Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 940 959 972
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13 +144
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 247 203 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 213 150 277
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.04% -5.13%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,200 £41,875
90th Percentile £84,750 £83,750 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 170,562 164,124 197,710
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,513 136,338 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 15 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 26 April 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 +31 229 £65,000 - 32
UK excluding London +13 139 £60,000 +20.00% 17
London -29 104 £76,000 -5.00% 15
North of England +24 35 £60,000 +39.53% 4
Midlands +8 32 £60,000 +18.81% 3
East of England +5 29 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +9 21 £57,500 +13.86% 1
South East -11 20 £75,000 +53.85% 5
Yorkshire +27 19 £60,000 +39.53% 2
North West -10 14 £52,500 -17.65% 2
East Midlands +6 11 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Scotland -44 11 £45,000 -10.00%
South West -1 9 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Wales +6 3 £44,000 -7.37%
North East -21 2 £55,000 -8.33%

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 135 (54.66%) Information Security
2 123 (49.80%) CISSP
3 119 (48.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 114 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
5 89 (36.03%) CISM
6 85 (34.41%) Firewall
7 79 (31.98%) Data Protection
8 75 (30.36%) ITIL
9 62 (25.10%) GDPR
10 58 (23.48%) Management Information System
11 56 (22.67%) SIEM
12 55 (22.27%) Finance
13 51 (20.65%) Risk Management
14 45 (18.22%) PCI DSS
15 43 (17.41%) Network Security
16 39 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
16 39 (15.79%) CISA
17 38 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
18 37 (14.98%) Windows
18 37 (14.98%) Penetration Testing
19 35 (14.17%) Security Management
20 31 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (12.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
22 29 (11.74%) Security Operations
23 28 (11.34%) Malware Detection/Protection
24 25 (10.12%) Incident Management
25 24 (9.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
26 23 (9.31%) SSCP
27 22 (8.91%) Patch Management

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 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.21%) Office 365
4 2 (0.81%) IaaS
4 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (34.41%) Firewall
2 43 (17.41%) Network Security
3 39 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (7.29%) VPN
5 14 (5.67%) SSL
6 9 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.24%) Internet
8 6 (2.43%) LAN
8 6 (2.43%) WAN
9 5 (2.02%) Wireless
10 4 (1.62%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (1.21%) SAN
12 2 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.81%) NAS
12 2 (0.81%) SMS
12 2 (0.81%) VLAN
12 2 (0.81%) VoIP
13 1 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
13 1 (0.40%) DMZ
13 1 (0.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 55 (22.27%) Finance
2 15 (6.07%) Legal
3 11 (4.45%) Banking
4 7 (2.83%) Law
4 7 (2.83%) Retail
5 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.62%) Marketing
5 4 (1.62%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) French Language
7 2 (0.81%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.21%) Web Services
2 2 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.48%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.48%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.83%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.43%) Fintech
7 6 (2.43%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.02%) Cyberattack
8 5 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.62%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.62%) PKI
10 3 (1.21%) CCTV
10 3 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.21%) VAX
11 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.40%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.98%) Windows
2 21 (8.50%) Linux
3 18 (7.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.83%) Unix
4 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.62%) VMS
6 2 (0.81%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (54.66%) Information Security
2 114 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 79 (31.98%) Data Protection
4 75 (30.36%) ITIL
5 56 (22.67%) SIEM
6 51 (20.65%) Risk Management
7 38 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 37 (14.98%) Penetration Testing
9 35 (14.17%) Security Management
10 31 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (11.74%) Security Operations
12 28 (11.34%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 25 (10.12%) Incident Management
14 24 (9.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 22 (8.91%) Data Loss Prevention
15 22 (8.91%) Patch Management
16 20 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (8.10%) Project Management
17 19 (7.69%) Cryptography
18 18 (7.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.83%) C
2 4 (1.62%) SQL
3 2 (0.81%) C#
3 2 (0.81%) C++
3 2 (0.81%) Java
3 2 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (49.80%) CISSP
2 89 (36.03%) CISM
3 39 (15.79%) CISA
4 23 (9.31%) SSCP
5 20 (8.10%) Degree
6 14 (5.67%) SANS
7 12 (4.86%) CEH
8 10 (4.05%) CRISC
9 8 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (3.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 7 (2.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (2.83%) CCSP
10 7 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.02%) CGEIT
12 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.02%) MCSE
13 4 (1.62%) CCIE Security
13 4 (1.62%) CSSLP
13 4 (1.62%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (48.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (25.10%) GDPR
3 45 (18.22%) PCI DSS
4 30 (12.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (8.50%) COBIT
6 17 (6.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (2.43%) ISO 22301
9 4 (1.62%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.21%) PMO
11 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.81%) GPG13
11 2 (0.81%) SLA
12 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.40%) QA
12 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.21%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.43%) QRadar
2 5 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.81%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.81%) Nessus
3 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.26%) VMware
3 11 (4.45%) Cisco
4 9 (3.64%) Symantec
5 7 (2.83%) McAfee
5 7 (2.83%) Qualys
5 7 (2.83%) Splunk
6 6 (2.43%) LogRhythm
7 5 (2.02%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.21%) LogLogic
9 3 (1.21%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.21%) Zscaler
10 2 (0.81%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.81%) FireEye
10 2 (0.81%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.81%) HP
11 1 (0.40%) Apple
11 1 (0.40%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.40%) Rapid7