Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 736 842
Rank change year-on-year +24 +106 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 128 121 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.16% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 121 107 71
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £88,750
England 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 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 71246 73011 85823
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56013 63062 72818
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in London

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in London

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in London

Information Security Officer
Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London +1 24 £60,000 -4.00% 1
West London +22 10 £64,500 -19.38%
East London - 4 £67,500 -
Information Security Officer
England

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

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 London region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Information Security
2 71 (55.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (46.88%) CISSP
4 45 (35.16%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (34.38%) CISM
6 41 (32.03%) Data Protection
7 30 (23.44%) Risk Management
7 30 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
8 29 (22.66%) PCI DSS
8 29 (22.66%) ISMS
9 28 (21.88%) Degree
10 22 (17.19%) CISA
11 21 (16.41%) Law
12 20 (15.63%) Data Security
13 19 (14.84%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
13 19 (14.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 18 (14.06%) Finance
14 18 (14.06%) Project Management
15 16 (12.50%) Management Information System
15 16 (12.50%) Internal Audit
16 15 (11.72%) GDPR
16 15 (11.72%) Business Continuity
16 15 (11.72%) Banking
17 14 (10.94%) SSCP
17 14 (10.94%) Security Operations
17 14 (10.94%) Regulatory Compliance
18 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (10.16%) Incident Management
19 12 (9.38%) Security Management

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.13%) Cloudflare
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.56%) IaaS
4 2 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) Network Security
2 7 (5.47%) Internet
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (16.41%) Law
2 18 (14.06%) Finance
3 15 (11.72%) Banking
4 11 (8.59%) Legal
5 7 (5.47%) Retail
5 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.69%) Marketing
7 4 (3.13%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.78%) Advertising
9 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
1 19 (14.84%) Data Protection Act
2 16 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.03%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.69%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.56%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.56%) Fintech
7 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) CESG
8 1 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Information Security
2 45 (35.16%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (32.03%) Data Protection
4 30 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (23.44%) Risk Management
5 29 (22.66%) ISMS
6 20 (15.63%) Data Security
7 19 (14.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (14.06%) Project Management
9 16 (12.50%) Internal Audit
10 15 (11.72%) Business Continuity
11 14 (10.94%) Regulatory Compliance
11 14 (10.94%) Security Operations
12 13 (10.16%) Incident Management
12 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (9.38%) Security Management
14 11 (8.59%) Information Security Management
14 11 (8.59%) Programme Management
15 10 (7.81%) IT Audit
16 9 (7.03%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (46.88%) CISSP
2 44 (34.38%) CISM
3 28 (21.88%) Degree
4 22 (17.19%) CISA
5 14 (10.94%) SSCP
6 8 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 5 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.13%) CEH
8 4 (3.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 2 (1.56%) CLAS
10 1 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.78%) GIAC
10 1 (0.78%) IISP
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) PMP
10 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (55.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (22.66%) PCI DSS
3 15 (11.72%) GDPR
4 11 (8.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (5.47%) ISO 9001
6 6 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (2.34%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.56%) COBIT
10 1 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (4.69%) CA
2 5 (3.91%) Acunetix
2 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.91%) Radware
3 2 (1.56%) Varonis
4 1 (0.78%) IFS