Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 245 319
Rank change year-on-year -5 +74 -31
Contract jobs citing CISSP 223 186 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.91% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 4.70% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 124 211
10th Percentile £413 £371 £450
25th Percentile £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £708 £638 £675
90th Percentile £775 £775 £750
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +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 4,194 3,955 6,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.57% 19.45% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,879 2,704 4,398
10th Percentile £327 £300 £308
25th Percentile £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £508
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -1.48% +1.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £690 £656 £691
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 95
10th Percentile £19.47 £18.00 £14.25
25th Percentile £26.65 £21.43 £18.14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.68 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.36% +12.25% +46.34%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.46
90th Percentile £59.90 £52.40 £53.75
England median hourly rate £37.65 £27.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +36.91% -5.17% +31.82%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 +25 32 £550 -3.93% 23
West London +10 2 £750 +94.81% 4
South London +36 1 £575 +4.55%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 140 (62.78%) Information Security
2 124 (55.61%) CISM
3 117 (52.47%) Cybersecurity
4 80 (35.87%) Finance
5 62 (27.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (26.46%) Risk Management
7 58 (26.01%) Degree
8 52 (23.32%) Azure
8 52 (23.32%) NIST
9 47 (21.08%) Social Skills
10 45 (20.18%) CRISC
11 44 (19.73%) AWS
12 39 (17.49%) Security Architecture
13 35 (15.70%) GCP
14 34 (15.25%) Network Security
14 34 (15.25%) SABSA
14 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
14 34 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (14.80%) Management Information System
16 32 (14.35%) CISA
16 32 (14.35%) Security Cleared
17 31 (13.90%) TOGAF
18 30 (13.45%) GIAC
18 30 (13.45%) SC Cleared
19 29 (13.00%) Google
19 29 (13.00%) Cisco Certification
19 29 (13.00%) Windows
20 27 (12.11%) Firewall
21 25 (11.21%) Threat Modelling
22 23 (10.31%) SIEM

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 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.90%) IIS
3 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) iTrent
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 52 (23.32%) Azure
2 44 (19.73%) AWS
3 35 (15.70%) GCP
4 20 (8.97%) SaaS
5 17 (7.62%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (5.38%) IaaS
7 8 (3.59%) PaaS
8 7 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.14%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.79%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.35%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.35%) Route 53
11 3 (1.35%) Serverless
11 3 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.90%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.25%) Network Security
2 27 (12.11%) Firewall
3 10 (4.48%) WAN
4 6 (2.69%) Internet
4 6 (2.69%) VPN
4 6 (2.69%) Wireless
5 5 (2.24%) DNS
5 5 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.24%) LAN
5 5 (2.24%) SSL
6 4 (1.79%) Intranet
6 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.79%) WLAN
7 3 (1.35%) SD-WAN
7 3 (1.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.90%) DMZ
8 2 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.35%) Big Data
1 3 (1.35%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.45%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.45%) Looker
3 1 (0.45%) Power BI
3 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (35.87%) Finance
2 47 (21.08%) Social Skills
3 17 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.17%) Banking
5 14 (6.28%) Legal
6 13 (5.83%) Public Sector
7 9 (4.04%) Law
8 8 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (2.69%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.90%) International Banking
12 2 (0.90%) Local Government
12 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.90%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.45%) Retail
13 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (29.15%) Architect
2 59 (26.46%) Security Architect
3 49 (21.97%) Consultant
4 40 (17.94%) Security Consultant
5 21 (9.42%) Analyst
5 21 (9.42%) Information Security Consultant
5 21 (9.42%) Security Manager
6 17 (7.62%) Security Analyst
7 13 (5.83%) Security Engineer
8 12 (5.38%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 11 (4.93%) Information Analyst
9 11 (4.93%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (4.93%) Risk Consultant
10 10 (4.48%) AWS Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 10 (4.48%) Security Officer
11 9 (4.04%) Information Security Architect
11 9 (4.04%) Information Security Officer
12 8 (3.59%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.79%) OAuth
2 3 (1.35%) SAML
2 3 (1.35%) Web Services
3 2 (0.90%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.45%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) LDAP
4 1 (0.45%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.80%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.93%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (4.48%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.04%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.14%) Cyberattack
5 7 (3.14%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.79%) NHS
9 3 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.35%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.35%) iPad
9 3 (1.35%) PKI
10 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.90%) User Experience
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.45%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.00%) Windows
2 17 (7.62%) Linux
3 8 (3.59%) Unix
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.90%) Android
5 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (62.78%) Information Security
2 117 (52.47%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (26.46%) Risk Management
4 39 (17.49%) Security Architecture
5 34 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (15.25%) SABSA
6 31 (13.90%) TOGAF
7 25 (11.21%) Threat Modelling
8 23 (10.31%) Project Management
8 23 (10.31%) SIEM
9 21 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (8.52%) Identity Access Management
10 19 (8.52%) Risk Assessment
11 18 (8.07%) Computer Science
11 18 (8.07%) Security Operations
12 17 (7.62%) DevOps
12 17 (7.62%) ITIL
12 17 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (7.17%) Security Management
14 15 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.14%) Python
2 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.90%) Java
3 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.90%) SQL
4 1 (0.45%) Go
4 1 (0.45%) Groovy
4 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.45%) Ruby
4 1 (0.45%) Scala
4 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (55.61%) CISM
2 58 (26.01%) Degree
3 45 (20.18%) CRISC
4 32 (14.35%) CISA
4 32 (14.35%) Security Cleared
5 30 (13.45%) GIAC
5 30 (13.45%) SC Cleared
6 29 (13.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (8.52%) SANS
8 15 (6.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 14 (6.28%) CEH
9 14 (6.28%) CREST Certified
10 10 (4.48%) CCNA
11 9 (4.04%) CCNP
11 9 (4.04%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.69%) GCIH
12 6 (2.69%) SSCP
13 5 (2.24%) CISMP
13 5 (2.24%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (27.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (23.32%) NIST
3 22 (9.87%) GDPR
4 20 (8.97%) NCSC
5 16 (7.17%) COBIT
5 16 (7.17%) GRC
6 13 (5.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (5.83%) PCI DSS
7 11 (4.93%) NIST 800
8 10 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (3.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (2.69%) QA
12 5 (2.24%) SOC 2
13 3 (1.35%) HIPAA
13 3 (1.35%) RMADS
14 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.90%) SLA
15 1 (0.45%) FedRAMP
15 1 (0.45%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) BitLocker
2 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.35%) Docker
3 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.35%) XenApp
3 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.59%) Terraform
3 6 (2.69%) Ansible
4 5 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.79%) EnCase
5 4 (1.79%) FTK
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.79%) SCOM
6 3 (1.35%) CASB
6 3 (1.35%) SCCM
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.45%) Nessus
8 1 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.45%) Nmap
8 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.45%) QRadar
8 1 (0.45%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.00%) Google
3 15 (6.73%) Cisco
4 7 (3.14%) Oracle
5 6 (2.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.24%) Citrix
6 5 (2.24%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.24%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.24%) Splunk
7 4 (1.79%) Cellebrite
7 4 (1.79%) SAP
7 4 (1.79%) VMware
8 3 (1.35%) IBM
8 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.90%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.90%) Aruba
9 2 (0.90%) F5
9 2 (0.90%) Infoblox
9 2 (0.90%) Riverbed
9 2 (0.90%) Veracode