Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 966 916
Rank change year-on-year +91 -50 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 299 249 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 233 213 324
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £37,113 £36,250 £37,325
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.92% +8.82% -5.56%

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 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 July 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 July 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 +69 285 £60,000 +1.69% 39
UK excluding London +61 163 £55,000 +18.92% 29
London +17 130 £66,250 -1.85% 10
South East +42 59 £60,000 +4.35% 7
North of England +10 29 £42,000 +0.50% 6
Midlands -13 28 £48,250 +7.22% 3
East of England +24 23 £55,000 +13.40% 6
West Midlands +21 22 £52,000 +22.35% 2
South West +11 16 £36,595 -5.56% 7
North West +5 15 £55,000 +30.50% 3
Yorkshire +22 14 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +1 6 £44,500 -6.32% 1
Scotland -13 5 £65,000 +36.84%
Wales +16 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Northern Ireland -6 1 £52,500 -32.26%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 276 (92.31%) Information Security
2 174 (58.19%) CISSP
3 155 (51.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 139 (46.49%) CISM
5 110 (36.79%) CISA
6 98 (32.78%) Risk Management
7 88 (29.43%) Data Protection
8 78 (26.09%) GDPR
9 74 (24.75%) Management Information System
9 74 (24.75%) Finance
10 72 (24.08%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (19.06%) ISMS
12 56 (18.73%) PCI DSS
13 53 (17.73%) Business Continuity
14 51 (17.06%) ITIL
15 49 (16.39%) Degree
16 48 (16.05%) Security Management
17 46 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
18 45 (15.05%) Legal
19 44 (14.72%) Incident Management
20 42 (14.05%) Data Security
21 39 (13.04%) Information Security Management
22 36 (12.04%) SIEM
23 35 (11.71%) Disaster Recovery
24 31 (10.37%) Identity Access Management
24 31 (10.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
25 30 (10.03%) Penetration Testing
26 29 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
27 28 (9.36%) Cryptography
27 28 (9.36%) CEH

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 5 (1.67%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (3.01%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.34%) assyst
2 6 (2.01%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.34%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.68%) SaaS
3 7 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.36%) Firewall
2 8 (2.68%) Broadband
2 8 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (2.68%) LAN
2 8 (2.68%) VPN
2 8 (2.68%) WAN
3 7 (2.34%) Internet
4 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.34%) IPv4
5 4 (1.34%) IPv6
6 3 (1.00%) Network Security
6 3 (1.00%) VoIP
7 2 (0.67%) DNS
7 2 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.67%) MPLS
7 2 (0.67%) SCCP
7 2 (0.67%) SMS
8 1 (0.33%) Intranet
8 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.67%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.33%) GIS
General
1 74 (24.75%) Finance
2 45 (15.05%) Legal
3 19 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.68%) Banking
5 8 (2.68%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Law
6 5 (1.67%) Marketing
7 2 (0.67%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (24.75%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.03%) Computer Science
3 23 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (6.69%) Data Centre
5 15 (5.02%) Fintech
6 13 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (4.01%) CESG
8 10 (3.34%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.34%) Blog
10 7 (2.34%) Cyberattack
10 7 (2.34%) NHS
11 4 (1.34%) BYOD
12 2 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.67%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.35%) Windows
2 8 (2.68%) Linux
3 2 (0.67%) Unix
3 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.33%) AIX
4 1 (0.33%) Android
4 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (92.31%) Information Security
2 98 (32.78%) Risk Management
3 88 (29.43%) Data Protection
4 72 (24.08%) Cybersecurity
5 57 (19.06%) ISMS
6 53 (17.73%) Business Continuity
7 51 (17.06%) ITIL
8 48 (16.05%) Security Management
9 46 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 44 (14.72%) Incident Management
11 42 (14.05%) Data Security
12 39 (13.04%) Information Security Management
13 36 (12.04%) SIEM
14 35 (11.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (10.37%) Identity Access Management
16 30 (10.03%) Penetration Testing
17 29 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (9.36%) Cryptography
19 27 (9.03%) Security Operations
20 24 (8.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 174 (58.19%) CISSP
2 139 (46.49%) CISM
3 110 (36.79%) CISA
4 49 (16.39%) Degree
5 28 (9.36%) CEH
6 25 (8.36%) Security Cleared
7 21 (7.02%) SSCP
8 18 (6.02%) ISACA
9 14 (4.68%) SC Cleared
10 12 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (4.01%) MCSE
10 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.68%) SANS
12 10 (3.34%) CCNA
12 10 (3.34%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (3.34%) CRISC
13 9 (3.01%) CISMP
13 9 (3.01%) GSEC
14 7 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (51.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (26.09%) GDPR
3 56 (18.73%) PCI DSS
4 31 (10.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (6.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (4.68%) COBIT
6 14 (4.68%) ISAE 3402
7 12 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (3.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (2.01%) COSO
9 6 (2.01%) QA
10 5 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.67%) ISO 22301
10 5 (1.67%) SLA
11 4 (1.34%) MiFID
11 4 (1.34%) SAS 70
12 3 (1.00%) HIPAA
12 3 (1.00%) PMO
13 1 (0.33%) IFRS
13 1 (0.33%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 15 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) OSSEC
2 2 (0.67%) WSUS
3 1 (0.33%) EnCase
3 1 (0.33%) FTK
3 1 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.01%) VMware
3 8 (2.68%) Cisco
4 5 (1.67%) Aquila
5 3 (1.00%) CA
6 2 (0.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Cerner
7 1 (0.33%) Google
7 1 (0.33%) Intel
7 1 (0.33%) Lotus
7 1 (0.33%) Symantec