Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 892 940 957
Rank change year-on-year +48 +17 +113
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 297 248 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 266 210 280
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £37,750 £37,450 £32,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.82% -10.53% -12.04%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Top 15 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 21 February 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 +57 289 £66,250 +6.00% 30
London +55 172 £75,000 +15.38% 11
UK excluding London +3 123 £46,250 +8.82% 21
North of England +18 50 £40,000 -5.09% 8
South East +22 29 £57,500 -36.11% 5
Yorkshire +23 25 £40,000 -36.00% 6
North West -1 24 £40,000 -4.29% 2
South West +15 15 £45,000 +22.45% 1
East of England +2 14 £50,000 +50.15% 2
Midlands -30 9 £60,000 +50.00% 3
West Midlands -49 8 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Northern Ireland -14 3 £52,500 -47.50%
Scotland -39 3 £38,000 -20.00%
East Midlands -3 1 - -
North East -25 1 £38,200 +29.49%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 259 (87.21%) Information Security
2 179 (60.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 171 (57.58%) CISSP
4 117 (39.39%) CISM
5 94 (31.65%) Data Protection
6 88 (29.63%) CISA
7 86 (28.96%) Finance
7 86 (28.96%) GDPR
8 77 (25.93%) Cybersecurity
9 70 (23.57%) Penetration Testing
10 64 (21.55%) PCI DSS
11 62 (20.88%) Degree
11 62 (20.88%) Risk Management
12 54 (18.18%) ISMS
13 51 (17.17%) Data Security
14 50 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (15.15%) Management Information System
16 43 (14.48%) Security Management
17 37 (12.46%) Law
17 37 (12.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 35 (11.78%) Incident Management
19 34 (11.45%) Information Security Management
19 34 (11.45%) Data Protection Act
20 33 (11.11%) Business Continuity
21 32 (10.77%) Computer Science
22 30 (10.10%) Security Testing
23 29 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
24 28 (9.43%) Security Architecture
24 28 (9.43%) Banking
24 28 (9.43%) Legal

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 (0.34%) IIS
1 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.37%) Cloudflare
2 8 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.01%) Office 365
5 2 (0.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.74%) Firewall
2 19 (6.40%) Intrusion Detection
2 19 (6.40%) Network Security
3 4 (1.35%) Intranet
4 3 (1.01%) Internet
5 2 (0.67%) DSL
5 2 (0.67%) SAN
5 2 (0.67%) VoIP
5 2 (0.67%) Wireless
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 13 (4.38%) Metasploit
General
1 86 (28.96%) Finance
2 37 (12.46%) Law
3 28 (9.43%) Banking
3 28 (9.43%) Legal
4 18 (6.06%) Retail
5 12 (4.04%) Marketing
6 7 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.02%) Electronics
8 5 (1.68%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 34 (11.45%) Data Protection Act
3 32 (10.77%) Computer Science
4 18 (6.06%) Fintech
5 16 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (3.03%) Blog
7 9 (3.03%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.36%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.02%) CESG
9 6 (2.02%) Cyberattack
10 5 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.35%) PKI
12 3 (1.01%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.67%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.34%) CESG CLAS
14 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
14 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.37%) Unix
2 3 (1.01%) Windows
3 2 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (87.21%) Information Security
2 94 (31.65%) Data Protection
3 77 (25.93%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (23.57%) Penetration Testing
5 62 (20.88%) Risk Management
6 54 (18.18%) ISMS
7 51 (17.17%) Data Security
8 50 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (14.48%) Security Management
10 37 (12.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 35 (11.78%) Incident Management
12 34 (11.45%) Information Security Management
13 33 (11.11%) Business Continuity
14 30 (10.10%) Security Testing
15 29 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
16 28 (9.43%) Security Architecture
17 26 (8.75%) ITIL
18 24 (8.08%) Regulatory Compliance
19 22 (7.41%) Internal Audit
20 20 (6.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.34%) C
1 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 171 (57.58%) CISSP
2 117 (39.39%) CISM
3 88 (29.63%) CISA
4 62 (20.88%) Degree
5 28 (9.43%) SSCP
6 26 (8.75%) CEH
7 14 (4.71%) Security Cleared
8 13 (4.38%) SC Cleared
9 12 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (3.37%) CRISC
10 10 (3.37%) SANS
11 9 (3.03%) ISACA
12 7 (2.36%) GSEC
13 6 (2.02%) CGEIT
14 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (1.35%) CCNA
15 4 (1.35%) CLAS
15 4 (1.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 4 (1.35%) MCSE
15 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (60.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (28.96%) GDPR
3 64 (21.55%) PCI DSS
4 13 (4.38%) COBIT
5 12 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (3.03%) ISO 22301
8 8 (2.69%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (1.68%) COSO
10 5 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (1.01%) PA-DSS
12 3 (1.01%) RMADS
13 2 (0.67%) IFRS
13 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.67%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.04%) Nessus
2 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.71%) CA
3 11 (3.70%) Radware
4 6 (2.02%) SAP
5 5 (1.68%) Acunetix
5 5 (1.68%) Google
6 2 (0.67%) Capita
6 2 (0.67%) Intel
6 2 (0.67%) Varonis
7 1 (0.34%) Aquila
7 1 (0.34%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco
7 1 (0.34%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.34%) Qualys
7 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software