Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 178 180
Rank change year-on-year -50 +2 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 1,518 1,220 2,679
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.92% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.87% 14.80% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,209 1,005 1,878
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £30,700
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.88% +3.64% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,514 £52,863
% change year-on-year +1.75% +6.91% -7.66%

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 13,971 8,245 18,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.98% 12.98% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,054 6,443 14,123
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,700 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.42% +7.40% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £53,590 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.08% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -70 579 £67,500 +3.85% 89
South East -9 319 £52,000 +0.94% 62
North of England -36 254 £52,500 +5.00% 78
Midlands -64 167 £55,000 +10.00% 30
North West -40 141 £55,000 +10.00% 45
South West -61 124 £45,000 -18.18% 21
West Midlands -72 112 £54,500 -0.91% 19
Yorkshire -65 87 £48,000 -12.73% 27
East Midlands -23 54 £57,500 +35.29% 11
East of England -36 51 £60,000 +33.33% 19
North East 0 29 £48,750 +8.33% 6
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 840 (55.34%) Information Security
2 568 (37.42%) Cybersecurity
3 425 (28.00%) Azure
4 420 (27.67%) Social Skills
5 394 (25.96%) NIST
6 377 (24.84%) GDPR
7 368 (24.24%) CISSP
8 359 (23.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 356 (23.45%) Risk Management
10 309 (20.36%) ITIL
11 304 (20.03%) AWS
12 290 (19.10%) PCI DSS
13 285 (18.77%) Microsoft
14 281 (18.51%) Management Information System
15 279 (18.38%) CISM
16 273 (17.98%) Security Management
17 265 (17.46%) Firewall
18 264 (17.39%) Finance
19 245 (16.14%) ISMS
20 242 (15.94%) Windows
21 240 (15.81%) Microsoft 365
22 222 (14.62%) Data Protection
23 196 (12.91%) Information Security Management
24 181 (11.92%) SIEM
25 179 (11.79%) Vulnerability Management
26 167 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
27 165 (10.87%) Degree
28 164 (10.80%) Security Architecture
29 159 (10.47%) Security Operations
30 158 (10.41%) 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 45 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.92%) Apache
4 13 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.66%) MTS
6 9 (0.59%) Confluence
7 8 (0.53%) nginx
8 7 (0.46%) IIS
8 7 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.40%) CMS
10 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) JBoss
12 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.066%) Site Server
Applications
1 35 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.59%) SAP Business One
2 7 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.20%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.13%) Cloudability
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Relativity
6 1 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.066%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.066%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 425 (28.00%) Azure
2 304 (20.03%) AWS
3 240 (15.81%) Microsoft 365
4 133 (8.76%) SaaS
5 59 (3.89%) PaaS
6 55 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (3.49%) IaaS
8 47 (3.10%) GCP
9 42 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (1.78%) Power Platform
11 21 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (1.19%) Azure Sentinel
12 18 (1.19%) Serverless
13 16 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.99%) GitHub
15 12 (0.79%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (0.59%) Amazon Cognito
17 9 (0.59%) Azure Service Bus
17 9 (0.59%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 265 (17.46%) Firewall
2 156 (10.28%) Network Security
3 74 (4.87%) TCP/IP
4 62 (4.08%) VPN
5 60 (3.95%) DNS
6 42 (2.77%) WAN
7 39 (2.57%) LAN
8 32 (2.11%) Internet
9 30 (1.98%) DHCP
10 28 (1.84%) SAN
11 26 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 22 (1.45%) VoIP
13 18 (1.19%) BGP
13 18 (1.19%) MPLS
13 18 (1.19%) OSPF
14 17 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 15 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 15 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.64%) MySQL
3 25 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (0.66%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.53%) Redis
9 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (0.40%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.40%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (2.70%) JIRA
2 29 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.66%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.40%) PHPUnit
4 6 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.26%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.20%) Android Studio
6 3 (0.20%) Appium
6 3 (0.20%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.20%) CircleCI
6 3 (0.20%) git-flow
6 3 (0.20%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.20%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.13%) JUnit
7 2 (0.13%) Snyk
7 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.066%) Ant
General
1 420 (27.67%) Social Skills
2 264 (17.39%) Finance
3 158 (10.41%) Legal
4 122 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (6.26%) Public Sector
6 93 (6.13%) Retail
7 77 (5.07%) Law
8 62 (4.08%) Organisational Skills
9 54 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
9 54 (3.56%) Police
10 53 (3.49%) Telecoms
11 47 (3.10%) Manufacturing
12 46 (3.03%) Banking
13 42 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
14 40 (2.64%) Marketing
15 39 (2.57%) Games
16 19 (1.25%) Electronics
16 19 (1.25%) Local Government
17 15 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
18 13 (0.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 245 (16.14%) Analyst
2 201 (13.24%) Consultant
3 179 (11.79%) Security Analyst
4 152 (10.01%) Security Engineer
5 151 (9.95%) Security Consultant
6 143 (9.42%) Security Manager
7 140 (9.22%) Architect
8 95 (6.26%) Security Architect
9 89 (5.86%) Information Manager
9 89 (5.86%) IT Manager
10 88 (5.80%) IT Analyst
11 86 (5.67%) Information Analyst
12 81 (5.34%) Information Security Analyst
12 81 (5.34%) Security Specialist
13 75 (4.94%) Information Security Manager
14 74 (4.87%) Security Officer
15 65 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 64 (4.22%) IT Security Analyst
17 63 (4.15%) IT Engineer
18 60 (3.95%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.57%) Web Services
2 33 (2.17%) Middleware
3 30 (1.98%) REST
4 20 (1.32%) Node.js
5 17 (1.12%) .NET
5 17 (1.12%) CSS
6 14 (0.92%) Sass
7 12 (0.79%) RESTful
8 11 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 11 (0.72%) React
8 11 (0.72%) SOAP
9 9 (0.59%) Flask
9 9 (0.59%) Redux
9 9 (0.59%) SAML
9 9 (0.59%) XML
10 8 (0.53%) JSON
10 8 (0.53%) React Native
11 7 (0.46%) Laravel
12 6 (0.40%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 281 (18.51%) Management Information System
2 65 (4.28%) Cyberthreat
3 61 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (3.49%) Data Protection Act
5 49 (3.23%) Smart Meter
6 45 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 32 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 32 (2.11%) NHS
8 31 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 28 (1.84%) Cloud Native
10 18 (1.19%) User Experience
11 14 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
14 10 (0.66%) Clustering
14 10 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 242 (15.94%) Windows
2 158 (10.41%) Linux
3 80 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 48 (3.16%) Unix
5 43 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.77%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.32%) Mac OS
11 19 (1.25%) Android
12 14 (0.92%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.66%) Solaris
15 9 (0.59%) CentOS
16 5 (0.33%) VMS
16 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.26%) Debian
17 4 (0.26%) SUSE
17 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (55.34%) Information Security
2 568 (37.42%) Cybersecurity
3 356 (23.45%) Risk Management
4 309 (20.36%) ITIL
5 273 (17.98%) Security Management
6 245 (16.14%) ISMS
7 222 (14.62%) Data Protection
8 196 (12.91%) Information Security Management
9 181 (11.92%) SIEM
10 179 (11.79%) Vulnerability Management
11 167 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
12 164 (10.80%) Security Architecture
13 159 (10.47%) Security Operations
14 144 (9.49%) Penetration Testing
15 143 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
16 123 (8.10%) Incident Management
17 122 (8.04%) Project Management
18 110 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
19 106 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
19 106 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (4.94%) SQL
2 73 (4.81%) Python
3 63 (4.15%) PowerShell
4 38 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 38 (2.50%) Java
5 23 (1.52%) C
6 20 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 15 (0.99%) C#
8 13 (0.86%) PHP
9 11 (0.72%) Perl
9 11 (0.72%) TypeScript
10 9 (0.59%) C++
10 9 (0.59%) Ruby
11 6 (0.40%) VB
12 5 (0.33%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.33%) Go
12 5 (0.33%) VBScript
13 4 (0.26%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.20%) VBA
15 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 368 (24.24%) CISSP
2 279 (18.38%) CISM
3 165 (10.87%) Degree
4 156 (10.28%) CISA
5 147 (9.68%) Security Cleared
6 67 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 66 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (3.89%) CRISC
9 54 (3.56%) CEH
10 42 (2.77%) GIAC
11 35 (2.31%) CompTIA Security+
12 31 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
12 31 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 28 (1.84%) CCNP
14 27 (1.78%) DV Cleared
14 27 (1.78%) SSCP
15 25 (1.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 25 (1.65%) OSCP
16 22 (1.45%) DBS Check
16 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (25.96%) NIST
2 377 (24.84%) GDPR
3 359 (23.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 290 (19.10%) PCI DSS
5 132 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 111 (7.31%) COBIT
7 108 (7.11%) GRC
8 89 (5.86%) ISO 9001
9 81 (5.34%) SLA
10 73 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 57 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 51 (3.36%) NCSC
13 47 (3.10%) SOC 2
14 39 (2.57%) NIST 800
14 39 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 35 (2.31%) QA
16 27 (1.78%) ISO 22301
17 24 (1.58%) BS25999
18 20 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 13 (0.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 148 (9.75%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.65%) Docker
5 16 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.86%) vSphere
6 13 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.66%) XenApp
8 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.26%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.20%) Firmware
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.13%) iptables
12 2 (0.13%) Postfix
12 2 (0.13%) Snort
13 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 34 (2.24%) Terraform
3 32 (2.11%) Ansible
4 25 (1.65%) SCCM
5 24 (1.58%) Nessus
6 18 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 17 (1.12%) Puppet
8 9 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
8 9 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.53%) HP Fortify
10 7 (0.46%) CASB
11 6 (0.40%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.40%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.40%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.40%) SCOM
11 6 (0.40%) WebInspect
11 6 (0.40%) WSUS
12 5 (0.33%) EnCase
12 5 (0.33%) Packer
12 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 285 (18.77%) Microsoft
2 123 (8.10%) VMware
3 92 (6.06%) Cisco
4 51 (3.36%) Google
5 43 (2.83%) SAP
6 35 (2.31%) CheckPoint
7 31 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 30 (1.98%) Apple
8 30 (1.98%) Citrix
8 30 (1.98%) HP
8 30 (1.98%) Oracle
9 25 (1.65%) Meraki
10 20 (1.32%) Palo Alto
10 20 (1.32%) Sophos
10 20 (1.32%) Splunk
10 20 (1.32%) Zscaler
11 19 (1.25%) SonicWALL
12 17 (1.12%) Qualys
13 16 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (1.05%) Veeam