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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 819 866 823
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -43
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 74 45 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.041% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.043% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 61 41 54
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +18.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £37,030
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £110,000 £69,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £51,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +27.50%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 £38,500
% 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +13 71 £53,500 -2.72% 5
London +1 25 £65,000 -7.14% 1
West Midlands +9 10 £52,500 -2.32%
Birmingham -3 10 £52,500 -2.32%
East of England - 10 £54,000 - 2
Yorkshire -36 9 £60,000 +17.64% 2
West Yorkshire - 9 £60,000 -
Leeds - 9 £60,000 -
Essex - 8 £54,000 - 2
City of London +26 5 £65,000 -5.45%
East Midlands +8 5 £37,500 +15.38%
South East -19 5 £42,500 -54.05%
Wimbledon - 4 - -
North West - 4 £48,750 -
Manchester - 4 £48,750 -
South West -18 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 £37,500 -
Cirencester - 3 - -
Berkshire +10 2 £41,250 -62.50%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £80,000 -
Colchester - 2 £47,500 - 1
Hinckley - 2 £36,250 -
Cambridge - 2 £80,000 -
Nottinghamshire +16 1 £62,500 +92.30%
Surrey +10 1 £85,000 +54.54%
Nottingham +5 1 £62,500 +11.11%
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Chesterfield - 1 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 -

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Information Security
2 96 (68.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (45.00%) CISSP
4 51 (36.43%) PCI DSS
5 44 (31.43%) CISM
6 37 (26.43%) CISA
7 36 (25.71%) Finance
8 35 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 35 (25.00%) Business Continuity
9 33 (23.57%) Security Management
10 26 (18.57%) Management Information System
11 23 (16.43%) Information Security Management
12 22 (15.71%) Degree
13 20 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
14 17 (12.14%) ISMS
14 17 (12.14%) Legal
15 16 (11.43%) German Language
16 15 (10.71%) Network Security
16 15 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (10.00%) BCP
17 14 (10.00%) Security Cleared
18 13 (9.29%) Data Protection
19 12 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
20 10 (7.14%) Firewall
21 9 (6.43%) Financial Institution
21 9 (6.43%) IRCA
21 9 (6.43%) ITIL
21 9 (6.43%) Cyber Security
22 8 (5.71%) Microsoft
22 8 (5.71%) Security Architecture

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) MS Office
2 5 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) Network Security
2 10 (7.14%) Firewall
3 3 (2.14%) Internet
4 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.71%) DNS
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) Wireless
5 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
General
1 36 (25.71%) Finance
2 17 (12.14%) Legal
3 16 (11.43%) German Language
4 9 (6.43%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.86%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.57%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) RMADS
3 5 (3.57%) CESG
4 4 (2.86%) EMV
5 3 (2.14%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.14%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.43%) iPad
6 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.71%) Equities
7 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.71%) FMCG
7 1 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.86%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) UNIX
3 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (100.00%) Information Security
2 35 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 35 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 33 (23.57%) Security Management
4 23 (16.43%) Information Security Management
5 20 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
6 17 (12.14%) ISMS
7 15 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (10.00%) BCP
9 13 (9.29%) Data Protection
10 12 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.43%) ITIL
11 9 (6.43%) Cyber Security
12 8 (5.71%) Security Architecture
13 7 (5.00%) Business Continuity Management
13 7 (5.00%) Data Management
14 6 (4.29%) Security Testing
14 6 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (4.29%) Incident Management
15 5 (3.57%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.00%) C
2 1 (0.71%) C++
2 1 (0.71%) Java
2 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (45.00%) CISSP
2 44 (31.43%) CISM
3 37 (26.43%) CISA
4 22 (15.71%) Degree
5 14 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.43%) IRCA
7 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.57%) CEH
7 5 (3.57%) CISMP
7 5 (3.57%) CHFI
8 2 (1.43%) CRISC
9 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.71%) HND
9 1 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (68.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (36.43%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 7 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.57%) CESG Infosec
5 4 (2.86%) COBIT
6 3 (2.14%) BS7799
7 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.71%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.57%) CA
3 2 (1.43%) Tripwire
3 2 (1.43%) Tufin
3 2 (1.43%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.71%) NetApp
4 1 (0.71%) McAfee
4 1 (0.71%) VMware
4 1 (0.71%) Computacenter
4 1 (0.71%) HP
4 1 (0.71%) EMC
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco
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