The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Administrator
Rank 837 887 862
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 46 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.018% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 43 16 17
Average salary £42,500 £19,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+123.68% -55.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £18,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £38,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £18,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -57.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK.

Security Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Security Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Administrator over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Security Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 44 £42,500 +123.68% 8
London +72 31 £42,500 +13.33% 3
South East +2 9 £18,000 - 2
City of London +47 8 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Hampshire -4 7 £17,500 -2.77% 1
Eastleigh +1 5 £17,500 -2.77% 1
Manchester +18 3 £27,500 -28.57% 2
North West +1 3 £27,500 -28.57% 2
Surrey - 1 £27,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £37,500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £52,500 -
Slough - 1 £33,500 - 1
Swansea - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £33,500 - 1
South West - 1 £37,500 -
Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -

Security Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Administrator in their job title.

1 53 (55.21%) ITIL
2 43 (44.79%) Finance
3 38 (39.58%) Windows
4 31 (32.29%) MS Office
4 31 (32.29%) Active Directory
5 29 (30.21%) Service Management
6 27 (28.13%) Information Security
7 25 (26.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 20 (20.83%) Banking
9 20 (20.83%) Firewall
10 19 (19.79%) Degree
11 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
12 16 (16.67%) Time Management
12 16 (16.67%) Windows 2000
12 16 (16.67%) Windows XP
13 15 (15.63%) SLA
14 13 (13.54%) Back Office
15 12 (12.50%) Lotus
15 12 (12.50%) PCI DSS
16 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
16 11 (11.46%) ISO 9001
16 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
16 11 (11.46%) IBM Notes
16 11 (11.46%) International Banking
16 11 (11.46%) Penetration Testing
17 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (9.38%) Business Continuity
18 9 (9.38%) Retail
18 9 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery

Security Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (11.46%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (32.29%) MS Office
2 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) Firewall
2 9 (9.38%) Network Security
3 6 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 5 (5.21%) HTTP
5 4 (4.17%) SSL
6 3 (3.13%) LDAP
6 3 (3.13%) SCCP
7 2 (2.08%) DNS
7 2 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.04%) VLAN
8 1 (1.04%) SSH
8 1 (1.04%) VoIP
8 1 (1.04%) SNMP
8 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.04%) VPN
8 1 (1.04%) Internet
8 1 (1.04%) SAN
8 1 (1.04%) TACACS
8 1 (1.04%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Subversion
1 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (44.79%) Finance
2 20 (20.83%) Banking
3 13 (13.54%) Back Office
4 11 (11.46%) International Banking
5 9 (9.38%) Retail
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Automotive
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) EPoS
2 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) BBC
5 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
3 16 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 16 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.21%) Linux
5 4 (4.17%) UNIX
6 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (55.21%) ITIL
2 29 (30.21%) Service Management
3 27 (28.13%) Information Security
4 16 (16.67%) Time Management
5 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.46%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.38%) Business Continuity
7 9 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (9.38%) SIEM
8 8 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 8 (8.33%) Security Management
9 7 (7.29%) Change Management
9 7 (7.29%) Change Control
10 6 (6.25%) ITIL V3
10 6 (6.25%) ITIL V2
11 5 (5.21%) Ethical Hacking
12 4 (4.17%) Malware Detection\Protection
13 3 (3.13%) Identity Management
13 3 (3.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.04%) Korn
3 1 (1.04%) Ruby
3 1 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Degree
2 9 (9.38%) CISSP
3 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.29%) MCSA
5 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.25%) CISMP
6 4 (4.17%) CISM
7 3 (3.13%) CISA
7 3 (3.13%) CEH
8 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.08%) CCNA
9 1 (1.04%) MCSE
9 1 (1.04%) CCNP
9 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (26.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.63%) SLA
3 12 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 11 (11.46%) ISO 9001
5 4 (4.17%) COBIT
6 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (32.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.04%) Snort
3 1 (1.04%) KVM
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) WSUS
1 1 (1.04%) Nagios
1 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Lotus
3 9 (9.38%) SAP
4 6 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.21%) Cisco
5 5 (5.21%) LogRhythm
6 3 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.04%) Brocade
8 1 (1.04%) Webroot
8 1 (1.04%) Google
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec
8 1 (1.04%) Sophos
8 1 (1.04%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.04%) Splunk
8 1 (1.04%) F5
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