Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Risk Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Risk Manager
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 859 809
Rank change year-on-year +49 -50 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Risk Manager 376 338 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 284 229 421
UK median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £45,500 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £106,750 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £56,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.56% +7.14% -4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Risk Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Risk Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Risk Manager in the UK

Risk Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Risk Manager in the UK

Risk Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Manager over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Risk Manager in the UK

Risk Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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 +23 353 £72,000 -0.69% 49
London -36 211 £80,000 - 29
UK excluding London +60 164 £65,000 +15.56% 24
North of England +26 59 £55,000 - 8
South East +54 57 £70,000 +27.27% 2
North West +4 29 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire +20 22 £53,000 -3.64% 6
Scotland -26 18 £62,500 +25.00% 1
South West +13 12 £60,000 -20.00% 4
Midlands +6 9 £47,500 +11.76% 4
North East - 8 £51,250 -
East Midlands +18 5 £55,000 - 1
East of England -12 4 £70,000 +21.74% 2
West Midlands -22 4 £46,250 +8.82% 3
Wales +15 3 £65,000 -16.13% 2
Northern Ireland -23 1 £67,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Risk Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Risk Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Risk Manager in the job title.

1 224 (59.57%) Finance
2 181 (48.14%) Risk Management
3 146 (38.83%) CISSP
4 135 (35.90%) Information Security
5 115 (30.59%) CISA
6 97 (25.80%) Banking
7 81 (21.54%) CISM
8 76 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 66 (17.55%) GDPR
10 61 (16.22%) IT Audit
11 56 (14.89%) CRISC
12 50 (13.30%) Investment Banking
12 50 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
14 48 (12.77%) Analytics
15 46 (12.23%) COBIT
16 44 (11.70%) QiCA
16 44 (11.70%) Management Information System
17 42 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (11.17%) Wealth Management
17 42 (11.17%) Retail Banking
18 41 (10.90%) Asset Management
19 39 (10.37%) Credit Risk
20 38 (10.11%) PCI DSS
21 36 (9.57%) Security Management
22 34 (9.04%) Project Management
22 34 (9.04%) Degree
23 33 (8.78%) Data Protection
24 32 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
24 32 (8.51%) ITIL

Risk Manager Skill Set
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 13 (3.46%) IIS
1 13 (3.46%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.66%) SAS
3 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Primavera
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.06%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.27%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) IaaS
1 2 (0.53%) PaaS
1 2 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.46%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.93%) Firewall
2 11 (2.93%) HTTP
2 11 (2.93%) SSL
3 6 (1.60%) SMS
4 5 (1.33%) Network Security
5 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.93%) KDB
2 11 (2.93%) Kdb+
2 11 (2.93%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.60%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.53%) QlikView
6 1 (0.27%) Big Data
6 1 (0.27%) GIS
6 1 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.27%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (1.86%) JIRA
General
1 224 (59.57%) Finance
2 97 (25.80%) Banking
3 50 (13.30%) Investment Banking
4 42 (11.17%) Retail Banking
5 26 (6.91%) Legal
6 18 (4.79%) Retail
7 13 (3.46%) Law
7 13 (3.46%) Private Banking
8 8 (2.13%) French Language
8 8 (2.13%) Front Office
8 8 (2.13%) German Language
9 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.33%) Games
10 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.33%) Marketing
11 3 (0.80%) Billing
11 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Advertising
12 2 (0.53%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.46%) MSMQ
1 13 (3.46%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (2.93%) Web Services
2 11 (2.93%) XML
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.53%) .NET
4 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.70%) Management Information System
2 42 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.37%) Credit Risk
4 27 (7.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (6.38%) Equities
6 15 (3.99%) Mobile Computing
7 12 (3.19%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.19%) Derivative
7 12 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.93%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.66%) Fintech
9 10 (2.66%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.86%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.86%) Grid Computing
10 7 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
10 7 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.06%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.65%) Unix
2 20 (5.32%) Windows
3 18 (4.79%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.99%) Linux
5 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.80%) Android
6 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (48.14%) Risk Management
2 135 (35.90%) Information Security
3 61 (16.22%) IT Audit
4 50 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
6 48 (12.77%) Analytics
7 42 (11.17%) Wealth Management
8 41 (10.90%) Asset Management
9 36 (9.57%) Security Management
10 34 (9.04%) Project Management
11 33 (8.78%) Data Protection
12 32 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (8.51%) ITIL
13 31 (8.24%) Risk Analytics
14 30 (7.98%) ISMS
15 28 (7.45%) Credit Risk Analytics
16 27 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (6.91%) Business Continuity
17 26 (6.91%) Information Security Management
18 23 (6.12%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.24%) SQL
2 25 (6.65%) C++
3 14 (3.72%) VBA
4 12 (3.19%) Perl
4 12 (3.19%) R
5 11 (2.93%) C#
5 11 (2.93%) MATLAB
5 11 (2.93%) Python
5 11 (2.93%) Shell Script
5 11 (2.93%) Tcl
6 9 (2.39%) C
7 3 (0.80%) Java
Qualifications
1 146 (38.83%) CISSP
2 115 (30.59%) CISA
3 81 (21.54%) CISM
4 56 (14.89%) CRISC
5 44 (11.70%) QiCA
6 34 (9.04%) Degree
7 14 (3.72%) SANS
8 6 (1.60%) ISSMP
8 6 (1.60%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.33%) MBA
9 5 (1.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.06%) ISEB
10 4 (1.06%) PMP
11 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.53%) ACCA
12 2 (0.53%) CCNP
12 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.53%) MAPM
13 1 (0.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (17.55%) GDPR
3 46 (12.23%) COBIT
4 38 (10.11%) PCI DSS
5 26 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (2.13%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (2.13%) PMO
7 8 (2.13%) SSAE 16
8 7 (1.86%) Basel III
8 7 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (1.60%) IFRS
9 6 (1.60%) IFRS 9
10 5 (1.33%) ISO 22301
10 5 (1.33%) ISO 31000
10 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (1.33%) QA
11 4 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (1.06%) SEPA
12 3 (0.80%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.60%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (3.99%) Oracle
2 8 (2.13%) SAP
3 6 (1.60%) Microsoft
4 3 (0.80%) Progress
5 2 (0.53%) BT
5 2 (0.53%) Citrix
5 2 (0.53%) LogRhythm
5 2 (0.53%) Tableau
5 2 (0.53%) VMware
6 1 (0.27%) CheckPoint