The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 794 857
Rank change year-on-year +6 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 86 141 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 67 111 96
Median salary £67,500 £50,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.09% -6.66%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +4 85 £68,750 +37.50% 10
London +24 52 £80,000 +45.45% 3
Yorkshire -5 9 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -6 9 £66,250 +65.62% 1
City of London +20 6 £77,500 +40.90%
Birmingham +4 6 - - 1
South East +42 5 £55,000 -16.98% 3
East Midlands +28 5 £47,500 -42.42%
West Yorkshire +6 5 £68,750 +61.76%
Docklands, London - 5 £67,500 -
Derbyshire +16 4 £47,500 -
Derby +9 4 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +7 4 £110,000 +158.82% 2
North Yorkshire -1 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hatfield -3 4 £110,000 +158.82% 2
East of England -9 4 £110,000 +158.82% 2
Leeds +1 3 £46,250 +8.82%
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £67,500 +75.32% 1
Coventry - 2 £32,500 -
Warwickshire +9 1 £100,000 +81.81%
Skipton -1 1 £40,000 +14.28% 1
County Antrim -3 1 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £55,000 -
Belfast -4 1 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes -5 1 - - 1
Manchester -35 1 - -
North West -39 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £42,500 -
Kent - 1 £32,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £85,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 152 (96.20%) Information Security
2 85 (53.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (51.27%) CISSP
4 59 (37.34%) CISM
5 57 (36.08%) CISA
6 54 (34.18%) Risk Management
7 52 (32.91%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (29.75%) Finance
9 38 (24.05%) Data Protection
10 31 (19.62%) PCI DSS
11 26 (16.46%) ISMS
12 20 (12.66%) Degree
12 20 (12.66%) Management Information System
12 20 (12.66%) ITIL
13 19 (12.03%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (12.03%) Banking
13 19 (12.03%) Cyber Essentials
13 19 (12.03%) Security Architecture
14 18 (11.39%) Information Assurance
15 17 (10.76%) Business Continuity
16 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (10.13%) Security Management
16 16 (10.13%) Data Centre
17 15 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (9.49%) GDPR
18 14 (8.86%) Cryptography
18 14 (8.86%) IT Governance
18 14 (8.86%) Data Security
18 14 (8.86%) Project Management
18 14 (8.86%) Security Operations

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 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.90%) assyst
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) SaaS
2 4 (2.53%) IaaS
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.33%) Network Security
2 6 (3.80%) Intranet
3 5 (3.16%) Firewall
4 3 (1.90%) VoIP
5 1 (0.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.63%) IPv4
5 1 (0.63%) IPv6
5 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
General
1 47 (29.75%) Finance
2 19 (12.03%) Banking
3 13 (8.23%) Law
4 12 (7.59%) Retail
5 11 (6.96%) Marketing
6 8 (5.06%) Legal
7 5 (3.16%) Advertising
7 5 (3.16%) Financial Institution
7 5 (3.16%) Publishing
7 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.53%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.27%) German Language
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) Web Services
2 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.66%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.13%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.70%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.43%) CESG
6 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.80%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (2.53%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.90%) IVR
8 3 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) Fintech
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (96.20%) Information Security
2 54 (34.18%) Risk Management
3 52 (32.91%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (24.05%) Data Protection
5 26 (16.46%) ISMS
6 20 (12.66%) ITIL
7 19 (12.03%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (12.03%) Security Architecture
8 18 (11.39%) Information Assurance
9 17 (10.76%) Business Continuity
10 16 (10.13%) Security Management
10 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (8.86%) Cryptography
12 14 (8.86%) Data Security
12 14 (8.86%) IT Governance
12 14 (8.86%) Project Management
12 14 (8.86%) Security Operations
13 12 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement Process
13 12 (7.59%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.43%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (51.27%) CISSP
2 59 (37.34%) CISM
3 57 (36.08%) CISA
4 20 (12.66%) Degree
5 12 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (6.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 9 (5.70%) CEH
8 4 (2.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (2.53%) CISMP
8 4 (2.53%) CLAS
8 4 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 4 (2.53%) SANS
8 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.90%) SSCP
10 2 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.27%) GIAC
10 2 (1.27%) ISSMP
10 2 (1.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (53.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.62%) PCI DSS
3 19 (12.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (9.49%) GDPR
5 12 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 11 (6.96%) COBIT
7 8 (5.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (3.80%) ISO 22301
8 6 (3.80%) ISO 9001
9 4 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (2.53%) QA
10 3 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (1.27%) FINRA
11 2 (1.27%) HIPAA
11 2 (1.27%) ISO 14001
11 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.63%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.63%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 4 (2.53%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.63%) Kibana
2 1 (0.63%) logstash
2 1 (0.63%) Nessus
2 1 (0.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (3.80%) CA
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.90%) Avaya
3 3 (1.90%) Citrix
3 3 (1.90%) VMware
4 1 (0.63%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.63%) IFS
4 1 (0.63%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.63%) Qualys
4 1 (0.63%) SAP
4 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.63%) Splunk
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gowling WLG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £58000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Horsham
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago