Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 327 358
Rank change year-on-year -58 +31 -30
Permanent jobs citing CISM 552 990 1,268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.94% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.62% 4.37% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 441 813 932
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £79,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,500 £99,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% -

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,265 22,640 34,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.64% 21.56% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10,712 17,114 25,155
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,405 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,750
90th Percentile £87,375 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CISM in England

CISM
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for CISM in England

CISM
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISM in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for CISM in England

CISM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the England region over the 6 months to 13 April 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 -5 286 £70,000 - 27
South East -4 96 £62,500 - 14
North of England -3 76 £55,000 -2.84% 12
Midlands -36 41 £67,500 +17.39% 9
North West +9 36 £45,000 -18.18% 7
West Midlands -35 35 £65,000 +18.18% 5
North East +38 25 £55,000 -
South West -26 22 £52,500 -7.98% 6
East of England +50 20 £77,500 +19.23% 4
Yorkshire -35 18 £60,000 +4.35% 5
East Midlands +7 5 £80,000 +23.08% 4
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 England region with a requirement for CISM.

1 511 (92.57%) CISSP
2 352 (63.77%) Information Security
3 293 (53.08%) Cybersecurity
4 232 (42.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 213 (38.59%) CISA
6 153 (27.72%) Azure
7 148 (26.81%) Management Information System
7 148 (26.81%) Risk Management
8 133 (24.09%) NIST
9 120 (21.74%) Security Architecture
10 112 (20.29%) GDPR
11 111 (20.11%) Finance
12 106 (19.20%) SIEM
13 96 (17.39%) Firewall
14 95 (17.21%) Microsoft
15 93 (16.85%) Security Management
16 80 (14.49%) Security Operations
17 76 (13.77%) Degree
18 73 (13.22%) CRISC
18 73 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
20 71 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
21 70 (12.68%) CEH
22 69 (12.50%) ITIL
23 68 (12.32%) AWS
24 66 (11.96%) Cyber Essentials
25 64 (11.59%) Microsoft 365
26 63 (11.41%) Vulnerability Management
27 58 (10.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
28 57 (10.33%) Active Directory

CISM
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 18 (3.26%) IIS
2 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.18%) Apache
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.36%) Relativity
3 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 153 (27.72%) Azure
2 68 (12.32%) AWS
3 64 (11.59%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (8.33%) SaaS
5 39 (7.07%) IaaS
6 35 (6.34%) PaaS
7 34 (6.16%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.26%) BPaaS
10 11 (1.99%) GCP
11 9 (1.63%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.72%) Serverless
13 3 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.54%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.54%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 96 (17.39%) Firewall
2 41 (7.43%) Network Security
3 38 (6.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (4.89%) VPN
5 22 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 19 (3.44%) DNS
7 18 (3.26%) WAAS
8 13 (2.36%) SAN
9 11 (1.99%) DHCP
10 10 (1.81%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.45%) Internet
12 7 (1.27%) SMTP
13 6 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (1.09%) HTTP
14 5 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (0.91%) LAN
14 5 (0.91%) MPLS
14 5 (0.91%) WAN
15 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.63%) Big Data
2 6 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.54%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.36%) DB2
5 2 (0.36%) GIS
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.18%) MySQL
6 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (0.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.18%) GitLab
2 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (20.11%) Finance
2 39 (7.07%) Legal
3 31 (5.62%) Banking
4 19 (3.44%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.26%) Law
6 11 (1.99%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.63%) Retail
9 8 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.45%) Military
10 6 (1.09%) International Banking
11 5 (0.91%) Marketing
12 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Electronics
13 2 (0.36%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Police
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (18.30%) Analyst
2 99 (17.93%) Security Manager
3 87 (15.76%) Security Analyst
4 70 (12.68%) Architect
5 67 (12.14%) Security Engineer
6 57 (10.33%) Security Architect
7 56 (10.14%) Consultant
8 43 (7.79%) Information Manager
8 43 (7.79%) IT Analyst
8 43 (7.79%) Security Specialist
9 42 (7.61%) IT Security Analyst
10 40 (7.25%) Information Security Manager
11 38 (6.88%) Security Officer
12 37 (6.70%) Security Consultant
13 35 (6.34%) IT Manager
14 29 (5.25%) Information Analyst
14 29 (5.25%) Information Security Analyst
15 28 (5.07%) IT Security Manager
16 27 (4.89%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 26 (4.71%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.90%) OAuth
1 16 (2.90%) Web Services
2 15 (2.72%) Middleware
3 9 (1.63%) .NET
4 6 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.91%) SAML
6 4 (0.72%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.72%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.72%) RESTful
6 4 (0.72%) SOAP
6 4 (0.72%) XML
7 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.54%) J2EE
7 3 (0.54%) LDAP
8 1 (0.18%) LAMP
8 1 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.18%) Node.js
8 1 (0.18%) REST
8 1 (0.18%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 148 (26.81%) Management Information System
2 73 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.07%) Cyberthreat
4 19 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.09%) BYOD
10 6 (1.09%) Cyberattack
11 5 (0.91%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.72%) FMCG
12 4 (0.72%) Life Science
13 3 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.43%) Windows
2 24 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 22 (3.99%) Linux
4 12 (2.17%) Unix
5 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.72%) SUSE
5 4 (0.72%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) AIX
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (63.77%) Information Security
2 293 (53.08%) Cybersecurity
3 148 (26.81%) Risk Management
4 120 (21.74%) Security Architecture
5 106 (19.20%) SIEM
6 93 (16.85%) Security Management
7 80 (14.49%) Security Operations
8 72 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
9 69 (12.50%) ITIL
10 63 (11.41%) Vulnerability Management
11 56 (10.14%) Data Protection
12 53 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (9.42%) Incident Management
14 50 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 44 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
17 42 (7.61%) Information Security Management
17 42 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (7.07%) Risk Assessment
19 38 (6.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (2.72%) C
2 14 (2.54%) SQL
3 9 (1.63%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.91%) Java
5 3 (0.54%) VBA
6 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.18%) Go
6 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.18%) Python
6 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 511 (92.57%) CISSP
2 213 (38.59%) CISA
3 76 (13.77%) Degree
4 73 (13.22%) CRISC
5 71 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (12.68%) CEH
7 58 (10.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 55 (9.96%) Security Cleared
9 50 (9.06%) CESG Certified Professional
10 46 (8.33%) SSCP
11 39 (7.07%) SC Cleared
12 37 (6.70%) SANS
13 34 (6.16%) CompTIA Security+
14 31 (5.62%) CSSLP
15 29 (5.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 24 (4.35%) CCSP
17 21 (3.80%) GIAC
18 20 (3.62%) CISMP
19 15 (2.72%) OSCP
20 14 (2.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (42.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 133 (24.09%) NIST
3 112 (20.29%) GDPR
4 66 (11.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 56 (10.14%) PCI DSS
6 50 (9.06%) NCSC
7 47 (8.51%) COBIT
8 46 (8.33%) GRC
9 22 (3.99%) RMADS
10 18 (3.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 18 (3.26%) HIPAA
10 18 (3.26%) ITGC
11 17 (3.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 16 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 15 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (2.72%) JSP 440
14 13 (2.36%) NIST 800
15 12 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 57 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
5 1 (0.18%) pfSense
5 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.72%) QRadar
2 10 (1.81%) Nessus
3 6 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.09%) Puppet
4 5 (0.91%) SCCM
4 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.72%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.54%) CASB
6 3 (0.54%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.54%) SCOM
6 3 (0.54%) Terraform
7 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.18%) Ansible
8 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 23 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 18 (3.26%) Cisco
5 15 (2.72%) Splunk
6 14 (2.54%) Google
6 14 (2.54%) Oracle
7 12 (2.17%) AlienVault
7 12 (2.17%) Symantec
8 11 (1.99%) VMware
9 10 (1.81%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.45%) Forcepoint
11 7 (1.27%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (1.09%) Apple
12 6 (1.09%) McAfee
13 5 (0.91%) ArcSight
13 5 (0.91%) F5
13 5 (0.91%) LogRhythm
13 5 (0.91%) Veeam
13 5 (0.91%) Zscaler