Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 286 344
Rank change year-on-year +12 +58 -85
Contract jobs citing CISSP 317 417 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.90% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.25% 5.68% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 324 225
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £409 £388 £394
90th Percentile £775 £725 £658
England median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £57.25 £60.44
% change year-on-year -21.40% -5.27% +31.38%

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 6,040 7,345 7,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.64% 15.89% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,040 4,734 5,186
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 187 184
London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.64% +20.68% -0.16%
10th Percentile £16.02 £13.00 £13.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.10 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +10 58 £550 +5.16% 24
South London +50 20 £550 -16.98% 3
West London +14 17 £550 +4.76% 13
East London +30 4 £725 +23.40% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 201 (63.41%) Information Security
2 178 (56.15%) CISM
3 109 (34.38%) Cybersecurity
4 104 (32.81%) Finance
5 92 (29.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 87 (27.44%) Risk Management
7 84 (26.50%) CISA
8 77 (24.29%) AWS
9 74 (23.34%) Security Architecture
9 74 (23.34%) Firewall
10 66 (20.82%) Azure
11 61 (19.24%) NIST
12 57 (17.98%) Security Operations
12 57 (17.98%) SIEM
13 55 (17.35%) Degree
14 53 (16.72%) CEH
15 52 (16.40%) Cisco Certification
16 46 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (14.51%) CRISC
17 45 (14.20%) Management Information System
18 42 (13.25%) GIAC
18 42 (13.25%) TOGAF
19 40 (12.62%) DevOps
19 40 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
19 40 (12.62%) PCI DSS
20 39 (12.30%) Data Protection
21 38 (11.99%) Windows
21 38 (11.99%) Linux
22 36 (11.36%) Network Security
22 36 (11.36%) Identity Access Management

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 17 (5.36%) IIS
2 13 (4.10%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.52%) Confluence
4 2 (0.63%) JBoss
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 77 (24.29%) AWS
2 66 (20.82%) Azure
3 29 (9.15%) SaaS
4 24 (7.57%) PaaS
5 18 (5.68%) GCP
6 15 (4.73%) Office 365
7 11 (3.47%) IaaS
8 7 (2.21%) Amazon Cognito
8 7 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.21%) Serverless
9 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.95%) GitHub
10 3 (0.95%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.63%) Akamai
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.63%) G Suite
11 2 (0.63%) Route 53
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (23.34%) Firewall
2 36 (11.36%) Network Security
3 21 (6.62%) VPN
4 17 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (4.42%) WAN
6 13 (4.10%) VLAN
7 9 (2.84%) Internet
7 9 (2.84%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.52%) HTTP
9 6 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.89%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (1.89%) IPsec
9 6 (1.89%) LAN
9 6 (1.89%) SAN
9 6 (1.89%) VoIP
9 6 (1.89%) Wireless
10 5 (1.58%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.79%) MySQL
2 11 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.84%) Big Data
4 3 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.32%) GIS
5 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.21%) JIRA
2 5 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) AppScan
3 2 (0.63%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 104 (32.81%) Finance
2 26 (8.20%) Banking
2 26 (8.20%) Legal
3 21 (6.62%) Law
4 9 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.52%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.52%) Retail
6 7 (2.21%) Police
6 7 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.32%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (24.29%) Architect
2 68 (21.45%) Security Architect
3 61 (19.24%) Analyst
4 49 (15.46%) Consultant
5 48 (15.14%) Security Analyst
6 42 (13.25%) Security Consultant
7 39 (12.30%) Security Engineer
8 29 (9.15%) Cloud Architect
9 22 (6.94%) Information Security Consultant
10 19 (5.99%) Security Manager
11 13 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 11 (3.47%) Enterprise Architect
13 11 (3.47%) Security Officer
14 10 (3.15%) Business Analyst
14 10 (3.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 10 (3.15%) Enterprise Security Architect
14 10 (3.15%) Information Security Officer
14 10 (3.15%) IT Manager
14 10 (3.15%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.73%) Web Services
2 5 (1.58%) OAuth
2 5 (1.58%) OpenID
3 4 (1.26%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.95%) .NET
4 3 (0.95%) Middleware
4 3 (0.95%) REST
4 3 (0.95%) SAML
4 3 (0.95%) SOAP
5 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.63%) JSON
5 2 (0.63%) RESTful
5 2 (0.63%) XACML
6 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) LDAP
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.20%) Management Information System
2 40 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.57%) PKI
4 14 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.10%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (3.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (3.15%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.89%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.99%) Linux
1 38 (11.99%) Windows
2 33 (10.41%) Unix
3 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.95%) CentOS
4 3 (0.95%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Android
5 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) AIX
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (63.41%) Information Security
2 109 (34.38%) Cybersecurity
3 87 (27.44%) Risk Management
4 74 (23.34%) Security Architecture
5 57 (17.98%) Security Operations
5 57 (17.98%) SIEM
6 46 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (13.25%) TOGAF
8 40 (12.62%) DevOps
9 39 (12.30%) Data Protection
10 36 (11.36%) Identity Access Management
11 34 (10.73%) ITIL
12 32 (10.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 32 (10.09%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (9.78%) Security Management
14 30 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (9.46%) Information Security Management
15 28 (8.83%) Risk Assessment
16 25 (7.89%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.31%) Python
2 16 (5.05%) Java
3 14 (4.42%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.47%) C
5 6 (1.89%) SQL
6 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.95%) C++
8 3 (0.95%) Go
8 3 (0.95%) Perl
9 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 178 (56.15%) CISM
2 84 (26.50%) CISA
3 55 (17.35%) Degree
4 53 (16.72%) CEH
5 52 (16.40%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (14.51%) CRISC
7 42 (13.25%) GIAC
8 35 (11.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 32 (10.09%) Security Cleared
10 24 (7.57%) SANS
10 24 (7.57%) SC Cleared
11 20 (6.31%) GCIH
12 17 (5.36%) IISP
13 16 (5.05%) AWS Certification
14 14 (4.42%) CCNP
15 13 (4.10%) CCSP
15 13 (4.10%) GSEC
16 11 (3.47%) TOGAF Certification
17 10 (3.15%) GCIA
17 10 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (29.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (19.24%) NIST
3 40 (12.62%) PCI DSS
4 30 (9.46%) GDPR
5 29 (9.15%) COBIT
6 25 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (3.79%) NCSC
8 9 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.58%) Basel II
10 5 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (1.58%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (1.58%) EMIR
10 5 (1.58%) HIPAA
10 5 (1.58%) MiFID
11 4 (1.26%) NIST 800
11 4 (1.26%) SLA
12 3 (0.95%) GLBA
12 3 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.95%) PSD2
System Software
1 30 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.20%) Docker
3 6 (1.89%) vSphere
4 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (7.26%) Kubernetes
2 20 (6.31%) CASB
3 7 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.89%) Ansible
4 6 (1.89%) Nessus
4 6 (1.89%) Terraform
5 5 (1.58%) CSIRT
6 4 (1.26%) Puppet
6 4 (1.26%) QRadar
7 3 (0.95%) IBM Guardium
7 3 (0.95%) Nmap
7 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.95%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.63%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.63%) Suricata
8 2 (0.63%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.83%) Splunk
3 15 (4.73%) Cisco
4 13 (4.10%) ArcSight
5 12 (3.79%) Google
6 11 (3.47%) CyberArk
7 10 (3.15%) Qualys
8 9 (2.84%) Oracle
9 7 (2.21%) Darktrace
9 7 (2.21%) VMware
10 6 (1.89%) LogRhythm
10 6 (1.89%) Symantec
11 5 (1.58%) Citrix
11 5 (1.58%) Imperva
11 5 (1.58%) Rapid7
12 4 (1.26%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.26%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.26%) McAfee
12 4 (1.26%) OneTrust
12 4 (1.26%) ServiceNow