Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1002 1096 1075
Rank change year-on-year +94 -21 +110
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 148 95 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.053% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 132 87 174
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £44,000 £32,500 £35,900
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,250 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +55.88% -22.73% +22.22%

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 39,491 43,532 51,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 24.50% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 29,285 33,385 41,242
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £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% - +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 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Top 13 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 26 September 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 +65 139 £65,000 +18.18% 13
London +67 80 £65,000 +18.18% 9
UK excluding London +40 64 £66,250 +55.88% 7
South East +28 21 £72,500 +20.83% 2
Midlands +35 13 £52,500 -12.50%
West Midlands +36 12 £48,750 -18.75%
East of England +31 9 £80,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire +23 8 £49,500 +23.75%
South West +8 8 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North of England -1 8 £49,500 +23.75% 1
Scotland - 4 £49,000 - 2
Wales +7 1 £70,000 +64.71% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £52,500 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 134 (90.54%) Information Security
2 126 (85.14%) CISSP
3 103 (69.59%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (66.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (50.00%) SIEM
6 73 (49.32%) Vulnerability Management
7 70 (47.30%) CompTIA Security+
7 70 (47.30%) Banking
8 66 (44.59%) Data Protection
9 63 (42.57%) Linux
10 61 (41.22%) Windows
11 60 (40.54%) Data Protection Act
11 60 (40.54%) Investment Banking
11 60 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 49 (33.11%) CEH
13 38 (25.68%) CISM
13 38 (25.68%) GIAC
14 37 (25.00%) Firewall
15 35 (23.65%) CISA
15 35 (23.65%) Security Operations
16 33 (22.30%) Apple iOS
16 33 (22.30%) Finance
17 31 (20.95%) Oracle
17 31 (20.95%) TCP/IP
17 31 (20.95%) Mac OS X
17 31 (20.95%) Apple
17 31 (20.95%) Active Directory
17 31 (20.95%) DRM
17 31 (20.95%) Windows Server
18 29 (19.59%) Virtual Machines

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) IaaS
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.00%) Firewall
2 31 (20.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.03%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) FTP
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.35%) Big Data
General
1 70 (47.30%) Banking
2 60 (40.54%) Investment Banking
3 33 (22.30%) Finance
4 8 (5.41%) Retail
5 4 (2.70%) Legal
5 4 (2.70%) Marketing
6 3 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) IT Support
2 28 (18.92%) Infrastructure Support
3 19 (12.84%) Security Manager
4 17 (11.49%) Information Manager
4 17 (11.49%) Information Security Manager
5 13 (8.78%) Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Consultant
7 10 (6.76%) Architect
7 10 (6.76%) Security Architect
7 10 (6.76%) Security Consultant
8 9 (6.08%) Information Officer
8 9 (6.08%) Information Security Officer
8 9 (6.08%) Security Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Security Officer
9 8 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 7 (4.73%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Information Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Project Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) Spring
1 1 (0.68%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 60 (40.54%) Data Protection Act
2 24 (16.22%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.41%) PKI
4 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.73%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.35%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.35%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.35%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.35%) SCADA
7 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.35%) Social Media
8 1 (0.68%) Robotics
8 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.57%) Linux
2 61 (41.22%) Windows
3 33 (22.30%) Apple iOS
4 31 (20.95%) Mac OS X
4 31 (20.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.35%) Android
5 2 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (90.54%) Information Security
2 103 (69.59%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (50.00%) SIEM
4 73 (49.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 66 (44.59%) Data Protection
6 35 (23.65%) Security Operations
7 31 (20.95%) DRM
8 22 (14.86%) Risk Management
8 22 (14.86%) Security Management
9 20 (13.51%) Security Architecture
10 19 (12.84%) Information Security Management
11 16 (10.81%) ISMS
12 15 (10.14%) Line Management
13 12 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (6.76%) Business Continuity
14 10 (6.76%) Data Privacy
14 10 (6.76%) Data Security
14 10 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (6.76%) Risk Assessment
15 9 (6.08%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.35%) Perl
1 2 (1.35%) Python
2 1 (0.68%) C
2 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 126 (85.14%) CISSP
2 70 (47.30%) CompTIA Security+
3 49 (33.11%) CEH
4 38 (25.68%) CISM
4 38 (25.68%) GIAC
5 35 (23.65%) CISA
6 24 (16.22%) Degree
7 20 (13.51%) SSCP
8 12 (8.11%) ISACA
8 12 (8.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 7 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.70%) CCDP
10 4 (2.70%) CCIE
10 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.70%) MCSE
10 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.70%) RHCA
10 4 (2.70%) SANS
11 2 (1.35%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (66.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 20 (13.51%) PCI DSS
4 14 (9.46%) GDPR
5 8 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (4.05%) ISO 9001
7 4 (2.70%) GPG13
8 3 (2.03%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (1.35%) COBIT
9 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.35%) SLA
10 1 (0.68%) COSO
System Software
1 31 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 29 (19.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) IBM BigFix
1 17 (11.49%) SCCM
1 17 (11.49%) WSUS
2 6 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.68%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.68%) Nessus
4 1 (0.68%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 31 (20.95%) Apple
1 31 (20.95%) Oracle
2 6 (4.05%) McAfee
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) Sophos
2 6 (4.05%) Symantec
3 2 (1.35%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.35%) Blue Prism
3 2 (1.35%) Saba
3 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.35%) Splunk
4 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.68%) Qualys
4 1 (0.68%) Thales