Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operational Security Manager was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Operational Security Manager
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1122 1131 1220
Rank change year-on-year +9 +89 +59
Permanent jobs requiring an Operational Security Manager 66 92 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.049% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.050% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 54 68 58
UK median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £66,453
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% -2.19% -5.07%
10th Percentile £51,750 £51,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.92% +8.33% -3.23%

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 171576 182627 210672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137617 152768 175132
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Operational Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Operational Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Security Manager in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager.

Salary trend for Operational Security Manager in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Operational Security Manager in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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 -5 63 £72,500 +11.54% 5
London +12 43 £75,000 +7.14% 2
UK excluding London +8 20 £63,750 -1.92% 3
East of England +4 6 £54,250 -16.54% 1
North of England +8 5 £49,250 -24.23% 1
South East +26 4 £70,000 +14.75%
North East +7 3 £48,500 -22.40% 1
South West +6 3 - - 1
Midlands +34 2 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +23 2 £62,500 -3.85%
West Midlands +16 2 £65,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Operational 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 Operational Security Manager in the job title.

1 55 (83.33%) Security Operations
2 40 (60.61%) CISSP
3 28 (42.42%) SIEM
4 27 (40.91%) Firewall
5 25 (37.88%) Information Security
6 24 (36.36%) Windows
6 24 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (34.85%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 22 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (31.82%) CISM
10 19 (28.79%) Finance
11 18 (27.27%) Palo Alto
12 17 (25.76%) LogRhythm
12 17 (25.76%) VMware
13 15 (22.73%) ITIL
13 15 (22.73%) Security Operations Centre
14 14 (21.21%) CISA
15 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
15 13 (19.70%) Security Monitoring
16 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
16 12 (18.18%) Network Security
17 11 (16.67%) Risk Management
17 11 (16.67%) Cisco
17 11 (16.67%) Incident Management
18 10 (15.15%) Fortinet
18 10 (15.15%) Migration
18 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
18 10 (15.15%) ISMS

Operational 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 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.03%) IaaS
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.91%) Firewall
2 12 (18.18%) Network Security
3 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.09%) SAN
5 4 (6.06%) LAN
5 4 (6.06%) WAN
6 3 (4.55%) DWDM
6 3 (4.55%) MPLS
6 3 (4.55%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.55%) VPN
6 3 (4.55%) Wireless
7 2 (3.03%) DNS
7 2 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.03%) VLAN
7 2 (3.03%) VoIP
8 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Legal
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) Electronics
4 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.52%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.06%) Clustering
6 3 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.55%) Tandem
6 3 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.52%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.36%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Unix
4 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) Android
5 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (83.33%) Security Operations
2 28 (42.42%) SIEM
3 25 (37.88%) Information Security
4 24 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (34.85%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (22.73%) ITIL
7 13 (19.70%) Security Monitoring
8 11 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 11 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 10 (15.15%) ISMS
9 10 (15.15%) Migration
10 9 (13.64%) Security Management
11 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (12.12%) Project Management
12 7 (10.61%) Business Continuity
12 7 (10.61%) Email Filtering
12 7 (10.61%) Information Security Management
12 7 (10.61%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (10.61%) Patch Management
12 7 (10.61%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) Java
1 8 (12.12%) PowerShell
1 8 (12.12%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) C#
2 7 (10.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (60.61%) CISSP
2 21 (31.82%) CISM
3 14 (21.21%) CISA
4 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (10.61%) CISMP
5 7 (10.61%) GSEC
6 6 (9.09%) CCNP
6 6 (9.09%) CEH
6 6 (9.09%) Degree
7 5 (7.58%) CCNA
7 5 (7.58%) GIAC
7 5 (7.58%) GISF
7 5 (7.58%) SSCP
8 4 (6.06%) CCIE
8 4 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (6.06%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (4.55%) CRISC
9 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (12.12%) SLA
3 5 (7.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.06%) ISO 9001
5 3 (4.55%) GDPR
5 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.03%) ISO 22301
6 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.58%) Core Impact
2 5 (7.58%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.58%) Nessus
2 5 (7.58%) Nexpose
2 5 (7.58%) OpenVAS
2 5 (7.58%) PowerBroker
2 5 (7.58%) QRadar
2 5 (7.58%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (7.58%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) WSUS
3 2 (3.03%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Palo Alto
2 17 (25.76%) LogRhythm
2 17 (25.76%) VMware
3 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.67%) Cisco
5 10 (15.15%) Fortinet
6 9 (13.64%) SolarWinds
7 8 (12.12%) ArcSight
8 7 (10.61%) AppSense
8 7 (10.61%) Brocade
8 7 (10.61%) Symantec
9 5 (7.58%) AlienVault
9 5 (7.58%) Aveksa
9 5 (7.58%) Bomgar
9 5 (7.58%) CyberArk
9 5 (7.58%) McAfee
9 5 (7.58%) Qualys
9 5 (7.58%) Splunk
10 3 (4.55%) SAP
11 2 (3.03%) Microsoft