Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 489 500 454
Rank change year-on-year +11 -46 -3
Permanent jobs citing CISA 348 793 1,195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.54% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 2.24% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 303 656 908
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £99,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,726 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -1.67% +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 16,258 35,355 41,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.86% 24.25% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11,815 25,634 31,152
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +4.90%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +27 338 £62,000 -4.62% 32
London +41 180 £70,000 - 15
UK excluding London +38 165 £55,726 -5.55% 21
South East +92 59 £55,453 -11.28% 8
North of England +75 56 £56,000 +1.82% 3
North West +67 36 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Midlands +72 22 £55,000 +14.58% 2
West Midlands +87 20 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Yorkshire +72 19 £56,000 -2.61%
East of England +72 14 £61,250 +11.36% 3
Work from Home +24 8 £57,500 -11.54% 3
South West +67 7 £70,000 +12.00% 1
Scotland +83 6 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +42 2 £36,000 -40.00% 1
North East +24 1 £65,000 +30.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 299 (85.92%) CISSP
2 269 (77.30%) CISM
3 259 (74.43%) Information Security
4 182 (52.30%) Cybersecurity
5 180 (51.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 137 (39.37%) Finance
7 123 (35.34%) Risk Management
8 90 (25.86%) Degree
9 88 (25.29%) Management Information System
9 88 (25.29%) NIST
10 81 (23.28%) CRISC
11 74 (21.26%) Firewall
12 72 (20.69%) GDPR
13 69 (19.83%) Azure
14 67 (19.25%) AWS
15 62 (17.82%) Security Management
16 58 (16.67%) Legal
16 58 (16.67%) PCI DSS
17 54 (15.52%) Data Protection
18 48 (13.79%) SQL
18 48 (13.79%) Linux
19 46 (13.22%) ITIL
19 46 (13.22%) Risk Assessment
20 45 (12.93%) Penetration Testing
21 43 (12.36%) Python
22 41 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
22 41 (11.78%) Microsoft
22 41 (11.78%) Information Security Management
22 41 (11.78%) Splunk
22 41 (11.78%) CyberArk

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 4 (1.15%) IIS
2 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) JBoss
3 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.83%) Azure
2 67 (19.25%) AWS
3 29 (8.33%) Office 365
4 14 (4.02%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.59%) PaaS
6 8 (2.30%) IaaS
7 6 (1.72%) SaaS
8 5 (1.44%) G Suite
8 5 (1.44%) GCP
9 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.86%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.86%) Serverless
10 2 (0.57%) Apigee
11 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.29%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 1 (0.29%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 74 (21.26%) Firewall
2 21 (6.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (4.60%) Network Security
4 14 (4.02%) DNS
4 14 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.74%) LAN
5 13 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.01%) WAN
7 5 (1.44%) HTTP
7 5 (1.44%) Internet
8 4 (1.15%) VPN
9 2 (0.57%) SSL
10 1 (0.29%) DKIM
10 1 (0.29%) DMARC
10 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.29%) SCCP
10 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.15%) JIRA
2 3 (0.86%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Snyk
3 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 137 (39.37%) Finance
2 58 (16.67%) Legal
3 32 (9.20%) Law
4 16 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.31%) Banking
6 7 (2.01%) Back Office
7 4 (1.15%) Games
7 4 (1.15%) Marketing
8 3 (0.86%) Retail
8 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.57%) Military
9 2 (0.57%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 97 (27.87%) Analyst
2 87 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 55 (15.80%) Security Manager
4 52 (14.94%) Information Analyst
5 51 (14.66%) Information Security Analyst
6 33 (9.48%) Security Officer
7 32 (9.20%) Architect
7 32 (9.20%) Security Engineer
8 31 (8.91%) Consultant
8 31 (8.91%) Security Architect
9 28 (8.05%) Security Consultant
9 28 (8.05%) Security Specialist
10 27 (7.76%) Information Security Manager
11 24 (6.90%) Information Manager
12 20 (5.75%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 20 (5.75%) Information Security Engineer
13 19 (5.46%) IT Manager
14 17 (4.89%) Information Security Officer
14 17 (4.89%) Technical Analyst
15 16 (4.60%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.34%) SailPoint
2 6 (1.72%) Middleware
3 3 (0.86%) OAuth
4 2 (0.57%) LDAP
4 2 (0.57%) SAML
4 2 (0.57%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.29%) OpenID
5 1 (0.29%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.29%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (25.29%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.46%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.30%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (2.30%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.72%) Life Science
8 5 (1.44%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.86%) CCTV
9 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.86%) NHS
9 3 (0.86%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.57%) PMI
10 2 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.79%) Linux
2 39 (11.21%) Windows
3 13 (3.74%) Unix
4 3 (0.86%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (74.43%) Information Security
2 182 (52.30%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (35.34%) Risk Management
4 62 (17.82%) Security Management
5 54 (15.52%) Data Protection
6 46 (13.22%) ITIL
6 46 (13.22%) Risk Assessment
7 45 (12.93%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (11.78%) Information Security Management
9 39 (11.21%) SIEM
10 35 (10.06%) Asset Management
11 34 (9.77%) Security Operations
12 33 (9.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 30 (8.62%) Identity Access Management
13 30 (8.62%) Remediation Plan
14 29 (8.33%) Data Security
14 29 (8.33%) IT Audit
15 28 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (7.76%) ISMS
17 26 (7.47%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.79%) SQL
2 43 (12.36%) Python
3 38 (10.92%) Bash Shell
4 34 (9.77%) Perl
5 29 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.44%) C
7 2 (0.57%) Go
7 2 (0.57%) Java
8 1 (0.29%) C++
8 1 (0.29%) Julia
8 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.29%) R
8 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 299 (85.92%) CISSP
2 269 (77.30%) CISM
3 90 (25.86%) Degree
4 81 (23.28%) CRISC
5 41 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (9.20%) Security Cleared
7 31 (8.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 28 (8.05%) CEH
9 26 (7.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 19 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (4.89%) DV Cleared
12 16 (4.60%) SC Cleared
13 15 (4.31%) CompTIA Security+
13 15 (4.31%) Master's Degree
14 12 (3.45%) GIAC
14 12 (3.45%) OSCP
15 10 (2.87%) SSCP
16 9 (2.59%) CCNA
16 9 (2.59%) CGEIT
16 9 (2.59%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (51.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (25.29%) NIST
3 72 (20.69%) GDPR
4 58 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 30 (8.62%) COBIT
6 29 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (8.05%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (3.74%) NIST 800
10 11 (3.16%) NCSC
11 8 (2.30%) SLA
12 7 (2.01%) ISO 22301
12 7 (2.01%) QA
13 5 (1.44%) JSP 440
14 4 (1.15%) ISO 9001
14 4 (1.15%) ITGC
15 3 (0.86%) COSO
15 3 (0.86%) ISO 31000
15 3 (0.86%) RMADS
15 3 (0.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) NDS
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 40 (11.49%) Nessus
2 8 (2.30%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.86%) IBM Guardium
3 3 (0.86%) OSSEC
3 3 (0.86%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.57%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.57%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.57%) QRadar
4 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.57%) Terraform
4 2 (0.57%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) EnCase
5 1 (0.29%) FTK
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (11.78%) CyberArk
1 41 (11.78%) Microsoft
1 41 (11.78%) Splunk
2 34 (9.77%) Aveksa
2 34 (9.77%) Sun
3 32 (9.20%) Qualys
4 31 (8.91%) ArcSight
5 27 (7.76%) Cisco
6 16 (4.60%) Meraki
7 15 (4.31%) Citrix
8 9 (2.59%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.01%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.72%) Carbon Black
11 6 (1.72%) Oracle
12 5 (1.44%) Tripwire
13 4 (1.15%) Gemalto
14 3 (0.86%) Barracuda Networks
14 3 (0.86%) F5
14 3 (0.86%) VMware