Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 367 422
Rank change year-on-year +1 +55 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 590 586 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 0.86% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.90% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 521 499 509
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 65,954 65,346 79,264
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 95.80% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54,078 54,708 68,597
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 £92,500 £88,750 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +22 210 £55,000 +19.57% 21
East London -3 7 £63,500 +10.43% 2
North London -6 7 £42,500 -8.11%
West London +12 3 £55,000 +12.82% 9
South London -13 1 - -
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 400 (67.80%) Information Security
2 243 (41.19%) Cybersecurity
3 232 (39.32%) Firewall
4 226 (38.31%) CISSP
5 197 (33.39%) Finance
6 193 (32.71%) SIEM
7 173 (29.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 138 (23.39%) CISM
9 135 (22.88%) Network Security
10 128 (21.69%) Security Operations
11 117 (19.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 112 (18.98%) Windows
13 110 (18.64%) Degree
14 98 (16.61%) Risk Management
15 96 (16.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 94 (15.93%) Management Information System
17 81 (13.73%) PCI DSS
17 81 (13.73%) CISA
18 77 (13.05%) Linux
19 76 (12.88%) Incident Management
20 75 (12.71%) Risk Assessment
21 74 (12.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 65 (11.02%) GDPR
23 63 (10.68%) TCP/IP
24 59 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
25 57 (9.66%) CEH
25 57 (9.66%) Threat Intelligence
26 54 (9.15%) Computer Science
27 53 (8.98%) Data Protection
27 53 (8.98%) Splunk

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 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.68%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.17%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.71%) SaaS
3 6 (1.02%) Office 365
4 5 (0.85%) IaaS
4 5 (0.85%) Mimecast
4 5 (0.85%) PaaS
5 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 232 (39.32%) Firewall
2 135 (22.88%) Network Security
3 63 (10.68%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.61%) WAN
5 34 (5.76%) LAN
5 34 (5.76%) VPN
6 32 (5.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 26 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (3.90%) Internet
9 19 (3.22%) DNS
10 16 (2.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (2.71%) VLAN
11 15 (2.54%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (2.03%) HTTP
13 11 (1.86%) MPLS
13 11 (1.86%) SSL
14 10 (1.69%) WLAN
15 9 (1.53%) IPsec
16 8 (1.36%) SMTP
17 7 (1.19%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.51%) Big Data
1 3 (0.51%) dBASE
2 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 197 (33.39%) Finance
2 42 (7.12%) Banking
3 29 (4.92%) Law
4 23 (3.90%) Legal
5 18 (3.05%) Games
6 16 (2.71%) Retail
6 16 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.02%) Advertising
8 6 (1.02%) International Banking
9 5 (0.85%) Marketing
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.51%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.85%) SailPoint
2 4 (0.68%) SAML
3 1 (0.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.93%) Management Information System
2 54 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 50 (8.47%) Cyberthreat
4 38 (6.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (4.75%) Fintech
7 24 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
7 24 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.88%) Cyberattack
8 17 (2.88%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.86%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (1.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 9 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.36%) PKI
12 7 (1.19%) BYOD
13 5 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.68%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 112 (18.98%) Windows
2 77 (13.05%) Linux
3 20 (3.39%) Unix
4 15 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.69%) CentOS
7 8 (1.36%) Kali Linux
8 6 (1.02%) Debian
8 6 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.85%) Solaris
10 4 (0.68%) AIX
10 4 (0.68%) HPUX
10 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (67.80%) Information Security
2 243 (41.19%) Cybersecurity
3 193 (32.71%) SIEM
4 128 (21.69%) Security Operations
5 117 (19.83%) Vulnerability Management
6 98 (16.61%) Risk Management
7 96 (16.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 76 (12.88%) Incident Management
9 75 (12.71%) Risk Assessment
10 74 (12.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 59 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
12 57 (9.66%) Threat Intelligence
13 53 (8.98%) Data Protection
14 48 (8.14%) Security Management
15 46 (7.80%) Security Monitoring
16 44 (7.46%) OWASP
17 42 (7.12%) ITIL
18 41 (6.95%) Analytics
18 41 (6.95%) Malware Analysis
19 36 (6.10%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.75%) Python
2 26 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.05%) C
4 14 (2.37%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.36%) Perl
6 7 (1.19%) Java
6 7 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.51%) SQL
8 1 (0.17%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 226 (38.31%) CISSP
2 138 (23.39%) CISM
3 110 (18.64%) Degree
4 81 (13.73%) CISA
5 57 (9.66%) CEH
6 45 (7.63%) SANS
7 40 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (6.61%) GIAC
9 28 (4.75%) GCIH
10 27 (4.58%) Security Cleared
11 25 (4.24%) CCNA
12 22 (3.73%) GCIA
13 20 (3.39%) OSCP
13 20 (3.39%) SC Cleared
14 19 (3.22%) CCNP
14 19 (3.22%) SSCP
15 18 (3.05%) CRISC
16 17 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (2.54%) CompTIA Security+
17 15 (2.54%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (29.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (13.73%) PCI DSS
3 65 (11.02%) GDPR
4 52 (8.81%) COBIT
5 22 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.69%) NIST 800
7 10 (1.69%) SLA
8 7 (1.19%) BS7799
8 7 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.19%) ISO 22301
9 6 (1.02%) QA
10 5 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.51%) MiFID
12 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.69%) Snort
4 6 (1.02%) pfSense
5 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (8.64%) Nessus
2 37 (6.27%) QRadar
3 22 (3.73%) CSIRT
4 9 (1.53%) OpenVAS
4 9 (1.53%) RSA enVision
5 8 (1.36%) CASB
5 8 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.02%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.02%) OSSEC
7 5 (0.85%) TrustSec
8 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.51%) SCCM
9 2 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.34%) RSA Security Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Cacti
10 1 (0.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.17%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 53 (8.98%) Splunk
2 37 (6.27%) Cisco
3 30 (5.08%) LogRhythm
4 29 (4.92%) CheckPoint
5 28 (4.75%) F5
6 26 (4.41%) Qualys
7 25 (4.24%) McAfee
7 25 (4.24%) Microsoft
8 23 (3.90%) ArcSight
9 17 (2.88%) BeyondTrust
9 17 (2.88%) Oracle
10 16 (2.71%) Palo Alto
11 11 (1.86%) Okta
11 11 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.86%) Riverbed
12 9 (1.53%) AlienVault
13 8 (1.36%) HP
13 8 (1.36%) Juniper
14 7 (1.19%) Rapid7
14 7 (1.19%) Sophos