The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Manager
Rank 745 712 783
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +71
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 148 165 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 123 119 98
Average salary £58,000 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £73,250
UK excluding London average salary £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Information Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK.

Information Security Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -49 132 £58,000 -3.33% 7
London -17 49 £60,000 +4.34% 3
South East -44 30 £65,000 +8.33% 2
West Midlands +7 16 £54,000 +8.00%
Scotland +3 14 £60,000 +17.07% 2
Berkshire -4 14 £65,000 +8.33% 1
City of London +1 13 £62,500 -16.66% 2
Birmingham +8 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Edinburgh 0 9 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East Midlands -5 9 £62,500 +8.69%
Derbyshire - 9 £62,500 -
North West -25 8 £65,000 -7.14%
Chesterfield - 8 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire -15 7 £62,500 +35.13% 1
Maidenhead - 7 £65,000 - 1
Hampshire -20 6 £65,000 +8.33%
East of England -26 6 £75,000 +50.00%
Havant - 6 £65,000 -
Cheshire -7 5 £50,000 -28.57%
Bedfordshire - 4 £75,000 -
Glasgow -11 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £35,500 -
North East - 3 £35,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £35,500 -
Coventry +3 2 £54,000 -
Chester -1 2 £65,000 -
Yorkshire -34 2 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Kent - 2 £47,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
West Malling - 2 £47,500 -

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information Security Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Information Security Manager in their job title.

1 220 (100.00%) Information Security
2 126 (57.27%) CISSP
3 114 (51.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 82 (37.27%) Finance
5 63 (28.64%) Management Information System
6 62 (28.18%) Risk Management
6 62 (28.18%) CISM
7 58 (26.36%) Security Management
8 57 (25.91%) PCI DSS
9 44 (20.00%) CISA
10 41 (18.64%) Project Management
11 40 (18.18%) ITIL
12 37 (16.82%) Data Protection
13 35 (15.91%) Information Security Management
14 29 (13.18%) Business Continuity
14 29 (13.18%) Degree
15 25 (11.36%) Legal
16 24 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (10.00%) Information Assurance
18 21 (9.55%) Security Cleared
18 21 (9.55%) COBIT
19 20 (9.09%) Data Security
19 20 (9.09%) Firewall
20 19 (8.64%) PRINCE2
20 19 (8.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 18 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
22 16 (7.27%) ISMS
22 16 (7.27%) Data Protection Act
22 16 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
23 15 (6.82%) Banking

Information Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information Security Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Information Security Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.82%) IIS
2 2 (0.91%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) MS Office
2 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (1.82%) Broadband
2 4 (1.82%) Internet
3 3 (1.36%) Network Security
4 2 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.91%) NGN
5 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.45%) Wireless
5 1 (0.45%) LAN
5 1 (0.45%) WAN
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) FxCop
1 1 (0.45%) Paros
General
1 82 (37.27%) Finance
2 25 (11.36%) Legal
3 15 (6.82%) Banking
4 11 (5.00%) Retail
5 9 (4.09%) Advertising
6 7 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.91%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) Middleware
1 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.64%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.27%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (3.64%) CESG
4 5 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.82%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.36%) RMADS
6 3 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.91%) GIS
7 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.45%) Open Source
8 1 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.45%) Tandem
8 1 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.27%) Windows
2 2 (0.91%) UNIX
3 1 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (100.00%) Information Security
2 62 (28.18%) Risk Management
3 58 (26.36%) Security Management
4 41 (18.64%) Project Management
5 40 (18.18%) ITIL
6 37 (16.82%) Data Protection
7 35 (15.91%) Information Security Management
8 29 (13.18%) Business Continuity
9 24 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (10.00%) Information Assurance
11 20 (9.09%) Data Security
12 19 (8.64%) PRINCE2
12 19 (8.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (7.27%) ISMS
14 16 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
15 13 (5.91%) Service Delivery
16 12 (5.45%) BCP
16 12 (5.45%) Cyber Security
17 11 (5.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (57.27%) CISSP
2 62 (28.18%) CISM
3 44 (20.00%) CISA
4 29 (13.18%) Degree
5 21 (9.55%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.18%) CISMP
8 4 (1.82%) GCIH
8 4 (1.82%) GCFA
8 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.82%) ISACA
9 3 (1.36%) CCNP
9 3 (1.36%) CCNA
9 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.36%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.91%) SSCP
10 2 (0.91%) CEH
10 2 (0.91%) MBA
10 2 (0.91%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (51.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (25.91%) PCI DSS
3 21 (9.55%) COBIT
4 10 (4.55%) COSO
5 7 (3.18%) ISO 9001
6 6 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.91%) SLA
7 2 (0.91%) BS7799
8 1 (0.45%) BS25999
8 1 (0.45%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (1.36%) ArcSight
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (0.91%) SAP
3 1 (0.45%) Qualys
3 1 (0.45%) Sourcefire
3 1 (0.45%) McAfee
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle
3 1 (0.45%) Sun
City, London
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago