Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 490 463 507
Rank change year-on-year -27 +44 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 745 1,065 1,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.68% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 564 866 830
UK median annual salary £67,250 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.46% -3.70% +10.66%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £93,375 £90,000 £90,000
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 130,095 156,359 173,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.86% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 104,160 125,873 139,518
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Top 16 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 21 November 2019. 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 -35 695 £67,500 +3.85% 90
UK excluding London -82 393 £60,000 - 68
London +37 326 £75,000 - 32
South East +53 130 £67,500 +3.85% 18
Midlands +18 74 £58,750 +2.17% 20
North of England -103 73 £55,000 -8.33% 12
West Midlands +4 63 £60,000 +14.29% 19
East of England +14 51 £67,500 -3.57% 6
Yorkshire -19 41 £55,000 - 8
South West -1 34 £52,500 -8.70% 2
North West -87 31 £60,500 +0.83% 3
Scotland +11 21 £57,500 - 9
East Midlands +11 11 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Wales +1 7 £43,250 -2.81% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £57,500 -
North East +15 1 £54,500 -17.11% 1

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 461 (61.88%) Information Security
2 339 (45.50%) CISSP
3 318 (42.68%) Cybersecurity
4 305 (40.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 269 (36.11%) CISM
6 168 (22.55%) Risk Management
7 147 (19.73%) Security Operations
8 144 (19.33%) Degree
9 142 (19.06%) Finance
10 139 (18.66%) Management Information System
11 122 (16.38%) GDPR
12 116 (15.57%) Security Management
13 115 (15.44%) CISA
14 109 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 109 (14.63%) PCI DSS
15 102 (13.69%) Data Protection
16 101 (13.56%) Vulnerability Management
17 83 (11.14%) SIEM
18 78 (10.47%) ITIL
19 76 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
20 71 (9.53%) NIST
21 69 (9.26%) Legal
21 69 (9.26%) Security Architecture
22 67 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
23 61 (8.19%) Data Security
23 61 (8.19%) Identity Access Management
24 59 (7.92%) Incident Management
25 58 (7.79%) Azure
26 57 (7.65%) Project Management
27 55 (7.38%) Firewall

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 14 (1.88%) Confluence
2 2 (0.27%) IIS
2 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.79%) Azure
2 37 (4.97%) AWS
3 33 (4.43%) SaaS
4 16 (2.15%) Office 365
5 12 (1.61%) IaaS
5 12 (1.61%) PaaS
6 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.67%) Serverless
8 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.40%) G Suite
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.13%) Apigee
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.38%) Firewall
2 28 (3.76%) Network Security
3 19 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (1.07%) DNS
4 8 (1.07%) RTP
5 7 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.94%) WAN
6 6 (0.81%) LAN
7 5 (0.67%) SAN
8 4 (0.54%) DHCP
8 4 (0.54%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.40%) Wireless
9 3 (0.40%) Wireless Security
10 2 (0.27%) BGP
10 2 (0.27%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.27%) MPLS
10 2 (0.27%) OSPF
10 2 (0.27%) VPN
10 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.81%) Big Data
2 3 (0.40%) GIS
3 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.13%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 142 (19.06%) Finance
2 69 (9.26%) Legal
3 41 (5.50%) Public Sector
4 30 (4.03%) Marketing
5 28 (3.76%) Retail
6 20 (2.68%) Banking
7 18 (2.42%) Law
8 8 (1.07%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.81%) Advertising
10 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.40%) Games
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) International Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Police
13 1 (0.13%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.83%) SailPoint
2 6 (0.81%) .NET
3 2 (0.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.13%) LDAP
4 1 (0.13%) Middleware
4 1 (0.13%) OAuth
4 1 (0.13%) OLE
4 1 (0.13%) SAML
4 1 (0.13%) SignalR
4 1 (0.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 139 (18.66%) Management Information System
2 49 (6.58%) Security Operations Centre
3 34 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.30%) Cyberattack
5 25 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
6 18 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
7 16 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.07%) SWIFT
10 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.54%) Anti-Piracy
13 4 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.54%) PMI
14 3 (0.40%) User Experience
15 2 (0.27%) Blog
15 2 (0.27%) CESG
15 2 (0.27%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.16%) Linux
2 25 (3.36%) Windows
3 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) Android
5 1 (0.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (61.88%) Information Security
2 318 (42.68%) Cybersecurity
3 168 (22.55%) Risk Management
4 147 (19.73%) Security Operations
5 116 (15.57%) Security Management
6 109 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 102 (13.69%) Data Protection
8 101 (13.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 83 (11.14%) SIEM
10 78 (10.47%) ITIL
11 76 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
12 69 (9.26%) Security Architecture
13 67 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
14 61 (8.19%) Data Security
14 61 (8.19%) Identity Access Management
15 59 (7.92%) Incident Management
16 57 (7.65%) Project Management
17 54 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 54 (7.25%) Information Security Management
18 53 (7.11%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.95%) C
2 18 (2.42%) Java
2 18 (2.42%) Python
3 16 (2.15%) C++
4 5 (0.67%) ABAP
5 3 (0.40%) Java 8
6 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 339 (45.50%) CISSP
2 269 (36.11%) CISM
3 144 (19.33%) Degree
4 115 (15.44%) CISA
5 45 (6.04%) CRISC
6 41 (5.50%) Security Cleared
7 37 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (4.56%) CEH
9 27 (3.62%) SC Cleared
10 22 (2.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 21 (2.82%) SANS
12 20 (2.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 18 (2.42%) CISMP
13 18 (2.42%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (2.42%) GIAC
14 14 (1.88%) GCIA
14 14 (1.88%) GCIH
15 13 (1.74%) CCNP
16 10 (1.34%) ISSAP
17 9 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (40.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (16.38%) GDPR
3 109 (14.63%) PCI DSS
4 71 (9.53%) NIST
5 37 (4.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 32 (4.30%) COBIT
7 29 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (2.01%) SLA
9 13 (1.74%) NCSC
10 12 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 11 (1.48%) ISO 22301
12 10 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (1.21%) QA
14 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.67%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 3 (0.40%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.40%) NIST 800
17 3 (0.40%) RMADS
17 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.27%) ACF2
5 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (2.28%) Nessus
2 16 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (2.01%) SCCM
4 9 (1.21%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.54%) QRadar
5 4 (0.54%) WSUS
6 3 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.27%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.13%) CASB
8 1 (0.13%) Nmap
8 1 (0.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 36 (4.83%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.49%) McAfee
3 23 (3.09%) Splunk
4 18 (2.42%) Forcepoint
5 17 (2.28%) CA Agile Central
6 16 (2.15%) Palo Alto
7 15 (2.01%) Aveksa
7 15 (2.01%) LogRhythm
7 15 (2.01%) ServiceNow
7 15 (2.01%) SolarWinds
8 11 (1.48%) AlienVault
8 11 (1.48%) Fortinet
9 9 (1.21%) CyberArk
9 9 (1.21%) VMware
10 8 (1.07%) Cisco
10 8 (1.07%) Intel
10 8 (1.07%) SAP
10 8 (1.07%) Symantec
11 6 (0.81%) CA
11 6 (0.81%) HP