Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 307 234
Rank change year-on-year +39 -73 +90
Contract jobs citing CISSP 985 745 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.82% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.20% 4.05% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 471 808
UK median daily rate £524 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% - +10.86%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £360
90th Percentile £700 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £483
% change year-on-year +2.63% -1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 16
UK median hourly rate - £56.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £58.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year - +10.48% -

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 18,956 18,412 22,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.95% 20.20% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,335 11,371 14,304
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.23% +1.94%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 935 852
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -6.25% +42.22%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -20.63% -10.00% +55.56%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 15 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 21 June 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
England +32 904 £525 +5.00% 271
UK excluding London +40 539 £488 +2.63% 171
London +52 427 £550 +10.00% 111
North of England -15 138 £475 -7.36% 38
South East -36 133 £525 +10.53% 45
Midlands +51 88 £513 +17.14% 37
South West +41 85 £450 -5.26% 12
North West -26 77 £463 -13.95% 16
Scotland -29 56 £475 -5.00% 7
Yorkshire +33 55 £500 +5.26% 14
West Midlands +25 48 £488 +8.33% 28
East of England -5 34 £538 +13.16% 27
East Midlands +22 33 £525 +23.53% 9
Wales +2 11 £390 +9.47% 4
North East +1 10 £625 +56.25% 8

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 570 (57.87%) Information Security
2 522 (52.99%) CISM
3 329 (33.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 328 (33.30%) CISA
5 303 (30.76%) Cybersecurity
6 265 (26.90%) Finance
7 243 (24.67%) Risk Management
8 238 (24.16%) Security Architecture
9 221 (22.44%) PCI DSS
10 210 (21.32%) Firewall
11 202 (20.51%) Management Information System
12 197 (20.00%) Degree
13 181 (18.38%) ITIL
14 169 (17.16%) GDPR
15 165 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
16 158 (16.04%) SIEM
17 150 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
18 126 (12.79%) Project Management
19 123 (12.49%) Security Operations
20 121 (12.28%) Network Security
21 113 (11.47%) Microsoft
22 111 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
22 111 (11.27%) TOGAF
23 108 (10.96%) Windows
24 105 (10.66%) Data Protection
25 99 (10.05%) Security Cleared
26 97 (9.85%) CEH
27 94 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
28 92 (9.34%) GIAC
29 90 (9.14%) Amazon AWS

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 22 (2.23%) IIS
2 12 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.61%) ArcGIS
3 6 (0.61%) nginx
3 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
3 6 (0.61%) SAS
3 6 (0.61%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.30%) CMS
4 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.20%) Apache
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.10%) Confluence
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 90 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (7.31%) IaaS
4 67 (6.80%) PaaS
5 59 (5.99%) SaaS
6 40 (4.06%) Office 365
7 5 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.51%) Serverless
8 4 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.10%) Akamai
11 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 210 (21.32%) Firewall
2 121 (12.28%) Network Security
3 74 (7.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 48 (4.87%) WAN
5 45 (4.57%) LAN
6 39 (3.96%) TCP/IP
7 36 (3.65%) Internet
8 31 (3.15%) VPN
9 24 (2.44%) BGP
10 22 (2.23%) MPLS
10 22 (2.23%) OSPF
11 21 (2.13%) DNS
12 20 (2.03%) SSL
13 17 (1.73%) DMZ
14 15 (1.52%) SAN
15 14 (1.42%) HTTP
15 14 (1.42%) IPsec
16 12 (1.22%) DHCP
17 11 (1.12%) SNMP
18 10 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.62%) Big Data
3 11 (1.12%) GIS
4 9 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.71%) MySQL
5 7 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.61%) Apache Hive
7 5 (0.51%) DB2
7 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.02%) JIRA
3 8 (0.81%) AppScan
4 6 (0.61%) Maven
4 6 (0.61%) Metasploit
4 6 (0.61%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.10%) Gradle
6 1 (0.10%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
6 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 265 (26.90%) Finance
2 79 (8.02%) Banking
3 76 (7.72%) Legal
4 38 (3.86%) Retail
5 35 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.02%) Law
6 10 (1.02%) Retail Banking
7 9 (0.91%) Publishing
8 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.81%) Local Government
9 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.61%) Military
10 5 (0.51%) Advertising
10 5 (0.51%) Marketing
11 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 3 (0.30%) International Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 233 (23.65%) Architect
2 203 (20.61%) Security Architect
3 167 (16.95%) Analyst
4 163 (16.55%) Consultant
5 148 (15.03%) Security Consultant
6 133 (13.50%) Security Analyst
7 126 (12.79%) Security Manager
8 64 (6.50%) Information Security Consultant
9 61 (6.19%) Information Security Manager
10 56 (5.69%) Information Manager
11 46 (4.67%) Security Officer
12 44 (4.47%) Security Engineer
13 42 (4.26%) Project Manager
14 39 (3.96%) Security Specialist
15 34 (3.45%) Information Security Officer
16 33 (3.35%) Information Analyst
17 31 (3.15%) Head of Security
18 30 (3.05%) Security Project Manager
19 29 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
19 29 (2.94%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.83%) Middleware
2 17 (1.73%) .NET
3 14 (1.42%) SailPoint
4 13 (1.32%) Web Services
5 6 (0.61%) ModSecurity
5 6 (0.61%) REST
5 6 (0.61%) SAML
6 5 (0.51%) LDAP
7 4 (0.41%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.30%) Kafka
9 2 (0.20%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.20%) JSON
9 2 (0.20%) Node.js
9 2 (0.20%) OAuth
9 2 (0.20%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.20%) Velocity
10 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 202 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 94 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 60 (6.09%) Cyberthreat
5 56 (5.69%) Data Centre
6 52 (5.28%) PKI
7 25 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (2.44%) CESG
9 23 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
12 19 (1.93%) Cyberattack
13 14 (1.42%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.22%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.22%) Fintech
15 11 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (1.12%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.02%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.91%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 108 (10.96%) Windows
2 71 (7.21%) Linux
2 71 (7.21%) Unix
3 15 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.81%) CentOS
5 7 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.51%) AIX
6 5 (0.51%) Solaris
7 4 (0.41%) Android
7 4 (0.41%) HPUX
7 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (57.87%) Information Security
2 303 (30.76%) Cybersecurity
3 243 (24.67%) Risk Management
4 238 (24.16%) Security Architecture
5 181 (18.38%) ITIL
6 165 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
7 158 (16.04%) SIEM
8 126 (12.79%) Project Management
9 123 (12.49%) Security Operations
10 111 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 111 (11.27%) TOGAF
11 105 (10.66%) Data Protection
12 89 (9.04%) Vulnerability Management
13 85 (8.63%) Penetration Testing
13 85 (8.63%) Security Management
14 84 (8.53%) Risk Assessment
15 78 (7.92%) DevOps
16 73 (7.41%) PRINCE2
17 70 (7.11%) Change Management
18 68 (6.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (2.34%) Python
2 18 (1.83%) Java
3 16 (1.62%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.52%) C
5 14 (1.42%) SQL
6 10 (1.02%) Perl
7 6 (0.61%) Dart
8 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.41%) C#
8 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.20%) COBOL
10 1 (0.10%) C++
10 1 (0.10%) Scala
10 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.10%) VB
10 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 522 (52.99%) CISM
2 328 (33.30%) CISA
3 197 (20.00%) Degree
4 150 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (10.05%) Security Cleared
6 97 (9.85%) CEH
7 92 (9.34%) GIAC
8 80 (8.12%) CRISC
9 75 (7.61%) SANS
10 70 (7.11%) SC Cleared
11 63 (6.40%) CCNP
12 55 (5.58%) CESG Certified Professional
13 51 (5.18%) CCNA
14 46 (4.67%) CISMP
15 44 (4.47%) CCIE
16 42 (4.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 40 (4.06%) TOGAF Certification
18 35 (3.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
19 32 (3.25%) ISSAP
20 31 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (33.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 221 (22.44%) PCI DSS
3 169 (17.16%) GDPR
4 87 (8.83%) COBIT
5 70 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 53 (5.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (2.23%) NIST 800
8 18 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
9 17 (1.73%) RMADS
10 14 (1.42%) HIPAA
10 14 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 12 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 12 (1.22%) ISO 22301
12 11 (1.12%) Data Quality
12 11 (1.12%) ISO 9001
12 11 (1.12%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.91%) ISAE 3402
13 9 (0.91%) QA
13 9 (0.91%) SLA
14 7 (0.71%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 49 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.42%) Docker
3 10 (1.02%) XenDesktop
4 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.81%) vSphere
5 7 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.71%) XenApp
6 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.30%) Snort
9 1 (0.10%) IAG
9 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 39 (3.96%) Nessus
2 18 (1.83%) QRadar
2 18 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (1.52%) Nmap
4 9 (0.91%) Ansible
4 9 (0.91%) CSIRT
4 9 (0.91%) MIIS
5 8 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.61%) SCCM
7 6 (0.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 4 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.41%) OSSEC
8 4 (0.41%) Puppet
8 4 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 113 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.12%) Cisco
3 47 (4.77%) Splunk
4 40 (4.06%) CheckPoint
5 39 (3.96%) CyberArk
5 39 (3.96%) Oracle
6 32 (3.25%) McAfee
7 28 (2.84%) Qualys
8 25 (2.54%) IBM
9 21 (2.13%) Juniper
10 20 (2.03%) Palo Alto
11 18 (1.83%) ArcSight
11 18 (1.83%) VMware
12 17 (1.73%) Fortinet
13 16 (1.62%) CA
13 16 (1.62%) F5
13 16 (1.62%) Symantec
14 15 (1.52%) Citrix
15 11 (1.12%) Forcepoint
15 11 (1.12%) Red Hat