Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 499 453
Rank change year-on-year -29 -46 -32
Permanent jobs citing CISA 547 827 1,155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.56% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 2.28% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 477 614 1,052
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.35% +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 25,182 36,252 41,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 24.50% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 18,533 26,247 32,235
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +2.41%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 -19 526 £62,500 -3.85% 39
UK excluding London -7 287 £56,000 -6.67% 23
London -15 249 £70,000 -3.45% 19
South East +38 108 £63,500 +5.83% 5
Midlands +87 75 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Midlands +92 69 £45,000 -5.26% 2
North of England -11 67 £56,000 -6.67% 8
North West +10 35 £51,000 -15.00% 6
Yorkshire -6 28 £56,000 +1.82% 2
Work from Home -39 25 £48,750 -35.00% 1
East of England +35 19 £62,500 +38.89% 2
South West -2 9 £67,500 -10.00% 2
Scotland +41 7 £100,000 +166.67% 3
East Midlands +9 6 £45,000 - 1
North East +5 4 £65,000 -5.11%
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 -
Wales -15 1 £39,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 448 (81.90%) CISSP
2 405 (74.04%) Information Security
3 383 (70.02%) CISM
4 284 (51.92%) Cybersecurity
5 281 (51.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 223 (40.77%) Finance
7 178 (32.54%) Risk Management
8 123 (22.49%) Management Information System
8 123 (22.49%) CRISC
9 122 (22.30%) NIST
10 117 (21.39%) GDPR
11 116 (21.21%) Security Management
12 115 (21.02%) Degree
13 105 (19.20%) ITIL
14 89 (16.27%) PCI DSS
15 88 (16.09%) Risk Assessment
16 83 (15.17%) Legal
17 82 (14.99%) COBIT
17 82 (14.99%) Penetration Testing
18 80 (14.63%) Information Security Management
18 80 (14.63%) Firewall
19 72 (13.16%) Azure
20 70 (12.80%) SIEM
21 69 (12.61%) Data Protection
22 67 (12.25%) AWS
22 67 (12.25%) Internal Audit
23 61 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
24 60 (10.97%) Security Cleared
24 60 (10.97%) ISMS
25 53 (9.69%) Microsoft

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 (3.11%) IIS
2 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) JBoss
4 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.16%) Azure
2 67 (12.25%) AWS
3 25 (4.57%) Office 365
4 12 (2.19%) Serverless
5 10 (1.83%) G Suite
5 10 (1.83%) Mimecast
5 10 (1.83%) PaaS
6 9 (1.65%) IaaS
7 7 (1.28%) SaaS
8 5 (0.91%) GCP
9 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.73%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.18%) Apigee
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 80 (14.63%) Firewall
2 32 (5.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (4.39%) Network Security
4 16 (2.93%) LAN
5 14 (2.56%) Internet
5 14 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.56%) WAN
6 11 (2.01%) DNS
7 9 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.10%) PPP
9 5 (0.91%) VPN
10 3 (0.55%) RTP
10 3 (0.55%) Wireless
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.37%) IPsec
11 2 (0.37%) MPLS
11 2 (0.37%) SSL
11 2 (0.37%) WLAN
12 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.73%) GIS
1 4 (0.73%) Power BI
2 2 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.18%) AppScan
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.18%) Snyk
2 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 223 (40.77%) Finance
2 83 (15.17%) Legal
3 31 (5.67%) Law
4 17 (3.11%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.19%) Banking
6 8 (1.46%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.91%) Advertising
7 5 (0.91%) Retail
7 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.55%) Marketing
8 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 137 (25.05%) Analyst
2 130 (23.77%) Security Analyst
3 118 (21.57%) Security Manager
4 88 (16.09%) Information Security Manager
5 85 (15.54%) Information Analyst
5 85 (15.54%) Information Security Analyst
6 83 (15.17%) Information Manager
7 51 (9.32%) Consultant
8 48 (8.78%) Security Consultant
9 36 (6.58%) Architect
10 35 (6.40%) Security Architect
11 33 (6.03%) Security Engineer
12 32 (5.85%) Security Specialist
13 29 (5.30%) IT Manager
14 23 (4.20%) Compliance Manager
15 21 (3.84%) Auditor
15 21 (3.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 20 (3.66%) Information Security Specialist
16 20 (3.66%) Information Specialist
16 20 (3.66%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.22%) SailPoint
2 7 (1.28%) RESTful
3 5 (0.91%) Middleware
4 2 (0.37%) LDAP
4 2 (0.37%) OAuth
5 1 (0.18%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.18%) OpenID
5 1 (0.18%) SAML
5 1 (0.18%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (22.49%) Management Information System
2 27 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.38%) Reinsurance
7 12 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.46%) Cyberattack
9 7 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
9 7 (1.28%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.91%) CCTV
11 5 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.55%) Anti-Piracy
12 3 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.55%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.32%) Linux
2 33 (6.03%) Windows
3 11 (2.01%) Unix
4 4 (0.73%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.18%) Android
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (74.04%) Information Security
2 284 (51.92%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (32.54%) Risk Management
4 116 (21.21%) Security Management
5 105 (19.20%) ITIL
6 88 (16.09%) Risk Assessment
7 82 (14.99%) Penetration Testing
8 80 (14.63%) Information Security Management
9 70 (12.80%) SIEM
10 69 (12.61%) Data Protection
11 67 (12.25%) Internal Audit
12 60 (10.97%) ISMS
13 53 (9.69%) Data Security
14 51 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (8.41%) Incident Management
15 46 (8.41%) Security Operations
16 42 (7.68%) Decision-Making
17 41 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (7.31%) Identity Access Management
19 39 (7.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.68%) Python
2 37 (6.76%) SQL
3 31 (5.67%) Bash Shell
4 29 (5.30%) Perl
5 20 (3.66%) C
6 19 (3.47%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.01%) Java
8 7 (1.28%) C++
9 2 (0.37%) Go
10 1 (0.18%) Julia
10 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.18%) R
10 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 448 (81.90%) CISSP
2 383 (70.02%) CISM
3 123 (22.49%) CRISC
4 115 (21.02%) Degree
5 61 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (10.97%) Security Cleared
7 49 (8.96%) CEH
8 47 (8.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 38 (6.95%) SC Cleared
10 22 (4.02%) IISP
11 21 (3.84%) CompTIA Security+
12 16 (2.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 15 (2.74%) CGEIT
13 15 (2.74%) OSCP
14 14 (2.56%) BC Cleared
14 14 (2.56%) DV Cleared
14 14 (2.56%) IRCA
15 13 (2.38%) Master's Degree
15 13 (2.38%) SSCP
16 12 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (51.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (22.30%) NIST
3 117 (21.39%) GDPR
4 89 (16.27%) PCI DSS
5 82 (14.99%) COBIT
6 39 (7.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 38 (6.95%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (5.48%) NCSC
9 28 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 22 (4.02%) SLA
11 17 (3.11%) ITGC
11 17 (3.11%) QA
12 13 (2.38%) COSO
12 13 (2.38%) HIPAA
13 9 (1.65%) NIST 800
14 8 (1.46%) ISO 22301
14 8 (1.46%) JSP 440
15 6 (1.10%) FISMA
15 6 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 4 (0.73%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 40 (7.31%) Nessus
2 6 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.10%) SCCM
3 4 (0.73%) CSIRT
3 4 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.55%) IBM Guardium
4 3 (0.55%) OSSEC
4 3 (0.55%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.37%) Terraform
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.58%) Splunk
3 33 (6.03%) Aveksa
4 32 (5.85%) CyberArk
5 28 (5.12%) Qualys
6 27 (4.94%) Sun
7 26 (4.75%) ArcSight
7 26 (4.75%) Cisco
8 15 (2.74%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.56%) Meraki
9 14 (2.56%) Palo Alto
10 11 (2.01%) Citrix
11 9 (1.65%) Apple
11 9 (1.65%) CA
11 9 (1.65%) McAfee
12 7 (1.28%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.10%) Carbon Black
13 6 (1.10%) LogRhythm
14 5 (0.91%) VMware
15 4 (0.73%) IBM