Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Risk Assessment
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 555 521
Rank change year-on-year -90 -34 +92
Permanent jobs citing Risk Assessment 546 820 945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 368 593 736
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £89,125 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +11.11%

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 146,609 163,998 168,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.87% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 116,220 130,199 139,977
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Risk Assessment.

Salary trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Top 15 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 10 December 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 -97 515 £55,000 - 111
UK excluding London -41 297 £47,500 -9.52% 85
London -45 229 £67,500 +12.50% 34
South East -33 125 £47,500 -9.52% 23
North of England -29 71 £43,500 -13.00% 14
Midlands +32 51 £50,000 -9.09% 17
North West 0 36 £36,750 -26.50% 6
Yorkshire +18 33 £52,500 +16.67% 6
East Midlands +32 30 £47,500 - 5
South West +1 22 £60,000 +9.09% 8
West Midlands +9 21 £51,750 -5.91% 12
Wales +20 15 £36,412 -43.98% 2
East of England +18 14 £55,000 +30.18% 15
Scotland -10 2 £57,500 -17.86% 6
North East -20 2 £82,500 +22.22% 2

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 254 (46.52%) Information Security
2 174 (31.87%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (31.32%) Risk Management
4 159 (29.12%) Finance
5 154 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 153 (28.02%) CISSP
7 134 (24.54%) Management Information System
8 100 (18.32%) ITIL
9 97 (17.77%) CISM
10 93 (17.03%) Windows
11 82 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
12 79 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (14.10%) GDPR
14 72 (13.19%) Project Management
15 68 (12.45%) Data Protection
16 65 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
17 64 (11.72%) Internet
18 62 (11.36%) PCI DSS
18 62 (11.36%) Analytics
19 60 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
20 58 (10.62%) Firewall
21 55 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
22 54 (9.89%) CISA
23 53 (9.71%) Degree
24 51 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
25 49 (8.97%) Legal
26 47 (8.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 46 (8.42%) Vulnerability Management
27 46 (8.42%) Security Architecture
28 43 (7.88%) Amazon AWS

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 20 (3.66%) IIS
2 18 (3.30%) CMS
3 10 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.92%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) assyst
1 4 (0.73%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.55%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.66%) SaaS
4 16 (2.93%) Office 365
5 13 (2.38%) IaaS
5 13 (2.38%) npm
6 8 (1.47%) PaaS
7 7 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.73%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.55%) Akamai
10 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.72%) Internet
2 58 (10.62%) Firewall
3 42 (7.69%) Network Security
4 38 (6.96%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (2.56%) LAN
7 13 (2.38%) HTTP
7 13 (2.38%) WAN
8 10 (1.83%) DMZ
9 8 (1.47%) DNS
10 7 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.28%) SSL
10 7 (1.28%) VPN
11 6 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (1.10%) SCCP
12 5 (0.92%) IPsec
12 5 (0.92%) SNMP
12 5 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.55%) SAN
14 2 (0.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.31%) Big Data
2 16 (2.93%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.83%) Geospatial Data
4 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.10%) Power BI
5 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.55%) MySQL
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Grunt
1 13 (2.38%) gulp
1 13 (2.38%) PostCSS
1 13 (2.38%) webpack
2 10 (1.83%) JIRA
3 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.73%) Selenium
3 4 (0.73%) Subversion
4 3 (0.55%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.55%) Gatling
5 2 (0.37%) Ant
5 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.37%) GitLab
5 2 (0.37%) Maven
5 2 (0.37%) NeoLoad
5 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) JMeter
6 1 (0.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 159 (29.12%) Finance
2 49 (8.97%) Legal
3 43 (7.88%) Banking
4 26 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.75%) Law
5 15 (2.75%) Marketing
6 13 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.38%) Retail
7 9 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.10%) Electronics
9 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.73%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) French Language
10 4 (0.73%) Front Office
10 4 (0.73%) German Language
11 3 (0.55%) Billing
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 181 (33.15%) Analyst
2 133 (24.36%) Security Analyst
3 64 (11.72%) Architect
4 51 (9.34%) IT Analyst
5 44 (8.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 41 (7.51%) IT Security Analyst
7 37 (6.78%) Consultant
8 36 (6.59%) Information Analyst
8 36 (6.59%) IT Manager
9 35 (6.41%) Information Security Analyst
10 34 (6.23%) Risk Manager
11 33 (6.04%) Security Manager
12 31 (5.68%) Security Consultant
13 28 (5.13%) Project Manager
14 21 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
15 20 (3.66%) Information Security Manager
15 20 (3.66%) Service Manager
16 18 (3.30%) Asset and Configuration Manager
16 18 (3.30%) Configuration Manager
16 18 (3.30%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.56%) HTML
2 13 (2.38%) Ajax
2 13 (2.38%) AngularJS
2 13 (2.38%) Backbone.js
2 13 (2.38%) CSS
2 13 (2.38%) Node.js
2 13 (2.38%) Redux
2 13 (2.38%) REST
2 13 (2.38%) Sass
2 13 (2.38%) SVG
2 13 (2.38%) Vue.js
3 6 (1.10%) .NET
4 5 (0.92%) J2EE
5 3 (0.55%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.37%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) CGI
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (24.54%) Management Information System
2 82 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.49%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.30%) PKI
5 17 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.38%) CESG
9 13 (2.38%) User Experience
10 12 (2.20%) Smart Energy
11 10 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.47%) Cyberattack
13 8 (1.47%) Driving Licence
14 7 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (1.10%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.03%) Windows
2 38 (6.96%) Linux
3 16 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (0.18%) Android
5 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (46.52%) Information Security
2 174 (31.87%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (31.32%) Risk Management
4 100 (18.32%) ITIL
5 79 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (13.19%) Project Management
7 68 (12.45%) Data Protection
8 65 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
9 62 (11.36%) Analytics
10 60 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (8.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 46 (8.42%) Security Architecture
13 46 (8.42%) Vulnerability Management
14 42 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (7.51%) Security Operations
16 39 (7.14%) Security Management
16 39 (7.14%) Security Testing
17 38 (6.96%) Service Management
18 37 (6.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 21 (3.85%) SQL
3 19 (3.48%) Java
4 13 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.20%) C
6 5 (0.92%) C++
7 4 (0.73%) Python
8 3 (0.55%) Ruby
9 2 (0.37%) C#
9 2 (0.37%) Perl
9 2 (0.37%) Scala
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 153 (28.02%) CISSP
2 97 (17.77%) CISM
3 54 (9.89%) CISA
4 53 (9.71%) Degree
5 37 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 27 (4.95%) SSCP
7 26 (4.76%) CRISC
8 24 (4.40%) SC Cleared
9 21 (3.85%) CEH
10 17 (3.11%) GIAC
11 16 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
13 13 (2.38%) ISACA
14 12 (2.20%) SANS
15 11 (2.01%) ISEB
16 10 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
16 10 (1.83%) IISP
17 9 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (1.47%) PMP
19 7 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (14.10%) GDPR
3 62 (11.36%) PCI DSS
4 34 (6.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 30 (5.49%) Data Quality
5 30 (5.49%) QA
6 29 (5.31%) COBIT
7 22 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 19 (3.48%) PMO
9 18 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 18 (3.30%) RMADS
10 12 (2.20%) WCAG
11 10 (1.83%) BS7799
11 10 (1.83%) NIST 800
12 8 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (1.10%) SLA
15 4 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.47%) Docker
3 5 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Xen
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (1.28%) Nessus
3 6 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.10%) SCCM
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.92%) SCOM
5 4 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (0.55%) Puppet
6 3 (0.55%) Rancher
6 3 (0.55%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.37%) Ansible
7 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.37%) Consul
7 2 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.37%) Grafana
7 2 (0.37%) Kibana
7 2 (0.37%) logstash
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (7.88%) Oracle
2 33 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.30%) Snow
4 17 (3.11%) SAP
5 13 (2.38%) Cisco
6 11 (2.01%) Google
7 8 (1.47%) Juniper
8 7 (1.28%) Fortinet
8 7 (1.28%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.28%) Qualys
8 7 (1.28%) Riverbed
9 6 (1.10%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.10%) IBM
9 6 (1.10%) Remedy
10 5 (0.92%) Darktrace
10 5 (0.92%) NEC
10 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.73%) Perforce
11 4 (0.73%) VMware