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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 819 848 835
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 78 42 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.038% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.041% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 61 35 45
Average salary £55,000 £52,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +16.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £34,775
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £105,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 29 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 19 December 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 +35 76 £55,000 +1.85% 6
London +42 34 £70,000 +21.73% 4
City of London +37 11 £77,500 -22.50% 2
East of England - 11 £55,000 -
Leeds +2 9 £60,000 +79.10%
West Yorkshire -8 9 £60,000 +75.18%
Yorkshire -23 9 £60,000 +33.33%
Essex - 8 £50,000 -
Birmingham -2 7 £52,500 -12.50%
West Midlands -2 7 £52,500 -12.50%
South East +7 4 £42,500 -43.33%
South West -6 4 - - 2
North West - 4 £48,750 -
Cirencester - 4 - -
Colchester - 4 £47,500 -
Manchester - 4 £48,750 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
East Midlands +28 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £80,000 -
Hinckley - 2 £36,250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £36,250 -
Wimbledon - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £85,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £32,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £47,500 -
Basildon - 1 £57,500 -
Chesterfield - 1 £47,500 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Information Security
2 109 (72.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (49.01%) CISSP
4 61 (40.40%) PCI DSS
5 49 (32.45%) CISM
6 47 (31.13%) CISA
6 47 (31.13%) Finance
7 44 (29.14%) Security Management
8 42 (27.81%) Risk Management
9 37 (24.50%) Business Continuity
10 31 (20.53%) Information Security Management
10 31 (20.53%) Management Information System
11 25 (16.56%) ISMS
12 23 (15.23%) Degree
13 21 (13.91%) Legal
14 18 (11.92%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (11.26%) Business Continuity Planning
15 17 (11.26%) Network Security
16 16 (10.60%) Cyber Security
16 16 (10.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 16 (10.60%) German Language
17 14 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (7.95%) Security Architecture
20 11 (7.28%) Data Protection
20 11 (7.28%) BCP
20 11 (7.28%) Security Cleared
21 10 (6.62%) Firewall
21 10 (6.62%) ITIL
22 9 (5.96%) IRCA

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) MS Office
2 5 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.31%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.31%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.26%) Network Security
2 10 (6.62%) Firewall
3 3 (1.99%) Internet
4 2 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless
5 1 (0.66%) LAN
5 1 (0.66%) WAN
5 1 (0.66%) HTTP
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.66%) VPN
5 1 (0.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) Data Mining
General
1 47 (31.13%) Finance
2 21 (13.91%) Legal
3 16 (10.60%) German Language
4 8 (5.30%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.97%) Banking
6 5 (3.31%) Retail
6 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.65%) Law
8 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Automotive
8 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.66%) Advertising
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.31%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.97%) EMV
4 4 (2.65%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.65%) CESG
4 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.65%) RMADS
5 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.66%) Tandem
7 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.66%) Equities
7 1 (0.66%) FMCG
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.99%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) UNIX
3 1 (0.66%) Solaris
3 1 (0.66%) Linux
3 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (100.00%) Information Security
2 44 (29.14%) Security Management
3 42 (27.81%) Risk Management
4 37 (24.50%) Business Continuity
5 31 (20.53%) Information Security Management
6 25 (16.56%) ISMS
7 18 (11.92%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (11.26%) Business Continuity Planning
9 16 (10.60%) Cyber Security
10 14 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (7.95%) Security Architecture
12 11 (7.28%) Data Protection
12 11 (7.28%) BCP
13 10 (6.62%) ITIL
14 8 (5.30%) Incident Management
14 8 (5.30%) Business Continuity Management
15 7 (4.64%) E-Discovery
15 7 (4.64%) Data Management
16 6 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 5 (3.31%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.30%) C
2 1 (0.66%) C++
2 1 (0.66%) Java
2 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (49.01%) CISSP
2 49 (32.45%) CISM
3 47 (31.13%) CISA
4 23 (15.23%) Degree
5 11 (7.28%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.96%) CRISC
6 9 (5.96%) IRCA
7 5 (3.31%) CHFI
8 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.32%) CEH
9 2 (1.32%) CISMP
10 1 (0.66%) CCNA
10 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (72.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (40.40%) PCI DSS
3 16 (10.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (5.30%) COBIT
5 7 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (2.65%) CESG Infosec
7 3 (1.99%) BS7799
8 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.66%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.31%) CA
3 2 (1.32%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.66%) Tripwire
4 1 (0.66%) Qualys
4 1 (0.66%) Tufin
4 1 (0.66%) F5
4 1 (0.66%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.66%) HP
4 1 (0.66%) Dell
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco
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