Period
to 24 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 279 299
Rank change year-on-year +35 +20 -18
Contract jobs citing CISSP 182 221 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.78% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 4.31% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 162 264
Median daily rate £565 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £396 £401 £413
90th Percentile £775 £775 £725
England median daily rate £525 £550 £530
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.77% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £68.00 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year +54.55% - -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,700 5,130 7,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.87% 18.20% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,586 3,604 4,687
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 85 128
Median hourly rate £37.93 £36.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +63.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £18.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year +33.33% +10.59% +13.03%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP in London over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
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 CISSP within the London 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
Central London +73 28 £500 -6.98% 25
West London +35 5 £500 - 7
South London +33 1 £750 +57.89% 1
North London - 1 £318 - 2
CISSP
England

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 London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 123 (67.58%) Information Security
2 90 (49.45%) CISM
3 72 (39.56%) Cybersecurity
4 58 (31.87%) Finance
5 52 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (28.02%) NIST
7 46 (25.27%) Risk Management
8 42 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 37 (20.33%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (20.33%) Security Architecture
10 32 (17.58%) Azure
11 31 (17.03%) SIEM
12 30 (16.48%) Firewall
13 28 (15.38%) Management Information System
13 28 (15.38%) Windows
13 28 (15.38%) SC Cleared
14 25 (13.74%) CISA
14 25 (13.74%) AWS
15 24 (13.19%) Security Operations
16 23 (12.64%) CRISC
16 23 (12.64%) Network Security
16 23 (12.64%) Degree
16 23 (12.64%) Risk Assessment
17 22 (12.09%) CEH
17 22 (12.09%) Microsoft
17 22 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
17 22 (12.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 20 (10.99%) DevOps
18 20 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (10.44%) Microsoft 365

CISSP
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 6 (3.30%) SharePoint
1 6 (3.30%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.10%) Moodle
3 1 (0.55%) Apache
3 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
3 1 (0.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.55%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.58%) Azure
2 25 (13.74%) AWS
3 19 (10.44%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (6.04%) IaaS
5 9 (4.95%) GCP
6 8 (4.40%) PaaS
7 7 (3.85%) SaaS
8 6 (3.30%) Route 53
9 4 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.65%) Power Automate
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 2 (1.10%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.10%) Serverless
11 2 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.48%) Firewall
2 23 (12.64%) Network Security
3 12 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.40%) VPN
4 8 (4.40%) WAN
5 6 (3.30%) Internet
5 6 (3.30%) Skype
5 6 (3.30%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.75%) LAN
7 4 (2.20%) DMZ
7 4 (2.20%) DNS
8 3 (1.65%) BGP
8 3 (1.65%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.10%) HTTP
9 2 (1.10%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.10%) IPsec
9 2 (1.10%) SSL
9 2 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.10%) MySQL
1 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) Big Data
2 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 58 (31.87%) Finance
2 18 (9.89%) Banking
3 14 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 11 (6.04%) Legal
5 5 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.65%) Law
6 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.10%) Marketing
7 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.10%) Retail
7 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (28.57%) Architect
2 47 (25.82%) Security Architect
3 44 (24.18%) Consultant
4 36 (19.78%) Security Consultant
5 22 (12.09%) Analyst
6 17 (9.34%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (8.79%) Security Analyst
8 15 (8.24%) Security Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Cloud Architect
10 11 (6.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 11 (6.04%) Information Analyst
10 11 (6.04%) Information Security Analyst
11 9 (4.95%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 8 (4.40%) Enterprise Architect
12 8 (4.40%) Security Manager
13 7 (3.85%) Information Security Officer
13 7 (3.85%) Security Officer
14 6 (3.30%) Information Security Architect
14 6 (3.30%) Risk Consultant
15 5 (2.75%) Chief Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.65%) OAuth
2 2 (1.10%) LDAP
2 2 (1.10%) OpenID
2 2 (1.10%) REST
2 2 (1.10%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.10%) SAML
2 2 (1.10%) SOAP
2 2 (1.10%) Web Services
2 2 (1.10%) YAML
3 1 (0.55%) J2EE
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) XSL
3 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.59%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.49%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.85%) PKI
5 7 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.20%) CESG
6 4 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.65%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.10%) DataPower
8 2 (1.10%) Life Science
8 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) Robotics
8 2 (1.10%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.38%) Windows
2 16 (8.79%) Linux
3 12 (6.59%) Unix
4 6 (3.30%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.65%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.10%) Android
6 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.10%) Solaris
6 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (67.58%) Information Security
2 72 (39.56%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (25.27%) Risk Management
4 37 (20.33%) Security Architecture
5 31 (17.03%) SIEM
6 24 (13.19%) Security Operations
7 23 (12.64%) Risk Assessment
8 22 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 20 (10.99%) DevOps
9 20 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (9.89%) TOGAF
11 17 (9.34%) SABSA
12 16 (8.79%) Threat Modelling
13 15 (8.24%) Data Protection
14 14 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
15 13 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
16 12 (6.59%) DevSecOps
16 12 (6.59%) ITIL
16 12 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.20%) SQL
2 3 (1.65%) C
3 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (49.45%) CISM
2 42 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 37 (20.33%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 25 (13.74%) CISA
6 23 (12.64%) CRISC
6 23 (12.64%) Degree
7 22 (12.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 22 (12.09%) CEH
8 17 (9.34%) GIAC
9 15 (8.24%) SANS
10 14 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
11 13 (7.14%) GCIH
12 12 (6.59%) CCNP
13 10 (5.49%) DV Cleared
13 10 (5.49%) GCIA
14 9 (4.95%) GSEC
14 9 (4.95%) SSCP
15 8 (4.40%) CCSP
16 7 (3.85%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (28.02%) NIST
3 19 (10.44%) NCSC
4 17 (9.34%) GDPR
5 14 (7.69%) PCI DSS
6 13 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (6.59%) COBIT
8 9 (4.95%) NIST 800
9 8 (4.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.65%) ISO 31000
11 3 (1.65%) QA
11 3 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (1.10%) GxP
12 2 (1.10%) PMO
12 2 (1.10%) RMADS
13 1 (0.55%) FISMA
13 1 (0.55%) GLBA
13 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (9.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) Ansible
1 8 (4.40%) Terraform
2 4 (2.20%) Consul
2 4 (2.20%) Nessus
3 3 (1.65%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (1.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.10%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.55%) CASB
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.55%) Demisto
5 1 (0.55%) EnCase
5 1 (0.55%) FTK
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.55%) QRadar
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.40%) Palo Alto
3 7 (3.85%) ArcSight
3 7 (3.85%) Cisco
4 6 (3.30%) Google
5 5 (2.75%) Oracle
5 5 (2.75%) VMware
6 4 (2.20%) Citrix
6 4 (2.20%) Dell
6 4 (2.20%) F5
6 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.20%) SAP
6 4 (2.20%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.20%) Splunk
7 3 (1.65%) Arista
7 3 (1.65%) EMC
7 3 (1.65%) ForgeRock
7 3 (1.65%) HP
7 3 (1.65%) Ping Identity
7 3 (1.65%) Sybase