Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 1032 1033
Rank change year-on-year +59 +1 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 204 155 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 168 123 243
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £40,870 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £104,125 £114,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -10.53%

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 167,574 163,030 193,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,241 134,968 162,789
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 £80,000 £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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 16 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 25 May 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 +39 195 £70,000 +7.69% 22
London +17 113 £80,000 +14.29% 11
UK excluding London +24 88 £52,500 +16.67% 11
North of England -1 24 £55,000 +27.91% 2
East of England +12 21 £52,500 -47.50% 2
Midlands -1 19 £52,000 +22.35% 1
South East -11 17 £70,000 +55.56% 4
North West -7 16 £85,000 +97.67% 1
West Midlands +3 14 £52,000 +30.00%
Yorkshire +13 7 £44,000 -2.22% 1
East Midlands 0 5 £44,500 -64.40% 1
Scotland -39 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Northern Ireland +7 2 £52,500 -32.26%
South West -19 1 £39,000 +4.00% 2
North East -25 1 £38,200 +29.49%
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 204 (100.00%) Information Security
2 124 (60.78%) CISSP
3 117 (57.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 106 (51.96%) CISM
5 79 (38.73%) CISA
6 78 (38.24%) Finance
6 78 (38.24%) Data Protection
7 69 (33.82%) GDPR
8 62 (30.39%) Risk Management
9 59 (28.92%) Management Information System
10 51 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
11 50 (24.51%) ISMS
11 50 (24.51%) Security Management
12 44 (21.57%) Business Continuity
13 37 (18.14%) PCI DSS
14 36 (17.65%) Legal
15 35 (17.16%) Information Security Management
15 35 (17.16%) Degree
16 30 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
17 26 (12.75%) Data Security
18 24 (11.76%) ITIL
19 22 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 21 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (9.80%) Security Architecture
21 20 (9.80%) Data Protection Act
22 19 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
22 19 (9.31%) Internal Audit
23 18 (8.82%) Security Operations
23 18 (8.82%) Security Cleared

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 (0.98%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.47%) assyst
2 3 (1.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.43%) SaaS
2 5 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (4.90%) Firewall
3 5 (2.45%) VPN
4 4 (1.96%) IPv4
4 4 (1.96%) IPv6
4 4 (1.96%) LAN
4 4 (1.96%) WAN
5 2 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.98%) Internet
5 2 (0.98%) MPLS
5 2 (0.98%) Network Security
5 2 (0.98%) SAN
5 2 (0.98%) SCCP
5 2 (0.98%) VoIP
6 1 (0.49%) Intranet
6 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.45%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.49%) GIS
General
1 78 (38.24%) Finance
2 36 (17.65%) Legal
3 16 (7.84%) Retail
4 12 (5.88%) Banking
4 12 (5.88%) Law
5 5 (2.45%) Marketing
6 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 59 (28.92%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.80%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (8.33%) Fintech
5 13 (6.37%) Data Centre
6 12 (5.88%) Blog
6 12 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.41%) CESG
8 7 (3.43%) Cyberattack
8 7 (3.43%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (3.43%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.47%) BYOD
11 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.98%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.49%) NHS
12 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.92%) Windows
2 4 (1.96%) Linux
3 2 (0.98%) AIX
3 2 (0.98%) Unix
3 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (100.00%) Information Security
2 78 (38.24%) Data Protection
3 62 (30.39%) Risk Management
4 51 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (24.51%) ISMS
5 50 (24.51%) Security Management
6 44 (21.57%) Business Continuity
7 35 (17.16%) Information Security Management
8 30 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (12.75%) Data Security
10 24 (11.76%) ITIL
11 20 (9.80%) Security Architecture
12 19 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (9.31%) Internal Audit
13 18 (8.82%) Incident Management
13 18 (8.82%) Project Management
13 18 (8.82%) Security Operations
13 18 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (8.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (60.78%) CISSP
2 106 (51.96%) CISM
3 79 (38.73%) CISA
4 35 (17.16%) Degree
5 18 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.88%) CRISC
7 11 (5.39%) ISACA
7 11 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.90%) CISMP
9 9 (4.41%) CCNA
9 9 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (3.43%) CEH
10 7 (3.43%) SSCP
11 6 (2.94%) CGEIT
12 4 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.96%) CLAS
13 3 (1.47%) ISEB
13 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (57.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (33.82%) GDPR
3 37 (18.14%) PCI DSS
4 22 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (8.33%) COBIT
6 15 (7.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (3.43%) COSO
7 7 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (2.94%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (2.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (1.96%) SAS 70
11 3 (1.47%) ISO 22301
11 3 (1.47%) QA
12 2 (0.98%) IFRS
12 2 (0.98%) PMO
12 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.98%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) WSUS
2 1 (0.49%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.49%) EnCase
2 1 (0.49%) FTK
Vendors
1 10 (4.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.45%) CA
3 4 (1.96%) Aquila
4 3 (1.47%) VMware
5 2 (0.98%) Capita
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco
5 2 (0.98%) Intel
6 1 (0.49%) Symantec