The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 235 251
Rank change year-on-year +66 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 63 34 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.23% 0.48% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.50% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 62 34 52
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £54,550
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +0.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £47,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £61,000
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 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 4912 6830 9955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.81% 95.66% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4511 6105 8479
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
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 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 28 March 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 28 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 City of London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 90 (67.16%) Information Security
2 87 (64.93%) Firewall
3 76 (56.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (47.76%) Finance
5 46 (34.33%) Management Information System
6 40 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (27.61%) Security Management
7 37 (27.61%) CISSP
8 36 (26.87%) Security Architecture
9 35 (26.12%) SIEM
10 34 (25.37%) ITIL
10 34 (25.37%) Information Security Management
10 34 (25.37%) Risk Assessment
11 30 (22.39%) COBIT
11 30 (22.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 29 (21.64%) Penetration Testing
13 28 (20.90%) CISM
14 25 (18.66%) Windows
15 22 (16.42%) Network Security
16 20 (14.93%) CISA
17 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 18 (13.43%) Security Operations
18 17 (12.69%) Kalman Filter
18 17 (12.69%) Cisco
18 17 (12.69%) Intrusion Detection
18 17 (12.69%) Incident Management
18 17 (12.69%) Legal
19 16 (11.94%) Banking
19 16 (11.94%) CheckPoint
20 15 (11.19%) SANS

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 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (64.93%) Firewall
2 22 (16.42%) Network Security
3 17 (12.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (8.96%) VPN
5 7 (5.22%) Wireless
6 6 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.73%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (2.99%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.49%) FTP
9 2 (1.49%) HTTP
9 2 (1.49%) SMTP
10 1 (0.75%) DHCP
10 1 (0.75%) DNS
10 1 (0.75%) Internet
10 1 (0.75%) IPsec
10 1 (0.75%) SSL
10 1 (0.75%) TACACS
10 1 (0.75%) VLAN
10 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) GIS
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (47.76%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Legal
3 16 (11.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) Web Services
2 1 (0.75%) PCRE
2 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 46 (34.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.97%) PKI
3 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.73%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.24%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.66%) Windows
2 14 (10.45%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) CentOS
3 4 (2.99%) Debian
3 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.99%) Ubuntu
3 4 (2.99%) Unix
4 2 (1.49%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (67.16%) Information Security
2 40 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (27.61%) Security Management
4 36 (26.87%) Security Architecture
5 35 (26.12%) SIEM
6 34 (25.37%) Information Security Management
6 34 (25.37%) ITIL
6 34 (25.37%) Risk Assessment
7 29 (21.64%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (13.43%) Security Operations
8 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (12.69%) Incident Management
9 17 (12.69%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (10.45%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.21%) Data Security
11 11 (8.21%) Project Management
11 11 (8.21%) Risk Management
12 10 (7.46%) Computer Security
12 10 (7.46%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (6.72%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.24%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) Perl
2 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.75%) Python
2 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (27.61%) CISSP
2 28 (20.90%) CISM
3 20 (14.93%) CISA
4 15 (11.19%) SANS
5 12 (8.96%) GIAC
6 10 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (6.72%) GCIA
7 9 (6.72%) GCIH
8 7 (5.22%) Degree
9 5 (3.73%) CCNP
10 4 (2.99%) CCDP
10 4 (2.99%) CCSP
10 4 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (2.99%) ISEB
11 3 (2.24%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.24%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (1.49%) GSEC
12 2 (1.49%) ISACA
12 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (56.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.39%) COBIT
2 30 (22.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 13 (9.70%) PCI DSS
4 8 (5.97%) ISO22301
5 7 (5.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (5.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.99%) SLA
7 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) Snort
3 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (3.73%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.99%) OSSEC
4 3 (2.24%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.49%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.49%) Nessus
5 2 (1.49%) QRadar
5 2 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Cisco
2 16 (11.94%) CheckPoint
3 13 (9.70%) Intel Security
4 11 (8.21%) Juniper
4 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.97%) FireEye
5 8 (5.97%) Palo Alto
6 6 (4.48%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.48%) Dell
6 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.73%) Aruba
7 5 (3.73%) Extreme Networks
7 5 (3.73%) F5
7 5 (3.73%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.73%) LogRhythm
7 5 (3.73%) SonicWALL
7 5 (3.73%) VMware
7 5 (3.73%) WatchGuard
8 4 (2.99%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.24%) Sophos
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