Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 889 884 1028
Rank change year-on-year -5 +144 +101
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 281 340 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 248 281 246
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +32 275 £60,000 +9.09% 13
London +35 173 £65,000 - 7
UK excluding London -31 107 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Midlands -9 30 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North of England -7 29 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South East +50 19 £60,000 -17.81% 2
Yorkshire -5 17 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands +61 15 £47,500 -13.64%
South West +11 14 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -31 14 £62,500 +56.25% 1
East of England +17 11 £49,000 -24.62%
North West -2 11 £42,500 -34.62% 1
Scotland -16 2 £35,250 -21.67%
Northern Ireland -24 2 £47,500 -13.64%
Wales +14 1 £42,500 +16.44%
North East - 1 £39,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 258 (91.81%) Information Security
2 151 (53.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (43.77%) CISSP
4 95 (33.81%) Data Protection
5 89 (31.67%) Finance
6 86 (30.60%) CISM
7 70 (24.91%) Cybersecurity
8 66 (23.49%) Risk Management
9 63 (22.42%) PCI DSS
10 62 (22.06%) GDPR
11 57 (20.28%) Penetration Testing
12 56 (19.93%) Data Security
13 53 (18.86%) CISA
14 45 (16.01%) ISMS
15 39 (13.88%) Data Protection Act
16 37 (13.17%) Degree
17 35 (12.46%) Management Information System
18 34 (12.10%) Business Continuity
19 32 (11.39%) Banking
20 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
20 31 (11.03%) ITIL
21 28 (9.96%) Computer Science
22 26 (9.25%) Project Management
23 25 (8.90%) Legal
23 25 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
23 25 (8.90%) Security Operations
24 24 (8.54%) Internal Audit
24 24 (8.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 24 (8.54%) Marketing
25 22 (7.83%) Network Security

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 (1.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (1.78%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.78%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.56%) Cloudflare
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.78%) IaaS
3 5 (1.78%) Office 365
3 5 (1.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.83%) Network Security
2 12 (4.27%) Firewall
3 8 (2.85%) Internet
4 5 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.71%) Intranet
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.36%) SMS
6 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (3.56%) Metasploit
General
1 89 (31.67%) Finance
2 32 (11.39%) Banking
3 25 (8.90%) Legal
4 24 (8.54%) Marketing
5 15 (5.34%) Law
5 15 (5.34%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.56%) Retail
7 8 (2.85%) Electronics
7 8 (2.85%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.14%) Publishing
9 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.42%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.07%) Advertising
10 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.71%) Web Services
2 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.88%) Data Protection Act
2 35 (12.46%) Management Information System
3 28 (9.96%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.69%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.20%) Hedge funds
6 9 (3.20%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.85%) Fintech
8 5 (1.78%) CESG
8 5 (1.78%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.42%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (1.07%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.07%) PKI
11 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) Clustering
12 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.36%) FMCG
12 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.41%) Windows
2 15 (5.34%) Unix
3 7 (2.49%) Linux
4 5 (1.78%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (1.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.78%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (91.81%) Information Security
2 95 (33.81%) Data Protection
3 70 (24.91%) Cybersecurity
4 66 (23.49%) Risk Management
5 57 (20.28%) Penetration Testing
6 56 (19.93%) Data Security
7 45 (16.01%) ISMS
8 34 (12.10%) Business Continuity
9 31 (11.03%) ITIL
10 26 (9.25%) Project Management
11 25 (8.90%) Security Operations
11 25 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (8.54%) Internal Audit
12 24 (8.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 21 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (7.47%) Programme Management
14 20 (7.12%) Regulatory Compliance
14 20 (7.12%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (7.12%) Service Management
15 19 (6.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.98%) C
2 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 123 (43.77%) CISSP
2 86 (30.60%) CISM
3 53 (18.86%) CISA
4 37 (13.17%) Degree
5 18 (6.41%) SSCP
6 12 (4.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 12 (4.27%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.56%) CISMP
8 8 (2.85%) CEH
8 8 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.85%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.78%) CLAS
10 5 (1.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 3 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.07%) CRISC
12 2 (0.71%) CCNA
12 2 (0.71%) ISSMP
12 2 (0.71%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (53.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (22.42%) PCI DSS
3 62 (22.06%) GDPR
4 14 (4.98%) ISO 9001
5 13 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (3.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (2.85%) ISO 22301
9 6 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (2.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.78%) RMADS
11 3 (1.07%) COBIT
12 2 (0.71%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.85%) Nessus
2 2 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (0.71%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.20%) SAP
3 8 (2.85%) CA
3 8 (2.85%) Radware
4 5 (1.78%) ANSYS
5 4 (1.42%) Aquila
6 2 (0.71%) Acunetix
6 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.71%) IFS
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco
7 1 (0.36%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.36%) Varonis