The median annual salary for a Information Security Manager was £69,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 706 790
Rank change year-on-year -12 +84  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 147 248 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 117 218 172
Median salary £69,000 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +2.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £50,000 £43,507
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  

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 82827 99939 106877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68817 83912 87121
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Information Security Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 129 £70,000 +16.66% 23
London +60 61 £77,500 +1.63% 12
West Midlands +30 17 £61,000 -2.40% 1
Yorkshire +1 14 £60,000 +27.65% 1
Birmingham +25 13 £61,000 +1.66% 1
West Yorkshire +9 11 £60,000 +32.23% 1
North West -20 11 £60,000 +10.09% 5
City of London +46 10 £69,500 +9.88% 3
Scotland +21 9 £60,000 +16.50%
South East -18 9 £66,250 +20.45% 1
South West +15 8 £56,250 -29.68%
Edinburgh +14 8 £60,000 +16.50%
Manchester -27 8 £60,000 +9.09% 3
East of England +20 7 £78,000 +15.55% 1
Hertfordshire +19 7 £78,000 +39.58% 1
Leeds +13 5 £70,000 +54.26% 1
Berkshire 0 5 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Bristol -3 5 £55,000 -31.25%
Bradford - 5 £58,750 -
Royston - 5 £78,000 -
Wales - 5 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £75,000 -
Sheffield +5 3 - -
South Yorkshire -4 3 - -
Swansea - 3 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £57,500 -
West Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +54 2 - -
East Midlands +11 2 £30,250 -50.61%
Gloucestershire +9 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 366 (99.46%) Information Security
2 213 (57.88%) CISSP
3 179 (48.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 172 (46.74%) CISM
5 150 (40.76%) Risk Management
6 123 (33.42%) CISA
7 108 (29.35%) Cybersecurity
8 104 (28.26%) Finance
9 83 (22.55%) Data Protection
10 79 (21.47%) Security Management
11 78 (21.20%) PCI DSS
12 70 (19.02%) Management Information System
13 69 (18.75%) Degree
14 68 (18.48%) Information Security Management
15 46 (12.50%) Legal
16 42 (11.41%) ISMS
17 41 (11.14%) Security Operations
18 40 (10.87%) Internal Audit
18 40 (10.87%) Business Continuity
19 37 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
20 34 (9.24%) Incident Management
21 30 (8.15%) Project Management
22 29 (7.88%) ITIL
22 29 (7.88%) Penetration Testing
22 29 (7.88%) Identity Access Management
23 26 (7.07%) SIEM
23 26 (7.07%) Supplier Management
23 26 (7.07%) Data Protection Act
23 26 (7.07%) GDPR
24 24 (6.52%) Firewall

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 6 (1.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.27%) Apache
2 1 (0.27%) JBoss
2 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.82%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.52%) Firewall
2 19 (5.16%) Network Security
3 7 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.09%) DMZ
5 3 (0.82%) Internet
6 2 (0.54%) DNS
6 2 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.54%) Big Data
3 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.27%) GIS
General
1 104 (28.26%) Finance
2 46 (12.50%) Legal
3 21 (5.71%) Retail
4 20 (5.43%) Banking
5 19 (5.16%) Law
6 9 (2.45%) Marketing
6 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.09%) Electronics
9 3 (0.82%) Games
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) French Language
10 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.17%) SailPoint
2 5 (1.36%) AngularJS
2 5 (1.36%) Node.js
2 5 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (1.36%) SAML
2 5 (1.36%) XACML
3 4 (1.09%) SPML
4 2 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.02%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.07%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.63%) NHS
8 5 (1.36%) CESG
8 5 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.09%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.82%) Fintech
10 3 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.82%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.54%) PMI
11 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Social Media
12 1 (0.27%) BBC
12 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.63%) Windows
2 4 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.82%) Linux
4 2 (0.54%) Unix
5 1 (0.27%) GCOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (99.46%) Information Security
2 150 (40.76%) Risk Management
3 108 (29.35%) Cybersecurity
4 83 (22.55%) Data Protection
5 79 (21.47%) Security Management
6 68 (18.48%) Information Security Management
7 42 (11.41%) ISMS
8 41 (11.14%) Security Operations
9 40 (10.87%) Business Continuity
9 40 (10.87%) Internal Audit
10 37 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (9.24%) Incident Management
12 30 (8.15%) Project Management
13 29 (7.88%) Identity Access Management
13 29 (7.88%) ITIL
13 29 (7.88%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (7.07%) SIEM
14 26 (7.07%) Supplier Management
15 23 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (5.98%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.09%) C
3 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 213 (57.88%) CISSP
2 172 (46.74%) CISM
3 123 (33.42%) CISA
4 69 (18.75%) Degree
5 17 (4.62%) CRISC
6 16 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 13 (3.53%) CEH
7 13 (3.53%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.26%) GIAC
9 9 (2.45%) CLAS
9 9 (2.45%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.45%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.90%) CISMP
10 7 (1.90%) PMP
11 6 (1.63%) CSSLP
11 6 (1.63%) IISP
11 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (48.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (21.20%) PCI DSS
3 26 (7.07%) GDPR
4 12 (3.26%) COBIT
4 12 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (1.90%) ISO22301
8 6 (1.63%) BS25999
9 5 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (1.36%) RMADS
9 5 (1.36%) SLA
10 4 (1.09%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.82%) GPG13
11 3 (0.82%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.82%) QA
12 2 (0.54%) ISO27002
13 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.27%) EMIR
13 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 9 (2.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) SCCM
2 5 (1.36%) WSUS
3 4 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.09%) Nessus
3 4 (1.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.82%) Core Impact
4 3 (0.82%) Nexpose
4 3 (0.82%) OpenVAS
4 3 (0.82%) PowerBroker
4 3 (0.82%) QRadar
4 3 (0.82%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 13 (3.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (1.90%) SAP
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle
4 4 (1.09%) AlienVault
4 4 (1.09%) Aveksa
4 4 (1.09%) Cisco
4 4 (1.09%) CyberArk
4 4 (1.09%) ForgeRock
4 4 (1.09%) Intel Security
4 4 (1.09%) Palo Alto
4 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.09%) Splunk
4 4 (1.09%) Symantec
5 3 (0.82%) ArcSight
5 3 (0.82%) Bomgar
5 3 (0.82%) LogRhythm
5 3 (0.82%) Qualys
5 3 (0.82%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.82%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.54%) VMware
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