Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 301 260
Rank change year-on-year -4 -41 +22
Contract jobs citing CISSP 503 776 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.86% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.79% 4.42% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 494 555
England median daily rate £550 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +4.17%
10th Percentile £388 £400 £396
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £528 £500
% change year-on-year +4.27% +5.50% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
England median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +27.14% +45.83% -61.68%

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 13,270 17,558 17,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.54% 19.48% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,206 10,512 10,793
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £647 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 809 798
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.48 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year +16.67% +16.46% -6.33%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +10 222 £550 - 66
South East +29 89 £500 -4.76% 31
North of England +7 62 £550 +10.00% 44
South West +20 50 £550 +4.76% 13
Midlands +46 41 £531 -11.46% 21
East of England +40 37 £562 +12.30% 17
West Midlands +40 31 £525 -8.70% 15
Yorkshire +37 30 £550 +14.29% 15
North West +11 30 £525 +5.00% 27
East Midlands +37 10 £638 +6.25% 6
North East +16 1 - - 2
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 297 (59.05%) Information Security
2 261 (51.89%) CISM
3 166 (33.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 165 (32.80%) Cybersecurity
5 133 (26.44%) Risk Management
6 106 (21.07%) Finance
7 97 (19.28%) AWS
8 93 (18.49%) Firewall
9 89 (17.69%) Security Cleared
10 88 (17.50%) Security Architecture
11 85 (16.90%) Management Information System
12 84 (16.70%) NIST
13 83 (16.50%) CISA
14 76 (15.11%) Azure
15 74 (14.71%) Degree
16 70 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
17 65 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
18 64 (12.72%) GDPR
19 63 (12.52%) Vulnerability Management
20 62 (12.33%) ITIL
21 61 (12.13%) PCI DSS
22 59 (11.73%) SIEM
23 58 (11.53%) TOGAF
24 57 (11.33%) Security Management
24 57 (11.33%) GIAC
25 56 (11.13%) Network Security
25 56 (11.13%) Security Operations
26 55 (10.93%) SC Cleared
26 55 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
27 52 (10.34%) Security Testing

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 9 (1.79%) IIS
2 7 (1.39%) Confluence
2 7 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 97 (19.28%) AWS
2 76 (15.11%) Azure
3 28 (5.57%) Office 365
4 13 (2.58%) GCP
5 12 (2.39%) SaaS
6 7 (1.39%) IaaS
6 7 (1.39%) PaaS
7 5 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.99%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.40%) Akamai
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.40%) G Suite
8 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.40%) Route 53
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 93 (18.49%) Firewall
2 56 (11.13%) Network Security
3 23 (4.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.38%) WAN
5 14 (2.78%) VPN
6 13 (2.58%) Internet
7 12 (2.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (2.19%) Wireless
9 10 (1.99%) VoIP
10 7 (1.39%) HTTP
10 7 (1.39%) LAN
11 6 (1.19%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (1.19%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (0.99%) BGP
12 5 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.99%) DNS
12 5 (0.99%) IPsec
12 5 (0.99%) OSPF
13 4 (0.80%) Sourcefire
13 4 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.59%) Big Data
2 4 (0.80%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.20%) DB2
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.19%) JIRA
2 9 (1.79%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.40%) AppScan
4 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.40%) git-flow
4 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 106 (21.07%) Finance
2 36 (7.16%) Retail
3 31 (6.16%) Public Sector
4 29 (5.77%) Banking
5 23 (4.57%) Legal
6 21 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.79%) Electronics
8 9 (1.79%) Marketing
9 8 (1.59%) Police
10 5 (0.99%) Law
10 5 (0.99%) Military
11 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) International Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (25.05%) Architect
2 106 (21.07%) Security Architect
3 101 (20.08%) Consultant
4 83 (16.50%) Security Consultant
5 77 (15.31%) Analyst
6 55 (10.93%) Security Analyst
7 42 (8.35%) Security Manager
8 26 (5.17%) Security Engineer
9 24 (4.77%) Information Security Consultant
10 21 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 18 (3.58%) Head of Security
11 18 (3.58%) Security Officer
12 16 (3.18%) Cloud Architect
12 16 (3.18%) Security Specialist
13 15 (2.98%) Information Security Officer
13 15 (2.98%) IT Analyst
13 15 (2.98%) IT Security Analyst
13 15 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 13 (2.58%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.56%) Web Services
2 6 (1.19%) Middleware
3 5 (0.99%) .NET
3 5 (0.99%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.60%) LDAP
4 3 (0.60%) REST
4 3 (0.60%) SAML
5 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.40%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.40%) GraphQL
5 2 (0.40%) Kafka
5 2 (0.40%) Node.js
5 2 (0.40%) React
5 2 (0.40%) Spring
5 2 (0.40%) Spring MVC
5 2 (0.40%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.20%) SOAP
6 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (16.90%) Management Information System
2 65 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.37%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.39%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (2.19%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.39%) CESG
6 7 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.39%) PKI
6 7 (1.39%) PMI
7 6 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (1.19%) Cyberattack
7 6 (1.19%) User Experience
8 5 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (0.80%) CCTV
9 4 (0.80%) SCADA
10 3 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.15%) Windows
2 29 (5.77%) Linux
3 13 (2.58%) Unix
4 8 (1.59%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.19%) Android
5 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.60%) CentOS
7 3 (0.60%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (0.60%) Solaris
7 3 (0.60%) VMS
8 2 (0.40%) Fedora
8 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (59.05%) Information Security
2 165 (32.80%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (26.44%) Risk Management
4 88 (17.50%) Security Architecture
5 70 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (12.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 62 (12.33%) ITIL
8 59 (11.73%) SIEM
9 58 (11.53%) TOGAF
10 57 (11.33%) Security Management
11 56 (11.13%) Security Operations
12 52 (10.34%) Security Testing
13 49 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (9.15%) Risk Assessment
15 45 (8.95%) Identity Access Management
16 44 (8.75%) Information Assurance
17 36 (7.16%) Data Protection
17 36 (7.16%) Information Security Management
17 36 (7.16%) OWASP
18 35 (6.96%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.78%) PowerShell
2 18 (3.58%) Python
3 17 (3.38%) C
4 7 (1.39%) Java
5 5 (0.99%) Perl
6 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.80%) SQL
7 3 (0.60%) C++
7 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.60%) PHP
8 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) C#
9 1 (0.20%) Scala
9 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 261 (51.89%) CISM
2 89 (17.69%) Security Cleared
3 83 (16.50%) CISA
4 74 (14.71%) Degree
5 57 (11.33%) GIAC
6 55 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (10.93%) SC Cleared
7 52 (10.34%) CRISC
7 52 (10.34%) SANS
8 49 (9.74%) CEH
9 34 (6.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 34 (6.76%) DV Cleared
10 27 (5.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 27 (5.37%) TOGAF Certification
11 23 (4.57%) CLAS
11 23 (4.57%) ISSAP
12 22 (4.37%) SSCP
13 19 (3.78%) CCNP
14 18 (3.58%) CCSP
15 17 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (33.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (16.70%) NIST
3 64 (12.72%) GDPR
4 61 (12.13%) PCI DSS
5 49 (9.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 45 (8.95%) NCSC
7 32 (6.36%) COBIT
8 15 (2.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (2.78%) JSP 440
10 12 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 12 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (2.19%) RMADS
12 10 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
12 10 (1.99%) PMO
13 9 (1.79%) ISO 22301
13 9 (1.79%) SLA
14 7 (1.39%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.99%) Basel II
15 5 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.99%) EMIR
System Software
1 27 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.59%) Docker
4 4 (0.80%) vCloud
5 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.40%) NDS
6 2 (0.40%) NFS
6 2 (0.40%) Samba
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.40%) vSphere
6 2 (0.40%) Xen
7 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (2.98%) Nessus
2 10 (1.99%) CSIRT
3 8 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.39%) QRadar
5 6 (1.19%) CASB
6 5 (0.99%) Ansible
7 4 (0.80%) Nexpose
7 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.80%) Terraform
8 3 (0.60%) EnCase
9 2 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.40%) FTK
9 2 (0.40%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.40%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.40%) OpenNMS
9 2 (0.40%) OpenVAS
9 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.40%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (7.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.37%) Cisco
3 23 (4.57%) Splunk
4 19 (3.78%) Qualys
5 18 (3.58%) VMware
6 16 (3.18%) McAfee
7 11 (2.19%) SAP
8 10 (1.99%) Google
9 9 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.79%) CyberArk
9 9 (1.79%) Rapid7
9 9 (1.79%) Symantec
10 8 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.39%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.39%) Oracle
12 5 (0.99%) BeyondTrust
12 5 (0.99%) Blue Coat
12 5 (0.99%) Citrix
12 5 (0.99%) Fortinet
12 5 (0.99%) Palo Alto