Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 298 329
Rank change year-on-year +42 +31 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 44 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 44 24 16
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -6.38% -9.62%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £65,500 £82,125 £73,125
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -

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 8,296 9,566 11,360
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.53% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,452 7,962 8,978
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,804 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +31 28 £57,500 +6.98%
Staffordshire +20 9 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Coventry +11 4 £55,000 -31.25%
Warwickshire - 3 £70,000 -
Information Security Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 44 (100.00%) Information Security
2 38 (86.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (84.09%) PCI DSS
4 29 (65.91%) CISSP
4 29 (65.91%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (59.09%) CISM
6 21 (47.73%) ITIL
7 17 (38.64%) Service Delivery
7 17 (38.64%) SIEM
8 16 (36.36%) Data Centre
8 16 (36.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 16 (36.36%) GDPR
9 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
9 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
10 14 (31.82%) Data Security
11 12 (27.27%) Risk Management
11 12 (27.27%) Data Protection
12 10 (22.73%) Internal Audit
13 8 (18.18%) Compliance Audit
13 8 (18.18%) Firewall
14 7 (15.91%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (13.64%) CRISC
15 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
15 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
16 5 (11.36%) Information Security Management
16 5 (11.36%) Security Management
16 5 (11.36%) CISA
16 5 (11.36%) SaaS

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 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) IaaS
2 5 (11.36%) PaaS
2 5 (11.36%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.91%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (47.73%) ITIL
3 17 (38.64%) Service Delivery
3 17 (38.64%) SIEM
4 14 (31.82%) Data Security
5 12 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 12 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 10 (22.73%) Internal Audit
7 8 (18.18%) Compliance Audit
8 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (11.36%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (11.36%) Information Security Management
9 5 (11.36%) People Management
9 5 (11.36%) Security Management
10 4 (9.09%) ISMS
10 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
11 3 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (65.91%) CISSP
2 26 (59.09%) CISM
3 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) CRISC
5 5 (11.36%) CISA
6 1 (2.27%) CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CISMP
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (86.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (84.09%) PCI DSS
3 29 (65.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (36.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 16 (36.36%) GDPR
5 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.27%) COBIT