Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 331 336
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 255 242 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.80% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 161 215 277
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £64,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 30,653 30,427 40,018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.92% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 25,645 25,234 34,056
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -13 138 £52,500 +8.25% 11
Berkshire +43 93 £50,000 +13.64% 8
Surrey +46 68 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Oxfordshire -29 30 £52,500 -
Hampshire -11 25 £45,000 -9.09% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £34,000 -38.18% 3
West Sussex +3 10 £52,500 +20.00%
Kent -7 7 £37,500 -11.76% 3
East Sussex -33 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 164 (64.31%) Information Security
2 137 (53.73%) Firewall
3 111 (43.53%) CISSP
4 91 (35.69%) Penetration Testing
5 90 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 71 (27.84%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (25.49%) Linux
7 65 (25.49%) Network Security
8 64 (25.10%) Security Operations
9 63 (24.71%) Finance
10 62 (24.31%) GIAC
11 59 (23.14%) CISM
12 57 (22.35%) Security Management
12 57 (22.35%) Windows
13 54 (21.18%) Management Information System
14 51 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
15 47 (18.43%) Information Security Management
16 43 (16.86%) Unix
17 42 (16.47%) CEH
17 42 (16.47%) Security Operations Centre
18 41 (16.08%) Risk Assessment
19 39 (15.29%) TCP/IP
19 39 (15.29%) Active Directory
20 38 (14.90%) Degree
21 37 (14.51%) Risk Analysis
21 37 (14.51%) Security Monitoring
21 37 (14.51%) SIEM
22 35 (13.73%) CRISC
23 33 (12.94%) Process Improvement
24 32 (12.55%) Intrusion Detection

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 8 (3.14%) Apache
2 5 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.96%) nginx
3 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.96%) Amazon S3
2 5 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (1.96%) GitHub
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.18%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (53.73%) Firewall
2 65 (25.49%) Network Security
3 39 (15.29%) TCP/IP
4 32 (12.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.53%) VPN
6 8 (3.14%) Internet
7 6 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.35%) DNS
8 4 (1.57%) Broadband
8 4 (1.57%) LAN
8 4 (1.57%) SAN
8 4 (1.57%) VLAN
8 4 (1.57%) WAN
9 3 (1.18%) ATM
9 3 (1.18%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (1.18%) SSH
10 1 (0.39%) VoIP
10 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.10%) MySQL
2 3 (1.18%) SAP BW
2 3 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.57%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
General
1 63 (24.71%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) French Language
3 18 (7.06%) German Language
4 15 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.14%) HTML
2 5 (1.96%) Ajax
2 5 (1.96%) CSS
2 5 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.96%) jQuery
2 5 (1.96%) Laravel
2 5 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (1.96%) Memcached
3 3 (1.18%) Flash
3 3 (1.18%) HTML5
3 3 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.18%) Management Information System
2 51 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (16.47%) Security Operations Centre
4 24 (9.41%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (3.14%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.18%) APACS
9 3 (1.18%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (1.18%) DataPower
9 3 (1.18%) EFT
9 3 (1.18%) EFTPOS
9 3 (1.18%) EMV
9 3 (1.18%) EPoS
9 3 (1.18%) PKI
9 3 (1.18%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.78%) CESG
10 2 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.49%) Linux
2 57 (22.35%) Windows
3 43 (16.86%) Unix
4 23 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.67%) Solaris
5 17 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 17 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.92%) VxWorks
7 9 (3.53%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.14%) FreeBSD
9 5 (1.96%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.78%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (64.31%) Information Security
2 91 (35.69%) Penetration Testing
3 71 (27.84%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (25.10%) Security Operations
5 57 (22.35%) Security Management
6 47 (18.43%) Information Security Management
7 41 (16.08%) Risk Assessment
8 37 (14.51%) Risk Analysis
8 37 (14.51%) Security Monitoring
8 37 (14.51%) SIEM
9 33 (12.94%) Process Improvement
10 29 (11.37%) Open Source
11 28 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
11 28 (10.98%) Network Packet Capture
12 27 (10.59%) Strategic Planning
13 26 (10.20%) IT Governance
14 25 (9.80%) ITIL
14 25 (9.80%) Risk Management
15 24 (9.41%) Malware Analysis
15 24 (9.41%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.10%) C
1 13 (5.10%) C++
1 13 (5.10%) Java
2 12 (4.71%) Python
3 5 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.96%) PHP
4 2 (0.78%) SQL
5 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.39%) Perl
5 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (43.53%) CISSP
2 62 (24.31%) GIAC
3 59 (23.14%) CISM
4 42 (16.47%) CEH
5 38 (14.90%) Degree
6 35 (13.73%) CRISC
7 27 (10.59%) SSCP
8 23 (9.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (8.24%) CISA
9 21 (8.24%) SANS
9 21 (8.24%) Security Cleared
10 13 (5.10%) CCNA
10 13 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (5.10%) DV Cleared
11 8 (3.14%) CCSA
11 8 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.35%) CSSLP
13 5 (1.96%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 5 (1.96%) SC Cleared
14 3 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 29 (11.37%) GDPR
4 10 (3.92%) COBIT
4 10 (3.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (1.18%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.18%) ISO 8583
6 3 (1.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.78%) GPG13
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.78%) SLA
8 1 (0.39%) COSO
8 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (15.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.39%) Firmware
2 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.39%) Snort
2 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.14%) Juniper STRM
1 8 (3.14%) QRadar
1 8 (3.14%) RSA enVision
1 8 (3.14%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (2.75%) Nessus
3 6 (2.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.96%) Kibana
4 5 (1.96%) logstash
5 4 (1.57%) Nmap
6 3 (1.18%) SCCM
6 3 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.39%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.39%) Suricata
8 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (12.55%) CheckPoint
1 32 (12.55%) Cisco
2 28 (10.98%) Juniper
3 27 (10.59%) F5
4 21 (8.24%) Blue Coat
4 21 (8.24%) Palo Alto
5 20 (7.84%) Sourcefire
6 17 (6.67%) Crossbeam
7 10 (3.92%) LogRhythm
8 9 (3.53%) IBM
9 8 (3.14%) Sun
10 7 (2.75%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.75%) SAP
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle
12 5 (1.96%) Forcepoint
12 5 (1.96%) Qualys
13 4 (1.57%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.57%) Codenomicon
13 4 (1.57%) Splunk
13 4 (1.57%) VMware