The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Officer
Rank 210 203 207
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 8 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.15% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 0
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Information Security Officer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5346 5166 4648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.50% 95.09% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4398 3964
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Officer across the West Midlands region.

Information Security Officer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Officer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Information Security Officer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Information Security Officer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
(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
Birmingham +1 7 £52,500 -8.69%
Walsall - 1 - -
Information Security Officer
England

Information Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Information 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 Information Security Officer in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (68.18%) PCI DSS
3 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (54.55%) Management Information System
4 10 (45.45%) CISMP
5 9 (40.91%) CISA
5 9 (40.91%) CISM
6 8 (36.36%) Business Continuity
7 7 (31.82%) Security Management
8 6 (27.27%) Legal
9 5 (22.73%) Information Security Management
9 5 (22.73%) CISSP
9 5 (22.73%) Information Assurance
10 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
11 3 (13.64%) Firewall
11 3 (13.64%) IRCA
11 3 (13.64%) UNIX
11 3 (13.64%) Windows
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.64%) LogRhythm
11 3 (13.64%) ISMS
11 3 (13.64%) Tufin
11 3 (13.64%) Tripwire
12 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
12 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
12 2 (9.09%) Law

Information Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Information 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 Information Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (27.27%) Legal
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 7 (31.82%) Security Management
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security Management
4 5 (22.73%) Information Assurance
5 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) ISMS
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.55%) Information Management
8 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.55%) BCP
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.55%) Computer Security
8 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CISMP
2 9 (40.91%) CISA
2 9 (40.91%) CISM
3 5 (22.73%) CISSP
4 3 (13.64%) IRCA
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) PCI DSS
2 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.55%) BS7799
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) LogRhythm
2 3 (13.64%) Tufin
2 3 (13.64%) Tripwire
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Computacenter
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco