Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 357 461
Rank change year-on-year +43 +104 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 742 658 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.87% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.91% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 633 587 461
London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £38,000 £38,550 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

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 71292 72640 85005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56125 62795 72151
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,175 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 -7 114 £55,000 +15.79% 8
West London +7 19 £55,000 -12.00% 3
North London - 10 £40,000 -
East London -6 7 £47,500 -20.83%
South London -40 1 - -
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Security Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 423 (57.01%) Information Security
2 318 (42.86%) SIEM
3 299 (40.30%) Cybersecurity
4 295 (39.76%) Firewall
5 276 (37.20%) CISSP
6 275 (37.06%) Finance
7 228 (30.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 196 (26.42%) Security Operations
9 189 (25.47%) CISM
10 182 (24.53%) Network Security
11 178 (23.99%) Windows
12 161 (21.70%) Banking
13 153 (20.62%) Cisco
14 138 (18.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 137 (18.46%) Linux
16 136 (18.33%) Degree
17 131 (17.65%) Data Protection
18 127 (17.12%) CheckPoint
19 120 (16.17%) Vulnerability Management
19 120 (16.17%) ITIL
20 112 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
21 100 (13.48%) Management Information System
22 99 (13.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 96 (12.94%) Computer Science
24 88 (11.86%) Risk Management
25 86 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
26 78 (10.51%) Incident Management
27 75 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
28 72 (9.70%) Active Directory
29 71 (9.57%) TCP/IP

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 22 (2.96%) IBM Notes
2 6 (0.81%) NetWeaver
3 5 (0.67%) CMS
3 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.67%) SAS
4 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 7 (0.94%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (2.02%) Office 365
2 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.21%) Mimecast
4 6 (0.81%) IaaS
4 6 (0.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) OpenDNS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 295 (39.76%) Firewall
2 182 (24.53%) Network Security
3 71 (9.57%) TCP/IP
4 69 (9.30%) WAN
5 65 (8.76%) VPN
6 62 (8.36%) LAN
7 52 (7.01%) Internet
7 52 (7.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 34 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (4.58%) DNS
9 29 (3.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 29 (3.91%) MPLS
10 24 (3.23%) BGP
10 24 (3.23%) OSPF
11 23 (3.10%) EIGRP
11 23 (3.10%) Junos
12 19 (2.56%) DSL
12 19 (2.56%) VPLS
13 18 (2.43%) Wireless
13 18 (2.43%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.40%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.27%) MySQL
4 1 (0.13%) Big Data
4 1 (0.13%) Looker
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.48%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 275 (37.06%) Finance
2 161 (21.70%) Banking
3 53 (7.14%) Law
4 51 (6.87%) Investment Banking
5 45 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 33 (4.45%) International Banking
7 27 (3.64%) Telecoms
8 23 (3.10%) Legal
9 13 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.62%) Marketing
11 11 (1.48%) Electronics
12 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.54%) Retail
14 3 (0.40%) Games
15 2 (0.27%) Advertising
16 1 (0.13%) Back Office
16 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.54%) Web Services
2 2 (0.27%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.13%) OAuth
3 1 (0.13%) OpenID
3 1 (0.13%) SAML
3 1 (0.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.48%) Management Information System
2 96 (12.94%) Computer Science
3 86 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (7.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 45 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
6 43 (5.80%) Cyberthreat
7 27 (3.64%) Data Centre
7 27 (3.64%) PKI
8 20 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 18 (2.43%) Cyber Attack
10 12 (1.62%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 9 (1.21%) BYOD
13 7 (0.94%) Fintech
13 7 (0.94%) SWIFT
14 6 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.81%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.67%) CESG
15 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 178 (23.99%) Windows
2 137 (18.46%) Linux
3 53 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.99%) Unix
5 11 (1.48%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.27%) CentOS
6 2 (0.27%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (0.27%) Debian
6 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.27%) Solaris
6 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.13%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (57.01%) Information Security
2 318 (42.86%) SIEM
3 299 (40.30%) Cybersecurity
4 196 (26.42%) Security Operations
5 138 (18.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 131 (17.65%) Data Protection
7 120 (16.17%) ITIL
7 120 (16.17%) Vulnerability Management
8 112 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
9 99 (13.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 88 (11.86%) Risk Management
11 78 (10.51%) Incident Management
12 69 (9.30%) Identity Access Management
13 64 (8.63%) Security Monitoring
14 58 (7.82%) Asset Management
15 56 (7.55%) Programme Management
16 51 (6.87%) Business Analysis
17 50 (6.74%) ISMS
17 50 (6.74%) Security Management
18 49 (6.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.43%) Java
2 16 (2.16%) Python
3 15 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.35%) C
4 10 (1.35%) SQL
5 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.54%) C#
6 4 (0.54%) PHP
7 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) C-shell
8 1 (0.13%) Korn
8 1 (0.13%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) Ruby
8 1 (0.13%) VBA
8 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 276 (37.20%) CISSP
2 189 (25.47%) CISM
3 136 (18.33%) Degree
4 75 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (9.30%) CISA
6 65 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 65 (8.76%) GIAC
7 63 (8.49%) CCNA
8 56 (7.55%) CCNP
8 56 (7.55%) CEH
8 56 (7.55%) GCIH
9 48 (6.47%) GCIA
10 45 (6.06%) CBAP
11 33 (4.45%) CCSA
11 33 (4.45%) SANS
12 28 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
13 27 (3.64%) CCSE
14 23 (3.10%) JNCIS
15 19 (2.56%) GSEC
16 16 (2.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (30.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (7.01%) GDPR
3 51 (6.87%) PCI DSS
4 45 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 44 (5.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 42 (5.66%) COBIT
7 37 (4.99%) SLA
8 31 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 30 (4.04%) ISO 9001
10 24 (3.23%) NIST 800
11 12 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.67%) FISMA
13 5 (0.67%) SAS 70
14 4 (0.54%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.54%) QA
15 3 (0.40%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.40%) SSAE 16
16 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.62%) Snort
5 8 (1.08%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.94%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) pfSense
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (8.36%) Nessus
2 33 (4.45%) QRadar
3 30 (4.04%) CSIRT
4 24 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 13 (1.75%) SCCM
7 10 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.94%) Nmap
8 7 (0.94%) OpenVAS
9 6 (0.81%) EnCase
9 6 (0.81%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.67%) Suricata
10 5 (0.67%) WSUS
11 3 (0.40%) RSA enVision
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
13 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.13%) Cacti
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
13 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 153 (20.62%) Cisco
2 127 (17.12%) CheckPoint
3 55 (7.41%) Juniper
4 54 (7.28%) F5
5 50 (6.74%) Microsoft
6 45 (6.06%) Palo Alto
7 35 (4.72%) McAfee
7 35 (4.72%) Qualys
8 30 (4.04%) Oracle
9 29 (3.91%) Splunk
10 24 (3.23%) Blue Coat
11 23 (3.10%) FireEye
12 22 (2.96%) Lotus
13 20 (2.70%) BeyondTrust
14 18 (2.43%) SAP
15 17 (2.29%) VMware
16 16 (2.16%) LogRhythm
17 15 (2.02%) CyberArk
17 15 (2.02%) Dell
17 15 (2.02%) Riverbed