The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Officer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 124 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 15 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.80% 0.84% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.88% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 2
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -22.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1812 2277 1689
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.95% 95.31% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1754 1425
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Security Officer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in Birmingham

Security Officer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Security Officer in Birmingham

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in Birmingham

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 37 (94.87%) CISSP
2 31 (79.49%) CISM
2 31 (79.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (74.36%) CISA
4 26 (66.67%) Information Security
5 24 (61.54%) PCI DSS
6 22 (56.41%) SIEM
6 22 (56.41%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (56.41%) ITIL
6 22 (56.41%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (56.41%) Data Security
7 21 (53.85%) Finance
8 17 (43.59%) Sentinel
8 17 (43.59%) Cryptography
8 17 (43.59%) Risk Management
8 17 (43.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (43.59%) IT Governance
8 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (43.59%) Data Centre
8 17 (43.59%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 17 (43.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (38.46%) Management Information System
10 14 (35.90%) Service Delivery
10 14 (35.90%) Change Management
10 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
10 14 (35.90%) Service Management
10 14 (35.90%) CESG
10 14 (35.90%) assyst
10 14 (35.90%) Incident Management
10 14 (35.90%) Freedom of Information

Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Sentinel
2 14 (35.90%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Network Security
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
General
1 21 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (43.59%) Data Centre
2 15 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 14 (35.90%) CESG
3 14 (35.90%) Freedom of Information
3 14 (35.90%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Information Security
2 22 (56.41%) Data Security
2 22 (56.41%) ITIL
2 22 (56.41%) Risk Assessment
2 22 (56.41%) SIEM
3 17 (43.59%) Continuous Improvement
3 17 (43.59%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 17 (43.59%) Cryptography
3 17 (43.59%) IT Governance
3 17 (43.59%) Risk Management
4 14 (35.90%) Change Management
4 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
4 14 (35.90%) Data Protection
4 14 (35.90%) Incident Management
4 14 (35.90%) IT Audit
4 14 (35.90%) ITIL V3
4 14 (35.90%) Problem Management
4 14 (35.90%) Service Delivery
4 14 (35.90%) Service Management
5 9 (23.08%) ISMS
Qualifications
1 37 (94.87%) CISSP
2 31 (79.49%) CISM
3 29 (74.36%) CISA
4 22 (56.41%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
5 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
6 7 (17.95%) CISMP
7 3 (7.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (79.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (61.54%) PCI DSS
3 17 (43.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (35.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 14 (35.90%) QA
5 2 (5.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) LogRhythm
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
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