The median annual salary for a IT Security Officer was £41,792 in advertised job vacancies 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
IT Security Officer
UK
Rank 840 924 933
Rank change year-on-year +84 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 27 40 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.039% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.040% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 18
Median salary £41,792 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.66% -19.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,650 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.70% -7.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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%  

IT Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Security Officer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 20 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 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
England +78 26 £41,792 -1.66% 2
North West -2 10 £41,792 +4.47%
Bootle - 8 £41,792 -
Merseyside - 8 £41,792 -
London +75 5 £54,250 -1.36% 1
West Midlands +20 5 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham +4 5 £40,000 - 1
South East +78 2 £48,500 -33.10%
East of England +25 2 £47,500 +18.75%
South West +5 2 £38,750 -6.62%
Surrey - 2 £48,500 -
Manchester - 2 £43,000 -
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
Berkshire +33 1 £48,500 -33.10%
Gloucestershire -3 1 £37,500 -
Falkirk - 1 £48,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £48,500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Windsor - 1 £48,500 -
Staines - 1 £48,500 -

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 45 (83.33%) Information Security
2 37 (68.52%) CISSP
3 29 (53.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (44.44%) CISM
5 20 (37.04%) CISA
6 19 (35.19%) Finance
7 15 (27.78%) PCI DSS
8 14 (25.93%) SIEM
9 12 (22.22%) Legal
9 12 (22.22%) Change Management
10 11 (20.37%) Service Management
10 11 (20.37%) Management Information System
10 11 (20.37%) Firewall
10 11 (20.37%) Network Security
11 10 (18.52%) Information Governance
12 9 (16.67%) Change Control
12 9 (16.67%) E-Discovery
12 9 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (16.67%) ISMS
12 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
13 8 (14.81%) Physics
13 8 (14.81%) Human Factors
13 8 (14.81%) Internal Audit
14 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.96%) Data Protection
14 7 (12.96%) CISMP
14 7 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (11.11%) ITIL

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (3.70%) assyst
2 2 (3.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Firewall
1 11 (20.37%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.85%) IPv4
3 1 (1.85%) IPv6
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) CESG
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (83.33%) Information Security
2 14 (25.93%) SIEM
3 12 (22.22%) Change Management
4 11 (20.37%) Service Management
5 10 (18.52%) Information Governance
6 9 (16.67%) Change Control
6 9 (16.67%) E-Discovery
6 9 (16.67%) ISMS
6 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (14.81%) Human Factors
7 8 (14.81%) Internal Audit
7 8 (14.81%) Physics
8 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (12.96%) Data Protection
8 7 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.11%) ITIL
10 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.26%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (68.52%) CISSP
2 24 (44.44%) CISM
3 20 (37.04%) CISA
4 7 (12.96%) CISMP
5 4 (7.41%) CEH
5 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) Degree
6 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) SSCP
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.85%) CCNA
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (53.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 5 (9.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (7.41%) QA
5 3 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.70%) COBIT
6 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.85%) Nagios
1 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) LogRhythm
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
2 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco
2 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
2 1 (1.85%) Postini
2 1 (1.85%) Qualys
2 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
2 1 (1.85%) Sophos
2 1 (1.85%) Symantec
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