Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 289 293
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 -66
Contract jobs citing CISSP 669 849 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 4.91% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 591 467
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £381 £375
90th Percentile £738 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £535 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
England median hourly rate £52.72 £57.25 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.92% +24.46% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £46.08 £45.70
90th Percentile £60.80 £65.43 £61.85
UK median hourly rate £60.44 £57.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +24.46% -2.13%

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 15,670 17,281 17,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.61% 18.55% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,600 10,203 10,533
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.29%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 881 822
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +53.06% -15.52% +5.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -5 295 £575 +4.55% 76
South East +22 142 £520 -3.26% 38
South West -19 83 £470 -3.09% 15
North of England -28 71 £525 +6.33% 24
Yorkshire +3 43 £525 - 8
Midlands +15 39 £525 - 41
West Midlands +18 36 £525 -4.55% 34
East of England +41 28 £563 +7.14% 7
North West -12 27 £553 +26.29% 13
East Midlands +3 3 £550 -8.33% 7
North East +12 1 £500 +5.26% 3
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 361 (53.96%) Information Security
2 342 (51.12%) CISM
3 243 (36.32%) Cybersecurity
4 171 (25.56%) Finance
5 165 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 163 (24.36%) CISA
7 148 (22.12%) Security Architecture
8 139 (20.78%) Risk Management
9 133 (19.88%) SIEM
10 132 (19.73%) Firewall
11 125 (18.68%) Azure
11 125 (18.68%) AWS
12 112 (16.74%) Security Operations
13 111 (16.59%) Degree
14 103 (15.40%) Management Information System
15 102 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
16 100 (14.95%) PCI DSS
17 95 (14.20%) CEH
18 94 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 90 (13.45%) Security Cleared
20 85 (12.71%) ITIL
21 80 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
22 79 (11.81%) TOGAF
23 78 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
24 77 (11.51%) Microsoft
24 77 (11.51%) NIST
25 71 (10.61%) Network Security
25 71 (10.61%) CRISC
25 71 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
26 68 (10.16%) Windows

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 27 (4.04%) IIS
2 15 (2.24%) OpenStack
3 13 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.64%) Confluence
5 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.45%) JBoss
6 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 125 (18.68%) AWS
1 125 (18.68%) Azure
2 56 (8.37%) SaaS
3 42 (6.28%) Office 365
4 41 (6.13%) PaaS
5 32 (4.78%) IaaS
6 18 (2.69%) GCP
7 13 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.20%) Serverless
9 7 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.75%) G Suite
11 4 (0.60%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.45%) GitHub
13 2 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.30%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.30%) Route 53
13 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 132 (19.73%) Firewall
2 71 (10.61%) Network Security
3 34 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 33 (4.93%) VPN
5 30 (4.48%) TCP/IP
6 25 (3.74%) Internet
7 20 (2.99%) HTTP
8 16 (2.39%) DNS
8 16 (2.39%) LAN
8 16 (2.39%) WAN
9 15 (2.24%) VLAN
10 14 (2.09%) VoIP
11 13 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.79%) SAN
13 10 (1.49%) IPsec
14 9 (1.35%) HTTPS
14 9 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
15 8 (1.20%) Wireless
16 7 (1.05%) MPLS
16 7 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.63%) Big Data
2 17 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.94%) MySQL
4 7 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.45%) DB2
6 2 (0.30%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.30%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.15%) HBase
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (2.24%) JIRA
2 7 (1.05%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.45%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.30%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.30%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.15%) AppScan
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) Xcode
General
1 171 (25.56%) Finance
2 51 (7.62%) Legal
3 49 (7.32%) Retail
4 40 (5.98%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.19%) Law
6 23 (3.44%) Public Sector
7 22 (3.29%) Banking
8 14 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.49%) Marketing
10 8 (1.20%) Electronics
11 6 (0.90%) Police
12 5 (0.75%) Military
13 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.45%) Advertising
14 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.30%) Czech Language
15 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 191 (28.55%) Architect
2 153 (22.87%) Security Architect
3 115 (17.19%) Analyst
4 91 (13.60%) Consultant
5 90 (13.45%) Security Analyst
6 81 (12.11%) Security Consultant
7 74 (11.06%) Security Engineer
8 43 (6.43%) Cloud Architect
9 40 (5.98%) Information Security Consultant
10 37 (5.53%) Security Manager
11 34 (5.08%) Security Specialist
12 30 (4.48%) Business Analyst
12 30 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
13 27 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 24 (3.59%) Senior Security Analyst
15 22 (3.29%) Security Officer
16 19 (2.84%) Head of Security
16 19 (2.84%) Information Analyst
16 19 (2.84%) Information Security Analyst
16 19 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.63%) Web Services
2 17 (2.54%) SAML
3 12 (1.79%) SailPoint
4 11 (1.64%) Middleware
5 9 (1.35%) LDAP
6 8 (1.20%) REST
6 8 (1.20%) SOAP
7 7 (1.05%) OAuth
7 7 (1.05%) OpenID
8 6 (0.90%) .NET
9 5 (0.75%) JSON
9 5 (0.75%) OAuth2
10 3 (0.45%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.45%) Kafka
10 3 (0.45%) WCF
10 3 (0.45%) XACML
11 2 (0.30%) RESTful
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
12 1 (0.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.40%) Management Information System
2 80 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.83%) PKI
4 23 (3.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 21 (3.14%) CESG
5 21 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (2.24%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.09%) User Experience
10 12 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.49%) SCADA
12 9 (1.35%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.90%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.90%) PMI
15 5 (0.75%) CCTV
15 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (10.16%) Windows
2 60 (8.97%) Linux
3 44 (6.58%) Unix
4 12 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.75%) CentOS
7 4 (0.60%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.45%) Android
8 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Solaris
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (53.96%) Information Security
2 243 (36.32%) Cybersecurity
3 148 (22.12%) Security Architecture
4 139 (20.78%) Risk Management
5 133 (19.88%) SIEM
6 112 (16.74%) Security Operations
7 94 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (12.71%) ITIL
9 79 (11.81%) TOGAF
10 78 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
12 66 (9.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 64 (9.57%) DevOps
14 56 (8.37%) Penetration Testing
14 56 (8.37%) Project Management
15 48 (7.17%) Security Management
16 47 (7.03%) Data Protection
17 46 (6.88%) Ethical Hacking
17 46 (6.88%) Risk Assessment
18 44 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.63%) C
2 29 (4.33%) Python
3 22 (3.29%) Java
4 17 (2.54%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.79%) SQL
6 11 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.05%) C#
9 5 (0.75%) Perl
10 4 (0.60%) C++
10 4 (0.60%) Go
11 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.30%) PHP
12 2 (0.30%) Ruby
13 1 (0.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 342 (51.12%) CISM
2 163 (24.36%) CISA
3 111 (16.59%) Degree
4 102 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (14.20%) CEH
6 90 (13.45%) Security Cleared
7 71 (10.61%) CRISC
8 61 (9.12%) SANS
9 59 (8.82%) SC Cleared
10 53 (7.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 49 (7.32%) GIAC
12 42 (6.28%) CESG Certified Professional
13 36 (5.38%) CCNP
14 31 (4.63%) TOGAF Certification
15 29 (4.33%) DV Cleared
16 28 (4.19%) GCIH
17 26 (3.89%) ISSAP
18 24 (3.59%) CCIE
18 24 (3.59%) CCNA
18 24 (3.59%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (14.95%) PCI DSS
3 77 (11.51%) NIST
4 61 (9.12%) GDPR
5 43 (6.43%) COBIT
6 42 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 21 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (1.05%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.90%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.90%) NCSC
10 6 (0.90%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.90%) RMADS
11 4 (0.60%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.60%) SLA
12 3 (0.45%) COSO
12 3 (0.45%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 52 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.48%) Docker
3 7 (1.05%) vSphere
4 6 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.30%) NDS
7 2 (0.30%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (4.19%) CASB
2 25 (3.74%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.29%) Nessus
4 17 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (1.79%) PingFederate
6 11 (1.64%) Ansible
7 10 (1.49%) QRadar
8 6 (0.90%) Nmap
9 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.75%) Terraform
10 4 (0.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 4 (0.60%) Puppet
11 3 (0.45%) CSIRT
11 3 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.45%) IBM Guardium
11 3 (0.45%) Istio
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.45%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 77 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.98%) Splunk
3 36 (5.38%) Cisco
4 23 (3.44%) CheckPoint
5 17 (2.54%) Oracle
5 17 (2.54%) Qualys
5 17 (2.54%) Symantec
6 16 (2.39%) McAfee
7 15 (2.24%) ArcSight
7 15 (2.24%) VMware
8 13 (1.94%) BeyondTrust
8 13 (1.94%) Google
9 11 (1.64%) CyberArk
9 11 (1.64%) Juniper
10 10 (1.49%) Darktrace
10 10 (1.49%) SAP
11 9 (1.35%) F5
11 9 (1.35%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.35%) Ping Identity
11 9 (1.35%) Rapid7