The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Security Officer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 742 732 842
Rank change year-on-year -10 +110  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 132 201 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 105 161 129
Median salary £62,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.20% +1.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £40,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,600 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.45% -2.35%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 -22 130 £62,500 +30.20% 19
London +25 75 £70,000 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -13 16 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Birmingham -1 13 £32,500 -26.13% 1
City of London +15 11 £45,000 -21.73%
Yorkshire -20 10 £45,000 +9.09% 1
South East +45 8 £50,000 - 5
East Midlands +24 6 £47,500 -42.42% 2
West Yorkshire +4 6 £50,000 +17.64%
East of England -1 6 £81,250 +94.20% 2
North West -40 6 £60,000 +50.00%
Derbyshire +13 5 £47,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 -
Docklands, London - 5 £67,500 -
Derby +12 4 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire +1 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hatfield +1 4 £110,000 +158.82% 2
Hertfordshire -2 4 £110,000 +158.82% 2
Leeds -4 4 £47,500 +4.97%
South West -8 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Essex -5 2 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -19 2 £67,500 +35.00% 2
Coventry - 2 £32,500 -
Gloucester - 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 2 £60,000 -
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -
Surrey +27 1 £50,000 +21.95%
Reading +20 1 £50,000 -34.21%
Berkshire +16 1 £50,000 -31.50%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 204 (87.93%) Information Security
2 127 (54.74%) CISSP
3 118 (50.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 90 (38.79%) CISM
5 80 (34.48%) CISA
6 79 (34.05%) Finance
7 63 (27.16%) Cybersecurity
8 62 (26.72%) Risk Management
9 46 (19.83%) Data Protection
10 44 (18.97%) ITIL
11 42 (18.10%) Management Information System
12 33 (14.22%) Data Security
12 33 (14.22%) Degree
13 32 (13.79%) PCI DSS
14 29 (12.50%) ISMS
15 26 (11.21%) Business Continuity
16 25 (10.78%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (10.78%) Security Architecture
16 25 (10.78%) SIEM
17 21 (9.05%) Banking
17 21 (9.05%) Security Operations
18 20 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
18 20 (8.62%) Project Management
19 19 (8.19%) Network Security
19 19 (8.19%) Cyber Essentials
20 17 (7.33%) GDPR
20 17 (7.33%) Information Assurance
20 17 (7.33%) Computer Science
20 17 (7.33%) Change Management

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 7 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.16%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.43%) SAP EP
Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.29%) assyst
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.02%) Office 365
3 6 (2.59%) IaaS
3 6 (2.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.19%) Network Security
2 12 (5.17%) Firewall
3 6 (2.59%) Intranet
4 4 (1.72%) LAN
4 4 (1.72%) WAN
5 3 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.29%) VoIP
6 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.43%) Internet
7 1 (0.43%) IPv4
7 1 (0.43%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Visual Composer
General
1 79 (34.05%) Finance
2 21 (9.05%) Banking
3 17 (7.33%) Legal
4 16 (6.90%) Law
5 13 (5.60%) Retail
6 11 (4.74%) Marketing
7 6 (2.59%) Advertising
8 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.16%) Publishing
8 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.72%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.86%) German Language
10 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.43%) Web Dynpro
1 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.10%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.88%) CESG
5 9 (3.88%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.72%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.29%) IVR
8 3 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.86%) Fintech
9 2 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.43%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.43%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.60%) Windows
2 8 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.16%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
3 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.86%) Unix
5 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (87.93%) Information Security
2 63 (27.16%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (26.72%) Risk Management
4 46 (19.83%) Data Protection
5 44 (18.97%) ITIL
6 33 (14.22%) Data Security
7 29 (12.50%) ISMS
8 26 (11.21%) Business Continuity
9 25 (10.78%) Security Architecture
9 25 (10.78%) SIEM
10 21 (9.05%) Security Operations
11 20 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (8.62%) Project Management
11 20 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
12 17 (7.33%) Change Management
12 17 (7.33%) Information Assurance
12 17 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (6.90%) Security Management
14 14 (6.03%) Cryptography
14 14 (6.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.03%) C
2 2 (0.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 127 (54.74%) CISSP
2 90 (38.79%) CISM
3 80 (34.48%) CISA
4 33 (14.22%) Degree
5 25 (10.78%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (4.74%) CEH
6 11 (4.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 9 (3.88%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.45%) SSCP
9 6 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.59%) CISMP
9 6 (2.59%) SANS
10 5 (2.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.16%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (1.72%) CLAS
11 4 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 2 (0.86%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.86%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (50.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 19 (8.19%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (7.33%) GDPR
5 13 (5.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (4.31%) COBIT
8 8 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (3.45%) ISO 22301
9 7 (3.02%) ISO 9001
10 6 (2.59%) QA
11 4 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.86%) FINRA
12 2 (0.86%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.86%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.43%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 4 (1.72%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.43%) Kibana
2 1 (0.43%) logstash
2 1 (0.43%) Nessus
2 1 (0.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (6.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.59%) CA
3 3 (1.29%) Avaya
3 3 (1.29%) Citrix
3 3 (1.29%) LogRhythm
3 3 (1.29%) SAP
3 3 (1.29%) VMware
4 1 (0.43%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.43%) IFS
4 1 (0.43%) Qualys
4 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.43%) Splunk
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Posted: 59 minutes ago
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