Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 457 561
Rank change year-on-year -33 +104 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 988 1224 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.65% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 816 996 857
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 October 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 October 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 -23 952 £70,000 +12.90% 46
London +40 553 £75,000 +7.14% 16
UK excluding London -100 424 £60,000 +4.35% 34
South East -67 127 £62,500 +7.76% 8
North of England -62 123 £56,500 -1.74% 13
North West +11 90 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Midlands -36 65 £55,000 -1.79% 4
West Midlands -25 55 £57,500 -4.17% 3
East of England +21 49 £68,750 +14.58% 4
South West 0 31 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -51 26 £57,500 -4.17% 7
Scotland -20 20 £62,500 +8.70% 2
East Midlands +4 10 £54,000 -1.82% 1
North East +22 7 £55,000 +32.73%
Wales +7 4 £50,025 +20.54% 2
Northern Ireland -19 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Channel Islands +4 1 £67,500 -15.63%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 625 (63.26%) Information Security
2 509 (51.52%) CISSP
3 410 (41.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 392 (39.68%) CISM
5 331 (33.50%) Cybersecurity
6 279 (28.24%) Finance
7 256 (25.91%) Risk Management
8 217 (21.96%) PCI DSS
9 187 (18.93%) Data Protection
10 185 (18.72%) CISA
11 163 (16.50%) GDPR
12 146 (14.78%) SIEM
13 145 (14.68%) ITIL
14 139 (14.07%) Penetration Testing
15 138 (13.97%) Security Operations
16 135 (13.66%) Project Management
17 131 (13.26%) Degree
18 129 (13.06%) Security Management
19 126 (12.75%) Management Information System
20 120 (12.15%) Firewall
21 119 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
22 111 (11.23%) Vulnerability Management
23 99 (10.02%) Windows
24 94 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
25 87 (8.81%) Network Security
25 87 (8.81%) ISMS
26 86 (8.70%) Information Security Management
27 85 (8.60%) PRINCE2
28 83 (8.40%) Incident Management
29 77 (7.79%) Legal

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 24 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.71%) IIS
4 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.40%) Apache
5 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.53%) SaaS
3 17 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.11%) Office 365
5 10 (1.01%) IaaS
6 7 (0.71%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.61%) Cloudflare
8 3 (0.30%) PaaS
9 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 120 (12.15%) Firewall
2 87 (8.81%) Network Security
3 30 (3.04%) LAN
3 30 (3.04%) WAN
4 28 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.72%) Internet
5 17 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (1.42%) Unified Communications
7 13 (1.32%) SAN
7 13 (1.32%) VLAN
8 12 (1.21%) Wireless
9 10 (1.01%) VPN
10 8 (0.81%) VoIP
11 6 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.51%) NAS
13 4 (0.40%) DNS
13 4 (0.40%) LDAP
14 3 (0.30%) DWDM
14 3 (0.30%) MPLS
14 3 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.11%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.61%) Big Data
3 6 (0.61%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.30%) MySQL
4 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.20%) Looker
6 1 (0.10%) Maltego
6 1 (0.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.30%) AppScan
3 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
3 2 (0.20%) Visual Composer
4 1 (0.10%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 279 (28.24%) Finance
2 77 (7.79%) Legal
3 71 (7.19%) Banking
4 48 (4.86%) Retail
5 42 (4.25%) Marketing
5 42 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.33%) Law
7 21 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.82%) Electronics
9 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.71%) Games
11 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.30%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) International Banking
12 3 (0.30%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) French Language
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.33%) SailPoint
2 7 (0.71%) 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 (0.10%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.10%) CGI
4 1 (0.10%) Middleware
4 1 (0.10%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.75%) Management Information System
2 69 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 62 (6.28%) Data Protection Act
4 50 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
7 20 (2.02%) CESG
7 20 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (1.82%) CCTV
9 17 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (1.32%) Fintech
11 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (0.91%) Internet of Things
12 9 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
13 8 (0.81%) FMCG
13 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 99 (10.02%) Windows
2 70 (7.09%) Linux
3 50 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.74%) Unix
5 33 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.13%) Android
7 14 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.11%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.30%) VMS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.10%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (63.26%) Information Security
2 331 (33.50%) Cybersecurity
3 256 (25.91%) Risk Management
4 187 (18.93%) Data Protection
5 146 (14.78%) SIEM
6 145 (14.68%) ITIL
7 139 (14.07%) Penetration Testing
8 138 (13.97%) Security Operations
9 135 (13.66%) Project Management
10 129 (13.06%) Security Management
11 119 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 111 (11.23%) Vulnerability Management
13 94 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
14 87 (8.81%) ISMS
15 86 (8.70%) Information Security Management
16 85 (8.60%) PRINCE2
17 83 (8.40%) Incident Management
18 76 (7.69%) Business Continuity
19 71 (7.19%) Security Architecture
20 66 (6.68%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 37 (3.74%) C
2 27 (2.73%) Java
3 26 (2.63%) Python
4 15 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 14 (1.42%) Scala
5 14 (1.42%) SQL
6 12 (1.21%) C#
7 9 (0.91%) Ruby
8 8 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.51%) 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 (0.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 509 (51.52%) CISSP
2 392 (39.68%) CISM
3 185 (18.72%) CISA
4 131 (13.26%) Degree
5 58 (5.87%) CRISC
6 57 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 36 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 30 (3.04%) SSCP
9 26 (2.63%) GIAC
10 25 (2.53%) CEH
11 24 (2.43%) GSEC
11 24 (2.43%) SANS
12 22 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
12 22 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (2.23%) GISF
12 22 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (2.02%) ISEB
14 19 (1.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 18 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 18 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (41.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 217 (21.96%) PCI DSS
3 163 (16.50%) GDPR
4 53 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 43 (4.35%) ISO 22301
6 41 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 40 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 29 (2.94%) COBIT
9 24 (2.43%) ISO 9001
9 24 (2.43%) SLA
10 19 (1.92%) ISO 14001
11 18 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 15 (1.52%) RMADS
13 9 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.91%) ISO 31000
13 9 (0.91%) NIST 800
14 8 (0.81%) HIPAA
14 8 (0.81%) PMO
15 6 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 64 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 31 (3.14%) Nessus
2 22 (2.23%) Core Impact
2 22 (2.23%) McAfee ePO
2 22 (2.23%) Nexpose
2 22 (2.23%) OpenVAS
2 22 (2.23%) PowerBroker
2 22 (2.23%) QRadar
2 22 (2.23%) RSA Security Analytics
2 22 (2.23%) SCCM
2 22 (2.23%) WSUS
3 11 (1.11%) FortiGate
4 6 (0.61%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.30%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (5.26%) LogRhythm
2 44 (4.45%) Cisco
3 42 (4.25%) Microsoft
3 42 (4.25%) Palo Alto
4 30 (3.04%) ArcSight
4 30 (3.04%) VMware
5 29 (2.94%) Splunk
6 28 (2.83%) CyberArk
6 28 (2.83%) SolarWinds
6 28 (2.83%) Symantec
7 24 (2.43%) McAfee
7 24 (2.43%) SAP
8 22 (2.23%) AlienVault
8 22 (2.23%) Aveksa
8 22 (2.23%) Bomgar
8 22 (2.23%) CheckPoint
8 22 (2.23%) Qualys
9 20 (2.02%) Apple
10 16 (1.62%) Fortinet
11 10 (1.01%) Blue Coat