Period
to 30 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 699 855 905
Rank change year-on-year +156 +50 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 166 203 273
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 111 170 227
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,463 £37,331
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,750 £95,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -12.00% +8.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 78,618 127,656 155,720
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.99% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63,642 102,266 127,389
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Officer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in England

Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Officer in England.

Salary trend for Security Officer in England

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Officer in England over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 6 months to 30 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +155 83 £77,500 +6.90% 1
South West +95 24 £52,500 -31.15% 1
Midlands +88 20 £50,000 -4.76% 1
North of England +128 18 £52,500 +10.53% 1
West Midlands +75 17 £51,000 -2.86% 1
North West +87 11 £52,500 +16.67% 1
East of England +74 11 £51,250 +11.41%
South East +67 10 £33,831 -3.34%
Yorkshire +102 7 £82,500 +57.14%
East Midlands - 3 £34,368 -
Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 155 (93.37%) Information Security
2 90 (54.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (39.16%) Finance
3 65 (39.16%) Risk Management
4 51 (30.72%) CISSP
5 48 (28.92%) Penetration Testing
5 48 (28.92%) PCI DSS
6 47 (28.31%) Cybersecurity
7 46 (27.71%) Data Protection
7 46 (27.71%) Management Information System
8 45 (27.11%) CISM
9 44 (26.51%) GDPR
10 41 (24.70%) SIEM
11 38 (22.89%) ISMS
12 37 (22.29%) Data Protection Act
13 34 (20.48%) Security Management
14 30 (18.07%) Information Security Management
14 30 (18.07%) Firewall
14 30 (18.07%) NIST
15 26 (15.66%) CISA
15 26 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (13.86%) Business Continuity
16 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
17 21 (12.65%) Azure
18 20 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
19 18 (10.84%) Cyberthreat
19 18 (10.84%) Security Architecture
19 18 (10.84%) ITIL
20 16 (9.64%) Risk Assessment
20 16 (9.64%) DV Cleared

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.65%) Azure
2 7 (4.22%) AWS
3 4 (2.41%) GCP
3 4 (2.41%) Heroku
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.07%) Firewall
2 5 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.81%) VPN
3 3 (1.81%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.20%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) Network Security
4 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.60%) IPsec
5 1 (0.60%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Burp Suite
1 3 (1.81%) Metasploit
General
1 65 (39.16%) Finance
2 15 (9.04%) Legal
3 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.63%) Public Sector
5 10 (6.02%) Law
5 10 (6.02%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.22%) Back Office
6 7 (4.22%) Electronics
6 7 (4.22%) Marketing
7 6 (3.61%) Retail
8 5 (3.01%) Banking
9 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (27.71%) Management Information System
2 37 (22.29%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (10.84%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.81%) CESG
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.20%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.20%) NHS
7 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.41%) Windows
2 3 (1.81%) Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (93.37%) Information Security
2 65 (39.16%) Risk Management
3 48 (28.92%) Penetration Testing
4 47 (28.31%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (27.71%) Data Protection
6 41 (24.70%) SIEM
7 38 (22.89%) ISMS
8 34 (20.48%) Security Management
9 30 (18.07%) Information Security Management
10 23 (13.86%) Business Continuity
11 20 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (10.84%) ITIL
12 18 (10.84%) Security Architecture
13 16 (9.64%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (9.04%) Incident Management
15 14 (8.43%) Project Management
15 14 (8.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 13 (7.83%) Privileged Access Management
17 11 (6.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.81%) C#
2 2 (1.20%) C
2 2 (1.20%) Java
2 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (30.72%) CISSP
2 45 (27.11%) CISM
3 26 (15.66%) CISA
3 26 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.64%) DV Cleared
6 12 (7.23%) Degree
7 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.22%) CISMP
8 7 (4.22%) CLAS
8 7 (4.22%) GIAC
8 7 (4.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 6 (3.61%) CEH
10 5 (3.01%) CRISC
10 5 (3.01%) IISP
11 4 (2.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 3 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (1.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (54.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (28.92%) PCI DSS
3 44 (26.51%) GDPR
4 30 (18.07%) NIST
5 15 (9.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (6.63%) COBIT
6 11 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (5.42%) ISO 9001
7 9 (5.42%) NCSC
8 7 (4.22%) BS7799
9 5 (3.01%) GLBA
9 5 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (1.20%) SLA
12 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) Nmap
2 2 (1.20%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (7.83%) VMware
2 7 (4.22%) SAP
3 5 (3.01%) Intel
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.20%) Sophos
4 2 (1.20%) Splunk
5 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.60%) Qualys