Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 430 489 445
Rank change year-on-year +59 -44 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,024 997 1,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.57% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.60% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 799 770 927
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 145,255 167,294 171,193
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,140 135,774 142,579
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Top 15 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 18 January 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 +80 992 £65,000 -3.70% 108
UK excluding London +99 632 £60,000 - 62
London -3 371 £75,000 - 49
North of England +89 236 £60,000 +9.09% 17
North West +97 164 £60,000 - 6
South East -3 116 £70,000 +3.70% 20
Midlands +91 109 £57,500 -4.17% 10
East of England +62 98 £70,000 +27.27% 7
Yorkshire +5 65 £52,000 -0.95% 10
West Midlands +45 58 £57,500 -4.17% 7
South West +62 52 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East Midlands +58 48 £55,000 -18.52% 3
Scotland +7 15 £67,500 +1.89% 2
Wales +5 7 £52,000 +13.66% 1
North East +4 7 £65,354 +34.75% 1

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 757 (73.93%) Information Security
2 481 (46.97%) CISSP
3 476 (46.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 359 (35.06%) Risk Management
5 329 (32.13%) Cybersecurity
6 315 (30.76%) CISM
7 294 (28.71%) Security Management
8 254 (24.80%) Finance
9 242 (23.63%) SIEM
10 239 (23.34%) Penetration Testing
11 216 (21.09%) Management Information System
12 211 (20.61%) Incident Management
13 202 (19.73%) PCI DSS
14 196 (19.14%) GDPR
15 188 (18.36%) Data Protection
16 187 (18.26%) ITIL
17 181 (17.68%) Windows
18 180 (17.58%) Degree
19 161 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
20 156 (15.23%) Information Security Management
21 155 (15.14%) Linux
21 155 (15.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 153 (14.94%) OWASP
23 151 (14.75%) CISA
24 147 (14.36%) Microsoft
24 147 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
25 138 (13.48%) Data Loss Prevention
26 137 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
27 133 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
28 129 (12.60%) 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 27 (2.64%) ExpressionEngine
1 27 (2.64%) WordPress
2 15 (1.46%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.68%) IIS
4 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.098%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.098%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 161 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (6.74%) SaaS
4 34 (3.32%) IaaS
5 20 (1.95%) Office 365
6 9 (0.88%) PaaS
7 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.29%) Yammer
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 96 (9.38%) Firewall
2 67 (6.54%) Network Security
3 50 (4.88%) Internet
4 31 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (2.25%) TCP/IP
6 22 (2.15%) VPN
7 9 (0.88%) LAN
7 9 (0.88%) SAN
8 8 (0.78%) SCCP
8 8 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.68%) Intranet
9 7 (0.68%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.68%) Wireless
10 4 (0.39%) DNS
10 4 (0.39%) IPsec
10 4 (0.39%) WAN
11 2 (0.20%) FTP
11 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.20%) NGN
11 2 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.64%) MongoDB
2 11 (1.07%) Big Data
3 10 (0.98%) SAP HANA
4 8 (0.78%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.49%) GIS
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 254 (24.80%) Finance
2 121 (11.82%) Legal
3 49 (4.79%) Banking
4 37 (3.61%) Retail
5 35 (3.42%) Marketing
6 25 (2.44%) Law
7 23 (2.25%) Publishing
7 23 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.98%) Electronics
10 7 (0.68%) Billing
11 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Military
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.64%) Node.js
2 19 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (0.88%) .NET
4 8 (0.78%) JSON
4 8 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
5 5 (0.49%) Middleware
6 4 (0.39%) LDAP
7 3 (0.29%) Kafka
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 216 (21.09%) Management Information System
2 53 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 51 (4.98%) Security Operations Centre
4 46 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.42%) Cyberattack
6 31 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.93%) Cyberthreat
8 25 (2.44%) CESG
9 22 (2.15%) Fintech
10 21 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.07%) PKI
13 10 (0.98%) Cybercrime
13 10 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.78%) Internet of Things
15 7 (0.68%) PMI
16 5 (0.49%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.39%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 181 (17.68%) Windows
2 155 (15.14%) Linux
3 36 (3.52%) Unix
4 9 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.098%) Android
6 1 (0.098%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (73.93%) Information Security
2 359 (35.06%) Risk Management
3 329 (32.13%) Cybersecurity
4 294 (28.71%) Security Management
5 242 (23.63%) SIEM
6 239 (23.34%) Penetration Testing
7 211 (20.61%) Incident Management
8 188 (18.36%) Data Protection
9 187 (18.26%) ITIL
10 156 (15.23%) Information Security Management
11 155 (15.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 153 (14.94%) OWASP
13 138 (13.48%) Data Loss Prevention
14 137 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 129 (12.60%) ISMS
16 117 (11.43%) Security Operations
17 101 (9.86%) Project Management
18 82 (8.01%) Vulnerability Management
19 78 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
20 75 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.83%) C
2 9 (0.88%) C++
2 9 (0.88%) Java
3 8 (0.78%) ABAP
4 5 (0.49%) SQL
5 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.098%) Scala
Qualifications
1 481 (46.97%) CISSP
2 315 (30.76%) CISM
3 180 (17.58%) Degree
4 151 (14.75%) CISA
5 133 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
6 128 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 60 (5.86%) CRISC
8 52 (5.08%) CEH
9 50 (4.88%) Security Cleared
10 49 (4.79%) SANS
11 39 (3.81%) SSCP
12 38 (3.71%) SC Cleared
13 32 (3.13%) CCSP
14 29 (2.83%) CREST Certified
15 26 (2.54%) CISMP
16 19 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 15 (1.46%) GIAC
18 14 (1.37%) ISACA
19 13 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
20 12 (1.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (46.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 202 (19.73%) PCI DSS
3 196 (19.14%) GDPR
4 77 (7.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 68 (6.64%) COBIT
6 38 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (2.25%) ISO 22301
8 21 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 19 (1.86%) MiFID
10 15 (1.46%) QA
11 12 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.98%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.78%) NIST 800
14 8 (0.78%) SLA
15 7 (0.68%) COSO
16 6 (0.59%) ISAE 3402
17 5 (0.49%) HIPAA
18 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 4 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 128 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.25%) Snort
3 10 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (2.15%) OSSEC
2 5 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.39%) RSA Archer
4 3 (0.29%) CSIRT
4 3 (0.29%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.29%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.098%) CASB
6 1 (0.098%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.098%) EnCase
6 1 (0.098%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.098%) Nessus
6 1 (0.098%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.098%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 147 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (2.73%) LogRhythm
3 20 (1.95%) SAP
4 16 (1.56%) Qualys
5 15 (1.46%) VMware
6 14 (1.37%) Cisco
6 14 (1.37%) Splunk
7 9 (0.88%) CheckPoint
8 8 (0.78%) Palo Alto
8 8 (0.78%) Sophos
9 7 (0.68%) ArcSight
10 5 (0.49%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (0.49%) Fortinet
10 5 (0.49%) Symantec
11 4 (0.39%) Citrix
11 4 (0.39%) F5
11 4 (0.39%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.29%) Dell
12 3 (0.29%) LogLogic
12 3 (0.29%) Trend Micro