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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Officer
Rank 868 868 883
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 12 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.011% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 11
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +2.15%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +2.15%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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
Top 10 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 24 December 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 +3 12 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East of England -13 5 £60,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
Leeds - 5 £60,000 -
Essex - 5 £60,000 -
Chelmsford - 2 £65,000 -
London -10 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (95.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) Network Security
3 9 (45.00%) Data Management
3 9 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (40.00%) Firewall
4 8 (40.00%) Business Continuity
5 7 (35.00%) C
6 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (30.00%) SIEM
7 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (25.00%) CHFI
7 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
7 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (25.00%) Cyber Security
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) CISSP
8 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.00%) LAN
9 3 (15.00%) WAN
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
9 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.00%) UNIX
10 2 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco
10 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (10.00%) Security Management
10 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (50.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Information Security
2 9 (45.00%) Data Management
3 8 (40.00%) Business Continuity
4 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (30.00%) SIEM
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Management
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) Data Security
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.00%) Content Management
7 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CHFI
2 4 (20.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) CISM
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (10.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Dell
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Qualys
2 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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