The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
UK
Rank 364 401 465
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 651 731 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.76% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 556 531 503
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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
80036 96313 101493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.47% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66452 80820 84362
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Security Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Analyst over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 within the UK.

Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 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
England +51 613 £45,000 -5.26% 55
London +68 298 £50,000 -1.96% 15
South East -1 88 £47,500 - 14
City of London +56 64 £45,000 -5.75% 4
Yorkshire +11 47 £30,000 -22.58% 5
West Midlands +20 44 £40,000 - 8
North West -13 40 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Leeds +23 37 £30,000 -33.33% 4
West Yorkshire +12 37 £30,000 -29.41% 5
East of England +13 35 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +7 28 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Scotland +9 27 £42,500 -1.16% 2
Manchester -17 27 £40,000 -8.57% 5
South West +12 25 £45,000 - 4
Glasgow +24 21 £42,500 +4.29% 1
Berkshire +23 20 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Northamptonshire +17 18 £44,000 -
Hertfordshire +3 18 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire +36 15 £53,750 +43.33% 4
East Sussex +32 15 £50,000 -
Brighton +28 15 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes +24 15 £53,750 -2.27% 4
Bristol +2 12 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Canary Wharf -4 12 £45,000 -25.00%
Reading +25 10 £44,000 -15.38% 2
Essex +22 10 £43,000 +2.99%
Oxfordshire +9 10 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Staffordshire -1 10 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Surrey +39 9 £50,000 +15.94% 3
Kent +16 9 £38,500 +65.59% 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Security Analyst 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 featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 758 (55.61%) Information Security
2 519 (38.08%) CISSP
3 483 (35.44%) Firewall
4 427 (31.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 407 (29.86%) SIEM
6 390 (28.61%) Cybersecurity
7 303 (22.23%) Penetration Testing
8 297 (21.79%) CISM
8 297 (21.79%) Security Operations
9 295 (21.64%) Finance
10 265 (19.44%) Management Information System
11 261 (19.15%) PCI DSS
12 260 (19.08%) ITIL
12 260 (19.08%) Windows
13 237 (17.39%) CISA
14 227 (16.65%) Network Security
15 213 (15.63%) Risk Management
16 206 (15.11%) CEH
17 196 (14.38%) Degree
18 192 (14.09%) Vulnerability Management
19 179 (13.13%) Linux
20 157 (11.52%) Security Management
20 157 (11.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 150 (11.01%) Cisco
22 141 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
23 137 (10.05%) Security Architecture
24 132 (9.68%) Incident Management
25 126 (9.24%) Data Protection
26 124 (9.10%) Security Monitoring
27 117 (8.58%) Information Security Management

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.10%) IIS
3 6 (0.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.073%) Apache
5 1 (0.073%) Drupal
5 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.073%) nginx
5 1 (0.073%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.073%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.76%) MS Office
3 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.073%) SmartSuite
5 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.10%) SAP GRC
2 14 (1.03%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 6 (0.44%) assyst
4 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.91%) Office 365
2 26 (1.91%) SaaS
3 23 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.95%) IaaS
5 9 (0.66%) PaaS
6 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.073%) Heroku
7 1 (0.073%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 483 (35.44%) Firewall
2 227 (16.65%) Network Security
3 104 (7.63%) TCP/IP
4 98 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 41 (3.01%) DNS
6 35 (2.57%) Internet
7 30 (2.20%) VPN
7 30 (2.20%) Wireless
8 28 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (1.83%) WAN
10 24 (1.76%) HTTP
11 23 (1.69%) Wireshark
12 22 (1.61%) Broadband
13 21 (1.54%) LDAP
14 20 (1.47%) SSL
15 18 (1.32%) LAN
15 18 (1.32%) OSPF
16 17 (1.25%) DHCP
17 15 (1.10%) HTTPS
18 12 (0.88%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.81%) Big Data
2 11 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 7 (0.51%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.37%) GIS
5 2 (0.15%) ZAP BI
6 1 (0.073%) MySQL
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.073%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (1.76%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.51%) Selenium
3 6 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.29%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.29%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.073%) AppScan
General
1 295 (21.64%) Finance
2 83 (6.09%) Retail
3 63 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 58 (4.26%) Legal
5 49 (3.60%) Banking
6 20 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.39%) Law
8 18 (1.32%) German Language
9 17 (1.25%) Games
10 12 (0.88%) French Language
11 8 (0.59%) Dutch Language
11 8 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.51%) Advertising
12 7 (0.51%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.37%) Marketing
14 4 (0.29%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
14 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.32%) Web Services
2 16 (1.17%) SailPoint
2 16 (1.17%) XML
3 6 (0.44%) .NET
4 5 (0.37%) SAML
5 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.29%) HTML
5 4 (0.29%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.22%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.073%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.073%) COM
7 1 (0.073%) JSON
7 1 (0.073%) MCollective
7 1 (0.073%) Middleware
7 1 (0.073%) ODBC
7 1 (0.073%) PCRE
7 1 (0.073%) REST
7 1 (0.073%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.073%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 265 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 96 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (6.75%) Security Operations Centre
4 91 (6.68%) Computer Science
5 64 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
6 38 (2.79%) Cyber Attack
7 36 (2.64%) PKI
8 30 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 28 (2.05%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.76%) Cryptography
11 22 (1.61%) CESG
12 21 (1.54%) Mathematics
13 20 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (1.25%) Driving Licence
15 14 (1.03%) Cybercrime
15 14 (1.03%) Fintech
16 11 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
16 11 (0.81%) iPad
17 9 (0.66%) Physics
18 8 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 260 (19.08%) Windows
2 179 (13.13%) Linux
3 85 (6.24%) Unix
4 34 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.47%) VxWorks
6 18 (1.32%) Solaris
7 13 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.44%) CentOS
11 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.29%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) KNOPPIX
15 1 (0.073%) Android
15 1 (0.073%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (55.61%) Information Security
2 407 (29.86%) SIEM
3 390 (28.61%) Cybersecurity
4 303 (22.23%) Penetration Testing
5 297 (21.79%) Security Operations
6 260 (19.08%) ITIL
7 213 (15.63%) Risk Management
8 192 (14.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 157 (11.52%) Security Management
9 157 (11.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 141 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
11 137 (10.05%) Security Architecture
12 132 (9.68%) Incident Management
13 126 (9.24%) Data Protection
14 124 (9.10%) Security Monitoring
15 117 (8.58%) Information Security Management
16 107 (7.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 92 (6.75%) Kalman Filter
18 89 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 89 (6.53%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 105 (7.70%) Python
2 73 (5.36%) Java
2 73 (5.36%) SQL
3 52 (3.82%) PowerShell
4 44 (3.23%) C
5 38 (2.79%) C++
6 26 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.47%) Perl
8 19 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.17%) BeanShell
10 12 (0.88%) PHP
11 9 (0.66%) Ruby
11 9 (0.66%) Scala
12 7 (0.51%) C#
13 4 (0.29%) Korn
14 2 (0.15%) VB
15 1 (0.073%) ABAP
15 1 (0.073%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.073%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 519 (38.08%) CISSP
2 297 (21.79%) CISM
3 237 (17.39%) CISA
4 206 (15.11%) CEH
5 196 (14.38%) Degree
6 116 (8.51%) GIAC
7 110 (8.07%) SANS
8 78 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (5.50%) Security Cleared
10 68 (4.99%) SSCP
11 63 (4.62%) GSEC
12 49 (3.60%) CISMP
13 47 (3.45%) GCIH
14 46 (3.37%) GCIA
15 45 (3.30%) CompTIA Security+
15 45 (3.30%) Security+ Certification
16 40 (2.93%) CCNA
16 40 (2.93%) CCNP
17 35 (2.57%) DV Cleared
18 28 (2.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (31.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 261 (19.15%) PCI DSS
3 103 (7.56%) COBIT
4 57 (4.18%) SLA
5 49 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 36 (2.64%) ISO22301
7 34 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (2.05%) ISO27002
9 19 (1.39%) ISO27005
10 14 (1.03%) GDPR
11 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.15%) FISMA
13 1 (0.073%) QA
System Software
1 105 (7.70%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.91%) Snort
2 26 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.15%) vSphere
6 1 (0.073%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.073%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.073%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (6.82%) Nessus
2 39 (2.86%) Nmap
3 24 (1.76%) CSIRT
4 21 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 17 (1.25%) QRadar
7 15 (1.10%) OpenVAS
8 14 (1.03%) SCCM
9 11 (0.81%) RSA enVision
10 10 (0.73%) Nexpose
11 9 (0.66%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 8 (0.59%) SCOM
13 7 (0.51%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.51%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.51%) RSA Security Analytics
14 6 (0.44%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 6 (0.44%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.44%) WSUS
15 4 (0.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 150 (11.01%) Cisco
2 104 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 99 (7.26%) Qualys
4 81 (5.94%) ArcSight
5 69 (5.06%) CheckPoint
5 69 (5.06%) Splunk
6 59 (4.33%) Palo Alto
7 51 (3.74%) Forcepoint
8 46 (3.37%) Intel Security
9 42 (3.08%) SAP
10 41 (3.01%) LogRhythm
11 36 (2.64%) VMware
12 35 (2.57%) Juniper
13 32 (2.35%) Symantec
14 28 (2.05%) F5
14 28 (2.05%) Oracle
15 25 (1.83%) Sophos
16 23 (1.69%) Sourcefire
17 22 (1.61%) HP
18 20 (1.47%) Blue Coat
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-65,000k base, 10% bonus and strong package
Posted: 3 days ago
Forres, Morayshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus package (shift allowance, bonuses etc)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus package (shift allowance, bonuses etc)
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus package (shift allowance, bonuses etc)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension plan.
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: allowance + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago