The median annual salary for a Senior Information Security Officer was £88,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 957 985
Rank change year-on-year +85 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Officer 2 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.003% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Median salary £88,750 £41,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +113.85% -33.60%  
90% offered a salary of more than £81,750 £41,500 £56,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,750 £68,300 £88,500
UK excluding London median salary - £41,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -24.54%  

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 82537 99534 106816
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 68587 83592 87091
Median salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Information Security Officer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Information Security Officer in the UK

Senior Information Security Officer
Top 2 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 3 months to 30 April 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 +102 2 £88,750 +113.85%
London +63 2 £88,750 +18.33%

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (66.67%) CISSP
4 3 (50.00%) CISA
4 3 (50.00%) CISM
4 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) Scala
5 2 (33.33%) PaaS
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Fintech
5 2 (33.33%) IaaS
6 1 (16.67%) IT Audit
6 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (16.67%) CSIRT
6 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (16.67%) SABSA
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) ISSMP
6 1 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
5 1 (16.67%) IT Audit
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) SABSA
5 1 (16.67%) Security Management
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CISA
2 3 (50.00%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle