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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 759 857 835
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 113 67 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.057% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.060% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 98 56 43
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £34,750 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £87,500 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -6.11%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +59 101 £50,000 -4.76% 6
London +47 45 £58,750 -18.96% 3
South East +18 19 £40,000 -23.80% 2
West Sussex - 14 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +7 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland - 12 £70,000 -
Gatwick - 11 £40,000 -
Leeds +15 10 £45,000 +42.85%
West Yorkshire +11 10 £45,000 +12.50%
East of England +21 9 £55,000 -
West Midlands -19 7 £42,500 +20.56%
City of London +31 6 £60,000 +14.28%
Birmingham -10 6 £42,500 +29.77%
Glasgow - 6 £36,000 -
South West -3 5 £40,000 -24.52%
Aberdeen - 4 £70,000 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 - -
Essex - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £75,000 +71.42% 1
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
North West - 3 £52,500 -
Manchester - 3 £52,500 -
Crawley - 3 £31,000 -
North Yorkshire +7 2 £46,750 +41.66% 1
Milton Keynes -10 2 £75,000 +71.42%
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £70,000 -
Ipswich - 2 £65,000 -
Wimbledon - 2 - -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Information Security
2 141 (66.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 117 (55.45%) CISSP
4 100 (47.39%) Finance
5 80 (37.91%) Risk Management
5 80 (37.91%) PCI DSS
6 71 (33.65%) Security Management
7 64 (30.33%) CISM
8 63 (29.86%) CISA
9 61 (28.91%) Management Information System
10 46 (21.80%) Risk Assessment
11 42 (19.91%) ISMS
12 41 (19.43%) Degree
13 39 (18.48%) Data Protection
14 36 (17.06%) ITIL
15 32 (15.17%) Information Security Management
16 31 (14.69%) Business Continuity
17 29 (13.74%) CRISC
18 28 (13.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 26 (12.32%) Legal
20 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (11.85%) COBIT
21 23 (10.90%) Cyber Security
21 23 (10.90%) Disaster Recovery
22 22 (10.43%) Firewall
23 20 (9.48%) Banking
23 20 (9.48%) Security Architecture
24 19 (9.00%) Investment Management
25 15 (7.11%) Incident Management
26 13 (6.16%) E-Discovery

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (1.90%) IIS
2 2 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.47%) MS Project
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.43%) Firewall
2 9 (4.27%) Network Security
3 5 (2.37%) Internet
3 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.42%) LAN
4 3 (1.42%) WAN
4 3 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.95%) FirePass
5 2 (0.95%) HTTP
5 2 (0.95%) VPN
5 2 (0.95%) Intranet
5 2 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.47%) Wireless
6 1 (0.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.42%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
General
1 100 (47.39%) Finance
2 26 (12.32%) Legal
3 20 (9.48%) Banking
4 12 (5.69%) Retail
5 9 (4.27%) Law
6 7 (3.32%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Automotive
8 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.84%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.95%) .NET
3 1 (0.47%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) JSP
3 1 (0.47%) Middleware
3 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 61 (28.91%) Management Information System
2 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.27%) EMV
3 9 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.32%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.37%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.90%) CESG
7 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.95%) Economics
8 2 (0.95%) Replication
8 2 (0.95%) Clustering
8 2 (0.95%) Open Source
8 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.47%) RMADS
9 1 (0.47%) BYOD
9 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.27%) Windows
2 7 (3.32%) Linux
2 7 (3.32%) UNIX
3 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (100.00%) Information Security
2 80 (37.91%) Risk Management
3 71 (33.65%) Security Management
4 46 (21.80%) Risk Assessment
5 42 (19.91%) ISMS
6 39 (18.48%) Data Protection
7 36 (17.06%) ITIL
8 32 (15.17%) Information Security Management
9 31 (14.69%) Business Continuity
10 23 (10.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (10.90%) Cyber Security
11 20 (9.48%) Security Architecture
12 19 (9.00%) Investment Management
13 15 (7.11%) Incident Management
14 13 (6.16%) E-Discovery
15 12 (5.69%) Project Management
16 11 (5.21%) SIEM
16 11 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
17 8 (3.79%) Business Continuity Management
17 8 (3.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.27%) C
2 6 (2.84%) SQL
3 3 (1.42%) C++
3 3 (1.42%) Java
4 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 117 (55.45%) CISSP
2 64 (30.33%) CISM
3 63 (29.86%) CISA
4 41 (19.43%) Degree
5 29 (13.74%) CRISC
6 7 (3.32%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.32%) PCI QSA
7 6 (2.84%) CHFI
8 5 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.90%) CEH
10 3 (1.42%) GIAC
10 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.95%) CCNP
11 2 (0.95%) GCIA
11 2 (0.95%) GSEC
11 2 (0.95%) GCIH
11 2 (0.95%) CISMP
11 2 (0.95%) ISACA
12 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (66.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (37.91%) PCI DSS
3 28 (13.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (11.85%) COBIT
5 5 (2.37%) MiFID
5 5 (2.37%) Basel II
5 5 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (2.37%) EMIR
5 5 (2.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (2.37%) BS7799
6 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.95%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.95%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Nessus
2 2 (0.95%) Nmap
3 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (4.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.32%) Cisco
3 6 (2.84%) Oracle
4 4 (1.90%) Juniper
4 4 (1.90%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.42%) HP
5 3 (1.42%) VMware
5 3 (1.42%) Tripwire
5 3 (1.42%) Qualys
5 3 (1.42%) Tufin
5 3 (1.42%) F5
6 2 (0.95%) Splunk
6 2 (0.95%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.95%) Dell
7 1 (0.47%) Sybase
7 1 (0.47%) CA
7 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.47%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.47%) Sourcefire
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