Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 310 268
Rank change year-on-year +16 -42 +17
Contract jobs citing CISSP 483 753 930
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 4.33% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 467 583
Median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +10.53%
10th Percentile £408 £406 £394
90th Percentile £718 £713 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £530 £517
% change year-on-year +3.77% +2.51% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% +45.83% -62.72%

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 12,440 17,394 17,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.00% 19.55% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,591 10,499 10,884
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £249
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 758 815
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% -16.30%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.20 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £23.50
% change year-on-year +16.18% +28.19% -14.55%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +21 202 £550 -4.35% 40
North of England +57 85 £550 +6.54% 28
South East +18 80 £525 +2.44% 20
South West +13 49 £538 +11.98% 11
North West +25 45 £538 +3.61% 16
Yorkshire +55 38 £550 +15.79% 10
East of England +41 35 £550 +8.64% 14
Midlands +44 31 £500 -16.67% 11
West Midlands +43 22 £500 -19.03% 10
East Midlands +28 9 £575 -4.17% 1
North East +10 1 - - 2
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 279 (57.76%) Information Security
2 252 (52.17%) CISM
3 184 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
4 170 (35.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 134 (27.74%) Risk Management
6 109 (22.57%) Security Cleared
7 93 (19.25%) AWS
8 91 (18.84%) CISA
9 89 (18.43%) Finance
9 89 (18.43%) NIST
10 86 (17.81%) Firewall
10 86 (17.81%) Management Information System
11 82 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (15.11%) Degree
13 70 (14.49%) GDPR
14 69 (14.29%) Security Architecture
15 68 (14.08%) Azure
16 67 (13.87%) GIAC
17 61 (12.63%) PCI DSS
18 60 (12.42%) Security Testing
19 59 (12.22%) Security Operations
19 59 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
20 58 (12.01%) Risk Assessment
21 57 (11.80%) Security Management
21 57 (11.80%) SIEM
22 56 (11.59%) Vulnerability Management
23 55 (11.39%) SC Cleared
24 54 (11.18%) CRISC
25 53 (10.97%) ITIL
25 53 (10.97%) NCSC

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 6 (1.24%) IIS
2 4 (0.83%) Confluence
3 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 93 (19.25%) AWS
2 68 (14.08%) Azure
3 16 (3.31%) Office 365
4 12 (2.48%) GCP
4 12 (2.48%) SaaS
5 8 (1.66%) IaaS
5 8 (1.66%) PaaS
6 5 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (1.04%) Azure Stack
7 4 (0.83%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.62%) GitHub
9 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.21%) Akamai
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 86 (17.81%) Firewall
2 45 (9.32%) Network Security
3 26 (5.38%) WAN
4 19 (3.93%) TCP/IP
4 19 (3.93%) VPN
5 18 (3.73%) Internet
6 14 (2.90%) LAN
7 10 (2.07%) DNS
8 9 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.45%) DHCP
9 7 (1.45%) SSL
9 7 (1.45%) Wireless
10 6 (1.24%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.04%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.83%) SAN
12 4 (0.83%) Sourcefire
13 3 (0.62%) DMZ
13 3 (0.62%) MPLS
13 3 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.86%) Big Data
2 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.41%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Burp Suite
2 6 (1.24%) JIRA
3 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.62%) GitLab
4 3 (0.62%) Snyk
5 2 (0.41%) git-flow
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 89 (18.43%) Finance
2 40 (8.28%) Legal
2 40 (8.28%) Public Sector
3 28 (5.80%) Retail
4 24 (4.97%) Banking
5 14 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.86%) Police
7 8 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.45%) Electronics
8 7 (1.45%) Marketing
8 7 (1.45%) Military
9 6 (1.24%) Law
10 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) International Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (23.40%) Architect
2 109 (22.57%) Consultant
3 105 (21.74%) Security Architect
4 86 (17.81%) Security Consultant
5 64 (13.25%) Analyst
6 51 (10.56%) Security Analyst
7 41 (8.49%) Security Manager
8 27 (5.59%) Information Security Consultant
9 26 (5.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 24 (4.97%) Security Engineer
11 22 (4.55%) Security Specialist
12 19 (3.93%) Security Officer
13 17 (3.52%) Information Manager
13 17 (3.52%) IT Analyst
14 16 (3.31%) Information Security Officer
14 16 (3.31%) IT Security Analyst
15 14 (2.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 14 (2.90%) Information Security Manager
16 12 (2.48%) Cloud Architect
17 11 (2.28%) CISSP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.21%) Web Services
2 15 (3.11%) .NET
3 3 (0.62%) LDAP
3 3 (0.62%) REST
4 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.41%) GraphQL
4 2 (0.41%) Kafka
4 2 (0.41%) Node.js
4 2 (0.41%) React
4 2 (0.41%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Spring
4 2 (0.41%) Spring MVC
4 2 (0.41%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.21%) J2EE
5 1 (0.21%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.21%) SAML
5 1 (0.21%) SOAP
5 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (17.81%) Management Information System
2 59 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.86%) Cyber Defence
9 8 (1.66%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.24%) PKI
12 5 (1.04%) CESG
12 5 (1.04%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (1.04%) PMI
13 3 (0.62%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.62%) Smartcard
13 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.73%) Windows
2 35 (7.25%) Linux
3 13 (2.69%) Unix
4 6 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.04%) Android
5 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.62%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (0.62%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.62%) Solaris
7 3 (0.62%) VMS
8 2 (0.41%) CentOS
8 2 (0.41%) Fedora
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (57.76%) Information Security
2 184 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
3 134 (27.74%) Risk Management
4 82 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 60 (12.42%) Security Testing
7 59 (12.22%) Security Operations
8 58 (12.01%) Risk Assessment
9 57 (11.80%) Security Management
9 57 (11.80%) SIEM
10 56 (11.59%) Vulnerability Management
11 53 (10.97%) ITIL
12 51 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (10.56%) TOGAF
13 46 (9.52%) Information Assurance
14 43 (8.90%) Data Protection
14 43 (8.90%) Identity Access Management
15 38 (7.87%) Information Security Management
16 36 (7.45%) DevOps
17 34 (7.04%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.52%) Python
2 16 (3.31%) C
3 15 (3.11%) Java
4 14 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.66%) Perl
6 5 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.83%) SQL
8 3 (0.62%) C++
8 3 (0.62%) PHP
8 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) C#
9 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.21%) Scala
9 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 252 (52.17%) CISM
2 109 (22.57%) Security Cleared
3 91 (18.84%) CISA
4 73 (15.11%) Degree
5 67 (13.87%) GIAC
6 55 (11.39%) SC Cleared
7 54 (11.18%) CRISC
8 51 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (9.94%) DV Cleared
10 47 (9.73%) CEH
11 41 (8.49%) CESG Certified Professional
12 38 (7.87%) SANS
13 29 (6.00%) SSCP
14 25 (5.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 25 (5.18%) CLAS
15 21 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
16 19 (3.93%) CCSP
17 18 (3.73%) CCNP
18 17 (3.52%) GCIH
18 17 (3.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (35.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (18.43%) NIST
3 70 (14.49%) GDPR
4 61 (12.63%) PCI DSS
5 53 (10.97%) NCSC
6 35 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 21 (4.35%) COBIT
7 21 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (3.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 12 (2.48%) JSP 440
11 11 (2.28%) RMADS
11 11 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (2.07%) PMO
13 9 (1.86%) SLA
14 6 (1.24%) HIPAA
14 6 (1.24%) ISO 22301
15 5 (1.04%) QA
16 4 (0.83%) NIST 800
17 3 (0.62%) AICPA
System Software
1 38 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.24%) Docker
4 4 (0.83%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.62%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.41%) NFS
6 2 (0.41%) Samba
6 2 (0.41%) vCloud
6 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.41%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) IAG
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (2.90%) Nessus
2 9 (1.86%) CSIRT
2 9 (1.86%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.24%) EnCase
4 5 (1.04%) FTK
4 5 (1.04%) Terraform
5 4 (0.83%) Nexpose
6 3 (0.62%) Ansible
6 3 (0.62%) CASB
6 3 (0.62%) QRadar
7 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.41%) Nagios
7 2 (0.41%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.41%) OpenVAS
7 2 (0.41%) Puppet
7 2 (0.41%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (8.07%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.25%) Cisco
3 20 (4.14%) Qualys
3 20 (4.14%) VMware
4 19 (3.93%) Splunk
5 15 (3.11%) McAfee
6 13 (2.69%) CyberArk
7 9 (1.86%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.86%) Rapid7
8 8 (1.66%) Blue Coat
8 8 (1.66%) Google
8 8 (1.66%) Juniper
8 8 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.66%) SAP
9 7 (1.45%) F5
9 7 (1.45%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.24%) Oracle
10 6 (1.24%) Symantec
11 5 (1.04%) Citrix
11 5 (1.04%) Fortinet