Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 356 415 432
Rank change year-on-year +59 +17 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 694 986 1,168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.74% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.77% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 606 777 990
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%

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 80,194 128,073 156,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 96.03% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 64,911 102,597 128,322
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,907 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.81% - +5.26%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst in England.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +90 291 £55,000 - 7
South East +92 150 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Midlands +75 100 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North of England +46 90 £45,000 - 13
West Midlands +42 73 £46,250 +8.82% 3
North West +36 55 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +80 35 £51,500 +21.18% 4
South West +25 31 £38,500 +2.67% 4
East Midlands +67 27 £35,500 -16.47% 2
East of England +17 26 £50,000 - 3
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, Security Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 444 (63.98%) Information Security
2 332 (47.84%) Cybersecurity
3 312 (44.96%) SIEM
4 260 (37.46%) CISSP
5 214 (30.84%) Security Operations
6 200 (28.82%) Firewall
7 195 (28.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 179 (25.79%) Finance
9 148 (21.33%) Windows
10 132 (19.02%) CISM
11 124 (17.87%) Vulnerability Management
12 122 (17.58%) Management Information System
13 115 (16.57%) Penetration Testing
14 112 (16.14%) Risk Management
15 110 (15.85%) CISA
16 103 (14.84%) Splunk
17 96 (13.83%) Linux
18 93 (13.40%) GDPR
19 88 (12.68%) Azure
19 88 (12.68%) AWS
19 88 (12.68%) PCI DSS
20 87 (12.54%) Security Management
21 84 (12.10%) Incident Management
22 79 (11.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 74 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 74 (10.66%) Python
24 73 (10.52%) Security Operations Centre
25 72 (10.37%) Security Cleared
26 65 (9.37%) ArcSight
26 65 (9.37%) PowerShell

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 14 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.30%) IIS
3 4 (0.58%) Confluence
4 3 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (12.68%) AWS
1 88 (12.68%) Azure
2 62 (8.93%) Office 365
3 18 (2.59%) Mimecast
4 12 (1.73%) SaaS
5 11 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.01%) PaaS
7 6 (0.86%) IaaS
8 5 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.58%) GCP
10 1 (0.14%) Akamai
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 200 (28.82%) Firewall
2 54 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 52 (7.49%) TCP/IP
4 47 (6.77%) DNS
5 46 (6.63%) Network Security
6 27 (3.89%) HTTP
7 21 (3.03%) Internet
7 21 (3.03%) SMTP
8 19 (2.74%) LAN
9 12 (1.73%) DHCP
9 12 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.44%) VPN
10 10 (1.44%) Wireshark
11 7 (1.01%) Wireless
12 6 (0.86%) Broadband
12 6 (0.86%) Intranet
12 6 (0.86%) LTE
12 6 (0.86%) WAN
13 5 (0.72%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.14%) Big Data
3 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.14%) Power BI
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Metasploit
2 12 (1.73%) JIRA
3 5 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 179 (25.79%) Finance
2 35 (5.04%) Legal
3 32 (4.61%) Law
4 16 (2.31%) Retail
5 12 (1.73%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.30%) Banking
8 7 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.58%) Marketing
10 3 (0.43%) Electronics
10 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.74%) SailPoint
2 7 (1.01%) .NET
3 4 (0.58%) LDAP
3 4 (0.58%) Web Services
4 3 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.14%) COM
6 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (17.58%) Management Information System
2 73 (10.52%) Security Operations Centre
3 47 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.76%) Cyberthreat
5 27 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.30%) BYOD
8 9 (1.30%) PKI
9 8 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (0.86%) e-Learning
10 6 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.72%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.58%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.58%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 148 (21.33%) Windows
2 96 (13.83%) Linux
3 42 (6.05%) Windows Server
4 39 (5.62%) Unix
5 18 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.30%) Solaris
7 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.01%) Kali Linux
9 6 (0.86%) Android
10 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (63.98%) Information Security
2 332 (47.84%) Cybersecurity
3 312 (44.96%) SIEM
4 214 (30.84%) Security Operations
5 124 (17.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 115 (16.57%) Penetration Testing
7 112 (16.14%) Risk Management
8 87 (12.54%) Security Management
9 84 (12.10%) Incident Management
10 79 (11.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 74 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 58 (8.36%) Security Monitoring
13 55 (7.93%) Risk Assessment
14 54 (7.78%) Threat Intelligence
15 48 (6.92%) ITIL
16 47 (6.77%) Analytics
17 46 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
18 45 (6.48%) Security Testing
19 43 (6.20%) Data Loss Prevention
20 36 (5.19%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.66%) Python
2 65 (9.37%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.76%) SQL
4 32 (4.61%) Bash Shell
5 28 (4.03%) Perl
6 9 (1.30%) PHP
7 8 (1.15%) C
7 8 (1.15%) Ruby
8 7 (1.01%) Go
9 6 (0.86%) C++
10 5 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.58%) C#
11 4 (0.58%) Java
12 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.29%) VBA
13 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 260 (37.46%) CISSP
2 132 (19.02%) CISM
3 110 (15.85%) CISA
4 72 (10.37%) Security Cleared
5 61 (8.79%) Degree
6 57 (8.21%) SC Cleared
7 46 (6.63%) CEH
8 32 (4.61%) CRISC
9 31 (4.47%) GIAC
10 30 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (3.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 19 (2.74%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.74%) OSCP
13 18 (2.59%) SANS
14 17 (2.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 16 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (2.16%) CCSP
17 13 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
17 13 (1.87%) GCIH
18 12 (1.73%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (28.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (13.40%) GDPR
3 88 (12.68%) PCI DSS
4 56 (8.07%) NIST
5 29 (4.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (1.73%) COBIT
8 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (0.86%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.43%) COSO
12 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.29%) QA
13 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 49 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 54 (7.78%) QRadar
2 48 (6.92%) Nessus
3 11 (1.59%) Nmap
3 11 (1.59%) RSA enVision
4 8 (1.15%) SCCM
5 5 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.58%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.43%) IBM Guardium
7 3 (0.43%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.29%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.29%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.14%) CASB
9 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 103 (14.84%) Splunk
2 65 (9.37%) ArcSight
3 59 (8.50%) LogRhythm
4 47 (6.77%) Qualys
5 44 (6.34%) Microsoft
6 29 (4.18%) Cisco
7 27 (3.89%) Citrix
8 25 (3.60%) CyberArk
9 21 (3.03%) Sun
10 18 (2.59%) Aveksa
10 18 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.59%) Zscaler
11 17 (2.45%) McAfee
11 17 (2.45%) VMware
12 15 (2.16%) Sophos
13 13 (1.87%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.87%) Meraki
14 9 (1.30%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.30%) Symantec
15 8 (1.15%) Netsparker