IBITGQ qualifications: key facts


Launched in April 2011, IBITGQ qualifications have been earned by more than 2,000 IT professionals working in government and commercial organisations around the world. Offering Foundation and Advanced courses and exams, IBITGQ has become the first-choice provider for information security managers, IT governance managers and consultants. A total of 2575 candidates have attended classroom or online sessions delivered by our Accredited Training Organisations. With 2139 of these candidates passing the written examinations, the global pass rate is a healthy 83%.


The practitioner’s qualification

IBITGQ certificates have gained a reputation as the ‘practitioner’s qualification’, with many candidates reporting that the practical approach delivered in training 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 ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation (CIS F), ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) and ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA). With a combined total of 1662 certificates awarded (78% of total), 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 they work for?

IBITGQ training courses have been attended by over 2,500 candidates, working for companies that include:

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


(Page last updated 6th October 2015)