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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Officer
Rank 884 865 878
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 10 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.012% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 12
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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%

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 22 September 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 13 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 22 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 +10 6 £46,250 +21.37% 1
East of England - 5 £45,000 -
Essex - 4 £48,750 -
South Wales +12 3 £32,500 -
Wales +6 3 £32,500 -
Cardiff -5 3 £32,500 -
South East -8 1 £47,500 +81.21%
Scotland -24 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £47,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (56.25%) Information Security
2 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 10 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (25.00%) CISSP
5 7 (21.88%) Firewall
5 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) Data Management
5 7 (21.88%) Network Security
5 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
5 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
6 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Banking
6 5 (15.63%) Retail
6 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity
7 4 (12.50%) Security Management
7 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.50%) CISA
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity Management
8 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
8 3 (9.38%) CESG
8 3 (9.38%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (9.38%) COBIT
8 3 (9.38%) CISM

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
1 7 (21.88%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Military
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) CESG
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Information Security
2 10 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 7 (21.88%) Data Management
3 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.50%) Security Management
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity Management
6 3 (9.38%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.13%) Information Governance
8 1 (3.13%) SIEM
8 1 (3.13%) Data Governance
8 1 (3.13%) IT Governance
8 1 (3.13%) ISMS
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CISSP
2 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) CISA
5 3 (9.38%) CISM
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.38%) COBIT
4 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle