Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Officer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies 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.

IT Security Officer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1167 1149 1262
Rank change year-on-year -18 +113 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 31 69 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.037% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.038% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 35 65 42
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -0.55% -17.73%
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,500 £54,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +2.78% -1.10% -20.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK 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
England +2 30 £56,250 +25.00% 2
London +1 16 £62,500 +38.89% 1
UK excluding London +2 14 £46,250 +2.78% 1
Midlands +22 5 £62,500 +47.06%
Yorkshire +12 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North of England -15 4 £40,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +34 3 £45,000 -18.18%
South West - 3 £45,000 -
South East +51 2 £62,500 -36.71%
East of England +14 1 £52,500 -19.23%
West Midlands +2 1 £62,500 +56.25%

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 featuring IT Security Officer in the job title.

1 25 (80.65%) Information Security
2 19 (61.29%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (58.06%) CISSP
4 16 (51.61%) Finance
5 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (45.16%) CISM
7 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
8 11 (35.48%) Banking
8 11 (35.48%) Network Security
9 10 (32.26%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (32.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (32.26%) DDoS Mitigation
9 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 10 (32.26%) Secure Coding
9 10 (32.26%) Unix
10 9 (29.03%) CISA
10 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
10 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
11 6 (19.35%) Metasploit
11 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
11 6 (19.35%) Fintech
11 6 (19.35%) Cloudflare
11 6 (19.35%) Firewall
11 6 (19.35%) Data Security
11 6 (19.35%) Radware
11 6 (19.35%) Nessus
12 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (16.13%) Retail
12 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
12 5 (16.13%) Windows

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Cloudflare
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Network Security
2 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) SMS
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (19.35%) Fintech
3 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.68%) PKI
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Unix
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Information Security
2 19 (61.29%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (32.26%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (32.26%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (32.26%) Secure Coding
3 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
5 6 (19.35%) Data Security
5 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (12.90%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (6.45%) ISMS
9 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) CISSP
2 14 (45.16%) CISM
3 9 (29.03%) CISA
4 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) SSCP
5 3 (9.68%) CEH
6 1 (3.23%) CLAS
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.23%) CRISC
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (16.13%) GDPR
4 1 (3.23%) COBIT
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Radware
3 1 (3.23%) Google