Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 731 804
Rank change year-on-year -27 +73 +172
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 432 497 502
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 357 416 436
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £59,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.54% +7.27% -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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 16 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 16 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 -21 421 £65,000 +4.00% 54
UK excluding London +30 251 £57,500 -2.54% 36
London -56 180 £72,500 +11.54% 20
North of England +41 106 £52,500 -12.50% 12
South East +34 68 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Yorkshire +55 52 £48,000 -20.00% 4
North West -3 44 £55,000 -0.90% 5
Midlands -11 30 £55,000 +10.00% 6
East of England +17 26 £58,750 +6.82% 2
West Midlands -15 25 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +9 11 £50,000 -23.08% 3
North East -10 10 £52,500 +26.70% 3
Wales +23 7 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East Midlands +12 5 £54,500 -12.80% 2
Scotland -60 2 £54,500 -9.17% 1

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

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 429 (99.31%) Information Security
2 261 (60.42%) CISSP
3 251 (58.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 217 (50.23%) CISM
5 154 (35.65%) Risk Management
6 125 (28.94%) CISA
7 124 (28.70%) GDPR
8 119 (27.55%) PCI DSS
9 118 (27.31%) Data Protection
10 106 (24.54%) Cybersecurity
11 102 (23.61%) Finance
12 100 (23.15%) Management Information System
13 99 (22.92%) Security Management
14 85 (19.68%) Information Security Management
15 79 (18.29%) Legal
16 70 (16.20%) ISMS
17 56 (12.96%) Degree
18 55 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
19 50 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
20 41 (9.49%) SIEM
20 41 (9.49%) Project Management
21 40 (9.26%) Firewall
22 38 (8.80%) CRISC
23 36 (8.33%) Internal Audit
23 36 (8.33%) Data Security
23 36 (8.33%) ITIL
24 35 (8.10%) Risk Assessment
25 34 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
26 33 (7.64%) IT Audit
27 32 (7.41%) Compliance 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 10 (2.31%) IIS
2 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.94%) SaaS
2 6 (1.39%) IaaS
2 6 (1.39%) PaaS
3 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.46%) Cloudflare
4 2 (0.46%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.26%) Firewall
2 30 (6.94%) Network Security
3 9 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.69%) Internet
4 3 (0.69%) SMS
5 2 (0.46%) SCCP
5 2 (0.46%) SSL
5 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.46%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
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 (0.46%) Metasploit
General
1 102 (23.61%) Finance
2 79 (18.29%) Legal
3 29 (6.71%) Banking
4 21 (4.86%) Retail
5 18 (4.17%) Law
6 8 (1.85%) Marketing
7 6 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.93%) Publishing
9 3 (0.69%) Electronics
10 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.62%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.23%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 100 (23.15%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
3 25 (5.79%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.01%) Mobile Computing
6 10 (2.31%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.85%) Fintech
7 8 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (1.62%) CESG
9 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.16%) NHS
10 4 (0.93%) BYOD
10 4 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.69%) FMCG
11 3 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.69%) PKI
12 2 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.56%) Windows
2 19 (4.40%) Linux
3 8 (1.85%) Unix
4 6 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (99.31%) Information Security
2 154 (35.65%) Risk Management
3 118 (27.31%) Data Protection
4 106 (24.54%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (22.92%) Security Management
6 85 (19.68%) Information Security Management
7 70 (16.20%) ISMS
8 55 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
10 41 (9.49%) Project Management
10 41 (9.49%) SIEM
11 36 (8.33%) Data Security
11 36 (8.33%) Internal Audit
11 36 (8.33%) ITIL
12 35 (8.10%) Risk Assessment
13 33 (7.64%) IT Audit
14 32 (7.41%) Compliance Audit
15 31 (7.18%) Change Management
15 31 (7.18%) Security Architecture
16 30 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.31%) C
2 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 261 (60.42%) CISSP
2 217 (50.23%) CISM
3 125 (28.94%) CISA
4 56 (12.96%) Degree
5 38 (8.80%) CRISC
6 18 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.78%) GIAC
8 10 (2.31%) IISP
8 10 (2.31%) SSCP
9 9 (2.08%) CISMP
9 9 (2.08%) SANS
10 8 (1.85%) GSEC
10 8 (1.85%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.62%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.62%) GISF
12 6 (1.39%) CEH
12 6 (1.39%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.39%) ISSMP
13 5 (1.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (58.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (28.70%) GDPR
3 119 (27.55%) PCI DSS
4 27 (6.25%) COBIT
5 24 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (2.08%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.85%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (1.16%) BS7799
11 5 (1.16%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (1.16%) RMADS
12 4 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.93%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.93%) QA
13 3 (0.69%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.69%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.69%) PSD2
13 3 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (2.08%) Nessus
1 9 (2.08%) QRadar
2 7 (1.62%) Core Impact
2 7 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (1.62%) Nexpose
2 7 (1.62%) OpenVAS
2 7 (1.62%) PowerBroker
2 7 (1.62%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (1.62%) SCCM
2 7 (1.62%) WSUS
3 6 (1.39%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.23%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 16 (3.70%) Capita
2 11 (2.55%) LogRhythm
2 11 (2.55%) Splunk
3 9 (2.08%) McAfee
3 9 (2.08%) Symantec
4 7 (1.62%) AlienVault
4 7 (1.62%) ArcSight
4 7 (1.62%) Aveksa
4 7 (1.62%) Bomgar
4 7 (1.62%) Cisco
4 7 (1.62%) CyberArk
4 7 (1.62%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.62%) Palo Alto
4 7 (1.62%) Qualys
4 7 (1.62%) SolarWinds
5 3 (0.69%) SAP
6 2 (0.46%) Forcepoint
6 2 (0.46%) IronPort
6 2 (0.46%) Radware
7 1 (0.23%) BT