Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 449 273 333
Rank change year-on-year -176 +60 +5
Permanent jobs citing CISM 309 210 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.61% 1.08% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.54% 5.40% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 248 186 430
10th Percentile £47,850 £45,250 £51,250
25th Percentile £58,750 £51,250 £61,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £76,883
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -15.46% +2.51%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £91,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £107,625
England 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,733 3,890 10,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.35% 20.09% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,403 3,100 8,357
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CISM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in London

CISM
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISM in London.

Salary trend for CISM in London

CISM
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISM in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for CISM in London

CISM
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London -55 74 £67,500 +0.75% 19
South London - 8 £60,305 - 1
West London -77 4 £58,750 -18.97% 6
East London - 4 £61,250 - 4
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for CISM.

1 294 (95.15%) CISSP
2 212 (68.61%) Information Security
3 191 (61.81%) Cybersecurity
4 162 (52.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 134 (43.37%) CISA
6 110 (35.60%) Risk Management
7 93 (30.10%) NIST
8 85 (27.51%) Social Skills
9 83 (26.86%) Finance
10 72 (23.30%) SIEM
11 69 (22.33%) Security Architecture
12 65 (21.04%) GDPR
13 63 (20.39%) Management Information System
14 60 (19.42%) Security Management
15 59 (19.09%) Degree
16 52 (16.83%) PCI DSS
17 49 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (15.86%) Azure
18 47 (15.21%) Risk Assessment
19 46 (14.89%) Firewall
20 42 (13.59%) CRISC
21 41 (13.27%) Vulnerability Management
21 41 (13.27%) Data Protection
21 41 (13.27%) Information Security Management
22 40 (12.94%) Project Management
22 40 (12.94%) TOGAF
22 40 (12.94%) Security Operations
23 39 (12.62%) Microsoft
23 39 (12.62%) ITIL
24 38 (12.30%) ISMS

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (3.88%) MTS
2 5 (1.62%) IIS
3 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.86%) Azure
2 22 (7.12%) AWS
3 18 (5.83%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (3.24%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.91%) SaaS
6 7 (2.27%) IaaS
6 7 (2.27%) PaaS
6 7 (2.27%) Serverless
7 6 (1.94%) Akamai
7 6 (1.94%) GCP
8 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.97%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.32%) GitHub
10 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.89%) Firewall
2 32 (10.36%) Network Security
3 15 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (2.91%) WAN
5 8 (2.59%) LAN
5 8 (2.59%) SAN
5 8 (2.59%) Wireless
5 8 (2.59%) Wireless Security
6 7 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.94%) DNS
7 6 (1.94%) VPN
8 5 (1.62%) DHCP
8 5 (1.62%) DMZ
9 4 (1.29%) SMTP
10 3 (0.97%) Broadband
10 3 (0.97%) Internet
11 2 (0.65%) HTTP
12 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.62%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.32%) Big Data
2 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 85 (27.51%) Social Skills
2 83 (26.86%) Finance
3 25 (8.09%) Presentation Skills
4 23 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.44%) Legal
5 14 (4.53%) Influencing Skills
5 14 (4.53%) Law
5 14 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.88%) French Language
7 11 (3.56%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.59%) Retail
9 6 (1.94%) Banking
10 5 (1.62%) Back Office
10 5 (1.62%) Billing
11 4 (1.29%) Advertising
11 4 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 4 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.29%) Police
12 3 (0.97%) Games
13 2 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (21.36%) Security Manager
2 56 (18.12%) Consultant
3 45 (14.56%) Security Consultant
4 43 (13.92%) Architect
4 43 (13.92%) Security Architect
5 36 (11.65%) Information Manager
5 36 (11.65%) Information Security Manager
6 24 (7.77%) Analyst
7 23 (7.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 21 (6.80%) Security Engineer
9 20 (6.47%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 18 (5.83%) Head of Security
11 16 (5.18%) Head of Information
11 16 (5.18%) Head of Information Security
12 15 (4.85%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (4.53%) Security Analyst
14 13 (4.21%) CISSP Architect
14 13 (4.21%) Information Security Consultant
14 13 (4.21%) Senior Consultant
15 12 (3.88%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.97%) SAML
2 2 (0.65%) .NET
2 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.32%) J2EE
3 1 (0.32%) LDAP
3 1 (0.32%) REST
3 1 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (20.39%) Management Information System
2 32 (10.36%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (6.47%) Cyberattack
4 16 (5.18%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (5.18%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.24%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (1.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (1.62%) PMI
10 5 (1.62%) Robotics
11 4 (1.29%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.29%) Social Media
12 3 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.97%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.65%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.83%) Linux
2 17 (5.50%) Windows
3 11 (3.56%) Mac OS
4 7 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.62%) Unix
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.32%) Android
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (68.61%) Information Security
2 191 (61.81%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (35.60%) Risk Management
4 72 (23.30%) SIEM
5 69 (22.33%) Security Architecture
6 60 (19.42%) Security Management
7 49 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (15.21%) Risk Assessment
9 41 (13.27%) Data Protection
9 41 (13.27%) Information Security Management
9 41 (13.27%) Vulnerability Management
10 40 (12.94%) Project Management
10 40 (12.94%) Security Operations
10 40 (12.94%) TOGAF
11 39 (12.62%) ITIL
12 38 (12.30%) ISMS
13 33 (10.68%) Incident Management
14 31 (10.03%) Penetration Testing
15 28 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (9.06%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.50%) Python
2 10 (3.24%) Go
3 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.62%) C
5 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.65%) SQL
6 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 294 (95.15%) CISSP
2 134 (43.37%) CISA
3 59 (19.09%) Degree
4 42 (13.59%) CRISC
5 26 (8.41%) CEH
6 25 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (8.09%) Security Cleared
7 23 (7.44%) CompTIA Security+
8 21 (6.80%) SSCP
9 18 (5.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 18 (5.83%) SANS
10 13 (4.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 13 (4.21%) CCNA
10 13 (4.21%) GIAC
11 10 (3.24%) CCSP
11 10 (3.24%) SC Cleared
12 9 (2.91%) CISMP
13 7 (2.27%) MCSE
13 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.27%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (52.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (30.10%) NIST
3 65 (21.04%) GDPR
4 52 (16.83%) PCI DSS
5 38 (12.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (9.71%) GRC
7 28 (9.06%) NCSC
8 23 (7.44%) COBIT
9 13 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (3.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (3.24%) NIST 800
12 9 (2.91%) SOC 2
13 6 (1.94%) HIPAA
14 5 (1.62%) ISO 22301
15 4 (1.29%) JSP 440
16 3 (0.97%) ISO 31000
16 3 (0.97%) ITGC
16 3 (0.97%) RMADS
17 2 (0.65%) IFRS
17 2 (0.65%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.97%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.21%) QRadar
2 11 (3.56%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.24%) Kibana
4 5 (1.62%) CASB
5 4 (1.29%) Nessus
5 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.97%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.65%) EnCase
7 2 (0.65%) FTK
7 2 (0.65%) SCCM
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Ansible
8 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.32%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.32%) Nmap
8 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.32%) Puppet
8 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.18%) Cisco
3 13 (4.21%) Splunk
4 7 (2.27%) Juniper
4 7 (2.27%) Varonis
5 6 (1.94%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.29%) VMware
7 3 (0.97%) Darktrace
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle
7 3 (0.97%) Qualys
8 2 (0.65%) AlienVault
8 2 (0.65%) BT
8 2 (0.65%) Carbon Black
8 2 (0.65%) Cellebrite
8 2 (0.65%) CrowdStrike
8 2 (0.65%) FireEye
8 2 (0.65%) McAfee
8 2 (0.65%) Netskope
8 2 (0.65%) OneTrust
9 1 (0.32%) Sophos