Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1119 1031 1148
Rank change year-on-year -88 +117 +71
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 75 147 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.084% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54 124 127
UK median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -14.29% +31.25%
10th Percentile £45,000 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £74,700 £83,375 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +37.50% -23.81% +31.25%

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 41,162 44,406 58,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.43% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,917 35,148 46,519
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -88 65 £57,500 +27.78% 10
UK excluding London -45 47 £55,000 +37.50% 12
London -13 22 £52,500 -19.23% 1
North of England -16 22 £48,500 +21.25% 4
Yorkshire +7 12 £35,000 +3.70% 1
East of England +6 9 £65,000 +25.00% 1
North East -22 8 £48,500 +7.78% 3
Wales +15 7 £55,000 +47.65% 3
South East +8 4 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South West -5 3 £50,000 -16.67%
Midlands -31 2 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North West -32 2 £85,000 +112.50%
East Midlands +20 1 £70,000 +55.56% 3
West Midlands -21 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 75 (100.00%) CISSP
2 59 (78.67%) Information Security
3 43 (57.33%) CISM
4 33 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (40.00%) SIEM
6 24 (32.00%) Security Operations
6 24 (32.00%) Firewall
7 22 (29.33%) CISA
7 22 (29.33%) Degree
7 22 (29.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 21 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (25.33%) CEH
10 16 (21.33%) Banking
10 16 (21.33%) Data Protection
10 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
11 15 (20.00%) Windows
12 14 (18.67%) Information Security Management
12 14 (18.67%) Finance
13 13 (17.33%) SANS
13 13 (17.33%) Security Operations Centre
14 12 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (16.00%) Security Architecture
14 12 (16.00%) GDPR
14 12 (16.00%) Security Management
15 11 (14.67%) Internet
15 11 (14.67%) Linux
16 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
16 10 (13.33%) Active Directory
16 10 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
16 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.00%) Firewall
2 11 (14.67%) Internet
3 7 (9.33%) Intranet
4 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.67%) MPLS
7 2 (2.67%) VLAN
7 2 (2.67%) VPN
8 1 (1.33%) FTP
8 1 (1.33%) Network Security
General
1 16 (21.33%) Banking
2 14 (18.67%) Finance
3 8 (10.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.67%) Automotive
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) International Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Security Manager
2 12 (16.00%) Architect
2 12 (16.00%) Consultant
2 12 (16.00%) Information Manager
2 12 (16.00%) Information Security Manager
2 12 (16.00%) Security Architect
2 12 (16.00%) Security Consultant
3 11 (14.67%) Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Security Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) IT Architect
5 8 (10.67%) IT Security Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Administrator
6 7 (9.33%) Information Security Administrator
6 7 (9.33%) Security Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Head of Security
7 4 (5.33%) ICT Operations Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Operational Security Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) J2EE
1 4 (5.33%) Spring
1 4 (5.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.67%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (9.33%) SWIFT
5 6 (8.00%) PKI
6 4 (5.33%) BYOD
7 3 (4.00%) CESG
8 2 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.33%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (78.67%) Information Security
2 30 (40.00%) SIEM
3 24 (32.00%) Security Operations
4 22 (29.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (21.33%) Data Protection
7 14 (18.67%) Information Security Management
8 12 (16.00%) Security Architecture
8 12 (16.00%) Security Management
9 10 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (12.00%) OWASP
10 9 (12.00%) Risk Management
10 9 (12.00%) TOGAF
11 7 (9.33%) IT Audit
11 7 (9.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (8.00%) Secure Coding
13 5 (6.67%) ISMS
13 5 (6.67%) Patch Management
13 5 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Java
1 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) CISSP
2 43 (57.33%) CISM
3 22 (29.33%) CISA
3 22 (29.33%) Degree
4 19 (25.33%) CEH
5 13 (17.33%) SANS
6 9 (12.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (10.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (10.67%) GIAC
8 7 (9.33%) Master's Degree
8 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (8.00%) CRISC
10 4 (5.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (5.33%) PCI QSA
11 3 (4.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (4.00%) CCIE
11 3 (4.00%) ISEB
11 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
3 12 (16.00%) GDPR
3 12 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (9.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (2.67%) COBIT
7 2 (2.67%) ISO 22301
7 2 (2.67%) ISO 31000
8 1 (1.33%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (4.00%) Nagios
1 3 (4.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle
2 6 (8.00%) Cisco
3 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) Apple
5 1 (1.33%) FireEye
5 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.33%) McAfee
5 1 (1.33%) Radware
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Thales