Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 956 936 948
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 +63
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 162 244 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 130 212 184
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £46,125 £48,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +2 156 £62,500 -8.76% 16
UK excluding London +50 112 £57,500 -4.17% 10
London -7 50 £67,500 -15.63% 6
North of England +41 34 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South East +42 32 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Yorkshire +42 25 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Midlands +19 21 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East of England +18 14 £49,500 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +26 11 £60,000 -7.69% 1
West Midlands +27 10 £42,000 -26.96%
North West +23 9 £62,500 +1.63% 1
Scotland +9 6 £61,250 -12.50%
South West +16 5 £45,000 -35.71%

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 81 (50.00%) Information Security
2 68 (41.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (28.40%) Finance
3 46 (28.40%) CISSP
4 44 (27.16%) ITIL
5 41 (25.31%) GDPR
6 40 (24.69%) Cybersecurity
7 36 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 35 (21.60%) Penetration Testing
9 32 (19.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (19.75%) CISM
10 31 (19.14%) Data Protection
11 30 (18.52%) Management Information System
12 28 (17.28%) Cyber Essentials
13 26 (16.05%) Vulnerability Management
14 25 (15.43%) SIEM
14 25 (15.43%) Project Management
15 23 (14.20%) PCI DSS
16 22 (13.58%) Firewall
16 22 (13.58%) Business Continuity
16 22 (13.58%) Security Operations
17 20 (12.35%) Security Management
17 20 (12.35%) COBIT
18 19 (11.73%) Data Security
19 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
20 16 (9.88%) Security Testing
21 15 (9.26%) Windows
21 15 (9.26%) Collaborative Working
22 14 (8.64%) Legal
22 14 (8.64%) Network Security

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 13 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.02%) Office 365
3 5 (3.09%) SaaS
4 4 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.85%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.85%) Yammer
6 2 (1.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) Firewall
2 14 (8.64%) Network Security
3 9 (5.56%) SAN
4 5 (3.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.47%) DNS
5 4 (2.47%) Internet
5 4 (2.47%) Intranet
5 4 (2.47%) LAN
5 4 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.47%) WAN
6 3 (1.85%) VPN
7 2 (1.23%) FTP
7 2 (1.23%) IPsec
7 2 (1.23%) SSL
8 1 (0.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.17%) SAP HANA
2 8 (4.94%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) Big Data
4 1 (0.62%) GIS
General
1 46 (28.40%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Legal
3 9 (5.56%) Banking
4 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.70%) Retail
6 3 (1.85%) Marketing
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.62%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) JSON
1 8 (4.94%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (1.23%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.62%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.70%) Cyberattack
3 6 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.09%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.47%) LIMS
6 3 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.85%) NHS
6 3 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.85%) Tandem
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) CESG
8 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.26%) Windows
2 7 (4.32%) Linux
2 7 (4.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.47%) Unix
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (50.00%) Information Security
2 44 (27.16%) ITIL
3 40 (24.69%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 35 (21.60%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (19.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (19.14%) Data Protection
8 26 (16.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (15.43%) Project Management
9 25 (15.43%) SIEM
10 22 (13.58%) Business Continuity
10 22 (13.58%) Security Operations
11 20 (12.35%) Security Management
12 19 (11.73%) Data Security
13 16 (9.88%) Security Testing
14 15 (9.26%) Collaborative Working
15 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
16 13 (8.02%) Service Delivery
17 12 (7.41%) ISMS
17 12 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.94%) ABAP
2 1 (0.62%) Scala
2 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (28.40%) CISSP
2 32 (19.75%) CISM
3 13 (8.02%) CRISC
3 13 (8.02%) Degree
4 11 (6.79%) CISA
5 8 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.32%) GIAC
7 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.47%) MCP
10 3 (1.85%) CEH
10 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.85%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.23%) CCNA
11 2 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.23%) OSCP
11 2 (1.23%) SANS
11 2 (1.23%) Tigerscheme
12 1 (0.62%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (41.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (25.31%) GDPR
3 28 (17.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (14.20%) PCI DSS
5 20 (12.35%) COBIT
6 7 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (4.32%) QA
7 6 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.85%) RMADS
10 2 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.23%) IASME
10 2 (1.23%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.23%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.62%) COSO
11 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.17%) SAP
2 10 (6.17%) VMware
3 5 (3.09%) Splunk
4 3 (1.85%) AlienVault
4 3 (1.85%) ArcSight
4 3 (1.85%) Dell
4 3 (1.85%) LogLogic
4 3 (1.85%) LogRhythm
4 3 (1.85%) Qualys
4 3 (1.85%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco
5 2 (1.23%) Citrix
6 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.62%) Darktrace
6 1 (0.62%) Juniper
6 1 (0.62%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.62%) Proofpoint
6 1 (0.62%) Sophos