The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK / England
Rank 742 754 806
Rank change year-on-year +12 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 95 176 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 80 162 105
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £81,500
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 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 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +48 48 £70,000 - 3
West Midlands +17 18 £41,250 +3.12% 1
North West -6 12 £41,792 -16.41%
South East +58 7 £48,500 -7.61% 1
East of England +27 5 £47,500 -9.52%
South West +4 3 £37,500 -9.36%
East Midlands +4 2 £125,000 +152.52%
Security Officer
UK

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 219 (93.19%) Information Security
2 160 (68.09%) CISSP
3 126 (53.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 121 (51.49%) CISM
5 94 (40.00%) CISA
6 74 (31.49%) Finance
7 70 (29.79%) Risk Management
8 60 (25.53%) Management Information System
9 59 (25.11%) PCI DSS
9 59 (25.11%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (20.43%) Risk Assessment
11 39 (16.60%) Data Protection
12 38 (16.17%) Degree
12 38 (16.17%) Data Security
13 36 (15.32%) SIEM
14 34 (14.47%) ITIL
15 30 (12.77%) ISMS
15 30 (12.77%) Network Security
15 30 (12.77%) Cyber Essentials
16 29 (12.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (12.34%) Incident Management
17 26 (11.06%) COBIT
17 26 (11.06%) Security Architecture
17 26 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (10.64%) Security Management
18 25 (10.64%) Change Management
19 23 (9.79%) Service Management
19 23 (9.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
20 21 (8.94%) Security Cleared
20 21 (8.94%) ITIL Certification

Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (7.23%) Sentinel
2 16 (6.81%) assyst
3 4 (1.70%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 3 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.70%) SaaS
2 3 (1.28%) IaaS
2 3 (1.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.77%) Network Security
2 19 (8.09%) Firewall
3 4 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.28%) Intranet
4 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.85%) LAN
5 2 (0.85%) WAN
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.43%) IPv4
6 1 (0.43%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (31.49%) Finance
2 20 (8.51%) Law
3 18 (7.66%) Legal
4 16 (6.81%) Banking
5 10 (4.26%) German Language
6 9 (3.83%) Marketing
7 8 (3.40%) Spanish Language
8 6 (2.55%) French Language
9 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.28%) Electronics
10 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.28%) Retail
10 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 26 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.23%) CESG
5 14 (5.96%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (5.96%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (5.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.70%) Fintech
8 3 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.85%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.43%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.55%) Windows
2 4 (1.70%) Linux
3 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (93.19%) Information Security
2 70 (29.79%) Risk Management
3 59 (25.11%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (20.43%) Risk Assessment
5 39 (16.60%) Data Protection
6 38 (16.17%) Data Security
7 36 (15.32%) SIEM
8 34 (14.47%) ITIL
9 30 (12.77%) ISMS
10 29 (12.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (12.34%) Incident Management
11 26 (11.06%) Security Architecture
12 25 (10.64%) Change Management
12 25 (10.64%) Security Management
13 23 (9.79%) Service Management
14 19 (8.09%) Cryptography
14 19 (8.09%) Information Security Management
15 18 (7.66%) IT Governance
15 18 (7.66%) Security Operations
15 18 (7.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.98%) C
2 4 (1.70%) SQL
3 2 (0.85%) Java
3 2 (0.85%) Scala
4 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (68.09%) CISSP
2 121 (51.49%) CISM
3 94 (40.00%) CISA
4 38 (16.17%) Degree
5 21 (8.94%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (8.94%) Security Cleared
6 17 (7.23%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.53%) CISMP
8 9 (3.83%) CEH
9 8 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.98%) CRISC
11 6 (2.55%) ISSAP
11 6 (2.55%) PCI QSA
12 5 (2.13%) CREST Certified
13 4 (1.70%) SSCP
14 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.85%) PhD
15 2 (0.85%) SANS
16 1 (0.43%) CCNA
16 1 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (53.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (25.11%) PCI DSS
3 30 (12.77%) Cyber Essentials
4 26 (11.06%) COBIT
5 23 (9.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 17 (7.23%) QA
7 16 (6.81%) ISO22301
8 9 (3.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (3.40%) GDPR
10 4 (1.70%) COSO
11 2 (0.85%) FINRA
11 2 (0.85%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.43%) ISO27005
12 1 (0.43%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.43%) EnCase
3 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.43%) Nagios
3 1 (0.43%) Nessus
3 1 (0.43%) Nmap
3 1 (0.43%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.40%) Cisco
3 7 (2.98%) LogRhythm
4 5 (2.13%) Oracle
5 4 (1.70%) CA
6 3 (1.28%) SAP
7 2 (0.85%) Qualys
7 2 (0.85%) Symantec
8 1 (0.43%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.43%) Citrix
8 1 (0.43%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.43%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.43%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.43%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.43%) Postini
8 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.43%) Sophos
8 1 (0.43%) VMware
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