Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 254 255
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 77 93 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.86% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.88% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 55 84 102
South West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.78% -1.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £18,325
90th Percentile £52,000 £60,000 £53,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

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 10082 10518 11474
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8354 8888 9712
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,713 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Bristol -11 40 £41,235 +8.51% 2
Gloucestershire +23 17 £37,850 -15.89% 4
Dorset +2 5 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Wiltshire -28 4 £33,750 -38.64% 2
Somerset -2 1 - - 1
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 South West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 48 (62.34%) Information Security
2 30 (38.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (38.96%) Firewall
2 30 (38.96%) CISSP
3 27 (35.06%) Security Cleared
4 26 (33.77%) DNS
4 26 (33.77%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (31.17%) SIEM
6 23 (29.87%) PCI DSS
7 22 (28.57%) Network Security
8 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
10 19 (24.68%) VPN
10 19 (24.68%) DHCP
11 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
12 16 (20.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (20.78%) DV Cleared
12 16 (20.78%) Windows
12 16 (20.78%) Security Operations
13 15 (19.48%) ITIL
13 15 (19.48%) HTTP
14 14 (18.18%) SANS
15 13 (16.88%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (16.88%) Threat Intelligence
15 13 (16.88%) SSCP
15 13 (16.88%) Finance
15 13 (16.88%) Snort
16 12 (15.58%) Degree
16 12 (15.58%) GIAC
16 12 (15.58%) Cisco

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.60%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.96%) Firewall
2 26 (33.77%) DNS
3 22 (28.57%) Network Security
4 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
5 19 (24.68%) DHCP
5 19 (24.68%) VPN
6 15 (19.48%) HTTP
7 12 (15.58%) SMTP
8 11 (14.29%) LDAP
8 11 (14.29%) Wireshark
9 10 (12.99%) tcpdump
10 9 (11.69%) FTP
10 9 (11.69%) Internet
10 9 (11.69%) LAN
11 8 (10.39%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (10.39%) SSL
11 8 (10.39%) Telnet
11 8 (10.39%) WAN
12 7 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (3.90%) IPsec
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.60%) Military
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.90%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (3.90%) PKI
7 2 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.30%) CESG
8 1 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.19%) Unix
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) CentOS
6 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (62.34%) Information Security
2 26 (33.77%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (31.17%) SIEM
4 16 (20.78%) Security Operations
4 16 (20.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (19.48%) ITIL
6 13 (16.88%) Threat Intelligence
7 12 (15.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 12 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (12.99%) Test Management
10 9 (11.69%) Internal Audit
11 8 (10.39%) Security Architecture
12 7 (9.09%) IT Strategy
12 7 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (9.09%) Network Architecture
12 7 (9.09%) Risk Management
12 7 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
13 6 (7.79%) Security Monitoring
13 6 (7.79%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) Python
3 5 (6.49%) Perl
4 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.19%) Java
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (38.96%) CISSP
2 27 (35.06%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
4 16 (20.78%) DV Cleared
5 14 (18.18%) SANS
6 13 (16.88%) SSCP
7 12 (15.58%) Degree
7 12 (15.58%) GIAC
8 11 (14.29%) CCNA
8 11 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (14.29%) CISM
9 10 (12.99%) CCNP
10 8 (10.39%) GCIA
11 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (9.09%) Novell Certification
11 7 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (7.79%) CREST Certified
12 6 (7.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (7.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (38.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (29.87%) PCI DSS
3 7 (9.09%) GDPR
4 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.30%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Snort
2 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (7.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (2.60%) RSA enVision
5 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) Cisco
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 7 (9.09%) ArcSight
4 7 (9.09%) Dell
4 7 (9.09%) SonicWALL
5 5 (6.49%) LogRhythm
6 3 (3.90%) Rapid7
7 2 (2.60%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.60%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.30%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.30%) McAfee
8 1 (1.30%) NetWitness
8 1 (1.30%) Thales