Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Information Security Manager
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 313 332
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 48 46 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.36% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.38% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35 43 24
North West median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +7.18% -16.40%
10th Percentile £38,087 £44,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £75,750 £67,800 £66,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12848 12139 12423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10290 10208 10309
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the North West

Information Security Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Information Security Manager in the North West

Information Security Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Manager in the North West

Information Security Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Manchester -13 35 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Cheshire -34 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 £43,750 -
Lancashire +3 3 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Information Security Manager
England

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Information Security Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 37 (77.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (68.75%) CISSP
4 32 (66.67%) CISM
5 19 (39.58%) CISA
6 17 (35.42%) CRISC
7 16 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (33.33%) GDPR
8 15 (31.25%) Security Management
8 15 (31.25%) Degree
9 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
9 13 (27.08%) Information Security Management
10 12 (25.00%) Project Management
11 11 (22.92%) PCI DSS
11 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
12 10 (20.83%) Data Protection
13 9 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (12.50%) ISMS
15 6 (12.50%) Master's Degree
15 6 (12.50%) Logistics
15 6 (12.50%) ISO 9001
15 6 (12.50%) Finance
15 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
15 6 (12.50%) ISO 14001
16 5 (10.42%) Data Security
16 5 (10.42%) Internet
16 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Internet
2 4 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
3 1 (2.08%) SMS
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
1 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Games
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.08%) CESG
6 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (31.25%) Security Management
4 13 (27.08%) Information Security Management
4 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
5 12 (25.00%) Project Management
6 10 (20.83%) Data Protection
7 8 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (12.50%) ISMS
8 6 (12.50%) Logistics
9 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity
9 5 (10.42%) Data Security
10 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.33%) Forensic Accounting
10 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) CISSP
2 32 (66.67%) CISM
3 19 (39.58%) CISA
4 17 (35.42%) CRISC
5 15 (31.25%) Degree
6 6 (12.50%) Master's Degree
7 4 (8.33%) SANS
8 2 (4.17%) CISMP
8 2 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (2.08%) CITP
9 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.08%) IISP
9 1 (2.08%) ISACA
9 1 (2.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (77.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (33.33%) GDPR
3 11 (22.92%) PCI DSS
4 9 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (12.50%) ISO 14001
5 6 (12.50%) ISO 9001
6 5 (10.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (10.42%) ISO 22301
7 2 (4.17%) HIPAA
8 1 (2.08%) COBIT
8 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
8 1 (2.08%) GMP
8 1 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Capita