Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GRC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GRC over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 641 611 746
Rank change year-on-year -30 +135 -9
Permanent jobs citing GRC 312 158 340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.22% 1.95% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 245 128 263
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £40,450
25th Percentile £54,375 £45,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £69,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.07% +9.88%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £69,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -10.07% +11.20%

GRC is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 14,029 8,116 18,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.03% 12.97% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,072 6,336 14,054
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -

GRC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GRC in England

GRC
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for GRC in England

GRC
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing GRC in England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for GRC in England

GRC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GRC within the England region over the 6 months to 1 August 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 -64 156 £75,000 +11.11% 25
South East -48 53 £60,000 -17.24% 10
Midlands -44 52 £53,750 +2.38% 6
West Midlands -43 40 £52,500 +10.53% 6
North of England -74 22 £58,750 +11.90% 2
East of England -30 19 £75,000 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire - 12 £58,750 -
East Midlands -36 10 £60,000 -14.29%
North West -63 8 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West -70 4 £63,750 +38.21% 3
North East - 2 £80,000 -
GRC
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing GRC 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 GRC.

1 177 (56.73%) Information Security
2 123 (39.42%) Risk Management
3 109 (34.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 108 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
5 87 (27.88%) CISSP
6 79 (25.32%) Azure
7 65 (20.83%) Finance
8 63 (20.19%) CISM
9 61 (19.55%) SQL
9 61 (19.55%) Social Skills
10 58 (18.59%) SaaS
11 56 (17.95%) ITIL
12 55 (17.63%) NIST
13 52 (16.67%) GDPR
14 50 (16.03%) PCI DSS
15 49 (15.71%) Security Operations
16 45 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
16 45 (14.42%) ISMS
17 44 (14.10%) CISA
18 43 (13.78%) Degree
18 43 (13.78%) DevOps
19 42 (13.46%) Management Information System
20 41 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
21 40 (12.82%) Security Management
22 39 (12.50%) AWS
23 37 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
24 36 (11.54%) Legal
24 36 (11.54%) JavaScript
25 35 (11.22%) ServiceNow

GRC
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 (5.45%) Apache Airflow
1 17 (5.45%) Gunicorn
2 9 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.24%) IIS
4 6 (1.92%) Confluence
5 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.96%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.32%) Appian
Applications
1 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.81%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.64%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.64%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 79 (25.32%) Azure
2 58 (18.59%) SaaS
3 39 (12.50%) AWS
4 15 (4.81%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (4.49%) GCP
6 13 (4.17%) Power Platform
7 10 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.92%) IaaS
9 6 (1.92%) PaaS
10 4 (1.28%) BPaaS
11 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.29%) Firewall
2 9 (2.88%) SSL
3 8 (2.56%) Network Security
3 8 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.56%) VPN
4 6 (1.92%) Internet
5 5 (1.60%) DMZ
6 4 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (1.28%) WAAS
7 3 (0.96%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.96%) Wireless
8 2 (0.64%) BGP
8 2 (0.64%) DHCP
8 2 (0.64%) DNS
8 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.64%) IPsec
8 2 (0.64%) IPv4
8 2 (0.64%) IPv6
8 2 (0.64%) MPLS
8 2 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.17%) Power BI
4 5 (1.60%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.60%) SAP HANA
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.96%) Big Data
5 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.64%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
General
1 65 (20.83%) Finance
2 61 (19.55%) Social Skills
3 41 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (11.54%) Legal
5 29 (9.29%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.81%) Russian Language
7 12 (3.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 12 (3.85%) Retail
8 11 (3.53%) Banking
8 11 (3.53%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.88%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.32%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.32%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (14.74%) Analyst
2 38 (12.18%) Consultant
2 38 (12.18%) Developer
3 35 (11.22%) Security Analyst
4 33 (10.58%) Security Consultant
5 30 (9.62%) Security Specialist
6 27 (8.65%) Information Analyst
6 27 (8.65%) Information Security Analyst
7 25 (8.01%) Security Manager
8 24 (7.69%) Security Officer
9 23 (7.37%) Information Officer
9 23 (7.37%) Information Security Officer
10 18 (5.77%) Information Security Specialist
10 18 (5.77%) Information Specialist
11 17 (5.45%) Architect
11 17 (5.45%) Data Engineer
11 17 (5.45%) Senior Data Engineer
11 17 (5.45%) Software Developer
12 15 (4.81%) Senior Developer
13 14 (4.49%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.58%) .NET
2 32 (10.26%) REST
3 22 (7.05%) AngularJS
4 20 (6.41%) jQuery
5 17 (5.45%) Kafka
5 17 (5.45%) NumPy
5 17 (5.45%) Pandas
5 17 (5.45%) pytest
6 13 (4.17%) XML
7 12 (3.85%) Middleware
8 11 (3.53%) HTML
8 11 (3.53%) Web Services
9 9 (2.88%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.56%) .NET Core
10 8 (2.56%) JSON
11 7 (2.24%) LDAP
11 7 (2.24%) SOAP
12 6 (1.92%) RESTful
13 3 (0.96%) Apache Thrift
13 3 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 23 (7.37%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (6.41%) Algorithms
3 20 (6.41%) Data Structures
3 20 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.24%) Cyberattack
7 7 (2.24%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.60%) SCADA
9 3 (0.96%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.96%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.96%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.33%) Linux
2 18 (5.77%) Windows
3 7 (2.24%) Unix
3 7 (2.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (56.73%) Information Security
2 123 (39.42%) Risk Management
3 108 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (17.95%) ITIL
5 49 (15.71%) Security Operations
6 45 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (14.42%) ISMS
7 43 (13.78%) DevOps
8 40 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 40 (12.82%) Security Management
9 37 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (9.29%) Data Protection
10 29 (9.29%) Information Security Management
11 27 (8.65%) Security Architecture
12 26 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (8.33%) Workflow
13 25 (8.01%) Business Continuity
13 25 (8.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 22 (7.05%) ITSM
15 21 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.55%) SQL
2 36 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 31 (9.94%) Python
4 26 (8.33%) C#
5 24 (7.69%) Java
6 20 (6.41%) Kotlin
7 14 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.56%) C
11 7 (2.24%) PHP
12 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.28%) VBScript
13 3 (0.96%) ABAP
13 3 (0.96%) VBA
14 2 (0.64%) C++
15 1 (0.32%) Perl
15 1 (0.32%) R
15 1 (0.32%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 87 (27.88%) CISSP
2 63 (20.19%) CISM
3 44 (14.10%) CISA
4 43 (13.78%) Degree
5 25 (8.01%) CRISC
6 11 (3.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 10 (3.21%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.60%) ISACA
10 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.28%) CSSLP
11 4 (1.28%) ISSAP
11 4 (1.28%) MCSE
11 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.28%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.96%) CISMP
12 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.96%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (34.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (17.63%) NIST
3 52 (16.67%) GDPR
4 50 (16.03%) PCI DSS
5 34 (10.90%) COBIT
6 31 (9.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (6.73%) QA
8 7 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.92%) ISO 9001
10 5 (1.60%) ISO 22301
10 5 (1.60%) NIST 800
10 5 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (1.28%) COSO
11 4 (1.28%) HIPAA
11 4 (1.28%) ITGC
12 3 (0.96%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.64%) SOC 2
System Software
1 26 (8.33%) Docker
2 8 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (5.13%) Puppet
3 10 (3.21%) RSA Archer
4 7 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (11.22%) ServiceNow
2 31 (9.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.13%) SAP
4 8 (2.56%) Oracle
5 7 (2.24%) BMC
5 7 (2.24%) Google
5 7 (2.24%) HP
5 7 (2.24%) Ivanti
6 4 (1.28%) VMware
7 3 (0.96%) BiZZdesign
7 3 (0.96%) Citrix
7 3 (0.96%) Remedy
7 3 (0.96%) Sparx
8 2 (0.64%) Broadcom
8 2 (0.64%) Cisco
8 2 (0.64%) F5
8 2 (0.64%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.64%) Juniper
8 2 (0.64%) Mellanox
9 1 (0.32%) Alteryx