Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 973 978 1095
Rank change year-on-year +5 +117 +108
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 208 246 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 181 195 186
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.05% -3.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +49 203 £61,250 +6.52% 4
London +19 126 £67,500 +3.85%
UK excluding London -4 82 £47,000 +8.05% 4
North of England -2 22 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Midlands -8 22 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire +12 16 £40,000 -5.88%
South East +54 15 £55,000 -29.49% 1
East Midlands +44 12 £47,500 -56.82%
West Midlands -35 10 £58,750 +46.88% 2
South West +15 9 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +8 9 £49,000 -41.49%
North West +12 6 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -15 2 £35,250 -21.67%
Northern Ireland -19 2 £47,500 -13.64%
Wales +8 1 £42,500 +16.44%

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 206 (99.04%) Information Security
2 127 (61.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (44.71%) CISSP
4 72 (34.62%) Data Protection
5 66 (31.73%) Cybersecurity
6 63 (30.29%) CISM
7 57 (27.40%) Risk Management
8 50 (24.04%) Finance
9 46 (22.12%) PCI DSS
10 43 (20.67%) ISMS
10 43 (20.67%) GDPR
11 40 (19.23%) CISA
12 36 (17.31%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (16.83%) Data Security
14 30 (14.42%) Data Protection Act
15 29 (13.94%) Business Continuity
16 27 (12.98%) Degree
17 24 (11.54%) Management Information System
17 24 (11.54%) Internal Audit
18 22 (10.58%) Project Management
19 21 (10.10%) Security Operations
20 20 (9.62%) Legal
20 20 (9.62%) Marketing
21 18 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
21 18 (8.65%) Risk Assessment
21 18 (8.65%) GAP Analysis
22 17 (8.17%) Security Management
22 17 (8.17%) ITIL
22 17 (8.17%) Banking
23 16 (7.69%) Computer Science

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 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.92%) Cloudflare
2 4 (1.92%) IaaS
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.92%) SaaS
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.29%) Network Security
2 7 (3.37%) Internet
3 4 (1.92%) Firewall
4 2 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (24.04%) Finance
2 20 (9.62%) Legal
2 20 (9.62%) Marketing
3 17 (8.17%) Banking
4 16 (7.69%) Law
5 11 (5.29%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.85%) Retail
7 6 (2.88%) Publishing
8 4 (1.92%) Electronics
8 4 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.92%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.96%) Advertising
10 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.42%) Data Protection Act
2 24 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.33%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.33%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.40%) CESG
6 5 (2.40%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.44%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.96%) Fintech
9 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) FMCG
10 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.92%) Unix
2 2 (0.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (99.04%) Information Security
2 72 (34.62%) Data Protection
3 66 (31.73%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (27.40%) Risk Management
5 43 (20.67%) ISMS
6 36 (17.31%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (16.83%) Data Security
8 29 (13.94%) Business Continuity
9 24 (11.54%) Internal Audit
10 22 (10.58%) Project Management
11 21 (10.10%) Security Operations
12 18 (8.65%) GAP Analysis
12 18 (8.65%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.17%) ITIL
13 17 (8.17%) Security Management
14 15 (7.21%) Programme Management
15 14 (6.73%) Information Security Management
15 14 (6.73%) Regulatory Compliance
15 14 (6.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.33%) C
2 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (44.71%) CISSP
2 63 (30.29%) CISM
3 40 (19.23%) CISA
4 27 (12.98%) Degree
5 16 (7.69%) SSCP
6 12 (5.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 9 (4.33%) CISMP
7 9 (4.33%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.85%) CEH
9 6 (2.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 5 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (2.40%) CLAS
10 5 (2.40%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.96%) ISSMP
13 1 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.48%) CRISC
13 1 (0.48%) SANS
13 1 (0.48%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (61.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (22.12%) PCI DSS
3 43 (20.67%) GDPR
4 13 (6.25%) ISO 9001
5 12 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (5.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (2.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.88%) ISO 22301
9 5 (2.40%) RMADS
10 3 (1.44%) COBIT
11 2 (0.96%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.96%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (0.96%) CSIRT
1 2 (0.96%) Nessus
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.33%) CA
3 4 (1.92%) Aquila
3 4 (1.92%) SAP
4 2 (0.96%) Acunetix
4 2 (0.96%) IFS
4 2 (0.96%) Radware
4 2 (0.96%) Varonis
5 1 (0.48%) Forcepoint