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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Manager
Rank 832 857 839
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 51 50 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.043% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.045% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 46 41 38
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 48 £55,000 -8.33% 10
London +35 17 £58,750 +4.44%
West Midlands - 10 £55,000 - 1
City of London +32 8 £82,500 +69.23%
Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
South East +6 5 £48,750 +23.41% 3
North Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
East of England +15 3 £67,500 +35.00% 1
North East 0 3 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Tyne and Wear -6 3 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Skipton - 3 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £55,000 -
Bradford - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +19 2 - -
Edinburgh +17 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 2 £43,750 -37.50% 1
Newbury - 2 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £53,750 - 1
Essex - 2 £66,500 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £57,500 -
Chelmsford - 2 £66,500 - 1
Coventry - 2 £45,000 - 1
Manchester +15 1 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North West -2 1 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Midlands - 1 £67,500 -
Sunderland - 1 £40,000 -
Telford - 1 £75,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £75,000 -

IT Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 63 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (58.82%) CISSP
3 57 (55.88%) Information Security
4 35 (34.31%) Finance
5 33 (32.35%) CISM
6 32 (31.37%) ITIL
7 26 (25.49%) CISA
8 21 (20.59%) Firewall
9 18 (17.65%) Security Management
9 18 (17.65%) Risk Management
10 17 (16.67%) Business Continuity
10 17 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 17 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 16 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (14.71%) Management Information System
13 14 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (12.75%) Protective Monitoring
15 12 (11.76%) Security Architecture
16 11 (10.78%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (10.78%) Windows
16 11 (10.78%) Active Directory
17 10 (9.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 10 (9.80%) Legal
17 10 (9.80%) CISMP
17 10 (9.80%) Security Testing
18 9 (8.82%) Change Management
19 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
19 8 (7.84%) Banking
19 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification

IT Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.59%) Firewall
2 11 (10.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.90%) Internet
5 4 (3.92%) LAN
5 4 (3.92%) WAN
5 4 (3.92%) VPN
5 4 (3.92%) Network Security
6 2 (1.96%) SSL
7 1 (0.98%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.98%) Wireless
General
1 35 (34.31%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Legal
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Law
5 6 (5.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.94%) Local Government
7 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.88%) Statistics
2 6 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.94%) CESG
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.96%) BYOD
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Blog
5 1 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Android
2 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) Information Security
2 32 (31.37%) ITIL
3 18 (17.65%) Security Management
3 18 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 17 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 17 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 16 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (12.75%) Protective Monitoring
9 12 (11.76%) Security Architecture
10 10 (9.80%) Security Testing
11 9 (8.82%) Change Management
12 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (7.84%) IT Governance
13 7 (6.86%) Data Protection
13 7 (6.86%) Mentoring
14 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.88%) Data Privacy
14 6 (5.88%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.98%) C
1 1 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (58.82%) CISSP
2 33 (32.35%) CISM
3 26 (25.49%) CISA
4 10 (9.80%) CISMP
5 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.86%) Degree
7 6 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
7 6 (5.88%) MCSA
8 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.92%) CCNA
9 3 (2.94%) PCI QSA
9 3 (2.94%) CCNP
10 2 (1.96%) MCSE
11 1 (0.98%) ISACA
11 1 (0.98%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 10 (9.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (7.84%) COBIT
5 5 (4.90%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (6.86%) CheckPoint
1 7 (6.86%) Cisco
2 6 (5.88%) Websense
3 4 (3.92%) Clearswift
4 2 (1.96%) Riverbed
4 2 (1.96%) F5
5 1 (0.98%) Trustwave
5 1 (0.98%) Kaspersky
5 1 (0.98%) IronPort
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.98%) Juniper
5 1 (0.98%) Symantec
5 1 (0.98%) Blue Coat
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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