The table below looks at the statistics for the Information 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 Information Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 783 832 885
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 152 105 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.099% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 140 82 42
Average salary £55,000 £68,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £42,425 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,250 £90,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £55,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.90%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Information Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Officer over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
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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
England +76 151 £55,000 -4.34% 9
London +24 69 £60,000 -14.28% 4
South East +28 23 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire +23 20 £47,500 +26.66% 2
West Yorkshire +5 15 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Leeds +12 14 £47,500 +26.66% 1
South West -1 13 £32,500 - 1
Somerset - 12 £32,500 - 1
Taunton - 12 £32,500 -
West Midlands -5 10 £40,000 -23.80% 1
City of London +47 7 £55,000 -35.29% 1
Berkshire -3 7 £55,000 -
East of England -13 7 £58,750 +6.81%
East Midlands +9 6 £42,500 -10.52%
Birmingham +2 6 £33,000 -37.14%
Bracknell - 6 £55,000 -
Crawley +4 5 £50,000 +61.29% 1
West Sussex -4 5 £50,000 +61.29% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £33,500 - 1
Essex -12 4 £65,000 +18.18%
Surrey - 4 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £77,500 +63.15%
Nottingham +5 3 £77,500 +63.15%
Oxfordshire -2 3 £85,000 +54.54%
Leicestershire - 3 £42,500 -
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Skipton - 3 £33,500 - 1
North West +28 2 £71,250 +14.00%
Bedfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Luton - 2 £52,500 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 250 (100.00%) Information Security
2 182 (72.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 143 (57.20%) CISSP
4 111 (44.40%) CISM
5 91 (36.40%) Security Management
6 73 (29.20%) Management Information System
7 72 (28.80%) Finance
8 71 (28.40%) Information Security Management
9 68 (27.20%) ISMS
10 66 (26.40%) CISA
11 65 (26.00%) PCI DSS
12 52 (20.80%) Data Protection
12 52 (20.80%) ITIL
13 47 (18.80%) Risk Management
14 43 (17.20%) Business Continuity
15 37 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (14.40%) Legal
16 36 (14.40%) Degree
17 34 (13.60%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (12.40%) Data Protection Act
19 30 (12.00%) COBIT
20 24 (9.60%) CISMP
20 24 (9.60%) Firewall
21 23 (9.20%) Project Management
22 22 (8.80%) Risk Assessment
22 22 (8.80%) Computer Science
23 20 (8.00%) Security Operations
23 20 (8.00%) SSCP
24 19 (7.60%) Internal Audit
25 17 (6.80%) Information Management

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) MS Office
1 1 (0.40%) MS Project
1 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.60%) SaaS
2 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.20%) IaaS
2 3 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.60%) Firewall
2 15 (6.00%) Network Security
3 14 (5.60%) Internet
4 13 (5.20%) VPN
5 8 (3.20%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.80%) IPv4
6 7 (2.80%) IPv6
6 7 (2.80%) LAN
6 7 (2.80%) WAN
7 6 (2.40%) Wireless
7 6 (2.40%) Wireless Security
8 5 (2.00%) SSL
9 3 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) GIS
1 1 (0.40%) Redis
General
1 72 (28.80%) Finance
2 36 (14.40%) Legal
3 15 (6.00%) Banking
4 7 (2.80%) Law
5 6 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.00%) Retail
7 3 (1.20%) Marketing
7 3 (1.20%) Publishing
8 2 (0.80%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.20%) CSS
2 1 (0.40%) JSON
2 1 (0.40%) REST
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (29.20%) Management Information System
2 37 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (12.40%) Data Protection Act
4 22 (8.80%) Computer Science
5 16 (6.40%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (5.20%) CESG
7 11 (4.40%) CESG CLAS
8 8 (3.20%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.60%) PKI
10 4 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.20%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.80%) Blog
13 1 (0.40%) Biometrics
13 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.40%) Windows
2 8 (3.20%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.40%) Linux
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (100.00%) Information Security
2 91 (36.40%) Security Management
3 71 (28.40%) Information Security Management
4 68 (27.20%) ISMS
5 52 (20.80%) Data Protection
5 52 (20.80%) ITIL
6 47 (18.80%) Risk Management
7 43 (17.20%) Business Continuity
8 34 (13.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (9.20%) Project Management
10 22 (8.80%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (8.00%) Security Operations
12 19 (7.60%) Internal Audit
13 17 (6.80%) Information Management
14 16 (6.40%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (6.00%) Data Security
16 14 (5.60%) Change Management
16 14 (5.60%) ITIL V3
16 14 (5.60%) OWASP
16 14 (5.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.20%) Perl
1 8 (3.20%) Python
2 7 (2.80%) Ruby
3 5 (2.00%) C
4 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 143 (57.20%) CISSP
2 111 (44.40%) CISM
3 66 (26.40%) CISA
4 36 (14.40%) Degree
5 24 (9.60%) CISMP
6 20 (8.00%) SSCP
7 12 (4.80%) CLAS
8 9 (3.60%) CRISC
9 7 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.00%) GSEC
11 4 (1.60%) CCIE
11 4 (1.60%) GCIA
11 4 (1.60%) GCIH
11 4 (1.60%) MCSE
11 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.60%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.20%) CGEIT
12 3 (1.20%) GISP
12 3 (1.20%) SANS
12 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (72.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (26.00%) PCI DSS
3 30 (12.00%) COBIT
4 15 (6.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (4.80%) COSO
6 9 (3.60%) QA
7 6 (2.40%) ISO27002
8 4 (1.60%) RMADS
9 3 (1.20%) SLA
10 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.80%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.40%) GCP
11 1 (0.40%) GPG13
11 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
System Software
1 7 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Juniper STRM
1 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (1.20%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (2.80%) Cisco
1 7 (2.80%) VMware
2 4 (1.60%) Intel Security
3 3 (1.20%) ArcSight
3 3 (1.20%) LogLogic
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.20%) Symantec
4 2 (0.80%) Citrix
4 2 (0.80%) Qualys
5 1 (0.40%) CA
5 1 (0.40%) Computacenter
5 1 (0.40%) EMC
5 1 (0.40%) F5
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,500 per annum Generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum plus benefits package and great office envir
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Capita plc
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Corp Bens.
Posted: 8 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago