Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Manager was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1010 933 1191
Rank change year-on-year -77 +258 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Manager 184 246 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 133 177 73
UK median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £99,850 £92,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% -1.49%

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -86 159 £80,000 - 26
London -65 114 £80,000 - 17
UK excluding London -4 48 £70,000 +7.69% 9
South East +15 22 £75,000 +42.86% 3
North of England +1 10 £70,000 +43.59% 1
North West -9 9 £70,000 +47.37% 1
Midlands -2 6 £62,500 -32.43% 1
West Midlands +5 5 £61,750 -33.24% 1
East of England -1 5 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Wales - 5 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +6 1 - -
South West +2 1 £75,000 - 3
Scotland -39 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £100,000 -

Cybersecurity Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 94 (51.09%) CISSP
3 88 (47.83%) CISM
4 78 (42.39%) Information Security
5 63 (34.24%) Finance
6 53 (28.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 48 (26.09%) Identity Access Management
8 43 (23.37%) Firewall
9 40 (21.74%) Security Operations
10 39 (21.20%) SIEM
11 35 (19.02%) Data Protection
12 31 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (16.30%) CISA
14 29 (15.76%) Network Security
15 28 (15.22%) Security Architecture
16 27 (14.67%) Penetration Testing
17 26 (14.13%) Risk Management
17 26 (14.13%) Programme Management
17 26 (14.13%) Data Protection Act
17 26 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (14.13%) Degree
17 26 (14.13%) Security Monitoring
18 25 (13.59%) Data Loss Prevention
18 25 (13.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 25 (13.59%) Vulnerability Management
18 25 (13.59%) Active Directory
18 25 (13.59%) ITIL
18 25 (13.59%) Windows
19 23 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (11.96%) Project 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 2 (1.09%) IIS
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.17%) SaaS
4 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.63%) G Suite
4 3 (1.63%) IaaS
4 3 (1.63%) Office 365
4 3 (1.63%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.37%) Firewall
2 29 (15.76%) Network Security
3 21 (11.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.09%) Internet
5 2 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.54%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.09%) Blockchain
General
1 63 (34.24%) Finance
2 13 (7.07%) Marketing
3 10 (5.43%) Banking
3 10 (5.43%) Retail
4 7 (3.80%) Legal
5 5 (2.72%) Front Office
6 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) International Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) RESTful
2 3 (1.63%) Web Services
3 2 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.13%) Data Protection Act
2 20 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.26%) CESG
6 6 (3.26%) Cyberattack
7 5 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.63%) Life Science
8 3 (1.63%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.54%) FMCG
10 1 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.59%) Windows
2 22 (11.96%) Linux
3 20 (10.87%) Apple iOS
3 20 (10.87%) Mac OS X
3 20 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.63%) Unix
5 2 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (42.39%) Information Security
3 48 (26.09%) Identity Access Management
4 40 (21.74%) Security Operations
5 39 (21.20%) SIEM
6 35 (19.02%) Data Protection
7 31 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (15.22%) Security Architecture
9 27 (14.67%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (14.13%) Programme Management
10 26 (14.13%) Risk Management
10 26 (14.13%) Security Monitoring
11 25 (13.59%) Data Loss Prevention
11 25 (13.59%) ITIL
11 25 (13.59%) Vulnerability Management
12 23 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (11.96%) Business Development
13 22 (11.96%) Project Management
14 20 (10.87%) DRM
14 20 (10.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (51.09%) CISSP
2 88 (47.83%) CISM
3 30 (16.30%) CISA
4 26 (14.13%) Degree
5 17 (9.24%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.07%) CRISC
6 13 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.43%) SANS
8 8 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.35%) GIAC
9 7 (3.80%) CEH
10 6 (3.26%) CCNP
10 6 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (3.26%) GCIH
11 5 (2.72%) SSCP
12 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.17%) ISEB
13 2 (1.09%) CCIE
13 2 (1.09%) CCNA
13 2 (1.09%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (28.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (13.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 19 (10.33%) GDPR
3 19 (10.33%) PCI DSS
4 18 (9.78%) PMO
5 7 (3.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (3.26%) NIST 800
7 3 (1.63%) COBIT
7 3 (1.63%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (1.63%) JSP 440
7 3 (1.63%) PSD2
7 3 (1.63%) RMADS
7 3 (1.63%) SEPA
8 2 (1.09%) QA
9 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (13.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.54%) QRadar
2 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (10.87%) Apple
2 9 (4.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.17%) Cisco
3 4 (2.17%) Splunk
4 3 (1.63%) Blue Coat
4 3 (1.63%) Google
4 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.09%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.54%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle
6 1 (0.54%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec
6 1 (0.54%) Trend Micro