The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 797 866
Rank change year-on-year +30 +69  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 107 136 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90 93 96
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,050 £85,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.69% +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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +14 104 £70,000 +16.66% 4
London +46 60 £80,000 +23.07% 2
South East +36 13 £70,000 +28.31%
East of England +11 12 £60,000 +29.72%
City of London +27 8 £82,000 +26.15%
Berkshire +14 8 £66,250 -22.51%
North West -37 7 £62,500 +4.16%
South West -12 5 £48,700 -4.97%
Manchester -35 5 £55,000 -4.34%
Dorset - 5 £48,700 -
Poole - 5 £48,700 -
Maidenhead +16 4 £62,500 -10.71%
Essex -1 4 £65,000 +62.50%
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £57,500 -
Cambridge - 4 £57,500 -
Croydon - 3 - -
East Midlands +19 2 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Scotland -1 2 £67,500 +22.72%
Hertfordshire -4 2 £70,500 +34.28%
Watford -10 2 £70,500 +34.28%
Cheshire - 2 £63,750 -
Stockport - 2 £55,000 -
Warrington - 2 £63,750 -
Middlesex - 2 £70,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £60,000 -
Hampshire +19 1 £80,000 +60.00%
Surrey +15 1 - -
Glasgow +12 1 - -
Farnborough +7 1 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 131 (60.37%) CISSP
2 104 (47.93%) Information Security
3 96 (44.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 88 (40.55%) CISM
5 61 (28.11%) Finance
6 59 (27.19%) ITIL
7 45 (20.74%) Business Continuity
7 45 (20.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (20.74%) Security Operations
8 42 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (18.89%) Risk Management
10 39 (17.97%) Firewall
10 39 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (16.13%) Windows
12 29 (13.36%) Data Protection
12 29 (13.36%) Windows Server
13 28 (12.90%) SIEM
13 28 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 28 (12.90%) CISA
14 25 (11.52%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (11.06%) Security Management
16 22 (10.14%) Active Directory
17 21 (9.68%) Management Information System
18 20 (9.22%) Change Management
18 20 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (9.22%) Data Loss Prevention
19 17 (7.83%) Network Security
19 17 (7.83%) ITSM
19 17 (7.83%) Data Security
20 16 (7.37%) 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 11 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.76%) MS Project Server
3 4 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.92%) CMS
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) SAP EP
Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.61%) Office 365
2 8 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.76%) SaaS
5 5 (2.30%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.97%) Firewall
2 17 (7.83%) Network Security
3 16 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.15%) DNS
5 7 (3.23%) SAN
6 6 (2.76%) VLAN
7 5 (2.30%) SSL
8 4 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.84%) Wireless
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.38%) DHCP
9 3 (1.38%) LAN
9 3 (1.38%) VoIP
9 3 (1.38%) WAN
10 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.92%) Internet
10 2 (0.92%) OSPF
10 2 (0.92%) SCCP
10 2 (0.92%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.92%) Big Data
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Visual Composer
General
1 61 (28.11%) Finance
2 16 (7.37%) Legal
3 8 (3.69%) Banking
4 6 (2.76%) Retail
5 5 (2.30%) Law
6 2 (0.92%) Electronics
6 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) Web Services
2 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.84%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.46%) CESG
8 1 (0.46%) Fintech
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.13%) Windows
2 29 (13.36%) Windows Server
3 16 (7.37%) Linux
3 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.53%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.53%) Windows 10
4 12 (5.53%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.61%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (2.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.92%) Android
7 2 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.93%) Information Security
2 59 (27.19%) ITIL
3 45 (20.74%) Business Continuity
3 45 (20.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 45 (20.74%) Security Operations
4 42 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 41 (18.89%) Risk Management
6 39 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
7 29 (13.36%) Data Protection
8 28 (12.90%) SIEM
8 28 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (11.52%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (11.06%) Security Management
11 20 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (9.22%) Change Management
11 20 (9.22%) Data Loss Prevention
12 17 (7.83%) Data Security
12 17 (7.83%) ITSM
13 16 (7.37%) Service Management
13 16 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.76%) C
1 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 131 (60.37%) CISSP
2 88 (40.55%) CISM
3 28 (12.90%) CISA
4 16 (7.37%) Degree
5 9 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.76%) CCNA
6 6 (2.76%) CRISC
6 6 (2.76%) MCSE
6 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.84%) CEH
7 4 (1.84%) ISSMP
8 3 (1.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.38%) CISMP
8 3 (1.38%) ISACA
8 3 (1.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 3 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.38%) SANS
9 2 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (0.92%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (44.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 16 (7.37%) PCI DSS
3 14 (6.45%) GDPR
4 13 (5.99%) COBIT
5 11 (5.07%) SLA
6 10 (4.61%) ISO 9001
7 8 (3.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (2.76%) ISO 22301
10 4 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (1.38%) COSO
11 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.92%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.92%) QA
13 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.30%) SCCM
1 5 (2.30%) WSUS
2 4 (1.84%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (6.45%) Apple
1 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 14 (6.45%) VMware
2 9 (4.15%) Cisco
3 4 (1.84%) NETGEAR
3 4 (1.84%) Splunk
4 3 (1.38%) CyberArk
4 3 (1.38%) McAfee
4 3 (1.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (0.92%) Fortinet
5 2 (0.92%) HP
5 2 (0.92%) Infoblox
5 2 (0.92%) SAP
6 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle
6 1 (0.46%) Qualys
6 1 (0.46%) Remedy
6 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.46%) Symantec
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Win Technologies
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago