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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK
Rank 707 759 840
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 138 188 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 112 167 77
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,400 £41,200
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-12.01% -9.52%

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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +16 137 £60,000 +9.09% 12
London +47 66 £65,000 +8.33% 6
West Midlands +26 33 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Birmingham +24 29 £40,000 +53.84% 1
City of London +47 20 £62,500 +13.63%
North West -7 16 £41,792 -33.13% 2
Cheshire - 7 - -
East of England +17 6 £33,300 -41.57% 1
Yorkshire +13 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Chester - 6 - -
South East +36 5 £100,000 +73.91% 1
North Yorkshire +2 5 £62,500 +101.61%
Manchester -25 5 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Berkshire +40 4 £72,500 +31.81% 1
Essex +16 4 £33,300 -47.35% 1
Merseyside - 4 £41,792 - 1
Bootle - 4 £41,792 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £33,300 -
South West -8 3 £36,000 -2.04% 1
York - 3 £62,500 -
Reading +45 2 £100,000 +81.81%
Skipton 0 2 £35,000 +4.47%
Exeter - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +31 1 £100,000 +66.66%
Scotland +24 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Cambridgeshire +15 1 £100,000 +122.22%
West Yorkshire +15 1 £37,500 -21.05%
Bristol +5 1 £36,000 +30.90%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 265 (95.32%) Information Security
2 164 (58.99%) CISSP
3 146 (52.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 132 (47.48%) CISM
5 93 (33.45%) CISA
6 88 (31.65%) Risk Management
7 83 (29.86%) Finance
7 83 (29.86%) PCI DSS
8 68 (24.46%) Management Information System
9 53 (19.06%) Data Protection
9 53 (19.06%) Cybersecurity
10 51 (18.35%) Risk Assessment
11 47 (16.91%) Degree
12 42 (15.11%) ISMS
13 40 (14.39%) ITIL
14 36 (12.95%) Security Management
15 35 (12.59%) SIEM
15 35 (12.59%) COBIT
16 34 (12.23%) Data Security
17 32 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (11.15%) Continuous Improvement
19 29 (10.43%) Penetration Testing
19 29 (10.43%) Network Security
20 27 (9.71%) Service Management
21 25 (8.99%) Incident Management
21 25 (8.99%) Security Architecture
22 24 (8.63%) Banking
22 24 (8.63%) Legal
23 22 (7.91%) Security Cleared
24 20 (7.19%) CESG

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 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (6.83%) assyst
2 13 (4.68%) Sentinel
3 8 (2.88%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 4 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.80%) IaaS
1 5 (1.80%) PaaS
1 5 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.43%) Network Security
2 18 (6.47%) Firewall
3 5 (1.80%) VPN
4 4 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.44%) LAN
4 4 (1.44%) WAN
5 3 (1.08%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.08%) SSL
5 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.72%) Internet
6 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.36%) Intranet
7 1 (0.36%) IPv4
7 1 (0.36%) IPv6
7 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (29.86%) Finance
2 24 (8.63%) Banking
2 24 (8.63%) Legal
3 18 (6.47%) Law
4 12 (4.32%) Marketing
5 9 (3.24%) German Language
6 8 (2.88%) Spanish Language
7 6 (2.16%) French Language
8 5 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.44%) Electronics
10 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.36%) COM
2 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (24.46%) Management Information System
2 32 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.19%) CESG
4 17 (6.12%) Cryptography
4 17 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 16 (5.76%) Computer Science
6 14 (5.04%) Freedom of Information
7 13 (4.68%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (4.32%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.16%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.44%) Physics
11 3 (1.08%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.72%) Fintech
13 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.04%) Linux
1 14 (5.04%) Windows
2 3 (1.08%) Unix
3 1 (0.36%) AIX
3 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (95.32%) Information Security
2 88 (31.65%) Risk Management
3 53 (19.06%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (19.06%) Data Protection
4 51 (18.35%) Risk Assessment
5 42 (15.11%) ISMS
6 40 (14.39%) ITIL
7 36 (12.95%) Security Management
8 35 (12.59%) SIEM
9 34 (12.23%) Data Security
10 31 (11.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (10.43%) Penetration Testing
12 27 (9.71%) Service Management
13 25 (8.99%) Incident Management
13 25 (8.99%) Security Architecture
14 20 (7.19%) Information Security Management
15 19 (6.83%) Change Control
15 19 (6.83%) Internal Audit
16 17 (6.12%) Change Management
17 16 (5.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.60%) SQL
2 4 (1.44%) C
3 2 (0.72%) Java
3 2 (0.72%) Scala
4 1 (0.36%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 164 (58.99%) CISSP
2 132 (47.48%) CISM
3 93 (33.45%) CISA
4 47 (16.91%) Degree
5 22 (7.91%) Security Cleared
6 19 (6.83%) SC Cleared
7 16 (5.76%) CRISC
7 16 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (4.32%) CEH
8 12 (4.32%) CISMP
9 8 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.88%) ISSAP
10 6 (2.16%) PCI QSA
10 6 (2.16%) SANS
11 4 (1.44%) CREST Certified
12 3 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.08%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (1.08%) SSCP
13 2 (0.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (52.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (29.86%) PCI DSS
3 35 (12.59%) COBIT
4 14 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (4.68%) QA
6 12 (4.32%) ISO22301
7 10 (3.60%) COSO
8 9 (3.24%) ISO27005
9 8 (2.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.80%) GDPR
11 4 (1.44%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.36%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.52%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.36%) EnCase
3 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.36%) Nagios
3 1 (0.36%) Nessus
3 1 (0.36%) Nmap
3 1 (0.36%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 18 (6.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.96%) Oracle
3 9 (3.24%) Cisco
3 9 (3.24%) LogRhythm
4 4 (1.44%) SAP
5 2 (0.72%) CA
5 2 (0.72%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Citrix
5 2 (0.72%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (0.72%) Qualys
5 2 (0.72%) Symantec
5 2 (0.72%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) AlienVault
6 1 (0.36%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.36%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.36%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.36%) Postini
6 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.36%) Sophos
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