The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 783 772 855
Rank change year-on-year -11 +83  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 84 133 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.100% 0.15% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 65 106 88
Median salary £70,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £78,000 £80,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,750 £44,000
% change year-on-year +16.56% -7.38%  

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 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +14 51 £78,750 +43.18% 5
West Midlands -4 9 £66,250 +65.62% 1
Yorkshire -15 9 £42,500 +7.59% 1
South East +59 5 £55,000 -16.98% 4
East Midlands +23 5 £47,500 -42.42%
East of England +1 4 £110,000 +158.82% 2
North West -40 1 - -
Information Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 146 (96.05%) Information Security
2 84 (55.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (53.29%) CISSP
4 59 (38.82%) CISA
4 59 (38.82%) CISM
5 52 (34.21%) Cybersecurity
6 50 (32.89%) Risk Management
7 49 (32.24%) Finance
8 34 (22.37%) Data Protection
9 31 (20.39%) PCI DSS
10 27 (17.76%) ISMS
11 19 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (12.50%) Degree
11 19 (12.50%) Banking
11 19 (12.50%) Management Information System
11 19 (12.50%) ITIL
12 18 (11.84%) Risk Assessment
13 17 (11.18%) Information Assurance
13 17 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (10.53%) Security Management
14 16 (10.53%) Security Architecture
14 16 (10.53%) Data Centre
15 14 (9.21%) Security Operations
15 14 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (9.21%) GDPR
15 14 (9.21%) Cryptography
15 14 (9.21%) IT Governance
15 14 (9.21%) Data Security
15 14 (9.21%) Business Continuity
16 13 (8.55%) Law

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 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.97%) assyst
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.95%) SaaS
2 4 (2.63%) IaaS
3 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.32%) Office 365
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.58%) Network Security
2 6 (3.95%) Intranet
3 4 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) Internet
4 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.66%) IPv4
4 1 (0.66%) IPv6
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
General
1 49 (32.24%) Finance
2 19 (12.50%) Banking
3 13 (8.55%) Law
4 12 (7.89%) Retail
5 11 (7.24%) Marketing
6 8 (5.26%) Legal
7 5 (3.29%) Advertising
7 5 (3.29%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.63%) Multimedia
8 4 (2.63%) Publishing
9 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.32%) German Language
9 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.61%) CESG
5 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.95%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.32%) Fintech
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.66%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (96.05%) Information Security
2 52 (34.21%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (32.89%) Risk Management
4 34 (22.37%) Data Protection
5 27 (17.76%) ISMS
6 19 (12.50%) ITIL
7 18 (11.84%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (11.18%) Information Assurance
8 17 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 16 (10.53%) Security Management
10 14 (9.21%) Business Continuity
10 14 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (9.21%) Cryptography
10 14 (9.21%) Data Security
10 14 (9.21%) IT Governance
10 14 (9.21%) Security Operations
11 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement Process
11 12 (7.89%) Information Security Management
12 11 (7.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.61%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (53.29%) CISSP
2 59 (38.82%) CISA
2 59 (38.82%) CISM
3 19 (12.50%) Degree
4 12 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (7.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 9 (5.92%) CEH
7 5 (3.29%) CISMP
8 4 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (2.63%) CLAS
8 4 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 4 (2.63%) SANS
8 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) SSCP
10 2 (1.32%) CSSLP
10 2 (1.32%) GIAC
10 2 (1.32%) ISSMP
10 2 (1.32%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (55.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (20.39%) PCI DSS
3 19 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (9.21%) GDPR
5 12 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (6.58%) COBIT
7 8 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (3.95%) ISO 22301
8 6 (3.95%) ISO 9001
9 4 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (2.63%) QA
10 3 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (1.32%) FINRA
11 2 (1.32%) HIPAA
11 2 (1.32%) ISO 14001
11 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.66%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.66%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 4 (2.63%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.66%) Kibana
2 1 (0.66%) logstash
2 1 (0.66%) Nessus
2 1 (0.66%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (3.95%) CA
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.66%) AlienVault
3 1 (0.66%) IFS
3 1 (0.66%) LogRhythm
3 1 (0.66%) Qualys
3 1 (0.66%) SAP
3 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
3 1 (0.66%) Splunk
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gowling WLG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £83000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Morson International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £58000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Horsham
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago