The table below looks at the statistics for ISMS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISMS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 726 787 781
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 157 105 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.100% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 106 81 70
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £60,000 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -3.88%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ISMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISMS
Salary Trend

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

ISMS Salary Trend in the UK

ISMS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISMS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

ISMS Salary Histogram in the UK

ISMS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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 +52 154 £50,000 +13.63% 13
London +52 59 £50,000 - 9
South East 0 35 £58,500 +37.64% 2
City of London +13 23 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Yorkshire - 19 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +14 17 £62,500 +8.69%
Reading +5 14 £62,500 +8.69%
East Midlands +38 12 £40,000 +40.35%
Sheffield - 12 £30,000 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £30,000 -
North West -14 9 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 7 £40,000 +40.35%
West Yorkshire - 7 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 7 £40,000 -
Leeds - 7 £45,000 - 1
Middlesex +13 6 £64,000 -
Manchester -9 5 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Surrey -10 5 £49,500 +1.53% 1
Warrington +1 4 £55,000 +100.00%
Cheshire -4 4 £55,000 +100.00%
South West -20 4 £42,500 -15.00%
East Sussex -19 3 £42,500 +63.46%
Leicestershire - 3 £65,000 -
Dorset - 3 £42,500 -
Staines - 3 £50,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 £42,500 -
Lewes 0 2 £42,500 +57.40%
Essex -11 2 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England -12 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Kent - 2 £72,500 - 1

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 242 (78.06%) Information Security
2 240 (77.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 182 (58.71%) Security Management
4 174 (56.13%) Information Security Management
5 135 (43.55%) Management Information System
6 113 (36.45%) Risk Management
7 104 (33.55%) CISSP
8 71 (22.90%) PCI DSS
9 68 (21.94%) CISM
10 65 (20.97%) ITIL
11 57 (18.39%) Legal
12 55 (17.74%) Security Cleared
13 54 (17.42%) Finance
14 50 (16.13%) SC Cleared
15 47 (15.16%) Degree
16 42 (13.55%) Cyber Security
17 41 (13.23%) Data Protection
18 40 (12.90%) Windows
19 39 (12.58%) Active Directory
20 38 (12.26%) Project Management
20 38 (12.26%) CESG
21 36 (11.61%) MS Office
22 35 (11.29%) Business Continuity
23 34 (10.97%) Risk Assessment
23 34 (10.97%) RMADS
24 33 (10.65%) CISA
25 30 (9.68%) MS Exchange
26 29 (9.35%) Service Delivery
26 29 (9.35%) Information Assurance
27 28 (9.03%) Citrix

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ISMS 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 ISMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.87%) IIS
4 12 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (11.61%) MS Office
2 21 (6.77%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.23%) MS Project
5 8 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) RMDS
1 1 (0.32%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.61%) SaaS
2 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.39%) Firewall
2 23 (7.42%) DHCP
2 23 (7.42%) DNS
3 18 (5.81%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.55%) SAN
5 9 (2.90%) VPN
5 9 (2.90%) Network Security
6 6 (1.94%) LAN
6 6 (1.94%) WAN
7 5 (1.61%) SSL
7 5 (1.61%) Wireless
7 5 (1.61%) IPsec
7 5 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.97%) Internet
10 1 (0.32%) Extranet
10 1 (0.32%) DMZ
10 1 (0.32%) Intranet
10 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.32%) NUnit
2 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.32%) Moq
2 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 57 (18.39%) Legal
2 54 (17.42%) Finance
3 27 (8.71%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.48%) Law
5 9 (2.90%) Retail
6 8 (2.58%) Banking
7 5 (1.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
8 2 (0.65%) Local Government
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (20.65%) Security Manager
2 62 (20.00%) Analyst
3 44 (14.19%) Information Manager
4 42 (13.55%) Information Security Manager
5 37 (11.94%) Consultant
6 35 (11.29%) Security Analyst
7 33 (10.65%) Security Officer
8 32 (10.32%) Information Security Officer
9 28 (9.03%) Information Analyst
10 24 (7.74%) Information Security Analyst
11 21 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (5.48%) Security Consultant
12 17 (5.48%) CLAS Consultant
13 16 (5.16%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.87%) Security Specialist
14 12 (3.87%) Security Advisor
15 11 (3.55%) Security Engineer
16 10 (3.23%) Senior Manager
16 10 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 9 (2.90%) Information Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.65%) CSS
1 2 (0.65%) Web Services
1 2 (0.65%) jQuery
1 2 (0.65%) HTML
2 1 (0.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (0.32%) REST
2 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (0.32%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.32%) WCF
2 1 (0.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 135 (43.55%) Management Information System
2 38 (12.26%) CESG
3 34 (10.97%) RMADS
4 27 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (8.71%) CESG CLAS
4 27 (8.71%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (7.42%) Blackberry
6 18 (5.81%) Fat Client
6 18 (5.81%) Thin Client
7 15 (4.84%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.58%) NHS
9 4 (1.29%) PKI
9 4 (1.29%) Replication
10 3 (0.97%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.97%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.65%) PMI
11 2 (0.65%) SCADA
11 2 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.90%) Windows
2 18 (5.81%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.61%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.61%) UNIX
5 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (78.06%) Information Security
2 182 (58.71%) Security Management
3 174 (56.13%) Information Security Management
4 113 (36.45%) Risk Management
5 65 (20.97%) ITIL
6 42 (13.55%) Cyber Security
7 41 (13.23%) Data Protection
8 38 (12.26%) Project Management
9 35 (11.29%) Business Continuity
10 34 (10.97%) Risk Assessment
11 29 (9.35%) Information Assurance
11 29 (9.35%) Service Delivery
12 27 (8.71%) Penetration Testing
13 25 (8.06%) Change Management
14 24 (7.74%) Incident Management
15 23 (7.42%) Change Control
16 22 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (6.45%) Service Management
18 19 (6.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.29%) SQL
2 3 (0.97%) C
2 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.65%) C#
3 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (33.55%) CISSP
2 68 (21.94%) CISM
3 55 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 50 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 47 (15.16%) Degree
6 33 (10.65%) CISA
7 26 (8.39%) CRISC
8 13 (4.19%) OSCP
9 10 (3.23%) CISMP
10 5 (1.61%) CEH
10 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.29%) VCP5
11 4 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.29%) GIAC
12 3 (0.97%) MBCS
12 3 (0.97%) CITP
12 3 (0.97%) CGEIT
12 3 (0.97%) VCP4
13 2 (0.65%) ISSEP
13 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (77.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (22.90%) PCI DSS
3 27 (8.71%) SLA
4 23 (7.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (5.16%) ISO 9001
6 10 (3.23%) COSO
7 5 (1.61%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.65%) COBIT
8 2 (0.65%) QA
9 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 39 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.90%) XenApp
3 5 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (9.03%) Citrix
2 17 (5.48%) Dell
3 14 (4.52%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.55%) VMware
5 8 (2.58%) Cisco
6 6 (1.94%) CA
7 5 (1.61%) Mitel
8 4 (1.29%) Remedy
8 4 (1.29%) NetIQ
9 3 (0.97%) McAfee
9 3 (0.97%) Websense
9 3 (0.97%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.65%) Symantec
10 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.32%) SAP
11 1 (0.32%) BT
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