Period
to 25 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

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

Information Security Manager
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 815 779
Rank change year-on-year +104 -36 +171
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 507 373 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 403 299 485
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,750 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -

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 170,663 164,298 197,760
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,615 136,420 165,977
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 25 April 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 +133 491 £65,000 - 34
UK excluding London +141 336 £57,500 -4.17% 21
London -33 169 £80,000 +17.65% 14
North of England +71 130 £55,000 -8.33% 5
South East +71 102 £65,000 - 4
Yorkshire +69 77 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Midlands -12 46 £57,500 - 8
North West -5 43 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands -13 37 £57,500 -4.17% 5
East of England +10 34 £55,000 -26.67% 2
South West -10 10 £42,500 -20.93% 1
North East - 10 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands +3 9 £62,500 +13.64% 3
Wales +4 7 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Scotland -53 6 £40,963 -31.73%
Northern Ireland +4 1 £52,500 +16.67%

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, Information Security 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 Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 505 (99.61%) Information Security
2 309 (60.95%) CISSP
3 269 (53.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 265 (52.27%) CISM
5 196 (38.66%) Risk Management
6 138 (27.22%) GDPR
7 136 (26.82%) CISA
8 135 (26.63%) Finance
9 129 (25.44%) Management Information System
10 116 (22.88%) Security Management
11 112 (22.09%) PCI DSS
12 108 (21.30%) Data Protection
13 98 (19.33%) Legal
14 91 (17.95%) Information Security Management
15 87 (17.16%) Cybersecurity
16 71 (14.00%) Degree
17 59 (11.64%) ISMS
18 57 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 54 (10.65%) Penetration Testing
20 48 (9.47%) Business Continuity
21 45 (8.88%) Risk Assessment
22 43 (8.48%) ITIL
22 43 (8.48%) Incident Management
22 43 (8.48%) Continuous Improvement
23 38 (7.50%) Security Architecture
23 38 (7.50%) Compliance Audit
24 35 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
24 35 (6.90%) Regulatory Compliance
25 34 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
25 34 (6.71%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security 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 19 (3.75%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.99%) IaaS
1 5 (0.99%) SaaS
2 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.79%) Office 365
2 4 (0.79%) PaaS
3 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.51%) Firewall
2 28 (5.52%) Network Security
3 11 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (1.58%) SCCP
4 8 (1.58%) WAN
5 7 (1.38%) Internet
6 6 (1.18%) VPN
7 4 (0.79%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (0.79%) SSL
8 3 (0.59%) SMS
8 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.39%) Intranet
9 2 (0.39%) IPsec
9 2 (0.39%) LAN
9 2 (0.39%) MPLS
9 2 (0.39%) VoIP
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.39%) Big Data
1 2 (0.39%) Blockchain
General
1 135 (26.63%) Finance
2 98 (19.33%) Legal
3 32 (6.31%) Retail
4 20 (3.94%) Banking
5 16 (3.16%) Law
6 8 (1.58%) Marketing
7 7 (1.38%) Advertising
8 6 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.79%) Publishing
10 4 (0.79%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Games
11 3 (0.59%) Local Government
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.39%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 129 (25.44%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.73%) Data Protection Act
5 20 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.16%) Mobile Computing
7 15 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.58%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.79%) CESG
11 4 (0.79%) Fintech
12 3 (0.59%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.59%) Robotics
13 2 (0.39%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.39%) Music Streaming
13 2 (0.39%) Online Games
13 2 (0.39%) PKI
13 2 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.17%) Windows
2 9 (1.78%) Unix
3 6 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (0.20%) IRIX
4 1 (0.20%) Solaris
4 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (99.61%) Information Security
2 196 (38.66%) Risk Management
3 116 (22.88%) Security Management
4 108 (21.30%) Data Protection
5 91 (17.95%) Information Security Management
6 87 (17.16%) Cybersecurity
7 59 (11.64%) ISMS
8 57 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (10.65%) Penetration Testing
10 48 (9.47%) Business Continuity
11 45 (8.88%) Risk Assessment
12 43 (8.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (8.48%) Incident Management
12 43 (8.48%) ITIL
13 38 (7.50%) Compliance Audit
13 38 (7.50%) Security Architecture
14 35 (6.90%) Regulatory Compliance
15 34 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (6.71%) Vulnerability Management
16 32 (6.31%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.58%) C
2 3 (0.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 309 (60.95%) CISSP
2 265 (52.27%) CISM
3 136 (26.82%) CISA
4 71 (14.00%) Degree
5 24 (4.73%) CRISC
6 20 (3.94%) Security Cleared
7 19 (3.75%) CISMP
7 19 (3.75%) IISP
8 18 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.16%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (2.37%) CGEIT
12 11 (2.17%) PCI QSA
13 10 (1.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (1.97%) CCSP
14 9 (1.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 9 (1.78%) SANS
15 8 (1.58%) GIAC
15 8 (1.58%) SSCP
16 6 (1.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (53.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (27.22%) GDPR
3 112 (22.09%) PCI DSS
4 31 (6.11%) COBIT
5 26 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (1.97%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (1.38%) ISO 22301
10 7 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (1.38%) SLA
11 6 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.99%) BS7799
12 5 (0.99%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.99%) ISO 31000
12 5 (0.99%) PSD2
13 4 (0.79%) MiFID
14 3 (0.59%) COSO
15 2 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.39%) Snort
2 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (5.33%) Capita
2 10 (1.97%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.78%) Cisco
4 4 (0.79%) Symantec
4 4 (0.79%) VMware
5 2 (0.39%) CA
5 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Forcepoint
5 2 (0.39%) IronPort
5 2 (0.39%) McAfee
5 2 (0.39%) Sophos