The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 439 457 563
Rank change year-on-year +18 +106  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 534 582 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.61% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 450 461 391
Median salary £67,500 £61,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.65% -1.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,600 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £84,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +21 513 £67,500 +8.87% 47
London +58 291 £75,500 +7.85% 16
South East -30 56 £60,000 - 11
North West -30 43 £60,000 +16.22% 5
City of London +36 40 £75,000 +15.38% 1
West Midlands -1 38 £55,000 -10.56% 4
East of England +9 30 £70,000 +33.33% 3
West Yorkshire +11 27 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Yorkshire -5 27 £57,500 -1.28% 3
Manchester -14 27 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Birmingham +8 23 £51,500 -15.57% 3
Berkshire -20 19 £62,500 +4.16% 3
South West +3 17 £50,000 -16.66% 2
East Sussex +18 12 £55,000 +10.00%
Hampshire +16 12 £63,500 +20.95% 3
Hertfordshire -5 12 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Leeds -11 12 £62,500 +4.16% 3
Cheshire -18 12 £62,500 +31.57% 1
Brighton - 12 £55,000 -
Scotland +15 11 £67,500 +22.72% 2
Warrington - 11 £56,250 - 1
Bradford - 11 £57,500 -
Bedfordshire - 9 £70,000 - 1
Staffordshire +16 7 £62,500 -7.40% 1
Uxbridge +9 7 £45,000 -61.70% 1
Bristol -29 7 £65,000 +10.16%
Luton - 7 £70,000 - 1
Royston - 7 £78,000 -
East Midlands 0 6 £30,250 -45.00% 1
Reading +28 5 £80,000 +10.34%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (61.15%) Information Security
2 544 (53.23%) CISSP
3 429 (41.98%) CISM
4 388 (37.96%) Cybersecurity
5 365 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 300 (29.35%) Finance
7 274 (26.81%) Risk Management
8 197 (19.28%) CISA
9 170 (16.63%) Security Operations
10 168 (16.44%) Data Protection
11 151 (14.77%) PCI DSS
12 149 (14.58%) ITIL
13 141 (13.80%) SIEM
14 131 (12.82%) Firewall
15 127 (12.43%) Management Information System
15 127 (12.43%) Degree
16 122 (11.94%) Security Management
17 116 (11.35%) Project Management
18 110 (10.76%) Penetration Testing
19 96 (9.39%) Business Continuity
20 95 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
21 93 (9.10%) GDPR
22 87 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
23 85 (8.32%) ISMS
24 82 (8.02%) Windows
25 81 (7.93%) Security Cleared
26 77 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
27 76 (7.44%) Information Security Management
28 73 (7.14%) Service Delivery
28 73 (7.14%) Incident Management

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 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.08%) IIS
2 11 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.59%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.20%) CMS
4 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.098%) Apache
5 1 (0.098%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.098%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.27%) Office 365
4 10 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.98%) SaaS
5 8 (0.78%) IaaS
6 5 (0.49%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.098%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (12.82%) Firewall
2 65 (6.36%) Network Security
3 39 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.94%) LAN
5 23 (2.25%) WAN
6 22 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 19 (1.86%) Wireless
8 15 (1.47%) Internet
9 14 (1.37%) VLAN
10 12 (1.17%) VoIP
11 10 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (0.98%) DNS
12 9 (0.88%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.88%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.78%) HTTP
13 8 (0.78%) SAN
13 8 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.68%) DMZ
14 7 (0.68%) VPN
15 5 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.59%) Hadoop
2 5 (0.49%) Big Data
2 5 (0.49%) Data Lake
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.098%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.098%) Looker
4 1 (0.098%) Maltego
4 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Burp Suite
1 3 (0.29%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.20%) Visual Composer
3 1 (0.098%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.098%) Subversion
3 1 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 300 (29.35%) Finance
2 63 (6.16%) Legal
3 62 (6.07%) Banking
4 52 (5.09%) Marketing
5 45 (4.40%) Retail
6 39 (3.82%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.57%) Electronics
7 16 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.47%) Law
9 6 (0.59%) Games
10 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.29%) Billing
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) French Language
11 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.098%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.098%) German Language
13 1 (0.098%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.57%) SailPoint
1 16 (1.57%) Web Services
2 3 (0.29%) EDI
3 2 (0.20%) .NET
4 1 (0.098%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.098%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.098%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.098%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (0.098%) WinForms
4 1 (0.098%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.43%) Management Information System
2 55 (5.38%) Data Protection Act
3 49 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 47 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.31%) Security Operations Centre
6 39 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.25%) Cyber Attack
8 21 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (1.47%) Cybercrime
10 14 (1.37%) CESG
11 12 (1.17%) PMI
12 11 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (0.98%) NHS
14 9 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
16 6 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.59%) Internet of Things
16 6 (0.59%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (8.02%) Windows
2 53 (5.19%) Linux
3 46 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.35%) Unix
5 23 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.17%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.88%) Android
11 6 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.098%) GCOS
13 1 (0.098%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (61.15%) Information Security
2 388 (37.96%) Cybersecurity
3 274 (26.81%) Risk Management
4 170 (16.63%) Security Operations
5 168 (16.44%) Data Protection
6 149 (14.58%) ITIL
7 141 (13.80%) SIEM
8 122 (11.94%) Security Management
9 116 (11.35%) Project Management
10 110 (10.76%) Penetration Testing
11 96 (9.39%) Business Continuity
12 95 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
13 87 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 85 (8.32%) ISMS
15 77 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 76 (7.44%) Information Security Management
17 73 (7.14%) Incident Management
17 73 (7.14%) Service Delivery
18 70 (6.85%) PRINCE2
19 69 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (1.66%) C
2 15 (1.47%) Java
2 15 (1.47%) Python
3 10 (0.98%) PowerShell
3 10 (0.98%) Scala
4 9 (0.88%) SQL
5 5 (0.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.49%) R
5 5 (0.49%) Ruby
6 4 (0.39%) C#
7 2 (0.20%) Perl
8 1 (0.098%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.098%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 544 (53.23%) CISSP
2 429 (41.98%) CISM
3 197 (19.28%) CISA
4 127 (12.43%) Degree
5 81 (7.93%) Security Cleared
6 62 (6.07%) SC Cleared
7 53 (5.19%) GIAC
8 47 (4.60%) SANS
9 44 (4.31%) CEH
10 43 (4.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 37 (3.62%) CRISC
12 28 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (2.25%) DV Cleared
14 22 (2.15%) PMI Certification
15 20 (1.96%) ISEB
15 20 (1.96%) SSCP
16 19 (1.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 18 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 17 (1.66%) CISMP
19 16 (1.57%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 151 (14.77%) PCI DSS
3 93 (9.10%) GDPR
4 41 (4.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 36 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (3.03%) COBIT
8 26 (2.54%) ISO 22301
8 26 (2.54%) ISO 9001
9 19 (1.86%) NIST 800
10 18 (1.76%) SLA
11 12 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.88%) ISO 14001
14 8 (0.78%) RMADS
15 6 (0.59%) PMO
16 5 (0.49%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 4 (0.39%) PA-DSS
17 4 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 42 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.098%) Postfix
4 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (2.25%) Nessus
2 22 (2.15%) SCCM
3 20 (1.96%) WSUS
4 19 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (1.47%) QRadar
6 14 (1.37%) Core Impact
6 14 (1.37%) Nexpose
6 14 (1.37%) OpenVAS
6 14 (1.37%) PowerBroker
6 14 (1.37%) RSA Security Analytics
7 8 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.20%) Packer
10 2 (0.20%) Terraform
10 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.098%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.098%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 38 (3.72%) Cisco
2 34 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.94%) LogRhythm
4 25 (2.45%) CyberArk
5 24 (2.35%) Splunk
5 24 (2.35%) Symantec
6 23 (2.25%) ArcSight
6 23 (2.25%) Palo Alto
6 23 (2.25%) VMware
7 21 (2.05%) McAfee
8 18 (1.76%) Apple
8 18 (1.76%) SolarWinds
9 16 (1.57%) Qualys
10 15 (1.47%) Aveksa
10 15 (1.47%) SAP
11 14 (1.37%) AlienVault
11 14 (1.37%) Bomgar
11 14 (1.37%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.98%) Fortinet
13 8 (0.78%) CheckPoint
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £62000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £64,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car+benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car Allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Inspire Corporation Limited
Salary: £46000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + associated benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Excellent base, double OTE, stock options, car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Highly Competitive + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + 60k+ OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Win Technologies
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70k + 5.4K Car + Fuel Card + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70k + 5.4K Car + Fuel Card + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago