Period
to 25 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 558 503 475
Rank change year-on-year -55 -28 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 530 246 690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.45% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 410 203 557
10th Percentile £51,125 £48,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £54,187 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,250 £88,500 £93,750
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%

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 103,535 54,625 110,378
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.29% 95.05% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71,238 45,328 90,036
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -129 213 £75,000 +3.45% 43
North of England -66 97 £60,000 +9.09% 24
South East -70 85 £70,000 - 17
North West -50 69 £70,000 +7.69% 11
Midlands -50 68 £62,500 -7.41% 15
West Midlands -35 60 £66,250 -1.85% 11
South West -4 53 £65,000 +15.04% 7
Yorkshire -56 25 £60,000 +50.00% 13
East of England -83 19 £46,865 -27.90% 11
East Midlands -57 8 £55,000 -16.98% 4
North East -34 3 £55,000 -
Security Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 330 (62.26%) Information Security
2 255 (48.11%) Cybersecurity
3 234 (44.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 197 (37.17%) CISSP
5 171 (32.26%) Risk Management
6 142 (26.79%) Social Skills
7 130 (24.53%) CISM
8 121 (22.83%) Management Information System
8 121 (22.83%) Finance
9 115 (21.70%) Security Operations
10 113 (21.32%) Security Management
11 108 (20.38%) NIST
12 97 (18.30%) GDPR
13 79 (14.91%) ITIL
14 67 (12.64%) Legal
15 66 (12.45%) Data Protection
16 64 (12.08%) PCI DSS
17 62 (11.70%) Security Cleared
18 60 (11.32%) Project Management
18 60 (11.32%) Vulnerability Management
18 60 (11.32%) Azure
19 59 (11.13%) CISA
19 59 (11.13%) Risk Assessment
20 57 (10.75%) ISMS
21 55 (10.38%) Incident Management
22 53 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
23 52 (9.81%) Information Security Management
24 51 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
25 49 (9.25%) SIEM
26 47 (8.87%) Stakeholder 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 11 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.94%) IIS
3 2 (0.38%) Confluence
4 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.32%) Azure
2 46 (8.68%) AWS
3 13 (2.45%) GCP
3 13 (2.45%) SaaS
4 12 (2.26%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (1.89%) Serverless
6 9 (1.70%) IaaS
7 8 (1.51%) PaaS
8 7 (1.32%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.94%) Azure Sentinel
9 5 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.19%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.74%) Firewall
2 33 (6.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 30 (5.66%) Network Security
4 20 (3.77%) LAN
5 19 (3.58%) WAN
6 10 (1.89%) Internet
7 7 (1.32%) Intranet
8 6 (1.13%) Wireless
9 5 (0.94%) DMARC
9 5 (0.94%) SD-WAN
9 5 (0.94%) Wireless Security
10 4 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.57%) DMZ
11 3 (0.57%) VPN
12 2 (0.38%) DNS
12 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.19%) Broadband
13 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.51%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.19%) Big Data
2 1 (0.19%) Maltego
2 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.32%) JIRA
2 4 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
General
1 142 (26.79%) Social Skills
2 121 (22.83%) Finance
3 67 (12.64%) Legal
4 35 (6.60%) Telecoms
5 30 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (4.53%) Law
7 23 (4.34%) Marketing
7 23 (4.34%) Public Sector
8 21 (3.96%) Banking
9 17 (3.21%) Manufacturing
10 16 (3.02%) Local Government
11 13 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (1.89%) Electronics
12 10 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.70%) Aerospace
13 9 (1.70%) Automotive
13 9 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 6 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (1.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.13%) GraphQL
1 6 (1.13%) React
2 4 (0.75%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.75%) Web Services
3 3 (0.57%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.19%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 121 (22.83%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.60%) Security Operations Centre
3 32 (6.04%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (2.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 14 (2.64%) Cyberattack
6 10 (1.89%) CCTV
7 9 (1.70%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.51%) Robotics
9 7 (1.32%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.94%) Social Media
12 4 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.75%) PKI
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.38%) Freedom of Information Act
14 2 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.72%) Windows
2 13 (2.45%) Linux
3 3 (0.57%) Unix
4 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (62.26%) Information Security
2 255 (48.11%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (32.26%) Risk Management
4 115 (21.70%) Security Operations
5 113 (21.32%) Security Management
6 79 (14.91%) ITIL
7 66 (12.45%) Data Protection
8 60 (11.32%) Project Management
8 60 (11.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 59 (11.13%) Risk Assessment
10 57 (10.75%) ISMS
11 55 (10.38%) Incident Management
12 53 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
13 52 (9.81%) Information Security Management
14 51 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
15 49 (9.25%) SIEM
16 47 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (8.68%) Security Architecture
18 43 (8.11%) Business Continuity
19 42 (7.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.45%) C
2 6 (1.13%) Go
2 6 (1.13%) Python
2 6 (1.13%) TypeScript
3 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.38%) Perl
5 1 (0.19%) Bash
5 1 (0.19%) C#
5 1 (0.19%) C++
5 1 (0.19%) Java
5 1 (0.19%) PHP
5 1 (0.19%) Ruby
5 1 (0.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (37.17%) CISSP
2 130 (24.53%) CISM
3 62 (11.70%) Security Cleared
4 59 (11.13%) CISA
5 47 (8.87%) Degree
6 37 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 26 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (4.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 22 (4.15%) CESG Certified Professional
10 19 (3.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 17 (3.21%) CRISC
12 15 (2.83%) CISMP
13 13 (2.45%) CEH
14 11 (2.08%) CREST Certified
14 11 (2.08%) SSCP
15 10 (1.89%) CCSP
15 10 (1.89%) SANS
16 8 (1.51%) ISACA
16 8 (1.51%) PCI QSA
17 7 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (44.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (20.38%) NIST
3 97 (18.30%) GDPR
4 64 (12.08%) PCI DSS
5 45 (8.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (6.79%) COBIT
6 36 (6.79%) GRC
7 32 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (2.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (2.64%) NCSC
9 13 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 13 (2.45%) SOC 2
10 12 (2.26%) HIPAA
11 8 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (1.51%) PA-DSS
11 8 (1.51%) SOC 1
12 7 (1.32%) QA
12 7 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.32%) Snort
2 6 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.75%) Firmware
3 4 (0.75%) ProxySG
3 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.32%) CSIRT
2 6 (1.13%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.19%) CASB
3 1 (0.19%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) QRadar
3 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (5.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.89%) SAP
3 8 (1.51%) Cisco
4 7 (1.32%) LogRhythm
5 5 (0.94%) F5
5 5 (0.94%) Google
5 5 (0.94%) Intel
6 4 (0.75%) AlienVault
6 4 (0.75%) Blue Coat
6 4 (0.75%) Darktrace
6 4 (0.75%) IBM
6 4 (0.75%) Juniper
6 4 (0.75%) Okta
6 4 (0.75%) Qualys
6 4 (0.75%) Varonis
7 3 (0.57%) Facebook
7 3 (0.57%) ForeScout
7 3 (0.57%) Netskope
8 2 (0.38%) BT
8 2 (0.38%) Splunk