Period
to 16 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 239 312
Rank change year-on-year -48 +73 -25
Permanent jobs citing CISM 151 61 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.71% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.62% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 97 31 172
10th Percentile £35,250 £31,750 £45,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,625 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,453 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.69% -11.28% +4.17%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,845 2,324 7,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.93% 26.96% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,697 1,728 5,372
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,850 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CISM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the South East

CISM
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISM in the South East.

Salary trend for CISM in the South East

CISM
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISM in the South East over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Salary histogram for CISM in the South East

CISM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 September 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
Thames Valley -54 52 £65,000 -10.34% 9
Berkshire -48 38 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Hampshire -83 34 £42,500 -42.37% 3
Surrey -40 33 £63,750 +41.67% 5
East Sussex -36 16 £45,000 -10.00%
West Sussex -10 9 £65,000 -39.53% 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £55,000 - 6
Kent -36 8 £65,000 +116.67%
Oxfordshire -23 5 £60,000 +16.47% 1
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 South East region with a requirement for CISM.

1 148 (98.01%) CISSP
2 101 (66.89%) Social Skills
3 100 (66.23%) Information Security
4 86 (56.95%) Cybersecurity
5 80 (52.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 54 (35.76%) GDPR
7 53 (35.10%) Risk Management
8 49 (32.45%) CISA
9 45 (29.80%) Degree
10 44 (29.14%) Data Protection
11 38 (25.17%) NIST
12 37 (24.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (23.84%) Cyber Essentials
14 35 (23.18%) Regulatory Compliance
14 35 (23.18%) Azure
14 35 (23.18%) Finance
15 34 (22.52%) Vulnerability Management
16 32 (21.19%) CRISC
16 32 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (19.21%) Security Architecture
17 29 (19.21%) CEH
18 28 (18.54%) Security Operations
19 27 (17.88%) Management Information System
20 25 (16.56%) Identity Management
21 24 (15.89%) Firewall
21 24 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (15.89%) Microsoft 365
22 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
23 22 (14.57%) Network Security
23 22 (14.57%) Penetration Testing

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (1.99%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.18%) Azure
2 24 (15.89%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (7.28%) AWS
4 10 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.32%) IaaS
6 2 (1.32%) PaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.89%) Firewall
2 22 (14.57%) Network Security
3 7 (4.64%) DNS
4 5 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.65%) DHCP
5 4 (2.65%) SAN
5 4 (2.65%) SCCP
6 3 (1.99%) Internet
6 3 (1.99%) SMTP
7 1 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.66%) HTTP
7 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.66%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.66%) NAS
7 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
General
1 101 (66.89%) Social Skills
2 35 (23.18%) Finance
3 32 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.92%) Legal
5 16 (10.60%) Police
6 14 (9.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
8 8 (5.30%) Retail
9 5 (3.31%) Aerospace
9 5 (3.31%) Public Sector
10 4 (2.65%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (2.65%) Electronics
10 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
10 4 (2.65%) Marketing
11 2 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (21.85%) Analyst
2 32 (21.19%) Consultant
2 32 (21.19%) Security Analyst
3 29 (19.21%) Security Consultant
4 19 (12.58%) IT Analyst
4 19 (12.58%) IT Security Analyst
5 16 (10.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 16 (10.60%) Junior
5 16 (10.60%) Junior Consultant
5 16 (10.60%) Junior Security Consultant
6 15 (9.93%) Security Manager
7 14 (9.27%) Security Specialist
8 13 (8.61%) Information Security Specialist
8 13 (8.61%) Information Specialist
9 12 (7.95%) Network Analyst
9 12 (7.95%) Network Security Analyst
10 11 (7.28%) Architect
10 11 (7.28%) Information Analyst
10 11 (7.28%) Information Security Analyst
11 9 (5.96%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) .NET
1 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.32%) J2EE
1 2 (1.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.88%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.60%) Smart Meter
3 7 (4.64%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.65%) SCADA
6 3 (1.99%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.99%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.32%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.66%) Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.66%) PKI
8 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.30%) Linux
1 8 (5.30%) Windows
2 5 (3.31%) Unix
3 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (66.23%) Information Security
2 86 (56.95%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (35.10%) Risk Management
4 44 (29.14%) Data Protection
5 37 (24.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (23.18%) Regulatory Compliance
7 34 (22.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 29 (19.21%) Security Architecture
9 28 (18.54%) Security Operations
10 25 (16.56%) Identity Management
11 24 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (14.57%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (13.25%) ITIL
15 19 (12.58%) Security Monitoring
16 18 (11.92%) Computer Science
16 18 (11.92%) Mentoring
17 17 (11.26%) Security Management
18 16 (10.60%) OWASP
18 16 (10.60%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.96%) C
2 4 (2.65%) SQL
3 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 148 (98.01%) CISSP
2 49 (32.45%) CISA
3 45 (29.80%) Degree
4 32 (21.19%) CRISC
5 29 (19.21%) CEH
6 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
7 13 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (7.28%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (5.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (4.64%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.97%) SSCP
12 5 (3.31%) CGEIT
12 5 (3.31%) FFIEC
12 5 (3.31%) GIAC
12 5 (3.31%) SANS
12 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
13 4 (2.65%) CASP
13 4 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (2.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (52.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (35.76%) GDPR
3 38 (25.17%) NIST
4 36 (23.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (11.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 15 (9.93%) PCI DSS
7 12 (7.95%) GRC
8 10 (6.62%) COBIT
9 8 (5.30%) ITGC
10 7 (4.64%) NCSC
10 7 (4.64%) RMADS
11 5 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (3.31%) SLA
12 4 (2.65%) IASME
12 4 (2.65%) NIST 800
13 2 (1.32%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.66%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 10 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.99%) Firmware
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) pfSense
4 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.66%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 19 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.64%) Google
3 5 (3.31%) Apple
4 4 (2.65%) Adobe
4 4 (2.65%) SAP
4 4 (2.65%) VMware
5 3 (1.99%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.99%) Veeam
6 2 (1.32%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.66%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.66%) CA
7 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.66%) Dell
7 1 (0.66%) HP
7 1 (0.66%) Remedy
7 1 (0.66%) Splunk
7 1 (0.66%) WatchGuard