Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 177 238
Rank change year-on-year +24 +61 -52
Permanent jobs citing CISM 72 114 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 1.28% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.10% 6.96% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 55 110 93
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £46,250 £53,175 £46,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £112,500 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%

CISM is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 889 1,637 2,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.06% 18.42% 20.85%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,440 1,845
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +2.13%
10th Percentile £43,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CISM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the City of London

CISM
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISM in the City of London.

Salary trend for CISM in the City of London

CISM
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISM in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for CISM in the City of London

CISM
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the City of London region over the 6 months to 7 March 2021. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £60,000 -
CISM
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CISM.

1 71 (98.61%) CISSP
2 41 (56.94%) CISA
3 39 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (48.61%) Finance
5 33 (45.83%) SIEM
6 32 (44.44%) Information Security
7 26 (36.11%) Security Management
8 24 (33.33%) Azure
8 24 (33.33%) GDPR
8 24 (33.33%) NIST
9 23 (31.94%) Data Protection
9 23 (31.94%) Security Architecture
10 22 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 22 (30.56%) Firewall
10 22 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
11 20 (27.78%) CCSP
12 19 (26.39%) Cyber Essentials
13 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 18 (25.00%) Degree
13 18 (25.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 17 (23.61%) Management Information System
14 17 (23.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
16 14 (19.44%) Computer Science
16 14 (19.44%) Load Balancing
16 14 (19.44%) OAuth
16 14 (19.44%) Azure Active Directory
16 14 (19.44%) Cryptography
17 13 (18.06%) Intrusion Detection

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.33%) Azure
2 16 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (19.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (12.50%) AWS
5 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.78%) GCP
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.56%) Firewall
2 13 (18.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (8.33%) VPN
4 5 (6.94%) MPLS
5 3 (4.17%) DNS
5 3 (4.17%) IPv4
5 3 (4.17%) IPv6
5 3 (4.17%) LAN
5 3 (4.17%) Network Security
5 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) BGP
6 2 (2.78%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) SSL
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.39%) DMZ
7 1 (1.39%) HTTP
7 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) GitLab
General
1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Banking
2 7 (9.72%) Law
3 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Architect
2 18 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 16 (22.22%) Security Specialist
4 14 (19.44%) IT Architect
4 14 (19.44%) IT Security Architect
5 13 (18.06%) Azure Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) CISSP Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Consultant
7 6 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Information Officer
7 6 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
7 6 (8.33%) IT Security Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Security Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Security Consultant
7 6 (8.33%) Security Officer
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Security Specialist
8 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) OAuth
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.78%) YAML
3 1 (1.39%) LAMP
3 1 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
3 1 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Management Information System
2 13 (18.06%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Robotics
5 1 (1.39%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Unix
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.39%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (45.83%) SIEM
3 32 (44.44%) Information Security
4 26 (36.11%) Security Management
5 23 (31.94%) Data Protection
5 23 (31.94%) Security Architecture
6 17 (23.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (19.44%) Computer Science
7 14 (19.44%) Cryptography
7 14 (19.44%) Load Balancing
8 13 (18.06%) Antivirus Management
8 13 (18.06%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (18.06%) Patch Management
8 13 (18.06%) Privileged Access Management
8 13 (18.06%) Security Patching
9 12 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 9 (12.50%) Information Security Management
11 5 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (5.56%) Project Management
12 4 (5.56%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (2.78%) C
2 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.39%) Go
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) PHP
3 1 (1.39%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) Ruby
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (98.61%) CISSP
2 41 (56.94%) CISA
3 22 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (27.78%) CCSP
5 18 (25.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 18 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) CCNP
6 5 (6.94%) CSSLP
6 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.56%) CRISC
8 3 (4.17%) CCIE
8 3 (4.17%) CCIE Security
8 3 (4.17%) CCNA
8 3 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 3 (4.17%) OSCE
8 3 (4.17%) OSWP
8 3 (4.17%) SSCP
9 2 (2.78%) CEH
9 2 (2.78%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.33%) GDPR
1 24 (33.33%) NIST
2 22 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (26.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (4.17%) COBIT
4 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.39%) NCSC
5 1 (1.39%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) Docker
3 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) XenApp
3 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) SCCM
1 3 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (2.78%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) CASB
3 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.39%) Nessus
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) CheckPoint
2 5 (6.94%) Cisco
2 5 (6.94%) VMware
3 4 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 3 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (1.39%) CA
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.39%) Google
5 1 (1.39%) Splunk