Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 274 312
Rank change year-on-year -27 +38 -62
Contract jobs citing CISSP 315 427 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.95% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.04% 5.61% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 304 197
London median daily rate £600 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -2.20%
10th Percentile £425 £401 £400
90th Percentile £750 £738 £638
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £47.72 - £60.44

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 6,256 7,607 6,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.58% 16.87% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,980 4,920 4,535
London median daily rate £513 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.82% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 202 137
London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £24.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -15.85% +24.92%
10th Percentile £13.68 £14.00 £13.64
90th Percentile £60.38 £47.83 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -1 79 £525 -4.55% 8
South London +13 12 £650 -
West London -6 8 £625 +21.95% 1
East London -9 1 £550 -8.33%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 173 (54.92%) CISM
2 160 (50.79%) Information Security
3 115 (36.51%) Finance
3 115 (36.51%) Cybersecurity
4 89 (28.25%) CISA
5 84 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
6 82 (26.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 79 (25.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 68 (21.59%) Risk Management
9 58 (18.41%) Management Information System
9 58 (18.41%) SIEM
10 57 (18.10%) Security Architecture
10 57 (18.10%) Security Operations
11 55 (17.46%) Firewall
12 48 (15.24%) CEH
13 47 (14.92%) Degree
13 47 (14.92%) DevOps
14 45 (14.29%) TOGAF
14 45 (14.29%) NIST
15 43 (13.65%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (13.65%) PCI DSS
16 41 (13.02%) Security Management
17 39 (12.38%) Penetration Testing
17 39 (12.38%) CRISC
17 39 (12.38%) Identity Access Management
18 38 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (12.06%) GIAC
18 38 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (11.75%) Linux
20 35 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform

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 11 (3.49%) OpenStack
2 8 (2.54%) Confluence
3 6 (1.90%) IIS
4 3 (0.95%) JBoss
4 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 84 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (25.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (6.67%) Office 365
5 16 (5.08%) PaaS
6 15 (4.76%) SaaS
7 8 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.54%) IaaS
8 7 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.27%) Sumo Logic
9 4 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.95%) G Suite
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.46%) Firewall
2 25 (7.94%) Network Security
3 21 (6.67%) VPN
4 15 (4.76%) VLAN
5 10 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (3.17%) WAN
6 9 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.22%) LAN
7 7 (2.22%) NX-OS
8 6 (1.90%) BGP
8 6 (1.90%) EIGRP
8 6 (1.90%) Internet
8 6 (1.90%) IPv4
8 6 (1.90%) Multicast
8 6 (1.90%) OSPF
9 5 (1.59%) WLAN
10 4 (1.27%) HTTP
10 4 (1.27%) SAN
10 4 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.81%) Big Data
2 4 (1.27%) Data Lake
2 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.49%) JIRA
2 6 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.27%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.63%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.63%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.63%) Xcode
6 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 115 (36.51%) Finance
2 33 (10.48%) Banking
3 24 (7.62%) Legal
4 22 (6.98%) Law
5 13 (4.13%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.22%) Back Office
7 5 (1.59%) Retail
7 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.95%) German Language
8 3 (0.95%) International Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Military
8 3 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (26.98%) Architect
2 70 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 52 (16.51%) Analyst
4 46 (14.60%) Security Analyst
5 43 (13.65%) Consultant
6 38 (12.06%) Security Consultant
7 30 (9.52%) Security Engineer
8 22 (6.98%) Cloud Architect
8 22 (6.98%) Security Manager
9 21 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
10 15 (4.76%) Azure Architect
10 15 (4.76%) Head of Security
10 15 (4.76%) Information Analyst
10 15 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
10 15 (4.76%) Security Specialist
11 13 (4.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 12 (3.81%) Information Security Manager
13 11 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 11 (3.49%) Head of Cybersecurity
13 11 (3.49%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.44%) SAML
2 8 (2.54%) OAuth
2 8 (2.54%) OpenID
3 6 (1.90%) JSON
4 5 (1.59%) CSS
4 5 (1.59%) HTML
4 5 (1.59%) Middleware
4 5 (1.59%) OAuth2
4 5 (1.59%) Web Services
5 4 (1.27%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.95%) Kafka
6 3 (0.95%) REST
6 3 (0.95%) SOAP
6 3 (0.95%) XACML
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.41%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 22 (6.98%) PKI
5 18 (5.71%) Public Cloud
6 13 (4.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.22%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.59%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.95%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.95%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.95%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.75%) Linux
2 27 (8.57%) Windows
3 16 (5.08%) Unix
4 5 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.27%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.95%) CentOS
7 2 (0.63%) Android
7 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (50.79%) Information Security
2 115 (36.51%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (21.59%) Risk Management
4 58 (18.41%) SIEM
5 57 (18.10%) Security Architecture
5 57 (18.10%) Security Operations
6 47 (14.92%) DevOps
7 45 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 41 (13.02%) Security Management
9 39 (12.38%) Identity Access Management
9 39 (12.38%) Penetration Testing
10 38 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (9.52%) Data Protection
12 26 (8.25%) Threat Modelling
13 25 (7.94%) Information Security Management
13 25 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
14 24 (7.62%) DevSecOps
15 23 (7.30%) OWASP
16 22 (6.98%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.52%) Python
2 26 (8.25%) Java
3 20 (6.35%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.86%) C
5 8 (2.54%) Perl
6 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.22%) SQL
7 6 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.27%) C++
8 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.95%) Go
10 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.63%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.63%) PHP
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 173 (54.92%) CISM
2 89 (28.25%) CISA
3 48 (15.24%) CEH
4 47 (14.92%) Degree
5 43 (13.65%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (12.38%) CRISC
7 38 (12.06%) GIAC
8 29 (9.21%) SANS
9 28 (8.89%) Security Cleared
10 25 (7.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 25 (7.94%) CISMP
11 17 (5.40%) OSCP
11 17 (5.40%) SC Cleared
12 13 (4.13%) CCNP
12 13 (4.13%) ISSAP
12 13 (4.13%) MCSE
12 13 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (4.13%) SSCP
13 11 (3.49%) CSSLP
14 10 (3.17%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (26.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (14.29%) NIST
3 43 (13.65%) PCI DSS
4 35 (11.11%) GDPR
5 17 (5.40%) COBIT
6 7 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.27%) FedRAMP
8 4 (1.27%) HIPAA
8 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.95%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.95%) NCSC
9 3 (0.95%) PSD2
10 2 (0.63%) COSO
10 2 (0.63%) QA
10 2 (0.63%) SLA
11 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
System Software
1 17 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.76%) Docker
3 7 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (2.22%) vSphere
4 3 (0.95%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.49%) Nessus
3 8 (2.54%) CASB
4 7 (2.22%) Istio
5 6 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.90%) PingFederate
6 5 (1.59%) QRadar
7 4 (1.27%) Nmap
8 3 (0.95%) Ansible
8 3 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.63%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.63%) Puppet
9 2 (0.63%) Terraform
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco LMS
10 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.32%) SCCM
10 1 (0.32%) Suricata
10 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.67%) Splunk
3 20 (6.35%) Google
4 15 (4.76%) Cisco
4 15 (4.76%) CyberArk
5 14 (4.44%) CheckPoint
6 12 (3.81%) Palo Alto
7 7 (2.22%) Qualys
7 7 (2.22%) VMware
8 6 (1.90%) Darktrace
8 6 (1.90%) ForgeRock
8 6 (1.90%) Fortinet
8 6 (1.90%) Rapid7
9 5 (1.59%) Red Box
10 4 (1.27%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.27%) F5
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle
10 4 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.95%) Juniper
11 3 (0.95%) Red Hat