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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 367 406 411
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 762 776 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.74% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 623 640 684
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
92139 104162 110201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.23% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77160 86775 89126
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 2016 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 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +60 741 £50,000 +5.26% 64
London +46 305 £60,000 +14.28% 18
South East +37 178 £48,500 +4.30% 18
Berkshire +39 78 £47,500 +5.55% 10
East of England +66 66 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands +14 55 £39,500 +19.53% 7
South West -21 53 £45,000 +44.00% 7
City of London +63 46 £52,500 -4.54% 6
Oxfordshire +24 41 £55,000 +57.14% 6
North West +28 37 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Yorkshire +3 35 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Hertfordshire +41 33 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Reading +17 33 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Manchester +16 33 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Yorkshire +13 33 £37,000 -1.33% 7
Leeds +15 25 £36,000 -10.00% 6
Wiltshire +19 22 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Banbury +16 22 £66,750 +44.32% 2
Kent +23 16 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Watford +19 16 £47,500 -13.63%
Hampshire -13 16 £44,000 -12.00%
Surrey +21 14 £48,500 -3.00% 1
Gloucestershire -33 14 £45,000 +104.54% 1
Coventry +4 13 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Birmingham -21 13 £41,250 -23.61% 1
Windsor - 13 £62,500 - 1
Bristol -7 12 £41,250 +26.92% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £45,000 -
West Sussex +13 11 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +11 11 £43,000 +1.17%

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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.

1 876 (57.48%) Information Security
2 622 (40.81%) CISSP
3 442 (29.00%) SIEM
3 442 (29.00%) Cybersecurity
4 414 (27.17%) Firewall
5 377 (24.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 372 (24.41%) Penetration Testing
7 363 (23.82%) Finance
8 350 (22.97%) Windows
9 333 (21.85%) Security Operations
10 313 (20.54%) CISM
11 255 (16.73%) PCI DSS
12 251 (16.47%) Management Information System
13 248 (16.27%) CISA
14 243 (15.94%) Risk Management
15 236 (15.49%) Vulnerability Management
16 229 (15.03%) Network Security
16 229 (15.03%) Linux
17 224 (14.70%) Degree
18 204 (13.39%) CEH
19 190 (12.47%) Nessus
19 190 (12.47%) Python
19 190 (12.47%) ITIL
20 167 (10.96%) Cisco
21 162 (10.63%) Security Cleared
22 157 (10.30%) Data Protection
23 148 (9.71%) Incident Management
24 138 (9.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 135 (8.86%) SANS
26 134 (8.79%) GIAC

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 25 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 13 (0.85%) IIS
3 9 (0.59%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.13%) Apache
6 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.13%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.13%) nginx
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.13%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Portal
6 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.066%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.066%) Drupal
7 1 (0.066%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.066%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.51%) MS Office
3 7 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.90%) SAP GRC
2 15 (0.98%) assyst
3 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.39%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.85%) IaaS
3 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.79%) Mimecast
4 6 (0.39%) SaaS
5 5 (0.33%) Office 365
6 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.066%) Heroku
6 1 (0.066%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 414 (27.17%) Firewall
2 229 (15.03%) Network Security
3 134 (8.79%) TCP/IP
4 120 (7.87%) Intrusion Detection
5 62 (4.07%) WAN
6 55 (3.61%) LAN
7 49 (3.22%) Internet
8 43 (2.82%) VPN
9 42 (2.76%) HTTP
10 39 (2.56%) DNS
11 34 (2.23%) Wireshark
12 30 (1.97%) SSL
13 25 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (1.64%) Wireless
14 24 (1.57%) Broadband
15 19 (1.25%) MPLS
16 17 (1.12%) SMTP
16 17 (1.12%) VLAN
17 16 (1.05%) LTE
17 16 (1.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.57%) Big Data
2 16 (1.05%) Relational Database
2 16 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.46%) SAP BW
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.33%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.33%) MySQL
6 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.13%) DB2
7 2 (0.13%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.066%) Looker
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.066%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (3.67%) Metasploit
2 13 (0.85%) AppScan
3 12 (0.79%) Selenium
4 11 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.20%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.20%) JIRA
6 1 (0.066%) Fiddler
General
1 363 (23.82%) Finance
2 96 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 81 (5.31%) Banking
4 76 (4.99%) Legal
5 52 (3.41%) Retail
6 32 (2.10%) Games
7 25 (1.64%) Law
8 12 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.59%) Marketing
10 7 (0.46%) Advertising
10 7 (0.46%) Local Government
10 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.39%) Electronics
11 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.39%) Military
12 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.33%) Back Office
13 4 (0.26%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.26%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.92%) Web Services
2 11 (0.72%) .NET
3 9 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.39%) HTML
4 6 (0.39%) LAMP
5 4 (0.26%) Middleware
6 3 (0.20%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.13%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.13%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.13%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.13%) Sass
7 2 (0.13%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.066%) Ajax
8 1 (0.066%) COM
8 1 (0.066%) CSS
8 1 (0.066%) J2EE
8 1 (0.066%) JNI
8 1 (0.066%) JSON
8 1 (0.066%) Lucene
8 1 (0.066%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 251 (16.47%) Management Information System
2 132 (8.66%) Security Operations Centre
3 95 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 83 (5.45%) Data Protection Act
6 40 (2.62%) Cyberthreat
7 39 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
8 35 (2.30%) PKI
9 32 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 22 (1.44%) Cryptography
11 18 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.18%) Statistics
12 17 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
13 15 (0.98%) BYOD
13 15 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.98%) Fintech
13 15 (0.98%) Mathematics
13 15 (0.98%) SWIFT
14 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 350 (22.97%) Windows
2 229 (15.03%) Linux
3 117 (7.68%) Unix
4 47 (3.08%) VxWorks
5 39 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.64%) Solaris
7 19 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.05%) CentOS
9 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.46%) Android
12 7 (0.46%) Kali Linux
13 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.13%) AIX
16 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (57.48%) Information Security
2 442 (29.00%) Cybersecurity
2 442 (29.00%) SIEM
3 372 (24.41%) Penetration Testing
4 333 (21.85%) Security Operations
5 243 (15.94%) Risk Management
6 236 (15.49%) Vulnerability Management
7 190 (12.47%) ITIL
8 157 (10.30%) Data Protection
9 148 (9.71%) Incident Management
10 138 (9.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 132 (8.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 108 (7.09%) Ethical Hacking
12 108 (7.09%) Risk Assessment
13 107 (7.02%) Security Architecture
14 102 (6.69%) Security Management
15 91 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
16 89 (5.84%) OWASP
17 83 (5.45%) Change Management
17 83 (5.45%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (12.47%) Python
2 93 (6.10%) Java
3 89 (5.84%) C
4 77 (5.05%) C++
5 68 (4.46%) SQL
6 54 (3.54%) Perl
7 52 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 42 (2.76%) Bash Shell
9 30 (1.97%) Ruby
10 23 (1.51%) C#
11 22 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.25%) PHP
13 11 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.39%) VB
16 4 (0.26%) Korn
17 2 (0.13%) ABAP
17 2 (0.13%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.066%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 622 (40.81%) CISSP
2 313 (20.54%) CISM
3 248 (16.27%) CISA
4 224 (14.70%) Degree
5 204 (13.39%) CEH
6 162 (10.63%) Security Cleared
7 135 (8.86%) SANS
8 134 (8.79%) GIAC
9 87 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
10 77 (5.05%) DV Cleared
11 74 (4.86%) SC Cleared
12 63 (4.13%) CISMP
13 62 (4.07%) GCIH
13 62 (4.07%) SSCP
14 57 (3.74%) CCNP
15 56 (3.67%) CCNA
16 54 (3.54%) CRISC
17 52 (3.41%) GCIA
18 42 (2.76%) OSCP
19 41 (2.69%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (24.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 255 (16.73%) PCI DSS
3 103 (6.76%) COBIT
4 36 (2.36%) SLA
5 33 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (1.38%) ISO27002
7 16 (1.05%) RMADS
8 15 (0.98%) ISO22301
9 14 (0.92%) QA
10 9 (0.59%) ISO27005
11 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.20%) COSO
12 3 (0.20%) GPG13
12 3 (0.20%) GxP
12 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.13%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.13%) Val IT
System Software
1 109 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.67%) Snort
3 13 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.59%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.066%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 190 (12.47%) Nessus
2 79 (5.18%) Nmap
3 45 (2.95%) SCCM
4 30 (1.97%) OpenVAS
5 29 (1.90%) QRadar
6 26 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 23 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (1.44%) RSA Archer
9 21 (1.38%) Nexpose
10 16 (1.05%) EnCase
11 14 (0.92%) RSA enVision
12 13 (0.85%) Puppet
13 12 (0.79%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 10 (0.66%) Proventia
15 10 (0.66%) WSUS
16 9 (0.59%) HP Fortify
16 9 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 6 (0.39%) RSA Security Analytics
18 4 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 167 (10.96%) Cisco
2 113 (7.41%) Qualys
3 105 (6.89%) Microsoft
4 96 (6.30%) Splunk
5 81 (5.31%) CheckPoint
6 76 (4.99%) ArcSight
7 63 (4.13%) Intel Security
8 53 (3.48%) LogRhythm
9 50 (3.28%) Palo Alto
10 45 (2.95%) SAP
11 42 (2.76%) Forcepoint
12 41 (2.69%) HP
13 40 (2.62%) Symantec
14 37 (2.43%) Juniper
15 33 (2.17%) Sourcefire
16 29 (1.90%) Red Hat
16 29 (1.90%) VMware
17 28 (1.84%) F5
17 28 (1.84%) SolarWinds
18 24 (1.57%) Fortinet
Reading, Berkshire
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29500.00 - £59500.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + up to 20% bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Unrivalled Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £highly competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £47k - 52k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Unrivalled Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago