The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Information Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Officer
Rank 799 850 913
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +63
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 113 125 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 98 101 51
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

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 30 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 105 £62,500 +23.15% 9
London +58 52 £65,000 +13.04% 5
West Midlands +15 28 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Birmingham -2 25 £40,000 +53.84% 1
South East +37 11 £85,000 +100.00% 1
City of London +49 10 £65,000 -10.34% 1
Yorkshire +26 7 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Berkshire +19 6 £90,000 -
South West -1 6 £50,000 +73.91%
Reading +28 5 £90,000 -
Glasgow +24 4 - -
Scotland +19 4 - -
North Yorkshire +13 4 £62,500 +86.56% 1
South Wales +11 4 £37,000 -19.56%
Wales +5 4 £37,000 -19.56% 1
West Yorkshire +24 3 £42,250 -0.58%
Gloucestershire - 3 £50,000 -
Leeds +35 2 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes +22 2 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Swindon - 2 £67,500 -
York - 2 £62,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £67,500 -
West Bromwich - 2 £50,000 -
West Sussex +19 1 £70,000 +55.55%
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £85,000 +112.50%
Bristol +3 1 £45,000 +80.00%
East of England +2 1 £85,000 +44.68%
Cambridge +2 1 £85,000 +112.50%
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £90,000 -

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Information Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 253 (100.00%) Information Security
2 158 (62.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (43.48%) CISSP
4 78 (30.83%) CISM
5 75 (29.64%) PCI DSS
6 74 (29.25%) Data Protection
7 69 (27.27%) Risk Management
8 68 (26.88%) Management Information System
9 64 (25.30%) Finance
10 60 (23.72%) ISMS
11 48 (18.97%) CISA
12 46 (18.18%) Security Management
13 44 (17.39%) ITIL
13 44 (17.39%) Degree
14 36 (14.23%) Data Protection Act
15 34 (13.44%) Information Security Management
16 33 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (12.65%) Risk Assessment
17 32 (12.65%) Legal
18 27 (10.67%) COBIT
18 27 (10.67%) ISO27002
19 26 (10.28%) Internal Audit
20 25 (9.88%) Information Assurance
20 25 (9.88%) SIEM
20 25 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (9.49%) Statistical Analysis
22 23 (9.09%) Data Security
22 23 (9.09%) Security Architecture
23 21 (8.30%) CRISC
24 20 (7.91%) Network Security

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (5.53%) MS Office
2 10 (3.95%) MS Project
2 10 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) assyst
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.58%) SaaS
2 3 (1.19%) IaaS
2 3 (1.19%) PaaS
3 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.91%) Network Security
2 16 (6.32%) Firewall
3 14 (5.53%) VPN
4 12 (4.74%) IPv4
4 12 (4.74%) IPv6
5 5 (1.98%) Internet
5 5 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.98%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.40%) GIS
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
General
1 64 (25.30%) Finance
2 32 (12.65%) Legal
3 18 (7.11%) Law
4 11 (4.35%) Banking
5 9 (3.56%) Marketing
5 9 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Electronics
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (26.88%) Management Information System
2 36 (14.23%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.35%) Cryptography
6 10 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.98%) CESG
7 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.98%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.79%) Fintech
8 2 (0.79%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.74%) Windows
2 7 (2.77%) Linux
3 4 (1.58%) Unix
4 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (100.00%) Information Security
2 74 (29.25%) Data Protection
3 69 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 60 (23.72%) ISMS
5 46 (18.18%) Security Management
6 44 (17.39%) ITIL
7 34 (13.44%) Information Security Management
8 33 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 32 (12.65%) Risk Assessment
10 26 (10.28%) Internal Audit
11 25 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (9.88%) Information Assurance
11 25 (9.88%) SIEM
12 24 (9.49%) Statistical Analysis
13 23 (9.09%) Data Security
13 23 (9.09%) Security Architecture
14 17 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (6.72%) Project Management
15 14 (5.53%) IT Audit
15 14 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.16%) SQL
2 4 (1.58%) C
Qualifications
1 110 (43.48%) CISSP
2 78 (30.83%) CISM
3 48 (18.97%) CISA
4 44 (17.39%) Degree
5 21 (8.30%) CRISC
6 14 (5.53%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.53%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.37%) CISMP
9 3 (1.19%) CEH
9 3 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.19%) SANS
10 2 (0.79%) CHFI
10 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.79%) GIAC
10 2 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.40%) CCNP
11 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (62.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (29.64%) PCI DSS
3 27 (10.67%) COBIT
3 27 (10.67%) ISO27002
4 16 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (4.35%) COSO
6 7 (2.77%) ISAE 3402
6 7 (2.77%) SAS 70
7 6 (2.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (1.98%) ISO22301
9 4 (1.58%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 19 (7.51%) CA
2 17 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.56%) LogRhythm
4 8 (3.16%) Oracle
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco
5 2 (0.79%) SAP
5 2 (0.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix
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