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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Officer
Rank 798 788 803
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 106 83 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.076% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.081% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 81 73 93
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £57,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 92 £47,500 -2.56% 16
London +18 43 £60,000 +20.00% 7
East of England +14 22 £38,500 -16.75% 2
Essex - 12 £46,250 - 1
West Midlands -4 11 £43,250 -24.78% 2
Hertfordshire +3 9 £38,500 -23.00% 1
West Yorkshire -27 9 £41,500 +20.28% 1
Yorkshire -33 9 £41,500 -36.15% 1
Letchworth - 9 £38,500 -
Wales +6 8 £37,500 +15.38%
South Wales +2 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Cardiff +1 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Birmingham +2 6 £48,250 -16.08% 1
City of London -6 6 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Wakefield - 5 - -
Leeds -23 4 £41,500 +20.28% 1
South East -28 4 £42,537 +6.34% 3
Walsall - 4 £42,500 -
Wimbledon - 4 - -
Berkshire -6 3 £47,500 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £36,250 -
County Antrim - 2 £116,250 -
Belfast - 2 £116,250 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £116,250 -
Cambridge -2 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Bristol -4 1 £55,000 +71.87% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £42,500 +13.33%
South West -19 1 £55,000 +71.87% 1
Scotland -28 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £37,500 -

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 162 (81.00%) Information Security
2 117 (58.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 79 (39.50%) CISSP
4 66 (33.00%) PCI DSS
5 61 (30.50%) Finance
6 59 (29.50%) Business Continuity
7 53 (26.50%) CISM
8 45 (22.50%) Management Information System
9 43 (21.50%) Data Protection
10 40 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 39 (19.50%) Legal
12 36 (18.00%) CISA
13 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
13 28 (14.00%) Security Management
14 27 (13.50%) Degree
15 25 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
15 25 (12.50%) Data Security
15 25 (12.50%) Windows
16 24 (12.00%) Firewall
16 24 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
17 23 (11.50%) Data Protection Act
17 23 (11.50%) Network Security
18 21 (10.50%) BCP
18 21 (10.50%) ITIL
18 21 (10.50%) ISO 9001
18 21 (10.50%) Penetration Testing
19 20 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 20 (10.00%) Information Governance
20 19 (9.50%) ISMS
20 19 (9.50%) Project Management

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.00%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.00%) MS Office
2 5 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS Project
3 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.00%) Firewall
2 23 (11.50%) Network Security
3 18 (9.00%) Intranet
4 7 (3.50%) VPN
5 5 (2.50%) LAN
6 4 (2.00%) WAN
6 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.50%) HTTP
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) SAN
7 1 (0.50%) Wireless
7 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.50%) VLAN
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
General
1 61 (30.50%) Finance
2 39 (19.50%) Legal
3 15 (7.50%) Banking
4 14 (7.00%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.50%) German Language
6 5 (2.50%) Retail
7 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.00%) Law
7 4 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.50%) Advertising
8 3 (1.50%) French Language
9 2 (1.00%) Military
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 23 (11.50%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (4.50%) CESG
4 7 (3.50%) RMADS
5 6 (3.00%) PKI
6 4 (2.00%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.00%) EMV
8 1 (0.50%) iSeries
8 1 (0.50%) Open Source
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.50%) Windows
2 10 (5.00%) Linux
3 5 (2.50%) UNIX
3 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (81.00%) Information Security
2 59 (29.50%) Business Continuity
3 43 (21.50%) Data Protection
4 40 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 28 (14.00%) Security Management
6 25 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 25 (12.50%) Data Security
7 24 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 21 (10.50%) BCP
8 21 (10.50%) ITIL
8 21 (10.50%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (10.00%) Information Governance
10 19 (9.50%) ISMS
10 19 (9.50%) Project Management
11 18 (9.00%) Information Security Management
12 14 (7.00%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (6.00%) Information Assurance
14 11 (5.50%) Incident Management
15 10 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.00%) C
1 4 (2.00%) SQL
2 1 (0.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 79 (39.50%) CISSP
2 53 (26.50%) CISM
3 36 (18.00%) CISA
4 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 27 (13.50%) Degree
6 18 (9.00%) ISEB
7 12 (6.00%) CISMP
8 10 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.50%) CEH
10 4 (2.00%) IRCA
11 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.50%) HND
12 1 (0.50%) MCSA
12 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.50%) ISSMP
12 1 (0.50%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.50%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (58.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (33.00%) PCI DSS
3 21 (10.50%) ISO 9001
4 11 (5.50%) COBIT
5 6 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (2.50%) CESG Infosec
7 4 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.50%) SLA
9 2 (1.00%) COSO
10 1 (0.50%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (6.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.00%) VMware
2 4 (2.00%) Cisco
3 3 (1.50%) HP
3 3 (1.50%) EMC
3 3 (1.50%) McAfee
3 3 (1.50%) CA
3 3 (1.50%) NetApp
3 3 (1.50%) Computacenter
3 3 (1.50%) Tripwire
3 3 (1.50%) Tufin
3 3 (1.50%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.00%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.00%) Sophos
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle
5 1 (0.50%) Citrix
5 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.50%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.50%) Qualys
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
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Salary: £44,138 per annum including L.W.A
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Central London / West End
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Salary: £49,073 per annum including L.W.A
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Salary: £55000 - £56000 per annum + Car, Bonus & benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + 27 days holiday + benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: From £42,207 to £43,803 per annum + benefits
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