Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 102 183
Rank change year-on-year -25 +81 -71
Contract jobs citing CISSP 76 136 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 1.97% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 10.62% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 78 48
North West median daily rate £475 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £383 £375 £313
90th Percentile £675 £766 £825
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £47.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +28.59% -18.26% +33.72%

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 995 1281 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.51% 18.58% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 753 954
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £226 £251
90th Percentile £550 £595 £574
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 59 110
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -9.90% +45.33%
10th Percentile £14.49 £12.15 £15.62
90th Percentile £51.20 £54.66 £55.23
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -18 46 £465 -15.45% 5
Cheshire +10 19 £590 -12.59% 1
Merseyside -11 5 £363 -9.38%
Lancashire +17 4 £625 +35.87%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 55 (72.37%) Information Security
2 43 (56.58%) CISM
3 29 (38.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (36.84%) Risk Management
5 23 (30.26%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (26.32%) PCI DSS
7 19 (25.00%) COBIT
8 15 (19.74%) ITIL
8 15 (19.74%) Finance
8 15 (19.74%) Security Architecture
9 14 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (17.11%) Management Information System
10 13 (17.11%) Firewall
10 13 (17.11%) Windows
10 13 (17.11%) CESG
10 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (14.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (14.47%) TOGAF
12 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.47%) VPN
12 11 (14.47%) SANS
13 10 (13.16%) Security Operations
13 10 (13.16%) ISSAP
13 10 (13.16%) Law
13 10 (13.16%) SABSA
13 10 (13.16%) Cyber Attack
14 9 (11.84%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (11.84%) QRadar

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 (1.32%) IIS
1 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) PaaS
1 3 (3.95%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) IaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) Firewall
2 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 11 (14.47%) VPN
3 9 (11.84%) LAN
3 9 (11.84%) Network Security
3 9 (11.84%) VoIP
3 9 (11.84%) WAN
4 2 (2.63%) DHCP
4 2 (2.63%) DNS
4 2 (2.63%) Junos
4 2 (2.63%) MPLS
4 2 (2.63%) SSL
4 2 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (1.32%) FTP
5 1 (1.32%) Intranet
5 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Redis
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Law
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Consultant
1 17 (22.37%) Security Consultant
2 14 (18.42%) Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Security Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Designer
4 10 (13.16%) Security Designer
4 10 (13.16%) Security Manager
5 9 (11.84%) IT Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) IT Security Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Information Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Risk Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Security Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.32%) JSON
2 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) CESG
1 13 (17.11%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.16%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.89%) Virtual Team
5 4 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.32%) FMCG
7 1 (1.32%) iPad
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) Unix
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (72.37%) Information Security
2 28 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 23 (30.26%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (19.74%) ITIL
4 15 (19.74%) Security Architecture
5 14 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
7 11 (14.47%) TOGAF
7 11 (14.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (13.16%) SABSA
8 10 (13.16%) Security Operations
9 9 (11.84%) Case Management
9 9 (11.84%) Patch Management
9 9 (11.84%) Project Management
10 8 (10.53%) Data Protection
10 8 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Service Management
11 7 (9.21%) Data Analytics
11 7 (9.21%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) Python
2 2 (2.63%) Perl
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) COBOL
3 1 (1.32%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (56.58%) CISM
2 11 (14.47%) SANS
3 10 (13.16%) ISSAP
4 9 (11.84%) CISA
4 9 (11.84%) SSCP
5 7 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) CCDP
6 5 (6.58%) CCNP
6 5 (6.58%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (5.26%) CRISC
7 4 (5.26%) GIAC
8 3 (3.95%) CCIE
8 3 (3.95%) GCFA
8 3 (3.95%) MCSE
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (38.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (26.32%) PCI DSS
3 19 (25.00%) COBIT
4 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (5.26%) COSO
5 4 (5.26%) GDPR
5 4 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.32%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) XenApp
3 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) QRadar
2 7 (9.21%) Nessus
2 7 (9.21%) Nexpose
2 7 (9.21%) Nmap
3 2 (2.63%) Kibana
3 2 (2.63%) logstash
3 2 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (1.32%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.32%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.32%) MIIS
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Apple
1 9 (11.84%) Splunk
2 7 (9.21%) ArcSight
2 7 (9.21%) Intel
2 7 (9.21%) McAfee
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Qualys
2 7 (9.21%) ServiceNow
2 7 (9.21%) Snow
3 5 (6.58%) AlienVault
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco
4 3 (3.95%) IronPort
5 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.63%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) Juniper
5 2 (2.63%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.63%) NetWitness
5 2 (2.63%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.32%) AppSense