Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 968 1041 1021
Rank change year-on-year +73 -20 +69
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 212 170 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.100% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 168 142 222
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,872 £37,563 £36,250
90th Percentile £104,125 £109,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +27.78% +5.88% -5.56%

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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 15 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 20 July 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 +69 200 £62,500 -3.85% 31
UK excluding London +40 107 £57,500 +27.78% 24
London +12 99 £72,500 +3.57% 7
South East +17 33 £68,750 +25.00% 5
Midlands +7 25 £52,000 +9.47% 3
West Midlands +27 20 £52,000 -21.51% 2
East of England +18 19 £55,000 +13.40% 5
North of England +10 18 £55,000 +37.50% 6
North West +28 12 £90,000 +110.53% 2
Yorkshire +15 6 £44,000 +10.00% 4
South West +5 6 £36,250 -3.33% 5
East Midlands +9 5 £44,500 -6.32% 1
Scotland -17 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Wales +9 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Northern Ireland -7 1 £52,500 -32.26%

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 211 (99.53%) Information Security
2 123 (58.02%) CISSP
3 113 (53.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 108 (50.94%) CISM
5 83 (39.15%) Risk Management
6 80 (37.74%) Data Protection
7 78 (36.79%) CISA
8 69 (32.55%) GDPR
9 65 (30.66%) Finance
10 64 (30.19%) Management Information System
11 55 (25.94%) ISMS
12 53 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
13 50 (23.58%) PCI DSS
14 47 (22.17%) Business Continuity
15 42 (19.81%) Security Management
16 40 (18.87%) ITIL
17 37 (17.45%) Legal
18 34 (16.04%) Information Security Management
19 31 (14.62%) SIEM
20 30 (14.15%) Disaster Recovery
20 30 (14.15%) Degree
21 29 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
22 28 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
22 28 (13.21%) Incident Management
23 25 (11.79%) Data Security
24 24 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
25 23 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
26 22 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
26 22 (10.38%) Security Cleared
27 21 (9.91%) Internal Audit

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 (0.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) assyst
2 6 (2.83%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.89%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) Firewall
2 7 (3.30%) Broadband
2 7 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (3.30%) VPN
3 5 (2.36%) Internet
3 5 (2.36%) LAN
3 5 (2.36%) WAN
4 4 (1.89%) IPv4
4 4 (1.89%) IPv6
5 2 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.94%) MPLS
5 2 (0.94%) SCCP
5 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.94%) VoIP
6 1 (0.47%) DNS
6 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.47%) GIS
General
1 65 (30.66%) Finance
2 37 (17.45%) Legal
3 13 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.72%) Banking
5 8 (3.77%) Retail
6 5 (2.36%) Marketing
7 4 (1.89%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 64 (30.19%) Management Information System
2 22 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.96%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (8.49%) Data Centre
5 15 (7.08%) Fintech
6 10 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.72%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (4.25%) CESG
7 9 (4.25%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (3.30%) Blog
9 7 (3.30%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.42%) BYOD
11 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.94%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.47%) NHS
12 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.72%) Windows
2 6 (2.83%) Linux
3 2 (0.94%) Unix
3 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (99.53%) Information Security
2 83 (39.15%) Risk Management
3 80 (37.74%) Data Protection
4 55 (25.94%) ISMS
5 53 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 47 (22.17%) Business Continuity
7 42 (19.81%) Security Management
8 40 (18.87%) ITIL
9 34 (16.04%) Information Security Management
10 31 (14.62%) SIEM
11 30 (14.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
13 28 (13.21%) Incident Management
14 25 (11.79%) Data Security
15 24 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
16 23 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (9.91%) Internal Audit
18 20 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (9.43%) Information Assurance
19 19 (8.96%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (58.02%) CISSP
2 108 (50.94%) CISM
3 78 (36.79%) CISA
4 30 (14.15%) Degree
5 22 (10.38%) Security Cleared
6 21 (9.91%) CEH
7 16 (7.55%) SSCP
8 14 (6.60%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.25%) CCNA
9 9 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.25%) CISMP
9 9 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (4.25%) ISACA
10 7 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.83%) CGEIT
11 6 (2.83%) CRISC
12 5 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (1.42%) CLAS
14 2 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.94%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (53.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (32.55%) GDPR
3 50 (23.58%) PCI DSS
4 28 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (9.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (6.13%) COBIT
7 11 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (4.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (2.83%) COSO
9 6 (2.83%) QA
10 5 (2.36%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (1.89%) ISO 22301
11 4 (1.89%) SAS 70
12 3 (1.42%) HIPAA
12 3 (1.42%) SLA
13 2 (0.94%) MiFID
13 2 (0.94%) PMO
14 1 (0.47%) IFRS
14 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.94%) OSSEC
1 2 (0.94%) WSUS
2 1 (0.47%) EnCase
2 1 (0.47%) FTK
Vendors
1 14 (6.60%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.36%) Aquila
3 4 (1.89%) VMware
4 3 (1.42%) CA
4 3 (1.42%) Cisco
5 1 (0.47%) Intel
5 1 (0.47%) SAP
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec