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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Manager
Rank 836 878 825
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -53
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 57 29 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.025% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.027% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 49 26 45
Average salary £55,000 £52,250 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,831 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -13.50%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 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 28 August 2015. 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 +36 57 £55,000 -0.22% 5
London +17 16 £67,500 +3.84% 2
North West +15 15 £49,500 +16.47% 1
Manchester +12 13 £49,500 +16.47% 1
Bolton - 8 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £45,000 -
South East +17 6 £42,500 +0.59% 1
East of England +4 6 £61,000 +87.69% 1
Leeds - 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 -
Chelmsford - 5 £61,000 -
Essex - 5 £61,000 -
City of London +20 4 £72,500 +11.53%
Hampshire +9 4 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Midlands -3 4 £68,750 +23.87%
Southampton - 4 £42,500 - 1
Coventry -11 3 £72,500 +30.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 2 £50,500 +41.93%
Tyne and Wear -5 2 £50,500 +41.93%
North East -6 2 £50,500 +41.93%
Cheshire +5 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands -3 1 £53,500 -12.65%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £53,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Skipton - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £53,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

IT Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 76 (69.09%) Information Security
2 61 (55.45%) CISSP
3 52 (47.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (35.45%) CISM
5 30 (27.27%) ITIL
6 26 (23.64%) Firewall
6 26 (23.64%) CISA
7 24 (21.82%) Finance
8 23 (20.91%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (20.00%) Security Management
10 20 (18.18%) Management Information System
11 18 (16.36%) Risk Management
11 18 (16.36%) Degree
12 17 (15.45%) PCI DSS
13 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (13.64%) Security Architecture
15 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (12.73%) Security Testing
16 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (11.82%) Mentoring
17 11 (10.00%) CISMP
18 10 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
19 9 (8.18%) Protective Monitoring
19 9 (8.18%) Network Security
19 9 (8.18%) Legal
19 9 (8.18%) Cisco
19 9 (8.18%) Windows
19 9 (8.18%) Project Management

IT Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.64%) Firewall
2 15 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (8.18%) Network Security
4 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.73%) Internet
6 2 (1.82%) Wireless
6 2 (1.82%) VPN
6 2 (1.82%) DNS
6 2 (1.82%) DHCP
7 1 (0.91%) LDAP
7 1 (0.91%) IPsec
7 1 (0.91%) DDNS
7 1 (0.91%) DSL
7 1 (0.91%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 24 (21.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Legal
3 4 (3.64%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Local Government
4 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.36%) Blog
3 4 (3.64%) CESG
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) PKI
5 2 (1.82%) BYOD
5 2 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 4 (3.64%) UNIX
3 2 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (0.91%) OpenBSD
4 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (69.09%) Information Security
2 30 (27.27%) ITIL
3 23 (20.91%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (20.00%) Security Management
5 18 (16.36%) Risk Management
6 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (13.64%) Security Architecture
8 14 (12.73%) Security Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Mentoring
9 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (8.18%) Protective Monitoring
11 9 (8.18%) Project Management
12 8 (7.27%) Information Security Management
12 8 (7.27%) ISMS
13 7 (6.36%) Information Assurance
13 7 (6.36%) Cyber Security
13 7 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (6.36%) IT Governance
13 7 (6.36%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.27%) SQL
2 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
2 4 (3.64%) Objective-C
2 4 (3.64%) C#
2 4 (3.64%) C++
2 4 (3.64%) Java
2 4 (3.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (55.45%) CISSP
2 39 (35.45%) CISM
3 26 (23.64%) CISA
4 18 (16.36%) Degree
5 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (10.00%) CISMP
7 8 (7.27%) ISACA
8 7 (6.36%) MCSE
9 6 (5.45%) MCSA
9 6 (5.45%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (3.64%) CEH
11 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.91%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.91%) CCNP
12 1 (0.91%) CCNA
12 1 (0.91%) ISSMP
12 1 (0.91%) MCITP
12 1 (0.91%) GIAC
12 1 (0.91%) CCSA
12 1 (0.91%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (47.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (15.45%) PCI DSS
3 15 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.64%) QA
5 3 (2.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.91%) Snort
2 1 (0.91%) Squid
2 1 (0.91%) Postfix
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Cisco
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (0.91%) Websense
4 1 (0.91%) Sun
4 1 (0.91%) Nokia
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Smiths
Posted: 9 days ago