Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 223 254
Rank change year-on-year +29 +31 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 2,638 2,728 2,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.56% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.77% 12.30% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,035 2,239 1,991
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20,650 22,172 21,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 12.66% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15,132 17,227 17,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +26 2,511 £55,000 -4.35% 367
UK excluding London +69 1,780 £50,000 - 276
London -49 787 £65,000 - 108
North of England +103 567 £45,000 -10.00% 70
South East +38 490 £55,000 +4.76% 72
North West +140 393 £48,750 -11.36% 43
Midlands +91 310 £52,500 +16.67% 61
West Midlands +92 254 £52,295 +14.30% 54
South West +44 194 £45,000 -10.00% 21
Yorkshire +26 166 £41,250 -13.16% 24
East of England -3 148 £55,000 -2.22% 35
East Midlands +16 48 £54,000 +21.35% 6
Scotland -3 33 £53,750 +30.30% 13
Wales +32 26 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Northern Ireland +4 16 £45,000 -33.33%
North East -2 8 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Isle of Man +3 2 £37,500 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,649 (62.51%) Information Security
2 1,122 (42.53%) CISSP
3 754 (28.58%) Cybersecurity
4 721 (27.33%) GDPR
5 711 (26.95%) PCI DSS
6 695 (26.35%) Windows
7 672 (25.47%) CISM
8 656 (24.87%) Management Information System
9 630 (23.88%) ITIL
10 622 (23.58%) Risk Management
11 579 (21.95%) Microsoft
12 577 (21.87%) Finance
13 537 (20.36%) Data Protection
14 521 (19.75%) SIEM
15 490 (18.57%) Linux
16 480 (18.20%) Firewall
17 468 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
18 429 (16.26%) Security Management
19 408 (15.47%) Degree
20 367 (13.91%) Active Directory
21 360 (13.65%) CISA
22 347 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
23 345 (13.08%) VMware
24 343 (13.00%) Cyber Essentials
25 333 (12.62%) Legal
26 324 (12.28%) Cisco
27 318 (12.05%) Network Security
28 309 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
29 297 (11.26%) Vulnerability Management
30 292 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 82 (3.11%) Apache
2 65 (2.46%) IIS
3 55 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 54 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 46 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 34 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 28 (1.06%) Apache Solr
8 18 (0.68%) CMS
9 10 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.34%) nginx
11 7 (0.27%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.11%) SAS
14 3 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 106 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 63 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.076%) InDesign
6 2 (0.076%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.27%) Visualfiles
2 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.076%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.076%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 347 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 309 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
3 152 (5.76%) SaaS
4 143 (5.42%) Office 365
5 58 (2.20%) IaaS
6 51 (1.93%) PaaS
7 39 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.64%) Mimecast
10 13 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.15%) Route 53
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 480 (18.20%) Firewall
2 318 (12.05%) Network Security
3 150 (5.69%) DNS
4 136 (5.16%) Wi-Fi
5 135 (5.12%) TCP/IP
6 129 (4.89%) WAN
7 114 (4.32%) LAN
8 91 (3.45%) VoIP
9 89 (3.37%) SAN
10 88 (3.34%) VPN
11 80 (3.03%) Internet
12 76 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 73 (2.77%) HTTP
14 71 (2.69%) SSL
15 65 (2.46%) Wireless
16 63 (2.39%) DHCP
17 54 (2.05%) VLAN
18 43 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
19 39 (1.48%) Broadband
20 32 (1.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.35%) Big Data
3 52 (1.97%) MySQL
4 51 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
6 37 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 24 (0.91%) NoSQL
10 24 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 20 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (0.64%) BigQuery
13 17 (0.64%) Data Lake
13 17 (0.64%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (1.67%) JIRA
2 21 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 15 (0.57%) Hudson
6 14 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.30%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.27%) Selenium
10 5 (0.19%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.15%) Subversion
11 4 (0.15%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.11%) AppScan
12 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.11%) Grunt
12 3 (0.11%) gulp
12 3 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 577 (21.87%) Finance
2 333 (12.62%) Legal
3 110 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 98 (3.71%) Retail
5 97 (3.68%) Law
6 67 (2.54%) Marketing
7 66 (2.50%) Banking
8 45 (1.71%) Electronics
9 40 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.18%) Publishing
11 19 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.64%) Local Government
13 15 (0.57%) Games
14 13 (0.49%) Advertising
15 10 (0.38%) Back Office
16 9 (0.34%) Billing
17 8 (0.30%) Front Office
18 6 (0.23%) Automotive
18 6 (0.23%) Military
18 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 692 (26.23%) Analyst
2 524 (19.86%) Security Analyst
3 452 (17.13%) Security Manager
4 331 (12.55%) Information Security Manager
5 328 (12.43%) Information Manager
6 268 (10.16%) IT Analyst
7 245 (9.29%) Consultant
8 215 (8.15%) Information Analyst
9 212 (8.04%) Information Security Analyst
10 207 (7.85%) IT Security Analyst
11 206 (7.81%) Security Consultant
12 199 (7.54%) Architect
13 170 (6.44%) Senior Analyst
14 150 (5.69%) Senior Security Analyst
15 141 (5.34%) Security Engineer
16 132 (5.00%) IT Manager
17 125 (4.74%) Security Architect
18 105 (3.98%) Senior IT Security Analyst
19 101 (3.83%) Security Officer
20 92 (3.49%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.11%) Web Services
2 74 (2.81%) .NET
3 59 (2.24%) CSS
4 38 (1.44%) HTML
5 30 (1.14%) REST
6 28 (1.06%) OAuth
6 28 (1.06%) SOAP
7 26 (0.99%) WinForms
7 26 (0.99%) XML
8 23 (0.87%) Ajax
9 20 (0.76%) LAMP
9 20 (0.76%) OpenID
10 18 (0.68%) Sass
11 17 (0.64%) AngularJS
11 17 (0.64%) OAuth2
12 15 (0.57%) jQuery
12 15 (0.57%) SailPoint
13 14 (0.53%) SAML
14 13 (0.49%) XACML
15 12 (0.45%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 656 (24.87%) Management Information System
2 176 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 165 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 161 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 119 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
6 113 (4.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 85 (3.22%) Security Operations Centre
8 84 (3.18%) PKI
9 62 (2.35%) CESG
10 53 (2.01%) Driving Licence
11 51 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
12 48 (1.82%) Fintech
13 41 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 37 (1.40%) NHS
15 34 (1.29%) Cyberattack
16 33 (1.25%) Public Cloud
17 27 (1.02%) Clustering
17 27 (1.02%) CMDB
18 26 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 23 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 695 (26.35%) Windows
2 490 (18.57%) Linux
3 224 (8.49%) Windows Server
4 78 (2.96%) Unix
5 51 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (1.59%) CentOS
8 39 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 37 (1.40%) Windows 10
10 36 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.80%) Debian
12 21 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.57%) Android
15 11 (0.42%) Kali Linux
15 11 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,649 (62.51%) Information Security
2 754 (28.58%) Cybersecurity
3 630 (23.88%) ITIL
4 622 (23.58%) Risk Management
5 537 (20.36%) Data Protection
6 521 (19.75%) SIEM
7 468 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
8 429 (16.26%) Security Management
9 297 (11.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 288 (10.92%) Business Continuity
11 266 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 264 (10.01%) Information Security Management
12 264 (10.01%) Security Operations
13 258 (9.78%) Incident Management
14 252 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
15 251 (9.51%) OWASP
16 236 (8.95%) ISMS
17 233 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
18 224 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
19 214 (8.11%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 285 (10.80%) SQL
2 138 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 112 (4.25%) Java
4 70 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 62 (2.35%) C
6 49 (1.86%) Python
7 44 (1.67%) C#
8 41 (1.55%) PHP
9 34 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 27 (1.02%) C++
12 21 (0.80%) VB
13 17 (0.64%) Perl
14 15 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.45%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.30%) MUMPS
16 8 (0.30%) VB6
16 8 (0.30%) VC++
17 4 (0.15%) PHP 5
17 4 (0.15%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1,122 (42.53%) CISSP
2 672 (25.47%) CISM
3 408 (15.47%) Degree
4 360 (13.65%) CISA
5 259 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
6 248 (9.40%) SANS
7 233 (8.83%) Security Cleared
8 191 (7.24%) CEH
9 174 (6.60%) CRISC
10 166 (6.29%) CREST Certified
11 158 (5.99%) SC Cleared
12 125 (4.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 124 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 104 (3.94%) CCNA
15 90 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
16 85 (3.22%) MCSE
17 80 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
18 76 (2.88%) GIAC
19 68 (2.58%) CCNP
20 65 (2.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 721 (27.33%) GDPR
2 711 (26.95%) PCI DSS
3 343 (13.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 199 (7.54%) ISO 9001
5 195 (7.39%) COBIT
6 169 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 101 (3.83%) SLA
8 84 (3.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 80 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 65 (2.46%) HIPAA
11 59 (2.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 55 (2.08%) ISO 22301
13 41 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 41 (1.55%) QA
14 35 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 34 (1.29%) ISO 14001
15 34 (1.29%) RMADS
16 32 (1.21%) PMO
17 30 (1.14%) NIST 800
18 21 (0.80%) GPG13
System Software
1 367 (13.91%) Active Directory
2 292 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.76%) DFS Replication
5 18 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.64%) Snort
7 13 (0.49%) Docker
7 13 (0.49%) VMware NSX
8 12 (0.45%) Firmware
8 12 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.42%) vSphere
10 10 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.30%) XenApp
13 6 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.23%) HDFS
13 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.19%) KVM
15 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (2.69%) Ansible
2 65 (2.46%) Puppet
3 63 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (2.35%) Nessus
5 50 (1.90%) Nagios
6 46 (1.74%) SCCM
7 30 (1.14%) SCOM
8 20 (0.76%) WSUS
9 18 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.57%) Nmap
10 15 (0.57%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.49%) QRadar
12 9 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
12 9 (0.34%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.23%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (0.19%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.19%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 579 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 345 (13.08%) VMware
3 324 (12.28%) Cisco
4 104 (3.94%) Citrix
5 90 (3.41%) Splunk
6 80 (3.03%) Oracle
7 62 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 62 (2.35%) HP
8 48 (1.82%) Aruba
9 45 (1.71%) Qualys
10 44 (1.67%) NetApp
11 40 (1.52%) Juniper
11 40 (1.52%) Palo Alto
11 40 (1.52%) SAP
12 39 (1.48%) Dell
13 36 (1.36%) Apple
13 36 (1.36%) F5
13 36 (1.36%) Meraki
14 35 (1.33%) Google
15 34 (1.29%) Red Hat