Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Officer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 272 309
Rank change year-on-year -38 +37 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Officer 13 67 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.59% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.61% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 48 14
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £40,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% +53.85% -50.48%
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.73% +13.50% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9835 10959 10486
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8084 8687 8712
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham -13 8 £62,500 +56.25%
Coventry +17 3 £62,500 -37.50%
Staffordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £100,000 +29.03%
Worcestershire - 1 £62,500 -
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 21 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Information Security
2 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (53.85%) Risk Management
3 7 (53.85%) CISSP
4 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (30.77%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (30.77%) SIEM
5 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) CEH
6 3 (23.08%) CISA
6 3 (23.08%) CISM
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
6 3 (23.08%) GDPR
7 2 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 2 (15.38%) Internal Audit
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) Sentinel
7 2 (15.38%) Cryptography

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 2 (15.38%) Sentinel
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Management
3 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (30.77%) SIEM
3 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
5 2 (15.38%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
5 2 (15.38%) Internal Audit
5 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security Governance
6 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) CEH
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) CISA
3 3 (23.08%) CISM
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) GDPR
3 2 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines