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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 735 834 879
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 198 144 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.13% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 156 130 87
Median salary £46,750 £47,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.05% +11.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,100 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +101 186 £47,500 - 11
London +38 70 £60,000 +4.34% 5
West Midlands +8 43 £40,000 - 2
South East +36 25 £50,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire +30 25 £42,500 +18.05% 1
City of London +69 23 £55,000 -26.66% 1
Birmingham +4 22 £44,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +8 18 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Leeds +33 16 £48,000 +1.05% 1
Buckinghamshire +36 12 £50,000 -4.76%
West Bromwich +6 11 £40,000 -
North West +38 10 £40,000 -23.80%
East of England +28 9 £53,088 -0.55% 2
Scotland +9 7 £45,000 +18.42%
Manchester +2 7 £40,000 -23.80%
Berkshire +21 6 £73,000 +69.76%
Surrey +21 6 £41,000 -49.69%
North Yorkshire +13 6 £35,000 +4.47%
Glasgow -6 6 £45,000 +18.42%
Skipton +4 5 £35,000 +12.90%
Stockport - 5 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes +29 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Essex +19 4 £65,000 +21.49% 1
East Midlands +10 4 £82,500 +120.00%
South West +24 3 £75,000 +140.00% 1
Bristol +22 3 £75,000 +140.00%
Liverpool - 3 £65,000 -
Norwich - 3 £41,175 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £41,175 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £65,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 337 (88.45%) Information Security
2 235 (61.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 189 (49.61%) CISSP
4 119 (31.23%) CISM
5 112 (29.40%) Finance
6 108 (28.35%) Management Information System
7 94 (24.67%) PCI DSS
8 92 (24.15%) Security Management
9 87 (22.83%) ISMS
10 84 (22.05%) Data Protection
11 79 (20.73%) Information Security Management
12 74 (19.42%) Risk Management
13 71 (18.64%) CISA
14 69 (18.11%) SIEM
15 57 (14.96%) Risk Assessment
16 56 (14.70%) Firewall
17 53 (13.91%) Legal
17 53 (13.91%) Data Protection Act
18 52 (13.65%) Degree
18 52 (13.65%) ITIL
19 45 (11.81%) Network Security
20 44 (11.55%) Disaster Recovery
21 41 (10.76%) ISO27002
22 40 (10.50%) Cybersecurity
22 40 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (9.45%) Project Management
24 35 (9.19%) Internal Audit
25 33 (8.66%) Active Directory
25 33 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
26 32 (8.40%) Microsoft

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 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.79%) IIS
3 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (4.46%) MS Office
2 14 (3.67%) MS Project
2 14 (3.67%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.15%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.70%) Firewall
2 45 (11.81%) Network Security
3 13 (3.41%) VPN
4 11 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (2.10%) IPv4
5 8 (2.10%) IPv6
5 8 (2.10%) SSL
6 3 (0.79%) Internet
7 2 (0.52%) Extranet
7 2 (0.52%) Intranet
7 2 (0.52%) SAN
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.26%) GIS
General
1 112 (29.40%) Finance
2 53 (13.91%) Legal
3 19 (4.99%) Banking
4 12 (3.15%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.89%) Law
6 10 (2.62%) Marketing
7 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.79%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.26%) COM
1 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 108 (28.35%) Management Information System
2 53 (13.91%) Data Protection Act
3 40 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.09%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.41%) CESG
6 10 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.10%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.84%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.31%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.79%) Fintech
11 3 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.52%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.52%) PKI
12 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.26%) EMC VNX
13 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.26%) iPad
13 1 (0.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.51%) Windows
2 12 (3.15%) Linux
3 4 (1.05%) Unix
3 4 (1.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (88.45%) Information Security
2 92 (24.15%) Security Management
3 87 (22.83%) ISMS
4 84 (22.05%) Data Protection
5 79 (20.73%) Information Security Management
6 74 (19.42%) Risk Management
7 69 (18.11%) SIEM
8 57 (14.96%) Risk Assessment
9 52 (13.65%) ITIL
10 44 (11.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 40 (10.50%) Cybersecurity
12 36 (9.45%) Project Management
13 35 (9.19%) Internal Audit
14 33 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (8.14%) Business Continuity
16 26 (6.82%) Data Security
16 26 (6.82%) Statistical Analysis
17 22 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
18 15 (3.94%) Incident Management
18 15 (3.94%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.52%) C
1 2 (0.52%) Perl
1 2 (0.52%) Python
1 2 (0.52%) Ruby
1 2 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (49.61%) CISSP
2 119 (31.23%) CISM
3 71 (18.64%) CISA
4 52 (13.65%) Degree
5 27 (7.09%) CRISC
6 26 (6.82%) CISMP
7 25 (6.56%) Security Cleared
8 24 (6.30%) SSCP
9 19 (4.99%) SC Cleared
10 12 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.15%) CLAS
11 11 (2.89%) CCNA
12 6 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (1.31%) GSEC
14 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.79%) CCENT
15 3 (0.79%) CEH
15 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (61.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (24.67%) PCI DSS
3 41 (10.76%) ISO27002
4 25 (6.56%) COBIT
5 20 (5.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (4.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (2.89%) COSO
8 9 (2.36%) ISO 9001
8 9 (2.36%) RMADS
9 5 (1.31%) ISO22301
10 4 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (1.05%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.79%) SLA
12 2 (0.52%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.52%) Val IT
13 1 (0.26%) BS7799
13 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 33 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.52%) ACF2
3 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.51%) CA
3 13 (3.41%) LogRhythm
4 10 (2.62%) Cisco
5 9 (2.36%) VMware
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle
7 3 (0.79%) EMC
7 3 (0.79%) Forcepoint
7 3 (0.79%) Splunk
8 2 (0.52%) Capita
8 2 (0.52%) Computacenter
8 2 (0.52%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.26%) Altiris
9 1 (0.26%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) F5
9 1 (0.26%) HP
9 1 (0.26%) NetApp
9 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.26%) Sony
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Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
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Salary: £00000 - £1 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £50000 per annum
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
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