Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 807 847
Rank change year-on-year -55 +40 +118
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 323 398 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 258 329 352
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% +6.28% -4.34%
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £81,625 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 154,533 162,008 180,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.53% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 123,110 128,969 150,343
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -65 297 £60,000 +9.09% 52
UK excluding London -13 204 £55,000 +10.00% 34
London 0 110 £65,000 +8.33% 19
South East -18 58 £57,500 +27.78% 6
North of England +18 52 £51,250 -1.44% 11
Midlands +1 30 £47,500 - 6
Yorkshire +30 28 £46,000 -8.00% 3
West Midlands +20 27 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East of England +9 27 £55,000 -14.06% 2
North West +12 23 £60,000 +15.38% 6
South West -16 20 £41,250 -31.25% 8
Wales +7 8 £31,000 -17.33% 1
Scotland -4 5 £65,000 -2.99%
Northern Ireland +5 4 - -
East Midlands +6 3 £75,000 +57.89% 1
North East -19 1 £36,000 -7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 308 (95.36%) Information Security
2 249 (77.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 190 (58.82%) Security Management
4 184 (56.97%) Information Security Management
5 158 (48.92%) Management Information System
6 149 (46.13%) CISSP
7 123 (38.08%) Risk Management
8 111 (34.37%) CISM
8 111 (34.37%) GDPR
9 92 (28.48%) Data Protection
10 83 (25.70%) PCI DSS
11 66 (20.43%) Cybersecurity
11 66 (20.43%) CISA
12 60 (18.58%) Finance
13 48 (14.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 47 (14.55%) Business Continuity
15 46 (14.24%) Degree
16 44 (13.62%) ITIL
17 42 (13.00%) Cyber Essentials
18 41 (12.69%) Legal
19 40 (12.38%) Information Assurance
20 39 (12.07%) Vulnerability Management
21 38 (11.76%) Internal Audit
22 34 (10.53%) Firewall
23 33 (10.22%) Microsoft
23 33 (10.22%) Security Operations
23 33 (10.22%) Information Security Governance
24 32 (9.91%) Incident Management
25 31 (9.60%) Risk Assessment
26 28 (8.67%) Penetration Testing

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 9 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.62%) IIS
2 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (2.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.57%) SaaS
3 17 (5.26%) Office 365
4 12 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.62%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) G Suite
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) Slack
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.53%) Firewall
2 21 (6.50%) Network Security
3 14 (4.33%) DNS
3 14 (4.33%) VPN
4 11 (3.41%) Broadband
4 11 (3.41%) Internet
4 11 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.79%) IPsec
5 9 (2.79%) SSL
6 6 (1.86%) LAN
7 5 (1.55%) DHCP
7 5 (1.55%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.24%) FTP
8 4 (1.24%) HTTP
8 4 (1.24%) IPv6
8 4 (1.24%) SAN
8 4 (1.24%) SSH
8 4 (1.24%) Wireless
9 3 (0.93%) Intranet
9 3 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.55%) GIS
2 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.24%) Subversion
3 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.62%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 60 (18.58%) Finance
2 41 (12.69%) Legal
3 19 (5.88%) Retail
4 17 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.48%) Marketing
7 7 (2.17%) Law
7 7 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.55%) Billing
9 4 (1.24%) Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 101 (31.27%) Security Manager
2 66 (20.43%) Information Manager
3 61 (18.89%) Information Security Manager
4 59 (18.27%) Security Officer
5 55 (17.03%) Information Officer
5 55 (17.03%) Information Security Officer
6 52 (16.10%) Analyst
7 41 (12.69%) Security Analyst
8 31 (9.60%) Information Analyst
9 29 (8.98%) Information Security Analyst
10 25 (7.74%) Consultant
10 25 (7.74%) IT Manager
11 24 (7.43%) IT Security Manager
12 17 (5.26%) Security Consultant
13 15 (4.64%) Head of Information
13 15 (4.64%) Head of Security
14 13 (4.02%) Compliance Manager
15 12 (3.72%) Head of Information Security
15 12 (3.72%) IT Analyst
15 12 (3.72%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.10%) .NET
2 5 (1.55%) Node.js
3 4 (1.24%) LDAP
4 3 (0.93%) CSS
4 3 (0.93%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.93%) HTML
4 3 (0.93%) LESS
4 3 (0.93%) OAuth
4 3 (0.93%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.93%) SAML
4 3 (0.93%) Sass
4 3 (0.93%) Spring
5 2 (0.62%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.62%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.62%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (0.62%) React
5 2 (0.62%) REST
6 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 158 (48.92%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.05%) Data Protection Act
3 23 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 18 (5.57%) CESG
6 11 (3.41%) Cyberattack
6 11 (3.41%) Fintech
7 10 (3.10%) Life Science
8 9 (2.79%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.24%) NHS
11 4 (1.24%) PKI
12 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.93%) iSeries
12 3 (0.93%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.50%) Windows
2 11 (3.41%) Unix
3 5 (1.55%) Linux
4 3 (0.93%) FreeBSD
4 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.62%) CentOS
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (95.36%) Information Security
2 190 (58.82%) Security Management
3 184 (56.97%) Information Security Management
4 123 (38.08%) Risk Management
5 92 (28.48%) Data Protection
6 66 (20.43%) Cybersecurity
7 47 (14.55%) Business Continuity
8 44 (13.62%) ITIL
9 40 (12.38%) Information Assurance
10 39 (12.07%) Vulnerability Management
11 38 (11.76%) Internal Audit
12 33 (10.22%) Information Security Governance
12 33 (10.22%) Security Operations
13 32 (9.91%) Incident Management
14 31 (9.60%) Risk Assessment
15 28 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
15 28 (8.67%) SIEM
16 25 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (6.19%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.02%) SQL
2 5 (1.55%) C
2 5 (1.55%) C#
3 4 (1.24%) Java
4 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) ES6
6 1 (0.31%) PHP
6 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (46.13%) CISSP
2 111 (34.37%) CISM
3 66 (20.43%) CISA
4 46 (14.24%) Degree
5 24 (7.43%) SSCP
6 18 (5.57%) CEH
7 16 (4.95%) CRISC
8 15 (4.64%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (4.02%) Security Cleared
10 12 (3.72%) GIAC
11 11 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (3.41%) SANS
12 10 (3.10%) CISMP
13 8 (2.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 7 (2.17%) CREST Certified
14 7 (2.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 7 (2.17%) SC Cleared
15 5 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (1.55%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.55%) GSLC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (77.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (34.37%) GDPR
3 83 (25.70%) PCI DSS
4 48 (14.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 42 (13.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (3.72%) IASME
6 12 (3.72%) ISO 9001
7 10 (3.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (2.79%) COBIT
9 8 (2.48%) QA
10 7 (2.17%) RMADS
11 6 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (1.55%) JSP 440
12 5 (1.55%) SLA
13 4 (1.24%) GCP
13 4 (1.24%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.93%) COSO
14 3 (0.93%) GPG13
14 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.93%) vSphere
3 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.31%) Docker
4 1 (0.31%) KVM
4 1 (0.31%) LXC
4 1 (0.31%) pfSense
4 1 (0.31%) Samba
4 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) Ansible
2 3 (0.93%) Nagios
2 3 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.62%) Nessus
3 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.31%) WSUS
4 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.10%) Cisco
3 6 (1.86%) Forcepoint
3 6 (1.86%) Sophos
4 4 (1.24%) CheckPoint
4 4 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.24%) VMware
5 3 (0.93%) CA
5 3 (0.93%) Juniper
5 3 (0.93%) Symantec
6 2 (0.62%) Citrix
6 2 (0.62%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.62%) Darktrace
6 2 (0.62%) Dell KACE
6 2 (0.62%) Google
6 2 (0.62%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.62%) Qualys
6 2 (0.62%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.62%) Trend Micro
6 2 (0.62%) Zscaler