Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Manager was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1017 981 1175
Rank change year-on-year -36 +194 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Manager 168 239 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.13% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.13% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 134 167 79
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,750 £96,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -10.45%

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 172841 179436 206616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.52% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 139017 149829 172348
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,494
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -54 148 £80,000 +6.67% 12
London -57 112 £80,000 - 7
UK excluding London +2 38 £62,500 -3.85% 4
South East +32 15 £75,000 +16.28% 1
North of England -11 11 £70,000 +15.23% 2
North West -13 11 £70,000 +70.73% 1
Wales - 5 £47,500 -
East of England +15 3 - -
Midlands +14 2 £62,500 -32.43% 1
West Midlands +4 2 £62,500 -32.43% 1
South West -4 1 £75,000 -
Scotland -18 1 £37,500 -26.83%

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 87 (51.79%) CISSP
3 76 (45.24%) CISM
4 72 (42.86%) Information Security
5 56 (33.33%) Finance
6 43 (25.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (20.83%) Data Protection
8 31 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (17.86%) Firewall
9 30 (17.86%) SIEM
10 29 (17.26%) CISA
10 29 (17.26%) Identity Access Management
11 28 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
11 28 (16.67%) Risk Management
12 27 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
12 27 (16.07%) Security Operations
13 26 (15.48%) Business Development
14 25 (14.88%) Network Security
14 25 (14.88%) Vulnerability Management
15 24 (14.29%) Project Management
15 24 (14.29%) ITIL
16 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
16 22 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (13.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 21 (12.50%) Windows
17 21 (12.50%) Programme Management
18 19 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (11.31%) Linux
18 19 (11.31%) Security Architecture
19 18 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.38%) IaaS
3 4 (2.38%) SaaS
4 3 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.79%) G Suite
4 3 (1.79%) Office 365
4 3 (1.79%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.86%) Firewall
2 25 (14.88%) Network Security
3 17 (10.12%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.98%) Internet
5 2 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.19%) Big Data
2 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
General
1 56 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (8.33%) Marketing
3 13 (7.74%) Retail
4 10 (5.95%) Banking
5 6 (3.57%) Legal
6 5 (2.98%) Front Office
7 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.79%) Games
8 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.19%) International Banking
9 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Automotive
10 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Electronics
10 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) RESTful
1 3 (1.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Data Protection Act
2 13 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.95%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (4.76%) CESG
4 8 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.79%) Cybercrime
6 3 (1.79%) FMCG
6 3 (1.79%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.79%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.19%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.19%) Life Science
7 2 (1.19%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.50%) Windows
2 19 (11.31%) Linux
3 17 (10.12%) Apple iOS
3 17 (10.12%) Mac OS X
3 17 (10.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.19%) Unix
4 2 (1.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (42.86%) Information Security
3 35 (20.83%) Data Protection
4 31 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (17.86%) SIEM
6 29 (17.26%) Identity Access Management
7 28 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
7 28 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 27 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
8 27 (16.07%) Security Operations
9 26 (15.48%) Business Development
10 25 (14.88%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (14.29%) ITIL
11 24 (14.29%) Project Management
12 21 (12.50%) Programme Management
13 19 (11.31%) Security Architecture
13 19 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 17 (10.12%) DRM
15 17 (10.12%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (51.79%) CISSP
2 76 (45.24%) CISM
3 29 (17.26%) CISA
4 15 (8.93%) Degree
4 15 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.14%) CRISC
6 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.95%) ISEB
8 8 (4.76%) SANS
9 6 (3.57%) CCNP
9 6 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.57%) GCIH
10 5 (2.98%) CEH
10 5 (2.98%) GIAC
10 5 (2.98%) SSCP
11 3 (1.79%) CISMP
11 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.19%) CLAS
12 2 (1.19%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (25.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (13.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 14 (8.33%) PMO
4 13 (7.74%) PCI DSS
5 8 (4.76%) GDPR
6 6 (3.57%) NIST 800
7 3 (1.79%) COBIT
7 3 (1.79%) PSD2
7 3 (1.79%) SEPA
8 2 (1.19%) QA
9 1 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.60%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.60%) RMADS
9 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (10.12%) Apple
2 11 (6.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.38%) Cisco
4 3 (1.79%) Google
4 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.79%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.79%) Splunk
4 3 (1.79%) VMware
5 2 (1.19%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.60%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.60%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.60%) McAfee
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) Symantec
6 1 (0.60%) Tripwire