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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 783 839 839
Rank change year-on-year
+56 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 97 50 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.048% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.051% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 74 40 31
Average salary £63,750 £50,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.50% +11.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,800 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £66,100 £94,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 £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 January 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 26 January 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 +42 91 £60,000 +20.00% 6
London +35 49 £70,000 +33.33% 1
East of England - 17 £57,500 - 1
City of London +6 13 £85,000 +51.11%
Essex - 9 £55,000 - 1
Leeds +8 7 £42,500 +34.92%
West Yorkshire -5 7 £42,500 +30.76%
Yorkshire -11 7 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £80,000 -
Scotland +8 5 £70,000 +64.70% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £52,500 -14.97% 1
Birmingham -11 5 £52,500 -14.97% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £70,000 -
South West -11 4 - - 1
South East -31 4 £42,500 -36.56% 1
Cirencester - 4 - -
Colchester - 4 £47,500 -
Aberdeen - 4 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
North West -4 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Manchester - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +4 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £87,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £87,500 -
Nottinghamshire +13 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Nottingham +11 1 £47,500 -15.55%
Kent - 1 £45,000 -
Basildon - 1 £57,500 - 1

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Information Security
2 126 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (52.38%) CISSP
4 76 (45.24%) PCI DSS
5 69 (41.07%) Finance
6 57 (33.93%) Security Management
7 56 (33.33%) CISA
8 54 (32.14%) CISM
9 53 (31.55%) Risk Management
10 38 (22.62%) Management Information System
11 36 (21.43%) Business Continuity
12 35 (20.83%) Information Security Management
13 32 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
14 29 (17.26%) ISMS
15 25 (14.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 24 (14.29%) Degree
16 24 (14.29%) Cyber Security
17 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (13.10%) Legal
18 21 (12.50%) Security Architecture
19 19 (11.31%) Disaster Recovery
20 18 (10.71%) Network Security
21 16 (9.52%) CRISC
22 14 (8.33%) E-Discovery
22 14 (8.33%) Investment Management
22 14 (8.33%) ITIL
23 12 (7.14%) Retail
23 12 (7.14%) Incident Management
24 11 (6.55%) German Language
24 11 (6.55%) COBIT

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) MS Project
1 6 (3.57%) MS Office
1 6 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 6 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.71%) Network Security
2 10 (5.95%) Firewall
3 3 (1.79%) LAN
3 3 (1.79%) WAN
3 3 (1.79%) Internet
3 3 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) Wireless
5 1 (0.60%) HTTP
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.19%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
General
1 69 (41.07%) Finance
2 22 (13.10%) Legal
3 12 (7.14%) Retail
4 11 (6.55%) German Language
5 9 (5.36%) Banking
6 6 (3.57%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.38%) Law
9 3 (1.79%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.19%) Advertising
10 2 (1.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.98%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.62%) Management Information System
2 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.36%) EMV
4 7 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.38%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.19%) iPad
7 2 (1.19%) Replication
7 2 (1.19%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Equities
8 1 (0.60%) Tandem
8 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.60%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.38%) Windows
2 2 (1.19%) Solaris
2 2 (1.19%) Linux
2 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
2 2 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (100.00%) Information Security
2 57 (33.93%) Security Management
3 53 (31.55%) Risk Management
4 36 (21.43%) Business Continuity
5 35 (20.83%) Information Security Management
6 32 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
7 29 (17.26%) ISMS
8 24 (14.29%) Cyber Security
9 21 (12.50%) Security Architecture
10 19 (11.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (8.33%) ITIL
11 14 (8.33%) E-Discovery
11 14 (8.33%) Investment Management
12 12 (7.14%) Incident Management
13 11 (6.55%) Business Continuity Planning
14 10 (5.95%) Data Protection
15 9 (5.36%) Business Continuity Management
16 8 (4.76%) Project Management
16 8 (4.76%) Service Delivery
17 7 (4.17%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.36%) C
2 3 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (0.60%) C++
3 1 (0.60%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 88 (52.38%) CISSP
2 56 (33.33%) CISA
3 54 (32.14%) CISM
4 24 (14.29%) Degree
5 16 (9.52%) CRISC
6 9 (5.36%) IRCA
7 8 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 7 (4.17%) PCI QSA
9 5 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.98%) CHFI
10 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.19%) ISACA
12 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.60%) ISEB
12 1 (0.60%) CCNP
12 1 (0.60%) CCNA
12 1 (0.60%) GIAC
12 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (45.24%) PCI DSS
3 25 (14.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (6.55%) COBIT
5 4 (2.38%) BS7799
5 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.60%) Basel II
7 1 (0.60%) COSO
7 1 (0.60%) EMIR
7 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.57%) CA
3 4 (2.38%) Cisco
4 3 (1.79%) Oracle
4 3 (1.79%) HP
5 2 (1.19%) Dell
5 2 (1.19%) VMware
5 2 (1.19%) Qualys
5 2 (1.19%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.60%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.60%) F5
6 1 (0.60%) Splunk
6 1 (0.60%) Juniper
6 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
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Salary: Competitive
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London
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