The median annual salary for a Information Security Manager was £69,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 715 718 781
Rank change year-on-year +3 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 147 245 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 117 216 170
Median salary £69,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +6.66%  
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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
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 26 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 26 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 -16 129 £70,000 +16.66% 21
London +54 61 £77,500 - 11
West Midlands +24 18 £63,000 +0.80%
Yorkshire +3 14 £60,000 +30.43% 1
Birmingham +23 13 £61,000 +1.66%
West Yorkshire +4 11 £60,000 +37.14% 1
City of London +49 10 £69,500 +9.88% 3
North West -19 10 £60,000 +10.09% 5
Scotland +18 9 £60,000 +16.50%
South East -20 9 £66,250 +20.45% 1
Edinburgh +13 8 £60,000 +16.50%
South West +11 8 £56,250 -29.68%
Hertfordshire +19 7 £78,000 +39.58% 1
East of England +9 7 £78,000 +15.55% 1
Manchester -24 7 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Leeds +11 5 £70,000 +60.00% 1
Bristol -2 5 £55,000 -31.25%
Berkshire -13 5 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Bradford - 5 £58,750 -
Royston - 5 £78,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £71,000 -
Wales - 5 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire +1 3 - -
Sheffield -3 3 - -
Swansea - 3 £45,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £67,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £57,500 -
West Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +41 2 - -
Gloucestershire +17 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 367 (99.19%) Information Security
2 214 (57.84%) CISSP
3 180 (48.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 173 (46.76%) CISM
5 154 (41.62%) Risk Management
6 123 (33.24%) CISA
7 109 (29.46%) Cybersecurity
8 106 (28.65%) Finance
9 83 (22.43%) Data Protection
10 81 (21.89%) Security Management
11 80 (21.62%) PCI DSS
12 71 (19.19%) Management Information System
13 70 (18.92%) Information Security Management
14 69 (18.65%) Degree
15 44 (11.89%) Legal
15 44 (11.89%) ISMS
16 42 (11.35%) Business Continuity
17 41 (11.08%) Security Operations
18 40 (10.81%) Internal Audit
19 36 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (9.46%) Incident Management
21 30 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
21 30 (8.11%) Project Management
21 30 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
22 29 (7.84%) ITIL
23 27 (7.30%) Data Protection Act
24 26 (7.03%) GDPR
24 26 (7.03%) Supplier Management
25 25 (6.76%) SIEM
26 24 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement

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 (1.62%) 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 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.08%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.08%) Office 365
4 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.49%) Firewall
2 19 (5.14%) Network Security
3 7 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.08%) DMZ
5 3 (0.81%) 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 (1.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.54%) Big Data
3 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.27%) GIS
General
1 106 (28.65%) Finance
2 44 (11.89%) Legal
3 21 (5.68%) Retail
4 20 (5.41%) Banking
5 19 (5.14%) Law
6 9 (2.43%) Marketing
6 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.08%) Electronics
9 3 (0.81%) 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 (2.16%) SailPoint
2 5 (1.35%) AngularJS
2 5 (1.35%) Node.js
2 5 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (1.35%) SAML
2 5 (1.35%) XACML
3 4 (1.08%) SPML
4 2 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (19.19%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.30%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.62%) NHS
8 5 (1.35%) CESG
8 5 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.81%) Fintech
10 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.81%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.54%) PMI
11 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Social Media
12 1 (0.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.35%) Windows
2 3 (0.81%) Linux
2 3 (0.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.54%) Unix
4 1 (0.27%) GCOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (99.19%) Information Security
2 154 (41.62%) Risk Management
3 109 (29.46%) Cybersecurity
4 83 (22.43%) Data Protection
5 81 (21.89%) Security Management
6 70 (18.92%) Information Security Management
7 44 (11.89%) ISMS
8 42 (11.35%) Business Continuity
9 41 (11.08%) Security Operations
10 40 (10.81%) Internal Audit
11 36 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (9.46%) Incident Management
13 30 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
13 30 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (8.11%) Project Management
14 29 (7.84%) ITIL
15 26 (7.03%) Supplier Management
16 25 (6.76%) SIEM
17 24 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.35%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.08%) C
3 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 214 (57.84%) CISSP
2 173 (46.76%) CISM
3 123 (33.24%) CISA
4 69 (18.65%) Degree
5 18 (4.86%) CRISC
6 17 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.78%) CEH
7 14 (3.78%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.24%) GIAC
9 9 (2.43%) CLAS
9 9 (2.43%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.43%) PMI Certification
10 8 (2.16%) CISMP
11 7 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.89%) PMP
12 6 (1.62%) CSSLP
12 6 (1.62%) IISP
12 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (1.35%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (48.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (21.62%) PCI DSS
3 26 (7.03%) GDPR
4 13 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (3.24%) COBIT
6 9 (2.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (2.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.89%) ISO22301
7 7 (1.89%) RMADS
8 6 (1.62%) BS25999
8 6 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (1.35%) SLA
10 4 (1.08%) GPG13
10 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.81%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.81%) 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 8 (2.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.62%) SCCM
2 5 (1.35%) WSUS
3 4 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.08%) Nessus
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.81%) Core Impact
4 3 (0.81%) Nexpose
4 3 (0.81%) OpenVAS
4 3 (0.81%) PowerBroker
4 3 (0.81%) QRadar
4 3 (0.81%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 13 (3.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (1.89%) SAP
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle
4 4 (1.08%) AlienVault
4 4 (1.08%) Aveksa
4 4 (1.08%) Cisco
4 4 (1.08%) CyberArk
4 4 (1.08%) ForgeRock
4 4 (1.08%) Intel Security
4 4 (1.08%) Palo Alto
4 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
4 4 (1.08%) Splunk
4 4 (1.08%) Symantec
5 3 (0.81%) ArcSight
5 3 (0.81%) Bomgar
5 3 (0.81%) LogRhythm
5 3 (0.81%) Qualys
5 3 (0.81%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.54%) VMware
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