Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 106 108
Rank change year-on-year -48 +2 +77
Contract jobs citing CISSP 60 95 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 1.63% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 8.93% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 67
North West median daily rate £431 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% -13.64% +32.53%
10th Percentile £400 £386 £363
90th Percentile £633 £650 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.25 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +24.46% - -3.16%

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 1,109 1,064 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.61% 18.24% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 572 829
North West median daily rate £409 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% -1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £215 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 88 56
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +32.23% +20.42%
10th Percentile £13.63 £15.32 £11.70
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £53.25
England median hourly rate £24.25 £28.08 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.12% +13.33%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -35 31 £425 -8.60% 17
Cheshire -13 19 £404 -2.12% 6
Merseyside +9 4 £438 -20.45% 2
Lancashire -11 3 £625 -1.96% 4
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 45 (75.00%) CISM
2 42 (70.00%) Information Security
3 24 (40.00%) Finance
4 22 (36.67%) Risk Management
5 18 (30.00%) CISA
5 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (26.67%) Management Information System
7 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (21.67%) Project Planning
8 13 (21.67%) ITIL
8 13 (21.67%) Virtual Team
9 11 (18.33%) GDPR
9 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (18.33%) Project Management
10 10 (16.67%) Degree
10 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (15.00%) COBIT
11 9 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (15.00%) Legal
12 8 (13.33%) GIAC
12 8 (13.33%) PCI DSS
12 8 (13.33%) Security Architecture
12 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
12 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 8 (13.33%) Security Operations
13 7 (11.67%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (11.67%) Open Source
13 7 (11.67%) Firewall
13 7 (11.67%) Microsoft

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 (3.33%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) SaaS
2 5 (8.33%) IaaS
2 5 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.67%) BGP
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DKIM
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.67%) OSPF
4 1 (1.67%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) DB2
1 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Legal
3 6 (10.00%) Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Consultant
1 15 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 14 (23.33%) Security Architect
3 13 (21.67%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Security Officer
7 2 (3.33%) CISSP Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 13 (21.67%) Virtual Team
3 7 (11.67%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.00%) CESG
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) CMDB
7 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Information Security
2 22 (36.67%) Risk Management
3 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.67%) ITIL
4 13 (21.67%) Project Planning
5 11 (18.33%) Project Management
5 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
8 8 (13.33%) Security Architecture
8 8 (13.33%) Security Operations
8 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.67%) Open Source
9 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (10.00%) Data Management
10 6 (10.00%) Network Design
10 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.00%) SIEM
11 5 (8.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (75.00%) CISM
2 18 (30.00%) CISA
3 10 (16.67%) Degree
4 8 (13.33%) GIAC
5 5 (8.33%) CCDP
5 5 (8.33%) CCNP
5 5 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (5.00%) CEH
7 2 (3.33%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.33%) CRISC
7 2 (3.33%) CSSLP
7 2 (3.33%) ISSAP
7 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.67%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.33%) GDPR
3 9 (15.00%) COBIT
4 8 (13.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (6.67%) COSO
5 4 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (3.33%) IASME
8 1 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.67%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (3.33%) MIIS
2 1 (1.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco
3 4 (6.67%) Splunk
4 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) Informatica
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Qualys
6 1 (1.67%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.67%) Google
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) Imperva
6 1 (1.67%) IronPort
6 1 (1.67%) McAfee
6 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.67%) Sophos