The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Officer
Rank 914 949 999
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +50
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 38 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.021% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 37 16 7
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,137
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £88,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,947
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.54%

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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Officer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Officer over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +50 38 £45,000 -7.69% 3
West Midlands -15 14 £40,000 - 2
Birmingham -2 11 £40,000 - 1
London +23 9 £65,000 -0.76%
City of London - 9 £65,000 -
South East +26 4 £70,000 +16.66%
Yorkshire +8 4 £43,000 -4.44% 1
South West +3 4 £42,500 -
North West - 4 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £42,500 -
Swindon - 3 £42,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £60,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £55,000 -8.33%
West Bromwich -5 2 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £49,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £72,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £49,000 -
Slough - 2 £72,500 -
Milton Keynes +18 1 £55,000 -8.33%
West Yorkshire +2 1 £46,000 +2.22%
South Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Crewe - 1 £40,000 -
Skipton - 1 £40,000 - 1
Northampton - 1 £49,000 -
Taunton - 1 £41,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
Somerset - 1 £41,500 -
East of England - 1 £27,500 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Officer in their job title.

1 48 (62.34%) Information Security
2 47 (61.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (50.65%) CISSP
4 24 (31.17%) Firewall
5 23 (29.87%) Finance
6 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 20 (25.97%) SIEM
8 18 (23.38%) CISM
9 17 (22.08%) SSCP
9 17 (22.08%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (19.48%) Incident Management
11 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
11 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
11 14 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.58%) Network Security
13 11 (14.29%) CISA
14 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
14 10 (12.99%) CCNA
14 10 (12.99%) ITIL
14 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (12.99%) RMADS
15 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
15 9 (11.69%) Legal
15 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (11.69%) Security Management
16 8 (10.39%) Cisco
16 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
17 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
17 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.90%) IIS
1 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) Firewall
2 12 (15.58%) Network Security
3 5 (6.49%) SSL
4 4 (5.19%) Extranet
4 4 (5.19%) Internet
4 4 (5.19%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Legal
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) CESG
3 6 (7.79%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Unix
1 4 (5.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (62.34%) Information Security
2 20 (25.97%) SIEM
3 17 (22.08%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (19.48%) Incident Management
5 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 10 (12.99%) ITIL
6 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
7 9 (11.69%) Security Management
7 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.79%) ISMS
8 6 (7.79%) Project Management
8 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.49%) Digital Forensics
9 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.49%) Information Security Management
9 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.19%) CRAMM
10 4 (5.19%) Information Assurance
10 4 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (50.65%) CISSP
2 18 (23.38%) CISM
3 17 (22.08%) SSCP
4 11 (14.29%) CISA
5 10 (12.99%) CCNA
5 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
7 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (6.49%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (6.49%) CLAS
9 4 (5.19%) CRISC
9 4 (5.19%) Degree
9 4 (5.19%) MBCS
9 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (3.90%) CEH
11 2 (2.60%) CCENT
11 2 (2.60%) MCSA
11 2 (2.60%) MCSE
12 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (61.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (12.99%) RMADS
4 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
5 5 (6.49%) ISO 9001
6 3 (3.90%) ISO 14001
6 3 (3.90%) JSP 440
7 2 (2.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) ACF2
3 2 (2.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) VMware
5 3 (3.90%) Capita
5 3 (3.90%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.90%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.60%) Altiris
6 2 (2.60%) EMC
6 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago