Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 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 > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 285 298
Rank change year-on-year -26 +13 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 69 76 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.63% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 42
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,300 £18,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £62,000 £57,000
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the North West.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Manchester -33 27 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Cheshire -14 26 £43,000 -21.82% 1
Lancashire +9 14 £45,000 +31.39%
Merseyside +19 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (75.36%) Information Security
2 38 (55.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (49.28%) CISSP
4 31 (44.93%) CISA
5 24 (34.78%) CISM
5 24 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (30.43%) Data Security
6 21 (30.43%) Smart Meter
7 17 (24.64%) Security Management
7 17 (24.64%) Finance
7 17 (24.64%) Legal
8 15 (21.74%) Management Information System
8 15 (21.74%) Analytics
8 15 (21.74%) Data Analytics
8 15 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (20.29%) Smart Energy
9 14 (20.29%) Project Management
10 13 (18.84%) Risk Management
10 13 (18.84%) Degree
11 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (15.94%) GDPR
12 11 (15.94%) GCIH
12 11 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (15.94%) Data Protection
13 10 (14.49%) Network Security
13 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
13 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 10 (14.49%) Matrix Organization
13 10 (14.49%) Root Cause Analysis

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) SaaS
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Network Security
2 6 (8.70%) Firewall
3 4 (5.80%) DHCP
3 4 (5.80%) DNS
3 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.80%) Wireless
4 1 (1.45%) Broadband
4 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Big Data
1 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
1 17 (24.64%) Legal
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Front Office
3 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.43%) Smart Meter
2 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 14 (20.29%) Smart Energy
4 5 (7.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.80%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.35%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.45%) FMCG
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (75.36%) Information Security
2 24 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (30.43%) Data Security
4 17 (24.64%) Security Management
5 15 (21.74%) Analytics
5 15 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (21.74%) Data Analytics
6 14 (20.29%) Project Management
7 13 (18.84%) Risk Management
8 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (15.94%) Data Protection
9 11 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Matrix Organization
10 10 (14.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 9 (13.04%) Information Security Management
11 9 (13.04%) ISMS
11 9 (13.04%) ITIL
11 9 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring
11 9 (13.04%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) Python
2 3 (4.35%) C
2 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (49.28%) CISSP
2 31 (44.93%) CISA
3 24 (34.78%) CISM
4 13 (18.84%) Degree
5 11 (15.94%) GCIH
6 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
7 7 (10.14%) GIAC
8 6 (8.70%) CRISC
8 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 5 (7.25%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (7.25%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (5.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (4.35%) CCNA
11 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (4.35%) CNE
11 3 (4.35%) CREST Certified
11 3 (4.35%) MCSE
11 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (4.35%) Novell Certification
11 3 (4.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (55.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.94%) GDPR
3 5 (7.25%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.80%) ISO 9001
4 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (5.80%) QA
5 3 (4.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Snort
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (4.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Forcepoint
1 3 (4.35%) McAfee
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.35%) NetWitness
1 3 (4.35%) SAP
1 3 (4.35%) Sourcefire
1 3 (4.35%) Splunk
1 3 (4.35%) Trend Micro
2 1 (1.45%) Capita
2 1 (1.45%) Cognizant
2 1 (1.45%) VMware