Period
to

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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 298 264 240
Rank change year-on-year -34 -24 +80
Contract jobs citing CISSP 336 268 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 0.98% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 5.90% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 176 115
10th Percentile £448 £421 £365
25th Percentile £500 £507 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £625 £543
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +15.21% -9.58%
75th Percentile £725 £750 £634
90th Percentile £795 £775 £733
England median daily rate £600 £580 £550
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £67.50 £63.75 £80.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -20.31% +31.90%

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 6,206 4,545 3,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.67% 16.55% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,377 3,060 2,411
10th Percentile £385 £342 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 69 52
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.79 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.84 £49.59 £47.77
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.95 £51.58
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -16.67%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Jobs
Central London -41 27 £638 +15.91% 20
West London -10 5 £700 +18.64% 6
East London - 4 £760 - 6
South London -10 3 £588 -11.32% 3
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 206 (61.31%) CISM
2 178 (52.98%) Information Security
3 154 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
4 124 (36.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 114 (33.93%) Risk Management
6 97 (28.87%) Finance
7 95 (28.27%) CISA
8 86 (25.60%) CRISC
9 84 (25.00%) Azure
10 76 (22.62%) Degree
11 75 (22.32%) NIST
12 73 (21.73%) Social Skills
13 71 (21.13%) Firewall
14 64 (19.05%) SIEM
15 62 (18.45%) Management Information System
16 61 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
16 61 (18.15%) Security Operations
17 60 (17.86%) AWS
18 56 (16.67%) Security Architecture
19 55 (16.37%) CEH
20 52 (15.48%) Agile
21 51 (15.18%) GDPR
22 45 (13.39%) Incident Management
23 44 (13.10%) Banking
24 42 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
24 42 (12.50%) SABSA
25 41 (12.20%) Project Management
26 40 (11.90%) Security Cleared
26 40 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
26 40 (11.90%) Application Security

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 (2.38%) Confluence
2 5 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.49%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.60%) IIS
3 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 84 (25.00%) Azure
2 60 (17.86%) AWS
3 32 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (7.44%) IaaS
5 23 (6.85%) SaaS
6 17 (5.06%) GCP
7 14 (4.17%) PaaS
8 12 (3.57%) Azure Sentinel
9 8 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.08%) GitHub
11 6 (1.79%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.79%) Serverless
12 5 (1.49%) CloudBees
12 5 (1.49%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.60%) Akamai
14 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.60%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 71 (21.13%) Firewall
2 20 (5.95%) Network Security
3 12 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.68%) FTP
5 6 (1.79%) VPN
6 5 (1.49%) DNS
6 5 (1.49%) HTTP
6 5 (1.49%) Internet
6 5 (1.49%) NGFW
6 5 (1.49%) WAN
7 4 (1.19%) BGP
7 4 (1.19%) OSPF
7 4 (1.19%) Wireless
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (0.89%) DHCP
8 3 (0.89%) SD-WAN
8 3 (0.89%) SNMP
9 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.19%) Power BI
1 4 (1.19%) SAP HANA
2 3 (0.89%) Big Data
2 3 (0.89%) Data Lake
2 3 (0.89%) Tableau
3 2 (0.60%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.30%) MySQL
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (2.98%) JIRA
2 8 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.49%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.60%) AppScan
4 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.60%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.60%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.60%) GitLab
5 1 (0.30%) Postman
5 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 97 (28.87%) Finance
2 73 (21.73%) Social Skills
3 44 (13.10%) Banking
4 26 (7.74%) Legal
5 25 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
7 19 (5.65%) Public Sector
8 12 (3.57%) Investment Banking
8 12 (3.57%) Telecoms
9 11 (3.27%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.49%) Law
12 4 (1.19%) Electronics
12 4 (1.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (1.19%) Italian Language
12 4 (1.19%) Marketing
12 4 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.19%) Retail
12 4 (1.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (20.24%) Architect
2 59 (17.56%) Analyst
3 56 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 51 (15.18%) Consultant
5 46 (13.69%) Security Consultant
6 41 (12.20%) Security Analyst
7 38 (11.31%) Security Manager
8 36 (10.71%) Security Engineer
9 21 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
10 16 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 16 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
11 15 (4.46%) Information Manager
12 14 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (4.17%) Security Specialist
13 13 (3.87%) Senior Architect
13 13 (3.87%) Senior Security Architect
14 12 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 10 (2.98%) Business Analyst
16 9 (2.68%) Banking Analyst
16 9 (2.68%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.57%) OAuth
1 12 (3.57%) SAML
2 7 (2.08%) REST
3 6 (1.79%) JSON
3 6 (1.79%) SOAP
3 6 (1.79%) WebAuthn
4 5 (1.49%) .NET
4 5 (1.49%) jQuery
4 5 (1.49%) React
4 5 (1.49%) Web Services
5 3 (0.89%) LDAP
5 3 (0.89%) Middleware
5 3 (0.89%) RESTful
5 3 (0.89%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.60%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.60%) ARM Templates
6 2 (0.60%) CSS
6 2 (0.60%) Node.js
6 2 (0.60%) Spring
7 1 (0.30%) FIDO
Miscellaneous
1 62 (18.45%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.87%) PKI
3 12 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.08%) CESG
6 7 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (2.08%) User Experience
7 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.49%) Learning Management System
8 5 (1.49%) Renewable Energy
8 5 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (0.89%) Clustering
10 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.89%) Handset
10 3 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.74%) Windows
2 20 (5.95%) Linux
3 10 (2.98%) Unix
4 9 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.89%) Android
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (52.98%) Information Security
2 154 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
3 114 (33.93%) Risk Management
4 64 (19.05%) SIEM
5 61 (18.15%) Security Operations
6 56 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 52 (15.48%) Agile
8 45 (13.39%) Incident Management
9 42 (12.50%) SABSA
9 42 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 41 (12.20%) Project Management
11 40 (11.90%) Application Security
12 38 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
14 35 (10.42%) Data Loss Prevention
15 33 (9.82%) DevOps
16 32 (9.52%) Security Testing
17 31 (9.23%) TOGAF
18 30 (8.93%) Security Management
19 28 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.31%) Python
2 22 (6.55%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.76%) SQL
4 13 (3.87%) Java
5 9 (2.68%) C
5 9 (2.68%) VBA
6 7 (2.08%) Bash
7 6 (1.79%) Perl
7 6 (1.79%) PHP
8 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.89%) C++
10 2 (0.60%) C#
10 2 (0.60%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.60%) Scala
11 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.30%) Go
11 1 (0.30%) Ruby
11 1 (0.30%) Rust
11 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 206 (61.31%) CISM
2 95 (28.27%) CISA
3 86 (25.60%) CRISC
4 76 (22.62%) Degree
5 61 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (16.37%) CEH
7 40 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 40 (11.90%) Security Cleared
8 33 (9.82%) SC Cleared
9 32 (9.52%) SANS
10 31 (9.23%) GIAC
11 22 (6.55%) CCSK
12 14 (4.17%) SSCP
13 13 (3.87%) CCNA
13 13 (3.87%) CCNP
13 13 (3.87%) CESG Certified Professional
13 13 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
15 11 (3.27%) CSSLP
16 10 (2.98%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (36.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (22.32%) NIST
3 51 (15.18%) GDPR
4 27 (8.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 26 (7.74%) NIST 800
6 23 (6.85%) PCI DSS
7 20 (5.95%) SOC 2
8 16 (4.76%) GRC
9 13 (3.87%) COBIT
9 13 (3.87%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (3.57%) NCSC
11 11 (3.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (3.27%) SOC 1
12 6 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (1.19%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.89%) Automotive SPICE
15 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.89%) SLA
16 2 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.49%) Docker
3 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.60%) XenApp
4 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.30%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.87%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.57%) CSIRT
3 11 (3.27%) Terraform
4 8 (2.38%) QRadar
5 7 (2.08%) CASB
5 7 (2.08%) Nessus
6 6 (1.79%) Ansible
6 6 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.60%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.60%) Kibana
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.60%) SCCM
8 2 (0.60%) SCOM
9 1 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.25%) Cisco
3 18 (5.36%) Splunk
4 12 (3.57%) ForgeRock
4 12 (3.57%) Zscaler
5 10 (2.98%) Intel
5 10 (2.98%) SAP
6 9 (2.68%) Google
6 9 (2.68%) Oracle
7 8 (2.38%) CrowdStrike
7 8 (2.38%) Qualys
8 7 (2.08%) McAfee
8 7 (2.08%) Rapid7
9 6 (1.79%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.79%) Darktrace
9 6 (1.79%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.79%) Trend Micro
10 5 (1.49%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.49%) Tanium
11 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com