Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 793 940
Rank change year-on-year +1 +147 +57
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 428 462 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 367 381 301
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.50% - +25.00%

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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 21 November 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 21 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 +6 417 £55,000 +10.00% 23
UK excluding London -74 221 £50,750 +1.50% 16
London +98 204 £60,000 -7.69% 8
South East -3 65 £57,500 +15.00% 3
North of England +14 56 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Midlands +4 42 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Midlands -19 33 £50,000 +17.65% 1
East of England +19 30 £64,500 +29.00% 3
Yorkshire +18 27 £47,750 -9.48% 4
North West +5 25 £52,000 +22.35%
South West -24 19 £60,000 +50.00% 3
East Midlands +42 9 £47,500 -5.00%
North East +9 4 £46,379 -22.70% 1
Wales +11 3 £42,500 -48.48% 1
Scotland -17 3 £38,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 403 (94.16%) Information Security
2 287 (67.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 249 (58.18%) Security Management
4 239 (55.84%) Information Security Management
5 168 (39.25%) Management Information System
6 152 (35.51%) CISSP
7 140 (32.71%) CISM
8 124 (28.97%) PCI DSS
8 124 (28.97%) Cybersecurity
9 122 (28.50%) Finance
10 115 (26.87%) Risk Management
10 115 (26.87%) Data Protection
11 94 (21.96%) GDPR
12 77 (17.99%) CISA
13 72 (16.82%) Risk Assessment
14 71 (16.59%) Firewall
15 57 (13.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 57 (13.32%) Degree
16 56 (13.08%) Penetration Testing
17 52 (12.15%) Business Continuity
18 51 (11.92%) SIEM
19 49 (11.45%) Windows
20 48 (11.21%) ITIL
20 48 (11.21%) Project Management
21 47 (10.98%) Cyber Essentials
22 46 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
23 44 (10.28%) Information Assurance
24 40 (9.35%) Microsoft
24 40 (9.35%) Telecoms
24 40 (9.35%) Internal Audit

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 18 (4.21%) IIS
2 15 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.87%) Apache
4 7 (1.64%) SAS
5 6 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.70%) nginx
7 2 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (5.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.47%) Unica
2 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.40%) SaaS
3 5 (1.17%) IaaS
4 4 (0.93%) Office 365
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.59%) Firewall
2 22 (5.14%) Network Security
3 11 (2.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (2.34%) Internet
5 8 (1.87%) SMS
6 7 (1.64%) SAN
7 5 (1.17%) VLAN
8 4 (0.93%) LDAP
8 4 (0.93%) VPN
9 3 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (0.70%) DNS
9 3 (0.70%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.70%) LAN
9 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.70%) WAN
10 2 (0.47%) Intranet
10 2 (0.47%) NAS
10 2 (0.47%) NGN
10 2 (0.47%) Wireless
11 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.50%) MySQL
2 15 (3.50%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.04%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (2.34%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.34%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (2.34%) TeamCity
1 10 (2.34%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.10%) AppScan
3 3 (0.70%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.70%) JIRA
3 3 (0.70%) Selenium
3 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.47%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.23%) Bower
5 1 (0.23%) Grunt
5 1 (0.23%) gulp
5 1 (0.23%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.23%) Moq
5 1 (0.23%) NUnit
5 1 (0.23%) TestRail
General
1 122 (28.50%) Finance
2 40 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.94%) Legal
4 33 (7.71%) Law
5 27 (6.31%) Marketing
6 19 (4.44%) Retail
7 11 (2.57%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.34%) Electronics
9 3 (0.70%) Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (22.43%) Analyst
2 88 (20.56%) Security Manager
3 81 (18.93%) Security Analyst
4 68 (15.89%) Information Manager
4 68 (15.89%) Information Security Manager
5 59 (13.79%) Information Analyst
6 58 (13.55%) Information Security Analyst
7 51 (11.92%) Consultant
8 50 (11.68%) Security Officer
9 48 (11.21%) Information Officer
9 48 (11.21%) Information Security Officer
10 47 (10.98%) Security Specialist
11 41 (9.58%) Security Consultant
12 30 (7.01%) Information Security Specialist
12 30 (7.01%) Information Specialist
12 30 (7.01%) Risk Manager
13 27 (6.31%) Information Security Consultant
14 24 (5.61%) Compliance Manager
15 23 (5.37%) Technical Analyst
16 21 (4.91%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.37%) .NET
2 17 (3.97%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.10%) J2EE
4 6 (1.40%) CSS
4 6 (1.40%) HTML
5 5 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (1.17%) JSP
5 5 (1.17%) OAuth
5 5 (1.17%) XML
5 5 (1.17%) XSL
6 4 (0.93%) OAuth2
6 4 (0.93%) SAML
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.23%) jQuery
7 1 (0.23%) LAMP
7 1 (0.23%) OpenID
7 1 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 168 (39.25%) Management Information System
2 35 (8.18%) Data Protection Act
3 27 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.91%) CESG
5 11 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.57%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.10%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.40%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.40%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.17%) Smart Energy
10 4 (0.93%) BYOD
10 4 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.45%) Windows
2 31 (7.24%) Linux
3 18 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.57%) Android
4 11 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.93%) Unix
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (94.16%) Information Security
2 249 (58.18%) Security Management
3 239 (55.84%) Information Security Management
4 124 (28.97%) Cybersecurity
5 115 (26.87%) Data Protection
5 115 (26.87%) Risk Management
6 72 (16.82%) Risk Assessment
7 57 (13.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 56 (13.08%) Penetration Testing
9 52 (12.15%) Business Continuity
10 51 (11.92%) SIEM
11 48 (11.21%) ITIL
11 48 (11.21%) Project Management
12 46 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (10.28%) Information Assurance
14 40 (9.35%) Internal Audit
15 37 (8.64%) Information Security Governance
16 36 (8.41%) Security Architecture
16 36 (8.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 33 (7.71%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.67%) C
2 17 (3.97%) C#
3 16 (3.74%) SQL
4 13 (3.04%) Java
4 13 (3.04%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.34%) Perl
6 6 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.17%) C++
7 5 (1.17%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.17%) VB
7 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.47%) Python
8 2 (0.47%) R
9 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (35.51%) CISSP
2 140 (32.71%) CISM
3 77 (17.99%) CISA
4 57 (13.32%) Degree
5 39 (9.11%) CRISC
6 33 (7.71%) Security Cleared
7 27 (6.31%) SC Cleared
8 25 (5.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 18 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 15 (3.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (2.34%) MCITP
12 10 (2.34%) MCTS
13 9 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.64%) CEH
14 7 (1.64%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.17%) PCI QSA
15 5 (1.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (67.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (28.97%) PCI DSS
3 94 (21.96%) GDPR
4 47 (10.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 33 (7.71%) COBIT
6 22 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 20 (4.67%) ISO 22301
8 19 (4.44%) ISO 9001
9 17 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 13 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (2.57%) HIPAA
12 11 (2.57%) JSP 440
12 11 (2.57%) QA
13 10 (2.34%) ISO 31000
13 10 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (2.10%) SLA
15 5 (1.17%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (1.17%) SAS 70
16 4 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 24 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
1 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.23%) Nessus
2 1 (0.23%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 40 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.50%) Oracle
3 10 (2.34%) CA
3 10 (2.34%) SAP
4 9 (2.10%) Apple
4 9 (2.10%) IBM
4 9 (2.10%) VMware
5 8 (1.87%) Cisco
6 5 (1.17%) Citrix
6 5 (1.17%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.93%) Darktrace
7 4 (0.93%) LogRhythm
8 3 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.70%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.70%) McAfee
8 3 (0.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.70%) Sage
8 3 (0.70%) Symantec
9 2 (0.47%) Alterian
9 2 (0.47%) Sophos