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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 719 793 882
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 199 168 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 148 150 80
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +16.88%

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
94453 106197 112297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79493 87537 91539
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 26 July 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 +71 185 £50,000 +5.26% 13
London +39 67 £60,000 +4.34% 7
West Midlands +35 47 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +31 29 £45,000 +21.62% 2
Birmingham +13 28 £42,500 +63.46%
West Yorkshire +18 22 £48,000 +12.94% 1
City of London +62 20 £55,000 -24.13% 3
Leeds +35 18 £48,000 +1.05% 1
South East +25 17 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +32 11 £32,000 -24.70% 1
East of England +21 10 £65,000 +22.01%
West Bromwich - 9 £40,000 -
Scotland +10 8 £45,000 -
Glasgow +4 8 £45,000 -
North West +25 7 £40,000 -23.80% 1
South West +25 7 £50,000 +53.84% 1
North Yorkshire +24 6 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Essex +5 6 £65,000 +23.80%
Milton Keynes +18 5 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Skipton +7 5 £35,000 +12.90%
Manchester +2 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Wales - 5 £36,000 - 1
South Wales - 5 £36,000 -
Bristol +22 4 £60,000 +92.00% 1
East Midlands +10 3 £110,000 +134.04%
Berkshire +8 3 £62,500 +45.34%
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £85,000 +68.69%
Warwickshire - 3 £77,500 - 1
Brentwood - 3 £65,000 -
Stockport - 3 £40,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 330 (87.30%) Information Security
2 220 (58.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 183 (48.41%) CISSP
4 119 (31.48%) Finance
5 106 (28.04%) Management Information System
6 103 (27.25%) CISM
7 100 (26.46%) PCI DSS
8 91 (24.07%) Data Protection
9 84 (22.22%) SIEM
10 78 (20.63%) CISA
11 77 (20.37%) Risk Management
12 74 (19.58%) ISMS
13 73 (19.31%) Security Management
14 67 (17.72%) Degree
15 62 (16.40%) Firewall
16 59 (15.61%) Information Security Management
17 57 (15.08%) Risk Assessment
18 56 (14.81%) Legal
19 54 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
20 50 (13.23%) ITIL
21 49 (12.96%) Network Security
22 43 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
23 42 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
23 42 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
23 42 (11.11%) ISO27002
24 40 (10.58%) Project Management
25 37 (9.79%) Internal Audit
26 34 (8.99%) Computer Science
27 33 (8.73%) Microsoft
28 31 (8.20%) Active Directory

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 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (4.76%) MS Office
2 15 (3.97%) MS Project
2 15 (3.97%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.44%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.40%) Firewall
2 49 (12.96%) Network Security
3 18 (4.76%) VPN
4 12 (3.17%) IPv4
4 12 (3.17%) IPv6
5 11 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.12%) SSL
7 7 (1.85%) Internet
8 3 (0.79%) Intranet
9 2 (0.53%) Extranet
9 2 (0.53%) SAN
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.79%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.26%) GIS
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
General
1 119 (31.48%) Finance
2 56 (14.81%) Legal
3 23 (6.08%) Banking
4 16 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.44%) Law
6 11 (2.91%) Marketing
7 10 (2.65%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.32%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.26%) COM
1 1 (0.26%) Middleware
1 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.04%) Management Information System
2 54 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 43 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (8.99%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.12%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.59%) CESG
9 5 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.79%) Fintech
11 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.26%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.26%) iPad
12 1 (0.26%) PKI
12 1 (0.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.88%) Windows
2 11 (2.91%) Linux
3 7 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.06%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.79%) Unix
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (87.30%) Information Security
2 91 (24.07%) Data Protection
3 84 (22.22%) SIEM
4 77 (20.37%) Risk Management
5 74 (19.58%) ISMS
6 73 (19.31%) Security Management
7 59 (15.61%) Information Security Management
8 57 (15.08%) Risk Assessment
9 50 (13.23%) ITIL
10 42 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 40 (10.58%) Project Management
12 37 (9.79%) Internal Audit
13 31 (8.20%) Data Security
14 28 (7.41%) Business Continuity
14 28 (7.41%) Statistical Analysis
15 27 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (6.88%) Penetration Testing
17 19 (5.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 18 (4.76%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.32%) C
2 2 (0.53%) Perl
2 2 (0.53%) Python
2 2 (0.53%) Ruby
2 2 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (48.41%) CISSP
2 103 (27.25%) CISM
3 78 (20.63%) CISA
4 67 (17.72%) Degree
5 28 (7.41%) CRISC
6 26 (6.88%) SSCP
7 24 (6.35%) Security Cleared
8 18 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.17%) CISMP
10 11 (2.91%) CCNA
10 11 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.12%) CEH
13 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.32%) Security+ Certification
15 3 (0.79%) CASP
15 3 (0.79%) GSEC
15 3 (0.79%) MCSA
15 3 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (58.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (26.46%) PCI DSS
3 42 (11.11%) ISO27002
4 29 (7.67%) COBIT
5 20 (5.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (2.91%) COSO
7 7 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (1.85%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (1.85%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.85%) SAS 70
8 5 (1.32%) ISO22301
8 5 (1.32%) SLA
9 2 (0.53%) RMADS
9 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.53%) Val IT
10 1 (0.26%) BS7799
10 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.53%) ACF2
3 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.08%) CA
3 17 (4.50%) LogRhythm
4 11 (2.91%) Cisco
5 9 (2.38%) VMware
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle
7 3 (0.79%) AlienVault
7 3 (0.79%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (0.79%) EMC
7 3 (0.79%) Splunk
8 2 (0.53%) Computacenter
8 2 (0.53%) Intel Security
8 2 (0.53%) SAP
9 1 (0.26%) Altiris
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.26%) HP
9 1 (0.26%) NetApp
9 1 (0.26%) Sony
South West London
Ebury
Salary: £34500.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Transition Partners
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wrexham, Clwyd
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £165,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Flexi Time, Health Insurance, Gym
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Unrivalled Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Capita plc
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago