Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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 West
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 276 316
Rank change year-on-year -1 +40 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 33 50 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 33 41 21
South West median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +15.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £37,950 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £67,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% +8.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,093 9,590 10,006
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.41% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,344 7,755 8,295
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the South West

Security Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Security Manager in the South West

Security Manager
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the South West

Security Manager
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 8 December 2019. 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
Wiltshire -2 13 £51,593 -17.45% 3
Bristol +12 7 £57,500 -4.17%
Gloucestershire -14 5 £60,000 +9.09%
Devon -6 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Somerset +5 2 £47,500 -29.63% 3
Dorset -8 2 £68,875 +14.79%
Security Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 West region featuring Security Manager in the job title.

1 24 (72.73%) Information Security
2 17 (51.52%) CISSP
3 14 (42.42%) Management Information System
4 13 (39.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 10 (30.30%) Security Operations
6 9 (27.27%) CISMP
6 9 (27.27%) CISM
7 8 (24.24%) Degree
7 8 (24.24%) Decision-Making
7 8 (24.24%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (24.24%) Public Sector
8 7 (21.21%) CSIRT
8 7 (21.21%) Computer Security
9 6 (18.18%) PCI DSS
9 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (15.15%) Security Management
10 5 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (12.12%) ISMS
11 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (9.09%) SIEM
12 3 (9.09%) Network Security
12 3 (9.09%) OWASP
12 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
12 3 (9.09%) Mentoring

Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 8 (24.24%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Military
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Management Information System
2 8 (24.24%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Information Security
2 10 (30.30%) Security Operations
3 8 (24.24%) Decision-Making
4 7 (21.21%) Computer Security
5 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Security Management
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.12%) ISMS
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
8 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
8 3 (9.09%) Internal Audit
8 3 (9.09%) ITIL
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) OWASP
8 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) CISSP
2 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) CISM
3 9 (27.27%) CISMP
4 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) CISA
7 2 (6.06%) CREST Certified
7 2 (6.06%) CRISC
7 2 (6.06%) ISEB
7 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
7 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (6.06%) OSCP
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (12.12%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (6.06%) COBIT
5 2 (6.06%) GDPR
5 2 (6.06%) NCSC
5 2 (6.06%) QA
6 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
6 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy