Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 300 392
Rank change year-on-year -2 +92 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 20 50 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.43% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 16
City of London median annual salary £53,750 £63,750 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.69% -5.56% +10.20%
10th Percentile £25,750 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £110,375 £73,750 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year - -13.79% +18.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 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 City of London region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) Project Management
3 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (30.00%) CISSP
4 6 (30.00%) Internet
4 6 (30.00%) CISM
4 6 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (25.00%) CISA
5 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.00%) Security Management
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) Law
7 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
8 2 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.00%) Security Management
6 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
7 2 (10.00%) Data Security
7 2 (10.00%) DevOps
7 2 (10.00%) Information Security Management
7 2 (10.00%) ISMS
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 2 (10.00%) Social Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CISM
1 6 (30.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) CISA
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) CEH
4 2 (10.00%) CLAS
4 2 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) GIAC
5 1 (5.00%) IISP
5 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft