Period
to 25 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 527 408 426
Rank change year-on-year -119 +18 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 595 375 821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.69% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 485 281 657
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £48,680
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.71% +8.18%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £77,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%

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 103,535 54,625 110,378
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.29% 95.05% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71,238 45,328 90,036
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -188 205 £57,500 +4.55% 27
South East -25 167 £52,500 +2.94% 15
North of England -87 80 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Midlands -62 77 £45,000 -4.26% 4
West Midlands -40 62 £46,000 -2.13% 4
North West -76 50 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -16 40 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -78 28 £49,250 +9.44% 6
Yorkshire -64 21 £47,500 +26.67% 3
East Midlands -65 11 £40,000 +3.23%
North East -21 9 £40,000 +1.27%
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 359 (60.34%) Information Security
2 320 (53.78%) Cybersecurity
3 243 (40.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 173 (29.08%) SIEM
5 156 (26.22%) CISSP
6 155 (26.05%) Security Operations
7 135 (22.69%) Social Skills
8 124 (20.84%) Azure
9 123 (20.67%) Firewall
10 117 (19.66%) Microsoft
11 105 (17.65%) GDPR
12 100 (16.81%) Cyber Essentials
13 99 (16.64%) Finance
14 90 (15.13%) NIST
15 89 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
16 87 (14.62%) CISM
17 83 (13.95%) Management Information System
18 79 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
19 76 (12.77%) Incident Management
20 75 (12.61%) Penetration Testing
21 74 (12.44%) Legal
22 73 (12.27%) Network Security
22 73 (12.27%) Security Monitoring
23 72 (12.10%) Risk Management
24 68 (11.43%) Windows
25 66 (11.09%) PCI DSS
26 64 (10.76%) Microsoft 365
27 56 (9.41%) AWS
28 55 (9.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
29 54 (9.08%) ITIL

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 7 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.17%) Confluence
3 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (2.35%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.34%) RESILIA
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.17%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 124 (20.84%) Azure
2 64 (10.76%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (9.41%) AWS
4 25 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (4.20%) SaaS
5 20 (3.36%) GCP
6 18 (3.03%) Azure Sentinel
7 16 (2.69%) PaaS
8 14 (2.35%) IaaS
9 10 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.84%) Azure Monitor
11 3 (0.50%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.34%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 123 (20.67%) Firewall
2 73 (12.27%) Network Security
3 34 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (3.53%) DNS
5 18 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.69%) Wireshark
7 12 (2.02%) VPN
8 10 (1.68%) WAN
9 9 (1.51%) LAN
10 8 (1.34%) HTTP
10 8 (1.34%) Wireless
11 7 (1.18%) Internet
12 6 (1.01%) DHCP
13 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.67%) SMTP
13 4 (0.67%) SNMP
13 4 (0.67%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.67%) WLAN
14 2 (0.34%) Modbus
14 2 (0.34%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.34%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.34%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.50%) AppScan
3 2 (0.34%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.34%) JIRA
3 2 (0.34%) Selenium
3 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) Ant
4 1 (0.17%) Emacs
4 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
General
1 135 (22.69%) Social Skills
2 99 (16.64%) Finance
3 89 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (12.44%) Legal
5 26 (4.37%) Public Sector
6 25 (4.20%) Manufacturing
7 22 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
8 21 (3.53%) Law
9 19 (3.19%) Retail
10 16 (2.69%) Telecoms
11 12 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.85%) Banking
13 10 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
14 9 (1.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 7 (1.18%) German Language
16 5 (0.84%) Marketing
17 4 (0.67%) Automotive
17 4 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
18 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.50%) .NET
1 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.17%) JCE
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 50 (8.40%) Security Operations Centre
3 33 (5.55%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (2.52%) Cyberattack
5 13 (2.18%) Reinsurance
6 11 (1.85%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (1.68%) PKI
7 10 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.01%) Blog
11 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.67%) CMDB
13 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.43%) Windows
2 28 (4.71%) Windows Server
3 27 (4.54%) Linux
4 4 (0.67%) Kali Linux
5 3 (0.50%) Unix
5 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.34%) Android
6 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (60.34%) Information Security
2 320 (53.78%) Cybersecurity
3 173 (29.08%) SIEM
4 155 (26.05%) Security Operations
5 79 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
6 76 (12.77%) Incident Management
7 75 (12.61%) Penetration Testing
8 73 (12.27%) Security Monitoring
9 72 (12.10%) Risk Management
10 55 (9.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 54 (9.08%) ITIL
12 51 (8.57%) ISMS
13 50 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (8.07%) Security Management
15 47 (7.90%) OWASP
15 47 (7.90%) Risk Assessment
16 46 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 46 (7.73%) Data Protection
17 42 (7.06%) Threat Intelligence
18 40 (6.72%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.20%) Python
2 23 (3.87%) PowerShell
2 23 (3.87%) SQL
3 12 (2.02%) C
3 12 (2.02%) Ruby
4 9 (1.51%) Perl
5 7 (1.18%) Java
6 6 (1.01%) Bash
6 6 (1.01%) C#
7 4 (0.67%) C++
8 3 (0.50%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.50%) R
8 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 156 (26.22%) CISSP
2 87 (14.62%) CISM
3 52 (8.74%) Degree
4 49 (8.24%) CISA
5 40 (6.72%) CEH
5 40 (6.72%) CompTIA Security+
6 37 (6.22%) Security Cleared
7 31 (5.21%) SC Cleared
8 22 (3.70%) CRISC
9 17 (2.86%) CASP
10 14 (2.35%) SSCP
11 13 (2.18%) GIAC
11 13 (2.18%) OSCP
12 12 (2.02%) SANS
13 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (1.18%) CISMP
15 7 (1.18%) CREST Certified
15 7 (1.18%) GSEC
16 6 (1.01%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (40.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (17.65%) GDPR
3 100 (16.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 90 (15.13%) NIST
5 66 (11.09%) PCI DSS
6 49 (8.24%) GRC
7 38 (6.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 29 (4.87%) COBIT
9 18 (3.03%) IASME
10 14 (2.35%) QA
11 13 (2.18%) SOC 2
12 12 (2.02%) NCSC
13 10 (1.68%) SLA
14 8 (1.34%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.67%) GxP
16 4 (0.67%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.67%) NIST 800
17 3 (0.50%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 41 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.18%) BitLocker
3 6 (1.01%) Snort
4 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) Squid
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (6.39%) Nessus
2 15 (2.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 9 (1.51%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 7 (1.18%) QRadar
5 5 (0.84%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.67%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.34%) Suricata
8 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 117 (19.66%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.39%) Qualys
3 30 (5.04%) Splunk
4 29 (4.87%) Cisco
5 15 (2.52%) AlienVault
6 11 (1.85%) McAfee
6 11 (1.85%) Oracle
7 10 (1.68%) LogRhythm
8 9 (1.51%) CrowdStrike
8 9 (1.51%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.34%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.18%) Google
11 6 (1.01%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.01%) IBM
11 6 (1.01%) Rapid7
11 6 (1.01%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.01%) Sophos
11 6 (1.01%) Symantec
12 5 (0.84%) SAP
12 5 (0.84%) VMware