The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Information Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 800 856 909
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 123 105 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.098% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 109 90 51
Median salary £50,000 £51,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £37,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £80,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

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 26 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 119 £50,000 -4.76% 14
London +34 58 £65,000 +8.33% 5
West Midlands +4 22 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire +5 14 £37,500 -16.66% 3
South East +18 11 £50,000 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +12 10 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Leeds +12 10 £39,000 -13.33% 1
West Bromwich - 9 £40,000 -
Birmingham -9 7 £40,000 -
City of London +65 6 £55,000 -24.13% 1
North West +15 6 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Manchester +6 6 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Berkshire - 5 £76,000 -
Milton Keynes +32 4 £37,500 -50.00%
Buckinghamshire +24 4 £37,500 -50.00%
Stockport - 4 £40,000 - 1
Hammersmith - 4 £60,000 -
East Midlands +13 3 £55,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +10 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Skipton +7 3 £35,000 +4.47% 1
South West +3 3 £41,500 - 1
East of England +26 2 - - 2
Scotland -1 2 £87,500 +143.05%
Bristol - 2 £56,750 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £47,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £41,500 -
Worcester - 2 £41,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 261 (100.00%) Information Security
2 173 (66.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 152 (58.24%) CISSP
4 107 (41.00%) CISM
5 97 (37.16%) Management Information System
6 93 (35.63%) Security Management
7 81 (31.03%) Information Security Management
8 79 (30.27%) ISMS
9 76 (29.12%) Finance
10 67 (25.67%) Data Protection
11 65 (24.90%) PCI DSS
12 57 (21.84%) CISA
13 53 (20.31%) Risk Management
14 46 (17.62%) Risk Assessment
15 43 (16.48%) Data Protection Act
16 40 (15.33%) Business Continuity
16 40 (15.33%) ITIL
17 37 (14.18%) Legal
18 33 (12.64%) Degree
18 33 (12.64%) Project Management
18 33 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (12.64%) SIEM
19 32 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (11.11%) COBIT
21 28 (10.73%) CISMP
22 26 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
23 23 (8.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
24 22 (8.43%) Computer Science
25 20 (7.66%) Firewall
26 19 (7.28%) Penetration Testing

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.68%) MS Office
2 6 (2.30%) MS Project
2 6 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) IaaS
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.38%) Office 365
1 1 (0.38%) PaaS
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.66%) Firewall
2 15 (5.75%) Network Security
3 10 (3.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.92%) Internet
5 3 (1.15%) VPN
6 2 (0.77%) LAN
6 2 (0.77%) SSL
6 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.77%) WAN
6 2 (0.77%) Wireless
6 2 (0.77%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.38%) IPv4
7 1 (0.38%) IPv6
7 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.38%) GIS
General
1 76 (29.12%) Finance
2 37 (14.18%) Legal
3 10 (3.83%) Banking
4 8 (3.07%) Law
5 7 (2.68%) Marketing
6 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Front Office
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 97 (37.16%) Management Information System
2 43 (16.48%) Data Protection Act
3 32 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.43%) Computer Science
5 14 (5.36%) CESG
6 11 (4.21%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.77%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.77%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.38%) iPad
9 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.07%) Windows
2 5 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.77%) Unix
3 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (100.00%) Information Security
2 93 (35.63%) Security Management
3 81 (31.03%) Information Security Management
4 79 (30.27%) ISMS
5 67 (25.67%) Data Protection
6 53 (20.31%) Risk Management
7 46 (17.62%) Risk Assessment
8 40 (15.33%) Business Continuity
8 40 (15.33%) ITIL
9 33 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (12.64%) Project Management
9 33 (12.64%) SIEM
10 26 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (7.28%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (7.28%) Statistical Analysis
12 15 (5.75%) Internal Audit
12 15 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 14 (5.36%) Security Architecture
14 13 (4.98%) Information Management
15 12 (4.60%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.77%) C
1 2 (0.77%) Perl
1 2 (0.77%) Python
1 2 (0.77%) Ruby
2 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (58.24%) CISSP
2 107 (41.00%) CISM
3 57 (21.84%) CISA
4 33 (12.64%) Degree
5 28 (10.73%) CISMP
6 18 (6.90%) SSCP
7 12 (4.60%) CLAS
8 10 (3.83%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.68%) CRISC
11 6 (2.30%) GSEC
12 5 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.15%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.77%) CCIE
14 2 (0.77%) CCNA
14 2 (0.77%) GCIA
14 2 (0.77%) GCIH
14 2 (0.77%) GISP
14 2 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (66.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (24.90%) PCI DSS
3 29 (11.11%) COBIT
4 23 (8.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (5.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 15 (5.75%) ISO27002
6 13 (4.98%) COSO
7 6 (2.30%) QA
8 5 (1.92%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.92%) RMADS
9 4 (1.53%) ISO22301
10 3 (1.15%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.38%) BS7799
11 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 15 (5.75%) CA
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.45%) LogRhythm
4 6 (2.30%) VMware
5 4 (1.53%) Cisco
6 2 (0.77%) Computacenter
6 2 (0.77%) EMC
6 2 (0.77%) Intel Security
6 2 (0.77%) Splunk
7 1 (0.38%) Citrix
7 1 (0.38%) F5
7 1 (0.38%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) NetApp
7 1 (0.38%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
Environment Agency
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Peterborough or Solihull
Environment Agency
Salary: £31,654-£41,279 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Peterborough or Solihull
Environment Agency
Salary: £31,654-£41,279 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Computacenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Derby
Computacenter
Salary: Package
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computacenter
Salary: Package
Posted: 27 days ago