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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 755 839 796
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 141 93 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.079% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.083% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 123 79 74
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%

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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +98 131 £50,000 - 8
London +53 57 £57,500 -20.68% 2
South East +23 20 £47,750 -9.04%
Yorkshire +9 20 £37,000 -7.50% 3
West Yorkshire +25 15 £37,000 -7.50% 1
West Midlands +1 13 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Birmingham 0 10 £40,000 +22.13% 2
East of England +22 9 £53,272 +63.91%
City of London +45 8 £72,500 +31.81%
Scotland +33 8 £38,000 +2.99%
Leeds +25 8 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Gatwick - 8 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 8 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 7 £38,000 -
North Yorkshire +14 5 £33,500 +1.51% 2
Manchester +10 5 £30,486 -1.65%
North West +4 5 £30,486 -1.65%
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £63,750 +45.71%
South West -3 4 - -
Bradford -14 4 £37,000 -7.50%
Cambridge - 4 £53,272 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £53,272 -
Dorset - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £81,500 -
Milton Keynes -19 3 £75,000 +71.42%
Skipton - 3 £31,000 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £57,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
East Midlands +8 2 £37,500 -1.31%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 259 (93.84%) Information Security
2 179 (64.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (55.43%) CISSP
4 122 (44.20%) Finance
5 96 (34.78%) PCI DSS
6 93 (33.70%) Risk Management
7 90 (32.61%) CISM
8 83 (30.07%) Management Information System
9 79 (28.62%) Security Management
10 74 (26.81%) CISA
11 51 (18.48%) Degree
12 49 (17.75%) Risk Assessment
13 45 (16.30%) Data Protection
14 41 (14.86%) ISMS
14 41 (14.86%) ITIL
15 39 (14.13%) Firewall
16 36 (13.04%) Business Continuity
17 35 (12.68%) Cyber Security
18 34 (12.32%) Information Security Management
19 33 (11.96%) CRISC
20 32 (11.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 31 (11.23%) COBIT
22 28 (10.14%) Legal
22 28 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
23 24 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
24 22 (7.97%) Security Architecture
25 20 (7.25%) Banking
26 19 (6.88%) Incident Management
26 19 (6.88%) Network Security
26 19 (6.88%) Investment Management

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 4 (1.45%) IIS
2 2 (0.72%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.13%) Firewall
2 19 (6.88%) Network Security
3 12 (4.35%) LAN
4 9 (3.26%) VPN
4 9 (3.26%) WAN
5 8 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (2.54%) Wireless
7 6 (2.17%) Internet
7 6 (2.17%) SSL
8 3 (1.09%) DHCP
8 3 (1.09%) VoIP
8 3 (1.09%) DNS
9 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.72%) Intranet
9 2 (0.72%) HTTP
9 2 (0.72%) FirePass
9 2 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.36%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.09%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 122 (44.20%) Finance
2 28 (10.14%) Legal
3 20 (7.25%) Banking
4 12 (4.35%) Retail
5 8 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.90%) Law
6 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.81%) Automotive
7 4 (1.45%) Advertising
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Marketing
9 2 (0.72%) Games
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.17%) JSP
2 5 (1.81%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.45%) .NET
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (30.07%) Management Information System
2 28 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (3.62%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.54%) CESG
6 7 (2.54%) RMADS
6 7 (2.54%) EMV
7 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.45%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.45%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.09%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.09%) Economics
10 2 (0.72%) Replication
10 2 (0.72%) Clustering
10 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.72%) Statistics
10 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.36%) BYOD
11 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.62%) Windows
2 7 (2.54%) UNIX
2 7 (2.54%) Linux
3 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (93.84%) Information Security
2 93 (33.70%) Risk Management
3 79 (28.62%) Security Management
4 49 (17.75%) Risk Assessment
5 45 (16.30%) Data Protection
6 41 (14.86%) ISMS
6 41 (14.86%) ITIL
7 36 (13.04%) Business Continuity
8 35 (12.68%) Cyber Security
9 34 (12.32%) Information Security Management
10 24 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (7.97%) Security Architecture
12 19 (6.88%) Incident Management
12 19 (6.88%) Investment Management
13 16 (5.80%) Project Management
14 15 (5.43%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (5.07%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (4.71%) SIEM
16 13 (4.71%) E-Discovery
17 9 (3.26%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.54%) C
1 7 (2.54%) SQL
2 5 (1.81%) Java
3 3 (1.09%) C++
4 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 153 (55.43%) CISSP
2 90 (32.61%) CISM
3 74 (26.81%) CISA
4 51 (18.48%) Degree
5 33 (11.96%) CRISC
6 17 (6.16%) Security Cleared
7 16 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (5.07%) SC Cleared
9 12 (4.35%) CCNA
10 7 (2.54%) PCI QSA
11 5 (1.81%) CHFI
11 5 (1.81%) CEH
11 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.81%) CCNP
12 4 (1.45%) CCSA
12 4 (1.45%) CIMA
12 4 (1.45%) CCSE
13 3 (1.09%) CISMP
13 3 (1.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (64.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (34.78%) PCI DSS
3 32 (11.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (11.23%) COBIT
5 10 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (2.54%) BS7799
7 6 (2.17%) Basel II
7 6 (2.17%) MiFID
7 6 (2.17%) EMIR
7 6 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (1.45%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.09%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.72%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.72%) SLA
10 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) Nessus
2 3 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.09%) ZENworks
2 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.72%) Nmap
4 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (4.35%) Cisco
2 9 (3.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.90%) Qualys
4 6 (2.17%) Oracle
4 6 (2.17%) HP
5 5 (1.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.81%) Juniper
6 4 (1.45%) LogRhythm
7 3 (1.09%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (1.09%) Brocade
7 3 (1.09%) Tripwire
7 3 (1.09%) F5
7 3 (1.09%) Aruba
7 3 (1.09%) Trend Micro
7 3 (1.09%) Tufin
7 3 (1.09%) Symantec
7 3 (1.09%) VMware
8 2 (0.72%) Dell
8 2 (0.72%) Splunk
8 2 (0.72%) ArcSight
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