The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 739 831 796
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 176 101 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.086% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.091% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 156 79 79
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £65,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.23%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Officer over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Officer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 +120 172 £47,500 +5.55% 11
London +61 69 £58,750 -2.08%
Yorkshire +29 36 £37,000 -9.75% 2
South East +28 24 £45,000 +38.46% 4
City of London +49 21 £72,500 +20.83%
West Yorkshire +16 21 £42,500 +3.65% 1
East of England +3 15 £53,272 +38.36% 5
Leeds +10 13 £50,000 +21.95% 1
North Yorkshire - 12 £31,000 - 1
West Sussex +8 11 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Midlands -2 10 £33,000 -22.35%
Skipton - 10 £31,000 - 1
East Midlands - 9 £47,000 -
Cambridge - 7 £47,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 7 £47,500 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 6 £42,500 -
Birmingham -3 5 £26,000 -40.90%
North West - 5 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £70,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 4 £75,000 +94.80%
Bradford - 4 £37,000 -
Northampton - 4 £37,500 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester - 4 £52,500 -
South West -11 3 £32,500 -39.53%
Berkshire - 3 £43,000 - 3
Essex -9 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Bristol -11 2 £31,250 -41.86%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 302 (93.79%) Information Security
2 198 (61.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 157 (48.76%) CISSP
4 114 (35.40%) CISM
5 100 (31.06%) Finance
6 99 (30.75%) Management Information System
7 97 (30.12%) PCI DSS
8 95 (29.50%) Risk Management
9 87 (27.02%) CISA
10 58 (18.01%) Security Management
11 56 (17.39%) Data Protection
12 55 (17.08%) Degree
13 53 (16.46%) Firewall
14 49 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
15 42 (13.04%) ITIL
16 35 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
17 34 (10.56%) Network Security
17 34 (10.56%) Legal
18 32 (9.94%) Business Continuity
18 32 (9.94%) ISMS
19 31 (9.63%) Project Management
20 30 (9.32%) CRISC
20 30 (9.32%) Cyber Security
21 26 (8.07%) Incident Management
22 22 (6.83%) COBIT
22 22 (6.83%) Information Security Management
23 21 (6.52%) C
23 21 (6.52%) Security Cleared
24 20 (6.21%) Banking
25 19 (5.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 12 (3.73%) IIS
2 6 (1.86%) Apache
3 5 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.42%) Office 365
2 7 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.46%) Firewall
2 34 (10.56%) Network Security
3 13 (4.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (3.73%) Wireless
4 12 (3.73%) VPN
5 11 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.11%) Internet
7 7 (2.17%) LAN
8 6 (1.86%) SSL
8 6 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.24%) WAN
10 3 (0.93%) DHCP
10 3 (0.93%) VoIP
10 3 (0.93%) DNS
10 3 (0.93%) Intranet
10 3 (0.93%) Multicast
11 2 (0.62%) FirePass
11 2 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.62%) DMZ
11 2 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.24%) Big Data
2 2 (0.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 100 (31.06%) Finance
2 34 (10.56%) Legal
3 20 (6.21%) Banking
4 12 (3.73%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.42%) Law
6 4 (1.24%) Marketing
6 4 (1.24%) Automotive
7 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.93%) Advertising
7 3 (0.93%) Retail
7 3 (0.93%) Games
8 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.80%) .NET
2 5 (1.55%) JSP
2 5 (1.55%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.62%) REST
3 2 (0.62%) Middleware
4 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.31%) Java EE
4 1 (0.31%) SOAP
4 1 (0.31%) COM
4 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (30.75%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.73%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.11%) CESG
6 8 (2.48%) PKI
6 8 (2.48%) RMADS
7 5 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.24%) Semantic Web
8 4 (1.24%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.93%) EMV
9 3 (0.93%) Economics
9 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.93%) BYOD
9 3 (0.93%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.90%) Windows
2 14 (4.35%) Linux
3 9 (2.80%) UNIX
4 4 (1.24%) Android
4 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (93.79%) Information Security
2 95 (29.50%) Risk Management
3 58 (18.01%) Security Management
4 56 (17.39%) Data Protection
5 49 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
6 42 (13.04%) ITIL
7 35 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
8 32 (9.94%) ISMS
8 32 (9.94%) Business Continuity
9 31 (9.63%) Project Management
10 30 (9.32%) Cyber Security
11 26 (8.07%) Incident Management
12 22 (6.83%) Information Security Management
13 16 (4.97%) SIEM
13 16 (4.97%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (4.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (4.66%) PRINCE2
14 15 (4.66%) Security Testing
15 12 (3.73%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.52%) C
2 10 (3.11%) Java
3 7 (2.17%) C++
4 5 (1.55%) SQL
4 5 (1.55%) C#
5 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 157 (48.76%) CISSP
2 114 (35.40%) CISM
3 87 (27.02%) CISA
4 55 (17.08%) Degree
5 30 (9.32%) CRISC
6 21 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 18 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 13 (4.04%) CCNA
10 10 (3.11%) CISMP
11 7 (2.17%) GIAC
12 6 (1.86%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.55%) CHFI
13 5 (1.55%) CCSE
13 5 (1.55%) CEH
13 5 (1.55%) CCSA
13 5 (1.55%) CCNP
14 4 (1.24%) CCDA
14 4 (1.24%) CIMA
14 4 (1.24%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (61.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (30.12%) PCI DSS
3 22 (6.83%) COBIT
4 19 (5.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.48%) BS7799
6 6 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (1.55%) Basel II
7 5 (1.55%) MiFID
7 5 (1.55%) EMIR
7 5 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (1.24%) HIPAA
8 4 (1.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.62%) SLA
9 2 (0.62%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.62%) QA
9 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.62%) BS25999
9 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.62%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.42%) Nessus
2 4 (1.24%) AppDetective
3 3 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.93%) ZENworks
3 3 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.62%) Nmap
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (3.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.80%) Cisco
3 7 (2.17%) HP
3 7 (2.17%) Qualys
4 5 (1.55%) CheckPoint
4 5 (1.55%) Oracle
5 4 (1.24%) IBM
6 3 (0.93%) Symantec
6 3 (0.93%) Juniper
6 3 (0.93%) Trend Micro
6 3 (0.93%) Tufin
6 3 (0.93%) Aruba
6 3 (0.93%) Tripwire
6 3 (0.93%) Brocade
6 3 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (0.93%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.62%) VMware
7 2 (0.62%) F5
8 1 (0.31%) Splunk
8 1 (0.31%) Sourcefire
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