Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 168 214
Rank change year-on-year +25 +46 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 1,856 1,846 1,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.36% 2.00% 1.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.02% 14.76% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,275 1,459 1,145
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,562 £73,750 £69,354
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,902 12,506 11,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.84% 13.54% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7,961 9,360 8,689
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK excluding London

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK excluding London

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK excluding London

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
North of England +34 721 £47,500 - 57
Yorkshire +76 540 £45,000 -5.26% 19
South East -1 466 £60,000 +4.35% 55
Midlands +1 260 £47,500 +5.56% 51
West Midlands -17 211 £47,500 +4.97% 37
North West -63 168 £51,000 +7.37% 29
East of England +73 149 £52,500 -2.78% 41
South West -25 125 £50,000 +11.11% 45
Wales +29 51 £45,000 +18.42% 7
Scotland +20 49 £66,986 +41.02% 10
East Midlands +37 48 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Northern Ireland +20 37 £36,250 -19.44%
North East -1 11 £42,500 -26.09% 9
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001.

1 803 (43.27%) Information Security
2 602 (32.44%) Firewall
3 589 (31.73%) Management Information System
4 560 (30.17%) ISO 9001
5 493 (26.56%) ITIL
6 491 (26.45%) Cisco
7 489 (26.35%) Cisco Certification
8 486 (26.19%) CISSP
9 459 (24.73%) Network Security
10 438 (23.60%) Linux
11 432 (23.28%) Service Delivery
12 412 (22.20%) Cybersecurity
13 388 (20.91%) WAN
14 374 (20.15%) CCNA
15 358 (19.29%) CISM
16 350 (18.86%) PCI DSS
17 349 (18.80%) CCNP
18 332 (17.89%) GDPR
19 329 (17.73%) Microsoft
20 325 (17.51%) DNS
21 323 (17.40%) Fortinet
22 317 (17.08%) Broadband
23 308 (16.59%) ADSL
24 304 (16.38%) VPN
25 297 (16.00%) Product Management
26 296 (15.95%) MPLS
27 295 (15.89%) Python
28 287 (15.46%) Unix
29 280 (15.09%) Change Control
30 279 (15.03%) BGP

ISO/IEC 27001
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 39 (2.10%) MS Exchange
2 37 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.75%) Apache
6 12 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (0.65%) nginx
7 11 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.54%) IIS
9 9 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.16%) CMS
11 3 (0.16%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.11%) Confluence
12 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.11%) SAS
13 1 (0.054%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.054%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.054%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.054%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (3.34%) MS Visio
2 53 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.054%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 207 (11.15%) Azure
2 138 (7.44%) AWS
3 103 (5.55%) Office 365
4 100 (5.39%) SaaS
5 47 (2.53%) IaaS
6 40 (2.16%) GCP
7 34 (1.83%) PaaS
8 28 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (1.35%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
11 6 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.32%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 602 (32.44%) Firewall
2 459 (24.73%) Network Security
3 388 (20.91%) WAN
4 325 (17.51%) DNS
5 317 (17.08%) Broadband
6 308 (16.59%) ADSL
7 304 (16.38%) VPN
8 296 (15.95%) MPLS
9 279 (15.03%) BGP
10 277 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
11 269 (14.49%) IPsec
12 262 (14.12%) OSPF
13 259 (13.95%) SMTP
14 247 (13.31%) NetScaler
15 245 (13.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 245 (13.20%) RIP
16 146 (7.87%) TCP/IP
17 140 (7.54%) LAN
18 107 (5.77%) Wireless
19 106 (5.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.40%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.13%) Big Data
4 19 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 18 (0.97%) Hazelcast
5 18 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (0.92%) MySQL
7 15 (0.81%) Power BI
8 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.59%) Redis
10 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.38%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
14 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.70%) JIRA
4 12 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.48%) Mercurial
6 6 (0.32%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.27%) Burp Suite
8 4 (0.22%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.16%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.11%) Maven
10 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.11%) Subversion
10 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.054%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.054%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.054%) Selenium
General
1 237 (12.77%) Finance
2 194 (10.45%) Public Sector
3 146 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 111 (5.98%) Legal
5 80 (4.31%) Retail
6 39 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.67%) Marketing
8 24 (1.29%) Banking
9 19 (1.02%) Law
10 18 (0.97%) Automotive
11 14 (0.75%) Games
12 13 (0.70%) Advertising
13 11 (0.59%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.54%) Billing
15 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.43%) Electronics
17 7 (0.38%) Back Office
17 7 (0.38%) Military
18 5 (0.27%) Japanese Language
19 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 300 (16.16%) Security Engineer
2 279 (15.03%) Network Engineer
3 249 (13.42%) Consultant
4 223 (12.02%) Analyst
5 220 (11.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 193 (10.40%) Security Consultant
7 151 (8.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 148 (7.97%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 148 (7.97%) Security Manager
9 147 (7.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 133 (7.17%) Security Analyst
11 113 (6.09%) Architect
12 105 (5.66%) Information Manager
13 99 (5.33%) Information Security Manager
14 88 (4.74%) Security Architect
15 79 (4.26%) Security Officer
16 78 (4.20%) Information Analyst
17 75 (4.04%) Information Security Analyst
18 72 (3.88%) Service Manager
19 70 (3.77%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.78%) .NET
1 33 (1.78%) SOAP
2 32 (1.72%) REST
2 32 (1.72%) Spring
3 29 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
3 29 (1.56%) Web Services
4 20 (1.08%) CSS
5 18 (0.97%) Vert.x
6 15 (0.81%) OAuth
6 15 (0.81%) OpenID
7 14 (0.75%) OAuth2
7 14 (0.75%) XACML
8 13 (0.70%) HTML
9 12 (0.65%) Hibernate
10 11 (0.59%) Apache Camel
11 9 (0.48%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.48%) HTML5
11 9 (0.48%) LDAP
12 7 (0.38%) JSON
12 7 (0.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 589 (31.73%) Management Information System
2 134 (7.22%) Data Centre
3 125 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.45%) PKI
6 58 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
7 47 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
8 32 (1.72%) Driving Licence
8 32 (1.72%) Internet of Things
8 32 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
9 29 (1.56%) CESG
9 29 (1.56%) Cyberattack
10 27 (1.45%) Smartphone
11 25 (1.35%) User Experience
12 19 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (0.97%) CCTV
14 15 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
15 14 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 13 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 438 (23.60%) Linux
2 287 (15.46%) Unix
3 228 (12.28%) Windows
4 107 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 47 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (2.16%) Windows 10
8 34 (1.83%) CentOS
9 20 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.92%) Solaris
10 17 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.86%) HPUX
12 14 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.43%) Debian
14 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.27%) Android
15 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (43.27%) Information Security
2 493 (26.56%) ITIL
3 432 (23.28%) Service Delivery
4 412 (22.20%) Cybersecurity
5 297 (16.00%) Product Management
6 280 (15.09%) Change Control
7 263 (14.17%) Network Design
8 248 (13.36%) Network Management
9 231 (12.45%) Risk Management
10 229 (12.34%) Security Management
11 222 (11.96%) SIEM
12 202 (10.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 173 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
14 172 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
15 165 (8.89%) Security Architecture
16 161 (8.67%) ISMS
17 159 (8.57%) Data Protection
18 148 (7.97%) Project Management
19 146 (7.87%) Penetration Testing
20 133 (7.17%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 295 (15.89%) Python
2 270 (14.55%) Bash Shell
3 269 (14.49%) Perl
4 68 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 63 (3.39%) SQL
6 56 (3.02%) Java
7 38 (2.05%) C
8 24 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 23 (1.24%) C#
10 21 (1.13%) Ruby
11 20 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.02%) PHP
12 19 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.81%) C++
14 13 (0.70%) Go
15 10 (0.54%) PHP 5
15 10 (0.54%) PHP 7
16 6 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.32%) VB6
16 6 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 489 (26.35%) Cisco Certification
2 486 (26.19%) CISSP
3 374 (20.15%) CCNA
4 358 (19.29%) CISM
5 349 (18.80%) CCNP
6 231 (12.45%) Degree
7 165 (8.89%) Security Cleared
8 164 (8.84%) CISA
9 135 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 108 (5.82%) MCSE
11 97 (5.23%) SC Cleared
12 77 (4.15%) CRISC
13 72 (3.88%) MCITP
14 67 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 66 (3.56%) CEH
16 63 (3.39%) CESG Certified Professional
17 56 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 49 (2.64%) CISMP
18 49 (2.64%) GIAC
18 49 (2.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 560 (30.17%) ISO 9001
2 350 (18.86%) PCI DSS
3 332 (17.89%) GDPR
4 248 (13.36%) NIST
5 155 (8.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 147 (7.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 136 (7.33%) SLA
8 128 (6.90%) ISO 22301
9 116 (6.25%) COBIT
10 88 (4.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 76 (4.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 44 (2.37%) NCSC
13 35 (1.89%) PMO
14 34 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 34 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 24 (1.29%) QA
16 19 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 18 (0.97%) HIPAA
18 16 (0.86%) NIST 800
19 15 (0.81%) RMADS
System Software
1 229 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 167 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (1.13%) vSphere
5 13 (0.70%) Docker
6 12 (0.65%) XenApp
7 9 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.22%) Firmware
9 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.16%) Snort
10 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.11%) pfSense
11 2 (0.11%) vCloud
11 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 268 (14.44%) FortiGate
2 265 (14.28%) Nagios
3 47 (2.53%) SCCM
4 43 (2.32%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.51%) Prometheus
6 27 (1.45%) Ansible
7 21 (1.13%) Nessus
8 17 (0.92%) Puppet
9 15 (0.81%) Terraform
10 14 (0.75%) CASB
11 13 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.54%) HAProxy
13 10 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.54%) QRadar
13 10 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (0.54%) yum
14 8 (0.43%) Kibana
14 8 (0.43%) logstash
14 8 (0.43%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 491 (26.45%) Cisco
2 329 (17.73%) Microsoft
3 323 (17.40%) Fortinet
4 218 (11.75%) Palo Alto
5 210 (11.31%) VMware
6 116 (6.25%) Meraki
7 105 (5.66%) Citrix
8 69 (3.72%) Aruba
9 63 (3.39%) Polycom
10 60 (3.23%) CheckPoint
11 46 (2.48%) Oracle
12 38 (2.05%) Huawei
13 36 (1.94%) Brocade
13 36 (1.94%) Ruckus Wireless
14 29 (1.56%) Google
15 24 (1.29%) McAfee
15 24 (1.29%) Symantec
16 23 (1.24%) Juniper
16 23 (1.24%) Qualys
17 21 (1.13%) Splunk