The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Officer
Rank 217 192 197
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 8 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.15% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 1
Average salary £52,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.05% +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +18.75%
Security Officer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5408 5035 4486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.21% 95.65% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4645 4302 3848
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Officer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Officer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Officer across the West Midlands region.

Security Officer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Officer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Security Officer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Officer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
(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
Birmingham -6 8 £52,750 +11.05%
Security Officer
England

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) PCI DSS
3 11 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (40.91%) CISMP
5 8 (36.36%) Business Continuity
5 8 (36.36%) CISA
5 8 (36.36%) CISM
6 7 (31.82%) Security Management
7 5 (22.73%) Information Security Management
7 5 (22.73%) Legal
8 4 (18.18%) CISSP
8 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) IRCA
9 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
9 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 2 (9.09%) Law
10 2 (9.09%) Firewall
10 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (9.09%) UNIX
10 2 (9.09%) Windows
10 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
10 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 2 (9.09%) ISMS
10 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 2 (9.09%) Tufin

Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (22.73%) Legal
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 7 (31.82%) Security Management
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security Management
5 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
5 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) ISMS
7 2 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.55%) BCP
8 1 (4.55%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CISMP
2 8 (36.36%) CISA
2 8 (36.36%) CISM
3 4 (18.18%) CISSP
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) IRCA
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) HND
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) PCI DSS
2 11 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT
4 1 (4.55%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Tufin
2 2 (9.09%) Tripwire
2 2 (9.09%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Computacenter