Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 457 502 467
Rank change year-on-year +45 -35 +113
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,068 991 1,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 855 828 1,009
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,000 £44,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
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 161,130 169,327 185,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,874 135,710 156,315
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +43 1,011 £65,000 -7.14% 93
UK excluding London +120 635 £60,000 - 54
London -47 411 £74,500 -0.67% 39
North of England +105 218 £60,000 +4.35% 19
North West +77 141 £60,000 +9.09% 12
South East +13 125 £62,500 - 14
East of England +76 108 £70,000 +3.70% 4
Midlands +48 104 £57,500 +4.55% 10
West Midlands +48 84 £52,500 -4.55% 10
Yorkshire +54 65 £55,000 -4.35% 7
South West +7 42 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Scotland +9 35 £55,000 -12.00%
East Midlands +17 22 £55,000 +1.85%
North East -18 12 £68,250 +33.17%
Wales +6 8 £43,500 -5.95%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 729 (68.26%) Information Security
2 568 (53.18%) CISSP
3 441 (41.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 425 (39.79%) CISM
5 323 (30.24%) Cybersecurity
6 298 (27.90%) Risk Management
7 268 (25.09%) Finance
8 255 (23.88%) GDPR
9 232 (21.72%) PCI DSS
10 210 (19.66%) SIEM
11 206 (19.29%) CISA
12 201 (18.82%) Security Management
13 192 (17.98%) Management Information System
14 187 (17.51%) Data Protection
15 167 (15.64%) Windows
16 164 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
17 161 (15.07%) Degree
18 157 (14.70%) Incident Management
19 155 (14.51%) Firewall
20 142 (13.30%) ITIL
21 140 (13.11%) Security Operations
22 133 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
23 132 (12.36%) Microsoft
24 123 (11.52%) Legal
24 123 (11.52%) Vulnerability Management
25 116 (10.86%) Linux
26 114 (10.67%) ISMS
27 109 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
28 104 (9.74%) Information Security Management
28 104 (9.74%) 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 16 (1.50%) IIS
2 12 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.094%) SAS
4 1 (0.094%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.094%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 109 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (4.96%) SaaS
4 19 (1.78%) PaaS
5 17 (1.59%) IaaS
6 15 (1.40%) Office 365
7 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.28%) Serverless
10 1 (0.094%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.094%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 155 (14.51%) Firewall
2 88 (8.24%) Network Security
3 65 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 48 (4.49%) VPN
5 28 (2.62%) WAN
6 27 (2.53%) LAN
6 27 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 22 (2.06%) IPsec
7 22 (2.06%) SSL
8 21 (1.97%) Internet
9 14 (1.31%) Wireless
10 10 (0.94%) FTP
10 10 (0.94%) Intranet
10 10 (0.94%) SCCP
11 9 (0.84%) DNS
11 9 (0.84%) VLAN
12 8 (0.75%) MPLS
13 7 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (0.66%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.75%) Blockchain
1 8 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.37%) GIS
3 3 (0.28%) Big Data
3 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.19%) Maltego
5 1 (0.094%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.094%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.094%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.19%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.094%) JIRA
3 1 (0.094%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 268 (25.09%) Finance
2 123 (11.52%) Legal
3 67 (6.27%) Retail
4 38 (3.56%) Banking
5 30 (2.81%) Marketing
6 22 (2.06%) Law
7 18 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.66%) Advertising
11 5 (0.47%) Electronics
11 5 (0.47%) Local Government
12 4 (0.37%) Games
12 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.094%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.094%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (1.03%) .NET
3 8 (0.75%) LDAP
4 2 (0.19%) Middleware
4 2 (0.19%) XML
5 1 (0.094%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.094%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 192 (17.98%) Management Information System
2 104 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 38 (3.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
6 33 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (2.34%) Cyberattack
8 21 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.12%) CESG
10 12 (1.12%) Fintech
11 11 (1.03%) Life Science
12 10 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.75%) Tandem
15 7 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
15 7 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 167 (15.64%) Windows
2 116 (10.86%) Linux
3 70 (6.55%) Unix
4 19 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.19%) Solaris
7 1 (0.094%) IRIX
7 1 (0.094%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.094%) SUSE
7 1 (0.094%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (68.26%) Information Security
2 323 (30.24%) Cybersecurity
3 298 (27.90%) Risk Management
4 210 (19.66%) SIEM
5 201 (18.82%) Security Management
6 187 (17.51%) Data Protection
7 164 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
8 157 (14.70%) Incident Management
9 142 (13.30%) ITIL
10 140 (13.11%) Security Operations
11 133 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 123 (11.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 114 (10.67%) ISMS
14 104 (9.74%) Information Security Management
15 95 (8.90%) Project Management
16 84 (7.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 79 (7.40%) Data Loss Prevention
18 77 (7.21%) OWASP
19 75 (7.02%) Business Continuity
20 72 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (1.97%) C
2 11 (1.03%) C++
2 11 (1.03%) Java
2 11 (1.03%) SQL
3 2 (0.19%) Python
4 1 (0.094%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.094%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.094%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.094%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 568 (53.18%) CISSP
2 425 (39.79%) CISM
3 206 (19.29%) CISA
4 161 (15.07%) Degree
5 89 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (5.71%) CRISC
7 59 (5.52%) GIAC
8 55 (5.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 55 (5.15%) SANS
9 50 (4.68%) Security Cleared
10 40 (3.75%) SSCP
11 36 (3.37%) SC Cleared
12 35 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
13 29 (2.72%) CSSLP
14 22 (2.06%) CCNA
14 22 (2.06%) CEH
14 22 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.97%) CREST Certified
16 20 (1.87%) CISMP
17 19 (1.78%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (41.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 255 (23.88%) GDPR
3 232 (21.72%) PCI DSS
4 78 (7.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 40 (3.75%) COBIT
6 34 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (2.15%) ISO 22301
8 21 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (1.69%) MiFID
10 17 (1.59%) QA
11 16 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 15 (1.40%) ISO 9001
12 15 (1.40%) SLA
13 12 (1.12%) IASME
13 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 9 (0.84%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.56%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.37%) PMO
17 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
17 3 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 77 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.53%) Snort
3 8 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.094%) Docker
5 1 (0.094%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (2.53%) OSSEC
2 13 (1.22%) Nessus
3 12 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.84%) RSA Archer
6 8 (0.75%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.28%) CASB
9 2 (0.19%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.19%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.19%) Nmap
9 2 (0.19%) QRadar
9 2 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.094%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.094%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.094%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.094%) Nagios
10 1 (0.094%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.094%) Puppet
Vendors
1 132 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 36 (3.37%) Symantec
3 34 (3.18%) Sophos
4 32 (3.00%) Capita
5 31 (2.90%) Splunk
6 29 (2.72%) LogRhythm
7 26 (2.43%) Cisco
8 24 (2.25%) Qualys
9 19 (1.78%) VMware
10 18 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 18 (1.69%) McAfee
11 17 (1.59%) Dell
12 13 (1.22%) LogLogic
12 13 (1.22%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.84%) SAP
14 8 (0.75%) Sun
15 7 (0.66%) HP
15 7 (0.66%) Juniper
15 7 (0.66%) WorldPay
16 6 (0.56%) Palo Alto