Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 189 192
Rank change year-on-year -26 +3 +27
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 1,156 1,921 2,498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.83% 1.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.01% 14.69% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 912 1,586 1,904
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%

ISO/IEC 27001 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 8,887 13,078 19,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.02% 12.46% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,459 10,266 14,532
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Salary trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 -13 418 £67,500 +12.50% 68
South East -10 238 £51,000 -11.30% 45
North of England -10 192 £55,000 +10.00% 42
Midlands -41 151 £55,000 +4.76% 29
North West +8 123 £55,000 +15.79% 24
West Midlands -54 102 £62,500 +19.05% 20
South West -26 83 £44,400 -11.20% 28
East Midlands +16 48 £42,500 -10.53% 8
Yorkshire -43 48 £60,000 +9.09% 11
East of England 0 35 £65,000 +30.00% 13
North East +34 24 £45,000 - 7
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 675 (58.39%) Information Security
2 440 (38.06%) Cybersecurity
3 331 (28.63%) CISSP
4 325 (28.11%) Azure
5 311 (26.90%) GDPR
6 300 (25.95%) NIST
7 242 (20.93%) Risk Management
8 232 (20.07%) CISM
9 231 (19.98%) PCI DSS
10 230 (19.90%) ITIL
11 225 (19.46%) Management Information System
12 223 (19.29%) Firewall
13 220 (19.03%) Finance
14 216 (18.69%) AWS
15 209 (18.08%) Cyber Essentials
16 201 (17.39%) Microsoft
17 189 (16.35%) Security Architecture
18 177 (15.31%) Security Management
19 170 (14.71%) Microsoft 365
20 161 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
21 157 (13.58%) Windows
22 144 (12.46%) SIEM
23 140 (12.11%) ISMS
24 133 (11.51%) Active Directory
25 132 (11.42%) Information Security Management
25 132 (11.42%) SaaS
26 130 (11.25%) Data Protection
27 125 (10.81%) Security Operations
28 124 (10.73%) CISA
29 119 (10.29%) Legal

ISO/IEC 27001
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 24 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.30%) Confluence
2 15 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.12%) IIS
4 9 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.087%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.087%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.087%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) Gliffy
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.087%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.87%) Infor M3
2 7 (0.61%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.35%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) Relativity
6 1 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.087%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.087%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 325 (28.11%) Azure
2 216 (18.69%) AWS
3 170 (14.71%) Microsoft 365
4 132 (11.42%) SaaS
5 77 (6.66%) PaaS
6 76 (6.57%) IaaS
7 44 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 34 (2.94%) GCP
10 19 (1.64%) BPaaS
11 18 (1.56%) Mimecast
12 17 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (1.47%) Power Platform
13 13 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (1.12%) Serverless
14 11 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
16 9 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
16 9 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 223 (19.29%) Firewall
2 107 (9.26%) Network Security
3 62 (5.36%) VPN
4 60 (5.19%) DNS
5 53 (4.58%) TCP/IP
6 52 (4.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 32 (2.77%) DHCP
8 30 (2.60%) LAN
8 30 (2.60%) WAN
9 19 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (1.64%) Internet
10 18 (1.56%) WAAS
11 15 (1.30%) Wireless
12 13 (1.12%) SAN
13 12 (1.04%) RTP
14 10 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (0.87%) MPLS
14 10 (0.87%) VLAN
15 9 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (1.90%) MySQL
4 16 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (1.38%) Big Data
5 12 (1.04%) Blockchain
6 11 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (0.95%) Redis
7 9 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.26%) GIS
10 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.26%) Power BI
10 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (3.03%) JIRA
2 26 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.87%) Travis CI
4 9 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.69%) Postman
6 7 (0.61%) JUnit
7 6 (0.52%) Subversion
8 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.26%) GitLab
9 3 (0.26%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.26%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.17%) Selenium
10 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.087%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.087%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.087%) Cypress.io
11 1 (0.087%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.087%) SpecFlow
General
1 220 (19.03%) Finance
2 119 (10.29%) Legal
3 75 (6.49%) Public Sector
4 62 (5.36%) Retail
5 50 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 41 (3.55%) Law
8 38 (3.29%) Marketing
9 24 (2.08%) Electronics
10 23 (1.99%) Banking
10 23 (1.99%) Games
11 14 (1.21%) Digital Economy
11 14 (1.21%) Local Government
12 12 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.43%) Advertising
14 5 (0.43%) Police
15 4 (0.35%) German Language
16 3 (0.26%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.17%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 219 (18.94%) Analyst
2 160 (13.84%) Security Analyst
3 141 (12.20%) Consultant
4 102 (8.82%) Architect
4 102 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 102 (8.82%) Security Manager
5 94 (8.13%) Security Consultant
6 75 (6.49%) IT Analyst
7 69 (5.97%) Information Analyst
8 66 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 65 (5.62%) Security Architect
10 60 (5.19%) Security Specialist
11 57 (4.93%) Security Officer
12 56 (4.84%) Information Manager
13 53 (4.58%) IT Security Analyst
14 47 (4.07%) Information Security Officer
14 47 (4.07%) IT Manager
15 46 (3.98%) Information Officer
15 46 (3.98%) Information Security Manager
16 44 (3.81%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.77%) Web Services
2 25 (2.16%) Middleware
2 25 (2.16%) SAML
3 16 (1.38%) .NET
3 16 (1.38%) OAuth
4 15 (1.30%) CSS
4 15 (1.30%) OpenID
4 15 (1.30%) XML
5 14 (1.21%) Node.js
6 13 (1.12%) RESTful
7 12 (1.04%) HTML
8 11 (0.95%) jQuery
9 10 (0.87%) HTML5
10 8 (0.69%) JSON
10 8 (0.69%) SOAP
11 7 (0.61%) CSS3
11 7 (0.61%) J2EE
11 7 (0.61%) JMS
11 7 (0.61%) JSP
11 7 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 225 (19.46%) Management Information System
2 100 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
4 40 (3.46%) Data Protection Act
4 40 (3.46%) Public Cloud
5 31 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 25 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.73%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.64%) CESG
9 18 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (1.30%) NHS
12 14 (1.21%) User Experience
13 13 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.87%) PKI
15 9 (0.78%) BYOD
15 9 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 9 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 157 (13.58%) Windows
2 107 (9.26%) Linux
3 78 (6.75%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.72%) Unix
5 31 (2.68%) Windows 10
6 29 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.47%) Android
7 17 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.35%) SUSE
14 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.26%) Debian
16 2 (0.17%) MVS
16 2 (0.17%) VMS
16 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (58.39%) Information Security
2 440 (38.06%) Cybersecurity
3 242 (20.93%) Risk Management
4 230 (19.90%) ITIL
5 189 (16.35%) Security Architecture
6 177 (15.31%) Security Management
7 161 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
8 144 (12.46%) SIEM
9 140 (12.11%) ISMS
10 132 (11.42%) Information Security Management
11 130 (11.25%) Data Protection
12 125 (10.81%) Security Operations
13 115 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
14 111 (9.60%) DevOps
15 110 (9.52%) Incident Management
16 89 (7.70%) Vulnerability Management
17 82 (7.09%) Service Delivery
18 79 (6.83%) Identity Access Management
19 74 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
20 71 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 65 (5.62%) SQL
2 59 (5.10%) Python
3 57 (4.93%) PowerShell
4 46 (3.98%) Java
5 38 (3.29%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.38%) C#
8 11 (0.95%) Go
9 10 (0.87%) C
9 10 (0.87%) PHP
10 8 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.61%) Ruby
12 6 (0.52%) C++
13 5 (0.43%) Groovy
14 4 (0.35%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.35%) VBA
15 3 (0.26%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.17%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.17%) Perl
16 2 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 331 (28.63%) CISSP
2 232 (20.07%) CISM
3 124 (10.73%) CISA
4 115 (9.95%) Security Cleared
5 108 (9.34%) Degree
6 73 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (5.88%) CRISC
8 65 (5.62%) SC Cleared
9 50 (4.33%) CEH
10 49 (4.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 44 (3.81%) CESG Certified Professional
12 39 (3.37%) CCNP
13 28 (2.42%) CCNA
13 28 (2.42%) DV Cleared
14 27 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
15 23 (1.99%) SANS
16 22 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
17 21 (1.82%) DBS Check
17 21 (1.82%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (26.90%) GDPR
2 300 (25.95%) NIST
3 231 (19.98%) PCI DSS
4 209 (18.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 97 (8.39%) ISO 9001
6 89 (7.70%) GRC
7 76 (6.57%) NCSC
8 69 (5.97%) SLA
9 63 (5.45%) COBIT
10 61 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 51 (4.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 48 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 45 (3.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 44 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 41 (3.55%) SOC 2
16 33 (2.85%) BS25999
16 33 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 29 (2.51%) NIST 800
17 29 (2.51%) QA
18 26 (2.25%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 133 (11.51%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.03%) Docker
4 25 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.69%) vSphere
6 7 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.17%) XenApp
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.087%) Snort
Systems Management
1 78 (6.75%) Terraform
2 42 (3.63%) Ansible
3 34 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 26 (2.25%) Nessus
6 15 (1.30%) CASB
6 15 (1.30%) Puppet
7 13 (1.12%) Consul
7 13 (1.12%) FortiGate
8 12 (1.04%) Prometheus
8 12 (1.04%) SCCM
9 10 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (0.87%) linkerd
9 10 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.61%) OpenVAS
11 6 (0.52%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.43%) EnCase
13 4 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 201 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 90 (7.79%) VMware
3 80 (6.92%) Cisco
4 45 (3.89%) SAP
5 43 (3.72%) CheckPoint
6 30 (2.60%) Google
7 23 (1.99%) Apple
8 22 (1.90%) Oracle
9 21 (1.82%) HP
10 19 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.56%) Palo Alto
12 14 (1.21%) Splunk
13 13 (1.12%) Fortinet
13 13 (1.12%) OneTrust
13 13 (1.12%) Zscaler
14 12 (1.04%) Juniper
15 11 (0.95%) Aruba
16 10 (0.87%) Barracuda Networks
16 10 (0.87%) CyberArk
16 10 (0.87%) F5