Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 332 338 330
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 -12
Permanent jobs citing CISM 387 1,181 1,559
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.92% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 3.87% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 326 981 1,188
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £43,234 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £95,375
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 9,852 30,535 36,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.31% 23.71% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,283 22,285 27,524
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 +73 216 £65,000 -16.13% 21
South East +69 52 £50,000 -23.08% 12
Midlands +46 43 £52,500 - 3
North of England +74 41 £60,000 +2.56% 16
West Midlands +41 37 £52,500 - 1
North West +86 30 £61,250 +16.52% 10
South West +84 20 £65,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +79 12 £60,000 -7.69% 7
Yorkshire +91 11 £55,000 -5.98% 6
East Midlands +65 6 £67,500 +45.95% 2
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 363 (93.80%) CISSP
2 301 (77.78%) Information Security
3 223 (57.62%) Cybersecurity
4 210 (54.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 152 (39.28%) CISA
6 147 (37.98%) Risk Management
7 141 (36.43%) NIST
8 116 (29.97%) Management Information System
9 113 (29.20%) Finance
10 112 (28.94%) Firewall
11 106 (27.39%) Degree
12 93 (24.03%) Azure
13 80 (20.67%) SIEM
13 80 (20.67%) GDPR
14 69 (17.83%) Identity Access Management
15 64 (16.54%) CRISC
15 64 (16.54%) AWS
16 57 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
17 56 (14.47%) Security Management
17 56 (14.47%) Cyberthreat
18 55 (14.21%) Microsoft
18 55 (14.21%) Windows
19 54 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
20 53 (13.70%) PCI DSS
21 50 (12.92%) Data Protection
22 49 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
22 49 (12.66%) ITIL
23 47 (12.14%) Office 365
24 46 (11.89%) Security Cleared
24 46 (11.89%) 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 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 93 (24.03%) Azure
2 64 (16.54%) AWS
3 47 (12.14%) Office 365
4 25 (6.46%) IaaS
5 8 (2.07%) SaaS
6 6 (1.55%) GCP
6 6 (1.55%) PaaS
7 5 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (28.94%) Firewall
2 54 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (6.72%) LAN
4 22 (5.68%) Network Security
5 15 (3.88%) VPN
5 15 (3.88%) WAN
6 12 (3.10%) Wireless
7 9 (2.33%) DNS
8 7 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.55%) SSL
9 6 (1.55%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.29%) DMZ
10 5 (1.29%) Internet
10 5 (1.29%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.78%) DHCP
11 3 (0.78%) HTTP
11 3 (0.78%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.78%) SCCP
12 2 (0.52%) VLAN
13 1 (0.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.78%) GIS
2 2 (0.52%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.26%) Big Data
3 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
General
1 113 (29.20%) Finance
2 37 (9.56%) Legal
3 26 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.94%) Law
5 21 (5.43%) Banking
6 19 (4.91%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.58%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.81%) Back Office
8 7 (1.81%) Marketing
9 6 (1.55%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.03%) Retail
11 3 (0.78%) Games
11 3 (0.78%) Military
12 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (21.71%) Security Manager
2 73 (18.86%) Analyst
3 62 (16.02%) Security Analyst
4 44 (11.37%) Information Analyst
4 44 (11.37%) Security Engineer
5 43 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
6 40 (10.34%) Consultant
7 39 (10.08%) Information Security Manager
8 38 (9.82%) Information Manager
9 36 (9.30%) Security Officer
10 35 (9.04%) Security Consultant
11 25 (6.46%) Architect
11 25 (6.46%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 25 (6.46%) Information Security Officer
11 25 (6.46%) Security Architect
12 24 (6.20%) Information Officer
13 21 (5.43%) Risk Analyst
14 20 (5.17%) Security Specialist
15 19 (4.91%) Security Risk Analyst
16 17 (4.39%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.62%) SailPoint
2 12 (3.10%) .NET
3 11 (2.84%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.55%) YAML
5 5 (1.29%) Web Services
6 4 (1.03%) Middleware
7 3 (0.78%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.52%) ModSecurity
9 1 (0.26%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 116 (29.97%) Management Information System
2 56 (14.47%) Cyberthreat
3 23 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.36%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (3.10%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 11 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
8 9 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (1.81%) BYOD
9 7 (1.81%) Cyberattack
9 7 (1.81%) Robotics
10 6 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.03%) CESG
11 4 (1.03%) PKI
11 4 (1.03%) Social Media
12 3 (0.78%) Life Science
12 3 (0.78%) User Experience
12 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.21%) Windows
2 29 (7.49%) Windows Server
3 28 (7.24%) Linux
4 16 (4.13%) Unix
5 6 (1.55%) Solaris
5 6 (1.55%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (77.78%) Information Security
2 223 (57.62%) Cybersecurity
3 147 (37.98%) Risk Management
4 80 (20.67%) SIEM
5 69 (17.83%) Identity Access Management
6 56 (14.47%) Security Management
7 50 (12.92%) Data Protection
8 49 (12.66%) ITIL
8 49 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
9 44 (11.37%) ISMS
10 41 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
11 39 (10.08%) Web Filtering
12 38 (9.82%) Computer Science
12 38 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
13 37 (9.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 36 (9.30%) Information Assurance
15 31 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (8.01%) Risk Assessment
16 30 (7.75%) Information Security Management
17 28 (7.24%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.94%) SQL
2 18 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.65%) Python
3 13 (3.36%) Java
4 12 (3.10%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.10%) Perl
5 10 (2.58%) C
6 3 (0.78%) R
7 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 363 (93.80%) CISSP
2 152 (39.28%) CISA
3 106 (27.39%) Degree
4 64 (16.54%) CRISC
5 57 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (11.89%) Security Cleared
7 45 (11.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 38 (9.82%) SC Cleared
9 36 (9.30%) CESG Certified Professional
10 30 (7.75%) CCSP
11 28 (7.24%) CEH
12 26 (6.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 20 (5.17%) GIAC
14 17 (4.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 17 (4.39%) OSCP
15 15 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (3.62%) CCNA
16 14 (3.62%) DV Cleared
17 12 (3.10%) CSSLP
18 9 (2.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (54.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (36.43%) NIST
3 80 (20.67%) GDPR
4 53 (13.70%) PCI DSS
5 41 (10.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 37 (9.56%) COBIT
7 28 (7.24%) ISO 31000
8 20 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 19 (4.91%) NCSC
10 17 (4.39%) RMADS
11 13 (3.36%) ISO 22301
11 13 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 13 (3.36%) JSP 440
11 13 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (1.55%) NIST 800
13 5 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (1.29%) SLA
14 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.78%) ITGC
System Software
1 46 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 25 (6.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (3.36%) Nessus
3 10 (2.58%) CSIRT
4 5 (1.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.78%) QRadar
5 3 (0.78%) Terraform
6 2 (0.52%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.26%) CASB
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.26%) EnCase
7 1 (0.26%) FTK
7 1 (0.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.01%) VMware
3 21 (5.43%) Splunk
4 20 (5.17%) Cisco
5 13 (3.36%) CyberArk
6 12 (3.10%) Aveksa
6 12 (3.10%) Sun
7 11 (2.84%) Qualys
8 10 (2.58%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.29%) Google
12 4 (1.03%) Citrix
12 4 (1.03%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.03%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.03%) McAfee
12 4 (1.03%) Meraki
13 3 (0.78%) F5
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle
14 2 (0.52%) Juniper