Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 994 986 1074
Rank change year-on-year -8 +88 +123
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 187 263 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 156 212 206
UK median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £41,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.77% -7.22% +2.27%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 15 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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
England +6 182 £62,500 +16.28% 9
London +41 105 £67,500 +10.20% 3
UK excluding London -9 82 £47,500 +13.77% 6
Midlands +9 26 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North of England -24 22 £40,000 - 1
South East +70 17 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Yorkshire +9 16 £40,000 -4.76% 1
East Midlands +39 14 £47,500 -42.42% 1
West Midlands -21 12 £66,250 +65.63%
East of England +13 7 £48,500 -23.92%
North West -25 6 £41,250 +3.13%
South West +9 5 £50,000 -
Scotland +12 3 £47,500 +5.56%
Wales +12 1 £42,500 +18.06%
Northern Ireland -14 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 182 (97.33%) Information Security
2 100 (53.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (42.78%) CISSP
4 63 (33.69%) Risk Management
5 59 (31.55%) CISM
5 59 (31.55%) Cybersecurity
6 58 (31.02%) Finance
7 53 (28.34%) Data Protection
8 48 (25.67%) CISA
9 42 (22.46%) PCI DSS
10 34 (18.18%) ISMS
11 27 (14.44%) GDPR
12 23 (12.30%) Degree
12 23 (12.30%) Business Continuity
13 22 (11.76%) Security Operations
14 21 (11.23%) Data Security
14 21 (11.23%) Banking
15 19 (10.16%) Project Management
15 19 (10.16%) Security Architecture
16 18 (9.63%) Information Assurance
16 18 (9.63%) ITIL
16 18 (9.63%) Marketing
17 17 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
17 17 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
17 17 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (9.09%) Data Centre
18 16 (8.56%) Internal Audit
18 16 (8.56%) Management Information System
18 16 (8.56%) GAP Analysis

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.14%) IaaS
1 4 (2.14%) SaaS
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) Network Security
2 5 (2.67%) Internet
2 5 (2.67%) Intranet
3 4 (2.14%) Firewall
4 3 (1.60%) VoIP
5 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.07%) Data Mining
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 21 (11.23%) Banking
3 18 (9.63%) Marketing
4 14 (7.49%) Legal
4 14 (7.49%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.95%) Retail
6 9 (4.81%) Law
7 5 (2.67%) Advertising
7 5 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.67%) Publishing
8 4 (2.14%) Electronics
8 4 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.14%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.60%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 17 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 16 (8.56%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.74%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.14%) CESG
6 4 (2.14%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (2.14%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.60%) IVR
8 2 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.53%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.53%) Fintech
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
9 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.53%) Linux
1 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (97.33%) Information Security
2 63 (33.69%) Risk Management
3 59 (31.55%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (28.34%) Data Protection
5 34 (18.18%) ISMS
6 23 (12.30%) Business Continuity
7 22 (11.76%) Security Operations
8 21 (11.23%) Data Security
9 19 (10.16%) Project Management
9 19 (10.16%) Security Architecture
10 18 (9.63%) Information Assurance
10 18 (9.63%) ITIL
11 17 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
11 17 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (8.56%) GAP Analysis
12 16 (8.56%) Internal Audit
13 15 (8.02%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (8.02%) Security Management
14 12 (6.42%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.95%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (42.78%) CISSP
2 59 (31.55%) CISM
3 48 (25.67%) CISA
4 23 (12.30%) Degree
5 10 (5.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 9 (4.81%) CISMP
6 9 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (4.28%) SSCP
8 7 (3.74%) CEH
9 4 (2.14%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (2.14%) CLAS
9 4 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 3 (1.60%) SANS
10 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.07%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.07%) CSSLP
11 2 (1.07%) GIAC
11 2 (1.07%) ISSMP
11 2 (1.07%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (53.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (22.46%) PCI DSS
3 27 (14.44%) GDPR
4 15 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 12 (6.42%) ISO 9001
6 11 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (2.67%) COBIT
8 5 (2.67%) RMADS
9 4 (2.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (1.07%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.53%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.53%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (1.07%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.53%) Kibana
2 1 (0.53%) logstash
2 1 (0.53%) Nessus
2 1 (0.53%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (3.74%) CA
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.14%) SAP
3 3 (1.60%) Aquila
3 3 (1.60%) Avaya
3 3 (1.60%) Citrix
3 3 (1.60%) VMware
4 2 (1.07%) IFS
5 1 (0.53%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.53%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.53%) Qualys
5 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.53%) Splunk