Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 108 152
Rank change year-on-year -26 +44 -14
Contract jobs citing CISSP 83 95 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 1.73% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.03% 9.19% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 53
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.22%
10th Percentile £363 £384 £317
90th Percentile £643 £643 £700
England median daily rate £525 £475 £493
% change year-on-year +10.53% -3.55% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £60.87 £51.25
% change year-on-year - +18.77% +7.89%

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 1,034 1,034 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.91% 18.83% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 571 856
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £208 £235 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 101 76
North West median hourly rate £33.91 £39.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +1.27% +42.73%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.33 £15.84
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 20 April 2018. 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 -32 51 £438 -16.67% 11
Cheshire -8 19 £514 +14.22% 5
Lancashire +2 7 £600 +19.88%
Merseyside +11 5 £435 -9.84% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 53 (63.86%) Information Security
2 49 (59.04%) CISM
3 46 (55.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (44.58%) Management Information System
5 34 (40.96%) Project Management
6 30 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (36.14%) PCI DSS
7 28 (33.73%) SFIA
8 26 (31.33%) Open Source
8 26 (31.33%) ITIL
9 25 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (27.71%) Risk Management
10 23 (27.71%) Security Architecture
11 22 (26.51%) CESG
11 22 (26.51%) CCNP
12 21 (25.30%) Cisco
12 21 (25.30%) PRINCE2
12 21 (25.30%) Data Management
12 21 (25.30%) Finance
12 21 (25.30%) Decision-Making
13 20 (24.10%) Network Design
13 20 (24.10%) CCDP
13 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
13 20 (24.10%) Firewall
13 20 (24.10%) Problem Management
13 20 (24.10%) Chartered Engineer
14 19 (22.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 19 (22.89%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (22.89%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (4.82%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) PaaS
1 18 (21.69%) SaaS
2 7 (8.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.10%) Firewall
2 14 (16.87%) Network Security
3 9 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (9.64%) FTP
4 8 (9.64%) Intranet
5 6 (7.23%) BGP
5 6 (7.23%) OSPF
6 4 (4.82%) DHCP
6 4 (4.82%) DNS
6 4 (4.82%) IP Telephony
6 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.82%) Unified Communications
6 4 (4.82%) VPN
6 4 (4.82%) WAN
7 3 (3.61%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (2.41%) 802.11
8 2 (2.41%) HSRP
8 2 (2.41%) IPsec
8 2 (2.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.61%) DB2
2 3 (3.61%) GIS
2 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Retail Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Security Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Designer
4 13 (15.66%) Security Designer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Security Consultant
7 9 (10.84%) Security Manager
8 7 (8.43%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Architect
9 6 (7.23%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Risk Manager
9 6 (7.23%) Security Architect
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) JSON
1 8 (9.64%) Node.js
2 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (44.58%) Management Information System
2 22 (26.51%) CESG
3 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
5 7 (8.43%) Cyberattack
5 7 (8.43%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.41%) Digital Signage
7 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.20%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.86%) Information Security
2 34 (40.96%) Project Management
3 30 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (33.73%) SFIA
5 26 (31.33%) ITIL
5 26 (31.33%) Open Source
6 23 (27.71%) Risk Management
6 23 (27.71%) Security Architecture
7 21 (25.30%) Data Management
7 21 (25.30%) Decision-Making
7 21 (25.30%) PRINCE2
8 20 (24.10%) Network Design
8 20 (24.10%) Problem Management
9 19 (22.89%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (22.89%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (21.69%) Data Protection
10 18 (21.69%) Resource Management
10 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (20.48%) TOGAF
12 16 (19.28%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) COBOL
1 8 (9.64%) Java
1 8 (9.64%) Python
2 3 (3.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (59.04%) CISM
2 25 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (26.51%) CCNP
4 20 (24.10%) CCDP
4 20 (24.10%) Chartered Engineer
5 18 (21.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 15 (18.07%) CCIE
7 14 (16.87%) Degree
8 13 (15.66%) ISSAP
8 13 (15.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (14.46%) CISA
9 12 (14.46%) GIAC
10 9 (10.84%) GCFA
10 9 (10.84%) GSEC
11 8 (9.64%) GCED
11 8 (9.64%) GCIA
11 8 (9.64%) GCIH
11 8 (9.64%) GREM
12 7 (8.43%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (3.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (55.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (36.14%) PCI DSS
3 19 (22.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (20.48%) COBIT
5 12 (14.46%) GDPR
6 8 (9.64%) CESG Infosec
6 8 (9.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
7 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (8.43%) XenApp
1 7 (8.43%) XenDesktop
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) MIIS
3 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) Cisco
2 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.43%) Citrix
3 7 (8.43%) Ivanti
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) CA
5 3 (3.61%) Informatica
6 1 (1.20%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.20%) Digital Shadows
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.20%) Symantec
6 1 (1.20%) VMware