The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 722 746 832
Rank change year-on-year +24 +86  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 135 179 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 103 157 125
Median salary £60,000 £46,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.34% -1.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £39,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £99,250 £87,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50%  

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 81863 94744 106016
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67573 79716 86940
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +24 130 £60,000 +29.03% 8
London +49 69 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Birmingham +13 19 £32,500 -24.85%
West Midlands -10 19 £32,500 -18.75%
South East +46 12 £48,500 -3.00% 1
City of London +27 10 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Yorkshire -7 9 £46,250 +20.91%
North West -28 7 £60,000 +50.00% 2
East Midlands +18 6 £87,500 +68.26%
West Yorkshire +15 6 £50,000 +28.20%
East of England -8 5 £47,500 +15.36%
Cheshire -20 5 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Surrey +49 4 £50,000 +21.95%
Scotland +14 4 £47,500 -45.71%
Leeds +8 4 £47,500 +21.79%
Essex -3 4 £47,500 -
Hampshire +27 3 £42,500 -
South West +15 3 - -
Derbyshire +11 3 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire +5 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Falkirk - 3 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £67,500 -
Berkshire +31 2 £49,250 -32.53% 1
Fareham +20 2 £42,500 -
Derby +6 2 £46,250 -
Northamptonshire +4 2 £125,000 +155.10%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £67,500 +50.00%
Manchester -30 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (86.81%) Information Security
2 138 (58.72%) CISSP
3 123 (52.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 97 (41.28%) CISM
5 84 (35.74%) Finance
6 83 (35.32%) CISA
7 66 (28.09%) Risk Management
8 57 (24.26%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (22.13%) Management Information System
10 48 (20.43%) Data Protection
11 44 (18.72%) ITIL
12 38 (16.17%) Data Security
13 37 (15.74%) PCI DSS
14 34 (14.47%) SIEM
15 32 (13.62%) Degree
16 30 (12.77%) ISMS
17 28 (11.91%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
18 27 (11.49%) Network Security
18 27 (11.49%) Security Architecture
19 24 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
19 24 (10.21%) Cyber Essentials
20 22 (9.36%) Business Continuity
21 21 (8.94%) Change Management
22 20 (8.51%) Banking
23 19 (8.09%) Project Management
24 18 (7.66%) Service Management
24 18 (7.66%) Computer Science
24 18 (7.66%) Data Centre
24 18 (7.66%) Security Operations

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 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.13%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.43%) SAP EP
Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.38%) Sentinel
2 7 (2.98%) assyst
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.98%) Office 365
2 7 (2.98%) SaaS
3 6 (2.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.49%) Network Security
2 17 (7.23%) Firewall
3 6 (2.55%) Intranet
4 4 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.70%) LAN
4 4 (1.70%) WAN
5 3 (1.28%) VoIP
6 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.43%) IPv4
7 1 (0.43%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.43%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Visual Composer
General
1 84 (35.74%) Finance
2 20 (8.51%) Banking
3 17 (7.23%) Law
4 15 (6.38%) Legal
5 11 (4.68%) Retail
6 7 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.98%) Marketing
7 6 (2.55%) Advertising
8 5 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.28%) Publishing
11 2 (0.85%) German Language
11 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 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 52 (22.13%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.66%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.66%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.68%) CESG
5 8 (3.40%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.70%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.28%) IVR
9 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.85%) Fintech
10 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.43%) Clustering
11 1 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.53%) Windows
2 8 (3.40%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.13%) Windows 8
3 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (86.81%) Information Security
2 66 (28.09%) Risk Management
3 57 (24.26%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (20.43%) Data Protection
5 44 (18.72%) ITIL
6 38 (16.17%) Data Security
7 34 (14.47%) SIEM
8 30 (12.77%) ISMS
9 27 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
9 27 (11.49%) Security Architecture
10 24 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (9.36%) Business Continuity
12 21 (8.94%) Change Management
13 19 (8.09%) Project Management
14 18 (7.66%) Security Operations
14 18 (7.66%) Service Management
15 17 (7.23%) Cryptography
15 17 (7.23%) IT Governance
15 17 (7.23%) Security Management
16 15 (6.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.38%) C
2 2 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 138 (58.72%) CISSP
2 97 (41.28%) CISM
3 83 (35.32%) CISA
4 32 (13.62%) Degree
5 28 (11.91%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (5.53%) Security Cleared
7 12 (5.11%) CEH
7 12 (5.11%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.40%) CISMP
8 8 (3.40%) SSCP
9 6 (2.55%) SANS
10 5 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.13%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.28%) GIAC
13 2 (0.85%) CCNA
13 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.85%) ISSMP
13 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (52.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (15.74%) PCI DSS
3 24 (10.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (5.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (5.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 11 (4.68%) COBIT
6 11 (4.68%) GDPR
7 10 (4.26%) ISO 22301
7 10 (4.26%) QA
8 5 (2.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.85%) FINRA
9 2 (0.85%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.85%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002
10 1 (0.43%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.13%) CSIRT
2 4 (1.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.43%) Kibana
3 1 (0.43%) logstash
3 1 (0.43%) Nessus
3 1 (0.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.55%) LogRhythm
3 5 (2.13%) CA
4 3 (1.28%) Avaya
4 3 (1.28%) Citrix
4 3 (1.28%) SAP
4 3 (1.28%) VMware
5 1 (0.43%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.43%) Qualys
5 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.43%) Splunk
London
Boston Hale
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Knutsford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago