The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Officer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 198 219
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 17 43 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.70% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.72% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 36 13
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £37,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £46,125 £48,350
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4976 5936 5505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.85% 96.24% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18330 19769 21754
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £66,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Security Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in the West Midlands

Security Officer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Officer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Security Officer in the West Midlands

Security Officer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Officer in the West Midlands

Security Officer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Birmingham +2 14 £32,500 -24.85% 1
Coventry - 3 £62,500 -
Warwickshire +9 1 £100,000 +81.81%
Worcestershire -4 1 £62,500 +50.60%
Wolverhampton - 1 £62,500 -
Security Officer
England

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 27 (81.82%) CISSP
2 26 (78.79%) CISA
2 26 (78.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (75.76%) CISM
4 24 (72.73%) Finance
5 23 (69.70%) Data Security
5 23 (69.70%) ITIL Certification
5 23 (69.70%) ITIL
6 18 (54.55%) Information Security
7 14 (42.42%) PCI DSS
8 12 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 12 (36.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
8 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (36.36%) IT Governance
8 12 (36.36%) Risk Management
8 12 (36.36%) Sentinel
8 12 (36.36%) Cryptography
9 9 (27.27%) Retail
9 9 (27.27%) Information Assurance
10 6 (18.18%) SIEM
11 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
12 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
13 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3

Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Sentinel
2 3 (9.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 24 (72.73%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.09%) CESG
4 3 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Data Security
1 23 (69.70%) ITIL
2 18 (54.55%) Information Security
3 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 12 (36.36%) Cryptography
3 12 (36.36%) IT Governance
3 12 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 9 (27.27%) Information Assurance
5 6 (18.18%) SIEM
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
8 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.09%) Internal Audit
8 3 (9.09%) IT Audit
8 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 3 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) CISSP
2 26 (78.79%) CISA
3 25 (75.76%) CISM
4 23 (69.70%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) CISMP
6 2 (6.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (3.03%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (78.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (42.42%) PCI DSS
3 12 (36.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) LogRhythm
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