The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Security Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 2 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.40% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Median salary £45,750 £45,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.66% +60.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,425 £42,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,475 £47,500 £36,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.09%  

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 490 688 728
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.59% 98.29% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1454 2258 2214
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £24,347
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) SIEM
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (20.00%) QRadar
4 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (60.00%) SIEM
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Statistics
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec