Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 770 702 823
Rank change year-on-year -68 +121 +229
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 416 533 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 355 472 411
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £45,500 £47,500 £45,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,125 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -57 187 £70,000 +7.69% 9
North of England -5 92 £52,500 -11.02% 7
South East -15 61 £64,500 +7.50% 5
North West -17 48 £55,000 -1.79% 2
Midlands +22 35 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +13 35 £48,000 -20.00% 3
East of England +32 28 £70,000 +21.74% 4
West Midlands +9 28 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +3 12 £50,000 -23.08% 2
North East +12 9 £52,500 +31.46% 2
East Midlands +25 7 £54,500 -12.80%
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
Information Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Information Security Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 414 (99.52%) Information Security
2 254 (61.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 238 (57.21%) CISSP
4 199 (47.84%) CISM
5 152 (36.54%) Risk Management
6 136 (32.69%) PCI DSS
7 118 (28.37%) Cybersecurity
8 115 (27.64%) GDPR
9 107 (25.72%) CISA
10 101 (24.28%) Data Protection
11 96 (23.08%) Finance
12 76 (18.27%) Security Management
13 74 (17.79%) Management Information System
14 67 (16.11%) ISMS
15 64 (15.38%) Information Security Management
16 58 (13.94%) Penetration Testing
17 56 (13.46%) Degree
18 54 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 49 (11.78%) Project Management
20 48 (11.54%) Legal
21 46 (11.06%) SIEM
22 42 (10.10%) Incident Management
23 40 (9.62%) CRISC
24 39 (9.38%) Firewall
24 39 (9.38%) Banking
25 38 (9.13%) Risk Assessment
26 37 (8.89%) ITIL
26 37 (8.89%) Security Operations
27 35 (8.41%) Cyber Essentials
27 35 (8.41%) 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 1 (0.24%) Apache
1 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.24%) IIS
1 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.85%) SaaS
2 8 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.44%) IaaS
4 6 (1.44%) PaaS
5 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.48%) Cloudflare
5 2 (0.48%) Office 365
6 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.38%) Firewall
2 27 (6.49%) Network Security
3 8 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.68%) Internet
5 6 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.72%) SMS
7 2 (0.48%) Intranet
8 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.24%) VLAN
8 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.24%) Big Data
1 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 96 (23.08%) Finance
2 48 (11.54%) Legal
3 39 (9.38%) Banking
4 18 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.37%) Retail
6 12 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.88%) Marketing
7 9 (2.16%) Law
8 8 (1.92%) Electronics
9 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Billing
10 2 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.61%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.24%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.79%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.49%) Data Protection Act
3 25 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.68%) CESG
7 7 (1.68%) Fintech
8 6 (1.44%) Clustering
8 6 (1.44%) NHS
8 6 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.96%) BYOD
10 4 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.96%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.72%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.21%) Windows
2 28 (6.73%) Linux
3 12 (2.88%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.92%) Unix
5 2 (0.48%) Android
5 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (99.52%) Information Security
2 152 (36.54%) Risk Management
3 118 (28.37%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (24.28%) Data Protection
5 76 (18.27%) Security Management
6 67 (16.11%) ISMS
7 64 (15.38%) Information Security Management
8 58 (13.94%) Penetration Testing
9 54 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (11.78%) Project Management
11 46 (11.06%) SIEM
12 42 (10.10%) Incident Management
13 38 (9.13%) Risk Assessment
14 37 (8.89%) ITIL
14 37 (8.89%) Security Operations
15 35 (8.41%) Vulnerability Management
16 34 (8.17%) Internal Audit
16 34 (8.17%) Security Architecture
17 30 (7.21%) IT Audit
18 27 (6.49%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.81%) C
2 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 238 (57.21%) CISSP
2 199 (47.84%) CISM
3 107 (25.72%) CISA
4 56 (13.46%) Degree
5 40 (9.62%) CRISC
6 18 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.85%) GIAC
8 15 (3.61%) GISF
8 15 (3.61%) GSEC
9 14 (3.37%) CISMP
10 13 (3.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (2.88%) SANS
12 11 (2.64%) SSCP
13 10 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.16%) Security Cleared
15 8 (1.92%) CEH
16 7 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
17 6 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
17 6 (1.44%) ISSMP
17 6 (1.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (61.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 136 (32.69%) PCI DSS
3 115 (27.64%) GDPR
4 35 (8.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (4.81%) COBIT
6 19 (4.57%) ISO 22301
6 19 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (4.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (3.61%) ISO 9001
8 12 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 10 (2.40%) RMADS
10 8 (1.92%) ISO 31000
11 7 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (1.68%) ISO 14001
12 5 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.96%) BS7799
13 4 (0.96%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.96%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.96%) QA
14 3 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Snort
3 1 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (4.09%) Nessus
1 17 (4.09%) QRadar
2 15 (3.61%) Core Impact
2 15 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (3.61%) Nexpose
2 15 (3.61%) OpenVAS
2 15 (3.61%) PowerBroker
2 15 (3.61%) RSA Security Analytics
2 15 (3.61%) SCCM
2 15 (3.61%) WSUS
3 6 (1.44%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.24%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 21 (5.05%) SolarWinds
2 19 (4.57%) LogRhythm
2 19 (4.57%) Splunk
3 17 (4.09%) McAfee
3 17 (4.09%) Symantec
4 15 (3.61%) AlienVault
4 15 (3.61%) ArcSight
4 15 (3.61%) Aveksa
4 15 (3.61%) Bomgar
4 15 (3.61%) CyberArk
4 15 (3.61%) Palo Alto
4 15 (3.61%) Qualys
5 11 (2.64%) Capita
6 10 (2.40%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.44%) Cisco
7 6 (1.44%) SAP
8 3 (0.72%) HP
9 2 (0.48%) BT
9 2 (0.48%) Forcepoint
9 2 (0.48%) Radware