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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Officer
Rank 774 835 835
Rank change year-on-year
+61 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 118 61 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.054% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.058% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 100 53 38
Average salary £62,500 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £86,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £44,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +1.13%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £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 27 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 27 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 +58 105 £55,000 +4.76% 7
London +66 50 £67,500 +17.39% 1
South East +3 18 £40,000 -23.80% 2
East of England +18 14 £55,000 -
Scotland - 13 £70,000 -
Leeds +18 12 £45,000 +22.44%
Yorkshire +3 12 £45,000 +12.50%
West Yorkshire +1 12 £45,000 +7.14%
West Sussex - 12 £35,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 10 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 £70,000 -
Gatwick - 8 £40,000 -
Essex - 8 £55,000 -
City of London +9 7 £67,500 +28.57%
South West -18 5 £40,000 -
Dorset -23 4 - -
Bournemouth -23 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £31,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £75,000 +71.42%
West Midlands -30 3 £43,750 +13.63% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £80,000 -
Milton Keynes +1 2 £75,000 +71.42%
Hertfordshire -2 2 £87,500 +59.09%
Birmingham -7 2 £43,750 -29.14% 2
Manchester - 2 £47,500 - 2
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £87,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
North West - 2 £47,500 - 2

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Information Security
2 140 (70.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (54.27%) CISSP
4 90 (45.23%) Finance
5 79 (39.70%) PCI DSS
6 72 (36.18%) Security Management
7 69 (34.67%) Risk Management
8 60 (30.15%) CISA
9 56 (28.14%) CISM
10 51 (25.63%) Management Information System
11 44 (22.11%) Risk Assessment
12 37 (18.59%) Degree
13 36 (18.09%) Business Continuity
14 35 (17.59%) ISMS
14 35 (17.59%) Data Protection
15 34 (17.09%) Information Security Management
16 31 (15.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 31 (15.58%) ITIL
17 28 (14.07%) Cyber Security
18 27 (13.57%) Legal
19 26 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (11.56%) COBIT
20 23 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
21 20 (10.05%) Security Architecture
21 20 (10.05%) CRISC
22 19 (9.55%) Investment Management
22 19 (9.55%) Banking
23 18 (9.05%) Firewall
24 14 (7.04%) C
24 14 (7.04%) E-Discovery

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (1.01%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.51%) MS Project
1 3 (1.51%) MS Office
1 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.05%) Firewall
2 7 (3.52%) Network Security
3 4 (2.01%) Internet
4 3 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.51%) LAN
4 3 (1.51%) WAN
5 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.01%) VPN
6 1 (0.50%) DNS
6 1 (0.50%) Wireless
6 1 (0.50%) IPsec
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.51%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) Big Data
General
1 90 (45.23%) Finance
2 27 (13.57%) Legal
3 19 (9.55%) Banking
4 11 (5.53%) Retail
5 9 (4.52%) Law
6 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.51%) Automotive
8 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.01%) German Language
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.63%) Management Information System
2 26 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.52%) EMV
4 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.51%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.01%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.01%) Economics
9 2 (1.01%) Replication
9 2 (1.01%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) Tandem
10 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.50%) RMADS
10 1 (0.50%) FMCG
10 1 (0.50%) iPhone
10 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.02%) Windows
2 4 (2.01%) Linux
2 4 (2.01%) UNIX
3 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (100.00%) Information Security
2 72 (36.18%) Security Management
3 69 (34.67%) Risk Management
4 44 (22.11%) Risk Assessment
5 36 (18.09%) Business Continuity
6 35 (17.59%) ISMS
6 35 (17.59%) Data Protection
7 34 (17.09%) Information Security Management
8 31 (15.58%) ITIL
9 28 (14.07%) Cyber Security
10 23 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (10.05%) Security Architecture
12 19 (9.55%) Investment Management
13 14 (7.04%) E-Discovery
14 12 (6.03%) SIEM
14 12 (6.03%) Incident Management
15 11 (5.53%) Business Continuity Management
16 10 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (5.03%) Security Testing
16 10 (5.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.04%) C
2 5 (2.51%) SQL
3 2 (1.01%) C++
3 2 (1.01%) Java
Qualifications
1 108 (54.27%) CISSP
2 60 (30.15%) CISA
3 56 (28.14%) CISM
4 37 (18.59%) Degree
5 20 (10.05%) CRISC
6 10 (5.03%) CHFI
7 7 (3.52%) PCI QSA
8 5 (2.51%) IRCA
9 4 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.01%) CEH
9 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.01%) ISACA
10 2 (1.01%) CISMP
10 2 (1.01%) CCNP
10 2 (1.01%) CCNA
10 2 (1.01%) GIAC
11 1 (0.50%) GCIA
11 1 (0.50%) GSEC
11 1 (0.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (70.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (39.70%) PCI DSS
3 31 (15.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 23 (11.56%) COBIT
5 6 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (3.02%) BS7799
6 5 (2.51%) EMIR
6 5 (2.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (2.51%) Basel II
6 5 (2.51%) MiFID
7 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.52%) Cisco
3 5 (2.51%) Oracle
4 3 (1.51%) CA
4 3 (1.51%) HP
4 3 (1.51%) VMware
5 2 (1.01%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.01%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.01%) Qualys
5 2 (1.01%) Dell
5 2 (1.01%) Juniper
6 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.50%) Sybase
6 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.50%) Tufin
6 1 (0.50%) F5
6 1 (0.50%) Splunk
6 1 (0.50%) Tripwire
6 1 (0.50%) Sourcefire
Manchester, Lancashire
Badenoch & Clark
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Company Car + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Compnay Car allowance adn 20% bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competetive, bonus + more
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 22 days ago