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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 810 859 840
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 76 43 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.039% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.041% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 52
Average salary £54,000 £51,000 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,400 £36,725
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £110,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £51,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +34 73 £55,000 - 6
London +18 25 £65,000 -10.34% 2
East of England - 13 £55,000 - 1
Birmingham -2 10 £52,500 -2.32%
West Midlands -3 10 £52,500 -2.32%
Essex - 10 £54,000 - 1
Leeds 0 9 £60,000 +79.10%
West Yorkshire -11 9 £60,000 +79.10%
Yorkshire -31 9 £60,000 +17.64% 2
City of London +34 5 £65,000 -5.45%
East Midlands +13 5 £37,500 +15.38%
South East -16 4 £43,750 -52.70% 1
North West - 4 £48,750 -
Manchester - 4 £48,750 -
South West -13 3 - -
Wimbledon - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £80,000 -
Cirencester - 3 - -
Colchester - 2 £47,500 -
Hinckley - 2 £36,250 -
Nottingham +20 1 £62,500 +11.11%
Berkshire +5 1 £45,000 -59.09%
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £62,500 +92.30%
Surrey -3 1 £85,000 +54.54%
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 - 1
Basildon - 1 £57,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Information Security
2 100 (69.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (46.85%) CISSP
4 55 (38.46%) PCI DSS
5 47 (32.87%) CISM
6 40 (27.97%) CISA
7 37 (25.87%) Risk Management
8 36 (25.17%) Finance
9 35 (24.48%) Business Continuity
10 33 (23.08%) Security Management
11 26 (18.18%) Management Information System
12 23 (16.08%) Information Security Management
13 22 (15.38%) Degree
14 20 (13.99%) Business Continuity Planning
15 18 (12.59%) ISMS
15 18 (12.59%) Legal
16 16 (11.19%) German Language
17 15 (10.49%) Network Security
18 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
18 14 (9.79%) BCP
19 13 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
19 13 (9.09%) Data Protection
20 12 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
21 10 (6.99%) Firewall
21 10 (6.99%) Cyber Security
22 9 (6.29%) IRCA
22 9 (6.29%) ITIL
23 8 (5.59%) C
23 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
23 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Office
2 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.50%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) Network Security
2 10 (6.99%) Firewall
3 3 (2.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) HTTP
5 1 (0.70%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
General
1 36 (25.17%) Finance
2 18 (12.59%) Legal
3 16 (11.19%) German Language
4 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.80%) Banking
6 3 (2.10%) Law
7 2 (1.40%) Retail
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Automotive
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.20%) EMV
4 5 (3.50%) CESG
4 5 (3.50%) RMADS
5 3 (2.10%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.10%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.40%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) FMCG
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.70%) Equities
7 1 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.80%) Windows
2 2 (1.40%) UNIX
3 1 (0.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (100.00%) Information Security
2 37 (25.87%) Risk Management
3 35 (24.48%) Business Continuity
4 33 (23.08%) Security Management
5 23 (16.08%) Information Security Management
6 20 (13.99%) Business Continuity Planning
7 18 (12.59%) ISMS
8 14 (9.79%) BCP
9 13 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 12 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (6.99%) Cyber Security
12 9 (6.29%) ITIL
13 8 (5.59%) Incident Management
13 8 (5.59%) Security Architecture
14 7 (4.90%) Business Continuity Management
14 7 (4.90%) Data Management
15 6 (4.20%) Security Testing
15 6 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 5 (3.50%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.59%) C
2 1 (0.70%) C++
2 1 (0.70%) Java
2 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (46.85%) CISSP
2 47 (32.87%) CISM
3 40 (27.97%) CISA
4 22 (15.38%) Degree
5 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.29%) IRCA
7 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.50%) CEH
7 5 (3.50%) CISMP
7 5 (3.50%) CHFI
8 2 (1.40%) CRISC
9 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.70%) HND
9 1 (0.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (69.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 7 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.50%) CESG Infosec
5 4 (2.80%) COBIT
6 3 (2.10%) BS7799
7 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.70%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.50%) CA
3 2 (1.40%) Tripwire
3 2 (1.40%) Tufin
3 2 (1.40%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.70%) NetApp
4 1 (0.70%) McAfee
4 1 (0.70%) VMware
4 1 (0.70%) Computacenter
4 1 (0.70%) HP
4 1 (0.70%) EMC
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco
West Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon
DP Connect
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package on offer
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 20 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 20 days ago