Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 597 501 485
Rank change year-on-year -96 -16 -56
Permanent jobs citing CISA 267 468 790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.51% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.35% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 218 415 608
10th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £45,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £84,063
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,400 £99,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +5.69%

CISA 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,148 19,897 33,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.61% 21.56% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,081 15,006 24,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISA in England

CISA
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISA in England.

Salary trend for CISA in England

CISA
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISA in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for CISA in England

CISA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISA within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 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 -17 144 £67,750 -3.21% 19
South East -1 37 £65,000 +2.36% 4
Midlands -22 28 £61,250 +16.67% 10
West Midlands -23 25 £62,500 +19.05% 9
North of England -35 22 £50,000 -9.09% 6
East of England +22 15 £77,500 +29.17% 3
North West +3 12 £42,500 -20.86% 5
South West -29 12 £46,248 -33.93% 4
Yorkshire -19 8 £54,000 -3.57% 1
North East +11 2 £80,000 +18.52%
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing CISA 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 England region with a requirement for CISA.

1 247 (92.51%) CISSP
2 218 (81.65%) CISM
3 164 (61.42%) Information Security
4 121 (45.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 103 (38.58%) Cybersecurity
6 81 (30.34%) Social Skills
7 79 (29.59%) Azure
8 78 (29.21%) Management Information System
8 78 (29.21%) Risk Management
9 77 (28.84%) NIST
10 76 (28.46%) Finance
11 64 (23.97%) Security Operations
12 63 (23.60%) SIEM
12 63 (23.60%) Microsoft
13 61 (22.85%) Security Architecture
14 58 (21.72%) ITIL
15 52 (19.48%) Firewall
15 52 (19.48%) Identity Access Management
16 51 (19.10%) Security Management
16 51 (19.10%) COBIT
17 44 (16.48%) Incident Management
18 41 (15.36%) AWS
19 39 (14.61%) CRISC
19 39 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
19 39 (14.61%) GRC
20 38 (14.23%) SaaS
21 37 (13.86%) Degree
22 32 (11.99%) PaaS
22 32 (11.99%) IaaS
23 31 (11.61%) Internal Audit

CISA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 17 (6.37%) IIS
2 10 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (4.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 79 (29.59%) Azure
2 41 (15.36%) AWS
3 39 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
4 38 (14.23%) SaaS
5 32 (11.99%) IaaS
5 32 (11.99%) PaaS
6 30 (11.24%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (7.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (7.12%) Azure Sentinel
8 14 (5.24%) BPaaS
9 8 (3.00%) GCP
10 7 (2.62%) Serverless
11 6 (2.25%) Azure Service Bus
12 4 (1.50%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.50%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.75%) Azure Key Vault
13 2 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.37%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.48%) Firewall
2 28 (10.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (8.24%) Network Security
4 14 (5.24%) VPN
4 14 (5.24%) WAAS
5 8 (3.00%) DNS
5 8 (3.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.25%) Internet
7 5 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (1.87%) Wireless
8 4 (1.50%) LAN
8 4 (1.50%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.50%) WAN
9 3 (1.12%) DHCP
9 3 (1.12%) DMZ
9 3 (1.12%) SAN
10 2 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.75%) DB2
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (30.34%) Social Skills
2 76 (28.46%) Finance
3 24 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.24%) Banking
5 19 (7.12%) Legal
6 9 (3.37%) Retail
7 8 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (2.25%) Law
8 6 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.50%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.12%) French Language
11 2 (0.75%) Advertising
11 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.75%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.37%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (22.10%) Analyst
2 57 (21.35%) Security Analyst
3 44 (16.48%) Architect
4 37 (13.86%) IT Analyst
4 37 (13.86%) IT Security Analyst
5 35 (13.11%) Security Architect
6 29 (10.86%) Security Specialist
7 27 (10.11%) Security Manager
8 21 (7.87%) Information Security Specialist
8 21 (7.87%) Information Specialist
9 18 (6.74%) IT Manager
9 18 (6.74%) Security Engineer
10 15 (5.62%) Information Manager
10 15 (5.62%) Information Security Manager
10 15 (5.62%) Security Officer
11 14 (5.24%) Head of IT
11 14 (5.24%) Head of Security
11 14 (5.24%) Information Analyst
11 14 (5.24%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (4.87%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.62%) Middleware
2 14 (5.24%) .NET
3 13 (4.87%) OAuth
4 8 (3.00%) SAML
4 8 (3.00%) Web Services
5 4 (1.50%) .NET Core
5 4 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.50%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.50%) J2EE
5 4 (1.50%) RESTful
5 4 (1.50%) SOAP
5 4 (1.50%) XML
6 3 (1.12%) LDAP
6 3 (1.12%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.75%) ISPF
8 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 78 (29.21%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.37%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (2.62%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.87%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.12%) PKI
9 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) SCADA
9 3 (1.12%) Social Media
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.75%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.87%) Windows
2 18 (6.74%) Linux
3 9 (3.37%) Unix
4 6 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.50%) SUSE
5 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (61.42%) Information Security
2 103 (38.58%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (29.21%) Risk Management
4 64 (23.97%) Security Operations
5 63 (23.60%) SIEM
6 61 (22.85%) Security Architecture
7 58 (21.72%) ITIL
8 52 (19.48%) Identity Access Management
9 51 (19.10%) Security Management
10 44 (16.48%) Incident Management
11 31 (11.61%) Internal Audit
12 30 (11.24%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (9.36%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (8.61%) IT Audit
15 22 (8.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 21 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (7.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.24%) SQL
2 15 (5.62%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.25%) Java
3 6 (2.25%) VB.NET
3 6 (2.25%) VBScript
4 4 (1.50%) Python
5 3 (1.12%) VBA
6 2 (0.75%) C
6 2 (0.75%) C++
6 2 (0.75%) Go
6 2 (0.75%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 247 (92.51%) CISSP
2 218 (81.65%) CISM
3 39 (14.61%) CRISC
4 37 (13.86%) Degree
5 30 (11.24%) CEH
5 30 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (8.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 20 (7.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 18 (6.74%) OSCP
9 14 (5.24%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (5.24%) IISP
9 14 (5.24%) SANS
10 12 (4.49%) CCSA
11 11 (4.12%) CCSP
11 11 (4.12%) Security Cleared
12 9 (3.37%) GIAC
13 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.62%) CGEIT
14 7 (2.62%) ISSAP
14 7 (2.62%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (45.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (28.84%) NIST
3 51 (19.10%) COBIT
4 39 (14.61%) GRC
5 28 (10.49%) PCI DSS
6 26 (9.74%) GDPR
7 20 (7.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (6.37%) ITGC
9 14 (5.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 14 (5.24%) HIPAA
10 10 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (1.87%) NCSC
11 5 (1.87%) NIST 800
12 4 (1.50%) COSO
12 4 (1.50%) SOC 2
13 3 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (1.12%) IASME
13 3 (1.12%) SLA
14 2 (0.75%) PMO
15 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 30 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.62%) QRadar
2 11 (4.12%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.50%) CSIRT
3 4 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.50%) Puppet
3 4 (1.50%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.75%) Kibana
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.37%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.37%) Nessus
5 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.99%) AlienVault
2 16 (5.99%) CheckPoint
2 16 (5.99%) Cisco
3 13 (4.87%) Palo Alto
3 13 (4.87%) Splunk
4 11 (4.12%) Symantec
5 9 (3.37%) ServiceNow
6 8 (3.00%) Oracle
7 7 (2.62%) Okta
8 5 (1.87%) Apple
8 5 (1.87%) F5
8 5 (1.87%) ForgeRock
8 5 (1.87%) Zscaler
9 4 (1.50%) McAfee
9 4 (1.50%) VMware
10 3 (1.12%) Qualys
10 3 (1.12%) Veeam
11 2 (0.75%) Aruba
11 2 (0.75%) Rapid7