Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 931 945 974
Rank change year-on-year +14 +29 +98
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 246 249 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 214 185 255
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.73% -15.38%
10th Percentile £47,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,875 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 16 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 23 January 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 0 230 £67,500 -3.57% 23
UK excluding London +12 125 £60,000 +9.09% 16
London -29 116 £80,000 - 8
North of England -15 33 £60,000 +33.33% 5
East of England +31 28 £55,000 - 1
South East +17 27 £65,000 - 3
Midlands +22 22 £60,000 +24.66% 5
West Midlands +1 17 £55,000 +18.28% 3
North West -1 17 £60,750 +1.25% 3
Yorkshire -9 14 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Scotland -43 7 £70,000 +55.56% 1
East Midlands +11 5 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South West +1 4 £70,000 -6.67% 1
Wales - 3 £44,000 -
North East -20 2 £55,000 +32.94%
Northern Ireland -23 1 £55,000 +10.00%

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 145 (58.94%) Information Security
2 136 (55.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 134 (54.47%) CISSP
4 110 (44.72%) Cybersecurity
5 88 (35.77%) CISM
6 84 (34.15%) ITIL
7 83 (33.74%) Finance
8 68 (27.64%) Firewall
9 61 (24.80%) Data Protection
9 61 (24.80%) SIEM
10 59 (23.98%) Risk Management
10 59 (23.98%) Management Information System
11 58 (23.58%) PCI DSS
12 51 (20.73%) GDPR
13 50 (20.33%) Network Security
14 41 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (16.26%) Security Management
16 39 (15.85%) Penetration Testing
17 38 (15.45%) Windows
18 37 (15.04%) Project Management
19 35 (14.23%) CISA
19 35 (14.23%) Vulnerability Management
20 31 (12.60%) Intrusion Detection
21 28 (11.38%) Business Continuity
22 27 (10.98%) Data Security
22 27 (10.98%) Security Operations
23 26 (10.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 25 (10.16%) SSCP
24 25 (10.16%) Microsoft
24 25 (10.16%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) SAS
2 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.44%) SaaS
2 5 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.63%) Cloudflare
3 4 (1.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (27.64%) Firewall
2 50 (20.33%) Network Security
3 31 (12.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (5.28%) VPN
5 9 (3.66%) LAN
5 9 (3.66%) SSL
5 9 (3.66%) WAN
6 7 (2.85%) SAN
7 5 (2.03%) NAS
8 2 (0.81%) SMS
8 2 (0.81%) Wireless
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.41%) Internet
9 1 (0.41%) ISDN
9 1 (0.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) Big Data
2 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Metasploit
General
1 83 (33.74%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Banking
3 15 (6.10%) Legal
4 10 (4.07%) Law
5 5 (2.03%) Retail
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.22%) International Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.22%) Marketing
6 3 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.81%) French Language
7 2 (0.81%) German Language
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 2 (0.81%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.63%) Web Services
2 2 (0.81%) Middleware
3 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 59 (23.98%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.10%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.07%) Cyberattack
5 10 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.85%) Fintech
7 7 (2.85%) PKI
8 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.44%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.63%) CESG
11 3 (1.22%) CCTV
12 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.81%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.45%) Windows
2 20 (8.13%) Linux
3 14 (5.69%) Unix
3 14 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.63%) Android
5 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.63%) VMS
6 2 (0.81%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (58.94%) Information Security
2 110 (44.72%) Cybersecurity
3 84 (34.15%) ITIL
4 61 (24.80%) Data Protection
4 61 (24.80%) SIEM
5 59 (23.98%) Risk Management
6 41 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (16.26%) Security Management
8 39 (15.85%) Penetration Testing
9 37 (15.04%) Project Management
10 35 (14.23%) Vulnerability Management
11 28 (11.38%) Business Continuity
12 27 (10.98%) Data Security
12 27 (10.98%) Security Operations
13 25 (10.16%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 24 (9.76%) Incident Management
15 23 (9.35%) Change Management
15 23 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (8.94%) Supplier Management
16 22 (8.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.44%) SQL
2 5 (2.03%) C
3 4 (1.63%) C#
4 3 (1.22%) Java
5 2 (0.81%) C++
5 2 (0.81%) PHP
6 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 134 (54.47%) CISSP
2 88 (35.77%) CISM
3 35 (14.23%) CISA
4 25 (10.16%) SSCP
5 20 (8.13%) Degree
6 15 (6.10%) SANS
7 13 (5.28%) CEH
8 10 (4.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 8 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (2.44%) CCNP
11 6 (2.44%) CCSP
12 5 (2.03%) CISMP
12 5 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.03%) MCSE
12 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.63%) ISSAP
13 4 (1.63%) ISSEP
13 4 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (55.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (23.58%) PCI DSS
3 51 (20.73%) GDPR
4 26 (10.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (8.54%) COBIT
6 20 (8.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (3.66%) ISO 22301
9 5 (2.03%) PMO
10 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.22%) SLA
11 3 (1.22%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.81%) GPG13
12 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.41%) QA
13 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.22%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.22%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (2.85%) Nessus
2 5 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.81%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 25 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.28%) Cisco
2 13 (5.28%) VMware
3 8 (3.25%) Symantec
4 7 (2.85%) McAfee
5 6 (2.44%) LogRhythm
5 6 (2.44%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.03%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.03%) Qualys
7 4 (1.63%) Blue Coat
7 4 (1.63%) FireEye
7 4 (1.63%) Radware
7 4 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.63%) Splunk
8 3 (1.22%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.22%) LogLogic
9 2 (0.81%) Brocade
9 2 (0.81%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.81%) Google
9 2 (0.81%) Ivanti