Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CISA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 539 461
Rank change year-on-year +69 -78 +26
Permanent jobs citing CISA 233 675 1,095
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.03% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 215 565 804
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% - +3.79%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,350 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,100 £100,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

CISA 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,159 33,216 39,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.46% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,165 24,103 29,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.39%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISA.

Salary trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISA over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISA within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. 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
England +55 217 £62,500 -3.85% 29
London +81 120 £71,250 +1.79% 10
UK excluding London +122 110 £55,000 -4.35% 22
South East +142 37 £49,500 -23.85% 2
North of England +132 25 £53,750 +13.16% 4
Midlands +99 20 £60,000 +26.32% 9
North West +98 19 £55,000 +29.41%
Work from Home +36 16 £55,000 -15.38% 4
West Midlands +97 15 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East of England +126 11 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Scotland +102 9 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire +123 6 £50,000 -24.53% 4
South West +99 5 £68,750 +10.00% 2
East Midlands +68 5 £67,500 -5.26% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £48,750 - 1
Wales +43 1 £62,500 +60.26%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT jobs citing CISA 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 with a requirement for CISA.

1 213 (91.42%) CISSP
2 183 (78.54%) CISM
3 175 (75.11%) Information Security
4 114 (48.93%) Cybersecurity
5 110 (47.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 100 (42.92%) Finance
7 91 (39.06%) Risk Management
8 82 (35.19%) Management Information System
9 76 (32.62%) NIST
10 67 (28.76%) Degree
11 63 (27.04%) CRISC
12 45 (19.31%) Firewall
13 41 (17.60%) Security Management
14 37 (15.88%) SQL
15 36 (15.45%) Identity Access Management
16 35 (15.02%) AWS
17 34 (14.59%) ITIL
17 34 (14.59%) SIEM
18 33 (14.16%) Data Protection
19 32 (13.73%) Python
20 31 (13.30%) PCI DSS
21 30 (12.88%) Azure
21 30 (12.88%) Computer Science
21 30 (12.88%) Linux
21 30 (12.88%) Splunk
22 29 (12.45%) Bash Shell
22 29 (12.45%) GDPR
22 29 (12.45%) Legal
23 28 (12.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 26 (11.16%) Law

CISA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.02%) AWS
2 30 (12.88%) Azure
3 18 (7.73%) Office 365
4 6 (2.58%) IaaS
4 6 (2.58%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.15%) PaaS
5 5 (2.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.86%) Apigee
6 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.43%) GCP
7 1 (0.43%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (19.31%) Firewall
2 13 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (3.86%) LAN
4 8 (3.43%) Network Security
5 6 (2.58%) DNS
5 6 (2.58%) HTTP
5 6 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.15%) WAN
7 4 (1.72%) VPN
8 3 (1.29%) Internet
9 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.86%) SCCP
9 2 (0.86%) SSL
10 1 (0.43%) DKIM
10 1 (0.43%) DMARC
10 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 100 (42.92%) Finance
2 29 (12.45%) Legal
3 26 (11.16%) Law
4 16 (6.87%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.86%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.00%) Back Office
6 7 (3.00%) Banking
7 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.29%) Games
8 3 (1.29%) Retail
9 2 (0.86%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (31.76%) Analyst
2 59 (25.32%) Security Analyst
3 35 (15.02%) Security Officer
4 34 (14.59%) Information Analyst
5 33 (14.16%) Information Security Analyst
6 28 (12.02%) Security Manager
7 22 (9.44%) Architect
7 22 (9.44%) Security Architect
8 21 (9.01%) Information Officer
8 21 (9.01%) Information Security Officer
9 20 (8.58%) Security Engineer
10 18 (7.73%) Consultant
10 18 (7.73%) Risk Analyst
11 15 (6.44%) Governance Analyst
11 15 (6.44%) IT Analyst
12 14 (6.01%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 14 (6.01%) Security Consultant
12 14 (6.01%) Security Risk Analyst
12 14 (6.01%) Technical Analyst
13 13 (5.58%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.16%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.29%) LDAP
2 3 (1.29%) Middleware
2 3 (1.29%) OAuth
2 3 (1.29%) SAML
3 1 (0.43%) .NET
3 1 (0.43%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 82 (35.19%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.01%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (3.86%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.58%) Life Science
7 4 (1.72%) CESG
7 4 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.29%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.29%) Social Media
9 2 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.86%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.43%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.88%) Linux
2 25 (10.73%) Windows
3 11 (4.72%) Unix
4 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (75.11%) Information Security
2 114 (48.93%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (39.06%) Risk Management
4 41 (17.60%) Security Management
5 36 (15.45%) Identity Access Management
6 34 (14.59%) ITIL
6 34 (14.59%) SIEM
7 33 (14.16%) Data Protection
8 30 (12.88%) Computer Science
9 28 (12.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (10.73%) Risk Assessment
11 24 (10.30%) Asset Management
12 23 (9.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 22 (9.44%) IT Audit
13 22 (9.44%) Security Operations
14 21 (9.01%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (8.58%) Remediation Plan
16 19 (8.15%) Security Architecture
17 18 (7.73%) Data Security
17 18 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.88%) SQL
2 32 (13.73%) Python
3 29 (12.45%) Bash Shell
4 25 (10.73%) Perl
5 21 (9.01%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.86%) R
7 1 (0.43%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 213 (91.42%) CISSP
2 183 (78.54%) CISM
3 67 (28.76%) Degree
4 63 (27.04%) CRISC
5 21 (9.01%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 20 (8.58%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (8.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 19 (8.15%) GIAC
8 16 (6.87%) Security Cleared
9 15 (6.44%) CEH
10 13 (5.58%) SC Cleared
11 12 (5.15%) CompTIA Security+
11 12 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (5.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 11 (4.72%) DV Cleared
12 11 (4.72%) OSCP
13 9 (3.86%) CLAS
13 9 (3.86%) Master's Degree
14 8 (3.43%) GSEC
15 7 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (47.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (32.62%) NIST
3 31 (13.30%) PCI DSS
4 29 (12.45%) GDPR
5 21 (9.01%) COBIT
6 14 (6.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (6.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (6.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (3.43%) ISO 31000
8 7 (3.00%) NCSC
9 6 (2.58%) COSO
9 6 (2.58%) NIST 800
9 6 (2.58%) SLA
10 5 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (2.15%) ISO 22301
10 5 (2.15%) ITGC
11 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.29%) QA
12 2 (0.86%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.86%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.43%) NDS
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (10.73%) Nessus
2 8 (3.43%) CSIRT
3 3 (1.29%) QRadar
4 2 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.86%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.86%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.86%) SCCM
4 2 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.86%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) CASB
5 1 (0.43%) EnCase
5 1 (0.43%) FTK
5 1 (0.43%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (12.88%) Splunk
2 26 (11.16%) CyberArk
3 24 (10.30%) Aveksa
3 24 (10.30%) Sun
4 22 (9.44%) Microsoft
5 18 (7.73%) ArcSight
5 18 (7.73%) Qualys
6 14 (6.01%) ServiceNow
7 10 (4.29%) Cisco
8 8 (3.43%) Remedy
9 6 (2.58%) Citrix
9 6 (2.58%) Meraki
10 4 (1.72%) Oracle
11 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.29%) Tripwire
12 2 (0.86%) CA
12 2 (0.86%) F5
12 2 (0.86%) Google
12 2 (0.86%) Palo Alto