Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a 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.

Security Manager
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 454 494
Rank change year-on-year +6 +40 +129
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,148 1,037 1,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.63% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 883 816 995
UK median annual salary £65,000 £66,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.26% +10.83% -4.00%
10th Percentile £45,100 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +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 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%

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

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 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 +15 1,081 £65,000 -3.70% 109
UK excluding London +82 653 £60,000 +4.35% 60
London -72 470 £77,500 +3.33% 52
North of England +109 200 £57,500 - 18
South East +79 175 £67,500 +22.73% 14
East of England +24 104 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire +81 102 £55,000 -4.35% 5
Midlands -24 93 £60,000 +9.09% 13
North West +16 82 £60,000 +4.35% 10
West Midlands -32 67 £57,500 +4.55% 8
South West +12 42 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Scotland -73 27 £53,750 -10.42% 2
East Midlands +15 25 £65,000 +18.18% 5
North East -7 16 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Wales +7 13 £43,000 -9.47% 1
Northern Ireland +8 1 £52,500 +90.91%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 Security Manager in the job title.

1 799 (69.60%) Information Security
2 581 (50.61%) CISSP
3 496 (43.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 485 (42.25%) CISM
5 425 (37.02%) Cybersecurity
6 312 (27.18%) Finance
7 289 (25.17%) Risk Management
8 252 (21.95%) GDPR
9 241 (20.99%) Management Information System
10 235 (20.47%) Data Protection
11 215 (18.73%) Firewall
12 213 (18.55%) CISA
13 211 (18.38%) PCI DSS
14 185 (16.11%) Security Management
15 172 (14.98%) ITIL
16 171 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 160 (13.94%) SIEM
18 149 (12.98%) Security Operations
19 143 (12.46%) Degree
20 132 (11.50%) Legal
21 131 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
22 130 (11.32%) Network Security
23 113 (9.84%) Information Security Management
24 110 (9.58%) Vulnerability Management
25 103 (8.97%) Windows
26 100 (8.71%) Security Architecture
27 98 (8.54%) Project Management
28 97 (8.45%) Incident Management
29 88 (7.67%) Identity Access Management
29 88 (7.67%) Analytical Skills

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 21 (1.83%) IIS
2 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.35%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.39%) SaaS
4 11 (0.96%) IaaS
5 10 (0.87%) Office 365
6 7 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.61%) PaaS
7 3 (0.26%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.17%) G Suite
8 2 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 215 (18.73%) Firewall
2 130 (11.32%) Network Security
3 68 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
4 43 (3.75%) VPN
5 32 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.26%) Internet
6 26 (2.26%) WAN
7 21 (1.83%) SSL
8 19 (1.66%) LAN
9 13 (1.13%) Wireless
10 9 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
11 8 (0.70%) IPsec
11 8 (0.70%) SCCP
12 7 (0.61%) VoIP
13 6 (0.52%) VLAN
14 5 (0.44%) Cisco Firepower
15 4 (0.35%) SAN
15 4 (0.35%) SMS
16 3 (0.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.35%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.26%) Big Data
3 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.087%) Maltego
4 1 (0.087%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.087%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.087%) JIRA
3 1 (0.087%) Subversion
General
1 312 (27.18%) Finance
2 132 (11.50%) Legal
3 63 (5.49%) Retail
4 50 (4.36%) Banking
5 33 (2.87%) Marketing
6 30 (2.61%) Law
7 18 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.05%) Advertising
10 8 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.44%) Front Office
11 5 (0.44%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Local Government
13 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.52%) Middleware
1 6 (0.52%) Web Services
2 4 (0.35%) RESTful
3 3 (0.26%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.17%) OpenID
4 2 (0.17%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.17%) SAML
5 1 (0.087%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 241 (20.99%) Management Information System
2 88 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.49%) Data Protection Act
4 61 (5.31%) Security Operations Centre
5 51 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (3.40%) Cyberthreat
8 37 (3.22%) Data Centre
9 27 (2.35%) Cyberattack
10 21 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.31%) Mobile Computing
13 14 (1.22%) Fintech
14 10 (0.87%) PKI
15 9 (0.78%) CESG
15 9 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.70%) Life Science
17 6 (0.52%) Driving Licence
17 6 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 103 (8.97%) Windows
2 69 (6.01%) Linux
3 39 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.53%) Unix
5 17 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.48%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.35%) VMS
8 3 (0.26%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.087%) IRIX
10 1 (0.087%) Solaris
10 1 (0.087%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (69.60%) Information Security
2 425 (37.02%) Cybersecurity
3 289 (25.17%) Risk Management
4 235 (20.47%) Data Protection
5 185 (16.11%) Security Management
6 172 (14.98%) ITIL
7 171 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 160 (13.94%) SIEM
9 149 (12.98%) Security Operations
10 131 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
11 113 (9.84%) Information Security Management
12 110 (9.58%) Vulnerability Management
13 100 (8.71%) Security Architecture
14 98 (8.54%) Project Management
15 97 (8.45%) Incident Management
16 88 (7.67%) Identity Access Management
17 80 (6.97%) ISMS
18 74 (6.45%) Business Continuity
18 74 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
19 69 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.53%) C
2 16 (1.39%) SQL
3 5 (0.44%) PHP
4 4 (0.35%) C#
4 4 (0.35%) C++
4 4 (0.35%) Java
5 3 (0.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.26%) Python
6 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.17%) Ruby
7 1 (0.087%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 581 (50.61%) CISSP
2 485 (42.25%) CISM
3 213 (18.55%) CISA
4 143 (12.46%) Degree
5 51 (4.44%) CRISC
5 51 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 47 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (4.01%) SANS
8 39 (3.40%) SC Cleared
9 34 (2.96%) SSCP
10 28 (2.44%) CEH
10 28 (2.44%) GIAC
11 27 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (2.18%) CISMP
13 21 (1.83%) IISP
14 20 (1.74%) CCSP
15 19 (1.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 19 (1.66%) CCNA
16 17 (1.48%) CESG Certified Professional
16 17 (1.48%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 496 (43.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 252 (21.95%) GDPR
3 211 (18.38%) PCI DSS
4 72 (6.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 62 (5.40%) COBIT
5 62 (5.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 41 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (1.92%) PMO
8 19 (1.66%) SLA
9 15 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 15 (1.31%) ISO 9001
10 14 (1.22%) ISO 22301
10 14 (1.22%) QA
11 13 (1.13%) NIST 800
12 12 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
13 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 9 (0.78%) RMADS
15 8 (0.70%) PSD2
16 7 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 38 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.87%) Snort
4 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.087%) iptables
5 1 (0.087%) NFS
5 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.05%) QRadar
2 10 (0.87%) Nessus
2 10 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.52%) CSIRT
4 6 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 6 (0.52%) OSSEC
5 5 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.17%) CASB
6 2 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.17%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.17%) Nmap
6 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.087%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.087%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.087%) Nagios
7 1 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (4.09%) Microsoft
2 40 (3.48%) Cisco
3 33 (2.87%) Capita
4 27 (2.35%) VMware
5 19 (1.66%) Apple
5 19 (1.66%) CheckPoint
6 16 (1.39%) Splunk
7 15 (1.31%) McAfee
7 15 (1.31%) Symantec
8 12 (1.05%) LogRhythm
8 12 (1.05%) Qualys
9 11 (0.96%) Palo Alto
10 8 (0.70%) ArcSight
10 8 (0.70%) F5
11 7 (0.61%) Juniper
12 6 (0.52%) HP
12 6 (0.52%) SAP
13 5 (0.44%) Blue Coat
13 5 (0.44%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.35%) Remedy