Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 937 972 1055
Rank change year-on-year +35 +83 +116
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 214 240 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 189 193 187
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £38,625 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 128 £65,000 - 5
North of England -4 26 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Midlands +18 22 £47,500 +18.75%
South East +40 19 £57,500 -30.30% 2
Yorkshire +15 14 £40,000 -20.00%
North West +2 12 £40,000 -3.03% 1
East Midlands +44 11 £47,500 -48.65%
West Midlands -22 11 £58,750 +46.88%
South West +5 10 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +12 9 £49,000 -41.49%
Information Security Officer
UK

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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 England region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 214 (100.00%) Information Security
2 136 (63.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 95 (44.39%) CISSP
4 81 (37.85%) Data Protection
5 71 (33.18%) Cybersecurity
6 68 (31.78%) CISM
7 59 (27.57%) PCI DSS
8 53 (24.77%) Risk Management
9 52 (24.30%) GDPR
10 50 (23.36%) Finance
11 46 (21.50%) ISMS
12 42 (19.63%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (19.16%) CISA
14 38 (17.76%) Degree
15 37 (17.29%) Data Security
16 36 (16.82%) Data Protection Act
17 29 (13.55%) Business Continuity
18 26 (12.15%) Project Management
19 25 (11.68%) Internal Audit
20 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 21 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
21 21 (9.81%) Law
21 21 (9.81%) Management Information System
22 20 (9.35%) Computer Science
22 20 (9.35%) Marketing
23 19 (8.88%) Legal
24 18 (8.41%) Security Operations
25 17 (7.94%) Security Management
25 17 (7.94%) Incident Management
26 16 (7.48%) Risk Assessment

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (0.47%) IIS
1 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.87%) Cloudflare
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) IaaS
3 2 (0.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.21%) Network Security
2 7 (3.27%) Internet
3 6 (2.80%) Firewall
4 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (23.36%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Law
3 20 (9.35%) Marketing
4 19 (8.88%) Legal
5 16 (7.48%) Banking
6 13 (6.07%) Telecoms
7 9 (4.21%) Retail
8 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.80%) Publishing
9 5 (2.34%) Electronics
10 4 (1.87%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.40%) Games
12 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.47%) Advertising
13 1 (0.47%) Front Office
13 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.82%) Data Protection Act
2 21 (9.81%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.35%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.48%) Data Centre
5 13 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.21%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.80%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.34%) CESG
8 5 (2.34%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.87%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.40%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.93%) Fintech
11 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.47%) FMCG
12 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.87%) Unix
2 2 (0.93%) Windows
3 1 (0.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (100.00%) Information Security
2 81 (37.85%) Data Protection
3 71 (33.18%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (24.77%) Risk Management
5 46 (21.50%) ISMS
6 42 (19.63%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (17.29%) Data Security
8 29 (13.55%) Business Continuity
9 26 (12.15%) Project Management
10 25 (11.68%) Internal Audit
11 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 21 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (8.41%) Security Operations
14 17 (7.94%) Incident Management
14 17 (7.94%) Security Management
15 16 (7.48%) Information Security Management
15 16 (7.48%) Programme Management
15 16 (7.48%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (7.01%) ITIL
17 14 (6.54%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.21%) C
2 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 95 (44.39%) CISSP
2 68 (31.78%) CISM
3 41 (19.16%) CISA
4 38 (17.76%) Degree
5 16 (7.48%) SSCP
6 9 (4.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 9 (4.21%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.74%) CEH
7 8 (3.74%) CISMP
8 6 (2.80%) CLAS
8 6 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.34%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.34%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.93%) CRISC
13 1 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.47%) IISP
13 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (63.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (27.57%) PCI DSS
3 52 (24.30%) GDPR
4 12 (5.61%) ISO 9001
4 12 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (4.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (3.27%) ISO 22301
8 6 (2.80%) COBIT
8 6 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (2.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (2.34%) RMADS
10 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.93%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) Nessus
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.67%) CA
3 5 (2.34%) Acunetix
3 5 (2.34%) Radware
3 5 (2.34%) SAP
4 4 (1.87%) Aquila
5 3 (1.40%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) IFS
6 2 (0.93%) Varonis
7 1 (0.47%) Forcepoint