Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 760 770
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +216
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 430 410 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 343 336 462
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.57% +0.83% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,875 £46,250
90th Percentile £99,500 £90,625 £85,000
UK median annual salary £66,547 £60,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year +10.91% +2.56% +1.74%

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 156,888 159,015 191,571
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 129,578 133,074 161,753
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 February 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 February 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 -64 172 £75,000 +15.38% 23
North of England +65 113 £52,500 -12.50% 17
South East +46 75 £67,500 +28.57% 9
Yorkshire +59 63 £49,500 -17.50% 4
North West -5 40 £55,000 -0.90% 10
Midlands -19 34 £55,000 - 5
West Midlands -10 29 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East of England +19 27 £57,500 +4.55% 7
South West +2 10 £50,000 -13.04% 1
North East -18 10 £52,500 +26.51% 3
East Midlands +21 5 £61,277 -7.51% 1
Information Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 427 (99.30%) Information Security
2 264 (61.40%) CISSP
3 259 (60.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 222 (51.63%) CISM
5 165 (38.37%) Risk Management
6 126 (29.30%) CISA
7 123 (28.60%) GDPR
8 115 (26.74%) Management Information System
9 113 (26.28%) Data Protection
10 111 (25.81%) PCI DSS
11 109 (25.35%) Security Management
12 106 (24.65%) Finance
13 93 (21.63%) Cybersecurity
14 92 (21.40%) Information Security Management
15 86 (20.00%) Legal
16 72 (16.74%) ISMS
17 65 (15.12%) Degree
18 51 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
19 50 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (9.07%) ITIL
20 39 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
21 38 (8.84%) Compliance Audit
22 35 (8.14%) Data Security
23 34 (7.91%) Firewall
24 32 (7.44%) Change Management
24 32 (7.44%) Project Management
24 32 (7.44%) Business Continuity
25 31 (7.21%) SIEM
25 31 (7.21%) COBIT
25 31 (7.21%) IT Audit

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 11 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.26%) SaaS
2 7 (1.63%) IaaS
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.40%) PaaS
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.93%) Office 365
5 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.47%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.91%) Firewall
2 24 (5.58%) Network Security
3 9 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.93%) SCCP
5 3 (0.70%) Internet
5 3 (0.70%) SMS
5 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.47%) SSL
6 2 (0.47%) VPN
6 2 (0.47%) WAN
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.47%) Big Data
1 2 (0.47%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 106 (24.65%) Finance
2 86 (20.00%) Legal
3 24 (5.58%) Banking
3 24 (5.58%) Retail
4 19 (4.42%) Law
5 4 (0.93%) Marketing
5 4 (0.93%) Publishing
6 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 115 (26.74%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.98%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (6.05%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.72%) Mobile Computing
6 9 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.40%) CESG
8 6 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.40%) Fintech
9 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.93%) BYOD
10 4 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) FMCG
11 3 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) NHS
11 3 (0.70%) PKI
12 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.65%) Windows
2 13 (3.02%) Linux
3 11 (2.56%) Unix
4 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (99.30%) Information Security
2 165 (38.37%) Risk Management
3 113 (26.28%) Data Protection
4 109 (25.35%) Security Management
5 93 (21.63%) Cybersecurity
6 92 (21.40%) Information Security Management
7 72 (16.74%) ISMS
8 51 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
9 50 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 39 (9.07%) ITIL
11 38 (8.84%) Compliance Audit
12 35 (8.14%) Data Security
13 32 (7.44%) Business Continuity
13 32 (7.44%) Change Management
13 32 (7.44%) Project Management
14 31 (7.21%) Internal Audit
14 31 (7.21%) IT Audit
14 31 (7.21%) SIEM
15 30 (6.98%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.33%) C
2 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 264 (61.40%) CISSP
2 222 (51.63%) CISM
3 126 (29.30%) CISA
4 65 (15.12%) Degree
5 29 (6.74%) CRISC
6 17 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.79%) CISMP
8 11 (2.56%) IISP
9 10 (2.33%) SSCP
10 9 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.09%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.86%) GIAC
12 6 (1.40%) CEH
12 6 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.40%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.40%) SANS
12 6 (1.40%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 4 (0.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (60.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (28.60%) GDPR
3 111 (25.81%) PCI DSS
4 31 (7.21%) COBIT
5 20 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (3.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (2.09%) ISO 22301
9 7 (1.63%) BS7799
10 6 (1.40%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (1.16%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.93%) QA
12 4 (0.93%) SLA
13 3 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.70%) PSD2
14 2 (0.47%) COSO
14 2 (0.47%) RMADS
15 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (1.16%) Nessus
1 5 (1.16%) QRadar
2 4 (0.93%) RSA Archer
3 3 (0.70%) Core Impact
3 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.70%) Nexpose
3 3 (0.70%) OpenVAS
3 3 (0.70%) PowerBroker
3 3 (0.70%) RSA Security Analytics
3 3 (0.70%) SCCM
3 3 (0.70%) WSUS
4 2 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.23%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 23 (5.35%) Capita
2 9 (2.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.63%) LogRhythm
3 7 (1.63%) Splunk
4 5 (1.16%) Cisco
4 5 (1.16%) McAfee
4 5 (1.16%) Symantec
5 3 (0.70%) AlienVault
5 3 (0.70%) ArcSight
5 3 (0.70%) Aveksa
5 3 (0.70%) Bomgar
5 3 (0.70%) CyberArk
5 3 (0.70%) Palo Alto
5 3 (0.70%) Qualys
5 3 (0.70%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.47%) CA
6 2 (0.47%) Forcepoint
6 2 (0.47%) IronPort
6 2 (0.47%) Radware
7 1 (0.23%) Sophos