware
5 9 (1.08%) ISPF
6 8 (0.96%) OpenID
6 8 (0.96%) SailPoint
7 7 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.84%) JSON
7 7 (0.84%) LDAP
7 7 (0.84%) REST
8 6 (0.72%) LAMP
8 6 (0.72%) ModSecurity
9 5 (0.60%) CSS
9 5 (0.60%) HTML
10 4 (0.48%) OAuth2
10 4 (0.48%) SOAP
11 3 (0.36%) Kafka
11 3 (0.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 175 (21.03%) Management Information System
2 74 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.41%) PKI
4 41 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.00%) CESG
7 24 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 21 (2.52%) Mobile App
9 18 (2.16%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.32%) Cyberattack
12 11 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.08%) Cybercrime
14 9 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.08%) EMV
15 8 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.74%) Windows
2 45 (5.41%) Linux
3 27 (3.25%) Unix
4 24 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.64%) Android
5 22 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.44%) Solaris
7 11 (1.32%) zOS
8 4 (0.48%) CentOS
9 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.24%) Debian
10 2 (0.24%) HPUX
10 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.12%) Fedora
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (54.45%) Information Security
2 287 (34.50%) Cybersecurity
3 202 (24.28%) Risk Management
4 174 (20.91%) Security Architecture
5 123 (14.78%) SIEM
6 108 (12.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 102 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
8 98 (11.78%) TOGAF
9 96 (11.54%) Security Operations
10 92 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (10.34%) ITIL
11 86 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (9.50%) Identity Access Management
13 75 (9.01%) SABSA
14 70 (8.41%) Risk Assessment
15 69 (8.29%) Security Management
16 65 (7.81%) Computer Science
17 63 (7.57%) Data Protection
18 61 (7.33%) DevOps
19 58 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.33%) Java
2 32 (3.85%) Python
3 31 (3.73%) PowerShell
4 20 (2.40%) C#
5 18 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.80%) C
7 12 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.20%) JCL
8 10 (1.20%) Perl
8 10 (1.20%) REXX
8 10 (1.20%) SQL
9 7 (0.84%) C++
9 7 (0.84%) PHP
10 4 (0.48%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.36%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.24%) Ruby
13 1 (0.12%) Dart
13 1 (0.12%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 480 (57.69%) CISM
2 285 (34.25%) CISA
3 150 (18.03%) Degree
4 127 (15.26%) Security Cleared
5 111 (13.34%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (12.50%) CRISC
7 93 (11.18%) CEH
8 75 (9.01%) SC Cleared
9 70 (8.41%) CESG Certified Professional
10 57 (6.85%) GIAC
11 54 (6.49%) ISSAP
12 53 (6.37%) DV Cleared
12 53 (6.37%) SANS
13 50 (6.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 34 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 33 (3.97%) CompTIA Security+
16 32 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 30 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (3.61%) SSCP
18 28 (3.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (29.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 135 (16.23%) PCI DSS
3 119 (14.30%) GDPR
4 46 (5.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (3.85%) COBIT
6 28 (3.37%) HIPAA
7 26 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 25 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 25 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 24 (2.88%) JSP 440
10 13 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (1.32%) HMG Infosec
12 10 (1.20%) FedRAMP
12 10 (1.20%) ISAE 3402
12 10 (1.20%) ISO 9001
12 10 (1.20%) RMADS
13 9 (1.08%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.96%) ISO 31000
15 6 (0.72%) COSO
15 6 (0.72%) NIST 800
System Software
1 43 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.92%) Docker
3 10 (1.20%) ACF2
3 10 (1.20%) RACF
4 8 (0.96%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Firmware
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.12%) HDFS
9 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.12%) KVM
9 1 (0.12%) NDS
9 1 (0.12%) QEMU
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (2.28%) Nessus
2 18 (2.16%) CASB
3 16 (1.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 16 (1.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (1.92%) QRadar
4 14 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.32%) Puppet
6 10 (1.20%) EnCase
6 10 (1.20%) Istio
7 9 (1.08%) FTK
8 8 (0.96%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 7 (0.84%) CSIRT
9 7 (0.84%) Nmap
9 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.72%) SCCM
10 6 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.48%) Ansible
11 4 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 76 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.33%) Splunk
3 43 (5.17%) McAfee
4 41 (4.93%) CheckPoint
5 40 (4.81%) Cisco
6 38 (4.57%) Oracle
7 31 (3.73%) CyberArk
8 29 (3.49%) IBM
8 29 (3.49%) Qualys
9 28 (3.37%) Google
10 17 (2.04%) Proofpoint
10 17 (2.04%) Symantec
11 15 (1.80%) Darktrace
11 15 (1.80%) SAP
12 14 (1.68%) F5
12 14 (1.68%) Tripwire
13 13 (1.56%) ArcSight
13 13 (1.56%) Blue Coat
13 13 (1.56%) LogRhythm
13 13 (1.56%) Thycotic