Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 483 466
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 973 946 1,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 799 780 963
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £44,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -

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 147,116 157,296 174,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,521 126,950 147,759
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 October 2018.

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 October 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 -60 391 £74,500 -0.67% 55
North of England +103 218 £60,000 +5.26% 18
North West +66 150 £60,000 +9.09% 15
South East +9 124 £65,000 +4.00% 12
East of England +69 96 £70,000 - 8
Midlands +47 95 £57,500 +4.55% 13
West Midlands +53 76 £52,500 -8.70% 8
Yorkshire +66 59 £55,000 -4.35% 3
South West +6 43 £60,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands +2 20 £55,000 +1.85% 5
North East -6 9 £65,750 +19.55%
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 Security Manager in the job title.

1 680 (69.89%) Information Security
2 533 (54.78%) CISSP
3 431 (44.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 371 (38.13%) CISM
5 302 (31.04%) Cybersecurity
6 286 (29.39%) Risk Management
7 233 (23.95%) Security Management
8 227 (23.33%) SIEM
9 223 (22.92%) Finance
10 219 (22.51%) GDPR
11 210 (21.58%) PCI DSS
12 190 (19.53%) Management Information System
13 183 (18.81%) CISA
14 174 (17.88%) Incident Management
15 173 (17.78%) Data Protection
16 170 (17.47%) Windows
17 168 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
18 159 (16.34%) Degree
19 148 (15.21%) Microsoft
20 143 (14.70%) ITIL
21 136 (13.98%) Firewall
21 136 (13.98%) ISMS
22 126 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
23 125 (12.85%) Linux
24 122 (12.54%) Information Security Management
25 121 (12.44%) Security Operations
26 112 (11.51%) Legal
27 111 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
28 109 (11.20%) Vulnerability Management
29 99 (10.17%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 12 (1.23%) IIS
2 11 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (5.55%) SaaS
4 19 (1.95%) PaaS
5 16 (1.64%) IaaS
6 15 (1.54%) Office 365
7 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.31%) Serverless
9 1 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 136 (13.98%) Firewall
2 75 (7.71%) Network Security
3 56 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 35 (3.60%) VPN
5 28 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 22 (2.26%) LAN
7 21 (2.16%) WAN
8 17 (1.75%) IPsec
8 17 (1.75%) SSL
9 12 (1.23%) Internet
10 10 (1.03%) FTP
10 10 (1.03%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.82%) Intranet
11 8 (0.82%) SCCP
11 8 (0.82%) Wireless
12 7 (0.72%) DNS
13 6 (0.62%) MPLS
14 4 (0.41%) SAN
14 4 (0.41%) VLAN
15 3 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.82%) GIS
2 5 (0.51%) SAP HANA
3 4 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.31%) Big Data
4 3 (0.31%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.10%) Maltego
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
General
1 223 (22.92%) Finance
2 112 (11.51%) Legal
3 56 (5.76%) Retail
4 32 (3.29%) Banking
5 24 (2.47%) Marketing
6 22 (2.26%) Law
7 15 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.62%) Local Government
11 3 (0.31%) Back Office
11 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Military
12 2 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.21%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (1.34%) .NET
3 7 (0.72%) LDAP
4 5 (0.51%) Middleware
5 3 (0.31%) JSON
5 3 (0.31%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.21%) XML
7 1 (0.10%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 190 (19.53%) Management Information System
2 81 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (7.09%) Data Centre
4 33 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 31 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (2.26%) Cyberattack
8 17 (1.75%) CESG
9 14 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (1.23%) Fintech
12 11 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.92%) Life Science
15 8 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.82%) Tandem
16 7 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.72%) PKI
16 7 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.47%) Windows
2 125 (12.85%) Linux
3 65 (6.68%) Unix
4 13 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (69.89%) Information Security
2 302 (31.04%) Cybersecurity
3 286 (29.39%) Risk Management
4 233 (23.95%) Security Management
5 227 (23.33%) SIEM
6 174 (17.88%) Incident Management
7 173 (17.78%) Data Protection
8 168 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
9 143 (14.70%) ITIL
10 136 (13.98%) ISMS
11 122 (12.54%) Information Security Management
12 121 (12.44%) Security Operations
13 111 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 109 (11.20%) Vulnerability Management
15 99 (10.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 98 (10.07%) Data Loss Prevention
17 92 (9.46%) Project Management
18 89 (9.15%) OWASP
19 75 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
20 66 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.77%) C
2 13 (1.34%) C++
2 13 (1.34%) Java
3 7 (0.72%) SQL
4 3 (0.31%) ABAP
5 1 (0.10%) Python
5 1 (0.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 533 (54.78%) CISSP
2 371 (38.13%) CISM
3 183 (18.81%) CISA
4 159 (16.34%) Degree
5 91 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (6.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 58 (5.96%) CRISC
8 54 (5.55%) GIAC
9 47 (4.83%) Security Cleared
10 44 (4.52%) SANS
11 40 (4.11%) SSCP
12 32 (3.29%) SC Cleared
13 29 (2.98%) CompTIA Security+
13 29 (2.98%) CSSLP
14 26 (2.67%) CREST Certified
15 23 (2.36%) CEH
16 22 (2.26%) CISMP
17 20 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (1.64%) CCNA
19 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 431 (44.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 219 (22.51%) GDPR
3 210 (21.58%) PCI DSS
4 70 (7.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 34 (3.49%) COBIT
6 32 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 21 (2.16%) ISO 22301
7 21 (2.16%) MiFID
8 17 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (1.44%) QA
10 12 (1.23%) ISO 9001
11 11 (1.13%) IASME
12 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (1.03%) SLA
13 9 (0.92%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.51%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.51%) PMO
15 4 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
16 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 93 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.88%) Snort
3 4 (0.41%) Firmware
4 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (2.77%) OSSEC
2 10 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (1.03%) Nessus
3 9 (0.92%) RSA Archer
4 6 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.51%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.31%) CASB
7 3 (0.31%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.21%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 148 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.39%) Sophos
2 33 (3.39%) Symantec
3 27 (2.77%) LogRhythm
3 27 (2.77%) Splunk
4 20 (2.06%) Qualys
5 16 (1.64%) Cisco
6 14 (1.44%) Dell
6 14 (1.44%) VMware
7 13 (1.34%) LogLogic
7 13 (1.34%) McAfee
7 13 (1.34%) TIBCO
8 12 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.82%) SAP
10 7 (0.72%) WorldPay
11 6 (0.62%) Google
11 6 (0.62%) Sun
12 4 (0.41%) ArcSight
12 4 (0.41%) Citrix
12 4 (0.41%) Trend Micro