Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1068 1109 1176
Rank change year-on-year +41 +67 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 67 69 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.041% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.043% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 64 56 57
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,476 £25,000 £30,050
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,125 £65,000
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -

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 153,015 160,018 179,940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.06% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 124,154 130,190 152,960
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +26 27 £45,000 - 1
South East +7 18 £45,000 +13.92% 1
South West - 11 £40,000 -
North of England - 7 £28,500 -
North West - 6 £28,500 -
Midlands +15 5 £34,500 +60.47% 1
West Midlands +34 4 £36,500 +69.77%
Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 1
Security Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 28 (41.79%) Information Security
2 23 (34.33%) Firewall
2 23 (34.33%) Windows
3 20 (29.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (23.88%) SIEM
5 15 (22.39%) ISO 9001
6 14 (20.90%) GDPR
6 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (19.40%) Management Information System
8 11 (16.42%) VPN
8 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
8 11 (16.42%) CISSP
8 11 (16.42%) Network Security
8 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (14.93%) Patch Management
9 10 (14.93%) Banking
9 10 (14.93%) ITIL
9 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
9 10 (14.93%) Finance
10 9 (13.43%) Service Management
10 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
10 9 (13.43%) Linux
10 9 (13.43%) SLA
10 9 (13.43%) Android
11 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (11.94%) International Banking
12 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
12 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.45%) CISA
12 7 (10.45%) CISM

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.33%) Firewall
2 11 (16.42%) Network Security
2 11 (16.42%) VPN
3 5 (7.46%) DHCP
4 4 (5.97%) DNS
4 4 (5.97%) HTTP
4 4 (5.97%) SMTP
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) VLAN
5 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
5 3 (4.48%) SAN
6 2 (2.99%) Intranet
7 1 (1.49%) Internet
7 1 (1.49%) LAN
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (14.93%) Banking
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) International Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Law
4 5 (7.46%) Billing
5 4 (5.97%) Legal
6 2 (2.99%) Retail
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.96%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.46%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.46%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.48%) Replication
5 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.49%) Equities
6 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Android
2 9 (13.43%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Windows 10
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.97%) Unix
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) CentOS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Information Security
2 16 (23.88%) SIEM
3 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (14.93%) ITIL
5 10 (14.93%) Patch Management
5 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
6 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
6 9 (13.43%) Service Management
7 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
8 6 (8.96%) Data Privacy
8 6 (8.96%) Data Protection
8 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
9 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.46%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Security Management
10 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.97%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.49%) C
2 1 (1.49%) Go
2 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) CISSP
2 7 (10.45%) CISA
2 7 (10.45%) CISM
3 6 (8.96%) SSCP
4 5 (7.46%) AWS Certification
4 5 (7.46%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) CISMP
5 1 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.49%) ECSA
5 1 (1.49%) GIAC
5 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (22.39%) ISO 9001
3 14 (20.90%) GDPR
4 9 (13.43%) SLA
5 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (10.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (10.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (8.96%) PSD2
8 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
8 3 (4.48%) PMO
9 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) DFS Replication
3 3 (4.48%) vSphere
4 2 (2.99%) ACF2
4 2 (2.99%) RACF
5 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) iptables
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) VMware
3 5 (7.46%) IBM
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 4 (5.97%) Juniper
4 4 (5.97%) Palo Alto
5 3 (4.48%) Aerohive Networks
5 3 (4.48%) Apple
5 3 (4.48%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (4.48%) Dell
5 3 (4.48%) Dell KACE
5 3 (4.48%) EqualLogic
5 3 (4.48%) Reuters
5 3 (4.48%) Trend Micro
5 3 (4.48%) Veeam
6 2 (2.99%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.49%) CA
7 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow