Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 131 160
Rank change year-on-year +30 +29 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 61 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.40% 1.42% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.47% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 38 42
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.32% -2.22% -18.18%

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 2,434 2,929 4,259
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 96.44% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,030 2,162 3,436
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,450 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.38%

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 20 January 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 20 January 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (83.61%) Firewall
1 51 (83.61%) Linux
2 33 (54.10%) TCP/IP
2 33 (54.10%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (52.46%) Information Security
4 31 (50.82%) Windows
5 26 (42.62%) Cisco
5 26 (42.62%) CheckPoint
5 26 (42.62%) Juniper
5 26 (42.62%) Security Monitoring
6 25 (40.98%) F5
7 24 (39.34%) Open Source
7 24 (39.34%) Degree
7 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (39.34%) Network Packet Capture
7 24 (39.34%) Security Operations
7 24 (39.34%) Security Operations Centre
7 24 (39.34%) Unix
8 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (36.07%) Solaris
8 22 (36.07%) Windows 2000
8 22 (36.07%) Blue Coat
8 22 (36.07%) Sourcefire
8 22 (36.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 22 (36.07%) Palo Alto
8 22 (36.07%) Computer Science
8 22 (36.07%) French Language
8 22 (36.07%) German Language
8 22 (36.07%) Crossbeam
8 22 (36.07%) Computer Science Degree

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 (6.56%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (83.61%) Firewall
2 33 (54.10%) TCP/IP
3 22 (36.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 4 (6.56%) SAN
4 4 (6.56%) VLAN
4 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) Internet
5 3 (4.92%) SSH
6 2 (3.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (36.07%) French Language
1 22 (36.07%) German Language
2 6 (9.84%) Digital Economy
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Flash
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
1 3 (4.92%) HTML5
1 3 (4.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (54.10%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (39.34%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (36.07%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (4.92%) DataPower
5 3 (4.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.64%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 51 (83.61%) Linux
2 31 (50.82%) Windows
3 24 (39.34%) Unix
3 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (36.07%) Solaris
4 22 (36.07%) Windows 2000
4 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) FreeBSD
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Information Security
2 26 (42.62%) Security Monitoring
3 24 (39.34%) Network Packet Capture
3 24 (39.34%) Open Source
3 24 (39.34%) Security Operations
4 20 (32.79%) Malware Analysis
5 14 (22.95%) ITIL
6 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.84%) Cyber Resilience
8 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (8.20%) SIEM
9 4 (6.56%) Analytics
9 4 (6.56%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.28%) Data Loss Prevention
10 2 (3.28%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.28%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Degree
2 22 (36.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (9.84%) CCNA
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.84%) CISSP
4 5 (8.20%) CISA
4 5 (8.20%) CISM
4 5 (8.20%) GIAC
4 5 (8.20%) SANS
5 4 (6.56%) CCSA
5 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Juniper STRM
1 4 (6.56%) QRadar
1 4 (6.56%) RSA enVision
1 4 (6.56%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (1.64%) EnCase
2 1 (1.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) CheckPoint
1 26 (42.62%) Cisco
1 26 (42.62%) Juniper
2 25 (40.98%) F5
3 22 (36.07%) Blue Coat
3 22 (36.07%) Crossbeam
3 22 (36.07%) Palo Alto
3 22 (36.07%) Sourcefire
4 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.56%) IBM
5 4 (6.56%) LogRhythm
5 4 (6.56%) Sun
5 4 (6.56%) VMware
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.64%) Splunk