The median annual salary for a Information Security Officer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 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
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 826 876
Rank change year-on-year +45 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 74 117 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 56 105 97
Median salary £72,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.09% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,700 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  

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 81753 94897 106080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.23% 96.39% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 79728 86937
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 70 £75,000 +42.85% 11
London +29 40 £76,250 +8.92% 6
South East +57 8 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Yorkshire +7 8 £45,000 +17.64% 1
Birmingham +9 7 - -
West Midlands +4 7 - - 1
West Yorkshire +17 5 £68,750 +76.28% 1
East Midlands +20 4 £125,000 +127.27% 1
City of London +29 3 £77,500 +40.90% 2
Hampshire +25 3 £42,500 -
Scotland +24 3 £47,500 -45.71%
North Yorkshire +7 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Leeds +5 3 £46,250 +18.58% 1
Docklands, London - 3 £67,500 -
Fareham +16 2 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £67,500 +94.24%
North West -32 2 - - 1
Manchester -36 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £30,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £125,000 -
Falkirk - 2 £47,500 -
Surrey +38 1 £110,000 +120.00%
Glasgow +20 1 £47,500 -45.71%
Derby +6 1 £47,500 - 1
Derbyshire +4 1 £47,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
South West -2 1 £40,000 -3.61%
Bristol -9 1 £40,000 -29.51%
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 151 (96.18%) Information Security
2 88 (56.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (56.05%) CISSP
3 63 (40.13%) CISM
4 62 (39.49%) CISA
5 56 (35.67%) Risk Management
6 48 (30.57%) Finance
6 48 (30.57%) Cybersecurity
7 39 (24.84%) Data Protection
8 36 (22.93%) PCI DSS
9 28 (17.83%) Management Information System
10 26 (16.56%) ISMS
11 24 (15.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 22 (14.01%) Security Architecture
12 22 (14.01%) Risk Assessment
13 21 (13.38%) Degree
14 19 (12.10%) Banking
14 19 (12.10%) Data Security
14 19 (12.10%) ITIL
14 19 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (11.46%) Data Centre
16 17 (10.83%) IT Governance
16 17 (10.83%) Cryptography
17 16 (10.19%) Incident Management
17 16 (10.19%) Security Management
18 15 (9.55%) Law
18 15 (9.55%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (9.55%) Sentinel
18 15 (9.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 15 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement Process

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 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (9.55%) Sentinel
2 8 (5.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) SaaS
2 3 (1.91%) IaaS
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.92%) Network Security
2 6 (3.82%) Firewall
2 6 (3.82%) Intranet
3 3 (1.91%) VoIP
4 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.64%) IPv4
5 1 (0.64%) IPv6
5 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) GIS
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 19 (12.10%) Banking
3 15 (9.55%) Law
4 10 (6.37%) Retail
5 7 (4.46%) Marketing
6 5 (3.18%) Legal
7 4 (2.55%) Advertising
7 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.27%) German Language
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Electronics
10 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.83%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.46%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.73%) CESG
4 9 (5.73%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.10%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.91%) Fintech
7 3 (1.91%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.91%) IVR
8 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (96.18%) Information Security
2 56 (35.67%) Risk Management
3 48 (30.57%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (24.84%) Data Protection
5 26 (16.56%) ISMS
6 22 (14.01%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (14.01%) Security Architecture
7 19 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (12.10%) Data Security
7 19 (12.10%) ITIL
8 17 (10.83%) Cryptography
8 17 (10.83%) IT Governance
9 16 (10.19%) Incident Management
9 16 (10.19%) Security Management
10 15 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement Process
11 13 (8.28%) IT Audit
11 13 (8.28%) SIEM
11 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (7.64%) Change Management
12 12 (7.64%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.10%) C
2 1 (0.64%) Java
2 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 88 (56.05%) CISSP
2 63 (40.13%) CISM
3 62 (39.49%) CISA
4 21 (13.38%) Degree
5 15 (9.55%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.73%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.10%) CEH
8 7 (4.46%) CISMP
9 4 (2.55%) SANS
10 3 (1.91%) GIAC
10 3 (1.91%) SSCP
11 2 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.27%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.27%) CSSLP
11 2 (1.27%) ISSAP
11 2 (1.27%) ISSMP
11 2 (1.27%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.27%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (56.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (22.93%) PCI DSS
3 24 (15.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (9.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 11 (7.01%) COBIT
6 10 (6.37%) ISO22301
7 9 (5.73%) QA
8 7 (4.46%) GDPR
9 4 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.27%) FINRA
11 2 (1.27%) HIPAA
11 2 (1.27%) ISO 14001
11 2 (1.27%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.64%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) CSIRT
2 4 (2.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.64%) Kibana
3 1 (0.64%) logstash
3 1 (0.64%) Nessus
3 1 (0.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (3.18%) CA
2 3 (1.91%) Avaya
2 3 (1.91%) Citrix
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.91%) VMware
3 2 (1.27%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.64%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle
4 1 (0.64%) Qualys
4 1 (0.64%) SAP
4 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.64%) Splunk
Derby, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LT Harper
Salary: £100,000 - £135,000+ per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 19 days ago