Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 261 268
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 72 77 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.76% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.79% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 66 46 72
South West median annual salary £37,500 £40,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.83% -10.56% -
10th Percentile £29,563 £27,500 £29,825
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £64,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,327 9,789 10,168
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 97.13% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7,460 8,089 8,556
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the South West

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the South West

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the South West

Security Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +31 31 £37,500 +5.04% 4
Wiltshire +1 15 £45,000 - 1
Bristol +5 14 £57,500 +37.72% 3
Devon - 10 £37,500 -
Dorset +1 2 £36,250 -23.68%
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 43 (59.72%) Information Security
2 35 (48.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (45.83%) CISSP
4 32 (44.44%) CISM
5 31 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (33.33%) Process Management
7 20 (27.78%) SIEM
7 20 (27.78%) Management Information System
8 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (16.67%) Finance
9 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (15.28%) CCNA
9 11 (15.28%) Data Protection
9 11 (15.28%) PCI DSS
10 10 (13.89%) NVQ Level 3
10 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
10 10 (13.89%) GDPR
10 10 (13.89%) CCNP
10 10 (13.89%) SSCP
10 10 (13.89%) CEH
11 8 (11.11%) Degree
12 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
12 7 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (8.33%) Security Operations
13 6 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (8.33%) Windows
13 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (6.94%) Unix
14 5 (6.94%) Firewall
14 5 (6.94%) DMZ

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) DMZ
1 5 (6.94%) Firewall
2 4 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) DHCP
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) CESG
2 4 (5.56%) PKI
2 4 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.17%) Cybercrime
3 3 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.39%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Unix
3 4 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (59.72%) Information Security
2 31 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (33.33%) Process Management
4 20 (27.78%) SIEM
5 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (15.28%) Data Protection
7 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
8 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.33%) Security Operations
10 5 (6.94%) OWASP
10 5 (6.94%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.56%) Information Assurance
11 4 (5.56%) Security Architecture
12 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
12 3 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
12 3 (4.17%) Scrum
12 3 (4.17%) Security Management
12 3 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) Java
1 4 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (2.78%) C#
2 2 (2.78%) Perl
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) PHP
3 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (45.83%) CISSP
2 32 (44.44%) CISM
3 11 (15.28%) CCNA
3 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (13.89%) CCNP
4 10 (13.89%) CEH
4 10 (13.89%) NVQ Level 3
4 10 (13.89%) SSCP
5 8 (11.11%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) CISA
6 5 (6.94%) SANS
6 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) ECSA
9 2 (2.78%) GWAPT
9 2 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (48.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.28%) PCI DSS
3 10 (13.89%) GDPR
4 7 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.39%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
1 4 (5.56%) Cisco
1 4 (5.56%) LogRhythm
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) McAfee
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Splunk
3 1 (1.39%) TIBCO