Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 249 232 321
Rank change year-on-year -17 +89 -11
Contract jobs citing CISSP 287 161 319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.96% 0.99% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 4.83% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 111 233
10th Percentile £413 £363 £425
25th Percentile £506 £445 £485
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £750 £630 £700
90th Percentile £775 £725 £750
England median daily rate £580 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

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 4,808 3,331 6,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.15% 20.39% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,209 2,299 4,244
10th Percentile £350 £315 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £590 £613
90th Percentile £713 £660 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.73% +1.47% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 49 98
10th Percentile £18.72 £18.00 £12.28
25th Percentile £23.00 £21.00 £18.45
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +20.69% +34.88%
75th Percentile £49.57 £47.75 £47.83
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £33.50
% change year-on-year -1.24% -6.30% +46.67%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -22 32 £563 -1.75% 24
West London +1 6 £590 +57.33% 7
South London - 5 £675 - 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 177 (61.67%) Information Security
2 172 (59.93%) Cybersecurity
3 146 (50.87%) CISM
4 109 (37.98%) Finance
5 78 (27.18%) Risk Management
6 74 (25.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (25.44%) Degree
8 70 (24.39%) NIST
9 69 (24.04%) Azure
10 64 (22.30%) AWS
11 61 (21.25%) Social Skills
12 60 (20.91%) CRISC
13 52 (18.12%) Security Architecture
14 49 (17.07%) GCP
15 48 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (16.72%) CISA
16 46 (16.03%) Network Security
16 46 (16.03%) GDPR
17 45 (15.68%) Cisco Certification
18 44 (15.33%) SABSA
19 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
20 42 (14.63%) Management Information System
20 42 (14.63%) Firewall
21 41 (14.29%) TOGAF
22 39 (13.59%) Security Operations
23 38 (13.24%) Google
24 37 (12.89%) GIAC
25 36 (12.54%) Windows
26 35 (12.20%) Banking
27 32 (11.15%) Project 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 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.05%) Confluence
3 2 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) iTrent
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.04%) Azure
2 64 (22.30%) AWS
3 49 (17.07%) GCP
4 26 (9.06%) SaaS
5 21 (7.32%) IaaS
6 20 (6.97%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (4.88%) PaaS
8 11 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (3.48%) OpenShift
10 6 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.09%) Azure Sentinel
10 6 (2.09%) Serverless
11 5 (1.74%) Mimecast
12 4 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.39%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.05%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.05%) Basecamp
13 3 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.03%) Network Security
2 42 (14.63%) Firewall
3 12 (4.18%) WAN
4 9 (3.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (2.79%) SSL
6 7 (2.44%) DMZ
6 7 (2.44%) DNS
6 7 (2.44%) LAN
6 7 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.44%) VPN
7 6 (2.09%) DMARC
7 6 (2.09%) Internet
7 6 (2.09%) Intranet
7 6 (2.09%) Wireless
8 4 (1.39%) FTP
8 4 (1.39%) NAS
8 4 (1.39%) SAN
8 4 (1.39%) VoIP
8 4 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.05%) Big Data
2 3 (1.05%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.35%) Looker
4 1 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) JIRA
2 2 (0.70%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.35%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 109 (37.98%) Finance
2 61 (21.25%) Social Skills
3 35 (12.20%) Banking
4 20 (6.97%) Legal
5 19 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (5.23%) Law
7 10 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.09%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (2.09%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.70%) International Banking
11 2 (0.70%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.70%) Retail
12 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (32.40%) Architect
2 85 (29.62%) Security Architect
3 48 (16.72%) Consultant
4 40 (13.94%) Security Consultant
5 39 (13.59%) Analyst
6 32 (11.15%) Security Analyst
7 30 (10.45%) Security Manager
8 22 (7.67%) Cloud Architect
9 21 (7.32%) Information Security Consultant
9 21 (7.32%) Security Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) AWS Architect
10 15 (5.23%) Information Analyst
10 15 (5.23%) Information Security Analyst
11 14 (4.88%) Information Manager
12 12 (4.18%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 11 (3.83%) Azure Architect
13 11 (3.83%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 11 (3.83%) Information Security Manager
14 9 (3.14%) Programme Manager
14 9 (3.14%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.74%) 802.1X
1 5 (1.74%) Middleware
1 5 (1.74%) SailPoint
1 5 (1.74%) SAML
2 4 (1.39%) OAuth
2 4 (1.39%) Web Services
3 2 (0.70%) .NET
3 2 (0.70%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.35%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.53%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (3.83%) Cloud Native
5 9 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.09%) PKI
7 5 (1.74%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.74%) NHS
8 4 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.05%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.05%) iPad
9 3 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.70%) User Experience
11 1 (0.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.54%) Windows
2 22 (7.67%) Linux
3 8 (2.79%) Unix
4 5 (1.74%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (61.67%) Information Security
2 172 (59.93%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (27.18%) Risk Management
4 52 (18.12%) Security Architecture
5 48 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (15.33%) SABSA
7 41 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 39 (13.59%) Security Operations
9 32 (11.15%) Project Management
9 32 (11.15%) SIEM
10 31 (10.80%) Threat Modelling
11 29 (10.10%) Computer Science
11 29 (10.10%) Data Protection
12 28 (9.76%) Identity Access Management
12 28 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (8.36%) Enterprise Architecture
13 24 (8.36%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (8.01%) ITIL
14 23 (8.01%) OWASP
15 22 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.92%) Python
2 7 (2.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.44%) SQL
3 4 (1.39%) VBA
4 3 (1.05%) Java
5 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.35%) C
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) Go
6 1 (0.35%) Groovy
6 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.35%) Perl
6 1 (0.35%) Ruby
6 1 (0.35%) Scala
6 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 146 (50.87%) CISM
2 73 (25.44%) Degree
3 60 (20.91%) CRISC
4 48 (16.72%) CISA
5 45 (15.68%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (12.89%) GIAC
7 29 (10.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 27 (9.41%) Security Cleared
9 26 (9.06%) SC Cleared
10 23 (8.01%) SANS
11 16 (5.57%) CREST Certified
12 15 (5.23%) CEH
13 13 (4.53%) CCNA
13 13 (4.53%) CCSP
14 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (3.48%) CCNP
15 10 (3.48%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (3.48%) OSCP
16 9 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (2.79%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (25.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (24.39%) NIST
3 46 (16.03%) GDPR
4 23 (8.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (7.67%) GRC
6 17 (5.92%) NIST 800
7 16 (5.57%) NCSC
8 15 (5.23%) PCI DSS
9 14 (4.88%) COBIT
9 14 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (3.48%) SOC 2
11 9 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (2.09%) QA
13 4 (1.39%) HIPAA
13 4 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (1.39%) ITGC
14 2 (0.70%) GxP
14 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.70%) SLA
15 1 (0.35%) COSO
System Software
1 13 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.39%) BitLocker
3 4 (1.39%) Docker
3 4 (1.39%) XenApp
3 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (8.01%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.44%) Terraform
4 6 (2.09%) Ansible
5 5 (1.74%) SCOM
5 5 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.39%) EnCase
6 4 (1.39%) FTK
6 4 (1.39%) QRadar
6 4 (1.39%) SCCM
7 3 (1.05%) CASB
7 3 (1.05%) CSIRT
7 3 (1.05%) Nessus
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.70%) Nmap
9 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.24%) Google
3 19 (6.62%) Cisco
4 10 (3.48%) Splunk
5 9 (3.14%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.44%) Palo Alto
6 7 (2.44%) SolarWinds
6 7 (2.44%) VMware
7 6 (2.09%) Citrix
7 6 (2.09%) Oracle
8 4 (1.39%) Cellebrite
8 4 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.39%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.39%) Meraki
8 4 (1.39%) Qualys
8 4 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.39%) Symantec
9 3 (1.05%) IronPort
9 3 (1.05%) McAfee
9 3 (1.05%) SonicWALL