The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
London / City of London
Rank 214 265 313
Rank change year-on-year +51 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 5 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.070% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.074% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 4
Median salary £66,250 £55,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.45% -33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £52,750
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £63,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -18.18%  

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 4846 6786 9928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.83% 95.64% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4451 6068 8456
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (73.33%) CISSP
3 14 (46.67%) Risk Management
4 13 (43.33%) CISM
5 12 (40.00%) Management Information System
6 11 (36.67%) Legal
7 10 (33.33%) CISA
7 10 (33.33%) Security Operations
8 8 (26.67%) Security Architecture
8 8 (26.67%) E-Discovery
8 8 (26.67%) Change Control
8 8 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Service Management
9 7 (23.33%) Network Security
10 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
12 4 (13.33%) Security Management
13 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
13 3 (10.00%) Veritas eDiscovery
13 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 2 (6.67%) ISMS
14 2 (6.67%) Line Management
14 2 (6.67%) Degree
14 2 (6.67%) COBIT
14 2 (6.67%) German Language
14 2 (6.67%) Spanish Language
14 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
14 2 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Network Security
General
1 11 (36.67%) Legal
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) German Language
3 2 (6.67%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (46.67%) Risk Management
3 10 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 8 (26.67%) Change Control
4 8 (26.67%) E-Discovery
4 8 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Security Architecture
4 8 (26.67%) Service Management
5 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Security Management
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
8 2 (6.67%) ISMS
8 2 (6.67%) Line Management
8 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
9 1 (3.33%) Data Security
9 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) CISSP
2 13 (43.33%) CISM
3 10 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.67%) COBIT
3 2 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.33%) GDPR
4 1 (3.33%) ISO22301
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.33%) SAP