Period
to 4 December 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 202 196 176
Rank change year-on-year -6 -20 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 448 115 124
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.54% 1.33% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.78% 13.48% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 409 98 105
10th Percentile £42,700 £38,750 £38,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% -20.15%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,188 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,750 £94,125 £82,000
UK median annual salary £59,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.67% +9.09% -4.35%

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,156 853 834
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.26% 9.87% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,912 713 692
10th Percentile £33,368 £31,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,725 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.37% +7.45% -

ISO/IEC 27001
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

ISO/IEC 27001 trend for jobs with a WFH option

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing ISO/IEC 27001.

ISO/IEC 27001 salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

ISO/IEC 27001
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

ISO/IEC 27001 salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, ISO/IEC 27001 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 jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001.

1 270 (60.27%) Information Security
2 176 (39.29%) CISSP
3 146 (32.59%) PCI DSS
4 145 (32.37%) Cybersecurity
5 141 (31.47%) GDPR
6 137 (30.58%) NIST
7 127 (28.35%) Risk Management
8 117 (26.12%) Firewall
9 115 (25.67%) CISM
9 115 (25.67%) Azure
10 106 (23.66%) Management Information System
11 105 (23.44%) ITIL
12 98 (21.88%) AWS
13 92 (20.54%) Windows
14 90 (20.09%) Security Management
15 89 (19.87%) Microsoft
16 79 (17.63%) Finance
16 79 (17.63%) ISMS
16 79 (17.63%) Social Skills
17 74 (16.52%) Cyber Essentials
17 74 (16.52%) Active Directory
18 71 (15.85%) Security Architecture
19 70 (15.63%) Information Security Management
19 70 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
20 69 (15.40%) Data Protection
21 68 (15.18%) Linux
22 63 (14.06%) COBIT
23 62 (13.84%) CISA
23 62 (13.84%) Microsoft 365
24 60 (13.39%) Risk Assessment

ISO/IEC 27001
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 22 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.79%) IIS
3 8 (1.79%) Apache
4 4 (0.89%) CMS
4 4 (0.89%) nginx
4 4 (0.89%) Umbraco
4 4 (0.89%) WordPress
5 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) Relativity
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (25.67%) Azure
2 98 (21.88%) AWS
3 62 (13.84%) Microsoft 365
4 35 (7.81%) GCP
5 31 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (6.03%) SaaS
7 14 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (2.68%) GitHub
9 11 (2.46%) IaaS
10 10 (2.23%) Datadog
11 7 (1.56%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.34%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.89%) Azure Sentinel
13 4 (0.89%) PaaS
13 4 (0.89%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.45%) Google Workspace
16 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 117 (26.12%) Firewall
2 21 (4.69%) VPN
3 19 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 16 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (3.13%) Network Security
7 11 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (1.79%) DNS
9 7 (1.56%) DHCP
10 6 (1.34%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.12%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (1.12%) VoIP
11 5 (1.12%) WAN
12 4 (0.89%) LAN
12 4 (0.89%) SCCP
13 3 (0.67%) DMZ
13 3 (0.67%) Internet
13 3 (0.67%) SAN
14 2 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.56%) Data Lake
3 7 (1.56%) MySQL
4 6 (1.34%) Power BI
5 5 (1.12%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.45%) Redis
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.45%) Tableau
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 19 (4.24%) JIRA
2 13 (2.90%) Burp Suite
3 11 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.01%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (1.79%) SonarQube
6 7 (1.56%) CircleCI
7 5 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.12%) Subversion
8 4 (0.89%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.89%) Postman
9 3 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.45%) Snyk
10 2 (0.45%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.22%) Ant
11 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 79 (17.63%) Finance
1 79 (17.63%) Social Skills
2 46 (10.27%) Legal
3 37 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.80%) Manufacturing
5 22 (4.91%) Law
6 19 (4.24%) Public Sector
6 19 (4.24%) Retail
7 17 (3.79%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (2.46%) Banking
10 11 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (2.01%) Marketing
12 7 (1.56%) Electronics
12 7 (1.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 7 (1.56%) Police
13 6 (1.34%) Advertising
13 6 (1.34%) Back Office
13 6 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 64 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 63 (14.06%) Consultant
3 60 (13.39%) Analyst
4 52 (11.61%) Architect
5 49 (10.94%) Information Manager
6 48 (10.71%) Security Consultant
7 46 (10.27%) Information Security Manager
8 45 (10.04%) Security Architect
9 44 (9.82%) Security Analyst
10 30 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
11 26 (5.80%) Security Specialist
12 20 (4.46%) Security Engineer
13 19 (4.24%) Information Security Specialist
13 19 (4.24%) Information Specialist
14 18 (4.02%) IT Analyst
15 17 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
15 17 (3.79%) Risk Consultant
16 16 (3.57%) Security Operations Specialist
17 15 (3.35%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.57%) Middleware
2 12 (2.68%) Web Services
3 6 (1.34%) SAML
4 5 (1.12%) ARM Templates
4 5 (1.12%) CSS
4 5 (1.12%) HTML
5 4 (0.89%) .NET
5 4 (0.89%) OAuth
5 4 (0.89%) OpenID
5 4 (0.89%) RESTful
6 3 (0.67%) Node.js
7 2 (0.45%) Django
7 2 (0.45%) LAMP
7 2 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.45%) REST
7 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) EDI
8 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (23.66%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.71%) Cyberthreat
3 29 (6.47%) Data Protection Act
4 21 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.01%) NHS
7 9 (2.01%) User Experience
8 8 (1.79%) Cyberattack
8 8 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (1.79%) Smartcard
9 7 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.34%) iPhone
11 5 (1.12%) Clustering
11 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.89%) PKI
12 4 (0.89%) SCADA
13 3 (0.67%) BYOD
13 3 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 92 (20.54%) Windows
2 68 (15.18%) Linux
3 44 (9.82%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.69%) Unix
5 17 (3.79%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.23%) Solaris
7 6 (1.34%) CentOS
8 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.67%) VMS
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (60.27%) Information Security
2 145 (32.37%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (28.35%) Risk Management
4 105 (23.44%) ITIL
5 90 (20.09%) Security Management
6 79 (17.63%) ISMS
7 71 (15.85%) Security Architecture
8 70 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (15.63%) Information Security Management
9 69 (15.40%) Data Protection
10 60 (13.39%) Risk Assessment
11 50 (11.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (10.27%) DevOps
13 45 (10.04%) SIEM
14 41 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (8.71%) TOGAF
16 38 (8.48%) Business Continuity
16 38 (8.48%) OWASP
17 36 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.58%) PowerShell
2 20 (4.46%) SQL
3 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.90%) Java
5 11 (2.46%) C#
6 10 (2.23%) Python
7 6 (1.34%) C
7 6 (1.34%) Ruby
8 5 (1.12%) Bicep
9 3 (0.67%) Perl
9 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.22%) Go
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 176 (39.29%) CISSP
2 115 (25.67%) CISM
3 62 (13.84%) CISA
4 53 (11.83%) Degree
5 38 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (7.37%) CRISC
7 32 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 31 (6.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 24 (5.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 23 (5.13%) SC Cleared
11 22 (4.91%) CEH
12 19 (4.24%) PCI QSA
13 17 (3.79%) CCSP
13 17 (3.79%) CESG Certified Professional
14 16 (3.57%) SSCP
15 14 (3.13%) CCNA
16 10 (2.23%) CISMP
16 10 (2.23%) SANS
17 9 (2.01%) CREST Certified
18 8 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (32.59%) PCI DSS
2 141 (31.47%) GDPR
3 137 (30.58%) NIST
4 74 (16.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 63 (14.06%) COBIT
6 45 (10.04%) NCSC
7 38 (8.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 37 (8.26%) GRC
9 29 (6.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 23 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 22 (4.91%) ISO 9001
12 21 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (4.69%) SLA
13 20 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 19 (4.24%) SOC 2
15 16 (3.57%) HIPAA
15 16 (3.57%) ISO 22301
16 12 (2.68%) NIST 800
17 9 (2.01%) ISO 31000
17 9 (2.01%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.79%) ISA Server
4 6 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.12%) Docker
6 3 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.69%) Nessus
2 17 (3.79%) Terraform
3 14 (3.13%) Ansible
4 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.79%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (1.56%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.34%) CASB
8 5 (1.12%) Puppet
9 2 (0.45%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.45%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.45%) Istio
9 2 (0.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.22%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.22%) Rancher
10 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 89 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.26%) Cisco
3 33 (7.37%) Google
4 26 (5.80%) F5
5 23 (5.13%) Oracle
6 17 (3.79%) CheckPoint
7 16 (3.57%) Apple
7 16 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.57%) Zscaler
8 14 (3.13%) Splunk
9 13 (2.90%) VMware
10 12 (2.68%) Meraki
11 11 (2.46%) Okta
12 10 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.23%) Tripwire
13 8 (1.79%) CrowdStrike
13 8 (1.79%) Imperva
13 8 (1.79%) OneTrust
13 8 (1.79%) SAP
13 8 (1.79%) Trend Micro