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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 832 819 815
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 73 54 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.051% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.054% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 52 46 75
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £73,000 £57,800
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £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 23 September 2014 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 23 September 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 -5 69 £52,500 +5.00% 3
London +22 33 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East of England -7 12 £52,500 +40.00%
Essex - 11 £53,250 -
West Midlands -14 8 £52,500 -8.69%
Birmingham -7 7 £52,500 -8.69%
Wimbledon - 7 - -
South East -15 6 £37,537 -24.92%
Yorkshire -45 5 £42,500 -16.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire -4 4 £41,287 -62.46%
East Midlands -10 4 £37,500 +15.38%
City of London +12 3 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Wakefield - 3 - -
Newbury - 2 £37,537 -
Leicestershire - 2 £36,250 -
Bracknell - 2 £46,250 -
Cardiff - 2 £42,500 -
Leeds - 2 £42,500 -
Leicester - 2 £36,250 -
West Sussex - 2 £33,750 -
Wales - 2 £42,500 -
South Wales - 2 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £62,500 +92.30%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Cambridge -5 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Bristol -10 1 £55,000 +129.16%
South West -36 1 £55,000 +129.16%
Basildon - 1 £57,500 -
Chesterfield - 1 £37,500 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Information Security
2 83 (62.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (50.00%) CISSP
4 46 (34.85%) PCI DSS
5 45 (34.09%) CISM
6 38 (28.79%) Finance
7 31 (23.48%) CISA
7 31 (23.48%) Management Information System
7 31 (23.48%) Business Continuity
8 30 (22.73%) Risk Management
9 27 (20.45%) Security Management
10 23 (17.42%) Degree
11 20 (15.15%) Information Security Management
11 20 (15.15%) Legal
12 17 (12.88%) Data Protection
12 17 (12.88%) Security Cleared
13 16 (12.12%) ISMS
14 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (11.36%) Network Security
14 15 (11.36%) Business Continuity Planning
15 14 (10.61%) German Language
16 13 (9.85%) ITIL
17 12 (9.09%) Financial Institution
18 11 (8.33%) BCP
18 11 (8.33%) CISMP
18 11 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
19 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
19 9 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
20 7 (5.30%) Project Management

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Office
2 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.03%) MS Project
2 4 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) Network Security
2 5 (3.79%) Firewall
3 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
General
1 38 (28.79%) Finance
2 20 (15.15%) Legal
3 14 (10.61%) German Language
4 12 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.30%) Banking
6 4 (3.03%) Law
7 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.76%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.79%) CESG
2 5 (3.79%) RMADS
2 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) EMV
3 4 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.76%) FMCG
4 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (23.48%) Business Continuity
3 30 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 27 (20.45%) Security Management
5 20 (15.15%) Information Security Management
6 17 (12.88%) Data Protection
7 16 (12.12%) ISMS
8 15 (11.36%) Business Continuity Planning
8 15 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (9.85%) ITIL
10 11 (8.33%) BCP
10 11 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (5.30%) Information Management
12 7 (5.30%) Project Management
12 7 (5.30%) Incident Management
13 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.55%) Data Management
14 5 (3.79%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.76%) C
1 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 66 (50.00%) CISSP
2 45 (34.09%) CISM
3 31 (23.48%) CISA
4 23 (17.42%) Degree
5 17 (12.88%) Security Cleared
6 11 (8.33%) CISMP
7 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.79%) CEH
9 4 (3.03%) IRCA
10 1 (0.76%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.76%) HND
10 1 (0.76%) MCSA
10 1 (0.76%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (62.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (34.85%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (3.79%) COBIT
4 5 (3.79%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (2.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.76%) BS7799
6 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.76%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.03%) CA
3 3 (2.27%) Tripwire
3 3 (2.27%) Tufin
3 3 (2.27%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco
4 2 (1.52%) HP
4 2 (1.52%) EMC
4 2 (1.52%) NetApp
4 2 (1.52%) McAfee
4 2 (1.52%) VMware
4 2 (1.52%) Computacenter
5 1 (0.76%) Qualys
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £120,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Morrisons
Posted: 4 days ago