Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Security Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 377 431
Rank change year-on-year +2 +54 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,313 1,310 1,383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.82% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 1,126 1,099
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 156,012 158,988 189,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,049 133,268 160,004
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 £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 Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst in England.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
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 Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +21 679 £55,000 -4.35% 53
South East +35 277 £47,500 -2.06% 15
North of England -30 130 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Midlands -31 88 £44,750 +5.29% 18
South West -4 77 £40,500 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire +13 68 £45,000 +23.29% 6
West Midlands -23 66 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East of England -18 63 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North West -7 58 £50,000 +17.65% 8
East Midlands +3 22 £41,250 -5.17% 9
North East -23 4 £28,000 -34.12% 2
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Security Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 814 (62.00%) Information Security
2 558 (42.50%) CISSP
3 539 (41.05%) Firewall
4 454 (34.58%) Cybersecurity
5 435 (33.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 405 (30.85%) SIEM
7 344 (26.20%) Finance
8 307 (23.38%) Security Operations
9 305 (23.23%) CISM
10 299 (22.77%) Network Security
11 283 (21.55%) Windows
12 241 (18.35%) Penetration Testing
13 229 (17.44%) Linux
14 221 (16.83%) Management Information System
15 218 (16.60%) ITIL
16 208 (15.84%) Degree
17 192 (14.62%) PCI DSS
18 182 (13.86%) Data Protection
19 180 (13.71%) GIAC
20 178 (13.56%) Vulnerability Management
21 177 (13.48%) Cisco
22 174 (13.25%) Risk Management
23 171 (13.02%) TCP/IP
24 163 (12.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 159 (12.11%) Incident Management
26 157 (11.96%) GDPR
27 154 (11.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 154 (11.73%) Security Management
28 153 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
29 141 (10.74%) CheckPoint

Security Analyst 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 11 (0.84%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.69%) Apache
2 9 (0.69%) NetWeaver
3 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
3 8 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.46%) SAS
5 5 (0.38%) CMS
6 3 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.23%) nginx
6 3 (0.23%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.15%) IIS
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.07%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) assyst
4 2 (0.15%) Primavera
4 2 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.44%) Office 365
2 30 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.37%) SaaS
5 14 (1.07%) IaaS
6 11 (0.84%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.53%) PaaS
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.23%) GitHub
9 3 (0.23%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.15%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.076%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.076%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.076%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.076%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 539 (41.05%) Firewall
2 299 (22.77%) Network Security
3 171 (13.02%) TCP/IP
4 82 (6.25%) WAN
5 77 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 76 (5.79%) VPN
7 70 (5.33%) LAN
8 60 (4.57%) DNS
9 57 (4.34%) Internet
10 47 (3.58%) HTTP
11 39 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (2.36%) Wireless
13 28 (2.13%) VLAN
14 27 (2.06%) SMTP
15 25 (1.90%) DHCP
16 24 (1.83%) Wireshark
17 18 (1.37%) IPsec
18 17 (1.29%) SSH
18 17 (1.29%) VPLS
19 16 (1.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.07%) MySQL
3 7 (0.53%) SAP BW
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.23%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.076%) Big Data
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.076%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (1.37%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.38%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.30%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (0.23%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.076%) AppScan
6 1 (0.076%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 344 (26.20%) Finance
2 113 (8.61%) Banking
3 64 (4.87%) Law
4 55 (4.19%) Legal
5 41 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.28%) French Language
6 30 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 29 (2.21%) Retail Banking
8 28 (2.13%) Retail
9 27 (2.06%) German Language
10 23 (1.75%) International Banking
11 10 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.53%) Games
13 7 (0.53%) Marketing
14 6 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.46%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.38%) Electronics
16 4 (0.30%) Automotive
16 4 (0.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.37%) LDAP
2 7 (0.53%) Web Services
3 6 (0.46%) HTML
4 3 (0.23%) .NET
4 3 (0.23%) Ajax
4 3 (0.23%) CSS
4 3 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.23%) Flash
4 3 (0.23%) HTML5
4 3 (0.23%) jQuery
4 3 (0.23%) Laravel
4 3 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.23%) Memcached
4 3 (0.23%) XML
5 1 (0.076%) CakePHP
5 1 (0.076%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 221 (16.83%) Management Information System
2 153 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (9.75%) Computer Science
4 94 (7.16%) Cyberthreat
5 90 (6.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 87 (6.63%) Data Protection Act
7 34 (2.59%) PKI
8 32 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 29 (2.21%) Cyberattack
10 27 (2.06%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 20 (1.52%) Smart Meter
13 14 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (0.91%) CESG
14 12 (0.91%) Fintech
15 11 (0.84%) Reinsurance
16 10 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.69%) BYOD
18 7 (0.53%) NHS
18 7 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 283 (21.55%) Windows
2 229 (17.44%) Linux
3 91 (6.93%) Unix
4 61 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.44%) Solaris
6 29 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.68%) Windows 2000
7 22 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.37%) Kali Linux
9 11 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.76%) VxWorks
11 8 (0.61%) FreeBSD
12 7 (0.53%) CentOS
13 6 (0.46%) Debian
13 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (62.00%) Information Security
2 454 (34.58%) Cybersecurity
3 405 (30.85%) SIEM
4 307 (23.38%) Security Operations
5 241 (18.35%) Penetration Testing
6 218 (16.60%) ITIL
7 182 (13.86%) Data Protection
8 178 (13.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 174 (13.25%) Risk Management
10 163 (12.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 159 (12.11%) Incident Management
12 154 (11.73%) Security Management
12 154 (11.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 120 (9.14%) Security Monitoring
14 109 (8.30%) Risk Assessment
15 102 (7.77%) Threat Intelligence
16 100 (7.62%) Information Security Management
17 90 (6.85%) Security Architecture
18 86 (6.55%) Data Security
19 74 (5.64%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (3.88%) Python
2 31 (2.36%) C
3 28 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 25 (1.90%) SQL
5 22 (1.68%) Bash Shell
6 19 (1.45%) Java
7 11 (0.84%) C++
8 10 (0.76%) PHP
9 8 (0.61%) Perl
10 7 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.076%) C#
12 1 (0.076%) VBA
12 1 (0.076%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 558 (42.50%) CISSP
2 305 (23.23%) CISM
3 208 (15.84%) Degree
4 180 (13.71%) GIAC
5 126 (9.60%) CISA
6 117 (8.91%) CEH
7 114 (8.68%) Security Cleared
8 100 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
9 91 (6.93%) GCIH
10 86 (6.55%) SANS
11 82 (6.25%) CCNA
12 75 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 65 (4.95%) GCIA
13 65 (4.95%) SSCP
14 64 (4.87%) SC Cleared
15 57 (4.34%) CRISC
16 46 (3.50%) CCNP
17 37 (2.82%) DV Cleared
18 32 (2.44%) CCSA
19 29 (2.21%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (33.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 192 (14.62%) PCI DSS
3 157 (11.96%) GDPR
4 87 (6.63%) COBIT
5 55 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 53 (4.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 30 (2.28%) SLA
8 29 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (1.83%) ISO 9001
10 21 (1.60%) NIST 800
11 18 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 15 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 12 (0.91%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.76%) QA
15 6 (0.46%) SAS 70
16 5 (0.38%) FISMA
17 4 (0.30%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.30%) PMO
17 4 (0.30%) SSAE 16
18 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 130 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
3 37 (2.82%) Snort
4 26 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.84%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.61%) vSphere
8 6 (0.46%) pfSense
9 3 (0.23%) Firmware
9 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.076%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 101 (7.69%) Nessus
2 51 (3.88%) QRadar
3 34 (2.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 32 (2.44%) CSIRT
5 29 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (1.68%) SCCM
7 17 (1.29%) OpenVAS
8 16 (1.22%) RSA enVision
9 13 (0.99%) RSA Security Analytics
10 12 (0.91%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (0.61%) Juniper STRM
12 7 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 7 (0.53%) Nagios
12 7 (0.53%) Nmap
13 6 (0.46%) OSSEC
13 6 (0.46%) WSUS
14 5 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
15 4 (0.30%) Suricata
15 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 177 (13.48%) Cisco
2 141 (10.74%) CheckPoint
3 113 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 83 (6.32%) Palo Alto
5 81 (6.17%) F5
6 72 (5.48%) Juniper
7 60 (4.57%) McAfee
8 55 (4.19%) Splunk
9 46 (3.50%) Qualys
10 45 (3.43%) Oracle
11 43 (3.27%) Blue Coat
12 39 (2.97%) VMware
13 38 (2.89%) Sourcefire
14 28 (2.13%) LogRhythm
15 27 (2.06%) SAP
16 25 (1.90%) BeyondTrust
17 23 (1.75%) ArcSight
17 23 (1.75%) FireEye
18 22 (1.68%) Crossbeam
19 18 (1.37%) HP