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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Administrator
Rank 880 870 910
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 63 64 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.061% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.063% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 46 51 21
Average salary £42,750 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £17,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Security Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 22 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 59 £42,750 +6.87% 4
London +13 26 £43,000 -
West Midlands -15 10 £45,000 -18.18%
Yorkshire - 10 £24,000 -
Birmingham - 10 £45,000 -
East of England -10 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North Yorkshire - 9 £24,000 -
Cambridge +7 8 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £47,500 +18.75% 1
York - 7 £24,000 -
South East -4 4 £28,750 +69.11% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £39,250 -
Scotland - 4 £39,250 -
Hampshire +6 2 £17,500 +2.94%
Eastleigh -4 2 £17,500 +2.94%
Berkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Northallerton - 2 £22,500 -
Reading - 2 £42,500 -
Essex -8 1 £50,000 +13.63%
Hull - 1 £29,000 -
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £29,000 -

Security Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 42 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 30 (32.97%) Information Security
2 30 (32.97%) Finance
3 26 (28.57%) Degree
4 22 (24.18%) Windows
5 19 (20.88%) ITIL
5 19 (20.88%) Firewall
6 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
7 15 (16.48%) CISSP
7 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
7 15 (16.48%) CISM
8 14 (15.38%) ISO 9001
9 13 (14.29%) Workflow
9 13 (14.29%) Asset Management
9 13 (14.29%) Network Security
9 13 (14.29%) CISMP
10 12 (13.19%) IT Governance
10 12 (13.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (13.19%) Legal
10 12 (13.19%) Linux
11 11 (12.09%) Banking
12 10 (10.99%) Internet
12 10 (10.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (10.99%) PCI DSS
12 10 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (9.89%) SIEM
13 9 (9.89%) CISA
14 8 (8.79%) IPsec
14 8 (8.79%) Network Design
14 8 (8.79%) SSL

Security Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.40%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Firewall
2 13 (14.29%) Network Security
3 10 (10.99%) Internet
4 8 (8.79%) IPsec
4 8 (8.79%) LAN
4 8 (8.79%) SSL
4 8 (8.79%) VLAN
4 8 (8.79%) WAN
5 7 (7.69%) Intranet
5 7 (7.69%) Kerberos
5 7 (7.69%) LDAP
5 7 (7.69%) VPN
6 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.20%) DNS
7 2 (2.20%) FTP
7 2 (2.20%) HTTP
7 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.20%) NetScreen
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
7 2 (2.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SAP BW
2 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Legal
3 11 (12.09%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Back Office
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) French Language
7 1 (1.10%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) LAMP
2 1 (1.10%) COM
2 1 (1.10%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) SecurID
2 6 (6.59%) SWIFT
3 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.30%) EPoS
6 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.20%) Physics
7 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.10%) Equities
7 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) Linux
3 8 (8.79%) Unix
4 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.30%) Windows 2000
5 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.20%) AIX
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) Information Security
2 19 (20.88%) ITIL
3 13 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 13 (14.29%) Workflow
4 12 (13.19%) IT Governance
5 10 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (9.89%) SIEM
7 8 (8.79%) Network Design
8 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 6 (6.59%) IT Audit
9 6 (6.59%) Machine Learning
10 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.49%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.49%) SAP Security
11 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.40%) DevOps
11 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (3.30%) High Availability
12 3 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.20%) Perl
3 2 (2.20%) PHP
4 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (28.57%) Degree
2 15 (16.48%) CISM
2 15 (16.48%) CISSP
3 13 (14.29%) CISMP
4 12 (13.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (9.89%) CISA
6 3 (3.30%) CRISC
6 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.20%) CCNA
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.10%) CCNP
8 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 10 (10.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Corosync
2 2 (2.20%) Dovecot
2 2 (2.20%) KVM
2 2 (2.20%) NFS
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.10%) RACF
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Ansible
1 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
2 2 (2.20%) Pacemaker
3 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.10%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.10%) Simpana
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) SAP
3 7 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 7 (7.69%) Juniper
4 5 (5.49%) Cisco
5 4 (4.40%) OpenText
6 3 (3.30%) Forcepoint
6 3 (3.30%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.20%) HP
7 2 (2.20%) NetApp
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle
7 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.20%) Splunk
7 2 (2.20%) Tripwire
7 2 (2.20%) Varonis
7 2 (2.20%) VMware
8 1 (1.10%) Apple
8 1 (1.10%) IBM
8 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
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