The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 63 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 3 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.54% 0.72% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 5
Median salary £40,000 £23,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.21% -27.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 546 683 630
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.56% 97.99% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 494 547 552
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Cardiff

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in Cardiff

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the Cardiff region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
1 4 (66.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (16.67%) Fintech
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) PaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec