Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Security Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 315 304
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 17 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.058% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.060% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 16
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £49,759 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.07% -11.36%
10th Percentile £49,025 £43,628 £39,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £57,750 £65,500
England median annual salary £69,250 £70,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.07% +27.27% -12.00%

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 9,430 9,961 10,697
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.95% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7,443 7,966 8,943
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,186 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IT Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Manager in the West Midlands

IT Security Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Security Manager in the West Midlands

IT Security Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Manager in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Security Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 February 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 +8 6 £60,000 +20.58%
Coventry -8 6 £55,000 +13.40%
Warwickshire - 2 £61,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £62,500 -
IT Security Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT 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 IT Security Manager in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 13 (76.47%) CISSP
3 12 (70.59%) Information Security
4 11 (64.71%) Data Protection
4 11 (64.71%) CISM
5 10 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (52.94%) Firewall
7 8 (47.06%) SSCP
7 8 (47.06%) GDPR
8 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
8 7 (41.18%) VPN
8 7 (41.18%) SIEM
9 6 (35.29%) Network Security
10 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (29.41%) Cryptography
10 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (29.41%) COBIT
10 5 (29.41%) SSL
10 5 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (29.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 5 (29.41%) SDLC
10 5 (29.41%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
10 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
11 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
11 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS

IT 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 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (11.76%) Cyberattack
3 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Kali Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 12 (70.59%) Information Security
3 11 (64.71%) Data Protection
4 10 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (41.18%) SIEM
6 5 (29.41%) Cryptography
6 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
6 5 (29.41%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (29.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
7 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
7 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) PHP
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CISSP
2 11 (64.71%) CISM
3 8 (47.06%) SSCP
4 3 (17.65%) CISA
5 2 (11.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (11.76%) CCSP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
5 2 (11.76%) CRISC
5 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (47.06%) GDPR
3 5 (29.41%) COBIT
4 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
5 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (11.76%) GPG13
6 2 (11.76%) PMO
7 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware