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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 737 834 882
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 193 121 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 175 92 59
Average salary £55,000 £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,575 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 +102 192 £55,000 -4.34% 13
London +41 76 £60,000 -14.28% 4
South East +15 29 £55,000 +29.41%
South West +18 27 £40,250 +0.62% 1
Yorkshire +31 26 £47,500 +18.75% 2
West Yorkshire +23 21 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Leeds +21 19 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Taunton - 17 £32,500 -
Somerset - 17 £32,500 - 1
West Midlands -9 14 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +10 9 £46,000 -3.15% 2
Berkshire +6 8 £55,000 -
Birmingham +4 8 £40,000 -20.00%
Gloucestershire +9 7 £57,500 -
East of England -9 7 £58,750 +6.81%
Crawley +7 6 £50,000 +61.29%
West Sussex -2 6 £50,000 +61.29%
Bracknell - 6 £55,000 -
Gloucester - 6 £57,500 -
City of London +55 5 £55,000 -33.33% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £33,500 - 1
Essex -6 4 £65,000 +18.18%
Northamptonshire - 4 £46,000 - 2
Surrey - 4 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £50,000 -
Northampton - 4 £46,000 - 2
North West +35 3 £62,500 +47.05% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 3 £77,500 +63.15%
Nottingham +8 3 £77,500 +63.15%
Wiltshire +3 3 £42,500 +6.25%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 299 (94.32%) Information Security
2 223 (70.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 174 (54.89%) CISSP
4 131 (41.32%) CISM
5 110 (34.70%) Security Management
6 85 (26.81%) Management Information System
7 84 (26.50%) Finance
8 77 (24.29%) Information Security Management
9 76 (23.97%) ISMS
10 72 (22.71%) CISA
11 71 (22.40%) PCI DSS
12 66 (20.82%) Risk Management
13 60 (18.93%) ITIL
13 60 (18.93%) Data Protection
14 48 (15.14%) Business Continuity
15 45 (14.20%) Legal
16 43 (13.56%) Degree
17 39 (12.30%) Disaster Recovery
18 38 (11.99%) Data Protection Act
19 37 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (10.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 32 (10.09%) Firewall
21 30 (9.46%) COBIT
22 29 (9.15%) SSCP
23 28 (8.83%) Risk Assessment
24 27 (8.52%) Project Management
25 25 (7.89%) Network Security
26 24 (7.57%) CISMP
27 23 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
28 22 (6.94%) Internal Audit

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 7 (2.21%) IIS
2 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
2 1 (0.32%) MS Project
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) SaaS
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.95%) IaaS
2 3 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.09%) Firewall
2 25 (7.89%) Network Security
3 18 (5.68%) Internet
4 15 (4.73%) VPN
5 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.84%) LAN
6 9 (2.84%) WAN
7 7 (2.21%) IPv4
7 7 (2.21%) IPv6
8 6 (1.89%) SSL
8 6 (1.89%) Wireless
8 6 (1.89%) Wireless Security
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.95%) Extranet
9 3 (0.95%) Intranet
9 3 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.63%) SAN
10 2 (0.63%) VLAN
10 2 (0.63%) VoIP
10 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) GIS
1 1 (0.32%) Redis
General
1 84 (26.50%) Finance
2 45 (14.20%) Legal
3 17 (5.36%) Banking
4 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.89%) Law
5 5 (1.58%) Marketing
5 5 (1.58%) Retail
6 3 (0.95%) Back Office
6 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.95%) CSS
2 1 (0.32%) JSON
2 1 (0.32%) REST
2 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 85 (26.81%) Management Information System
2 38 (11.99%) Data Protection Act
3 37 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.94%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.36%) CESG
6 16 (5.05%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (3.47%) CESG CLAS
8 10 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.89%) PKI
10 4 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.95%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.63%) Blog
12 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
13 1 (0.32%) Biometrics
13 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.36%) Windows
2 8 (2.52%) Unix
2 8 (2.52%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.21%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (94.32%) Information Security
2 110 (34.70%) Security Management
3 77 (24.29%) Information Security Management
4 76 (23.97%) ISMS
5 66 (20.82%) Risk Management
6 60 (18.93%) Data Protection
6 60 (18.93%) ITIL
7 48 (15.14%) Business Continuity
8 39 (12.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (8.83%) Risk Assessment
10 27 (8.52%) Project Management
11 23 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
12 22 (6.94%) Internal Audit
13 20 (6.31%) Incident Management
13 20 (6.31%) Security Operations
13 20 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (5.68%) Data Security
14 18 (5.68%) Information Management
14 18 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (4.73%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.52%) Perl
1 8 (2.52%) Python
2 7 (2.21%) Ruby
3 5 (1.58%) C
4 2 (0.63%) SQL
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 174 (54.89%) CISSP
2 131 (41.32%) CISM
3 72 (22.71%) CISA
4 43 (13.56%) Degree
5 29 (9.15%) SSCP
6 24 (7.57%) CISMP
7 18 (5.68%) CLAS
8 14 (4.42%) Security Cleared
9 13 (4.10%) SC Cleared
10 11 (3.47%) CRISC
11 9 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.52%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (1.89%) GSEC
13 6 (1.89%) MCSE
13 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.58%) IISP
15 4 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (1.26%) GCIA
15 4 (1.26%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (70.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (22.40%) PCI DSS
3 32 (10.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 30 (9.46%) COBIT
5 15 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (3.79%) COSO
6 12 (3.79%) RMADS
7 9 (2.84%) QA
8 7 (2.21%) ISO27002
9 5 (1.58%) JSP 440
10 4 (1.26%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.95%) SLA
12 2 (0.63%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.32%) GCP
13 1 (0.32%) GPG13
13 1 (0.32%) ISO22301
System Software
1 10 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.95%) ACF2
3 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) Juniper STRM
1 3 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (0.95%) QRadar
2 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (2.84%) Cisco
1 9 (2.84%) VMware
2 7 (2.21%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle
4 4 (1.26%) Intel Security
5 3 (0.95%) ArcSight
5 3 (0.95%) Capita
5 3 (0.95%) EMC
5 3 (0.95%) LogLogic
5 3 (0.95%) Symantec
6 2 (0.63%) Altiris
6 2 (0.63%) CA
6 2 (0.63%) Citrix
6 2 (0.63%) Forcepoint
6 2 (0.63%) Qualys
6 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.32%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.32%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,500 per annum Generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum plus benefits package and great office envir
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Capita plc
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 5 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Corp Bens.
Posted: 10 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: Salary Competitive / Dependant on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: Salary Competitive / Dependant on Experience
Posted: 26 days ago