The median annual salary for a Information Security Officer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Information Security Officer
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 266 315
Rank change year-on-year +52 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 5 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.056% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.059% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Median salary £66,250 £55,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.45% -18.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £58,500 £89,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £48,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.79% -11.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4846 6786 9928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.83% 95.64% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4451 6068 8456
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in the City of London

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in the City of London

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 13 (61.90%) CISSP
4 12 (57.14%) Management Information System
5 8 (38.10%) Security Architecture
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (23.81%) Security Operations
7 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (19.05%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) Security Management
8 4 (19.05%) CISM
9 3 (14.29%) Legal
9 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
10 2 (9.52%) ISMS
10 2 (9.52%) German Language
10 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
10 2 (9.52%) Line Management
10 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
10 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
10 2 (9.52%) Degree
10 2 (9.52%) COBIT
10 2 (9.52%) Information Security Management
10 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (9.52%) CISA
11 1 (4.76%) Project Management
11 1 (4.76%) MS Office
11 1 (4.76%) SAP

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) German Language
3 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 8 (38.10%) Security Architecture
4 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (23.81%) Security Operations
5 4 (19.05%) Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (9.52%) Information Security Management
7 2 (9.52%) ISMS
7 2 (9.52%) Line Management
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.76%) Information Management
8 1 (4.76%) Information Security Governance
8 1 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) CISSP
2 4 (19.05%) CISM
3 2 (9.52%) CISA
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (9.52%) COBIT
3 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.76%) ISO22301
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) SAP