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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK
Rank 750 767 816
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 102 182 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 86 167 104
Median salary £57,500 £53,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.49% -18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-12.01% -13.63%

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +15 100 £57,500 +8.49% 7
London +57 49 £65,000 +8.33% 4
West Midlands +39 22 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham +21 18 £40,000 -
North West +7 16 £41,792 -30.34%
City of London +43 10 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Bootle - 8 £41,792 -
Merseyside - 8 £41,792 -
East of England +32 6 £33,300 -43.31% 1
Manchester -20 5 £43,000 -28.33%
Essex +17 4 £33,300 -48.76%
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £33,300 -
South East +38 3 £45,000 -14.28%
South West -7 3 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
Berkshire +46 2 £45,000 -18.18%
Coventry +24 2 - -
Chester - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £38,000 - 1
County Londonderry - 2 £100,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £100,000 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £100,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 £65,000 -23.52%
Gloucestershire -12 1 £37,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £29,500 -
North East - 1 £29,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £45,000 -
Twickenham - 1 £80,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £29,500 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 231 (94.67%) Information Security
2 153 (62.70%) CISSP
3 122 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (48.77%) CISM
5 86 (35.25%) CISA
6 77 (31.56%) Risk Management
7 67 (27.46%) Finance
8 64 (26.23%) PCI DSS
9 60 (24.59%) Management Information System
10 54 (22.13%) Cybersecurity
11 48 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
12 41 (16.80%) Data Protection
13 38 (15.57%) Degree
14 35 (14.34%) ISMS
15 33 (13.52%) COBIT
15 33 (13.52%) ITIL
16 32 (13.11%) Data Security
17 31 (12.70%) SIEM
18 30 (12.30%) Security Management
19 29 (11.89%) Network Security
19 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (11.48%) Incident Management
21 27 (11.07%) Cyber Essentials
22 26 (10.66%) Service Management
23 23 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
23 23 (9.43%) Security Architecture
23 23 (9.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
24 22 (9.02%) Change Management
25 21 (8.61%) Penetration Testing
25 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared

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 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
2 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (8.20%) assyst
2 14 (5.74%) Sentinel
3 6 (2.46%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 3 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.46%) SaaS
2 5 (2.05%) IaaS
2 5 (2.05%) PaaS
3 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.89%) Network Security
2 18 (7.38%) Firewall
3 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.82%) Intranet
4 2 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.82%) LAN
4 2 (0.82%) WAN
5 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.41%) IPv4
5 1 (0.41%) IPv6
5 1 (0.41%) SMS
5 1 (0.41%) SSL
5 1 (0.41%) VPN
5 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.82%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (27.46%) Finance
2 19 (7.79%) Banking
3 18 (7.38%) Legal
4 16 (6.56%) Law
5 10 (4.10%) German Language
5 10 (4.10%) Marketing
6 8 (3.28%) Spanish Language
7 6 (2.46%) French Language
8 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.23%) Electronics
9 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 60 (24.59%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.38%) CESG
4 17 (6.97%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.74%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.23%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.23%) Fintech
9 3 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.69%) Linux
2 8 (3.28%) Windows
3 3 (1.23%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (94.67%) Information Security
2 77 (31.56%) Risk Management
3 54 (22.13%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
5 41 (16.80%) Data Protection
6 35 (14.34%) ISMS
7 33 (13.52%) ITIL
8 32 (13.11%) Data Security
9 31 (12.70%) SIEM
10 30 (12.30%) Security Management
11 28 (11.48%) Incident Management
12 26 (10.66%) Service Management
13 23 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (9.43%) Security Architecture
14 22 (9.02%) Change Management
15 21 (8.61%) Penetration Testing
16 20 (8.20%) Information Security Management
17 17 (6.97%) Change Control
18 16 (6.56%) Security Operations
18 16 (6.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.69%) SQL
2 3 (1.23%) C
3 2 (0.82%) Java
3 2 (0.82%) Scala
4 1 (0.41%) C#
4 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (62.70%) CISSP
2 119 (48.77%) CISM
3 86 (35.25%) CISA
4 38 (15.57%) Degree
5 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.38%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.74%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (5.33%) CISMP
9 12 (4.92%) CRISC
10 9 (3.69%) CEH
11 8 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (2.46%) ISSAP
12 6 (2.46%) PCI QSA
13 5 (2.05%) CREST Certified
13 5 (2.05%) SANS
14 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.82%) PhD
15 2 (0.82%) SSCP
16 1 (0.41%) CCNA
16 1 (0.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (26.23%) PCI DSS
3 33 (13.52%) COBIT
4 27 (11.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (9.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 16 (6.56%) ISO22301
7 14 (5.74%) QA
8 9 (3.69%) COSO
9 8 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (2.46%) GDPR
10 6 (2.46%) ISO27005
11 4 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.23%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.82%) FINRA
14 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.69%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.41%) EnCase
3 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.41%) Nagios
3 1 (0.41%) Nessus
3 1 (0.41%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 16 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.10%) Oracle
3 8 (3.28%) Cisco
3 8 (3.28%) LogRhythm
4 3 (1.23%) SAP
5 2 (0.82%) Citrix
5 2 (0.82%) Qualys
5 2 (0.82%) Symantec
5 2 (0.82%) VMware
6 1 (0.41%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.41%) CA
6 1 (0.41%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.41%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.41%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.41%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.41%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.41%) Postini
6 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.41%) Sophos
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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