Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

Security Analyst
England > London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 410 430 346
Rank change year-on-year +20 -84 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 320 401 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.63% 0.64% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.67% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 275 327 553
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £80,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 47,896 59,729 66,761
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.30% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 38,754 48,904 55,607
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 28 February 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
Central London +24 130 £57,500 -4.17% 21
West London +9 11 £60,000 +8.11% 3
North London - 2 £51,250 -
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 221 (69.06%) Information Security
2 175 (54.69%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (44.69%) SIEM
4 136 (42.50%) CISSP
5 135 (42.19%) Finance
6 115 (35.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 105 (32.81%) Firewall
8 78 (24.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 76 (23.75%) CISM
10 72 (22.50%) Security Operations
11 61 (19.06%) Incident Management
12 60 (18.75%) Risk Management
13 58 (18.13%) Management Information System
14 53 (16.56%) Azure
15 46 (14.38%) Office 365
15 46 (14.38%) Penetration Testing
16 44 (13.75%) Windows
17 43 (13.44%) Security Management
17 43 (13.44%) GDPR
17 43 (13.44%) NIST
18 40 (12.50%) CISA
19 39 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
19 39 (12.19%) Python
20 38 (11.88%) Threat Intelligence
20 38 (11.88%) Identity Access Management
21 37 (11.56%) PCI DSS
22 35 (10.94%) Network Security
23 34 (10.63%) Information Security Management
23 34 (10.63%) Security Monitoring
24 33 (10.31%) Law

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 53 (16.56%) Azure
2 46 (14.38%) Office 365
3 33 (10.31%) AWS
4 6 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.25%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.25%) SaaS
5 4 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.63%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 105 (32.81%) Firewall
2 35 (10.94%) Network Security
3 26 (8.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (6.25%) LAN
5 13 (4.06%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.75%) DNS
7 11 (3.44%) WAN
8 9 (2.81%) VPN
9 7 (2.19%) DHCP
9 7 (2.19%) FTP
10 6 (1.88%) Intranet
11 5 (1.56%) HTTP
11 5 (1.56%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.25%) SAN
12 4 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.94%) MPLS
13 3 (0.94%) SSL
13 3 (0.94%) VLAN
13 3 (0.94%) Wireless
13 3 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.63%) JIRA
2 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 135 (42.19%) Finance
2 33 (10.31%) Law
3 13 (4.06%) Banking
4 5 (1.56%) Legal
4 5 (1.56%) Retail
5 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.63%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.94%) .NET
2 2 (0.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.13%) Management Information System
2 25 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.56%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (5.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.81%) BYOD
6 9 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 7 (2.19%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.88%) Cyberattack
8 6 (1.88%) PKI
9 5 (1.56%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.94%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.31%) CMDB
12 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.31%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.75%) Windows
2 30 (9.38%) Linux
3 16 (5.00%) Unix
4 15 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.13%) Kali Linux
6 8 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (69.06%) Information Security
2 175 (54.69%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (44.69%) SIEM
4 78 (24.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 72 (22.50%) Security Operations
6 61 (19.06%) Incident Management
7 60 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 46 (14.38%) Penetration Testing
9 43 (13.44%) Security Management
10 38 (11.88%) Identity Access Management
10 38 (11.88%) Threat Intelligence
11 34 (10.63%) Information Security Management
11 34 (10.63%) Security Monitoring
12 32 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
13 31 (9.69%) Risk Assessment
13 31 (9.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 30 (9.38%) Security Architecture
15 27 (8.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 23 (7.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 22 (6.88%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.19%) Python
2 24 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.50%) Perl
4 7 (2.19%) C
4 7 (2.19%) Go
4 7 (2.19%) PHP
4 7 (2.19%) Ruby
5 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.63%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 136 (42.50%) CISSP
2 76 (23.75%) CISM
3 40 (12.50%) CISA
4 39 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (8.75%) CEH
6 23 (7.19%) CRISC
7 22 (6.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 20 (6.25%) CCSP
9 18 (5.63%) Degree
10 17 (5.31%) CCNA
10 17 (5.31%) CESG Certified Professional
10 17 (5.31%) Security Cleared
11 15 (4.69%) SC Cleared
12 11 (3.44%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (3.44%) OSCP
12 11 (3.44%) SANS
13 9 (2.81%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.19%) CCSA
14 7 (2.19%) CREST Certified
14 7 (2.19%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (35.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (13.44%) GDPR
2 43 (13.44%) NIST
3 37 (11.56%) PCI DSS
4 23 (7.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (4.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (3.13%) NIST 800
7 8 (2.50%) COBIT
8 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.94%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (6.88%) Nessus
2 11 (3.44%) Nmap
3 7 (2.19%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.25%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 23 (7.19%) Qualys
1 23 (7.19%) VMware
2 18 (5.63%) Cisco
3 17 (5.31%) CheckPoint
4 16 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (4.69%) SolarWinds
6 14 (4.38%) Zscaler
7 12 (3.75%) Splunk
8 9 (2.81%) F5
9 8 (2.50%) Citrix
9 8 (2.50%) Netsparker
9 8 (2.50%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.19%) Aruba
10 7 (2.19%) Fortinet
10 7 (2.19%) HP
10 7 (2.19%) ProCurve
10 7 (2.19%) Sophos
11 6 (1.88%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.88%) Symantec
12 5 (1.56%) ArcSight