Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 279 297 303
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6 -60
Contract jobs citing CISSP 666 852 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.89% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 4.67% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 581 460
England median daily rate £533 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.18% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £380 £375
90th Percentile £725 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £540 £500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
England median hourly rate £45.00 £57.25 £60.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.40% -5.27% +28.59%
10th Percentile £40.75 £46.08 £57.84
90th Percentile £68.50 £65.43 £62.34
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £57.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year -21.40% +30.11% -8.51%

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 15,479 18,251 17,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.73% 19.07% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,580 10,855 11,062
England median daily rate £473 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 871 821
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year +32.08% +4.70% -0.75%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +21 301 £550 - 80
South East +27 119 £514 -6.50% 40
North of England +16 88 £550 +8.91% 22
South West +9 73 £500 -4.76% 19
Yorkshire +42 54 £550 - 6
Midlands +28 42 £525 -4.55% 39
West Midlands +22 35 £525 -12.50% 35
East of England +41 34 £564 +9.95% 11
North West -5 32 £525 - 16
East Midlands +20 7 £538 -10.42% 3
North East +6 1 - -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 376 (56.46%) Information Security
2 342 (51.35%) CISM
3 238 (35.74%) Cybersecurity
4 199 (29.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 181 (27.18%) Risk Management
6 150 (22.52%) Finance
7 147 (22.07%) Security Architecture
8 141 (21.17%) AWS
9 134 (20.12%) Firewall
10 132 (19.82%) CISA
11 119 (17.87%) Management Information System
11 119 (17.87%) Azure
12 112 (16.82%) SIEM
12 112 (16.82%) Degree
13 105 (15.77%) PCI DSS
14 99 (14.86%) ITIL
14 99 (14.86%) NIST
15 92 (13.81%) Cisco Certification
16 91 (13.66%) Security Operations
17 90 (13.51%) Security Cleared
18 81 (12.16%) Network Security
18 81 (12.16%) TOGAF
19 79 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
20 78 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
21 73 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
22 72 (10.81%) Microsoft
23 71 (10.66%) CRISC
23 71 (10.66%) Vulnerability Management
23 71 (10.66%) Identity Access Management
24 70 (10.51%) GDPR

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 23 (3.45%) IIS
2 15 (2.25%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.05%) Confluence
5 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.30%) JBoss
5 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 141 (21.17%) AWS
2 119 (17.87%) Azure
3 50 (7.51%) SaaS
4 36 (5.41%) Office 365
5 32 (4.80%) PaaS
6 25 (3.75%) IaaS
7 18 (2.70%) GCP
8 7 (1.05%) Amazon Cognito
8 7 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.05%) Serverless
9 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.75%) Azure Stack
11 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.60%) G Suite
11 4 (0.60%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.45%) GitHub
13 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.30%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 134 (20.12%) Firewall
2 81 (12.16%) Network Security
3 33 (4.95%) VPN
4 30 (4.50%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.90%) WAN
6 25 (3.75%) Internet
6 25 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (2.55%) LAN
8 16 (2.40%) VoIP
9 15 (2.25%) DNS
9 15 (2.25%) HTTP
9 15 (2.25%) VLAN
10 13 (1.95%) Wireless
11 12 (1.80%) IPsec
12 10 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.35%) MPLS
13 9 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (1.20%) BGP
14 8 (1.20%) Cisco Firepower
14 8 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.05%) Big Data
2 12 (1.80%) MySQL
2 12 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.90%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.60%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.45%) DB2
6 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.15%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (2.25%) JIRA
2 9 (1.35%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.30%) AppScan
4 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.30%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.30%) git-flow
4 2 (0.30%) Hudson
5 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (22.52%) Finance
2 61 (9.16%) Retail
3 47 (7.06%) Legal
4 34 (5.11%) Banking
5 29 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.45%) Public Sector
7 22 (3.30%) Law
8 13 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.35%) Electronics
9 9 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.35%) Marketing
10 8 (1.20%) Police
11 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.60%) Military
12 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.15%) International Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (27.63%) Architect
2 152 (22.82%) Security Architect
3 119 (17.87%) Consultant
4 101 (15.17%) Analyst
4 101 (15.17%) Security Consultant
5 76 (11.41%) Security Analyst
6 62 (9.31%) Security Engineer
7 40 (6.01%) Cloud Architect
7 40 (6.01%) Security Manager
8 32 (4.80%) Information Security Consultant
9 28 (4.20%) Security Officer
10 26 (3.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 23 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (3.00%) Business Analyst
13 18 (2.70%) Information Analyst
13 18 (2.70%) Information Security Analyst
13 18 (2.70%) Security Specialist
13 18 (2.70%) Senior Security Analyst
14 16 (2.40%) Information Manager
14 16 (2.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.46%) Web Services
2 11 (1.65%) SAML
3 8 (1.20%) SailPoint
4 7 (1.05%) .NET
4 7 (1.05%) Middleware
5 4 (0.60%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.60%) LDAP
5 4 (0.60%) OAuth
5 4 (0.60%) OAuth2
5 4 (0.60%) OpenID
5 4 (0.60%) REST
6 3 (0.45%) JSON
7 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.30%) Node.js
7 2 (0.30%) RESTful
7 2 (0.30%) SOAP
7 2 (0.30%) Spring
7 2 (0.30%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.30%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (17.87%) Management Information System
2 78 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 27 (4.05%) PKI
5 20 (3.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 19 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (1.95%) CESG
8 12 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.50%) User Experience
10 9 (1.35%) PMI
10 9 (1.35%) SCADA
11 8 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.05%) Cyberattack
13 6 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.75%) CCTV
14 5 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.46%) Windows
2 48 (7.21%) Linux
3 41 (6.16%) Unix
4 7 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.75%) Android
6 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.45%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (0.45%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (56.46%) Information Security
2 238 (35.74%) Cybersecurity
3 181 (27.18%) Risk Management
4 147 (22.07%) Security Architecture
5 112 (16.82%) SIEM
6 99 (14.86%) ITIL
7 91 (13.66%) Security Operations
8 81 (12.16%) TOGAF
9 79 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 73 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (10.66%) Identity Access Management
11 71 (10.66%) Vulnerability Management
12 59 (8.86%) Security Management
13 57 (8.56%) Risk Assessment
14 54 (8.11%) DevOps
15 53 (7.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 52 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (7.36%) Data Protection
18 48 (7.21%) Penetration Testing
19 46 (6.91%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.11%) C
2 26 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 26 (3.90%) Python
3 19 (2.85%) Java
4 6 (0.90%) Perl
5 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.60%) C++
6 4 (0.60%) SQL
7 3 (0.45%) Go
7 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.30%) C#
8 2 (0.30%) PHP
8 2 (0.30%) Ruby
8 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.15%) Scala
9 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 342 (51.35%) CISM
2 132 (19.82%) CISA
3 112 (16.82%) Degree
4 92 (13.81%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (13.51%) Security Cleared
6 71 (10.66%) CRISC
7 70 (10.51%) CEH
8 65 (9.76%) GIAC
9 59 (8.86%) SANS
10 52 (7.81%) SC Cleared
11 46 (6.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 41 (6.16%) CESG Certified Professional
13 40 (6.01%) DV Cleared
14 39 (5.86%) TOGAF Certification
15 32 (4.80%) CCNP
16 29 (4.35%) ISSAP
17 27 (4.05%) CCIE
18 26 (3.90%) GCIH
19 23 (3.45%) SSCP
20 22 (3.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (29.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (15.77%) PCI DSS
3 99 (14.86%) NIST
4 70 (10.51%) GDPR
5 61 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 51 (7.66%) COBIT
7 30 (4.50%) NCSC
8 22 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 10 (1.50%) SLA
12 9 (1.35%) RMADS
13 8 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (1.20%) ISO 22301
14 7 (1.05%) JSP 440
14 7 (1.05%) NIST 800
14 7 (1.05%) PMO
15 6 (0.90%) COSO
15 6 (0.90%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 43 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.90%) Docker
3 5 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.60%) vCloud
4 4 (0.60%) vSphere
5 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) NDS
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (4.20%) CASB
2 24 (3.60%) Nessus
3 23 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.35%) CSIRT
5 9 (1.35%) PingFederate
6 7 (1.05%) QRadar
7 6 (0.90%) Ansible
7 6 (0.90%) Terraform
8 4 (0.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 4 (0.60%) Puppet
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.45%) Nmap
9 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.30%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.30%) Suricata
10 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.15%) FTK
Vendors
1 72 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.31%) Splunk
3 32 (4.80%) Cisco
4 24 (3.60%) McAfee
5 23 (3.45%) Qualys
6 16 (2.40%) Google
7 15 (2.25%) BeyondTrust
7 15 (2.25%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.10%) ArcSight
8 14 (2.10%) Symantec
8 14 (2.10%) VMware
9 13 (1.95%) CyberArk
10 12 (1.80%) Oracle
10 12 (1.80%) Rapid7
11 11 (1.65%) SAP
12 9 (1.35%) Darktrace
12 9 (1.35%) Juniper
12 9 (1.35%) LogRhythm
12 9 (1.35%) Ping Identity
13 8 (1.20%) Citrix