The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 767 824
Rank change year-on-year +13 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 98 184 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83 171 121
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -10.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £93,500 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -22.72%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -15 92 £57,500 +9.52% 6
London +29 46 £70,000 - 2
West Midlands +17 17 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Birmingham +14 15 £40,000 - 1
North West -11 12 £41,792 -30.34% 1
Merseyside +4 8 £41,792 -30.34%
Bootle - 8 £41,792 -
South East +40 7 £48,500 -7.61% 1
East of England +35 4 £47,500 -9.52%
City of London +33 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Scotland +18 4 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Manchester -25 4 £43,000 -28.33% 1
Surrey +44 3 £79,250 +54.63%
South West +23 3 £37,500 -9.36%
Falkirk - 3 £47,500 - 2
Essex - 3 £47,500 -
Hampshire +19 2 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Northamptonshire +19 2 £125,000 +152.52%
East Midlands +7 2 £125,000 +155.10%
Bristol +2 2 £38,000 -1.29%
County Londonderry - 2 £100,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £100,000 -
Berkshire +36 1 £48,500 -11.81%
Guildford +29 1 £110,000 +15.78%
Glasgow +18 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Coventry +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 £100,000 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £40,000 +2.56%
Fareham +11 1 £42,500 - 1
North Yorkshire +7 1 £40,000 +24.03%

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 222 (92.89%) Information Security
2 161 (67.36%) CISSP
3 126 (52.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (49.79%) CISM
5 96 (40.17%) CISA
6 75 (31.38%) Finance
7 70 (29.29%) Risk Management
8 60 (25.10%) Management Information System
9 57 (23.85%) Cybersecurity
9 57 (23.85%) PCI DSS
10 46 (19.25%) Risk Assessment
11 40 (16.74%) Data Protection
12 39 (16.32%) Data Security
13 38 (15.90%) Degree
14 36 (15.06%) SIEM
15 35 (14.64%) ITIL
16 31 (12.97%) Security Architecture
16 31 (12.97%) Cyber Essentials
17 30 (12.55%) Network Security
17 30 (12.55%) ISMS
18 29 (12.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (12.13%) Incident Management
19 25 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (10.46%) COBIT
19 25 (10.46%) Change Management
20 24 (10.04%) Security Management
20 24 (10.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
21 22 (9.21%) Service Management
21 22 (9.21%) ITIL Certification
22 21 (8.79%) Security Cleared

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 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (7.11%) Sentinel
2 15 (6.28%) assyst
3 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) SaaS
2 3 (1.26%) IaaS
2 3 (1.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.55%) Network Security
2 20 (8.37%) Firewall
3 4 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.26%) Intranet
4 3 (1.26%) LAN
4 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.26%) VoIP
4 3 (1.26%) WAN
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.42%) IPv4
5 1 (0.42%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (31.38%) Finance
2 20 (8.37%) Law
3 17 (7.11%) Legal
4 15 (6.28%) Banking
5 9 (3.77%) German Language
5 9 (3.77%) Marketing
6 7 (2.93%) Spanish Language
7 6 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.09%) French Language
9 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.26%) Electronics
10 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.26%) Retail
11 1 (0.42%) Advertising
11 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.42%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.10%) Management Information System
2 25 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.37%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.11%) CESG
5 14 (5.86%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (5.86%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (5.44%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.67%) Fintech
9 3 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.26%) IVR
9 3 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.42%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.51%) Windows
2 4 (1.67%) Linux
3 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (92.89%) Information Security
2 70 (29.29%) Risk Management
3 57 (23.85%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (19.25%) Risk Assessment
5 40 (16.74%) Data Protection
6 39 (16.32%) Data Security
7 36 (15.06%) SIEM
8 35 (14.64%) ITIL
9 31 (12.97%) Security Architecture
10 30 (12.55%) ISMS
11 29 (12.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (12.13%) Incident Management
12 25 (10.46%) Change Management
13 24 (10.04%) Security Management
14 22 (9.21%) Service Management
15 19 (7.95%) Cryptography
16 18 (7.53%) Information Security Management
16 18 (7.53%) IT Governance
16 18 (7.53%) Security Operations
16 18 (7.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.93%) C
2 4 (1.67%) SQL
3 2 (0.84%) Java
3 2 (0.84%) Scala
4 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 161 (67.36%) CISSP
2 119 (49.79%) CISM
3 96 (40.17%) CISA
4 38 (15.90%) Degree
5 22 (9.21%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (8.79%) Security Cleared
7 17 (7.11%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.44%) CISMP
9 9 (3.77%) CEH
10 7 (2.93%) CRISC
11 6 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.51%) ISSAP
11 6 (2.51%) PCI QSA
12 5 (2.09%) CREST Certified
13 4 (1.67%) SSCP
14 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.84%) PhD
15 2 (0.84%) SANS
16 1 (0.42%) CCNA
16 1 (0.42%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (52.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (23.85%) PCI DSS
3 31 (12.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (10.46%) COBIT
5 24 (10.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 17 (7.11%) ISO22301
6 17 (7.11%) QA
7 9 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (3.35%) GDPR
9 4 (1.67%) COSO
10 2 (0.84%) FINRA
10 2 (0.84%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.42%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.42%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.93%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.42%) EnCase
3 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.42%) Nagios
3 1 (0.42%) Nessus
3 1 (0.42%) Nmap
3 1 (0.42%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (4.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.93%) Cisco
2 7 (2.93%) LogRhythm
3 5 (2.09%) CA
3 5 (2.09%) Citrix
3 5 (2.09%) Oracle
3 5 (2.09%) VMware
4 3 (1.26%) Avaya
4 3 (1.26%) SAP
5 2 (0.84%) Qualys
5 2 (0.84%) Symantec
6 1 (0.42%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.42%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.42%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.42%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.42%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.42%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.42%) Postini
6 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.42%) Sophos
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