Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 867 875 774
Rank change year-on-year +8 -101 +173
Permanent jobs citing ISMS 318 296 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 256 232 442
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £91,750 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% -10.00% +5.26%

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 156,179 153,171 180,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.87% 90.54% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,708 125,548 150,184
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +16 298 £57,500 +4.55% 47
UK excluding London -45 187 £52,000 +15.56% 31
London +26 124 £70,000 +7.69% 17
North of England +5 52 £48,500 -11.82% 5
South East -29 49 £57,500 +35.29% 10
Yorkshire +45 37 £46,000 -20.00% 2
East of England +10 30 £55,000 - 7
Midlands +4 25 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West -30 18 £51,500 -20.77% 7
West Midlands 0 15 £52,000 +10.64% 1
North West -7 13 £57,500 +4.55% 2
East Midlands +12 10 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland -30 8 £74,000 +10.45%
Wales +5 3 £28,000 -13.85% 1
Northern Ireland +4 2 - -
North East - 2 £48,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 303 (95.28%) Information Security
2 259 (81.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 220 (69.18%) Security Management
4 209 (65.72%) Information Security Management
5 177 (55.66%) Management Information System
6 146 (45.91%) CISSP
7 122 (38.36%) CISM
8 110 (34.59%) Risk Management
9 92 (28.93%) GDPR
10 89 (27.99%) Data Protection
11 87 (27.36%) PCI DSS
12 83 (26.10%) CISA
13 63 (19.81%) Finance
14 61 (19.18%) Cybersecurity
15 56 (17.61%) ITIL
16 47 (14.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 44 (13.84%) Cyber Essentials
17 44 (13.84%) Business Continuity
18 42 (13.21%) Legal
19 41 (12.89%) Information Assurance
20 39 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 39 (12.26%) Risk Assessment
21 36 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
22 34 (10.69%) CRISC
23 33 (10.38%) Security Architecture
24 32 (10.06%) Data Protection Act
24 32 (10.06%) Degree
25 29 (9.12%) Project Management
25 29 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
26 27 (8.49%) Microsoft

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 3 (0.94%) CMS
2 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.46%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.14%) SaaS
3 7 (2.20%) Office 365
4 4 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.63%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.31%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.18%) Firewall
2 13 (4.09%) Network Security
3 7 (2.20%) Internet
4 6 (1.89%) SAN
5 5 (1.57%) DNS
6 4 (1.26%) DHCP
6 4 (1.26%) HTTP
6 4 (1.26%) IPv6
6 4 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.26%) VPN
7 3 (0.94%) Intranet
8 2 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.63%) LAN
8 2 (0.63%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.31%) NAS
9 1 (0.31%) PBX
9 1 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.31%) SMS
9 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.94%) GIS
1 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.26%) Subversion
3 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
General
1 63 (19.81%) Finance
2 42 (13.21%) Legal
3 20 (6.29%) Retail
4 18 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.46%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.14%) Law
7 9 (2.83%) Marketing
8 7 (2.20%) Banking
8 7 (2.20%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 79 (24.84%) Security Manager
2 61 (19.18%) Analyst
3 55 (17.30%) Information Manager
4 51 (16.04%) Information Security Manager
5 48 (15.09%) Security Analyst
6 47 (14.78%) Consultant
6 47 (14.78%) Information Security Officer
6 47 (14.78%) Security Officer
7 45 (14.15%) Information Officer
8 34 (10.69%) Information Analyst
8 34 (10.69%) Security Consultant
9 30 (9.43%) Information Security Analyst
10 22 (6.92%) Risk Manager
11 21 (6.60%) Information Security Consultant
12 20 (6.29%) Head of Security
13 16 (5.03%) Head of Information
13 16 (5.03%) IT Analyst
13 16 (5.03%) IT Manager
14 15 (4.72%) Information Risk Manager
15 14 (4.40%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.26%) .NET
1 4 (1.26%) Node.js
2 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (0.63%) CSS
2 2 (0.63%) Entity Framework
2 2 (0.63%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.63%) HTML
2 2 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (0.63%) LESS
2 2 (0.63%) React
2 2 (0.63%) REST
2 2 (0.63%) Sass
2 2 (0.63%) Spring
3 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.31%) CGI
3 1 (0.31%) Middleware
3 1 (0.31%) OAuth
3 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 177 (55.66%) Management Information System
2 32 (10.06%) Data Protection Act
3 25 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.14%) Mobile Computing
6 9 (2.83%) CESG
6 9 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.20%) Fintech
8 6 (1.89%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.89%) Life Science
9 5 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.57%) NHS
10 4 (1.26%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.94%) CMDB
11 3 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.35%) Windows
2 5 (1.57%) Linux
2 5 (1.57%) Unix
3 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.63%) AIX
4 2 (0.63%) Android
4 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.63%) CentOS
4 2 (0.63%) FreeBSD
4 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (95.28%) Information Security
2 220 (69.18%) Security Management
3 209 (65.72%) Information Security Management
4 110 (34.59%) Risk Management
5 89 (27.99%) Data Protection
6 61 (19.18%) Cybersecurity
7 56 (17.61%) ITIL
8 47 (14.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 44 (13.84%) Business Continuity
10 41 (12.89%) Information Assurance
11 39 (12.26%) Risk Assessment
12 36 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (10.38%) Security Architecture
14 29 (9.12%) Project Management
14 29 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (7.86%) Information Governance
15 25 (7.86%) PRINCE2
15 25 (7.86%) Security Operations
16 24 (7.55%) SIEM
17 23 (7.23%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.77%) C
2 4 (1.26%) Java
3 2 (0.63%) C#
3 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.63%) SQL
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 146 (45.91%) CISSP
2 122 (38.36%) CISM
3 83 (26.10%) CISA
4 34 (10.69%) CRISC
5 32 (10.06%) Degree
6 20 (6.29%) Security Cleared
7 19 (5.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 11 (3.46%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (3.46%) CGEIT
8 11 (3.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 11 (3.46%) SANS
9 10 (3.14%) PCI QSA
10 9 (2.83%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.20%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.20%) GIAC
12 5 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.57%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.57%) GSNA
12 5 (1.57%) IRCA
13 4 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (81.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (28.93%) GDPR
3 87 (27.36%) PCI DSS
4 44 (13.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 39 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 25 (7.86%) COBIT
7 16 (5.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (3.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (3.77%) ISO 22301
8 12 (3.77%) ISO 9001
8 12 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (3.14%) ISO 31000
9 10 (3.14%) RMADS
10 6 (1.89%) IASME
10 6 (1.89%) JSP 440
10 6 (1.89%) SLA
11 5 (1.57%) HIPAA
12 4 (1.26%) GCP
12 4 (1.26%) QA
13 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.57%) vSphere
2 4 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.94%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.20%) Nessus
2 5 (1.57%) Nagios
3 4 (1.26%) Ansible
3 4 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.94%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.63%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.31%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 27 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.83%) CheckPoint
3 8 (2.52%) Reuters
3 8 (2.52%) Zscaler
4 7 (2.20%) CA
4 7 (2.20%) VMware
5 6 (1.89%) Sophos
6 4 (1.26%) Cisco
7 3 (0.94%) BMC
7 3 (0.94%) Forcepoint
7 3 (0.94%) Remedy
7 3 (0.94%) Symantec
8 2 (0.63%) Citrix
8 2 (0.63%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.63%) Darktrace
8 2 (0.63%) Dell KACE
8 2 (0.63%) LogRhythm
8 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.63%) SonicWALL