Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

IT Security Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 941 985 976
Rank change year-on-year +44 -9 +55
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 221 219 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 194 192 216
UK median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £42,500 £49,225 £39,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £89,813
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IT Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 13 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 6 months to 22 October 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 +55 211 £62,500 -10.71% 15
UK excluding London +67 127 £56,250 -10.00% 12
London -2 92 £67,500 -15.09% 3
North of England +24 39 £55,000 -12.00% 3
South East +18 37 £63,250 -1.17% 3
Midlands +45 29 £45,000 -30.77% 2
Yorkshire +42 24 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Midlands +44 23 £45,000 -30.77%
East of England +15 15 £55,000 -4.35% 2
North West +6 15 £55,000 -12.00% 1
East Midlands - 10 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +8 8 £57,500 -14.81%
South West -5 3 £43,500 -11.85% 2

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT 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 IT Security Manager in the job title.

1 109 (49.32%) Information Security
2 96 (43.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (34.84%) CISSP
4 67 (30.32%) Risk Management
5 59 (26.70%) CISM
6 54 (24.43%) Cybersecurity
7 50 (22.62%) GDPR
8 49 (22.17%) ITIL
9 47 (21.27%) Finance
10 45 (20.36%) Data Protection
10 45 (20.36%) SIEM
11 43 (19.46%) Vulnerability Management
12 40 (18.10%) Firewall
13 39 (17.65%) Incident Management
14 38 (17.19%) PCI DSS
15 33 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (14.93%) Security Operations
16 32 (14.48%) Security Management
17 30 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (13.12%) Management Information System
18 29 (13.12%) Penetration Testing
19 26 (11.76%) ISMS
20 25 (11.31%) Microsoft
20 25 (11.31%) Cyber Essentials
21 24 (10.86%) Business Continuity
22 21 (9.50%) Legal
22 21 (9.50%) CISA
22 21 (9.50%) Windows
22 21 (9.50%) Security Testing
22 21 (9.50%) Degree

IT 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 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.33%) Office 365
3 12 (5.43%) SaaS
4 8 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.90%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.10%) Firewall
2 18 (8.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (8.14%) LAN
3 16 (7.24%) Network Security
4 15 (6.79%) WAN
5 10 (4.52%) VPN
6 9 (4.07%) IPsec
6 9 (4.07%) SSL
7 7 (3.17%) DNS
7 7 (3.17%) FTP
8 5 (2.26%) MPLS
9 4 (1.81%) Internet
9 4 (1.81%) VLAN
10 3 (1.36%) OpenVPN
10 3 (1.36%) SAN
10 3 (1.36%) SSH
10 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.90%) Intranet
11 2 (0.90%) Wireless
12 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.26%) SAP HANA
2 4 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.36%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) GIS
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
General
1 47 (21.27%) Finance
2 21 (9.50%) Legal
3 10 (4.52%) Retail
4 9 (4.07%) Banking
5 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.81%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.36%) JSON
1 3 (1.36%) LDAP
1 3 (1.36%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.12%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.52%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.07%) Cyberattack
5 7 (3.17%) Tandem
6 6 (2.71%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Fintech
9 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.90%) NHS
9 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.90%) Social Media
10 1 (0.45%) CESG
10 1 (0.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.50%) Windows
2 12 (5.43%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.62%) Linux
4 7 (3.17%) Unix
5 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (49.32%) Information Security
2 67 (30.32%) Risk Management
3 54 (24.43%) Cybersecurity
4 49 (22.17%) ITIL
5 45 (20.36%) Data Protection
5 45 (20.36%) SIEM
6 43 (19.46%) Vulnerability Management
7 39 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 33 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (14.93%) Security Operations
9 32 (14.48%) Security Management
10 30 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (13.12%) Penetration Testing
12 26 (11.76%) ISMS
13 24 (10.86%) Business Continuity
14 21 (9.50%) Security Testing
15 18 (8.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 17 (7.69%) Project Management
17 15 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (6.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.36%) ABAP
1 3 (1.36%) SQL
2 2 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (34.84%) CISSP
2 59 (26.70%) CISM
3 21 (9.50%) CISA
3 21 (9.50%) Degree
4 15 (6.79%) GIAC
5 14 (6.33%) CRISC
6 11 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.62%) CCNA
8 7 (3.17%) CEH
8 7 (3.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (3.17%) MCSE
8 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.17%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.36%) CREST Certified
10 3 (1.36%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (43.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (22.62%) GDPR
3 38 (17.19%) PCI DSS
4 25 (11.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (6.79%) COBIT
6 11 (4.98%) QA
7 8 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (3.17%) SLA
9 6 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.90%) RMADS
11 1 (0.45%) COSO
11 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.45%) IASME
11 1 (0.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 12 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) RSA enVision
2 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.98%) Dell
2 11 (4.98%) VMware
3 10 (4.52%) LogLogic
3 10 (4.52%) Qualys
3 10 (4.52%) TIBCO
4 9 (4.07%) Splunk
5 7 (3.17%) Cisco
6 5 (2.26%) SAP
7 3 (1.36%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.36%) Citrix
7 3 (1.36%) Juniper
8 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.45%) NetApp
9 1 (0.45%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle
9 1 (0.45%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.45%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Trustwave