The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 779 840 825
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 104 64 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.058% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.061% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 89 56 35
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,750 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Information Security Officer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97345 105192 99426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.60% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 80380 86313 83740
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

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

Information Security Officer Salary Trend in England

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Officer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Information Security Officer Salary Histogram in England

Information Security Officer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 47 £63,750 -12.06% 3
South East +14 21 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Yorkshire +7 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England +17 9 £55,000 -
West Midlands -13 7 £42,500 +20.56%
South West +2 5 £40,000 -24.52%
North West - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +8 1 - -
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Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Information Security Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Information Security Officer in their job title.

1 196 (100.00%) Information Security
2 129 (65.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (53.06%) CISSP
4 87 (44.39%) Finance
5 80 (40.82%) PCI DSS
6 73 (37.24%) Risk Management
7 65 (33.16%) CISM
8 64 (32.65%) CISA
9 59 (30.10%) Security Management
10 56 (28.57%) Management Information System
11 40 (20.41%) Degree
12 38 (19.39%) ISMS
12 38 (19.39%) Data Protection
13 36 (18.37%) ITIL
14 32 (16.33%) Risk Assessment
15 31 (15.82%) Information Security Management
15 31 (15.82%) Business Continuity
16 27 (13.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 27 (13.78%) CRISC
16 27 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (13.27%) Legal
18 25 (12.76%) COBIT
19 24 (12.24%) Cyber Security
19 24 (12.24%) Firewall
20 23 (11.73%) Disaster Recovery
21 20 (10.20%) Banking
22 19 (9.69%) Security Architecture
23 15 (7.65%) Incident Management
24 13 (6.63%) E-Discovery
25 12 (6.12%) SIEM

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Information Security Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Information Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.04%) IIS
2 2 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Project
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.24%) Firewall
2 9 (4.59%) Network Security
3 5 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.55%) Internet
4 3 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.53%) LAN
4 3 (1.53%) WAN
5 2 (1.02%) FirePass
5 2 (1.02%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.02%) VPN
5 2 (1.02%) HTTP
6 1 (0.51%) Wireless
6 1 (0.51%) IPsec
6 1 (0.51%) DNS
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.53%) Data Mining
1 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 87 (44.39%) Finance
2 26 (13.27%) Legal
3 20 (10.20%) Banking
4 12 (6.12%) Retail
5 9 (4.59%) Law
6 6 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.53%) Automotive
8 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.53%) Advertising
8 3 (1.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) JSP
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
3 1 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 27 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.59%) EMV
4 8 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.55%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.53%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.02%) Open Source
8 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.02%) Economics
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Clustering
9 1 (0.51%) CESG
9 1 (0.51%) Tandem
9 1 (0.51%) RMADS
9 1 (0.51%) iPhone
9 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.51%) iPad
9 1 (0.51%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.10%) Windows
2 7 (3.57%) UNIX
2 7 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (100.00%) Information Security
2 73 (37.24%) Risk Management
3 59 (30.10%) Security Management
4 38 (19.39%) ISMS
4 38 (19.39%) Data Protection
5 36 (18.37%) ITIL
6 32 (16.33%) Risk Assessment
7 31 (15.82%) Information Security Management
7 31 (15.82%) Business Continuity
8 24 (12.24%) Cyber Security
9 23 (11.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (9.69%) Security Architecture
11 15 (7.65%) Incident Management
12 13 (6.63%) E-Discovery
13 12 (6.12%) SIEM
14 11 (5.61%) Project Management
14 11 (5.61%) Vulnerability Management
15 8 (4.08%) Investment Management
15 8 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (4.08%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.10%) C
2 5 (2.55%) SQL
3 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.02%) C++
3 2 (1.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 104 (53.06%) CISSP
2 65 (33.16%) CISM
3 64 (32.65%) CISA
4 40 (20.41%) Degree
5 27 (13.78%) CRISC
6 7 (3.57%) PCI QSA
6 7 (3.57%) CHFI
7 5 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.04%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.04%) CEH
9 3 (1.53%) IRCA
9 3 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.02%) ISACA
10 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.02%) CCNP
10 2 (1.02%) GCIA
10 2 (1.02%) GSEC
10 2 (1.02%) GCIH
10 2 (1.02%) CISMP
10 2 (1.02%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (65.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (40.82%) PCI DSS
3 27 (13.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (12.76%) COBIT
5 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (2.55%) Basel II
5 5 (2.55%) BS7799
5 5 (2.55%) MiFID
5 5 (2.55%) EMIR
5 5 (2.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.02%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) OpenSSH
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Nessus
2 2 (1.02%) Nmap
3 1 (0.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.57%) Cisco
3 5 (2.55%) Oracle
4 4 (2.04%) LogRhythm
4 4 (2.04%) Juniper
5 3 (1.53%) VMware
5 3 (1.53%) Tripwire
5 3 (1.53%) HP
5 3 (1.53%) F5
5 3 (1.53%) Tufin
5 3 (1.53%) Qualys
6 2 (1.02%) Splunk
6 2 (1.02%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.02%) Dell
7 1 (0.51%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.51%) Sybase
7 1 (0.51%) CA
7 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.51%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
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