Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 276 243
Rank change year-on-year +8 -33 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 59 64 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.63% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.64% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 96
South West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,350 £31,250 £30,125
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,050 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +7.53%

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 9,954 9,965 10,462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 97.68% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8,204 8,298 8,865
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,350
90th Percentile £65,775 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Gloucestershire +17 17 £40,250 +0.63% 5
Wiltshire +8 17 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Bristol -9 10 £35,000 -13.58% 4
Devon - 7 £37,500 -
Dorset -31 5 £47,500 -
Somerset - 2 £37,500 -
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 30 (50.85%) Information Security
2 28 (47.46%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (37.29%) SIEM
4 17 (28.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (22.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (20.34%) Windows
6 12 (20.34%) GDPR
7 10 (16.95%) Linux
7 10 (16.95%) ITIL
7 10 (16.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (15.25%) Firewall
8 9 (15.25%) CISSP
8 9 (15.25%) Security Operations
9 8 (13.56%) SANS
9 8 (13.56%) CISM
9 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
10 7 (11.86%) NVQ Level 3
10 7 (11.86%) CEH
10 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
10 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (11.86%) CCNP
10 7 (11.86%) CCNA
10 7 (11.86%) SSCP
10 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.17%) Threat Intelligence
11 6 (10.17%) DNS
11 6 (10.17%) Python
11 6 (10.17%) Unix
11 6 (10.17%) Java

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 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (15.25%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.17%) DNS
5 5 (8.47%) Network Security
6 4 (6.78%) HTTP
7 1 (1.69%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.08%) Selenium
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.08%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Flex
2 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) CESG
2 4 (6.78%) Cybercrime
2 4 (6.78%) PKI
3 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Information Security
2 28 (47.46%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (37.29%) SIEM
4 13 (22.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (16.95%) ITIL
6 9 (15.25%) Security Operations
7 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
8 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
9 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
9 6 (10.17%) Process Management
9 6 (10.17%) Threat Intelligence
10 5 (8.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 5 (8.47%) OWASP
11 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.78%) ITSM
11 4 (6.78%) Scrum
11 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
11 4 (6.78%) Security Management
11 4 (6.78%) Service Management
12 3 (5.08%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) Java
1 6 (10.17%) Python
2 3 (5.08%) Perl
2 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.39%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) CISSP
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) CISM
2 8 (13.56%) SANS
3 7 (11.86%) CCNA
3 7 (11.86%) CCNP
3 7 (11.86%) CEH
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.86%) NVQ Level 3
3 7 (11.86%) SSCP
4 6 (10.17%) Degree
5 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.39%) ECSA
7 2 (3.39%) GWAPT
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (20.34%) GDPR
3 6 (10.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.78%) GPG13
4 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (3.39%) SLA
6 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Snort
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (5.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.39%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (3.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco
2 3 (5.08%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.39%) Apple
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Sun
4 1 (1.69%) McAfee
4 1 (1.69%) Splunk
4 1 (1.69%) TIBCO