Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 304 265 265
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 +56
Contract jobs citing CISSP 595 432 422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.96% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 4.51% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 279 276
10th Percentile £456 £400 £386
25th Percentile £513 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £725 £675 £650
90th Percentile £784 £756 £731
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 3
10th Percentile £31.41 £42.89 £51.20
25th Percentile £48.86 £55.18 £62.00
Median hourly rate £67.50 £64.50 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -19.38% +31.90%
75th Percentile £70.81 £70.00 -
90th Percentile £80.57 £74.50 -
UK median hourly rate £67.50 £64.00 £62.00
% change year-on-year +5.47% +3.23% +1.86%

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 13,962 9,570 10,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.87% 21.21% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,254 6,174 6,647
10th Percentile £331 £300 £263
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £497 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.58% +4.68% -
75th Percentile £631 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 459 368
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.00 £14.46
25th Percentile £19.06 £20.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate £41.36 £39.00 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.04% +41.82% -5.17%
75th Percentile £56.00 £51.25 £47.87
90th Percentile £68.27 £61.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £38.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% +29.87% -

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -57 296 £600 - 92
South East -6 87 £550 +10.00% 18
North of England -11 71 £632 +20.38% 29
North West +5 51 £650 +23.81% 16
South West -43 40 £625 +19.05% 16
East of England -13 28 £625 +8.27% 12
Midlands -62 19 £603 +9.55% 27
Yorkshire -36 12 £500 -1.19% 12
West Midlands -62 10 £525 -12.50% 17
East Midlands -14 9 £625 +47.06% 9
North East - 8 £675 - 1
South Coast - 2 £900 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 358 (60.17%) CISM
2 343 (57.65%) Information Security
3 261 (43.87%) Cybersecurity
4 189 (31.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 169 (28.40%) Risk Management
6 159 (26.72%) NIST
7 150 (25.21%) Management Information System
8 148 (24.87%) Finance
9 141 (23.70%) CISA
9 141 (23.70%) Azure
10 129 (21.68%) Social Skills
11 123 (20.67%) Security Cleared
12 119 (20.00%) Security Operations
13 113 (18.99%) Security Architecture
14 108 (18.15%) AWS
15 106 (17.82%) CRISC
15 106 (17.82%) Firewall
15 106 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
16 105 (17.65%) Degree
17 102 (17.14%) SC Cleared
18 92 (15.46%) SIEM
19 85 (14.29%) Agile
20 83 (13.95%) Security Management
21 80 (13.45%) GDPR
22 73 (12.27%) CEH
23 71 (11.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
24 64 (10.76%) Windows
25 63 (10.59%) SABSA
26 62 (10.42%) Incident Management
27 59 (9.92%) Microsoft

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 7 (1.18%) Confluence
2 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (0.67%) IIS
3 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.17%) Mendix
5 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 141 (23.70%) Azure
2 108 (18.15%) AWS
3 52 (8.74%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (8.07%) SaaS
5 22 (3.70%) IaaS
6 15 (2.52%) Azure Sentinel
6 15 (2.52%) PaaS
7 12 (2.02%) Serverless
8 11 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.85%) GCP
9 8 (1.34%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.18%) GitHub
11 5 (0.84%) Power Platform
11 5 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.67%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 4 (0.67%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.67%) CloudBees
12 4 (0.67%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 106 (17.82%) Firewall
2 54 (9.08%) Network Security
3 23 (3.87%) WAN
4 21 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (3.19%) DNS
5 19 (3.19%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.69%) Internet
7 13 (2.18%) LAN
8 12 (2.02%) SD-WAN
9 11 (1.85%) BGP
9 11 (1.85%) DMZ
10 10 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (1.68%) OSPF
10 10 (1.68%) Wireless
11 9 (1.51%) HTTP
11 9 (1.51%) VPN
12 8 (1.34%) MPLS
13 7 (1.18%) DHCP
13 7 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.02%) Big Data
2 4 (0.67%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.50%) Power BI
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.34%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.17%) DB2
5 1 (0.17%) GIS
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (1.68%) Jenkins
1 10 (1.68%) JIRA
2 6 (1.01%) Burp Suite
2 6 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.84%) AppScan
3 5 (0.84%) GitLab
3 5 (0.84%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.17%) Gatling
5 1 (0.17%) JMeter
5 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.17%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.17%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.17%) Selenium
5 1 (0.17%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 148 (24.87%) Finance
2 129 (21.68%) Social Skills
3 52 (8.74%) Banking
4 51 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (8.07%) Public Sector
6 40 (6.72%) Legal
7 36 (6.05%) Telecoms
8 27 (4.54%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (3.36%) Manufacturing
10 17 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
10 17 (2.86%) Law
11 15 (2.52%) Documentation Skills
12 14 (2.35%) Electronics
12 14 (2.35%) Marketing
12 14 (2.35%) Retail
13 13 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.18%) Investment Banking
14 7 (1.18%) Military
15 5 (0.84%) Automotive
15 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 131 (22.02%) Architect
2 114 (19.16%) Security Architect
3 96 (16.13%) Consultant
4 81 (13.61%) Analyst
4 81 (13.61%) Security Consultant
5 68 (11.43%) Security Manager
6 52 (8.74%) Security Engineer
7 49 (8.24%) Security Analyst
8 36 (6.05%) Information Security Manager
9 35 (5.88%) Information Manager
9 35 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
10 23 (3.87%) Security Specialist
11 21 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
12 19 (3.19%) Head of Security
13 14 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.18%) Incident Analyst
14 13 (2.18%) Security Officer
15 12 (2.02%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 12 (2.02%) Information Analyst
15 12 (2.02%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.52%) REST
1 15 (2.52%) Web Services
2 10 (1.68%) JSON
3 9 (1.51%) .NET
3 9 (1.51%) OAuth
3 9 (1.51%) SAML
4 8 (1.34%) SOAP
5 6 (1.01%) Middleware
6 5 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.84%) RESTful
7 4 (0.67%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.67%) jQuery
7 4 (0.67%) LDAP
7 4 (0.67%) React
7 4 (0.67%) Spring Boot
7 4 (0.67%) WebAuthn
7 4 (0.67%) XML
8 3 (0.50%) Java SE
8 3 (0.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 150 (25.21%) Management Information System
2 35 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 28 (4.71%) Security Operations Centre
4 22 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (3.53%) Cyber Defence
6 20 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.03%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.86%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.69%) Data Centre
10 15 (2.52%) PKI
11 12 (2.02%) Cyberattack
11 12 (2.02%) User Experience
12 11 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.68%) CESG
14 8 (1.34%) NHS
15 7 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 7 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
15 7 (1.18%) Virtual Team
16 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.76%) Windows
2 45 (7.56%) Linux
3 24 (4.03%) Unix
4 14 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.67%) Android
6 3 (0.50%) AIX
6 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (57.65%) Information Security
2 261 (43.87%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (28.40%) Risk Management
4 119 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 113 (18.99%) Security Architecture
6 92 (15.46%) SIEM
7 85 (14.29%) Agile
8 83 (13.95%) Security Management
9 63 (10.59%) SABSA
10 62 (10.42%) Incident Management
11 57 (9.58%) Application Security
11 57 (9.58%) TOGAF
12 55 (9.24%) ISMS
13 53 (8.91%) Security Monitoring
14 52 (8.74%) Data Protection
14 52 (8.74%) Project Management
14 52 (8.74%) Security Testing
14 52 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
16 49 (8.24%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.56%) Python
2 26 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.87%) Java
4 17 (2.86%) C
5 14 (2.35%) SQL
6 10 (1.68%) Perl
7 8 (1.34%) Bash
8 7 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.01%) C#
9 6 (1.01%) PHP
10 4 (0.67%) C++
10 4 (0.67%) VBA
11 3 (0.50%) Go
11 3 (0.50%) Ruby
11 3 (0.50%) Scala
12 2 (0.34%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.34%) Search Processing Language
12 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 358 (60.17%) CISM
2 141 (23.70%) CISA
3 123 (20.67%) Security Cleared
4 106 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (17.82%) CRISC
5 105 (17.65%) Degree
6 102 (17.14%) SC Cleared
7 73 (12.27%) CEH
8 71 (11.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 53 (8.91%) GIAC
10 48 (8.07%) CESG Certified Professional
11 37 (6.22%) CCSK
12 34 (5.71%) CCSP
13 32 (5.38%) SANS
14 27 (4.54%) CompTIA Security+
14 27 (4.54%) SSCP
15 26 (4.37%) CCNP
16 25 (4.20%) DV Cleared
17 22 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (31.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (26.72%) NIST
3 80 (13.45%) GDPR
4 42 (7.06%) PCI DSS
5 34 (5.71%) RMADS
6 33 (5.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (5.55%) NCSC
7 31 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 31 (5.21%) JSP 440
8 27 (4.54%) NIST 800
9 24 (4.03%) GRC
9 24 (4.03%) SOC 2
10 23 (3.87%) COBIT
11 22 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (2.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 11 (1.85%) SOC 1
14 10 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (1.01%) ITGC
16 5 (0.84%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.53%) Docker
3 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
6 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.35%) CASB
3 12 (2.02%) Terraform
4 11 (1.85%) QRadar
4 11 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.51%) Ansible
6 8 (1.34%) CSIRT
7 6 (1.01%) HP Fortify
7 6 (1.01%) Nessus
8 5 (0.84%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.67%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.34%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.34%) Kibana
10 2 (0.34%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.34%) SCCM
10 2 (0.34%) SCOM
10 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 59 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.55%) Cisco
3 25 (4.20%) Splunk
4 22 (3.70%) SAP
5 20 (3.36%) Symantec
6 16 (2.69%) Qualys
6 16 (2.69%) Zscaler
7 14 (2.35%) Intel
8 11 (1.85%) McAfee
8 11 (1.85%) Palo Alto
8 11 (1.85%) Trend Micro
9 10 (1.68%) CrowdStrike
10 9 (1.51%) Aruba
10 9 (1.51%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.34%) FireEye
11 8 (1.34%) ForgeRock
11 8 (1.34%) Juniper
11 8 (1.34%) LogRhythm
11 8 (1.34%) Proofpoint
12 6 (1.01%) CyberArk