Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 338 433
Rank change year-on-year 0 +95 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 626 620 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 0.90% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.94% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 553 525 474
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +9.38%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 66,543 66,281 82,609
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.90% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 55,004 56,476 70,639
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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
Central London -24 159 £55,000 +19.57% 16
West London +20 14 £55,000 +12.24% 5
North London +8 8 £40,000 -30.43%
East London -17 7 £62,500 +4.17% 1
South London -17 1 - - 1
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 398 (63.58%) Information Security
2 273 (43.61%) Cybersecurity
3 256 (40.89%) Firewall
4 254 (40.58%) CISSP
5 221 (35.30%) SIEM
6 215 (34.35%) Finance
7 197 (31.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 153 (24.44%) CISM
9 152 (24.28%) Windows
10 144 (23.00%) Security Operations
11 136 (21.73%) Network Security
12 125 (19.97%) Vulnerability Management
13 118 (18.85%) Degree
14 114 (18.21%) Linux
15 112 (17.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 100 (15.97%) Risk Management
17 96 (15.34%) Incident Management
18 90 (14.38%) Management Information System
19 82 (13.10%) Data Protection
20 81 (12.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 80 (12.78%) Banking
22 78 (12.46%) Computer Science
23 76 (12.14%) ITIL
24 74 (11.82%) Nessus
24 74 (11.82%) PCI DSS
25 73 (11.66%) Risk Assessment
26 72 (11.50%) GDPR
27 70 (11.18%) CISA
28 68 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
29 67 (10.70%) TCP/IP

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 8 (1.28%) NetWeaver
2 6 (0.96%) SAS
3 5 (0.80%) CMS
4 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.76%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.40%) Office 365
3 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.12%) SaaS
5 6 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.32%) Cloudflare
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 256 (40.89%) Firewall
2 136 (21.73%) Network Security
3 67 (10.70%) TCP/IP
4 38 (6.07%) VPN
5 37 (5.91%) WAN
6 28 (4.47%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (4.47%) LAN
7 22 (3.51%) Internet
8 19 (3.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (2.88%) Cisco ISE
10 14 (2.24%) DNS
11 13 (2.08%) HTTP
12 12 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (1.92%) MPLS
13 10 (1.60%) BGP
14 9 (1.44%) SMTP
14 9 (1.44%) SSH
14 9 (1.44%) Wireless
15 8 (1.28%) DMZ
15 8 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.48%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.16%) Big Data
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.48%) Subversion
3 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 215 (34.35%) Finance
2 80 (12.78%) Banking
3 49 (7.83%) Law
4 21 (3.35%) Legal
5 19 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.24%) Retail
8 13 (2.08%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.76%) International Banking
10 9 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.44%) Games
11 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.64%) Marketing
12 3 (0.48%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.96%) LDAP
2 4 (0.64%) Web Services
3 3 (0.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.38%) Management Information System
2 78 (12.46%) Computer Science
3 57 (9.11%) Cyberthreat
4 47 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (7.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 43 (6.87%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (2.88%) PKI
8 16 (2.56%) Cyberattack
9 15 (2.40%) Fintech
10 14 (2.24%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 10 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.44%) BYOD
13 8 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.28%) Reinsurance
14 7 (1.12%) CESG
14 7 (1.12%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 152 (24.28%) Windows
2 114 (18.21%) Linux
3 33 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.79%) Unix
5 10 (1.60%) Kali Linux
6 6 (0.96%) CentOS
6 6 (0.96%) Debian
6 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) Solaris
7 5 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (63.58%) Information Security
2 273 (43.61%) Cybersecurity
3 221 (35.30%) SIEM
4 144 (23.00%) Security Operations
5 125 (19.97%) Vulnerability Management
6 112 (17.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 100 (15.97%) Risk Management
8 96 (15.34%) Incident Management
9 82 (13.10%) Data Protection
10 81 (12.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 76 (12.14%) ITIL
12 73 (11.66%) Risk Assessment
13 68 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
14 57 (9.11%) Security Management
15 49 (7.83%) Security Monitoring
16 42 (6.71%) ISMS
17 41 (6.55%) Identity Access Management
18 37 (5.91%) Patch Management
19 36 (5.75%) Privileged Access Management
19 36 (5.75%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.19%) Python
2 17 (2.72%) C
3 15 (2.40%) PowerShell
4 6 (0.96%) Perl
5 5 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.64%) Java
6 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.48%) PHP
8 2 (0.32%) SQL
9 1 (0.16%) C#
9 1 (0.16%) VBA
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 254 (40.58%) CISSP
2 153 (24.44%) CISM
3 118 (18.85%) Degree
4 70 (11.18%) CISA
5 60 (9.58%) GIAC
6 59 (9.42%) CEH
7 55 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (7.67%) SANS
9 40 (6.39%) CCNA
9 40 (6.39%) GCIA
10 38 (6.07%) GCIH
11 35 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 29 (4.63%) Security Cleared
13 25 (3.99%) CCNP
14 20 (3.19%) CREST Certified
14 20 (3.19%) SC Cleared
15 18 (2.88%) OSCP
16 17 (2.72%) CCSA
17 13 (2.08%) CBAP
18 11 (1.76%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (31.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (11.82%) PCI DSS
3 72 (11.50%) GDPR
4 56 (8.95%) COBIT
5 39 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (2.72%) NIST 800
8 12 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.76%) SLA
10 10 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (1.44%) QA
12 7 (1.12%) ISO 22301
12 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.96%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.96%) SAS 70
14 5 (0.80%) FISMA
15 2 (0.32%) BS7799
15 2 (0.32%) MiFID
16 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
16 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (1.92%) Snort
4 8 (1.28%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.96%) pfSense
6 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (11.82%) Nessus
2 34 (5.43%) QRadar
3 27 (4.31%) CSIRT
4 21 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (2.72%) OpenVAS
5 17 (2.72%) SCCM
6 10 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 9 (1.44%) RSA enVision
8 7 (1.12%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.96%) OSSEC
10 5 (0.80%) WSUS
11 4 (0.64%) TrustSec
12 3 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 3 (0.48%) RSA Security Analytics
13 2 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 1 (0.16%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
14 1 (0.16%) SCOM
14 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 66 (10.54%) Cisco
2 51 (8.15%) CheckPoint
2 51 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.19%) McAfee
4 42 (6.71%) Palo Alto
5 40 (6.39%) F5
6 37 (5.91%) Splunk
7 25 (3.99%) Oracle
8 24 (3.83%) Qualys
9 22 (3.51%) BeyondTrust
10 17 (2.72%) Juniper
11 15 (2.40%) FireEye
12 13 (2.08%) SAP
13 12 (1.92%) ArcSight
14 11 (1.76%) Acunetix
14 11 (1.76%) AlienVault
14 11 (1.76%) CyberArk
14 11 (1.76%) HP
15 10 (1.60%) LogRhythm
16 9 (1.44%) Fortinet