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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Administrator
Rank 862 900 845
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 37 10 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.009% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.009% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 31 8 25
Average salary £40,000 £30,250 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.23% -12.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £66,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £22,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.82%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Security Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 14 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 1 September 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 +49 37 £40,000 +32.23%
South East +22 15 £33,500 +81.08%
London +12 15 £42,500 -34.61%
Hampshire - 8 £49,000 -
Berkshire - 5 £33,500 -
City of London - 5 £40,000 -
Slough - 5 £33,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £37,500 -
East of England +3 3 - -
Brentwood - 3 - -
Essex - 3 - -
Surrey - 2 £31,250 -
Eastleigh - 1 £17,000 -

Security Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 35 (39.33%) Finance
2 33 (37.08%) Windows
3 32 (35.96%) ITIL
4 23 (25.84%) Banking
5 18 (20.22%) Information Security
5 18 (20.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (20.22%) Service Management
5 18 (20.22%) SLA
6 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
7 16 (17.98%) Firewall
8 15 (16.85%) MS Office
8 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (15.73%) IBM Notes
9 14 (15.73%) DNS
9 14 (15.73%) ISO 9001
9 14 (15.73%) Lotus
9 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
9 14 (15.73%) International Banking
10 12 (13.48%) Degree
10 12 (13.48%) Patch Management
11 11 (12.36%) UNIX
11 11 (12.36%) Linux
12 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
12 10 (11.24%) SIEM
13 9 (10.11%) ISA Server
13 9 (10.11%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
14 8 (8.99%) CISMP
14 8 (8.99%) Data Protection
14 8 (8.99%) PCI DSS

Security Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (15.73%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.62%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (16.85%) MS Office
2 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Route 53
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) Firewall
2 14 (15.73%) DNS
3 6 (6.74%) LDAP
4 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.62%) HTTPS
4 5 (5.62%) SAN
4 5 (5.62%) TACACS
4 5 (5.62%) VLAN
4 5 (5.62%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (3.37%) VPN
6 2 (2.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.12%) SSH
7 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Data Mining
1 5 (5.62%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Subversion
1 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (39.33%) Finance
2 23 (25.84%) Banking
3 14 (15.73%) International Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Back Office
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) .NET
1 1 (1.12%) Web Services
1 1 (1.12%) LAMP
1 1 (1.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) PKI
3 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.62%) Social Media
4 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.62%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.37%) EPoS
5 3 (3.37%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.37%) BBC
6 1 (1.12%) Statistics
6 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 11 (12.36%) Linux
2 11 (12.36%) UNIX
3 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.74%) Windows 2000
4 6 (6.74%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) ITIL
2 18 (20.22%) Service Management
2 18 (20.22%) Information Security
3 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
4 12 (13.48%) Patch Management
5 10 (11.24%) SIEM
6 9 (10.11%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (8.99%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.87%) Security Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Cyber Security
8 7 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.74%) Time Management
10 5 (5.62%) ISMS
10 5 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (5.62%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (5.62%) Security Management
11 4 (4.49%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.49%) Information Security Management
11 4 (4.49%) Analytics
11 4 (4.49%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.74%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) Python
2 5 (5.62%) Ruby
3 2 (2.25%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) CISMP
3 6 (6.74%) CCNA
3 6 (6.74%) CISSP
3 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.62%) CEH
5 4 (4.49%) CISA
5 4 (4.49%) CISM
6 3 (3.37%) ISACA
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.12%) GIAC
8 1 (1.12%) MCSA
8 1 (1.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.22%) SLA
1 18 (20.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (15.73%) ISO 9001
3 8 (8.99%) PCI DSS
4 7 (7.87%) COBIT
5 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) ISA Server
3 6 (6.74%) KVM
4 5 (5.62%) vSphere
5 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Puppet
2 5 (5.62%) WSUS
3 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.12%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Lotus
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.87%) IronPort
3 7 (7.87%) Cisco
4 6 (6.74%) Splunk
5 5 (5.62%) F5
6 3 (3.37%) SAP
7 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.25%) VMware
8 1 (1.12%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.12%) Google
8 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.12%) Symantec
8 1 (1.12%) McAfee
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle
8 1 (1.12%) Citrix