Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Risk Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 861 907
Rank change year-on-year -20 +46 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Risk Manager 283 346 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 194 233 258
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £44,650 £50,850 £46,750
90th Percentile £98,000 £96,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -11.54% +13.04% +11.65%

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 158,736 168,631 187,378
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 127,871 135,177 157,416
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Risk Manager in the UK

Risk Manager
Top 14 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 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 -29 263 £70,000 - 15
London -38 149 £80,000 +6.67% 7
UK excluding London +41 123 £57,500 -11.54% 9
Midlands +50 32 £52,500 -2.33%
North of England +29 31 £65,000 +13.04% 4
South East -2 29 £58,750 -7.84% 3
West Midlands +42 24 £56,250 +12.50%
North West +11 16 £72,500 +31.82% 2
Yorkshire +43 14 £52,000 -9.57% 2
South West +9 13 £50,000 -30.56% 1
East of England +6 9 £80,000 +14.29%
Scotland -1 9 £58,000 -21.89% 1
East Midlands +14 8 £47,500 -11.63%
North East -16 1 £75,000 +66.67%

Risk Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 170 (60.07%) Risk Management
2 161 (56.89%) Finance
3 122 (43.11%) Information Security
4 78 (27.56%) CISA
5 77 (27.21%) CISM
6 76 (26.86%) CISSP
7 68 (24.03%) Cybersecurity
8 66 (23.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 52 (18.37%) CRISC
10 49 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (15.19%) Banking
12 41 (14.49%) COBIT
13 38 (13.43%) IT Audit
14 36 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (11.31%) Project Management
16 31 (10.95%) Management Information System
16 31 (10.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 29 (10.25%) Risk Assessment
18 27 (9.54%) PRINCE2
18 27 (9.54%) Degree
18 27 (9.54%) Internal Audit
19 26 (9.19%) Analytics
20 25 (8.83%) Line Management
20 25 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
21 24 (8.48%) ITIL
22 23 (8.13%) Credit Risk
23 22 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
23 22 (7.77%) Coaching
24 21 (7.42%) ERP
25 20 (7.07%) Retail

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 12 (4.24%) SAS
2 6 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.12%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.71%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.71%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.77%) Firewall
2 3 (1.06%) Internet
2 3 (1.06%) LAN
2 3 (1.06%) Network Security
3 2 (0.71%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.71%) QlikView
3 2 (0.71%) Spotfire
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.35%) STATISTICA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
1 1 (0.35%) Moq
1 1 (0.35%) MSTest
1 1 (0.35%) NUnit
1 1 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 161 (56.89%) Finance
2 43 (15.19%) Banking
3 20 (7.07%) Retail
4 16 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.59%) Legal
6 8 (2.83%) Billing
7 6 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.41%) Front Office
9 3 (1.06%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.71%) French Language
11 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.71%) .NET
1 2 (0.71%) OLE
1 2 (0.71%) WCF
2 1 (0.35%) .NET Core
2 1 (0.35%) NumPy
2 1 (0.35%) Pandas
2 1 (0.35%) REST
2 1 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.95%) Management Information System
3 23 (8.13%) Credit Risk
4 12 (4.24%) Market Risk
5 9 (3.18%) Tandem
6 7 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.77%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.41%) PMI
9 3 (1.06%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.06%) Fintech
9 3 (1.06%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.06%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.71%) Derivative
10 2 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (60.07%) Risk Management
2 122 (43.11%) Information Security
3 68 (24.03%) Cybersecurity
4 66 (23.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (13.43%) IT Audit
7 32 (11.31%) Project Management
8 29 (10.25%) Risk Assessment
9 27 (9.54%) Internal Audit
9 27 (9.54%) PRINCE2
10 26 (9.19%) Analytics
11 25 (8.83%) Line Management
11 25 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (8.48%) ITIL
13 22 (7.77%) Coaching
13 22 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (7.42%) ERP
15 19 (6.71%) Data Protection
16 18 (6.36%) Business Continuity
17 15 (5.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.18%) Python
2 7 (2.47%) SQL
3 6 (2.12%) R
3 6 (2.12%) VBA
4 3 (1.06%) C
4 3 (1.06%) C#
4 3 (1.06%) C++
5 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 78 (27.56%) CISA
2 77 (27.21%) CISM
3 76 (26.86%) CISSP
4 52 (18.37%) CRISC
5 27 (9.54%) Degree
6 8 (2.83%) PMP
7 7 (2.47%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.12%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.06%) CISMP
10 3 (1.06%) ISACA
10 3 (1.06%) MAPM
11 2 (0.71%) CCNP
11 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.71%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.71%) IISP
11 2 (0.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.71%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.49%) COBIT
2 31 (10.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (6.01%) PCI DSS
4 16 (5.65%) GDPR
5 12 (4.24%) ISAE 3402
6 11 (3.89%) SSAE 16
7 9 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (2.12%) ISO 9001
8 6 (2.12%) QA
8 6 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.77%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (1.77%) FINREP
9 5 (1.77%) MiFID
9 5 (1.77%) PMO
10 3 (1.06%) COSO
10 3 (1.06%) IFRS
10 3 (1.06%) IFRS 9
10 3 (1.06%) ISO 31000
10 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 5 (1.77%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (6.36%) SAP
2 17 (6.01%) Oracle
3 14 (4.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.18%) WorldPay
5 6 (2.12%) Workday
6 5 (1.77%) Tableau
7 3 (1.06%) FactSet
8 2 (0.71%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.71%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.71%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.35%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.35%) Google