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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 747 842 798
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 156 98 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.081% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.086% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 135 85 69
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £92,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £42,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -4.54%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £67,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +76 138 £50,000 -4.76% 6
London +34 56 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South East +18 36 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Scotland - 18 £70,000 -
West Sussex - 15 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +4 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +30 12 £55,000 +57.14%
Leeds +13 12 £45,000 +4.04% 1
West Yorkshire +6 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Gatwick - 11 £40,000 -
Aberdeen - 9 £70,000 -
West Midlands -12 8 £42,500 +10.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 7 £60,000 +37.14%
North West +6 7 £42,500 +37.09%
Edinburgh - 7 £70,000 -
City of London +23 6 £72,500 +28.31% 1
Manchester +9 6 £36,493 +17.71%
Milton Keynes -2 6 £60,000 +37.14%
Essex - 6 £55,000 -
Berkshire +5 5 £71,250 +18.75%
Birmingham +5 5 £42,500 -50.00% 3
South West -7 5 £40,000 -24.52%
Glasgow - 5 £38,000 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £31,000 -
Dorset - 4 - -
Kent +17 3 £35,000 -33.33%
Oxfordshire - 3 £55,000 -
Hungerford - 3 - -
Bedfordshire +26 2 £51,250 -35.93%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 246 (94.62%) Information Security
2 162 (62.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 133 (51.15%) CISSP
4 105 (40.38%) Finance
5 91 (35.00%) Risk Management
6 89 (34.23%) PCI DSS
7 84 (32.31%) Security Management
8 75 (28.85%) CISM
9 69 (26.54%) CISA
10 67 (25.77%) Management Information System
11 49 (18.85%) Risk Assessment
12 46 (17.69%) Data Protection
12 46 (17.69%) Degree
13 42 (16.15%) ISMS
13 42 (16.15%) Business Continuity
14 39 (15.00%) ITIL
15 38 (14.62%) Information Security Management
16 35 (13.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 35 (13.46%) Legal
17 34 (13.08%) Cyber Security
18 32 (12.31%) Firewall
19 30 (11.54%) CRISC
19 30 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (10.77%) COBIT
21 25 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
22 24 (9.23%) Network Security
23 23 (8.85%) Security Architecture
24 20 (7.69%) Banking
25 19 (7.31%) Investment Management
26 18 (6.92%) Incident Management

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) MS Project
1 3 (1.15%) MS Office
1 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.31%) Firewall
2 24 (9.23%) Network Security
3 7 (2.69%) VPN
4 6 (2.31%) LAN
5 5 (1.92%) WAN
6 4 (1.54%) DNS
6 4 (1.54%) SSL
6 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.54%) Internet
7 3 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.15%) DHCP
7 3 (1.15%) VoIP
8 2 (0.77%) Intranet
8 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.77%) Wireless
9 1 (0.38%) IPsec
9 1 (0.38%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.38%) FirePass
9 1 (0.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.54%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 105 (40.38%) Finance
2 35 (13.46%) Legal
3 20 (7.69%) Banking
4 12 (4.62%) Law
5 11 (4.23%) Retail
6 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.31%) Automotive
8 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.15%) Marketing
10 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.46%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.92%) JSP
3 3 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 67 (25.77%) Management Information System
2 30 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (3.46%) EMV
5 8 (3.08%) RMADS
5 8 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.31%) CESG
7 4 (1.54%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.77%) Open Source
9 2 (0.77%) Economics
9 2 (0.77%) Statistics
9 2 (0.77%) Replication
9 2 (0.77%) Clustering
9 2 (0.77%) BYOD
10 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.38%) iPhone
10 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.23%) Windows
2 6 (2.31%) Linux
2 6 (2.31%) UNIX
3 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (94.62%) Information Security
2 91 (35.00%) Risk Management
3 84 (32.31%) Security Management
4 49 (18.85%) Risk Assessment
5 46 (17.69%) Data Protection
6 42 (16.15%) ISMS
6 42 (16.15%) Business Continuity
7 39 (15.00%) ITIL
8 38 (14.62%) Information Security Management
9 34 (13.08%) Cyber Security
10 25 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (8.85%) Security Architecture
12 19 (7.31%) Investment Management
13 18 (6.92%) Incident Management
14 15 (5.77%) SIEM
15 13 (5.00%) E-Discovery
16 11 (4.23%) Project Management
16 11 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
17 10 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.62%) C
2 5 (1.92%) SQL
3 3 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 133 (51.15%) CISSP
2 75 (28.85%) CISM
3 69 (26.54%) CISA
4 46 (17.69%) Degree
5 30 (11.54%) CRISC
6 13 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.46%) CHFI
9 7 (2.69%) PCI QSA
9 7 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.92%) CCNA
10 5 (1.92%) IRCA
10 5 (1.92%) CEH
11 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.15%) CCNP
12 3 (1.15%) GCIH
13 2 (0.77%) GIAC
13 2 (0.77%) GCIA
13 2 (0.77%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (62.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (34.23%) PCI DSS
3 35 (13.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (10.77%) COBIT
5 10 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (2.69%) BS7799
7 5 (1.92%) EMIR
7 5 (1.92%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (1.92%) Basel II
7 5 (1.92%) MiFID
8 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.77%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.77%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Nessus
2 1 (0.38%) Nmap
2 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.38%) OpenView
2 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.08%) Cisco
3 4 (1.54%) LogRhythm
3 4 (1.54%) HP
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle
3 4 (1.54%) Juniper
3 4 (1.54%) Qualys
4 3 (1.15%) Tufin
4 3 (1.15%) VMware
4 3 (1.15%) Tripwire
4 3 (1.15%) CA
5 2 (0.77%) Dell
5 2 (0.77%) F5
5 2 (0.77%) Splunk
5 2 (0.77%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.38%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.38%) Sybase
6 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec
6 1 (0.38%) Clearswift
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