The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank - 123 123
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 0 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.29% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 8
Average salary - £48,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.08%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Security Officer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1868 2054 2002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.06% 94.31% 93.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1740 1790
Average salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Officer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Officer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Security Officer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (80.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) CISM
4 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Qualys
5 3 (30.00%) SIEM
5 3 (30.00%) CESG
5 3 (30.00%) Nessus
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Tripwire
6 2 (20.00%) CISA
6 2 (20.00%) Tufin
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) CCTV
7 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CESG
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (10.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
1 5 (50.00%) CISM
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (80.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Qualys
2 2 (20.00%) Tufin
2 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Tripwire