Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 584 617
Rank change year-on-year +56 +33 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 19 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.063% 0.051% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.053% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 34
South East median annual salary £57,500 £82,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.30% +83.33% +12.40%
10th Percentile £41,375 £37,125 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £74,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.04% +16.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29304 33921 41438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.97% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24468 28449 34555
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in the South East

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in the South East

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in the South East

Information Security Officer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Surrey +25 7 £100,000 +25.00%
Berkshire +51 5 £55,000 -38.89%
Thames Valley +37 5 £55,000 -37.14%
Hampshire - 3 £49,500 -
Kent - 2 £36,875 -
West Sussex +6 1 £72,500 +3.57%
Middlesex - 1 £85,000 -
Information Security Officer
England

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (57.89%) Risk Management
3 11 (57.89%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) Data Protection
5 7 (36.84%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (36.84%) Data Security
6 6 (31.58%) GDPR
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
7 5 (26.32%) CISSP
8 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Aquila
8 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
8 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC
8 4 (21.05%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (15.79%) COBIT
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL
9 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (10.53%) Firewall
10 2 (10.53%) SSCP
10 2 (10.53%) CISA
10 2 (10.53%) CISM
10 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
10 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) Degree

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) Cybercrime
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) Risk Management
3 8 (42.11%) Data Protection
4 7 (36.84%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (36.84%) Data Security
5 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
8 2 (10.53%) ISMS
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
9 1 (5.26%) E-Discovery
9 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
9 1 (5.26%) OWASP
9 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
9 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) CISSP
3 2 (10.53%) CISA
3 2 (10.53%) CISM
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) SSCP
4 1 (5.26%) CEH
4 1 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (31.58%) GDPR
3 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (15.79%) COBIT
5 2 (10.53%) PA-DSS
6 1 (5.26%) HIPAA
6 1 (5.26%) NIST 800
6 1 (5.26%) RMADS
6 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Aquila