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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Officer
Rank 858 871 859
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 17 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.007% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 11
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £46,250 £25,204
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.76%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
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 4 March 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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 +11 17 £60,000 +20.00% 3
South East - 7 £60,000 -
London +29 4 £70,000 +64.70% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
Kent - 3 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
East of England - 2 £85,000 -
Leeds - 2 £45,000 - 1
North West - 1 £42,500 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £85,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £85,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 29 (96.67%) Information Security
2 15 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (40.00%) Firewall
3 12 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 12 (40.00%) CISSP
3 12 (40.00%) Network Security
4 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
5 10 (33.33%) SIEM
6 9 (30.00%) Cyber Security
7 8 (26.67%) CISM
7 8 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (23.33%) CHFI
8 7 (23.33%) C
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Application Packaging
9 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (20.00%) Windows
9 6 (20.00%) Data Management
9 6 (20.00%) Business Continuity
10 5 (16.67%) LAN
10 5 (16.67%) WAN
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco
10 5 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (13.33%) COBIT
12 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (10.00%) Strategic Management
12 3 (10.00%) Finance
12 3 (10.00%) Data Security

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (40.00%) Firewall
1 12 (40.00%) Network Security
2 5 (16.67%) LAN
2 5 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) RMADS
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 10 (33.33%) SIEM
4 9 (30.00%) Cyber Security
5 8 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Data Management
7 6 (20.00%) Business Continuity
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Strategic Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Security
8 3 (10.00%) Security Management
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL
9 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 2 (6.67%) Content Management
9 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) CISSP
2 8 (26.67%) CISM
3 7 (23.33%) CHFI
4 2 (6.67%) CISA
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CRISC
5 1 (3.33%) ISACA
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (13.33%) COBIT
5 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (6.67%) BS7799
6 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
6 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Dell
3 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) ArcSight
3 2 (6.67%) Qualys
4 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Highly Competitive + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 8 days ago