Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 487 503
Rank change year-on-year +36 +16 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1,112 1,042 1,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 877 854 997
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.06% +12.92% -4.00%
10th Percentile £46,800 £46,400 £44,700
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 166,836 171,875 195,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,941 140,015 164,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +33 1,047 £65,000 -7.14% 96
UK excluding London +82 617 £60,000 +4.35% 61
London -32 478 £75,000 -6.25% 41
North of England +62 180 £60,000 +4.35% 17
South East +29 145 £64,000 +6.67% 15
Midlands +32 110 £57,500 +4.55% 12
East of England +55 102 £65,000 -5.45% 5
North West +25 98 £60,000 +5.73% 9
West Midlands +41 85 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Yorkshire +50 72 £57,500 -4.17% 7
South West +16 41 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Scotland -20 36 £53,750 -10.42% 4
East Midlands +16 28 £57,500 +7.98% 1
North East -17 10 £69,000 +20.00% 1
Wales +13 8 £42,750 -10.00% 2
Northern Ireland -4 1 £52,500 -4.55%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 753 (67.72%) Information Security
2 580 (52.16%) CISSP
3 488 (43.88%) CISM
4 437 (39.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 368 (33.09%) Cybersecurity
6 294 (26.44%) Finance
7 285 (25.63%) Risk Management
8 266 (23.92%) GDPR
9 233 (20.95%) PCI DSS
10 226 (20.32%) CISA
11 198 (17.81%) Data Protection
12 192 (17.27%) Management Information System
13 183 (16.46%) Firewall
14 171 (15.38%) SIEM
15 166 (14.93%) Security Management
16 155 (13.94%) Security Operations
17 148 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 145 (13.04%) Degree
19 139 (12.50%) ITIL
20 128 (11.51%) Incident Management
21 124 (11.15%) Vulnerability Management
22 117 (10.52%) Penetration Testing
22 117 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
23 116 (10.43%) Legal
24 114 (10.25%) Windows
25 98 (8.81%) Project Management
25 98 (8.81%) Security Architecture
26 96 (8.63%) Information Security Management
27 91 (8.18%) Network Security
28 86 (7.73%) 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 17 (1.53%) IIS
2 6 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.090%) SAS
4 1 (0.090%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.98%) SaaS
4 14 (1.26%) PaaS
5 13 (1.17%) IaaS
6 10 (0.90%) Office 365
7 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.27%) Serverless
9 1 (0.090%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 183 (16.46%) Firewall
2 91 (8.18%) Network Security
3 67 (6.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 49 (4.41%) VPN
5 33 (2.97%) WAN
6 30 (2.70%) LAN
7 28 (2.52%) Internet
8 25 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 24 (2.16%) SSL
10 20 (1.80%) IPsec
11 17 (1.53%) Wireless
12 9 (0.81%) Cisco IPT
12 9 (0.81%) MPLS
12 9 (0.81%) VLAN
13 8 (0.72%) FTP
14 7 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.63%) Intranet
14 7 (0.63%) VoIP
15 6 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
15 6 (0.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.72%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.27%) Big Data
3 3 (0.27%) GIS
3 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.18%) Maltego
5 1 (0.090%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.090%) MySQL
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.090%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.18%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.090%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.090%) JIRA
3 1 (0.090%) Subversion
General
1 294 (26.44%) Finance
2 116 (10.43%) Legal
3 74 (6.65%) Retail
4 45 (4.05%) Banking
5 26 (2.34%) Marketing
6 22 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.71%) Law
8 16 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.90%) Advertising
9 10 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.63%) Local Government
12 5 (0.45%) Games
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Military
14 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.090%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (0.36%) .NET
2 4 (0.36%) LDAP
3 3 (0.27%) Middleware
4 2 (0.18%) OpenID
4 2 (0.18%) RESTful
4 2 (0.18%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.18%) SAML
4 2 (0.18%) Web Services
4 2 (0.18%) XML
5 1 (0.090%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.090%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 192 (17.27%) Management Information System
2 117 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 46 (4.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 45 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
6 33 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
7 31 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (2.43%) Cyberattack
9 20 (1.80%) Fintech
10 17 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.17%) Life Science
12 12 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.72%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.63%) Cybercrime
15 6 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (0.54%) Freedom of Information Act
15 6 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.45%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 114 (10.25%) Windows
2 63 (5.67%) Linux
3 55 (4.95%) Unix
4 28 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.45%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.090%) IRIX
7 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.090%) SUSE
7 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (67.72%) Information Security
2 368 (33.09%) Cybersecurity
3 285 (25.63%) Risk Management
4 198 (17.81%) Data Protection
5 171 (15.38%) SIEM
6 166 (14.93%) Security Management
7 155 (13.94%) Security Operations
8 148 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 139 (12.50%) ITIL
10 128 (11.51%) Incident Management
11 124 (11.15%) Vulnerability Management
12 117 (10.52%) Penetration Testing
13 98 (8.81%) Project Management
13 98 (8.81%) Security Architecture
14 96 (8.63%) Information Security Management
15 86 (7.73%) ISMS
16 83 (7.46%) Identity Access Management
17 73 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 72 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (5.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.25%) C
2 11 (0.99%) SQL
3 4 (0.36%) C++
3 4 (0.36%) Java
4 2 (0.18%) Python
5 1 (0.090%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.090%) PHP
5 1 (0.090%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.090%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.090%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 580 (52.16%) CISSP
2 488 (43.88%) CISM
3 226 (20.32%) CISA
4 145 (13.04%) Degree
5 62 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (5.49%) SANS
7 58 (5.22%) GIAC
8 57 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 42 (3.78%) SC Cleared
10 39 (3.51%) CRISC
10 39 (3.51%) SSCP
11 31 (2.79%) CCNA
11 31 (2.79%) CompTIA Security+
12 28 (2.52%) CEH
13 27 (2.43%) CSSLP
14 26 (2.34%) CISMP
15 22 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.98%) PCI QSA
16 20 (1.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 19 (1.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (39.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 266 (23.92%) GDPR
3 233 (20.95%) PCI DSS
4 82 (7.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 47 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 38 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 30 (2.70%) COBIT
8 19 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 16 (1.44%) QA
10 15 (1.35%) ISO 9001
11 14 (1.26%) ISO 22301
11 14 (1.26%) SLA
12 12 (1.08%) IASME
13 11 (0.99%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.72%) MiFID
16 6 (0.54%) HIPAA
16 6 (0.54%) ISAE 3402
17 5 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.26%) Snort
3 8 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.54%) Firmware
5 1 (0.090%) Docker
5 1 (0.090%) iptables
5 1 (0.090%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.17%) OSSEC
2 12 (1.08%) Nessus
3 10 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.81%) QRadar
5 8 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.45%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.36%) CASB
8 3 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.18%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.18%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.18%) Nmap
9 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.090%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.090%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.090%) Nagios
10 1 (0.090%) Puppet
10 1 (0.090%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (7.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (3.15%) Capita
3 32 (2.88%) Symantec
4 29 (2.61%) Cisco
4 29 (2.61%) Sophos
5 27 (2.43%) Splunk
6 22 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 20 (1.80%) Qualys
8 18 (1.62%) VMware
9 17 (1.53%) McAfee
10 15 (1.35%) LogRhythm
11 14 (1.26%) Dell
12 11 (0.99%) LogLogic
13 10 (0.90%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.72%) ArcSight
14 8 (0.72%) SAP
14 8 (0.72%) Sun
15 7 (0.63%) Juniper
15 7 (0.63%) Palo Alto
16 6 (0.54%) Apple