Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 707 706
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1 +128
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 49 133 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.078% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 47 125 108
London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,100 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £115,000 £115,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £66,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year -16.98% +6.00% +13.64%

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 60,155 66,889 67,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 95.17% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49,174 54,589 57,790
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 0 18 £52,500 -27.59% 4
East London +18 2 £90,000 +33.33% 1
Information Security Officer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, Information Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (63.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (55.10%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (48.98%) CISSP
4 24 (48.98%) CISM
5 21 (42.86%) GDPR
6 17 (34.69%) Finance
7 14 (28.57%) Data Privacy
8 13 (26.53%) Risk Management
9 10 (20.41%) Security Management
9 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
10 9 (18.37%) Windows
10 9 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (18.37%) PCI DSS
11 8 (16.33%) Data Protection
11 8 (16.33%) SIEM
11 8 (16.33%) COBIT
11 8 (16.33%) CISA
11 8 (16.33%) Firewall
11 8 (16.33%) Legal
12 7 (14.29%) Linux
12 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (14.29%) ISMS
12 7 (14.29%) Threat Detection
12 7 (14.29%) Data Encryption
13 6 (12.24%) Data Loss Prevention
13 6 (12.24%) Remediation Plan
13 6 (12.24%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (12.24%) Open Source
13 6 (12.24%) OSSEC

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Legal
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Retail
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.08%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.04%) Fintech
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Information Security
2 27 (55.10%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (28.57%) Data Privacy
4 13 (26.53%) Risk Management
5 10 (20.41%) Security Management
6 9 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Data Protection
7 8 (16.33%) SIEM
8 7 (14.29%) Data Encryption
8 7 (14.29%) ISMS
8 7 (14.29%) Threat Detection
8 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (12.24%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (12.24%) Information Security Management
9 6 (12.24%) Open Source
9 6 (12.24%) Remediation Plan
10 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.16%) Change Management
12 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) CISM
1 24 (48.98%) CISSP
2 8 (16.33%) CISA
3 6 (12.24%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) CEH
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.08%) CRISC
5 2 (4.08%) ISACA
5 2 (4.08%) SSCP
6 1 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (63.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (42.86%) GDPR
3 9 (18.37%) PCI DSS
4 8 (16.33%) COBIT
5 6 (12.24%) MiFID
6 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (2.04%) COSO
8 1 (2.04%) ISO 22301
8 1 (2.04%) NIST 800
8 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Snort
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) OSSEC
2 2 (4.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Apple