Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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.

Information Security Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 299 333
Rank change year-on-year +48 +34 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 48 32 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 23
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £51,250 £44,950 £45,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,947 9,802 11,901
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.73% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,981 8,268 9,459
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Information Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the West Midlands

Information Security Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Manager in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Information Security Manager in the West Midlands

Information Security Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Manager in the West Midlands

Information Security Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham +9 27 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Coventry +17 10 £55,000 +4.76%
Warwickshire +28 8 £68,750 +2.61%
Staffordshire +1 3 £52,000 -5.45% 3
Information Security Manager
England

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, Information 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (75.00%) CISSP
4 34 (70.83%) CISM
4 34 (70.83%) PCI DSS
5 21 (43.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (41.67%) ITIL
7 17 (35.42%) SIEM
8 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 15 (31.25%) GDPR
9 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
9 14 (29.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
9 14 (29.17%) Service Delivery
10 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
11 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
11 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (22.92%) Compliance Audit
12 10 (20.83%) Data Security
13 9 (18.75%) Security Management
14 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
15 7 (14.58%) CISA
15 7 (14.58%) Information Security Management
15 7 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (14.58%) CRISC
15 7 (14.58%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (12.50%) Capita
16 6 (12.50%) Internal Audit
17 5 (10.42%) People Management
17 5 (10.42%) Cisco IPT

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) SMS
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (14.58%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.08%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.08%) Robotics
5 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
1 1 (2.08%) Unix
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (41.67%) ITIL
3 17 (35.42%) SIEM
4 14 (29.17%) Service Delivery
5 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
6 11 (22.92%) Compliance Audit
6 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
7 10 (20.83%) Data Security
8 9 (18.75%) Security Management
9 7 (14.58%) Information Security Management
9 7 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Internal Audit
11 5 (10.42%) People Management
12 4 (8.33%) ISMS
12 4 (8.33%) Line Management
12 4 (8.33%) Project Management
12 4 (8.33%) Remediation Plan
13 3 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
13 3 (6.25%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 36 (75.00%) CISSP
2 34 (70.83%) CISM
3 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.58%) CISA
5 7 (14.58%) CRISC
6 5 (10.42%) ISEB
7 4 (8.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (6.25%) CISMP
9 2 (4.17%) Degree
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.08%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (70.83%) PCI DSS
3 21 (43.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (31.25%) GDPR
5 14 (29.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (2.08%) COBIT
7 1 (2.08%) COSO
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Capita