Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Information Security Officer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Information Security Officer
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1167 1189 1273
Rank change year-on-year +22 +84 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Officer 7 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 4
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £100,000 £63,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +56.86% -1.92% +18.18%

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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Senior Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Information Security Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Information Security Officer in the UK

Senior Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Officer.

Salary trend for Senior Information Security Officer in the UK

Senior Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Officer over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Information Security Officer in the UK

Senior Information Security Officer
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 +8 7 £65,000 -
London +11 6 £65,000 -27.78%
UK excluding London +23 1 £100,000 +56.86%
South East - 1 £100,000 -

Senior Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Senior 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 Senior Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
1 7 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (42.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 3 (42.86%) Presales
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) ISMS
3 3 (42.86%) Hedge funds
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (42.86%) Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control

Senior 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:

General
1 3 (42.86%) Law
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Hedge funds
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) ISMS
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 3 (42.86%) Presales
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001