Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 489 467 556
Rank change year-on-year -22 +89 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1004 1220 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 825 1001 817
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £87,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -4.35%

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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -3 961 £70,000 +12.90% 50
London +92 558 £77,500 +6.90% 25
UK excluding London -101 437 £57,500 - 26
North of England -65 118 £57,500 -2.54% 7
South East -92 117 £62,000 +10.22% 12
Midlands -13 80 £55,000 -4.35% 4
North West -30 79 £55,000 -4.76% 5
West Midlands +4 68 £55,000 -9.84% 4
East of England +21 51 £68,750 +18.66% 1
Yorkshire -50 36 £57,500 -4.17% 1
South West -30 31 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland +12 28 £62,500 +8.70% 1
East Midlands -17 12 £54,000 -1.82%
Wales +3 6 £47,500 +14.46%
North East +18 3 £55,000 +37.72% 1
Northern Ireland -13 3 £55,000 +29.41%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 611 (60.86%) Information Security
2 524 (52.19%) CISSP
3 397 (39.54%) CISM
4 367 (36.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 348 (34.66%) Cybersecurity
6 293 (29.18%) Finance
7 262 (26.10%) Risk Management
8 178 (17.73%) Data Protection
9 175 (17.43%) CISA
10 169 (16.83%) PCI DSS
11 164 (16.33%) Security Operations
12 153 (15.24%) ITIL
13 146 (14.54%) SIEM
14 143 (14.24%) Project Management
15 137 (13.65%) Degree
16 129 (12.85%) GDPR
17 126 (12.55%) Firewall
18 125 (12.45%) Security Management
18 125 (12.45%) Management Information System
19 116 (11.55%) Penetration Testing
20 114 (11.35%) Vulnerability Management
21 100 (9.96%) Windows
22 98 (9.76%) ISMS
23 90 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
24 84 (8.37%) Information Security Management
24 84 (8.37%) PRINCE2
25 78 (7.77%) Line Management
26 77 (7.67%) Service Delivery
27 76 (7.57%) Business Continuity
28 74 (7.37%) Network Security

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 26 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.90%) IIS
4 6 (0.60%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.100%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.39%) Office 365
4 12 (1.20%) SaaS
5 8 (0.80%) IaaS
6 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.60%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.100%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (12.55%) Firewall
2 74 (7.37%) Network Security
3 38 (3.78%) LAN
4 33 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 30 (2.99%) WAN
6 24 (2.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (1.79%) Wireless
8 16 (1.59%) Internet
9 14 (1.39%) Unified Communications
10 13 (1.29%) VLAN
11 11 (1.10%) SAN
12 10 (1.00%) VPN
13 9 (0.90%) DNS
13 9 (0.90%) VoIP
14 8 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.60%) DMZ
15 6 (0.60%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.40%) HTTP
17 3 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.50%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.40%) Big Data
5 3 (0.30%) MySQL
5 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.20%) Looker
7 1 (0.100%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.100%) Maltego
7 1 (0.100%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (0.30%) AppScan
2 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.20%) Visual Composer
3 1 (0.100%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.100%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.100%) Subversion
General
1 293 (29.18%) Finance
2 64 (6.37%) Banking
3 60 (5.98%) Legal
4 51 (5.08%) Marketing
5 48 (4.78%) Retail
6 40 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.89%) Electronics
9 18 (1.79%) Law
10 9 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.70%) Games
12 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
13 3 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.100%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.29%) SailPoint
2 12 (1.20%) Web Services
3 3 (0.30%) .NET
3 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (0.30%) CSS
3 3 (0.30%) EDI
3 3 (0.30%) HTML
3 3 (0.30%) J2EE
3 3 (0.30%) JSP
3 3 (0.30%) OAuth
3 3 (0.30%) OAuth2
3 3 (0.30%) SAML
3 3 (0.30%) XML
3 3 (0.30%) XSL
4 1 (0.100%) CGI
4 1 (0.100%) Middleware
4 1 (0.100%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.100%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.45%) Management Information System
2 65 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 62 (6.18%) Data Protection Act
4 49 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (4.48%) Computer Science
6 34 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (1.39%) CESG
9 12 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
10 10 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
10 10 (1.00%) PMI
10 10 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.90%) Internet of Things
12 8 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.80%) Fintech
12 8 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
13 7 (0.70%) Cybercrime
13 7 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (9.96%) Windows
2 59 (5.88%) Linux
3 56 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.89%) Unix
6 21 (2.09%) Android
7 17 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 13 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.100%) GCOS
11 1 (0.100%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (60.86%) Information Security
2 348 (34.66%) Cybersecurity
3 262 (26.10%) Risk Management
4 178 (17.73%) Data Protection
5 164 (16.33%) Security Operations
6 153 (15.24%) ITIL
7 146 (14.54%) SIEM
8 143 (14.24%) Project Management
9 125 (12.45%) Security Management
10 116 (11.55%) Penetration Testing
11 114 (11.35%) Vulnerability Management
12 98 (9.76%) ISMS
13 90 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (8.37%) Information Security Management
14 84 (8.37%) PRINCE2
15 78 (7.77%) Line Management
16 77 (7.67%) Service Delivery
17 76 (7.57%) Business Continuity
18 72 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (6.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (2.99%) C
2 27 (2.69%) Java
3 26 (2.59%) Python
4 16 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 16 (1.59%) SQL
5 14 (1.39%) Scala
6 12 (1.20%) C#
7 9 (0.90%) Ruby
8 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.50%) R
10 3 (0.30%) C++
10 3 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.30%) Perl
10 3 (0.30%) VB
10 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.100%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 524 (52.19%) CISSP
2 397 (39.54%) CISM
3 175 (17.43%) CISA
4 137 (13.65%) Degree
5 65 (6.47%) Security Cleared
6 50 (4.98%) CRISC
7 45 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 35 (3.49%) GIAC
9 30 (2.99%) SANS
10 29 (2.89%) CEH
11 28 (2.79%) SSCP
12 27 (2.69%) CESG Certified Professional
13 26 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 23 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (2.29%) GSEC
14 23 (2.29%) ISEB
14 23 (2.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 22 (2.19%) GISF
15 22 (2.19%) PMI Certification
16 18 (1.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (36.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 169 (16.83%) PCI DSS
3 129 (12.85%) GDPR
4 54 (5.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 48 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 37 (3.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 36 (3.59%) ISO 22301
8 31 (3.09%) ISO 9001
9 29 (2.89%) COBIT
10 24 (2.39%) SLA
11 19 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 15 (1.49%) RMADS
13 14 (1.39%) ISO 14001
14 11 (1.10%) NIST 800
15 10 (1.00%) HIPAA
15 10 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.80%) ISO 31000
17 6 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
18 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 5 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.100%) Postfix
5 1 (0.100%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (2.99%) Nessus
2 28 (2.79%) SCCM
3 27 (2.69%) WSUS
4 26 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
5 21 (2.09%) Core Impact
5 21 (2.09%) Nexpose
5 21 (2.09%) OpenVAS
5 21 (2.09%) PowerBroker
5 21 (2.09%) QRadar
5 21 (2.09%) RSA Security Analytics
6 11 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.30%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.20%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.100%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 45 (4.48%) LogRhythm
2 42 (4.18%) Cisco
3 39 (3.88%) Palo Alto
4 38 (3.78%) Microsoft
5 36 (3.59%) VMware
6 35 (3.49%) CyberArk
7 31 (3.09%) Symantec
8 29 (2.89%) ArcSight
9 28 (2.79%) McAfee
9 28 (2.79%) Splunk
10 27 (2.69%) SolarWinds
11 23 (2.29%) Qualys
12 22 (2.19%) Aveksa
13 21 (2.09%) AlienVault
13 21 (2.09%) Bomgar
14 20 (1.99%) Apple
14 20 (1.99%) SAP
15 16 (1.59%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.59%) Fortinet
16 8 (0.80%) Brocade