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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 753 829 836
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 117 61 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.057% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.060% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 93 50 36
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +15.15%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +58 104 £55,000 +10.00% 14
London +39 61 £68,750 +30.95% 4
East of England +11 15 £55,000 -
City of London +20 14 £85,000 +65.85% 1
South East -14 13 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Scotland - 13 £70,000 -
Essex - 10 £55,000 -
Aberdeen - 10 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 £70,000 -
West Sussex - 8 £31,000 - 1
Leeds -3 7 £37,500 +19.04% 2
West Yorkshire -12 7 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire -12 7 £37,500 -8.53% 3
Gatwick - 4 £35,000 -
Crawley - 4 £31,000 -
West Midlands -25 3 £43,750 +13.63% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £80,000 -
Hertfordshire -14 2 £87,500 +94.44%
Birmingham -19 2 £43,750 -29.14% 2
South West -22 2 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £87,500 -
Colchester - 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands +25 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Kent +17 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £47,500 -5.00%
North West -14 1 £42,500 -5.55% 2

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Information Security
2 148 (75.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (54.82%) CISSP
4 86 (43.65%) Finance
5 79 (40.10%) PCI DSS
6 74 (37.56%) Security Management
7 69 (35.03%) Risk Management
8 63 (31.98%) CISA
9 60 (30.46%) CISM
10 51 (25.89%) Management Information System
11 45 (22.84%) Risk Assessment
12 40 (20.30%) Business Continuity
13 38 (19.29%) Information Security Management
14 34 (17.26%) ISMS
15 33 (16.75%) Degree
16 30 (15.23%) Legal
17 29 (14.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 27 (13.71%) ITIL
18 27 (13.71%) Cyber Security
19 24 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
21 22 (11.17%) Data Protection
21 22 (11.17%) Security Architecture
22 21 (10.66%) COBIT
23 20 (10.15%) Investment Management
24 17 (8.63%) CRISC
25 14 (7.11%) E-Discovery
25 14 (7.11%) Network Security
25 14 (7.11%) Firewall
26 13 (6.60%) Incident Management

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (1.02%) IIS
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) MS Project
1 5 (2.54%) MS Office
1 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
1 5 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.11%) Firewall
1 14 (7.11%) Network Security
2 3 (1.52%) Internet
2 3 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.52%) LAN
2 3 (1.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.02%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
4 1 (0.51%) Wireless
4 1 (0.51%) IPsec
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
General
1 86 (43.65%) Finance
2 30 (15.23%) Legal
3 12 (6.09%) Banking
3 12 (6.09%) Retail
4 9 (4.57%) Law
5 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.05%) German Language
7 4 (2.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.52%) Automotive
8 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Advertising
9 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.55%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.89%) Management Information System
2 24 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.58%) EMV
4 9 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.54%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.02%) iPad
8 2 (1.02%) Economics
8 2 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Clustering
9 1 (0.51%) Equities
9 1 (0.51%) Tandem
9 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.51%) RMADS
9 1 (0.51%) FMCG
9 1 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.55%) Windows
2 3 (1.52%) Linux
2 3 (1.52%) UNIX
3 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (100.00%) Information Security
2 74 (37.56%) Security Management
3 69 (35.03%) Risk Management
4 45 (22.84%) Risk Assessment
5 40 (20.30%) Business Continuity
6 38 (19.29%) Information Security Management
7 34 (17.26%) ISMS
8 27 (13.71%) Cyber Security
8 27 (13.71%) ITIL
9 23 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (11.17%) Data Protection
10 22 (11.17%) Security Architecture
11 20 (10.15%) Investment Management
12 14 (7.11%) E-Discovery
13 13 (6.60%) Incident Management
14 11 (5.58%) Business Continuity Management
14 11 (5.58%) Project Management
15 8 (4.06%) Service Delivery
15 8 (4.06%) Data Security
15 8 (4.06%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.58%) C
2 4 (2.03%) SQL
3 2 (1.02%) C++
3 2 (1.02%) Java
4 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 108 (54.82%) CISSP
2 63 (31.98%) CISA
3 60 (30.46%) CISM
4 33 (16.75%) Degree
5 17 (8.63%) CRISC
6 7 (3.55%) CHFI
6 7 (3.55%) PCI QSA
7 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.54%) VCP4
8 5 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.54%) IRCA
9 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.03%) CEH
10 2 (1.02%) CISMP
10 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.02%) CCNP
10 2 (1.02%) CCNA
10 2 (1.02%) ISACA
11 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (75.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (40.10%) PCI DSS
3 29 (14.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 21 (10.66%) COBIT
5 6 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (3.05%) BS7799
6 4 (2.03%) EMIR
6 4 (2.03%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (2.03%) Basel II
6 4 (2.03%) MiFID
7 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.51%) COSO
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (4.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.05%) Cisco
3 5 (2.54%) CA
4 4 (2.03%) Oracle
5 3 (1.52%) HP
5 3 (1.52%) VMware
6 2 (1.02%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.02%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.02%) Qualys
6 2 (1.02%) Dell
6 2 (1.02%) Juniper
7 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.51%) Tufin
7 1 (0.51%) F5
7 1 (0.51%) Splunk
7 1 (0.51%) Tripwire
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
VIQU
Salary: £70k - 80k per year + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Highly Competitive + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 7 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Matrix Solutions
Salary: £42,500 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 22 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 26 days ago