The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 122 126
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 13 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.67% 0.92% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.96% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 10
Median salary £32,500 £44,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.13% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.45% -2.35%  

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 1871 2285 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.69% 96.01% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1693 1625
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 29 (100.00%) CISSP
2 27 (93.10%) CISA
2 27 (93.10%) CISM
2 27 (93.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (82.76%) ITIL Certification
3 24 (82.76%) ITIL
3 24 (82.76%) Data Security
3 24 (82.76%) Finance
4 16 (55.17%) PCI DSS
4 16 (55.17%) Information Security
5 13 (44.83%) IT Governance
5 13 (44.83%) Sentinel
5 13 (44.83%) Cryptography
5 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
5 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 13 (44.83%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (44.83%) Data Centre
5 13 (44.83%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 13 (44.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (31.03%) Retail
6 9 (31.03%) Information Assurance
7 6 (20.69%) SIEM
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
9 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
9 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS

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 13 (44.83%) Sentinel
2 4 (13.79%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) Network Security
General
1 24 (82.76%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) CESG
3 4 (13.79%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Data Security
1 24 (82.76%) ITIL
2 16 (55.17%) Information Security
3 13 (44.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (44.83%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 13 (44.83%) Cryptography
3 13 (44.83%) IT Governance
3 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
4 9 (31.03%) Information Assurance
5 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (20.69%) SIEM
6 4 (13.79%) Change Management
6 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
6 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
6 4 (13.79%) IT Audit
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
6 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
6 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) CISSP
2 27 (93.10%) CISA
2 27 (93.10%) CISM
3 24 (82.76%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) CISMP
5 3 (10.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (3.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (93.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (55.17%) PCI DSS
3 13 (44.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (13.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) LogRhythm
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
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