The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 711 790 797
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 159 92 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.085% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.090% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 137 72 56
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £65,900
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Security Officer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94522 102668 95291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.51% 94.27%
Number of salaries quoted 79392 83843 79807
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

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

Security Officer Salary Trend in England

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Officer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Security Officer Salary Histogram in England

Security Officer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London +46 55 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Yorkshire +31 32 £42,500 +2.40%
South East +26 25 £45,000 +19.76% 1
East of England +18 21 £52,500 +36.36% 3
East Midlands +14 10 £70,000 +93.10%
West Midlands -10 6 £34,250 -20.80% 1
South West +1 5 £32,500 -40.90% 2
North West - 5 £52,500 -
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Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 274 (93.84%) Information Security
2 168 (57.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 130 (44.52%) CISSP
4 106 (36.30%) CISM
5 90 (30.82%) PCI DSS
6 85 (29.11%) Finance
7 82 (28.08%) Management Information System
8 81 (27.74%) CISA
9 66 (22.60%) Risk Management
10 51 (17.47%) Firewall
11 48 (16.44%) Degree
12 47 (16.10%) Data Protection
13 39 (13.36%) Security Management
14 36 (12.33%) Risk Assessment
15 34 (11.64%) ITIL
16 33 (11.30%) Network Security
16 33 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
17 31 (10.62%) Cyber Security
18 30 (10.27%) Business Continuity
18 30 (10.27%) Project Management
19 28 (9.59%) CRISC
20 27 (9.25%) ISMS
20 27 (9.25%) Legal
21 26 (8.90%) Incident Management
22 20 (6.85%) Information Security Management
22 20 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (6.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
23 19 (6.51%) C
24 18 (6.16%) Banking
24 18 (6.16%) SIEM

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.45%) IIS
2 6 (2.05%) Apache
3 5 (1.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.77%) Office 365
2 4 (1.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.47%) Firewall
2 33 (11.30%) Network Security
3 14 (4.79%) VPN
4 13 (4.45%) Internet
5 12 (4.11%) Wireless
6 11 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.08%) LAN
8 8 (2.74%) SSL
9 6 (2.05%) WAN
9 6 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.71%) VoIP
10 5 (1.71%) DNS
11 4 (1.37%) Multicast
12 3 (1.03%) DHCP
13 2 (0.68%) HTTP
13 2 (0.68%) DMZ
13 2 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.68%) FirePass
13 2 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.37%) Big Data
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 85 (29.11%) Finance
2 27 (9.25%) Legal
3 18 (6.16%) Banking
4 12 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.08%) Law
6 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.37%) Retail
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing
8 3 (1.03%) Advertising
8 3 (1.03%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.05%) .NET
2 4 (1.37%) JSP
3 3 (1.03%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.68%) REST
4 2 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.34%) Java EE
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 82 (28.08%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.45%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.74%) PKI
7 7 (2.40%) RMADS
7 7 (2.40%) CESG
7 7 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.37%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.37%) Semantic Web
9 3 (1.03%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.03%) BYOD
10 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.68%) Economics
10 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.68%) IVR
10 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.34%) CCTV
11 1 (0.34%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.82%) Windows
2 16 (5.48%) Linux
3 8 (2.74%) UNIX
4 4 (1.37%) Android
4 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (93.84%) Information Security
2 66 (22.60%) Risk Management
3 47 (16.10%) Data Protection
4 39 (13.36%) Security Management
5 36 (12.33%) Risk Assessment
6 34 (11.64%) ITIL
7 33 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (10.62%) Cyber Security
9 30 (10.27%) Business Continuity
9 30 (10.27%) Project Management
10 27 (9.25%) ISMS
11 26 (8.90%) Incident Management
12 20 (6.85%) Information Security Management
13 18 (6.16%) SIEM
14 15 (5.14%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (5.14%) Security Testing
14 15 (5.14%) PRINCE2
14 15 (5.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (3.77%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.51%) C
2 7 (2.40%) Java
3 6 (2.05%) C++
4 5 (1.71%) C#
5 4 (1.37%) SQL
6 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (44.52%) CISSP
2 106 (36.30%) CISM
3 81 (27.74%) CISA
4 48 (16.44%) Degree
5 28 (9.59%) CRISC
6 16 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 16 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.11%) CCNA
8 9 (3.08%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.74%) CISMP
10 7 (2.40%) GIAC
11 6 (2.05%) CCNP
12 5 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.37%) CSSLP
13 4 (1.37%) GWAPT
13 4 (1.37%) CIMA
13 4 (1.37%) CCDA
14 3 (1.03%) CCSA
14 3 (1.03%) MCSA
14 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (57.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (30.82%) PCI DSS
3 19 (6.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (5.48%) COBIT
5 7 (2.40%) BS7799
6 4 (1.37%) SLA
6 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (1.37%) HIPAA
7 3 (1.03%) Basel II
7 3 (1.03%) EMIR
7 3 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.03%) MiFID
8 2 (0.68%) BS25999
8 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.34%) QA
9 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.34%) Xen
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (3.77%) Nessus
2 4 (1.37%) AppDetective
3 3 (1.03%) ZENworks
3 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.68%) Nmap
4 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (2.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.40%) HP
2 7 (2.40%) Qualys
2 7 (2.40%) Cisco
3 5 (1.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (1.71%) Symantec
4 4 (1.37%) IBM
4 4 (1.37%) Oracle
5 3 (1.03%) Trend Micro
5 3 (1.03%) VMware
5 3 (1.03%) Aruba
5 3 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (1.03%) Brocade
6 2 (0.68%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.68%) F5
6 2 (0.68%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.68%) LogLogic
6 2 (0.68%) Tripwire
6 2 (0.68%) Tufin
6 2 (0.68%) Juniper
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