Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 719 812
Rank change year-on-year -32 +93 +147
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 428 489 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 352 407 442
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £97,250 £85,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 -2 417 £65,000 +4.00% 55
UK excluding London +24 252 £57,500 -4.17% 26
London -70 175 £72,500 +11.54% 31
North of England +42 105 £52,500 -12.50% 3
South East +49 70 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Yorkshire +42 54 £48,000 -20.00% 1
North West -6 42 £55,000 - 1
Midlands 0 32 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Midlands +1 26 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England +31 25 £57,500 +4.55% 3
South West -2 10 £50,000 -20.00% 3
North East -9 9 £52,500 +26.70% 1
Wales +23 7 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East Midlands +22 6 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Scotland -70 2 £54,500 -9.17% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 425 (99.30%) Information Security
2 263 (61.45%) CISSP
3 250 (58.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 218 (50.93%) CISM
5 154 (35.98%) Risk Management
6 123 (28.74%) CISA
7 120 (28.04%) GDPR
8 117 (27.34%) PCI DSS
9 116 (27.10%) Data Protection
10 108 (25.23%) Cybersecurity
11 102 (23.83%) Security Management
11 102 (23.83%) Management Information System
12 100 (23.36%) Finance
13 89 (20.79%) Information Security Management
14 81 (18.93%) Legal
15 73 (17.06%) ISMS
16 56 (13.08%) Degree
17 52 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
19 40 (9.35%) Project Management
20 39 (9.11%) Firewall
20 39 (9.11%) CRISC
21 37 (8.64%) Data Security
22 36 (8.41%) SIEM
23 35 (8.18%) ITIL
23 35 (8.18%) Risk Assessment
23 35 (8.18%) Internal Audit
24 34 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
24 34 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
25 33 (7.71%) IT Audit

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 11 (2.57%) IIS
2 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.21%) SaaS
2 7 (1.64%) IaaS
3 6 (1.40%) PaaS
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.47%) Cloudflare
5 2 (0.47%) Office 365
6 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.11%) Firewall
2 28 (6.54%) Network Security
3 9 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.70%) Internet
4 3 (0.70%) SMS
5 2 (0.47%) SCCP
5 2 (0.47%) SSL
5 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.23%) VLAN
6 1 (0.23%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.23%) Big Data
1 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 100 (23.36%) Finance
2 81 (18.93%) Legal
3 28 (6.54%) Banking
4 21 (4.91%) Retail
5 19 (4.44%) Law
6 7 (1.64%) Marketing
7 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.93%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Electronics
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.40%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 102 (23.83%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
3 24 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.27%) Mobile Computing
6 10 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.64%) CESG
8 7 (1.64%) Fintech
8 7 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.93%) BYOD
10 4 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.93%) NHS
10 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) FMCG
11 3 (0.70%) PKI
12 2 (0.47%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.14%) Windows
2 17 (3.97%) Linux
3 8 (1.87%) Unix
4 5 (1.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (99.30%) Information Security
2 154 (35.98%) Risk Management
3 116 (27.10%) Data Protection
4 108 (25.23%) Cybersecurity
5 102 (23.83%) Security Management
6 89 (20.79%) Information Security Management
7 73 (17.06%) ISMS
8 52 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
10 40 (9.35%) Project Management
11 37 (8.64%) Data Security
12 36 (8.41%) SIEM
13 35 (8.18%) Internal Audit
13 35 (8.18%) ITIL
13 35 (8.18%) Risk Assessment
14 34 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (7.71%) IT Audit
16 32 (7.48%) Compliance Audit
17 31 (7.24%) Change Management
18 30 (7.01%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.10%) C
2 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 263 (61.45%) CISSP
2 218 (50.93%) CISM
3 123 (28.74%) CISA
4 56 (13.08%) Degree
5 39 (9.11%) CRISC
6 17 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.57%) GIAC
7 11 (2.57%) IISP
8 10 (2.34%) SSCP
9 9 (2.10%) CISMP
10 8 (1.87%) SANS
10 8 (1.87%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.64%) GSEC
12 6 (1.40%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.40%) GISF
12 6 (1.40%) ISSMP
13 5 (1.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 5 (1.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (58.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (28.04%) GDPR
3 117 (27.34%) PCI DSS
4 28 (6.54%) COBIT
5 21 (4.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (3.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.34%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.87%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (1.17%) BS7799
11 5 (1.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.93%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.93%) QA
12 4 (0.93%) RMADS
12 4 (0.93%) SLA
13 3 (0.70%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.70%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (1.87%) Nessus
1 8 (1.87%) QRadar
2 6 (1.40%) Core Impact
2 6 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.40%) Nexpose
2 6 (1.40%) OpenVAS
2 6 (1.40%) PowerBroker
2 6 (1.40%) RSA Archer
2 6 (1.40%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (1.40%) SCCM
2 6 (1.40%) WSUS
3 2 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.23%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 17 (3.97%) Capita
2 10 (2.34%) LogRhythm
2 10 (2.34%) Splunk
3 8 (1.87%) McAfee
3 8 (1.87%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.87%) Symantec
4 7 (1.64%) Cisco
5 6 (1.40%) AlienVault
5 6 (1.40%) ArcSight
5 6 (1.40%) Aveksa
5 6 (1.40%) Bomgar
5 6 (1.40%) CyberArk
5 6 (1.40%) Palo Alto
5 6 (1.40%) Qualys
5 6 (1.40%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.47%) CA
6 2 (0.47%) Forcepoint
6 2 (0.47%) IronPort
6 2 (0.47%) Radware
6 2 (0.47%) SAP