The median annual salary for a Information Security Officer was £68,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Officer
UK / England
Rank 758 794 819
Rank change year-on-year +36 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 69 126 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 58 119 89
Median salary £68,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.58% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.00% -9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
London +55 44 £70,000 - 3
West Midlands +27 10 £40,000 -
South East +51 5 £53,750 +2.38%
North West -17 4 £43,000 -46.25%
South West +23 3 £37,500 -6.25%
East Midlands +3 2 £125,000 +150.00%
East of England +32 1 £100,000 +31.14%
Information Security Officer
UK

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 177 (98.88%) Information Security
2 124 (69.27%) CISSP
3 96 (53.63%) CISM
3 96 (53.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (43.58%) CISA
5 64 (35.75%) Risk Management
6 55 (30.73%) Finance
7 52 (29.05%) PCI DSS
8 51 (28.49%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (24.02%) Management Information System
10 40 (22.35%) Risk Assessment
11 35 (19.55%) Degree
11 35 (19.55%) Data Protection
12 30 (16.76%) ISMS
13 27 (15.08%) Cyber Essentials
14 26 (14.53%) Incident Management
15 25 (13.97%) COBIT
15 25 (13.97%) Data Security
16 23 (12.85%) Security Management
16 23 (12.85%) ITIL
16 23 (12.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (12.85%) Security Architecture
17 21 (11.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 20 (11.17%) SIEM
19 18 (10.06%) Data Centre
19 18 (10.06%) Network Security
19 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
20 17 (9.50%) Cryptography
20 17 (9.50%) Information Security Management
21 16 (8.94%) Law

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Sentinel
2 14 (7.82%) assyst
3 3 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) SaaS
2 3 (1.68%) IaaS
2 3 (1.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.06%) Network Security
2 8 (4.47%) Firewall
3 3 (1.68%) Intranet
4 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) IPv4
5 1 (0.56%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (30.73%) Finance
2 16 (8.94%) Law
3 14 (7.82%) Banking
4 10 (5.59%) German Language
5 9 (5.03%) Marketing
6 8 (4.47%) Spanish Language
7 6 (3.35%) French Language
7 6 (3.35%) Legal
8 4 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.68%) Electronics
9 3 (1.68%) Retail
9 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (24.02%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.06%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.38%) CESG
5 12 (6.70%) Freedom of Information
5 12 (6.70%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (5.59%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.23%) Fintech
8 3 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.68%) Linux
2 2 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
3 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (98.88%) Information Security
2 64 (35.75%) Risk Management
3 51 (28.49%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (22.35%) Risk Assessment
5 35 (19.55%) Data Protection
6 30 (16.76%) ISMS
7 26 (14.53%) Incident Management
8 25 (13.97%) Data Security
9 23 (12.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (12.85%) ITIL
9 23 (12.85%) Security Architecture
9 23 (12.85%) Security Management
10 20 (11.17%) SIEM
11 17 (9.50%) Cryptography
11 17 (9.50%) Information Security Management
12 16 (8.94%) IT Governance
13 15 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement Process
13 15 (8.38%) IT Audit
14 14 (7.82%) Service Delivery
15 13 (7.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.79%) C
2 3 (1.68%) SQL
3 2 (1.12%) Java
3 2 (1.12%) Scala
4 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 124 (69.27%) CISSP
2 96 (53.63%) CISM
3 78 (43.58%) CISA
4 35 (19.55%) Degree
5 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
6 15 (8.38%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (8.38%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.26%) CISMP
8 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.91%) CRISC
9 6 (3.35%) ISSAP
9 6 (3.35%) PCI QSA
10 5 (2.79%) CREST Certified
11 4 (2.23%) CEH
12 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.12%) PhD
13 2 (1.12%) SANS
14 1 (0.56%) CCNP
14 1 (0.56%) GIAC
14 1 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (53.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (29.05%) PCI DSS
3 27 (15.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (13.97%) COBIT
5 21 (11.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 16 (8.94%) ISO22301
7 13 (7.26%) QA
8 6 (3.35%) GDPR
8 6 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.68%) COSO
10 2 (1.12%) FINRA
10 2 (1.12%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.56%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.56%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (3.91%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.56%) EnCase
3 1 (0.56%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) Nmap
3 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.56%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (3.91%) Cisco
2 4 (2.23%) CA
2 4 (2.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.23%) Oracle
3 3 (1.68%) SAP
4 2 (1.12%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.56%) Citrix
5 1 (0.56%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.56%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.56%) Qualys
5 1 (0.56%) Symantec
5 1 (0.56%) VMware
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