Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 890 868 979
Rank change year-on-year -22 +111 +149
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 284 325 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 252 271 240
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%

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 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +17 174 £65,000 - 9
North of England -22 37 £40,000 -16.67% 3
Midlands -13 27 £50,000 +21.21% 1
South East +41 23 £62,500 -30.56% 4
Yorkshire -4 18 £40,000 -13.98% 2
North West -12 18 £40,000 -34.69% 1
East Midlands +48 13 £47,500 -26.92%
South West +10 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -50 13 £62,500 +56.25% 1
East of England +16 11 £49,000 -24.62% 1
North East - 1 £39,000 -
Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 262 (92.25%) Information Security
2 163 (57.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 119 (41.90%) CISSP
4 109 (38.38%) Data Protection
5 86 (30.28%) CISM
6 83 (29.23%) Finance
7 81 (28.52%) PCI DSS
8 75 (26.41%) GDPR
9 74 (26.06%) Cybersecurity
10 63 (22.18%) Penetration Testing
11 60 (21.13%) Risk Management
12 59 (20.77%) Data Security
13 55 (19.37%) CISA
14 47 (16.55%) ISMS
15 45 (15.85%) Degree
16 44 (15.49%) Data Protection Act
17 35 (12.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 34 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (11.62%) Banking
20 31 (10.92%) Business Continuity
21 29 (10.21%) Project Management
22 28 (9.86%) Management Information System
22 28 (9.86%) Computer Science
23 26 (9.15%) Microsoft
23 26 (9.15%) Incident Management
24 25 (8.80%) Law
25 24 (8.45%) Legal
25 24 (8.45%) Marketing
25 24 (8.45%) Internal Audit
26 22 (7.75%) ITIL

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 1 (0.35%) IIS
1 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
1 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.76%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.52%) Cloudflare
2 5 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.70%) IaaS
4 2 (0.70%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.39%) Network Security
2 14 (4.93%) Firewall
3 11 (3.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.82%) Internet
5 3 (1.06%) Intranet
6 2 (0.70%) LAN
6 2 (0.70%) WAN
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.35%) SMS
7 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (4.58%) Metasploit
General
1 83 (29.23%) Finance
2 33 (11.62%) Banking
3 25 (8.80%) Law
4 24 (8.45%) Legal
4 24 (8.45%) Marketing
5 18 (6.34%) Telecoms
6 15 (5.28%) Retail
7 11 (3.87%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.52%) Electronics
9 5 (1.76%) Publishing
10 4 (1.41%) Games
10 4 (1.41%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.49%) Data Protection Act
2 28 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.99%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (3.17%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.82%) Fintech
7 6 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.41%) CESG
8 4 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.41%) PKI
9 3 (1.06%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.93%) Unix
2 12 (4.23%) Windows
3 6 (2.11%) Linux
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (92.25%) Information Security
2 109 (38.38%) Data Protection
3 74 (26.06%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (22.18%) Penetration Testing
5 60 (21.13%) Risk Management
6 59 (20.77%) Data Security
7 47 (16.55%) ISMS
8 35 (12.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 34 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (10.92%) Business Continuity
11 29 (10.21%) Project Management
12 26 (9.15%) Incident Management
13 24 (8.45%) Internal Audit
14 22 (7.75%) ITIL
15 21 (7.39%) Programme Management
15 21 (7.39%) Regulatory Compliance
16 20 (7.04%) Risk Assessment
17 19 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (6.69%) Security Management
17 19 (6.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.52%) C
2 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 119 (41.90%) CISSP
2 86 (30.28%) CISM
3 55 (19.37%) CISA
4 45 (15.85%) Degree
5 21 (7.39%) SSCP
6 13 (4.58%) CEH
7 10 (3.52%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (2.82%) CISMP
9 8 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.11%) CLAS
10 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 3 (1.06%) CRISC
14 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.35%) GIAC
15 1 (0.35%) PMP
15 1 (0.35%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (57.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (28.52%) PCI DSS
3 75 (26.41%) GDPR
4 13 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (3.52%) ISO 9001
6 9 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (2.46%) COBIT
8 7 (2.46%) ISO 22301
9 6 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (1.76%) RMADS
11 4 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.06%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.23%) Nessus
2 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.87%) Radware
3 10 (3.52%) CA
3 10 (3.52%) SAP
4 5 (1.76%) Acunetix
4 5 (1.76%) ANSYS
4 5 (1.76%) Google
5 4 (1.41%) Aquila
6 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.70%) IFS
6 2 (0.70%) Varonis
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco
7 1 (0.35%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.35%) Qualys
7 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.35%) TOWER Software