The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 734 825 901
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 189 142 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 165 124 87
Median salary £47,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.58% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
94551 104274 117052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79526 85540 95895
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Officer in the job title.

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 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 183 £47,000 -6.00% 22
London +53 77 £65,000 +15.55% 3
West Midlands +9 39 £40,000 - 6
South East +44 30 £50,000 +4.71% 1
Birmingham +3 19 £43,250 +8.12% 1
City of London +62 18 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Yorkshire +5 17 £38,250 +3.37% 6
Buckinghamshire +38 13 £45,000 -29.41%
West Bromwich +9 13 £40,000 - 2
North West +23 11 £40,000 +31.20% 2
West Yorkshire +10 10 £39,000 +5.40% 4
Leeds +1 10 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Surrey +17 8 £41,000 -49.69%
Manchester +10 7 £40,000 +31.20% 2
Milton Keynes +29 6 £45,000 -40.00%
Berkshire +22 6 £73,000 +26.95%
East of England +30 5 £41,175 -22.70% 3
North Yorkshire +4 5 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Stockport - 5 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +13 4 £52,000 +41.49%
Skipton +4 4 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Hammersmith - 4 £60,000 -
South West +9 3 £41,500 - 2
Scotland -3 3 £87,500 +130.26%
Liverpool - 3 £60,000 -
Norwich - 3 £41,175 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £41,175 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £60,000 -
Slough +5 2 £60,000 +4.34%
Glasgow -13 2 £87,500 +130.26%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 330 (88.47%) Information Security
2 245 (65.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 204 (54.69%) CISSP
4 133 (35.66%) CISM
5 118 (31.64%) Management Information System
6 112 (30.03%) Finance
7 110 (29.49%) Security Management
8 94 (25.20%) ISMS
9 91 (24.40%) Information Security Management
10 84 (22.52%) Data Protection
11 82 (21.98%) PCI DSS
12 76 (20.38%) CISA
13 62 (16.62%) Risk Management
14 61 (16.35%) SIEM
15 59 (15.82%) Firewall
16 55 (14.75%) ITIL
17 53 (14.21%) Risk Assessment
18 52 (13.94%) Legal
19 50 (13.40%) Degree
19 50 (13.40%) Data Protection Act
20 48 (12.87%) Disaster Recovery
21 47 (12.60%) Business Continuity
22 45 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
23 42 (11.26%) Network Security
24 41 (10.99%) Project Management
25 39 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
26 36 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
27 33 (8.85%) COBIT
28 32 (8.58%) Active Directory
28 32 (8.58%) Internal Audit

Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.80%) IIS
3 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (2.95%) MS Office
2 9 (2.41%) MS Project
2 9 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) IaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (15.82%) Firewall
2 42 (11.26%) Network Security
3 11 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (2.41%) Internet
4 9 (2.41%) SSL
4 9 (2.41%) VPN
5 4 (1.07%) Extranet
5 4 (1.07%) Intranet
6 3 (0.80%) IPv4
6 3 (0.80%) IPv6
6 3 (0.80%) LAN
6 3 (0.80%) SAN
6 3 (0.80%) WAN
7 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.54%) Wireless
7 2 (0.54%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.27%) VLAN
8 1 (0.27%) VoIP
8 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.27%) GIS
General
1 112 (30.03%) Finance
2 52 (13.94%) Legal
3 19 (5.09%) Banking
4 11 (2.95%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.68%) Marketing
6 9 (2.41%) Law
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Front Office
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.27%) COM
1 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 118 (31.64%) Management Information System
2 50 (13.40%) Data Protection Act
3 45 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (7.77%) Computer Science
5 19 (5.09%) CESG
6 11 (2.95%) CESG CLAS
7 10 (2.68%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.88%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.61%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.07%) PKI
11 3 (0.80%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.54%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.54%) Freedom of Information Act
13 1 (0.27%) Biometrics
13 1 (0.27%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.27%) iPad
13 1 (0.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.90%) Windows
2 12 (3.22%) Linux
3 7 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.61%) Unix
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (88.47%) Information Security
2 110 (29.49%) Security Management
3 94 (25.20%) ISMS
4 91 (24.40%) Information Security Management
5 84 (22.52%) Data Protection
6 62 (16.62%) Risk Management
7 61 (16.35%) SIEM
8 55 (14.75%) ITIL
9 53 (14.21%) Risk Assessment
10 48 (12.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (12.60%) Business Continuity
12 41 (10.99%) Project Management
13 39 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (8.58%) Internal Audit
16 25 (6.70%) Data Security
17 22 (5.90%) Penetration Testing
18 21 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
19 18 (4.83%) Incident Management
20 17 (4.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.07%) Perl
1 4 (1.07%) Python
1 4 (1.07%) Ruby
2 3 (0.80%) SQL
3 2 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 204 (54.69%) CISSP
2 133 (35.66%) CISM
3 76 (20.38%) CISA
4 50 (13.40%) Degree
5 29 (7.77%) CISMP
5 29 (7.77%) SSCP
6 24 (6.43%) Security Cleared
7 19 (5.09%) SC Cleared
8 17 (4.56%) CLAS
8 17 (4.56%) CRISC
9 15 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.22%) CCNA
11 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.61%) GSEC
12 6 (1.61%) MCSE
13 5 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.07%) GCIH
14 4 (1.07%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (65.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (21.98%) PCI DSS
3 33 (8.85%) COBIT
4 26 (6.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (6.97%) ISO27002
5 25 (6.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (4.02%) COSO
7 13 (3.49%) RMADS
8 11 (2.95%) ISO 9001
9 6 (1.61%) QA
10 5 (1.34%) ISO22301
10 5 (1.34%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.80%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.54%) SLA
12 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.54%) Val IT
13 1 (0.27%) BS7799
13 1 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.27%) SAS 70
System Software
1 32 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (1.07%) ACF2
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) RSA Archer
2 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (7.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.29%) CA
3 12 (3.22%) Cisco
3 12 (3.22%) LogRhythm
3 12 (3.22%) VMware
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle
5 4 (1.07%) EMC
6 3 (0.80%) Capita
6 3 (0.80%) Forcepoint
6 3 (0.80%) Splunk
7 2 (0.54%) Altiris
7 2 (0.54%) Computacenter
7 2 (0.54%) Intel Security
7 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.27%) Citrix
8 1 (0.27%) F5
8 1 (0.27%) HP
8 1 (0.27%) NetApp
8 1 (0.27%) Sony
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: 30,000 to 50,000 + Benefits
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Kent
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Salary: From £32,600 to £37,768 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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