Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Officer was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 283 307
Rank change year-on-year -33 +24 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 12 49 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.43% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.44% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 31 14
West Midlands median annual salary £58,750 £40,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.88% +53.85% -50.48%
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9808 11047 10409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.19% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8054 8754 8660
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 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
Birmingham -16 7 £65,000 +62.50%
Coventry - 2 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Warwickshire -4 1 £100,000 +29.03%
Information Security Officer
England

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 across the West Midlands region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (58.33%) CISSP
4 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) SIEM
5 4 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) CEH
5 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) CISM
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 2 (16.67%) GDPR
7 2 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 2 (16.67%) Internal Audit
7 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 2 (16.67%) Sentinel
7 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
7 2 (16.67%) CISA
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (16.67%) Sentinel
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (33.33%) SIEM
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Data Security
5 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (16.67%) Internal Audit
5 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 1 (8.33%) B2B
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) CEH
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 2 (16.67%) CISA
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (16.67%) GDPR
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines