Period
to 22 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

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
22 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 243 378
Rank change year-on-year -145 +135 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 68 45 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 46 17 83
10th Percentile £47,500 £49,000 £50,250
25th Percentile £55,313 £51,250 £55,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,250 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.42% -7.69% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £78,125
90th Percentile £91,250 £80,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -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 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 16,812 7,723 24,387
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.22% 96.42% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 11,786 6,423 20,223
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,452 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 22 October 2021.

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 22 October 2021. 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
Hampshire -90 25 £80,000 +23.08% 6
Thames Valley -118 12 £85,000 +41.67% 6
Surrey -67 11 £65,000 - 1
Berkshire -90 9 £85,000 +17.24% 2
West Sussex -12 6 £65,000 +30.00% 1
East Sussex -41 4 £53,750 +4.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -57 3 - - 2
Kent - 2 - -
Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Security Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2021, 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 33 (48.53%) Information Security
2 23 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (32.35%) Social Skills
4 21 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (26.47%) CISSP
6 17 (25.00%) Service Management
6 17 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 16 (23.53%) Management Information System
7 16 (23.53%) Project Delivery
8 15 (22.06%) Security Operations
8 15 (22.06%) Project Management
9 14 (20.59%) CISM
9 14 (20.59%) Legal
9 14 (20.59%) Escalation Management
9 14 (20.59%) Cost Optimisation
10 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (19.12%) GDPR
10 13 (19.12%) Degree
11 12 (17.65%) Security Management
11 12 (17.65%) NIST
12 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.71%) Finance
13 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
14 8 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (10.29%) Business Case
15 7 (10.29%) ITIL
15 7 (10.29%) CISA
15 7 (10.29%) Marketing

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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Azure
2 4 (5.88%) IaaS
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (4.41%) SaaS
4 2 (2.94%) PaaS
4 2 (2.94%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (1.47%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Network Security
2 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) Intranet
3 2 (2.94%) DMARC
3 2 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
General
1 22 (32.35%) Social Skills
2 14 (20.59%) Legal
3 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (14.71%) Finance
5 7 (10.29%) Marketing
6 5 (7.35%) Law
7 3 (4.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (2.94%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.47%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.47%) Military
9 1 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) CCTV
3 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) Cybercrime
4 3 (4.41%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.41%) PMI
4 3 (4.41%) Smart City
5 2 (2.94%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Blog
6 1 (1.47%) CMDB
6 1 (1.47%) Contactless
6 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Information Security
2 21 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 17 (25.00%) Service Management
4 16 (23.53%) Project Delivery
5 15 (22.06%) Project Management
5 15 (22.06%) Security Operations
6 14 (20.59%) Cost Optimisation
6 14 (20.59%) Escalation Management
7 12 (17.65%) Security Management
8 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.29%) Business Case
10 7 (10.29%) ITIL
10 7 (10.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (8.82%) Information Security Management
11 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.82%) Time Management
12 5 (7.35%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) CISSP
2 14 (20.59%) CISM
3 13 (19.12%) Degree
4 7 (10.29%) CISA
5 6 (8.82%) CRISC
5 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.35%) CGEIT
6 5 (7.35%) FFIEC
7 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) ISACA
7 3 (4.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.41%) PMP
7 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.47%) CISMP
8 1 (1.47%) CLAS
8 1 (1.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.47%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (19.12%) GDPR
3 12 (17.65%) NIST
4 8 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
6 5 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (5.88%) PMO
8 3 (4.41%) COBIT
8 3 (4.41%) NIST 800
8 3 (4.41%) QA
9 2 (2.94%) GRC
10 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (1.47%) IASME
10 1 (1.47%) ISO 31000
10 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
10 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (1.47%) NCSC
10 1 (1.47%) SLA
10 1 (1.47%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft