Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 216 249
Rank change year-on-year +37 +33 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 2,845 2,818 2,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.62% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.22% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,991 2,284 2,065
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -6.86%

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 20,001 22,483 20,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.84% 12.89% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14,573 17,245 16,139
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Salary trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Salary histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. 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 +38 2,654 £53,500 -2.73% 75
UK excluding London +51 2,059 £47,500 -5.00% 53
North of England +107 877 £45,250 -4.74% 17
London -29 705 £67,250 +5.08% 29
Yorkshire +87 651 £36,000 -24.21% 4
South East -23 396 £55,000 - 4
Midlands +30 316 £52,500 +16.67% 16
West Midlands +9 247 £52,500 +9.38% 8
North West +46 214 £50,000 +5.26% 11
East of England +80 187 £57,500 +6.48% 2
South West +3 150 £43,000 -14.00% 7
Wales +56 67 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East Midlands +36 59 £52,750 +23.96% 7
Scotland -11 36 £47,500 +1.60% 3
Northern Ireland +4 33 £68,750 - 2
North East +3 12 £48,750 -22.00% 2
Isle of Man 0 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 1,229 (43.20%) Information Security
2 872 (30.65%) Management Information System
3 862 (30.30%) CISSP
4 852 (29.95%) Firewall
5 739 (25.98%) Cisco
6 736 (25.87%) Cybersecurity
7 724 (25.45%) ISO 9001
8 714 (25.10%) Cisco Certification
9 661 (23.23%) ITIL
10 639 (22.46%) Linux
11 634 (22.28%) CISM
12 598 (21.02%) Network Security
13 580 (20.39%) PCI DSS
14 548 (19.26%) GDPR
15 546 (19.19%) Service Delivery
16 539 (18.95%) Risk Management
17 524 (18.42%) CCNA
18 508 (17.86%) DNS
19 497 (17.47%) Windows
20 495 (17.40%) Microsoft
21 492 (17.29%) WAN
22 465 (16.34%) CCNP
23 436 (15.33%) VPN
24 412 (14.48%) Broadband
25 408 (14.34%) Finance
26 403 (14.17%) Unix
27 402 (14.13%) ADSL
27 402 (14.13%) Fortinet
28 400 (14.06%) Python
29 393 (13.81%) MPLS

ISO/IEC 27001
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 84 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 57 (2.00%) Apache
3 40 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 34 (1.20%) IIS
5 28 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 27 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.60%) nginx
8 16 (0.56%) Skype for Business
9 15 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.21%) CMS
13 5 (0.18%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.11%) concrete5
14 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.070%) Confluence
15 2 (0.070%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.070%) SAS
16 1 (0.035%) Documentum
Applications
1 78 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 56 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.11%) InDesign
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.035%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.035%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.035%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 294 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 233 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 180 (6.33%) Office 365
4 167 (5.87%) SaaS
5 86 (3.02%) IaaS
6 54 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 45 (1.58%) PaaS
8 23 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.53%) Power Platform
11 14 (0.49%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.21%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Flow
14 6 (0.21%) Serverless
15 4 (0.14%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 852 (29.95%) Firewall
2 598 (21.02%) Network Security
3 508 (17.86%) DNS
4 492 (17.29%) WAN
5 436 (15.33%) VPN
6 412 (14.48%) Broadband
7 402 (14.13%) ADSL
8 393 (13.81%) MPLS
9 384 (13.50%) Cisco ASA
10 374 (13.15%) BGP
11 364 (12.79%) IPsec
12 357 (12.55%) SMTP
13 354 (12.44%) OSPF
14 332 (11.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 328 (11.53%) NetScaler
16 327 (11.49%) RIP
17 181 (6.36%) TCP/IP
18 159 (5.59%) LAN
19 153 (5.38%) VoIP
20 146 (5.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.51%) MySQL
3 40 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (1.20%) Big Data
5 30 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 26 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 24 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 21 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 20 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 20 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.56%) QlikView
12 15 (0.53%) MariaDB
12 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (1.34%) JIRA
2 29 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (0.46%) SonarQube
5 12 (0.42%) Mercurial
5 12 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.21%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.18%) Maven
7 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.14%) Selenium
9 3 (0.11%) AppScan
9 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.11%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.11%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.070%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.070%) SoapUI
General
1 408 (14.34%) Finance
2 190 (6.68%) Legal
3 180 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 112 (3.94%) Retail
5 62 (2.18%) Banking
6 49 (1.72%) Electronics
7 41 (1.44%) Law
7 41 (1.44%) Marketing
8 22 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.67%) Advertising
9 19 (0.67%) Local Government
10 17 (0.60%) Back Office
11 15 (0.53%) Games
12 11 (0.39%) Publishing
13 10 (0.35%) Billing
14 9 (0.32%) Military
15 8 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.28%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 496 (17.43%) Analyst
2 357 (12.55%) Security Engineer
3 352 (12.37%) Security Analyst
4 335 (11.78%) Consultant
4 335 (11.78%) Network Engineer
5 330 (11.60%) Security Manager
6 282 (9.91%) Security Consultant
7 236 (8.30%) Network Security Engineer
8 190 (6.68%) Information Manager
9 189 (6.64%) Information Security Manager
10 177 (6.22%) Information Analyst
11 176 (6.19%) Information Security Analyst
12 171 (6.01%) Architect
13 153 (5.38%) Cisco Engineer
14 149 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 146 (5.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 125 (4.39%) IT Manager
17 122 (4.29%) Security Architect
18 116 (4.08%) Security Officer
19 113 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (1.76%) Web Services
2 36 (1.27%) REST
3 34 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 32 (1.12%) .NET
4 32 (1.12%) Spring
5 29 (1.02%) SOAP
6 28 (0.98%) LDAP
7 19 (0.67%) CSS
8 16 (0.56%) HTML
9 14 (0.49%) 802.1X
10 13 (0.46%) LAMP
10 13 (0.46%) Vert.x
10 13 (0.46%) XML
11 12 (0.42%) JSON
12 11 (0.39%) OAuth
12 11 (0.39%) SailPoint
13 10 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
13 10 (0.35%) OpenID
13 10 (0.35%) SAML
14 9 (0.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 872 (30.65%) Management Information System
2 218 (7.66%) Data Centre
3 148 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
4 136 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 102 (3.59%) PKI
6 101 (3.55%) Cyberthreat
7 62 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
8 53 (1.86%) CESG
9 52 (1.83%) Driving Licence
10 49 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 41 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
12 40 (1.41%) Internet of Things
13 39 (1.37%) Private Cloud
14 34 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 29 (1.02%) Cyberattack
16 27 (0.95%) Smartphone
17 25 (0.88%) BYOD
18 24 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 24 (0.84%) NHS
19 19 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 639 (22.46%) Linux
2 497 (17.47%) Windows
3 403 (14.17%) Unix
4 227 (7.98%) Windows Server
5 79 (2.78%) CentOS
6 50 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (1.20%) Windows 10
10 24 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.74%) Solaris
12 20 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (0.63%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.60%) Debian
15 14 (0.49%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.32%) AIX
19 6 (0.21%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,229 (43.20%) Information Security
2 736 (25.87%) Cybersecurity
3 661 (23.23%) ITIL
4 546 (19.19%) Service Delivery
5 539 (18.95%) Risk Management
6 379 (13.32%) Product Management
7 368 (12.93%) Change Control
8 352 (12.37%) Network Design
8 352 (12.37%) Security Management
9 340 (11.95%) Network Management
10 334 (11.74%) SIEM
11 321 (11.28%) Penetration Testing
12 313 (11.00%) Data Protection
13 261 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
14 255 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
15 250 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 237 (8.33%) Security Architecture
17 233 (8.19%) Information Security Management
18 231 (8.12%) Business Continuity
19 222 (7.80%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 400 (14.06%) Python
2 371 (13.04%) Bash Shell
3 363 (12.76%) Perl
4 138 (4.85%) SQL
5 133 (4.67%) PowerShell
6 92 (3.23%) Java
7 48 (1.69%) C
8 32 (1.12%) PHP
9 31 (1.09%) C#
10 26 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 22 (0.77%) JavaScript
12 21 (0.74%) C++
12 21 (0.74%) Ruby
13 20 (0.70%) Go
14 15 (0.53%) PHP 5
14 15 (0.53%) PHP 7
15 6 (0.21%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.21%) VBScript
16 4 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 862 (30.30%) CISSP
2 714 (25.10%) Cisco Certification
3 634 (22.28%) CISM
4 524 (18.42%) CCNA
5 465 (16.34%) CCNP
6 361 (12.69%) CISA
7 354 (12.44%) Degree
8 259 (9.10%) Security Cleared
9 244 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 203 (7.14%) MCSE
11 183 (6.43%) SC Cleared
12 148 (5.20%) CEH
13 126 (4.43%) CRISC
14 112 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 90 (3.16%) CESG Certified Professional
16 87 (3.06%) SANS
17 86 (3.02%) MCSA
18 84 (2.95%) MCITP
19 76 (2.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
20 71 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 724 (25.45%) ISO 9001
2 580 (20.39%) PCI DSS
3 548 (19.26%) GDPR
4 383 (13.46%) NIST
5 338 (11.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 209 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 175 (6.15%) COBIT
8 161 (5.66%) ISO 22301
9 133 (4.67%) SLA
10 114 (4.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 105 (3.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 92 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 76 (2.67%) PMO
14 54 (1.90%) NCSC
15 50 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 43 (1.51%) HIPAA
17 39 (1.37%) QA
17 39 (1.37%) RMADS
18 34 (1.20%) NIST 800
19 33 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 343 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 256 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.41%) Docker
5 30 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.84%) vSphere
7 18 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.60%) XenApp
9 10 (0.35%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.21%) iptables
10 6 (0.21%) Squid
10 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.18%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.18%) HDFS
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 366 (12.86%) Nagios
2 350 (12.30%) FortiGate
3 86 (3.02%) SCCM
4 53 (1.86%) Ansible
4 53 (1.86%) Puppet
5 46 (1.62%) Kubernetes
6 42 (1.48%) SCVMM
7 41 (1.44%) Nessus
8 28 (0.98%) Prometheus
9 25 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (0.77%) CASB
10 22 (0.77%) Terraform
11 19 (0.67%) HAProxy
11 19 (0.67%) SCOM
12 17 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 17 (0.60%) WSUS
12 17 (0.60%) yum
13 16 (0.56%) QRadar
14 15 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 14 (0.49%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 739 (25.98%) Cisco
2 495 (17.40%) Microsoft
3 402 (14.13%) Fortinet
4 360 (12.65%) VMware
5 263 (9.24%) Palo Alto
6 149 (5.24%) Citrix
7 141 (4.96%) Meraki
8 129 (4.53%) Aruba
9 106 (3.73%) CheckPoint
10 78 (2.74%) HP
11 77 (2.71%) Polycom
12 70 (2.46%) Splunk
13 62 (2.18%) Oracle
14 60 (2.11%) Red Hat
15 53 (1.86%) IBM
16 51 (1.79%) Mitel
17 47 (1.65%) F5
18 45 (1.58%) Google
19 41 (1.44%) McAfee
19 41 (1.44%) Qualys