Information Security Officer Jobs

Information Security Officer
UK

The median Information Security Officer salary in the UK is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 786 971 1041
Rank change year-on-year +185 +70 -279
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 35 60 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.054% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.057% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 29 50 61
10th Percentile £36,250 £42,375 £40,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £67,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £83,484 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.14% +51.79% -8.33%
75th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £145,000 £111,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.93% +40.00% -9.09%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Officer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security Officer.

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security Officer over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +204 32 £67,500 -19.15% 10
London +197 16 £101,250 +12.50% 2
UK excluding London +82 14 £63,750 -8.93% 9
Work from Home +137 12 £37,500 -55.08% 3
South East +88 4 £80,750 -3.87% 4
North of England +86 3 £65,000 -11.86% 3
Midlands +59 3 £63,750 -8.93% 1
West Midlands +63 2 £62,500 -13.79%
South West +22 2 £52,000 +1.96%
Wales - 2 - -
Yorkshire +89 1 - - 1
North West +57 1 £50,000 +17.65% 2
East Midlands +7 1 £65,000 +4.00% 1
North East - 1 £80,000 -

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Information Security Officer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 35 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (68.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (51.43%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (42.86%) Information Security Management
4 15 (42.86%) Security Management
4 15 (42.86%) CISM
5 14 (40.00%) CISSP
5 14 (40.00%) Finance
5 14 (40.00%) GDPR
6 13 (37.14%) NIST
6 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
7 12 (34.29%) Social Skills
8 11 (31.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (31.43%) Risk Management
9 7 (20.00%) CISA
9 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
10 6 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (17.14%) Law
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
10 6 (17.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (17.14%) Cyber Resilience
10 6 (17.14%) NCSC
10 6 (17.14%) CRISC
11 5 (14.29%) Cyber Intelligence
11 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
11 5 (14.29%) Incident Response
11 5 (14.29%) Due Diligence
11 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (14.29%) Logistics

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) WhatsApp
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Social Skills
3 6 (17.14%) Law
4 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
5 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (11.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 3 (8.57%) Advertising
6 3 (8.57%) Banking
6 3 (8.57%) Legal
6 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (2.86%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) SCADA
3 3 (8.57%) Security Posture
4 2 (5.71%) Cyberattack
4 2 (5.71%) Operational Technology
5 1 (2.86%) BYOD
5 1 (2.86%) CSOC
5 1 (2.86%) Cyber Security Posture
5 1 (2.86%) Cyber Threat
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.86%) Social Media
5 1 (2.86%) SWIFT Messaging Network
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Information Security
2 18 (51.43%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (42.86%) Information Security Management
3 15 (42.86%) Security Management
4 11 (31.43%) Risk Management
5 6 (17.14%) Cyber Resilience
5 6 (17.14%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (14.29%) Cyber Intelligence
6 5 (14.29%) Due Diligence
6 5 (14.29%) Incident Response
6 5 (14.29%) Logistics
6 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
7 4 (11.43%) ISMS
7 4 (11.43%) IT Audit
7 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.43%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (11.43%) Roadmaps
7 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) CISM
2 14 (40.00%) CISSP
3 7 (20.00%) CISA
4 6 (17.14%) CRISC
5 4 (11.43%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (11.43%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) ISACA
6 2 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CASP
7 1 (2.86%) CISMP
7 1 (2.86%) CompTIA CySA+
7 1 (2.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (2.86%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (68.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (40.00%) GDPR
3 13 (37.14%) NIST
4 11 (31.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 6 (17.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (17.14%) NCSC
7 4 (11.43%) COBIT
7 4 (11.43%) GRC
7 4 (11.43%) ISA99
8 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (8.57%) SOC 2
9 2 (5.71%) FISMA
9 2 (5.71%) GLBA
9 2 (5.71%) HIPAA
9 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (2.86%) EMIR
10 1 (2.86%) ISO 22301
10 1 (2.86%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) CASB
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) Dell
3 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto