Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 450 518
Rank change year-on-year -37 +68 +146
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 1017 1265 1140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.69% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 825 1019 936
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,925 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -40 977 £67,500 +8.00% 40
London -4 530 £75,000 +7.14% 16
UK excluding London -53 475 £60,000 +4.35% 26
North of England -33 154 £55,000 -4.35% 11
South East -50 142 £64,000 +10.34% 4
North West -18 93 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Midlands -20 64 £55,000 -2.22% 1
East of England +21 58 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands -2 55 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire -20 46 £52,500 -12.50% 7
South West -35 26 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Scotland -26 19 £60,000 +4.35% 1
North East +19 15 £52,500 +26.70% 2
East Midlands +13 9 £54,500 -0.91%
Wales +14 7 £47,500 +14.46% 1
Northern Ireland -22 3 £55,000 +83.33%
Channel Islands +1 1 £67,500 -15.63%

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 662 (65.09%) Information Security
2 511 (50.25%) CISSP
3 455 (44.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 387 (38.05%) CISM
5 348 (34.22%) Cybersecurity
6 281 (27.63%) Finance
7 264 (25.96%) Risk Management
8 235 (23.11%) PCI DSS
9 204 (20.06%) Data Protection
10 180 (17.70%) GDPR
11 176 (17.31%) CISA
12 149 (14.65%) Penetration Testing
13 148 (14.55%) Management Information System
14 147 (14.45%) ITIL
15 143 (14.06%) SIEM
16 142 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 139 (13.67%) Security Management
18 138 (13.57%) Project Management
19 136 (13.37%) Firewall
20 135 (13.27%) Degree
21 120 (11.80%) Security Operations
22 105 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
23 104 (10.23%) Network Security
23 104 (10.23%) Windows
24 100 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
25 97 (9.54%) Information Security Management
26 88 (8.65%) Legal
26 88 (8.65%) ISMS
27 78 (7.67%) Incident Management
28 76 (7.47%) Business Continuity

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 19 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.59%) IIS
3 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.39%) Apache
5 3 (0.29%) SAS
6 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.098%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.098%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.098%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.098%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.15%) SaaS
3 18 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.67%) IaaS
5 11 (1.08%) Office 365
6 7 (0.69%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.69%) PaaS
7 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.59%) Cloudflare
8 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.29%) G Suite
8 3 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 136 (13.37%) Firewall
2 104 (10.23%) Network Security
3 27 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (2.16%) LAN
5 22 (2.16%) WAN
6 16 (1.57%) Internet
7 14 (1.38%) SAN
8 13 (1.28%) Unified Communications
9 12 (1.18%) Wireless
10 10 (0.98%) VPN
11 7 (0.69%) VLAN
12 6 (0.59%) NAS
13 4 (0.39%) DNS
13 4 (0.39%) LDAP
13 4 (0.39%) SMS
14 3 (0.29%) DWDM
14 3 (0.29%) MPLS
14 3 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.69%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.59%) Big Data
4 3 (0.29%) MySQL
4 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.20%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.20%) Looker
6 1 (0.098%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.098%) Maltego
6 1 (0.098%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.29%) AppScan
3 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.20%) JIRA
3 2 (0.20%) Visual Composer
4 1 (0.098%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.098%) Subversion
General
1 281 (27.63%) Finance
2 88 (8.65%) Legal
3 66 (6.49%) Banking
4 51 (5.01%) Retail
5 41 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 38 (3.74%) Marketing
7 23 (2.26%) Law
8 19 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.47%) Electronics
10 10 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.59%) Games
11 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Front Office
12 4 (0.39%) Local Government
12 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.29%) Advertising
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) French Language
13 3 (0.29%) International Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.57%) SailPoint
2 8 (0.79%) Web Services
3 4 (0.39%) Middleware
4 3 (0.29%) .NET
4 3 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.29%) CSS
4 3 (0.29%) HTML
4 3 (0.29%) J2EE
4 3 (0.29%) JSP
4 3 (0.29%) OAuth
4 3 (0.29%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.29%) RESTful
4 3 (0.29%) SAML
4 3 (0.29%) XML
4 3 (0.29%) XSL
5 1 (0.098%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.098%) CGI
5 1 (0.098%) EDI
5 1 (0.098%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 148 (14.55%) Management Information System
2 70 (6.88%) Data Protection Act
3 61 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 50 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 23 (2.26%) CESG
8 21 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (1.97%) CCTV
10 16 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (1.38%) Fintech
12 13 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
14 11 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.88%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
16 8 (0.79%) FMCG
16 8 (0.79%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.79%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 104 (10.23%) Windows
2 63 (6.19%) Linux
3 52 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.34%) Apple iOS
4 34 (3.34%) Unix
5 21 (2.06%) Android
6 15 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.29%) VMS
11 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.098%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.098%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (65.09%) Information Security
2 348 (34.22%) Cybersecurity
3 264 (25.96%) Risk Management
4 204 (20.06%) Data Protection
5 149 (14.65%) Penetration Testing
6 147 (14.45%) ITIL
7 143 (14.06%) SIEM
8 142 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 139 (13.67%) Security Management
10 138 (13.57%) Project Management
11 120 (11.80%) Security Operations
12 105 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
13 100 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
14 97 (9.54%) Information Security Management
15 88 (8.65%) ISMS
16 78 (7.67%) Incident Management
17 76 (7.47%) Business Continuity
18 75 (7.37%) PRINCE2
19 70 (6.88%) Security Architecture
20 69 (6.78%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 40 (3.93%) C
2 25 (2.46%) Java
3 22 (2.16%) Python
4 19 (1.87%) SQL
5 14 (1.38%) C#
5 14 (1.38%) PowerShell
6 10 (0.98%) Scala
7 9 (0.88%) Ruby
8 5 (0.49%) C++
9 4 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.29%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.29%) Perl
10 3 (0.29%) VB
10 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.098%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.098%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.098%) R
Qualifications
1 511 (50.25%) CISSP
2 387 (38.05%) CISM
3 176 (17.31%) CISA
4 135 (13.27%) Degree
5 58 (5.70%) CRISC
6 49 (4.82%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.44%) SSCP
8 29 (2.85%) SC Cleared
9 27 (2.65%) CEH
10 25 (2.46%) SANS
11 22 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (2.06%) CISMP
13 20 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (1.97%) GIAC
13 20 (1.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 19 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
15 18 (1.77%) ISEB
16 17 (1.67%) GSEC
17 15 (1.47%) GISF
17 15 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (44.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 235 (23.11%) PCI DSS
3 180 (17.70%) GDPR
4 68 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 43 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 40 (3.93%) COBIT
6 40 (3.93%) ISO 22301
7 38 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (2.75%) SLA
9 21 (2.06%) ISO 9001
10 19 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 16 (1.57%) ISO 14001
11 16 (1.57%) RMADS
12 14 (1.38%) PMO
13 11 (1.08%) NIST 800
14 10 (0.98%) ISO 31000
15 9 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
15 9 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.79%) QA
17 6 (0.59%) HIPAA
System Software
1 67 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.098%) Postfix
5 1 (0.098%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (2.56%) Nessus
2 18 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (1.57%) QRadar
4 15 (1.47%) Core Impact
4 15 (1.47%) Nexpose
4 15 (1.47%) OpenVAS
4 15 (1.47%) PowerBroker
4 15 (1.47%) RSA Security Analytics
4 15 (1.47%) SCCM
4 15 (1.47%) WSUS
5 11 (1.08%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.59%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.29%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.098%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.098%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (4.03%) Cisco
1 41 (4.03%) LogRhythm
1 41 (4.03%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.83%) Palo Alto
3 33 (3.24%) VMware
4 26 (2.56%) CheckPoint
4 26 (2.56%) Splunk
5 24 (2.36%) Symantec
6 23 (2.26%) McAfee
6 23 (2.26%) SAP
7 21 (2.06%) Apple
7 21 (2.06%) ArcSight
7 21 (2.06%) SolarWinds
8 20 (1.97%) CyberArk
9 18 (1.77%) Qualys
10 16 (1.57%) Fortinet
11 15 (1.47%) AlienVault
11 15 (1.47%) Aveksa
11 15 (1.47%) Bomgar
12 14 (1.38%) Blue Coat