Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 488 450
Rank change year-on-year +41 -38 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,075 1,015 1,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 873 824 1,032
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £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 156,284 173,226 184,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,886 138,930 154,533
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Top 15 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 15 November 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 +63 1,019 £65,000 -7.14% 96
UK excluding London +112 649 £60,000 - 72
London -39 394 £75,000 - 38
North of England +99 248 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North West +102 166 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East +12 127 £65,000 +1.56% 16
East of England +72 101 £70,000 +7.69% 11
Midlands +52 95 £57,500 +4.55% 8
West Midlands +59 78 £52,500 -12.50% 5
Yorkshire +54 70 £55,000 +3.77% 10
South West +29 48 £57,500 +15.00% 8
Scotland +8 29 £62,500 +4.17% 7
East Midlands +15 19 £45,000 -17.43% 2
North East -6 12 £65,750 +22.33% 1
Wales +3 6 £44,500 -6.32% 7

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 745 (69.30%) Information Security
2 552 (51.35%) CISSP
3 469 (43.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 382 (35.53%) CISM
5 336 (31.26%) Cybersecurity
6 323 (30.05%) Risk Management
7 273 (25.40%) Security Management
8 260 (24.19%) SIEM
9 259 (24.09%) Finance
10 233 (21.67%) GDPR
11 215 (20.00%) PCI DSS
12 213 (19.81%) Incident Management
13 212 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
14 206 (19.16%) Management Information System
15 191 (17.77%) Windows
16 189 (17.58%) Data Protection
17 187 (17.40%) CISA
18 181 (16.84%) Degree
19 164 (15.26%) ITIL
20 163 (15.16%) Microsoft
21 152 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
22 147 (13.67%) Linux
23 144 (13.40%) Information Security Management
24 140 (13.02%) Firewall
25 139 (12.93%) ISMS
25 139 (12.93%) Security Operations
26 129 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
27 126 (11.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 121 (11.26%) Data Loss Prevention
29 120 (11.16%) Vulnerability Management

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 15 (1.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.84%) ExpressionEngine
2 9 (0.84%) IIS
2 9 (0.84%) WordPress
3 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.093%) SAS
4 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.093%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 152 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (6.14%) SaaS
4 23 (2.14%) IaaS
5 21 (1.95%) Office 365
6 18 (1.67%) PaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.28%) Serverless
9 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
10 1 (0.093%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 140 (13.02%) Firewall
2 88 (8.19%) Network Security
3 55 (5.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 36 (3.35%) VPN
5 31 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.42%) LAN
7 22 (2.05%) Internet
8 19 (1.77%) WAN
9 16 (1.49%) IPsec
10 14 (1.30%) SSL
11 11 (1.02%) Wireless
12 10 (0.93%) FTP
12 10 (0.93%) Unified Communications
13 9 (0.84%) Intranet
14 7 (0.65%) DNS
15 6 (0.56%) SCCP
15 6 (0.56%) Skype
16 5 (0.47%) MPLS
17 4 (0.37%) SAN
18 3 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.84%) MongoDB
2 7 (0.65%) Big Data
2 7 (0.65%) GIS
3 6 (0.56%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.47%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.28%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.28%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.093%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.093%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.093%) Maltego
6 1 (0.093%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 259 (24.09%) Finance
2 119 (11.07%) Legal
3 62 (5.77%) Retail
4 39 (3.63%) Banking
5 32 (2.98%) Marketing
6 24 (2.23%) Law
7 20 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.65%) Electronics
11 6 (0.56%) Local Government
11 6 (0.56%) Publishing
12 5 (0.47%) Advertising
13 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.37%) Military
14 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.28%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.19%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (1.02%) .NET
3 9 (0.84%) Node.js
4 7 (0.65%) LDAP
5 6 (0.56%) Middleware
6 3 (0.28%) JSON
6 3 (0.28%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.19%) XML
8 1 (0.093%) Kafka
8 1 (0.093%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 206 (19.16%) Management Information System
2 75 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (3.16%) Cyberattack
7 32 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
8 21 (1.95%) CESG
9 19 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
10 18 (1.67%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.49%) Fintech
12 14 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.12%) PKI
14 11 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.74%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.74%) Tandem
17 7 (0.65%) Algorithms
17 7 (0.65%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 191 (17.77%) Windows
2 147 (13.67%) Linux
3 67 (6.23%) Unix
4 12 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (69.30%) Information Security
2 336 (31.26%) Cybersecurity
3 323 (30.05%) Risk Management
4 273 (25.40%) Security Management
5 260 (24.19%) SIEM
6 213 (19.81%) Incident Management
7 212 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
8 189 (17.58%) Data Protection
9 164 (15.26%) ITIL
10 144 (13.40%) Information Security Management
11 139 (12.93%) ISMS
11 139 (12.93%) Security Operations
12 126 (11.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 121 (11.26%) Data Loss Prevention
14 120 (11.16%) Vulnerability Management
15 117 (10.88%) OWASP
16 107 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 102 (9.49%) Project Management
18 81 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
18 81 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.70%) C
2 11 (1.02%) C++
2 11 (1.02%) Java
3 8 (0.74%) SQL
4 3 (0.28%) ABAP
5 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.093%) Python
6 1 (0.093%) Ruby
6 1 (0.093%) Scala
Qualifications
1 552 (51.35%) CISSP
2 382 (35.53%) CISM
3 187 (17.40%) CISA
4 181 (16.84%) Degree
5 110 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (8.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 69 (6.42%) CRISC
8 51 (4.74%) SANS
8 51 (4.74%) SSCP
9 50 (4.65%) GIAC
10 49 (4.56%) Security Cleared
11 39 (3.63%) CEH
12 34 (3.16%) CISMP
13 33 (3.07%) CompTIA Security+
14 32 (2.98%) SC Cleared
15 29 (2.70%) CSSLP
16 26 (2.42%) CREST Certified
17 21 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
18 17 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (43.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 233 (21.67%) GDPR
3 215 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 82 (7.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 50 (4.65%) COBIT
6 30 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (2.14%) MiFID
8 20 (1.86%) ISO 22301
9 19 (1.77%) QA
10 18 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (0.93%) IASME
11 10 (0.93%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (0.84%) NIST 800
12 9 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.65%) SLA
14 6 (0.56%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.47%) COSO
15 5 (0.47%) PMO
16 4 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 111 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.79%) Snort
3 3 (0.28%) Firmware
3 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.093%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (2.70%) OSSEC
2 9 (0.84%) RSA Archer
3 8 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (0.74%) Nessus
4 6 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.47%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.28%) CASB
7 3 (0.28%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.28%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.093%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.093%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 163 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.07%) Sophos
3 31 (2.88%) Symantec
4 27 (2.51%) LogRhythm
5 26 (2.42%) Splunk
6 24 (2.23%) Qualys
7 20 (1.86%) Cisco
8 14 (1.30%) Dell
9 13 (1.21%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.21%) LogLogic
9 13 (1.21%) McAfee
9 13 (1.21%) TIBCO
10 12 (1.12%) SAP
10 12 (1.12%) VMware
11 8 (0.74%) Palo Alto
12 7 (0.65%) Sun
12 7 (0.65%) WorldPay
13 6 (0.56%) Trend Micro
14 5 (0.47%) F5
14 5 (0.47%) Google