The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chief Security Officer
Rank 891 855 879
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 5 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.014% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £116,250 £37,500 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+210.00% -60.52%
UK excluding London average salary £116,250 £37,500 -
% change year-on-year
+210.00% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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
Top 5 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 11 July 2014. 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
County Antrim - 3 £116,250 -
Belfast - 3 £116,250 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £116,250 -
England -28 2 - -
London -39 2 - -

Chief Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 17 (77.27%) Information Security
2 11 (50.00%) Legal
3 10 (45.45%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) CISM
4 9 (40.91%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) CISA
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (22.73%) Database Security
8 4 (18.18%) Security Management
8 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.64%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
9 3 (13.64%) CISMP
9 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
9 3 (13.64%) CEH
9 3 (13.64%) Finance
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL
9 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
9 3 (13.64%) CGEIT
9 3 (13.64%) Information Security Governance
10 2 (9.09%) COSO
10 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.09%) COBIT

Chief Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) VPN
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 11 (50.00%) Legal
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) CESG
2 2 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Information Security
2 9 (40.91%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (22.73%) Database Security
4 4 (18.18%) Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
7 1 (4.55%) Information Management
7 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.55%) IT Governance
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CISSP
2 9 (40.91%) CISM
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
4 6 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (13.64%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (13.64%) CEH
5 3 (13.64%) CISMP
5 3 (13.64%) CGEIT
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
2 2 (9.09%) COSO