Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 August 2022 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)
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 289 290 229
Rank change year-on-year +1 -61 +90
Contract jobs citing CISSP 802 677 418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.93% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 4.84% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 427 263
10th Percentile £450 £417 £369
25th Percentile £500 £498 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £694 £638
90th Percentile £777 £768 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 7
10th Percentile £31.41 £41.00 £40.75
25th Percentile £60.00 £45.18 £56.88
Median hourly rate £68.58 £61.26 £77.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.95% -20.95% +27.32%
75th Percentile £73.75 £66.85 £80.00
90th Percentile £81.23 £75.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.29 £61.26 £78.75
% change year-on-year +13.11% -22.21% +29.84%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,875 14,000 8,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 19.13% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,154 9,084 5,772
10th Percentile £350 £313 £285
25th Percentile £445 £405 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £719 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £457
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.91% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 675 324
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.30 £15.58
25th Percentile £19.93 £16.19 £19.99
Median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £31.81
Median % change year-on-year +55.17% -8.82% -15.19%
75th Percentile £60.75 £52.50 £48.32
90th Percentile £72.58 £64.50 £59.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £31.39
% change year-on-year +63.64% -12.39% -16.29%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISSP.

Daily rate trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISSP.

Hourly rate trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CISSP over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 6 months to 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -2 642 £625 +8.70% 165
Work from Home +25 417 £613 +6.52% 63
London -29 354 £600 -2.04% 75
UK excluding London -10 268 £625 +13.64% 95
South East -2 83 £575 +1.19% 20
North of England +4 70 £650 +28.21% 25
North West +6 48 £650 +23.81% 15
South West -23 39 £625 +19.05% 8
East of England +6 27 £650 +28.71% 12
Midlands -26 24 £525 -0.47% 21
West Midlands -33 19 £520 +4.00% 12
Scotland -36 16 £550 -8.33% 8
Yorkshire -21 15 £500 +2.25% 8
Wales +4 11 £538 -10.42%
North East - 7 £675 - 2
East Midlands -2 6 £625 +12.61% 9

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 490 (61.10%) CISM
2 450 (56.11%) Information Security
3 395 (49.25%) Cybersecurity
4 264 (32.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 259 (32.29%) Risk Management
6 227 (28.30%) Finance
7 210 (26.18%) NIST
8 205 (25.56%) Azure
9 195 (24.31%) CISA
10 180 (22.44%) Social Skills
11 160 (19.95%) CRISC
12 159 (19.83%) Management Information System
13 156 (19.45%) Security Operations
14 155 (19.33%) Degree
15 150 (18.70%) AWS
16 147 (18.33%) Firewall
17 145 (18.08%) Security Cleared
18 141 (17.58%) SIEM
19 138 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
20 118 (14.71%) SC Cleared
21 110 (13.72%) Security Architecture
22 107 (13.34%) GDPR
23 100 (12.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
23 100 (12.47%) Agile
24 99 (12.34%) Security Management
25 96 (11.97%) Microsoft
26 95 (11.85%) CEH
27 91 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
28 89 (11.10%) Project Management
29 84 (10.47%) Incident Response

CISSP
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 13 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.50%) Confluence
3 6 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Apache
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.12%) Mendix
5 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 205 (25.56%) Azure
2 150 (18.70%) AWS
3 62 (7.73%) SaaS
4 56 (6.98%) Microsoft 365
5 39 (4.86%) IaaS
6 33 (4.11%) GCP
7 31 (3.87%) PaaS
8 17 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (1.62%) Azure Sentinel
11 10 (1.25%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.12%) GitHub
12 9 (1.12%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.75%) CloudBees
13 6 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.50%) Serverless
15 3 (0.37%) Azure DevOps
15 3 (0.37%) Azure Functions
16 2 (0.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 147 (18.33%) Firewall
2 62 (7.73%) Network Security
3 32 (3.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (3.49%) Internet
5 25 (3.12%) DNS
6 23 (2.87%) WAN
7 14 (1.75%) SD-WAN
7 14 (1.75%) VPN
8 12 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.37%) BGP
9 11 (1.37%) DMZ
9 11 (1.37%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.25%) FTP
10 10 (1.25%) LAN
10 10 (1.25%) OSPF
11 9 (1.12%) SSL
12 7 (0.87%) NGFW
12 7 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.87%) Wireless
13 6 (0.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.87%) Big Data
2 8 (1.00%) Power BI
3 5 (0.62%) Tableau
4 4 (0.50%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.37%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (1.87%) JIRA
2 9 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.75%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.25%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.25%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.25%) GitLab
6 1 (0.12%) AppScan
6 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.12%) Gatling
6 1 (0.12%) JMeter
6 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.12%) MSI
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 227 (28.30%) Finance
2 180 (22.44%) Social Skills
3 82 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (8.85%) Banking
5 61 (7.61%) Legal
6 59 (7.36%) Public Sector
7 41 (5.11%) Presentation Skills
8 38 (4.74%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.12%) Manufacturing
10 16 (2.00%) Electronics
10 16 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
11 13 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
11 13 (1.62%) Marketing
12 12 (1.50%) Investment Banking
13 11 (1.37%) Automotive
13 11 (1.37%) Law
13 11 (1.37%) Retail
14 9 (1.12%) Military
15 8 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.87%) Police
Job Titles
1 156 (19.45%) Architect
2 150 (18.70%) Consultant
3 135 (16.83%) Security Consultant
4 131 (16.33%) Security Architect
5 110 (13.72%) Analyst
6 97 (12.09%) Security Manager
7 89 (11.10%) Security Engineer
8 75 (9.35%) Security Analyst
9 59 (7.36%) Information Security Manager
10 57 (7.11%) Information Security Consultant
11 55 (6.86%) Information Manager
12 32 (3.99%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 32 (3.99%) Security Specialist
13 27 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (3.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 25 (3.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 20 (2.49%) Project Manager
17 18 (2.24%) Business Analyst
17 18 (2.24%) Head of Security
17 18 (2.24%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.99%) SAML
2 16 (2.00%) OAuth
3 12 (1.50%) LDAP
4 10 (1.25%) Web Services
5 7 (0.87%) REST
5 7 (0.87%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.75%) jQuery
6 6 (0.75%) JSON
6 6 (0.75%) React
6 6 (0.75%) SOAP
6 6 (0.75%) WebAuthn
7 5 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.62%) OpenID
8 4 (0.50%) .NET
8 4 (0.50%) RESTful
9 3 (0.37%) CSS
9 3 (0.37%) Java SE
9 3 (0.37%) Middleware
10 2 (0.25%) Node.js
10 2 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 159 (19.83%) Management Information System
2 49 (6.11%) Cyberthreat
3 26 (3.24%) PKI
4 25 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
6 22 (2.74%) Cyber Defence
7 20 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (2.00%) CESG
10 13 (1.62%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.25%) BYOD
11 10 (1.25%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.12%) IoT
12 9 (1.12%) NHS
13 8 (1.00%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.00%) Learning Management System
13 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.85%) Windows
2 54 (6.73%) Linux
3 18 (2.24%) Unix
3 18 (2.24%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.37%) Android
5 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (56.11%) Information Security
2 395 (49.25%) Cybersecurity
3 259 (32.29%) Risk Management
4 156 (19.45%) Security Operations
5 141 (17.58%) SIEM
6 110 (13.72%) Security Architecture
7 100 (12.47%) Agile
8 99 (12.34%) Security Management
9 91 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (11.10%) Project Management
11 84 (10.47%) Incident Response
12 78 (9.73%) Application Security
13 77 (9.60%) Vulnerability Management
14 69 (8.60%) Data Protection
14 69 (8.60%) Incident Management
15 67 (8.35%) Data Loss Prevention
15 67 (8.35%) Penetration Testing
16 65 (8.10%) Computer Science
16 65 (8.10%) Security Testing
17 63 (7.86%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 59 (7.36%) Python
2 32 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.24%) Java
4 17 (2.12%) SQL
5 14 (1.75%) C
6 13 (1.62%) Perl
7 11 (1.37%) Bash
8 9 (1.12%) VBA
9 4 (0.50%) PHP
10 3 (0.37%) Groovy
11 2 (0.25%) C#
11 2 (0.25%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.25%) Scala
12 1 (0.12%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.12%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Go
12 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.12%) Rust
12 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 490 (61.10%) CISM
2 195 (24.31%) CISA
3 160 (19.95%) CRISC
4 155 (19.33%) Degree
5 145 (18.08%) Security Cleared
6 138 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
7 118 (14.71%) SC Cleared
8 100 (12.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 95 (11.85%) CEH
10 70 (8.73%) CESG Certified Professional
11 52 (6.48%) GIAC
12 43 (5.36%) SANS
13 41 (5.11%) CCSK
14 36 (4.49%) CCSP
15 35 (4.36%) DV Cleared
16 28 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (3.37%) CCNA
18 21 (2.62%) CompTIA Security+
19 19 (2.37%) OSCP
19 19 (2.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (32.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (26.18%) NIST
3 107 (13.34%) GDPR
4 58 (7.23%) NCSC
5 41 (5.11%) PCI DSS
6 40 (4.99%) GRC
7 39 (4.86%) RMADS
8 36 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 34 (4.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 31 (3.87%) NIST 800
11 28 (3.49%) COBIT
12 27 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (2.74%) SOC 2
14 19 (2.37%) JSP 440
15 16 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 13 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 11 (1.37%) SOC 1
18 9 (1.12%) Automotive SPICE
18 9 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 6 (0.75%) AUTOSAR
System Software
1 35 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.62%) Docker
3 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (1.87%) Terraform
4 13 (1.62%) CSIRT
5 12 (1.50%) CASB
6 11 (1.37%) QRadar
7 7 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.87%) Nessus
8 6 (0.75%) Ansible
9 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.25%) Kibana
11 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.25%) SCCM
11 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.12%) DatAdvantage
12 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.12%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 96 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.98%) Cisco
3 35 (4.36%) Splunk
4 33 (4.11%) Palo Alto
5 27 (3.37%) CyberArk
6 26 (3.24%) SAP
7 22 (2.74%) Zscaler
8 21 (2.62%) Google
9 15 (1.87%) Intel
9 15 (1.87%) Oracle
9 15 (1.87%) Symantec
10 13 (1.62%) F5
10 13 (1.62%) ForgeRock
11 10 (1.25%) CrowdStrike
11 10 (1.25%) LogRhythm
11 10 (1.25%) Qualys
12 9 (1.12%) Imperva
12 9 (1.12%) McAfee
13 8 (1.00%) Proofpoint
13 8 (1.00%) Tanium