Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 739 849 748
Rank change year-on-year +110 -101 +181
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 454 296 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 366 243 475
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,750 £85,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 154,988 153,604 182,578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,085 128,083 154,970
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 162 £80,000 +14.29% 28
South East +82 105 £62,500 -3.85% 9
North of England +50 100 £60,000 - 10
Yorkshire +64 56 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Midlands +5 50 £57,500 +4.55% 6
West Midlands -1 40 £57,500 - 5
North West +28 38 £62,500 +4.17% 4
East of England +12 28 £57,500 -23.33% 2
East Midlands +10 10 £60,000 +98.35% 1
South West -30 9 £42,500 -20.93% 1
North East - 6 £69,750 - 2
Information Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 452 (99.56%) Information Security
2 300 (66.08%) CISSP
3 269 (59.25%) CISM
4 234 (51.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 172 (37.89%) Risk Management
6 131 (28.85%) CISA
7 124 (27.31%) Finance
7 124 (27.31%) GDPR
8 107 (23.57%) Management Information System
9 104 (22.91%) PCI DSS
10 101 (22.25%) Security Management
11 92 (20.26%) Legal
12 88 (19.38%) Data Protection
13 75 (16.52%) Cybersecurity
14 73 (16.08%) Information Security Management
15 69 (15.20%) Degree
16 57 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 51 (11.23%) ISMS
18 50 (11.01%) Business Continuity
19 48 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
19 48 (10.57%) ITIL
20 41 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
21 40 (8.81%) Incident Management
22 39 (8.59%) Risk Assessment
22 39 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
23 34 (7.49%) Regulatory Compliance
24 32 (7.05%) Compliance Audit
25 31 (6.83%) Data Security
25 31 (6.83%) SIEM

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 23 (5.07%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) IaaS
2 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.07%) Firewall
2 16 (3.52%) Network Security
3 10 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (2.20%) WAN
4 9 (1.98%) SCCP
5 7 (1.54%) Internet
6 6 (1.32%) VPN
7 5 (1.10%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (0.88%) SSL
9 3 (0.66%) Intranet
9 3 (0.66%) LAN
10 2 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.44%) IPsec
10 2 (0.44%) MPLS
10 2 (0.44%) VoIP
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.22%) SMS
11 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.44%) Big Data
1 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.22%) GIS
General
1 124 (27.31%) Finance
2 92 (20.26%) Legal
3 25 (5.51%) Retail
4 20 (4.41%) Banking
5 18 (3.96%) Law
6 7 (1.54%) Advertising
6 7 (1.54%) Marketing
6 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Games
9 3 (0.66%) Local Government
9 3 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 107 (23.57%) Management Information System
2 41 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.96%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.42%) Mobile Computing
6 11 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.66%) CESG
9 3 (0.66%) Fintech
9 3 (0.66%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.66%) Robotics
10 2 (0.44%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.44%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.44%) Music Streaming
10 2 (0.44%) Online Games
10 2 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.76%) Unix
1 8 (1.76%) Windows
2 5 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (99.56%) Information Security
2 172 (37.89%) Risk Management
3 101 (22.25%) Security Management
4 88 (19.38%) Data Protection
5 75 (16.52%) Cybersecurity
6 73 (16.08%) Information Security Management
7 57 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (11.23%) ISMS
9 50 (11.01%) Business Continuity
10 48 (10.57%) ITIL
10 48 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
11 41 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 40 (8.81%) Incident Management
13 39 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (8.59%) Risk Assessment
14 34 (7.49%) Regulatory Compliance
15 32 (7.05%) Compliance Audit
16 31 (6.83%) Data Security
16 31 (6.83%) SIEM
16 31 (6.83%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.54%) C
2 2 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 300 (66.08%) CISSP
2 269 (59.25%) CISM
3 131 (28.85%) CISA
4 69 (15.20%) Degree
5 24 (5.29%) Security Cleared
6 23 (5.07%) IISP
7 21 (4.63%) CRISC
7 21 (4.63%) SC Cleared
8 19 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (3.74%) CISMP
10 12 (2.64%) CGEIT
10 12 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (2.64%) PCI QSA
11 11 (2.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (2.42%) CCSP
11 11 (2.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 9 (1.98%) GIAC
13 8 (1.76%) CEH
13 8 (1.76%) ISEB
13 8 (1.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (51.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (27.31%) GDPR
3 104 (22.91%) PCI DSS
4 30 (6.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (5.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (4.85%) COBIT
7 14 (3.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 13 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (2.20%) ISO 9001
10 5 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (1.10%) ISO 22301
10 5 (1.10%) SLA
11 4 (0.88%) BS7799
11 4 (0.88%) MiFID
11 4 (0.88%) PSD2
12 3 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.66%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.44%) QA
14 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (5.51%) Capita
2 11 (2.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.54%) Cisco
4 4 (0.88%) VMware
5 3 (0.66%) Sophos
5 3 (0.66%) Symantec
6 2 (0.44%) CA
6 2 (0.44%) CheckPoint