Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 951 986 994
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8 +78
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 199 205 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 158 175 211
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +21.05% +11.76% -3.41%

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 160,740 170,518 186,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,501 136,544 156,426
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +3 185 £62,500 +2.04% 31
UK excluding London +64 116 £57,500 +21.05% 18
London -22 76 £62,500 -5.66% 17
South East +33 40 £67,500 +22.73% 6
Midlands +25 20 £41,000 -13.68% 2
East of England +34 19 £55,000 +12.24% 1
North of England +15 19 £50,000 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +34 17 £40,500 -31.06% 1
North West +21 14 £50,000 +21.21% 3
South West +24 11 £50,000 - 2
Wales +12 6 £38,000 -10.59% 4
Yorkshire +18 5 £44,000 +10.00%
East Midlands -5 3 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 198 (99.50%) Information Security
2 115 (57.79%) CISSP
3 113 (56.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 102 (51.26%) CISM
5 98 (49.25%) Risk Management
6 81 (40.70%) Data Protection
7 80 (40.20%) GDPR
8 72 (36.18%) CISA
9 62 (31.16%) Management Information System
10 53 (26.63%) Finance
11 52 (26.13%) PCI DSS
12 50 (25.13%) ISMS
13 47 (23.62%) Cybersecurity
14 44 (22.11%) ITIL
15 43 (21.61%) Business Continuity
16 36 (18.09%) Security Management
17 35 (17.59%) Legal
17 35 (17.59%) SIEM
18 30 (15.08%) Information Assurance
19 29 (14.57%) CEH
20 27 (13.57%) Disaster Recovery
21 26 (13.07%) Information Security Management
21 26 (13.07%) Degree
21 26 (13.07%) Vulnerability Management
22 25 (12.56%) Incident Management
22 25 (12.56%) SSCP
23 24 (12.06%) Data Security
23 24 (12.06%) Cryptography
24 23 (11.56%) Data Protection Act
24 23 (11.56%) Security Cleared

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 (0.50%) IIS
1 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.52%) assyst
2 7 (3.52%) Sentinel
3 4 (2.01%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (1.51%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.03%) Broadband
2 10 (5.03%) Firewall
3 8 (4.02%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.01%) VPN
5 3 (1.51%) Internet
5 3 (1.51%) LAN
5 3 (1.51%) WAN
6 2 (1.01%) SCCP
7 1 (0.50%) DNS
7 1 (0.50%) IPv4
7 1 (0.50%) IPv6
7 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.01%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.50%) GIS
General
1 53 (26.63%) Finance
2 35 (17.59%) Legal
3 18 (9.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.02%) Banking
5 7 (3.52%) Marketing
6 6 (3.02%) Retail
7 3 (1.51%) Electronics
7 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 62 (31.16%) Management Information System
2 23 (11.56%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.54%) Data Centre
5 12 (6.03%) CESG
6 10 (5.03%) Freedom of Information
7 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
8 8 (4.02%) Fintech
9 7 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (3.02%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.51%) BYOD
11 3 (1.51%) Life Science
11 3 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (1.01%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.53%) Windows
2 9 (4.52%) Linux
3 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (99.50%) Information Security
2 98 (49.25%) Risk Management
3 81 (40.70%) Data Protection
4 50 (25.13%) ISMS
5 47 (23.62%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (22.11%) ITIL
7 43 (21.61%) Business Continuity
8 36 (18.09%) Security Management
9 35 (17.59%) SIEM
10 30 (15.08%) Information Assurance
11 27 (13.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (13.07%) Information Security Management
12 26 (13.07%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (12.56%) Incident Management
14 24 (12.06%) Cryptography
14 24 (12.06%) Data Security
15 21 (10.55%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (10.05%) Change Management
16 20 (10.05%) Internal Audit
17 19 (9.55%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 115 (57.79%) CISSP
2 102 (51.26%) CISM
3 72 (36.18%) CISA
4 29 (14.57%) CEH
5 26 (13.07%) Degree
6 25 (12.56%) SSCP
7 23 (11.56%) Security Cleared
8 16 (8.04%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.52%) CISMP
9 9 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (4.52%) ISACA
9 9 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (4.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (3.02%) CRISC
12 4 (2.01%) CCNA
12 4 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.51%) CLAS
14 1 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.50%) IISP
14 1 (0.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (56.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (40.20%) GDPR
3 52 (26.13%) PCI DSS
4 22 (11.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (10.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (5.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (5.03%) QA
7 9 (4.52%) COBIT
8 8 (4.02%) MiFID
9 5 (2.51%) COSO
10 4 (2.01%) RMADS
11 3 (1.51%) HIPAA
11 3 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.51%) ISO 22301
11 3 (1.51%) SLA
12 1 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.50%) SAS 70
System Software
1 8 (4.02%) Snort
2 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.02%) OSSEC
2 2 (1.01%) WSUS
3 1 (0.50%) EnCase
3 1 (0.50%) FTK
Vendors
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.51%) Aquila
3 3 (1.51%) SAP
4 2 (1.01%) VMware
5 1 (0.50%) CA
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco
5 1 (0.50%) Symantec