Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 486 489
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,055 982 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 844 803 980
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £48,599 £47,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £68,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33% -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 157,464 160,476 184,668
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.20% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,344 131,826 156,858
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 £78,750 £77,500
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 July 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 July 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 -25 482 £75,000 -6.25% 48
North of England +71 180 £60,000 +4.35% 17
South East +26 148 £63,250 +5.42% 16
Midlands +26 111 £57,500 +4.55% 12
East of England +51 102 £65,000 -5.45% 5
North West +52 98 £60,000 +5.73% 9
West Midlands +30 85 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Yorkshire +49 72 £57,500 -4.17% 7
South West +8 41 £60,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands +29 29 £57,500 +7.98% 1
North East -19 10 £69,000 +20.00% 1
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 732 (69.38%) Information Security
2 569 (53.93%) CISSP
3 482 (45.69%) CISM
4 421 (39.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 355 (33.65%) Cybersecurity
6 276 (26.16%) Finance
7 268 (25.40%) Risk Management
8 258 (24.45%) GDPR
9 231 (21.90%) PCI DSS
10 228 (21.61%) CISA
11 192 (18.20%) Data Protection
12 189 (17.91%) Management Information System
13 178 (16.87%) Firewall
14 168 (15.92%) SIEM
15 155 (14.69%) Security Management
16 150 (14.22%) Security Operations
17 144 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 136 (12.89%) ITIL
19 135 (12.80%) Degree
20 124 (11.75%) Vulnerability Management
21 116 (11.00%) Incident Management
22 114 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
23 112 (10.62%) Penetration Testing
24 110 (10.43%) Legal
24 110 (10.43%) Windows
25 91 (8.63%) Information Security Management
26 90 (8.53%) Security Architecture
27 85 (8.06%) Project Management
28 83 (7.87%) Network Security
28 83 (7.87%) 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 17 (1.61%) IIS
2 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.99%) SaaS
4 13 (1.23%) PaaS
5 12 (1.14%) IaaS
6 10 (0.95%) Office 365
7 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.28%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.28%) Serverless
9 1 (0.095%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 178 (16.87%) Firewall
2 83 (7.87%) Network Security
3 67 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 48 (4.55%) VPN
5 33 (3.13%) WAN
6 29 (2.75%) LAN
7 28 (2.65%) Internet
8 25 (2.37%) TCP/IP
9 23 (2.18%) SSL
10 19 (1.80%) IPsec
11 17 (1.61%) Wireless
12 9 (0.85%) Cisco IPT
13 8 (0.76%) FTP
13 8 (0.76%) MPLS
13 8 (0.76%) VLAN
14 7 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.66%) Intranet
14 7 (0.66%) SCCP
14 7 (0.66%) VoIP
15 6 (0.57%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.28%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.28%) GIS
2 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.19%) Maltego
4 1 (0.095%) Big Data
4 1 (0.095%) MySQL
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.19%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.095%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.095%) Subversion
General
1 276 (26.16%) Finance
2 110 (10.43%) Legal
3 72 (6.82%) Retail
4 41 (3.89%) Banking
5 23 (2.18%) Marketing
6 20 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.61%) Law
8 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.76%) Advertising
11 7 (0.66%) Local Government
12 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.47%) Games
13 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.095%) Billing
16 1 (0.095%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (0.38%) .NET
3 3 (0.28%) LDAP
3 3 (0.28%) Middleware
4 2 (0.19%) OpenID
4 2 (0.19%) RESTful
4 2 (0.19%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.19%) SAML
4 2 (0.19%) Web Services
4 2 (0.19%) XML
5 1 (0.095%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.095%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 189 (17.91%) Management Information System
2 114 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.02%) Data Centre
4 45 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
5 44 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 31 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
8 24 (2.27%) Cyberattack
9 20 (1.90%) Fintech
10 17 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.23%) Life Science
12 12 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.57%) Cybercrime
15 6 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
16 5 (0.47%) PKI
17 4 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 110 (10.43%) Windows
2 57 (5.40%) Linux
3 53 (5.02%) Unix
4 29 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.095%) Solaris
7 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (69.38%) Information Security
2 355 (33.65%) Cybersecurity
3 268 (25.40%) Risk Management
4 192 (18.20%) Data Protection
5 168 (15.92%) SIEM
6 155 (14.69%) Security Management
7 150 (14.22%) Security Operations
8 144 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 136 (12.89%) ITIL
10 124 (11.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 116 (11.00%) Incident Management
12 112 (10.62%) Penetration Testing
13 91 (8.63%) Information Security Management
14 90 (8.53%) Security Architecture
15 85 (8.06%) Project Management
16 83 (7.87%) ISMS
17 78 (7.39%) Identity Access Management
18 71 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
18 71 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (6.16%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 24 (2.27%) C
2 9 (0.85%) SQL
3 4 (0.38%) C++
3 4 (0.38%) Java
4 2 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.095%) PHP
5 1 (0.095%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 569 (53.93%) CISSP
2 482 (45.69%) CISM
3 228 (21.61%) CISA
4 135 (12.80%) Degree
5 61 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (5.69%) SANS
7 58 (5.50%) GIAC
8 54 (5.12%) Security Cleared
9 41 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 39 (3.70%) SSCP
11 38 (3.60%) CRISC
12 31 (2.94%) CCNA
13 27 (2.56%) CEH
13 27 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
13 27 (2.56%) CSSLP
14 26 (2.46%) CISMP
15 24 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (1.99%) PCI QSA
17 19 (1.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 19 (1.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (39.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 258 (24.45%) GDPR
3 231 (21.90%) PCI DSS
4 80 (7.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 48 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 37 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (2.65%) COBIT
8 19 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 16 (1.52%) QA
10 14 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 14 (1.33%) SLA
11 12 (1.14%) IASME
11 12 (1.14%) ISO 22301
12 11 (1.04%) NIST 800
13 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 8 (0.76%) MiFID
14 6 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.47%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 39 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.33%) Snort
3 8 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.57%) Firmware
5 1 (0.095%) Docker
5 1 (0.095%) iptables
Systems Management
1 13 (1.23%) OSSEC
2 12 (1.14%) Nessus
3 10 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (0.85%) QRadar
4 9 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.47%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.38%) CASB
8 3 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.19%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.19%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.19%) Nmap
9 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.095%) Ansible
10 1 (0.095%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.095%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.095%) Puppet
10 1 (0.095%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 35 (3.32%) Capita
3 30 (2.84%) Symantec
4 29 (2.75%) Sophos
5 28 (2.65%) Cisco
6 26 (2.46%) Splunk
7 21 (1.99%) CheckPoint
8 20 (1.90%) Qualys
9 18 (1.71%) VMware
10 15 (1.42%) LogRhythm
10 15 (1.42%) McAfee
11 14 (1.33%) Dell
12 11 (1.04%) LogLogic
13 10 (0.95%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.76%) ArcSight
15 7 (0.66%) Apple
16 6 (0.57%) Google
16 6 (0.57%) Juniper
16 6 (0.57%) SAP
16 6 (0.57%) Sun