Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1054 1087 1132
Rank change year-on-year +33 +45 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 22 74 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.045% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.047% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 18 66 32
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.18% +29.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,025
90th Percentile £73,250 £53,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -18.18% +29.41%

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 134,350 156,686 161,214
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108,528 128,378 135,210
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,463 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -2 8 £48,750 +8.33% 2
South East +31 7 £55,000 +25.00% 2
East of England +28 5 £30,000 -33.33%
West Midlands +40 1 £40,000 +86.05%
Midlands +34 1 £40,000 +86.05%
South West +24 1 - - 1
Security Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) Information Security
3 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Presales
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (18.18%) GDPR
5 4 (18.18%) Banking
5 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) CISSP
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Identity Management
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (13.64%) SIEM
6 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
7 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 2 (9.09%) CyberArk
7 2 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (9.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 2 (9.09%) Bomgar
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 8

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 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) DMZ
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
3 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) International Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Digital Signage
1 2 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
2 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) CentOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) Presales
3 3 (13.64%) Identity Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
3 3 (13.64%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (9.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 4 (18.18%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CISMP
2 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) GDPR
3 2 (9.09%) PSD2
4 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) Squid
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Bomgar
1 2 (9.09%) CyberArk
1 2 (9.09%) Lieberman
1 2 (9.09%) McAfee
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm