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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 777 843 835
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 106 64 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.055% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.058% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 91 53 45
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £86,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +73 98 £52,500 - 5
London +72 50 £58,750 -18.96% 1
South East +11 17 £40,000 -23.80%
Yorkshire +10 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Sussex - 10 £40,000 -
Gatwick - 9 £40,000 -
City of London +41 8 £72,500 +38.09%
West Yorkshire +21 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leeds +19 8 £45,000 +35.33% 1
Birmingham -7 7 £40,000 +22.13% 1
West Midlands -11 7 £40,000 +3.89% 2
Scotland - 6 £36,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £36,000 -
East of England +16 5 £65,000 +18.18%
South West -8 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £81,500 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 - -
North Yorkshire +16 3 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £75,000 +71.42%
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
Milton Keynes -17 2 £75,000 +71.42%
Bedfordshire - 2 £51,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £65,000 -
Manchester - 2 £52,500 -
North West - 2 £52,500 -
Wimbledon - 2 - -
East Midlands +7 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Information Security
2 150 (68.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (55.91%) CISSP
4 104 (47.27%) Finance
5 80 (36.36%) PCI DSS
6 77 (35.00%) Risk Management
7 69 (31.36%) Security Management
7 69 (31.36%) CISM
8 68 (30.91%) Management Information System
9 65 (29.55%) CISA
10 44 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
11 43 (19.55%) Degree
12 41 (18.64%) ISMS
13 40 (18.18%) Data Protection
14 35 (15.91%) ITIL
15 31 (14.09%) Business Continuity
15 31 (14.09%) CRISC
16 30 (13.64%) Information Security Management
17 28 (12.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 27 (12.27%) COBIT
19 25 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (10.91%) Cyber Security
20 24 (10.91%) Firewall
21 23 (10.45%) Legal
22 22 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
23 21 (9.55%) Banking
24 19 (8.64%) Security Architecture
24 19 (8.64%) Investment Management
25 15 (6.82%) Incident Management
25 15 (6.82%) Project Management

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (1.82%) IIS
2 2 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.45%) MS Project
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.91%) Firewall
2 7 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (3.18%) Network Security
2 7 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.27%) Internet
4 3 (1.36%) LAN
4 3 (1.36%) WAN
5 2 (0.91%) HTTP
5 2 (0.91%) Intranet
5 2 (0.91%) VPN
5 2 (0.91%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.91%) FirePass
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 104 (47.27%) Finance
2 23 (10.45%) Legal
3 21 (9.55%) Banking
4 12 (5.45%) Retail
5 8 (3.64%) Law
6 7 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.91%) Automotive
9 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.27%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.91%) .NET
2 2 (0.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.45%) REST
3 1 (0.45%) CSS
3 1 (0.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (30.91%) Management Information System
2 25 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.09%) EMV
4 8 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.18%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.82%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.82%) CESG
7 4 (1.82%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.36%) Economics
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) Replication
9 2 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.91%) Open Source
10 1 (0.45%) RMADS
10 1 (0.45%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.45%) BYOD
10 1 (0.45%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.09%) Windows
2 7 (3.18%) UNIX
2 7 (3.18%) Linux
3 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (100.00%) Information Security
2 77 (35.00%) Risk Management
3 69 (31.36%) Security Management
4 44 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 41 (18.64%) ISMS
6 40 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 35 (15.91%) ITIL
8 31 (14.09%) Business Continuity
9 30 (13.64%) Information Security Management
10 24 (10.91%) Cyber Security
11 22 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (8.64%) Security Architecture
12 19 (8.64%) Investment Management
13 15 (6.82%) Incident Management
13 15 (6.82%) Project Management
14 13 (5.91%) E-Discovery
15 12 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
16 10 (4.55%) SIEM
17 9 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.64%) C
2 6 (2.73%) SQL
3 3 (1.36%) C++
3 3 (1.36%) Java
4 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 123 (55.91%) CISSP
2 69 (31.36%) CISM
3 65 (29.55%) CISA
4 43 (19.55%) Degree
5 31 (14.09%) CRISC
6 8 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.18%) PCI QSA
8 5 (2.27%) CHFI
8 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.82%) CEH
9 4 (1.82%) CCNP
9 4 (1.82%) CCNA
10 3 (1.36%) CCSE
10 3 (1.36%) GIAC
10 3 (1.36%) CCSA
11 2 (0.91%) GCIA
11 2 (0.91%) GSEC
11 2 (0.91%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (68.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 28 (12.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (12.27%) COBIT
5 6 (2.73%) Basel II
5 6 (2.73%) EMIR
5 6 (2.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (2.73%) MiFID
6 5 (2.27%) BS7799
6 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.91%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.91%) OpenSSH
2 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) Nessus
2 2 (0.91%) Nmap
3 1 (0.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (4.55%) Cisco
2 9 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.73%) Oracle
4 4 (1.82%) Juniper
4 4 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 4 (1.82%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.36%) Qualys
5 3 (1.36%) Tufin
5 3 (1.36%) F5
5 3 (1.36%) HP
5 3 (1.36%) Tripwire
5 3 (1.36%) VMware
6 2 (0.91%) Dell
6 2 (0.91%) Splunk
6 2 (0.91%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.45%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.45%) CA
7 1 (0.45%) Sybase
7 1 (0.45%) Sourcefire
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