Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Manager was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 980 965 1171
Rank change year-on-year -15 +206 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Manager 197 222 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 151 175 91
UK median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £51,750 £45,500 £49,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,500 £58,750 £63,750
% change year-on-year +4.68% -7.84% -20.31%

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 167,574 163,030 193,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,241 134,968 162,789
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Manager in the UK

Cybersecurity Manager
Top 14 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 25 May 2018. 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 -46 177 £75,000 -9.09% 32
London -69 119 £80,000 -3.03% 17
UK excluding London +24 62 £61,500 +4.68% 20
South East -6 21 £75,000 +30.43% 7
North of England +2 18 £60,000 +26.32% 6
North West -12 11 £70,000 +47.37% 2
Midlands +7 8 £61,250 -33.78% 2
East of England -4 7 £62,500 -3.85%
Yorkshire - 7 £60,000 - 3
West Midlands +10 6 £61,000 -34.05% 2
Scotland -38 5 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South West -19 3 £60,000 -
Wales - 2 £44,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £100,000 -

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Manager in the job title.

1 197 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 103 (52.28%) CISSP
3 99 (50.25%) Information Security
4 88 (44.67%) CISM
5 69 (35.03%) Finance
6 54 (27.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 45 (22.84%) Identity Access Management
8 42 (21.32%) Firewall
9 40 (20.30%) Degree
10 34 (17.26%) Business Development
11 32 (16.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 31 (15.74%) SIEM
12 31 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (15.23%) GDPR
14 29 (14.72%) Risk Management
14 29 (14.72%) Data Protection
15 28 (14.21%) CISA
15 28 (14.21%) Security Operations
16 27 (13.71%) ITIL
16 27 (13.71%) Security Architecture
17 25 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
18 23 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (11.17%) Management Information System
19 22 (11.17%) Data Protection Act
20 21 (10.66%) PCI DSS
21 20 (10.15%) Network Security
22 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
23 18 (9.14%) DevOps
23 18 (9.14%) Project Management
23 18 (9.14%) Security Monitoring

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 2 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.05%) SaaS
4 5 (2.54%) IaaS
4 5 (2.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.32%) Firewall
2 20 (10.15%) Network Security
3 16 (8.12%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.02%) Internet
7 1 (0.51%) DMZ
7 1 (0.51%) LAN
7 1 (0.51%) WAN
7 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.02%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.51%) Maltego
General
1 69 (35.03%) Finance
2 17 (8.63%) Banking
3 13 (6.60%) Retail
4 9 (4.57%) Marketing
4 9 (4.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.05%) Legal
6 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.52%) Front Office
6 3 (1.52%) Military
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.02%) Middleware
1 2 (1.02%) OpenID
1 2 (1.02%) RESTful
1 2 (1.02%) SailPoint
1 2 (1.02%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.17%) Data Protection Act
1 22 (11.17%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.61%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (6.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (5.58%) Cyberattack
6 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.03%) Life Science
8 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.03%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.52%) SCADA
10 2 (1.02%) CESG
10 2 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.02%) PMI
10 2 (1.02%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.51%) Cyber Warfare
11 1 (0.51%) Derivative
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.12%) Windows
2 14 (7.11%) Apple iOS
2 14 (7.11%) Linux
2 14 (7.11%) Mac OS X
2 14 (7.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (50.25%) Information Security
3 45 (22.84%) Identity Access Management
4 34 (17.26%) Business Development
5 32 (16.24%) Vulnerability Management
6 31 (15.74%) SIEM
6 31 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (14.72%) Data Protection
7 29 (14.72%) Risk Management
8 28 (14.21%) Security Operations
9 27 (13.71%) ITIL
9 27 (13.71%) Security Architecture
10 25 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (9.14%) DevOps
12 18 (9.14%) Project Management
12 18 (9.14%) Security Monitoring
13 17 (8.63%) Programme Management
14 16 (8.12%) Data Loss Prevention
15 15 (7.61%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 103 (52.28%) CISSP
2 88 (44.67%) CISM
3 40 (20.30%) Degree
4 28 (14.21%) CISA
5 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
6 17 (8.63%) CRISC
7 13 (6.60%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.57%) GIAC
9 9 (4.57%) SANS
10 7 (3.55%) CCNP
11 6 (3.05%) CEH
11 6 (3.05%) Master's Degree
12 5 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (2.03%) CREST Certified
14 3 (1.52%) GCIH
14 3 (1.52%) ISEB
14 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.52%) PMP
14 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (27.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (15.23%) GDPR
3 21 (10.66%) PCI DSS
4 17 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (6.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (5.08%) NIST 800
6 10 (5.08%) PMO
7 6 (3.05%) COBIT
8 3 (1.52%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (1.52%) JSP 440
8 3 (1.52%) PSD2
8 3 (1.52%) RMADS
8 3 (1.52%) SEPA
9 2 (1.02%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) Nessus
2 5 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.52%) QRadar
3 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.02%) CASB
4 2 (1.02%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.02%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (7.11%) Apple
2 8 (4.06%) Splunk
3 7 (3.55%) McAfee
4 4 (2.03%) CyberArk
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.02%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.02%) Intel
5 2 (1.02%) NetWitness
5 2 (1.02%) Qualys
5 2 (1.02%) Sun
5 2 (1.02%) Trend Micro
6 1 (0.51%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco
6 1 (0.51%) Palantir
6 1 (0.51%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.51%) VMware