Risk Assessment
UK

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 20 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 445 481 647
Rank change year-on-year +36 +166 -97
Permanent jobs citing Risk Assessment 439 697 564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.63% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.66% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 291 410 358
10th Percentile £43,227 £46,250 £38,947
25th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £55,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +21.62% -11.20%
75th Percentile £81,893 £86,250 £73,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £99,354 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +10.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,129 105,231 130,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.73% 95.51% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51,577 63,979 80,231
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,324 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,512 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,882 £51,250
% change year-on-year -8.90% +7.09% +6.77%

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 20 February 2024.

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 20 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +83 412 £65,000 - 288
UK excluding London +29 257 £62,500 +13.64% 198
Work from Home +73 187 £65,000 -7.14% 107
London +110 159 £78,273 +4.36% 107
South East +65 88 £60,500 +15.24% 41
North of England +91 56 £62,500 +30.89% 49
South West +34 48 £65,000 +17.12% 23
Midlands -3 40 £60,000 +9.09% 38
West Midlands +46 36 £60,000 +6.67% 25
North West +62 35 £55,000 +17.89% 28
Yorkshire +82 12 £62,500 +19.05% 14
East of England +47 12 £57,500 +3.60% 21
Scotland -39 12 £50,000 -32.59% 15
North East +6 9 £78,273 +11.82% 9
East Midlands -8 4 £78,273 +44.95% 12
Wales -18 1 £78,273 +25.44% 10

Risk Assessment
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.59%) WordPress
2 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Aladdin
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 93 (21.18%) Microsoft 365
2 65 (14.81%) Azure
3 44 (10.02%) AWS
4 21 (4.78%) Power Platform
5 12 (2.73%) Microsoft Purview
6 7 (1.59%) Google Drive
7 5 (1.14%) SaaS
8 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.46%) GCP
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.23%) WhatsApp
10 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.85%) Firewall
2 29 (6.61%) Network Security
3 13 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (2.28%) Internet
4 10 (2.28%) IPv4
5 9 (2.05%) Modbus
6 6 (1.37%) DNS
6 6 (1.37%) HTTP
6 6 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.91%) 5G
7 4 (0.91%) GSM
8 2 (0.46%) 802.11
8 2 (0.46%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.46%) DMZ
8 2 (0.46%) LAN
8 2 (0.46%) VPN
8 2 (0.46%) WAN
8 2 (0.46%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.78%) Power BI
2 5 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (1.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) CircleCI
2 1 (0.23%) Snyk
General
1 110 (25.06%) Social Skills
2 106 (24.15%) Finance
3 81 (18.45%) Manufacturing
4 52 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (10.71%) Legal
6 40 (9.11%) Public Sector
7 28 (6.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 21 (4.78%) Law
9 17 (3.87%) Banking
10 15 (3.42%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (3.42%) Retail
11 13 (2.96%) Organisational Skills
12 12 (2.73%) Telecoms
13 11 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (2.51%) Marketing
14 9 (2.05%) Local Government
15 8 (1.82%) Front Office
15 8 (1.82%) Investment Banking
16 6 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 127 (28.93%) Analyst
2 46 (10.48%) Security Analyst
3 44 (10.02%) Consultant
3 44 (10.02%) Senior
4 29 (6.61%) Security Specialist
5 28 (6.38%) Security Consultant
6 26 (5.92%) Lead
7 25 (5.69%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 24 (5.47%) Architect
8 24 (5.47%) Project Manager
9 19 (4.33%) Principal Architect
9 19 (4.33%) Principal Security Architect
9 19 (4.33%) Security Architect
10 18 (4.10%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 17 (3.87%) Information Analyst
11 17 (3.87%) Information Security Analyst
11 17 (3.87%) IT Analyst
11 17 (3.87%) Security Engineer
12 13 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.73%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.28%) HTML
2 9 (2.05%) HTML5
2 9 (2.05%) WebSockets
3 4 (0.91%) PyTorch
3 4 (0.91%) TensorFlow
4 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.46%) LangChain
4 2 (0.46%) OAuth
4 2 (0.46%) OAuth2
4 2 (0.46%) OpenID
4 2 (0.46%) scikit-learn
5 1 (0.23%) AWS CDK
5 1 (0.23%) Keras
5 1 (0.23%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.23%) NumPy
5 1 (0.23%) Pandas
5 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.44%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.29%) Onboarding
2 32 (7.29%) Security Posture
3 26 (5.92%) Cyberattack
3 26 (5.92%) PKI
4 25 (5.69%) Public Cloud
5 19 (4.33%) Cyber Threat
6 17 (3.87%) Operational Technology
7 15 (3.42%) Product Ownership
7 15 (3.42%) SCADA
7 15 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (2.51%) CAN bus
9 8 (1.82%) Insider Threat
9 8 (1.82%) IoT
10 6 (1.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 6 (1.37%) Cybercrime
10 6 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.14%) Windows
2 4 (0.91%) Linux
3 3 (0.68%) Kali Linux
3 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
3 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (35.54%) Cybersecurity
2 119 (27.11%) Project Management
3 98 (22.32%) Risk Management
4 90 (20.50%) Information Security
5 75 (17.08%) Change Management
5 75 (17.08%) ITIL
6 66 (15.03%) Service Management
7 64 (14.58%) Agile
7 64 (14.58%) Roadmaps
8 60 (13.67%) Transition Management
9 58 (13.21%) Security Architecture
10 56 (12.76%) SIEM
11 51 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (11.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 47 (10.71%) Security Operations
13 45 (10.25%) Mentoring
14 40 (9.11%) Coaching
15 39 (8.88%) Incident Response
16 37 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (8.20%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.82%) Python
2 5 (1.14%) Go
3 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.46%) Kusto Query Language
5 2 (0.46%) SQL
5 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.23%) C#
6 1 (0.23%) C++
6 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions
6 1 (0.23%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.23%) Perl
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby
6 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 138 (31.44%) Degree
2 74 (16.86%) CISSP
3 60 (13.67%) Security Cleared
4 49 (11.16%) CISM
5 44 (10.02%) Master's Degree
6 33 (7.52%) CRISC
7 30 (6.83%) CompTIA Security+
8 29 (6.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (5.47%) CompTIA CySA+
10 22 (5.01%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.73%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.51%) CISA
13 9 (2.05%) GIAC
14 8 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (1.59%) CCSP
15 7 (1.59%) HNC
15 7 (1.59%) HND
15 7 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (13.21%) NIST
3 31 (7.06%) GDPR
4 26 (5.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 19 (4.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (3.64%) GRC
6 16 (3.64%) QA
7 15 (3.42%) PCI DSS
8 12 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (2.73%) NCSC
9 11 (2.51%) NIST 800
10 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.91%) ISA99
11 4 (0.91%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.68%) COBIT
12 3 (0.68%) GMP
12 3 (0.68%) HAZOP
12 3 (0.68%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.46%) SOC 2
System Software
1 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.68%) Docker
2 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.28%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.14%) QRadar
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.68%) SELinux
4 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.56%) ServiceNow
3 14 (3.19%) Cisco
4 13 (2.96%) Splunk
5 9 (2.05%) Google
6 7 (1.59%) Xero
7 6 (1.37%) NEC
7 6 (1.37%) VMware
8 5 (1.14%) IBM
9 4 (0.91%) SAP
10 3 (0.68%) BMC
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle
10 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.68%) Remedy
10 3 (0.68%) Snow
11 2 (0.46%) Commvault
11 2 (0.46%) OneTrust
11 2 (0.46%) Sophos
12 1 (0.23%) Dell
12 1 (0.23%) Sun