Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 91 171
Rank change year-on-year -38 +80 -43
Contract jobs citing CISSP 70 130 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 2.14% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 11.72% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 81 56
North West median daily rate £530 £550 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +20.88% -9.00%
10th Percentile £366 £375 £313
90th Percentile £675 £775 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £48.10 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -3.81% +10.50%

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 973 1,109 1,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.90% 18.26% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 663 863
North West median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £213 £253
90th Percentile £582 £625 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 70 94
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £31.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -9.55% +57.75%
10th Percentile £13.22 £12.00 £15.92
90th Percentile £59.96 £53.65 £50.41
England median hourly rate £23.75 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.65% -3.70% +42.11%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -38 38 £577 +4.91% 11
Cheshire +7 22 £522 -22.67% 3
Merseyside -6 5 £388 -3.13% 5
Lancashire +10 3 £575 +64.29% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 47 (67.14%) Information Security
2 38 (54.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (54.29%) CISM
3 27 (38.57%) Management Information System
4 26 (37.14%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (35.71%) Risk Management
6 24 (34.29%) PCI DSS
7 21 (30.00%) Project Management
8 20 (28.57%) ITIL
8 20 (28.57%) COBIT
9 19 (27.14%) Data Protection
9 19 (27.14%) CESG
10 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (24.29%) Security Architecture
11 17 (24.29%) SFIA
12 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (21.43%) Open Source
13 15 (21.43%) Firewall
13 15 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
13 15 (21.43%) Security Operations
14 14 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
14 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (17.14%) Security Management
16 12 (17.14%) Network Security
17 11 (15.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 11 (15.71%) Finance
17 11 (15.71%) Cisco Certification

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 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) PaaS
1 7 (10.00%) SaaS
2 4 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) Firewall
2 12 (17.14%) Network Security
3 9 (12.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (11.43%) FTP
4 8 (11.43%) Intranet
5 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.29%) VPN
6 2 (2.86%) DHCP
6 2 (2.86%) DNS
6 2 (2.86%) Junos
6 2 (2.86%) MPLS
6 2 (2.86%) Skype
6 2 (2.86%) SSL
6 2 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) VoIP
7 1 (1.43%) WAN
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Law
2 5 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Security Manager
2 14 (20.00%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Consultant
3 12 (17.14%) Security Consultant
4 11 (15.71%) Operations Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Security Operations Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Designer
5 10 (14.29%) Security Designer
6 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) Risk Manager
8 7 (10.00%) IT Manager
9 6 (8.57%) IT Security Manager
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) CISSP Manager
10 5 (7.14%) IT Consultant
10 5 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
11 4 (5.71%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) JSON
1 8 (11.43%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
2 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.57%) Management Information System
2 19 (27.14%) CESG
3 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.43%) Cyberattack
4 8 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.43%) FMCG
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (67.14%) Information Security
2 26 (37.14%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 21 (30.00%) Project Management
5 20 (28.57%) ITIL
6 19 (27.14%) Data Protection
7 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (24.29%) Security Architecture
8 17 (24.29%) SFIA
9 15 (21.43%) Open Source
9 15 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
9 15 (21.43%) Security Operations
10 14 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
11 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (17.14%) Security Management
13 11 (15.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 11 (15.71%) Network Design
13 11 (15.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) Python
2 8 (11.43%) COBOL
2 8 (11.43%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (54.29%) CISM
2 11 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (14.29%) CISA
3 10 (14.29%) GCFA
3 10 (14.29%) GIAC
3 10 (14.29%) ISSAP
4 9 (12.86%) CCDP
4 9 (12.86%) CCNP
4 9 (12.86%) Chartered Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) GSEC
5 8 (11.43%) GCED
5 8 (11.43%) GCIA
5 8 (11.43%) GCIH
5 8 (11.43%) GREM
6 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (7.14%) CCIE
7 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (5.71%) Degree
9 3 (4.29%) CRISC
9 3 (4.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (54.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (34.29%) PCI DSS
3 20 (28.57%) COBIT
4 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (11.43%) CESG Infosec
5 8 (11.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (8.57%) GDPR
7 3 (4.29%) COSO
8 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (4.29%) XenApp
1 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.43%) Nessus
3 1 (1.43%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.43%) Nmap
3 1 (1.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Cisco
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Citrix
2 3 (4.29%) IronPort
2 3 (4.29%) Ivanti
3 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
3 2 (2.86%) CA
3 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.86%) Juniper
3 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.43%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.43%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) Intel
4 1 (1.43%) McAfee
4 1 (1.43%) Qualys
4 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.43%) Snow
4 1 (1.43%) Splunk