Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 252 262
Rank change year-on-year -80 +10 +13
Contract jobs citing CISSP 325 444 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.99% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 5.76% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 299 298
London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £388
90th Percentile £658 £722 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £45.85 -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £48.10 £57.50
% change year-on-year +25.66% -16.36% +33.72%

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 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in London.

Contractor 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 21 November 2017. 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 -52 44 £550 - 13
West London +4 33 £488 +2.63% 5
South London -38 6 £638 +27.50% 1
East London -14 1 £500 -5.66% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 190 (58.46%) Information Security
2 181 (55.69%) CISM
3 136 (41.85%) Cybersecurity
4 104 (32.00%) Finance
5 94 (28.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 86 (26.46%) SIEM
7 83 (25.54%) CISA
8 80 (24.62%) Firewall
9 76 (23.38%) Windows
10 62 (19.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 61 (18.77%) Linux
12 60 (18.46%) Risk Management
12 60 (18.46%) Penetration Testing
12 60 (18.46%) Security Operations
13 59 (18.15%) ITIL
14 56 (17.23%) CEH
15 55 (16.92%) Management Information System
16 54 (16.62%) Degree
17 50 (15.38%) PCI DSS
18 46 (14.15%) CRISC
19 44 (13.54%) Unix
20 43 (13.23%) Banking
20 43 (13.23%) GDPR
21 41 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
21 41 (12.62%) Intrusion Detection
22 39 (12.00%) PRINCE2
23 38 (11.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 38 (11.69%) Network Security
24 37 (11.38%) Security Architecture
25 35 (10.77%) Analytical Skills

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 (1.85%) IIS
2 4 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (1.23%) Drupal
2 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.23%) WordPress
3 3 (0.92%) Apache Solr
3 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.62%) Apache
4 2 (0.62%) JBoss
4 2 (0.62%) Mule
4 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
5 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.77%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.00%) IaaS
4 10 (3.08%) SaaS
5 8 (2.46%) Office 365
6 7 (2.15%) PaaS
7 6 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.92%) Akamai
8 3 (0.92%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.62%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (24.62%) Firewall
2 41 (12.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (11.69%) Network Security
4 21 (6.46%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.54%) SAN
6 16 (4.92%) Internet
7 13 (4.00%) HTTP
8 11 (3.38%) LAN
9 9 (2.77%) NAS
9 9 (2.77%) WAN
10 8 (2.46%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (2.46%) VPN
11 7 (2.15%) SSH
12 5 (1.54%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.54%) SSL
12 5 (1.54%) WLAN
13 4 (1.23%) DNS
13 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.23%) MPLS
13 4 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.23%) Maltego
2 4 (1.23%) MySQL
2 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.92%) DataStax
3 3 (0.92%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.92%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.31%) HBase
4 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.31%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) FxCop
3 1 (0.31%) Hudson
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.31%) sqlmap
General
1 104 (32.00%) Finance
2 43 (13.23%) Banking
3 19 (5.85%) Legal
4 11 (3.38%) Law
5 8 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.54%) International Banking
6 5 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Automotive
8 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.62%) Back Office
9 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.62%) Retail
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (25.85%) Analyst
2 81 (24.92%) Security Analyst
3 57 (17.54%) Consultant
4 46 (14.15%) Security Consultant
5 36 (11.08%) Architect
5 36 (11.08%) Security Specialist
6 29 (8.92%) Security Architect
7 26 (8.00%) Security Manager
8 25 (7.69%) IT Analyst
8 25 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
8 25 (7.69%) Security Engineer
9 19 (5.85%) Application Security Analyst
10 15 (4.62%) Information Analyst
10 15 (4.62%) Information Security Analyst
11 14 (4.31%) Technical Analyst
11 14 (4.31%) Technical Security Analyst
12 13 (4.00%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.69%) IT Security Specialist
14 11 (3.38%) CISSP Consultant
15 10 (3.08%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.77%) Middleware
2 6 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.54%) .NET
3 5 (1.54%) OAuth
4 4 (1.23%) Web Services
5 3 (0.92%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.92%) jQuery
5 3 (0.92%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.92%) REST
6 2 (0.62%) CSS
6 2 (0.62%) CSS3
6 2 (0.62%) HTML
6 2 (0.62%) HTML5
6 2 (0.62%) RESTful
6 2 (0.62%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.31%) JSP
7 1 (0.31%) Servlets
7 1 (0.31%) SOAP
7 1 (0.31%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.92%) Management Information System
2 35 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.77%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (6.46%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 21 (6.46%) PKI
4 12 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.69%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.77%) CESG
7 8 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.85%) NHS
8 6 (1.85%) PMI
8 6 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (23.38%) Windows
2 61 (18.77%) Linux
3 44 (13.54%) Unix
4 16 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.85%) AIX
6 6 (1.85%) Solaris
7 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.23%) CentOS
8 4 (1.23%) HPUX
8 4 (1.23%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.62%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (58.46%) Information Security
2 136 (41.85%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (26.46%) SIEM
4 62 (19.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 60 (18.46%) Penetration Testing
5 60 (18.46%) Risk Management
5 60 (18.46%) Security Operations
6 59 (18.15%) ITIL
7 39 (12.00%) PRINCE2
8 38 (11.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 37 (11.38%) Security Architecture
10 35 (10.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 34 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (10.46%) Data Protection
12 32 (9.85%) Identity Access Management
12 32 (9.85%) Risk Assessment
13 30 (9.23%) Project Management
14 29 (8.92%) SDLC
15 28 (8.62%) Security Testing
16 26 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.62%) Python
2 13 (4.00%) Java
2 13 (4.00%) SQL
3 11 (3.38%) Bash Shell
3 11 (3.38%) Ruby
4 9 (2.77%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.15%) Perl
7 5 (1.54%) VBScript
8 3 (0.92%) C-shell
8 3 (0.92%) Korn
9 2 (0.62%) C
10 1 (0.31%) C#
10 1 (0.31%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 181 (55.69%) CISM
2 83 (25.54%) CISA
3 56 (17.23%) CEH
4 54 (16.62%) Degree
5 46 (14.15%) CRISC
6 29 (8.92%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (7.38%) SANS
7 24 (7.38%) SSCP
8 16 (4.92%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (4.92%) Security Cleared
9 13 (4.00%) CASP
9 13 (4.00%) GIAC
10 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.69%) PMI Certification
11 11 (3.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (3.38%) MCSE
11 11 (3.38%) SC Cleared
12 10 (3.08%) CCNA
13 9 (2.77%) CCNP
13 9 (2.77%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (28.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 43 (13.23%) GDPR
4 23 (7.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 16 (4.92%) COBIT
6 10 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.54%) PA-DSS
7 5 (1.54%) RMADS
8 4 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (1.23%) NIST 800
8 4 (1.23%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.62%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.62%) GPG13
10 2 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.62%) QA
10 2 (0.62%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.85%) vSphere
4 3 (0.92%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.31%) HDFS
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (5.23%) Nessus
2 10 (3.08%) CSIRT
3 8 (2.46%) Nmap
3 8 (2.46%) QRadar
4 7 (2.15%) Ansible
4 7 (2.15%) Packer
4 7 (2.15%) Terraform
5 5 (1.54%) BladeLogic
5 5 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.54%) OSSEC
5 5 (1.54%) SCCM
6 4 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.23%) RSA Archer
6 4 (1.23%) SCOM
6 4 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.92%) Kibana
7 3 (0.92%) logstash
7 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.31%) Splunk
3 25 (7.69%) Cisco
4 22 (6.77%) McAfee
5 21 (6.46%) Qualys
6 15 (4.62%) Citrix
7 14 (4.31%) CheckPoint
7 14 (4.31%) Tripwire
7 14 (4.31%) VMware
8 13 (4.00%) LogRhythm
9 12 (3.69%) Oracle
10 10 (3.08%) Palo Alto
11 8 (2.46%) NetApp
11 8 (2.46%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.15%) Intel
12 7 (2.15%) Symantec
13 6 (1.85%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.85%) Forcepoint
13 6 (1.85%) Sourcefire
14 5 (1.54%) Trend Micro