Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Risk Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Risk Assessment
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 529 572 670
Rank change year-on-year +43 +98 -32
Permanent jobs citing Risk Assessment 333 487 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 249 340 324
10th Percentile £34,850 £37,500 £37,725
25th Percentile £42,000 £45,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £54,903
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.28% -0.63%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,813 £72,813
90th Percentile £92,750 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -

Risk Assessment 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 76,303 104,589 137,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.46% 92.13% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58,806 83,983 109,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Risk Assessment as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Risk Assessment.

Salary trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. 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 +8 295 £56,250 -6.25% 88
UK excluding London +46 171 £50,000 -1.96% 74
London +14 125 £67,500 -0.74% 25
Work from Home -78 76 £50,000 -44.44% 6
South East +44 51 £50,000 -9.09% 15
North of England +40 37 £36,500 -28.43% 12
South West +21 31 £52,000 -0.95% 17
Midlands +18 29 £62,500 +38.89% 16
West Midlands +12 25 £62,500 +38.89% 12
North West +39 23 £36,500 -27.72% 5
Yorkshire +8 14 £37,000 -32.73% 7
East of England +36 13 £35,500 -21.11% 3
Wales +37 7 £62,500 - 2
East Midlands +26 4 £36,250 -20.19% 4
Scotland +7 3 £45,000 -18.18% 8
North East - 3 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment.

1 123 (36.94%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (33.63%) Information Security
3 100 (30.03%) Finance
4 84 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (25.23%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (22.82%) Risk Management
6 74 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
8 64 (19.22%) CISSP
9 61 (18.32%) Degree
10 56 (16.82%) Project Management
10 56 (16.82%) GDPR
11 55 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (13.51%) Firewall
13 43 (12.91%) CISM
14 42 (12.61%) Management Information System
15 40 (12.01%) Mathematics
16 38 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
17 37 (11.11%) Linux
17 37 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
18 36 (10.81%) PRINCE2
19 35 (10.51%) Security Cleared
19 35 (10.51%) Vulnerability Management
19 35 (10.51%) Security Operations
20 33 (9.91%) Microsoft 365
20 33 (9.91%) Microsoft Excel
21 32 (9.61%) NIST
22 31 (9.31%) VPN

Risk Assessment
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 16 (4.80%) IIS
2 11 (3.30%) Apache
2 11 (3.30%) ejabberd
2 11 (3.30%) nginx
2 11 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (9.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (6.91%) MS Visio
4 21 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.90%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.60%) CaseMap
2 2 (0.60%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.60%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.91%) Microsoft 365
2 29 (8.71%) AWS
3 25 (7.51%) Azure
4 16 (4.80%) SaaS
5 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.90%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.60%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.60%) Logic Apps
6 2 (0.60%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) Power Automate
6 2 (0.60%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.60%) Serverless
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) iTunes
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.51%) Firewall
2 31 (9.31%) VPN
3 24 (7.21%) LAN
4 17 (5.11%) Internet
5 16 (4.80%) Network Security
6 11 (3.30%) Asterisk PBX
6 11 (3.30%) BGP
6 11 (3.30%) Diameter Protocol
6 11 (3.30%) PBX
6 11 (3.30%) SNMP
7 10 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.40%) IPsec
9 7 (2.10%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.80%) DNS
10 6 (1.80%) WAN
11 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.90%) DHCP
13 2 (0.60%) VLAN
13 2 (0.60%) Wireless
14 1 (0.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.40%) Blockchain
3 7 (2.10%) DB2
3 7 (2.10%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.10%) RDBMS
3 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.90%) Power BI
6 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.30%) QlikView
7 1 (0.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (1.50%) JIRA
1 5 (1.50%) Snyk
2 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.30%) Selenium
3 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 100 (30.03%) Finance
2 24 (7.21%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.41%) Aerospace
4 17 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.20%) Banking
5 14 (4.20%) Marketing
5 14 (4.20%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.30%) Games
7 8 (2.40%) Retail
8 7 (2.10%) Electronics
8 7 (2.10%) Legal
8 7 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.80%) Military
10 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.90%) Law
12 2 (0.60%) Billing
12 2 (0.60%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.60%) Local Government
13 1 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (18.32%) Analyst
2 47 (14.11%) Consultant
3 30 (9.01%) Security Consultant
4 29 (8.71%) Systems Engineer
5 27 (8.11%) Security Engineer
6 20 (6.01%) Information Security Consultant
6 20 (6.01%) Security Analyst
7 18 (5.41%) Architect
8 16 (4.80%) Automation Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) Process Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) Risk Analyst
9 15 (4.50%) Network Engineer
9 15 (4.50%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.20%) Administrator
10 14 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.90%) Developer
11 13 (3.90%) Risk Consultant
12 12 (3.60%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 12 (3.60%) Security Architect
13 11 (3.30%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.30%) XMPP
2 8 (2.40%) Pandas
2 8 (2.40%) scikit-learn
3 7 (2.10%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.50%) .NET
4 5 (1.50%) Web Services
5 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.20%) CSS
5 4 (1.20%) HTML
5 4 (1.20%) jQuery
5 4 (1.20%) Spring
5 4 (1.20%) XML
6 3 (0.90%) Node.js
6 3 (0.90%) React
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Graph
8 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.30%) NumPy
8 1 (0.30%) REST
8 1 (0.30%) RESTful
8 1 (0.30%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 84 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (12.61%) Management Information System
3 28 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.31%) Data Centre
5 20 (6.01%) e-Learning
6 15 (4.50%) Public Cloud
7 12 (3.60%) BYOD
8 10 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (3.00%) PKI
9 8 (2.40%) Derivative
9 8 (2.40%) User Experience
10 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.10%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 5 (1.50%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.50%) SCADA
13 4 (1.20%) CMDB
13 4 (1.20%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.11%) Linux
2 23 (6.91%) Windows
3 19 (5.71%) Unix
4 11 (3.30%) Debian
5 8 (2.40%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.60%) Android
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (36.94%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (33.63%) Information Security
3 84 (25.23%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (22.82%) Risk Management
5 73 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (16.82%) Project Management
7 55 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (12.01%) Mathematics
9 38 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
11 36 (10.81%) PRINCE2
12 35 (10.51%) Security Operations
12 35 (10.51%) Vulnerability Management
13 30 (9.01%) Change Management
14 29 (8.71%) ITIL
14 29 (8.71%) Security Architecture
15 27 (8.11%) Project Delivery
16 24 (7.21%) Data Protection
16 24 (7.21%) ISMS
17 23 (6.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.31%) C
2 15 (4.50%) Bash Shell
2 15 (4.50%) Python
3 13 (3.90%) SQL
4 11 (3.30%) Java
4 11 (3.30%) Perl
4 11 (3.30%) PHP
5 6 (1.80%) VBA
6 4 (1.20%) C#
6 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (19.22%) CISSP
2 61 (18.32%) Degree
3 43 (12.91%) CISM
4 35 (10.51%) Security Cleared
5 28 (8.41%) CESG Certified Professional
6 23 (6.91%) CISA
6 23 (6.91%) SC Cleared
7 21 (6.31%) CRISC
8 16 (4.80%) CompTIA Security+
8 16 (4.80%) HNC
8 16 (4.80%) SANS
9 14 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (3.90%) HND
11 11 (3.30%) SSCP
12 10 (3.00%) MCSE
12 10 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (3.00%) RHCSA
13 9 (2.70%) DV Cleared
14 8 (2.40%) OSCE
14 8 (2.40%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (16.82%) GDPR
3 32 (9.61%) NIST
4 23 (6.91%) GRC
4 23 (6.91%) NCSC
5 21 (6.31%) PCI DSS
6 15 (4.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 12 (3.60%) NIST 800
8 10 (3.00%) RMADS
9 8 (2.40%) COSO
9 8 (2.40%) HAZOP
10 7 (2.10%) COBIT
10 7 (2.10%) JSP 440
11 6 (1.80%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (1.80%) PA-DSS
11 6 (1.80%) QA
11 6 (1.80%) SLA
12 5 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 17 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.30%) iptables
2 11 (3.30%) Kamailio
2 11 (3.30%) KVM
2 11 (3.30%) Postfix
2 11 (3.30%) QEMU
3 10 (3.00%) Docker
4 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (5.11%) Puppet
2 16 (4.80%) Terraform
3 12 (3.60%) Ansible
4 11 (3.30%) Galera Cluster
4 11 (3.30%) HAProxy
4 11 (3.30%) ZABBIX
5 10 (3.00%) SCCM
6 7 (2.10%) CASB
7 5 (1.50%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.90%) QRadar
8 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.30%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) Nessus
9 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.80%) Blue Prism
3 15 (4.50%) Cisco
4 14 (4.20%) SAP
5 12 (3.60%) HP
5 12 (3.60%) SonicWALL
6 11 (3.30%) GENBAND
6 11 (3.30%) Juniper
6 11 (3.30%) Mitel
6 11 (3.30%) Nortel
6 11 (3.30%) Percona
7 10 (3.00%) Palo Alto
8 9 (2.70%) Splunk
9 8 (2.40%) CyberArk
9 8 (2.40%) Varonis
9 8 (2.40%) VMware
10 7 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.50%) BMC
11 5 (1.50%) EMC
12 4 (1.20%) IBM