Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 699 820
Rank change year-on-year +22 +121 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 167 152 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 159 136 84
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +11.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70426 72444 85501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55326 62571 72563
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in London

Security Officer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Officer in London

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in London

Security Officer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London -22 28 £60,000 -4.00% 1
West London +27 11 £64,000 -20.00%
East London - 4 £67,500 -
Security Officer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 159 (95.21%) Information Security
2 92 (55.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (41.32%) CISSP
4 56 (33.53%) Data Protection
5 51 (30.54%) CISM
6 46 (27.54%) Finance
7 45 (26.95%) Cybersecurity
8 44 (26.35%) PCI DSS
9 40 (23.95%) Penetration Testing
10 35 (20.96%) Risk Management
10 35 (20.96%) Data Security
11 31 (18.56%) Banking
11 31 (18.56%) GDPR
12 30 (17.96%) Degree
13 29 (17.37%) ISMS
13 29 (17.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 26 (15.57%) Data Protection Act
15 23 (13.77%) CISA
16 22 (13.17%) Law
16 22 (13.17%) Computer Science
17 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
17 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (12.57%) Regulatory Compliance
18 19 (11.38%) Project Management
19 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
19 18 (10.78%) Network Security
20 17 (10.18%) Microsoft
21 16 (9.58%) Programme Management
21 16 (9.58%) Internal Audit
22 15 (8.98%) Business Continuity

Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (0.60%) IIS
1 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Cloudflare
2 5 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) IaaS
4 2 (1.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.78%) Network Security
2 7 (4.19%) Internet
3 4 (2.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (27.54%) Finance
2 31 (18.56%) Banking
3 22 (13.17%) Law
4 12 (7.19%) Legal
4 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.59%) Marketing
6 7 (4.19%) Retail
7 5 (2.99%) Electronics
7 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.40%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.57%) Data Protection Act
2 22 (13.17%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
4 14 (8.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.39%) Public Cloud
6 8 (4.79%) Fintech
7 7 (4.19%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.59%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.80%) PKI
10 2 (1.20%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.60%) CESG
11 1 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Unix
2 2 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (0.60%) Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (95.21%) Information Security
2 56 (33.53%) Data Protection
3 45 (26.95%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (23.95%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (20.96%) Data Security
5 35 (20.96%) Risk Management
6 29 (17.37%) ISMS
6 29 (17.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
7 21 (12.57%) Regulatory Compliance
7 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (11.38%) Project Management
9 16 (9.58%) Internal Audit
9 16 (9.58%) Programme Management
10 15 (8.98%) Business Continuity
11 14 (8.38%) DDoS Mitigation
11 14 (8.38%) Security Operations
12 12 (7.19%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (7.19%) Secure Coding
12 12 (7.19%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.39%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (41.32%) CISSP
2 51 (30.54%) CISM
3 30 (17.96%) Degree
4 23 (13.77%) CISA
5 14 (8.38%) SSCP
6 8 (4.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 6 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.40%) CEH
8 4 (2.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 2 (1.20%) CLAS
9 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.60%) GIAC
10 1 (0.60%) IISP
10 1 (0.60%) PMP
10 1 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (55.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (26.35%) PCI DSS
3 31 (18.56%) GDPR
4 12 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (4.19%) ISO 9001
6 6 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (1.80%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.20%) COBIT
10 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) Radware
3 6 (3.59%) CA
4 5 (2.99%) Acunetix
4 5 (2.99%) SAP
5 2 (1.20%) Varonis
6 1 (0.60%) IFS