Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 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.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 309 265 299
Rank change year-on-year -44 +34 -71
Contract jobs citing CISSP 706 936 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 1.02% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 5.33% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 600 448
England median daily rate £540 £524 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.10% +9.11% -3.76%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £363
90th Percentile £725 £688 £625
UK median daily rate £528 £514 £480
% change year-on-year +2.63% +7.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
England median hourly rate £47.72 - £55.44
10th Percentile £35.00 - £45.85
90th Percentile £60.80 - £67.22
UK median hourly rate £60.44 - £55.44

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 16,000 17,546 17,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.22% 19.05% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,724 10,503 10,646
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £637 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 781 870
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% -7.69%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 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 -28 318 £575 +4.55% 30
South East +44 164 £513 -2.38% 14
North of England -46 80 £500 - 10
South West -38 65 £480 +6.67% 5
North West -21 42 £500 - 4
Midlands -32 40 £600 +18.52% 14
East of England -7 36 £513 -2.38% 9
Yorkshire -11 35 £510 +7.37% 5
West Midlands -13 33 £618 +26.67% 11
East Midlands -5 7 £600 +9.09% 3
North East +7 3 £560 -10.40% 1
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 409 (57.93%) CISM
2 383 (54.25%) Information Security
3 250 (35.41%) Cybersecurity
4 206 (29.18%) CISA
4 206 (29.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 188 (26.63%) Finance
6 146 (20.68%) Risk Management
7 137 (19.41%) Security Architecture
8 132 (18.70%) Management Information System
9 125 (17.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 123 (17.42%) Firewall
11 122 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
12 118 (16.71%) SIEM
13 112 (15.86%) Security Operations
14 109 (15.44%) Degree
15 107 (15.16%) PCI DSS
16 102 (14.45%) Security Cleared
17 100 (14.16%) Penetration Testing
18 99 (14.02%) Cisco Certification
19 98 (13.88%) CRISC
20 90 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
21 88 (12.46%) GDPR
22 85 (12.04%) CEH
23 84 (11.90%) TOGAF
23 84 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
24 82 (11.61%) Security Management
25 76 (10.76%) Windows
26 74 (10.48%) SANS
27 72 (10.20%) DevOps
28 71 (10.06%) Network Security

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 14 (1.98%) IIS
2 9 (1.27%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.71%) Confluence
4 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.14%) JBoss
5 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 125 (17.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (3.97%) Office 365
5 27 (3.82%) PaaS
6 26 (3.68%) IaaS
7 20 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (2.83%) SaaS
8 8 (1.13%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.71%) Serverless
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.57%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 123 (17.42%) Firewall
2 71 (10.06%) Network Security
3 39 (5.52%) VPN
4 31 (4.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (4.11%) TCP/IP
6 26 (3.68%) Internet
6 26 (3.68%) WAN
7 25 (3.54%) LAN
8 15 (2.12%) VLAN
9 14 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (1.56%) HTTP
11 10 (1.42%) SAN
11 10 (1.42%) VoIP
12 9 (1.27%) BGP
12 9 (1.27%) OSPF
13 7 (0.99%) DNS
13 7 (0.99%) MPLS
13 7 (0.99%) NX-OS
14 6 (0.85%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.70%) Big Data
2 10 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.85%) GIS
4 4 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (0.57%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.57%) MySQL
4 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.28%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (2.27%) JIRA
2 10 (1.42%) Burp Suite
3 6 (0.85%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.71%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.71%) SonarQube
4 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.28%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.28%) Xcode
6 1 (0.14%) Hudson
6 1 (0.14%) MSI
6 1 (0.14%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 188 (26.63%) Finance
2 51 (7.22%) Legal
3 50 (7.08%) Banking
4 38 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.67%) Retail
6 32 (4.53%) Law
7 16 (2.27%) Back Office
7 16 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.70%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.27%) German Language
9 9 (1.27%) Military
10 7 (0.99%) Electronics
10 7 (0.99%) French Language
10 7 (0.99%) Marketing
11 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) International Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.28%) Local Government
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (26.20%) Architect
2 166 (23.51%) Security Architect
3 136 (19.26%) Consultant
4 116 (16.43%) Security Consultant
5 95 (13.46%) Analyst
6 80 (11.33%) Security Analyst
7 60 (8.50%) Security Engineer
8 53 (7.51%) Information Security Consultant
8 53 (7.51%) Security Manager
9 44 (6.23%) Security Specialist
10 34 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
11 25 (3.54%) CISSP Architect
12 22 (3.12%) Azure Architect
12 22 (3.12%) Information Analyst
12 22 (3.12%) Information Security Analyst
13 21 (2.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 21 (2.97%) Head of Security
14 20 (2.83%) Information Security Manager
15 19 (2.69%) Information Manager
15 19 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.97%) Web Services
2 16 (2.27%) SAML
3 12 (1.70%) LDAP
4 11 (1.56%) OAuth
4 11 (1.56%) OpenID
5 9 (1.27%) ISPF
6 8 (1.13%) HTML
6 8 (1.13%) Middleware
6 8 (1.13%) REST
7 7 (0.99%) JSON
7 7 (0.99%) SailPoint
8 6 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.85%) SOAP
9 5 (0.71%) CSS
9 5 (0.71%) Kafka
10 3 (0.42%) OAuth2
11 1 (0.14%) .NET
11 1 (0.14%) Node.js
11 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 132 (18.70%) Management Information System
2 60 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.82%) PKI
4 32 (4.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
7 18 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (2.12%) CESG
8 15 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.12%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.84%) Cyberattack
11 12 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.42%) Cybercrime
12 10 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.13%) Fintech
14 8 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.99%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.76%) Windows
2 66 (9.35%) Linux
3 35 (4.96%) Unix
4 16 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.42%) zOS
6 6 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.85%) Solaris
7 5 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.57%) Android
9 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.42%) CentOS
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (54.25%) Information Security
2 250 (35.41%) Cybersecurity
3 146 (20.68%) Risk Management
4 137 (19.41%) Security Architecture
5 118 (16.71%) SIEM
6 112 (15.86%) Security Operations
7 100 (14.16%) Penetration Testing
8 90 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 84 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (11.90%) TOGAF
10 82 (11.61%) Security Management
11 72 (10.20%) DevOps
12 70 (9.92%) Identity Access Management
13 69 (9.77%) ITIL
14 62 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 59 (8.36%) Risk Assessment
16 54 (7.65%) Data Protection
17 52 (7.37%) Computer Science
18 51 (7.22%) OWASP
19 47 (6.66%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (6.23%) Python
2 37 (5.24%) Java
3 22 (3.12%) Bash Shell
4 18 (2.55%) Perl
4 18 (2.55%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.27%) SQL
6 14 (1.98%) C
7 12 (1.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.42%) C#
8 10 (1.42%) JCL
8 10 (1.42%) REXX
9 4 (0.57%) C++
10 3 (0.42%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.42%) PHP
10 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.28%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.28%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) COBOL
12 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 409 (57.93%) CISM
2 206 (29.18%) CISA
3 109 (15.44%) Degree
4 102 (14.45%) Security Cleared
5 99 (14.02%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (13.88%) CRISC
7 85 (12.04%) CEH
8 74 (10.48%) SANS
9 70 (9.92%) GIAC
10 65 (9.21%) SC Cleared
11 48 (6.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 33 (4.67%) CESG Certified Professional
12 33 (4.67%) SSCP
13 30 (4.25%) CCNP
13 30 (4.25%) CISMP
13 30 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (3.68%) DV Cleared
15 24 (3.40%) CCNA
16 23 (3.26%) GCIH
17 22 (3.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (29.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (15.16%) PCI DSS
3 88 (12.46%) GDPR
4 42 (5.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 38 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 34 (4.82%) COBIT
7 17 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 14 (1.98%) HIPAA
9 12 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (1.27%) ISAE 3402
10 9 (1.27%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.99%) RMADS
12 6 (0.85%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.71%) COSO
13 5 (0.71%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.71%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.57%) FedRAMP
15 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.42%) FISMA
System Software
1 36 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.42%) ACF2
2 10 (1.42%) RACF
3 7 (0.99%) Docker
4 6 (0.85%) vSphere
5 5 (0.71%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.71%) NDS
5 5 (0.71%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.28%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (3.26%) Kubernetes
1 23 (3.26%) Nessus
2 18 (2.55%) QRadar
3 12 (1.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 11 (1.56%) Ansible
5 10 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.27%) Istio
7 8 (1.13%) CSIRT
7 8 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.99%) Terraform
9 6 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.85%) Puppet
10 5 (0.71%) EnCase
10 5 (0.71%) FTK
10 5 (0.71%) IBM Guardium
10 5 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (0.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 4 (0.57%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 62 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.37%) Splunk
3 34 (4.82%) Cisco
4 31 (4.39%) McAfee
5 27 (3.82%) CheckPoint
6 25 (3.54%) IBM
7 23 (3.26%) Oracle
8 22 (3.12%) Google
8 22 (3.12%) Tripwire
9 21 (2.97%) Qualys
10 19 (2.69%) Fortinet
11 18 (2.55%) F5
11 18 (2.55%) Palo Alto
12 16 (2.27%) CyberArk
13 15 (2.12%) AlienVault
14 14 (1.98%) VMware
15 13 (1.84%) SAP
16 12 (1.70%) ArcSight
16 12 (1.70%) ForgeRock
17 10 (1.42%) ServiceNow