Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1088 1119 1154
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 61 42 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.025% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.026% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 51 29 68
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,500 £22,425
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,750 £48,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +11.84%

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 158,805 160,136 189,459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,332 134,053 159,948
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +29 38 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South East +17 15 £44,000 +35.38%
Midlands +8 3 - -
East of England -5 3 £45,000 +69.81% 1
West Midlands -14 3 - -
South West +6 2 £22,500 -31.82% 1
Security Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 23 (37.70%) Firewall
3 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
3 19 (31.15%) Windows Server
4 18 (29.51%) ITIL
5 17 (27.87%) Banking
6 16 (26.23%) Information Security
7 14 (22.95%) CISSP
8 13 (21.31%) Network Security
8 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
8 13 (21.31%) Linux
9 12 (19.67%) Unix
9 12 (19.67%) Degree
10 11 (18.03%) Finance
11 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (16.39%) Internet
12 9 (14.75%) Change Management
12 9 (14.75%) IIS
12 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
12 9 (14.75%) VPN
12 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
13 8 (13.11%) Palo Alto
13 8 (13.11%) ISO 9001
13 8 (13.11%) SLA
13 8 (13.11%) Intranet
14 7 (11.48%) CISMP
14 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
14 7 (11.48%) Juniper
14 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
14 7 (11.48%) SWIFT

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 9 (14.75%) IIS
2 6 (9.84%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.56%) Mimecast
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.70%) Firewall
2 13 (21.31%) Network Security
3 10 (16.39%) Internet
4 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
4 9 (14.75%) VPN
5 8 (13.11%) Intranet
6 6 (9.84%) SSH
7 5 (8.20%) DNS
7 5 (8.20%) Wireless
8 3 (4.92%) SSL
9 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
9 2 (3.28%) SAN
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.64%) DHCP
10 1 (1.64%) FTP
10 1 (1.64%) HTTP
10 1 (1.64%) LAN
10 1 (1.64%) NAS
10 1 (1.64%) NX-OS
10 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (27.87%) Banking
2 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) International Banking
4 5 (8.20%) Retail
5 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Flash
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) HTML5
1 2 (3.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) SWIFT
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Fintech
4 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.92%) Clustering
5 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.28%) DataPower
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.64%) Replication
7 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Windows Server
3 13 (21.31%) Linux
4 12 (19.67%) Unix
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.92%) CentOS
7 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 16 (26.23%) Information Security
3 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (14.75%) Change Management
5 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.48%) IT Audit
6 6 (9.84%) Email Filtering
6 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.84%) Open Source
6 6 (9.84%) Service Management
6 6 (9.84%) Web Filtering
7 5 (8.20%) Biometrics
8 4 (6.56%) Cryptography
8 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.56%) Identity Management
8 4 (6.56%) Internal Audit
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.92%) Expense Management
9 3 (4.92%) Security Architecture
9 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
2 5 (8.20%) C
3 2 (3.28%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) CISSP
2 12 (19.67%) Degree
3 7 (11.48%) CISMP
3 7 (11.48%) Master's Degree
4 6 (9.84%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.84%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.56%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (6.56%) CISM
6 4 (6.56%) CLAS
7 2 (3.28%) CISA
7 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
2 8 (13.11%) ISO 9001
2 8 (13.11%) SLA
3 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) Squid
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.28%) iptables
5 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.64%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.64%) NFS
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Ansible
1 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.64%) Nessus
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Palo Alto
3 7 (11.48%) Juniper
4 6 (9.84%) Forcepoint
4 6 (9.84%) SonicWALL
5 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.92%) BT
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) CyberArk
5 3 (4.92%) F5
5 3 (4.92%) Splunk
6 2 (3.28%) Imperva
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.28%) VMware
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.64%) Dell
7 1 (1.64%) McAfee
7 1 (1.64%) Reuters