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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Officer
UK
Rank 826 890 945
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +55
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 26 35 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.036% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.037% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 24 26 10
Median salary £40,000 £45,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.60% -24.58%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%

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
81194 94811 101108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.46% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 67365 79575 84080
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 16 January 2017 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 13 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +70 26 £40,000 -11.60% 6
West Midlands +24 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Birmingham +9 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
London +78 7 £45,000 -15.09% 1
City of London - 5 £45,000 -
North West -7 3 £41,792 -33.13% 2
Merseyside - 2 £41,792 - 1
Bootle - 2 £41,792 - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £35,000 -26.31%
Manchester -18 1 £37,500 -40.00%
New Malden - 1 £50,000 -
Skipton - 1 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 44 (77.19%) Information Security
2 41 (71.93%) CISSP
3 30 (52.63%) CISA
4 29 (50.88%) CISM
5 26 (45.61%) PCI DSS
6 25 (43.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (35.09%) Finance
8 18 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (28.07%) Legal
10 15 (26.32%) Service Management
11 14 (24.56%) SIEM
12 13 (22.81%) E-Discovery
12 13 (22.81%) Change Control
13 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
15 9 (15.79%) Firewall
15 9 (15.79%) Network Security
16 8 (14.04%) Veritas eDiscovery
16 8 (14.04%) LogRhythm
16 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
16 8 (14.04%) Risk Assessment
16 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
16 8 (14.04%) Internal Audit
17 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
17 7 (12.28%) CEH
18 6 (10.53%) ISMS
18 6 (10.53%) CISMP
18 6 (10.53%) Security Management
19 5 (8.77%) ITIL
19 5 (8.77%) Windows

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 8 (14.04%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (3.51%) assyst
2 2 (3.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Firewall
1 9 (15.79%) Network Security
2 3 (5.26%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.26%) LAN
2 3 (5.26%) SSL
2 3 (5.26%) VPN
2 3 (5.26%) WAN
2 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.51%) CESG
4 2 (3.51%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.51%) Physics
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) Information Security
2 18 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Service Management
4 14 (24.56%) SIEM
5 13 (22.81%) Change Control
5 13 (22.81%) E-Discovery
6 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
6 8 (14.04%) Internal Audit
6 8 (14.04%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.53%) ISMS
8 6 (10.53%) Security Management
9 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.77%) ITIL
9 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
9 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (7.02%) Business Continuity
10 4 (7.02%) Change Management
10 4 (7.02%) Data Security
10 4 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (71.93%) CISSP
2 30 (52.63%) CISA
3 29 (50.88%) CISM
4 7 (12.28%) CEH
5 6 (10.53%) CISMP
6 5 (8.77%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) CRISC
7 3 (5.26%) SSCP
8 2 (3.51%) CASP
8 2 (3.51%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (3.51%) ISSAP
8 2 (3.51%) ISSEP
8 2 (3.51%) ISSMP
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CCNA
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (45.61%) PCI DSS
2 25 (43.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.26%) COBIT
3 3 (5.26%) HIPAA
4 2 (3.51%) COSO
4 2 (3.51%) QA
5 1 (1.75%) ISO27005
5 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.75%) Nagios
1 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) LogRhythm
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (3.51%) AlienVault
3 2 (3.51%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.75%) Postini
4 1 (1.75%) Qualys
4 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.75%) Sophos
4 1 (1.75%) Symantec
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