Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 448 508
Rank change year-on-year -35 +60 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 992 1,180 1,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.69% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 765 926 928
UK median annual salary £67,500 £63,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +9.57% -4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -39 935 £67,500 +3.85% 112
UK excluding London -14 512 £60,000 +4.35% 56
London -61 451 £75,000 +7.14% 60
North of England +5 170 £55,000 - 8
South East +21 149 £67,500 +22.73% 18
North West -6 81 £60,000 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire +27 74 £52,750 -12.08% 4
East of England +33 73 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Midlands -32 60 £60,000 +15.79% 14
West Midlands -17 49 £60,000 +20.00% 8
South West -18 28 £52,500 -10.64% 7
Scotland -70 17 £66,250 +10.42% 4
North East -7 15 £49,250 -2.96% 1
Wales +30 14 £45,750 +1.67% 1
East Midlands +11 11 £67,500 +8.00% 6
Northern Ireland -19 1 £55,000 +83.33%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 680 (68.55%) Information Security
2 499 (50.30%) CISSP
3 479 (48.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 386 (38.91%) CISM
5 384 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
6 280 (28.23%) Finance
7 254 (25.60%) Risk Management
8 224 (22.58%) Data Protection
9 213 (21.47%) PCI DSS
10 202 (20.36%) Management Information System
11 193 (19.46%) GDPR
12 191 (19.25%) CISA
13 169 (17.04%) Security Management
14 157 (15.83%) Firewall
15 154 (15.52%) ITIL
16 152 (15.32%) SIEM
17 150 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 137 (13.81%) Penetration Testing
19 122 (12.30%) Legal
19 122 (12.30%) Network Security
20 117 (11.79%) Project Management
21 115 (11.59%) Information Security Management
21 115 (11.59%) Degree
22 107 (10.79%) Security Operations
23 100 (10.08%) Windows
24 92 (9.27%) Vulnerability Management
25 90 (9.07%) ISMS
26 88 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
27 77 (7.76%) Incident Management
28 75 (7.56%) Data 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 16 (1.61%) IIS
2 8 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.30%) Apache
3 3 (0.30%) SAS
4 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.81%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.13%) SaaS
3 18 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.11%) IaaS
5 10 (1.01%) Office 365
6 9 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.71%) PaaS
8 6 (0.60%) Cloudflare
9 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.30%) G Suite
9 3 (0.30%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 157 (15.83%) Firewall
2 122 (12.30%) Network Security
3 42 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.61%) VPN
6 15 (1.51%) WAN
7 14 (1.41%) LAN
8 12 (1.21%) Internet
9 9 (0.91%) SSL
9 9 (0.91%) Wireless
10 7 (0.71%) SAN
11 5 (0.50%) NAS
12 4 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.40%) SMS
13 3 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.30%) Wireless Security
14 2 (0.20%) Bluetooth
14 2 (0.20%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.20%) NFC
14 2 (0.20%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.60%) Big Data
2 6 (0.60%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.30%) MySQL
3 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.30%) AppScan
2 3 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 280 (28.23%) Finance
2 122 (12.30%) Legal
3 56 (5.65%) Banking
4 50 (5.04%) Retail
5 34 (3.43%) Law
6 33 (3.33%) Marketing
7 19 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.60%) Advertising
10 6 (0.60%) Front Office
10 6 (0.60%) Publishing
10 6 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.40%) Electronics
11 4 (0.40%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
12 3 (0.30%) Games
12 3 (0.30%) International Banking
12 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.81%) SailPoint
2 7 (0.71%) Web Services
3 5 (0.50%) Middleware
4 4 (0.40%) LDAP
5 3 (0.30%) .NET
5 3 (0.30%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.30%) CSS
5 3 (0.30%) HTML
5 3 (0.30%) J2EE
5 3 (0.30%) JSP
5 3 (0.30%) OAuth
5 3 (0.30%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.30%) RESTful
5 3 (0.30%) SAML
5 3 (0.30%) XML
5 3 (0.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 202 (20.36%) Management Information System
2 64 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
3 50 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 43 (4.33%) Computer Science
6 34 (3.43%) Security Operations Centre
7 29 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (2.22%) CCTV
9 21 (2.12%) CESG
9 21 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 20 (2.02%) Cyberattack
11 18 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.51%) Mobile Computing
13 13 (1.31%) Fintech
14 12 (1.21%) PKI
15 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.71%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.71%) FMCG
16 7 (0.71%) Public Cloud
17 6 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 100 (10.08%) Windows
2 66 (6.65%) Linux
3 42 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.13%) Unix
5 27 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.12%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.81%) Android
8 7 (0.71%) VMS
9 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.30%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (68.55%) Information Security
2 384 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
3 254 (25.60%) Risk Management
4 224 (22.58%) Data Protection
5 169 (17.04%) Security Management
6 154 (15.52%) ITIL
7 152 (15.32%) SIEM
8 150 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 137 (13.81%) Penetration Testing
10 117 (11.79%) Project Management
11 115 (11.59%) Information Security Management
12 107 (10.79%) Security Operations
13 92 (9.27%) Vulnerability Management
14 90 (9.07%) ISMS
15 88 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
16 77 (7.76%) Incident Management
17 75 (7.56%) Data Security
18 74 (7.46%) Business Continuity
18 74 (7.46%) Change Management
19 66 (6.65%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.82%) C
2 14 (1.41%) SQL
3 10 (1.01%) C#
3 10 (1.01%) Java
4 7 (0.71%) C++
5 5 (0.50%) Python
6 4 (0.40%) PHP
7 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.30%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.30%) Ruby
7 3 (0.30%) VB
7 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 499 (50.30%) CISSP
2 386 (38.91%) CISM
3 191 (19.25%) CISA
4 115 (11.59%) Degree
5 57 (5.75%) CRISC
6 38 (3.83%) SSCP
7 37 (3.73%) Security Cleared
8 27 (2.72%) CEH
9 26 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 25 (2.52%) SANS
11 24 (2.42%) SC Cleared
12 21 (2.12%) GIAC
13 18 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (1.81%) CISMP
14 16 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
15 15 (1.51%) DV Cleared
16 14 (1.41%) CCNP
16 14 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 12 (1.21%) IISP
18 11 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 479 (48.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 213 (21.47%) PCI DSS
3 193 (19.46%) GDPR
4 71 (7.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 57 (5.75%) COBIT
6 37 (3.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 35 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (2.62%) ISO 22301
9 23 (2.32%) PMO
9 23 (2.32%) SLA
10 13 (1.31%) ISO 9001
11 11 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (1.01%) ISO 14001
12 10 (1.01%) QA
12 10 (1.01%) RMADS
13 8 (0.81%) NIST 800
14 7 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.60%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.30%) Snort
4 2 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (2.02%) Nessus
2 12 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (1.01%) QRadar
4 8 (0.81%) CSIRT
5 7 (0.71%) Core Impact
5 7 (0.71%) Nexpose
5 7 (0.71%) OpenVAS
5 7 (0.71%) PowerBroker
5 7 (0.71%) RSA Security Analytics
5 7 (0.71%) SCCM
5 7 (0.71%) WSUS
6 6 (0.60%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 49 (4.94%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.93%) Cisco
3 24 (2.42%) Apple
3 24 (2.42%) VMware
4 22 (2.22%) Palo Alto
5 20 (2.02%) Capita
5 20 (2.02%) LogRhythm
6 18 (1.81%) Splunk
6 18 (1.81%) Symantec
7 17 (1.71%) McAfee
8 15 (1.51%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.41%) Blue Coat
9 14 (1.41%) Qualys
10 12 (1.21%) SAP
11 11 (1.11%) CyberArk
12 9 (0.91%) ArcSight
12 9 (0.91%) Juniper
12 9 (0.91%) Oracle
13 8 (0.81%) F5
14 7 (0.71%) AlienVault