Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Manager was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 997 1016 1059
Rank change year-on-year +19 +43 +170
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Manager 153 175 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.099% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 128 144 143
UK median annual salary £72,500 £80,000 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £49,250 £45,375 £41,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £94,625 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £64,000
% change year-on-year -2.04% -4.30% -3.69%

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 160,740 170,518 186,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,501 136,544 156,426
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -4 145 £72,500 -9.38% 29
London -12 92 £75,000 -6.25% 18
UK excluding London +40 51 £60,000 -2.04% 13
North of England +32 19 £60,000 - 3
North West +18 12 £60,000 - 2
South West +18 9 £51,250 -
Midlands - 9 £76,250 - 5
South East +1 7 £100,000 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £72,500 - 1
Scotland +3 4 £50,000 +33.33% 2
East Midlands - 3 £80,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £61,500 - 4
East of England +21 2 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Wales - 2 £43,500 -

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (52.94%) Information Security
3 70 (45.75%) CISSP
4 47 (30.72%) CISM
5 42 (27.45%) Finance
6 40 (26.14%) Business Development
7 38 (24.84%) Risk Management
8 36 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 28 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (18.30%) Vulnerability Management
10 27 (17.65%) Degree
10 27 (17.65%) Firewall
11 24 (15.69%) Management Information System
12 23 (15.03%) CISA
12 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (13.07%) Project Management
13 20 (13.07%) PRINCE2
14 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
16 17 (11.11%) SaaS
17 16 (10.46%) Retail
17 16 (10.46%) Workflow
17 16 (10.46%) GDPR
18 15 (9.80%) PCI DSS
19 13 (8.50%) Intrusion Detection
19 13 (8.50%) Network Security
20 12 (7.84%) Marketing
20 12 (7.84%) Data Privacy
20 12 (7.84%) Banking

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 (1.31%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.11%) SaaS
3 10 (6.54%) IaaS
3 10 (6.54%) PaaS
4 6 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.65%) Firewall
2 13 (8.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (8.50%) Network Security
3 6 (3.92%) VPN
4 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.31%) LAN
5 2 (1.31%) VLAN
5 2 (1.31%) WAN
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.65%) DMZ
6 1 (0.65%) Internet
6 1 (0.65%) Intranet
6 1 (0.65%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Big Data
1 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
General
1 42 (27.45%) Finance
2 16 (10.46%) Retail
3 12 (7.84%) Banking
3 12 (7.84%) Marketing
4 11 (7.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (5.88%) Legal
6 5 (3.27%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.31%) Games
8 2 (1.31%) Law
8 2 (1.31%) Military
9 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
9 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.54%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.23%) Cyberattack
5 6 (3.92%) Fintech
6 5 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.61%) PKI
8 3 (1.96%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.31%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.31%) SCADA
9 2 (1.31%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.65%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.65%) FMCG
10 1 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.31%) Unix
2 1 (0.65%) Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (52.94%) Information Security
3 40 (26.14%) Business Development
4 38 (24.84%) Risk Management
5 28 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (18.30%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (13.07%) PRINCE2
6 20 (13.07%) Project Management
7 18 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
9 16 (10.46%) Workflow
10 12 (7.84%) Data Privacy
10 12 (7.84%) ITIL
11 11 (7.19%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.54%) DevOps
13 9 (5.88%) Analytics
13 9 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (5.23%) B2B
14 8 (5.23%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.58%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (45.75%) CISSP
2 47 (30.72%) CISM
3 27 (17.65%) Degree
4 23 (15.03%) CISA
5 11 (7.19%) CRISC
6 10 (6.54%) CCNP
6 10 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.61%) GCIH
8 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.96%) APMP
9 3 (1.96%) CEH
9 3 (1.96%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.96%) GIAC
9 3 (1.96%) PCI QSA
9 3 (1.96%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.96%) PMP
9 3 (1.96%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.46%) GDPR
3 15 (9.80%) PCI DSS
4 10 (6.54%) NIST 800
5 6 (3.92%) COBIT
5 6 (3.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.31%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.65%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.65%) PSD2
8 1 (0.65%) SLA
8 1 (0.65%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.19%) McAfee ePO
1 11 (7.19%) Nessus
2 5 (3.27%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (7.19%) McAfee
2 10 (6.54%) Splunk
3 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.31%) Sun
5 1 (0.65%) Ariba
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) Ivanti
5 1 (0.65%) Mitel
5 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.65%) VMware