Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Risk Management
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 180 153
Rank change year-on-year -20 -27 +1
Permanent jobs citing Risk Management 1,242 2,394 3,543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.94% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.11% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,043 1,873 2,354
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +0.42%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £109,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +9.57%

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 68,836 113,354 139,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.06% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,242 90,990 111,795
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,900
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £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 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Top 17 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 26 February 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 -15 1,101 £65,000 +8.33% 280
UK excluding London -44 576 £60,000 +14.29% 192
London -1 539 £75,000 +3.45% 111
Work from Home -27 187 £70,000 -3.45% 35
South East -15 168 £60,000 +4.35% 49
Midlands -15 110 £60,000 +9.09% 40
North of England -51 110 £62,500 +25.00% 41
South West +19 108 £65,000 +30.00% 23
West Midlands -16 82 £62,500 +19.05% 27
North West -16 58 £71,250 +35.71% 25
Yorkshire -45 38 £60,000 +20.00% 12
East of England +26 31 £62,500 +22.55% 15
Scotland -23 29 £49,000 +3.16% 15
East Midlands +3 25 £52,500 -19.23% 13
Wales +11 20 £55,000 +10.00% 6
North East +9 17 £57,500 +53.13% 4
Northern Ireland +8 3 £50,000 -9.09% 3

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 464 (37.36%) Finance
2 386 (31.08%) Information Security
3 317 (25.52%) Cybersecurity
4 249 (20.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 247 (19.89%) CISSP
6 214 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
7 206 (16.59%) Management Information System
8 204 (16.43%) Degree
9 180 (14.49%) Project Management
10 178 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 169 (13.61%) CISM
12 158 (12.72%) Banking
13 157 (12.64%) Microsoft
14 153 (12.32%) Python
15 145 (11.67%) SQL
16 144 (11.59%) Azure
17 140 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
18 135 (10.87%) Security Cleared
19 129 (10.39%) Analytics
20 121 (9.74%) Java
21 119 (9.58%) GDPR
22 114 (9.18%) NIST
23 108 (8.70%) Change Management
24 107 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
25 106 (8.53%) C#
25 106 (8.53%) AWS
26 104 (8.37%) Security Management
27 98 (7.89%) Project Delivery
28 97 (7.81%) ITIL
29 91 (7.33%) CISA

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 38 (3.06%) SAS
2 29 (2.33%) Confluence
3 23 (1.85%) CMS
4 14 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.89%) Alfresco
6 11 (0.89%) IIS
7 9 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.40%) Apache
9 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) TPMS
11 1 (0.081%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.081%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.081%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.081%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.56%) Simulink
7 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 21 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (1.13%) SAP FSCM
3 13 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (0.97%) Shopify
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.64%) FINCAD Analytics
7 7 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.32%) Eikon
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.32%) Primavera
11 3 (0.24%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 144 (11.59%) Azure
2 106 (8.53%) AWS
3 67 (5.39%) SaaS
4 46 (3.70%) GCP
5 40 (3.22%) Microsoft 365
6 23 (1.85%) Power Platform
7 22 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.81%) IaaS
10 8 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.56%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.40%) PaaS
13 4 (0.32%) Serverless
14 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.72%) Firewall
2 30 (2.42%) Network Security
3 23 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (1.77%) Internet
5 19 (1.53%) LAN
6 13 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.89%) DNS
7 11 (0.89%) Unified Communications
8 10 (0.81%) HTTP
9 9 (0.72%) VPN
10 8 (0.64%) Wireless
11 7 (0.56%) WAN
12 6 (0.48%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (0.40%) Bluetooth
13 5 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.40%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (0.32%) BGP
14 4 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.82%) Big Data
3 25 (2.01%) Tableau
4 23 (1.85%) Power BI
5 17 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.21%) QlikView
7 13 (1.05%) Spotfire
8 7 (0.56%) Data Mart
8 7 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.56%) MySQL
8 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.48%) Aerospike
9 6 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.48%) DB2
9 6 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.48%) Redis
10 5 (0.40%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 52 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.03%) JIRA
3 20 (1.61%) Maven
4 19 (1.53%) Subversion
5 14 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.64%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.64%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.56%) Rational Team Concert
9 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.40%) JMeter
10 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.40%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.32%) Ant
11 4 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.24%) Selenium
12 3 (0.24%) Snyk
12 3 (0.24%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 464 (37.36%) Finance
2 158 (12.72%) Banking
3 87 (7.00%) Legal
4 76 (6.12%) Front Office
5 64 (5.15%) Public Sector
6 62 (4.99%) Manufacturing
7 53 (4.27%) Law
8 39 (3.14%) Investment Banking
8 39 (3.14%) Telecoms
9 37 (2.98%) Marketing
10 33 (2.66%) Retail
11 24 (1.93%) Advertising
11 24 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.85%) Aerospace
13 20 (1.61%) Electronics
14 16 (1.29%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.97%) Games
16 11 (0.89%) Back Office
17 10 (0.81%) Local Government
18 9 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 195 (15.70%) Consultant
2 144 (11.59%) Analyst
3 117 (9.42%) Developer
4 96 (7.73%) Security Consultant
5 82 (6.60%) Project Manager
6 70 (5.64%) Architect
7 51 (4.11%) Security Manager
8 47 (3.78%) Security Specialist
9 44 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 43 (3.46%) Security Officer
11 40 (3.22%) Risk Analyst
12 38 (3.06%) Risk Consultant
13 37 (2.98%) Data Scientist
14 34 (2.74%) Information Specialist
14 34 (2.74%) Security Analyst
15 33 (2.66%) Information Security Specialist
15 33 (2.66%) Senior Developer
16 32 (2.58%) Senior Consultant
17 31 (2.50%) Information Security Consultant
17 31 (2.50%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.96%) .NET
2 36 (2.90%) HTML
3 31 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 31 (2.50%) CSS
4 30 (2.42%) .NET Framework
4 30 (2.42%) React
5 25 (2.01%) .NET Core
6 18 (1.45%) Middleware
6 18 (1.45%) Web Services
7 17 (1.37%) REST
7 17 (1.37%) RESTful
8 16 (1.29%) HTML5
9 13 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (1.05%) Kafka
9 13 (1.05%) Spring
10 11 (0.89%) jQuery
10 11 (0.89%) JSON
11 10 (0.81%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.81%) CSS3
11 10 (0.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 206 (16.59%) Management Information System
2 140 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.95%) Derivative
3 49 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (3.06%) Market Risk
6 37 (2.98%) Equities
7 30 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
10 17 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.37%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.21%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.13%) Credit Risk
13 14 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.13%) iPad
14 12 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
15 11 (0.89%) FMCG
15 11 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 69 (5.56%) Windows
2 41 (3.30%) Linux
3 22 (1.77%) Unix
4 19 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.40%) Android
7 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.24%) VMS
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) AIX
10 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.081%) MVS
11 1 (0.081%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (31.08%) Information Security
2 317 (25.52%) Cybersecurity
3 214 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (14.49%) Project Management
5 178 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (10.39%) Analytics
7 108 (8.70%) Change Management
8 107 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 104 (8.37%) Security Management
10 98 (7.89%) Project Delivery
11 97 (7.81%) ITIL
12 90 (7.25%) Security Architecture
13 79 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
14 77 (6.20%) Coaching
15 76 (6.12%) DevOps
16 72 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 71 (5.72%) Computer Science
18 70 (5.64%) Decision-Making
18 70 (5.64%) SDLC
19 69 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 153 (12.32%) Python
2 145 (11.67%) SQL
3 121 (9.74%) Java
4 106 (8.53%) C#
5 68 (5.48%) C++
6 67 (5.39%) C
7 62 (4.99%) JavaScript
8 43 (3.46%) R
9 27 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.53%) TypeScript
11 16 (1.29%) VBA
12 11 (0.89%) PHP
12 11 (0.89%) Scala
13 10 (0.81%) ES6
13 10 (0.81%) MATLAB
14 9 (0.72%) Perl
15 7 (0.56%) Fortran
15 7 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.48%) Ruby
17 5 (0.40%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 247 (19.89%) CISSP
2 204 (16.43%) Degree
3 169 (13.61%) CISM
4 135 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 91 (7.33%) CISA
6 82 (6.60%) CRISC
7 67 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 65 (5.23%) CESG Certified Professional
9 39 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (2.58%) DV Cleared
11 25 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (1.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 22 (1.77%) CEH
13 17 (1.37%) PhD
13 17 (1.37%) PMI Certification
14 16 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (1.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 15 (1.21%) Master's Degree
16 13 (1.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 13 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (20.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (9.58%) GDPR
3 114 (9.18%) NIST
4 70 (5.64%) NCSC
5 68 (5.48%) COBIT
6 53 (4.27%) PCI DSS
7 45 (3.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 43 (3.46%) QA
8 43 (3.46%) RMADS
9 36 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 28 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 28 (2.25%) Def Stans
11 27 (2.17%) HAZOP
11 27 (2.17%) JSP 440
12 25 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 24 (1.93%) PMO
14 22 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 22 (1.77%) SLA
15 19 (1.53%) NIST 800
16 12 (0.97%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (2.50%) Docker
2 25 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.40%) Firmware
7 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (2.42%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.09%) Terraform
3 15 (1.21%) Ansible
4 7 (0.56%) QRadar
5 5 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.32%) CASB
6 4 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.32%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.32%) RSA Archer
6 4 (0.32%) SCCM
7 3 (0.24%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.24%) Nessus
7 3 (0.24%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.16%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (0.16%) Grafana
8 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.16%) SCOM
8 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 157 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.39%) SAP
3 47 (3.78%) Oracle
4 22 (1.77%) VMware
5 20 (1.61%) Cisco
6 19 (1.53%) CheckPoint
6 19 (1.53%) Google
6 19 (1.53%) Murex
6 19 (1.53%) ServiceNow
7 12 (0.97%) Elastic Path
8 11 (0.89%) OpenText
9 10 (0.81%) Sophis
10 9 (0.72%) F5
11 8 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.64%) Facebook
11 8 (0.64%) IBM
12 7 (0.56%) CommVault
12 7 (0.56%) Darktrace
12 7 (0.56%) Remedy
12 7 (0.56%) Splunk