Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 328 364
Rank change year-on-year -69 +36 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 485 742 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.98% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.04% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 375 633 587
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £38,550
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.38%

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 64,205 71,589 72,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.67% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52,648 56,350 62,883
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,217 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +60 172 £57,500 +4.55% 23
South London +3 11 £55,000 - 4
West London +3 6 £56,500 +2.73% 5
East London 0 3 £47,500 - 3
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 285 (58.76%) Information Security
2 230 (47.42%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (36.08%) Firewall
4 152 (31.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 151 (31.13%) CISSP
6 141 (29.07%) Windows
7 127 (26.19%) Finance
8 97 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 97 (20.00%) SIEM
9 94 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
10 86 (17.73%) Security Operations
11 84 (17.32%) Network Security
12 82 (16.91%) Risk Assessment
13 80 (16.49%) TCP/IP
14 76 (15.67%) Degree
15 75 (15.46%) Legal
15 75 (15.46%) Risk Management
16 73 (15.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 72 (14.85%) CISM
17 72 (14.85%) Linux
17 72 (14.85%) CEH
18 64 (13.20%) PowerShell
19 63 (12.99%) Intrusion Detection
20 62 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
21 61 (12.58%) CISA
21 61 (12.58%) GIAC
22 60 (12.37%) Analytics
23 57 (11.75%) Management Information System
24 50 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
25 49 (10.10%) Stakeholder 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 4 (0.82%) Apache
1 4 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.41%) IIS
3 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.65%) SaaS
4 7 (1.44%) IaaS
4 7 (1.44%) PaaS
5 6 (1.24%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.03%) Office 365
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 175 (36.08%) Firewall
2 84 (17.32%) Network Security
3 80 (16.49%) TCP/IP
4 63 (12.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 38 (7.84%) Internet
5 38 (7.84%) LAN
6 37 (7.63%) WAN
7 24 (4.95%) VPN
8 9 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.86%) SSL
8 9 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.44%) BGP
9 7 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (1.44%) HTTP
9 7 (1.44%) OSPF
10 6 (1.24%) DNS
11 5 (1.03%) DMZ
11 5 (1.03%) VoIP
12 4 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.27%) Big Data
2 6 (1.24%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.82%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (0.82%) GIS
4 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.82%) RStudio
3 3 (0.62%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 127 (26.19%) Finance
2 75 (15.46%) Legal
3 45 (9.28%) Banking
4 44 (9.07%) Law
5 16 (3.30%) Retail
6 12 (2.47%) International Banking
6 12 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.82%) Advertising
8 4 (0.82%) French Language
8 4 (0.82%) German Language
8 4 (0.82%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Hungarian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.68%) Regular Expression
2 3 (0.62%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.41%) LDAP
4 1 (0.21%) .NET
4 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.21%) SAML
4 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.75%) Management Information System
2 33 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.39%) Computer Science
4 27 (5.57%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (4.54%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (3.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 14 (2.89%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.86%) PKI
10 6 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.03%) Fintech
11 5 (1.03%) NHS
11 5 (1.03%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.82%) Blog
12 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.62%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 141 (29.07%) Windows
2 72 (14.85%) Linux
3 45 (9.28%) Unix
4 43 (8.87%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.27%) AIX
6 9 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.65%) Kali Linux
8 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.24%) CentOS
9 6 (1.24%) HPUX
9 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.24%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.41%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (58.76%) Information Security
2 230 (47.42%) Cybersecurity
3 97 (20.00%) SIEM
3 97 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 94 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
5 86 (17.73%) Security Operations
6 82 (16.91%) Risk Assessment
7 75 (15.46%) Risk Management
8 73 (15.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 62 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (12.37%) Analytics
11 49 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (9.69%) ITIL
13 41 (8.45%) Patch Management
14 39 (8.04%) Data Protection
14 39 (8.04%) Threat Intelligence
15 37 (7.63%) Security Testing
16 36 (7.42%) Ethical Hacking
17 34 (7.01%) Malware Analysis
18 32 (6.60%) Behavioural Analytics
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.20%) PowerShell
2 25 (5.15%) Python
3 17 (3.51%) Perl
4 16 (3.30%) SQL
5 15 (3.09%) Java
6 9 (1.86%) C
7 7 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) C#
10 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 151 (31.13%) CISSP
2 76 (15.67%) Degree
3 72 (14.85%) CEH
3 72 (14.85%) CISM
4 61 (12.58%) CISA
4 61 (12.58%) GIAC
5 50 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (8.87%) SANS
7 39 (8.04%) GSEC
8 29 (5.98%) Security Cleared
9 26 (5.36%) CCNP
10 25 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (4.95%) GCIH
12 23 (4.74%) CCIE
13 22 (4.54%) GCIA
14 18 (3.71%) CRISC
15 17 (3.51%) CCNA
16 16 (3.30%) SC Cleared
17 14 (2.89%) CISMP
18 12 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (31.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (8.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 25 (5.15%) GDPR
4 21 (4.33%) PCI DSS
5 16 (3.30%) SLA
6 15 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (2.06%) COBIT
7 10 (2.06%) ISO 9001
8 8 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.82%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.82%) GxP
9 4 (0.82%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 9 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.03%) Snort
4 3 (0.62%) Firmware
4 3 (0.62%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (5.15%) Nessus
2 23 (4.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (3.30%) CSIRT
3 16 (3.30%) EnCase
4 6 (1.24%) Nmap
5 5 (1.03%) Nexpose
5 5 (1.03%) QRadar
6 4 (0.82%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.82%) FTK
6 4 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.62%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (0.62%) SCCM
7 3 (0.62%) Suricata
7 3 (0.62%) WSUS
8 2 (0.41%) Ansible
8 2 (0.41%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.41%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) CASB
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (9.28%) Cisco
2 44 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 43 (8.87%) CheckPoint
4 33 (6.80%) Qualys
5 22 (4.54%) Splunk
6 19 (3.92%) Sun
7 13 (2.68%) ArcSight
8 12 (2.47%) CyberArk
8 12 (2.47%) LogRhythm
9 11 (2.27%) VMware
10 10 (2.06%) Palo Alto
10 10 (2.06%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.86%) Google
12 8 (1.65%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.44%) AlienVault
13 7 (1.44%) F5
13 7 (1.44%) Symantec
14 6 (1.24%) Darktrace
14 6 (1.24%) Juniper
14 6 (1.24%) Sophos