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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Officer
Rank 886 853 887
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 18 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.017% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.018% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 14
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £44,500 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 12 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 August 2014. 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 -7 13 £35,000 -15.15% 3
London -2 6 £31,250 -34.21%
Essex - 6 £35,000 -
East of England - 6 £35,000 -
Wales +2 4 £32,500 -
South Wales -2 4 £32,500 -
Cardiff -3 4 £32,500 -
South East -22 1 £47,500 +81.21% 2
Scotland -27 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 - 1

IT Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 7 (21.21%) Firewall
5 7 (21.21%) CISSP
5 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
5 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
6 6 (18.18%) Data Management
6 6 (18.18%) Network Security
6 6 (18.18%) Windows
7 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.15%) Banking
7 5 (15.15%) Retail
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
8 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) Security Management
8 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
9 3 (9.09%) CESG
9 3 (9.09%) CISA
9 3 (9.09%) C
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
9 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 3 (9.09%) COBIT
9 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
9 3 (9.09%) Strategic Planning

IT Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Military
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) CESG
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
4 6 (18.18%) Data Management
5 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Security Management
5 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
6 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.03%) Data Security
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) CISSP
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) CISA
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.09%) COBIT
4 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Sophos
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago