Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 340 400
Rank change year-on-year -35 +60 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 547 718 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.97% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.02% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 450 620 557
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £38,975 £36,125 £40,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 66,544 70,456 77,772
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.99% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53,993 55,919 67,608
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +19 191 £57,500 +15.00% 15
South London -3 9 £55,000 +64.53% 2
North London -4 5 £42,500 -8.11%
West London +17 4 £64,500 +35.79% 8
East London -10 4 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 350 (63.99%) Information Security
2 229 (41.86%) Cybersecurity
3 193 (35.28%) Firewall
4 173 (31.63%) CISSP
5 170 (31.08%) Finance
6 160 (29.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 159 (29.07%) SIEM
8 115 (21.02%) Network Security
9 111 (20.29%) Security Operations
10 105 (19.20%) Windows
11 102 (18.65%) Degree
12 98 (17.92%) Vulnerability Management
13 95 (17.37%) CISM
14 91 (16.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 78 (14.26%) Penetration Testing
16 73 (13.35%) TCP/IP
17 69 (12.61%) CISA
18 66 (12.07%) Management Information System
18 66 (12.07%) Threat Intelligence
19 64 (11.70%) Risk Management
19 64 (11.70%) Analytics
20 61 (11.15%) Linux
21 58 (10.60%) Risk Assessment
21 58 (10.60%) Malware Analysis
22 56 (10.24%) Intrusion Detection
23 51 (9.32%) CEH
24 49 (8.96%) PCI DSS
25 48 (8.78%) Patch Management
25 48 (8.78%) Banking
26 45 (8.23%) Cisco Certification

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 (0.37%) Apache
1 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Relativity
2 1 (0.18%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.29%) SaaS
4 9 (1.65%) IaaS
4 9 (1.65%) PaaS
5 5 (0.91%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.37%) Office 365
8 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 193 (35.28%) Firewall
2 115 (21.02%) Network Security
3 73 (13.35%) TCP/IP
4 56 (10.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (7.68%) LAN
6 41 (7.50%) WAN
7 33 (6.03%) Internet
8 26 (4.75%) VPN
9 18 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (3.11%) DNS
11 14 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (2.56%) VLAN
12 13 (2.38%) SSL
13 9 (1.65%) MPLS
14 8 (1.46%) BGP
14 8 (1.46%) WLAN
15 7 (1.28%) HTTP
15 7 (1.28%) OSPF
16 6 (1.10%) IPv4
17 5 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.28%) Big Data
2 3 (0.55%) dBASE
2 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) RStudio
General
1 170 (31.08%) Finance
2 48 (8.78%) Banking
3 43 (7.86%) Legal
4 30 (5.48%) Law
5 14 (2.56%) Retail
6 12 (2.19%) Games
6 12 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.83%) Advertising
8 9 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.65%) International Banking
9 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.73%) French Language
10 4 (0.73%) German Language
10 4 (0.73%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.73%) Marketing
11 3 (0.55%) Publishing
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Hungarian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.91%) SailPoint
2 4 (0.73%) SAML
3 2 (0.37%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 45 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 31 (5.67%) Computer Science
5 27 (4.94%) Cyberthreat
6 23 (4.20%) Fintech
7 20 (3.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 19 (3.47%) Cyberattack
9 17 (3.11%) Data Centre
10 13 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.46%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.91%) NHS
14 4 (0.73%) Blog
14 4 (0.73%) BYOD
14 4 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.73%) PKI
14 4 (0.73%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 105 (19.20%) Windows
2 61 (11.15%) Linux
3 28 (5.12%) Unix
4 19 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.83%) AIX
5 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.10%) CentOS
7 6 (1.10%) HPUX
7 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.91%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (63.99%) Information Security
2 229 (41.86%) Cybersecurity
3 159 (29.07%) SIEM
4 111 (20.29%) Security Operations
5 98 (17.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 91 (16.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 78 (14.26%) Penetration Testing
8 66 (12.07%) Threat Intelligence
9 64 (11.70%) Analytics
9 64 (11.70%) Risk Management
10 58 (10.60%) Malware Analysis
10 58 (10.60%) Risk Assessment
11 48 (8.78%) Patch Management
12 42 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (7.50%) Ethical Hacking
13 41 (7.50%) Incident Management
14 39 (7.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 38 (6.95%) Data Protection
15 38 (6.95%) Security Testing
16 37 (6.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.31%) PowerShell
2 30 (5.48%) Python
3 19 (3.47%) Bash Shell
4 14 (2.56%) Perl
5 10 (1.83%) Java
6 6 (1.10%) C
7 5 (0.91%) SQL
8 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.37%) C#
9 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 173 (31.63%) CISSP
2 102 (18.65%) Degree
3 95 (17.37%) CISM
4 69 (12.61%) CISA
5 51 (9.32%) CEH
6 45 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (5.85%) SANS
8 30 (5.48%) GIAC
8 30 (5.48%) Security Cleared
9 22 (4.02%) CCNA
9 22 (4.02%) CCNP
9 22 (4.02%) CompTIA Security+
10 21 (3.84%) CRISC
11 19 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (3.47%) SC Cleared
12 18 (3.29%) GCIH
13 17 (3.11%) GSEC
14 14 (2.56%) SSCP
15 13 (2.38%) CISMP
16 12 (2.19%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (29.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (8.96%) PCI DSS
3 40 (7.31%) GDPR
4 28 (5.12%) COBIT
5 23 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (3.11%) SLA
7 10 (1.83%) ISO 9001
7 10 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (1.65%) NIST 800
8 9 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.91%) BS7799
10 4 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.55%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
13 1 (0.18%) GxP
13 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.18%) MiFID
13 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 10 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.73%) Snort
4 3 (0.55%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.66%) Nessus
2 18 (3.29%) QRadar
3 10 (1.83%) EnCase
4 6 (1.10%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (0.91%) CASB
5 5 (0.91%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.73%) Nmap
7 3 (0.55%) FTK
7 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.37%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.37%) Suricata
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.18%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.18%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 45 (8.23%) Splunk
2 38 (6.95%) Cisco
3 35 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 34 (6.22%) CheckPoint
5 29 (5.30%) Qualys
6 28 (5.12%) LogRhythm
7 20 (3.66%) ArcSight
8 16 (2.93%) F5
9 12 (2.19%) Riverbed
10 10 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.83%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.65%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.46%) CyberArk
13 7 (1.28%) AlgoSec
13 7 (1.28%) McAfee
13 7 (1.28%) Rapid7
13 7 (1.28%) VMware
14 6 (1.10%) AlienVault
14 6 (1.10%) Oracle
14 6 (1.10%) Sun