Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 141 99
Rank change year-on-year -28 -42 +95
Contract jobs citing CISSP 51 71 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 1.25% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.54% 7.19% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 79
North West median daily rate £525 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £418 £363 £375
90th Percentile £738 £675 £765
England median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.25 £60.44 £47.00
% change year-on-year -5.27% +28.59% +5.03%

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 1,123 988 1,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.72% 17.44% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 569 712
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £600 £551 £625
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 79 55
North West median hourly rate £31.07 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.33% +60.00% -17.14%
10th Percentile £15.70 £13.64 £12.60
90th Percentile £52.20 £55.00 £53.30
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Cheshire -3 20 £475 -10.38% 9
Manchester -41 20 £519 +11.56% 17
Merseyside -7 4 £438 +2.94% 1
Lancashire -16 4 £700 +40.00% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 34 (66.67%) CISM
3 22 (43.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (39.22%) Risk Management
5 19 (37.25%) Finance
6 17 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (29.41%) Degree
8 14 (27.45%) CISA
8 14 (27.45%) Legal
8 14 (27.45%) Security Operations
9 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 10 (19.61%) Firewall
10 10 (19.61%) Banking
11 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (17.65%) Network Security
11 9 (17.65%) ISMS
11 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.69%) Retail
12 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (15.69%) GDPR
12 8 (15.69%) SIEM
12 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (13.73%) Analytics
13 7 (13.73%) Security Monitoring
13 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (13.73%) Law
13 7 (13.73%) Project Management
13 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
13 7 (13.73%) PCI DSS

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.96%) PaaS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Firewall
2 9 (17.65%) Network Security
3 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.88%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) VoIP
5 2 (3.92%) VPN
5 2 (3.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) BGP
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.96%) DKIM
6 1 (1.96%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.96%) IPv4
6 1 (1.96%) Multicast
6 1 (1.96%) NX-OS
6 1 (1.96%) OSPF
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Big Data
1 4 (7.84%) GIS
2 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) Legal
3 10 (19.61%) Banking
4 8 (15.69%) Retail
5 7 (13.73%) Law
6 6 (11.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Consultant
1 16 (31.37%) Security Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Security Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Risk Manager
5 4 (7.84%) CISSP Manager
5 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Transformation Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) IT Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.96%) CESG
5 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Life Science
5 1 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 20 (39.22%) Risk Management
3 17 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (27.45%) Security Operations
5 9 (17.65%) ISMS
5 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (15.69%) SIEM
6 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (13.73%) Analytics
7 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 7 (13.73%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (11.76%) SDLC
8 6 (11.76%) Wealth Management
9 5 (9.80%) Data Analytics
9 5 (9.80%) Server Hardening
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) Python
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (66.67%) CISM
2 15 (29.41%) Degree
3 14 (27.45%) CISA
4 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.80%) CEH
6 5 (9.80%) CREST Certified
6 5 (9.80%) CRISC
7 4 (7.84%) PCI QSA
7 4 (7.84%) SANS
8 2 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) GCIA
8 2 (3.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (3.92%) SSCP
9 1 (1.96%) CCNP
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.96%) GCIH
9 1 (1.96%) GIAC
9 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (15.69%) GDPR
3 7 (13.73%) PCI DSS
4 5 (9.80%) COBIT
5 4 (7.84%) COSO
5 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (7.84%) PA-DSS
6 2 (3.92%) IASME
7 1 (1.96%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) QRadar
2 1 (1.96%) Ansible
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 5 (9.80%) McAfee
2 5 (9.80%) Splunk
3 3 (5.88%) AlienVault
3 3 (5.88%) Forcepoint
3 3 (5.88%) IronPort
3 3 (5.88%) Sophos
4 2 (3.92%) Apple
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
4 2 (3.92%) Qualys
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) Hyland
5 1 (1.96%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.96%) SAP