Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Manager
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 858 731
Rank change year-on-year +153 -127 +142
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 466 324 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 394 285 491
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 153,015 160,018 179,940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.06% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 124,154 130,190 152,960
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Information Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in England

Information Security Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Information Security Manager in England

Information Security Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Manager in England

Information Security Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 153 £80,000 +10.34% 15
North of England +79 109 £60,000 +4.35% 12
South East +51 90 £65,000 +4.00% 5
North West +52 72 £60,000 +8.11% 4
Midlands +43 60 £57,500 +5.50% 5
West Midlands +60 50 £57,500 +4.55% 5
East of England +18 39 £74,500 +6.43% 5
Yorkshire +41 25 £56,250 -2.17% 3
South West +12 14 £62,500 +25.00% 1
North East -6 12 £68,250 +43.68% 5
East Midlands +9 10 £65,000 +23.81%
Information Security Manager
UK

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Information Security Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 466 (100.00%) Information Security
2 312 (66.95%) CISSP
3 261 (56.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 253 (54.29%) CISM
5 156 (33.48%) PCI DSS
6 143 (30.69%) GDPR
7 141 (30.26%) Risk Management
8 136 (29.18%) Finance
9 114 (24.46%) CISA
10 106 (22.75%) Security Management
11 102 (21.89%) Data Protection
12 98 (21.03%) Management Information System
13 84 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
14 81 (17.38%) SIEM
15 75 (16.09%) Cybersecurity
16 71 (15.24%) Degree
16 71 (15.24%) Legal
17 64 (13.73%) Incident Management
18 62 (13.30%) Information Security Management
19 59 (12.66%) ITIL
19 59 (12.66%) ISMS
20 54 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
21 47 (10.09%) Business Continuity
22 42 (9.01%) Windows
23 41 (8.80%) Linux
23 41 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (8.80%) Security Operations
24 36 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
24 36 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
24 36 (7.73%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (3.65%) IIS
2 5 (1.07%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.30%) Firewall
2 23 (4.94%) Network Security
3 15 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (2.79%) WAN
5 9 (1.93%) SCCP
6 8 (1.72%) LAN
6 8 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.72%) VPN
7 7 (1.50%) Internet
8 6 (1.29%) IPsec
8 6 (1.29%) SSL
9 5 (1.07%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (1.07%) Intranet
9 5 (1.07%) Wireless
10 3 (0.64%) FTP
10 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.43%) MPLS
11 2 (0.43%) VoIP
12 1 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.64%) GIS
General
1 136 (29.18%) Finance
2 71 (15.24%) Legal
3 22 (4.72%) Banking
4 20 (4.29%) Retail
5 10 (2.15%) Marketing
6 8 (1.72%) Law
6 8 (1.72%) Local Government
7 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.29%) Advertising
9 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.21%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (21.03%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.50%) CESG
9 6 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.86%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.64%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.64%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.64%) Robotics
11 3 (0.64%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.43%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.43%) Fintech
12 2 (0.43%) Online Games
12 2 (0.43%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.01%) Windows
2 41 (8.80%) Linux
3 16 (3.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (100.00%) Information Security
2 141 (30.26%) Risk Management
3 106 (22.75%) Security Management
4 102 (21.89%) Data Protection
5 84 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
6 81 (17.38%) SIEM
7 75 (16.09%) Cybersecurity
8 64 (13.73%) Incident Management
9 62 (13.30%) Information Security Management
10 59 (12.66%) ISMS
10 59 (12.66%) ITIL
11 54 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (10.09%) Business Continuity
13 41 (8.80%) Security Operations
14 36 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 36 (7.73%) Vulnerability Management
15 34 (7.30%) Risk Assessment
15 34 (7.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 32 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (6.44%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.29%) C
2 3 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 312 (66.95%) CISSP
2 253 (54.29%) CISM
3 114 (24.46%) CISA
4 71 (15.24%) Degree
5 36 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (7.08%) CRISC
7 28 (6.01%) Security Cleared
8 27 (5.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 23 (4.94%) CISMP
10 22 (4.72%) SC Cleared
11 17 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (3.65%) IISP
11 17 (3.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 15 (3.22%) PCI QSA
13 12 (2.58%) CGEIT
14 11 (2.36%) CCSP
15 10 (2.15%) SSCP
16 9 (1.93%) CREST Certified
16 9 (1.93%) SANS
17 7 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (56.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (33.48%) PCI DSS
3 143 (30.69%) GDPR
4 32 (6.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (3.65%) COBIT
6 16 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (3.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (2.79%) ISO 22301
10 11 (2.36%) ISO 9001
11 9 (1.93%) MiFID
12 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.86%) SLA
13 3 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.64%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.64%) ISO 31000
13 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.64%) QA
14 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.43%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.29%) Snort
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.29%) OSSEC
2 2 (0.43%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (6.87%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.65%) Capita
3 11 (2.36%) LogRhythm
4 6 (1.29%) Qualys
4 6 (1.29%) Sun
5 5 (1.07%) Cisco
5 5 (1.07%) Sophos
5 5 (1.07%) Symantec
6 4 (0.86%) Splunk
6 4 (0.86%) VMware
7 3 (0.64%) Dell
7 3 (0.64%) LogLogic
7 3 (0.64%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.43%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.43%) Google
8 2 (0.43%) McAfee
8 2 (0.43%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.43%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.21%) CA
9 1 (0.21%) Citrix