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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 766 849 829
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 131 56 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.048% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.051% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 116 39 49
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £38,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £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 4 August 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 August 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 +99 128 £51,500 -1.90% 4
London +63 58 £61,250 -2.00%
South East +42 24 £45,000 +38.46% 2
City of London +51 17 £75,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire 0 14 £37,500 -7.40%
West Sussex +6 12 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Midlands -19 10 £26,000 -38.82% 1
East of England +10 8 £67,500 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £33,500 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £42,500 -
Leeds +9 5 £52,500 +29.62%
West Yorkshire -3 5 £52,500 +29.62%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £70,000 -
North West - 5 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £70,000 -
Birmingham -12 4 £26,000 -40.90% 1
Skipton - 4 £33,500 -
Manchester - 4 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £75,000 -
South West -12 3 £32,500 -39.53%
Essex -5 2 £52,500 +7.69%
Bristol -15 2 £31,250 -41.86%
Surrey - 2 £82,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £43,000 - 1
Newbury - 2 £43,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £52,500 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £55,000 -
Hertford - 1 £100,000 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 247 (100.00%) Information Security
2 154 (62.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 120 (48.58%) CISSP
4 82 (33.20%) CISM
4 82 (33.20%) PCI DSS
5 80 (32.39%) Finance
6 74 (29.96%) Management Information System
7 71 (28.74%) CISA
8 65 (26.32%) Risk Management
9 53 (21.46%) Data Protection
10 43 (17.41%) Security Management
11 39 (15.79%) Degree
12 37 (14.98%) Firewall
13 35 (14.17%) ITIL
13 35 (14.17%) Risk Assessment
14 32 (12.96%) ISMS
15 31 (12.55%) Project Management
16 30 (12.15%) CRISC
17 26 (10.53%) Legal
18 23 (9.31%) Business Continuity
19 21 (8.50%) COBIT
19 21 (8.50%) C
20 20 (8.10%) Banking
21 19 (7.69%) Incident Management
22 18 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
23 17 (6.88%) Information Security Management
23 17 (6.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
24 15 (6.07%) Network Security
25 14 (5.67%) Security Testing
25 14 (5.67%) Windows

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (4.86%) IIS
2 6 (2.43%) Apache
3 5 (2.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.45%) Office 365
2 7 (2.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.98%) Firewall
2 15 (6.07%) Network Security
3 13 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (4.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.43%) Internet
6 5 (2.02%) Wireless
7 4 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.21%) Intranet
9 2 (0.81%) HTTP
9 2 (0.81%) VPN
9 2 (0.81%) FirePass
9 2 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.40%) IPsec
10 1 (0.40%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.62%) Big Data
2 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
General
1 80 (32.39%) Finance
2 26 (10.53%) Legal
3 20 (8.10%) Banking
4 10 (4.05%) Law
5 9 (3.64%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.21%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.83%) .NET
2 5 (2.02%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.40%) Java EE
4 1 (0.40%) JSP
4 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 74 (29.96%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.45%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.83%) CESG
6 4 (1.62%) Semantic Web
7 3 (1.21%) RMADS
7 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.21%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.21%) EMV
7 3 (1.21%) Economics
7 3 (1.21%) BYOD
8 2 (0.81%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.81%) PKI
8 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.67%) Windows
2 9 (3.64%) UNIX
3 8 (3.24%) Linux
4 4 (1.62%) Android
4 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (100.00%) Information Security
2 65 (26.32%) Risk Management
3 53 (21.46%) Data Protection
4 43 (17.41%) Security Management
5 35 (14.17%) ITIL
5 35 (14.17%) Risk Assessment
6 32 (12.96%) ISMS
7 31 (12.55%) Project Management
8 23 (9.31%) Business Continuity
9 19 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 18 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (6.88%) Information Security Management
12 14 (5.67%) Security Testing
13 13 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (5.26%) PRINCE2
14 12 (4.86%) SIEM
14 12 (4.86%) Cyber Security
15 9 (3.64%) Business Continuity Planning
15 9 (3.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.50%) C
2 8 (3.24%) Java
3 7 (2.83%) C++
4 5 (2.02%) SQL
4 5 (2.02%) C#
5 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (48.58%) CISSP
2 82 (33.20%) CISM
3 71 (28.74%) CISA
4 39 (15.79%) Degree
5 30 (12.15%) CRISC
6 12 (4.86%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.64%) CISMP
7 9 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.83%) GIAC
9 6 (2.43%) CCNA
9 6 (2.43%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.02%) CCSA
10 5 (2.02%) CHFI
10 5 (2.02%) CCSE
11 4 (1.62%) CSSLP
11 4 (1.62%) GWAPT
12 3 (1.21%) CEH
12 3 (1.21%) CCNP
13 2 (0.81%) GCIA
13 2 (0.81%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (62.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (33.20%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.50%) COBIT
4 17 (6.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.02%) Basel II
5 5 (2.02%) MiFID
5 5 (2.02%) EMIR
5 5 (2.02%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (2.02%) BS7799
6 4 (1.62%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.81%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.81%) SLA
8 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.81%) OpenSSH
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.43%) Nessus
2 4 (1.62%) AppDetective
3 2 (0.81%) Nmap
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (3.24%) Cisco
1 8 (3.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.02%) CheckPoint
2 5 (2.02%) Oracle
3 4 (1.62%) IBM
3 4 (1.62%) HP
4 3 (1.21%) Juniper
4 3 (1.21%) Tripwire
4 3 (1.21%) Tufin
4 3 (1.21%) LogRhythm
5 2 (0.81%) Qualys
5 2 (0.81%) F5
6 1 (0.40%) Splunk
6 1 (0.40%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.40%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.40%) VMware
6 1 (0.40%) Sybase
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