Period
to 16 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 601 471 486
Rank change year-on-year -130 +15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 318 401 812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 274 346 634
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
25th Percentile £53,500 £53,750 £54,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £83,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £69,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -5.80% +6.15% -

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 82,813 72,898 127,544
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.79% 95.08% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60,810 59,766 103,450
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £74,375 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in England

Security Manager
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Manager in England.

Salary trend for Security Manager in England

Security Manager
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Manager in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021. 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 -37 130 £75,000 -3.23% 32
North of England -50 56 £55,000 -4.35% 13
Midlands -81 44 £65,450 +9.08% 7
South East -65 35 £65,000 +11.79% 11
West Midlands -63 34 £65,450 +9.08% 5
East of England +7 25 £63,750 -1.92% 4
North East +9 23 £55,000 -3.08% 3
North West -33 23 £55,000 -4.76% 6
South West -56 17 £58,750 +2.17% 5
Yorkshire -56 10 £57,500 -4.17% 4
East Midlands -31 9 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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.

1 207 (65.09%) Information Security
2 186 (58.49%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (39.94%) CISSP
4 124 (38.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 118 (37.11%) CISM
6 85 (26.73%) Social Skills
7 76 (23.90%) Azure
8 69 (21.70%) Finance
9 68 (21.38%) Security Management
10 67 (21.07%) Risk Management
11 62 (19.50%) Management Information System
12 57 (17.92%) NIST
13 54 (16.98%) Project Management
14 51 (16.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 48 (15.09%) Security Operations
16 46 (14.47%) Vulnerability Management
17 43 (13.52%) GDPR
17 43 (13.52%) Cyber Essentials
18 42 (13.21%) Information Security Management
19 41 (12.89%) AWS
20 38 (11.95%) Data Protection
21 37 (11.64%) Degree
21 37 (11.64%) SIEM
22 35 (11.01%) Microsoft 365
22 35 (11.01%) Firewall
23 34 (10.69%) Microsoft
24 33 (10.38%) CISA
24 33 (10.38%) Penetration Testing
25 32 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
26 31 (9.75%) PCI DSS

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 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.63%) Confluence
2 2 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 76 (23.90%) Azure
2 41 (12.89%) AWS
3 35 (11.01%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (5.03%) GCP
5 9 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (2.83%) SaaS
5 9 (2.83%) Serverless
6 7 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.57%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.94%) PaaS
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.63%) Loggly
10 2 (0.63%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.31%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.01%) Firewall
2 23 (7.23%) Network Security
3 12 (3.77%) WAN
4 10 (3.14%) VPN
5 9 (2.83%) DNS
6 8 (2.52%) LAN
6 8 (2.52%) SD-WAN
7 7 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.20%) Wireless
7 7 (2.20%) Wireless Security
8 6 (1.89%) DHCP
9 5 (1.57%) DMZ
9 5 (1.57%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.26%) BGP
10 4 (1.26%) HSRP
10 4 (1.26%) OSPF
10 4 (1.26%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (1.26%) VoIP
11 3 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.63%) GIS
1 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) Burp Suite
General
1 85 (26.73%) Social Skills
2 69 (21.70%) Finance
3 30 (9.43%) Legal
4 24 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.55%) Law
5 16 (5.03%) Public Sector
5 16 (5.03%) Retail
6 9 (2.83%) Banking
7 8 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.89%) Marketing
8 6 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (0.94%) Electronics
9 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.94%) German Language
9 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.83%) Web Services
2 5 (1.57%) ISPF
3 3 (0.94%) .NET
4 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.63%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.63%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 62 (19.50%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (2.20%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.89%) Life Science
7 5 (1.57%) Cybercrime
7 5 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.26%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.94%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.63%) FMCG
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) SCADA
11 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.49%) Windows
2 9 (2.83%) Linux
3 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.94%) Unix
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (65.09%) Information Security
2 186 (58.49%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (21.38%) Security Management
4 67 (21.07%) Risk Management
5 54 (16.98%) Project Management
6 51 (16.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (15.09%) Security Operations
8 46 (14.47%) Vulnerability Management
9 42 (13.21%) Information Security Management
10 38 (11.95%) Data Protection
11 37 (11.64%) SIEM
12 33 (10.38%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (9.75%) ISMS
15 30 (9.43%) Incident Management
16 29 (9.12%) ITIL
17 26 (8.18%) Strategic Roadmap
18 25 (7.86%) Business Continuity
19 24 (7.55%) Line Management
20 23 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.77%) Python
2 11 (3.46%) C
3 6 (1.89%) SQL
4 3 (0.94%) Java
4 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 127 (39.94%) CISSP
2 118 (37.11%) CISM
3 37 (11.64%) Degree
4 33 (10.38%) CISA
5 18 (5.66%) CRISC
6 16 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.14%) CISMP
8 9 (2.83%) CCNP
8 9 (2.83%) CSSLP
8 9 (2.83%) GIAC
8 9 (2.83%) SANS
8 9 (2.83%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.52%) CEH
10 7 (2.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (2.20%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.20%) PMP
10 7 (2.20%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.20%) SSCP
11 6 (1.89%) CCNA
12 5 (1.57%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (38.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (17.92%) NIST
3 43 (13.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 43 (13.52%) GDPR
4 31 (9.75%) PCI DSS
5 15 (4.72%) COBIT
5 15 (4.72%) GRC
6 9 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 8 (2.52%) SOC 2
8 7 (2.20%) QA
9 6 (1.89%) PMO
10 5 (1.57%) NCSC
10 5 (1.57%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.94%) SLA
12 2 (0.63%) GLBA
12 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.31%) IASME
13 1 (0.31%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.31%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) Snort
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.26%) Terraform
3 3 (0.94%) Puppet
3 3 (0.94%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (0.63%) Ansible
4 2 (0.63%) Graylog
4 2 (0.63%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.31%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.31%) Nessus
5 1 (0.31%) SCCM
5 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.23%) Google
3 19 (5.97%) Cisco
4 8 (2.52%) Meraki
5 7 (2.20%) CyberArk
5 7 (2.20%) JD Edwards
6 6 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.89%) SAP
7 5 (1.57%) Qualys
7 5 (1.57%) VMware
8 4 (1.26%) Aruba
8 4 (1.26%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.26%) Rapid7
8 4 (1.26%) Splunk
8 4 (1.26%) Zscaler
9 3 (0.94%) Citrix
9 3 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.63%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.63%) Fidessa