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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 826 826 819
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 70 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.042% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.044% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 55 42 63
Average salary £53,000 £51,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.92% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,800 £36,725
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £110,000 £58,450
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £51,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.86% +27.50%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +10 68 £54,000 +5.88% 7
London +9 30 £65,000 +4.00%
East of England 0 13 £53,250 +6.50%
Essex - 12 £54,000 -
Birmingham -13 8 £52,750 -1.86% 1
West Midlands -21 8 £52,750 -1.86% 2
City of London +16 6 £65,000 +30.00%
South East -20 6 £41,287 -24.93%
Wimbledon - 6 - -
East Midlands +11 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -47 5 £45,000 -11.76% 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £45,000 - 2
Leeds - 5 £45,000 - 2
Berkshire +8 4 £41,287 -62.46%
Leicestershire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Newbury - 2 £37,537 -
Leicester - 2 £36,250 -
Bracknell - 2 £46,250 -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £62,500 +92.30%
Surrey -15 1 £85,000 +54.54%
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £62,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £37,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £42,500 -
Chesterfield - 1 £37,500 -
Hinckley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £95,000 -
Manchester - 1 £45,000 - 1
Basildon - 1 £57,500 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Information Security
2 83 (65.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (49.61%) CISSP
4 47 (37.01%) PCI DSS
5 41 (32.28%) CISM
6 37 (29.13%) Finance
7 30 (23.62%) Risk Management
7 30 (23.62%) Business Continuity
8 29 (22.83%) CISA
9 28 (22.05%) Management Information System
10 26 (20.47%) Security Management
11 21 (16.54%) Degree
12 19 (14.96%) Information Security Management
13 16 (12.60%) German Language
13 16 (12.60%) Business Continuity Planning
14 15 (11.81%) Security Cleared
15 14 (11.02%) Network Security
15 14 (11.02%) Legal
16 13 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (10.24%) ISMS
17 12 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
17 12 (9.45%) BCP
18 11 (8.66%) Data Protection
19 10 (7.87%) CISMP
20 8 (6.30%) Financial Institution
21 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
21 7 (5.51%) ITIL
21 7 (5.51%) Data Management
22 6 (4.72%) Information Management
22 6 (4.72%) Banking

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Office
2 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.15%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.02%) Network Security
2 6 (4.72%) Firewall
3 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.57%) Internet
5 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
General
1 37 (29.13%) Finance
2 16 (12.60%) German Language
3 14 (11.02%) Legal
4 8 (6.30%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.72%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.36%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.94%) CESG
2 5 (3.94%) RMADS
2 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.15%) EMV
4 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.57%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.79%) Equities
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) FMCG
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.15%) Windows
2 3 (2.36%) UNIX
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (23.62%) Business Continuity
2 30 (23.62%) Risk Management
3 26 (20.47%) Security Management
4 19 (14.96%) Information Security Management
5 16 (12.60%) Business Continuity Planning
6 13 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (10.24%) ISMS
7 12 (9.45%) BCP
7 12 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (8.66%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.51%) Data Management
9 7 (5.51%) ITIL
10 6 (4.72%) Information Management
10 6 (4.72%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.72%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (4.72%) Business Continuity Management
10 6 (4.72%) Security Architecture
11 5 (3.94%) Cyber Security
12 4 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.15%) C
2 1 (0.79%) C++
2 1 (0.79%) Java
2 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (49.61%) CISSP
2 41 (32.28%) CISM
3 29 (22.83%) CISA
4 21 (16.54%) Degree
5 15 (11.81%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.87%) CISMP
7 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.94%) CEH
9 4 (3.15%) IRCA
10 2 (1.57%) CHFI
11 1 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.79%) CRISC
11 1 (0.79%) HND
11 1 (0.79%) MCSA
11 1 (0.79%) CCNA
11 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (65.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (37.01%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (3.94%) COBIT
4 5 (3.94%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.57%) BS7799
7 1 (0.79%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.15%) CA
3 2 (1.57%) NetApp
3 2 (1.57%) McAfee
3 2 (1.57%) VMware
3 2 (1.57%) Computacenter
3 2 (1.57%) Tripwire
3 2 (1.57%) HP
3 2 (1.57%) EMC
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco
3 2 (1.57%) Tufin
3 2 (1.57%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle
4 1 (0.79%) Qualys
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