The median annual salary for a IT Security Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Manager
UK
Rank 750 769 846
Rank change year-on-year +19 +77  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 110 187 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 78 159 108
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,564 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £78,000 £83,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

IT Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Security Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Manager.

Salary trend for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Manager over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 101 £65,000 +18.18% 12
London +91 65 £80,000 +10.34% 3
South East +27 18 £47,500 -11.62% 5
East Sussex - 13 £47,500 - 1
Brighton - 13 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +38 9 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +12 8 £50,000 -
City of London +48 6 £82,500 -13.15% 2
West Midlands +34 6 £50,500 -18.87%
South West +24 5 £47,500 - 2
Coventry - 4 £50,500 -
West Yorkshire -6 3 £43,000 -14.00%
Yorkshire -24 3 £43,000 -6.52%
Wales - 3 £47,500 -
Cornwall - 3 £47,500 -
Newquay - 3 £47,500 -
New Quay - 3 £47,500 -
Ceredigion - 3 £47,500 -
Mid Wales - 3 £47,500 -
Berkshire +31 2 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Surrey +26 2 - - 3
Wiltshire +21 2 £52,500 +10.52%
Leatherhead - 2 - - 1
Bromley - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £43,000 -
East of England +18 1 £52,000 -5.45%
Hertfordshire +14 1 £52,000 -5.45%
West Sussex +12 1 £52,500 -
Birmingham +10 1 £42,500 -31.72%
East Midlands +2 1 £55,000 +4.76%

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Manager in the job title.

1 118 (53.88%) CISSP
2 114 (52.05%) Information Security
3 100 (45.66%) CISM
4 94 (42.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 67 (30.59%) Finance
6 62 (28.31%) Firewall
7 61 (27.85%) ITIL
8 58 (26.48%) Cybersecurity
9 42 (19.18%) Security Operations
10 41 (18.72%) Risk Management
11 40 (18.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 39 (17.81%) SIEM
13 38 (17.35%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (16.44%) Business Continuity
15 34 (15.53%) Vulnerability Management
15 34 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
16 32 (14.61%) Windows
17 31 (14.16%) Data Protection
18 30 (13.70%) Security Architecture
18 30 (13.70%) TCP/IP
18 30 (13.70%) CISA
18 30 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (12.79%) Management Information System
20 26 (11.87%) Active Directory
20 26 (11.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 26 (11.87%) Data Loss Prevention
21 25 (11.42%) Security Management
22 24 (10.96%) Data Protection Act
22 24 (10.96%) Degree
22 24 (10.96%) Windows Server

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) MS Office
2 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.91%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (28.31%) Firewall
2 30 (13.70%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.02%) Network Security
4 7 (3.20%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (2.74%) DNS
6 5 (2.28%) DHCP
6 5 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.28%) OSPF
6 5 (2.28%) SSL
7 4 (1.83%) Wireless
8 3 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (1.37%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.91%) Internet
9 2 (0.91%) SCCP
10 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.46%) LAN
10 1 (0.46%) SAN
10 1 (0.46%) VPN
10 1 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.83%) Big Data
2 3 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) GIS
General
1 67 (30.59%) Finance
2 10 (4.57%) Legal
3 9 (4.11%) Banking
4 6 (2.74%) Retail
5 3 (1.37%) Law
5 3 (1.37%) Marketing
6 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.79%) Management Information System
2 24 (10.96%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.91%) Replication
7 2 (0.91%) Social Media
8 1 (0.46%) CESG
8 1 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.46%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.46%) NHS
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.61%) Windows
2 24 (10.96%) Windows Server
3 22 (10.05%) Linux
3 22 (10.05%) Mac OS X
4 21 (9.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (52.05%) Information Security
2 61 (27.85%) ITIL
3 58 (26.48%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (19.18%) Security Operations
5 41 (18.72%) Risk Management
6 40 (18.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (17.81%) SIEM
8 38 (17.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (16.44%) Business Continuity
10 34 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
10 34 (15.53%) Vulnerability Management
11 31 (14.16%) Data Protection
12 30 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (13.70%) Security Architecture
13 26 (11.87%) Data Loss Prevention
13 26 (11.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 25 (11.42%) Security Management
15 22 (10.05%) DRM
16 19 (8.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 17 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.91%) PHP
1 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
1 2 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 118 (53.88%) CISSP
2 100 (45.66%) CISM
3 30 (13.70%) CISA
4 24 (10.96%) Degree
5 9 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.74%) CCNA
7 5 (2.28%) CCNP
8 4 (1.83%) CRISC
8 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.83%) PCI QSA
8 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (1.37%) GISF
10 2 (0.91%) CEH
10 2 (0.91%) CISMP
10 2 (0.91%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.91%) ISACA
10 2 (0.91%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.91%) ISSMP
10 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (42.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (9.13%) PCI DSS
3 17 (7.76%) COBIT
4 13 (5.94%) GDPR
5 7 (3.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (2.74%) SLA
7 5 (2.28%) ISO 9001
7 5 (2.28%) ISO27002
8 4 (1.83%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 3 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (1.37%) ISO22301
9 3 (1.37%) QA
9 3 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.46%) BS25999
11 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.46%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (11.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.37%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.91%) Nessus
2 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.46%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (9.59%) Apple
2 9 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.65%) Cisco
4 7 (3.20%) VMware
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle
5 3 (1.37%) SAP
6 2 (0.91%) Infoblox
6 2 (0.91%) Intel Security
6 2 (0.91%) Splunk
6 2 (0.91%) Symantec
7 1 (0.46%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix
7 1 (0.46%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.46%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.46%) Remedy
7 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k -£50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People Services Ltd
Salary: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract - £40k-£50k pa pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People
Salary: 6 month Fixed Term Contract - £40,000-£50,000 pa pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £80k dependent on experience - excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k dependent on experience - excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus generous benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £80k dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 23 days ago