Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 245 298 304
Rank change year-on-year +53 +6 -46
Contract jobs citing CISSP 398 499 769
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.04% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 3.77% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 366 503
Median daily rate £525 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +3.77% +3.41%
10th Percentile £375 £393 £406
90th Percentile £733 £713 £698
UK median daily rate £535 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.73% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% - -
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 8,661 13,247 17,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.71% 21.59% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,561 8,667 10,843
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 495 748
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +10.59% +13.03%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.15 £12.53
90th Percentile £61.25 £55.15 £51.40
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% +14.58%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 +35 182 £565 +2.73% 83
South East +80 70 £475 -5.00% 32
South West +83 56 £468 -10.86% 7
Midlands +47 31 £625 +19.05% 13
West Midlands +31 27 £638 +21.43% 11
North of England +38 25 £498 -9.45% 32
North West +34 14 £500 -4.76% 19
East of England +34 11 £575 +3.37% 7
Yorkshire +29 11 £489 -11.09% 7
East Midlands +22 4 £450 -28.00% 2
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 253 (63.57%) Information Security
2 214 (53.77%) CISM
3 181 (45.48%) Cybersecurity
4 153 (38.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 131 (32.91%) Security Cleared
6 104 (26.13%) Risk Management
7 95 (23.87%) NIST
8 88 (22.11%) Management Information System
8 88 (22.11%) SC Cleared
9 86 (21.61%) Security Architecture
10 75 (18.84%) Azure
11 73 (18.34%) CESG Certified Professional
12 71 (17.84%) Finance
13 67 (16.83%) CISA
14 66 (16.58%) Cisco Certification
15 61 (15.33%) Degree
16 60 (15.08%) CRISC
17 59 (14.82%) SIEM
17 59 (14.82%) Security Management
18 57 (14.32%) AWS
18 57 (14.32%) Information Assurance
19 56 (14.07%) Firewall
19 56 (14.07%) NCSC
20 48 (12.06%) Security Operations
21 47 (11.81%) PCI DSS
22 46 (11.56%) Network Security
22 46 (11.56%) Risk Assessment
23 45 (11.31%) COBIT
24 44 (11.06%) GIAC
25 43 (10.80%) 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 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.51%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.26%) IIS
4 3 (0.75%) Moodle
5 2 (0.50%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Relativity
1 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
1 2 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.84%) Azure
2 57 (14.32%) AWS
3 34 (8.54%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (6.78%) SaaS
5 22 (5.53%) PaaS
6 21 (5.28%) IaaS
7 19 (4.77%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (4.27%) GCP
9 10 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.51%) Route 53
11 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.75%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.75%) Serverless
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.25%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.07%) Firewall
2 46 (11.56%) Network Security
3 25 (6.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (4.27%) VPN
4 17 (4.27%) WAN
5 11 (2.76%) LAN
6 10 (2.51%) Internet
7 9 (2.26%) DNS
7 9 (2.26%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.76%) BGP
10 6 (1.51%) Skype
11 5 (1.26%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (1.26%) VLAN
12 4 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.01%) DHCP
12 4 (1.01%) DMZ
12 4 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (1.01%) SSL
13 3 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) Big Data
2 2 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.75%) GitLab
2 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.50%) Hudson
3 2 (0.50%) SonarQube
General
1 71 (17.84%) Finance
2 34 (8.54%) Legal
3 31 (7.79%) Public Sector
4 19 (4.77%) Banking
5 12 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.76%) Law
8 6 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.51%) Marketing
9 5 (1.26%) Electronics
9 5 (1.26%) Local Government
10 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.75%) Retail
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 113 (28.39%) Consultant
2 98 (24.62%) Security Consultant
3 93 (23.37%) Architect
4 81 (20.35%) Security Architect
5 53 (13.32%) Analyst
6 40 (10.05%) Information Security Consultant
7 38 (9.55%) Security Analyst
8 27 (6.78%) Security Manager
9 22 (5.53%) Security Engineer
10 20 (5.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 18 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
12 17 (4.27%) Enterprise Security Architect
13 16 (4.02%) Enterprise Architect
14 14 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 13 (3.27%) Information Analyst
15 13 (3.27%) Information Security Analyst
16 12 (3.02%) Security Specialist
17 11 (2.76%) Information Security Architect
17 11 (2.76%) Security Advisor
17 11 (2.76%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.51%) ModSecurity
2 5 (1.26%) LDAP
2 5 (1.26%) SAML
2 5 (1.26%) Web Services
3 4 (1.01%) OAuth
3 4 (1.01%) RESTful
3 4 (1.01%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.01%) SOAP
4 3 (0.75%) JSON
4 3 (0.75%) Middleware
4 3 (0.75%) OpenID
4 3 (0.75%) REST
5 2 (0.50%) J2EE
5 2 (0.50%) XML
5 2 (0.50%) YAML
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) COM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.25%) XSL
6 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 88 (22.11%) Management Information System
2 31 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.03%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (5.28%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (3.02%) PKI
7 11 (2.76%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.51%) CESG
9 6 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.75%) Clustering
11 3 (0.75%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.50%) DataPower
12 2 (0.50%) Life Science
12 2 (0.50%) Robotics
12 2 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.30%) Windows
2 24 (6.03%) Linux
3 18 (4.52%) Unix
4 10 (2.51%) Windows 10
4 10 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.26%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.75%) Android
6 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) Solaris
7 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.25%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) MVS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) SUSE
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (63.57%) Information Security
2 181 (45.48%) Cybersecurity
3 104 (26.13%) Risk Management
4 86 (21.61%) Security Architecture
5 59 (14.82%) Security Management
5 59 (14.82%) SIEM
6 57 (14.32%) Information Assurance
7 48 (12.06%) Security Operations
8 46 (11.56%) Risk Assessment
9 42 (10.55%) Information Security Management
10 37 (9.30%) TOGAF
10 37 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
11 36 (9.05%) DevOps
11 36 (9.05%) ITIL
12 35 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (8.54%) ISMS
13 34 (8.54%) SABSA
14 31 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (6.28%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.51%) PowerShell
1 6 (1.51%) SQL
2 5 (1.26%) C
3 4 (1.01%) Python
4 3 (0.75%) Go
4 3 (0.75%) Java
4 3 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 214 (53.77%) CISM
2 131 (32.91%) Security Cleared
3 88 (22.11%) SC Cleared
4 73 (18.34%) CESG Certified Professional
5 67 (16.83%) CISA
6 66 (16.58%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (15.33%) Degree
8 60 (15.08%) CRISC
9 44 (11.06%) GIAC
10 38 (9.55%) CEH
11 37 (9.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 32 (8.04%) SSCP
13 25 (6.28%) GCIH
13 25 (6.28%) SANS
14 23 (5.78%) CCNP
14 23 (5.78%) CCSP
14 23 (5.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 22 (5.53%) DV Cleared
16 17 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (3.27%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (38.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (23.87%) NIST
3 56 (14.07%) NCSC
4 47 (11.81%) PCI DSS
5 45 (11.31%) COBIT
6 37 (9.30%) GDPR
7 31 (7.79%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (7.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 25 (6.28%) NIST 800
10 24 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 18 (4.52%) JSP 440
11 18 (4.52%) RMADS
12 9 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (1.76%) ISO 31000
14 6 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (1.26%) QA
16 4 (1.01%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 3 (0.75%) PMO
18 2 (0.50%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 33 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.01%) Docker
4 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.75%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.51%) Ansible
2 9 (2.26%) Nessus
3 8 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (2.01%) Terraform
4 5 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.01%) Consul
6 3 (0.75%) CASB
6 3 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (0.75%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.75%) SCCM
7 2 (0.50%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.50%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (0.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.25%) Demisto
8 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.25%) QRadar
8 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.77%) Palo Alto
3 16 (4.02%) Cisco
4 12 (3.02%) VMware
5 11 (2.76%) Splunk
6 10 (2.51%) Fortinet
6 10 (2.51%) Google
7 9 (2.26%) ArcSight
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle
7 9 (2.26%) SAP
8 8 (2.01%) F5
9 6 (1.51%) Citrix
9 6 (1.51%) IBM
10 5 (1.26%) Arista
10 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.26%) Symantec
11 4 (1.01%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.01%) HP
11 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.01%) Tripwire