The median annual salary for a Risk Officer was £80,000 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
Risk Officer
UK
Rank 853 945 928
Rank change year-on-year +92 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Risk Officer 14 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.019% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 23
Median salary £80,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,750 £45,200
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £85,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year -15.78% +2.42%  

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%  

Risk Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Officer in the UK

Risk Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Risk Officer in the UK

Risk Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Officer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Risk Officer in the UK

Risk Officer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Risk 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 +87 14 £80,000 +28.00%
London +73 8 £80,000 -5.88%
Birmingham - 3 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
South East +76 1 £110,000 +100.00%
Surrey +37 1 £110,000 +104.65%
Guildford +21 1 £110,000 +104.65%
Yorkshire +20 1 £37,500 -6.25%
North West - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Skipton - 1 £37,500 -

Risk Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Risk 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 Risk Officer in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Information Security
2 20 (80.00%) Finance
3 18 (72.00%) CISSP
4 15 (60.00%) CISA
4 15 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (48.00%) CISM
6 11 (44.00%) PCI DSS
6 11 (44.00%) Internal Audit
7 7 (28.00%) ISMS
7 7 (28.00%) Degree
7 7 (28.00%) CISMP
7 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (24.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (20.00%) COBIT
9 5 (20.00%) IT Audit
9 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (12.00%) Banking
11 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
11 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (12.00%) Fintech
11 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
12 2 (8.00%) Scala
12 2 (8.00%) PaaS
12 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
12 2 (8.00%) QA
12 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
12 2 (8.00%) SSAE 16
12 2 (8.00%) Security Operations
12 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team

Risk 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
General
1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Fintech
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Information Security
2 11 (44.00%) Internal Audit
3 7 (28.00%) ISMS
3 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
7 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Security Operations
8 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.00%) IT Governance
8 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) CISSP
2 15 (60.00%) CISA
3 12 (48.00%) CISM
4 7 (28.00%) CISMP
4 7 (28.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (44.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (24.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (20.00%) COBIT
5 2 (8.00%) QA
5 2 (8.00%) SSAE 16
6 1 (4.00%) BS25999
6 1 (4.00%) COSO
6 1 (4.00%) ISAE 3402
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) SAP