The median annual salary for a Information Security Officer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Officer
England / West Midlands
Rank 199 226 210
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 10 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.25% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.26% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 2
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.00% -9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4501 5856 4848
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.35% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3711 4766 4137
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in the West Midlands

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Information Security Officer in the West Midlands

Information Security Officer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Birmingham +19 10 £40,000 -
Information Security Officer
England

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Information Security
2 25 (96.15%) CISSP
3 24 (92.31%) CISM
3 24 (92.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (84.62%) CISA
4 22 (84.62%) PCI DSS
5 15 (57.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (57.69%) Data Centre
5 15 (57.69%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 15 (57.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (57.69%) Data Security
5 15 (57.69%) Risk Management
5 15 (57.69%) ITIL
5 15 (57.69%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (57.69%) Sentinel
5 15 (57.69%) Cryptography
5 15 (57.69%) IT Governance
6 14 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (50.00%) SIEM
8 12 (46.15%) ITIL V3
8 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
8 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
8 12 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (46.15%) IT Audit
8 12 (46.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (46.15%) CESG
8 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
8 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
8 12 (46.15%) Service Management
8 12 (46.15%) Service Delivery

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Sentinel
2 12 (46.15%) assyst
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Data Centre
2 12 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (46.15%) CESG
2 12 (46.15%) Freedom of Information
2 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
2 12 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 15 (57.69%) Continuous Improvement Process
2 15 (57.69%) Cryptography
2 15 (57.69%) Data Security
2 15 (57.69%) IT Governance
2 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 15 (57.69%) Risk Management
3 14 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (50.00%) SIEM
5 12 (46.15%) Change Management
5 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
5 12 (46.15%) Data Protection
5 12 (46.15%) Incident Management
5 12 (46.15%) IT Audit
5 12 (46.15%) ITIL V3
5 12 (46.15%) Problem Management
5 12 (46.15%) Service Delivery
5 12 (46.15%) Service Management
6 9 (34.62%) ISMS
Qualifications
1 25 (96.15%) CISSP
2 24 (92.31%) CISM
3 22 (84.62%) CISA
4 15 (57.69%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (92.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (84.62%) PCI DSS
3 15 (57.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (46.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 12 (46.15%) QA
5 2 (7.69%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm