Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 712 847
Rank change year-on-year -68 +135 +179
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 420 566 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 359 493 439
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £45,500 £47,500 £45,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £59,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.20% +8.18% -4.35%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 15 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 18 November 2017. 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 -53 413 £65,000 +8.33% 18
UK excluding London -27 233 £57,000 -4.20% 14
London -52 187 £70,000 +7.69% 5
North of England +8 90 £52,500 -11.02% 6
South East -28 59 £64,000 +6.67% 3
North West -14 48 £55,000 -0.90%
Midlands +18 35 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +24 33 £48,000 -20.00% 5
East of England +28 29 £70,000 +16.67% 2
West Midlands +22 28 £55,000 +10.00%
South West -18 12 £50,000 -23.08% 2
North East +15 9 £52,500 +31.46% 1
East Midlands +27 7 £54,500 -12.80%
Wales +14 3 £65,000 +56.63% 1
Scotland -28 3 £57,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 418 (99.52%) Information Security
2 255 (60.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 237 (56.43%) CISSP
4 200 (47.62%) CISM
5 149 (35.48%) Risk Management
6 141 (33.57%) PCI DSS
7 122 (29.05%) Cybersecurity
8 117 (27.86%) GDPR
9 106 (25.24%) CISA
10 105 (25.00%) Data Protection
11 94 (22.38%) Finance
12 78 (18.57%) Security Management
13 73 (17.38%) Management Information System
14 68 (16.19%) ISMS
15 66 (15.71%) Information Security Management
16 60 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
17 57 (13.57%) Degree
18 54 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
19 49 (11.67%) Project Management
20 48 (11.43%) SIEM
21 47 (11.19%) Legal
22 42 (10.00%) Firewall
22 42 (10.00%) Incident Management
23 41 (9.76%) CRISC
24 40 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
25 39 (9.29%) Security Operations
26 38 (9.05%) Banking
26 38 (9.05%) ITIL
27 37 (8.81%) Cyber Essentials
28 35 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management

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 (0.24%) Apache
1 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.24%) IIS
1 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.05%) SaaS
2 8 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.43%) IaaS
4 6 (1.43%) PaaS
5 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.48%) Cloudflare
5 2 (0.48%) Office 365
6 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.00%) Firewall
2 28 (6.67%) Network Security
3 7 (1.67%) Internet
3 7 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.71%) SMS
6 2 (0.48%) Intranet
7 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.24%) VLAN
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.24%) Big Data
1 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 94 (22.38%) Finance
2 47 (11.19%) Legal
3 38 (9.05%) Banking
4 18 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.57%) Retail
6 12 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.86%) Marketing
7 8 (1.90%) Electronics
7 8 (1.90%) Law
8 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Games
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.57%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.24%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.38%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
3 25 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.10%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.90%) CESG
6 8 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.67%) Fintech
8 6 (1.43%) Clustering
8 6 (1.43%) NHS
8 6 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
9 5 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.95%) BYOD
10 4 (0.95%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.71%) FMCG
11 3 (0.71%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.38%) Windows
2 29 (6.90%) Linux
3 12 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.14%) Unix
5 2 (0.48%) Android
5 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (99.52%) Information Security
2 149 (35.48%) Risk Management
3 122 (29.05%) Cybersecurity
4 105 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 78 (18.57%) Security Management
6 68 (16.19%) ISMS
7 66 (15.71%) Information Security Management
8 60 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
9 54 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (11.67%) Project Management
11 48 (11.43%) SIEM
12 42 (10.00%) Incident Management
13 40 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
14 39 (9.29%) Security Operations
15 38 (9.05%) ITIL
16 35 (8.33%) Security Architecture
16 35 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
17 34 (8.10%) Internal Audit
18 30 (7.14%) IT Audit
19 27 (6.43%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.00%) C
2 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 237 (56.43%) CISSP
2 200 (47.62%) CISM
3 106 (25.24%) CISA
4 57 (13.57%) Degree
5 41 (9.76%) CRISC
6 18 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.81%) GIAC
8 15 (3.57%) GISF
8 15 (3.57%) GSEC
9 14 (3.33%) CISMP
10 13 (3.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (2.86%) SANS
12 11 (2.62%) SSCP
13 10 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.14%) Security Cleared
15 8 (1.90%) CEH
16 7 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
16 7 (1.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 7 (1.67%) ISSMP
17 6 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (60.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (33.57%) PCI DSS
3 117 (27.86%) GDPR
4 37 (8.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (4.76%) COBIT
5 20 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (4.52%) ISO 22301
7 16 (3.81%) ISO 9001
8 13 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 10 (2.38%) ISO 31000
9 10 (2.38%) RMADS
10 8 (1.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (1.67%) ISO 14001
12 6 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.95%) BS7799
13 4 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.95%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.95%) QA
14 3 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Postfix
2 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (4.05%) Nessus
2 16 (3.81%) QRadar
3 15 (3.57%) Core Impact
3 15 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (3.57%) Nexpose
3 15 (3.57%) OpenVAS
3 15 (3.57%) PowerBroker
3 15 (3.57%) RSA Security Analytics
3 15 (3.57%) SCCM
3 15 (3.57%) WSUS
4 6 (1.43%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.24%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (5.00%) SolarWinds
2 19 (4.52%) LogRhythm
2 19 (4.52%) Splunk
3 16 (3.81%) McAfee
3 16 (3.81%) Symantec
4 15 (3.57%) AlienVault
4 15 (3.57%) ArcSight
4 15 (3.57%) Aveksa
4 15 (3.57%) Bomgar
4 15 (3.57%) CyberArk
4 15 (3.57%) Palo Alto
4 15 (3.57%) Qualys
5 11 (2.62%) Capita
6 10 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.43%) Cisco
7 6 (1.43%) SAP
8 3 (0.71%) HP
9 2 (0.48%) BT
9 2 (0.48%) Radware
10 1 (0.24%) IronPort