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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Officer
Rank 869 879 875
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 11 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.010% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.010% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 10
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £43,379 £40,400
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £51,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.11%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 17 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 26 January 2015. 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 +2 11 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England -6 4 £75,000 +66.66%
West Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 -
Leeds - 3 £60,000 -
London +7 2 £70,000 +40.00%
Chelmsford - 2 £65,000 -
Essex - 2 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £85,000 -
Kent - 1 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £85,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
North West - 1 £42,500 -
South East - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) Information Security
2 12 (52.17%) Network Security
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
5 8 (34.78%) Data Management
5 8 (34.78%) SIEM
6 7 (30.43%) Business Continuity
6 7 (30.43%) C
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) LAN
7 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 6 (26.09%) CISSP
7 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (26.09%) Cyber Security
8 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) CHFI
8 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
8 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
9 4 (17.39%) CISM
9 4 (17.39%) COBIT
9 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
10 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Security Management

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 12 (52.17%) Network Security
2 11 (47.83%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) RMADS
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Data Management
2 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
2 8 (34.78%) SIEM
3 7 (30.43%) Business Continuity
4 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (26.09%) Cyber Security
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Security Management
7 2 (8.70%) Data Security
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Content Management
7 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CISSP
2 5 (21.74%) CHFI
3 4 (17.39%) CISM
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) ISACA
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (17.39%) COBIT
2 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Qualys
3 2 (8.70%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper