Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 506 536 494
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 +14
Permanent jobs citing CISA 216 637 930
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 2.09% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 197 517 695
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £44,380 £37,542 £45,000
90th Percentile £93,500 £102,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £53,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.68% -11.25% +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 11,340 30,429 38,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.56% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8,650 22,508 28,099
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +25 204 £62,500 - 43
London +91 121 £65,000 -7.14% 22
UK excluding London +71 91 £60,000 +12.68% 22
South East +136 34 £49,500 -20.80% 4
North of England +86 20 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Midlands +42 19 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Work from Home -30 16 £55,000 -8.33% 6
North West +71 11 £55,000 +29.41% 5
West Midlands +38 10 £60,000 +33.33% 1
South West +94 9 £65,000 +4.00% 4
Yorkshire +89 9 £54,500 +2.83% 4
East Midlands +74 9 £70,000 -12.50%
East of England +133 4 £60,000 -14.29% 3
Scotland +64 4 £47,900 -4.20% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -
Wales +43 1 £62,500 +60.26%

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 191 (88.43%) CISSP
2 165 (76.39%) CISM
3 150 (69.44%) Information Security
4 111 (51.39%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 92 (42.59%) Finance
7 85 (39.35%) Risk Management
8 84 (38.89%) Management Information System
9 62 (28.70%) Degree
10 61 (28.24%) NIST
11 60 (27.78%) CRISC
12 55 (25.46%) Security Management
13 50 (23.15%) Firewall
14 47 (21.76%) Identity Access Management
15 46 (21.30%) SIEM
16 43 (19.91%) Computer Science
17 41 (18.98%) Security Architecture
18 35 (16.20%) Azure
18 35 (16.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 34 (15.74%) Data Protection
19 34 (15.74%) GDPR
20 31 (14.35%) COBIT
21 29 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
21 29 (13.43%) Intrusion Detection
21 29 (13.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
22 26 (12.04%) Microsoft
23 24 (11.11%) PCI DSS
23 24 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
24 23 (10.65%) ITIL
25 22 (10.19%) CCSP

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 1 (0.46%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.20%) Azure
2 21 (9.72%) AWS
3 18 (8.33%) SaaS
4 17 (7.87%) IaaS
5 15 (6.94%) PaaS
6 12 (5.56%) Mimecast
7 9 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (3.70%) BPaaS
8 8 (3.70%) Office 365
9 6 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (1.39%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.93%) Serverless
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.46%) GCP
12 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.15%) Firewall
2 29 (13.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (5.56%) VPN
4 9 (4.17%) Network Security
4 9 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.70%) WAAS
6 5 (2.31%) LAN
7 4 (1.85%) WAN
8 2 (0.93%) DNS
8 2 (0.93%) HTTP
8 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.93%) Internet
8 2 (0.93%) RTP
8 2 (0.93%) SCCP
8 2 (0.93%) SSL
8 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.46%) DKIM
9 1 (0.46%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.39%) Power BI
1 3 (1.39%) Tableau
2 2 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.46%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) GitLab
General
1 92 (42.59%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Banking
2 16 (7.41%) Law
2 16 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.94%) Legal
4 3 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.39%) French Language
4 3 (1.39%) German Language
4 3 (1.39%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 45 (20.83%) Analyst
2 35 (16.20%) Security Analyst
3 31 (14.35%) Architect
3 31 (14.35%) Security Architect
4 29 (13.43%) Security Officer
5 24 (11.11%) Security Manager
6 23 (10.65%) Security Specialist
7 19 (8.80%) Information Officer
7 19 (8.80%) Information Security Officer
8 18 (8.33%) IT Analyst
9 16 (7.41%) Information Analyst
10 15 (6.94%) Information Security Analyst
11 14 (6.48%) IT Security Analyst
12 11 (5.09%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 11 (5.09%) IT Manager
13 10 (4.63%) Consultant
13 10 (4.63%) Information Manager
13 10 (4.63%) Information Security Manager
14 9 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
14 9 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.70%) OAuth
2 4 (1.85%) LDAP
2 4 (1.85%) SAML
2 4 (1.85%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) LAMP
4 1 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.46%) Node.js
4 1 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 84 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.80%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.09%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.85%) CESG
6 4 (1.85%) Reinsurance
6 4 (1.85%) Social Media
7 3 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.39%) FMCG
7 3 (1.39%) NHS
7 3 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.02%) Windows
2 6 (2.78%) Linux
3 4 (1.85%) Unix
3 4 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.46%) AIX
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (69.44%) Information Security
2 111 (51.39%) Cybersecurity
3 85 (39.35%) Risk Management
4 55 (25.46%) Security Management
5 47 (21.76%) Identity Access Management
6 46 (21.30%) SIEM
7 43 (19.91%) Computer Science
8 41 (18.98%) Security Architecture
9 35 (16.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 34 (15.74%) Data Protection
11 23 (10.65%) ITIL
12 21 (9.72%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (9.72%) Security Operations
13 20 (9.26%) Patch Management
13 20 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (8.80%) Antivirus Management
14 19 (8.80%) IT Audit
14 19 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (8.33%) Privileged Access Management
16 16 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.09%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.17%) Python
2 9 (4.17%) SQL
3 6 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.31%) C
5 4 (1.85%) R
6 3 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.93%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) C#
8 1 (0.46%) Perl
8 1 (0.46%) Ruby
8 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (88.43%) CISSP
2 165 (76.39%) CISM
3 62 (28.70%) Degree
4 60 (27.78%) CRISC
5 29 (13.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 29 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (10.19%) CCSP
7 21 (9.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 17 (7.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 15 (6.94%) Security Cleared
10 13 (6.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 12 (5.56%) SC Cleared
12 10 (4.63%) CEH
12 10 (4.63%) GIAC
13 8 (3.70%) GSEC
14 7 (3.24%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.24%) PCI QSA
15 6 (2.78%) CGEIT
15 6 (2.78%) OSCP
15 6 (2.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (28.24%) NIST
3 34 (15.74%) GDPR
4 31 (14.35%) COBIT
5 24 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (11.11%) PCI DSS
6 14 (6.48%) NCSC
7 13 (6.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (5.56%) ITGC
9 10 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (3.70%) COSO
11 8 (3.70%) HIPAA
11 8 (3.70%) ISO 31000
11 8 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (1.85%) ISO 22301
12 4 (1.85%) NIST 800
13 3 (1.39%) QA
13 3 (1.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Nessus
2 6 (2.78%) QRadar
3 3 (1.39%) Ansible
4 2 (0.93%) CASB
4 2 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.93%) Terraform
5 1 (0.46%) EnCase
5 1 (0.46%) FTK
5 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.24%) Palo Alto
3 6 (2.78%) CheckPoint
3 6 (2.78%) Forcepoint
3 6 (2.78%) Remedy
3 6 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.31%) Cisco
5 4 (1.85%) Darktrace
5 4 (1.85%) IBM
5 4 (1.85%) SAP
6 3 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.39%) Splunk
7 2 (0.93%) Citrix
7 2 (0.93%) Meraki
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle
8 1 (0.46%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.46%) Cellebrite
8 1 (0.46%) F5
8 1 (0.46%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.46%) VMware