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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 764 800 800
Rank change year-on-year
+36 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 115 72 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.069% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.073% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 87 60 62
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,700 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £66,100 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +3.65%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 January 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 January 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 +44 109 £58,750 +17.50% 7
London +54 54 £70,000 +33.33% 1
East of England +7 20 £61,250 +36.11% 1
City of London +19 16 £82,500 +46.66%
Essex - 11 £55,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -1 9 £42,500 +30.76%
Leeds -3 9 £42,500 +34.92%
Yorkshire -24 9 £42,500 +10.38% 1
South East -33 9 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £80,000 -
Birmingham -11 6 £52,500 +36.36% 1
West Midlands -11 6 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Cambridge - 6 £80,000 -
Scotland +17 5 £70,000 +76.33% 2
Edinburgh +7 5 £70,000 +89.73%
North West -7 5 £47,500 +5.55%
South West -12 4 - - 1
Manchester - 4 £52,500 -
Aberdeen - 4 £70,000 -
Cirencester - 4 - -
Colchester - 4 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Berkshire -3 3 £60,000 -10.44%
East Midlands +18 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Reading +8 2 £60,000 -15.49%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £87,500 -
Chelmsford - 2 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £87,500 -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 197 (95.63%) Information Security
2 143 (69.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (52.43%) CISSP
4 89 (43.20%) PCI DSS
5 78 (37.86%) Finance
6 63 (30.58%) CISA
7 62 (30.10%) Risk Management
7 62 (30.10%) Security Management
8 59 (28.64%) CISM
9 46 (22.33%) Management Information System
9 46 (22.33%) Business Continuity
10 36 (17.48%) Information Security Management
11 34 (16.50%) ISMS
12 33 (16.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 32 (15.53%) Risk Assessment
14 29 (14.08%) Network Security
14 29 (14.08%) Cyber Security
15 27 (13.11%) Degree
16 26 (12.62%) Legal
17 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (11.65%) Security Architecture
19 22 (10.68%) Disaster Recovery
20 20 (9.71%) ITIL
21 18 (8.74%) Firewall
22 17 (8.25%) Data Protection
22 17 (8.25%) CRISC
23 16 (7.77%) COBIT
24 15 (7.28%) Incident Management
25 14 (6.80%) Investment Management
25 14 (6.80%) E-Discovery

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (0.97%) IIS
2 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) MS Project
1 6 (2.91%) MS Office
1 6 (2.91%) MS Visio
1 6 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.08%) Network Security
2 18 (8.74%) Firewall
3 7 (3.40%) LAN
3 7 (3.40%) WAN
4 5 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.46%) Internet
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.97%) VPN
7 1 (0.49%) DNS
7 1 (0.49%) Intranet
7 1 (0.49%) HTTP
7 1 (0.49%) Wireless
7 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.49%) VLAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
General
1 78 (37.86%) Finance
2 26 (12.62%) Legal
3 13 (6.31%) Retail
4 11 (5.34%) German Language
5 9 (4.37%) Banking
5 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.91%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.91%) Law
7 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.46%) Advertising
7 3 (1.46%) Automotive
7 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.43%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.97%) REST
2 2 (0.97%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.33%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.37%) EMV
4 7 (3.40%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.94%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.94%) RMADS
7 3 (1.46%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.46%) Open Source
8 2 (0.97%) iPad
8 2 (0.97%) Replication
8 2 (0.97%) Clustering
8 2 (0.97%) CESG
9 1 (0.49%) Tandem
9 1 (0.49%) Equities
9 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.88%) Windows
2 5 (2.43%) Linux
3 3 (1.46%) UNIX
4 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (95.63%) Information Security
2 62 (30.10%) Security Management
2 62 (30.10%) Risk Management
3 46 (22.33%) Business Continuity
4 36 (17.48%) Information Security Management
5 34 (16.50%) ISMS
6 32 (15.53%) Risk Assessment
7 29 (14.08%) Cyber Security
8 24 (11.65%) Security Architecture
9 22 (10.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (9.71%) ITIL
11 17 (8.25%) Data Protection
12 15 (7.28%) Incident Management
13 14 (6.80%) Investment Management
13 14 (6.80%) E-Discovery
13 14 (6.80%) Data Management
14 12 (5.83%) Business Continuity Planning
15 11 (5.34%) Data Security
16 10 (4.85%) Project Management
16 10 (4.85%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.85%) C
2 4 (1.94%) SQL
3 2 (0.97%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 108 (52.43%) CISSP
2 63 (30.58%) CISA
3 59 (28.64%) CISM
4 27 (13.11%) Degree
5 17 (8.25%) CRISC
6 10 (4.85%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.37%) PCI QSA
8 7 (3.40%) IRCA
9 5 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.43%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.43%) CHFI
10 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.97%) ISEB
11 2 (0.97%) CCNP
11 2 (0.97%) CCNA
11 2 (0.97%) ISACA
12 1 (0.49%) CCIE
12 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.49%) GIAC
12 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (69.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (43.20%) PCI DSS
3 33 (16.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (7.77%) COBIT
5 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (2.91%) BS7799
6 4 (1.94%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.97%) QA
8 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.49%) MiFID
8 1 (0.49%) SLA
8 1 (0.49%) Basel II
8 1 (0.49%) COSO
8 1 (0.49%) EMIR
8 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (4.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.88%) Cisco
3 6 (2.91%) CA
4 5 (2.43%) VMware
5 4 (1.94%) Oracle
6 3 (1.46%) HP
7 2 (0.97%) Dell
7 2 (0.97%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.97%) Qualys
7 2 (0.97%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.97%) Juniper
8 1 (0.49%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.49%) F5
8 1 (0.49%) Splunk
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix
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