The table below looks at the statistics for CISMP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CISMP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
Rank 846 859 879
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 34 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.068% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 15
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £29,800 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,400 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £47,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +50.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CISMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CISMP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK.

CISMP Salary Trend in the UK

CISMP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CISMP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

CISMP Salary Histogram in the UK

CISMP
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 34 £40,000 -15.78%
South East -3 13 £39,500 +31.66%
London +1 12 £57,500 -22.81%
Surrey +3 8 £35,000 +25.00%
Dorking - 6 £38,250 -
South West -8 4 £39,000 +28.92%
Kent - 4 £47,500 -
Bristol -1 3 £39,000 +28.92%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £40,000 -
North East - 3 £40,000 -
East of England - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
West Midlands -16 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

CISMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing CISMP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CISMP.

1 65 (90.28%) CISSP
2 58 (80.56%) Information Security
3 38 (52.78%) CISM
4 35 (48.61%) Finance
5 30 (41.67%) Banking
5 30 (41.67%) Degree
6 22 (30.56%) Internet
7 20 (27.78%) Computer Science
8 19 (26.39%) Cryptography
8 19 (26.39%) PCI DSS
9 16 (22.22%) Windows
9 16 (22.22%) Intranet
9 16 (22.22%) SWIFT
10 15 (20.83%) CEH
10 15 (20.83%) Mathematics
11 14 (19.44%) Linux
12 12 (16.67%) PhD
12 12 (16.67%) Cisco
12 12 (16.67%) Management Information System
12 12 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
13 11 (15.28%) Firewall
14 10 (13.89%) ITIL
14 10 (13.89%) Mobile Commerce
14 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
14 10 (13.89%) Mobile Banking
15 9 (12.50%) Juniper
15 9 (12.50%) CheckPoint
16 8 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (11.11%) Android
17 7 (9.72%) AIX

CISMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing CISMP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CISMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.56%) Internet
2 16 (22.22%) Intranet
3 11 (15.28%) Firewall
4 5 (6.94%) VPN
5 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) VoIP
6 3 (4.17%) Wireless
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (2.78%) Network Security
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.78%) Junos
7 2 (2.78%) SAN
7 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.78%) OSPF
7 2 (2.78%) BGP
7 2 (2.78%) TACACS
General
1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 30 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (55.56%) Analyst
1 40 (55.56%) Security Analyst
2 24 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 24 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Security Engineer
4 11 (15.28%) Graduate
5 10 (13.89%) Systems Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) Consultant
6 9 (12.50%) Security Administrator
6 9 (12.50%) Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Security Specialist
7 8 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) Administrator
7 8 (11.11%) Information Security Administrator
8 7 (9.72%) Information Specialist
8 7 (9.72%) Information Security Specialist
9 6 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (8.33%) Systems Developer
10 4 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
1 3 (4.17%) JCE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 19 (26.39%) Cryptography
3 16 (22.22%) SWIFT
4 15 (20.83%) Mathematics
5 12 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
5 12 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 10 (13.89%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (4.17%) Open Source
8 2 (2.78%) EMV
8 2 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Linux
3 8 (11.11%) Android
4 7 (9.72%) AIX
4 7 (9.72%) Solaris
5 5 (6.94%) UNIX
6 3 (4.17%) HPUX
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (80.56%) Information Security
2 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
2 10 (13.89%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.33%) ISMS
5 5 (6.94%) Information Management
6 4 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.56%) Change Management
7 3 (4.17%) Information Security Management
7 3 (4.17%) Security Management
7 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.17%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) C
1 6 (8.33%) Java
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) Python
2 3 (4.17%) Objective-C
2 3 (4.17%) PHP
2 3 (4.17%) C#
2 3 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (90.28%) CISSP
2 38 (52.78%) CISM
3 30 (41.67%) Degree
4 15 (20.83%) CEH
5 12 (16.67%) PhD
6 3 (4.17%) GIAC
6 3 (4.17%) GPEN
6 3 (4.17%) OSCP
7 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) CCSA
7 2 (2.78%) CCSE
7 2 (2.78%) CCNP
7 2 (2.78%) CCNA
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.39%) PCI DSS
2 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Snort
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Cisco
2 9 (12.50%) Juniper
2 9 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (9.72%) Fortinet
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.78%) Splunk
5 2 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) HP