The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Officer
Rank 889 840 881
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +41
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 18 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.028% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 23
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £41,750 £40,100
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £54,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -17.07%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 29 July 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 10 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 29 July 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
(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 -49 13 £35,000 -26.31%
London -34 9 £31,250 -37.50%
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 4 £32,500 -
South Wales - 4 £32,500 -
Wales - 4 £32,500 -
East of England - 4 £35,000 -
City of London -6 1 £55,000 +1.85%
Scotland -20 1 £36,895 -13.18%
Edinburgh - 1 £36,895 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Information Security
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
3 8 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
4 7 (24.14%) CISSP
5 6 (20.69%) Firewall
5 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) Banking
6 5 (17.24%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.79%) Network Security
7 4 (13.79%) Data Management
8 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
8 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
8 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) CISA
8 3 (10.34%) CESG
8 3 (10.34%) Security Management
8 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
9 2 (6.90%) Military
9 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
9 2 (6.90%) CISM

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 4 (13.79%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
2 5 (17.24%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Military
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
1 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Information Security
2 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
3 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.79%) Data Management
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
5 3 (10.34%) Security Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Logistics
7 1 (3.45%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.45%) ISMS
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) CISSP
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CISA
4 2 (6.90%) CISM
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.90%) COBIT
4 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) Fujitsu
2 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
2 1 (3.45%) Sophos