Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 201 327
Rank change year-on-year -98 +126 -26
Contract jobs citing CISSP 582 354 658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.33% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 5.32% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 235 464
10th Percentile £413 £375 £400
25th Percentile £500 £450 £457
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £631 £638
90th Percentile £775 £688 £732
UK median daily rate £585 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +6.36% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 1
Median hourly rate £62.38 £77.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -19.51% +93.75% -40.30%
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £76.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.31% +90.63% -40.30%

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 12,486 6,651 15,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 25.04% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,043 4,515 9,959
10th Percentile £307 £300 £263
25th Percentile £411 £394 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 238 658
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.14 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.88 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.98 £61.68
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -20.98% +74.44%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -61 330 £600 +4.35% 83
South East -63 68 £568 +9.13% 24
South West -49 54 £550 +16.40% 20
North of England -62 41 £532 +12.00% 40
North West -42 28 £550 +29.41% 23
East of England -37 20 £518 +59.23% 12
Midlands -122 16 £575 - 12
Yorkshire -44 13 £480 -8.57% 13
West Midlands -107 10 £581 +1.09% 12
East Midlands -40 6 £555 +0.91%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 317 (54.47%) Information Security
2 296 (50.86%) Cybersecurity
3 276 (47.42%) CISM
4 174 (29.90%) Finance
5 173 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 159 (27.32%) Risk Management
7 150 (25.77%) Degree
8 127 (21.82%) Social Skills
9 126 (21.65%) AWS
10 124 (21.31%) Security Cleared
11 123 (21.13%) Azure
12 120 (20.62%) Security Architecture
13 119 (20.45%) NIST
14 110 (18.90%) CRISC
14 110 (18.90%) CISA
15 107 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
16 103 (17.70%) Management Information System
17 93 (15.98%) SC Cleared
18 90 (15.46%) Vulnerability Management
18 90 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
19 88 (15.12%) Firewall
20 84 (14.43%) GDPR
21 79 (13.57%) GCP
22 77 (13.23%) SIEM
23 76 (13.06%) Security Operations
24 68 (11.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
25 66 (11.34%) Network Security
26 64 (11.00%) Data Protection
26 64 (11.00%) SABSA
27 61 (10.48%) CESG Certified Professional

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 15 (2.58%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.37%) IIS
3 7 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.52%) Confluence
5 2 (0.34%) Drupal
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.52%) iTrent
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (21.65%) AWS
2 123 (21.13%) Azure
3 79 (13.57%) GCP
4 39 (6.70%) SaaS
5 33 (5.67%) Microsoft 365
6 26 (4.47%) Serverless
7 23 (3.95%) IaaS
8 18 (3.09%) PaaS
9 14 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.23%) Azure Sentinel
10 13 (2.23%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.86%) AWS KMS
14 4 (0.69%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.12%) Firewall
2 66 (11.34%) Network Security
3 25 (4.30%) WAN
4 17 (2.92%) SD-WAN
5 16 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.89%) VPN
8 10 (1.72%) LAN
8 10 (1.72%) VoIP
9 8 (1.37%) FTP
10 7 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (1.20%) SSL
10 7 (1.20%) Wireless
11 6 (1.03%) BGP
11 6 (1.03%) DMZ
11 6 (1.03%) DNS
11 6 (1.03%) HTTP
11 6 (1.03%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (0.69%) Big Data
4 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.52%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.34%) DB2
6 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Power BI
7 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.17%) MS Access
7 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.86%) JIRA
2 5 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.52%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.34%) Maven
4 2 (0.34%) Snyk
4 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.17%) GitLab
5 1 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (29.90%) Finance
2 127 (21.82%) Social Skills
3 46 (7.90%) Legal
4 45 (7.73%) Banking
5 38 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (5.67%) Public Sector
7 29 (4.98%) Telecoms
8 23 (3.95%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (3.44%) Financial Institution
9 20 (3.44%) Law
10 19 (3.26%) Manufacturing
11 17 (2.92%) Electronics
11 17 (2.92%) Marketing
12 14 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
13 10 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
14 8 (1.37%) Investment Banking
15 6 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (1.03%) Local Government
16 5 (0.86%) Retail
17 4 (0.69%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (27.84%) Architect
2 148 (25.43%) Security Architect
3 108 (18.56%) Consultant
4 90 (15.46%) Security Consultant
5 69 (11.86%) Analyst
6 54 (9.28%) Security Manager
7 52 (8.93%) Security Analyst
8 40 (6.87%) Security Engineer
9 36 (6.19%) Information Security Consultant
10 30 (5.15%) AWS Architect
10 30 (5.15%) Cloud Architect
11 27 (4.64%) Information Security Manager
12 25 (4.30%) Information Manager
12 25 (4.30%) Security Specialist
13 16 (2.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 16 (2.75%) Project Manager
14 15 (2.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 14 (2.41%) Azure Architect
15 14 (2.41%) Coordinator
15 14 (2.41%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.03%) 802.1X
1 6 (1.03%) ModSecurity
1 6 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (0.86%) Web Services
3 4 (0.69%) .NET
3 4 (0.69%) Middleware
3 4 (0.69%) OAuth
3 4 (0.69%) REST
3 4 (0.69%) SailPoint
3 4 (0.69%) SOAP
4 3 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (0.52%) SAML
5 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.17%) J2EE
6 1 (0.17%) LDAP
6 1 (0.17%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 103 (17.70%) Management Information System
2 29 (4.98%) Cyberthreat
2 29 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.44%) Public Cloud
4 17 (2.92%) Hedge funds
5 15 (2.58%) Enterprise Cloud
6 14 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.23%) CESG
7 13 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (2.06%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.06%) PKI
8 12 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (1.72%) Cyberattack
11 7 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (1.20%) NHS
12 6 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.11%) Windows
2 36 (6.19%) Linux
3 11 (1.89%) Unix
4 6 (1.03%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.69%) AIX
5 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (54.47%) Information Security
2 296 (50.86%) Cybersecurity
3 159 (27.32%) Risk Management
4 120 (20.62%) Security Architecture
5 90 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (15.46%) Vulnerability Management
6 77 (13.23%) SIEM
7 76 (13.06%) Security Operations
8 64 (11.00%) Data Protection
8 64 (11.00%) SABSA
9 58 (9.97%) Security Management
10 54 (9.28%) Risk Assessment
11 53 (9.11%) Computer Science
12 52 (8.93%) TOGAF
13 49 (8.42%) Threat Modelling
14 46 (7.90%) ITIL
14 46 (7.90%) OWASP
14 46 (7.90%) Threat Intelligence
15 45 (7.73%) Security Testing
16 44 (7.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.08%) Python
2 21 (3.61%) C
3 19 (3.26%) Java
4 15 (2.58%) C++
4 15 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.89%) SQL
6 10 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.37%) VBA
8 6 (1.03%) Perl
9 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.52%) Search Processing Language
11 2 (0.34%) Ruby
11 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) C#
12 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 276 (47.42%) CISM
2 150 (25.77%) Degree
3 124 (21.31%) Security Cleared
4 110 (18.90%) CISA
4 110 (18.90%) CRISC
5 107 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (15.98%) SC Cleared
7 68 (11.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 61 (10.48%) CESG Certified Professional
9 54 (9.28%) GIAC
10 49 (8.42%) CEH
11 41 (7.04%) SANS
12 37 (6.36%) CCSP
13 29 (4.98%) CCNP
14 26 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (4.30%) DV Cleared
16 19 (3.26%) CCNA
17 17 (2.92%) CREST Certified
17 17 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (2.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (20.45%) NIST
3 84 (14.43%) GDPR
4 57 (9.79%) NCSC
5 36 (6.19%) GRC
6 31 (5.33%) COBIT
6 31 (5.33%) PCI DSS
7 28 (4.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (4.81%) NIST 800
8 25 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 22 (3.78%) RMADS
11 19 (3.26%) JSP 440
11 19 (3.26%) SOC 2
12 18 (3.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 16 (2.75%) QA
14 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.86%) ITGC
15 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (3.61%) Docker
2 19 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.69%) XenApp
5 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.52%) Squid
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (7.56%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.92%) Terraform
3 13 (2.23%) CSIRT
4 8 (1.37%) Nessus
5 7 (1.20%) Consul
5 7 (1.20%) Istio
6 5 (0.86%) Ansible
6 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.86%) QRadar
6 5 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.69%) Nmap
7 4 (0.69%) SCCM
7 4 (0.69%) SCOM
8 3 (0.52%) CASB
8 3 (0.52%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 52 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.56%) Cisco
3 40 (6.87%) Google
4 23 (3.95%) Splunk
5 19 (3.26%) SAP
6 18 (3.09%) Oracle
6 18 (3.09%) VMware
7 12 (2.06%) CheckPoint
7 12 (2.06%) Palo Alto
8 11 (1.89%) Qualys
9 9 (1.55%) McAfee
9 9 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.20%) Juniper
10 7 (1.20%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.03%) Citrix
11 6 (1.03%) Fortinet
12 5 (0.86%) Symantec
13 4 (0.69%) CA
13 4 (0.69%) IronPort
13 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com