Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Security Manager
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 443 524
Rank change year-on-year -40 +81 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 977 1198 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.69% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 792 972 892
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £47,000 £43,800 £43,772
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
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% -

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in England

Security Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Manager in England

Security Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in England

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 Security Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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 -4 530 £75,000 +7.14% 16
North of England -33 154 £55,000 -4.35% 11
South East -50 142 £64,000 +10.34% 4
North West -18 93 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Midlands -20 64 £55,000 -2.22% 1
East of England +21 58 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands -2 55 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire -20 46 £52,500 -12.50% 7
South West -35 26 £50,000 -9.09% 5
North East +19 15 £52,500 +26.70% 2
East Midlands +13 9 £54,500 -0.91%
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Security Manager in the job title.

1 650 (66.53%) Information Security
2 496 (50.77%) CISSP
3 447 (45.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 377 (38.59%) CISM
5 332 (33.98%) Cybersecurity
6 269 (27.53%) Finance
7 258 (26.41%) Risk Management
8 228 (23.34%) PCI DSS
9 196 (20.06%) Data Protection
10 176 (18.01%) GDPR
11 173 (17.71%) CISA
12 147 (15.05%) Management Information System
12 147 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
13 143 (14.64%) ITIL
14 142 (14.53%) SIEM
15 140 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 137 (14.02%) Project Management
17 136 (13.92%) Security Management
18 133 (13.61%) Firewall
19 131 (13.41%) Degree
20 113 (11.57%) Security Operations
21 105 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
22 103 (10.54%) Windows
23 99 (10.13%) Network Security
24 95 (9.72%) Information Security Management
24 95 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
25 87 (8.90%) ISMS
26 86 (8.80%) Legal
27 78 (7.98%) Incident Management
28 75 (7.68%) Business Continuity

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 19 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.61%) IIS
3 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.41%) Apache
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.17%) SaaS
3 18 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.74%) IaaS
5 11 (1.13%) Office 365
6 7 (0.72%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.72%) PaaS
7 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.61%) Cloudflare
8 3 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.31%) G Suite
8 3 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 133 (13.61%) Firewall
2 99 (10.13%) Network Security
3 27 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (2.15%) LAN
5 21 (2.15%) WAN
6 16 (1.64%) Internet
7 14 (1.43%) SAN
8 13 (1.33%) Unified Communications
9 11 (1.13%) Wireless
10 10 (1.02%) VPN
11 7 (0.72%) VLAN
12 6 (0.61%) NAS
13 4 (0.41%) DNS
13 4 (0.41%) LDAP
13 4 (0.41%) SMS
14 3 (0.31%) DWDM
14 3 (0.31%) MPLS
14 3 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.41%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.31%) Big Data
3 3 (0.31%) MySQL
3 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.20%) Looker
5 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.10%) Maltego
5 1 (0.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.31%) AppScan
3 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
3 2 (0.20%) Visual Composer
4 1 (0.10%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 269 (27.53%) Finance
2 86 (8.80%) Legal
3 63 (6.45%) Banking
4 47 (4.81%) Retail
5 41 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.79%) Marketing
7 23 (2.35%) Law
8 19 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.54%) Electronics
10 10 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.61%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Front Office
12 4 (0.41%) Local Government
12 4 (0.41%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.31%) Advertising
13 3 (0.31%) French Language
13 3 (0.31%) International Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.64%) SailPoint
2 8 (0.82%) Web Services
3 4 (0.41%) Middleware
4 3 (0.31%) .NET
4 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.31%) CSS
4 3 (0.31%) HTML
4 3 (0.31%) J2EE
4 3 (0.31%) JSP
4 3 (0.31%) OAuth
4 3 (0.31%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.31%) RESTful
4 3 (0.31%) SAML
4 3 (0.31%) XML
4 3 (0.31%) XSL
5 1 (0.10%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.10%) CGI
5 1 (0.10%) EDI
5 1 (0.10%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 147 (15.05%) Management Information System
2 67 (6.86%) Data Protection Act
3 61 (6.24%) Data Centre
4 49 (5.02%) Computer Science
5 44 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (2.25%) CESG
8 21 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (2.05%) CCTV
10 14 (1.43%) Fintech
11 13 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
11 13 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
13 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.82%) FMCG
15 8 (0.82%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
16 7 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 103 (10.54%) Windows
2 62 (6.35%) Linux
3 52 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.38%) Unix
6 21 (2.15%) Android
7 15 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.31%) VMS
12 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.10%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (66.53%) Information Security
2 332 (33.98%) Cybersecurity
3 258 (26.41%) Risk Management
4 196 (20.06%) Data Protection
5 147 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
6 143 (14.64%) ITIL
7 142 (14.53%) SIEM
8 140 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 137 (14.02%) Project Management
10 136 (13.92%) Security Management
11 113 (11.57%) Security Operations
12 105 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
13 95 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
13 95 (9.72%) Information Security Management
14 87 (8.90%) ISMS
15 78 (7.98%) Incident Management
16 75 (7.68%) Business Continuity
17 73 (7.47%) PRINCE2
18 68 (6.96%) Security Architecture
19 66 (6.76%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (3.68%) C
2 25 (2.56%) Java
3 22 (2.25%) Python
4 19 (1.94%) SQL
5 14 (1.43%) C#
5 14 (1.43%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.02%) Scala
7 9 (0.92%) Ruby
8 5 (0.51%) C++
9 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.31%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.31%) Perl
10 3 (0.31%) VB
10 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 496 (50.77%) CISSP
2 377 (38.59%) CISM
3 173 (17.71%) CISA
4 131 (13.41%) Degree
5 57 (5.83%) CRISC
6 45 (4.61%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.58%) SSCP
8 26 (2.66%) CEH
9 25 (2.56%) SANS
9 25 (2.56%) SC Cleared
10 22 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (2.15%) CISMP
12 20 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (2.05%) GIAC
13 19 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (1.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 18 (1.84%) ISEB
15 17 (1.74%) GSEC
16 15 (1.54%) GISF
16 15 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (45.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 228 (23.34%) PCI DSS
3 176 (18.01%) GDPR
4 68 (6.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 41 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 40 (4.09%) ISO 22301
7 39 (3.99%) COBIT
8 36 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 28 (2.87%) SLA
10 20 (2.05%) ISO 9001
11 18 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 16 (1.64%) ISO 14001
13 11 (1.13%) PMO
13 11 (1.13%) RMADS
14 10 (1.02%) NIST 800
15 9 (0.92%) ISO 31000
16 8 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.82%) QA
17 6 (0.61%) HIPAA
18 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 67 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Postfix
5 1 (0.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (2.66%) Nessus
2 18 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (1.64%) QRadar
4 15 (1.54%) Core Impact
4 15 (1.54%) Nexpose
4 15 (1.54%) OpenVAS
4 15 (1.54%) PowerBroker
4 15 (1.54%) RSA Security Analytics
4 15 (1.54%) SCCM
4 15 (1.54%) WSUS
5 11 (1.13%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.61%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.20%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (4.20%) LogRhythm
2 40 (4.09%) Cisco
2 40 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.99%) Palo Alto
4 32 (3.28%) VMware
5 26 (2.66%) CheckPoint
5 26 (2.66%) Splunk
6 24 (2.46%) Symantec
7 23 (2.35%) SAP
8 22 (2.25%) McAfee
9 21 (2.15%) Apple
9 21 (2.15%) ArcSight
9 21 (2.15%) SolarWinds
10 20 (2.05%) CyberArk
11 18 (1.84%) Qualys
12 15 (1.54%) AlienVault
12 15 (1.54%) Aveksa
12 15 (1.54%) Bomgar
12 15 (1.54%) Fortinet
13 14 (1.43%) Blue Coat