Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 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 > North West
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 163 174
Rank change year-on-year +55 +11 -41
Contract jobs citing CISSP 16 33 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 2.83% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 20
Median daily rate £455 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £400 £410 £412
90th Percentile £508 £603 £696
England median daily rate £500 £535 £550
% change year-on-year -6.54% -2.73% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £76.25 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 478 1,166 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.17% 21.76% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 684 655
Median daily rate £450 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £189 £173 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £598
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 95 114
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.71 £30.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.85% -21.45%
10th Percentile £15.02 £13.42 £15.32
90th Percentile £60.85 £54.00 £52.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +39.33% +0.48%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the North West.

Daily rate trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 6 months to 3 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
Manchester +40 7 £438 -16.67% 7
Cumbria - 4 £592 - 1
Cheshire +30 2 £463 -9.67% 6
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 3 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 North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 9 (56.25%) CISM
2 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
2 7 (43.75%) Information Security
3 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (25.00%) NCSC
4 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) JSP 440
4 4 (25.00%) RMADS
4 4 (25.00%) SCADA
4 4 (25.00%) CESG
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) CCSP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (18.75%) CISA
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) OSCP
5 3 (18.75%) Okta
5 3 (18.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) AWS
2 1 (6.25%) GCP
2 1 (6.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Power BI
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Operational Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Product Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) CESG
2 4 (25.00%) SCADA
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Information Security
1 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISM
2 5 (31.25%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (18.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (18.75%) CCSP
3 3 (18.75%) CEH
3 3 (18.75%) CISA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) OSCP
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CRISC
5 1 (6.25%) GSEC
5 1 (6.25%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (25.00%) JSP 440
1 4 (25.00%) NCSC
1 4 (25.00%) RMADS
2 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (12.50%) GDPR
4 1 (6.25%) COBIT
4 1 (6.25%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Okta