Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 276 215 305
Rank change year-on-year -61 +90 -13
Contract jobs citing CISSP 330 146 295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.06% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.09% 5.28% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 114 223
10th Percentile £413 £375 £413
25th Percentile £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £713 £648 £689
90th Percentile £775 £721 £770
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £106.50 - -
England median hourly rate £62.38 £77.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +93.75% -40.30%

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 5,415 2,766 5,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.37% 20.07% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,610 1,991 4,117
10th Percentile £350 £313 £308
25th Percentile £435 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 30 98
10th Percentile £14.95 £17.69 £12.28
25th Percentile £20.27 £26.06 £19.44
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year -1.36% +30.09% +36.14%
75th Percentile £51.88 £44.88 £48.75
90th Percentile £60.28 £53.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -54 29 £563 +1.58% 33
South London +12 10 £750 - 2
West London -8 10 £556 +11.25% 7
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 192 (58.18%) Information Security
2 186 (56.36%) Cybersecurity
3 165 (50.00%) CISM
4 108 (32.73%) Finance
5 95 (28.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (28.18%) Risk Management
7 83 (25.15%) CRISC
8 79 (23.94%) Degree
9 78 (23.64%) AWS
10 77 (23.33%) NIST
11 73 (22.12%) Social Skills
11 73 (22.12%) Azure
12 70 (21.21%) CISA
13 67 (20.30%) Security Architecture
14 62 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
15 55 (16.67%) GDPR
16 54 (16.36%) Firewall
17 53 (16.06%) GCP
18 52 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
19 47 (14.24%) Management Information System
19 47 (14.24%) SIEM
19 47 (14.24%) Security Operations
20 41 (12.42%) Vulnerability Management
21 40 (12.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
22 39 (11.82%) Banking
22 39 (11.82%) Network Security
23 38 (11.52%) Computer Science
23 38 (11.52%) Data Protection
23 38 (11.52%) SABSA
24 37 (11.21%) Threat Modelling

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 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.91%) Confluence
2 3 (0.91%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.61%) Drupal
3 2 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (23.64%) AWS
2 73 (22.12%) Azure
3 53 (16.06%) GCP
4 24 (7.27%) SaaS
5 20 (6.06%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (5.45%) IaaS
7 13 (3.94%) OpenShift
8 11 (3.33%) Serverless
9 10 (3.03%) PaaS
10 8 (2.42%) Azure Sentinel
11 7 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.52%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.52%) AWS KMS
12 5 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (1.21%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.91%) Amazon Cognito
14 3 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.36%) Firewall
2 39 (11.82%) Network Security
3 17 (5.15%) WAN
4 13 (3.94%) SD-WAN
5 9 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.42%) FTP
6 8 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.12%) VoIP
7 7 (2.12%) VPN
7 7 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.82%) DMZ
8 6 (1.82%) HTTP
9 5 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.52%) DMARC
9 5 (1.52%) Intranet
9 5 (1.52%) SSL
10 4 (1.21%) DNS
10 4 (1.21%) NAS
10 4 (1.21%) SAN
11 3 (0.91%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (0.91%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.61%) Power BI
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.52%) JIRA
1 5 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.91%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.61%) Snyk
3 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.30%) Burp Suite
General
1 108 (32.73%) Finance
2 73 (22.12%) Social Skills
3 39 (11.82%) Banking
4 27 (8.18%) Legal
5 22 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.55%) Law
7 12 (3.64%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (3.03%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (2.42%) Investment Banking
10 7 (2.12%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.82%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.52%) Local Government
12 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
13 4 (1.21%) International Banking
14 2 (0.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.61%) Police
14 2 (0.61%) Retail
14 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (31.82%) Architect
2 96 (29.09%) Security Architect
3 48 (14.55%) Analyst
4 47 (14.24%) Consultant
5 40 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 38 (11.52%) Security Manager
7 37 (11.21%) Security Analyst
8 27 (8.18%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (7.27%) Security Engineer
10 21 (6.36%) Cloud Architect
11 19 (5.76%) AWS Architect
12 16 (4.85%) Information Security Manager
13 14 (4.24%) Information Manager
14 13 (3.94%) Project Manager
15 12 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
15 12 (3.64%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 12 (3.64%) Information Analyst
15 12 (3.64%) Information Security Analyst
16 11 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 10 (3.03%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.52%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.21%) .NET
2 4 (1.21%) Middleware
2 4 (1.21%) OAuth
2 4 (1.21%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.21%) SOAP
3 3 (0.91%) REST
3 3 (0.91%) SAML
3 3 (0.91%) Web Services
4 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) LDAP
5 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.30%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.24%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.24%) Public Cloud
3 12 (3.64%) Cloud Native
4 11 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.12%) PKI
8 6 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.52%) NHS
10 4 (1.21%) Blog
10 4 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.21%) PMI
10 4 (1.21%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.91%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.70%) Windows
2 15 (4.55%) Linux
3 5 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.61%) Unix
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.30%) AIX
6 1 (0.30%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (58.18%) Information Security
2 186 (56.36%) Cybersecurity
3 93 (28.18%) Risk Management
4 67 (20.30%) Security Architecture
5 62 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (14.24%) Security Operations
6 47 (14.24%) SIEM
7 41 (12.42%) Vulnerability Management
8 38 (11.52%) Computer Science
8 38 (11.52%) Data Protection
8 38 (11.52%) SABSA
9 37 (11.21%) OWASP
9 37 (11.21%) Threat Modelling
10 33 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 33 (10.00%) TOGAF
11 30 (9.09%) Project Management
12 29 (8.79%) Security Management
13 28 (8.48%) Identity Access Management
14 26 (7.88%) DevSecOps
14 26 (7.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.36%) Python
2 10 (3.03%) SQL
3 8 (2.42%) VBA
4 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.52%) C
5 5 (1.52%) Java
6 3 (0.91%) C++
7 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.30%) C#
8 1 (0.30%) Perl
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (50.00%) CISM
2 83 (25.15%) CRISC
3 79 (23.94%) Degree
4 70 (21.21%) CISA
5 52 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (12.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 36 (10.91%) GIAC
8 33 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 33 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 28 (8.48%) CEH
10 25 (7.58%) SANS
11 21 (6.36%) CCSP
12 19 (5.76%) CESG Certified Professional
12 19 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (4.24%) PMI Certification
14 12 (3.64%) CCNA
14 12 (3.64%) PMP
15 11 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (3.03%) CSSLP
16 10 (3.03%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (28.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (23.33%) NIST
3 55 (16.67%) GDPR
4 25 (7.58%) GRC
5 24 (7.27%) NCSC
6 22 (6.67%) COBIT
7 21 (6.36%) PCI DSS
8 19 (5.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (5.15%) NIST 800
10 17 (5.15%) SOC 2
11 14 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (2.42%) QA
13 4 (1.21%) ITGC
14 3 (0.91%) SOC 1
15 2 (0.61%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.30%) COSO
16 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.30%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.94%) Hyper-V
2 13 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.82%) Docker
4 3 (0.91%) XenApp
4 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (8.48%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.33%) CSIRT
3 7 (2.12%) Consul
3 7 (2.12%) Istio
4 5 (1.52%) Nessus
4 5 (1.52%) QRadar
5 4 (1.21%) Ansible
5 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.91%) Nmap
6 3 (0.91%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.91%) SCCM
6 3 (0.91%) SCOM
6 3 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.91%) Terraform
7 2 (0.61%) CASB
7 2 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 33 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.39%) Google
3 25 (7.58%) Cisco
4 15 (4.55%) VMware
5 11 (3.33%) Splunk
6 9 (2.73%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.42%) Oracle
8 7 (2.12%) Qualys
9 5 (1.52%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.21%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.91%) Citrix
11 3 (0.91%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.91%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.91%) IronPort
11 3 (0.91%) McAfee
11 3 (0.91%) SonicWALL
11 3 (0.91%) Symantec
12 2 (0.61%) Meraki
12 2 (0.61%) Rapid7