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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 823 853 930
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +77
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 125 118 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 118 103 59
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £36,500 £34,950
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £77,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 121 £55,000 +10.00% 14
London +31 67 £70,000 +7.69% 4
West Midlands -5 22 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire +15 11 £36,250 -19.44% 2
South East +14 11 £70,000 +75.00% 2
West Yorkshire +7 9 £38,250 -15.00%
Leeds +5 9 £38,250 -15.00%
Birmingham -15 8 £40,000 -5.88%
West Bromwich - 8 £40,000 -
North West +28 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Manchester +2 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Berkshire - 4 £78,000 -
Hammersmith - 4 £60,000 -
Milton Keynes +22 2 £37,500 -50.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £37,500 -50.00% 2
North Yorkshire +5 2 £35,000 -41.66% 1
South West 0 2 £40,000 - 4
Crawley -5 2 £50,000 +61.29%
Scotland -16 2 £87,500 +25.00%
West Sussex -22 2 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands - 2 £52,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £41,500 -
Worcester - 2 £41,500 -
Stockport - 2 £40,000 -
Skipton - 2 £35,000 - 1
City of London +41 1 £60,000 - 2
Surrey +9 1 £50,000 -34.64%
East of England +6 1 £100,000 +81.81% 1
Glasgow -9 1 £87,500 +143.05%
Wales - 1 £35,000 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 276 (100.00%) Information Security
2 189 (68.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 165 (59.78%) CISSP
4 119 (43.12%) CISM
5 98 (35.51%) Security Management
6 94 (34.06%) Management Information System
7 81 (29.35%) Information Security Management
7 81 (29.35%) Finance
8 75 (27.17%) ISMS
9 69 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 67 (24.28%) Data Protection
11 65 (23.55%) CISA
12 56 (20.29%) Risk Management
13 51 (18.48%) ITIL
14 46 (16.67%) Business Continuity
15 43 (15.58%) Data Protection Act
16 41 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (14.49%) Risk Assessment
18 38 (13.77%) Legal
18 38 (13.77%) COBIT
19 37 (13.41%) Degree
19 37 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (12.32%) Project Management
21 32 (11.59%) SIEM
22 31 (11.23%) CISMP
23 30 (10.87%) Computer Science
24 27 (9.78%) Firewall
25 24 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
26 23 (8.33%) SSCP
27 21 (7.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) MS Office
2 2 (0.72%) MS Project
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.09%) SaaS
2 2 (0.72%) IaaS
2 2 (0.72%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.78%) Firewall
2 15 (5.43%) Network Security
3 9 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.90%) Internet
5 5 (1.81%) SSL
5 5 (1.81%) VPN
6 4 (1.45%) LAN
6 4 (1.45%) WAN
7 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.09%) Wireless
7 3 (1.09%) Wireless Security
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.72%) IPv4
8 2 (0.72%) IPv6
9 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) GIS
1 1 (0.36%) Redis
General
1 81 (29.35%) Finance
2 38 (13.77%) Legal
3 11 (3.99%) Banking
4 7 (2.54%) Law
4 7 (2.54%) Marketing
5 5 (1.81%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.45%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.36%) JSON
1 1 (0.36%) REST
1 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 94 (34.06%) Management Information System
2 43 (15.58%) Data Protection Act
3 37 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (10.87%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.71%) CESG
6 12 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (3.99%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.45%) PKI
9 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.72%) Blog
10 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.36%) Biometrics
11 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.99%) Windows
2 7 (2.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.09%) Unix
4 2 (0.72%) Linux
4 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (100.00%) Information Security
2 98 (35.51%) Security Management
3 81 (29.35%) Information Security Management
4 75 (27.17%) ISMS
5 67 (24.28%) Data Protection
6 56 (20.29%) Risk Management
7 51 (18.48%) ITIL
8 46 (16.67%) Business Continuity
9 41 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (14.49%) Risk Assessment
11 34 (12.32%) Project Management
12 32 (11.59%) SIEM
13 24 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (6.88%) Information Management
15 18 (6.52%) Internal Audit
15 18 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (6.16%) Data Security
17 16 (5.80%) Change Management
18 15 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 13 (4.71%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.17%) Perl
1 6 (2.17%) Python
2 5 (1.81%) Ruby
3 2 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (59.78%) CISSP
2 119 (43.12%) CISM
3 65 (23.55%) CISA
4 37 (13.41%) Degree
5 31 (11.23%) CISMP
6 23 (8.33%) SSCP
7 12 (4.35%) CLAS
8 8 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.54%) CRISC
10 6 (2.17%) GSEC
10 6 (2.17%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.45%) CCNA
12 4 (1.45%) GCIA
12 4 (1.45%) GCIH
12 4 (1.45%) MCSE
13 3 (1.09%) CCIE
13 3 (1.09%) CCNP
13 3 (1.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (68.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 38 (13.77%) COBIT
4 21 (7.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (6.16%) COSO
6 15 (5.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (3.62%) ISO27002
8 9 (3.26%) QA
9 5 (1.81%) RMADS
10 4 (1.45%) ISO 9001
11 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (1.09%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.72%) ISO22301
13 1 (0.36%) BS7799
13 1 (0.36%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (3.26%) CA
1 9 (3.26%) VMware
2 8 (2.90%) LogRhythm
3 6 (2.17%) Cisco
3 6 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.72%) Citrix
4 2 (0.72%) Computacenter
4 2 (0.72%) EMC
4 2 (0.72%) Intel Security
4 2 (0.72%) Qualys
4 2 (0.72%) Splunk
5 1 (0.36%) F5
5 1 (0.36%) HP
5 1 (0.36%) NetApp
5 1 (0.36%) Sony
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dorset
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + very attractive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derby
Computacenter
Salary: Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computacenter
Salary: Package
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes Council
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Corp Bens.
Posted: 24 days ago