Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Security Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1092 1075 1174
Rank change year-on-year -17 +99 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 43 83 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.049% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.051% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 41 71 39
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 144,600 162,089 173,342
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.89% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 117,465 131,050 146,330
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%

Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Administrator in England

Security Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Administrator in England

Security Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Administrator in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Administrator in England

Security Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 18 £45,000 -
South East +28 11 £50,000 +13.64% 3
South West +10 7 £60,000 +166.67% 3
North of England - 5 £28,500 - 1
North West - 5 £28,500 -
Midlands +22 2 £37,500 +74.42% 1
West Midlands +34 1 £42,500 +97.67% 1
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Security Administrator
UK

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Security Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Security Administrator in the job title.

1 20 (46.51%) Information Security
2 17 (39.53%) Windows
3 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (23.26%) GDPR
4 10 (23.26%) ITIL
4 10 (23.26%) ISO 9001
4 10 (23.26%) Banking
4 10 (23.26%) Firewall
5 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
5 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
5 8 (18.60%) SIEM
5 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (16.28%) International Banking
6 7 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (16.28%) CISSP
6 7 (16.28%) SLA
6 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
6 7 (16.28%) Service Management
6 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
7 6 (13.95%) Patch Management
8 5 (11.63%) Public Cloud
8 5 (11.63%) AWS Certification
8 5 (11.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (11.63%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (11.63%) Network Security
8 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Billing
8 5 (11.63%) Finance

Security Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) Network Security
3 2 (4.65%) DMZ
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (23.26%) Banking
2 7 (16.28%) International Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Billing
3 5 (11.63%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Legal
5 2 (4.65%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Advertising
6 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.63%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) Equities
5 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Android
2 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Unix
2 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
2 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Information Security
2 10 (23.26%) ITIL
3 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (18.60%) SIEM
4 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
4 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
5 6 (13.95%) Patch Management
6 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (9.30%) Security Operations
7 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.98%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (6.98%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.98%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 3 (6.98%) Security Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (4.65%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.65%) Python
2 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) CISSP
2 5 (11.63%) AWS Certification
3 3 (6.98%) CISA
3 3 (6.98%) CISM
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) SSCP
5 1 (2.33%) CISMP
5 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.26%) GDPR
2 10 (23.26%) ISO 9001
3 7 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (16.28%) SLA
4 4 (9.30%) PSD2
5 3 (6.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (6.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
7 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) ACF2
2 2 (4.65%) RACF
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) IBM
2 2 (4.65%) Bomgar
2 2 (4.65%) CyberArk
2 2 (4.65%) Lieberman
2 2 (4.65%) McAfee
2 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.33%) CA
3 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) VMware