Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1085 1061 1179
Rank change year-on-year -24 +118 +60
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 92 176 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.092% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 85 173 106
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,850 £36,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £90,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.45% +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 42839 50534 60445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.32% 26.40% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32874 40763 48359
UK median annual salary £45,383 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.85% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
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% -

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 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 -11 91 £55,000 -8.33% 3
UK excluding London +23 52 £43,750 -20.45% 3
London -47 37 £55,000 -12.70%
North of England +6 30 £40,000 -12.57%
Yorkshire +26 17 £40,000 -14.89%
South West +11 16 £60,000 - 2
North West -5 13 £53,750 +48.28%
Midlands +36 6 £60,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands +2 4 £60,000 +44.58%
South East +60 3 £60,000 -25.00%
East Midlands +40 2 £70,000 +55.56%
East of England -16 2 £60,000 +7.14%
Wales - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing CISMP 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 CISMP.

1 77 (83.70%) Information Security
2 74 (80.43%) CISSP
3 57 (61.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (47.83%) CISA
5 39 (42.39%) Windows
6 38 (41.30%) CISM
7 37 (40.22%) PCI DSS
8 36 (39.13%) TCP/IP
9 35 (38.04%) ITIL
10 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (33.70%) Firewall
11 29 (31.52%) Finance
12 28 (30.43%) CCNA
13 27 (29.35%) Active Directory
14 26 (28.26%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
16 22 (23.91%) Risk Management
16 22 (23.91%) SIEM
17 21 (22.83%) Data Protection
17 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
17 21 (22.83%) CompTIA Security+
17 21 (22.83%) Security+ Certification
18 20 (21.74%) Security Architecture
19 19 (20.65%) CEH
19 19 (20.65%) Management Information System
19 19 (20.65%) Project Management
19 19 (20.65%) GDPR
20 18 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
20 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (18.48%) CRISC

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 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 31 (33.70%) Firewall
3 16 (17.39%) Internet
4 15 (16.30%) DNS
5 13 (14.13%) DHCP
5 13 (14.13%) FTP
5 13 (14.13%) HTTP
5 13 (14.13%) SMTP
5 13 (14.13%) X.400
6 4 (4.35%) Wireless
6 4 (4.35%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.26%) Intranet
8 2 (2.17%) LAN
8 2 (2.17%) SNMP
8 2 (2.17%) VoIP
8 2 (2.17%) WAN
9 1 (1.09%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) AppScan
1 2 (2.17%) Metasploit
1 2 (2.17%) Paros
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 16 (17.39%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.52%) Legal
5 5 (5.43%) Marketing
5 5 (5.43%) Retail
6 3 (3.26%) Billing
6 3 (3.26%) Games
6 3 (3.26%) International Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Electronics
7 1 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 17 (18.48%) Security Manager
3 13 (14.13%) Consultant
4 12 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) Information Security Manager
5 11 (11.96%) Security Consultant
6 10 (10.87%) Security Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Security Officer
7 9 (9.78%) Information Officer
7 9 (9.78%) Information Security Officer
8 8 (8.70%) Information Manager
9 7 (7.61%) Governance Manager
9 7 (7.61%) Information Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) IT Manager
9 7 (7.61%) SIEM Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Information Governance Manager
10 6 (6.52%) IT Security Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Operational Security Manager
10 6 (6.52%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Management Information System
2 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (15.22%) CESG
4 11 (11.96%) Clustering
4 11 (11.96%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (9.78%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.26%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.09%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (42.39%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.13%) Linux
4 10 (10.87%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.70%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.17%) Android
6 2 (2.17%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (83.70%) Information Security
2 35 (38.04%) ITIL
3 26 (28.26%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
5 22 (23.91%) Risk Management
5 22 (23.91%) SIEM
6 21 (22.83%) Data Protection
7 20 (21.74%) Security Architecture
8 19 (20.65%) Project Management
9 18 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (17.39%) Security Operations
11 13 (14.13%) Proactive Monitoring
12 11 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (11.96%) Email Filtering
12 11 (11.96%) Load Balancing
12 11 (11.96%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (11.96%) Web Filtering
13 10 (10.87%) Internal Audit
13 10 (10.87%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 10 (10.87%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.70%) SQL
2 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 74 (80.43%) CISSP
2 44 (47.83%) CISA
3 38 (41.30%) CISM
4 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (30.43%) CCNA
6 21 (22.83%) CompTIA Security+
6 21 (22.83%) Security+ Certification
7 19 (20.65%) CEH
8 17 (18.48%) CRISC
8 17 (18.48%) MCSE
8 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (18.48%) SSCP
9 16 (17.39%) SANS
9 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
10 15 (16.30%) MCSA
11 14 (15.22%) Degree
12 13 (14.13%) DV Cleared
12 13 (14.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
13 5 (5.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (61.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (40.22%) PCI DSS
3 19 (20.65%) GDPR
4 13 (14.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (11.96%) ISO 9001
6 10 (10.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (10.87%) ISO 22301
7 4 (4.35%) COBIT
8 3 (3.26%) NIST 800
9 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (2.17%) SLA
10 1 (1.09%) BS7799
10 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (29.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) vSphere
4 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 4 (4.35%) Nagios
1 4 (4.35%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.17%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.17%) Nessus
2 2 (2.17%) Nmap
2 2 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.17%) WebInspect
2 2 (2.17%) WMI
2 2 (2.17%) WSUS
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
3 1 (1.09%) Suricata
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) SolarWinds
2 13 (14.13%) ArcSight
3 8 (8.70%) Apple
3 8 (8.70%) VMware
4 6 (6.52%) Cisco
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.35%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.26%) IronPort
8 2 (2.17%) Dell
8 2 (2.17%) HP
9 1 (1.09%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.09%) Juniper
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (1.09%) Splunk
9 1 (1.09%) Trustwave