The median annual salary for a Information Security Officer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 818 835
Rank change year-on-year +38 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 72 132 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 61 125 100
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.47% -13.63%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +10 67 £65,000 +13.04% 4
London +38 43 £70,000 - 1
West Midlands +23 8 £40,000 -
Birmingham +21 8 £40,000 -
South East +49 5 £53,750 +2.38% 1
City of London +46 4 £65,000 +18.18%
North West -7 4 £43,000 -46.25% 1
Manchester -24 4 £43,000 -46.25% 1
South West +27 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Scotland +25 3 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Hampshire +25 2 £42,500 - 1
Northamptonshire +19 2 £125,000 +150.00%
Bristol +1 2 £38,000 -1.29%
East Midlands +1 2 £125,000 +170.27%
County Londonderry - 2 £100,000 -
Falkirk - 2 £47,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £100,000 -
Surrey +40 1 £110,000 +83.33%
Guildford +23 1 £110,000 +15.78%
Yorkshire +21 1 £40,000 +8.10%
East of England +18 1 £100,000 +31.14%
Glasgow +18 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Cambridgeshire +13 1 £100,000 -
Fareham +12 1 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 1 £65,000 -24.63%
North Yorkshire +4 1 £40,000 +24.03%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £37,500 -
Fleet - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £80,000 -
Kent - 1 £27,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 185 (98.93%) Information Security
2 125 (66.84%) CISSP
3 99 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 97 (51.87%) CISM
5 80 (42.78%) CISA
6 67 (35.83%) Risk Management
7 55 (29.41%) Finance
8 52 (27.81%) PCI DSS
8 52 (27.81%) Cybersecurity
9 44 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 39 (20.86%) Risk Assessment
11 37 (19.79%) Data Protection
12 35 (18.72%) Degree
13 31 (16.58%) ISMS
14 28 (14.97%) Cyber Essentials
15 27 (14.44%) Security Architecture
16 26 (13.90%) Incident Management
17 25 (13.37%) COBIT
17 25 (13.37%) Data Security
18 23 (12.30%) Security Management
18 23 (12.30%) ITIL
18 23 (12.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
20 20 (10.70%) SIEM
21 19 (10.16%) Security Cleared
22 18 (9.63%) Data Centre
22 18 (9.63%) Law
22 18 (9.63%) Network Security
23 17 (9.09%) Cryptography
23 17 (9.09%) Information Security 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 2 (1.07%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Sentinel
2 14 (7.49%) assyst
3 3 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.14%) SaaS
2 3 (1.60%) IaaS
2 3 (1.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) Network Security
2 9 (4.81%) Firewall
3 3 (1.60%) Intranet
3 3 (1.60%) VoIP
4 2 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) IPv4
5 1 (0.53%) IPv6
5 1 (0.53%) LAN
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (29.41%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Law
3 13 (6.95%) Banking
4 10 (5.35%) German Language
5 9 (4.81%) Marketing
6 8 (4.28%) Spanish Language
7 6 (3.21%) French Language
7 6 (3.21%) Legal
7 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.60%) Electronics
9 3 (1.60%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.63%) Data Centre
3 17 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.02%) CESG
5 12 (6.42%) Freedom of Information
5 12 (6.42%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (5.35%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.14%) Fintech
9 3 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.60%) IVR
9 3 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.53%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.60%) Linux
2 2 (1.07%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Unix
3 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (98.93%) Information Security
2 67 (35.83%) Risk Management
3 52 (27.81%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (20.86%) Risk Assessment
5 37 (19.79%) Data Protection
6 31 (16.58%) ISMS
7 27 (14.44%) Security Architecture
8 26 (13.90%) Incident Management
9 25 (13.37%) Data Security
10 23 (12.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (12.30%) ITIL
10 23 (12.30%) Security Management
11 20 (10.70%) SIEM
12 17 (9.09%) Cryptography
12 17 (9.09%) Information Security Management
13 16 (8.56%) IT Governance
14 15 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement Process
14 15 (8.02%) IT Audit
15 14 (7.49%) Service Delivery
16 13 (6.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.67%) C
2 3 (1.60%) SQL
3 2 (1.07%) Java
3 2 (1.07%) Scala
4 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (66.84%) CISSP
2 97 (51.87%) CISM
3 80 (42.78%) CISA
4 35 (18.72%) Degree
5 19 (10.16%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.56%) SC Cleared
7 15 (8.02%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (6.95%) CISMP
9 7 (3.74%) CRISC
10 6 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.21%) ISSAP
10 6 (3.21%) PCI QSA
11 5 (2.67%) CREST Certified
12 4 (2.14%) CEH
13 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.07%) PhD
14 2 (1.07%) SANS
15 1 (0.53%) GIAC
15 1 (0.53%) GSEC
15 1 (0.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (27.81%) PCI DSS
3 28 (14.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (13.37%) COBIT
5 22 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 17 (9.09%) ISO22301
7 13 (6.95%) QA
8 6 (3.21%) GDPR
8 6 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.60%) COSO
10 2 (1.07%) FINRA
10 2 (1.07%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.53%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.53%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.07%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.53%) EnCase
3 1 (0.53%) Nessus
3 1 (0.53%) Nmap
3 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.53%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (3.74%) Cisco
2 5 (2.67%) CA
2 5 (2.67%) Citrix
2 5 (2.67%) VMware
3 4 (2.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle
4 3 (1.60%) Avaya
4 3 (1.60%) SAP
5 2 (1.07%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.53%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.53%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.53%) Qualys
6 1 (0.53%) Symantec
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