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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Manager
Rank 748 709 794
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +85
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 149 173 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 125 128 97
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.85%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -61 137 £60,000 +9.09% 8
London -17 56 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South East -19 28 £65,000 +18.18% 1
West Midlands +7 16 £54,000 -4.00%
Berkshire +9 15 £65,000 +8.33%
City of London +13 14 £58,750 -17.54% 2
Scotland +2 11 £60,250 +4.78% 3
East Midlands +2 10 £60,000 +4.34%
Birmingham +4 9 £47,500 -13.63%
Derbyshire - 9 £62,500 -
East of England -29 8 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Chesterfield - 8 £60,000 -
Maidenhead - 8 £65,000 -
Hampshire -4 6 £65,000 +4.00%
Edinburgh -6 6 £50,000 -18.36% 3
North West -13 6 £65,000 -16.12%
Havant - 6 £65,000 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £77,500 -
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £62,500 +31.57%
Cheshire -10 3 £65,000 -7.14%
Glasgow -11 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Luton - 3 £80,000 -
Chester -1 2 £65,000 -
South Yorkshire -17 2 £52,500 -
Sheffield -21 2 £52,500 -
South West -28 2 £37,250 - 2
Yorkshire -43 2 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North East - 2 £35,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Information Security
2 126 (56.25%) CISSP
3 120 (53.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (35.71%) Finance
5 65 (29.02%) CISM
6 64 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 64 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 61 (27.23%) PCI DSS
8 59 (26.34%) Security Management
9 48 (21.43%) CISA
10 43 (19.20%) ITIL
11 39 (17.41%) Project Management
12 36 (16.07%) Data Protection
13 33 (14.73%) Information Security Management
14 27 (12.05%) Legal
14 27 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (11.61%) Business Continuity
15 26 (11.61%) Degree
16 22 (9.82%) COBIT
17 21 (9.38%) Security Cleared
18 20 (8.93%) PRINCE2
18 20 (8.93%) Information Assurance
19 17 (7.59%) Firewall
19 17 (7.59%) Data Protection Act
20 16 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (7.14%) Data Security
20 16 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 15 (6.70%) Banking
22 14 (6.25%) Service Delivery
22 14 (6.25%) ISMS

Information Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) MS Office
2 2 (0.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.59%) Firewall
2 4 (1.79%) Broadband
2 4 (1.79%) Internet
3 3 (1.34%) Network Security
4 2 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.89%) 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%) Paros
1 1 (0.45%) FxCop
General
1 80 (35.71%) Finance
2 27 (12.05%) Legal
3 15 (6.70%) Banking
4 13 (5.80%) Retail
5 7 (3.13%) Advertising
6 6 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.89%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.59%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (3.57%) CESG
4 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.34%) RMADS
7 3 (1.34%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.89%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.89%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) PMI
9 1 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.45%) Tandem
9 1 (0.45%) FMCG
9 1 (0.45%) Open Source
9 1 (0.45%) User Experience
9 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.89%) UNIX
1 2 (0.89%) Windows
2 1 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (100.00%) Information Security
2 64 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 59 (26.34%) Security Management
4 43 (19.20%) ITIL
5 39 (17.41%) Project Management
6 36 (16.07%) Data Protection
7 33 (14.73%) Information Security Management
8 27 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (11.61%) Business Continuity
10 20 (8.93%) PRINCE2
10 20 (8.93%) Information Assurance
11 16 (7.14%) Data Security
11 16 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (6.25%) Service Delivery
12 14 (6.25%) ISMS
12 14 (6.25%) Cyber Security
13 13 (5.80%) Line Management
13 13 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (4.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (56.25%) CISSP
2 65 (29.02%) CISM
3 48 (21.43%) CISA
4 26 (11.61%) Degree
5 21 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.02%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.79%) CISMP
8 4 (1.79%) ISACA
9 3 (1.34%) CCNP
9 3 (1.34%) CCNA
9 3 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.34%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.89%) CEH
10 2 (0.89%) MBA
11 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.45%) GIAC
11 1 (0.45%) GCIA
11 1 (0.45%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (53.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (27.23%) PCI DSS
3 22 (9.82%) COBIT
4 10 (4.46%) COSO
5 7 (3.13%) ISO 9001
6 6 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.89%) SLA
8 1 (0.45%) BS7799
8 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.45%) BS25999
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.34%) ArcSight
3 2 (0.89%) SAP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle
4 1 (0.45%) Sun
4 1 (0.45%) CA
4 1 (0.45%) McAfee
4 1 (0.45%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.45%) Qualys
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £120000 Per Annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago