Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 482 398 566
Rank change year-on-year -84 +168 +88
Permanent jobs citing CISA 1011 1460 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.76% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.89% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1189 745
UK median annual salary £62,788 £63,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.34% +9.57% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,754 £40,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,272
% change year-on-year -4.35% +7.94% +6.54%

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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -56 985 £62,538 -2.67% 48
London -64 572 £67,500 - 20
UK excluding London -73 422 £55,000 -4.35% 28
North of England +61 172 £50,000 -4.76% 14
South East -33 123 £60,000 - 4
North West +64 118 £50,000 -11.11% 8
East of England +17 65 £55,500 -7.50% 5
Yorkshire +5 50 £45,000 -11.76% 5
Midlands -60 38 £59,000 +7.27% 5
West Midlands -60 27 £59,000 +7.27% 4
East Midlands +39 11 £67,500 +22.73% 1
South West -59 11 £50,000 -16.67%
Scotland -35 9 £130,000 +147.62%
North East +10 4 £56,250 +25.00% 1
Wales +14 2 £41,250 -31.35%
Northern Ireland -28 2 £55,000 +37.50%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 881 (87.14%) CISSP
2 789 (78.04%) CISM
3 737 (72.90%) Information Security
4 422 (41.74%) Finance
5 375 (37.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 282 (27.89%) Risk Management
7 256 (25.32%) Degree
8 232 (22.95%) SIEM
9 229 (22.65%) Cybersecurity
10 210 (20.77%) PCI DSS
11 207 (20.47%) Management Information System
12 203 (20.08%) Firewall
13 195 (19.29%) Data Protection
13 195 (19.29%) CRISC
14 166 (16.42%) Security Operations
15 161 (15.92%) Security Architecture
16 148 (14.64%) CEH
17 140 (13.85%) ITIL
18 123 (12.17%) Project Management
19 122 (12.07%) GDPR
20 116 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
21 114 (11.28%) IT Audit
22 109 (10.78%) Banking
23 103 (10.19%) Internal Audit
24 102 (10.09%) Vulnerability Management
24 102 (10.09%) Computer Science
25 99 (9.79%) Security Management
26 96 (9.50%) GIAC
27 89 (8.80%) COBIT
28 86 (8.51%) Legal

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 21 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.099%) Apache
3 1 (0.099%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.59%) Maya
5 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.59%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.40%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.30%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.099%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.099%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.099%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.77%) SaaS
2 23 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.78%) Office 365
4 12 (1.19%) IaaS
5 10 (0.99%) OneDrive
6 8 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.40%) PaaS
9 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 203 (20.08%) Firewall
2 71 (7.02%) Network Security
3 68 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 63 (6.23%) Internet
5 59 (5.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 24 (2.37%) VoIP
7 18 (1.78%) Wireless
8 12 (1.19%) LAN
8 12 (1.19%) WAN
9 9 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (0.79%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (0.79%) NetScreen
11 7 (0.69%) Value-Added Service
12 5 (0.49%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.30%) PPP
14 2 (0.20%) HTTP
14 2 (0.20%) SMS
14 2 (0.20%) VPN
14 2 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.59%) GIS
2 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.20%) Big Data
3 2 (0.20%) Power BI
4 1 (0.099%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.099%) QlikView
4 1 (0.099%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.099%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (0.89%) Jenkins
1 9 (0.89%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.59%) Burp Suite
2 6 (0.59%) Paros
3 5 (0.49%) AppScan
4 1 (0.099%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.099%) WebScarab
General
1 422 (41.74%) Finance
2 109 (10.78%) Banking
3 86 (8.51%) Legal
4 52 (5.14%) Retail
5 28 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.88%) Marketing
7 14 (1.38%) Electronics
7 14 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.19%) Law
9 9 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.79%) French Language
11 7 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.69%) Publishing
12 6 (0.59%) German Language
12 6 (0.59%) Local Government
13 4 (0.40%) Front Office
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 3 (0.30%) Games
14 3 (0.30%) Military
14 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (19.39%) Analyst
2 182 (18.00%) Security Manager
3 157 (15.53%) Security Analyst
4 137 (13.55%) Consultant
5 112 (11.08%) Security Consultant
6 108 (10.68%) Information Manager
7 105 (10.39%) Information Security Manager
8 103 (10.19%) Information Analyst
8 103 (10.19%) Information Security Analyst
9 71 (7.02%) IT Manager
9 71 (7.02%) Risk Manager
10 65 (6.43%) Security Specialist
11 54 (5.34%) Security Engineer
12 53 (5.24%) Security Officer
13 51 (5.04%) Head of Security
14 49 (4.85%) IT Analyst
15 47 (4.65%) Senior Manager
16 40 (3.96%) Architect
17 39 (3.86%) Information Security Specialist
17 39 (3.86%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.15%) SailPoint
2 10 (0.99%) Web Services
3 8 (0.79%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.20%) OAuth
5 1 (0.099%) .NET
5 1 (0.099%) boto
5 1 (0.099%) CGI
5 1 (0.099%) CSS
5 1 (0.099%) HTML
5 1 (0.099%) Java EE
5 1 (0.099%) Middleware
5 1 (0.099%) OpenID
5 1 (0.099%) RESTful
5 1 (0.099%) XACML
5 1 (0.099%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 207 (20.47%) Management Information System
2 102 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 86 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (6.23%) Data Protection Act
5 31 (3.07%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (1.98%) CESG
7 18 (1.78%) Security Operations Centre
8 17 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (1.68%) PKI
8 17 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.38%) Smart Energy
9 14 (1.38%) Smart Meter
10 12 (1.19%) Internet of Things
11 11 (1.09%) Clustering
12 9 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.89%) FMCG
13 7 (0.69%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.51%) Windows
2 82 (8.11%) Linux
3 39 (3.86%) Unix
4 18 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.89%) Kali Linux
6 8 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.69%) VMS
8 5 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.099%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.099%) HPUX
9 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (72.90%) Information Security
2 282 (27.89%) Risk Management
3 232 (22.95%) SIEM
4 229 (22.65%) Cybersecurity
5 195 (19.29%) Data Protection
6 166 (16.42%) Security Operations
7 161 (15.92%) Security Architecture
8 140 (13.85%) ITIL
9 123 (12.17%) Project Management
10 116 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 114 (11.28%) IT Audit
12 103 (10.19%) Internal Audit
13 102 (10.09%) Vulnerability Management
14 99 (9.79%) Security Management
15 82 (8.11%) Incident Management
16 79 (7.81%) Information Security Management
16 79 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
17 78 (7.72%) ISMS
18 71 (7.02%) Analytics
18 71 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (3.96%) Python
2 32 (3.17%) Perl
3 24 (2.37%) C#
4 23 (2.27%) Java
5 21 (2.08%) C
6 16 (1.58%) Bash Shell
6 16 (1.58%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.48%) Ruby
7 15 (1.48%) SQL
8 13 (1.29%) Bourne shell
8 13 (1.29%) Korn
9 12 (1.19%) C++
10 4 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.099%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.099%) VBA
Qualifications
1 881 (87.14%) CISSP
2 789 (78.04%) CISM
3 256 (25.32%) Degree
4 195 (19.29%) CRISC
5 148 (14.64%) CEH
6 96 (9.50%) GIAC
7 69 (6.82%) SANS
8 56 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (5.34%) GSEC
10 51 (5.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 46 (4.55%) CISMP
12 45 (4.45%) GISF
13 43 (4.25%) Master's Degree
14 33 (3.26%) CCNA
15 32 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 31 (3.07%) SSCP
17 28 (2.77%) CompTIA Security+
17 28 (2.77%) Security+ Certification
18 27 (2.67%) CESG Certified Professional
18 27 (2.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (37.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (20.77%) PCI DSS
3 122 (12.07%) GDPR
4 89 (8.80%) COBIT
5 50 (4.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 34 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (2.97%) ISO 9001
9 29 (2.87%) ISO 22301
10 14 (1.38%) HIPAA
11 13 (1.29%) COSO
12 10 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (0.99%) QA
13 8 (0.79%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.69%) SLA
15 6 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.49%) BS25999
16 5 (0.49%) NIST 800
17 4 (0.40%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 48 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.79%) vSphere
3 6 (0.59%) Firmware
4 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (5.84%) Nessus
2 46 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 44 (4.35%) SCCM
4 28 (2.77%) QRadar
5 27 (2.67%) Core Impact
6 26 (2.57%) OpenVAS
7 23 (2.27%) Nexpose
7 23 (2.27%) PowerBroker
7 23 (2.27%) RSA Security Analytics
7 23 (2.27%) WSUS
8 13 (1.29%) CSIRT
9 11 (1.09%) FTK
10 9 (0.89%) Ansible
10 9 (0.89%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.89%) Puppet
11 5 (0.49%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.49%) Nmap
11 5 (0.49%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.40%) Nagios
12 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.12%) Splunk
3 61 (6.03%) Palo Alto
4 57 (5.64%) CyberArk
4 57 (5.64%) Symantec
5 54 (5.34%) McAfee
6 46 (4.55%) Cisco
7 41 (4.06%) Aveksa
7 41 (4.06%) LogRhythm
8 37 (3.66%) SolarWinds
9 36 (3.56%) Oracle
10 34 (3.36%) CheckPoint
11 33 (3.26%) SAP
12 30 (2.97%) Qualys
13 29 (2.87%) ArcSight
14 25 (2.47%) AlienVault
15 23 (2.27%) Bomgar
16 15 (1.48%) Blue Coat
16 15 (1.48%) Juniper
17 12 (1.19%) WatchGuard