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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Officer
Rank 799 793 808
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 97 74 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.070% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.074% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 72 66 86
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
107743 99984 109245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.34% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 87440 83008 92915
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 October 2014 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 2 October 2014. 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 +18 93 £52,500 +5.00% 5
London +7 47 £62,500 +9.64% 3
East of England +4 22 £47,500 +26.66%
Essex - 16 £54,000 -
South East -6 9 £45,000 +12.50%
City of London +2 7 £65,000 +10.16% 2
West Midlands -19 7 £52,500 -2.32% 1
Birmingham -20 7 £52,500 -2.32%
Wimbledon - 7 - -
Berkshire 0 5 £45,000 -59.09%
East Midlands -2 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Hertfordshire -14 4 £38,500 -23.00%
Letchworth - 4 £38,500 -
West Yorkshire -31 3 £45,000 +30.43%
Yorkshire -50 3 £45,000 -11.76%
Leicestershire - 3 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £43,750 +16.66%
Cambridge -9 2 £43,750 +16.66%
Bracknell - 2 £46,250 -
Leicester - 2 £36,250 -
Newbury - 2 £37,537 -
Wakefield - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £33,750 -
South Wales +7 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Wales +1 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £62,500 +92.30%
Reading -4 1 £47,500 -56.81%
Cardiff -6 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Scotland -15 1 - -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 167 (83.92%) Information Security
2 125 (62.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (43.72%) CISSP
4 72 (36.18%) PCI DSS
5 56 (28.14%) Business Continuity
6 55 (27.64%) Finance
7 53 (26.63%) CISM
8 43 (21.61%) CISA
9 40 (20.10%) Management Information System
9 40 (20.10%) Risk Management
10 33 (16.58%) Data Protection
11 32 (16.08%) Legal
12 29 (14.57%) Network Security
13 28 (14.07%) Security Management
14 25 (12.56%) Degree
15 24 (12.06%) Data Security
15 24 (12.06%) Business Continuity Planning
16 23 (11.56%) Firewall
16 23 (11.56%) Windows
17 22 (11.06%) Risk Assessment
18 21 (10.55%) Security Cleared
19 20 (10.05%) BCP
20 19 (9.55%) ISO 9001
20 19 (9.55%) Data Protection Act
21 18 (9.05%) Information Security Management
21 18 (9.05%) ISMS
22 17 (8.54%) Information Governance
22 17 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
23 16 (8.04%) ITIL

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.50%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) MS Office
2 4 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.01%) MS Project
3 3 (1.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.57%) Network Security
2 23 (11.56%) Firewall
3 15 (7.54%) Intranet
4 7 (3.52%) VPN
5 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.51%) LAN
6 3 (1.51%) WAN
6 3 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.50%) VLAN
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 55 (27.64%) Finance
2 32 (16.08%) Legal
3 16 (8.04%) German Language
4 11 (5.53%) Banking
4 11 (5.53%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.02%) Retail
6 3 (1.51%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.51%) Law
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.01%) SOAP
1 2 (1.01%) REST
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.10%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.55%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.52%) CESG
5 7 (3.52%) RMADS
6 6 (3.02%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.02%) PKI
7 4 (2.01%) EMV
8 2 (1.01%) Open Source
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) FMCG
9 1 (0.50%) iSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.56%) Windows
2 13 (6.53%) Linux
3 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (83.92%) Information Security
2 56 (28.14%) Business Continuity
3 40 (20.10%) Risk Management
4 33 (16.58%) Data Protection
5 28 (14.07%) Security Management
6 24 (12.06%) Data Security
6 24 (12.06%) Business Continuity Planning
7 22 (11.06%) Risk Assessment
8 20 (10.05%) BCP
9 18 (9.05%) Information Security Management
9 18 (9.05%) ISMS
10 17 (8.54%) Information Governance
10 17 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (8.04%) ITIL
12 13 (6.53%) Data Management
12 13 (6.53%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (6.53%) Incident Management
13 11 (5.53%) Project Management
14 10 (5.03%) Information Assurance
15 8 (4.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.51%) C
2 2 (1.01%) SQL
3 1 (0.50%) Java
3 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 87 (43.72%) CISSP
2 53 (26.63%) CISM
3 43 (21.61%) CISA
4 25 (12.56%) Degree
5 21 (10.55%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.54%) ISEB
7 11 (5.53%) CISMP
8 10 (5.03%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.51%) CEH
10 4 (2.01%) IRCA
11 2 (1.01%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.01%) CRISC
12 1 (0.50%) HND
12 1 (0.50%) MCSA
12 1 (0.50%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (62.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (36.18%) PCI DSS
3 19 (9.55%) ISO 9001
4 10 (5.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (4.52%) COBIT
6 6 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (2.51%) CESG Infosec
8 2 (1.01%) SLA
8 2 (1.01%) BS7799
8 2 (1.01%) QA
9 1 (0.50%) COSO
System Software
1 6 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (5.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.01%) Cisco
2 4 (2.01%) CA
2 4 (2.01%) VMware
3 3 (1.51%) Tripwire
3 3 (1.51%) Tufin
3 3 (1.51%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.01%) Computacenter
4 2 (1.01%) NetApp
4 2 (1.01%) McAfee
4 2 (1.01%) HP
4 2 (1.01%) EMC
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle
5 1 (0.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.50%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.50%) Qualys
City, London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago