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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 757 815 892
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 155 160 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 135 132 68
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £49,073
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,150 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +50 147 £62,500 +25.00% 12
London +67 70 £65,000 +4.00% 7
West Midlands +21 34 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Birmingham +1 28 £40,000 +53.84% 1
City of London +56 20 £65,000 +4.00% 2
Yorkshire +21 19 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East +38 14 £90,000 +111.76% 1
West Yorkshire +18 11 £45,000 -10.00%
Leeds +29 9 £45,000 -10.00%
North Yorkshire +14 8 £51,750 +66.93% 1
Berkshire +18 6 £90,000 -
South West -3 6 £50,000 +66.66%
Reading +27 5 £90,000 -
Glasgow +24 4 - -
Scotland +19 4 - -
South Wales +11 4 £37,000 -19.56%
Wales +5 4 £37,000 -19.56% 1
East of England 0 4 £65,000 +26.21%
Essex +4 3 £65,000 +19.26%
Gloucestershire - 3 £50,000 -
Home Counties - 3 £107,500 -
Brentwood - 3 £65,000 -
Milton Keynes +22 2 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Skipton +2 2 £35,000 +12.90%
North West -1 2 £65,000 +25.00%
West Bromwich - 2 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £67,500 -
York - 2 £62,500 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £65,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 318 (90.34%) Information Security
2 205 (58.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 150 (42.61%) CISSP
4 120 (34.09%) PCI DSS
5 104 (29.55%) Finance
6 98 (27.84%) CISM
7 90 (25.57%) Data Protection
8 88 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 86 (24.43%) Risk Management
10 68 (19.32%) ISMS
10 68 (19.32%) CISA
11 65 (18.47%) Degree
12 57 (16.19%) Security Management
13 55 (15.63%) SIEM
14 52 (14.77%) ITIL
15 51 (14.49%) Legal
16 48 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
17 47 (13.35%) Firewall
18 45 (12.78%) Data Protection Act
19 40 (11.36%) Internal Audit
20 39 (11.08%) Network Security
20 39 (11.08%) Information Security Management
21 36 (10.23%) Risk Assessment
22 35 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
22 35 (9.94%) ISO27002
23 34 (9.66%) COBIT
24 33 (9.38%) Data Security
24 33 (9.38%) Microsoft
25 30 (8.52%) CRISC
26 29 (8.24%) Windows

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 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (4.83%) MS Office
2 13 (3.69%) MS Project
2 13 (3.69%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) assyst
1 5 (1.42%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) SaaS
2 3 (0.85%) IaaS
2 3 (0.85%) PaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.35%) Firewall
2 39 (11.08%) Network Security
3 18 (5.11%) VPN
4 12 (3.41%) IPv4
4 12 (3.41%) IPv6
5 8 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.70%) Internet
6 6 (1.70%) SSL
7 3 (0.85%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.85%) LAN
7 3 (0.85%) WAN
7 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.28%) Intranet
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) SMS
8 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.42%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.28%) GIS
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
General
1 104 (29.55%) Finance
2 51 (14.49%) Legal
3 27 (7.67%) Banking
4 21 (5.97%) Law
5 16 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.56%) Marketing
7 8 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.70%) Publishing
9 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.57%) Middleware
2 1 (0.28%) .NET
2 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 88 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 45 (12.78%) Data Protection Act
3 27 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.39%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.98%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.13%) Cryptography
7 9 (2.56%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.42%) CESG
8 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.85%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.85%) Fintech
10 2 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.28%) iPad
11 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.24%) Windows
2 17 (4.83%) Linux
3 5 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.14%) Unix
5 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (90.34%) Information Security
2 90 (25.57%) Data Protection
3 86 (24.43%) Risk Management
4 68 (19.32%) ISMS
5 57 (16.19%) Security Management
6 55 (15.63%) SIEM
7 52 (14.77%) ITIL
8 48 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
9 40 (11.36%) Internal Audit
10 39 (11.08%) Information Security Management
11 36 (10.23%) Risk Assessment
12 35 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (9.38%) Data Security
14 27 (7.67%) Penetration Testing
15 25 (7.10%) Information Assurance
16 24 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (6.82%) Security Architecture
16 24 (6.82%) Statistical Analysis
17 23 (6.53%) Project Management
18 18 (5.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.27%) SQL
2 4 (1.14%) C
3 1 (0.28%) C#
3 1 (0.28%) Perl
3 1 (0.28%) Python
3 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 150 (42.61%) CISSP
2 98 (27.84%) CISM
3 68 (19.32%) CISA
4 65 (18.47%) Degree
5 30 (8.52%) CRISC
6 17 (4.83%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.98%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.84%) CEH
9 10 (2.84%) SSCP
10 6 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.70%) CISMP
10 6 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (1.70%) SANS
10 6 (1.70%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (1.14%) CASP
11 4 (1.14%) CCNA
11 4 (1.14%) ISSAP
11 4 (1.14%) ISSEP
11 4 (1.14%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (58.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (34.09%) PCI DSS
3 35 (9.94%) ISO27002
4 34 (9.66%) COBIT
5 24 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (3.41%) COSO
7 9 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (2.27%) ISO27005
9 7 (1.99%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (1.99%) SAS 70
10 5 (1.42%) ISO22301
11 4 (1.14%) ISO 9001
11 4 (1.14%) SLA
12 3 (0.85%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.57%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.57%) Val IT
System Software
1 27 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 33 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.40%) CA
3 13 (3.69%) LogRhythm
4 10 (2.84%) Cisco
5 8 (2.27%) Oracle
6 4 (1.14%) AlienVault
6 4 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.14%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (0.85%) VMware
8 2 (0.57%) SAP
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix
Wrexham, Clwyd
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £75000 - £78000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £highly competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: £110000.00 - £150000.00 per annum + Exec package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago