The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had IT Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Officer
Rank 870 929 965
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +36
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 42 27 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.025% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.026% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 41 26 14
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,750 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +25.71%

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
94251 105278 113033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79339 87279 91179
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 August 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +64 42 £45,000 -2.17%
Yorkshire +30 16 £46,500 -2.10%
Leeds +25 12 £48,000 -4.00%
West Yorkshire +16 12 £48,000 -4.00%
West Midlands - 11 £42,500 -
London +61 8 £55,000 -4.34%
Birmingham - 7 £44,000 -
City of London +64 5 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England +27 4 £65,000 +47.72%
North Yorkshire +18 4 £37,500 +20.96%
Brentwood - 4 £65,000 -
North West - 4 £65,000 -
Essex - 4 £65,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £65,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £65,000 -
Skipton +2 2 £35,000 +12.90%
Home Counties - 2 £107,500 -
Walsall - 2 £41,250 -
South East - 2 £107,500 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 -

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT 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 IT Security Officer in the job title.

1 47 (60.26%) Information Security
2 39 (50.00%) Finance
3 36 (46.15%) SIEM
4 35 (44.87%) CISSP
5 32 (41.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (34.62%) PCI DSS
6 27 (34.62%) Firewall
7 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 17 (21.79%) Data Protection
9 16 (20.51%) CISA
9 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
10 15 (19.23%) Network Security
11 13 (16.67%) Banking
11 13 (16.67%) CISM
11 13 (16.67%) SSCP
12 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
13 11 (14.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (14.10%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (12.82%) Cisco
15 9 (11.54%) Financial Institution
15 9 (11.54%) Risk Management
16 8 (10.26%) Windows
16 8 (10.26%) Degree
16 8 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (8.97%) CEH
17 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
17 7 (8.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 7 (8.97%) Cybersecurity
17 7 (8.97%) CCNA

IT 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 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.62%) Firewall
2 15 (19.23%) Network Security
3 7 (8.97%) SSL
4 3 (3.85%) VPN
5 2 (2.56%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) WAN
5 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.28%) Intranet
6 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 39 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 9 (11.54%) Financial Institution
4 7 (8.97%) Legal
5 4 (5.13%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Military
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) CESG
5 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (60.26%) Information Security
2 36 (46.15%) SIEM
3 17 (21.79%) Data Protection
4 11 (14.10%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (14.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.97%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.97%) Security Management
6 7 (8.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.41%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (6.41%) Information Security Management
7 5 (6.41%) Project Management
8 4 (5.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (5.13%) ISMS
9 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (3.85%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 35 (44.87%) CISSP
2 16 (20.51%) CISA
3 13 (16.67%) CISM
3 13 (16.67%) SSCP
4 8 (10.26%) Degree
5 7 (8.97%) CCNA
5 7 (8.97%) CEH
5 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.41%) CRISC
6 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.13%) CASP
7 4 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (5.13%) ISSAP
7 4 (5.13%) ISSEP
7 4 (5.13%) ISSMP
7 4 (5.13%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.28%) IRCA
8 1 (1.28%) MCSA
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (41.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.56%) HIPAA
4 2 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.56%) RMADS
4 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.56%) SLA
5 1 (1.28%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Cisco
3 6 (7.69%) LogRhythm
4 4 (5.13%) AlienVault
4 4 (5.13%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.28%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.28%) VMware