Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 894 888 1015
Rank change year-on-year -6 +127 +125
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 291 343 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 259 282 246
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £37,400 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -22 284 £60,000 +7.14% 19
London +17 174 £65,000 - 10
UK excluding London -35 114 £45,000 - 9
North of England -22 37 £40,000 -16.67% 3
Midlands -13 27 £50,000 +21.21%
South East +41 23 £62,500 -30.56% 4
Yorkshire -4 18 £40,000 -13.98% 2
North West -12 18 £40,000 -34.69% 1
East Midlands +48 13 £47,500 -26.92%
South West +10 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -50 13 £62,500 +56.25%
East of England +16 11 £49,000 -24.62% 1
Scotland -20 2 £35,250 -21.67%
Wales +7 1 £42,500 +16.44%
Northern Ireland -24 1 £40,000 -27.27%
North East - 1 £39,000 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 269 (92.44%) Information Security
2 169 (58.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (42.27%) CISSP
4 110 (37.80%) Data Protection
5 90 (30.93%) CISM
6 84 (28.87%) Finance
7 81 (27.84%) PCI DSS
8 78 (26.80%) GDPR
9 74 (25.43%) Cybersecurity
10 66 (22.68%) Penetration Testing
11 64 (21.99%) Risk Management
12 62 (21.31%) Data Security
13 56 (19.24%) CISA
14 50 (17.18%) ISMS
15 45 (15.46%) Degree
16 44 (15.12%) Data Protection Act
17 35 (12.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 34 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (11.34%) Banking
20 31 (10.65%) Business Continuity
20 31 (10.65%) Management Information System
21 29 (9.97%) Project Management
22 28 (9.62%) Legal
22 28 (9.62%) Computer Science
23 27 (9.28%) Microsoft
24 26 (8.93%) Incident Management
24 26 (8.93%) Internal Audit
25 25 (8.59%) Law
26 24 (8.25%) Marketing
27 22 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement

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 1 (0.34%) IIS
1 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
1 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.72%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.44%) Cloudflare
2 5 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.03%) SaaS
4 2 (0.69%) IaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.22%) Network Security
2 15 (5.15%) Firewall
3 11 (3.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.75%) Internet
5 3 (1.03%) Intranet
6 2 (0.69%) LAN
6 2 (0.69%) WAN
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (4.47%) Metasploit
General
1 84 (28.87%) Finance
2 33 (11.34%) Banking
3 28 (9.62%) Legal
4 25 (8.59%) Law
5 24 (8.25%) Marketing
6 18 (6.19%) Telecoms
7 17 (5.84%) Retail
8 11 (3.78%) Manufacturing
9 10 (3.44%) Electronics
10 5 (1.72%) Publishing
11 4 (1.37%) Games
11 4 (1.37%) Multimedia
12 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.34%) Advertising
14 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.69%) Web Services
2 1 (0.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.12%) Data Protection Act
2 31 (10.65%) Management Information System
3 28 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.75%) Fintech
8 6 (2.06%) CESG
8 6 (2.06%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (1.37%) PKI
10 3 (1.03%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) FMCG
12 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.81%) Unix
2 12 (4.12%) Windows
3 6 (2.06%) Linux
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (92.44%) Information Security
2 110 (37.80%) Data Protection
3 74 (25.43%) Cybersecurity
4 66 (22.68%) Penetration Testing
5 64 (21.99%) Risk Management
6 62 (21.31%) Data Security
7 50 (17.18%) ISMS
8 35 (12.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 34 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (10.65%) Business Continuity
11 29 (9.97%) Project Management
12 26 (8.93%) Incident Management
12 26 (8.93%) Internal Audit
13 22 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (7.56%) ITIL
13 22 (7.56%) Security Management
14 21 (7.22%) Information Security Management
14 21 (7.22%) Programme Management
14 21 (7.22%) Regulatory Compliance
15 20 (6.87%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.44%) C
2 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (42.27%) CISSP
2 90 (30.93%) CISM
3 56 (19.24%) CISA
4 45 (15.46%) Degree
5 21 (7.22%) SSCP
6 13 (4.47%) CEH
7 12 (4.12%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.09%) CISMP
8 9 (3.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.06%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (2.06%) CLAS
11 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 3 (1.03%) CRISC
14 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.34%) CCNA
15 1 (0.34%) CCNP
15 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (58.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (27.84%) PCI DSS
3 78 (26.80%) GDPR
4 13 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (3.44%) ISO 9001
6 9 (3.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (2.41%) COBIT
8 7 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (2.41%) ISO 22301
8 7 (2.41%) RMADS
9 6 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (1.03%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.12%) Nessus
2 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 27 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.78%) Radware
3 10 (3.44%) CA
3 10 (3.44%) SAP
4 5 (1.72%) Acunetix
4 5 (1.72%) ANSYS
4 5 (1.72%) Google
5 4 (1.37%) Aquila
6 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.69%) IFS
6 2 (0.69%) Varonis
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco
7 1 (0.34%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.34%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.34%) Qualys
7 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software