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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 774 836 822
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 130 73 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.064% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.068% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 112 49 47
Average salary £50,000 £49,073 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 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
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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 +65 125 £50,000 -0.56% 5
London +14 46 £65,000 +8.33%
South East +27 21 £45,000 +19.88%
East of England +5 16 £62,500 +31.57% 3
City of London +46 15 £72,500 +16.00%
Yorkshire +18 15 £37,500 -9.63%
West Sussex +2 12 £45,000 +38.46%
East Midlands +4 9 £70,000 +86.66%
Nottinghamshire - 9 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 9 £70,000 -
Leeds +10 7 £46,250 +11.44%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £46,250 +11.44%
Milton Keynes - 7 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £42,500 -
South West -9 6 £31,250 -43.18% 2
West Midlands -10 6 £34,250 -33.49%
North West - 6 £52,500 -
Bristol -3 5 £30,000 -45.45% 2
Essex -12 5 £52,500 +5.00% 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £33,500 -
Manchester - 5 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £75,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £67,500 -
Skipton - 3 £33,500 -
Cambridgeshire +18 2 £42,500 - 1
Cambridge +16 2 £42,500 - 1
Basildon -5 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £51,250 -
East Anglia - 2 £72,500 -
Berkshire +16 1 - -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Information Security
2 130 (56.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (44.35%) CISSP
4 79 (34.35%) PCI DSS
5 78 (33.91%) CISM
6 68 (29.57%) Finance
7 67 (29.13%) CISA
8 66 (28.70%) Management Information System
9 48 (20.87%) Risk Management
10 43 (18.70%) Data Protection
11 34 (14.78%) Firewall
12 32 (13.91%) Security Management
13 31 (13.48%) ISMS
14 30 (13.04%) CRISC
14 30 (13.04%) Degree
15 29 (12.61%) Project Management
16 26 (11.30%) ITIL
17 25 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
18 20 (8.70%) Business Continuity
18 20 (8.70%) Incident Management
19 19 (8.26%) Information Security Management
20 18 (7.83%) Legal
20 18 (7.83%) C
21 17 (7.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 17 (7.39%) Banking
22 16 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
23 15 (6.52%) Network Security
24 14 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
25 13 (5.65%) IIS
25 13 (5.65%) COBIT

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (5.65%) IIS
2 6 (2.61%) Apache
3 5 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.78%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.78%) Firewall
2 15 (6.52%) Network Security
3 14 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.61%) Internet
6 5 (2.17%) Wireless
7 4 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.30%) Intranet
9 2 (0.87%) HTTP
9 2 (0.87%) VPN
9 2 (0.87%) FirePass
9 2 (0.87%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.43%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.74%) Big Data
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 68 (29.57%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Legal
3 17 (7.39%) Banking
4 10 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.04%) Law
6 4 (1.74%) Retail
7 3 (1.30%) Games
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.61%) .NET
2 2 (0.87%) CSS
2 2 (0.87%) Middleware
2 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.43%) REST
3 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (28.70%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.78%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.91%) CESG
4 9 (3.91%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.74%) Semantic Web
6 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.30%) BYOD
7 2 (0.87%) RMADS
7 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.87%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.87%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) CCTV
8 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.43%) Equities
8 1 (0.43%) Economics
8 1 (0.43%) Life Science
8 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.78%) Windows
2 8 (3.48%) UNIX
3 7 (3.04%) Linux
4 4 (1.74%) Android
4 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (20.87%) Risk Management
3 43 (18.70%) Data Protection
4 32 (13.91%) Security Management
5 31 (13.48%) ISMS
6 29 (12.61%) Project Management
7 26 (11.30%) ITIL
8 25 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (8.70%) Business Continuity
9 20 (8.70%) Incident Management
10 19 (8.26%) Information Security Management
11 16 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (5.65%) Security Testing
12 13 (5.65%) SIEM
12 13 (5.65%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (5.65%) Cyber Security
13 12 (5.22%) PRINCE2
14 11 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (3.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 8 (3.48%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.83%) C
2 7 (3.04%) Java
3 6 (2.61%) C++
4 5 (2.17%) C#
5 4 (1.74%) SQL
6 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (44.35%) CISSP
2 78 (33.91%) CISM
3 67 (29.13%) CISA
4 30 (13.04%) Degree
4 30 (13.04%) CRISC
5 11 (4.78%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.04%) CISMP
6 7 (3.04%) GIAC
6 7 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.17%) CCNA
7 5 (2.17%) CCSA
7 5 (2.17%) CCSE
7 5 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.74%) GWAPT
8 4 (1.74%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.87%) CHFI
9 2 (0.87%) GCIA
9 2 (0.87%) GSEC
9 2 (0.87%) GCIH
9 2 (0.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (56.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (34.35%) PCI DSS
3 17 (7.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (5.65%) COBIT
5 5 (2.17%) BS7799
6 4 (1.74%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.74%) SLA
7 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.43%) EMIR
8 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.43%) Basel II
8 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.43%) MiFID
8 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) OpenSSH
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.61%) Nessus
2 4 (1.74%) AppDetective
3 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.87%) Nmap
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (2.61%) Cisco
2 5 (2.17%) CheckPoint
2 5 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.74%) HP
3 4 (1.74%) IBM
3 4 (1.74%) Oracle
4 2 (0.87%) Symantec
4 2 (0.87%) McAfee
4 2 (0.87%) Juniper
4 2 (0.87%) Tripwire
4 2 (0.87%) Qualys
4 2 (0.87%) Tufin
4 2 (0.87%) F5
4 2 (0.87%) ArcSight
4 2 (0.87%) LogLogic
4 2 (0.87%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.43%) Splunk
5 1 (0.43%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.43%) Clearswift
5 1 (0.43%) Sybase
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