Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 277 297
Rank change year-on-year +67 +20 +57
Contract jobs citing CISSP 178 301 418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 5.01% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 221 320
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £321 £405 £399
90th Percentile £725 £775 £738
England median daily rate £500 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
England median hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year +57.78% -21.40% -5.27%

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 3,194 6,010 7,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.54% 17.22% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,053 4,045 4,850
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £673 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% +13.66%
10th Percentile £22.36 £16.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.50 £54.54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +87 25 £500 -9.09% 16
West London +40 4 £500 -9.09% 7
East London +44 3 £575 -20.69% 5
South London +29 1 £750 +36.36%
North London - 1 £318 - 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 111 (62.36%) Information Security
2 90 (50.56%) CISM
3 65 (36.52%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (31.46%) Finance
5 46 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (25.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (25.28%) NIST
7 42 (23.60%) Security Cleared
8 40 (22.47%) CISA
9 38 (21.35%) Vulnerability Management
10 37 (20.79%) Security Architecture
11 35 (19.66%) Azure
12 34 (19.10%) SIEM
13 33 (18.54%) Firewall
14 32 (17.98%) Risk Management
15 31 (17.42%) Management Information System
16 30 (16.85%) Windows
16 30 (16.85%) Security Operations
17 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
17 28 (15.73%) Degree
18 26 (14.61%) Network Security
18 26 (14.61%) ITIL
18 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (13.48%) AWS
19 24 (13.48%) Active Directory
20 22 (12.36%) CCNP
20 22 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
20 22 (12.36%) Public Sector
21 21 (11.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
21 21 (11.80%) Risk Assessment

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 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.12%) Moodle
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.66%) Azure
2 24 (13.48%) AWS
3 14 (7.87%) Office 365
4 11 (6.18%) IaaS
5 10 (5.62%) PaaS
6 8 (4.49%) Serverless
7 4 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.25%) GCP
7 4 (2.25%) Route 53
8 3 (1.69%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.69%) SaaS
9 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.54%) Firewall
2 26 (14.61%) Network Security
3 13 (7.30%) VPN
3 13 (7.30%) WAN
4 10 (5.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (5.06%) Internet
6 8 (4.49%) DMZ
7 6 (3.37%) LAN
7 6 (3.37%) Skype
7 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.37%) Wireless
8 5 (2.81%) DNS
8 5 (2.81%) Intranet
9 4 (2.25%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.69%) BGP
10 3 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.69%) IPsec
10 3 (1.69%) SSL
10 3 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) MySQL
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Big Data
2 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 56 (31.46%) Finance
2 22 (12.36%) Public Sector
3 16 (8.99%) Banking
4 6 (3.37%) Legal
5 4 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.25%) Law
6 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 2 (1.12%) Local Government
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (28.09%) Architect
2 44 (24.72%) Security Architect
3 34 (19.10%) Consultant
4 32 (17.98%) Security Consultant
5 21 (11.80%) Security Engineer
6 18 (10.11%) Analyst
7 16 (8.99%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (6.74%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.62%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.49%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 8 (4.49%) Information Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Security Manager
11 7 (3.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.81%) Chief Architect
13 5 (2.81%) Security Specialist
13 5 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.25%) .NET
2 3 (1.69%) Web Services
3 2 (1.12%) LDAP
3 2 (1.12%) OAuth
3 2 (1.12%) OpenID
3 2 (1.12%) REST
3 2 (1.12%) SAML
3 2 (1.12%) SOAP
3 2 (1.12%) YAML
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) React
4 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Spring
4 1 (0.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.56%) XML
4 1 (0.56%) XSL
4 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.42%) Management Information System
2 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.74%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (6.74%) PKI
4 12 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.37%) CESG
6 5 (2.81%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.69%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.69%) Life Science
7 3 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.12%) BYOD
8 2 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.12%) DataPower
8 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.85%) Windows
2 15 (8.43%) Linux
3 11 (6.18%) Unix
4 7 (3.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.69%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Solaris
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (62.36%) Information Security
2 65 (36.52%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (21.35%) Vulnerability Management
4 37 (20.79%) Security Architecture
5 34 (19.10%) SIEM
6 32 (17.98%) Risk Management
7 30 (16.85%) Security Operations
8 26 (14.61%) ITIL
9 22 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (11.80%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (10.11%) Data Protection
13 17 (9.55%) DevOps
13 17 (9.55%) Identity Access Management
13 17 (9.55%) Project Management
14 16 (8.99%) PRINCE2
15 15 (8.43%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (7.87%) Security Monitoring
16 14 (7.87%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.81%) SQL
2 4 (2.25%) C
2 4 (2.25%) Java
3 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (50.56%) CISM
2 46 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (23.60%) Security Cleared
4 40 (22.47%) CISA
5 28 (15.73%) Degree
5 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
6 22 (12.36%) CCNP
7 21 (11.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 20 (11.24%) CCNA
9 19 (10.67%) CRISC
9 19 (10.67%) GIAC
10 15 (8.43%) CEH
10 15 (8.43%) GCIA
10 15 (8.43%) GCIH
11 13 (7.30%) SANS
12 12 (6.74%) CESG Certified Professional
12 12 (6.74%) GSEC
13 11 (6.18%) DV Cleared
14 9 (5.06%) CCIE
15 7 (3.93%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (25.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (25.28%) NIST
3 21 (11.80%) PCI DSS
4 19 (10.67%) GDPR
5 18 (10.11%) COBIT
6 17 (9.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (6.18%) NCSC
8 9 (5.06%) SLA
9 8 (4.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (2.81%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (2.81%) NIST 800
12 3 (1.69%) GxP
12 3 (1.69%) PMO
13 2 (1.12%) ISO 31000
13 2 (1.12%) QA
13 2 (1.12%) RMADS
14 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 24 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.37%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.25%) Ansible
2 4 (2.25%) Consul
2 4 (2.25%) Nessus
2 4 (2.25%) Terraform
3 3 (1.69%) CASB
3 3 (1.69%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (1.69%) SCCM
4 2 (1.12%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.12%) QRadar
5 1 (0.56%) Demisto
5 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.87%) Cisco
3 8 (4.49%) Palo Alto
4 5 (2.81%) ArcSight
4 5 (2.81%) Citrix
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle
4 5 (2.81%) VMware
5 4 (2.25%) Dell
5 4 (2.25%) F5
5 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.25%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.69%) Arista
6 3 (1.69%) EMC
6 3 (1.69%) ForgeRock
6 3 (1.69%) HP
6 3 (1.69%) Ping Identity
6 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.69%) Sybase
7 2 (1.12%) IBM
7 2 (1.12%) Sparx