Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 684 793 727
Rank change year-on-year +109 -66 +116
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 477 412 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 416 351 469
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £51,250 £45,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £86,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -

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 145,608 162,037 173,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.89% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,294 130,986 146,731
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 16 November 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 16 November 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
North of England +97 157 £60,000 +14.29% 7
London +1 148 £75,000 +7.14% 15
North West +86 123 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South East +27 52 £65,000 +1.56% 2
Midlands +38 50 £57,500 +4.55% 4
West Midlands +43 47 £57,500 +4.55% 3
East of England +36 41 £75,000 +7.14% 8
South West +21 26 £61,250 +22.50% 6
Yorkshire +28 25 £52,000 +8.33% 5
North East -7 9 £65,750 +25.24% 1
East Midlands 0 3 £66,000 +21.10% 1
Information Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 476 (99.79%) Information Security
2 323 (67.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 319 (66.88%) CISSP
4 198 (41.51%) CISM
5 192 (40.25%) Security Management
6 168 (35.22%) Risk Management
7 162 (33.96%) SIEM
8 153 (32.08%) PCI DSS
9 136 (28.51%) Incident Management
9 136 (28.51%) GDPR
10 134 (28.09%) Data Protection
11 131 (27.46%) Penetration Testing
12 125 (26.21%) Management Information System
13 123 (25.79%) Degree
14 110 (23.06%) Finance
14 110 (23.06%) Linux
15 108 (22.64%) Windows
16 100 (20.96%) CISA
17 99 (20.75%) Information Security Management
17 99 (20.75%) ISMS
18 95 (19.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 92 (19.29%) Data Loss Prevention
20 87 (18.24%) Microsoft
21 86 (18.03%) Active Directory
21 86 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
22 85 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
22 85 (17.82%) OWASP
23 84 (17.61%) Cybersecurity
23 84 (17.61%) Cisco Certification
24 83 (17.40%) ITIL

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 7 (1.47%) IIS
2 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 86 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.71%) SaaS
4 5 (1.05%) IaaS
4 5 (1.05%) PaaS
5 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.63%) Office 365
6 2 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.92%) Firewall
2 32 (6.71%) Network Security
3 20 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.26%) LAN
5 6 (1.26%) SCCP
5 6 (1.26%) WAN
6 5 (1.05%) Intranet
6 5 (1.05%) Wireless
7 4 (0.84%) IPsec
7 4 (0.84%) SSL
7 4 (0.84%) VPN
8 3 (0.63%) FTP
8 3 (0.63%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.47%) GIS
2 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 110 (23.06%) Finance
2 68 (14.26%) Legal
3 22 (4.61%) Banking
4 19 (3.98%) Law
5 12 (2.52%) Retail
6 9 (1.89%) Marketing
7 6 (1.26%) Local Government
8 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Back Office
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (0.84%) LDAP
3 2 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 125 (26.21%) Management Information System
2 24 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.61%) Data Protection Act
5 20 (4.19%) CESG
6 19 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.68%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.84%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.63%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.63%) Online Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.42%) Fintech
14 2 (0.42%) PKI
15 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 110 (23.06%) Linux
2 108 (22.64%) Windows
3 21 (4.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (99.79%) Information Security
2 192 (40.25%) Security Management
3 168 (35.22%) Risk Management
4 162 (33.96%) SIEM
5 136 (28.51%) Incident Management
6 134 (28.09%) Data Protection
7 131 (27.46%) Penetration Testing
8 99 (20.75%) Information Security Management
8 99 (20.75%) ISMS
9 95 (19.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 92 (19.29%) Data Loss Prevention
11 85 (17.82%) OWASP
12 84 (17.61%) Cybersecurity
13 83 (17.40%) ITIL
14 48 (10.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 48 (10.06%) Vulnerability Management
15 42 (8.81%) Business Continuity
15 42 (8.81%) Information Security Governance
16 40 (8.39%) Internal Audit
16 40 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.52%) C
2 2 (0.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 319 (66.88%) CISSP
2 198 (41.51%) CISM
3 123 (25.79%) Degree
4 100 (20.96%) CISA
5 84 (17.61%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (16.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 47 (9.85%) CRISC
8 28 (5.87%) Security Cleared
9 22 (4.61%) CREST Certified
10 20 (4.19%) SC Cleared
11 19 (3.98%) CISMP
12 18 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (2.31%) SSCP
14 10 (2.10%) CEH
15 9 (1.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.47%) IISP
16 7 (1.47%) MCSE
16 7 (1.47%) PCI QSA
16 7 (1.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (67.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (32.08%) PCI DSS
3 136 (28.51%) GDPR
4 40 (8.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (5.45%) COBIT
6 18 (3.77%) ISO 22301
7 16 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (3.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (1.68%) MiFID
10 6 (1.26%) QA
11 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
11 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.63%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.63%) PMO
13 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.42%) IASME
14 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.21%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 86 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (1.68%) OSSEC
2 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.63%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 87 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.19%) LogRhythm
3 8 (1.68%) Splunk
4 6 (1.26%) Qualys
4 6 (1.26%) Sun
5 3 (0.63%) Dell
5 3 (0.63%) LogLogic
5 3 (0.63%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.42%) Google
6 2 (0.42%) McAfee
6 2 (0.42%) SAP
6 2 (0.42%) Sophos
6 2 (0.42%) Symantec
6 2 (0.42%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.42%) Trend Micro
7 1 (0.21%) CA
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco
7 1 (0.21%) Citrix