Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 23 October 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.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 327 375 302
Rank change year-on-year +48 -73 -3
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 584 620 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.66% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.26% 6.06% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 428 482
England median daily rate £525 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £313
90th Percentile £725 £675 £649
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £13.40
90th Percentile £47.50 - £31.40
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £29.00

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,040 10,234 11,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.40% 10.82% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,047 6,542 7,556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £240 £253 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 358 317
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +11.66% -11.77%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.55
90th Percentile £60.30 £50.03 £47.73
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -13.67%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 +36 231 £575 +11.22% 85
South East +37 112 £480 -8.57% 69
North of England +26 91 £495 -1.98% 65
Midlands +63 69 £525 +23.53% 50
South West +1 57 £450 +5.88% 46
West Midlands +52 54 £538 +19.44% 35
Yorkshire +36 46 £425 -22.73% 19
North West +20 39 £500 - 39
East of England +32 18 £425 -5.56% 33
East Midlands +20 14 £475 +15.15% 14
North East +4 5 £458 -18.94% 7
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 286 (48.97%) Information Security
2 180 (30.82%) CISSP
3 157 (26.88%) NIST
4 151 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
5 138 (23.63%) CISM
6 126 (21.58%) ITIL
7 124 (21.23%) Finance
8 122 (20.89%) PCI DSS
9 117 (20.03%) Firewall
9 117 (20.03%) AWS
10 106 (18.15%) Risk Management
11 97 (16.61%) SIEM
12 95 (16.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 91 (15.58%) GDPR
13 91 (15.58%) Security Cleared
14 90 (15.41%) Azure
15 89 (15.24%) Security Architecture
16 82 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 81 (13.87%) Management Information System
18 79 (13.53%) Windows
18 79 (13.53%) Microsoft
19 75 (12.84%) Linux
20 70 (11.99%) COBIT
21 69 (11.82%) Security Management
21 69 (11.82%) Vulnerability Management
22 65 (11.13%) Security Operations
23 64 (10.96%) CISA
24 63 (10.79%) Network Security
25 61 (10.45%) SaaS
26 60 (10.27%) Agile Software Development

ISO/IEC 27001
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 14 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.05%) IIS
3 9 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.54%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.03%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.86%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.17%) Confluence
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 117 (20.03%) AWS
2 90 (15.41%) Azure
3 61 (10.45%) SaaS
4 40 (6.85%) GCP
5 37 (6.34%) Office 365
6 29 (4.97%) IaaS
7 23 (3.94%) PaaS
8 11 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.88%) Serverless
9 9 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.86%) G Suite
11 5 (0.86%) GitHub
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.68%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.51%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 117 (20.03%) Firewall
2 63 (10.79%) Network Security
3 27 (4.62%) VPN
3 27 (4.62%) WAN
4 21 (3.60%) DNS
5 19 (3.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (3.25%) LAN
5 19 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.91%) Internet
7 15 (2.57%) Wireless
8 14 (2.40%) SNMP
9 10 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.71%) Cisco Firepower
9 10 (1.71%) ICMP
9 10 (1.71%) SAN
9 10 (1.71%) Telnet
10 9 (1.54%) VLAN
10 9 (1.54%) X.509
11 8 (1.37%) OSPF
11 8 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.37%) Big Data
2 8 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.03%) MySQL
5 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.68%) BigQuery
6 4 (0.68%) Bigtable
6 4 (0.68%) QlikView
6 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.34%) DB2
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Jenkins
1 10 (1.71%) JIRA
2 8 (1.37%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.86%) SonarQube
3 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.68%) git-flow
5 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.51%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.34%) GitLab
6 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.17%) Snyk
7 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.17%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 124 (21.23%) Finance
2 49 (8.39%) Legal
3 36 (6.16%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.31%) Public Sector
5 26 (4.45%) Banking
6 20 (3.42%) Retail
7 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.37%) Police
8 5 (0.86%) Automotive
8 5 (0.86%) Law
8 5 (0.86%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Military
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) French Language
10 3 (0.51%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Czech Language
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (19.35%) Architect
2 84 (14.38%) Analyst
3 81 (13.87%) Security Architect
4 74 (12.67%) Consultant
5 61 (10.45%) Security Analyst
6 60 (10.27%) Security Consultant
7 56 (9.59%) Security Manager
8 55 (9.42%) Security Engineer
9 42 (7.19%) Information Manager
10 30 (5.14%) Cloud Architect
11 29 (4.97%) Information Security Manager
12 25 (4.28%) Information Security Consultant
13 24 (4.11%) Head of Security
14 23 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
15 21 (3.60%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.60%) Security Officer
16 20 (3.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 18 (3.08%) Information Analyst
17 18 (3.08%) Information Security Analyst
18 17 (2.91%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.14%) Web Services
2 20 (3.42%) JSON
3 16 (2.74%) Node.js
4 13 (2.23%) SAML
5 12 (2.05%) XML
6 10 (1.71%) OpenID
7 8 (1.37%) REST
8 6 (1.03%) OAuth
9 5 (0.86%) Kafka
10 4 (0.68%) J2EE
10 4 (0.68%) OAuth2
10 4 (0.68%) SOAP
10 4 (0.68%) Spring
11 3 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.51%) SailPoint
12 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.34%) CSS
12 2 (0.34%) EJB
12 2 (0.34%) HTML
12 2 (0.34%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.87%) Management Information System
2 44 (7.53%) Data Centre
3 42 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.42%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (3.42%) PKI
5 19 (3.25%) CESG
6 11 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.71%) CCTV
7 10 (1.71%) Clustering
7 10 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.71%) PMI
7 10 (1.71%) User Experience
8 9 (1.54%) SCADA
8 9 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.53%) Windows
2 75 (12.84%) Linux
3 34 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.91%) Unix
6 15 (2.57%) Debian
7 14 (2.40%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.23%) openSUSE
9 12 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.71%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.03%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.86%) CentOS
13 4 (0.68%) Solaris
14 3 (0.51%) VMS
15 2 (0.34%) Android
15 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (48.97%) Information Security
2 151 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
3 126 (21.58%) ITIL
4 106 (18.15%) Risk Management
5 97 (16.61%) SIEM
6 89 (15.24%) Security Architecture
7 82 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (11.82%) Security Management
8 69 (11.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 65 (11.13%) Security Operations
10 60 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (9.93%) Project Management
12 57 (9.76%) Data Protection
13 54 (9.25%) DevOps
13 54 (9.25%) ISMS
14 49 (8.39%) Identity Access Management
15 45 (7.71%) Risk Assessment
16 44 (7.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 41 (7.02%) OWASP
18 39 (6.68%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.31%) Java
1 31 (5.31%) Python
2 28 (4.79%) SQL
3 22 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.77%) Ruby
4 20 (3.42%) C
5 19 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.57%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.71%) VBA
8 9 (1.54%) C#
9 6 (1.03%) Perl
9 6 (1.03%) VBScript
10 3 (0.51%) C++
10 3 (0.51%) Go
10 3 (0.51%) PHP
11 2 (0.34%) R
11 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 180 (30.82%) CISSP
2 138 (23.63%) CISM
3 91 (15.58%) Security Cleared
4 64 (10.96%) CISA
5 52 (8.90%) SC Cleared
6 42 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (5.82%) Degree
8 33 (5.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 32 (5.48%) CRISC
10 30 (5.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 19 (3.25%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.25%) SANS
12 18 (3.08%) GIAC
13 16 (2.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 15 (2.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 14 (2.40%) CCSP
16 11 (1.88%) CCIE
16 11 (1.88%) CCNP
16 11 (1.88%) CISMP
16 11 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (26.88%) NIST
2 122 (20.89%) PCI DSS
3 95 (16.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 91 (15.58%) GDPR
5 70 (11.99%) COBIT
6 45 (7.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (4.97%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (4.28%) NCSC
9 16 (2.74%) ISO 9001
10 13 (2.23%) NIST 800
10 13 (2.23%) SLA
11 12 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 11 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (1.88%) ISO 22301
12 11 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (1.71%) RMADS
14 9 (1.54%) JSP 440
15 8 (1.37%) COSO
15 8 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (1.20%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 58 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.08%) Docker
4 14 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.20%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.20%) vSphere
6 6 (1.03%) XenApp
7 5 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) Firmware
9 2 (0.34%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.34%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (4.79%) Nessus
2 17 (2.91%) Ansible
3 15 (2.57%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (2.40%) Puppet
5 12 (2.05%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.88%) Terraform
7 10 (1.71%) CASB
7 10 (1.71%) HP Fortify
7 10 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.71%) WMI
8 9 (1.54%) SELinux
9 7 (1.20%) QRadar
9 7 (1.20%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.20%) vRealize
10 6 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (1.03%) SCCM
10 6 (1.03%) Suricata
11 4 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 79 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.39%) Cisco
3 41 (7.02%) VMware
4 39 (6.68%) Splunk
5 35 (5.99%) Qualys
6 22 (3.77%) Google
7 17 (2.91%) Citrix
8 16 (2.74%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.40%) Adobe
9 14 (2.40%) Symantec
10 12 (2.05%) Fortinet
11 11 (1.88%) McAfee
11 11 (1.88%) Oracle
12 10 (1.71%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.54%) HP
13 9 (1.54%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.54%) Ping Identity
13 9 (1.54%) SAP
14 8 (1.37%) F5