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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Officer
Rank 900 925 928
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 35 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.012% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 8
Average salary £45,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.16% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £44,500 £42,568
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £73,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +20.00%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 25 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +43 35 £45,500 -24.16% 5
South West - 16 £41,250 - 1
Taunton - 8 £41,250 -
Somerset - 8 £41,250 -
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Gloucester - 5 - -
Yorkshire +11 4 £47,500 -20.83% 1
London +9 4 £54,000 -20.00%
Leeds +6 4 £47,500 -20.83% 1
West Yorkshire -2 4 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £46,000 - 2
Northampton - 4 £46,000 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £46,000 - 2
Swindon - 3 £42,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £42,500 - 1
East of England -3 2 £52,500 -30.00%
Bedfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £42,500 -
Luton - 2 £52,500 -
North West +27 1 £62,500 +47.05%
South East +14 1 £75,000 +25.00%
Slough - 1 £75,000 -
Manchester - 1 £62,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £75,000 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 39 (73.58%) Information Security
2 29 (54.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (37.74%) CISSP
4 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
5 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
6 11 (20.75%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (20.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (18.87%) CISM
8 9 (16.98%) Security Management
8 9 (16.98%) SSCP
8 9 (16.98%) Legal
9 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.09%) Firewall
9 8 (15.09%) RMADS
10 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
10 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
10 7 (13.21%) ITIL
11 6 (11.32%) Data Protection
11 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
11 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
12 5 (9.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (9.43%) CLAS
12 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (9.43%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (9.43%) Finance
12 5 (9.43%) Business Continuity
12 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
12 5 (9.43%) Oracle
12 5 (9.43%) Project Management

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.77%) IIS
1 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) Network Security
3 3 (5.66%) Extranet
3 3 (5.66%) Internet
3 3 (5.66%) Intranet
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (16.98%) Legal
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.55%) CESG
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Linux
1 4 (7.55%) Unix
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Information Security
2 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
3 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
4 11 (20.75%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (16.98%) Security Management
6 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.21%) ITIL
8 6 (11.32%) Data Protection
9 5 (9.43%) Business Continuity
9 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.43%) Project Management
10 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
10 4 (7.55%) ISMS
10 4 (7.55%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (5.66%) CRAMM
11 3 (5.66%) Digital Forensics
11 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (5.66%) Information Security Management
11 3 (5.66%) Internal Audit
11 3 (5.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) CISSP
2 10 (18.87%) CISM
3 9 (16.98%) SSCP
4 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (9.43%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (9.43%) CISA
5 5 (9.43%) CLAS
5 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) MBCS
7 2 (3.77%) CCNA
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CRISC
7 2 (3.77%) MCSE
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (54.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (20.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (15.09%) RMADS
4 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.77%) COBIT
5 2 (3.77%) ISO 14001
5 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
5 2 (3.77%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) ACF2
3 2 (3.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Capita
4 2 (3.77%) Altiris
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) EMC
4 2 (3.77%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
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