Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 963 957 994
Rank change year-on-year -6 +37 +72
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 170 237 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 145 211 198
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.00% +16.82%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% - -

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 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 14 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 10 December 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 -20 159 £60,000 - 21
UK excluding London +61 107 £57,500 +27.78% 16
London +9 59 £62,500 -7.41% 8
South East +48 44 £63,750 +10.87% 4
South West +18 21 £65,000 +44.44% 1
North of England 0 21 £50,000 +25.00% 6
North West +7 12 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Midlands +22 10 £40,249 -19.50% 2
West Midlands +32 9 £39,498 -32.77% 2
Yorkshire +21 7 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Wales +12 7 £40,500 -4.71% 2
East of England +17 4 £45,000 -7.22%
North East -1 2 £31,500 -17.54% 1
East Midlands -1 1 £67,500 +42.11%

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 169 (99.41%) Information Security
2 100 (58.82%) CISSP
3 98 (57.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (51.18%) CISM
5 77 (45.29%) Risk Management
6 67 (39.41%) GDPR
7 62 (36.47%) CISA
8 60 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
9 47 (27.65%) PCI DSS
10 42 (24.71%) Finance
11 37 (21.76%) ITIL
11 37 (21.76%) Data Protection
12 35 (20.59%) Management Information System
13 32 (18.82%) ISMS
14 28 (16.47%) CEH
15 27 (15.88%) SSCP
16 26 (15.29%) SIEM
17 24 (14.12%) Information Assurance
17 24 (14.12%) Internal Audit
17 24 (14.12%) Security Management
18 23 (13.53%) Data Privacy
19 22 (12.94%) Telecoms
20 21 (12.35%) Cryptography
21 19 (11.18%) Penetration Testing
21 19 (11.18%) Incident Management
22 18 (10.59%) Business Continuity
22 18 (10.59%) Information Security Management
22 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
23 17 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management

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 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) assyst
2 4 (2.35%) Infor M3
2 4 (2.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) IaaS
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) PaaS
2 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) Broadband
2 11 (6.47%) Firewall
3 8 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 2 (1.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.59%) DNS
5 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.59%) LAN
5 1 (0.59%) Network Security
5 1 (0.59%) WAN
General
1 42 (24.71%) Finance
2 22 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.00%) Legal
4 7 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.53%) Banking
5 6 (3.53%) Marketing
5 6 (3.53%) Retail
6 5 (2.94%) Electronics
6 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.18%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.29%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.12%) CESG
5 7 (4.12%) Life Science
6 5 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.35%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.76%) Fintech
8 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.18%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.18%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.59%) NHS
10 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.47%) Windows
2 9 (5.29%) Linux
3 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (99.41%) Information Security
2 77 (45.29%) Risk Management
3 60 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (21.76%) Data Protection
4 37 (21.76%) ITIL
5 32 (18.82%) ISMS
6 26 (15.29%) SIEM
7 24 (14.12%) Information Assurance
7 24 (14.12%) Internal Audit
7 24 (14.12%) Security Management
8 23 (13.53%) Data Privacy
9 21 (12.35%) Cryptography
10 19 (11.18%) Incident Management
10 19 (11.18%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (10.59%) Business Continuity
11 18 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (10.59%) Information Security Management
12 17 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (8.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (58.82%) CISSP
2 87 (51.18%) CISM
3 62 (36.47%) CISA
4 28 (16.47%) CEH
5 27 (15.88%) SSCP
6 15 (8.82%) Degree
7 14 (8.24%) Security Cleared
8 13 (7.65%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (3.53%) CRISC
9 6 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.18%) ISACA
12 1 (0.59%) CISMP
12 1 (0.59%) GIAC
12 1 (0.59%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (57.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (39.41%) GDPR
3 47 (27.65%) PCI DSS
4 16 (9.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (5.88%) COBIT
6 8 (4.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (4.71%) MiFID
6 8 (4.71%) QA
7 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (2.94%) RMADS
9 4 (2.35%) COSO
10 3 (1.76%) ISO 22301
10 3 (1.76%) SLA
11 1 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.59%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (4.71%) Snort
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) OSSEC
2 2 (1.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 5 (2.94%) SAP
2 1 (0.59%) Apple
2 1 (0.59%) CA
2 1 (0.59%) Cisco
2 1 (0.59%) VMware