Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 298 229 290
Rank change year-on-year -69 +61 +11
Contract jobs citing CISSP 311 170 255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.84% 1.00% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 5.21% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 126 183
10th Percentile £420 £369 £408
25th Percentile £500 £477 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £573 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.80% +4.09% -
75th Percentile £675 £675 £663
90th Percentile £775 £738 £775
England median daily rate £575 £525 £545
% change year-on-year +9.52% -3.67% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £106.50 - -
England median hourly rate £56.00 £70.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +59.09% -

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 5,567 3,266 5,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.03% 19.17% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,693 2,309 3,870
10th Percentile £362 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £668 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +9.47% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 48 88
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £17.70
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.16 £21.83
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £37.35
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -4.28% +66.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.31
90th Percentile £60.60 £60.00 £52.65
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +28.09%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -46 30 £575 +11.11% 34
South London +1 8 £750 -
West London -22 5 - - 4
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 158 (50.80%) CISM
2 151 (48.55%) Information Security
3 140 (45.02%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (27.01%) CRISC
5 83 (26.69%) Finance
6 82 (26.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (23.47%) CISA
8 65 (20.90%) Social Skills
9 64 (20.58%) Risk Management
10 63 (20.26%) Security Architecture
11 60 (19.29%) Azure
11 60 (19.29%) AWS
11 60 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
12 58 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (18.65%) NIST
13 57 (18.33%) Degree
14 55 (17.68%) SIEM
15 48 (15.43%) Security Cleared
15 48 (15.43%) Firewall
16 47 (15.11%) Management Information System
17 46 (14.79%) SC Cleared
18 45 (14.47%) CEH
19 39 (12.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 37 (11.90%) GDPR
21 36 (11.58%) Windows
21 36 (11.58%) SABSA
22 35 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
22 35 (11.25%) Cisco
23 34 (10.93%) Security Management
23 34 (10.93%) Banking

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 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.64%) Drupal
2 2 (0.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) Confluence
3 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.32%) JBoss
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (19.29%) AWS
1 60 (19.29%) Azure
2 32 (10.29%) GCP
3 15 (4.82%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (4.18%) SaaS
5 12 (3.86%) Serverless
6 10 (3.22%) IaaS
7 8 (2.57%) PaaS
7 8 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (2.25%) AWS KMS
8 7 (2.25%) Azure Sentinel
8 7 (2.25%) GitHub
8 7 (2.25%) Route 53
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.43%) Firewall
2 29 (9.32%) Network Security
3 23 (7.40%) WAN
4 19 (6.11%) SD-WAN
5 14 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.86%) HTTP
6 12 (3.86%) VPN
7 6 (1.93%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.93%) VoIP
8 5 (1.61%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (1.61%) DMZ
8 5 (1.61%) FTP
8 5 (1.61%) Internet
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.29%) Wireless
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.96%) Intranet
10 3 (0.96%) SAN
10 3 (0.96%) SSL
11 2 (0.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.61%) Amazon Athena
3 5 (1.61%) Big Data
3 5 (1.61%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.32%) Power BI
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.29%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.96%) JIRA
4 3 (0.96%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.96%) Snyk
5 2 (0.64%) AppScan
5 2 (0.64%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
General
1 83 (26.69%) Finance
2 65 (20.90%) Social Skills
3 34 (10.93%) Banking
4 26 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.40%) Legal
6 21 (6.75%) Influencing Skills
7 14 (4.50%) Public Sector
8 9 (2.89%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (2.57%) Law
10 7 (2.25%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.61%) Retail
11 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
12 4 (1.29%) Back Office
12 4 (1.29%) Local Government
13 3 (0.96%) International Banking
13 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.64%) Police
Job Titles
1 96 (30.87%) Architect
2 88 (28.30%) Security Architect
3 47 (15.11%) Consultant
4 38 (12.22%) Analyst
5 37 (11.90%) Security Consultant
6 31 (9.97%) Security Manager
7 29 (9.32%) Security Analyst
8 27 (8.68%) Information Security Consultant
9 26 (8.36%) Security Engineer
10 19 (6.11%) Cloud Architect
11 13 (4.18%) AWS Architect
12 12 (3.86%) Information Security Manager
12 12 (3.86%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 11 (3.54%) Lead Architect
13 11 (3.54%) Lead Security Architect
14 9 (2.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 9 (2.89%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 9 (2.89%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.57%) REST
2 7 (2.25%) .NET
3 5 (1.61%) SOAP
4 4 (1.29%) Middleware
4 4 (1.29%) OAuth
4 4 (1.29%) Web Services
5 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.64%) JSON
5 2 (0.64%) XML
6 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.32%) GraphQL
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) Node.js
6 1 (0.32%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.11%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.86%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (3.54%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.57%) Cloud Native
4 8 (2.57%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.25%) User Experience
6 6 (1.93%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.29%) Blog
8 4 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.29%) PMI
9 3 (0.96%) CESG
9 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.96%) PKI
10 2 (0.64%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.58%) Windows
2 20 (6.43%) Linux
3 5 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.29%) Unix
5 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.64%) AIX
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Android
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (48.55%) Information Security
2 140 (45.02%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (20.58%) Risk Management
4 63 (20.26%) Security Architecture
5 58 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (17.68%) SIEM
7 36 (11.58%) SABSA
8 35 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (10.93%) Data Protection
9 34 (10.93%) Security Management
10 32 (10.29%) DevSecOps
11 30 (9.65%) OWASP
11 30 (9.65%) Security Operations
11 30 (9.65%) TOGAF
12 29 (9.32%) Security Testing
13 27 (8.68%) Threat Modelling
14 25 (8.04%) ITIL
15 24 (7.72%) Risk Assessment
16 23 (7.40%) DevOps
16 23 (7.40%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.43%) Python
2 13 (4.18%) C
3 12 (3.86%) Java
4 9 (2.89%) SQL
5 7 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.61%) VBA
7 4 (1.29%) Bash
7 4 (1.29%) C++
8 3 (0.96%) PHP
9 2 (0.64%) C#
9 2 (0.64%) Scala
9 2 (0.64%) Search Processing Language
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 158 (50.80%) CISM
2 84 (27.01%) CRISC
3 73 (23.47%) CISA
4 60 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (18.33%) Degree
6 48 (15.43%) Security Cleared
7 46 (14.79%) SC Cleared
8 45 (14.47%) CEH
9 39 (12.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 29 (9.32%) GIAC
11 28 (9.00%) CESG Certified Professional
12 18 (5.79%) CCNA
13 16 (5.14%) SANS
14 14 (4.50%) CCSP
14 14 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (4.18%) CCNP
16 12 (3.86%) CompTIA Security+
17 11 (3.54%) CSSLP
18 10 (3.22%) GSEC
19 9 (2.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (26.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (18.65%) NIST
3 37 (11.90%) GDPR
4 29 (9.32%) NCSC
5 21 (6.75%) COBIT
6 18 (5.79%) PCI DSS
6 18 (5.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (4.50%) GRC
7 14 (4.50%) SOC 2
8 12 (3.86%) QA
9 10 (3.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (3.22%) NIST 800
10 4 (1.29%) SLA
11 3 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.96%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.96%) SOC 1
12 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.64%) ITGC
System Software
1 23 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.75%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.89%) Docker
5 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.64%) XenApp
5 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.22%) CSIRT
3 9 (2.89%) Terraform
4 8 (2.57%) Nessus
4 8 (2.57%) QRadar
5 7 (2.25%) Consul
5 7 (2.25%) Istio
6 5 (1.61%) Ansible
7 3 (0.96%) CASB
7 3 (0.96%) HP Fortify
7 3 (0.96%) Nmap
7 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.96%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (0.64%) SCCM
8 2 (0.64%) SCOM
8 2 (0.64%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (11.25%) Cisco
2 23 (7.40%) Splunk
2 23 (7.40%) VMware
3 16 (5.14%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.54%) Google
5 8 (2.57%) Qualys
6 7 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.93%) CyberArk
8 5 (1.61%) ForeScout
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle
8 5 (1.61%) Palo Alto
8 5 (1.61%) Rapid7
9 4 (1.29%) IBM
9 4 (1.29%) Kenna
9 4 (1.29%) McAfee
9 4 (1.29%) Symantec
10 3 (0.96%) CrowdStrike
10 3 (0.96%) Databricks
10 3 (0.96%) Forcepoint
10 3 (0.96%) Trend Micro