Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 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
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 520 355 445
Rank change year-on-year -165 +90 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 209 177 288
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.77% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 183 148 245
10th Percentile £39,178 £37,507 £41,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £44,625 £48,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% -4.35% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 46,915 22,892 48,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 93.51% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 32,390 19,437 39,843
10th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,156
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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 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
Central London -11 69 £58,000 +13.17% 11
East London -27 11 £75,000 +78.57% 4
South London -23 4 £41,250 -7.82%
West London -74 3 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Security Analyst
England

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

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

1 117 (55.98%) Information Security
2 94 (44.98%) Cybersecurity
3 73 (34.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (34.93%) Security Operations
4 65 (31.10%) CISSP
5 62 (29.67%) Azure
6 53 (25.36%) SIEM
7 51 (24.40%) Finance
8 49 (23.44%) Social Skills
9 45 (21.53%) Microsoft
10 41 (19.62%) Legal
11 40 (19.14%) Management Information System
11 40 (19.14%) Incident Management
12 39 (18.66%) Cyber Essentials
12 39 (18.66%) NIST
13 37 (17.70%) Risk Management
14 33 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (15.79%) Windows
15 32 (15.31%) ISMS
15 32 (15.31%) Microsoft 365
16 31 (14.83%) Firewall
17 30 (14.35%) AWS
18 29 (13.88%) GDPR
18 29 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (13.40%) Vulnerability Management
20 26 (12.44%) Change Control
20 26 (12.44%) CISM
21 25 (11.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
22 24 (11.48%) Network Security
23 23 (11.00%) Security Management

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 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.67%) Azure
2 32 (15.31%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (14.35%) AWS
4 14 (6.70%) GCP
5 13 (6.22%) Azure Sentinel
6 11 (5.26%) SaaS
7 7 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.91%) Azure Monitor
8 4 (1.91%) IaaS
8 4 (1.91%) PaaS
9 3 (1.44%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.96%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.83%) Firewall
2 24 (11.48%) Network Security
3 15 (7.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (5.26%) DNS
5 3 (1.44%) Wireless
6 2 (0.96%) Broadband
6 2 (0.96%) DHCP
6 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.48%) HTTP
7 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.48%) SMTP
7 1 (0.48%) SSH
7 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) JIRA
1 2 (0.96%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (24.40%) Finance
2 49 (23.44%) Social Skills
3 41 (19.62%) Legal
4 29 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.22%) Organisational Skills
6 10 (4.78%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.83%) Banking
7 8 (3.83%) Law
8 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.91%) Marketing
9 4 (1.91%) Retail
10 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.44%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.96%) Electronics
11 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.48%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.44%) .NET
1 3 (1.44%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.14%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (5.74%) Cyberattack
4 10 (4.78%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.31%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (3.83%) PKI
7 7 (3.35%) Reinsurance
8 5 (2.39%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.96%) EPoS
10 2 (0.96%) Social Media
11 1 (0.48%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.48%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.79%) Windows
2 11 (5.26%) Linux
3 7 (3.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.44%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.96%) Android
5 2 (0.96%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (55.98%) Information Security
2 94 (44.98%) Cybersecurity
3 73 (34.93%) Security Operations
4 53 (25.36%) SIEM
5 40 (19.14%) Incident Management
6 37 (17.70%) Risk Management
7 33 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 32 (15.31%) ISMS
9 28 (13.40%) Vulnerability Management
10 26 (12.44%) Change Control
11 23 (11.00%) Security Management
12 21 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (10.05%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (9.09%) Due Diligence
13 19 (9.09%) Information Security Management
13 19 (9.09%) Service Management
14 17 (8.13%) MITRE ATT&CK
14 17 (8.13%) OWASP
15 16 (7.66%) E-Discovery
15 16 (7.66%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.18%) Python
2 8 (3.83%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.83%) SQL
3 6 (2.87%) Java
4 5 (2.39%) Bash
4 5 (2.39%) C
4 5 (2.39%) C#
5 4 (1.91%) C++
6 3 (1.44%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.44%) R
6 3 (1.44%) Ruby
6 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.96%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (31.10%) CISSP
2 26 (12.44%) CISM
3 18 (8.61%) CISA
4 16 (7.66%) Degree
5 10 (4.78%) SSCP
6 8 (3.83%) CEH
7 5 (2.39%) GIAC
7 5 (2.39%) OSCP
8 4 (1.91%) CRISC
9 3 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.44%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.96%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (0.96%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.96%) SANS
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (34.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (18.66%) Cyber Essentials
2 39 (18.66%) NIST
3 29 (13.88%) GDPR
4 25 (11.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 21 (10.05%) PCI DSS
6 20 (9.57%) GRC
7 14 (6.70%) QA
8 10 (4.78%) SOC 2
9 4 (1.91%) HIPAA
9 4 (1.91%) NCSC
10 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.96%) PMO
11 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.48%) COBIT
12 1 (0.48%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.48%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.48%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.96%) Snort
3 2 (0.96%) Squid
3 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (5.74%) Nessus
2 3 (1.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (0.96%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.96%) Suricata
4 1 (0.48%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.48%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.48%) Kibana
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.48%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 45 (21.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.31%) Qualys
3 7 (3.35%) Cisco
3 7 (3.35%) Splunk
4 6 (2.87%) Google
5 5 (2.39%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.44%) Blue Coat
6 3 (1.44%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (0.96%) AlienVault
7 2 (0.96%) Carbon Black
7 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.96%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (0.96%) Forcepoint
7 2 (0.96%) HP
7 2 (0.96%) McAfee
7 2 (0.96%) SAP
7 2 (0.96%) Sophos
7 2 (0.96%) Symantec
7 2 (0.96%) VMware
7 2 (0.96%) Zscaler