Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 956 1091 1060
Rank change year-on-year +135 -31 +154
Permanent jobs citing CISMP 177 103 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.058% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 160 76 152
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £39,825 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,750 £73,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,000 £48,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year +29.90% +12.14% -6.74%

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 38,035 42,884 48,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.76% 24.02% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27,994 32,977 38,701
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +120 164 £65,000 +34.02% 9
UK excluding London +79 88 £63,000 +29.90% 8
London +134 85 £65,000 +16.59% 3
South East +50 29 £72,500 +11.54% 1
West Midlands +51 20 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Midlands +46 20 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North of England -6 18 £46,250 +2.78% 1
East of England +31 9 £80,000 +23.08% 1
Yorkshire +19 9 £37,500 - 1
Scotland - 9 £52,500 - 1
North West +9 6 £75,177 +25.29%
South West +2 3 £67,500 +92.86% 1
North East -7 3 £36,635 -24.46%

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 157 (88.70%) Information Security
2 131 (74.01%) CISSP
3 104 (58.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (58.76%) Cybersecurity
4 81 (45.76%) Data Protection
5 73 (41.24%) SIEM
6 70 (39.55%) Banking
7 69 (38.98%) CompTIA Security+
8 68 (38.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 60 (33.90%) Linux
10 59 (33.33%) CISM
11 58 (32.77%) Windows
11 58 (32.77%) Data Protection Act
11 58 (32.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 54 (30.51%) Security Management
12 54 (30.51%) Investment Banking
13 52 (29.38%) CEH
14 51 (28.81%) Information Security Management
15 37 (20.90%) Finance
15 37 (20.90%) Firewall
16 36 (20.34%) Security Operations
17 35 (19.77%) GIAC
18 34 (19.21%) Management Information System
19 31 (17.51%) Risk Management
19 31 (17.51%) Apple iOS
20 30 (16.95%) Incident Management
20 30 (16.95%) Windows Server
20 30 (16.95%) CISA
20 30 (16.95%) DRM
20 30 (16.95%) TCP/IP

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 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.90%) Firewall
2 30 (16.95%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.13%) Intranet
4 2 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.13%) Network Security
5 1 (0.56%) VoIP
5 1 (0.56%) VPN
5 1 (0.56%) Wireless
5 1 (0.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) AppScan
1 1 (0.56%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.56%) Paros
General
1 70 (39.55%) Banking
2 54 (30.51%) Investment Banking
3 37 (20.90%) Finance
4 9 (5.08%) Legal
5 8 (4.52%) Marketing
6 7 (3.95%) Retail
7 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.26%) Law
7 4 (2.26%) Local Government
8 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (19.21%) Security Manager
2 31 (17.51%) IT Support
3 25 (14.12%) Infrastructure Support
4 20 (11.30%) Analyst
5 19 (10.73%) Information Manager
5 19 (10.73%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (8.47%) Security Analyst
7 13 (7.34%) Consultant
7 13 (7.34%) Incident Manager
7 13 (7.34%) Security Incident Manager
8 12 (6.78%) Security Consultant
9 10 (5.65%) Architect
9 10 (5.65%) Information Analyst
9 10 (5.65%) Security Architect
10 9 (5.08%) Head of Security
11 8 (4.52%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 8 (4.52%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) Security Engineer
12 7 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 6 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (32.77%) Data Protection Act
2 34 (19.21%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.78%) PKI
4 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.39%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.39%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.26%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.69%) CESG
8 3 (1.69%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.13%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.56%) Robotics
10 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.90%) Linux
2 58 (32.77%) Windows
3 31 (17.51%) Apple iOS
4 30 (16.95%) Mac OS X
4 30 (16.95%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (88.70%) Information Security
2 104 (58.76%) Cybersecurity
3 81 (45.76%) Data Protection
4 73 (41.24%) SIEM
5 68 (38.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 54 (30.51%) Security Management
7 51 (28.81%) Information Security Management
8 36 (20.34%) Security Operations
9 31 (17.51%) Risk Management
10 30 (16.95%) DRM
10 30 (16.95%) Incident Management
11 26 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (14.69%) ISMS
12 18 (10.17%) Line Management
13 15 (8.47%) Coaching
14 14 (7.91%) Mentoring
15 13 (7.34%) Cyber Resilience
15 13 (7.34%) Decision-Making
16 12 (6.78%) Identity Access Management
17 11 (6.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.13%) Perl
1 2 (1.13%) Python
1 2 (1.13%) SQL
2 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 131 (74.01%) CISSP
2 69 (38.98%) CompTIA Security+
3 59 (33.33%) CISM
4 52 (29.38%) CEH
5 35 (19.77%) GIAC
6 30 (16.95%) CISA
7 24 (13.56%) SSCP
8 22 (12.43%) ISACA
9 15 (8.47%) Degree
10 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
10 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
11 9 (5.08%) SANS
12 8 (4.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (3.95%) CRISC
14 6 (3.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 4 (2.26%) CCDP
15 4 (2.26%) CCIE
15 4 (2.26%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (58.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (32.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 28 (15.82%) PCI DSS
4 27 (15.25%) GDPR
5 6 (3.39%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.26%) GPG13
7 4 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.69%) COBIT
8 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.13%) QA
9 2 (1.13%) SLA
10 1 (0.56%) COSO
10 1 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) IBM BigFix
1 19 (10.73%) SCCM
1 19 (10.73%) WSUS
2 6 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.26%) QRadar
4 2 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.56%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.56%) Nessus
5 1 (0.56%) Nmap
5 1 (0.56%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (16.95%) Apple
2 28 (15.82%) Oracle
3 8 (4.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.39%) McAfee
4 6 (3.39%) Sophos
4 6 (3.39%) Symantec
5 4 (2.26%) Splunk
6 2 (1.13%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.13%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.56%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.56%) Qualys
7 1 (0.56%) Thales