Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 506 526 457
Rank change year-on-year +20 -69 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 285 736 1,131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.53% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 240 614 941
Median annual salary £62,500 £69,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.42% +6.15% -3.70%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 61,042 137,715 164,960
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.86% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 49,167 109,974 133,004
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,950 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Manager.

Salary trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Manager over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Top 17 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 10 August 2020. 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 +40 272 £62,500 -10.71% 24
UK excluding London +110 193 £60,000 - 21
London +4 86 £75,000 -3.23% 7
South East +94 69 £52,500 -19.23% 4
North of England +132 53 £55,842 +1.53% 8
Midlands +104 34 £60,000 +4.35% 5
North West +120 31 £57,500 -8.00% 7
West Midlands +95 29 £60,000 +3.45% 4
Yorkshire +127 18 £55,000 - 1
South West +82 15 £60,000 +9.09%
East of England +66 12 £67,500 -3.57%
Work from Home +50 9 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Scotland +86 5 £65,000 +13.04%
East Midlands +75 5 £56,000 -2.61% 1
North East +29 4 £54,800 +0.55%
Wales +17 4 £58,000 +28.89% 4
Northern Ireland +22 2 - -

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 180 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
2 166 (58.25%) Information Security
3 134 (47.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 128 (44.91%) CISSP
5 104 (36.49%) CISM
6 98 (34.39%) Risk Management
7 75 (26.32%) Finance
8 61 (21.40%) GDPR
9 53 (18.60%) Security Operations
10 48 (16.84%) CISA
11 44 (15.44%) Firewall
11 44 (15.44%) Security Management
12 43 (15.09%) Degree
13 37 (12.98%) ISMS
13 37 (12.98%) Management Information System
14 36 (12.63%) ITIL
14 36 (12.63%) Security Cleared
15 35 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (12.28%) Cyber Essentials
16 32 (11.23%) Penetration Testing
17 31 (10.88%) Information Security Management
18 30 (10.53%) Data Protection
19 29 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (9.82%) SC Cleared
21 26 (9.12%) CRISC
22 25 (8.77%) PCI DSS
22 25 (8.77%) Cyberthreat
23 24 (8.42%) Information Assurance
24 23 (8.07%) CEH
24 23 (8.07%) Legal

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 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.72%) Azure
2 13 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (4.21%) AWS
4 7 (2.46%) Office 365
5 6 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.70%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.70%) Serverless
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.44%) Firewall
2 16 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (4.91%) VPN
4 13 (4.56%) Network Security
5 11 (3.86%) LAN
5 11 (3.86%) WAN
6 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.16%) Wireless
7 9 (3.16%) Wireless Security
8 4 (1.40%) DMZ
8 4 (1.40%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.70%) DNS
9 2 (0.70%) SCCP
9 2 (0.70%) Skype
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.35%) Internet
10 1 (0.35%) SAN
10 1 (0.35%) SSL
10 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.70%) Big Data
2 1 (0.35%) Informix
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.05%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 75 (26.32%) Finance
2 23 (8.07%) Legal
3 20 (7.02%) Public Sector
4 16 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.86%) Banking
5 11 (3.86%) Marketing
5 11 (3.86%) Retail
6 8 (2.81%) Law
7 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Games
8 3 (1.05%) Police
9 2 (0.70%) Advertising
9 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
9 2 (0.70%) French Language
9 2 (0.70%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.16%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.81%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.70%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) OAuth
4 1 (0.35%) SAML
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.98%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.77%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (4.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (3.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.16%) Cyberattack
7 8 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.46%) Life Science
9 6 (2.11%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.40%) CESG
12 3 (1.05%) NHS
12 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) BBC
13 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) User Experience
14 1 (0.35%) CCTV
14 1 (0.35%) PKI
14 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.32%) Linux
2 16 (5.61%) Windows
3 6 (2.11%) HPUX
4 3 (1.05%) Unix
4 3 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
2 166 (58.25%) Information Security
3 98 (34.39%) Risk Management
4 53 (18.60%) Security Operations
5 44 (15.44%) Security Management
6 37 (12.98%) ISMS
7 36 (12.63%) ITIL
8 35 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (11.23%) Penetration Testing
10 31 (10.88%) Information Security Management
11 30 (10.53%) Data Protection
12 29 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (8.42%) Information Assurance
14 22 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (7.37%) Commercial Awareness
16 19 (6.67%) Project Management
17 17 (5.96%) Coaching
17 17 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (5.96%) Internal Audit
17 17 (5.96%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.86%) SQL
2 10 (3.51%) Python
3 8 (2.81%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.81%) Perl
4 2 (0.70%) Java
4 2 (0.70%) Julia
4 2 (0.70%) MATLAB
4 2 (0.70%) R
4 2 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 128 (44.91%) CISSP
2 104 (36.49%) CISM
3 48 (16.84%) CISA
4 43 (15.09%) Degree
5 36 (12.63%) Security Cleared
6 28 (9.82%) SC Cleared
7 26 (9.12%) CRISC
8 23 (8.07%) CEH
8 23 (8.07%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (3.51%) MBCS
11 9 (3.16%) MCSE
11 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.16%) RHCSA
12 8 (2.81%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.81%) SANS
13 6 (2.11%) CCNP
13 6 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (2.11%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (47.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (21.40%) GDPR
3 35 (12.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (8.77%) PCI DSS
5 22 (7.72%) NIST
6 16 (5.61%) NCSC
6 16 (5.61%) RMADS
7 15 (5.26%) JSP 440
8 14 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (4.21%) COBIT
10 8 (2.81%) SLA
11 6 (2.11%) ISO 22301
12 3 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.05%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
12 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.05%) QA
13 2 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.16%) Nessus
2 4 (1.40%) Nmap
3 3 (1.05%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.96%) Cisco
3 9 (3.16%) Splunk
4 8 (2.81%) Aveksa
4 8 (2.81%) CyberArk
4 8 (2.81%) Sun
5 7 (2.46%) Qualys
5 7 (2.46%) VMware
6 6 (2.11%) ArcSight
6 6 (2.11%) HP
6 6 (2.11%) McAfee
6 6 (2.11%) Meraki
6 6 (2.11%) Oracle
7 2 (0.70%) Capita
7 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.70%) SAP
7 2 (0.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.35%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy