Period
to 21 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 June 2021.

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
21 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 409 355 437
Rank change year-on-year -54 +82 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 670 614 934
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.82% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.86% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 408 521 748
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £48,125
Median % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 84,071 70,998 127,741
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.72% 95.05% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 61,294 58,267 103,669
10th Percentile £32,123 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,850 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 June 2021.

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 21 June 2021. 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 -62 237 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South East -24 119 £49,500 +10.00% 9
Midlands -18 114 £49,250 +3.68% 3
North of England -24 105 £42,500 -5.56% 27
West Midlands -16 81 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West -11 65 £40,000 -11.11% 16
South West -27 51 £39,000 -0.64% 8
Yorkshire -44 35 £42,500 -15.00% 9
East Midlands -19 30 £40,000 +15.11%
East of England -2 27 £46,913 +4.25% 2
North East -10 5 £52,500 +75.00% 2
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 2021, 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.

1 459 (68.51%) Cybersecurity
2 296 (44.18%) Information Security
3 262 (39.10%) Microsoft
4 223 (33.28%) Cisco
5 179 (26.72%) A+ Certification
5 179 (26.72%) Multimedia
6 178 (26.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 148 (22.09%) Security Operations
8 141 (21.04%) Kalman Filter
9 135 (20.15%) Firewall
10 129 (19.25%) SIEM
11 122 (18.21%) Social Skills
12 121 (18.06%) Azure
13 106 (15.82%) CISSP
14 97 (14.48%) Finance
15 89 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
16 88 (13.13%) Management Information System
17 84 (12.54%) Microsoft 365
18 79 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
19 75 (11.19%) GDPR
20 74 (11.04%) CISM
21 73 (10.90%) Windows
22 69 (10.30%) Penetration Testing
22 69 (10.30%) Cyber Essentials
23 67 (10.00%) NIST
24 65 (9.70%) Security Monitoring
25 64 (9.55%) PCI DSS
26 61 (9.10%) Degree
27 56 (8.36%) Network Security
27 56 (8.36%) CISA

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 (2.09%) Confluence
2 7 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.15%) IIS
3 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.09%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 121 (18.06%) Azure
2 84 (12.54%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (6.87%) AWS
4 26 (3.88%) SaaS
5 23 (3.43%) PaaS
6 21 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.84%) GCP
8 16 (2.39%) Azure Sentinel
9 11 (1.64%) IaaS
10 8 (1.19%) OpenDNS
11 7 (1.04%) BPaaS
12 6 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.30%) GitHub
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 1 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.15%) iTunes
14 1 (0.15%) Serverless
14 1 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 135 (20.15%) Firewall
2 56 (8.36%) Network Security
3 42 (6.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (4.18%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.99%) DNS
6 13 (1.94%) Wireshark
7 12 (1.79%) VPN
8 11 (1.64%) Internet
8 11 (1.64%) WAN
9 10 (1.49%) HTTP
10 7 (1.04%) BGP
10 7 (1.04%) SSH
11 6 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (0.90%) FTP
11 6 (0.90%) WAAS
11 6 (0.90%) Wireless
12 5 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (0.75%) SSL
13 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.60%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (2.09%) JIRA
2 10 (1.49%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.45%) AutoIt
4 2 (0.30%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.15%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 179 (26.72%) Multimedia
2 122 (18.21%) Social Skills
3 97 (14.48%) Finance
4 79 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (7.01%) Legal
6 27 (4.03%) Public Sector
7 25 (3.73%) Banking
7 25 (3.73%) Telecoms
8 24 (3.58%) Electronics
8 24 (3.58%) Manufacturing
8 24 (3.58%) Marketing
9 21 (3.13%) Law
10 12 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.34%) Publishing
12 7 (1.04%) Retail
13 6 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
16 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.64%) Web Services
2 7 (1.04%) Middleware
3 6 (0.90%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.45%) Loki
4 3 (0.45%) SAML
5 2 (0.30%) OAuth
5 2 (0.30%) Pandas
6 1 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.15%) REST
6 1 (0.15%) SAP TM
6 1 (0.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.13%) Management Information System
2 39 (5.82%) Security Operations Centre
3 33 (4.93%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (3.58%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 17 (2.54%) Cyberattack
7 14 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.75%) Cybercrime
13 5 (0.75%) Life Science
13 5 (0.75%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.60%) BYOD
14 4 (0.60%) PKI
15 3 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.90%) Windows
2 40 (5.97%) Linux
3 23 (3.43%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.49%) Kali Linux
5 7 (1.04%) Unix
6 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (68.51%) Cybersecurity
2 296 (44.18%) Information Security
3 148 (22.09%) Security Operations
4 141 (21.04%) Kalman Filter
5 129 (19.25%) SIEM
6 89 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
7 69 (10.30%) Penetration Testing
8 65 (9.70%) Security Monitoring
9 51 (7.61%) Threat Intelligence
10 50 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (6.87%) Identity Access Management
11 46 (6.87%) Incident Management
12 45 (6.72%) ITIL
13 44 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (6.57%) ISMS
13 44 (6.57%) Risk Management
13 44 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 39 (5.82%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 39 (5.82%) Security Management
15 36 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.07%) PowerShell
2 18 (2.69%) Python
3 17 (2.54%) SQL
4 13 (1.94%) C
5 8 (1.19%) C#
5 8 (1.19%) C++
5 8 (1.19%) VB
6 6 (0.90%) VBScript
7 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.45%) VBA
10 1 (0.15%) Perl
10 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 179 (26.72%) A+ Certification
2 106 (15.82%) CISSP
3 74 (11.04%) CISM
4 61 (9.10%) Degree
5 56 (8.36%) CISA
6 35 (5.22%) CompTIA Security+
7 34 (5.07%) CEH
8 28 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.84%) Security Cleared
10 18 (2.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 18 (2.69%) SSCP
11 16 (2.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 16 (2.39%) SANS
12 14 (2.09%) CRISC
13 13 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.79%) SC Cleared
15 10 (1.49%) CCNA
16 9 (1.34%) GCIA
16 9 (1.34%) GIAC
17 8 (1.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (26.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (11.19%) GDPR
3 69 (10.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 67 (10.00%) NIST
5 64 (9.55%) PCI DSS
6 36 (5.37%) GRC
7 19 (2.84%) SLA
8 14 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 13 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (1.64%) COBIT
12 8 (1.19%) ITGC
13 6 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 6 (0.90%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.60%) COSO
14 4 (0.60%) IASME
14 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.60%) NIST 800
15 3 (0.45%) QA
15 3 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.49%) Snort
3 8 (1.19%) Squid
4 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.45%) OpenSSH
6 2 (0.30%) Docker
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.48%) Nessus
2 12 (1.79%) QRadar
3 8 (1.19%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.19%) Nexpose
3 8 (1.19%) Suricata
4 5 (0.75%) OpenVAS
5 4 (0.60%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.60%) EnCase
5 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.45%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (0.45%) FTK
6 3 (0.45%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.30%) CASB
7 2 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.30%) SCCM
7 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 262 (39.10%) Microsoft
2 223 (33.28%) Cisco
3 31 (4.63%) SAP
4 28 (4.18%) LogRhythm
5 24 (3.58%) Splunk
6 21 (3.13%) VMware
7 16 (2.39%) CrowdStrike
8 14 (2.09%) Carbon Black
8 14 (2.09%) Google
8 14 (2.09%) Palo Alto
9 13 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.94%) Sun
10 12 (1.79%) Qualys
11 10 (1.49%) ArcSight
11 10 (1.49%) Forcepoint
11 10 (1.49%) Symantec
12 8 (1.19%) Blue Coat
12 8 (1.19%) FireEye
12 8 (1.19%) Rapid7
12 8 (1.19%) Zscaler