Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1090 1109 1169
Rank change year-on-year +19 +60 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 61 41 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.026% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.027% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 51 33 70
England median annual salary £44,000 £33,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.35% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,850 £22,950
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £33,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -22.35% -

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 155,094 153,802 182,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,133 128,247 154,864
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 27 £52,500 +23.53% 2
South East -5 20 £44,000 +46.67% 2
Midlands +19 6 £33,750 +16.38% 2
West Midlands +15 6 £33,750 +16.38% 1
South West - 6 £40,000 - 1
North of England - 3 £34,000 -
North West - 2 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
Security Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 31 (50.82%) Firewall
2 26 (42.62%) Windows
3 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
4 15 (24.59%) VPN
4 15 (24.59%) Network Security
5 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (21.31%) Information Security
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
7 12 (19.67%) Linux
8 11 (18.03%) Juniper
9 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
9 10 (16.39%) Palo Alto
9 10 (16.39%) SIEM
10 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
10 9 (14.75%) Finance
10 9 (14.75%) IIS
10 9 (14.75%) ITIL
10 9 (14.75%) Change Management
11 8 (13.11%) CISSP
11 8 (13.11%) Unix
11 8 (13.11%) DNS
11 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
11 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
12 7 (11.48%) Degree
13 6 (9.84%) SonicWALL
13 6 (9.84%) Banking
13 6 (9.84%) Management Information System

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 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (50.82%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) Network Security
2 15 (24.59%) VPN
3 8 (13.11%) DNS
3 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.20%) DHCP
4 5 (8.20%) HTTP
5 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
5 4 (6.56%) SAN
5 4 (6.56%) SMTP
5 4 (6.56%) SSH
5 4 (6.56%) VLAN
6 3 (4.92%) Wireless
7 2 (3.28%) Intranet
7 2 (3.28%) LAN
7 2 (3.28%) WAN
8 1 (1.64%) FTP
8 1 (1.64%) Internet
8 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.64%) MPLS
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 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Law
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) International Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) Fintech
4 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.92%) Clustering
5 3 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.92%) Replication
5 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.64%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.67%) Linux
4 8 (13.11%) Unix
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.20%) Android
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.92%) CentOS
7 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Information Security
2 10 (16.39%) SIEM
3 9 (14.75%) Change Management
3 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (14.75%) ITIL
4 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
5 6 (9.84%) Email Filtering
5 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (9.84%) Open Source
5 6 (9.84%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (9.84%) Web Filtering
6 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) Security Management
7 4 (6.56%) Business Continuity
7 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.56%) Patch Management
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.56%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) CISSP
2 7 (11.48%) Degree
3 6 (9.84%) CCNA
3 6 (9.84%) CISA
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.56%) CISM
4 4 (6.56%) SSCP
5 3 (4.92%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.64%) ECSA
7 1 (1.64%) GIAC
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.84%) GDPR
3 6 (9.84%) ISO 9001
4 4 (6.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (6.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (4.92%) SLA
6 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (3.28%) PMO
6 2 (3.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.92%) DFS Replication
4 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.92%) Squid
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.28%) iptables
6 1 (1.64%) ACF2
6 1 (1.64%) NFS
6 1 (1.64%) RACF
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.28%) Ansible
2 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Juniper
3 10 (16.39%) Palo Alto
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco
4 6 (9.84%) Forcepoint
4 6 (9.84%) SonicWALL
4 6 (9.84%) VMware
5 4 (6.56%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.92%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (4.92%) Apple
6 3 (4.92%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (4.92%) BT
6 3 (4.92%) CyberArk
6 3 (4.92%) Dell
6 3 (4.92%) Dell KACE
6 3 (4.92%) EqualLogic
6 3 (4.92%) Reuters
6 3 (4.92%) Trend Micro
6 3 (4.92%) Veeam
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle