Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 235 296
Rank change year-on-year -66 +61 +4
Contract jobs citing CISSP 818 1086 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.12% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 5.46% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 725 601
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +4.30%
10th Percentile £375 £356 £350
90th Percentile £650 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
England median hourly rate £60.44 £48.10 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.66% -16.36% +33.72%
10th Percentile £57.84 £38.63 £56.25
90th Percentile £62.34 £71.25 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £49.19 £51.17
% change year-on-year -13.09% -3.87% +19.00%

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 17792 19904 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.46% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10928 12418 12556
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 767 995
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.74 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -80 325 £513 -2.38% 59
South East -16 178 £475 -5.00% 30
North of England -11 123 £500 -7.41% 43
South West -26 91 £500 +11.11% 10
East of England -2 78 £475 +5.56% 8
North West -28 74 £475 -13.64% 11
Yorkshire +20 45 £550 +7.32% 24
Midlands -11 22 £450 -10.00% 15
West Midlands +10 18 £450 +2.86% 11
North East +55 6 £663 +37.31% 8
East Midlands -14 3 £340 -41.38% 2
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 470 (57.46%) Information Security
2 441 (53.91%) CISM
3 294 (35.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 260 (31.78%) Cybersecurity
5 197 (24.08%) Finance
6 178 (21.76%) PCI DSS
7 173 (21.15%) SIEM
8 168 (20.54%) CISA
9 162 (19.80%) Risk Management
9 162 (19.80%) Firewall
10 159 (19.44%) Management Information System
11 147 (17.97%) ITIL
11 147 (17.97%) Degree
12 136 (16.63%) Windows
13 126 (15.40%) Vulnerability Management
13 126 (15.40%) Security Operations
14 125 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
15 112 (13.69%) Linux
16 108 (13.20%) Security Cleared
17 107 (13.08%) Security Architecture
18 106 (12.96%) COBIT
19 100 (12.22%) Penetration Testing
20 92 (11.25%) CEH
20 92 (11.25%) Unix
21 87 (10.64%) GDPR
22 86 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
23 85 (10.39%) Network Security
23 85 (10.39%) Project Management
24 83 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
25 80 (9.78%) Data Protection

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 10 (1.22%) Apache
1 10 (1.22%) IIS
1 10 (1.22%) JBoss
1 10 (1.22%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.10%) OpenStack
3 7 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.61%) nginx
5 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.49%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.49%) Drupal
5 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.49%) WordPress
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.24%) Confluence
7 2 (0.24%) Mule
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 79 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (2.81%) SaaS
5 20 (2.44%) IaaS
6 16 (1.96%) PaaS
7 14 (1.71%) Mimecast
8 10 (1.22%) Office 365
9 3 (0.37%) Akamai
9 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.24%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 162 (19.80%) Firewall
2 85 (10.39%) Network Security
3 62 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 43 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 30 (3.67%) VPN
6 29 (3.55%) Internet
7 25 (3.06%) SAN
8 24 (2.93%) WAN
9 20 (2.44%) LAN
10 18 (2.20%) SSL
11 17 (2.08%) VLAN
12 16 (1.96%) DNS
13 14 (1.71%) IPsec
14 13 (1.59%) HTTP
15 12 (1.47%) Intranet
16 11 (1.34%) MPLS
16 11 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
17 9 (1.10%) NAS
17 9 (1.10%) OSPF
17 9 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.47%) Star Schema
2 11 (1.34%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 8 (0.98%) MySQL
4 8 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.86%) Big Data
6 6 (0.73%) Apache Hive
6 6 (0.73%) Redis
6 6 (0.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.61%) GIS
7 5 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.49%) Maltego
8 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.37%) DataStax
9 3 (0.37%) MS Access
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.12%) HBase
11 1 (0.12%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (1.10%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.73%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.61%) Maven
3 5 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.12%) FxCop
6 1 (0.12%) Hudson
6 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.12%) sqlmap
General
1 197 (24.08%) Finance
2 76 (9.29%) Banking
3 53 (6.48%) Legal
4 50 (6.11%) Telecoms
5 35 (4.28%) Law
6 29 (3.55%) Retail
7 12 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.98%) Marketing
9 8 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.73%) Electronics
11 5 (0.61%) Automotive
11 5 (0.61%) International Banking
12 4 (0.49%) Billing
12 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 186 (22.74%) Consultant
2 171 (20.90%) Analyst
3 158 (19.32%) Security Consultant
4 150 (18.34%) Security Analyst
5 78 (9.54%) Architect
5 78 (9.54%) Security Manager
6 68 (8.31%) Security Specialist
7 67 (8.19%) Security Architect
8 66 (8.07%) Security Engineer
9 39 (4.77%) Information Analyst
9 39 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
10 36 (4.40%) IT Analyst
11 35 (4.28%) Information Security Consultant
12 33 (4.03%) IT Security Analyst
13 28 (3.42%) Information Manager
14 26 (3.18%) Information Security Manager
15 24 (2.93%) CISSP Consultant
15 24 (2.93%) Network Engineer
16 22 (2.69%) IT Consultant
16 22 (2.69%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (1.59%) Middleware
3 11 (1.34%) Web Services
4 5 (0.61%) .NET
4 5 (0.61%) ModSecurity
4 5 (0.61%) OAuth
5 4 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (0.49%) Java EE
5 4 (0.49%) JMS
5 4 (0.49%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.37%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.37%) JAAS
6 3 (0.37%) JMX
6 3 (0.37%) JNDI
6 3 (0.37%) jQuery
6 3 (0.37%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.37%) REST
6 3 (0.37%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.24%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 159 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 66 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (7.70%) CESG
4 47 (5.75%) Cyberthreat
4 47 (5.75%) PKI
5 44 (5.38%) Data Centre
6 32 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (3.18%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.69%) Computer Science
9 19 (2.32%) Cyber Attack
9 19 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 13 (1.59%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.34%) CESG CLAS
12 11 (1.34%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.10%) PMI
13 9 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 136 (16.63%) Windows
2 112 (13.69%) Linux
3 92 (11.25%) Unix
4 24 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.22%) Solaris
7 9 (1.10%) CentOS
8 6 (0.73%) AIX
8 6 (0.73%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.49%) HPUX
10 4 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.24%) Android
12 2 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (57.46%) Information Security
2 260 (31.78%) Cybersecurity
3 173 (21.15%) SIEM
4 162 (19.80%) Risk Management
5 147 (17.97%) ITIL
6 126 (15.40%) Security Operations
6 126 (15.40%) Vulnerability Management
7 107 (13.08%) Security Architecture
8 100 (12.22%) Penetration Testing
9 86 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (10.39%) Project Management
11 83 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 80 (9.78%) Data Protection
13 77 (9.41%) Security Management
14 72 (8.80%) PRINCE2
15 62 (7.58%) SDLC
16 61 (7.46%) Incident Management
17 58 (7.09%) Risk Assessment
18 55 (6.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 54 (6.60%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.55%) SQL
2 23 (2.81%) Python
3 22 (2.69%) Java
4 17 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 16 (1.96%) Perl
6 14 (1.71%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.34%) Ruby
8 8 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.61%) Dart
9 5 (0.61%) VBScript
10 4 (0.49%) C
10 4 (0.49%) C++
11 3 (0.37%) C-shell
11 3 (0.37%) Korn
12 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.12%) C#
13 1 (0.12%) COBOL
13 1 (0.12%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 441 (53.91%) CISM
2 168 (20.54%) CISA
3 147 (17.97%) Degree
4 125 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (13.20%) Security Cleared
6 92 (11.25%) CEH
7 75 (9.17%) CRISC
8 73 (8.92%) SANS
9 67 (8.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 62 (7.58%) SC Cleared
11 51 (6.23%) SSCP
12 50 (6.11%) CESG Certified Professional
13 37 (4.52%) GIAC
14 36 (4.40%) CLAS
14 36 (4.40%) ISSAP
15 35 (4.28%) CCNP
16 34 (4.16%) CCSP
17 31 (3.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 30 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 27 (3.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (35.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 178 (21.76%) PCI DSS
3 106 (12.96%) COBIT
4 87 (10.64%) GDPR
5 48 (5.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 29 (3.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (1.59%) JSP 440
9 11 (1.34%) ISO 22301
9 11 (1.34%) RMADS
10 10 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.86%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.73%) QA
13 5 (0.61%) FIPS 140-2
13 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.61%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.49%) COSO
14 4 (0.49%) SAS 70
14 4 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.73%) Docker
4 6 (0.73%) vSphere
5 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.37%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.37%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.24%) IAG
6 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.24%) Snort
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (3.30%) Nessus
2 18 (2.20%) QRadar
3 16 (1.96%) Nmap
4 14 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.47%) Ansible
6 11 (1.34%) CSIRT
6 11 (1.34%) Puppet
7 9 (1.10%) Nexpose
7 9 (1.10%) Terraform
8 7 (0.86%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (0.86%) Packer
8 7 (0.86%) SCCM
9 5 (0.61%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.61%) Kibana
9 5 (0.61%) logstash
9 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.61%) OSSEC
10 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.49%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 70 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.33%) Cisco
3 51 (6.23%) McAfee
4 50 (6.11%) Splunk
5 49 (5.99%) Qualys
6 31 (3.79%) ArcSight
7 26 (3.18%) CheckPoint
8 25 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 25 (3.06%) Symantec
9 23 (2.81%) Citrix
10 22 (2.69%) Oracle
11 21 (2.57%) HP
12 20 (2.44%) VMware
13 17 (2.08%) Palo Alto
14 16 (1.96%) Blue Coat
14 16 (1.96%) LogRhythm
15 15 (1.83%) CyberArk
16 14 (1.71%) Apple
16 14 (1.71%) Intel
16 14 (1.71%) Tripwire