Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 234 320
Rank change year-on-year -52 +86 -32
Contract jobs citing CISSP 519 377 706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.12% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 4.63% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 247 460
10th Percentile £413 £372 £412
25th Percentile £480 £450 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £690 £638 £638
90th Percentile £775 £725 £726
UK median daily rate £580 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
10th Percentile £45.18 £74.00 £60.28
25th Percentile £56.49 £76.25 £60.38
Median hourly rate £63.50 £80.00 £60.65
Median % change year-on-year -20.63% +31.90% -9.47%
75th Percentile £71.05 " £60.82
90th Percentile £75.25 " £60.85
UK median hourly rate £61.26 £78.75 £60.87
% change year-on-year -22.21% +29.37% -9.15%

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 11,124 8,137 16,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.65% 24.18% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,132 5,430 10,092
10th Percentile £306 £300 £268
25th Percentile £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £482 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.73% +1.47% +5.56%
75th Percentile £591 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 270 656
10th Percentile £12.60 £15.25 £12.28
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.24% -6.30% +46.67%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £31.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.62% -10.31% +55.56%

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021. 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 -17 287 £625 +13.64% 67
South East -3 61 £550 - 36
South West +7 52 £525 +12.18% 14
North of England -38 43 £514 -17.76% 34
Midlands -73 29 £575 - 15
West Midlands -70 25 £588 +6.82% 10
Yorkshire -15 22 £502 -22.85% 8
North West -36 21 £525 -16.00% 24
East of England -18 16 £545 +1.07% 11
East Midlands -24 4 £503 -25.56% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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.

1 295 (56.84%) Information Security
2 279 (53.76%) Cybersecurity
3 251 (48.36%) CISM
4 159 (30.64%) Finance
5 154 (29.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 146 (28.13%) Risk Management
7 120 (23.12%) Degree
8 111 (21.39%) Azure
9 109 (21.00%) NIST
10 106 (20.42%) AWS
10 106 (20.42%) Security Cleared
11 102 (19.65%) Security Architecture
12 100 (19.27%) Social Skills
13 92 (17.73%) Management Information System
14 85 (16.38%) CRISC
15 84 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
16 82 (15.80%) CISA
17 75 (14.45%) Firewall
17 75 (14.45%) SC Cleared
18 74 (14.26%) Network Security
18 74 (14.26%) SABSA
19 68 (13.10%) GCP
19 68 (13.10%) Security Management
20 67 (12.91%) SIEM
21 64 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
22 62 (11.95%) Microsoft
22 62 (11.95%) CESG Certified Professional
23 61 (11.75%) GDPR
24 58 (11.18%) Vulnerability Management
25 57 (10.98%) TOGAF

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 11 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.96%) Confluence
2 5 (0.96%) IIS
3 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) iTrent
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.77%) Sentinel
1 4 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 111 (21.39%) Azure
2 106 (20.42%) AWS
3 68 (13.10%) GCP
4 37 (7.13%) Microsoft 365
5 36 (6.94%) SaaS
6 26 (5.01%) IaaS
7 23 (4.43%) PaaS
8 16 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (2.31%) Serverless
10 10 (1.93%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.73%) Azure Sentinel
12 8 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.35%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.96%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.77%) CloudFront
17 3 (0.58%) Basecamp
17 3 (0.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 75 (14.45%) Firewall
2 74 (14.26%) Network Security
3 19 (3.66%) WAN
4 14 (2.70%) LAN
4 14 (2.70%) VPN
5 13 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (1.93%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.73%) DNS
8 9 (1.73%) SSL
9 8 (1.54%) Internet
9 8 (1.54%) NAS
10 7 (1.35%) DMZ
10 7 (1.35%) SD-WAN
10 7 (1.35%) Wireless
11 6 (1.16%) DMARC
11 6 (1.16%) Intranet
11 6 (1.16%) VoIP
11 6 (1.16%) WLAN
12 5 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.35%) Big Data
2 5 (0.96%) Data Lake
2 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.19%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.19%) Looker
5 1 (0.19%) MS Access
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) JIRA
2 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.39%) Maven
4 2 (0.39%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.19%) GitLab
General
1 159 (30.64%) Finance
2 100 (19.27%) Social Skills
3 41 (7.90%) Banking
4 40 (7.71%) Legal
5 32 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.20%) Public Sector
7 23 (4.43%) Telecoms
8 20 (3.85%) Law
9 14 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (2.50%) Electronics
10 13 (2.50%) Manufacturing
10 13 (2.50%) Marketing
11 12 (2.31%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.73%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.77%) Retail
16 3 (0.58%) Local Government
16 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (27.17%) Architect
2 130 (25.05%) Security Architect
3 103 (19.85%) Consultant
4 82 (15.80%) Security Consultant
5 59 (11.37%) Analyst
6 54 (10.40%) Security Manager
7 49 (9.44%) Security Analyst
8 32 (6.17%) Security Engineer
9 29 (5.59%) Cloud Architect
10 27 (5.20%) Information Security Consultant
11 22 (4.24%) AWS Architect
12 21 (4.05%) Information Manager
12 21 (4.05%) Security Specialist
13 20 (3.85%) Coordinator
13 20 (3.85%) Security Assurance Coordinator
14 18 (3.47%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 17 (3.28%) Information Security Manager
16 16 (3.08%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 15 (2.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 15 (2.89%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.73%) Web Services
2 8 (1.54%) ModSecurity
2 8 (1.54%) SAML
3 6 (1.16%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.16%) OAuth
3 6 (1.16%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.96%) Middleware
5 4 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.58%) .NET
6 3 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.39%) LDAP
7 2 (0.39%) SOAP
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.19%) RESTful
8 1 (0.19%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.73%) Management Information System
2 25 (4.82%) Cyberthreat
3 19 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 17 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.12%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.93%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.73%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.54%) NHS
10 8 (1.54%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.35%) PKI
12 6 (1.16%) CESG
13 5 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 4 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
15 3 (0.58%) CMDB
15 3 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.06%) Windows
2 34 (6.55%) Linux
3 14 (2.70%) Unix
4 7 (1.35%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (56.84%) Information Security
2 279 (53.76%) Cybersecurity
3 146 (28.13%) Risk Management
4 102 (19.65%) Security Architecture
5 74 (14.26%) SABSA
6 68 (13.10%) Security Management
7 67 (12.91%) SIEM
8 64 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (11.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 57 (10.98%) TOGAF
11 55 (10.60%) Risk Assessment
11 55 (10.60%) Security Operations
12 54 (10.40%) Information Assurance
13 45 (8.67%) Data Protection
13 45 (8.67%) Information Security Management
14 42 (8.09%) ITIL
15 40 (7.71%) Computer Science
15 40 (7.71%) Threat Modelling
16 38 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
16 38 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.78%) Python
2 10 (1.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (1.93%) SQL
3 7 (1.35%) Java
4 6 (1.16%) C
5 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.77%) Perl
5 4 (0.77%) VBA
6 3 (0.58%) C++
6 3 (0.58%) Ruby
6 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.19%) C#
8 1 (0.19%) Go
8 1 (0.19%) Groovy
8 1 (0.19%) Scala
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 251 (48.36%) CISM
2 120 (23.12%) Degree
3 106 (20.42%) Security Cleared
4 85 (16.38%) CRISC
5 84 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (15.80%) CISA
7 75 (14.45%) SC Cleared
8 62 (11.95%) CESG Certified Professional
9 55 (10.60%) GIAC
10 53 (10.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 37 (7.13%) SANS
12 31 (5.97%) DV Cleared
13 25 (4.82%) CCSP
14 24 (4.62%) CCNP
15 23 (4.43%) CEH
16 21 (4.05%) CREST Certified
17 18 (3.47%) CompTIA Security+
18 17 (3.28%) CCNA
19 16 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
20 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (29.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (21.00%) NIST
3 61 (11.75%) GDPR
4 37 (7.13%) NCSC
5 35 (6.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (6.36%) NIST 800
7 30 (5.78%) COBIT
8 27 (5.20%) GRC
9 26 (5.01%) PCI DSS
10 24 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 22 (4.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 21 (4.05%) JSP 440
13 20 (3.85%) RMADS
14 14 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (2.31%) QA
16 11 (2.12%) SOC 2
17 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 5 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 5 (0.96%) ITGC
19 4 (0.77%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.73%) Docker
3 7 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.77%) XenApp
4 4 (0.77%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (5.39%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.31%) Terraform
3 9 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.35%) Ansible
6 5 (0.96%) Nessus
6 5 (0.96%) SCOM
7 4 (0.77%) CASB
7 4 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (0.77%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.77%) EnCase
7 4 (0.77%) FTK
7 4 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.77%) QRadar
7 4 (0.77%) SCCM
7 4 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.39%) Nmap
9 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.25%) Google
3 30 (5.78%) Cisco
4 19 (3.66%) Splunk
5 15 (2.89%) SAP
6 13 (2.50%) Palo Alto
6 13 (2.50%) VMware
7 11 (2.12%) Oracle
8 10 (1.93%) CheckPoint
8 10 (1.93%) Citrix
8 10 (1.93%) McAfee
8 10 (1.93%) SolarWinds
9 9 (1.73%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.54%) Fortinet
11 7 (1.35%) Juniper
11 7 (1.35%) Qualys
12 5 (0.96%) Meraki
12 5 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.96%) Symantec
13 4 (0.77%) Cellebrite