Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 436 510
Rank change year-on-year -50 +74 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 938 1,089 1,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.66% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.68% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 732 853 891
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +11.11% -2.50%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £92,928 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £63,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.30% +10.43% -4.17%

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 157,043 160,190 188,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,961 134,332 158,959
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 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -93 451 £75,000 +7.14% 69
North of England +14 169 £55,000 - 19
South East +37 153 £67,500 +22.73% 18
North West -2 80 £60,000 +14.29% 7
Yorkshire +11 74 £52,750 -12.08% 9
East of England +32 73 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Midlands -25 61 £60,000 +15.03% 11
West Midlands -40 49 £60,000 +20.00% 6
South West -17 28 £52,500 -8.70% 9
North East -10 15 £49,250 -2.96% 3
East Midlands +5 12 £67,500 +8.00% 5
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 662 (70.58%) Information Security
2 480 (51.17%) CISSP
3 468 (49.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 371 (39.55%) CISM
5 359 (38.27%) Cybersecurity
6 260 (27.72%) Finance
7 248 (26.44%) Risk Management
8 215 (22.92%) Data Protection
9 202 (21.54%) Management Information System
10 200 (21.32%) PCI DSS
11 188 (20.04%) CISA
12 183 (19.51%) GDPR
13 164 (17.48%) Security Management
14 149 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 149 (15.88%) Firewall
15 147 (15.67%) ITIL
16 142 (15.14%) SIEM
17 134 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
18 119 (12.69%) Legal
19 113 (12.05%) Degree
20 112 (11.94%) Information Security Management
20 112 (11.94%) Project Management
21 105 (11.19%) Network Security
22 96 (10.23%) Windows
23 90 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
24 87 (9.28%) ISMS
25 82 (8.74%) Security Operations
26 81 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
27 76 (8.10%) Change Management
28 75 (8.00%) Incident Management

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 14 (1.49%) IIS
2 8 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.21%) Apache
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.11%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.09%) SaaS
3 18 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.17%) IaaS
5 10 (1.07%) Office 365
6 9 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.75%) PaaS
8 6 (0.64%) Cloudflare
9 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.32%) G Suite
9 3 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 149 (15.88%) Firewall
2 105 (11.19%) Network Security
3 43 (4.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (2.77%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.71%) WAN
6 15 (1.60%) VPN
7 14 (1.49%) LAN
8 12 (1.28%) Internet
9 9 (0.96%) SSL
10 7 (0.75%) SAN
10 7 (0.75%) Wireless
11 5 (0.53%) NAS
12 4 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.43%) SCCP
12 4 (0.43%) SMS
13 3 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.32%) Wireless Security
14 2 (0.21%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.21%) HTTP
14 2 (0.21%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.32%) Big Data
2 3 (0.32%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.32%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.21%) MySQL
3 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.21%) AppScan
3 2 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 260 (27.72%) Finance
2 119 (12.69%) Legal
3 52 (5.54%) Banking
4 46 (4.90%) Retail
5 33 (3.52%) Marketing
6 29 (3.09%) Law
7 18 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.64%) Front Office
10 6 (0.64%) Publishing
11 5 (0.53%) Advertising
12 4 (0.43%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) French Language
13 3 (0.32%) Games
13 3 (0.32%) International Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.75%) SailPoint
1 7 (0.75%) Web Services
2 5 (0.53%) Middleware
3 3 (0.32%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.32%) LDAP
3 3 (0.32%) RESTful
4 2 (0.21%) .NET
4 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.21%) CSS
4 2 (0.21%) HTML
4 2 (0.21%) J2EE
4 2 (0.21%) JSP
4 2 (0.21%) OAuth
4 2 (0.21%) OAuth2
4 2 (0.21%) SAML
4 2 (0.21%) XML
4 2 (0.21%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 202 (21.54%) Management Information System
2 61 (6.50%) Data Protection Act
3 46 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 44 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 42 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (2.45%) CCTV
9 21 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 20 (2.13%) CESG
11 18 (1.92%) Cyberattack
12 16 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.60%) Mobile Computing
14 13 (1.39%) Fintech
15 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.07%) PKI
16 7 (0.75%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.75%) FMCG
17 6 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
17 6 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.23%) Windows
2 61 (6.50%) Linux
3 42 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.77%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.77%) Unix
5 22 (2.35%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.75%) VMS
6 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.64%) Android
8 3 (0.32%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (70.58%) Information Security
2 359 (38.27%) Cybersecurity
3 248 (26.44%) Risk Management
4 215 (22.92%) Data Protection
5 164 (17.48%) Security Management
6 149 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 147 (15.67%) ITIL
8 142 (15.14%) SIEM
9 134 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 112 (11.94%) Information Security Management
10 112 (11.94%) Project Management
11 90 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
12 87 (9.28%) ISMS
13 82 (8.74%) Security Operations
14 81 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
15 76 (8.10%) Change Management
16 75 (8.00%) Incident Management
17 74 (7.89%) Business Continuity
18 71 (7.57%) Data Security
19 65 (6.93%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.99%) C
2 14 (1.49%) SQL
3 9 (0.96%) C#
4 8 (0.85%) Java
5 6 (0.64%) C++
6 4 (0.43%) PHP
6 4 (0.43%) Python
7 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.21%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.21%) Ruby
7 2 (0.21%) VB
7 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 480 (51.17%) CISSP
2 371 (39.55%) CISM
3 188 (20.04%) CISA
4 113 (12.05%) Degree
5 56 (5.97%) CRISC
6 39 (4.16%) SSCP
7 34 (3.62%) Security Cleared
8 27 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 26 (2.77%) CEH
9 26 (2.77%) SANS
10 21 (2.24%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (2.13%) GIAC
12 17 (1.81%) CISMP
13 16 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
14 15 (1.60%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.49%) CCNP
15 14 (1.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 11 (1.17%) IISP
17 10 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (49.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 200 (21.32%) PCI DSS
3 183 (19.51%) GDPR
4 71 (7.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 49 (5.22%) COBIT
6 34 (3.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (2.77%) ISO 22301
9 23 (2.45%) SLA
10 12 (1.28%) PMO
11 11 (1.17%) ISO 9001
12 10 (1.07%) ISO 14001
12 10 (1.07%) QA
13 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.96%) RMADS
14 8 (0.85%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.75%) ISAE 3402
16 6 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
16 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.64%) PSD2
System Software
1 50 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.32%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.32%) Snort
4 2 (0.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (2.03%) Nessus
2 11 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.96%) QRadar
4 6 (0.64%) Core Impact
4 6 (0.64%) Nexpose
4 6 (0.64%) OpenVAS
4 6 (0.64%) PowerBroker
4 6 (0.64%) RSA Archer
4 6 (0.64%) RSA Security Analytics
4 6 (0.64%) SCCM
4 6 (0.64%) WSUS
5 5 (0.53%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (4.80%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.16%) Cisco
3 24 (2.56%) Apple
4 20 (2.13%) Capita
4 20 (2.13%) Palo Alto
5 19 (2.03%) LogRhythm
6 17 (1.81%) Splunk
6 17 (1.81%) Symantec
6 17 (1.81%) VMware
7 16 (1.71%) McAfee
8 15 (1.60%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.49%) Blue Coat
10 13 (1.39%) Qualys
11 11 (1.17%) SAP
12 10 (1.07%) CyberArk
13 9 (0.96%) Juniper
14 8 (0.85%) ArcSight
14 8 (0.85%) F5
14 8 (0.85%) Oracle
15 6 (0.64%) SolarWinds