Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 455 437 584
Rank change year-on-year -18 +147 +33
Permanent jobs citing CISA 1136 1363 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.69% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 2.56% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 909 1087 690
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,090 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.01% +4.50% +2.68%
10th Percentile £42,000 £36,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,750 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43109 53182 59840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.40% 26.85% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33154 42976 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -12 1101 £63,250 +2.02% 73
London +20 654 £67,500 +3.85% 38
UK excluding London -61 463 £55,000 - 36
North of England +38 184 £50,000 -1.96% 11
North West +36 118 £55,000 +2.09% 7
South East -28 112 £60,000 - 13
East of England +24 76 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Yorkshire -9 63 £45,000 -11.76% 4
Midlands -73 60 £55,000 -
West Midlands -64 50 £55,000 -
Scotland -12 13 £62,500 +19.05% 1
East Midlands -8 10 £55,000 -
South West -53 10 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Wales +4 5 £42,500 -22.79%
Northern Ireland -13 4 £55,000 +37.50%
North East +25 3 £47,500 +8.57%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing CISA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CISA.

1 965 (84.95%) CISSP
2 865 (76.14%) CISM
3 818 (72.01%) Information Security
4 481 (42.34%) Finance
5 439 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 358 (31.51%) Risk Management
7 317 (27.90%) Degree
8 254 (22.36%) Cybersecurity
9 242 (21.30%) Management Information System
10 217 (19.10%) Data Protection
11 207 (18.22%) ITIL
12 204 (17.96%) CRISC
13 203 (17.87%) SIEM
14 198 (17.43%) PCI DSS
14 198 (17.43%) Firewall
15 173 (15.23%) Security Architecture
16 167 (14.70%) IT Audit
17 144 (12.68%) Banking
18 138 (12.15%) Security Management
19 137 (12.06%) Internal Audit
20 135 (11.88%) CEH
21 134 (11.80%) Security Operations
22 122 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
23 115 (10.12%) Project Management
24 110 (9.68%) Computer Science
25 106 (9.33%) COBIT
25 106 (9.33%) Linux
25 106 (9.33%) GDPR
26 102 (8.98%) GIAC
27 101 (8.89%) Windows

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 18 (1.58%) IIS
2 10 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.18%) Apache
4 1 (0.088%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.088%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.53%) Maya
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.55%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.79%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.35%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.35%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.088%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.76%) Office 365
3 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.67%) SaaS
4 14 (1.23%) IaaS
5 8 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (17.43%) Firewall
2 77 (6.78%) Network Security
3 58 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 51 (4.49%) Internet
4 51 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.20%) Wireless
6 14 (1.23%) LAN
6 14 (1.23%) VoIP
6 14 (1.23%) WAN
7 12 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (0.88%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (0.88%) NetScreen
10 8 (0.70%) Value-Added Service
10 8 (0.70%) Wireless Security
10 8 (0.70%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.53%) SSL
12 5 (0.44%) HTTP
13 3 (0.26%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (0.97%) GIS
2 5 (0.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.18%) Power BI
4 1 (0.088%) Big Data
4 1 (0.088%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.088%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.088%) Ingres
4 1 (0.088%) MySQL
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.088%) QlikView
4 1 (0.088%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.79%) Burp Suite
3 7 (0.62%) Metasploit
3 7 (0.62%) Paros
4 6 (0.53%) AppScan
5 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.18%) WebScarab
General
1 481 (42.34%) Finance
2 144 (12.68%) Banking
3 88 (7.75%) Legal
4 65 (5.72%) Retail
5 29 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.41%) Marketing
7 14 (1.23%) Law
7 14 (1.23%) Local Government
8 11 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.88%) Electronics
9 10 (0.88%) Publishing
10 6 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.44%) Advertising
12 4 (0.35%) Military
12 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 221 (19.45%) Analyst
2 189 (16.64%) Security Analyst
3 177 (15.58%) Security Manager
4 152 (13.38%) Consultant
5 126 (11.09%) Security Consultant
6 111 (9.77%) Information Analyst
7 110 (9.68%) Information Security Analyst
7 110 (9.68%) IT Manager
8 90 (7.92%) Information Security Manager
9 86 (7.57%) Information Manager
10 83 (7.31%) Risk Manager
11 74 (6.51%) Security Officer
12 70 (6.16%) Audit Manager
13 68 (5.99%) IT Audit Manager
14 67 (5.90%) Security Specialist
15 59 (5.19%) Security Engineer
16 57 (5.02%) Head of Security
17 56 (4.93%) IT Analyst
18 54 (4.75%) Architect
19 52 (4.58%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.75%) SailPoint
2 14 (1.23%) Web Services
3 10 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.44%) boto
5 3 (0.26%) OAuth
5 3 (0.26%) RESTful
6 2 (0.18%) .NET
6 2 (0.18%) CGI
6 2 (0.18%) HTML
6 2 (0.18%) Middleware
6 2 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.088%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.088%) LAMP
7 1 (0.088%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 242 (21.30%) Management Information System
2 110 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 99 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (7.57%) Data Protection Act
5 26 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
6 25 (2.20%) CESG
7 23 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.41%) PKI
10 15 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
11 14 (1.23%) Internet of Things
12 13 (1.14%) Smart Energy
12 13 (1.14%) Smart Meter
13 12 (1.06%) Cybercrime
14 11 (0.97%) Clustering
14 11 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.88%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.88%) FMCG
16 9 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.33%) Linux
2 101 (8.89%) Windows
3 31 (2.73%) Unix
4 24 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.53%) Android
6 5 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.44%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.18%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 818 (72.01%) Information Security
2 358 (31.51%) Risk Management
3 254 (22.36%) Cybersecurity
4 217 (19.10%) Data Protection
5 207 (18.22%) ITIL
6 203 (17.87%) SIEM
7 173 (15.23%) Security Architecture
8 167 (14.70%) IT Audit
9 138 (12.15%) Security Management
10 137 (12.06%) Internal Audit
11 134 (11.80%) Security Operations
12 122 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 115 (10.12%) Project Management
14 91 (8.01%) Information Security Management
15 90 (7.92%) PRINCE2
16 88 (7.75%) ISMS
17 84 (7.39%) Risk Assessment
18 81 (7.13%) Vulnerability Management
19 77 (6.78%) Incident Management
20 63 (5.55%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (2.73%) Python
2 30 (2.64%) Perl
3 28 (2.46%) C
4 26 (2.29%) Java
5 17 (1.50%) C++
5 17 (1.50%) SQL
6 16 (1.41%) Ruby
7 15 (1.32%) C#
8 12 (1.06%) PHP
9 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.53%) Bourne shell
9 6 (0.53%) Korn
10 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.088%) VBA
Qualifications
1 965 (84.95%) CISSP
2 865 (76.14%) CISM
3 317 (27.90%) Degree
4 204 (17.96%) CRISC
5 135 (11.88%) CEH
6 102 (8.98%) GIAC
7 84 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (6.78%) SANS
9 64 (5.63%) Master's Degree
10 56 (4.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 53 (4.67%) GSEC
12 51 (4.49%) GISF
13 46 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 45 (3.96%) CISMP
15 39 (3.43%) CESG Certified Professional
15 39 (3.43%) CompTIA Security+
15 39 (3.43%) Security+ Certification
16 38 (3.35%) SSCP
17 37 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
18 34 (2.99%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 198 (17.43%) PCI DSS
3 106 (9.33%) COBIT
3 106 (9.33%) GDPR
4 70 (6.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 50 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 47 (4.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (2.99%) ISO 9001
8 28 (2.46%) ISO 22301
9 16 (1.41%) SLA
10 15 (1.32%) COSO
11 14 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 12 (1.06%) HIPAA
14 10 (0.88%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.88%) QA
15 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (0.70%) BS25999
16 8 (0.70%) ISO 31000
17 6 (0.53%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 45 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.26%) vSphere
3 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 69 (6.07%) Nessus
2 55 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
3 44 (3.87%) SCCM
4 28 (2.46%) PowerBroker
5 22 (1.94%) QRadar
6 21 (1.85%) Core Impact
6 21 (1.85%) Nexpose
6 21 (1.85%) OpenVAS
6 21 (1.85%) RSA Security Analytics
6 21 (1.85%) WSUS
7 13 (1.14%) Ansible
7 13 (1.14%) Puppet
8 12 (1.06%) CSIRT
9 8 (0.70%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.44%) FTK
10 5 (0.44%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.44%) Nmap
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 5 (0.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 83 (7.31%) Oracle
2 76 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 69 (6.07%) Splunk
4 65 (5.72%) CyberArk
5 61 (5.37%) Palo Alto
6 60 (5.28%) McAfee
7 51 (4.49%) Aveksa
7 51 (4.49%) Cisco
8 50 (4.40%) Symantec
9 39 (3.43%) SAP
10 36 (3.17%) CheckPoint
11 33 (2.90%) SolarWinds
12 32 (2.82%) LogRhythm
13 30 (2.64%) AlienVault
14 29 (2.55%) Qualys
15 28 (2.46%) Bomgar
16 22 (1.94%) ArcSight
17 19 (1.67%) Juniper
18 15 (1.32%) Fortinet
19 13 (1.14%) Blue Coat