The median annual salary for a Information Security Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Manager
UK
Rank 693 687 764
Rank change year-on-year -6 +77  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 156 263 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 121 237 166
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,400 £43,253
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £80,400 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.31%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -28 136 £65,000 +8.33% 19
London +71 66 £70,000 -5.08% 11
West Midlands +40 26 £60,000 - 2
Birmingham +27 13 £63,000 +14.54% 1
South East -18 13 £65,000 +18.18% 1
City of London +61 12 £83,750 -13.21% 4
Scotland +26 12 £60,000 +16.50% 1
Edinburgh +11 10 £60,000 +16.50% 1
Yorkshire +2 10 £65,000 +44.44% 1
North West -22 9 £56,000 +8.21% 3
South West +23 8 £53,750 -32.81%
West Yorkshire +11 7 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Bristol +2 6 £53,750 -32.81%
Leeds +1 6 £70,000 +54.26%
Coventry +18 5 £50,000 -20.00%
Manchester -27 5 £56,000 +1.81% 2
Berkshire -9 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Warwickshire - 4 £56,500 -
Surrey +39 3 £70,000 +12.00% 1
East of England +29 3 £78,000 +13.45% 1
Hertfordshire +17 3 £78,000 -13.33%
Sheffield +10 3 - -
South Yorkshire +6 3 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £46,000 -
Southampton - 3 £60,000 -
Royston - 3 £78,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £57,500 - 1
Staines -8 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 - -

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 391 (98.99%) Information Security
2 218 (55.19%) CISSP
3 193 (48.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 182 (46.08%) Risk Management
5 175 (44.30%) CISM
6 135 (34.18%) CISA
7 121 (30.63%) Cybersecurity
8 111 (28.10%) Finance
9 99 (25.06%) Data Protection
10 98 (24.81%) Security Management
11 96 (24.30%) Management Information System
12 95 (24.05%) PCI DSS
13 87 (22.03%) Information Security Management
14 75 (18.99%) Degree
15 55 (13.92%) Business Continuity
16 54 (13.67%) ISMS
17 49 (12.41%) Legal
18 41 (10.38%) Internal Audit
19 40 (10.13%) Security Operations
20 38 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
21 34 (8.61%) Incident Management
22 33 (8.35%) Project Management
23 32 (8.10%) ITIL
24 31 (7.85%) Penetration Testing
24 31 (7.85%) Data Protection Act
25 30 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
26 28 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
27 27 (6.84%) Risk Assessment
27 27 (6.84%) Identity Access Management
28 26 (6.58%) Supplier Management

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (0.25%) Apache
2 1 (0.25%) JBoss
2 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.54%) MS Office
2 3 (0.76%) MS Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (2.03%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.28%) Office 365
3 7 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.82%) Network Security
2 15 (3.80%) Firewall
3 9 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.76%) DMZ
4 3 (0.76%) Internet
5 2 (0.51%) Intranet
6 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.25%) GIS
General
1 111 (28.10%) Finance
2 49 (12.41%) Legal
3 21 (5.32%) Retail
4 20 (5.06%) Law
5 17 (4.30%) Banking
6 10 (2.53%) Marketing
6 10 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) Electronics
8 4 (1.01%) Games
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) French Language
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
1 5 (1.27%) Node.js
1 5 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (1.27%) SAML
1 5 (1.27%) XACML
2 4 (1.01%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.01%) SPML
3 2 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) SPNEGO
4 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 96 (24.30%) Management Information System
2 31 (7.85%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.53%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.52%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.27%) CESG
9 5 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
9 5 (1.27%) NHS
10 4 (1.01%) Fintech
10 4 (1.01%) iPad
11 3 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.51%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.51%) Social Media
13 1 (0.25%) BBC
13 1 (0.25%) Online Games
13 1 (0.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.51%) Windows
2 1 (0.25%) GCOS
2 1 (0.25%) Unix
2 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (98.99%) Information Security
2 182 (46.08%) Risk Management
3 121 (30.63%) Cybersecurity
4 99 (25.06%) Data Protection
5 98 (24.81%) Security Management
6 87 (22.03%) Information Security Management
7 55 (13.92%) Business Continuity
8 54 (13.67%) ISMS
9 41 (10.38%) Internal Audit
10 40 (10.13%) Security Operations
11 38 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (8.61%) Incident Management
13 33 (8.35%) Project Management
14 32 (8.10%) ITIL
15 31 (7.85%) Penetration Testing
16 30 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
17 28 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 27 (6.84%) Identity Access Management
18 27 (6.84%) Risk Assessment
19 26 (6.58%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.27%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.01%) C
3 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 218 (55.19%) CISSP
2 175 (44.30%) CISM
3 135 (34.18%) CISA
4 75 (18.99%) Degree
5 22 (5.57%) CRISC
6 20 (5.06%) Security Cleared
7 17 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 15 (3.80%) CEH
9 11 (2.78%) CISMP
10 9 (2.28%) DBS Check
10 9 (2.28%) MBA
11 8 (2.03%) CLAS
12 6 (1.52%) CSSLP
12 6 (1.52%) GIAC
13 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.27%) IISP
13 5 (1.27%) PCI QSA
14 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (48.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (24.05%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.57%) GDPR
4 12 (3.04%) COBIT
4 12 (3.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (2.78%) RMADS
6 10 (2.53%) QA
7 8 (2.03%) BS25999
7 8 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 8 (2.03%) GPG13
8 7 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.01%) ISO22301
10 3 (0.76%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.51%) SLA
12 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.25%) EMIR
12 1 (0.25%) FISMA
12 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (3.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.03%) ServiceNow
3 7 (1.77%) Cisco
3 7 (1.77%) SAP
4 5 (1.27%) Oracle
5 4 (1.01%) ForgeRock
5 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.76%) AlienVault
6 3 (0.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.76%) F5
7 1 (0.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.25%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.25%) Informatica
7 1 (0.25%) Intel
7 1 (0.25%) Lumension
7 1 (0.25%) Qualys
North London
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, stock, benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marks Sattin
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Middletons Assured Talent
Salary: Excellent market salary and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £68,000 to £73,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies
Salary: From £42,492 to £46,422 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £650000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago