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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Officer
Rank 806 801 801
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 96 75 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.070% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.075% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 72 65 92
Average salary £50,287 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.86% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £70,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 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
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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 +5 89 £52,500 +5.00% 6
London -4 41 £60,000 +11.11% 4
East of England -12 20 £45,000 +20.00%
Essex - 13 £53,250 -
West Midlands -11 9 £52,500 +10.52%
South East -21 8 £41,287 +3.21%
Birmingham -9 7 £52,500 +10.52%
West Yorkshire -28 6 £42,500 +23.18% 1
Yorkshire -36 6 £42,500 -16.66% 1
Wimbledon - 6 - -
South Wales +9 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Berkshire +3 5 £45,000 -59.09%
Wales 0 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Cardiff -4 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Hertfordshire -5 5 £38,500 -23.00%
Letchworth - 5 £38,500 -
City of London +3 4 £62,500 +31.57% 2
East Midlands +2 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Wakefield - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £43,750 +16.66%
Cambridge -9 2 £43,750 +16.66%
Leeds -27 2 £42,500 +23.18%
Leicester - 2 £36,250 -
Newbury - 2 £37,537 -
Bracknell - 2 £46,250 -
Walsall - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £36,250 -
West Sussex - 2 £33,750 -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Nottinghamshire 0 1 £62,500 +92.30%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 166 (82.18%) Information Security
2 122 (60.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (40.59%) CISSP
4 72 (35.64%) PCI DSS
5 60 (29.70%) Business Continuity
6 56 (27.72%) Finance
7 51 (25.25%) CISM
8 43 (21.29%) Management Information System
9 42 (20.79%) Risk Management
10 41 (20.30%) CISA
11 39 (19.31%) Legal
12 37 (18.32%) Data Protection
13 31 (15.35%) Security Management
14 29 (14.36%) Network Security
15 27 (13.37%) Degree
15 27 (13.37%) Security Cleared
16 24 (11.88%) Business Continuity Planning
16 24 (11.88%) Data Security
17 23 (11.39%) Windows
18 22 (10.89%) Data Protection Act
18 22 (10.89%) Risk Assessment
19 21 (10.40%) Firewall
20 20 (9.90%) Information Security Management
20 20 (9.90%) BCP
20 20 (9.90%) ITIL
20 20 (9.90%) ISO 9001
20 20 (9.90%) ISMS
21 19 (9.41%) Information Governance
21 19 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.50%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MS Office
2 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.49%) MS Project
2 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.36%) Network Security
2 21 (10.40%) Firewall
3 17 (8.42%) Intranet
4 7 (3.47%) VPN
5 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.49%) LAN
6 3 (1.49%) WAN
6 3 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.50%) VLAN
7 1 (0.50%) HTTP
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) Wireless
General
1 56 (27.72%) Finance
2 39 (19.31%) Legal
3 12 (5.94%) Financial Institution
3 12 (5.94%) Banking
3 12 (5.94%) German Language
4 6 (2.97%) Retail
5 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.98%) Law
6 3 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Advertising
7 2 (0.99%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.29%) Management Information System
2 22 (10.89%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.46%) CESG
5 7 (3.47%) RMADS
6 6 (2.97%) PKI
7 5 (2.48%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.98%) EMV
9 1 (0.50%) FMCG
9 1 (0.50%) iSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.39%) Windows
2 11 (5.45%) Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (82.18%) Information Security
2 60 (29.70%) Business Continuity
3 42 (20.79%) Risk Management
4 37 (18.32%) Data Protection
5 31 (15.35%) Security Management
6 24 (11.88%) Data Security
6 24 (11.88%) Business Continuity Planning
7 22 (10.89%) Risk Assessment
8 20 (9.90%) Information Security Management
8 20 (9.90%) ITIL
8 20 (9.90%) BCP
8 20 (9.90%) ISMS
9 19 (9.41%) Information Governance
10 18 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (8.42%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (6.93%) Incident Management
12 14 (6.93%) Project Management
13 11 (5.45%) Data Management
13 11 (5.45%) Risk Analysis
14 10 (4.95%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.49%) C
2 2 (0.99%) SQL
3 1 (0.50%) Java
3 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 82 (40.59%) CISSP
2 51 (25.25%) CISM
3 41 (20.30%) CISA
4 27 (13.37%) Degree
4 27 (13.37%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.42%) ISEB
6 11 (5.45%) CISMP
7 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.48%) CEH
9 4 (1.98%) IRCA
10 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.50%) CRISC
11 1 (0.50%) ISSMP
11 1 (0.50%) HND
11 1 (0.50%) MCSA
11 1 (0.50%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (60.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (35.64%) PCI DSS
3 20 (9.90%) ISO 9001
4 8 (3.96%) COBIT
5 6 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (2.48%) CESG Infosec
7 4 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.99%) SLA
9 1 (0.50%) BS7799
9 1 (0.50%) COSO
System Software
1 6 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.49%) CA
2 3 (1.49%) Tripwire
2 3 (1.49%) Tufin
2 3 (1.49%) LogRhythm
3 2 (0.99%) Computacenter
3 2 (0.99%) Fujitsu
3 2 (0.99%) VMware
3 2 (0.99%) NetApp
3 2 (0.99%) McAfee
3 2 (0.99%) HP
3 2 (0.99%) EMC
3 2 (0.99%) Cisco
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle
4 1 (0.50%) Sophos
4 1 (0.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (0.50%) Qualys
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