Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 512 400
Rank change year-on-year +25 -112 +137
Permanent jobs citing CISA 947 995 1,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.27% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 661 795 1,187
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £53,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +13.21% -7.83% +4.55%

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 38,774 43,846 49,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.21% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 28,652 33,698 39,920
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Top 15 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 21 November 2018. 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 +23 920 £65,000 +4.00% 113
UK excluding London +101 513 £60,000 +13.21% 79
London -33 409 £73,500 +8.89% 43
South East +61 174 £60,000 -4.00% 26
North of England -24 126 £55,000 +22.22% 21
East of England +69 107 £70,000 +34.94% 6
North West -16 83 £57,500 +15.00% 9
Midlands +61 59 £57,500 -2.54% 7
West Midlands +68 49 £57,500 -2.54% 3
Yorkshire +11 39 £50,000 +25.00% 11
South West +34 31 £62,500 +15.74% 10
Scotland +12 15 £75,000 -25.93% 7
East Midlands 0 7 £60,000 -4.00% 4
North East -3 4 £40,000 -18.78% 1
Wales +12 1 £50,000 +17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 845 (89.23%) CISSP
2 713 (75.29%) CISM
3 651 (68.74%) Information Security
4 399 (42.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 392 (41.39%) Cybersecurity
6 343 (36.22%) Risk Management
7 324 (34.21%) Finance
8 222 (23.44%) CRISC
9 203 (21.44%) PCI DSS
10 199 (21.01%) Management Information System
11 184 (19.43%) GDPR
12 171 (18.06%) SIEM
13 165 (17.42%) Degree
14 157 (16.58%) ITIL
15 154 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 144 (15.21%) Data Protection
17 133 (14.04%) SANS
18 131 (13.83%) CEH
19 129 (13.62%) GIAC
20 125 (13.20%) Continuous Improvement
21 123 (12.99%) Security Architecture
22 113 (11.93%) SSCP
23 112 (11.83%) Internal Audit
23 112 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
24 110 (11.62%) IT Audit
25 108 (11.40%) Security Management
25 108 (11.40%) COBIT
26 106 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
27 101 (10.67%) Identity Access Management
28 96 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management

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 7 (0.74%) Confluence
2 6 (0.63%) IIS
3 4 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.21%) Apache
4 2 (0.21%) JBoss
4 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.27%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.63%) assyst
3 4 (0.42%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.42%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.43%) Office 365
4 15 (1.58%) SaaS
5 11 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Akamai
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.82%) Firewall
2 90 (9.50%) Network Security
3 28 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (2.43%) Internet
5 18 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.48%) Broadband
7 12 (1.27%) DMZ
7 12 (1.27%) VPN
8 11 (1.16%) DKIM
8 11 (1.16%) DMARC
8 11 (1.16%) LAN
8 11 (1.16%) WAN
9 9 (0.95%) IPsec
9 9 (0.95%) Wireless
10 7 (0.74%) SSL
11 6 (0.63%) ATM
11 6 (0.63%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (0.53%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.37%) Big Data
2 6 (0.63%) DB2
2 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
2 6 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.21%) GIS
4 2 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.11%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.11%) QlikView
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (1.90%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.74%) JIRA
3 5 (0.53%) AppScan
4 3 (0.32%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.32%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) Maven
5 1 (0.11%) Paros
General
1 324 (34.21%) Finance
2 89 (9.40%) Legal
3 64 (6.76%) Banking
4 41 (4.33%) Retail
5 32 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.64%) Law
7 22 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.95%) Local Government
9 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.42%) Games
10 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Military
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (19.64%) Analyst
2 182 (19.22%) Security Manager
3 129 (13.62%) Security Analyst
4 109 (11.51%) Information Manager
5 100 (10.56%) Consultant
6 98 (10.35%) Information Security Manager
7 90 (9.50%) Security Consultant
8 79 (8.34%) Security Engineer
9 78 (8.24%) Security Officer
10 65 (6.86%) Risk Manager
11 63 (6.65%) IT Manager
12 62 (6.55%) Information Analyst
12 62 (6.55%) Information Security Analyst
13 59 (6.23%) Architect
13 59 (6.23%) Information Security Officer
13 59 (6.23%) Security Architect
14 49 (5.17%) IT Analyst
15 48 (5.07%) Information Officer
16 46 (4.86%) Risk Analyst
17 43 (4.54%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.37%) SailPoint
2 9 (0.95%) .NET
3 4 (0.42%) Middleware
3 4 (0.42%) Web Services
4 2 (0.21%) LDAP
4 2 (0.21%) OLE
4 2 (0.21%) SAML
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.21%) SPNEGO
4 2 (0.21%) XACML
5 1 (0.11%) Java EE
5 1 (0.11%) OAuth
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.11%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 199 (21.01%) Management Information System
2 112 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 49 (5.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 41 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.70%) PKI
7 31 (3.27%) CESG
8 28 (2.96%) Cyberthreat
8 28 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
8 28 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (2.43%) Data Centre
10 19 (2.01%) Fintech
11 16 (1.69%) Cyberattack
12 13 (1.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 13 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.16%) Algorithms
15 10 (1.06%) Online Banking
16 9 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
17 7 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 91 (9.61%) Windows
2 68 (7.18%) Linux
2 68 (7.18%) Unix
3 15 (1.58%) Kali Linux
4 12 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.63%) Android
5 6 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.21%) HPUX
6 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.21%) Solaris
6 2 (0.21%) zOS
7 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (68.74%) Information Security
2 392 (41.39%) Cybersecurity
3 343 (36.22%) Risk Management
4 171 (18.06%) SIEM
5 157 (16.58%) ITIL
6 154 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 144 (15.21%) Data Protection
8 125 (13.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 123 (12.99%) Security Architecture
10 112 (11.83%) Internal Audit
11 110 (11.62%) IT Audit
12 108 (11.40%) Security Management
13 106 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
14 101 (10.67%) Identity Access Management
15 96 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
16 91 (9.61%) Incident Management
16 91 (9.61%) Security Operations
17 87 (9.19%) Information Security Management
18 82 (8.66%) ISMS
19 81 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (2.53%) Python
2 22 (2.32%) C
3 18 (1.90%) Perl
3 18 (1.90%) PHP
4 17 (1.80%) Java
4 17 (1.80%) Ruby
5 12 (1.27%) Go
6 11 (1.16%) SQL
7 7 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.32%) Assembly Language
9 3 (0.32%) C++
10 2 (0.21%) C#
10 2 (0.21%) Lua
11 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 845 (89.23%) CISSP
2 713 (75.29%) CISM
3 222 (23.44%) CRISC
4 165 (17.42%) Degree
5 133 (14.04%) SANS
6 131 (13.83%) CEH
7 129 (13.62%) GIAC
8 113 (11.93%) SSCP
9 74 (7.81%) CompTIA Security+
10 58 (6.12%) CSSLP
11 39 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (3.38%) CISMP
12 32 (3.38%) CREST Certified
13 31 (3.27%) Security Cleared
14 30 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
15 29 (3.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 26 (2.75%) CGEIT
17 17 (1.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 16 (1.69%) ISACA
18 16 (1.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 399 (42.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 203 (21.44%) PCI DSS
3 184 (19.43%) GDPR
4 108 (11.40%) COBIT
5 54 (5.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 38 (4.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (2.96%) QA
9 17 (1.80%) HIPAA
10 16 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (1.06%) ISO 9001
11 10 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.95%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.74%) IASME
14 6 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 6 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
14 6 (0.63%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.63%) RMADS
15 5 (0.53%) GPG13
15 5 (0.53%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.63%) vSphere
4 3 (0.32%) Docker
5 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 40 (4.22%) Nessus
2 18 (1.90%) QRadar
3 16 (1.69%) Nmap
4 10 (1.06%) CASB
4 10 (1.06%) Nexpose
4 10 (1.06%) RSA Archer
5 9 (0.95%) Core Impact
5 9 (0.95%) OpenVAS
6 8 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.74%) CSIRT
7 7 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.63%) Ansible
9 5 (0.53%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 1 (0.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.11%) SCCM
11 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 67 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.49%) Symantec
3 42 (4.44%) Splunk
4 40 (4.22%) Sophos
5 34 (3.59%) Qualys
6 29 (3.06%) LogRhythm
7 28 (2.96%) Cisco
8 24 (2.53%) Oracle
9 22 (2.32%) McAfee
10 18 (1.90%) ArcSight
11 17 (1.80%) CyberArk
11 17 (1.80%) SAP
12 16 (1.69%) Aveksa
13 12 (1.27%) Forcepoint
13 12 (1.27%) IBM
13 12 (1.27%) Netsparker
14 10 (1.06%) Blue Coat
14 10 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.95%) Bomgar
15 9 (0.95%) SolarWinds