The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 720 822
Rank change year-on-year -11 +102  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 135 192 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 108 153 118
Median salary £62,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.20% +1.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +20.48% -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 England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in England

Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Officer in England

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in England

Security Officer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 78 £70,000 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -19 17 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Yorkshire -15 10 £45,000 +9.09% 1
South East +28 9 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East Midlands +16 6 £47,500 -42.42% 2
East of England -14 6 £81,250 +94.20% 2
North West -44 6 £60,000 +50.00%
South West -4 3 - -
Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 3
Security Officer
UK

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 199 (86.90%) Information Security
2 128 (55.90%) CISSP
3 119 (51.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (40.17%) CISM
5 82 (35.81%) CISA
6 79 (34.50%) Finance
7 64 (27.95%) Cybersecurity
8 60 (26.20%) Risk Management
9 45 (19.65%) ITIL
10 44 (19.21%) Data Protection
11 42 (18.34%) Management Information System
12 33 (14.41%) Data Security
12 33 (14.41%) Degree
13 32 (13.97%) PCI DSS
14 29 (12.66%) ISMS
15 25 (10.92%) SIEM
15 25 (10.92%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (10.04%) Business Continuity
17 22 (9.61%) Banking
18 21 (9.17%) Security Operations
18 21 (9.17%) Security Architecture
19 20 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
19 20 (8.73%) Network Security
19 20 (8.73%) Risk Assessment
20 19 (8.30%) Cyber Essentials
21 18 (7.86%) Information Assurance
22 17 (7.42%) Computer Science
22 17 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
22 17 (7.42%) Change Management
22 17 (7.42%) Legal

Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.18%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.44%) SAP EP
Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.06%) Office 365
3 6 (2.62%) IaaS
3 6 (2.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.73%) Network Security
2 12 (5.24%) Firewall
3 6 (2.62%) Intranet
4 4 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.75%) LAN
4 4 (1.75%) WAN
5 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.44%) Internet
6 1 (0.44%) IPv4
6 1 (0.44%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Visual Composer
General
1 79 (34.50%) Finance
2 22 (9.61%) Banking
3 17 (7.42%) Legal
4 16 (6.99%) Law
5 13 (5.68%) Retail
6 11 (4.80%) Marketing
7 6 (2.62%) Advertising
8 5 (2.18%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.18%) Publishing
9 4 (1.75%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.87%) German Language
10 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.44%) Web Dynpro
1 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.34%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.99%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.93%) CESG
5 9 (3.93%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.62%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.87%) Fintech
9 2 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.44%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.44%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.68%) Windows
2 8 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.18%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (2.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.18%) Windows 8
3 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.31%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (86.90%) Information Security
2 64 (27.95%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (26.20%) Risk Management
4 45 (19.65%) ITIL
5 44 (19.21%) Data Protection
6 33 (14.41%) Data Security
7 29 (12.66%) ISMS
8 25 (10.92%) SIEM
9 23 (10.04%) Business Continuity
10 21 (9.17%) Security Architecture
10 21 (9.17%) Security Operations
11 20 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (8.73%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (7.86%) Information Assurance
13 17 (7.42%) Change Management
13 17 (7.42%) Project Management
13 17 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (6.99%) Security Management
15 14 (6.11%) Cryptography
15 14 (6.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.11%) C
2 2 (0.87%) Java
Qualifications
1 128 (55.90%) CISSP
2 92 (40.17%) CISM
3 82 (35.81%) CISA
4 33 (14.41%) Degree
5 25 (10.92%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (4.80%) CEH
6 11 (4.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 9 (3.93%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.49%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.49%) SSCP
9 6 (2.62%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.62%) CISMP
9 6 (2.62%) SANS
10 5 (2.18%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.18%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (1.75%) CLAS
11 4 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 2 (0.87%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.87%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (51.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (13.97%) PCI DSS
3 19 (8.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (7.42%) GDPR
5 13 (5.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 11 (4.80%) COBIT
8 8 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (3.49%) ISO 22301
9 7 (3.06%) ISO 9001
10 6 (2.62%) QA
11 4 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.87%) FINRA
12 2 (0.87%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.87%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.44%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 4 (1.75%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.44%) Kibana
2 1 (0.44%) logstash
2 1 (0.44%) Nessus
2 1 (0.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.62%) CA
3 3 (1.31%) LogRhythm
3 3 (1.31%) SAP
4 1 (0.44%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.44%) IFS
4 1 (0.44%) Qualys
4 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.44%) Splunk
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