The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 719 655 764
Rank change year-on-year -64 +109  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 164 271 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 147 244 197
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,900
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £84,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -48 159 £65,000 +8.33% 24
London +3 78 £70,000 - 8
West Midlands +18 17 £53,750 -20.37% 2
North West -29 17 £60,000 +19.70% 2
East of England +3 15 £70,000 +15.81% 3
Manchester -10 15 £60,000 +5.26% 2
West Yorkshire +13 14 £57,500 -
Yorkshire 0 14 £57,500 -
South East -40 12 £62,000 +6.89% 7
City of London +33 10 £67,500 -15.62% 1
Birmingham +14 8 £52,500 -26.31% 1
Hertfordshire -3 8 £78,000 +39.58% 1
Hampshire +22 7 £62,000 +15.34% 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £70,000 - 1
Luton - 7 £70,000 - 1
Leeds 0 6 £60,000 +4.34%
Royston - 5 £78,000 -
Bradford - 5 £58,750 -
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £60,000 -7.69%
Milton Keynes 0 4 £60,000 -7.69%
Winchester - 4 £62,000 - 1
East Midlands +15 3 £30,250 -46.22%
Staffordshire +10 3 £55,000 -18.51% 1
South West +7 3 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Leicester - 3 £30,250 -
Stockport - 3 £55,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £30,250 -
Gloucestershire -2 2 - - 1
Hatfield -3 2 £75,000 -
Coventry -7 2 £52,500 +5.00%

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 322 (99.69%) Information Security
2 179 (55.42%) CISSP
3 177 (54.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 154 (47.68%) CISM
5 127 (39.32%) Risk Management
6 97 (30.03%) CISA
7 94 (29.10%) Cybersecurity
8 83 (25.70%) Finance
9 76 (23.53%) PCI DSS
10 62 (19.20%) Data Protection
11 58 (17.96%) Security Management
12 56 (17.34%) Degree
13 53 (16.41%) ISMS
14 52 (16.10%) Management Information System
15 47 (14.55%) Information Security Management
16 41 (12.69%) GDPR
17 35 (10.84%) Internal Audit
17 35 (10.84%) Legal
17 35 (10.84%) Penetration Testing
18 34 (10.53%) SIEM
19 33 (10.22%) Incident Management
19 33 (10.22%) Security Operations
20 31 (9.60%) Firewall
21 29 (8.98%) Business Continuity
21 29 (8.98%) Information Security Governance
22 28 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
23 27 (8.36%) Banking
24 25 (7.74%) Risk Assessment
24 25 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
24 25 (7.74%) Security Architecture

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%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.60%) Firewall
2 8 (2.48%) Network Security
3 6 (1.86%) Internet
3 6 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.24%) DMZ
4 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.62%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) Intranet
6 1 (0.31%) LAN
6 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.31%) Big Data
1 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 83 (25.70%) Finance
2 35 (10.84%) Legal
3 27 (8.36%) Banking
4 13 (4.02%) Retail
4 13 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.41%) Marketing
6 9 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.17%) Electronics
7 7 (2.17%) Law
8 3 (0.93%) Billing
8 3 (0.93%) Games
8 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.72%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.31%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.10%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (2.79%) NHS
5 7 (2.17%) CESG
6 5 (1.55%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.24%) Clustering
7 4 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.93%) Fintech
8 3 (0.93%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.62%) PMI
9 2 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.62%) Social Media
10 1 (0.31%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.02%) Linux
2 12 (3.72%) Windows
3 8 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.24%) Unix
5 2 (0.62%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) GCOS
6 1 (0.31%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (99.69%) Information Security
2 127 (39.32%) Risk Management
3 94 (29.10%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (19.20%) Data Protection
5 58 (17.96%) Security Management
6 53 (16.41%) ISMS
7 47 (14.55%) Information Security Management
8 35 (10.84%) Internal Audit
8 35 (10.84%) Penetration Testing
9 34 (10.53%) SIEM
10 33 (10.22%) Incident Management
10 33 (10.22%) Security Operations
11 29 (8.98%) Business Continuity
11 29 (8.98%) Information Security Governance
12 28 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (7.74%) Risk Assessment
13 25 (7.74%) Security Architecture
13 25 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (7.43%) ITIL
15 22 (6.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.10%) C
Qualifications
1 179 (55.42%) CISSP
2 154 (47.68%) CISM
3 97 (30.03%) CISA
4 56 (17.34%) Degree
5 24 (7.43%) CRISC
6 20 (6.19%) GIAC
7 12 (3.72%) CEH
7 12 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.72%) GISF
7 12 (3.72%) GSEC
8 11 (3.41%) Security Cleared
9 10 (3.10%) CISMP
9 10 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (3.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 9 (2.79%) PMI Certification
10 9 (2.79%) SANS
11 8 (2.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 8 (2.48%) SSCP
12 7 (2.17%) CLAS
12 7 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (54.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 41 (12.69%) GDPR
4 19 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (3.72%) ISO 22301
6 12 (3.72%) ISO 9001
7 10 (3.10%) COBIT
7 10 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (2.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.55%) HIPAA
9 5 (1.55%) SLA
10 4 (1.24%) ISO 14001
10 4 (1.24%) ISO 31000
10 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.93%) RMADS
12 1 (0.31%) BS25999
12 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (4.33%) SCCM
2 13 (4.02%) WSUS
3 12 (3.72%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (3.72%) Nessus
4 11 (3.41%) Core Impact
4 11 (3.41%) Nexpose
4 11 (3.41%) OpenVAS
4 11 (3.41%) PowerBroker
4 11 (3.41%) QRadar
4 11 (3.41%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 15 (4.64%) SolarWinds
2 12 (3.72%) Aveksa
2 12 (3.72%) CyberArk
2 12 (3.72%) McAfee
2 12 (3.72%) Palo Alto
2 12 (3.72%) Splunk
2 12 (3.72%) Symantec
3 11 (3.41%) AlienVault
3 11 (3.41%) ArcSight
3 11 (3.41%) Bomgar
3 11 (3.41%) LogRhythm
3 11 (3.41%) Qualys
4 8 (2.48%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.55%) SAP
6 2 (0.62%) VMware
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco
7 1 (0.31%) Computacenter
West Sussex
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £65 - £75 per annum + 5% pension, Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £62000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car Allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car+benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Inspire Corporation Limited
Salary: £46000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + associated benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 33 days, exc pen, bonus, flex/ben
Posted: 15 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £63000 - £85000 per annum + car, flex working, exc pen/ hol
Posted: 10 days ago