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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 776 832 898
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 180 147 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 167 128 82
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £75,000 £89,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +7.14%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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 +50 176 £55,000 +10.00% 16
London +33 79 £70,000 +7.69% 4
West Midlands +7 36 £40,000 -5.88% 2
South East +27 26 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Birmingham -2 19 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +17 15 £38,250 -15.00% 3
North West +20 11 £50,000 +37.01%
City of London +53 10 £65,000 +8.33% 2
West Yorkshire +9 10 £39,000 -13.33%
West Bromwich +3 10 £40,000 -
Leeds +5 9 £38,250 -15.00%
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £46,250 -22.91% 2
Manchester +9 7 £40,000 +9.61%
Surrey +2 7 £41,000 -46.40%
Berkshire +12 6 £75,500 +5.96%
South West -1 5 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North Yorkshire +6 4 £35,000 -41.66% 2
East of England +2 4 £63,750 +15.90% 2
East Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
Hammersmith - 4 £60,000 -
Milton Keynes +18 3 £46,250 -22.91% 2
Oxfordshire -1 3 £77,500 +29.16%
Wiltshire -4 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Merseyside - 3 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £49,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £60,000 -
Swindon - 3 £42,500 -
Skipton - 3 £35,000 - 2
Slough +3 2 £72,500 +26.08%
Crawley -6 2 £50,000 +61.29%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 340 (89.71%) Information Security
2 253 (66.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 218 (57.52%) CISSP
4 144 (37.99%) CISM
5 112 (29.55%) Security Management
6 111 (29.29%) Management Information System
6 111 (29.29%) Finance
7 89 (23.48%) Information Security Management
8 84 (22.16%) CISA
8 84 (22.16%) ISMS
9 82 (21.64%) Data Protection
10 81 (21.37%) PCI DSS
11 70 (18.47%) Risk Management
12 64 (16.89%) ITIL
13 56 (14.78%) Firewall
14 53 (13.98%) Business Continuity
14 53 (13.98%) SIEM
15 51 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (13.19%) Legal
16 50 (13.19%) Data Protection Act
17 49 (12.93%) Degree
18 47 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
19 46 (12.14%) Risk Assessment
20 43 (11.35%) Project Management
21 42 (11.08%) COBIT
22 40 (10.55%) SSCP
23 39 (10.29%) Network Security
24 35 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
24 35 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
25 33 (8.71%) Computer Science

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.79%) IIS
3 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.06%) MS Office
3 3 (0.79%) MS Project
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) SaaS
2 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) IaaS
3 2 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.78%) Firewall
2 39 (10.29%) Network Security
3 12 (3.17%) Internet
4 10 (2.64%) SSL
4 10 (2.64%) VPN
5 9 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.58%) LAN
6 6 (1.58%) WAN
7 4 (1.06%) Extranet
7 4 (1.06%) Intranet
8 3 (0.79%) IPv4
8 3 (0.79%) IPv6
8 3 (0.79%) SAN
8 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.79%) Wireless
8 3 (0.79%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.53%) VLAN
9 2 (0.53%) VoIP
9 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.26%) GIS
1 1 (0.26%) Redis
General
1 111 (29.29%) Finance
2 50 (13.19%) Legal
3 19 (5.01%) Banking
4 10 (2.64%) Marketing
5 8 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.85%) Law
7 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (0.79%) Back Office
9 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.26%) COM
2 1 (0.26%) JSON
2 1 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 111 (29.29%) Management Information System
2 50 (13.19%) Data Protection Act
3 47 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (8.71%) Computer Science
5 19 (5.01%) CESG
6 12 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (2.90%) CESG CLAS
8 6 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.58%) PKI
9 4 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.79%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.53%) Blog
11 2 (0.53%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.60%) Windows
2 13 (3.43%) Linux
3 9 (2.37%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.85%) Unix
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (89.71%) Information Security
2 112 (29.55%) Security Management
3 89 (23.48%) Information Security Management
4 84 (22.16%) ISMS
5 82 (21.64%) Data Protection
6 70 (18.47%) Risk Management
7 64 (16.89%) ITIL
8 53 (13.98%) Business Continuity
8 53 (13.98%) SIEM
9 51 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (12.14%) Risk Assessment
11 43 (11.35%) Project Management
12 35 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (7.39%) Internal Audit
14 25 (6.60%) Data Security
15 23 (6.07%) Penetration Testing
16 22 (5.80%) Vulnerability Management
17 21 (5.54%) Incident Management
18 20 (5.28%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.11%) Perl
1 8 (2.11%) Python
2 7 (1.85%) Ruby
3 3 (0.79%) SQL
4 2 (0.53%) C
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 218 (57.52%) CISSP
2 144 (37.99%) CISM
3 84 (22.16%) CISA
4 49 (12.93%) Degree
5 40 (10.55%) SSCP
6 32 (8.44%) CISMP
7 21 (5.54%) Security Cleared
8 18 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (4.75%) CLAS
9 17 (4.49%) SC Cleared
10 14 (3.69%) CCNA
11 13 (3.43%) CRISC
12 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.11%) MCSE
14 7 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (1.58%) GCIA
15 6 (1.58%) GCIH
15 6 (1.58%) GSEC
16 5 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
17 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (66.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (21.37%) PCI DSS
3 42 (11.08%) COBIT
4 30 (7.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 23 (6.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (5.01%) COSO
7 14 (3.69%) RMADS
8 13 (3.43%) ISO27002
9 9 (2.37%) ISO 9001
9 9 (2.37%) QA
10 6 (1.58%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.79%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.53%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.53%) Val IT
13 1 (0.26%) BS7799
13 1 (0.26%) GCP
13 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (1.06%) ACF2
4 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) RSA Archer
2 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (5.01%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.96%) VMware
3 14 (3.69%) Cisco
4 11 (2.90%) LogRhythm
5 9 (2.37%) CA
6 6 (1.58%) Oracle
7 4 (1.06%) EMC
8 3 (0.79%) Capita
8 3 (0.79%) Forcepoint
8 3 (0.79%) Splunk
9 2 (0.53%) Altiris
9 2 (0.53%) Citrix
9 2 (0.53%) Computacenter
9 2 (0.53%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.53%) Qualys
9 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.26%) F5
10 1 (0.26%) HP
10 1 (0.26%) NetApp
10 1 (0.26%) Sony
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