Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 955 967 1078
Rank change year-on-year +12 +111 +127
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 228 259 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 199 206 193
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -2 222 £60,000 - 12
London +11 136 £65,000 - 5
UK excluding London -4 90 £45,000 - 7
North of England -11 26 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Midlands +2 22 £47,500 +18.75%
South East +44 19 £57,500 -30.30% 4
Yorkshire +9 13 £40,000 -20.00% 1
North West -13 13 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands -33 12 £58,750 +46.88%
East Midlands +47 10 £47,500 -48.65%
South West +7 10 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East of England +20 9 £49,000 -41.49% 1
Scotland -20 2 £35,250 -21.67%
Wales +7 1 £42,500 +16.44%
Northern Ireland -24 1 £40,000 -27.27%

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Information Security
2 144 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (45.61%) CISSP
4 86 (37.72%) Data Protection
5 77 (33.77%) CISM
6 71 (31.14%) Cybersecurity
7 61 (26.75%) PCI DSS
8 59 (25.88%) Risk Management
9 57 (25.00%) GDPR
10 53 (23.25%) Finance
11 48 (21.05%) ISMS
12 46 (20.18%) Penetration Testing
12 46 (20.18%) CISA
13 42 (18.42%) Degree
14 41 (17.98%) Data Security
15 35 (15.35%) Data Protection Act
16 29 (12.72%) Business Continuity
17 27 (11.84%) Legal
17 27 (11.84%) Project Management
18 26 (11.40%) Management Information System
19 25 (10.96%) Law
19 25 (10.96%) Internal Audit
19 25 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 21 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
20 21 (9.21%) Computer Science
21 20 (8.77%) Security Management
22 19 (8.33%) Information Security Management
22 19 (8.33%) Marketing
22 19 (8.33%) Security Operations
23 18 (7.89%) Incident 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 1 (0.44%) IIS
1 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.75%) Cloudflare
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) IaaS
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Office 365
4 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.39%) Network Security
2 7 (3.07%) Firewall
2 7 (3.07%) Internet
3 5 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Metasploit
General
1 53 (23.25%) Finance
2 27 (11.84%) Legal
3 25 (10.96%) Law
4 19 (8.33%) Marketing
5 16 (7.02%) Banking
6 13 (5.70%) Telecoms
7 12 (5.26%) Retail
8 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.19%) Electronics
9 5 (2.19%) Publishing
10 4 (1.75%) Games
10 4 (1.75%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.44%) Advertising
13 1 (0.44%) Front Office
13 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.35%) Data Protection Act
2 26 (11.40%) Management Information System
3 21 (9.21%) Computer Science
4 17 (7.46%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.95%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.63%) CESG
7 6 (2.63%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.32%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.44%) FMCG
11 1 (0.44%) PKI
11 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.75%) Unix
2 3 (1.32%) Windows
3 1 (0.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (100.00%) Information Security
2 86 (37.72%) Data Protection
3 71 (31.14%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (25.88%) Risk Management
5 48 (21.05%) ISMS
6 46 (20.18%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (17.98%) Data Security
8 29 (12.72%) Business Continuity
9 27 (11.84%) Project Management
10 25 (10.96%) Internal Audit
10 25 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 21 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (8.77%) Security Management
13 19 (8.33%) Information Security Management
13 19 (8.33%) Security Operations
14 18 (7.89%) Incident Management
14 18 (7.89%) ITIL
15 17 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (7.02%) Programme Management
17 15 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.95%) C
2 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 104 (45.61%) CISSP
2 77 (33.77%) CISM
3 46 (20.18%) CISA
4 42 (18.42%) Degree
5 16 (7.02%) SSCP
6 12 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.95%) CEH
7 9 (3.95%) CISMP
7 9 (3.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 8 (3.51%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (2.63%) CLAS
11 4 (1.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.88%) CRISC
13 1 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.44%) GIAC
13 1 (0.44%) PMP
13 1 (0.44%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (26.75%) PCI DSS
3 57 (25.00%) GDPR
4 12 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (4.39%) ISO 9001
6 9 (3.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (3.07%) COBIT
8 7 (3.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (3.07%) ISO 22301
8 7 (3.07%) RMADS
9 6 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.88%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.63%) Nessus
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (6.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.39%) CA
3 5 (2.19%) Acunetix
3 5 (2.19%) Radware
3 5 (2.19%) SAP
4 4 (1.75%) Aquila
4 4 (1.75%) Google
5 2 (0.88%) IFS
5 2 (0.88%) Varonis
6 1 (0.44%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.44%) Qualys