Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 750 882
Rank change year-on-year -105 +132 +258
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 325 562 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 278 512 400
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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 -116 304 £65,000 +8.33% 21
UK excluding London -124 181 £60,000 +4.35% 12
London +9 140 £70,000 - 9
North of England -27 54 £57,500 +5.50% 8
Midlands +37 38 £55,000 -12.00% 1
South East -88 33 £64,250 +11.74% 3
West Midlands +42 32 £60,000 - 1
North West -30 30 £56,750 +2.25% 3
Yorkshire -15 23 £58,750 +11.90% 5
East of England +26 22 £70,000 +7.69%
South West +26 15 £50,000 -31.03%
Scotland +24 11 £60,000 +4.35%
East Midlands +11 6 £41,375 -33.80%
Wales +12 5 £45,000 +8.43%
North East +15 1 £47,500 +28.38%
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Information Security 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 Security Manager in the job title.

1 323 (99.38%) Information Security
2 181 (55.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 175 (53.85%) CISSP
4 153 (47.08%) CISM
5 117 (36.00%) Risk Management
6 88 (27.08%) CISA
7 85 (26.15%) Finance
8 84 (25.85%) Cybersecurity
9 81 (24.92%) PCI DSS
10 59 (18.15%) Degree
11 57 (17.54%) ISMS
12 55 (16.92%) Data Protection
13 53 (16.31%) Security Management
14 51 (15.69%) Management Information System
14 51 (15.69%) GDPR
15 44 (13.54%) SIEM
16 42 (12.92%) Information Security Management
17 41 (12.62%) Security Operations
18 38 (11.69%) Incident Management
19 37 (11.38%) Internal Audit
20 36 (11.08%) Project Management
21 35 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
21 35 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
22 33 (10.15%) Firewall
22 33 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (9.54%) Risk Assessment
24 30 (9.23%) Banking
24 30 (9.23%) Cyber Essentials
25 29 (8.92%) Legal
25 29 (8.92%) CRISC

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 1 (0.31%) Apache
1 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.15%) Firewall
2 9 (2.77%) Network Security
3 7 (2.15%) Internet
4 6 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.23%) DMZ
7 2 (0.62%) DNS
7 2 (0.62%) Intranet
8 1 (0.31%) LAN
8 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.62%) Big Data
2 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 85 (26.15%) Finance
2 30 (9.23%) Banking
3 29 (8.92%) Legal
4 19 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.00%) Marketing
6 12 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.08%) Electronics
8 7 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.85%) Retail
10 4 (1.23%) Law
11 3 (0.92%) Billing
11 3 (0.92%) Games
12 2 (0.62%) Advertising
13 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.92%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.31%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.85%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.15%) CESG
6 6 (1.85%) Clustering
6 6 (1.85%) NHS
7 5 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.23%) Fintech
8 4 (1.23%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.62%) PMI
11 1 (0.31%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.54%) Linux
2 16 (4.92%) Windows
3 11 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.23%) Unix
5 2 (0.62%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) GCOS
6 1 (0.31%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (99.38%) Information Security
2 117 (36.00%) Risk Management
3 84 (25.85%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (17.54%) ISMS
5 55 (16.92%) Data Protection
6 53 (16.31%) Security Management
7 44 (13.54%) SIEM
8 42 (12.92%) Information Security Management
9 41 (12.62%) Security Operations
10 38 (11.69%) Incident Management
11 37 (11.38%) Internal Audit
12 36 (11.08%) Project Management
13 35 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
14 33 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (9.54%) Risk Assessment
16 29 (8.92%) Security Architecture
17 28 (8.62%) Information Security Governance
18 25 (7.69%) Business Continuity
18 25 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.62%) C
Qualifications
1 175 (53.85%) CISSP
2 153 (47.08%) CISM
3 88 (27.08%) CISA
4 59 (18.15%) Degree
5 29 (8.92%) CRISC
6 22 (6.77%) GIAC
7 16 (4.92%) GISF
7 16 (4.92%) GSEC
8 14 (4.31%) CEH
8 14 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (3.38%) CISMP
10 11 (3.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 11 (3.38%) SSCP
11 10 (3.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 10 (3.08%) SANS
12 9 (2.77%) PMI Certification
12 9 (2.77%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.46%) CCNA
13 8 (2.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (55.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (24.92%) PCI DSS
3 51 (15.69%) GDPR
4 30 (9.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (5.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (4.62%) ISO 22301
6 15 (4.62%) ISO 9001
7 14 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (3.38%) COBIT
9 9 (2.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (2.77%) RMADS
10 7 (2.15%) ISO 31000
10 7 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (1.85%) HIPAA
12 5 (1.54%) ISO 14001
13 4 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (1.23%) SLA
14 1 (0.31%) BS25999
14 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (5.54%) SCCM
2 17 (5.23%) WSUS
3 16 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (4.92%) Nessus
4 15 (4.62%) Core Impact
4 15 (4.62%) Nexpose
4 15 (4.62%) OpenVAS
4 15 (4.62%) PowerBroker
4 15 (4.62%) QRadar
4 15 (4.62%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 21 (6.46%) SolarWinds
2 16 (4.92%) Aveksa
2 16 (4.92%) CyberArk
2 16 (4.92%) McAfee
2 16 (4.92%) Palo Alto
2 16 (4.92%) Splunk
2 16 (4.92%) Symantec
3 15 (4.62%) AlienVault
3 15 (4.62%) ArcSight
3 15 (4.62%) Bomgar
3 15 (4.62%) LogRhythm
3 15 (4.62%) Qualys
4 9 (2.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.46%) SAP
6 2 (0.62%) Cisco
6 2 (0.62%) HP
6 2 (0.62%) VMware
7 1 (0.31%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.31%) BT
7 1 (0.31%) Computacenter
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