The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Chief 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
Chief Security Officer
Rank 893 915 900
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 3 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.012% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.012% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 0
Average salary £70,000 £95,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £87,500 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £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%

Chief Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Chief Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Chief Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Chief Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer within the UK 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
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
Scotland - 2 £70,000 -
London +20 1 £92,500 -11.90%
England +11 1 £92,500 -2.63%

Chief Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Chief 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 Chief Security Officer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (70.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (40.00%) CISM
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) Security Management
6 3 (30.00%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
6 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (20.00%) ISACA
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
8 1 (10.00%) CISA
8 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) BYOD
8 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 1 (10.00%) Splunk
8 1 (10.00%) SIEM
8 1 (10.00%) Network Security
8 1 (10.00%) Computer Science

Chief Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Chief 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 Chief Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) BYOD
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Security Management
4 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) ISACA
4 1 (10.00%) CISA
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk