Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 465 480
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15 +112
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,094 985 1,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 853 770 981
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £46,600 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £88,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%

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 160,290 156,979 186,072
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.57% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 132,053 131,424 157,744
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -74 468 £77,500 +3.33% 45
North of England +105 209 £57,500 - 27
South East +92 179 £67,500 +22.73% 10
Yorkshire +96 109 £55,000 -4.35% 13
East of England +41 106 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Midlands -20 94 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North West +19 84 £60,000 +4.35% 10
West Midlands -35 69 £57,500 +11.65% 6
South West 0 42 £55,000 +4.76% 6
East Midlands +14 25 £65,000 +18.18% 3
North East -12 16 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 793 (72.49%) Information Security
2 559 (51.10%) CISSP
3 491 (44.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 469 (42.87%) CISM
5 400 (36.56%) Cybersecurity
6 301 (27.51%) Finance
7 275 (25.14%) Risk Management
8 247 (22.58%) GDPR
9 237 (21.66%) Management Information System
10 232 (21.21%) Data Protection
11 213 (19.47%) PCI DSS
12 210 (19.20%) CISA
13 201 (18.37%) Firewall
14 176 (16.09%) Security Management
15 168 (15.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 156 (14.26%) ITIL
17 151 (13.80%) SIEM
18 134 (12.25%) Degree
19 133 (12.16%) Penetration Testing
20 130 (11.88%) Legal
21 122 (11.15%) Security Operations
22 112 (10.24%) Network Security
23 109 (9.96%) Information Security Management
24 108 (9.87%) Vulnerability Management
25 97 (8.87%) Windows
26 96 (8.78%) Project Management
27 91 (8.32%) Security Architecture
28 81 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
29 80 (7.31%) Incident Management
30 79 (7.22%) ISMS

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 20 (1.83%) IIS
2 3 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.37%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.46%) SaaS
4 11 (1.01%) IaaS
4 11 (1.01%) Office 365
5 8 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.55%) PaaS
7 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.27%) G Suite
7 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 201 (18.37%) Firewall
2 112 (10.24%) Network Security
3 68 (6.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (3.47%) VPN
5 31 (2.83%) TCP/IP
6 24 (2.19%) WAN
7 23 (2.10%) Internet
8 17 (1.55%) LAN
8 17 (1.55%) SSL
9 13 (1.19%) Wireless
10 8 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
10 8 (0.73%) SCCP
11 6 (0.55%) VoIP
12 4 (0.37%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (0.37%) IPsec
12 4 (0.37%) SAN
12 4 (0.37%) SMS
12 4 (0.37%) VLAN
13 3 (0.27%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.37%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.18%) Big Data
3 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.091%) Maltego
4 1 (0.091%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.091%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.091%) Subversion
General
1 301 (27.51%) Finance
2 130 (11.88%) Legal
3 60 (5.48%) Retail
4 46 (4.20%) Banking
5 32 (2.93%) Marketing
6 22 (2.01%) Law
7 17 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.01%) Advertising
10 7 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.55%) Front Office
11 6 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.55%) Publishing
11 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Local Government
13 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Games
14 2 (0.18%) French Language
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.64%) Middleware
1 7 (0.64%) Web Services
2 5 (0.46%) RESTful
3 3 (0.27%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.18%) OpenID
4 2 (0.18%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 237 (21.66%) Management Information System
2 81 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.58%) Data Protection Act
4 55 (5.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 53 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.56%) Data Centre
7 38 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (3.20%) Cyberthreat
9 25 (2.29%) Cyberattack
10 21 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (1.55%) Mobile Computing
12 15 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.28%) Fintech
14 10 (0.91%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.82%) CESG
16 8 (0.73%) PKI
17 7 (0.64%) Life Science
18 6 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
18 6 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
18 6 (0.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.87%) Windows
2 60 (5.48%) Linux
3 39 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.19%) Unix
5 17 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.55%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.37%) VMS
8 3 (0.27%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.091%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (72.49%) Information Security
2 400 (36.56%) Cybersecurity
3 275 (25.14%) Risk Management
4 232 (21.21%) Data Protection
5 176 (16.09%) Security Management
6 168 (15.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 156 (14.26%) ITIL
8 151 (13.80%) SIEM
9 133 (12.16%) Penetration Testing
10 122 (11.15%) Security Operations
11 109 (9.96%) Information Security Management
12 108 (9.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 96 (8.78%) Project Management
14 91 (8.32%) Security Architecture
15 80 (7.31%) Incident Management
16 79 (7.22%) ISMS
17 73 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
18 70 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
19 67 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
19 67 (6.12%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.65%) C
2 13 (1.19%) SQL
3 5 (0.46%) PHP
4 4 (0.37%) C#
4 4 (0.37%) C++
4 4 (0.37%) Java
5 3 (0.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.27%) Python
6 2 (0.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.091%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 559 (51.10%) CISSP
2 469 (42.87%) CISM
3 210 (19.20%) CISA
4 134 (12.25%) Degree
5 52 (4.75%) CRISC
6 47 (4.30%) Security Cleared
7 44 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (3.93%) SANS
9 36 (3.29%) SC Cleared
10 35 (3.20%) SSCP
11 29 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
12 28 (2.56%) GIAC
13 26 (2.38%) CEH
14 25 (2.29%) CISMP
15 20 (1.83%) CCSP
15 20 (1.83%) IISP
16 19 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 17 (1.55%) CCNA
17 17 (1.55%) CGEIT
17 17 (1.55%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 491 (44.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 247 (22.58%) GDPR
3 213 (19.47%) PCI DSS
4 73 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 60 (5.48%) COBIT
6 59 (5.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 42 (3.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (1.74%) SLA
9 15 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 14 (1.28%) QA
11 13 (1.19%) ISO 22301
11 13 (1.19%) ISO 9001
11 13 (1.19%) NIST 800
12 12 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
13 10 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.82%) PMO
14 9 (0.82%) RMADS
15 8 (0.73%) PSD2
16 7 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
16 7 (0.64%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.91%) Snort
2 10 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.091%) iptables
5 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.10%) QRadar
2 10 (0.91%) Nessus
2 10 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.55%) FortiGate
4 6 (0.55%) OSSEC
5 4 (0.37%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.18%) CASB
6 2 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.18%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.18%) Nmap
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.091%) Ansible
7 1 (0.091%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.091%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.091%) Puppet
7 1 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (3.84%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.47%) Cisco
3 36 (3.29%) Capita
4 20 (1.83%) VMware
5 19 (1.74%) Apple
6 18 (1.65%) Splunk
7 17 (1.55%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.19%) LogRhythm
8 13 (1.19%) McAfee
8 13 (1.19%) Symantec
9 12 (1.10%) Qualys
10 9 (0.82%) Palo Alto
11 8 (0.73%) ArcSight
11 8 (0.73%) F5
12 7 (0.64%) Juniper
13 6 (0.55%) Blue Coat
13 6 (0.55%) SAP
14 5 (0.46%) HP
14 5 (0.46%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.37%) CyberArk