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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 832 819 810
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 67 54 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.051% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.054% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 76
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £68,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +25.00%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 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
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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 -26 62 £48,287 -3.42% 7
London +13 26 £58,750 +14.63% 5
West Midlands -8 11 £43,250 -24.78% 1
East of England -11 9 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire -40 9 £41,500 -27.19%
West Yorkshire - 9 £41,500 -
Essex - 8 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham 0 6 £48,250 -16.08% 1
Wakefield - 5 - -
Wimbledon - 5 - -
South East -23 4 £37,537 -6.15%
Walsall - 4 £42,500 -
Leeds - 4 £41,500 -
Berkshire -4 3 £37,573 -
City of London -6 2 £61,250 +28.94% 2
East Midlands -18 2 £36,250 +11.53%
South Wales - 2 £42,500 -
Wales - 2 £42,500 -
Newbury - 2 £37,537 -
Cardiff - 2 £42,500 -
Cambridge -8 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Bristol -9 1 £55,000 +71.87%
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £42,500 +13.33%
South West -22 1 £55,000 +71.87%
Worcestershire - 1 £39,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £37,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £32,500 -
Worcester - 1 £39,000 -
Basildon - 1 £57,500 - 1

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Information Security
2 74 (57.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (51.16%) CISSP
4 48 (37.21%) CISM
5 42 (32.56%) Finance
6 41 (31.78%) PCI DSS
7 30 (23.26%) Management Information System
7 30 (23.26%) Risk Management
7 30 (23.26%) CISA
8 27 (20.93%) Business Continuity
9 26 (20.16%) Degree
10 23 (17.83%) Security Management
11 19 (14.73%) Data Protection
12 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
12 16 (12.40%) Legal
12 16 (12.40%) Information Security Management
12 16 (12.40%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (10.85%) ITIL
14 14 (10.85%) ISMS
14 14 (10.85%) Business Continuity Planning
14 14 (10.85%) Risk Analysis
15 13 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (10.08%) Project Management
15 13 (10.08%) Financial Institution
16 12 (9.30%) CISMP
17 11 (8.53%) Network Security
17 11 (8.53%) BCP
18 10 (7.75%) Banking
18 10 (7.75%) German Language

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) Network Security
2 7 (5.43%) Firewall
3 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
General
1 42 (32.56%) Finance
2 16 (12.40%) Legal
3 13 (10.08%) Financial Institution
4 10 (7.75%) Banking
4 10 (7.75%) German Language
5 4 (3.10%) Law
6 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.55%) Advertising
7 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.26%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.88%) CESG
2 5 (3.88%) RMADS
3 4 (3.10%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.33%) EMV
5 1 (0.78%) FMCG
5 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Windows
2 4 (3.10%) UNIX
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (23.26%) Risk Management
3 27 (20.93%) Business Continuity
4 23 (17.83%) Security Management
5 19 (14.73%) Data Protection
6 16 (12.40%) Risk Assessment
6 16 (12.40%) Information Security Management
7 15 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (10.85%) ITIL
8 14 (10.85%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (10.85%) ISMS
8 14 (10.85%) Business Continuity Planning
9 13 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Project Management
10 11 (8.53%) BCP
11 7 (5.43%) Information Management
12 6 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.65%) Information Assurance
13 5 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (3.88%) Information Security Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.55%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (51.16%) CISSP
2 48 (37.21%) CISM
3 30 (23.26%) CISA
4 26 (20.16%) Degree
5 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
6 12 (9.30%) CISMP
7 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.88%) CEH
8 4 (3.10%) IRCA
9 1 (0.78%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.78%) HND
9 1 (0.78%) MCSA
9 1 (0.78%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (57.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (31.78%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.43%) COBIT
4 6 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (3.88%) CESG Infosec
6 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.55%) COSO
8 1 (0.78%) BS7799
8 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.33%) Tripwire
2 3 (2.33%) Tufin
2 3 (2.33%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.55%) Cisco
3 2 (1.55%) HP
3 2 (1.55%) EMC
3 2 (1.55%) CA
3 2 (1.55%) NetApp
3 2 (1.55%) McAfee
3 2 (1.55%) VMware
3 2 (1.55%) Computacenter
4 1 (0.78%) Qualys
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
University of Westminster
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
University of Westminster
Salary: £49,073 per annum including L.W.A
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Basildon
DP Connect
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package on offer
Posted: 17 days ago