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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Manager
Rank 752 755 827
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +72
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 146 135 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 135 112 55
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +5.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +3.00%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +11 138 £55,000 -4.34% 17
London +21 46 £55,525 -9.34% 7
South East +13 29 £57,500 - 2
North West +12 22 £48,250 +1.57% 2
East Midlands +26 15 £67,500 +22.72%
City of London +34 11 £55,000 -7.17% 2
Leeds 0 11 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Manchester -6 11 £32,500 -31.57% 2
West Yorkshire -9 11 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Yorkshire -28 11 £45,000 - 3
South West -2 10 £65,000 +34.71% 1
Surrey - 9 £62,500 -
Leicestershire +25 8 £65,000 -7.14%
Scotland +5 8 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Kent +3 7 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -14 7 £65,000 +44.44% 1
West Malling - 7 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 7 £46,250 - 2
Leicester +33 6 £65,000 -7.14%
Berkshire -2 5 £60,000 +4.34%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
Woking - 5 £62,500 -
Derbyshire - 5 £70,000 -
West Midlands -6 4 £67,500 +8.87% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £60,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £47,500 - 1
Cirencester - 4 - -
Croydon - 4 £47,500 -
Gloucester +7 3 £65,000 - 1
Staines - 3 £50,000 -

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Information Security
2 172 (57.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (51.34%) CISSP
4 100 (33.56%) Finance
5 88 (29.53%) Management Information System
6 86 (28.86%) Risk Management
7 85 (28.52%) PCI DSS
8 83 (27.85%) CISM
9 73 (24.50%) Security Management
10 66 (22.15%) ITIL
11 53 (17.79%) CISA
12 51 (17.11%) Data Protection
13 45 (15.10%) Information Security Management
14 43 (14.43%) Business Continuity
15 39 (13.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 37 (12.42%) Degree
17 35 (11.74%) Project Management
18 34 (11.41%) Security Cleared
19 30 (10.07%) Legal
19 30 (10.07%) PRINCE2
20 29 (9.73%) COBIT
21 28 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
22 26 (8.72%) ISMS
22 26 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (8.39%) Risk Assessment
24 23 (7.72%) Firewall
25 22 (7.38%) Service Delivery
26 20 (6.71%) Microsoft
27 18 (6.04%) MS Excel
28 16 (5.37%) Information Assurance

Information Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (1.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.35%) MS Office
3 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.72%) Firewall
2 11 (3.69%) Network Security
3 9 (3.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.34%) Internet
4 4 (1.34%) Broadband
5 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.01%) SSL
6 2 (0.67%) VPN
6 2 (0.67%) Wireless
6 2 (0.67%) NGN
7 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
7 1 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.34%) LAN
7 1 (0.34%) WAN
7 1 (0.34%) DHCP
7 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Hudson
General
1 100 (33.56%) Finance
2 30 (10.07%) Legal
3 14 (4.70%) Retail
4 11 (3.69%) Banking
5 8 (2.68%) Marketing
6 7 (2.35%) Law
7 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.34%) Back Office
9 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (29.53%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.36%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (3.02%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.34%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.01%) CESG
8 2 (0.67%) GIS
8 2 (0.67%) Tandem
8 2 (0.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.34%) Open Source
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) User Experience
9 1 (0.34%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.34%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.34%) SecurID
9 1 (0.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.69%) Windows
2 5 (1.68%) UNIX
3 3 (1.01%) Linux
4 2 (0.67%) AIX
4 2 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (100.00%) Information Security
2 86 (28.86%) Risk Management
3 73 (24.50%) Security Management
4 66 (22.15%) ITIL
5 51 (17.11%) Data Protection
6 45 (15.10%) Information Security Management
7 43 (14.43%) Business Continuity
8 39 (13.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 35 (11.74%) Project Management
10 30 (10.07%) PRINCE2
11 28 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (8.72%) ISMS
13 25 (8.39%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (7.38%) Service Delivery
15 16 (5.37%) Information Assurance
16 15 (5.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 15 (5.03%) Cyber Security
17 14 (4.70%) Information Management
18 13 (4.36%) Risk Analysis
19 12 (4.03%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (51.34%) CISSP
2 83 (27.85%) CISM
3 53 (17.79%) CISA
4 37 (12.42%) Degree
5 34 (11.41%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.03%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.03%) CRISC
8 11 (3.69%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.68%) GIAC
11 4 (1.34%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.34%) SSCP
11 4 (1.34%) CCNP
11 4 (1.34%) CCNA
11 4 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.01%) ISACA
12 3 (1.01%) CEH
13 1 (0.34%) CGEIT
13 1 (0.34%) CSSLP
13 1 (0.34%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (57.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (28.52%) PCI DSS
3 29 (9.73%) COBIT
4 14 (4.70%) COSO
5 10 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (1.68%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.68%) SLA
8 4 (1.34%) BS25999
9 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Nessus
1 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.35%) NetApp
3 5 (1.68%) SAP
4 4 (1.34%) StatPro
4 4 (1.34%) BT
4 4 (1.34%) ArcSight
5 3 (1.01%) Remedy
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco
6 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.34%) Sun
7 1 (0.34%) CA
7 1 (0.34%) Qualys
West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance/Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum Plus Outstanding Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 11 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, bonus, gym, healthcare
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwickshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Milton Keynes
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago