Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £63,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 320 397
Rank change year-on-year +16 +77 +72
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 18 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.26% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.27% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 11
City of London median annual salary £63,750 £65,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.92% -10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £25,750 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,625 £76,750 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -16.67% +15.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Information Security Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 21 November 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 18 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) Project Management
3 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) CISSP
4 6 (33.33%) CISM
4 6 (33.33%) Internet
4 6 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (27.78%) CISA
5 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 3 (16.67%) Law
6 3 (16.67%) Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
7 2 (11.11%) Social Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) ISMS
7 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (11.11%) IaaS
7 2 (11.11%) SaaS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Law
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Security
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
6 2 (11.11%) ISMS
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Social Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CISM
1 6 (33.33%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) CISA
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) CEH
4 2 (11.11%) CLAS
4 2 (11.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (11.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (5.56%) GIAC
5 1 (5.56%) IISP
5 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) COBIT
3 1 (5.56%) GDPR