Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 812 795
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +180
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 382 387 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 317 306 431
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% +16.67%

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 158,507 157,483 185,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,664 129,785 153,181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 February 2018.

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 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 +11 365 £57,500 +9.52% 53
UK excluding London -58 202 £55,000 +22.22% 43
London +73 176 £61,250 -5.77% 15
South East -13 63 £58,000 +28.89% 14
North of England +13 58 £53,000 +0.95% 5
Yorkshire +24 39 £48,000 -8.57% 4
East of England +12 26 £62,250 +18.57% 6
Midlands -21 26 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West -27 16 £55,500 +38.75% 8
West Midlands -43 16 £44,000 +10.00% 2
North West -10 14 £56,500 +7.62%
East Midlands 0 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland -35 9 £51,500 - 3
North East -22 5 £48,500 -8.92% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -
Wales -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 362 (94.76%) Information Security
2 314 (82.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 255 (66.75%) Security Management
4 247 (64.66%) Information Security Management
5 207 (54.19%) Management Information System
6 163 (42.67%) CISSP
7 151 (39.53%) CISM
8 125 (32.72%) Risk Management
9 99 (25.92%) Data Protection
10 98 (25.65%) Cybersecurity
11 95 (24.87%) GDPR
12 93 (24.35%) CISA
13 88 (23.04%) PCI DSS
14 82 (21.47%) Finance
15 73 (19.11%) ITIL
16 63 (16.49%) Risk Assessment
17 55 (14.40%) Project Management
18 53 (13.87%) Business Continuity
19 52 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
20 51 (13.35%) Cyber Essentials
21 45 (11.78%) Degree
22 44 (11.52%) Firewall
22 44 (11.52%) Legal
23 43 (11.26%) CRISC
23 43 (11.26%) Information Assurance
24 41 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
25 38 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
26 36 (9.42%) Security Cleared
26 36 (9.42%) SIEM
27 35 (9.16%) IT 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 6 (1.57%) SAS
2 4 (1.05%) CMS
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
3 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) IaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) npm
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.52%) Firewall
2 19 (4.97%) Network Security
3 8 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (2.09%) SMS
4 7 (1.83%) SAN
5 3 (0.79%) Internet
5 3 (0.79%) VLAN
5 3 (0.79%) VPN
5 3 (0.79%) WAN
6 2 (0.52%) Intranet
6 2 (0.52%) LAN
6 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.26%) NAS
7 1 (0.26%) PBX
7 1 (0.26%) VoIP
7 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.26%) Big Data
2 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.26%) MySQL
2 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.79%) AppScan
2 2 (0.52%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.26%) Bower
3 1 (0.26%) Grunt
3 1 (0.26%) gulp
3 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.26%) Moq
3 1 (0.26%) NUnit
3 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (21.47%) Finance
2 44 (11.52%) Legal
3 29 (7.59%) Law
4 26 (6.81%) Retail
5 21 (5.50%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.14%) Marketing
7 8 (2.09%) Banking
8 7 (1.83%) Games
9 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (23.82%) Security Manager
2 83 (21.73%) Analyst
3 73 (19.11%) Information Security Manager
4 71 (18.59%) Information Manager
5 70 (18.32%) Security Analyst
6 56 (14.66%) Consultant
7 54 (14.14%) Security Officer
8 53 (13.87%) Information Security Officer
9 51 (13.35%) Information Officer
10 45 (11.78%) Information Analyst
10 45 (11.78%) Security Consultant
11 42 (10.99%) Information Security Analyst
12 32 (8.38%) Risk Manager
13 31 (8.12%) Information Security Consultant
14 26 (6.81%) Security Specialist
15 22 (5.76%) Information Risk Manager
15 22 (5.76%) IT Analyst
16 20 (5.24%) Information Security Risk Manager
17 19 (4.97%) Compliance Manager
18 18 (4.71%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.57%) .NET
2 3 (0.79%) J2EE
3 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.52%) OAuth
4 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.26%) CGI
4 1 (0.26%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.26%) HTML
4 1 (0.26%) jQuery
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) OpenID
4 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.26%) SAML
4 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 207 (54.19%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.12%) Data Protection Act
3 30 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.24%) Mobile Computing
5 19 (4.97%) CESG
6 12 (3.14%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.31%) CMDB
8 5 (1.31%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.31%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) NHS
11 2 (0.52%) BYOD
11 2 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.76%) Windows
2 11 (2.88%) Linux
3 6 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.05%) Android
4 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.52%) AIX
5 2 (0.52%) CentOS
5 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.52%) Unix
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (94.76%) Information Security
2 255 (66.75%) Security Management
3 247 (64.66%) Information Security Management
4 125 (32.72%) Risk Management
5 99 (25.92%) Data Protection
6 98 (25.65%) Cybersecurity
7 73 (19.11%) ITIL
8 63 (16.49%) Risk Assessment
9 55 (14.40%) Project Management
10 53 (13.87%) Business Continuity
11 52 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (11.26%) Information Assurance
13 41 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 38 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
15 36 (9.42%) SIEM
16 35 (9.16%) IT Audit
17 34 (8.90%) Security Architecture
18 33 (8.64%) Compliance Audit
19 30 (7.85%) Internal Audit
19 30 (7.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.14%) C
2 4 (1.05%) Java
3 3 (0.79%) SQL
4 2 (0.52%) C#
4 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) Perl
5 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (42.67%) CISSP
2 151 (39.53%) CISM
3 93 (24.35%) CISA
4 45 (11.78%) Degree
5 43 (11.26%) CRISC
6 36 (9.42%) Security Cleared
7 23 (6.02%) SC Cleared
8 22 (5.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 14 (3.66%) CGEIT
9 14 (3.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 12 (3.14%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (2.36%) PCI QSA
12 8 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.09%) SANS
13 7 (1.83%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.57%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.31%) CISMP
15 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (82.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (24.87%) GDPR
3 88 (23.04%) PCI DSS
4 51 (13.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 32 (8.38%) COBIT
6 23 (6.02%) ISO 22301
7 22 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (4.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 16 (4.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (3.93%) ISO 9001
11 13 (3.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (3.40%) ISO 31000
12 10 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (2.36%) JSP 440
14 8 (2.09%) HIPAA
15 7 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (1.83%) RMADS
15 7 (1.83%) SLA
16 6 (1.57%) SAS 70
17 4 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.79%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.31%) Nessus
1 5 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.79%) Nagios
3 2 (0.52%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.52%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 27 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.19%) CA
3 8 (2.09%) Reuters
4 7 (1.83%) CheckPoint
4 7 (1.83%) VMware
5 5 (1.31%) Sophos
6 4 (1.05%) BMC
6 4 (1.05%) McAfee
6 4 (1.05%) Remedy
7 3 (0.79%) Apple
7 3 (0.79%) IBM
7 3 (0.79%) Juniper
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco
8 2 (0.52%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.52%) FireEye
8 2 (0.52%) Fortinet
8 2 (0.52%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.26%) SonicWALL