Period
to 7 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

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
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 572 522 491
Rank change year-on-year -50 -31 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 561 231 759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.43% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 449 184 596
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,875 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

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 116,890 53,435 127,245
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.45% 95.14% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 82,122 44,971 103,226
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Manager.

Salary trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Manager over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

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 7 December 2021. 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 -88 479 £70,000 +7.69% 94
UK excluding London -35 301 £62,500 +4.17% 68
London -130 203 £77,500 +10.71% 35
Work from Home -115 148 £73,750 +18.00% 14
South East -101 82 £67,500 -1.82% 9
North of England -88 67 £60,000 +9.09% 16
Midlands -63 60 £60,000 - 19
West Midlands -59 48 £62,500 +4.17% 18
South West -34 38 £67,500 +3.85% 7
North West -91 37 £68,750 +5.77% 4
Yorkshire -66 26 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Scotland -46 22 £55,000 +3.77% 1
East of England -93 20 £58,250 -10.38% 7
East Midlands -56 12 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Wales -44 11 £65,000 +46.07% 4
Northern Ireland - 8 £65,000 - 5
North East -23 4 £55,000 +4.07% 2

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, 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.

1 345 (61.50%) Information Security
2 281 (50.09%) Cybersecurity
3 247 (44.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 180 (32.09%) CISSP
5 145 (25.85%) CISM
6 133 (23.71%) Risk Management
7 131 (23.35%) Social Skills
8 129 (22.99%) Finance
8 129 (22.99%) Management Information System
9 117 (20.86%) Security Management
10 102 (18.18%) Security Operations
11 100 (17.83%) NIST
12 80 (14.26%) Azure
13 78 (13.90%) Legal
13 78 (13.90%) Project Management
14 76 (13.55%) ITIL
15 73 (13.01%) Information Security Management
15 73 (13.01%) ISMS
16 70 (12.48%) GDPR
17 69 (12.30%) Risk Assessment
18 68 (12.12%) PCI DSS
19 66 (11.76%) CISA
20 64 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
21 59 (10.52%) AWS
22 58 (10.34%) Degree
23 57 (10.16%) Incident Management
24 55 (9.80%) Firewall
25 54 (9.63%) Cyber Essentials
26 53 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
27 52 (9.27%) Vulnerability 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 12 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.89%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 80 (14.26%) Azure
2 59 (10.52%) AWS
3 25 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (3.57%) SaaS
5 14 (2.50%) GCP
6 11 (1.96%) IaaS
6 11 (1.96%) PaaS
7 10 (1.78%) Serverless
8 9 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.07%) Azure Sentinel
10 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.71%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.53%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.53%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.18%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.80%) Firewall
2 32 (5.70%) Network Security
3 20 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (3.03%) WAN
5 15 (2.67%) SD-WAN
6 12 (2.14%) DNS
6 12 (2.14%) Internet
7 7 (1.25%) DHCP
7 7 (1.25%) Intranet
7 7 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.25%) Wireless
8 6 (1.07%) Wireless Security
9 5 (0.89%) DMZ
9 5 (0.89%) LAN
9 5 (0.89%) VPN
10 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.71%) SSL
10 4 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.43%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.53%) Power BI
3 2 (0.36%) GIS
3 2 (0.36%) Maltego
4 1 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.71%) JIRA
2 3 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 131 (23.35%) Social Skills
2 129 (22.99%) Finance
3 78 (13.90%) Legal
4 41 (7.31%) Marketing
5 37 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (6.60%) Banking
6 28 (4.99%) Telecoms
7 27 (4.81%) Law
8 21 (3.74%) Manufacturing
9 18 (3.21%) Public Sector
10 13 (2.32%) Back Office
11 12 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
12 11 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
13 9 (1.60%) Electronics
13 9 (1.60%) Retail
14 8 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (1.25%) Aerospace
15 7 (1.25%) Automotive
15 7 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (1.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.07%) GraphQL
1 6 (1.07%) React
2 4 (0.71%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.71%) SailPoint
2 4 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 129 (22.99%) Management Information System
2 44 (7.84%) Cyberthreat
3 23 (4.10%) Cyberattack
4 17 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 16 (2.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 10 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.43%) CCTV
8 8 (1.43%) Robotics
9 6 (1.07%) Cybercrime
9 6 (1.07%) Life Science
9 6 (1.07%) PMI
9 6 (1.07%) Social Media
10 5 (0.89%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.89%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.71%) Smart City
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.53%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.24%) Windows
2 12 (2.14%) Linux
3 8 (1.43%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.36%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.36%) Unix
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (61.50%) Information Security
2 281 (50.09%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (23.71%) Risk Management
4 117 (20.86%) Security Management
5 102 (18.18%) Security Operations
6 78 (13.90%) Project Management
7 76 (13.55%) ITIL
8 73 (13.01%) Information Security Management
8 73 (13.01%) ISMS
9 69 (12.30%) Risk Assessment
10 64 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (10.16%) Incident Management
12 53 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 52 (9.27%) Vulnerability Management
14 49 (8.73%) Data Protection
15 48 (8.56%) Penetration Testing
16 43 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
18 40 (7.13%) Business Continuity
18 40 (7.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.92%) C
2 8 (1.43%) Python
3 6 (1.07%) Go
3 6 (1.07%) TypeScript
4 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.53%) SQL
5 2 (0.36%) C#
5 2 (0.36%) C++
5 2 (0.36%) Java
5 2 (0.36%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 180 (32.09%) CISSP
2 145 (25.85%) CISM
3 66 (11.76%) CISA
4 58 (10.34%) Degree
5 42 (7.49%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.35%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 21 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (3.74%) SANS
9 20 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 19 (3.39%) CEH
11 14 (2.50%) CISMP
12 13 (2.32%) PMI Certification
13 12 (2.14%) CRISC
13 12 (2.14%) GCIA
13 12 (2.14%) GCIH
13 12 (2.14%) GSEC
14 11 (1.96%) CREST Certified
14 11 (1.96%) ISACA
14 11 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (44.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (17.83%) NIST
3 70 (12.48%) GDPR
4 68 (12.12%) PCI DSS
5 54 (9.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 40 (7.13%) GRC
7 25 (4.46%) COBIT
8 24 (4.28%) SOC 2
9 21 (3.74%) NCSC
10 18 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 17 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 17 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (2.85%) SOC 1
13 12 (2.14%) SOC 3
14 10 (1.78%) HIPAA
14 10 (1.78%) PMO
15 9 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (1.25%) ISO 9001
16 7 (1.25%) PSD2
17 6 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.89%) Snort
2 5 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.71%) Firmware
3 4 (0.71%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.25%) CSIRT
2 7 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (0.36%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.18%) CASB
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.18%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) QRadar
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 41 (7.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (1.60%) Cisco
2 9 (1.60%) SAP
3 5 (0.89%) Darktrace
3 5 (0.89%) F5
3 5 (0.89%) Google
3 5 (0.89%) Intel
3 5 (0.89%) LogRhythm
3 5 (0.89%) VMware
4 4 (0.71%) Blue Coat
4 4 (0.71%) Juniper
5 3 (0.53%) AlienVault
5 3 (0.53%) CyberArk
5 3 (0.53%) Facebook
5 3 (0.53%) ForgeRock
5 3 (0.53%) IBM
5 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.53%) Splunk
5 3 (0.53%) Varonis
6 2 (0.36%) Qualys