Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Risk Assessment
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 683 582 568
Rank change year-on-year -101 -14 +24
Permanent jobs citing Risk Assessment 517 775 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.48% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 339 552 712
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.21% +5.71% -6.25%
10th Percentile £34,000 £41,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 152,403 162,668 175,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,268 128,305 146,204
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -123 477 £60,000 +9.09% 89
UK excluding London -74 264 £50,000 -4.76% 72
London -83 230 £70,000 +12.00% 22
South East -30 109 £57,500 +9.52% 20
North of England -42 56 £50,000 - 18
Midlands +25 52 £47,500 -13.64% 10
North West -12 30 £41,500 -17.00% 11
East Midlands +26 27 £45,107 - 5
West Midlands +3 25 £51,750 -5.91% 5
Yorkshire +11 24 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Wales +20 18 £36,412 -43.98% 3
East of England +13 14 £55,000 -8.33% 7
South West -3 12 £55,000 -8.33% 12
Scotland -14 5 £65,000 -13.33% 2
North East -31 2 £82,500 +22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 211 (40.81%) Information Security
2 170 (32.88%) CISSP
3 150 (29.01%) Risk Management
4 143 (27.66%) Finance
5 138 (26.69%) Cybersecurity
6 127 (24.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 117 (22.63%) CISM
8 107 (20.70%) Management Information System
9 85 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
10 77 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
11 75 (14.51%) GDPR
12 74 (14.31%) Project Management
13 73 (14.12%) Degree
14 70 (13.54%) ITIL
15 69 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
16 68 (13.15%) Data Protection
17 67 (12.96%) Windows
17 67 (12.96%) Analytics
18 61 (11.80%) CISA
19 60 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 59 (11.41%) PCI DSS
21 57 (11.03%) Penetration Testing
22 56 (10.83%) Security Architecture
23 55 (10.64%) Legal
24 52 (10.06%) Business Continuity
25 47 (9.09%) Internet
25 47 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 46 (8.90%) Firewall
26 46 (8.90%) Security Cleared
27 42 (8.12%) Security Management

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 (3.87%) IIS
2 11 (2.13%) CMS
3 10 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.97%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.58%) GemFire
8 2 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.19%) Confluence
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) assyst
1 7 (1.35%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (1.35%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.58%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.71%) npm
4 12 (2.32%) SaaS
5 11 (2.13%) Office 365
6 10 (1.93%) PaaS
7 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.16%) IaaS
8 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.77%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.09%) Internet
2 46 (8.90%) Firewall
3 30 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.03%) Network Security
5 15 (2.90%) SSL
6 14 (2.71%) HTTP
6 14 (2.71%) VPN
7 13 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (2.13%) LAN
9 9 (1.74%) IPsec
10 8 (1.55%) DNS
11 7 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.35%) WAN
12 6 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.77%) SMS
14 4 (0.77%) Wireless
15 3 (0.58%) SAN
15 3 (0.58%) SCCP
15 3 (0.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.29%) Big Data
2 11 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.55%) Blockchain
4 7 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (0.97%) Power BI
7 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.58%) MySQL
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.71%) Grunt
1 14 (2.71%) gulp
1 14 (2.71%) PostCSS
1 14 (2.71%) webpack
2 11 (2.13%) JIRA
3 8 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.97%) Maven
5 4 (0.77%) JUnit
5 4 (0.77%) Selenium
5 4 (0.77%) Subversion
6 3 (0.58%) Gatling
6 3 (0.58%) GitLab
7 2 (0.39%) Ant
7 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.39%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 143 (27.66%) Finance
2 55 (10.64%) Legal
3 32 (6.19%) Banking
4 27 (5.22%) Retail
5 20 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.90%) Law
7 11 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.97%) Marketing
12 4 (0.77%) Electronics
12 4 (0.77%) French Language
12 4 (0.77%) German Language
13 3 (0.58%) Billing
13 3 (0.58%) Local Government
14 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) Automotive
15 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 125 (24.18%) Analyst
2 88 (17.02%) Security Analyst
3 52 (10.06%) Architect
4 46 (8.90%) Consultant
5 45 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 35 (6.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 35 (6.77%) Information Manager
7 32 (6.19%) IT Manager
7 32 (6.19%) Security Consultant
8 31 (6.00%) Information Security Manager
8 31 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 31 (6.00%) Risk Manager
9 27 (5.22%) IT Analyst
10 21 (4.06%) Information Analyst
11 20 (3.87%) Information Security Analyst
11 20 (3.87%) IT Security Analyst
11 20 (3.87%) Security Officer
12 17 (3.29%) Information Security Officer
13 15 (2.90%) Risk Consultant
13 15 (2.90%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.90%) CSS
1 15 (2.90%) HTML
2 14 (2.71%) Ajax
2 14 (2.71%) AngularJS
2 14 (2.71%) Backbone.js
2 14 (2.71%) Node.js
2 14 (2.71%) Redux
2 14 (2.71%) REST
2 14 (2.71%) Sass
2 14 (2.71%) SVG
2 14 (2.71%) Vue.js
3 7 (1.35%) .NET
4 5 (0.97%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.77%) J2EE
5 4 (0.77%) Web Services
6 3 (0.58%) LDAP
6 3 (0.58%) Spring
7 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (20.70%) Management Information System
2 85 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 23 (4.45%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.87%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.29%) CESG
7 17 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (3.29%) User Experience
8 12 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.32%) PKI
8 12 (2.32%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 11 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.35%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.97%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.96%) Windows
2 30 (5.80%) Linux
3 15 (2.90%) Unix
4 12 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.39%) Android
6 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (40.81%) Information Security
2 150 (29.01%) Risk Management
3 138 (26.69%) Cybersecurity
4 77 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (14.31%) Project Management
6 70 (13.54%) ITIL
7 69 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (13.15%) Data Protection
9 67 (12.96%) Analytics
10 60 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (11.03%) Penetration Testing
12 56 (10.83%) Security Architecture
13 52 (10.06%) Business Continuity
14 47 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 42 (8.12%) Security Management
16 41 (7.93%) Security Testing
17 39 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (7.16%) Data Privacy
19 36 (6.96%) Service Management
19 36 (6.96%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.22%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.68%) Java
3 17 (3.29%) SQL
4 15 (2.90%) C
4 15 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.13%) Python
6 9 (1.74%) Ruby
7 6 (1.16%) Perl
8 5 (0.97%) PHP
9 4 (0.77%) C#
9 4 (0.77%) C++
9 4 (0.77%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.19%) R
11 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 170 (32.88%) CISSP
2 117 (22.63%) CISM
3 73 (14.12%) Degree
4 61 (11.80%) CISA
5 46 (8.90%) Security Cleared
6 31 (6.00%) CRISC
7 26 (5.03%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.06%) CEH
9 18 (3.48%) GIAC
10 17 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (2.90%) CESG Certified Professional
11 15 (2.90%) SANS
12 14 (2.71%) IISP
13 12 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.13%) ISACA
14 11 (2.13%) ISEB
15 10 (1.93%) CISMP
15 10 (1.93%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.93%) SSCP
16 7 (1.35%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (24.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (14.51%) GDPR
3 59 (11.41%) PCI DSS
4 32 (6.19%) QA
5 30 (5.80%) COBIT
6 28 (5.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (4.26%) Data Quality
8 15 (2.90%) PMO
9 14 (2.71%) WCAG
10 11 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 11 (2.13%) NIST 800
10 11 (2.13%) RMADS
11 10 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (1.74%) SLA
13 6 (1.16%) COSO
14 5 (0.97%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 17 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.16%) Docker
3 4 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.39%) XenServer
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.58%) Nessus
3 3 (0.58%) Rancher
3 3 (0.58%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.39%) Consul
4 2 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.39%) Grafana
4 2 (0.39%) Kibana
4 2 (0.39%) logstash
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.19%) Salt
5 1 (0.19%) TADDM
Vendors
1 31 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.29%) Cisco
3 16 (3.09%) Oracle
4 11 (2.13%) SAP
5 10 (1.93%) Juniper
5 10 (1.93%) Snow
6 9 (1.74%) IBM
6 9 (1.74%) Palo Alto
7 7 (1.35%) Fortinet
7 7 (1.35%) Google
8 6 (1.16%) WorldPay
9 5 (0.97%) Progress
9 5 (0.97%) Qualys
9 5 (0.97%) Remedy
9 5 (0.97%) VMware
10 4 (0.77%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.77%) Perforce
10 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.58%) Citrix
11 3 (0.58%) NEC