Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 August 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 321 311
Rank change year-on-year -48 -10 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 184 235 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.80% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.83% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 161 169 253
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,147 £32,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £75,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 28,669 28,330 36,086
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.73% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23,777 23,709 30,562
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Thames Valley -25 72 £47,500 +7.95% 7
Berkshire -10 48 £49,000 +25.64% 5
Kent +19 39 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Surrey +2 30 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Hampshire -19 24 £32,500 -45.83% 4
Oxfordshire -11 18 £45,000 -35.71% 2
West Sussex +25 17 £45,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire -19 6 - -
East Sussex -26 1 - -
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 South East region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 126 (68.48%) Information Security
2 90 (48.91%) CISSP
3 87 (47.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (30.43%) Finance
5 52 (28.26%) ITIL
6 51 (27.72%) CISM
7 44 (23.91%) PCI DSS
8 40 (21.74%) Security Monitoring
9 36 (19.57%) CISA
10 34 (18.48%) Windows
10 34 (18.48%) Network Security
10 34 (18.48%) SIEM
11 32 (17.39%) Risk Management
12 30 (16.30%) LogRhythm
12 30 (16.30%) Qualys
13 29 (15.76%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (15.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 28 (15.22%) Splunk
14 28 (15.22%) COBIT
15 27 (14.67%) ArcSight
15 27 (14.67%) SolarWinds
15 27 (14.67%) Nessus
15 27 (14.67%) GDPR
16 26 (14.13%) Firewall
17 25 (13.59%) CEH
17 25 (13.59%) CyberArk
17 25 (13.59%) OpenVAS
17 25 (13.59%) AlienVault
18 24 (13.04%) Privileged Access Management
18 24 (13.04%) Bomgar

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.09%) IIS
1 2 (1.09%) nginx
1 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.09%) GitHub
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.48%) Network Security
2 26 (14.13%) Firewall
3 15 (8.15%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (4.35%) LAN
5 8 (4.35%) WAN
6 6 (3.26%) IP Telephony
6 6 (3.26%) Wireless
7 5 (2.72%) VPN
8 4 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.63%) DHCP
9 3 (1.63%) DNS
9 3 (1.63%) SAN
9 3 (1.63%) Wireless Security
10 2 (1.09%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.54%) Broadband
11 1 (0.54%) SMS
11 1 (0.54%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.72%) Big Data
2 2 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Burp Suite
1 4 (2.17%) Metasploit
General
1 56 (30.43%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Legal
3 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.04%) SailPoint
2 4 (2.17%) LAMP
3 2 (1.09%) Ajax
3 2 (1.09%) CSS
3 2 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.09%) HTML
3 2 (1.09%) jQuery
3 2 (1.09%) Laravel
3 2 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.09%) Memcached
3 2 (1.09%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.15%) Data Centre
4 14 (7.61%) Computer Science
5 13 (7.07%) Security Operations Centre
5 13 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (5.98%) Cyberattack
7 6 (3.26%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.26%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.63%) Handset
9 2 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.48%) Windows
2 19 (10.33%) Linux
3 7 (3.80%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.26%) Android
4 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.26%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.72%) Unix
5 5 (2.72%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.17%) CentOS
6 4 (2.17%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (68.48%) Information Security
2 52 (28.26%) ITIL
3 40 (21.74%) Security Monitoring
4 34 (18.48%) SIEM
5 32 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 29 (15.76%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (13.04%) Privileged Access Management
8 23 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (11.41%) Business Continuity
10 20 (10.87%) Security Operations
11 19 (10.33%) Incident Management
12 18 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (9.78%) Security Management
13 17 (9.24%) Internal Audit
14 16 (8.70%) OWASP
14 16 (8.70%) Problem Management
14 16 (8.70%) Service Management
15 15 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.15%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.43%) Perl
1 10 (5.43%) Python
2 7 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.63%) SQL
4 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.09%) PHP
5 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (48.91%) CISSP
2 51 (27.72%) CISM
3 36 (19.57%) CISA
4 25 (13.59%) CEH
5 13 (7.07%) CCSA
5 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.07%) SSCP
6 12 (6.52%) SANS
7 10 (5.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (3.80%) Degree
10 6 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.72%) CCNA
11 5 (2.72%) CRISC
11 5 (2.72%) GIAC
12 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.17%) GCIH
12 4 (2.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (1.63%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (47.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (23.91%) PCI DSS
3 29 (15.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (15.22%) COBIT
5 27 (14.67%) GDPR
6 6 (3.26%) PSD2
7 4 (2.17%) QA
8 2 (1.09%) GPG13
8 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (1.09%) PMO
8 2 (1.09%) SLA
9 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.26%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.63%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (14.67%) Nessus
2 25 (13.59%) OpenVAS
3 23 (12.50%) QRadar
4 22 (11.96%) Core Impact
4 22 (11.96%) Nexpose
5 4 (2.17%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (1.63%) PowerBroker
7 2 (1.09%) Kibana
7 2 (1.09%) logstash
7 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.09%) SCCM
8 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.54%) Endace
8 1 (0.54%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (16.30%) LogRhythm
1 30 (16.30%) Qualys
2 28 (15.22%) Splunk
3 27 (14.67%) ArcSight
3 27 (14.67%) SolarWinds
4 25 (13.59%) AlienVault
4 25 (13.59%) CyberArk
5 24 (13.04%) Bomgar
6 21 (11.41%) Aveksa
7 19 (10.33%) Cisco
8 7 (3.80%) Oracle
9 6 (3.26%) Citrix
9 6 (3.26%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.72%) Juniper
10 5 (2.72%) SAP
11 4 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.17%) McAfee
11 4 (2.17%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.63%) Sage
12 3 (1.63%) Symantec