Period
to 23 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Manager
England > London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 418 463 437
Rank change year-on-year +45 -26 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 307 352 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.59% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 248 300 403
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £51,750 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £97,800 £95,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £68,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% -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 London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 47,563 59,439 66,858
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.33% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 38,510 48,615 55,449
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,375 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.19% +2.75% +5.26%

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in London

Security Manager
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Manager in London.

Salary trend for Security Manager in London

Security Manager
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in London

Security Manager
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Manager within the London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
Central London -2 62 £77,500 -3.13% 8
West London +18 16 £85,000 +21.43% 5
South London +12 9 £77,500 - 1
East London +8 1 £65,000 -26.76% 2
Security Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 London region featuring Security Manager in the job title.

1 186 (60.59%) Information Security
2 158 (51.47%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (40.07%) CISSP
3 123 (40.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (30.94%) CISM
5 76 (24.76%) Risk Management
6 70 (22.80%) Finance
7 55 (17.92%) GDPR
8 53 (17.26%) CISA
9 52 (16.94%) Management Information System
10 49 (15.96%) Firewall
11 47 (15.31%) Degree
12 44 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (13.03%) Security Management
14 37 (12.05%) Legal
15 36 (11.73%) Security Operations
16 35 (11.40%) ITIL
17 34 (11.07%) Project Management
18 32 (10.42%) Business Continuity
19 30 (9.77%) Data Protection
19 30 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
19 30 (9.77%) Security Architecture
19 30 (9.77%) Public Sector
20 29 (9.45%) Azure
21 28 (9.12%) PCI DSS
22 26 (8.47%) Marketing
23 25 (8.14%) ISMS
23 25 (8.14%) SIEM
23 25 (8.14%) NIST
24 24 (7.82%) Identity Access Management

Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.45%) Azure
2 16 (5.21%) SaaS
3 12 (3.91%) AWS
4 10 (3.26%) Office 365
5 8 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.28%) Azure Functions
6 7 (2.28%) Serverless
7 2 (0.65%) G Suite
8 1 (0.33%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (15.96%) Firewall
2 22 (7.17%) Network Security
3 12 (3.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.30%) RTP
4 4 (1.30%) VPN
5 2 (0.65%) IPsec
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) SSL
5 2 (0.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.33%) VoIP
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) Big Data
2 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.33%) GIS
General
1 70 (22.80%) Finance
2 37 (12.05%) Legal
3 30 (9.77%) Public Sector
4 26 (8.47%) Marketing
5 22 (7.17%) Law
6 17 (5.54%) Banking
7 8 (2.61%) Advertising
8 7 (2.28%) Retail
9 4 (1.30%) Police
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.65%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.63%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.33%) OAuth
3 1 (0.33%) OpenID
3 1 (0.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.94%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.51%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (3.91%) Cyberattack
5 10 (3.26%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.93%) CESG
7 7 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.28%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.63%) PKI
9 5 (1.63%) User Experience
10 4 (1.30%) Anti-Piracy
10 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.65%) Blog
12 2 (0.65%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.33%) CCTV
13 1 (0.33%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.86%) Windows
2 4 (1.30%) Linux
3 3 (0.98%) Unix
3 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (60.59%) Information Security
2 158 (51.47%) Cybersecurity
3 76 (24.76%) Risk Management
4 44 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (13.03%) Security Management
6 36 (11.73%) Security Operations
7 35 (11.40%) ITIL
8 34 (11.07%) Project Management
9 32 (10.42%) Business Continuity
10 30 (9.77%) Data Protection
10 30 (9.77%) Security Architecture
10 30 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (8.14%) ISMS
11 25 (8.14%) SIEM
12 24 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (7.82%) Identity Access Management
13 23 (7.49%) Information Security Management
14 22 (7.17%) Data Privacy
14 22 (7.17%) Service Delivery
15 20 (6.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.54%) C
Qualifications
1 123 (40.07%) CISSP
2 95 (30.94%) CISM
3 53 (17.26%) CISA
4 47 (15.31%) Degree
5 24 (7.82%) CRISC
6 21 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.21%) SANS
8 15 (4.89%) CCNP
8 15 (4.89%) CEH
8 15 (4.89%) Security Cleared
9 14 (4.56%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (4.56%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (1.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (1.63%) MBA
10 5 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (1.30%) CISMP
11 4 (1.30%) GIAC
11 4 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (40.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (17.92%) GDPR
3 28 (9.12%) PCI DSS
4 25 (8.14%) NIST
5 17 (5.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (4.23%) ISO 22301
7 12 (3.91%) COBIT
7 12 (3.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (2.93%) CESG Infosec
8 9 (2.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (2.93%) NCSC
9 5 (1.63%) HIPAA
9 5 (1.63%) PMO
9 5 (1.63%) QA
10 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.98%) SLA
11 2 (0.65%) NIST 800
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (0.65%) CSIRT
1 2 (0.65%) QRadar
2 1 (0.33%) CASB
2 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.63%) CyberArk
3 4 (1.30%) BeyondTrust
3 4 (1.30%) Okta
3 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (0.65%) Cisco
4 2 (0.65%) Google
4 2 (0.65%) McAfee
4 2 (0.65%) Splunk
5 1 (0.33%) CA
5 1 (0.33%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.33%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.33%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.33%) Proofpoint
5 1 (0.33%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.33%) Symantec
5 1 (0.33%) Zscaler