Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 July 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 309 418
Rank change year-on-year -53 +109 -4
Contract jobs citing CISM 153 75 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 2.27% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 56 138
10th Percentile £425 £319 £417
25th Percentile £504 £403 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £620 £563 £581
Median % change year-on-year +10.22% -3.23% +5.68%
75th Percentile £728 £666 £700
90th Percentile £775 £794 £756
England median daily rate £586 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +6.59% - -

CISM 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,797 3,311 6,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.17% 20.39% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,198 2,279 4,273
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £613
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 49 99
10th Percentile £17.65 £18.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £22.87 £21.00 £18.29
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +32.08% +32.50%
75th Percentile £49.52 £47.75 £47.67
90th Percentile £60.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CISM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in London

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISM in London.

Daily rate trend for CISM in London

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISM in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISM in London

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISM in London.

Hourly rate trend for CISM in London

CISM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the London region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Central London -14 12 £615 +4.68% 14
West London -1 2 £670 +78.67% 6
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 London region with a requirement for CISM.

1 147 (96.08%) CISSP
2 100 (65.36%) Information Security
3 88 (57.52%) Cybersecurity
4 83 (54.25%) Finance
5 50 (32.68%) Degree
6 49 (32.03%) CRISC
7 45 (29.41%) Risk Management
8 39 (25.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 35 (22.88%) Azure
10 34 (22.22%) Social Skills
11 32 (20.92%) CISA
12 31 (20.26%) NIST
13 28 (18.30%) SABSA
13 28 (18.30%) Network Security
14 27 (17.65%) TOGAF
15 26 (16.99%) Management Information System
16 24 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (15.69%) GCP
17 23 (15.03%) Project Management
18 22 (14.38%) AWS
19 20 (13.07%) Security Architecture
19 20 (13.07%) Security Operations
20 19 (12.42%) Identity Access Management
20 19 (12.42%) Google
21 18 (11.76%) GDPR
22 17 (11.11%) SaaS
22 17 (11.11%) Security Management
22 17 (11.11%) Microsoft
23 16 (10.46%) GIAC
23 16 (10.46%) Banking

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.31%) Confluence
2 2 (1.31%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) iTrent
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.88%) Azure
2 24 (15.69%) GCP
3 22 (14.38%) AWS
4 17 (11.11%) SaaS
5 11 (7.19%) IaaS
6 7 (4.58%) PaaS
7 6 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.92%) Azure Sentinel
7 6 (3.92%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (1.96%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.65%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.30%) Network Security
2 14 (9.15%) Firewall
3 5 (3.27%) DNS
3 5 (3.27%) Internet
4 4 (2.61%) FTP
4 4 (2.61%) Intranet
4 4 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.61%) LAN
4 4 (2.61%) VPN
4 4 (2.61%) WAN
4 4 (2.61%) Wireless
5 3 (1.96%) SSL
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.31%) DHCP
6 2 (1.31%) SMTP
6 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.31%) WLAN
7 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) Big Data
2 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.65%) Looker
3 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
General
1 83 (54.25%) Finance
2 34 (22.22%) Social Skills
3 16 (10.46%) Banking
4 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.84%) Legal
6 6 (3.92%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.27%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.31%) International Banking
10 2 (1.31%) Law
10 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.31%) Retail
11 1 (0.65%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.65%) Local Government
11 1 (0.65%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (22.88%) Architect
2 34 (22.22%) Consultant
2 34 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 27 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 25 (16.34%) Analyst
5 22 (14.38%) Security Analyst
5 22 (14.38%) Security Manager
6 16 (10.46%) Information Security Consultant
7 10 (6.54%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 10 (6.54%) Information Analyst
7 10 (6.54%) Information Security Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (5.23%) Azure Architect
9 8 (5.23%) Information Manager
9 8 (5.23%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (4.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 6 (3.92%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.27%) Information Architect
12 5 (3.27%) IT Manager
12 5 (3.27%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) SailPoint
1 4 (2.61%) SAML
2 3 (1.96%) Web Services
3 2 (1.31%) OAuth
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.99%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.27%) Cyberattack
5 3 (1.96%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.96%) iPad
5 3 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.31%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Smart City
7 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.50%) Windows
2 8 (5.23%) Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (65.36%) Information Security
2 88 (57.52%) Cybersecurity
3 45 (29.41%) Risk Management
4 28 (18.30%) SABSA
5 27 (17.65%) TOGAF
6 24 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (15.03%) Project Management
8 20 (13.07%) Security Architecture
8 20 (13.07%) Security Operations
9 19 (12.42%) Identity Access Management
10 17 (11.11%) Security Management
11 15 (9.80%) Privileged Access Management
12 14 (9.15%) Data Protection
12 14 (9.15%) Information Security Management
12 14 (9.15%) SIEM
13 13 (8.50%) ISMS
13 13 (8.50%) ITIL
13 13 (8.50%) Remediation Plan
14 11 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.19%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.88%) Python
2 4 (2.61%) SQL
2 4 (2.61%) VBA
3 2 (1.31%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) C
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) C++
4 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 147 (96.08%) CISSP
2 50 (32.68%) Degree
3 49 (32.03%) CRISC
4 32 (20.92%) CISA
5 16 (10.46%) GIAC
6 15 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (8.50%) Security Cleared
8 12 (7.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (7.84%) SC Cleared
9 7 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (4.58%) CREST Certified
10 6 (3.92%) PMP
10 6 (3.92%) SANS
11 5 (3.27%) CGEIT
11 5 (3.27%) FFIEC
11 5 (3.27%) PMI Certification
11 5 (3.27%) SSCP
12 4 (2.61%) CEH
12 4 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (2.61%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (25.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (20.26%) NIST
3 18 (11.76%) GDPR
4 13 (8.50%) COBIT
4 13 (8.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (7.84%) GRC
6 10 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (5.23%) NIST 800
7 8 (5.23%) PCI DSS
8 7 (4.58%) ITGC
9 6 (3.92%) NCSC
9 6 (3.92%) SOC 2
10 5 (3.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (2.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (2.61%) QA
12 2 (1.31%) GxP
12 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (1.31%) SLA
13 1 (0.65%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.65%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.61%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.96%) Docker
3 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.61%) EnCase
3 4 (2.61%) FTK
3 4 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.96%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.96%) QRadar
5 2 (1.31%) Nessus
5 2 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.31%) Terraform
6 1 (0.65%) Ansible
6 1 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.65%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.65%) Nmap
6 1 (0.65%) SCCM
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Google
2 17 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco
3 7 (4.58%) Splunk
4 5 (3.27%) Oracle
4 5 (3.27%) Qualys
5 4 (2.61%) Cellebrite
5 4 (2.61%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.61%) SAP
6 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.31%) Arista
7 2 (1.31%) Aruba
7 2 (1.31%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.31%) F5
7 2 (1.31%) Infoblox
7 2 (1.31%) Meraki
7 2 (1.31%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.31%) Snow
7 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.31%) Veracode