Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 733 747
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 +105
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 58 128 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.087% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53 121 107
London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £41,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +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 63,712 71,543 73,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52,254 56,238 63,154
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,249 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 2018.

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 2018. 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 -4 22 £67,500 +12.50% 3
East London -10 2 £90,000 +33.33% 1
South London - 2 £36,250 -
Information Security Officer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 57 (98.28%) Information Security
2 33 (56.90%) CISSP
3 32 (55.17%) CISM
4 28 (48.28%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (48.28%) GDPR
5 26 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (36.21%) Finance
7 16 (27.59%) Data Protection
7 16 (27.59%) Data Privacy
8 15 (25.86%) PCI DSS
9 14 (24.14%) Risk Management
9 14 (24.14%) Legal
10 13 (22.41%) CISA
10 13 (22.41%) SIEM
11 12 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (18.97%) Change Management
12 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
13 10 (17.24%) ISMS
13 10 (17.24%) Data Loss Prevention
14 9 (15.52%) Degree
14 9 (15.52%) Windows
14 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (13.79%) Snort
15 8 (13.79%) Linux
15 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
15 8 (13.79%) Firewall
15 8 (13.79%) MiFID
15 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
15 8 (13.79%) Open Source
15 8 (13.79%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Distributed Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Firewall
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Legal
3 5 (8.62%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Law
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (8.62%) Fintech
3 4 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.45%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
5 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (98.28%) Information Security
2 28 (48.28%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (27.59%) Data Privacy
3 16 (27.59%) Data Protection
4 14 (24.14%) Risk Management
5 13 (22.41%) SIEM
6 12 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Change Management
8 10 (17.24%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (17.24%) ISMS
9 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (13.79%) Data Encryption
10 8 (13.79%) Open Source
10 8 (13.79%) Remediation Plan
10 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
10 8 (13.79%) Threat Detection
10 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (12.07%) ITIL
12 6 (10.34%) Information Security Management
12 6 (10.34%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) CISSP
2 32 (55.17%) CISM
3 13 (22.41%) CISA
4 9 (15.52%) Degree
5 5 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (6.90%) SSCP
7 3 (5.17%) ISACA
8 2 (3.45%) CRISC
9 1 (1.72%) CEH
9 1 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.72%) CISMP
9 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (48.28%) GDPR
2 26 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (25.86%) PCI DSS
4 8 (13.79%) MiFID
5 6 (10.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (6.90%) COBIT
6 4 (6.90%) COSO
7 2 (3.45%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Snort
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) Cisco
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.72%) VMware