Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 791 802
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +146
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 375 431 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 278 370 384
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 147,510 164,941 172,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.47% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,253 130,473 143,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 November 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 17 November 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 -32 352 £60,000 +9.09% 67
UK excluding London +51 245 £55,000 +10.00% 50
London -37 114 £65,000 +8.33% 21
South East +37 82 £60,000 +14.29% 19
North of England +42 70 £53,895 +7.79% 9
North West +28 36 £60,000 +15.38% 3
South West +17 32 £45,000 -25.00% 10
Midlands +10 32 £42,500 -10.53% 4
West Midlands +31 30 £42,250 -15.50% 3
Yorkshire +34 28 £46,750 -2.09% 6
East of England +15 19 £70,000 +8.53% 4
North East -10 6 £40,000 -13.75%
Wales +3 5 £38,000 -10.59%
Scotland -3 3 £70,000 +84.21% 4
East Midlands +7 2 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 352 (93.87%) Information Security
2 267 (71.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 248 (66.13%) Security Management
4 247 (65.87%) Information Security Management
5 216 (57.60%) Management Information System
6 162 (43.20%) CISSP
7 127 (33.87%) GDPR
8 125 (33.33%) Risk Management
9 123 (32.80%) CISM
10 110 (29.33%) Data Protection
11 82 (21.87%) CISA
11 82 (21.87%) Cybersecurity
12 80 (21.33%) PCI DSS
13 76 (20.27%) Finance
14 74 (19.73%) ITIL
15 56 (14.93%) Legal
15 56 (14.93%) Incident Management
16 52 (13.87%) Internal Audit
17 50 (13.33%) Degree
17 50 (13.33%) Business Continuity
18 47 (12.53%) Vulnerability Management
19 45 (12.00%) Information Assurance
20 44 (11.73%) Information Security Governance
21 43 (11.47%) Disaster Recovery
21 43 (11.47%) Firewall
22 41 (10.93%) Windows
22 41 (10.93%) Law
23 38 (10.13%) SIEM
24 36 (9.60%) Network Security
24 36 (9.60%) 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 9 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.80%) IIS
3 2 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.73%) Office 365
2 23 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.40%) SaaS
5 3 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) G Suite
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Slack
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.47%) Firewall
2 36 (9.60%) Network Security
3 19 (5.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (4.27%) VPN
5 14 (3.73%) SSL
6 13 (3.47%) Broadband
6 13 (3.47%) IPsec
7 12 (3.20%) DNS
8 6 (1.60%) FTP
8 6 (1.60%) Internet
9 5 (1.33%) LAN
9 5 (1.33%) SAN
9 5 (1.33%) Wireless
10 4 (1.07%) SSH
10 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.80%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.80%) WAN
11 3 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.80%) Wireless Security
12 2 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.07%) GIS
4 3 (0.80%) MySQL
5 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) Redis
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.80%) JIRA
2 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.27%) git-flow
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.27%) Selenium
4 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (20.27%) Finance
2 56 (14.93%) Legal
3 41 (10.93%) Law
4 24 (6.40%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.53%) Retail
6 10 (2.67%) Banking
7 9 (2.40%) Marketing
7 9 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.33%) Billing
10 4 (1.07%) Back Office
11 3 (0.80%) Electronics
12 2 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.53%) Publishing
13 1 (0.27%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 139 (37.07%) Security Manager
2 102 (27.20%) Information Manager
3 100 (26.67%) Information Security Manager
4 78 (20.80%) Analyst
5 45 (12.00%) Security Analyst
6 43 (11.47%) Security Officer
7 39 (10.40%) Information Analyst
7 39 (10.40%) Information Security Analyst
8 38 (10.13%) Information Officer
9 37 (9.87%) Information Security Officer
10 26 (6.93%) Service Analyst
10 26 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 25 (6.67%) IT Manager
12 21 (5.60%) IT Security Manager
13 16 (4.27%) Compliance Manager
14 13 (3.47%) Security Compliance Manager
15 12 (3.20%) Consultant
15 12 (3.20%) Risk Manager
15 12 (3.20%) Security Consultant
16 11 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.13%) CSS
1 8 (2.13%) HTML
1 8 (2.13%) Web Services
2 7 (1.87%) .NET
2 7 (1.87%) Sass
3 4 (1.07%) LDAP
4 3 (0.80%) OAuth
4 3 (0.80%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.80%) SAML
5 2 (0.53%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (0.53%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.53%) Spring
5 2 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.27%) Django
6 1 (0.27%) LESS
6 1 (0.27%) Node.js
6 1 (0.27%) Phalcon
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 216 (57.60%) Management Information System
2 32 (8.53%) CESG
3 21 (5.60%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (3.73%) User Experience
7 12 (3.20%) Cyberattack
7 12 (3.20%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.40%) Fintech
9 9 (2.40%) Online Banking
9 9 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.33%) Life Science
11 4 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.07%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.07%) iPhone
11 4 (1.07%) PKI
12 3 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.93%) Windows
2 12 (3.20%) Linux
3 9 (2.40%) Windows 7
3 9 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.13%) Unix
5 6 (1.60%) CentOS
6 5 (1.33%) Android
7 3 (0.80%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (93.87%) Information Security
2 248 (66.13%) Security Management
3 247 (65.87%) Information Security Management
4 125 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 110 (29.33%) Data Protection
6 82 (21.87%) Cybersecurity
7 74 (19.73%) ITIL
8 56 (14.93%) Incident Management
9 52 (13.87%) Internal Audit
10 50 (13.33%) Business Continuity
11 47 (12.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 45 (12.00%) Information Assurance
13 44 (11.73%) Information Security Governance
14 43 (11.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 38 (10.13%) SIEM
16 34 (9.07%) Penetration Testing
17 31 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (8.27%) Security Operations
18 29 (7.73%) Project Management
19 28 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.07%) SQL
2 8 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.33%) C
4 4 (1.07%) C#
4 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.80%) PHP
6 2 (0.53%) Java
6 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.27%) ES6
7 1 (0.27%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 162 (43.20%) CISSP
2 123 (32.80%) CISM
3 82 (21.87%) CISA
4 50 (13.33%) Degree
5 32 (8.53%) SSCP
6 24 (6.40%) CREST Certified
7 23 (6.13%) CISMP
8 19 (5.07%) CEH
9 16 (4.27%) CRISC
9 16 (4.27%) Security Cleared
10 14 (3.73%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (3.73%) GIAC
10 14 (3.73%) SANS
11 12 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.67%) SC Cleared
13 9 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (1.87%) CCNA
15 6 (1.60%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (71.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 127 (33.87%) GDPR
3 80 (21.33%) PCI DSS
4 36 (9.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 32 (8.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (5.07%) ISO 9001
6 19 (5.07%) SLA
7 11 (2.93%) COBIT
7 11 (2.93%) QA
8 7 (1.87%) IASME
9 6 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.33%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.07%) FIPS 140-2
11 4 (1.07%) HIPAA
11 4 (1.07%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.80%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.80%) PMBOK
System Software
1 30 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Docker
4 1 (0.27%) KVM
4 1 (0.27%) LXC
4 1 (0.27%) pfSense
4 1 (0.27%) Samba
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
1 3 (0.80%) Ansible
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.53%) CASB
2 2 (0.53%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.53%) Nessus
2 2 (0.53%) QRadar
2 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Nagios
3 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.27%) SCSM
3 1 (0.27%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.93%) Sony
3 10 (2.67%) Cisco
4 7 (1.87%) VMware
5 6 (1.60%) Citrix
5 6 (1.60%) Qualys
6 5 (1.33%) Forcepoint
6 5 (1.33%) iManage
7 3 (0.80%) Apple
7 3 (0.80%) CA
7 3 (0.80%) Google
7 3 (0.80%) Juniper
7 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.80%) SAP
7 3 (0.80%) Sophos
7 3 (0.80%) Symantec
8 2 (0.53%) IBM
8 2 (0.53%) McAfee
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO