Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ISMS over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 822 940
Rank change year-on-year +38 +118 +65
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 415 435 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 357 362 309
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +13.40%
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

ISMS is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157359 171111 192913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.96% 89.17% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123907 142468 158541
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISMS.

Salary trend for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISMS over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +43 401 £57,500 +15.00% 27
UK excluding London -11 229 £50,000 +11.11% 10
London +81 184 £60,000 -7.69% 17
South East +26 68 £47,500 -5.00% 6
North of England +7 50 £51,000 -2.86% 1
Midlands +16 42 £47,500 +6.74% 1
East of England +35 35 £64,500 +32.75%
West Midlands +8 32 £50,000 +16.28% 1
North West 0 25 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +27 23 £48,250 -10.65%
South West -16 21 £60,000 +50.00% 2
East Midlands +40 10 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland +1 7 £66,000 -
Wales +12 3 £42,500 -46.88%
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -
North East +14 2 £41,629 -30.62%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 392 (94.46%) Information Security
2 264 (63.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 240 (57.83%) Security Management
4 226 (54.46%) Information Security Management
5 159 (38.31%) Management Information System
6 148 (35.66%) CISSP
7 143 (34.46%) CISM
8 129 (31.08%) PCI DSS
9 126 (30.36%) Finance
10 111 (26.75%) Data Protection
11 109 (26.27%) Cybersecurity
12 108 (26.02%) Risk Management
13 97 (23.37%) GDPR
14 79 (19.04%) CISA
15 67 (16.14%) Risk Assessment
16 66 (15.90%) Firewall
17 53 (12.77%) Degree
18 52 (12.53%) Business Continuity
19 51 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
19 51 (12.29%) Disaster Recovery
19 51 (12.29%) Project Management
20 49 (11.81%) Windows
21 48 (11.57%) Microsoft
21 48 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
22 47 (11.33%) SIEM
23 44 (10.60%) Information Assurance
23 44 (10.60%) ITIL
24 43 (10.36%) Telecoms
25 37 (8.92%) Internal Audit
25 37 (8.92%) Cyber Essentials

ISMS
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 22 (5.30%) IIS
2 14 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.93%) Apache
5 4 (0.96%) SAS
6 3 (0.72%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.48%) Unica
2 1 (0.24%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.24%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.65%) SaaS
2 10 (2.41%) IaaS
3 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.96%) Office 365
5 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (15.90%) Firewall
2 26 (6.27%) Network Security
3 9 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
3 9 (2.17%) Internet
3 9 (2.17%) IP Telephony
4 7 (1.69%) SAN
5 5 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.20%) VLAN
5 5 (1.20%) VPN
6 4 (0.96%) LDAP
6 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.72%) DNS
7 3 (0.72%) LAN
7 3 (0.72%) SMS
7 3 (0.72%) WAN
8 2 (0.48%) Intranet
8 2 (0.48%) NAS
8 2 (0.48%) NGN
8 2 (0.48%) Wireless
9 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.58%) MySQL
2 19 (4.58%) NoSQL
3 17 (4.10%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (3.37%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.37%) RDBMS
6 14 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
1 14 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (3.37%) TeamCity
1 14 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.17%) AppScan
3 5 (1.20%) Selenium
4 4 (0.96%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.96%) JIRA
5 3 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.48%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.48%) TestRail
6 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 126 (30.36%) Finance
2 43 (10.36%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.51%) Legal
4 26 (6.27%) Law
5 20 (4.82%) Marketing
6 10 (2.41%) Electronics
6 10 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.69%) Retail
8 4 (0.96%) Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (21.93%) Security Manager
2 86 (20.72%) Analyst
3 70 (16.87%) Security Analyst
4 62 (14.94%) Information Manager
4 62 (14.94%) Information Security Manager
5 52 (12.53%) Information Analyst
6 51 (12.29%) Information Security Analyst
7 44 (10.60%) Consultant
7 44 (10.60%) Security Officer
8 41 (9.88%) Information Officer
8 41 (9.88%) Information Security Officer
9 39 (9.40%) Security Specialist
10 33 (7.95%) Compliance Manager
10 33 (7.95%) Security Consultant
11 26 (6.27%) Risk Manager
12 24 (5.78%) Information Security Specialist
12 24 (5.78%) Information Specialist
12 24 (5.78%) Technical Analyst
13 22 (5.30%) Technical Security Analyst
14 21 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.75%) .NET
2 21 (5.06%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.17%) J2EE
4 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (1.20%) CSS
4 5 (1.20%) HTML
4 5 (1.20%) JSP
4 5 (1.20%) XML
4 5 (1.20%) XSL
5 4 (0.96%) OAuth
5 4 (0.96%) OAuth2
5 4 (0.96%) SAML
6 1 (0.24%) LAMP
6 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 159 (38.31%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.71%) Data Protection Act
3 24 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.58%) CESG
5 12 (2.89%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.93%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.96%) BYOD
9 4 (0.96%) Smart Energy
9 4 (0.96%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.48%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.48%) Fintech
11 2 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.81%) Windows
2 34 (8.19%) Linux
3 24 (5.78%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.65%) Android
4 11 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.96%) Unix
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (94.46%) Information Security
2 240 (57.83%) Security Management
3 226 (54.46%) Information Security Management
4 111 (26.75%) Data Protection
5 109 (26.27%) Cybersecurity
6 108 (26.02%) Risk Management
7 67 (16.14%) Risk Assessment
8 52 (12.53%) Business Continuity
9 51 (12.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 51 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
9 51 (12.29%) Project Management
10 48 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (11.33%) SIEM
12 44 (10.60%) Information Assurance
12 44 (10.60%) ITIL
13 37 (8.92%) Internal Audit
14 36 (8.67%) Security Architecture
14 36 (8.67%) Security Operations
14 36 (8.67%) Supplier Management
15 35 (8.43%) Information Security Governance
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.06%) C#
2 20 (4.82%) SQL
3 19 (4.58%) C
4 17 (4.10%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.37%) Perl
6 13 (3.13%) Java
7 5 (1.20%) C++
7 5 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.20%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.20%) VB
7 5 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.48%) Python
8 2 (0.48%) R
9 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (35.66%) CISSP
2 143 (34.46%) CISM
3 79 (19.04%) CISA
4 53 (12.77%) Degree
5 36 (8.67%) CRISC
6 29 (6.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 29 (6.99%) Security Cleared
7 26 (6.27%) SC Cleared
8 24 (5.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 21 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (3.86%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (3.37%) MCITP
11 14 (3.37%) MCTS
12 12 (2.89%) CEH
13 8 (1.93%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.69%) SANS
15 6 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.20%) MCSE
17 4 (0.96%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (63.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (31.08%) PCI DSS
3 97 (23.37%) GDPR
4 37 (8.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (6.99%) COBIT
6 24 (5.78%) ISO 9001
7 20 (4.82%) ISO 22301
8 17 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 13 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (2.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 12 (2.89%) JSP 440
10 12 (2.89%) SLA
11 11 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (2.65%) QA
12 9 (2.17%) HIPAA
12 9 (2.17%) ISO 14001
13 6 (1.45%) ISO 31000
14 5 (1.20%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.24%) Nagios
2 1 (0.24%) Nessus
2 1 (0.24%) Netcool
2 1 (0.24%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 48 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.82%) Oracle
3 15 (3.61%) Cisco
4 11 (2.65%) Citrix
5 10 (2.41%) SAP
6 9 (2.17%) Apple
6 9 (2.17%) IBM
6 9 (2.17%) VMware
7 8 (1.93%) CA
8 7 (1.69%) Darktrace
9 6 (1.45%) Symantec
10 5 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.96%) LogRhythm
12 3 (0.72%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.72%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.72%) Sage
13 2 (0.48%) Alterian
13 2 (0.48%) IFS
13 2 (0.48%) Sophos
13 2 (0.48%) Tableau