Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 305 304
Rank change year-on-year +90 -1 +43
Contract jobs citing CISSP 158 307 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.06% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 4.90% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 220 301
Median daily rate £521 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £319 £413 £390
90th Percentile £675 £756 £750
England median daily rate £541 £525 £533
% change year-on-year +3.00% -1.41% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £78.75 £60.65 £67.00
% change year-on-year +29.84% -9.47% +39.58%

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 3,143 6,264 7,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.06% 15.72% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,956 4,071 4,838
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.73% -2.52%
10th Percentile £19.99 £12.58 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.13 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £22.97
% change year-on-year -2.78% +56.76% -20.81%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +87 29 £575 +9.52% 10
West London +50 6 £413 -25.00% 2
East London +46 2 - - 4
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 87 (55.06%) Information Security
2 72 (45.57%) CISM
3 57 (36.08%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (30.38%) CISA
5 45 (28.48%) Azure
6 43 (27.22%) Active Directory
7 41 (25.95%) Finance
7 41 (25.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (21.52%) Windows
9 33 (20.89%) Firewall
9 33 (20.89%) Degree
10 30 (18.99%) AWS
11 29 (18.35%) Security Architecture
12 28 (17.72%) Management Information System
13 27 (17.09%) Internet
13 27 (17.09%) SIEM
14 26 (16.46%) GIAC
15 25 (15.82%) NIST
16 23 (14.56%) Risk Management
16 23 (14.56%) Cisco
16 23 (14.56%) .NET
17 22 (13.92%) CRISC
18 21 (13.29%) Web Services
18 21 (13.29%) WAN
18 21 (13.29%) VPN
18 21 (13.29%) Data Centre
19 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
19 20 (12.66%) ITIL
19 20 (12.66%) Security Cleared
20 19 (12.03%) Vulnerability Management

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 8 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 45 (28.48%) Azure
2 30 (18.99%) AWS
3 8 (5.06%) GCP
3 8 (5.06%) Office 365
4 6 (3.80%) Serverless
5 5 (3.16%) IaaS
6 4 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.89%) Firewall
2 27 (17.09%) Internet
3 21 (13.29%) VPN
3 21 (13.29%) WAN
4 17 (10.76%) Wireless
5 16 (10.13%) DMZ
6 13 (8.23%) Network Security
7 8 (5.06%) Intranet
8 5 (3.16%) LAN
8 5 (3.16%) SAN
9 4 (2.53%) DNS
10 3 (1.90%) DHCP
11 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.27%) Skype
11 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.63%) HTTP
12 1 (0.63%) NAS
12 1 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (25.95%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.80%) Legal
3 6 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.16%) Law
5 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.90%) Local Government
6 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 2 (1.27%) Police
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (23.42%) Consultant
2 31 (19.62%) Security Consultant
3 30 (18.99%) Architect
4 28 (17.72%) Security Architect
5 18 (11.39%) Security Engineer
6 16 (10.13%) Information Security Consultant
7 11 (6.96%) Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) Security Specialist
9 9 (5.70%) Security Technical Consultant
9 9 (5.70%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (5.70%) Technical Security Consultant
10 8 (5.06%) Security Analyst
11 7 (4.43%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (4.43%) Security Manager
11 7 (4.43%) Support Specialist
12 6 (3.80%) CISSP Architect
12 6 (3.80%) Information Assurance Specialist
12 6 (3.80%) Information Assurance Support
12 6 (3.80%) Information Specialist
13 5 (3.16%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.56%) .NET
2 21 (13.29%) Web Services
3 7 (4.43%) LDAP
3 7 (4.43%) SAML
4 6 (3.80%) OAuth
4 6 (3.80%) OpenID
4 6 (3.80%) SPML
4 6 (3.80%) WCF
4 6 (3.80%) XACML
5 3 (1.90%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.63%) React
7 1 (0.63%) Spring
7 1 (0.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.72%) Management Information System
2 21 (13.29%) Data Centre
3 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.49%) PKI
4 11 (6.96%) CESG
5 7 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.80%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (3.80%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.63%) Blog
9 1 (0.63%) BYOD
9 1 (0.63%) CMDB
9 1 (0.63%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.52%) Windows
2 15 (9.49%) Linux
3 3 (1.90%) Unix
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (55.06%) Information Security
2 57 (36.08%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (18.35%) Security Architecture
4 27 (17.09%) SIEM
5 23 (14.56%) Risk Management
6 20 (12.66%) ITIL
7 19 (12.03%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (11.39%) Security Operations
9 17 (10.76%) Information Assurance
9 17 (10.76%) Project Management
10 14 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (8.86%) Privileged Access Management
11 12 (7.59%) Migration
11 12 (7.59%) Network Segmentation
11 12 (7.59%) OWASP
11 12 (7.59%) Security Management
11 12 (7.59%) Service Management
12 11 (6.96%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (6.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.39%) Java
2 8 (5.06%) Shell Script
3 7 (4.43%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.80%) C#
4 6 (3.80%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.27%) Perl
5 2 (1.27%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (45.57%) CISM
2 48 (30.38%) CISA
3 33 (20.89%) Degree
4 26 (16.46%) GIAC
5 22 (13.92%) CRISC
6 20 (12.66%) Security Cleared
7 19 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (10.13%) SC Cleared
9 14 (8.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (7.59%) CREST Certified
11 10 (6.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (6.33%) SANS
12 9 (5.70%) CCNP
13 8 (5.06%) CLAS
13 8 (5.06%) DV Cleared
14 7 (4.43%) CCNA
15 6 (3.80%) GSEC
15 6 (3.80%) Master's Degree
15 6 (3.80%) PMI Certification
16 5 (3.16%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (25.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (15.82%) NIST
3 18 (11.39%) PCI DSS
4 17 (10.76%) GDPR
5 11 (6.96%) COBIT
6 8 (5.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (3.80%) NCSC
8 6 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (3.16%) SLA
10 4 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (1.90%) AICPA
12 2 (1.27%) GxP
12 2 (1.27%) HIPAA
12 2 (1.27%) RMADS
13 1 (0.63%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 43 (27.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.70%) BitLocker
3 7 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.90%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.63%) IAG
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (6.33%) EnCase
1 10 (6.33%) FTK
2 9 (5.70%) FortiGate
3 8 (5.06%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.53%) Ansible
6 3 (1.90%) CASB
6 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.90%) Terraform
7 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.63%) Grafana
8 1 (0.63%) Istio
8 1 (0.63%) Kibana
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.63%) Packer
8 1 (0.63%) Puppet
8 1 (0.63%) QRadar
8 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (14.56%) Cisco
2 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.13%) CyberArk
4 10 (6.33%) Cellebrite
5 9 (5.70%) VMware
6 6 (3.80%) Splunk
7 5 (3.16%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.90%) Citrix
9 2 (1.27%) Google
9 2 (1.27%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle
9 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.63%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.63%) Juniper
10 1 (0.63%) Qualys
10 1 (0.63%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.63%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) Sun
10 1 (0.63%) Tufin