Period
to 24 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Analyst
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 165 175
Rank change year-on-year +50 +10 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 41 9 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.58% 0.34% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.35% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 34
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,650 £25,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £50,700 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £49,000 £44,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.36% -7.37% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2,501 2,606 3,867
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.79% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,116 1,980 3,066
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Reading

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in Reading

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in Reading over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Reading region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 35 (85.37%) Firewall
1 35 (85.37%) Linux
2 23 (56.10%) Information Security
3 22 (53.66%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (48.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (48.78%) CheckPoint
4 20 (48.78%) Security Operations
4 20 (48.78%) Security Monitoring
5 19 (46.34%) Network Packet Capture
5 19 (46.34%) Juniper
5 19 (46.34%) TCP/IP
5 19 (46.34%) Open Source
6 18 (43.90%) Windows
6 18 (43.90%) Cisco
7 16 (39.02%) Malware Analysis
8 15 (36.59%) Degree
8 15 (36.59%) Computer Science
8 15 (36.59%) Unix
8 15 (36.59%) Solaris
8 15 (36.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (36.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (34.15%) Blue Coat
9 14 (34.15%) Sourcefire
9 14 (34.15%) Windows 2000
9 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (34.15%) French Language
9 14 (34.15%) German Language
9 14 (34.15%) Crossbeam
9 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (34.15%) F5

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (9.76%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) Firewall
2 19 (46.34%) TCP/IP
3 15 (36.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (34.15%) Sourcefire
5 3 (7.32%) Network Security
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) DNS
6 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (2.44%) SAN
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
General
1 14 (34.15%) French Language
1 14 (34.15%) German Language
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Ajax
1 1 (2.44%) CSS
1 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) jQuery
1 1 (2.44%) Laravel
1 1 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (2.44%) Memcached
1 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 22 (53.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (48.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (36.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.44%) Handset
5 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) Windows
3 15 (36.59%) Solaris
3 15 (36.59%) Unix
4 14 (34.15%) Windows 2000
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (56.10%) Information Security
2 20 (48.78%) Security Monitoring
2 20 (48.78%) Security Operations
3 19 (46.34%) Network Packet Capture
3 19 (46.34%) Open Source
4 16 (39.02%) Malware Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) SIEM
6 4 (9.76%) Analytics
6 4 (9.76%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Decision-Making
8 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.88%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.88%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.88%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.44%) PHP
1 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Computer Science Degree
1 15 (36.59%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) CISSP
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.20%) GIAC
3 5 (12.20%) SANS
4 4 (9.76%) CCSA
4 4 (9.76%) CISA
4 4 (9.76%) CISM
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.44%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) GDPR
2 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (2.44%) PSD2
3 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
1 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) QRadar
2 4 (9.76%) Juniper STRM
2 4 (9.76%) RSA enVision
2 4 (9.76%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (2.44%) Kibana
3 1 (2.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) CheckPoint
2 19 (46.34%) Juniper
3 18 (43.90%) Cisco
4 14 (34.15%) Blue Coat
4 14 (34.15%) Crossbeam
4 14 (34.15%) F5
4 14 (34.15%) Palo Alto
5 5 (12.20%) IBM
5 5 (12.20%) LogRhythm
6 4 (9.76%) Sun
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.44%) ForeScout
8 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.44%) SAP