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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 729 807 896
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 147 148 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 122 124 76
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £78,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%

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
86462 102533 109645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71827 85446 90758
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +67 145 £62,500 +13.63% 6
London +92 85 £65,000 +8.33% 3
City of London +54 30 £62,500 -56.14% 2
West Midlands +9 22 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Birmingham +7 20 £40,000 +53.84% 1
North West -23 10 £50,000 -20.00% 2
South East +69 9 £100,000 +36.98%
Yorkshire +12 7 £62,500 +25.00%
Cheshire +18 6 - - 2
North Yorkshire +3 6 £62,500 +86.56%
South West +2 6 £40,500 +24.61%
Chester +10 5 - - 1
Exeter - 5 £45,000 -
Devon - 5 £45,000 -
Berkshire +44 4 £72,500 +6.61%
Manchester -14 4 £50,000 -4.76%
York - 4 £62,500 -
Nottinghamshire -4 3 £55,000 -21.42%
East Midlands -9 3 £55,000 +20.87%
Reading +38 2 £100,000 +81.81%
Oxfordshire +36 2 £100,000 +66.66%
East of England +13 2 £73,750 +38.49%
Skipton -2 2 £35,000 +4.47%
Nottingham -3 2 £55,000 -21.42%
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £100,000 -
Buckinghamshire +18 1 £41,500 -36.15%
Milton Keynes +16 1 £41,500 -36.15%
West Yorkshire +12 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Bristol +12 1 £36,000 +23.07%
Cambridge +9 1 £82,500 +83.33%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 291 (92.68%) Information Security
2 170 (54.14%) CISSP
3 166 (52.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 127 (40.45%) CISM
5 102 (32.48%) PCI DSS
6 97 (30.89%) Risk Management
7 93 (29.62%) Finance
7 93 (29.62%) CISA
8 75 (23.89%) Management Information System
9 59 (18.79%) Degree
9 59 (18.79%) Data Protection
10 58 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
11 53 (16.88%) Risk Assessment
12 49 (15.61%) ISMS
13 47 (14.97%) Security Management
14 44 (14.01%) SIEM
15 40 (12.74%) ITIL
16 36 (11.46%) COBIT
17 35 (11.15%) Legal
18 34 (10.83%) Penetration Testing
19 32 (10.19%) Data Security
19 32 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
20 31 (9.87%) Network Security
21 30 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (9.24%) Security Architecture
23 28 (8.92%) Information Security Management
23 28 (8.92%) Banking
24 26 (8.28%) Information Assurance
25 24 (7.64%) Windows
26 23 (7.32%) 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:

Applications
1 8 (2.55%) MS Office
2 6 (1.91%) MS Project
2 6 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (4.46%) assyst
2 8 (2.55%) Sentinel
2 8 (2.55%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 4 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.59%) IaaS
1 5 (1.59%) PaaS
2 4 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.87%) Network Security
2 19 (6.05%) Firewall
3 13 (4.14%) VPN
4 8 (2.55%) IPv4
4 8 (2.55%) IPv6
5 5 (1.59%) Internet
6 4 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.27%) LAN
6 4 (1.27%) SSL
6 4 (1.27%) WAN
7 3 (0.96%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.64%) Intranet
8 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.64%) GIS
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (29.62%) Finance
2 35 (11.15%) Legal
3 28 (8.92%) Banking
4 18 (5.73%) Law
5 11 (3.50%) Marketing
6 8 (2.55%) German Language
6 8 (2.55%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.91%) French Language
9 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.27%) Electronics
10 4 (1.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.64%) .NET
1 2 (0.64%) Middleware
2 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.89%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.01%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (6.37%) Computer Science
5 18 (5.73%) Data Centre
6 17 (5.41%) Cryptography
7 15 (4.78%) CESG
8 10 (3.18%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.23%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.96%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.64%) Fintech
14 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.64%) Windows
2 16 (5.10%) Linux
3 4 (1.27%) Unix
3 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.32%) AIX
4 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (92.68%) Information Security
2 97 (30.89%) Risk Management
3 59 (18.79%) Data Protection
4 58 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
5 53 (16.88%) Risk Assessment
6 49 (15.61%) ISMS
7 47 (14.97%) Security Management
8 44 (14.01%) SIEM
9 40 (12.74%) ITIL
10 34 (10.83%) Penetration Testing
11 32 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (10.19%) Data Security
12 29 (9.24%) Security Architecture
13 28 (8.92%) Information Security Management
14 26 (8.28%) Information Assurance
15 22 (7.01%) Internal Audit
15 22 (7.01%) Service Management
16 21 (6.69%) Incident Management
17 19 (6.05%) Change Control
18 17 (5.41%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.50%) SQL
2 4 (1.27%) C
3 2 (0.64%) Java
3 2 (0.64%) Scala
4 1 (0.32%) C#
4 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 170 (54.14%) CISSP
2 127 (40.45%) CISM
3 93 (29.62%) CISA
4 59 (18.79%) Degree
5 23 (7.32%) CRISC
6 22 (7.01%) Security Cleared
7 19 (6.05%) SC Cleared
8 16 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (4.14%) CEH
10 8 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.55%) CISMP
10 8 (2.55%) ISSAP
11 6 (1.91%) SANS
12 5 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (1.59%) PCI QSA
12 5 (1.59%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (1.59%) SSCP
13 3 (0.96%) GIAC
13 3 (0.96%) ISSEP
13 3 (0.96%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (52.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (32.48%) PCI DSS
3 36 (11.46%) COBIT
4 17 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (3.82%) ISO27002
6 10 (3.18%) COSO
6 10 (3.18%) ISO22301
7 9 (2.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (2.87%) ISO27005
8 8 (2.55%) QA
9 5 (1.59%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (1.59%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.96%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.64%) SLA
12 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.32%) EnCase
2 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.32%) Nagios
2 1 (0.32%) Nessus
2 1 (0.32%) Nmap
2 1 (0.32%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 23 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.14%) Oracle
3 12 (3.82%) Cisco
4 11 (3.50%) LogRhythm
5 9 (2.87%) CA
6 5 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (1.27%) AlienVault
7 4 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (0.64%) Citrix
8 2 (0.64%) Qualys
8 2 (0.64%) Symantec
8 2 (0.64%) VMware
9 1 (0.32%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.32%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.32%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.32%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.32%) Postini
9 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.32%) Sophos
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