Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 14 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 West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 280 267
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 51 64 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.63% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29 50 75
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,200 £30,475 £29,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £62,750
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 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 10,112 10,125 10,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 97.41% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8,395 8,456 8,959
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
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 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 14 August 2018.

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 14 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
Bristol -11 12 £38,250 -5.56% 5
Gloucestershire +21 11 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Wiltshire +3 11 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Dorset -28 4 £50,000 +24.22%
Somerset - 2 £37,500 - 1
Devon +15 1 £30,007 +16.63%
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 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 West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 29 (56.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
3 19 (37.25%) ITIL
4 17 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 15 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.53%) SIEM
8 11 (21.57%) Internal Audit
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (15.69%) Windows
10 8 (15.69%) Linux
10 8 (15.69%) CISSP
10 8 (15.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
11 7 (13.73%) DNS
11 7 (13.73%) Firewall
12 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.76%) SANS
12 6 (11.76%) GDPR
12 6 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
13 5 (9.80%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 5 (9.80%) Service Management
13 5 (9.80%) Finance
13 5 (9.80%) Aerospace
13 5 (9.80%) Python
13 5 (9.80%) Java
13 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared

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:

Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (13.73%) DNS
2 7 (13.73%) Firewall
2 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.80%) Network Security
4 4 (7.84%) HTTP
5 1 (1.96%) SSL
5 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.92%) Selenium
General
1 5 (9.80%) Aerospace
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Back Office
3 2 (3.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
1 3 (5.88%) Apache Flex
2 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) CESG
3 2 (3.92%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 2 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 19 (37.25%) ITIL
3 17 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 15 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (23.53%) SIEM
6 11 (21.57%) Internal Audit
7 6 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
8 5 (9.80%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 5 (9.80%) Service Management
9 4 (7.84%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.84%) ISMS
9 4 (7.84%) ITSM
9 4 (7.84%) SDLC
9 4 (7.84%) Security Management
10 3 (5.88%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (5.88%) Computer Security
10 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.88%) Malware Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) Java
1 5 (9.80%) Python
2 4 (7.84%) Perl
3 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) CISSP
3 6 (11.76%) SANS
4 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) CISM
6 2 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) ECSA
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.92%) SSCP
7 1 (1.96%) GWAPT
7 1 (1.96%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (56.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.76%) GDPR
3 4 (7.84%) GPG13
3 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.92%) JSP 440
5 2 (3.92%) SLA
6 1 (1.96%) COBIT
6 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.96%) FISMA
6 1 (1.96%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (5.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Apple
2 2 (3.92%) Sun
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle