The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Security Manager
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 434 464 539
Rank change year-on-year +30 +75  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 495 591 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.59% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 382 492 398
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,400 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £56,000 £55,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +1.81% -6.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 452 £70,000 +16.66% 48
London +135 279 £80,000 +6.66% 19
South East -49 49 £52,500 -4.54% 11
West Midlands +34 43 £55,000 -8.33% 2
City of London +54 40 £80,000 -5.88% 6
Scotland +36 29 £53,750 -2.27% 2
Birmingham +22 26 £60,000 -
Edinburgh +21 24 £52,500 -1.40% 2
East of England +39 22 £65,000 -3.70% 3
Berkshire +11 22 £67,500 +12.50% 5
North West -33 21 £56,000 -13.84% 5
Yorkshire -17 19 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Hertfordshire +23 16 £64,500 +17.27% 1
West Yorkshire -18 16 £65,000 +23.80% 5
South West +11 15 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Manchester -41 14 £56,000 -17.64% 4
Leeds -5 13 £70,000 +21.73% 4
Brighton +16 12 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East Sussex +9 12 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Coventry +22 10 £50,500 -19.20%
Wales - 10 £47,500 -
Bristol -12 8 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Surrey +34 7 £75,000 +46.34% 4
Royston - 7 £78,000 -
Reading +39 6 £85,000 +70.00% 2
Cheshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £65,000 -
Glasgow +19 4 £53,750 -2.27%
Hemel Hempstead +5 4 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £55,500 -

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Security Manager in the job title.

1 710 (67.17%) Information Security
2 585 (55.35%) CISSP
3 461 (43.61%) CISM
4 413 (39.07%) Cybersecurity
5 376 (35.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 312 (29.52%) Risk Management
7 301 (28.48%) Finance
8 219 (20.72%) CISA
9 188 (17.79%) Data Protection
10 167 (15.80%) Management Information System
11 163 (15.42%) ITIL
12 160 (15.14%) Degree
13 159 (15.04%) Security Management
14 155 (14.66%) Security Operations
15 153 (14.47%) PCI DSS
16 136 (12.87%) Firewall
17 128 (12.11%) SIEM
18 118 (11.16%) Penetration Testing
18 118 (11.16%) Information Security Management
19 111 (10.50%) Business Continuity
20 106 (10.03%) Security Cleared
21 98 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
22 95 (8.99%) Project Management
23 93 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
24 91 (8.61%) SC Cleared
25 90 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
26 85 (8.04%) Incident Management
27 81 (7.66%) Legal
28 79 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
29 77 (7.28%) ISMS

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 23 (2.18%) IIS
2 15 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.38%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.28%) CMS
5 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.095%) Apache
6 1 (0.095%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.095%) JBoss
6 1 (0.095%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.42%) MS Office
2 11 (1.04%) MS Project
3 6 (0.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.66%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.095%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.04%) Office 365
4 10 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.095%) IaaS
6 1 (0.095%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (12.87%) Firewall
2 65 (6.15%) Network Security
3 40 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (1.42%) Wireless
6 10 (0.95%) LAN
7 8 (0.76%) DNS
7 8 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.76%) Internet
8 7 (0.66%) DMZ
8 7 (0.66%) WAN
9 6 (0.57%) HTTP
9 6 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (0.57%) SSL
10 5 (0.47%) DHCP
10 5 (0.47%) IPsec
10 5 (0.47%) OSPF
10 5 (0.47%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.38%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.14%) Big Data
2 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (0.47%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.19%) GIS
4 1 (0.095%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.095%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.28%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.095%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 301 (28.48%) Finance
2 81 (7.66%) Legal
3 54 (5.11%) Banking
4 44 (4.16%) Marketing
5 40 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.50%) Retail
7 29 (2.74%) Law
8 18 (1.70%) Games
9 10 (0.95%) Electronics
9 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.66%) French Language
10 7 (0.66%) Italian Language
10 7 (0.66%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.57%) Local Government
12 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.095%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.85%) Web Services
2 5 (0.47%) AngularJS
2 5 (0.47%) Node.js
2 5 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (0.47%) SailPoint
2 5 (0.47%) SAML
2 5 (0.47%) XACML
3 4 (0.38%) .NET
3 4 (0.38%) SPML
4 2 (0.19%) HTML
5 1 (0.095%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.095%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.095%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.095%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.095%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.095%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.095%) WinForms
5 1 (0.095%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 167 (15.80%) Management Information System
2 76 (7.19%) Data Protection Act
3 45 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 34 (3.22%) Cyber Attack
7 30 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
9 17 (1.61%) Cybercrime
10 15 (1.42%) CESG
11 13 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
12 12 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (1.14%) NHS
13 8 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
13 8 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.76%) iPad
14 7 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.66%) PMI
15 6 (0.57%) Fintech
15 6 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.87%) Windows
2 39 (3.69%) Linux
3 32 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 11 (1.04%) Unix
6 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.19%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.19%) VMS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.095%) GCOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (67.17%) Information Security
2 413 (39.07%) Cybersecurity
3 312 (29.52%) Risk Management
4 188 (17.79%) Data Protection
5 163 (15.42%) ITIL
6 159 (15.04%) Security Management
7 155 (14.66%) Security Operations
8 128 (12.11%) SIEM
9 118 (11.16%) Information Security Management
9 118 (11.16%) Penetration Testing
10 111 (10.50%) Business Continuity
11 98 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 95 (8.99%) Project Management
13 93 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 90 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
15 85 (8.04%) Incident Management
16 79 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 77 (7.28%) ISMS
18 76 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
19 68 (6.43%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 13 (1.23%) PHP
1 13 (1.23%) PowerShell
1 13 (1.23%) Python
2 7 (0.66%) C
2 7 (0.66%) JavaScript
3 5 (0.47%) SQL
4 3 (0.28%) C#
4 3 (0.28%) C++
4 3 (0.28%) Java
4 3 (0.28%) Ruby
5 2 (0.19%) Perl
5 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 585 (55.35%) CISSP
2 461 (43.61%) CISM
3 219 (20.72%) CISA
4 160 (15.14%) Degree
5 106 (10.03%) Security Cleared
6 91 (8.61%) SC Cleared
7 64 (6.05%) CEH
8 47 (4.45%) GIAC
9 41 (3.88%) CESG Certified Professional
10 38 (3.60%) SANS
11 30 (2.84%) CLAS
12 28 (2.65%) CISMP
13 27 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (2.08%) IISP
15 21 (1.99%) CRISC
15 21 (1.99%) ISEB
16 20 (1.89%) DV Cleared
17 14 (1.32%) CREST Certified
17 14 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (1.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (35.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (14.47%) PCI DSS
3 51 (4.82%) COBIT
4 48 (4.54%) GDPR
5 35 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (1.61%) RMADS
9 14 (1.32%) QA
9 14 (1.32%) SLA
10 11 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (0.95%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.85%) BS25999
13 8 (0.76%) GPG13
13 8 (0.76%) ISO27002
14 7 (0.66%) ISO22301
15 6 (0.57%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
17 4 (0.38%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 46 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.095%) Firmware
2 1 (0.095%) Snort
2 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (0.85%) Nessus
2 6 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.38%) CSIRT
4 4 (0.38%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.38%) SCCM
5 3 (0.28%) QRadar
5 3 (0.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.19%) Nmap
6 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.19%) Packer
6 2 (0.19%) Terraform
6 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.095%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.095%) Kibana
7 1 (0.095%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.095%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 36 (3.41%) Microsoft
2 31 (2.93%) Cisco
3 24 (2.27%) Apple
4 21 (1.99%) ServiceNow
5 12 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 12 (1.14%) VMware
6 10 (0.95%) Forcepoint
6 10 (0.95%) Oracle
6 10 (0.95%) SAP
7 9 (0.85%) Palo Alto
8 8 (0.76%) Fortinet
9 7 (0.66%) AlienVault
9 7 (0.66%) CyberArk
9 7 (0.66%) Sophos
9 7 (0.66%) Splunk
10 6 (0.57%) ArcSight
10 6 (0.57%) F5
11 5 (0.47%) Intel Security
11 5 (0.47%) Symantec
12 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
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