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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 756 836 789
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 146 102 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.086% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.091% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 132 81 82
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £32,500 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £38,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+11.68% -21.02%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 +74 138 £47,500 +11.76% 14
London +35 54 £57,500 -4.16% 5
South East +34 24 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire +12 22 £36,000 -10.00% 2
West Yorkshire +7 14 £37,000 -8.64%
City of London +39 13 £73,750 +27.15% 4
East of England +6 13 £53,500 +64.61% 2
West Midlands -12 13 £40,000 -5.88% 3
West Sussex - 11 £45,000 -
Birmingham -2 9 £26,000 -21.21% 2
North Yorkshire +8 8 £33,500 - 2
East Midlands +9 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £53,272 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £53,272 - 1
Scotland +6 5 £38,000 +2.99%
Leeds +3 5 £47,500 +15.85%
Glasgow - 5 £38,000 -
Skipton - 5 £31,000 - 2
Bradford -22 4 £37,000 -7.50%
Northampton - 4 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £43,000 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £37,500 -
Surrey - 4 £81,500 -
South West -3 3 £32,500 -39.53%
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
Gatwick - 3 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire 0 2 - -
Nottingham -5 2 - -
Bristol -20 2 £31,250 -41.86%

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 278 (93.92%) Information Security
2 194 (65.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 159 (53.72%) CISSP
4 110 (37.16%) CISM
5 106 (35.81%) Finance
6 93 (31.42%) Risk Management
6 93 (31.42%) PCI DSS
7 90 (30.41%) Management Information System
8 82 (27.70%) CISA
9 67 (22.64%) Security Management
10 56 (18.92%) Degree
11 53 (17.91%) Risk Assessment
12 51 (17.23%) Data Protection
13 45 (15.20%) Firewall
14 44 (14.86%) ITIL
15 33 (11.15%) ISMS
15 33 (11.15%) Business Continuity
16 30 (10.14%) Legal
16 30 (10.14%) Cyber Security
17 29 (9.80%) CRISC
18 27 (9.12%) Incident Management
19 26 (8.78%) Network Security
19 26 (8.78%) COBIT
20 25 (8.45%) Information Security Management
21 23 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
22 22 (7.43%) Banking
22 22 (7.43%) Project Management
23 21 (7.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
24 20 (6.76%) Security Cleared
25 19 (6.42%) Analytical Skills

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (3.04%) IIS
2 3 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.70%) SaaS
1 8 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.20%) Firewall
2 26 (8.78%) Network Security
3 11 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.38%) Wireless
5 9 (3.04%) VPN
5 9 (3.04%) LAN
6 8 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.70%) Internet
7 6 (2.03%) WAN
7 6 (2.03%) SSL
8 5 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.01%) DNS
9 3 (1.01%) DHCP
9 3 (1.01%) VoIP
10 2 (0.68%) HTTP
10 2 (0.68%) DMZ
10 2 (0.68%) Intranet
10 2 (0.68%) FirePass
10 2 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.68%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.68%) Big Data
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) JIRA
1 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
General
1 106 (35.81%) Finance
2 30 (10.14%) Legal
3 22 (7.43%) Banking
4 10 (3.38%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.70%) Law
6 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.69%) Automotive
7 5 (1.69%) Retail
8 4 (1.35%) Marketing
8 4 (1.35%) Advertising
9 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.03%) JSP
2 5 (1.69%) .NET
2 5 (1.69%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.68%) REST
3 2 (0.68%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (30.41%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.39%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.38%) CESG
6 8 (2.70%) RMADS
7 7 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.36%) EMV
8 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.35%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.35%) PKI
10 3 (1.01%) Economics
10 3 (1.01%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.01%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.68%) Statistics
11 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.72%) Windows
2 8 (2.70%) Linux
3 6 (2.03%) UNIX
4 1 (0.34%) Android
4 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (93.92%) Information Security
2 93 (31.42%) Risk Management
3 67 (22.64%) Security Management
4 53 (17.91%) Risk Assessment
5 51 (17.23%) Data Protection
6 44 (14.86%) ITIL
7 33 (11.15%) Business Continuity
7 33 (11.15%) ISMS
8 30 (10.14%) Cyber Security
9 27 (9.12%) Incident Management
10 25 (8.45%) Information Security Management
11 23 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (7.43%) Project Management
13 18 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (5.74%) SIEM
15 16 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
15 16 (5.41%) Investment Management
16 15 (5.07%) Security Architecture
17 12 (4.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 12 (4.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.41%) C
2 6 (2.03%) Java
2 6 (2.03%) SQL
3 4 (1.35%) C++
4 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 159 (53.72%) CISSP
2 110 (37.16%) CISM
3 82 (27.70%) CISA
4 56 (18.92%) Degree
5 29 (9.80%) CRISC
6 20 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 18 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (5.07%) SC Cleared
9 13 (4.39%) CCNA
10 6 (2.03%) CCNP
10 6 (2.03%) GIAC
10 6 (2.03%) CISMP
11 5 (1.69%) CHFI
11 5 (1.69%) CEH
11 5 (1.69%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.35%) CIMA
12 4 (1.35%) CCSE
12 4 (1.35%) CCSA
12 4 (1.35%) CCDA
13 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (65.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (31.42%) PCI DSS
3 26 (8.78%) COBIT
4 21 (7.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (3.38%) BS7799
6 9 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 6 (2.03%) ISO 9001
7 6 (2.03%) Basel II
7 6 (2.03%) MiFID
7 6 (2.03%) EMIR
7 6 (2.03%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (1.01%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.68%) BS25999
9 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.68%) QA
9 2 (0.68%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.34%) SLA
10 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.68%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (2.70%) Nessus
2 3 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.01%) ZENworks
2 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.68%) Nmap
4 1 (0.34%) AppDetective
4 1 (0.34%) OpenView
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (3.38%) Cisco
1 10 (3.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.36%) Qualys
3 6 (2.03%) Oracle
4 5 (1.69%) HP
4 5 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 4 (1.35%) Juniper
6 3 (1.01%) Symantec
6 3 (1.01%) VMware
6 3 (1.01%) Tripwire
6 3 (1.01%) Trend Micro
6 3 (1.01%) Tufin
6 3 (1.01%) Aruba
6 3 (1.01%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (1.01%) LogRhythm
6 3 (1.01%) Brocade
7 2 (0.68%) F5
7 2 (0.68%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.34%) Huawei
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