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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Officer
Rank 860 893 860
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 23 14 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.012% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.013% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 26
Average salary £40,000 £41,750 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.19% -14.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £33,800 £29,606
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £86,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £36,895 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.02% -2.90%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 21 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 22 May 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 +46 23 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Yorkshire +15 9 £37,000 -10.30% 1
West Yorkshire +26 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Dorset - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £45,000 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £40,000 - 1
London +39 3 £42,000 -23.63%
Bradford - 3 £37,000 -
North Yorkshire +16 2 £31,000 -4.61% 1
Birmingham - 2 £40,000 - 1
Skipton - 2 £31,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
South East - 2 £43,750 -
East Midlands +8 1 £37,500 -8.53%
Northamptonshire - 1 £37,500 -
Kent - 1 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £52,500 -
Northampton - 1 £37,500 -

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (83.78%) Information Security
2 24 (64.86%) CISSP
3 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (45.95%) PCI DSS
5 16 (43.24%) CISM
6 14 (37.84%) Management Information System
6 14 (37.84%) Risk Management
7 11 (29.73%) Firewall
8 9 (24.32%) SIEM
9 8 (21.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (21.62%) Finance
9 8 (21.62%) Legal
10 7 (18.92%) Cyber Security
10 7 (18.92%) Degree
11 6 (16.22%) Qualys
11 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Network Security
11 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (16.22%) ITIL
11 6 (16.22%) LAN
12 5 (13.51%) VPN
12 5 (13.51%) C
12 5 (13.51%) HP
12 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Security Management
12 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
12 5 (13.51%) CHFI
12 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) Network Security
2 6 (16.22%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) VPN
4 4 (10.81%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 2 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.41%) SSL
6 1 (2.70%) Internet
6 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
1 8 (21.62%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
2 3 (8.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) CESG
2 3 (8.11%) RMADS
3 2 (5.41%) Cybercrime
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Solaris
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Information Security
2 14 (37.84%) Risk Management
3 9 (24.32%) SIEM
4 7 (18.92%) Cyber Security
5 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Security Management
6 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (13.51%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL V2
7 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Information Security Management
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.11%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) CISSP
2 16 (43.24%) CISM
3 7 (18.92%) Degree
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.51%) CHFI
6 4 (10.81%) CISA
7 3 (8.11%) CIMA
8 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.70%) SSCP
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.70%) CCIE
9 1 (2.70%) CCNP
9 1 (2.70%) CCNA
9 1 (2.70%) CEH
9 1 (2.70%) ISSMP
9 1 (2.70%) CISMP
9 1 (2.70%) CRISC
9 1 (2.70%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (45.95%) PCI DSS
3 8 (21.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (10.81%) COBIT
5 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
5 2 (5.41%) BS7799
6 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (5.41%) Nessus
1 2 (5.41%) ZENworks
1 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Qualys
2 5 (13.51%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (5.41%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.41%) Trend Micro
4 2 (5.41%) Aruba
4 2 (5.41%) Brocade
4 2 (5.41%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.70%) Splunk
Birmingham
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Company Car + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Skipton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago