Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 334 317
Rank change year-on-year -38 -17 +92
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 185 224 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.77% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.79% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 153 182 239
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,800 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £73,750 £62,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +8.70%

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 29,115 28,281 36,168
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.66% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,348 23,593 30,830
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -8 87 £49,000 -6.67% 7
Berkshire +17 52 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Kent -1 33 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Oxfordshire -8 28 £52,500 -25.00% 3
Hampshire -23 28 £32,500 -45.83% 2
Surrey -11 22 £55,000 +7.32% 6
West Sussex - 14 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -36 7 £22,500 -59.09% 3
East Sussex -26 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 109 (58.92%) Information Security
2 76 (41.08%) CISSP
3 70 (37.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (26.49%) Finance
4 49 (26.49%) Firewall
5 45 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (23.24%) Security Monitoring
6 43 (23.24%) ITIL
7 36 (19.46%) CISM
7 36 (19.46%) PCI DSS
8 34 (18.38%) Network Security
8 34 (18.38%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (17.84%) SIEM
10 32 (17.30%) Penetration Testing
11 30 (16.22%) CEH
11 30 (16.22%) Incident Management
11 30 (16.22%) CISA
11 30 (16.22%) Security Operations
12 29 (15.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 29 (15.68%) Windows
13 28 (15.14%) LogRhythm
14 27 (14.59%) Qualys
15 26 (14.05%) GDPR
16 24 (12.97%) Splunk
17 23 (12.43%) Security Operations Centre
18 22 (11.89%) SolarWinds
18 22 (11.89%) Nessus
19 21 (11.35%) COBIT
19 21 (11.35%) QRadar
19 21 (11.35%) ArcSight

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 3 (1.62%) Apache
1 3 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (1.62%) nginx
2 2 (1.08%) IIS
2 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.62%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.62%) GitHub
2 3 (1.62%) Sage Pay
3 2 (1.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (26.49%) Firewall
2 34 (18.38%) Network Security
3 18 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 17 (9.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (4.86%) LAN
5 9 (4.86%) VPN
5 9 (4.86%) WAN
6 6 (3.24%) IP Telephony
6 6 (3.24%) Wireless
7 5 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.70%) DNS
8 4 (2.16%) SAN
9 3 (1.62%) ATM
9 3 (1.62%) DHCP
9 3 (1.62%) Wireless Security
10 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.54%) SMS
11 1 (0.54%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.24%) MySQL
2 5 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Burp Suite
1 4 (2.16%) Metasploit
General
1 49 (26.49%) Finance
2 8 (4.32%) Legal
3 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.62%) Retail
3 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) French Language
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.27%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.62%) Ajax
2 3 (1.62%) CSS
2 3 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.62%) HTML
2 3 (1.62%) jQuery
2 3 (1.62%) Laravel
2 3 (1.62%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (1.62%) Memcached
3 2 (1.08%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.38%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (8.65%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.65%) Management Information System
4 15 (8.11%) Data Centre
5 13 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (5.41%) Cyberattack
7 6 (3.24%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.62%) APACS
10 3 (1.62%) Chip and PIN
10 3 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.62%) EFT
10 3 (1.62%) EFTPOS
10 3 (1.62%) EMV
10 3 (1.62%) EPoS
10 3 (1.62%) Handset
10 3 (1.62%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.68%) Windows
2 20 (10.81%) Unix
3 19 (10.27%) Linux
4 8 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.70%) Android
5 5 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.70%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.16%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.62%) FreeBSD
7 3 (1.62%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (58.92%) Information Security
2 45 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (23.24%) ITIL
3 43 (23.24%) Security Monitoring
4 33 (17.84%) SIEM
5 32 (17.30%) Penetration Testing
6 30 (16.22%) Incident Management
6 30 (16.22%) Security Operations
7 20 (10.81%) Risk Management
8 19 (10.27%) Business Continuity
8 19 (10.27%) Privileged Access Management
8 19 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (10.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 18 (9.73%) Security Management
10 17 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (8.65%) OWASP
12 15 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (8.11%) Data Security
13 14 (7.57%) Analytics
13 14 (7.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.24%) Perl
1 6 (3.24%) Python
2 4 (2.16%) Java
3 3 (1.62%) C
3 3 (1.62%) C++
3 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.62%) PHP
3 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.62%) SQL
4 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (41.08%) CISSP
2 36 (19.46%) CISM
3 30 (16.22%) CEH
3 30 (16.22%) CISA
4 17 (9.19%) SANS
5 14 (7.57%) CCSA
6 11 (5.95%) Degree
7 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.86%) GIAC
7 9 (4.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 9 (4.86%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.86%) SSCP
8 8 (4.32%) CCNA
9 7 (3.78%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (3.24%) CSSLP
11 5 (2.70%) CRISC
12 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.16%) GCIH
12 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.62%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (37.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (19.46%) PCI DSS
3 29 (15.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (14.05%) GDPR
5 21 (11.35%) COBIT
6 5 (2.70%) PSD2
7 4 (2.16%) QA
8 3 (1.62%) ISO 8583
9 2 (1.08%) HIPAA
9 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (1.08%) PMO
9 2 (1.08%) SLA
10 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 8 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.24%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.62%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (11.89%) Nessus
2 21 (11.35%) QRadar
3 20 (10.81%) OpenVAS
4 17 (9.19%) Core Impact
4 17 (9.19%) Nexpose
5 7 (3.78%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (1.62%) Juniper STRM
6 3 (1.62%) Kibana
6 3 (1.62%) logstash
6 3 (1.62%) PowerBroker
6 3 (1.62%) RSA enVision
6 3 (1.62%) SCCM
6 3 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.54%) Endace
8 1 (0.54%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (15.14%) LogRhythm
2 27 (14.59%) Qualys
3 24 (12.97%) Splunk
4 22 (11.89%) SolarWinds
5 21 (11.35%) ArcSight
6 20 (10.81%) AlienVault
6 20 (10.81%) CyberArk
7 19 (10.27%) Bomgar
8 17 (9.19%) Cisco
9 16 (8.65%) Aveksa
10 8 (4.32%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.32%) Juniper
11 7 (3.78%) Microsoft
12 6 (3.24%) Citrix
12 6 (3.24%) IBM
12 6 (3.24%) Oracle
12 6 (3.24%) Sage
13 5 (2.70%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.16%) SAP
14 4 (2.16%) Symantec