Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 919 886 993
Rank change year-on-year -33 +107 +145
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 268 379 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 226 320 270
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +10.00%

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Top 16 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 August 2017. 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 -11 261 £57,500 +15.00% 11
London +57 141 £65,000 - 4
UK excluding London -43 126 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Midlands -17 43 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North of England -49 34 £40,000 -5.88% 2
South East +58 24 £55,000 +4.76% 3
West Midlands -48 24 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands +41 18 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Yorkshire -14 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North West -27 16 £43,750 -27.08% 1
East of England +2 11 £48,500 -25.38%
South West +4 9 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland +2 4 £47,500 +5.56%
Wales +11 1 £42,500 +18.06%
Northern Ireland -13 1 £55,000 -
North East - 1 £39,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 234 (87.31%) Information Security
2 130 (48.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 126 (47.01%) CISSP
4 95 (35.45%) Finance
5 92 (34.33%) CISM
6 73 (27.24%) CISA
7 72 (26.87%) Risk Management
8 71 (26.49%) Cybersecurity
9 70 (26.12%) Data Protection
10 47 (17.54%) PCI DSS
11 45 (16.79%) Data Security
12 44 (16.42%) ITIL
13 38 (14.18%) Management Information System
14 37 (13.81%) ISMS
14 37 (13.81%) GDPR
15 36 (13.43%) Degree
16 32 (11.94%) Business Continuity
17 30 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
17 30 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (10.82%) Security Operations
19 27 (10.07%) Banking
19 27 (10.07%) Project Management
20 25 (9.33%) Security Architecture
21 24 (8.96%) Computer Science
22 23 (8.58%) Legal
23 22 (8.21%) Windows
23 22 (8.21%) ITIL Certification
24 21 (7.84%) SIEM
25 20 (7.46%) Data Protection Act
25 20 (7.46%) C

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 (1.87%) MS Exchange
1 5 (1.87%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.37%) SAP EP
Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.87%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.61%) Office 365
3 6 (2.24%) IaaS
4 5 (1.87%) SaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.60%) Network Security
2 14 (5.22%) Firewall
3 8 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (2.24%) Internet
5 5 (1.87%) Intranet
6 4 (1.49%) LAN
6 4 (1.49%) WAN
7 3 (1.12%) VoIP
8 1 (0.37%) SMS
8 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Visual Composer
General
1 95 (35.45%) Finance
2 27 (10.07%) Banking
3 23 (8.58%) Legal
4 19 (7.09%) Marketing
5 17 (6.34%) Retail
6 15 (5.60%) Telecoms
7 12 (4.48%) Law
8 6 (2.24%) Advertising
8 6 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.24%) Publishing
9 5 (1.87%) Electronics
9 5 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.49%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (0.37%) .NET
2 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.37%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.18%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.46%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (6.34%) Data Centre
5 15 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.61%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.24%) CESG
7 6 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.49%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.12%) IVR
10 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.37%) Clustering
11 1 (0.37%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.37%) Fintech
11 1 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.21%) Windows
2 8 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.61%) Linux
4 5 (1.87%) Unix
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (87.31%) Information Security
2 72 (26.87%) Risk Management
3 71 (26.49%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (26.12%) Data Protection
5 45 (16.79%) Data Security
6 44 (16.42%) ITIL
7 37 (13.81%) ISMS
8 32 (11.94%) Business Continuity
9 30 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
10 29 (10.82%) Security Operations
11 27 (10.07%) Project Management
12 25 (9.33%) Security Architecture
13 21 (7.84%) SIEM
14 20 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (6.72%) Information Assurance
15 18 (6.72%) Risk Assessment
15 18 (6.72%) Service Management
16 16 (5.97%) GAP Analysis
16 16 (5.97%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.46%) C
2 2 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 126 (47.01%) CISSP
2 92 (34.33%) CISM
3 73 (27.24%) CISA
4 36 (13.43%) Degree
5 22 (8.21%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (4.85%) SSCP
7 10 (3.73%) CISMP
7 10 (3.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 8 (2.99%) CEH
8 8 (2.99%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.24%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (1.87%) SANS
10 5 (1.87%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (1.49%) CLAS
11 4 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.12%) CRISC
13 2 (0.75%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (48.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (17.54%) PCI DSS
3 37 (13.81%) GDPR
4 15 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 13 (4.85%) ISO 9001
5 13 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (4.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (1.87%) COBIT
8 5 (1.87%) RMADS
9 4 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (1.12%) ISO 22301
10 3 (1.12%) QA
11 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.37%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (0.75%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.37%) Kibana
2 1 (0.37%) logstash
2 1 (0.37%) Nessus
2 1 (0.37%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.61%) CA
2 7 (2.61%) SAP
3 5 (1.87%) ANSYS
4 3 (1.12%) Aquila
4 3 (1.12%) Avaya
4 3 (1.12%) Citrix
4 3 (1.12%) VMware
5 2 (0.75%) IFS
6 1 (0.37%) AlienVault
6 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.37%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.37%) Qualys
6 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.37%) Splunk