Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 707 853 814
Rank change year-on-year +146 -39 -49
Contract jobs citing CCSP 37 21 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.021% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.11% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 45
UK median daily rate £513 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +2.38% +2.44%
10th Percentile £366 £476 £425
90th Percentile £644 £550 £790
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCSP 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,740 19,276 19,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.38% 19.43% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,054 11,535 11,706
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £260 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £632 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 918 850
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.40 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.62 £26.22
% change year-on-year +13.55% +9.18% -4.67%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSP over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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
England +182 36 £525 -2.33% 12
London +152 26 £538 -0.46% 6
UK excluding London +97 10 £500 -6.98% 6
North of England +66 4 £450 -13.46%
South East +73 3 £500 -6.98% 2
Yorkshire +53 2 £450 -13.46%
Midlands - 2 £644 -
North West - 2 £478 -
West Midlands - 2 £644 -
South West +19 1 £300 -30.23% 4

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 with a requirement for CCSP.

1 37 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (67.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 24 (64.86%) Information Security
4 20 (54.05%) NIST
5 19 (51.35%) Network Security
5 19 (51.35%) Firewall
6 18 (48.65%) CISSP
7 15 (40.54%) AWS
7 15 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (37.84%) SIEM
8 14 (37.84%) WAN
8 14 (37.84%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (32.43%) Data Centre
10 11 (29.73%) NCSC
10 11 (29.73%) Finance
10 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
11 10 (27.03%) PCI DSS
12 9 (24.32%) OWASP
12 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
12 9 (24.32%) CRISC
12 9 (24.32%) Azure
12 9 (24.32%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (24.32%) GIAC
12 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
12 9 (24.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (24.32%) Cisco
12 9 (24.32%) Public Cloud
12 9 (24.32%) SANS
12 9 (24.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (21.62%) Cyber Assurance

CCSP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) AWS
2 9 (24.32%) Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Office 365
4 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.70%) GCP
4 1 (2.70%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) Firewall
1 19 (51.35%) Network Security
2 14 (37.84%) WAN
3 6 (16.22%) MPLS
4 5 (13.51%) BGP
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (13.51%) OSPF
4 5 (13.51%) VPN
5 4 (10.81%) 3G
5 4 (10.81%) 4G
5 4 (10.81%) LAN
5 4 (10.81%) UMTS
5 4 (10.81%) VLAN
6 3 (8.11%) Wireless
7 2 (5.41%) HTTP
7 2 (5.41%) SSL
8 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.70%) SNMP
8 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.70%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Police
3 5 (13.51%) Law
4 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
5 2 (5.41%) Electronics
5 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Security Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Architect
3 8 (21.62%) Security Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Consultant
4 7 (18.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Security Consultant
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Chief Information Security Officer
6 1 (2.70%) Chief Security Officer
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Information Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Network Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Security Officer
6 1 (2.70%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 9 (24.32%) Public Cloud
3 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Information Security
2 14 (37.84%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (37.84%) SIEM
3 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
4 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
4 9 (24.32%) OWASP
4 9 (24.32%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (21.62%) Cyber Assurance
5 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
5 8 (21.62%) Visualisation
5 8 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
8 4 (10.81%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (10.81%) Security Operations
8 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
9 3 (8.11%) Security Monitoring
10 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (5.41%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (67.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 18 (48.65%) CISSP
4 9 (24.32%) CRISC
4 9 (24.32%) GIAC
4 9 (24.32%) SANS
5 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) CCNP
6 7 (18.92%) Degree
7 5 (13.51%) CISM
8 3 (8.11%) CEH
8 3 (8.11%) CISA
9 2 (5.41%) CCNA
9 2 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (5.41%) SSCP
10 1 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (2.70%) CREST Certified
10 1 (2.70%) IISP
10 1 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (54.05%) NIST
2 15 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (29.73%) NCSC
4 10 (27.03%) PCI DSS
5 9 (24.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (24.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (18.92%) HIPAA
8 5 (13.51%) GDPR
9 3 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (5.41%) SLA
11 1 (2.70%) COBIT
11 1 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Snort
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Nessus
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.70%) QRadar
2 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Palo Alto
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) Splunk
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) Aruba
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Databricks
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) Meraki
5 1 (2.70%) Mitel
5 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.70%) Qualys
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) VMware