Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Manager was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 995 1068 1229
Rank change year-on-year +73 +161 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Manager 192 172 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.090% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 160 133 68
UK median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £75,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.91% +7.86%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £48,375
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £96,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - -17.24% +8.21%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168804 190108 210413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 August 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 August 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 +92 188 £80,000 +20.75% 14
London +73 146 £82,500 +13.79% 13
UK excluding London +31 43 £60,000 - 2
South East +70 17 £62,500 +4.17%
North of England -21 9 £60,000 -3.23% 1
South West -2 8 - -
North West -21 8 £60,000 +18.81%
East of England +4 6 £57,500 -17.86%
Scotland +7 1 £37,500 - 1
Northern Ireland -11 1 £60,000 +41.18%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -
North East - 1 £80,000 -

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 106 (55.21%) CISSP
3 96 (50.00%) CISM
4 93 (48.44%) Information Security
5 53 (27.60%) Finance
6 51 (26.56%) Data Protection
7 45 (23.44%) CISA
8 42 (21.88%) Risk Management
9 36 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 35 (18.23%) Project Management
11 33 (17.19%) SIEM
12 32 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 31 (16.15%) Data Loss Prevention
14 27 (14.06%) Business Development
15 26 (13.54%) Marketing
15 26 (13.54%) SC Cleared
16 24 (12.50%) Degree
17 23 (11.98%) Vulnerability Management
17 23 (11.98%) Firewall
18 22 (11.46%) Windows
18 22 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (11.46%) Security Architecture
19 21 (10.94%) ITIL
20 20 (10.42%) Linux
20 20 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
21 19 (9.90%) ISEB
21 19 (9.90%) CESG Certified Professional
22 18 (9.38%) Windows Server
22 18 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
22 18 (9.38%) Data Protection Act

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 4 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.08%) Office 365
3 3 (1.56%) SaaS
4 2 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.98%) Firewall
2 13 (6.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.17%) Network Security
4 6 (3.13%) Unified Communications
5 5 (2.60%) Internet
6 4 (2.08%) VLAN
7 3 (1.56%) VPN
8 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.04%) LAN
8 2 (1.04%) WAN
9 1 (0.52%) DMZ
9 1 (0.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.04%) Big Data
2 1 (0.52%) Maltego
General
1 53 (27.60%) Finance
2 26 (13.54%) Marketing
3 14 (7.29%) Banking
4 10 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.65%) Electronics
5 7 (3.65%) Retail
6 6 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.56%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.52%) International Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (3.65%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.60%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (2.60%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.08%) CESG
5 4 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (2.08%) Cybercrime
6 3 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (1.04%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.52%) PMI
8 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.46%) Windows
2 20 (10.42%) Linux
3 18 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.77%) Apple iOS
4 13 (6.77%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 93 (48.44%) Information Security
3 51 (26.56%) Data Protection
4 42 (21.88%) Risk Management
5 35 (18.23%) Project Management
6 33 (17.19%) SIEM
7 31 (16.15%) Data Loss Prevention
8 27 (14.06%) Business Development
9 23 (11.98%) Vulnerability Management
10 22 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (11.46%) Security Architecture
11 21 (10.94%) ITIL
12 20 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (8.33%) Security Operations
14 15 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
14 15 (7.81%) PRINCE2
15 14 (7.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 13 (6.77%) DRM
16 13 (6.77%) Incident Management
17 12 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.52%) Perl
2 1 (0.52%) Python
2 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (55.21%) CISSP
2 96 (50.00%) CISM
3 45 (23.44%) CISA
4 32 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 26 (13.54%) SC Cleared
6 24 (12.50%) Degree
7 19 (9.90%) CESG Certified Professional
7 19 (9.90%) ISEB
8 10 (5.21%) CRISC
9 6 (3.13%) CEH
10 5 (2.60%) CREST Certified
10 5 (2.60%) GCIH
10 5 (2.60%) IISP
10 5 (2.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (2.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 5 (2.60%) SANS
11 4 (2.08%) CISMP
12 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.04%) PMP
12 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (5.21%) GDPR
4 9 (4.69%) PCI DSS
5 8 (4.17%) ISO 22301
6 7 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (2.60%) ISO 14001
8 5 (2.60%) ISO 9001
8 5 (2.60%) NIST 800
9 2 (1.04%) COBIT
9 2 (1.04%) SLA
10 1 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.52%) PMO
10 1 (0.52%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) CSIRT
1 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (0.52%) Nessus
1 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (8.85%) Apple
2 8 (4.17%) ArcSight
3 7 (3.65%) LogRhythm
4 6 (3.13%) SAP
5 5 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.08%) NETGEAR
7 3 (1.56%) Cisco
7 3 (1.56%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.56%) VMware
8 2 (1.04%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.04%) Splunk
8 2 (1.04%) Varonis
9 1 (0.52%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee
9 1 (0.52%) Palantir
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec
9 1 (0.52%) Tripwire