The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Information Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 762 835 898
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +63
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 115 123 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 97 103 64
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £84,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK.

Information Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Officer over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +64 113 £65,000 +13.04% 9
London +92 65 £65,000 +8.33% 6
City of London +39 17 £65,000 -54.38% 3
West Midlands -3 14 £40,000 +53.84%
Birmingham -9 12 £40,000 +53.84%
South East +53 9 £90,000 +23.28%
North West -10 9 £57,500 +2.22% 2
Yorkshire +14 7 £62,500 +25.00%
Cheshire +20 6 - - 2
North Yorkshire +9 6 £62,500 +86.56%
South West +6 6 £40,500 +24.61%
Chester +8 5 - - 1
Exeter - 5 £45,000 -
York - 5 £62,500 -
Devon - 5 £45,000 -
Berkshire +50 4 £90,000 +32.35%
Reading +37 3 £90,000 +63.63%
Oxfordshire +29 3 £100,000 +66.66%
Manchester -25 3 £57,500 +24.32%
Henley-on-Thames - 3 £100,000 -
West Yorkshire +28 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Scotland +27 1 £47,500 -26.92%
Milton Keynes +20 1 £41,500 -36.15%
Cambridge +14 1 £82,500 +94.11%
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £41,500 -36.15%
Bristol +7 1 £36,000 +28.57%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £82,500 +94.11%
Skipton -2 1 £35,000 +4.47%
East Midlands -4 1 £75,000 +7.14%
East of England -8 1 £82,500 +60.97% 1

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Information Security Officer 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 Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 249 (100.00%) Information Security
2 141 (56.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 128 (51.41%) CISSP
4 98 (39.36%) CISM
5 85 (34.14%) Risk Management
6 72 (28.92%) PCI DSS
7 69 (27.71%) Finance
8 66 (26.51%) CISA
9 58 (23.29%) Management Information System
10 52 (20.88%) Degree
11 51 (20.48%) Data Protection
12 48 (19.28%) ISMS
13 46 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (17.27%) Risk Assessment
15 38 (15.26%) Security Management
15 38 (15.26%) ITIL
16 32 (12.85%) COBIT
17 29 (11.65%) Data Security
18 28 (11.24%) Security Architecture
19 27 (10.84%) Information Assurance
20 26 (10.44%) Continuous Improvement
21 25 (10.04%) Information Security Management
22 22 (8.84%) SIEM
23 21 (8.43%) Internal Audit
24 20 (8.03%) Legal
24 20 (8.03%) CRISC
24 20 (8.03%) Network Security
25 19 (7.63%) Security Cleared
26 18 (7.23%) Data Protection Act
27 17 (6.83%) Data Centre

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 9 (3.61%) MS Office
2 6 (2.41%) MS Project
2 6 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.42%) assyst
2 5 (2.01%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) IaaS
1 5 (2.01%) PaaS
2 4 (1.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.03%) Network Security
2 12 (4.82%) VPN
3 10 (4.02%) Firewall
3 10 (4.02%) IPv4
3 10 (4.02%) IPv6
4 5 (2.01%) Internet
5 3 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.40%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.80%) GIS
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (27.71%) Finance
2 20 (8.03%) Legal
3 16 (6.43%) Banking
4 14 (5.62%) Law
5 11 (4.42%) Marketing
6 8 (3.21%) German Language
6 8 (3.21%) Spanish Language
7 6 (2.41%) French Language
7 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.61%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.80%) Middleware
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.29%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.23%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 15 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.02%) Cryptography
5 12 (4.82%) CESG
6 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (2.81%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.61%) Fintech
9 3 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.42%) Windows
2 9 (3.61%) Linux
3 4 (1.61%) Unix
4 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (100.00%) Information Security
2 85 (34.14%) Risk Management
3 51 (20.48%) Data Protection
4 48 (19.28%) ISMS
5 46 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (17.27%) Risk Assessment
7 38 (15.26%) ITIL
7 38 (15.26%) Security Management
8 29 (11.65%) Data Security
9 28 (11.24%) Security Architecture
10 27 (10.84%) Information Assurance
11 26 (10.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (10.04%) Information Security Management
13 22 (8.84%) SIEM
14 21 (8.43%) Internal Audit
15 16 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (6.02%) IT Audit
16 15 (6.02%) IT Governance
17 14 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement Process
17 14 (5.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.02%) SQL
2 4 (1.61%) C
3 2 (0.80%) Java
3 2 (0.80%) Scala
4 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (51.41%) CISSP
2 98 (39.36%) CISM
3 66 (26.51%) CISA
4 52 (20.88%) Degree
5 20 (8.03%) CRISC
6 19 (7.63%) Security Cleared
7 16 (6.43%) SC Cleared
8 14 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.81%) CISMP
10 5 (2.01%) ISSAP
10 5 (2.01%) PCI QSA
11 3 (1.20%) CEH
11 3 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.20%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.20%) SANS
12 2 (0.80%) CHFI
12 2 (0.80%) GIAC
12 2 (0.80%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (56.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (28.92%) PCI DSS
3 32 (12.85%) COBIT
4 14 (5.62%) ISO27002
5 11 (4.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (3.61%) COSO
6 9 (3.61%) ISO22301
7 6 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (2.41%) ISAE 3402
7 6 (2.41%) SAS 70
8 5 (2.01%) ISO27005
8 5 (2.01%) QA
9 2 (0.80%) SLA
10 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) EnCase
1 1 (0.40%) Nessus
1 1 (0.40%) Nmap
1 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.40%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 12 (4.82%) Microsoft
1 12 (4.82%) Oracle
2 9 (3.61%) CA
3 7 (2.81%) Cisco
4 5 (2.01%) LogRhythm
5 4 (1.61%) SAP
6 2 (0.80%) Citrix
6 2 (0.80%) VMware
7 1 (0.40%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.40%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.40%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.40%) Qualys
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec
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Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: Car + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + exceptional benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 days ago