The median annual salary for a Security Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 458 573
Rank change year-on-year +5 +115  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Manager 500 578 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.61% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 400 458 369
Median salary £67,500 £61,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.75% -1.60%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84312 94795 103505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.20% 96.45% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 69623 79736 84815
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 469 £69,500 +11.20% 67
London +88 271 £80,000 +6.66% 33
West Midlands +20 44 £51,500 -15.57% 5
South East -49 43 £55,000 - 9
City of London +38 40 £78,750 +21.15% 3
North West -22 37 £60,000 +3.89% 5
Birmingham +14 28 £51,500 -14.87%
West Yorkshire +5 24 £60,000 - 2
East of England +3 24 £68,750 +13.74% 6
Yorkshire -9 24 £60,000 - 4
Manchester -26 21 £60,000 +4.34% 4
Scotland +21 20 £67,000 +21.81% 2
Berkshire -19 20 £58,750 +6.81% 6
South West -26 16 £49,350 -21.04% 3
Hertfordshire +4 13 £75,000 +34.21% 4
Leeds -7 12 £62,500 +4.16% 2
Cheshire -11 12 £60,000 +26.31%
Edinburgh +4 11 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East Sussex +8 10 £55,000 +10.00%
Brighton - 10 £55,000 -
Bradford - 10 £57,500 -
Warrington - 10 £56,250 -
Royston - 8 £78,000 - 1
Bristol -18 7 £65,000 -16.12% 1
Surrey +22 6 £50,000 - 1
Newbury +11 6 £42,500 -34.61%
Staffordshire +11 6 £66,250 -1.85% 1
East Midlands -4 6 £30,250 -45.00%
Mitcham - 6 £45,000 -
Wales - 6 £47,500 - 1

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 633 (62.86%) Information Security
2 550 (54.62%) CISSP
3 429 (42.60%) CISM
4 393 (39.03%) Cybersecurity
5 343 (34.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 306 (30.39%) Finance
7 274 (27.21%) Risk Management
8 201 (19.96%) CISA
9 174 (17.28%) Security Operations
10 169 (16.78%) Data Protection
11 155 (15.39%) ITIL
12 145 (14.40%) SIEM
13 139 (13.80%) PCI DSS
14 132 (13.11%) Management Information System
15 127 (12.61%) Firewall
15 127 (12.61%) Degree
16 123 (12.21%) Security Management
17 113 (11.22%) Project Management
18 106 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
19 93 (9.24%) Business Continuity
20 87 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
21 86 (8.54%) Vulnerability Management
22 81 (8.04%) Security Cleared
23 80 (7.94%) Information Security Management
24 79 (7.85%) Service Delivery
25 78 (7.75%) Incident Management
26 73 (7.25%) Windows
27 72 (7.15%) ISMS
28 71 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
29 69 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery

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 22 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.29%) IIS
3 6 (0.60%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.60%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.30%) CMS
5 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.099%) SAP EP
Applications
1 20 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.099%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.09%) Office 365
4 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.79%) SaaS
6 3 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (12.61%) Firewall
2 60 (5.96%) Network Security
3 39 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.48%) LAN
5 20 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (1.99%) WAN
6 17 (1.69%) Wireless
7 11 (1.09%) Internet
7 11 (1.09%) VoIP
8 10 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (0.99%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.99%) VLAN
9 9 (0.89%) DNS
10 8 (0.79%) DMZ
10 8 (0.79%) HTTP
10 8 (0.79%) SSL
10 8 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.60%) IPsec
12 4 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (0.40%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.89%) Big Data
2 6 (0.60%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.50%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.099%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.099%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.099%) GIS
5 1 (0.099%) Looker
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Burp Suite
1 3 (0.30%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.099%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.099%) Visual Composer
General
1 306 (30.39%) Finance
2 64 (6.36%) Legal
3 57 (5.66%) Banking
4 51 (5.06%) Marketing
5 43 (4.27%) Retail
6 30 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.69%) Law
8 13 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.19%) Electronics
10 8 (0.79%) French Language
10 8 (0.79%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.70%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.60%) Games
13 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.099%) Advertising
15 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.099%) Back Office
15 1 (0.099%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.099%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.39%) Web Services
2 12 (1.19%) SailPoint
3 3 (0.30%) EDI
4 2 (0.20%) .NET
4 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.20%) Node.js
4 2 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.099%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.099%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.099%) HTML
5 1 (0.099%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.099%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.099%) WinForms
5 1 (0.099%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 132 (13.11%) Management Information System
2 52 (5.16%) Data Protection Act
3 49 (4.87%) Security Operations Centre
4 48 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 32 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 28 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
8 25 (2.48%) Cyber Attack
9 15 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
10 14 (1.39%) Cybercrime
11 13 (1.29%) PMI
12 12 (1.19%) CESG
13 11 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (0.99%) NHS
15 8 (0.79%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
17 6 (0.60%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.60%) iPad
18 5 (0.50%) Algorithms
18 5 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.25%) Windows
2 48 (4.77%) Linux
3 39 (3.87%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.09%) Unix
6 16 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.60%) Android
10 6 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.099%) GCOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (62.86%) Information Security
2 393 (39.03%) Cybersecurity
3 274 (27.21%) Risk Management
4 174 (17.28%) Security Operations
5 169 (16.78%) Data Protection
6 155 (15.39%) ITIL
7 145 (14.40%) SIEM
8 123 (12.21%) Security Management
9 113 (11.22%) Project Management
10 106 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
11 93 (9.24%) Business Continuity
12 87 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 86 (8.54%) Vulnerability Management
14 80 (7.94%) Information Security Management
15 79 (7.85%) Service Delivery
16 78 (7.75%) Incident Management
17 72 (7.15%) ISMS
18 71 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 69 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
20 67 (6.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (1.29%) C
2 9 (0.89%) Python
3 7 (0.70%) Java
3 7 (0.70%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.60%) PowerShell
4 6 (0.60%) Scala
5 5 (0.50%) R
5 5 (0.50%) SQL
6 2 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.099%) C#
7 1 (0.099%) C++
7 1 (0.099%) Perl
7 1 (0.099%) Ruby
7 1 (0.099%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 550 (54.62%) CISSP
2 429 (42.60%) CISM
3 201 (19.96%) CISA
4 127 (12.61%) Degree
5 81 (8.04%) Security Cleared
6 65 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 52 (5.16%) GIAC
8 49 (4.87%) CEH
9 45 (4.47%) SANS
10 41 (4.07%) CESG Certified Professional
11 29 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (2.68%) CRISC
13 26 (2.58%) CLAS
13 26 (2.58%) PMI Certification
14 21 (2.09%) ISEB
15 20 (1.99%) DV Cleared
16 18 (1.79%) ISACA
16 18 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 17 (1.69%) CISMP
17 17 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (34.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 139 (13.80%) PCI DSS
3 69 (6.85%) GDPR
4 35 (3.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 34 (3.38%) COBIT
6 29 (2.88%) ISO27002
6 29 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (2.09%) ISO 9001
8 20 (1.99%) ISO 15288
9 19 (1.89%) ISO22301
10 13 (1.29%) SLA
11 9 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.79%) RMADS
13 6 (0.60%) ISO 14001
13 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.60%) ISO27005
14 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.50%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.50%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 35 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.099%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (1.89%) Nessus
2 18 (1.79%) SCCM
3 16 (1.59%) WSUS
4 15 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (1.19%) QRadar
6 10 (0.99%) Core Impact
6 10 (0.99%) Nexpose
6 10 (0.99%) OpenVAS
6 10 (0.99%) PowerBroker
6 10 (0.99%) RSA Security Analytics
7 6 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.40%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.20%) Packer
10 2 (0.20%) Terraform
10 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.099%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.099%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 36 (3.57%) Cisco
2 33 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.28%) CyberArk
4 21 (2.09%) LogRhythm
4 21 (2.09%) Splunk
5 19 (1.89%) ArcSight
5 19 (1.89%) Symantec
6 18 (1.79%) Apple
7 17 (1.69%) McAfee
8 14 (1.39%) Palo Alto
8 14 (1.39%) SAP
8 14 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.39%) VMware
9 12 (1.19%) Qualys
9 12 (1.19%) SolarWinds
10 11 (1.09%) Aveksa
11 10 (0.99%) AlienVault
11 10 (0.99%) Bomgar
12 5 (0.50%) Forcepoint
12 5 (0.50%) Fortinet
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
KnownFour
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus package
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: Unspecified - Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guernsey, Channel Isles
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
The One Group
Salary: £60k - 75k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
PwC
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
PwC
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Flexi-time + other benefi
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Stepstone UK
Salary: Competitive Salary, OTE plus generous benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £45,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + £8500 CAR, £16000 BONUS
Posted: 3 days ago