The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK
Rank 760 779 822
Rank change year-on-year +19 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 100 177 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 85 163 119
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -10.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -18.18%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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%  

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +28 94 £57,500 +9.52% 7
London +54 48 £70,000 - 3
West Midlands +24 17 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Birmingham +13 15 £40,000 - 1
North West -8 12 £41,792 -16.41%
Merseyside - 8 £41,792 -
Bootle - 8 £41,792 -
South East +39 7 £48,500 -7.61% 1
City of London +47 5 £66,250 +20.45%
East of England +24 5 £47,500 -9.52%
Scotland +35 4 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Manchester -19 4 £43,000 -28.33%
Essex - 4 £40,400 -
Surrey +36 3 £79,250 +50.95%
South West +10 3 £37,500 -9.36%
Falkirk - 3 £47,500 - 2
Hampshire +31 2 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Northamptonshire +20 2 £125,000 +152.52%
Bristol +6 2 £38,000 -1.29%
East Midlands +4 2 £125,000 +152.52%
Northern Ireland - 2 £100,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £33,300 -
County Londonderry - 2 £100,000 -
Berkshire +29 1 £48,500 -11.81%
Guildford +21 1 £110,000 +15.78%
Glasgow +20 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Coventry +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 £100,000 -
Fareham +9 1 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 1 £37,500 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 225 (93.36%) Information Security
2 160 (66.39%) CISSP
3 125 (51.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (49.38%) CISM
5 94 (39.00%) CISA
6 74 (30.71%) Finance
7 71 (29.46%) Risk Management
8 61 (25.31%) Management Information System
9 58 (24.07%) PCI DSS
10 57 (23.65%) Cybersecurity
11 48 (19.92%) Risk Assessment
12 41 (17.01%) Data Protection
13 38 (15.77%) Degree
13 38 (15.77%) Data Security
14 36 (14.94%) SIEM
15 34 (14.11%) ITIL
16 31 (12.86%) Security Architecture
17 30 (12.45%) Network Security
17 30 (12.45%) ISMS
17 30 (12.45%) Cyber Essentials
18 29 (12.03%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (12.03%) Incident Management
19 26 (10.79%) COBIT
19 26 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (10.37%) Security Management
20 25 (10.37%) Change Management
21 23 (9.54%) Service Management
21 23 (9.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
22 22 (9.13%) Security Cleared
23 21 (8.71%) ITIL Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
2 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (7.05%) Sentinel
2 16 (6.64%) assyst
3 4 (1.66%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.66%) SaaS
2 3 (1.24%) IaaS
2 3 (1.24%) PaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.45%) Network Security
2 20 (8.30%) Firewall
3 4 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.24%) Intranet
4 3 (1.24%) LAN
4 3 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.24%) VoIP
4 3 (1.24%) WAN
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.41%) IPv4
5 1 (0.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.83%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (30.71%) Finance
2 19 (7.88%) Law
3 18 (7.47%) Legal
4 15 (6.22%) Banking
5 10 (4.15%) German Language
6 9 (3.73%) Marketing
7 8 (3.32%) Spanish Language
8 6 (2.49%) French Language
8 6 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.24%) Electronics
10 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.24%) Retail
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (25.31%) Management Information System
2 26 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.30%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.05%) CESG
5 14 (5.81%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (5.39%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.66%) Fintech
9 3 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.24%) IVR
9 3 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.41%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.49%) Windows
2 4 (1.66%) Linux
3 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.41%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (93.36%) Information Security
2 71 (29.46%) Risk Management
3 57 (23.65%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (19.92%) Risk Assessment
5 41 (17.01%) Data Protection
6 38 (15.77%) Data Security
7 36 (14.94%) SIEM
8 34 (14.11%) ITIL
9 31 (12.86%) Security Architecture
10 30 (12.45%) ISMS
11 29 (12.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (12.03%) Incident Management
12 25 (10.37%) Change Management
12 25 (10.37%) Security Management
13 23 (9.54%) Service Management
14 19 (7.88%) Cryptography
14 19 (7.88%) Information Security Management
15 18 (7.47%) IT Governance
15 18 (7.47%) Security Operations
15 18 (7.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.90%) C
2 4 (1.66%) SQL
3 2 (0.83%) Java
3 2 (0.83%) Scala
4 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (66.39%) CISSP
2 119 (49.38%) CISM
3 94 (39.00%) CISA
4 38 (15.77%) Degree
5 22 (9.13%) Security Cleared
6 21 (8.71%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (7.47%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.39%) CISMP
9 9 (3.73%) CEH
10 7 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.90%) CRISC
11 6 (2.49%) ISSAP
11 6 (2.49%) PCI QSA
12 5 (2.07%) CREST Certified
13 4 (1.66%) SSCP
14 3 (1.24%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.83%) PhD
15 2 (0.83%) SANS
16 1 (0.41%) CCNA
16 1 (0.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (51.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (24.07%) PCI DSS
3 30 (12.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 26 (10.79%) COBIT
5 23 (9.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 17 (7.05%) QA
7 16 (6.64%) ISO22301
8 9 (3.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (3.32%) GDPR
10 4 (1.66%) COSO
11 2 (0.83%) FINRA
11 2 (0.83%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.41%) ISO27005
12 1 (0.41%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.90%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.83%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.41%) EnCase
3 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.41%) Nagios
3 1 (0.41%) Nessus
3 1 (0.41%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (4.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.32%) Cisco
3 7 (2.90%) LogRhythm
4 5 (2.07%) Citrix
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle
4 5 (2.07%) VMware
5 4 (1.66%) CA
6 3 (1.24%) Avaya
6 3 (1.24%) SAP
7 2 (0.83%) Qualys
7 2 (0.83%) Symantec
8 1 (0.41%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.41%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.41%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.41%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.41%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.41%) Postini
8 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.41%) Sophos
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