Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1088 1070 1189
Rank change year-on-year -18 +119 +55
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 101 167 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.088% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.34% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 76 145 85
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +26.32% +20.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,900 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,250 £85,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +12.50%

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 43221 49687 59678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.18% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33227 39832 47689
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 -31 97 £50,000 -16.67% 5
UK excluding London -7 52 £41,250 -8.33% 6
London 0 45 £55,000 -12.70%
North of England +2 29 £40,000 - 5
Yorkshire +24 16 £37,500 - 3
South West -1 11 £35,000 -41.67%
North West -23 8 £52,500 +27.27%
North East - 5 £48,500 - 2
South East +29 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Midlands -11 3 £55,000 +39.24%
Wales - 3 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands +32 2 £70,000 +55.56%
East of England - 2 £65,000 -
West Midlands -20 1 £40,000 +1.91%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 95 (94.06%) CISSP
2 84 (83.17%) Information Security
3 52 (51.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (48.51%) CISM
5 39 (38.61%) CISA
6 37 (36.63%) Windows
6 37 (36.63%) SIEM
6 37 (36.63%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (33.66%) Firewall
8 29 (28.71%) Banking
9 28 (27.72%) Data Protection
9 28 (27.72%) PCI DSS
10 27 (26.73%) Finance
10 27 (26.73%) TCP/IP
11 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (24.75%) Security Operations
12 24 (23.76%) CompTIA Security+
12 24 (23.76%) Security+ Certification
12 24 (23.76%) Degree
13 22 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (20.79%) Active Directory
14 21 (20.79%) Linux
14 21 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 21 (20.79%) GDPR
15 20 (19.80%) ITIL
15 20 (19.80%) Internet
16 19 (18.81%) CEH
17 18 (17.82%) CCNA
17 18 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (17.82%) Security Architecture

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 (1.98%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (33.66%) Firewall
2 27 (26.73%) TCP/IP
3 20 (19.80%) Internet
4 10 (9.90%) Intranet
5 8 (7.92%) DHCP
5 8 (7.92%) DNS
5 8 (7.92%) FTP
5 8 (7.92%) HTTP
5 8 (7.92%) SMTP
5 8 (7.92%) X.400
6 4 (3.96%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.99%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (28.71%) Banking
2 27 (26.73%) Finance
3 8 (7.92%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.95%) Legal
4 5 (4.95%) Retail
5 4 (3.96%) Marketing
6 3 (2.97%) International Banking
6 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.98%) Billing
7 2 (1.98%) Games
8 1 (0.99%) Electronics
8 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Analyst
2 19 (18.81%) Security Manager
3 16 (15.84%) Security Analyst
4 13 (12.87%) Consultant
4 13 (12.87%) Security Consultant
5 12 (11.88%) Information Analyst
5 12 (11.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 12 (11.88%) Information Security Manager
6 10 (9.90%) Administrator
6 10 (9.90%) Information Manager
6 10 (9.90%) Information Security Administrator
6 10 (9.90%) Security Administrator
6 10 (9.90%) Security Engineer
7 9 (8.91%) Information Officer
7 9 (8.91%) Information Security Officer
7 9 (8.91%) Security Officer
8 7 (6.93%) Architect
8 7 (6.93%) Security Architect
8 7 (6.93%) SIEM Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) J2EE
1 2 (1.98%) Spring
1 2 (1.98%) Spring Security
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (16.83%) Management Information System
3 16 (15.84%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (9.90%) SWIFT
5 9 (8.91%) CESG
6 6 (5.94%) Clustering
6 6 (5.94%) Internet of Things
6 6 (5.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.98%) BYOD
7 2 (1.98%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.98%) PKI
8 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.99%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.63%) Windows
2 21 (20.79%) Linux
3 15 (14.85%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.91%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.91%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (83.17%) Information Security
2 37 (36.63%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (36.63%) SIEM
3 28 (27.72%) Data Protection
4 25 (24.75%) Security Operations
4 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 20 (19.80%) ITIL
6 18 (17.82%) Security Architecture
7 17 (16.83%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (13.86%) Security Monitoring
9 12 (11.88%) Risk Management
10 11 (10.89%) Project Management
11 9 (8.91%) DRM
12 8 (7.92%) Email Filtering
12 8 (7.92%) Information Security Management
12 8 (7.92%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (7.92%) Patch Management
12 8 (7.92%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (7.92%) Security Management
12 8 (7.92%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
1 4 (3.96%) Python
2 2 (1.98%) Java
2 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (94.06%) CISSP
2 49 (48.51%) CISM
3 39 (38.61%) CISA
4 24 (23.76%) CompTIA Security+
4 24 (23.76%) Degree
4 24 (23.76%) Security+ Certification
5 22 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (18.81%) CEH
7 18 (17.82%) CCNA
8 17 (16.83%) SANS
9 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
10 12 (11.88%) SSCP
11 11 (10.89%) CRISC
12 10 (9.90%) Master's Degree
13 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
14 8 (7.92%) DV Cleared
14 8 (7.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (7.92%) MCSA
14 8 (7.92%) MCSE
14 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (51.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (27.72%) PCI DSS
3 21 (20.79%) GDPR
3 21 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (7.92%) ISO 22301
5 6 (5.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (5.94%) ISO 9001
6 4 (3.96%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (1.98%) COBIT
7 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.99%) BS7799
8 1 (0.99%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Docker
4 1 (0.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.96%) Nagios
1 4 (3.96%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.99%) Suricata
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) SolarWinds
2 9 (8.91%) Apple
3 8 (7.92%) ArcSight
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle
5 6 (5.94%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.95%) Cisco
7 4 (3.96%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.96%) VMware
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.99%) FireEye
9 1 (0.99%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.99%) Juniper
9 1 (0.99%) McAfee
9 1 (0.99%) Radware
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) SAP
9 1 (0.99%) Splunk
9 1 (0.99%) Thales
9 1 (0.99%) Trustwave