Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Risk Manager was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Risk Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1099 1129 1213
Rank change year-on-year +30 +84 +61
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Risk Manager 77 62 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.035% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.036% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 63 45 55
UK median annual salary £75,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.43% +4.55% -15.38%
10th Percentile £46,700 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £101,500 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +47.37% -13.64% -14.73%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Information Risk Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Risk Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Risk Manager in the UK

Information Risk Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Risk Manager.

Salary trend for Information Risk Manager in the UK

Information Risk Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Risk Manager over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Risk Manager in the UK

Information Risk 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 Information Risk Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +28 75 £75,000 +30.43% 3
London +23 41 £82,500 +34.69% 2
UK excluding London +18 36 £70,000 +47.37% 2
North of England +17 21 £48,000 +3.78%
Yorkshire +42 17 £50,500 +18.82%
South East +15 10 £100,000 +53.85%
North West -4 3 £36,250 -27.50%
Wales - 2 £67,500 - 1
East of England - 2 £70,000 -
East Midlands +21 1 £55,000 - 1
Midlands -1 1 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North East - 1 £45,000 -

Information Risk Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Information Risk 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 Information Risk Manager in the job title.

1 75 (97.40%) Information Security
2 58 (75.32%) Risk Management
3 51 (66.23%) CISSP
4 38 (49.35%) CISM
4 38 (49.35%) Finance
5 34 (44.16%) CISA
6 30 (38.96%) Management Information System
7 27 (35.06%) Security Management
8 23 (29.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (27.27%) ISMS
10 20 (25.97%) Information Security Management
10 20 (25.97%) CRISC
11 18 (23.38%) COBIT
12 17 (22.08%) Legal
13 16 (20.78%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (20.78%) Data Loss Prevention
14 14 (18.18%) Mobile Computing
14 14 (18.18%) Threat Detection
14 14 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (16.88%) Banking
16 12 (15.58%) Risk Assessment
17 8 (10.39%) People Management
17 8 (10.39%) Law
18 7 (9.09%) Data Protection
18 7 (9.09%) Internal Audit
18 7 (9.09%) Compliance Audit
19 6 (7.79%) IT Audit
19 6 (7.79%) RSA Archer
19 6 (7.79%) Degree
19 6 (7.79%) ISSMP

Information Risk 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) IaaS
1 2 (2.60%) PaaS
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Firewall
1 2 (2.60%) Network Security
2 1 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
General
1 38 (49.35%) Finance
2 17 (22.08%) Legal
3 13 (16.88%) Banking
4 8 (10.39%) Law
5 3 (3.90%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 30 (38.96%) Management Information System
2 14 (18.18%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.30%) Equities
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (97.40%) Information Security
2 58 (75.32%) Risk Management
3 27 (35.06%) Security Management
4 21 (27.27%) ISMS
5 20 (25.97%) Information Security Management
6 16 (20.78%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (20.78%) Data Loss Prevention
7 14 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (18.18%) Threat Detection
8 12 (15.58%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (10.39%) People Management
10 7 (9.09%) Compliance Audit
10 7 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 7 (9.09%) Internal Audit
11 6 (7.79%) IT Audit
12 5 (6.49%) Information Governance
12 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (5.19%) Information Management
13 4 (5.19%) Project Management
13 4 (5.19%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (66.23%) CISSP
2 38 (49.35%) CISM
3 34 (44.16%) CISA
4 20 (25.97%) CRISC
5 6 (7.79%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) ISSMP
6 5 (6.49%) MBA
7 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.30%) ACCA
8 1 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.30%) CLAS
8 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (23.38%) COBIT
3 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.90%) GDPR
4 3 (3.90%) ISO 31000
5 2 (2.60%) COSO
5 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.30%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.30%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (1.30%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.30%) RMADS
6 1 (1.30%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1 (1.30%) BT