Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 1 October 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.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 330 367
Rank change year-on-year +77 +37 -48
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 302 667 681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.65% 7.38% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 454 498
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £315 £321 £315
90th Percentile £650 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £453 £500
% change year-on-year +10.38% -9.40% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,128 9,043 11,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.47% 10.32% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,824 5,570 7,167
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 408 397
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.23 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.82% -2.44% +1.21%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.30 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.43 £23.34 £21.63
% change year-on-year +0.39% +7.91% +8.15%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK over the 6 months to 1 October 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 +110 274 £500 -4.76% 156
UK excluding London +91 156 £500 +10.38% 132
London +119 130 £500 -13.04% 35
South East +127 49 £525 +9.38% 29
Work from Home -42 42 £500 +44.93% 19
South West +86 34 £475 +5.56% 21
North of England +77 30 £400 -16.88% 44
Yorkshire +66 18 £363 -11.04% 16
Midlands +50 18 £475 -1.30% 7
Scotland +47 16 £600 +41.18% 3
West Midlands +40 14 £475 -6.17% 5
North West +62 12 £550 +10.55% 23
East of England +89 9 £354 -11.56% 20
East Midlands +47 4 £488 +2.63% 2
Wales +23 1 £675 +68.75% 7

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 183 (60.60%) Information Security
2 153 (50.66%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (44.70%) CISSP
4 95 (31.46%) NIST
5 94 (31.13%) Risk Management
6 87 (28.81%) CISM
7 78 (25.83%) Management Information System
8 73 (24.17%) Security Cleared
9 60 (19.87%) Security Management
10 58 (19.21%) SC Cleared
11 57 (18.87%) PCI DSS
12 55 (18.21%) Azure
13 54 (17.88%) ITIL
14 51 (16.89%) GDPR
15 50 (16.56%) Security Architecture
16 49 (16.23%) Finance
17 48 (15.89%) Microsoft
18 47 (15.56%) Information Security Management
18 47 (15.56%) CISA
19 46 (15.23%) Information Assurance
19 46 (15.23%) Cyber Essentials
20 45 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (14.24%) Public Sector
22 41 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
22 41 (13.58%) NCSC
23 40 (13.25%) ISMS
24 39 (12.91%) Risk Assessment
25 38 (12.58%) SIEM
25 38 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
26 37 (12.25%) CESG Certified Professional

ISO/IEC 27001
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 15 (4.97%) Apache
1 15 (4.97%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.97%) Apache Solr
3 9 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.65%) Confluence
4 8 (2.65%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.32%) IIS
5 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.33%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) nginx
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.33%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.33%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 55 (18.21%) Azure
2 31 (10.26%) AWS
2 31 (10.26%) SaaS
3 14 (4.64%) Office 365
4 9 (2.98%) GCP
5 8 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.32%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.32%) Serverless
7 5 (1.66%) PaaS
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (0.99%) IaaS
9 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.66%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.59%) Firewall
2 27 (8.94%) Network Security
3 17 (5.63%) HTTP
3 17 (5.63%) SSL
4 16 (5.30%) DNS
5 9 (2.98%) X.509
6 8 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.66%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.99%) 5G
8 3 (0.99%) IPsec
8 3 (0.99%) IPv4
8 3 (0.99%) IPv6
8 3 (0.99%) LAN
8 3 (0.99%) LTE
9 2 (0.66%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.66%) DHCP
9 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.66%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.66%) SCTP
9 2 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.33%) Big Data
4 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.97%) JIRA
2 9 (2.98%) Selenium
3 4 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.99%) GitLab
4 3 (0.99%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.66%) Appium
5 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.66%) JMeter
5 2 (0.66%) JUnit
5 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.66%) TestNG
5 2 (0.66%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 49 (16.23%) Finance
2 43 (14.24%) Public Sector
3 37 (12.25%) Legal
4 18 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.64%) Banking
6 10 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.65%) Electronics
7 8 (2.65%) Marketing
8 7 (2.32%) Law
9 6 (1.99%) Local Government
10 4 (1.32%) Retail
11 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Police
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (25.17%) Consultant
2 62 (20.53%) Security Consultant
3 42 (13.91%) Analyst
4 39 (12.91%) Architect
5 35 (11.59%) Security Analyst
6 32 (10.60%) Security Engineer
7 31 (10.26%) Security Architect
8 23 (7.62%) Information Security Consultant
9 18 (5.96%) Security Manager
10 17 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 16 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 12 (3.97%) Information Manager
12 12 (3.97%) Security Officer
13 11 (3.64%) Security Specialist
14 10 (3.31%) Information Security Manager
15 8 (2.65%) Cybersecurity Specialist
15 8 (2.65%) Information Analyst
15 8 (2.65%) Information Assurance Consultant
15 8 (2.65%) Information Security Analyst
16 7 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.30%) SAML
2 12 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (2.98%) .NET
4 4 (1.32%) REST
4 4 (1.32%) SOAP
5 3 (0.99%) ModSecurity
5 3 (0.99%) OAuth
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.99%) Spring
6 2 (0.66%) LDAP
6 2 (0.66%) Middleware
6 2 (0.66%) Node.js
6 2 (0.66%) Web Services
6 2 (0.66%) YAML
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) JSON
7 1 (0.33%) Kafka
7 1 (0.33%) OpenID
7 1 (0.33%) RESTful
7 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 78 (25.83%) Management Information System
2 45 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.29%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (4.64%) Freedom of Information
4 14 (4.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.31%) CESG
7 9 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.98%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.65%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.32%) Freedom of Information Act
9 7 (2.32%) PKI
10 6 (1.99%) BYOD
11 5 (1.66%) CMDB
11 5 (1.66%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.32%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.32%) Clustering
12 4 (1.32%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.93%) Windows
2 18 (5.96%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.30%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (3.64%) Linux
5 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.99%) Unix
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) HPUX
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.33%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (60.60%) Information Security
2 153 (50.66%) Cybersecurity
3 94 (31.13%) Risk Management
4 60 (19.87%) Security Management
5 54 (17.88%) ITIL
6 50 (16.56%) Security Architecture
7 47 (15.56%) Information Security Management
8 46 (15.23%) Information Assurance
9 41 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (13.25%) ISMS
11 39 (12.91%) Risk Assessment
12 38 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (12.58%) SIEM
13 36 (11.92%) Incident Management
13 36 (11.92%) Security Testing
14 35 (11.59%) Data Protection
15 32 (10.60%) Vulnerability Management
16 27 (8.94%) Project Management
16 27 (8.94%) Security Operations
17 23 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.60%) Java
2 21 (6.95%) Python
3 18 (5.96%) SQL
4 17 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.31%) C
6 8 (2.65%) C++
6 8 (2.65%) PHP
6 8 (2.65%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.32%) C#
8 6 (1.99%) Ruby
9 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.66%) Perl
10 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.33%) Java 8
11 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (44.70%) CISSP
2 87 (28.81%) CISM
3 73 (24.17%) Security Cleared
4 58 (19.21%) SC Cleared
5 47 (15.56%) CISA
6 37 (12.25%) CESG Certified Professional
7 36 (11.92%) Degree
8 25 (8.28%) CRISC
9 22 (7.28%) GIAC
10 17 (5.63%) DV Cleared
11 16 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (3.97%) GCIH
13 11 (3.64%) CEH
13 11 (3.64%) CISMP
14 10 (3.31%) FFIEC
14 10 (3.31%) SANS
15 9 (2.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 8 (2.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 8 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (2.65%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (31.46%) NIST
2 57 (18.87%) PCI DSS
3 51 (16.89%) GDPR
4 46 (15.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 41 (13.58%) NCSC
6 35 (11.59%) COBIT
7 31 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 26 (8.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 21 (6.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (6.29%) RMADS
11 17 (5.63%) ISO 9001
12 16 (5.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 16 (5.30%) HIPAA
13 15 (4.97%) NIST 800
14 14 (4.64%) QA
14 14 (4.64%) SLA
15 10 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (2.98%) JSP 440
17 6 (1.99%) ISO 22301
17 6 (1.99%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 33 (10.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.98%) Docker
3 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.96%) Ansible
2 15 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.64%) Puppet
4 11 (3.64%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.65%) HP ALM
5 8 (2.65%) HP Fortify
6 7 (2.32%) SCOM
7 6 (1.99%) QRadar
7 6 (1.99%) Terraform
8 5 (1.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (1.32%) Nessus
9 4 (1.32%) Nexpose
9 4 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.99%) IBM Guardium
10 3 (0.99%) SCCM
10 3 (0.99%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.66%) Grafana
11 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.66%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 48 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.95%) Splunk
3 19 (6.29%) Oracle
4 17 (5.63%) Qualys
5 16 (5.30%) SAP
6 15 (4.97%) HP
7 14 (4.64%) Cisco
8 10 (3.31%) ArcSight
9 9 (2.98%) LogRhythm
10 8 (2.65%) Black Duck
10 8 (2.65%) Infor
10 8 (2.65%) Micro Focus
10 8 (2.65%) Sonatype
11 6 (1.99%) LogicMonitor
12 5 (1.66%) Tripwire
12 5 (1.66%) VMware
13 4 (1.32%) IBM
13 4 (1.32%) McAfee
13 4 (1.32%) NetApp
14 3 (0.99%) Sun