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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 747 816 810
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 145 80 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.071% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.076% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 121 72 62
Average salary £58,750 £52,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.90% +17.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,600 £29,521
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £94,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.43% +8.75%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +64 130 £55,000 +4.76% 9
London +71 59 £67,500 +17.39% 2
South East +8 28 £40,000 -27.27% 3
East of England +17 15 £55,000 -
Scotland - 15 £70,000 -
Leeds +17 12 £45,000 +7.14%
West Yorkshire 0 12 £45,000 +7.14%
Yorkshire -1 12 £45,000 +12.50%
West Sussex - 12 £35,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 10 £70,000 -
City of London +8 9 £82,500 +57.14%
Edinburgh - 8 £70,000 -
Gatwick - 8 £40,000 -
Essex - 8 £55,000 -
North West +12 6 £36,493 +17.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £60,000 +37.14%
Manchester +13 5 £30,486 -1.65% 2
Milton Keynes +4 5 £60,000 +37.14%
South West -18 5 £40,000 -
Berkshire +3 4 £57,500 -4.16%
Dorset -23 4 - -
Bournemouth -23 4 - -
West Midlands -30 4 £43,750 +13.63% 2
Crawley - 4 £31,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £80,000 -
Kent +18 3 £35,000 -33.33%
Oxfordshire - 3 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £80,000 -
Hungerford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -4 2 £87,500 +150.00%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 231 (94.67%) Information Security
2 153 (62.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 128 (52.46%) CISSP
4 100 (40.98%) Finance
5 91 (37.30%) PCI DSS
6 83 (34.02%) Risk Management
7 79 (32.38%) Security Management
8 65 (26.64%) CISM
9 64 (26.23%) CISA
10 58 (23.77%) Management Information System
11 45 (18.44%) Risk Assessment
11 45 (18.44%) Business Continuity
12 42 (17.21%) Degree
13 41 (16.80%) Data Protection
14 36 (14.75%) Cyber Security
14 36 (14.75%) Information Security Management
14 36 (14.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 36 (14.75%) ITIL
15 35 (14.34%) ISMS
16 33 (13.52%) Legal
17 30 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (10.66%) COBIT
18 26 (10.66%) Firewall
19 25 (10.25%) Disaster Recovery
19 25 (10.25%) Network Security
20 24 (9.84%) Security Architecture
21 22 (9.02%) CRISC
22 19 (7.79%) Investment Management
22 19 (7.79%) Banking
23 16 (6.56%) Incident Management

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (0.82%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) MS Project
1 3 (1.23%) MS Office
1 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.66%) Firewall
2 25 (10.25%) Network Security
3 6 (2.46%) VPN
3 6 (2.46%) LAN
3 6 (2.46%) WAN
4 5 (2.05%) Internet
5 4 (1.64%) DNS
6 3 (1.23%) SSL
6 3 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.23%) DHCP
6 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.23%) VoIP
7 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.41%) Wireless
8 1 (0.41%) IPsec
8 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.64%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
General
1 100 (40.98%) Finance
2 33 (13.52%) Legal
3 19 (7.79%) Banking
4 12 (4.92%) Law
5 11 (4.51%) Retail
6 9 (3.69%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.46%) Automotive
8 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.23%) Marketing
9 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.82%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.10%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.64%) .NET
3 3 (1.23%) JSP
4 1 (0.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.77%) Management Information System
2 30 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (3.69%) EMV
5 8 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.46%) RMADS
7 5 (2.05%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.23%) CESG
9 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.82%) Economics
10 2 (0.82%) Statistics
10 2 (0.82%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.82%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) Tandem
11 1 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.10%) Windows
2 4 (1.64%) Linux
2 4 (1.64%) UNIX
3 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (94.67%) Information Security
2 83 (34.02%) Risk Management
3 79 (32.38%) Security Management
4 45 (18.44%) Business Continuity
4 45 (18.44%) Risk Assessment
5 41 (16.80%) Data Protection
6 36 (14.75%) Information Security Management
6 36 (14.75%) ITIL
6 36 (14.75%) Cyber Security
7 35 (14.34%) ISMS
8 25 (10.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (9.84%) Security Architecture
10 19 (7.79%) Investment Management
11 16 (6.56%) Incident Management
12 14 (5.74%) E-Discovery
12 14 (5.74%) SIEM
13 11 (4.51%) Ethical Hacking
13 11 (4.51%) Project Management
13 11 (4.51%) Business Continuity Management
14 10 (4.10%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.74%) C
2 6 (2.46%) SQL
3 4 (1.64%) Java
4 2 (0.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 128 (52.46%) CISSP
2 65 (26.64%) CISM
3 64 (26.23%) CISA
4 42 (17.21%) Degree
5 22 (9.02%) CRISC
6 10 (4.10%) CHFI
7 8 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.87%) PCI QSA
9 6 (2.46%) CCNA
10 5 (2.05%) IRCA
10 5 (2.05%) CEH
10 5 (2.05%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.23%) CCNP
13 2 (0.82%) CISMP
13 2 (0.82%) GCIH
13 2 (0.82%) GIAC
13 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.82%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (62.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (37.30%) PCI DSS
3 36 (14.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (10.66%) COBIT
5 11 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (3.28%) BS7799
7 5 (2.05%) EMIR
7 5 (2.05%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (2.05%) Basel II
7 5 (2.05%) MiFID
8 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.41%) SLA
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (3.69%) Cisco
2 8 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.05%) Oracle
4 4 (1.64%) VMware
5 3 (1.23%) HP
5 3 (1.23%) Juniper
5 3 (1.23%) CA
6 2 (0.82%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.82%) Dell
6 2 (0.82%) Qualys
6 2 (0.82%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.82%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.41%) Tufin
7 1 (0.41%) F5
7 1 (0.41%) Splunk
7 1 (0.41%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.41%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.41%) Sybase
7 1 (0.41%) Citrix
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competetive, bonus + more
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £28,695 - £32,277 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 17 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago