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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Officer
Rank 873 942 970
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 34 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.023% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.024% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 30 24 9
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,250 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.31%

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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 20 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 29 September 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 +74 34 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire +24 12 £45,000 -10.00%
London +52 11 £55,000 -26.66% 1
Leeds +26 8 £47,500 -5.00%
West Yorkshire +13 8 £47,500 -5.00%
City of London - 8 £55,000 - 1
South East - 5 £107,500 -
North Yorkshire +15 4 £37,500 +20.96%
East of England +15 3 £65,000 +47.72% 1
Home Counties - 3 £107,500 -
Essex - 3 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £42,500 -
Brentwood - 3 £65,000 -
Skipton +4 2 £35,000 +12.90%
Berkshire - 2 £90,000 -
Reading - 2 £90,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £65,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £65,000 -
North West - 2 £65,000 -

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 45 (65.22%) Information Security
2 34 (49.28%) CISSP
3 33 (47.83%) Finance
4 29 (42.03%) PCI DSS
5 27 (39.13%) SIEM
6 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (26.09%) Firewall
7 18 (26.09%) CISA
8 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
9 15 (21.74%) CISM
9 15 (21.74%) Data Protection
10 13 (18.84%) Management Information System
10 13 (18.84%) Banking
10 13 (18.84%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (15.94%) Network Security
13 10 (14.49%) Degree
13 10 (14.49%) Risk Management
13 10 (14.49%) Legal
13 10 (14.49%) SSCP
14 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (11.59%) Security Management
15 8 (11.59%) Financial Institution
15 8 (11.59%) Cisco
15 8 (11.59%) Windows
15 8 (11.59%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
16 7 (10.14%) CEH
17 6 (8.70%) Service Management
17 6 (8.70%) SSL

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) Firewall
2 11 (15.94%) Network Security
3 6 (8.70%) SSL
4 3 (4.35%) Bluetooth
4 3 (4.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.35%) VPN
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) Intranet
5 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 10 (14.49%) Legal
4 8 (11.59%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.80%) Publishing
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) .NET
1 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Management Information System
2 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.59%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) Information Security
2 27 (39.13%) SIEM
3 15 (21.74%) Data Protection
4 13 (18.84%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Risk Management
6 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (11.59%) Security Management
8 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 6 (8.70%) Service Management
8 6 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (7.25%) Change Control
9 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.25%) E-Discovery
9 5 (7.25%) Project Management
10 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
10 4 (5.80%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (5.80%) Information Security Management
10 4 (5.80%) ITIL
11 3 (4.35%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (49.28%) CISSP
2 18 (26.09%) CISA
3 15 (21.74%) CISM
4 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 10 (14.49%) SSCP
5 7 (10.14%) CEH
6 5 (7.25%) CRISC
7 4 (5.80%) CASP
7 4 (5.80%) CCNA
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.80%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (5.80%) ISSAP
7 4 (5.80%) ISSEP
7 4 (5.80%) ISSMP
7 4 (5.80%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (42.03%) PCI DSS
2 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.35%) COBIT
3 3 (4.35%) HIPAA
3 3 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.90%) COSO
4 2 (2.90%) SLA
5 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.45%) ISO27005
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Cisco
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) AlienVault
3 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.80%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (5.80%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
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