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Security Manager Jobs Overview

The job title of security manager covers two main roles - firstly, physical security measures, control of access and management of guards or patrols. Secondly, an information technology security manager is responsible for an organisation’s computer and data security, covering the protection of commercial secrets, sensitive information and privacy. This is also referred to as cyber security.

The remit of IT security managers covers expertly managing and advising on the development, implementation and operation of strategies and controls to prevent theft of intellectual property and physical hardware. They are also responsible for accountability and compliance with relevant standards, regulations and legislation. In practical terms, many roles involve protection of online business and e-trading, strategies to counter hacking or DOS (denial of service) attacks, anti-virus software on networks, overseeing backups and controlling access levels.

Security Manager Jobs Education Requirements

A relevant degree level education may be requested for senior positions. Many companies accept technical qualifications and security or financial sector background experience coupled with suitable courses covering vulnerability assessment, as well as ISO 27001 implementation and audit skills.

Security Manager Jobs Market

The need for security is shared across all sectors. Whether it is a warehouse or a large corporate office building, sites need to be secured to prevent unlawful breaking and entering and, in the worst-case scenario, theft of property or information. Cyber security is equally important, further increasing the need for well-managed security operations and infrastructure. As such, the UK market for security managers is considered stable, if not growing.

In addition to security manager positions, similar posts include:

  • Information Security Officer Jobs.
  • Risk Management Jobs.
  • Senior Information Security Analyst Jobs.
  • Security Consultant Jobs.

Security Manager Jobs Salary Information

Average starting salaries for general security manager jobs UK-wide are between £25,000 and £38,277, with a typical midpoint of £30,452. Larger companies may offer around £32K with bonuses or profit sharing in some senior posts. Information security manager jobs advertise pay rates from £41,308 to £60,671 (the median salary is £50,166), plus travel expenses, pension, life assurance and healthcare.

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