Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 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.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 288 301
Rank change year-on-year +73 +13 +13
Contract jobs citing CISSP 384 674 847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.21% 0.90% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 4.34% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 488 586
Median daily rate £500 £529 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.44% -2.98% +9.00%
10th Percentile £375 £398 £380
90th Percentile £675 £725 £697
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £540
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £57.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.78% -21.40% -5.27%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.75 £46.08
90th Percentile £90.00 £68.50 £65.43
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year -7.78% -21.40% +30.11%

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 7,539 15,516 18,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.73% 20.71% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,568 9,594 10,779
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +4.05%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 721 870
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% +4.70%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISSP in England.

Daily rate trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISSP in England.

Hourly rate trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 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 +64 180 £550 - 54
South West +102 76 £469 -6.20% 9
South East +95 56 £513 - 21
Midlands +63 25 £550 +4.76% 15
North of England +41 25 £455 -14.95% 29
West Midlands +50 23 £563 +7.14% 11
North West +55 16 £455 -13.33% 17
East of England +54 9 £450 -20.14% 6
Yorkshire +10 9 £462 -16.09% 6
East Midlands +41 2 £550 +2.33% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 232 (60.42%) Information Security
2 193 (50.26%) CISM
3 157 (40.89%) Cybersecurity
4 140 (36.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 132 (34.38%) Security Cleared
6 98 (25.52%) Risk Management
7 96 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 88 (22.92%) SC Cleared
9 84 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (21.88%) CESG Certified Professional
10 80 (20.83%) Azure
11 79 (20.57%) NIST
12 76 (19.79%) Security Architecture
13 72 (18.75%) Firewall
14 69 (17.97%) CISA
15 68 (17.71%) Finance
15 68 (17.71%) Degree
16 65 (16.93%) Information Assurance
17 60 (15.63%) Security Operations
18 55 (14.32%) AWS
19 54 (14.06%) Vulnerability Management
20 52 (13.54%) Network Security
21 51 (13.28%) SIEM
22 50 (13.02%) NCSC
23 48 (12.50%) Security Management
24 47 (12.24%) CRISC
25 46 (11.98%) Risk Assessment
25 46 (11.98%) Public Sector
26 44 (11.46%) ITIL
27 43 (11.20%) PCI DSS

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 8 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.56%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.30%) IIS
4 3 (0.78%) Moodle
5 2 (0.52%) Apache
5 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Relativity
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (20.83%) Azure
2 55 (14.32%) AWS
3 35 (9.11%) Office 365
4 19 (4.95%) PaaS
5 18 (4.69%) IaaS
6 15 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (3.65%) SaaS
8 9 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (2.08%) Serverless
10 7 (1.82%) GCP
11 4 (1.04%) Route 53
12 3 (0.78%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.26%) BPaaS
13 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.75%) Firewall
2 52 (13.54%) Network Security
3 23 (5.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (5.47%) VPN
5 19 (4.95%) WAN
6 16 (4.17%) Internet
7 12 (3.13%) LAN
8 9 (2.34%) DNS
8 9 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.08%) DMZ
10 7 (1.82%) BGP
10 7 (1.82%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.82%) Wireless
11 6 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.56%) Intranet
11 6 (1.56%) Skype
12 5 (1.30%) Cisco IPT
13 4 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (1.04%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.52%) Big Data
1 2 (0.52%) MySQL
1 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.52%) GitLab
2 2 (0.52%) Hudson
2 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.52%) SonarQube
General
1 68 (17.71%) Finance
2 46 (11.98%) Public Sector
3 35 (9.11%) Legal
4 16 (4.17%) Banking
5 11 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.30%) Electronics
7 5 (1.30%) Law
7 5 (1.30%) Marketing
8 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.78%) Retail
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (22.40%) Architect
1 86 (22.40%) Consultant
2 77 (20.05%) Security Consultant
3 70 (18.23%) Security Architect
4 58 (15.10%) Analyst
5 43 (11.20%) Security Analyst
6 33 (8.59%) Security Engineer
7 31 (8.07%) Information Security Consultant
8 24 (6.25%) Security Manager
9 17 (4.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 16 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 15 (3.91%) Information Analyst
12 14 (3.65%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (3.65%) Information Security Analyst
13 13 (3.39%) Coordinator
13 13 (3.39%) Security Specialist
14 12 (3.13%) Security Assurance Coordinator
15 11 (2.86%) Security Officer
16 10 (2.60%) Information Assurance Consultant
16 10 (2.60%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.56%) ModSecurity
1 6 (1.56%) SAML
2 5 (1.30%) LDAP
2 5 (1.30%) Middleware
3 4 (1.04%) .NET
3 4 (1.04%) Web Services
4 3 (0.78%) OAuth
4 3 (0.78%) OpenID
4 3 (0.78%) REST
4 3 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.52%) J2EE
5 2 (0.52%) JSON
5 2 (0.52%) RESTful
5 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.52%) YAML
6 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.26%) Spring
6 1 (0.26%) XML
6 1 (0.26%) XSL
6 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 40 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.55%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (7.03%) Data Centre
5 22 (5.73%) PKI
6 18 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
7 16 (4.17%) CESG
8 13 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.82%) BYOD
11 6 (1.56%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.56%) SCADA
12 4 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.94%) Windows
2 25 (6.51%) Linux
3 16 (4.17%) Unix
4 10 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.34%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.30%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Android
7 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.26%) MVS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (60.42%) Information Security
2 157 (40.89%) Cybersecurity
3 98 (25.52%) Risk Management
4 76 (19.79%) Security Architecture
5 65 (16.93%) Information Assurance
6 60 (15.63%) Security Operations
7 54 (14.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 51 (13.28%) SIEM
9 48 (12.50%) Security Management
10 46 (11.98%) Risk Assessment
11 44 (11.46%) ITIL
12 38 (9.90%) Information Security Management
13 36 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (8.85%) DevOps
14 34 (8.85%) ISMS
15 33 (8.59%) Data Protection
15 33 (8.59%) TOGAF
16 32 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
18 30 (7.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.34%) C
2 6 (1.56%) Java
3 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.30%) SQL
4 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.78%) Python
6 2 (0.52%) Go
6 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 193 (50.26%) CISM
2 132 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 88 (22.92%) SC Cleared
4 84 (21.88%) CESG Certified Professional
4 84 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (17.97%) CISA
6 68 (17.71%) Degree
7 47 (12.24%) CRISC
8 42 (10.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 41 (10.68%) GIAC
10 35 (9.11%) CCNP
11 34 (8.85%) CEH
12 30 (7.81%) CCSP
13 29 (7.55%) SSCP
14 26 (6.77%) DV Cleared
14 26 (6.77%) GCIH
15 21 (5.47%) CCNA
16 20 (5.21%) SANS
17 16 (4.17%) CCIE
18 15 (3.91%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (36.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (20.57%) NIST
3 50 (13.02%) NCSC
4 43 (11.20%) PCI DSS
5 38 (9.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 36 (9.38%) GDPR
7 35 (9.11%) COBIT
8 30 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 28 (7.29%) RMADS
10 24 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 23 (5.99%) JSP 440
12 15 (3.91%) NIST 800
13 12 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (2.60%) SLA
15 6 (1.56%) ISO 31000
16 5 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 4 (1.04%) PMO
17 4 (1.04%) QA
18 3 (0.78%) GxP
19 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.78%) Docker
3 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.34%) Nessus
1 9 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (1.82%) Ansible
3 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.04%) CASB
4 4 (1.04%) Consul
4 4 (1.04%) Terraform
5 3 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.78%) SCCM
6 2 (0.52%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.52%) IBM Guardium
6 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.52%) QRadar
6 2 (0.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.26%) Demisto
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.81%) Cisco
3 20 (5.21%) Palo Alto
4 14 (3.65%) Fortinet
5 12 (3.13%) VMware
6 11 (2.86%) Oracle
7 9 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.08%) Splunk
9 7 (1.82%) ArcSight
9 7 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.82%) F5
9 7 (1.82%) Meraki
10 6 (1.56%) Citrix
10 6 (1.56%) IBM
10 6 (1.56%) Qualys
11 5 (1.30%) Arista
11 5 (1.30%) SAP
12 4 (1.04%) Dell
12 4 (1.04%) Juniper
12 4 (1.04%) Tripwire