Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 641 765 733
Rank change year-on-year +124 -32 +90
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 526 428 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 431 352 407
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +1.27%
10th Percentile £51,000 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £97,250 £85,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +137 516 £65,000 - 49
UK excluding London +148 363 £60,000 +4.35% 27
North of England +97 169 £60,000 +14.29% 9
London +43 158 £75,000 +3.45% 23
North West +118 135 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Midlands +49 62 £57,500 +4.55% 4
South East +15 48 £71,250 +9.62% 3
East of England +53 46 £75,000 +30.43% 5
West Midlands +45 38 £57,500 +4.55% 3
South West +36 31 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Yorkshire +7 30 £52,000 +8.33% 5
East Midlands +38 24 £65,500 +19.09% 1
Scotland +12 4 £50,500 -7.34% 1
North East +9 4 £65,750 +25.24%
Wales +8 3 £50,000 +17.65%

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 525 (99.81%) Information Security
2 354 (67.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 322 (61.22%) CISSP
4 240 (45.63%) Risk Management
5 234 (44.49%) Security Management
6 185 (35.17%) CISM
7 159 (30.23%) Management Information System
7 159 (30.23%) PCI DSS
8 158 (30.04%) Incident Management
8 158 (30.04%) SIEM
9 146 (27.76%) Penetration Testing
10 141 (26.81%) Degree
11 133 (25.29%) Data Protection
12 123 (23.38%) Information Security Management
13 122 (23.19%) Linux
13 122 (23.19%) GDPR
14 120 (22.81%) Windows
15 117 (22.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 116 (22.05%) CISA
17 111 (21.10%) OWASP
18 104 (19.77%) ISMS
19 103 (19.58%) ITIL
19 103 (19.58%) Cisco Certification
19 103 (19.58%) Data Loss Prevention
20 101 (19.20%) Finance
21 100 (19.01%) Microsoft
21 100 (19.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
22 98 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
23 97 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
23 97 (18.44%) Active Directory

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 5 (0.95%) IIS
2 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 98 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (5.70%) SaaS
4 9 (1.71%) Office 365
5 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.57%) IaaS
5 3 (0.57%) PaaS
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.41%) Network Security
2 26 (4.94%) Firewall
3 14 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (1.52%) SCCP
5 6 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.57%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.95%) GIS
2 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 101 (19.20%) Finance
2 85 (16.16%) Legal
3 24 (4.56%) Banking
4 20 (3.80%) Law
5 11 (2.09%) Marketing
6 10 (1.90%) Retail
7 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.76%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (0.76%) LDAP
3 2 (0.38%) Kafka
3 2 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 159 (30.23%) Management Information System
2 24 (4.56%) CESG
3 21 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.80%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.09%) Cyberattack
8 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.76%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.57%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.38%) Fintech
12 2 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
13 1 (0.19%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.19%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.19%) PMI
13 1 (0.19%) Tandem
13 1 (0.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 122 (23.19%) Linux
2 120 (22.81%) Windows
3 20 (3.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (99.81%) Information Security
2 240 (45.63%) Risk Management
3 234 (44.49%) Security Management
4 158 (30.04%) Incident Management
4 158 (30.04%) SIEM
5 146 (27.76%) Penetration Testing
6 133 (25.29%) Data Protection
7 123 (23.38%) Information Security Management
8 117 (22.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 111 (21.10%) OWASP
10 104 (19.77%) ISMS
11 103 (19.58%) Data Loss Prevention
11 103 (19.58%) ITIL
12 87 (16.54%) Cybersecurity
13 73 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (9.89%) Business Continuity
15 46 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (8.56%) Internal Audit
17 43 (8.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 42 (7.98%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.47%) C
2 4 (0.76%) SQL
3 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 322 (61.22%) CISSP
2 185 (35.17%) CISM
3 141 (26.81%) Degree
4 116 (22.05%) CISA
5 103 (19.58%) Cisco Certification
6 100 (19.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 41 (7.79%) CRISC
8 27 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 25 (4.75%) CREST Certified
10 22 (4.18%) SC Cleared
11 13 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.09%) CISMP
13 8 (1.52%) CEH
14 6 (1.14%) CCSP
14 6 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.95%) IISP
16 4 (0.76%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 4 (0.76%) SSCP
17 3 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (67.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (30.23%) PCI DSS
3 122 (23.19%) GDPR
4 44 (8.37%) COBIT
5 35 (6.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (3.61%) ISO 22301
6 19 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.14%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (1.14%) MiFID
9 6 (1.14%) QA
10 5 (0.95%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.76%) Basel II
11 4 (0.76%) SLA
12 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.38%) IASME
13 2 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 97 (18.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.14%) Snort
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.14%) OSSEC
2 5 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.57%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 100 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.80%) LogRhythm
3 8 (1.52%) Splunk
4 4 (0.76%) SAP
5 3 (0.57%) VMware
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy