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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 718 679 517
Rank change year-on-year -39 -162 +23
Permanent jobs citing CISA 563 362 286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 1.47% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 391 317 248
10th Percentile £46,250 £41,700 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,427 £64,236 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.97% +7.06% -7.69%
75th Percentile £81,375 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%

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 42,646 24,597 13,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.25% 21.50% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 18,014 14,167 10,446
10th Percentile £30,756 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.08% +1.05% +5.56%

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 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Top 17 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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -46 516 £67,000 +3.08% 55
London -83 298 £70,000 - 31
Work from Home -104 274 £65,000 +4.00% 28
UK excluding London -39 218 £65,000 +8.33% 29
South East -52 63 £65,000 +4.00% 6
Midlands -32 57 £62,500 - 3
North of England -38 48 £59,500 +8.18% 9
West Midlands -41 43 £66,250 +6.00% 3
South West -21 26 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Yorkshire -18 23 £55,000 - 5
North West -57 22 £75,000 +36.36% 3
Scotland -45 15 £70,000 +7.69% 4
East Midlands - 11 £55,000 -
East of England -78 7 £70,000 -9.68% 3
North East -6 3 £59,500 -25.63% 1
Wales -23 2 £36,000 -2.70% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 450 (79.93%) CISSP
2 395 (70.16%) CISM
3 346 (61.46%) Information Security
4 300 (53.29%) Cybersecurity
5 243 (43.16%) Finance
6 231 (41.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 180 (31.97%) NIST
8 172 (30.55%) Risk Management
9 168 (29.84%) Social Skills
10 165 (29.31%) Management Information System
11 151 (26.82%) CRISC
12 134 (23.80%) Degree
13 104 (18.47%) PCI DSS
14 102 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
15 98 (17.41%) GDPR
16 94 (16.70%) IT Audit
16 94 (16.70%) Azure
17 87 (15.45%) AWS
17 87 (15.45%) Security Management
18 82 (14.56%) Security Operations
19 78 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
19 78 (13.85%) ITIL
19 78 (13.85%) SIEM
20 74 (13.14%) Internal Audit
21 70 (12.43%) ISMS
22 69 (12.26%) Agile
23 68 (12.08%) Computer Science
24 66 (11.72%) Project Management
25 65 (11.55%) Microsoft
26 62 (11.01%) Public Sector

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 5 (0.89%) Confluence
2 4 (0.71%) SAS
3 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.18%) Apache
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.18%) GemFire
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (16.70%) Azure
2 87 (15.45%) AWS
3 27 (4.80%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (4.44%) Mimecast
5 21 (3.73%) GCP
5 21 (3.73%) SaaS
6 13 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.13%) IaaS
7 12 (2.13%) PaaS
8 10 (1.78%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.36%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (0.36%) GitHub
10 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.36%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (0.18%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.77%) Firewall
2 39 (6.93%) Network Security
3 30 (5.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (3.37%) Ethernet
5 14 (2.49%) Internet
6 8 (1.42%) DNS
7 6 (1.07%) DHCP
7 6 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.07%) Wireless
8 4 (0.71%) Broadband
9 2 (0.36%) Intranet
9 2 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.18%) AMQP
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.18%) NGFW
10 1 (0.18%) SD-WAN
10 1 (0.18%) VPN
10 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.42%) Big Data
1 8 (1.42%) Tableau
2 6 (1.07%) Metadata
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.53%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.36%) MySQL
6 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.36%) Power BI
6 2 (0.36%) ZAP BI
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.42%) JIRA
3 7 (1.24%) AppScan
3 7 (1.24%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.53%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.18%) Ant
5 1 (0.18%) JUnit
General
1 243 (43.16%) Finance
2 168 (29.84%) Social Skills
3 102 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (11.01%) Public Sector
5 54 (9.59%) Banking
6 52 (9.24%) Retail
7 37 (6.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 35 (6.22%) Legal
9 27 (4.80%) Presentation Skills
10 24 (4.26%) Local Government
11 17 (3.02%) Automotive
11 17 (3.02%) Telecoms
12 15 (2.66%) Law
13 13 (2.31%) Games
13 13 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
13 13 (2.31%) Marketing
14 9 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (1.07%) Financial Institution
15 6 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (24.16%) Analyst
2 86 (15.28%) Security Analyst
3 55 (9.77%) Architect
4 51 (9.06%) Security Manager
5 43 (7.64%) Information Analyst
5 43 (7.64%) Information Security Analyst
6 40 (7.10%) Risk Analyst
7 39 (6.93%) Consultant
8 36 (6.39%) Security Architect
9 35 (6.22%) Auditor
9 35 (6.22%) IT Auditor
10 33 (5.86%) Information Manager
10 33 (5.86%) Senior Architect
11 31 (5.51%) Information Security Manager
11 31 (5.51%) IT Analyst
12 30 (5.33%) Security Officer
13 25 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (4.26%) Risk Manager
14 24 (4.26%) Security Consultant
15 23 (4.09%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.42%) SailPoint
2 5 (0.89%) Web Services
3 2 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.36%) Kafka
3 2 (0.36%) LDAP
3 2 (0.36%) Matplotlib
3 2 (0.36%) scikit-learn
4 1 (0.18%) EDI
4 1 (0.18%) Ehcache
4 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.18%) J2EE
4 1 (0.18%) JPA
4 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.18%) REST
4 1 (0.18%) SAML
4 1 (0.18%) Spring
4 1 (0.18%) Spring Integration
4 1 (0.18%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (29.31%) Management Information System
2 45 (7.99%) Cyberthreat
3 32 (5.68%) Public Cloud
4 30 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.37%) IoT
7 17 (3.02%) Cyberattack
8 16 (2.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 14 (2.49%) Device Driver
9 14 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.60%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.60%) User Experience
12 9 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (1.07%) Blockchain
14 6 (1.07%) Sports Betting
15 5 (0.89%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.89%) CSOC
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.39%) Windows
2 26 (4.62%) Linux
3 11 (1.95%) Kali Linux
3 11 (1.95%) Unix
4 5 (0.89%) Android
4 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (61.46%) Information Security
2 300 (53.29%) Cybersecurity
3 172 (30.55%) Risk Management
4 94 (16.70%) IT Audit
5 87 (15.45%) Security Management
6 82 (14.56%) Security Operations
7 78 (13.85%) ITIL
7 78 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
7 78 (13.85%) SIEM
8 74 (13.14%) Internal Audit
9 70 (12.43%) ISMS
10 69 (12.26%) Agile
11 68 (12.08%) Computer Science
12 66 (11.72%) Project Management
13 61 (10.83%) Analytics
13 61 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
14 59 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 58 (10.30%) Information Security Management
16 53 (9.41%) Data Privacy
17 52 (9.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.91%) Python
2 21 (3.73%) SQL
3 20 (3.55%) C
4 16 (2.84%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.78%) Java
6 8 (1.42%) C#
7 5 (0.89%) Groovy
8 4 (0.71%) VB
9 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.36%) R
11 1 (0.18%) Bash
11 1 (0.18%) Perl
11 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 450 (79.93%) CISSP
2 395 (70.16%) CISM
3 151 (26.82%) CRISC
4 134 (23.80%) Degree
5 57 (10.12%) CEH
6 42 (7.46%) Security Cleared
7 35 (6.22%) ISACA
8 34 (6.04%) SANS
9 30 (5.33%) CGEIT
9 30 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (5.33%) GIAC
9 30 (5.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 29 (5.15%) CompTIA Security+
11 27 (4.80%) OSCP
12 26 (4.62%) CISMP
13 24 (4.26%) ACCA
14 23 (4.09%) ICAEW
15 21 (3.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 21 (3.73%) OSCE
16 18 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (41.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (31.97%) NIST
3 104 (18.47%) PCI DSS
4 98 (17.41%) GDPR
5 55 (9.77%) COBIT
5 55 (9.77%) GRC
6 48 (8.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 42 (7.46%) SOC 2
8 37 (6.57%) NCSC
9 36 (6.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 34 (6.04%) ITGC
11 26 (4.62%) NIST 800
12 20 (3.55%) SOC 1
13 19 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (2.66%) COSO
15 14 (2.49%) AUTOSAR
16 11 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 9 (1.60%) ISO 22301
17 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 7 (1.24%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 24 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (3.91%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.73%) CASB
3 12 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (1.60%) HP Fortify
5 6 (1.07%) CSIRT
6 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (0.89%) Terraform
7 4 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.53%) Nessus
8 3 (0.53%) Nmap
8 3 (0.53%) QRadar
9 2 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.36%) Nagios
9 2 (0.36%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.18%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.22%) Cisco
3 27 (4.80%) CyberArk
4 23 (4.09%) Google
4 23 (4.09%) Netskope
4 23 (4.09%) Palo Alto
4 23 (4.09%) Proofpoint
5 20 (3.55%) CrowdStrike
6 19 (3.37%) Okta
7 18 (3.20%) CheckPoint
7 18 (3.20%) F5
7 18 (3.20%) Fortinet
7 18 (3.20%) Zscaler
8 14 (2.49%) QNX
9 11 (1.95%) Oracle
10 9 (1.60%) Facebook
11 7 (1.24%) Checkmarx
11 7 (1.24%) Micro Focus
11 7 (1.24%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.24%) Splunk