Period
to 6 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £52,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 6 August 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 > South East
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 369 414
Rank change year-on-year +100 +45 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 69 161 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.64% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 50 118 148
Median annual salary £52,250 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.62% +4.00% +2.46%
10th Percentile £47,638 £50,000 £46,375
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £88,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 10,809 25,297 29,059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.33% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,770 20,680 24,125
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Security Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the South East

Security Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Manager in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Manager in the South East

Security Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the South East

Security Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 6 August 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
Thames Valley +79 38 £73,750 +18.95% 4
Berkshire +62 20 £100,000 +53.85% 2
East Sussex +62 17 £50,000 -39.39%
Surrey +75 12 £58,144 -13.86%
Buckinghamshire +61 9 £52,500 -15.32% 1
Oxfordshire +40 9 £51,518 -14.14% 1
Hampshire +65 1 £65,000 +13.04% 4
West Sussex +34 1 £50,000 -33.33%
Security Manager
England

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 South East region featuring Security Manager in the job title.

1 51 (73.91%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (62.32%) Information Security
3 35 (50.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (44.93%) CISSP
4 31 (44.93%) Risk Management
5 28 (40.58%) CISM
6 27 (39.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
9 17 (24.64%) Information Assurance
10 16 (23.19%) CRISC
10 16 (23.19%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (23.19%) RMADS
10 16 (23.19%) CESG Certified Professional
10 16 (23.19%) Security Operations
11 15 (21.74%) Cyberthreat
11 15 (21.74%) JSP 440
11 15 (21.74%) Firewall
11 15 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (21.74%) GDPR
12 14 (20.29%) Degree
13 13 (18.84%) Information Security Management
13 13 (18.84%) Security Management
14 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (14.49%) CISA
15 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
16 8 (11.59%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (11.59%) Information Governance
16 8 (11.59%) Server Hardening
16 8 (11.59%) Network Monitoring

Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Azure
1 7 (10.14%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.35%) AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) Firewall
2 8 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.14%) VPN
4 6 (8.70%) LAN
4 6 (8.70%) WAN
5 5 (7.25%) Wireless
5 5 (7.25%) Wireless Security
6 2 (2.90%) Skype
7 1 (1.45%) Network Security
General
1 8 (11.59%) Legal
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) LDAP
2 1 (1.45%) OAuth
2 1 (1.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (11.59%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.25%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Linux
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (73.91%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (62.32%) Information Security
3 31 (44.93%) Risk Management
4 17 (24.64%) Information Assurance
5 16 (23.19%) Security Operations
5 16 (23.19%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (18.84%) Information Security Management
7 13 (18.84%) Security Management
8 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
10 8 (11.59%) Forensic Analysis
10 8 (11.59%) Information Governance
10 8 (11.59%) Information Management
10 8 (11.59%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (11.59%) Online Security
10 8 (11.59%) Security Patching
10 8 (11.59%) Server Hardening
11 7 (10.14%) Coaching
11 7 (10.14%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 31 (44.93%) CISSP
2 28 (40.58%) CISM
3 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
4 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
5 16 (23.19%) CESG Certified Professional
5 16 (23.19%) CRISC
6 14 (20.29%) Degree
7 10 (14.49%) CISA
8 8 (11.59%) CEH
9 6 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (8.70%) MBCS
10 5 (7.25%) MCSE
10 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (7.25%) RHCSA
11 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.90%) GIAC
11 2 (2.90%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (50.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (39.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (23.19%) RMADS
4 15 (21.74%) GDPR
4 15 (21.74%) JSP 440
5 6 (8.70%) SLA
6 4 (5.80%) NCSC
7 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (2.90%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
8 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.45%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Cisco
3 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com