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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Officer
Rank 879 896 863
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 25 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.012% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 13
Average salary £46,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -17.64%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 September 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 16 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 September 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 +26 25 £46,000 +26.89% 1
Yorkshire - 18 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 14 £50,000 -
Leeds - 13 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £31,000 -
Skipton - 4 £31,000 -
East of England -3 3 £44,000 +25.71%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £44,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £44,000 -
London -2 2 £45,000 -6.49% 1
City of London - 2 £45,000 -
Northampton - 1 £47,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £47,000 -
Bristol - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,000 -
South West - 1 £30,000 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 36 (76.60%) Information Security
2 23 (48.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (46.81%) CISSP
4 17 (36.17%) CISM
4 17 (36.17%) Risk Management
5 16 (34.04%) Management Information System
6 13 (27.66%) PCI DSS
7 10 (21.28%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) Legal
8 8 (17.02%) Security Management
8 8 (17.02%) Degree
8 8 (17.02%) CISA
9 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (14.89%) SIEM
9 7 (14.89%) Cyber Security
10 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (10.64%) Firewall
10 5 (10.64%) Information Security Management
10 5 (10.64%) ITIL
10 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.51%) CIMA
11 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
11 4 (8.51%) Qualys
11 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
12 3 (6.38%) ITIL V2
12 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
12 3 (6.38%) Security Testing

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 3 (6.38%) Network Security
3 2 (4.26%) SSL
3 2 (4.26%) DMZ
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
1 10 (21.28%) Legal
2 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) JSP
1 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) CESG
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) RMADS
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (76.60%) Information Security
2 17 (36.17%) Risk Management
3 8 (17.02%) Security Management
4 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (14.89%) SIEM
4 7 (14.89%) Cyber Security
5 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (10.64%) Information Security Management
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (6.38%) Security Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.38%) ITIL V2
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.26%) Data Governance
8 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) CISSP
2 17 (36.17%) CISM
3 8 (17.02%) CISA
3 8 (17.02%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) CIMA
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.26%) MCSE
7 2 (4.26%) MCSA
7 2 (4.26%) CCNP
7 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) CHFI
8 1 (2.13%) CEH
8 1 (2.13%) ISSMP
8 1 (2.13%) CISMP
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) CCDA
8 1 (2.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (48.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (27.66%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (4.26%) BS7799
4 2 (4.26%) BS25999
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) ZENworks
1 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.26%) Nessus
1 2 (4.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Qualys
2 2 (4.26%) Trend Micro
2 2 (4.26%) Aruba
2 2 (4.26%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Symantec
2 2 (4.26%) Brocade
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