Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 170 185
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 8 52 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.21% 1.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 1.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 36 6
Birmingham median annual salary £62,500 £40,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% +53.85% -50.48%
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £40,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +56.25% +53.85% -50.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3740 4551 3818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.40% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2992 3402 3191
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Security Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 21 November 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 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
3 4 (50.00%) CEH
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (37.50%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Data Security
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Sentinel
5 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
5 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement Process

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 2 (25.00%) Sentinel
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Data Security
4 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 1 (12.50%) ISMS
5 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) CEH
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) CISA
4 2 (25.00%) CISM
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (25.00%) GDPR
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines