Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 172 190
Rank change year-on-year -51 +18 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 1,750 908 2,464
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.59% 2.02% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.63% 16.33% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 761 1,827
10th Percentile £37,475 £36,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £44,000 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £120,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% -3.08%

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 16,463 5,562 17,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.92% 12.40% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 10,598 4,449 13,412
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,868
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -83 714 £65,000 -3.70% 110
South East -35 363 £54,000 +2.86% 60
North of England -34 294 £50,000 - 69
Midlands -63 174 £55,000 +4.76% 39
North West -16 159 £50,000 - 32
South West -23 146 £46,500 -28.46% 26
West Midlands -62 120 £54,000 -5.68% 32
Yorkshire -63 109 £48,000 +1.05% 23
East of England -67 54 £52,500 - 13
East Midlands -53 52 £60,000 +41.18% 7
North East -11 31 £56,250 +6.43% 14
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 956 (54.63%) Information Security
2 710 (40.57%) Cybersecurity
3 520 (29.71%) Social Skills
4 514 (29.37%) NIST
5 486 (27.77%) GDPR
6 466 (26.63%) Risk Management
7 458 (26.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 455 (26.00%) CISSP
9 416 (23.77%) Azure
10 348 (19.89%) Management Information System
11 347 (19.83%) CISM
12 342 (19.54%) ITIL
13 338 (19.31%) Microsoft
14 333 (19.03%) PCI DSS
15 320 (18.29%) Finance
16 316 (18.06%) Data Protection
17 307 (17.54%) Security Management
18 301 (17.20%) Firewall
19 295 (16.86%) AWS
20 279 (15.94%) ISMS
21 253 (14.46%) Windows
22 227 (12.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
23 223 (12.74%) Vulnerability Management
24 221 (12.63%) SIEM
25 212 (12.11%) Microsoft 365
26 209 (11.94%) Information Security Management
27 198 (11.31%) Legal
27 198 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
28 184 (10.51%) Degree
29 180 (10.29%) Security Cleared

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 68 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.71%) IIS
3 22 (1.26%) Apache
4 16 (0.91%) nginx
5 13 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.69%) CMS
6 12 (0.69%) MTS
7 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.29%) Confluence
9 5 (0.29%) Drupal
9 5 (0.29%) SAS
9 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.29%) WordPress
10 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.057%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 43 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.23%) Figma
Business Applications
1 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.29%) SAP Business One
2 5 (0.29%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.11%) Cloudability
6 1 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.057%) Relativity
6 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.057%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 416 (23.77%) Azure
2 295 (16.86%) AWS
3 212 (12.11%) Microsoft 365
4 133 (7.60%) SaaS
5 58 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (3.26%) IaaS
7 55 (3.14%) GCP
8 46 (2.63%) PaaS
9 38 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.89%) Power Platform
11 22 (1.26%) GitHub
12 20 (1.14%) Serverless
13 19 (1.09%) Mimecast
14 17 (0.97%) OneDrive
14 17 (0.97%) PowerApps
15 13 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.74%) Azure Sentinel
15 13 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 301 (17.20%) Firewall
2 149 (8.51%) Network Security
3 81 (4.63%) VPN
4 79 (4.51%) TCP/IP
5 76 (4.34%) DNS
6 53 (3.03%) WAN
7 44 (2.51%) LAN
8 40 (2.29%) DHCP
9 35 (2.00%) Internet
10 30 (1.71%) SAN
11 28 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 27 (1.54%) VLAN
13 25 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (1.37%) VoIP
15 21 (1.20%) MPLS
16 19 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 19 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 19 (1.09%) Wireless
17 18 (1.03%) SSL
18 17 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.86%) MySQL
3 22 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 14 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 13 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.69%) Power BI
9 10 (0.57%) Blockchain
9 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.40%) Redis
12 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.34%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (2.23%) Git (software)
1 39 (2.23%) JIRA
2 19 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.74%) Burp Suite
3 13 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.51%) Mercurial
5 8 (0.46%) CircleCI
5 8 (0.46%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.34%) PHPUnit
7 5 (0.29%) Ant
7 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.23%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.23%) Cypress.io
8 4 (0.23%) Maven
8 4 (0.23%) Subversion
9 3 (0.17%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.17%) Appium
9 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 520 (29.71%) Social Skills
2 320 (18.29%) Finance
3 198 (11.31%) Legal
4 134 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
5 122 (6.97%) Police
6 92 (5.26%) Banking
7 83 (4.74%) Retail
8 73 (4.17%) Public Sector
9 71 (4.06%) Law
10 70 (4.00%) Telecoms
11 58 (3.31%) Influencing Skills
12 51 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
13 47 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
14 33 (1.89%) Marketing
15 32 (1.83%) Manufacturing
16 28 (1.60%) Games
17 22 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
19 14 (0.80%) Electronics
20 13 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 264 (15.09%) Analyst
2 241 (13.77%) Consultant
3 198 (11.31%) Security Manager
4 197 (11.26%) Security Analyst
5 182 (10.40%) Security Consultant
6 158 (9.03%) Architect
7 131 (7.49%) Security Engineer
8 127 (7.26%) Security Architect
9 119 (6.80%) Information Manager
10 110 (6.29%) Information Security Manager
11 100 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 96 (5.49%) Information Analyst
13 95 (5.43%) IT Manager
14 93 (5.31%) Information Security Analyst
15 79 (4.51%) Security Officer
16 77 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 72 (4.11%) IT Analyst
17 72 (4.11%) Security Specialist
18 61 (3.49%) IT Engineer
19 58 (3.31%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.63%) REST
2 30 (1.71%) .NET
3 29 (1.66%) Middleware
3 29 (1.66%) Web Services
4 28 (1.60%) Node.js
5 20 (1.14%) AngularJS
5 20 (1.14%) CSS
5 20 (1.14%) SOAP
6 16 (0.91%) React
7 14 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 14 (0.80%) RESTful
8 12 (0.69%) LDAP
8 12 (0.69%) Sass
9 11 (0.63%) LAMP
9 11 (0.63%) Redux
10 10 (0.57%) SAML
11 9 (0.51%) Flask
11 9 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
11 9 (0.51%) OAuth
12 8 (0.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 348 (19.89%) Management Information System
2 115 (6.57%) Smart Meter
3 72 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 68 (3.89%) Data Protection Act
5 64 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
6 46 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.83%) NHS
9 30 (1.71%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.26%) PKI
11 21 (1.20%) User Experience
12 18 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 17 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 15 (0.86%) Cyberattack
15 13 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
17 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
18 9 (0.51%) Cloud Native
18 9 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 253 (14.46%) Windows
2 157 (8.97%) Linux
3 99 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 51 (2.91%) Windows 10
5 43 (2.46%) Unix
6 35 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (1.09%) Mac OS
10 15 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.74%) Android
12 11 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.63%) Solaris
12 11 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.57%) VMS
14 9 (0.51%) CentOS
15 5 (0.29%) Debian
15 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (54.63%) Information Security
2 710 (40.57%) Cybersecurity
3 466 (26.63%) Risk Management
4 342 (19.54%) ITIL
5 316 (18.06%) Data Protection
6 307 (17.54%) Security Management
7 279 (15.94%) ISMS
8 223 (12.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 221 (12.63%) SIEM
10 209 (11.94%) Information Security Management
11 198 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
12 168 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 154 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
14 151 (8.63%) Security Testing
15 150 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
15 150 (8.57%) Security Architecture
16 143 (8.17%) Security Operations
17 142 (8.11%) Project Management
18 138 (7.89%) Incident Management
18 138 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (4.97%) SQL
2 58 (3.31%) Python
3 53 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 40 (2.29%) Bash Shell
5 32 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 31 (1.77%) C
6 31 (1.77%) Java
7 30 (1.71%) C#
8 20 (1.14%) PHP
9 13 (0.74%) Perl
10 11 (0.63%) TypeScript
11 10 (0.57%) C++
12 7 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.34%) VB
14 5 (0.29%) VBScript
15 4 (0.23%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.17%) Ruby
17 2 (0.11%) Go
18 1 (0.057%) Apple Swift
18 1 (0.057%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 455 (26.00%) CISSP
2 347 (19.83%) CISM
3 184 (10.51%) Degree
4 180 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 178 (10.17%) CISA
6 94 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (3.77%) CRISC
8 64 (3.66%) SC Cleared
9 59 (3.37%) CEH
10 46 (2.63%) CCNA
11 42 (2.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 42 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 41 (2.34%) CESG Certified Professional
13 37 (2.11%) SSCP
14 34 (1.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 32 (1.83%) GIAC
16 28 (1.60%) CCNP
17 26 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
18 23 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
18 23 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (29.37%) NIST
2 486 (27.77%) GDPR
3 458 (26.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 333 (19.03%) PCI DSS
5 227 (12.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 154 (8.80%) COBIT
7 119 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 113 (6.46%) GRC
9 79 (4.51%) ISO 9001
10 75 (4.29%) NCSC
11 71 (4.06%) SLA
12 70 (4.00%) SOC 2
13 55 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 50 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 47 (2.69%) ISO 22301
16 28 (1.60%) NIST 800
17 27 (1.54%) HIPAA
18 25 (1.43%) QA
19 24 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 21 (1.20%) IASME
System Software
1 161 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 76 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.83%) Docker
5 13 (0.74%) vSphere
6 12 (0.69%) XenApp
7 11 (0.63%) Firmware
7 11 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 9 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.23%) vCloud
12 3 (0.17%) iptables
12 3 (0.17%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 45 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 30 (1.71%) Terraform
3 29 (1.66%) Nessus
4 27 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (1.43%) SCCM
6 21 (1.20%) Kubernetes
7 20 (1.14%) Ansible
8 9 (0.51%) HP Fortify
9 8 (0.46%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.46%) Puppet
10 7 (0.40%) WebInspect
10 7 (0.40%) WSUS
11 6 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 6 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (0.29%) CASB
12 5 (0.29%) Istio
12 5 (0.29%) QRadar
12 5 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 338 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 120 (6.86%) VMware
3 98 (5.60%) Cisco
4 55 (3.14%) Google
5 43 (2.46%) Oracle
6 40 (2.29%) CheckPoint
7 34 (1.94%) Citrix
8 33 (1.89%) HP
9 30 (1.71%) Meraki
10 29 (1.66%) Apple
10 29 (1.66%) Qualys
11 28 (1.60%) ServiceNow
12 26 (1.49%) SAP
13 24 (1.37%) F5
14 22 (1.26%) Zscaler
15 20 (1.14%) Veeam
16 19 (1.09%) Palo Alto
17 17 (0.97%) Dell
17 17 (0.97%) Sophos
18 16 (0.91%) Splunk