Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Manager was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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

Cybersecurity Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1013 1046 1221
Rank change year-on-year +33 +175 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Manager 171 201 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 141 143 57
UK median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £46,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,750 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £64,000 £66,453
% change year-on-year -2.34% -3.69% -0.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Cybersecurity Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Manager in the UK

Cybersecurity Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Manager in the UK

Cybersecurity Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Manager over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Manager in the UK

Cybersecurity Manager
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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
England +16 163 £80,000 +12.28% 8
London +4 122 £80,000 +6.67% 4
UK excluding London +18 42 £62,500 -2.34% 6
South East +39 17 £75,000 +25.00% 2
North of England +1 9 £60,000 -6.25%
South West +14 8 £75,000 -
North West +2 8 £60,000 -2.83%
East of England +11 5 £57,500 - 1
Scotland -18 1 £37,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £80,000 -

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Manager in the job title.

1 171 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 91 (53.22%) CISSP
3 78 (45.61%) CISM
4 77 (45.03%) Information Security
5 50 (29.24%) Finance
6 40 (23.39%) Data Protection
7 39 (22.81%) CISA
8 37 (21.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 33 (19.30%) Risk Management
10 30 (17.54%) SIEM
11 27 (15.79%) Project Management
11 27 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
12 26 (15.20%) Firewall
12 26 (15.20%) Security Cleared
13 25 (14.62%) Business Development
14 23 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (13.45%) Security Operations
15 22 (12.87%) Marketing
15 22 (12.87%) Windows
16 21 (12.28%) ITIL
16 21 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (12.28%) Security Architecture
17 20 (11.70%) Vulnerability Management
17 20 (11.70%) SC Cleared
18 19 (11.11%) Incident Management
18 19 (11.11%) Linux
19 18 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
20 16 (9.36%) Windows Server
20 16 (9.36%) Apple
21 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (0.58%) IIS
1 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
3 3 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (1.17%) IaaS
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.20%) Firewall
2 12 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.43%) Network Security
4 7 (4.09%) Internet
5 6 (3.51%) Unified Communications
6 4 (2.34%) VLAN
7 3 (1.75%) VPN
8 2 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.17%) LAN
8 2 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.17%) WAN
9 1 (0.58%) DMZ
9 1 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) Big Data
2 1 (0.58%) Maltego
General
1 50 (29.24%) Finance
2 22 (12.87%) Marketing
3 11 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.26%) Banking
5 8 (4.68%) Retail
6 7 (4.09%) Electronics
7 6 (3.51%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.92%) Legal
9 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.75%) Games
11 2 (1.17%) International Banking
11 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Automotive
12 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Front Office
12 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) Web Services
2 1 (0.58%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
1 12 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.68%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (4.68%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.09%) CESG
4 5 (2.92%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.34%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.75%) FMCG
7 2 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) PMI
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.87%) Windows
2 19 (11.11%) Linux
3 16 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.02%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.17%) Unix
6 2 (1.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (45.03%) Information Security
3 40 (23.39%) Data Protection
4 33 (19.30%) Risk Management
5 30 (17.54%) SIEM
6 27 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
6 27 (15.79%) Project Management
7 25 (14.62%) Business Development
8 23 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (13.45%) Security Operations
9 21 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (12.28%) ITIL
9 21 (12.28%) Security Architecture
10 20 (11.70%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (11.11%) Incident Management
12 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (8.19%) PRINCE2
13 14 (8.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 12 (7.02%) DRM
14 12 (7.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.34%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.58%) Perl
2 1 (0.58%) Python
2 1 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (53.22%) CISSP
2 78 (45.61%) CISM
3 39 (22.81%) CISA
4 26 (15.20%) Security Cleared
5 20 (11.70%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.77%) Degree
6 15 (8.77%) ISEB
7 13 (7.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (7.02%) CRISC
9 9 (5.26%) CEH
9 9 (5.26%) SANS
10 8 (4.68%) GCIH
11 5 (2.92%) CCNP
11 5 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.92%) CISMP
12 4 (2.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (2.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 3 (1.75%) CREST Certified
13 3 (1.75%) GIAC
14 2 (1.17%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (21.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (6.43%) GDPR
4 9 (5.26%) PCI DSS
5 7 (4.09%) ISO 22301
6 6 (3.51%) NIST 800
7 4 (2.34%) ISO 14001
7 4 (2.34%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.17%) COBIT
8 2 (1.17%) PMO
8 2 (1.17%) SLA
9 1 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 15 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) CSIRT
1 1 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (9.36%) Apple
2 7 (4.09%) ArcSight
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.51%) LogRhythm
3 6 (3.51%) SAP
4 5 (2.92%) Cisco
5 4 (2.34%) NETGEAR
6 3 (1.75%) VMware
7 2 (1.17%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.58%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.58%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.58%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.58%) McAfee
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle
8 1 (0.58%) Palantir
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec
8 1 (0.58%) Tripwire