The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Manager
Rank 770 815 847
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 165 122 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 139 117 79
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,656 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,250 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -2.43%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

IT Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Manager
Salary Trend

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

IT Security Manager Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Manager over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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 +56 156 £55,000 -12.00% 15
South East +36 45 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Yorkshire +38 37 £46,000 -8.00% 2
London -13 34 £68,000 -6.20% 4
West Yorkshire +20 32 £50,000 - 2
Leeds +12 16 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Halifax - 14 £50,000 -
North West +31 13 £60,000 +24.35% 2
East of England +6 13 £55,000 -18.51%
Manchester +29 12 £66,250 +12.28%
Kent +11 11 £54,000 +8.00%
Hertfordshire +9 9 £55,000 -18.51%
Oxfordshire - 9 £57,500 -
Surrey +15 8 £75,000 +7.14% 1
Berkshire -6 8 £65,000 -21.21%
West Midlands -11 8 £42,000 -23.78% 4
Oxford - 8 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 7 £50,750 - 2
Watford - 6 £55,000 -
Reading - 5 £65,000 -
Skipton - 5 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £45,000 -
Hampshire +14 4 £52,125 +15.83%
East Midlands +7 4 £68,750 - 1
South West -19 4 £46,250 -4.63% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Staines - 3 £77,500 - 1
Basingstoke +9 2 £36,250 -19.44%
Fareham +2 2 £54,250 +35.62%
Milton Keynes +2 2 £60,000 +33.33%

IT Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Manager in their job title.

1 220 (68.54%) Information Security
2 163 (50.78%) CISSP
3 120 (37.38%) CISM
4 119 (37.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 84 (26.17%) Risk Management
6 79 (24.61%) Security Management
6 79 (24.61%) Finance
7 74 (23.05%) PCI DSS
8 62 (19.31%) ITIL
9 59 (18.38%) Legal
10 57 (17.76%) Penetration Testing
11 53 (16.51%) Management Information System
11 53 (16.51%) Firewall
12 43 (13.40%) CISA
13 38 (11.84%) Information Security Management
13 38 (11.84%) Degree
14 34 (10.59%) ISMS
14 34 (10.59%) SIEM
14 34 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
15 32 (9.97%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (9.66%) Security Architecture
17 30 (9.35%) Network Security
17 30 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
18 29 (9.03%) COBIT
19 28 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
20 27 (8.41%) Project Management
21 25 (7.79%) Windows
21 25 (7.79%) Incident Management
22 24 (7.48%) Data Protection
22 24 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management

IT Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) IaaS
3 2 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.51%) Firewall
2 30 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 30 (9.35%) Network Security
3 16 (4.98%) Internet
4 13 (4.05%) LAN
4 13 (4.05%) WAN
5 10 (3.12%) Wireless
6 9 (2.80%) VPN
7 6 (1.87%) TACACS
8 4 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.62%) DMZ
9 2 (0.62%) Extranet
9 2 (0.62%) Intranet
9 2 (0.62%) MPLS
9 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.62%) VLAN
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.31%) HTTP
10 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.56%) Big Data
2 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
General
1 79 (24.61%) Finance
2 59 (18.38%) Legal
3 19 (5.92%) Banking
4 13 (4.05%) Retail
5 12 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.80%) Law
7 8 (2.49%) Marketing
7 8 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.93%) Advertising
9 3 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.93%) Military
10 2 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.62%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.56%) Web Services
2 3 (0.93%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.51%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.30%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.49%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (2.18%) CESG
5 7 (2.18%) Cryptography
6 6 (1.87%) NHS
7 5 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.56%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.93%) Blog
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.62%) CCTV
10 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.31%) iPad
11 1 (0.31%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.31%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.79%) Windows
2 11 (3.43%) Linux
3 8 (2.49%) VMS
4 7 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (68.54%) Information Security
2 84 (26.17%) Risk Management
3 79 (24.61%) Security Management
4 62 (19.31%) ITIL
5 57 (17.76%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (11.84%) Information Security Management
7 34 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (10.59%) ISMS
7 34 (10.59%) SIEM
8 32 (9.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 31 (9.66%) Security Architecture
10 28 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (8.41%) Project Management
12 25 (7.79%) Incident Management
13 24 (7.48%) Data Protection
13 24 (7.48%) Security Operations
13 24 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (7.17%) Internal Audit
14 23 (7.17%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (6.54%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.87%) C
2 3 (0.93%) C#
2 3 (0.93%) C++
2 3 (0.93%) Java
2 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
2 3 (0.93%) PHP
2 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
2 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
3 2 (0.62%) VB
4 1 (0.31%) Python
4 1 (0.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (50.78%) CISSP
2 120 (37.38%) CISM
3 43 (13.40%) CISA
4 38 (11.84%) Degree
5 13 (4.05%) CEH
6 12 (3.74%) SSCP
7 10 (3.12%) CCNA
7 10 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.12%) CRISC
8 9 (2.80%) GIAC
9 8 (2.49%) CISMP
9 8 (2.49%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.18%) ISSEP
11 6 (1.87%) CLAS
11 6 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (1.87%) CREST Certified
11 6 (1.87%) MCP
11 6 (1.87%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (1.56%) CITP
12 5 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (37.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (23.05%) PCI DSS
3 29 (9.03%) COBIT
4 21 (6.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.56%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (1.56%) SLA
7 3 (0.93%) COSO
7 3 (0.93%) ISO22301
7 3 (0.93%) QA
8 2 (0.62%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.62%) RMADS
9 1 (0.31%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) ACF2
2 2 (0.62%) Snort
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.93%) Nessus
2 3 (0.93%) QRadar
3 2 (0.62%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.62%) Proventia
Vendors
1 20 (6.23%) Cisco
2 19 (5.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.12%) Qualys
4 9 (2.80%) VMware
5 7 (2.18%) Intel Security
6 6 (1.87%) F5
6 6 (1.87%) Juniper
7 5 (1.56%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.25%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.25%) Citrix
8 4 (1.25%) Forcepoint
8 4 (1.25%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.25%) HP
8 4 (1.25%) Tripwire
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle
9 3 (0.93%) SAP
10 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.62%) Northgate
10 2 (0.62%) ScanSafe
11 1 (0.31%) LogRhythm
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Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £47500.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
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Salary: 18,000-24,000 OTE 28,000-36,000 Uncapped
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
PRS For Music
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £66000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 11 days ago
United Kingdom
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Posted: 17 days ago
Staines
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Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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Chorley
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