Period
to 12 May 2021

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

Risk Management
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 174 174
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -34
Permanent jobs citing Risk Management 1,546 2,049 3,053
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 2.08% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.25% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 1,478 1,885
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,449 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +4.76%

Risk Management 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 82,170 90,973 134,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.70% 92.30% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,821 73,105 106,302
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 £72,750 £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 Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Risk Management over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Management within the UK over the 6 months to 12 May 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 -29 1,330 £65,000 +8.33% 313
UK excluding London -59 712 £57,449 +4.45% 187
London -5 664 £75,000 +3.45% 143
Work from Home -34 257 £66,045 -7.31% 38
South East -67 176 £55,000 - 43
Midlands -20 147 £55,000 - 31
South West -6 132 £61,500 +23.00% 22
North of England -93 118 £60,000 +13.09% 45
West Midlands -24 109 £62,500 +13.64% 19
North West -49 69 £62,500 +17.81% 24
East of England +28 59 £52,250 -5.00% 28
Scotland -24 50 £65,000 +18.18% 15
Yorkshire -62 35 £60,000 +9.09% 19
East Midlands -9 33 £51,000 -20.00% 12
Wales +9 22 £51,788 +3.58% 3
North East +12 19 £55,000 +38.36% 2
Northern Ireland +6 9 £56,750 +3.18%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, IT jobs citing Risk Management 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 Management.

1 566 (36.61%) Finance
2 455 (29.43%) Social Skills
3 384 (24.84%) Information Security
4 343 (22.19%) Cybersecurity
5 333 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
6 287 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 284 (18.37%) Project Management
8 242 (15.65%) Degree
9 224 (14.49%) CISSP
10 215 (13.91%) Management Information System
11 206 (13.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 197 (12.74%) Banking
13 192 (12.42%) Microsoft
14 183 (11.84%) Azure
15 182 (11.77%) SQL
16 178 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
17 176 (11.38%) Python
18 166 (10.74%) CISM
19 159 (10.28%) Security Cleared
20 157 (10.16%) Change Management
21 155 (10.03%) Java
22 152 (9.83%) Analytics
23 140 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
24 137 (8.86%) Project Delivery
25 132 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
26 131 (8.47%) GDPR
26 131 (8.47%) AWS
27 128 (8.28%) ITIL
28 118 (7.63%) C#
28 118 (7.63%) Coaching

Risk Management
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 47 (3.04%) SAS
2 36 (2.33%) Confluence
3 28 (1.81%) CMS
4 27 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.36%) IIS
6 13 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.71%) Alfresco
8 8 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.26%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.19%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.13%) TPMS
13 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.065%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.065%) MTS
13 1 (0.065%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.84%) Oracle Smart View
7 7 (0.45%) Simulink
8 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.19%) Figma
9 3 (0.19%) InVision
9 3 (0.19%) Sketch
10 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.065%) EViews
11 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
3 18 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 17 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
4 17 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.97%) SAP FSCM
6 14 (0.91%) Shopify
7 13 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.58%) FINCAD Analytics
8 9 (0.58%) Primavera
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.32%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.32%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 183 (11.84%) Azure
2 131 (8.47%) AWS
3 94 (6.08%) SaaS
4 58 (3.75%) Microsoft 365
5 56 (3.62%) GCP
6 28 (1.81%) Power Platform
7 23 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.03%) IaaS
10 14 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.91%) PaaS
11 13 (0.84%) Serverless
12 12 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.58%) Azure Sentinel
14 8 (0.52%) Azure Service Bus
15 6 (0.39%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.39%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.39%) Smartsheet
16 5 (0.32%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.56%) Firewall
2 48 (3.10%) Network Security
3 18 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.10%) VPN
5 15 (0.97%) Internet
6 12 (0.78%) LAN
7 11 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (0.71%) HTTP
7 11 (0.71%) WAN
7 11 (0.71%) Wireless
8 10 (0.65%) Unified Communications
9 9 (0.58%) DNS
10 7 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.39%) MPLS
11 6 (0.39%) WebEx
12 5 (0.32%) BGP
12 5 (0.32%) OSPF
12 5 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.68%) Big Data
3 24 (1.55%) Power BI
4 23 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.29%) Data Mart
5 20 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.03%) Tableau
8 14 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.71%) QlikView
9 11 (0.71%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.65%) MySQL
11 9 (0.58%) Base SAS
11 9 (0.58%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.45%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (3.95%) JIRA
2 44 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.23%) Maven
4 11 (0.71%) Subversion
4 11 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.58%) Artifactory
5 9 (0.58%) SonarQube
5 9 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
8 4 (0.26%) JMeter
8 4 (0.26%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.26%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.26%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.19%) GitLab
9 3 (0.19%) Selenium
10 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.13%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 566 (36.61%) Finance
2 455 (29.43%) Social Skills
3 197 (12.74%) Banking
4 178 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (7.37%) Legal
6 81 (5.24%) Front Office
7 69 (4.46%) Public Sector
8 68 (4.40%) Presentation Skills
9 65 (4.20%) Influencing Skills
10 61 (3.95%) Manufacturing
11 55 (3.56%) Investment Banking
12 53 (3.43%) Retail
13 46 (2.98%) Organisational Skills
14 42 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 40 (2.59%) Marketing
15 40 (2.59%) Telecoms
16 39 (2.52%) Law
17 25 (1.62%) Advertising
17 25 (1.62%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.91%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 224 (14.49%) Consultant
2 181 (11.71%) Analyst
3 145 (9.38%) Developer
4 127 (8.21%) Project Manager
5 96 (6.21%) Architect
5 96 (6.21%) Security Consultant
6 67 (4.33%) Security Manager
7 66 (4.27%) IT Manager
8 55 (3.56%) Security Specialist
9 52 (3.36%) Security Architect
10 50 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
11 49 (3.17%) Business Analyst
11 49 (3.17%) Risk Analyst
12 46 (2.98%) Risk Consultant
12 46 (2.98%) Senior Manager
13 44 (2.85%) Risk Manager
14 42 (2.72%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 40 (2.59%) Data Scientist
15 40 (2.59%) Information Specialist
15 40 (2.59%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (6.27%) .NET
2 45 (2.91%) .NET Framework
3 41 (2.65%) AngularJS
4 39 (2.52%) React
5 36 (2.33%) HTML
6 34 (2.20%) REST
7 33 (2.13%) .NET Core
8 31 (2.01%) Web Services
9 30 (1.94%) CSS
10 27 (1.75%) Middleware
11 20 (1.29%) RESTful
12 19 (1.23%) HTML5
12 19 (1.23%) Murex MxML
13 18 (1.16%) Spring
14 17 (1.10%) ASP.NET
14 17 (1.10%) Kafka
15 15 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (0.97%) jQuery
15 15 (0.97%) JSON
16 13 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 215 (13.91%) Management Information System
2 83 (5.37%) Derivative
3 69 (4.46%) Market Risk
4 59 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 58 (3.75%) Cyberthreat
6 55 (3.56%) Equities
7 33 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 33 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.01%) Fixed Income
9 28 (1.81%) User Experience
10 27 (1.75%) Credit Risk
11 24 (1.55%) Life Science
12 23 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.36%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.29%) Cloud Native
14 20 (1.29%) NHS
15 19 (1.23%) Data Centre
16 18 (1.16%) iPad
16 18 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (4.79%) Windows
2 62 (4.01%) Linux
3 26 (1.68%) Unix
4 20 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.52%) Android
6 7 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.39%) VMS
7 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.26%) SUSE
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.13%) CentOS
10 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.065%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (24.84%) Information Security
2 343 (22.19%) Cybersecurity
3 333 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (18.37%) Project Management
5 206 (13.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 157 (10.16%) Change Management
7 152 (9.83%) Analytics
8 140 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 137 (8.86%) Project Delivery
10 132 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
11 128 (8.28%) ITIL
12 118 (7.63%) Coaching
13 109 (7.05%) Security Architecture
14 103 (6.66%) Business Development
15 102 (6.60%) Security Management
16 100 (6.47%) PRINCE2
17 99 (6.40%) SDLC
18 98 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
18 98 (6.34%) DevOps
19 96 (6.21%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 182 (11.77%) SQL
2 176 (11.38%) Python
3 155 (10.03%) Java
4 118 (7.63%) C#
5 74 (4.79%) C++
6 73 (4.72%) JavaScript
7 64 (4.14%) C
8 58 (3.75%) R
9 34 (2.20%) VBA
10 25 (1.62%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.42%) PHP
12 20 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 15 (0.97%) ES6
15 12 (0.78%) Scala
16 11 (0.71%) ABAP
17 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.45%) Fortran
17 7 (0.45%) Go
17 7 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 242 (15.65%) Degree
2 224 (14.49%) CISSP
3 166 (10.74%) CISM
4 159 (10.28%) Security Cleared
5 91 (5.89%) CISA
6 60 (3.88%) CRISC
7 58 (3.75%) SC Cleared
8 48 (3.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 41 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (2.26%) DV Cleared
11 31 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (1.94%) CEH
13 26 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
14 25 (1.62%) PMI Certification
15 21 (1.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 21 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
16 18 (1.16%) PMP
17 17 (1.10%) PhD
18 16 (1.03%) Master's Degree
18 16 (1.03%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (8.47%) GDPR
3 107 (6.92%) NIST
4 93 (6.02%) GRC
5 85 (5.50%) PCI DSS
6 72 (4.66%) NCSC
7 61 (3.95%) COBIT
8 54 (3.49%) QA
9 48 (3.10%) PMO
10 38 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
11 32 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 31 (2.01%) RMADS
13 30 (1.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 30 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 28 (1.81%) HAZOP
15 27 (1.75%) Def Stans
15 27 (1.75%) JSP 440
16 26 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 26 (1.68%) SLA
17 21 (1.36%) NIST 800
System Software
1 48 (3.10%) Docker
2 36 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (3.04%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.26%) Terraform
3 20 (1.29%) Ansible
4 7 (0.45%) CASB
4 7 (0.45%) RSA Archer
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.32%) Puppet
6 4 (0.26%) Argo
6 4 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.26%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.26%) SCCM
7 3 (0.19%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.19%) Nessus
8 2 (0.13%) Bacula
8 2 (0.13%) Bareos
8 2 (0.13%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.13%) SCOM
8 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.13%) yum
8 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 192 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.05%) SAP
3 60 (3.88%) Oracle
4 36 (2.33%) Google
5 31 (2.01%) Murex
6 28 (1.81%) Cisco
7 26 (1.68%) VMware
8 23 (1.49%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.36%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.03%) F5
11 14 (0.91%) Elastic Path
12 13 (0.84%) Apple
13 12 (0.78%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.78%) Sophis
14 11 (0.71%) OpenText
14 11 (0.71%) Zscaler
15 9 (0.58%) Splunk
16 8 (0.52%) Facebook
16 8 (0.52%) Informatica
17 7 (0.45%) CommVault