Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 979 980 1052
Rank change year-on-year +1 +72 +65
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 215 198 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 187 169 227
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £39,772 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £110,500 £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42% -12.04%

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 2018.

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 February 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
England +3 207 £70,000 +9.80% 19
London +23 134 £75,000 +15.38% 9
UK excluding London +6 79 £50,000 +14.94% 13
North of England +15 27 £42,500 -26.09% 8
South East +17 20 £60,000 -33.33% 1
North West -7 19 £57,500 +33.72% 2
East of England +5 10 £50,000 -39.39% 1
Midlands -22 9 £60,000 +50.00%
West Midlands -14 8 £60,000 +50.00%
Yorkshire +18 7 £42,500 -32.00% 6
South West +3 7 £45,000 +22.45%
Northern Ireland -17 3 £52,500 -47.50%
Scotland -29 3 £38,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +22 1 - -
North East -27 1 £38,200 +29.49%

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

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

1 215 (100.00%) Information Security
2 143 (66.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 131 (60.93%) CISSP
4 97 (45.12%) CISM
5 75 (34.88%) Data Protection
6 71 (33.02%) Cybersecurity
6 71 (33.02%) GDPR
7 66 (30.70%) CISA
8 61 (28.37%) Finance
9 56 (26.05%) Penetration Testing
10 51 (23.72%) ISMS
11 50 (23.26%) Risk Management
12 49 (22.79%) Degree
13 47 (21.86%) PCI DSS
14 42 (19.53%) Management Information System
15 40 (18.60%) Security Management
16 36 (16.74%) Law
17 35 (16.28%) Data Security
18 31 (14.42%) Information Security Management
18 31 (14.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 30 (13.95%) Business Continuity
20 27 (12.56%) Legal
21 25 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
21 25 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
22 24 (11.16%) Computer Science
23 23 (10.70%) Incident Management
23 23 (10.70%) Security Architecture
24 21 (9.77%) Internal Audit
25 20 (9.30%) Project Management
25 20 (9.30%) ITIL

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 (0.47%) IIS
1 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.86%) Cloudflare
4 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.93%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Office 365
5 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.37%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (4.19%) Firewall
3 8 (3.72%) Network Security
4 3 (1.40%) Intranet
5 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 2 (0.93%) SAN
6 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Metasploit
General
1 61 (28.37%) Finance
2 36 (16.74%) Law
3 27 (12.56%) Legal
4 18 (8.37%) Retail
5 15 (6.98%) Banking
6 7 (3.26%) Marketing
7 5 (2.33%) Games
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.53%) Management Information System
2 25 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
3 24 (11.16%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.58%) Fintech
6 9 (4.19%) Blog
6 9 (4.19%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.26%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.79%) CESG
9 4 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.40%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.40%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.93%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.47%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.86%) Unix
2 2 (0.93%) AIX
2 2 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (100.00%) Information Security
2 75 (34.88%) Data Protection
3 71 (33.02%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (26.05%) Penetration Testing
5 51 (23.72%) ISMS
6 50 (23.26%) Risk Management
7 40 (18.60%) Security Management
8 35 (16.28%) Data Security
9 31 (14.42%) Information Security Management
9 31 (14.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 30 (13.95%) Business Continuity
11 25 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (10.70%) Incident Management
12 23 (10.70%) Security Architecture
13 21 (9.77%) Internal Audit
14 20 (9.30%) ITIL
14 20 (9.30%) Project Management
15 17 (7.91%) Regulatory Compliance
16 16 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (7.44%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.47%) C
1 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 131 (60.93%) CISSP
2 97 (45.12%) CISM
3 66 (30.70%) CISA
4 49 (22.79%) Degree
5 14 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.51%) SSCP
6 13 (6.05%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.12%) CEH
7 11 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (4.19%) CRISC
9 5 (2.33%) CGEIT
10 4 (1.86%) CLAS
10 4 (1.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 4 (1.86%) SANS
11 3 (1.40%) CCNA
11 3 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.40%) ISACA
12 2 (0.93%) CISMP
12 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (66.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (33.02%) GDPR
3 47 (21.86%) PCI DSS
4 13 (6.05%) COBIT
5 11 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (4.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (4.19%) ISO 22301
8 6 (2.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (2.33%) COSO
9 5 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (1.40%) RMADS
12 2 (0.93%) IFRS
12 2 (0.93%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.93%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.93%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.86%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) Nessus
2 1 (0.47%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (6.51%) CA
1 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.33%) Acunetix
2 5 (2.33%) Radware
3 4 (1.86%) Google
4 2 (0.93%) Capita
4 2 (0.93%) Intel
4 2 (0.93%) Varonis
5 1 (0.47%) Aquila
5 1 (0.47%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.47%) Qualys
5 1 (0.47%) SAP