Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 897 933 910
Rank change year-on-year +36 -23 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 287 234 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 238 189 333
UK median annual salary £61,250 £59,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -10.53%

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
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 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 +47 276 £62,500 +4.17% 30
UK excluding London -9 144 £52,500 +23.53% 13
London +19 140 £75,000 +11.11% 17
North of England +9 42 £40,000 -4.29% 3
South East +4 35 £57,500 +18.56% 3
East of England +3 24 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West +3 21 £57,500 +37.59% 1
Midlands -10 21 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +41 20 £40,000 -13.51% 2
West Midlands -15 15 £52,000 +30.00%
South West -11 14 £53,750 +43.33% 3
East Midlands +13 6 £44,500 -64.40% 1
Scotland -31 5 £65,000 +36.84%
Northern Ireland +4 2 £52,500 -32.26%
North East -19 1 £38,200 +29.49%
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 251 (87.46%) Information Security
2 168 (58.54%) CISSP
3 154 (53.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 127 (44.25%) CISM
5 106 (36.93%) CISA
6 84 (29.27%) Data Protection
7 83 (28.92%) Finance
8 76 (26.48%) Risk Management
9 72 (25.09%) GDPR
10 66 (23.00%) Cybersecurity
11 63 (21.95%) Management Information System
12 55 (19.16%) Security Management
13 54 (18.82%) Degree
14 47 (16.38%) ISMS
14 47 (16.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (16.03%) Business Continuity
16 41 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
17 40 (13.94%) PCI DSS
18 39 (13.59%) Information Security Management
19 38 (13.24%) Data Security
20 37 (12.89%) Legal
20 37 (12.89%) ITIL
21 35 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
22 32 (11.15%) Incident Management
23 31 (10.80%) Firewall
24 30 (10.45%) Security Operations
25 28 (9.76%) Security Testing
26 26 (9.06%) Computer Science
27 24 (8.36%) Project Management
28 23 (8.01%) Data Protection Act

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 (1.74%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.05%) assyst
2 3 (1.05%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.09%) SaaS
3 5 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.80%) Firewall
2 18 (6.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (2.44%) LAN
3 7 (2.44%) WAN
4 6 (2.09%) Network Security
4 6 (2.09%) VPN
5 5 (1.74%) VoIP
6 4 (1.39%) IPv4
6 4 (1.39%) IPv6
7 3 (1.05%) Internet
7 3 (1.05%) Wireless
8 2 (0.70%) DSL
8 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.70%) MPLS
8 2 (0.70%) SAN
8 2 (0.70%) SCCP
9 1 (0.35%) Broadband
9 1 (0.35%) Intranet
9 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.74%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.35%) GIS
General
1 83 (28.92%) Finance
2 37 (12.89%) Legal
3 16 (5.57%) Retail
4 13 (4.53%) Banking
4 13 (4.53%) Law
5 8 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.09%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Military
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 63 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.01%) Data Protection Act
4 21 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.57%) Fintech
6 13 (4.53%) Data Centre
7 12 (4.18%) Blog
8 11 (3.83%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (3.48%) CESG
9 10 (3.48%) Cyberattack
10 8 (2.79%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (2.44%) NHS
12 5 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.39%) BYOD
14 2 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.70%) SWIFT
15 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.88%) Windows
2 4 (1.39%) Linux
3 2 (0.70%) AIX
3 2 (0.70%) Unix
3 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (87.46%) Information Security
2 84 (29.27%) Data Protection
3 76 (26.48%) Risk Management
4 66 (23.00%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (19.16%) Security Management
6 47 (16.38%) ISMS
6 47 (16.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (16.03%) Business Continuity
8 41 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 39 (13.59%) Information Security Management
10 38 (13.24%) Data Security
11 37 (12.89%) ITIL
12 35 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (11.15%) Incident Management
14 30 (10.45%) Security Operations
15 28 (9.76%) Security Testing
16 24 (8.36%) Project Management
17 23 (8.01%) Security Architecture
18 22 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (7.32%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (58.54%) CISSP
2 127 (44.25%) CISM
3 106 (36.93%) CISA
4 54 (18.82%) Degree
5 22 (7.67%) ISACA
6 20 (6.97%) Security Cleared
7 18 (6.27%) CEH
8 17 (5.92%) SSCP
9 14 (4.88%) SANS
10 13 (4.53%) CRISC
11 12 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (3.83%) GSEC
12 11 (3.83%) MCSE
12 11 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (3.83%) SC Cleared
13 10 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (3.48%) CISMP
14 9 (3.14%) CCNA
15 7 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
16 6 (2.09%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (53.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (25.09%) GDPR
3 40 (13.94%) PCI DSS
4 23 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (5.92%) COBIT
5 17 (5.92%) ISAE 3402
6 14 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (2.44%) COSO
9 6 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (1.39%) ISO 22301
11 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (1.39%) SAS 70
12 3 (1.05%) QA
12 3 (1.05%) SLA
13 2 (0.70%) IFRS
13 2 (0.70%) PMO
13 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) WSUS
2 1 (0.35%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.35%) EnCase
2 1 (0.35%) FTK
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (4.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.79%) VMware
3 7 (2.44%) Cisco
4 5 (1.74%) CA
5 4 (1.39%) Aquila
6 2 (0.70%) Capita
6 2 (0.70%) Intel
6 2 (0.70%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Cerner
7 1 (0.35%) Lotus
7 1 (0.35%) Symantec