Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 310 276
Rank change year-on-year +30 -34 +42
Contract jobs citing CISSP 200 357 444
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.83% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 5.05% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 237 302
Median daily rate £550 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £408 £425 £407
90th Percentile £775 £750 £725
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +70.00% - -

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 4,709 7,069 8,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.64% 16.51% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,079 4,507 5,316
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £304 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £680 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 151 228
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -23.00%
10th Percentile £20.30 £15.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £60.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +41 34 £550 +4.76% 12
South London +30 13 £450 -30.77% 1
West London +36 9 £500 -9.09% 6
East London +53 3 £416 -24.36% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 120 (60.00%) Information Security
2 100 (50.00%) CISM
3 77 (38.50%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (31.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (28.50%) Risk Management
6 51 (25.50%) NIST
7 47 (23.50%) Firewall
8 45 (22.50%) Finance
9 40 (20.00%) AWS
10 39 (19.50%) CISA
11 36 (18.00%) Management Information System
12 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
13 33 (16.50%) Azure
14 32 (16.00%) Security Management
15 31 (15.50%) Active Directory
16 29 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (14.50%) Degree
16 29 (14.50%) Security Architecture
17 28 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
17 28 (14.00%) Information Security Management
18 27 (13.50%) CEH
18 27 (13.50%) Network Security
19 25 (12.50%) SIEM
19 25 (12.50%) CRISC
19 25 (12.50%) Data Centre
19 25 (12.50%) Security Operations
20 24 (12.00%) Windows
21 23 (11.50%) ITIL
21 23 (11.50%) GIAC
21 23 (11.50%) Data Protection

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 2 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.50%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (20.00%) AWS
2 33 (16.50%) Azure
3 8 (4.00%) GCP
4 5 (2.50%) SaaS
5 3 (1.50%) Office 365
6 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.00%) IaaS
6 2 (1.00%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Akamai
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.50%) Firewall
2 27 (13.50%) Network Security
3 22 (11.00%) WAN
4 17 (8.50%) VPN
5 15 (7.50%) Internet
6 11 (5.50%) Wireless
7 8 (4.00%) LAN
8 7 (3.50%) DMZ
9 6 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (3.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.00%) DHCP
11 4 (2.00%) DNS
11 4 (2.00%) SSL
12 3 (1.50%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (1.50%) IPsec
12 3 (1.50%) SAN
12 3 (1.50%) VoIP
12 3 (1.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) Big Data
1 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (22.50%) Finance
2 23 (11.50%) Public Sector
3 14 (7.00%) Legal
4 12 (6.00%) Banking
5 8 (4.00%) Police
6 5 (2.50%) Law
6 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.00%) Electronics
7 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.00%) Marketing
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
8 2 (1.00%) International Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.00%) Retail
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Military
9 1 (0.50%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 44 (22.00%) Architect
2 42 (21.00%) Security Architect
3 39 (19.50%) Consultant
4 33 (16.50%) Analyst
5 32 (16.00%) Security Consultant
6 28 (14.00%) Security Analyst
7 15 (7.50%) Information Security Consultant
7 15 (7.50%) Security Engineer
7 15 (7.50%) Security Manager
8 13 (6.50%) IT Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) IT Security Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 9 (4.50%) Security Specialist
11 8 (4.00%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.00%) Information Manager
11 8 (4.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
12 7 (3.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 6 (3.00%) Azure Architect
13 6 (3.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) Web Services
2 11 (5.50%) .NET
3 3 (1.50%) LDAP
4 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.00%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.00%) SAML
5 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.50%) J2EE
5 1 (0.50%) REST
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.00%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 23 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.50%) CESG
5 6 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.00%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.50%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.50%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.50%) PKI
8 3 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.00%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.50%) CMDB
10 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.00%) Windows
2 18 (9.00%) Linux
3 6 (3.00%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) Android
4 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.50%) CentOS
5 1 (0.50%) Fedora
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (60.00%) Information Security
2 77 (38.50%) Cybersecurity
3 57 (28.50%) Risk Management
4 32 (16.00%) Security Management
5 29 (14.50%) Security Architecture
6 28 (14.00%) Information Security Management
6 28 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (12.50%) Security Operations
7 25 (12.50%) SIEM
8 23 (11.50%) Data Protection
8 23 (11.50%) ITIL
9 21 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
11 18 (9.00%) Privileged Access Management
11 18 (9.00%) Risk Assessment
12 17 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (8.50%) Identity Access Management
13 16 (8.00%) Information Assurance
13 16 (8.00%) TOGAF
14 15 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.00%) Java
2 9 (4.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.50%) Python
3 3 (1.50%) C
3 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.00%) Perl
4 2 (1.00%) SQL
5 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (50.00%) CISM
2 39 (19.50%) CISA
3 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
4 29 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (14.50%) Degree
5 27 (13.50%) CEH
6 25 (12.50%) CRISC
7 23 (11.50%) GIAC
8 19 (9.50%) SC Cleared
9 18 (9.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 14 (7.00%) DV Cleared
11 13 (6.50%) CCSP
12 12 (6.00%) SANS
13 10 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (4.00%) CCNP
14 8 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (3.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 7 (3.50%) ISSAP
15 7 (3.50%) SSCP
16 6 (3.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (31.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (25.50%) NIST
3 21 (10.50%) GDPR
4 19 (9.50%) NCSC
5 15 (7.50%) PCI DSS
6 12 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (5.50%) COBIT
8 8 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (4.00%) PMO
9 7 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (3.50%) SLA
10 6 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (1.50%) AICPA
13 2 (1.00%) HIPAA
13 2 (1.00%) QA
14 1 (0.50%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
System Software
1 31 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.00%) Docker
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) IAG
5 1 (0.50%) NFS
5 1 (0.50%) Samba
5 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.50%) CSIRT
2 5 (2.50%) EnCase
2 5 (2.50%) FTK
3 4 (2.00%) Terraform
4 3 (1.50%) Ansible
4 3 (1.50%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.50%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.00%) Nessus
5 2 (1.00%) OpenVAS
5 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.50%) Grafana
6 1 (0.50%) Kibana
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.50%) Packer
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (9.00%) Cisco
2 15 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.50%) CyberArk
3 13 (6.50%) Splunk
4 9 (4.50%) VMware
5 8 (4.00%) Qualys
6 5 (2.50%) Fortinet
6 5 (2.50%) Oracle
6 5 (2.50%) SAP
7 4 (2.00%) Cellebrite
7 4 (2.00%) F5
7 4 (2.00%) Google
7 4 (2.00%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.50%) Aruba
8 3 (1.50%) OneTrust
9 2 (1.00%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.00%) Citrix
9 2 (1.00%) NetApp
9 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.00%) Sun