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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Officer
Rank 868 887 862
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 29 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.016% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 28 15 28
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,250 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £72,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £67,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Officer over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 17 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 August 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 +35 29 £42,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire - 19 £37,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 13 £45,000 -
Leeds - 8 £48,750 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £31,000 - 1
Skipton - 6 £31,000 - 1
London +20 4 £43,500 +39.20%
East Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
Northampton - 3 £37,500 -
Bradford - 3 £37,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £37,500 -
City of London +36 2 £45,000 -18.18%
East of England +2 2 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £44,000 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £44,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 41 (78.85%) Information Security
2 31 (59.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (53.85%) CISSP
4 23 (44.23%) Risk Management
5 21 (40.38%) CISM
5 21 (40.38%) PCI DSS
6 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
7 11 (21.15%) Finance
7 11 (21.15%) Cyber Security
8 10 (19.23%) SIEM
8 10 (19.23%) Legal
9 9 (17.31%) CISA
9 9 (17.31%) Degree
10 8 (15.38%) Security Management
11 7 (13.46%) Firewall
11 7 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (13.46%) ITIL
12 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
12 6 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
13 5 (9.62%) Network Security
13 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
13 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
13 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (9.62%) Information Security Management
13 5 (9.62%) Application Packaging
13 5 (9.62%) CHFI

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Firewall
2 5 (9.62%) Network Security
3 3 (5.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) DMZ
4 2 (3.85%) LAN
4 2 (3.85%) Wireless
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Legal
3 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) CESG
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
4 2 (3.85%) RMADS
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) Information Security
2 23 (44.23%) Risk Management
3 11 (21.15%) Cyber Security
4 10 (19.23%) SIEM
5 8 (15.38%) Security Management
6 7 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (13.46%) ITIL
7 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
8 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (9.62%) Information Security Management
9 4 (7.69%) ITIL V2
9 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (5.77%) Strategic Management
10 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (53.85%) CISSP
2 21 (40.38%) CISM
3 9 (17.31%) CISA
3 9 (17.31%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) CHFI
4 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) CIMA
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.85%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) MCSA
7 2 (3.85%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) CEH
8 1 (1.92%) ISSMP
8 1 (1.92%) CISMP
8 1 (1.92%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) CCDA
8 1 (1.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (59.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (40.38%) PCI DSS
3 6 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
4 4 (7.69%) BS7799
5 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (3.85%) BS25999
6 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) ZENworks
1 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.85%) Nessus
1 2 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Qualys
2 2 (3.85%) Trend Micro
2 2 (3.85%) Aruba
2 2 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Symantec
2 2 (3.85%) Brocade
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