The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Administrator
UK / England
Rank 811 891 893
Rank change year-on-year +80 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 23 51 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.053% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.055% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 19 43 43
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £47,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £43,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -25.28% +67.30%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Security Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 10 £42,500 - 2
East of England +22 6 £36,375 -23.42% 3
South East +56 4 £41,500 -6.21% 1
West Midlands +35 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Security Administrator
UK

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Security Administrator 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 England region featuring Security Administrator in the job title.

1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Firewall
3 21 (42.00%) Finance
4 20 (40.00%) Linux
5 18 (36.00%) Security Operations
6 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (32.00%) Network Security
8 15 (30.00%) PCI DSS
8 15 (30.00%) Information Security
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
11 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (22.00%) Internet
11 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (20.00%) CISSP
12 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 9 (18.00%) VPN
13 9 (18.00%) MPLS
13 9 (18.00%) Windows 8
14 8 (16.00%) CISM
14 8 (16.00%) Apache
14 8 (16.00%) Python
14 8 (16.00%) SSH
14 8 (16.00%) Qualys
15 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
15 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (14.00%) VMware

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) IIS
3 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) Confluence
4 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.00%) nginx
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 16 (32.00%) Network Security
3 11 (22.00%) Internet
4 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (18.00%) MPLS
5 9 (18.00%) VPN
6 8 (16.00%) SSH
7 7 (14.00%) DNS
7 7 (14.00%) LAN
8 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
8 6 (12.00%) WAN
9 5 (10.00%) HTTP
9 5 (10.00%) SSL
10 4 (8.00%) IPsec
10 4 (8.00%) SMTP
11 3 (6.00%) FTP
11 3 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (6.00%) iSCSI
11 3 (6.00%) NAS
11 3 (6.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) HBase
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Legal
3 4 (8.00%) Publishing
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
5 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) International Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Games
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) HTML
1 2 (4.00%) POSIX
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Tez
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) CCTV
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.00%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.00%) Online Games
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Linux
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (18.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.00%) Debian
5 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Security Operations
2 15 (30.00%) Information Security
3 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.00%) DevOps
5 7 (14.00%) SIEM
6 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (12.00%) High Availability
6 6 (12.00%) Open Source
7 5 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.00%) B2B
8 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) ITIL
8 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.00%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) Python
2 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) CISSP
2 8 (16.00%) CISM
3 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (8.00%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) CEH
6 2 (4.00%) CISMP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) GIAC
6 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) MCSA
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (4.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (12.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (12.00%) XenServer
5 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (6.00%) NFS
7 1 (2.00%) Docker
7 1 (2.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Nessus
2 5 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (4.00%) Ansible
3 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) Ambari
4 1 (2.00%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.00%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Qualys
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco
2 7 (14.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.00%) Splunk
4 5 (10.00%) HP
4 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.00%) ProCurve
4 5 (10.00%) WatchGuard
5 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Mitel
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.00%) iManage
7 1 (2.00%) Lumension
7 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.00%) Sophos
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