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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 778 859 842
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 112 60 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.051% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.054% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 101 44 47
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £33,950 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +78 105 £50,750 +9.13% 11
London +64 48 £60,000 -4.00% 5
South East +41 21 £45,000 -14.28%
West Sussex - 12 £45,000 -
City of London +54 11 £75,000 +30.43% 3
West Midlands -23 10 £34,250 -19.41% 2
East of England +13 9 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Yorkshire +6 6 £36,750 -8.12% 1
Birmingham -19 6 £26,000 -21.21% 2
North Yorkshire +6 4 £36,750 +9.70% 1
Glasgow - 4 £35,500 -
North West - 4 £52,500 - 1
Scotland - 4 £35,500 -
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1
South West -10 3 £32,500 -39.53%
Manchester - 3 £52,500 - 1
Gatwick - 3 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
Surrey - 3 £80,000 -
Nottinghamshire +1 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 2 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Nottingham +1 2 - - 1
Leeds 0 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 2 - -
Bristol -18 2 £31,250 -41.86%
Ipswich - 2 £65,000 -
Skipton - 2 £33,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £42,500 -
Newbury - 2 £43,000 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Information Security
2 156 (65.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (52.74%) CISSP
4 88 (37.13%) Finance
5 81 (34.18%) CISM
6 76 (32.07%) PCI DSS
7 71 (29.96%) Management Information System
7 71 (29.96%) Risk Management
8 69 (29.11%) CISA
9 55 (23.21%) Security Management
10 47 (19.83%) Data Protection
11 43 (18.14%) Risk Assessment
12 42 (17.72%) Degree
13 35 (14.77%) ITIL
14 33 (13.92%) ISMS
15 31 (13.08%) Firewall
16 28 (11.81%) CRISC
17 26 (10.97%) Business Continuity
18 23 (9.70%) Project Management
18 23 (9.70%) COBIT
19 22 (9.28%) Legal
19 22 (9.28%) Banking
20 19 (8.02%) Information Security Management
20 19 (8.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 19 (8.02%) Incident Management
21 18 (7.59%) C
22 16 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
22 16 (6.75%) Cyber Security
23 15 (6.33%) Investment Management
24 14 (5.91%) Penetration Testing

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (4.22%) IIS
2 4 (1.69%) Apache
3 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.80%) Office 365
2 8 (3.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.08%) Firewall
2 11 (4.64%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.64%) Network Security
3 10 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.11%) Internet
5 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.27%) Wireless
6 2 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.84%) FirePass
6 2 (0.84%) HTTP
6 2 (0.84%) Intranet
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.42%) IPsec
7 1 (0.42%) VPN
7 1 (0.42%) LAN
7 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.27%) Big Data
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
General
1 88 (37.13%) Finance
2 22 (9.28%) Legal
2 22 (9.28%) Banking
3 8 (3.38%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.95%) Law
5 4 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.27%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Military
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.11%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.69%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) CSS
4 1 (0.42%) JSP
4 1 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 71 (29.96%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.80%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.95%) EMV
4 7 (2.95%) CESG
4 7 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.27%) RMADS
6 3 (1.27%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.27%) Economics
7 2 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.84%) Replication
7 2 (0.84%) Clustering
7 2 (0.84%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.42%) BYOD
8 1 (0.42%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.64%) Windows
2 7 (2.95%) UNIX
3 6 (2.53%) Linux
4 2 (0.84%) Android
4 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (100.00%) Information Security
2 71 (29.96%) Risk Management
3 55 (23.21%) Security Management
4 47 (19.83%) Data Protection
5 43 (18.14%) Risk Assessment
6 35 (14.77%) ITIL
7 33 (13.92%) ISMS
8 26 (10.97%) Business Continuity
9 23 (9.70%) Project Management
10 19 (8.02%) Information Security Management
10 19 (8.02%) Incident Management
11 16 (6.75%) Cyber Security
11 16 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (6.33%) Investment Management
13 14 (5.91%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (5.49%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (4.64%) SIEM
15 11 (4.64%) Security Architecture
16 10 (4.22%) PRINCE2
17 9 (3.80%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.59%) C
2 6 (2.53%) SQL
3 5 (2.11%) C++
3 5 (2.11%) Java
4 3 (1.27%) C#
5 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 125 (52.74%) CISSP
2 81 (34.18%) CISM
3 69 (29.11%) CISA
4 42 (17.72%) Degree
5 28 (11.81%) CRISC
6 11 (4.64%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.53%) GIAC
8 6 (2.53%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.53%) CISMP
9 5 (2.11%) CHFI
9 5 (2.11%) CCNA
10 4 (1.69%) CCSA
10 4 (1.69%) CCSE
10 4 (1.69%) CEH
11 3 (1.27%) CCNP
12 2 (0.84%) GCIA
12 2 (0.84%) GSEC
12 2 (0.84%) GCIH
12 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (65.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (32.07%) PCI DSS
3 23 (9.70%) COBIT
4 19 (8.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.53%) Basel II
5 6 (2.53%) MiFID
5 6 (2.53%) EMIR
5 6 (2.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (2.53%) BS7799
6 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.84%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.84%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.42%) SLA
8 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.84%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.11%) Nessus
2 2 (0.84%) Nmap
2 2 (0.84%) AppDetective
3 1 (0.42%) OpenView
3 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (3.38%) Cisco
2 7 (2.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.53%) Oracle
4 5 (2.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.27%) HP
5 3 (1.27%) Juniper
5 3 (1.27%) Tripwire
5 3 (1.27%) Tufin
5 3 (1.27%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.84%) VMware
6 2 (0.84%) F5
6 2 (0.84%) Splunk
6 2 (0.84%) Qualys
6 2 (0.84%) IBM
7 1 (0.42%) Sybase
7 1 (0.42%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.42%) Sourcefire
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