Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Officer
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 909 900
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 280 286 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 223 246 301
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,608 £33,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +14.74% +7.95% +2.33%

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 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Top 14 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 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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 +7 267 £60,000 - 41
UK excluding London +78 165 £54,500 +14.74% 27
London -20 109 £65,000 -1.89% 19
South East +41 55 £63,750 +8.51% 8
North of England +11 30 £50,000 +25.00% 4
South West +25 28 £38,000 -15.56% 4
Midlands +6 23 £40,750 -14.21% 3
East of England +40 22 £55,000 +12.82% 3
North West +12 21 £50,000 +14.29% 3
West Midlands +28 19 £40,500 -4.71% 2
Yorkshire +16 9 £40,000 - 1
Wales +10 6 £38,000 -10.59% 5
East Midlands -1 4 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 258 (92.14%) Information Security
2 155 (55.36%) CISSP
3 147 (52.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 131 (46.79%) CISM
5 113 (40.36%) Risk Management
6 103 (36.79%) GDPR
7 94 (33.57%) CISA
8 88 (31.43%) Data Protection
9 81 (28.93%) Cybersecurity
10 80 (28.57%) Management Information System
10 80 (28.57%) Finance
11 62 (22.14%) PCI DSS
12 60 (21.43%) Business Continuity
13 57 (20.36%) ITIL
14 55 (19.64%) ISMS
15 53 (18.93%) Legal
16 51 (18.21%) SIEM
17 42 (15.00%) Security Management
18 39 (13.93%) Penetration Testing
19 37 (13.21%) Windows
20 36 (12.86%) CEH
21 35 (12.50%) Data Security
21 35 (12.50%) Degree
22 32 (11.43%) Information Assurance
22 32 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
22 32 (11.43%) Information Security Management
22 32 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
23 30 (10.71%) Incident Management
24 29 (10.36%) Firewall
25 28 (10.00%) SSCP

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 4 (1.43%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.21%) assyst
2 7 (2.50%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (1.07%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.86%) SaaS
2 5 (1.79%) Office 365
3 4 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.36%) Firewall
2 20 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.64%) Broadband
4 6 (2.14%) LAN
4 6 (2.14%) WAN
5 5 (1.79%) Internet
5 5 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.79%) VPN
6 2 (0.71%) DNS
6 2 (0.71%) Network Security
6 2 (0.71%) SCCP
6 2 (0.71%) SMS
7 1 (0.36%) Intranet
7 1 (0.36%) IPv4
7 1 (0.36%) IPv6
7 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.36%) VoIP
7 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.43%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.36%) Big Data
2 1 (0.36%) GIS
General
1 80 (28.57%) Finance
2 53 (18.93%) Legal
3 21 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.93%) Banking
5 7 (2.50%) Marketing
6 6 (2.14%) Retail
7 3 (1.07%) Electronics
7 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.79%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.64%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.79%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.00%) CESG
6 13 (4.64%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.93%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (3.93%) Freedom of Information
8 9 (3.21%) Fintech
9 7 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.14%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.79%) NHS
12 4 (1.43%) BYOD
12 4 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.07%) Life Science
14 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.71%) SWIFT
15 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.21%) Windows
2 26 (9.29%) Linux
3 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.36%) Android
4 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Unix
4 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (92.14%) Information Security
2 113 (40.36%) Risk Management
3 88 (31.43%) Data Protection
4 81 (28.93%) Cybersecurity
5 60 (21.43%) Business Continuity
6 57 (20.36%) ITIL
7 55 (19.64%) ISMS
8 51 (18.21%) SIEM
9 42 (15.00%) Security Management
10 39 (13.93%) Penetration Testing
11 35 (12.50%) Data Security
12 32 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 32 (11.43%) Information Assurance
12 32 (11.43%) Information Security Management
12 32 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
13 30 (10.71%) Incident Management
14 28 (10.00%) Data Privacy
14 28 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 27 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (9.29%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.36%) C
1 1 (0.36%) Perl
1 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 155 (55.36%) CISSP
2 131 (46.79%) CISM
3 94 (33.57%) CISA
4 36 (12.86%) CEH
5 35 (12.50%) Degree
6 28 (10.00%) SSCP
7 25 (8.93%) Security Cleared
8 16 (5.71%) SC Cleared
9 15 (5.36%) CRISC
10 11 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (3.21%) CISMP
12 9 (3.21%) ISACA
12 9 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.79%) CCNA
13 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (1.07%) CLAS
15 3 (1.07%) MCSE
15 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (52.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (36.79%) GDPR
3 62 (22.14%) PCI DSS
4 24 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 23 (8.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (6.79%) MiFID
7 16 (5.71%) COBIT
8 12 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (3.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (3.57%) QA
11 7 (2.50%) COSO
12 6 (2.14%) ISO 22301
13 5 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (1.79%) SLA
14 3 (1.07%) HIPAA
14 3 (1.07%) RMADS
15 2 (0.71%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (6.79%) Snort
2 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (6.79%) OSSEC
2 3 (1.07%) WSUS
3 1 (0.36%) EnCase
3 1 (0.36%) FTK
3 1 (0.36%) Nessus
3 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (3.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.14%) Cisco
2 6 (2.14%) VMware
3 5 (1.79%) Aquila
4 4 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.36%) CA
5 1 (0.36%) Google
5 1 (0.36%) Lotus
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee
5 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec