Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CISMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1063 1109 1088
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21 +124
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 117 102 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.058% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.23% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 106 108 187
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +25.65%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,625 £84,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +44.44% -18.18% +18.59%

CISMP 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 41,614 43,822 55,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.72% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30,986 33,927 44,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

CISMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISMP.

Salary trend for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISMP over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 +38 105 £65,000 +18.18% 15
UK excluding London -4 56 £65,000 +44.44% 10
London +33 55 £65,000 +18.18% 6
East of England +14 13 £78,750 +31.25%
South East +6 13 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Midlands 0 8 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South West -7 8 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North of England -18 8 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire +15 6 £49,500 +23.75% 3
West Midlands +16 5 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East Midlands +13 3 £52,500 +41.89%
Wales +10 3 £70,000 +64.71% 1
Scotland - 3 £49,000 -
North West +9 2 £52,500 +13.51% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing CISMP 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 CISMP.

1 108 (92.31%) Information Security
2 99 (84.62%) CISSP
3 80 (68.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (58.12%) Cybersecurity
5 56 (47.86%) SIEM
6 53 (45.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 46 (39.32%) CISM
8 43 (36.75%) Data Protection
9 40 (34.19%) Banking
10 38 (32.48%) CompTIA Security+
11 33 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 33 (28.21%) Investment Banking
11 33 (28.21%) Data Protection Act
11 33 (28.21%) Windows
11 33 (28.21%) Linux
12 32 (27.35%) Risk Management
12 32 (27.35%) CISA
13 31 (26.50%) Finance
14 30 (25.64%) CEH
15 27 (23.08%) Firewall
16 24 (20.51%) PCI DSS
16 24 (20.51%) Management Information System
17 23 (19.66%) Security Operations
18 21 (17.95%) GIAC
18 21 (17.95%) Degree
19 20 (17.09%) Security Architecture
20 18 (15.38%) Apple iOS
20 18 (15.38%) GDPR
21 17 (14.53%) Virtual Machines
21 17 (14.53%) Oracle

CISMP
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:

Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) IaaS
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.08%) Firewall
2 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.56%) FTP
4 2 (1.71%) Internet
5 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.71%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
General
1 40 (34.19%) Banking
2 33 (28.21%) Investment Banking
3 31 (26.50%) Finance
4 7 (5.98%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.71%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (22.22%) Security Manager
2 24 (20.51%) Information Manager
2 24 (20.51%) Information Security Manager
3 16 (13.68%) Analyst
4 15 (12.82%) IT Support
4 15 (12.82%) Security Analyst
5 14 (11.97%) Consultant
6 13 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
6 13 (11.11%) Security Consultant
7 11 (9.40%) Information Analyst
8 10 (8.55%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) Information Officer
9 9 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
9 9 (7.69%) Security Officer
10 8 (6.84%) Architect
10 8 (6.84%) Security Architect
11 6 (5.13%) Senior Manager
12 5 (4.27%) Monitoring Analyst
12 5 (4.27%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) Spring
1 2 (1.71%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.21%) Data Protection Act
2 24 (20.51%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.84%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.42%) PKI
6 4 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.71%) CESG
7 2 (1.71%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.71%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.71%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.71%) SCADA
7 2 (1.71%) Social Media
8 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.21%) Linux
1 33 (28.21%) Windows
2 18 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 16 (13.68%) Mac OS X
3 16 (13.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.13%) Unix
5 2 (1.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (92.31%) Information Security
2 68 (58.12%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (47.86%) SIEM
4 53 (45.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 43 (36.75%) Data Protection
6 32 (27.35%) Risk Management
7 23 (19.66%) Security Operations
8 20 (17.09%) Security Architecture
9 16 (13.68%) DRM
9 16 (13.68%) Security Management
10 13 (11.11%) Information Security Management
10 13 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (10.26%) Business Continuity
11 12 (10.26%) Data Privacy
11 12 (10.26%) Data Security
12 10 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (6.84%) ISMS
13 8 (6.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.71%) Java
2 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (84.62%) CISSP
2 46 (39.32%) CISM
3 38 (32.48%) CompTIA Security+
4 32 (27.35%) CISA
5 30 (25.64%) CEH
6 21 (17.95%) Degree
6 21 (17.95%) GIAC
7 16 (13.68%) SSCP
8 13 (11.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 11 (9.40%) ISACA
10 7 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.42%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.42%) GCIH
11 4 (3.42%) PCI QSA
11 4 (3.42%) SANS
12 3 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.56%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (68.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 24 (20.51%) PCI DSS
4 18 (15.38%) GDPR
5 10 (8.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (5.13%) ISO 9001
7 4 (3.42%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (2.56%) COBIT
8 3 (2.56%) GPG13
9 2 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.85%) COSO
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (13.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) HP Fortify
1 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.85%) Nessus
2 1 (0.85%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 17 (14.53%) Oracle
2 16 (13.68%) Apple
3 2 (1.71%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.71%) McAfee
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.71%) Saba
3 2 (1.71%) Sophos
3 2 (1.71%) Splunk
3 2 (1.71%) Symantec
4 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.85%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.85%) Qualys
4 1 (0.85%) Thales