Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 451 435
Rank change year-on-year +31 -16 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 251 439 515
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.50% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 305 335
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £299 £325 £322
90th Percentile £594 £595 £613
UK median daily rate £427 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.11% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £61.01
UK median hourly rate £26.00 - £60.76

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 52,026 83,966 88,566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,500 56,207 58,836
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,200 2,518 2,695
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.68
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.64
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.35% +0.73%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst in England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +87 112 £425 -15.00% 20
South East +64 53 £400 -11.11% 8
North of England +19 30 £350 -12.50% 25
South West +32 23 £515 +71.79% 8
Yorkshire +38 22 £343 -14.38% 5
East of England +28 22 £420 +5.00% 3
Midlands +29 11 £463 +8.82% 5
North West -2 8 £350 -17.65% 17
West Midlands +32 7 £475 +13.43% 2
East Midlands +26 3 £456 +25.86% 2
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 108 (43.03%) Cybersecurity
2 98 (39.04%) Information Security
3 72 (28.69%) Security Operations
4 60 (23.90%) Finance
5 50 (19.92%) CISSP
6 48 (19.12%) SIEM
7 46 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 45 (17.93%) Firewall
9 42 (16.73%) Incident Management
10 40 (15.94%) Microsoft
11 35 (13.94%) Vulnerability Management
12 31 (12.35%) Linux
12 31 (12.35%) Splunk
12 31 (12.35%) Azure
13 30 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (11.16%) Risk Management
15 25 (9.96%) NIST
15 25 (9.96%) Security Monitoring
16 23 (9.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 23 (9.16%) Office 365
17 22 (8.76%) AWS
17 22 (8.76%) Windows
18 21 (8.37%) Intrusion Detection
19 20 (7.97%) Degree
19 20 (7.97%) Security Management
19 20 (7.97%) Security Cleared
19 20 (7.97%) Security Operations Centre
19 20 (7.97%) GDPR
19 20 (7.97%) Public Sector

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (1.20%) Confluence
1 3 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
2 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Apache
3 1 (0.40%) Drupal
3 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Actimize
2 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.40%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.35%) Azure
2 23 (9.16%) Office 365
3 22 (8.76%) AWS
4 8 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.59%) GCP
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.80%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.80%) Route 53
6 2 (0.80%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.40%) G Suite
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.93%) Firewall
2 21 (8.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (6.37%) Network Security
4 10 (3.98%) VPN
5 9 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.79%) Internet
7 6 (2.39%) LAN
8 4 (1.59%) WAN
9 3 (1.20%) DNS
9 3 (1.20%) MPLS
9 3 (1.20%) SAN
9 3 (1.20%) Skype
9 3 (1.20%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.80%) BGP
10 2 (0.80%) DKIM
10 2 (0.80%) DMARC
10 2 (0.80%) HTTP
10 2 (0.80%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.80%) SSL
10 2 (0.80%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.80%) Big Data
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.40%) DB2
3 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.40%) Gradle
2 1 (0.40%) Maven
2 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 60 (23.90%) Finance
2 20 (7.97%) Public Sector
3 17 (6.77%) Banking
4 11 (4.38%) Retail
5 7 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.59%) Law
6 4 (1.59%) Legal
6 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.59%) Marketing
6 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.20%) Electronics
8 2 (0.80%) Advertising
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) International Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.59%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.80%) .NET
2 2 (0.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.40%) JPA
3 1 (0.40%) JSON
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.40%) Redux
3 1 (0.40%) RESTful
3 1 (0.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.97%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (7.57%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.78%) Virtual Team
5 11 (4.38%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.19%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.39%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.99%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.99%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.20%) PKI
10 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) User Experience
11 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.35%) Linux
2 22 (8.76%) Windows
3 14 (5.58%) Unix
4 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.03%) Cybersecurity
2 98 (39.04%) Information Security
3 72 (28.69%) Security Operations
4 48 (19.12%) SIEM
5 42 (16.73%) Incident Management
6 35 (13.94%) Vulnerability Management
7 30 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (11.16%) Risk Management
9 25 (9.96%) Security Monitoring
10 23 (9.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 20 (7.97%) Security Management
12 16 (6.37%) ITIL
13 15 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (5.98%) Information Security Management
13 15 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (5.58%) Data Analysis
14 14 (5.58%) Identity Access Management
15 13 (5.18%) Change Management
16 12 (4.78%) Data Protection
16 12 (4.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.99%) SQL
2 3 (1.20%) Java
2 3 (1.20%) Python
3 2 (0.80%) C
3 2 (0.80%) C#
3 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.80%) VBA
4 1 (0.40%) BeanShell
4 1 (0.40%) C++
4 1 (0.40%) Clojure
4 1 (0.40%) Groovy
4 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.40%) Perl
4 1 (0.40%) PHP
4 1 (0.40%) Scala
4 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (19.92%) CISSP
2 20 (7.97%) Degree
2 20 (7.97%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.78%) CISM
5 11 (4.38%) CEH
5 11 (4.38%) CISA
6 10 (3.98%) GIAC
7 7 (2.79%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (2.79%) SANS
8 6 (2.39%) CRISC
8 6 (2.39%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.39%) GCIH
8 6 (2.39%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.39%) SSCP
9 5 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.99%) FFIEC
10 4 (1.59%) CCNA
10 4 (1.59%) PgMP
11 3 (1.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (9.96%) NIST
3 20 (7.97%) GDPR
4 14 (5.58%) PCI DSS
5 11 (4.38%) COBIT
6 9 (3.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (3.19%) NCSC
8 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.80%) PMO
10 2 (0.80%) SLA
11 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.40%) ITGC
11 1 (0.40%) QA
11 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.80%) Snort
2 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.38%) EnCase
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (3.98%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.79%) QRadar
4 6 (2.39%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (2.39%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (1.59%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.80%) Nessus
6 2 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.40%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.40%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 40 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.35%) Splunk
3 13 (5.18%) McAfee
3 13 (5.18%) Qualys
4 9 (3.59%) LogRhythm
5 8 (3.19%) CrowdStrike
6 7 (2.79%) Cisco
6 7 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.79%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.59%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.59%) SAP
7 4 (1.59%) VMware
8 3 (1.20%) Apple
8 3 (1.20%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.20%) Imperva
8 3 (1.20%) Okta
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle
9 2 (0.80%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.80%) Symantec