IBITGQ qualifications: key facts

IBITGQ was launched in April 2011; since then, more than 13,000 professionals working in government and commercial organisations around the world have completed our examinations with a healthy 83% pass rate.

With exams ranging from foundation to advanced level, IBITGQ has become the first-choice certifications provider for information security managers, IT governance managers and consultants.

The practitioner’s qualification

IBITGQ certificates have gained a reputation as the ‘practitioner’s qualification’, with many candidates reporting that the practical approach of the certifications has led to significant success in implementing best practice and compliance. This is reflected in the candidates’ career development and employers increasingly recognising the value of IBITGQ qualifications both in recruitment and personal development for existing staff members.

The importance of information security management

The three most popular IBITGQ qualifications are Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Foundation (CIS F), Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) and Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA).

IBITGQ is helping to meet the unprecedented demand for qualified information security managers who can mitigate the increasing and pervasive risks associated with global cyber crime.

Professionals holding IBITGQ qualifications have confirmed the following job positions:

Job role % total
IT executive 9
IT manager 15
Information security analyst/specialist 3
Information security manager 23
Information security director/CISO 3
Chief information officer 3
Information security auditor 11
Compliance officer 9
Service manager 1
CEO/Managing director 4
IT governance manager/director 5
DR & business continuity manager 3
Consultant 11
Total 100

Where do IBITGQ-qualified professionals work?

Industry sector % total
Financial services 12
IT services 48
Manufacturing 5
Defence/Military 8
Healthcare 9
Not-for-profit 6
Education 3
Local/National government 9
Total 100
Geographic location % total
UK 61
USA 15 
Europe 9
Middle East 12
Asia/Pacific 3
Total 100

Who do IBITGQ certified specialists work for?

IBITGQ certifications have been acquired have been attended by more than 13,000 candidates, working for companies that include:

Arriva, Babcock International Group, BAE Systems, Bank of Ghana, British Sky Broadcasting, Dell, Deloitte & Touche, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, G4S Integrated Services (UK), HMRC, IMS Health, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Ministry of Justice, Northrop Grumman, Panasonic Europe, PwC, Ricoh Americas Corporation, Rolls-Royce, Royal Saudi Airforce, Sage, Saudi Aramco, Tribal Group and Vodafone Group.