Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 978 944 996
Rank change year-on-year -34 +52 +117
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 221 275 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 195 211 271
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £51,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 14 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 19 November 2017. 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 -1 215 £71,250 +9.62% 9
London +34 131 £79,500 -0.63% 1
UK excluding London -39 89 £62,500 +4.17% 8
North of England -25 31 £60,000 +4.35% 3
South East +33 26 £64,000 -8.57%
North West -3 20 £62,500 +4.17% 1
East of England +28 17 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Midlands +9 9 £65,000 +15.56% 1
West Midlands +3 9 £65,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £60,000 +4.35% 1
North East +10 3 £55,000 +32.94% 1
Scotland -9 3 £57,500 +27.78%
Northern Ireland -25 2 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +21 1 £65,000 +10.64% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 121 (54.75%) CISSP
2 116 (52.49%) Information Security
3 108 (48.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 84 (38.01%) CISM
5 79 (35.75%) Finance
6 65 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
7 63 (28.51%) Risk Management
8 62 (28.05%) ITIL
9 48 (21.72%) SIEM
10 46 (20.81%) PCI DSS
11 45 (20.36%) Firewall
12 42 (19.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 41 (18.55%) Windows
14 38 (17.19%) Penetration Testing
15 36 (16.29%) Business Continuity
16 35 (15.84%) Management Information System
17 34 (15.38%) Project Management
17 34 (15.38%) Data Protection
17 34 (15.38%) Network Security
18 33 (14.93%) Security Operations
19 31 (14.03%) Stakeholder Management
20 30 (13.57%) GDPR
21 26 (11.76%) Data Security
22 25 (11.31%) CISA
23 24 (10.86%) Supplier Management
23 24 (10.86%) Active Directory
24 23 (10.41%) Security Management
24 23 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
24 23 (10.41%) Windows Server
25 20 (9.05%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.45%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.45%) SAS
4 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) SaaS
2 6 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.71%) Mimecast
2 6 (2.71%) Office 365
3 4 (1.81%) Cloudflare
3 4 (1.81%) IaaS
3 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (20.36%) Firewall
2 34 (15.38%) Network Security
3 13 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (5.43%) SAN
5 8 (3.62%) LAN
5 8 (3.62%) WAN
6 5 (2.26%) VLAN
7 4 (1.81%) NAS
8 3 (1.36%) DNS
8 3 (1.36%) VPN
8 3 (1.36%) Wireless
9 2 (0.90%) SMS
9 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.90%) VoIP
10 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.45%) ISDN
10 1 (0.45%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.45%) Big Data
2 1 (0.45%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Composer
General
1 79 (35.75%) Finance
2 19 (8.60%) Legal
3 15 (6.79%) Banking
3 15 (6.79%) Law
4 6 (2.71%) Retail
5 3 (1.36%) International Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.90%) Electronics
6 2 (0.90%) Local Government
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.26%) Web Services
2 2 (0.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.84%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.07%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (4.07%) Fintech
4 8 (3.62%) Cyber Attack
5 6 (2.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.26%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.81%) CESG
8 3 (1.36%) PKI
9 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.55%) Windows
2 23 (10.41%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.79%) Linux
3 15 (6.79%) Unix
4 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.71%) Android
7 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.90%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (52.49%) Information Security
2 65 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
3 63 (28.51%) Risk Management
4 62 (28.05%) ITIL
5 48 (21.72%) SIEM
6 42 (19.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 38 (17.19%) Penetration Testing
8 36 (16.29%) Business Continuity
9 34 (15.38%) Data Protection
9 34 (15.38%) Project Management
10 33 (14.93%) Security Operations
11 31 (14.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (11.76%) Data Security
13 24 (10.86%) Supplier Management
14 23 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (10.41%) Security Management
15 20 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (7.69%) Change Management
18 16 (7.24%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.52%) SQL
2 7 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.71%) C
3 6 (2.71%) C#
3 6 (2.71%) Java
4 3 (1.36%) Python
5 2 (0.90%) C++
5 2 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 121 (54.75%) CISSP
2 84 (38.01%) CISM
3 25 (11.31%) CISA
4 17 (7.69%) Degree
5 11 (4.98%) CEH
5 11 (4.98%) SANS
5 11 (4.98%) SSCP
6 9 (4.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 6 (2.71%) CREST Certified
7 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.26%) CRISC
8 5 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.81%) OSCP
9 4 (1.81%) Tigerscheme
10 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.36%) CISMP
10 3 (1.36%) ISACA
10 3 (1.36%) ISEB
10 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (48.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (20.81%) PCI DSS
3 30 (13.57%) GDPR
4 20 (9.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (5.43%) COBIT
5 12 (5.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (4.52%) ISO 22301
6 10 (4.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (4.52%) SLA
7 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.81%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.36%) PMO
9 3 (1.36%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.90%) GPG13
10 2 (0.90%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 24 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.36%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) Nessus
2 6 (2.71%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.45%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 17 (7.69%) VMware
2 12 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.52%) Cisco
4 9 (4.07%) CheckPoint
4 9 (4.07%) LogRhythm
5 8 (3.62%) Palo Alto
6 6 (2.71%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.26%) AppSense
7 5 (2.26%) Brocade
7 5 (2.26%) McAfee
7 5 (2.26%) Symantec
8 4 (1.81%) Apple
8 4 (1.81%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.81%) Radware
8 4 (1.81%) Splunk
9 3 (1.36%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.36%) FireEye
9 3 (1.36%) NETGEAR
9 3 (1.36%) Qualys
10 2 (0.90%) LogLogic