The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 236 305
Rank change year-on-year +12 +69  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 11 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.35% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.36% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 10
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% -22.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,300 £50,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £65,000 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.45% +3.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
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 the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in the City of London

Security Officer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Security Officer in the City of London

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in the City of London

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 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 City of London region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (75.00%) CISSP
3 11 (68.75%) CISA
3 11 (68.75%) CISM
3 11 (68.75%) Security Operations
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Legal
5 6 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Security Management
5 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 6 (37.50%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) E-Discovery
6 5 (31.25%) Change Control
6 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
6 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (25.00%) CEH
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security Management
7 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
7 4 (25.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (25.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 4 (25.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 4 (25.00%) IaaS
7 4 (25.00%) Social Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) ISMS
7 4 (25.00%) SaaS
7 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (12.50%) Degree

Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) IaaS
1 4 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Legal
3 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) Security Operations
3 6 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Security Management
4 5 (31.25%) Change Control
4 5 (31.25%) E-Discovery
4 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
4 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security Management
5 4 (25.00%) ISMS
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
5 4 (25.00%) Social Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) CISSP
2 11 (68.75%) CISA
2 11 (68.75%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) CEH
3 4 (25.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 4 (25.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 22301
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft