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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Officer
Rank 214 202 204
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 6 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 9
Average salary £34,250 £47,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.27% +0.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £53,200 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
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
5349 5222 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.40% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4458 4332 4448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Solihull - 1 £42,500 -
Security Officer
England

Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (78.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (63.16%) PCI DSS
4 11 (57.89%) CISM
5 9 (47.37%) CISSP
6 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) SIEM
7 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
8 6 (31.58%) CESG
8 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
10 4 (21.05%) CISA
10 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
10 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (21.05%) Nessus
10 4 (21.05%) RMADS
10 4 (21.05%) Qualys
10 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
11 3 (15.79%) Firewall
12 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
12 2 (10.53%) Legal
12 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
12 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
12 2 (10.53%) JSP
12 2 (10.53%) UNIX
12 2 (10.53%) Windows
12 2 (10.53%) Tripwire

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) CESG
2 4 (21.05%) RMADS
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Cybercrime
3 2 (10.53%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.26%) CCTV
4 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) SIEM
3 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
5 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.53%) Information Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Security Management
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Data Security
6 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CISM
2 9 (47.37%) CISSP
3 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) CISA
6 2 (10.53%) CISMP
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (63.16%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Qualys
2 2 (10.53%) Tufin
2 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Tripwire