Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Security Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 234 341
Rank change year-on-year -1 +107 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 88 117 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.01% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.04% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 83 106 61
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +14.58%
10th Percentile £34,400 £39,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +14.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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 permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 74 (84.09%) Information Security
2 53 (60.23%) Finance
3 46 (52.27%) SIEM
4 45 (51.14%) Firewall
4 45 (51.14%) CISSP
5 38 (43.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (38.64%) CISM
7 31 (35.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 28 (31.82%) Windows
9 27 (30.68%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (29.55%) ISMS
11 25 (28.41%) Risk Assessment
12 24 (27.27%) Linux
12 24 (27.27%) Data Protection
13 23 (26.14%) Management Information System
14 21 (23.86%) Data Security
14 21 (23.86%) Security Management
15 20 (22.73%) CISA
16 19 (21.59%) Information Security Management
16 19 (21.59%) Compliance Audit
17 18 (20.45%) Vulnerability Management
17 18 (20.45%) Degree
17 18 (20.45%) Supplier Management
18 17 (19.32%) Security Operations
19 16 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 15 (17.05%) Cisco
21 13 (14.77%) Security Monitoring
22 12 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
23 11 (12.50%) GDPR
23 11 (12.50%) Network Security

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 5 (5.68%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (51.14%) Firewall
2 11 (12.50%) Network Security
3 9 (10.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.68%) LAN
4 5 (5.68%) VPN
4 5 (5.68%) WAN
4 5 (5.68%) Wireshark
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.27%) DHCP
7 2 (2.27%) DMZ
7 2 (2.27%) DNS
7 2 (2.27%) HTTP
7 2 (2.27%) MPLS
7 2 (2.27%) Multicast
7 2 (2.27%) SMS
7 2 (2.27%) tcpdump
7 2 (2.27%) Wireless
7 2 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) MySQL
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 53 (60.23%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) International Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) OAuth
1 1 (1.14%) OpenID
1 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.36%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (5.68%) CESG
7 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (2.27%) e-Learning
9 2 (2.27%) Fintech
9 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (2.27%) PKI
9 2 (2.27%) Reinsurance
10 1 (1.14%) Blog
10 1 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 24 (27.27%) Linux
3 8 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (2.27%) CentOS
4 2 (2.27%) Debian
4 2 (2.27%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (84.09%) Information Security
2 46 (52.27%) SIEM
3 31 (35.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 27 (30.68%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (29.55%) ISMS
6 25 (28.41%) Risk Assessment
7 24 (27.27%) Data Protection
8 21 (23.86%) Data Security
8 21 (23.86%) Security Management
9 19 (21.59%) Compliance Audit
9 19 (21.59%) Information Security Management
10 18 (20.45%) Supplier Management
10 18 (20.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 17 (19.32%) Security Operations
12 16 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 13 (14.77%) Security Monitoring
14 12 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
15 10 (11.36%) Incident Management
16 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
17 8 (9.09%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.27%) PHP
1 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.14%) C
2 1 (1.14%) C-shell
2 1 (1.14%) Java
2 1 (1.14%) Korn
2 1 (1.14%) Python
2 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (51.14%) CISSP
2 34 (38.64%) CISM
3 20 (22.73%) CISA
4 18 (20.45%) Degree
5 8 (9.09%) GIAC
6 7 (7.95%) GCIA
6 7 (7.95%) GCIH
6 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.68%) SANS
9 4 (4.55%) CCNA
10 3 (3.41%) CEH
10 3 (3.41%) SSCP
11 2 (2.27%) CCIE
11 2 (2.27%) CCIE Security
11 2 (2.27%) CCSA
11 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (2.27%) CRISC
11 2 (2.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (43.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.50%) GDPR
3 5 (5.68%) NIST 800
3 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.68%) SAS 70
4 3 (3.41%) COBIT
4 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.27%) FISMA
6 1 (1.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (10.23%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.27%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.27%) pfSense
3 1 (1.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) Nessus
2 7 (7.95%) CSIRT
2 7 (7.95%) QRadar
3 4 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.27%) SCCM
4 2 (2.27%) WSUS
5 1 (1.14%) Nmap
5 1 (1.14%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Cisco
2 9 (10.23%) F5
2 9 (10.23%) McAfee
3 8 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 6 (6.82%) Qualys
5 5 (5.68%) Blue Coat
5 5 (5.68%) FireEye
5 5 (5.68%) Fortinet
5 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle
5 5 (5.68%) Splunk
6 4 (4.55%) Dell
6 4 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.41%) CyberArk
7 3 (3.41%) Cylance
7 3 (3.41%) Juniper
7 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.27%) Citrix
8 2 (2.27%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.27%) Red Hat