Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £60,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 939 975 964
Rank change year-on-year +36 -11 +109
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 230 222 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 198 182 249
UK median annual salary £60,750 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.21% +16.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £39,600
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% -

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 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +69 218 £61,500 -12.14% 16
UK excluding London +37 124 £55,000 -12.00% 16
London +3 104 £67,500 -15.63% 3
North of England +51 41 £55,000 -12.00% 5
Midlands +40 31 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Yorkshire +61 25 £57,500 -13.21% 2
West Midlands +43 25 £45,000 -30.77% 3
South East -16 21 £58,750 -7.11%
East of England +31 18 £55,000 -4.35% 3
North West +8 16 £52,500 -16.00% 3
East Midlands +10 10 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Scotland -6 10 £53,750 -20.37% 3
South West +6 7 £55,000 +13.17% 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 105 (45.65%) Information Security
2 98 (42.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (40.00%) CISSP
4 85 (36.96%) CISM
5 71 (30.87%) Risk Management
6 64 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
7 60 (26.09%) Data Protection
8 59 (25.65%) GDPR
9 58 (25.22%) SIEM
9 58 (25.22%) Firewall
10 47 (20.43%) Finance
11 46 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 43 (18.70%) PCI DSS
12 43 (18.70%) ITIL
13 39 (16.96%) Incident Management
14 38 (16.52%) Security Operations
15 31 (13.48%) Security Management
15 31 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (13.04%) CISA
16 30 (13.04%) Windows
17 29 (12.61%) Intrusion Detection
18 27 (11.74%) Microsoft
18 27 (11.74%) Management Information System
19 24 (10.43%) Penetration Testing
19 24 (10.43%) ISMS
20 23 (10.00%) Degree
20 23 (10.00%) Business Continuity
20 23 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
21 22 (9.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 21 (9.13%) Legal

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 10 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.78%) Office 365
4 10 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (25.22%) Firewall
2 29 (12.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (8.26%) Network Security
4 16 (6.96%) LAN
5 15 (6.52%) VPN
6 13 (5.65%) WAN
7 12 (5.22%) SSL
8 10 (4.35%) IPsec
9 8 (3.48%) Internet
10 7 (3.04%) FTP
11 6 (2.61%) DNS
11 6 (2.61%) Wireless
12 5 (2.17%) MPLS
12 5 (2.17%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.17%) VLAN
13 3 (1.30%) OpenVPN
13 3 (1.30%) SSH
14 2 (0.87%) Cisco IPT
14 2 (0.87%) Intranet
14 2 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 47 (20.43%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Legal
3 7 (3.04%) Banking
3 7 (3.04%) Retail
4 4 (1.74%) Marketing
4 4 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.30%) LDAP
2 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.74%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.91%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.48%) Cyberattack
6 6 (2.61%) Tandem
7 5 (2.17%) Fintech
8 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.30%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.87%) Social Media
11 1 (0.43%) iSeries
11 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.04%) Windows
2 17 (7.39%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.52%) Linux
4 10 (4.35%) Unix
5 5 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (45.65%) Information Security
2 71 (30.87%) Risk Management
3 64 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
4 60 (26.09%) Data Protection
5 58 (25.22%) SIEM
6 46 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 43 (18.70%) ITIL
8 39 (16.96%) Incident Management
9 38 (16.52%) Security Operations
10 31 (13.48%) Security Management
10 31 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (10.43%) ISMS
11 24 (10.43%) Penetration Testing
12 23 (10.00%) Business Continuity
13 22 (9.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 21 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (8.26%) Identity Access Management
16 18 (7.83%) Data Loss Prevention
16 18 (7.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.61%) C
2 3 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (40.00%) CISSP
2 85 (36.96%) CISM
3 30 (13.04%) CISA
4 23 (10.00%) Degree
5 14 (6.09%) GIAC
6 12 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.78%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (4.35%) CRISC
9 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.48%) CCNA
10 8 (3.48%) MCSE
11 7 (3.04%) CEH
12 6 (2.61%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
14 3 (1.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (1.30%) CGEIT
14 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (1.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 3 (1.30%) Master's Degree
14 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (42.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (25.65%) GDPR
3 43 (18.70%) PCI DSS
4 23 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.91%) COBIT
7 8 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (3.04%) SLA
9 6 (2.61%) QA
10 2 (0.87%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.87%) RMADS
11 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.43%) PMO
11 1 (0.43%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) QRadar
2 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.43%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 27 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.22%) Qualys
2 12 (5.22%) VMware
3 11 (4.78%) Cisco
3 11 (4.78%) Dell
4 10 (4.35%) LogLogic
4 10 (4.35%) Splunk
4 10 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.74%) CheckPoint
5 4 (1.74%) LogRhythm
6 3 (1.30%) ArcSight
6 3 (1.30%) Juniper
7 2 (0.87%) Capita
7 2 (0.87%) HP
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) Citrix
8 1 (0.43%) NetApp
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle
8 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec