Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 394 382 359
Rank change year-on-year -12 -23 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 411 570 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.80% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.84% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 350 481 564
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £39,733 £38,750 £37,238
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 55,193 67,923 69,698
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45,315 55,238 56,531
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 -40 125 £57,500 - 20
West London +56 41 £42,500 -34.11% 5
South London +7 8 £40,000 -27.27% 2
North London +4 3 £60,000 +41.18%
East London +27 2 £63,750 +2.00% 2
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 239 (58.15%) Information Security
2 192 (46.72%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (41.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 151 (36.74%) Firewall
5 126 (30.66%) SIEM
6 123 (29.93%) CISSP
7 112 (27.25%) Finance
8 103 (25.06%) Windows
9 91 (22.14%) Security Operations
10 88 (21.41%) CISM
11 86 (20.92%) Cisco Certification
12 82 (19.95%) Risk Management
13 79 (19.22%) PCI DSS
14 77 (18.73%) Vulnerability Management
15 72 (17.52%) Management Information System
16 71 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
17 69 (16.79%) NIST
18 66 (16.06%) Degree
19 61 (14.84%) CCNA
20 60 (14.60%) Network Security
21 55 (13.38%) Linux
22 54 (13.14%) Cyber Essentials
23 49 (11.92%) Legal
23 49 (11.92%) CEH
24 47 (11.44%) GDPR
25 45 (10.95%) Data Protection
26 43 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
26 43 (10.46%) CISA
26 43 (10.46%) CheckPoint
27 41 (9.98%) Incident 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 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) Apache
2 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.19%) Office 365
4 6 (1.46%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.22%) SaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.24%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 151 (36.74%) Firewall
2 60 (14.60%) Network Security
3 35 (8.52%) TCP/IP
4 30 (7.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (7.30%) LAN
5 29 (7.06%) HTTP
5 29 (7.06%) WAN
6 23 (5.60%) VPN
7 16 (3.89%) DNS
8 15 (3.65%) Intranet
9 10 (2.43%) SSL
10 9 (2.19%) Internet
11 7 (1.70%) DHCP
11 7 (1.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (1.70%) FTP
11 7 (1.70%) IPsec
12 5 (1.22%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.22%) X.509
13 3 (0.73%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.46%) Power BI
2 4 (0.97%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Hudson
1 1 (0.24%) JIRA
1 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (27.25%) Finance
2 49 (11.92%) Legal
3 40 (9.73%) Law
4 32 (7.79%) Retail
5 28 (6.81%) Banking
6 10 (2.43%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.73%) XMPP
2 2 (0.49%) LDAP
2 2 (0.49%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.52%) Management Information System
2 35 (8.52%) Cyberthreat
3 33 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 20 (4.87%) BYOD
5 20 (4.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 9 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.70%) Cyberattack
7 7 (1.70%) PKI
8 6 (1.46%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.22%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.24%) CESG
12 1 (0.24%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (25.06%) Windows
2 55 (13.38%) Linux
3 26 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 22 (5.35%) Unix
5 8 (1.95%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.22%) AIX
6 5 (1.22%) CentOS
6 5 (1.22%) HPUX
6 5 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (58.15%) Information Security
2 192 (46.72%) Cybersecurity
3 126 (30.66%) SIEM
4 91 (22.14%) Security Operations
5 82 (19.95%) Risk Management
6 77 (18.73%) Vulnerability Management
7 71 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
8 45 (10.95%) Data Protection
9 43 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (9.98%) Incident Management
11 37 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
12 35 (8.52%) OWASP
13 33 (8.03%) Identity Access Management
13 33 (8.03%) Risk Assessment
14 31 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (7.54%) Security Management
14 31 (7.54%) Security Testing
15 30 (7.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 29 (7.06%) Architectural Design
16 29 (7.06%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.52%) Python
2 12 (2.92%) Bash Shell
3 11 (2.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.46%) Perl
5 4 (0.97%) Java
6 3 (0.73%) Ruby
7 2 (0.49%) C
7 2 (0.49%) Go
7 2 (0.49%) SQL
8 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 123 (29.93%) CISSP
2 88 (21.41%) CISM
3 86 (20.92%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (16.06%) Degree
5 61 (14.84%) CCNA
6 49 (11.92%) CEH
7 43 (10.46%) CISA
8 35 (8.52%) GIAC
9 31 (7.54%) SANS
10 29 (7.06%) CCNP
11 22 (5.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 21 (5.11%) GSEC
13 18 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (3.65%) MCSE
14 15 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (3.16%) CCSP
16 12 (2.92%) CCIE
16 12 (2.92%) CCSA
17 11 (2.68%) CRISC
18 10 (2.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (41.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (19.22%) PCI DSS
3 69 (16.79%) NIST
4 54 (13.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 47 (11.44%) GDPR
6 22 (5.35%) NIST 800
7 19 (4.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (1.95%) ISO 31000
9 7 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (1.46%) COBIT
11 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.73%) Basel II
13 3 (0.73%) Basel III
14 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.24%) PSD2
14 1 (0.24%) QA
14 1 (0.24%) SLA
14 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 20 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (4.38%) Nessus
2 15 (3.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 15 (3.65%) QRadar
3 5 (1.22%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.97%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 4 (0.97%) CSIRT
4 4 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) CASB
6 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.24%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (10.46%) CheckPoint
2 37 (9.00%) Cisco
3 36 (8.76%) Microsoft
4 30 (7.30%) Splunk
5 27 (6.57%) Qualys
6 20 (4.87%) ArcSight
7 17 (4.14%) LogRhythm
8 16 (3.89%) F5
9 15 (3.65%) FireEye
10 12 (2.92%) VMware
11 11 (2.68%) Darktrace
12 8 (1.95%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.70%) Aruba
13 7 (1.70%) HP
13 7 (1.70%) ProCurve
14 6 (1.46%) Meraki
14 6 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.46%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.46%) Zscaler
15 5 (1.22%) SolarWinds