The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 215 266
Rank change year-on-year +41 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 62 47 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 0.74% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 58 46 40
Median salary £46,250 £61,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.48% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £43,375 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £62,500
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4908 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.22% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5575 8455
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 69 (56.56%) Firewall
2 67 (54.92%) Information Security
3 58 (47.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (41.80%) SIEM
5 45 (36.89%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (32.79%) Finance
7 34 (27.87%) Windows
8 33 (27.05%) CISSP
9 31 (25.41%) CISM
10 29 (23.77%) Network Security
11 28 (22.95%) Cisco
12 26 (21.31%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (19.67%) CISA
14 23 (18.85%) Linux
15 22 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
16 21 (17.21%) Management Information System
16 21 (17.21%) Data Protection
17 19 (15.57%) Risk Analysis
17 19 (15.57%) Juniper
17 19 (15.57%) CheckPoint
17 19 (15.57%) McAfee
18 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
18 17 (13.93%) PCI DSS
19 16 (13.11%) VPN
19 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (13.11%) Security Management
19 16 (13.11%) Banking
19 16 (13.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
19 16 (13.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
20 15 (12.30%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (0.82%) CICS
1 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Office 365
2 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (56.56%) Firewall
2 29 (23.77%) Network Security
3 16 (13.11%) VPN
4 15 (12.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (8.20%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (5.74%) Wireless
8 6 (4.92%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.46%) DNS
9 3 (2.46%) Internet
9 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.64%) HTTP
10 2 (1.64%) IPsec
10 2 (1.64%) LDAP
10 2 (1.64%) TACACS
10 2 (1.64%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.82%) LAN
11 1 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) GIS
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (32.79%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Banking
3 13 (10.66%) Legal
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) Web Services
2 2 (1.64%) SAML
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) OAuth
3 1 (0.82%) OpenID
3 1 (0.82%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.48%) PKI
3 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.66%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.02%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.74%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (4.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.64%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.64%) NHS
9 1 (0.82%) BYOD
9 1 (0.82%) CESG
9 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.82%) iPad
9 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.87%) Windows
2 23 (18.85%) Linux
3 11 (9.02%) CentOS
3 11 (9.02%) Debian
3 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (9.02%) Ubuntu
4 9 (7.38%) Kali Linux
5 7 (5.74%) Unix
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.92%) Information Security
2 51 (41.80%) SIEM
3 45 (36.89%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (21.31%) Vulnerability Management
5 22 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (17.21%) Data Protection
7 19 (15.57%) Risk Analysis
8 16 (13.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 16 (13.11%) Security Management
8 16 (13.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 15 (12.30%) Data Security
9 15 (12.30%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (12.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (11.48%) Incident Management
10 14 (11.48%) Malware Analysis
10 14 (11.48%) Security Operations
11 13 (10.66%) Security Monitoring
12 12 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (9.84%) Risk Management
12 12 (9.84%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.46%) SQL
2 2 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.82%) C#
3 1 (0.82%) C-shell
3 1 (0.82%) Korn
3 1 (0.82%) Python
3 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (27.05%) CISSP
2 31 (25.41%) CISM
3 24 (19.67%) CISA
4 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (9.02%) CCNP
5 11 (9.02%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (9.02%) SANS
6 10 (8.20%) CCDP
6 10 (8.20%) CCSP
7 9 (7.38%) Degree
7 9 (7.38%) GIAC
8 8 (6.56%) GCIH
9 7 (5.74%) GCIA
10 6 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (4.10%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.10%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (3.28%) CEH
13 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (47.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (13.93%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.74%) NIST 800
4 5 (4.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (3.28%) ISO 22301
6 3 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.64%) GDPR
8 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Snort
2 8 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.92%) pfSense
3 6 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.82%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) Nessus
1 10 (8.20%) OSSEC
2 7 (5.74%) FortiGate
3 6 (4.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (4.10%) QRadar
5 4 (3.28%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.82%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.82%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.82%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.82%) zSecure
Vendors
1 28 (22.95%) Cisco
2 19 (15.57%) CheckPoint
2 19 (15.57%) Juniper
2 19 (15.57%) McAfee
3 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.48%) LogRhythm
5 11 (9.02%) Red Hat
5 11 (9.02%) Sourcefire
6 10 (8.20%) Palo Alto
7 8 (6.56%) F5
8 7 (5.74%) FireEye
8 7 (5.74%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.92%) Aruba
9 6 (4.92%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.92%) Dell
9 6 (4.92%) Extreme Networks
9 6 (4.92%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.92%) WatchGuard
10 5 (4.10%) Sophos
10 5 (4.10%) VMware
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