Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 525 480
Rank change year-on-year -31 -45 -71
Permanent jobs citing CISA 538 783 1,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 2.13% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 430 541 866
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £41,150 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,250 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.58% +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 27,495 36,680 41,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.87% 24.17% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20,380 26,784 32,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,600 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISA.

Salary trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISA over the 6 months to 24 January 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 24 January 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 -54 513 £63,500 -2.31% 67
UK excluding London -27 286 £57,250 -4.58% 42
London -2 237 £70,000 - 28
South East -6 92 £62,500 +4.17% 10
Midlands +71 86 £52,500 +5.00% 9
West Midlands +78 81 £51,250 +2.50% 7
North of England -3 59 £55,000 -8.33% 10
North West +8 30 £52,500 -12.50% 5
Yorkshire +25 23 £56,000 +1.82% 5
East of England +51 20 £66,250 +10.42% 7
South West +2 16 £65,000 +1.96% 3
Scotland +31 10 £70,000 -6.67% 3
North East +17 6 £45,000 -35.25%
East Midlands -5 5 £75,000 +66.67% 2
Wales +1 3 £39,000 -22.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 451 (83.83%) CISSP
2 385 (71.56%) CISM
3 382 (71.00%) Information Security
4 293 (54.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 277 (51.49%) Cybersecurity
6 190 (35.32%) Finance
7 165 (30.67%) Risk Management
8 157 (29.18%) NIST
9 140 (26.02%) Management Information System
10 135 (25.09%) CRISC
11 128 (23.79%) Degree
12 117 (21.75%) ITIL
13 100 (18.59%) PCI DSS
14 98 (18.22%) Security Management
15 95 (17.66%) GDPR
16 85 (15.80%) COBIT
17 83 (15.43%) SIEM
18 82 (15.24%) Risk Assessment
19 80 (14.87%) Penetration Testing
20 77 (14.31%) Internal Audit
21 68 (12.64%) Security Cleared
22 66 (12.27%) Legal
23 62 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
24 60 (11.15%) Information Security Management
25 58 (10.78%) ISMS
26 54 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
26 54 (10.04%) Security Architecture
27 52 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
28 51 (9.48%) Vulnerability Management
28 51 (9.48%) Firewall

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 17 (3.16%) IIS
2 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.43%) Azure
2 34 (6.32%) AWS
3 11 (2.04%) Office 365
4 10 (1.86%) Serverless
5 8 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.93%) G Suite
6 5 (0.93%) PaaS
7 4 (0.74%) SaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.56%) IaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.37%) GCP
10 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.48%) Firewall
2 28 (5.20%) Network Security
3 21 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (3.53%) LAN
5 16 (2.97%) WAN
6 11 (2.04%) Internet
7 9 (1.67%) PPP
8 8 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.93%) RTP
9 5 (0.93%) Wireless
10 3 (0.56%) DHCP
10 3 (0.56%) DNS
10 3 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.56%) VPN
11 2 (0.37%) Broadband
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (0.37%) MPLS
11 2 (0.37%) SAN
11 2 (0.37%) SSL
11 2 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.74%) GIS
2 3 (0.56%) Power BI
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) AppScan
1 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.19%) JIRA
1 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.19%) Snyk
1 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
General
1 190 (35.32%) Finance
2 66 (12.27%) Legal
3 30 (5.58%) Public Sector
4 26 (4.83%) Law
5 16 (2.97%) Retail
6 12 (2.23%) Banking
7 9 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.67%) Games
8 5 (0.93%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) Military
10 2 (0.37%) Local Government
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 111 (20.63%) Security Manager
2 101 (18.77%) Analyst
3 91 (16.91%) Security Analyst
4 84 (15.61%) Information Security Manager
5 81 (15.06%) Information Manager
6 65 (12.08%) Information Analyst
7 63 (11.71%) Information Security Analyst
8 57 (10.59%) Consultant
9 56 (10.41%) Security Consultant
10 35 (6.51%) Compliance Manager
11 31 (5.76%) Architect
11 31 (5.76%) Auditor
11 31 (5.76%) Security Architect
12 30 (5.58%) IT Manager
13 28 (5.20%) IT Auditor
14 26 (4.83%) Senior Manager
15 24 (4.46%) Risk Analyst
16 23 (4.28%) Security Specialist
17 22 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 21 (3.90%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.53%) SailPoint
2 7 (1.30%) RESTful
3 3 (0.56%) LDAP
4 2 (0.37%) OAuth
4 2 (0.37%) SAML
5 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 140 (26.02%) Management Information System
2 44 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (2.79%) Reinsurance
6 11 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.86%) Cyberattack
8 8 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.49%) Learning Management System
8 8 (1.49%) Online Games
9 6 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.93%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.74%) Anti-Piracy
12 3 (0.56%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.56%) PMI
13 2 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.76%) Linux
2 23 (4.28%) Windows
3 12 (2.23%) Unix
4 2 (0.37%) Android
4 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (71.00%) Information Security
2 277 (51.49%) Cybersecurity
3 165 (30.67%) Risk Management
4 117 (21.75%) ITIL
5 98 (18.22%) Security Management
6 83 (15.43%) SIEM
7 82 (15.24%) Risk Assessment
8 80 (14.87%) Penetration Testing
9 77 (14.31%) Internal Audit
10 62 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 60 (11.15%) Information Security Management
12 58 (10.78%) ISMS
13 54 (10.04%) Security Architecture
14 52 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (9.48%) Vulnerability Management
16 47 (8.74%) Data Protection
17 45 (8.36%) Data Security
17 45 (8.36%) Security Operations
18 43 (7.99%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.28%) Python
2 21 (3.90%) Java
3 20 (3.72%) C
4 18 (3.35%) C++
5 6 (1.12%) SQL
6 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.37%) C#
7 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.37%) Perl
7 2 (0.37%) PHP
7 2 (0.37%) Scala
8 1 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 451 (83.83%) CISSP
2 385 (71.56%) CISM
3 135 (25.09%) CRISC
4 128 (23.79%) Degree
5 68 (12.64%) Security Cleared
6 54 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (9.11%) SC Cleared
8 46 (8.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 44 (8.18%) CEH
10 25 (4.65%) CompTIA Security+
11 20 (3.72%) IISP
12 18 (3.35%) SANS
13 16 (2.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 16 (2.97%) SSCP
14 15 (2.79%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (2.60%) CGEIT
16 13 (2.42%) CREST Certified
17 12 (2.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 12 (2.23%) OSCP
18 11 (2.04%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (54.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 157 (29.18%) NIST
3 100 (18.59%) PCI DSS
4 95 (17.66%) GDPR
5 85 (15.80%) COBIT
6 42 (7.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 36 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 33 (6.13%) NCSC
9 28 (5.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 24 (4.46%) SLA
11 18 (3.35%) HIPAA
11 18 (3.35%) ITGC
12 16 (2.97%) COSO
13 15 (2.79%) QA
14 11 (2.04%) FISMA
14 11 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 9 (1.67%) ISO 22301
16 8 (1.49%) PMO
17 5 (0.93%) JSP 440
17 5 (0.93%) NIST 800
System Software
1 15 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.16%) Nessus
2 16 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
2 16 (2.97%) SCCM
3 5 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.28%) Palo Alto
3 21 (3.90%) McAfee
4 17 (3.16%) CA
4 17 (3.16%) SolarWinds
5 16 (2.97%) Aveksa
5 16 (2.97%) LogRhythm
5 16 (2.97%) Splunk
6 12 (2.23%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.04%) Cisco
8 10 (1.86%) Apple
9 6 (1.12%) F5
9 6 (1.12%) Symantec
10 5 (0.93%) Fortinet
10 5 (0.93%) VMware
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle
11 3 (0.56%) Qualys
11 3 (0.56%) SAP
11 3 (0.56%) Sparx
12 2 (0.37%) Tableau