Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 866 744
Rank change year-on-year +157 -122 +138
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 491 335 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 411 294 512
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +7.83% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +192 470 £65,000 -1.89% 55
UK excluding London +162 337 £60,000 -3.23% 30
London +13 152 £80,000 +11.50% 25
North of England +89 110 £60,000 +4.35% 12
South East +46 90 £63,750 +2.00% 4
North West +50 72 £60,000 +5.73% 4
Midlands +56 61 £57,500 +4.55% 6
West Midlands +59 51 £57,500 - 5
East of England +48 41 £74,500 +6.43% 4
Yorkshire +44 25 £58,750 - 3
South West +6 15 £62,500 +25.00% 4
Scotland -6 13 £40,963 -30.28%
North East -8 13 £68,250 +43.68% 5
East Midlands +6 10 £65,000 +23.81% 1
Wales +16 6 £43,750 -2.78%
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Information Security Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 491 (100.00%) Information Security
2 317 (64.56%) CISSP
3 280 (57.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 258 (52.55%) CISM
5 159 (32.38%) Risk Management
5 159 (32.38%) PCI DSS
6 155 (31.57%) GDPR
7 140 (28.51%) Finance
8 114 (23.22%) CISA
9 112 (22.81%) Security Management
10 109 (22.20%) Data Protection
11 103 (20.98%) Management Information System
12 90 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
13 81 (16.50%) SIEM
14 77 (15.68%) Incident Management
15 76 (15.48%) Degree
15 76 (15.48%) Legal
16 74 (15.07%) Cybersecurity
17 68 (13.85%) Information Security Management
18 61 (12.42%) ISMS
19 58 (11.81%) ITIL
20 56 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 46 (9.37%) Business Continuity
22 42 (8.55%) Windows
22 42 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (8.55%) Security Operations
23 41 (8.35%) Linux
24 37 (7.54%) Vulnerability Management
25 36 (7.33%) Capita
25 36 (7.33%) Risk Assessment

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 17 (3.46%) IIS
2 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.20%) SAS
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.05%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.41%) IaaS
4 2 (0.41%) PaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.92%) Firewall
2 28 (5.70%) Network Security
3 15 (3.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (2.65%) WAN
5 9 (1.83%) SCCP
6 8 (1.63%) LAN
6 8 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.63%) VPN
7 7 (1.43%) Internet
8 6 (1.22%) IPsec
8 6 (1.22%) SSL
9 5 (1.02%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (1.02%) Intranet
9 5 (1.02%) Wireless
10 3 (0.61%) FTP
10 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.41%) MPLS
11 2 (0.41%) VoIP
12 1 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.61%) GIS
2 1 (0.20%) Big Data
2 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.20%) QlikView
General
1 140 (28.51%) Finance
2 76 (15.48%) Legal
3 24 (4.89%) Banking
4 21 (4.28%) Retail
5 9 (1.83%) Marketing
6 8 (1.63%) Law
6 8 (1.63%) Local Government
7 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.22%) Advertising
9 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Games
12 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.41%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 103 (20.98%) Management Information System
2 42 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
5 19 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.43%) CESG
9 7 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.81%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.61%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.61%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.61%) Robotics
12 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.41%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.41%) Fintech
13 2 (0.41%) Smart Energy
13 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.55%) Windows
2 41 (8.35%) Linux
3 19 (3.87%) Unix
4 1 (0.20%) IRIX
4 1 (0.20%) Solaris
4 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (100.00%) Information Security
2 159 (32.38%) Risk Management
3 112 (22.81%) Security Management
4 109 (22.20%) Data Protection
5 90 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
6 81 (16.50%) SIEM
7 77 (15.68%) Incident Management
8 74 (15.07%) Cybersecurity
9 68 (13.85%) Information Security Management
10 61 (12.42%) ISMS
11 58 (11.81%) ITIL
12 56 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 46 (9.37%) Business Continuity
14 42 (8.55%) Security Operations
15 37 (7.54%) Vulnerability Management
16 36 (7.33%) Risk Assessment
17 35 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
18 34 (6.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 33 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
20 30 (6.11%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.43%) C
2 3 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 317 (64.56%) CISSP
2 258 (52.55%) CISM
3 114 (23.22%) CISA
4 76 (15.48%) Degree
5 35 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (6.72%) CRISC
7 28 (5.70%) Security Cleared
8 27 (5.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 24 (4.89%) CISMP
10 22 (4.48%) SC Cleared
11 17 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (3.46%) IISP
11 17 (3.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 15 (3.05%) PCI QSA
13 12 (2.44%) CGEIT
14 11 (2.24%) CCSP
15 10 (2.04%) SSCP
16 9 (1.83%) CREST Certified
17 8 (1.63%) SANS
18 7 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (57.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (32.38%) PCI DSS
3 155 (31.57%) GDPR
4 32 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (3.46%) COBIT
6 15 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 15 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (2.85%) ISO 22301
8 11 (2.24%) ISO 9001
9 8 (1.63%) MiFID
10 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.81%) SLA
11 3 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.61%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.61%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.61%) QA
12 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 25 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.02%) Snort
3 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) OSSEC
2 2 (0.41%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 36 (7.33%) Capita
2 32 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.24%) LogRhythm
4 6 (1.22%) Qualys
4 6 (1.22%) Sun
5 5 (1.02%) Cisco
5 5 (1.02%) Sophos
5 5 (1.02%) Splunk
5 5 (1.02%) Symantec
6 4 (0.81%) VMware
7 3 (0.61%) Dell
7 3 (0.61%) LogLogic
7 3 (0.61%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.41%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.41%) Google
8 2 (0.41%) McAfee
8 2 (0.41%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.41%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.20%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.20%) CA