Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Analyst
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 241 204
Rank change year-on-year -31 -37 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 77 113 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.68% 0.94% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.97% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 57 67 154
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +14.12%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,973 £35,550
90th Percentile £66,750 £62,500 £83,750
South East median annual salary £48,500 £46,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +4.30% -4.12% +7.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 10,798 11,609 14,088
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.31% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8,920 9,456 11,291
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,250 £70,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the Thames Valley

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the Thames Valley

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the Thames Valley

Security Analyst
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 13 November 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
Berkshire -27 45 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Oxfordshire +22 28 £48,500 -3.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £50,000 +13.64%
Security Analyst
South East

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 Thames Valley region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 53 (68.83%) Information Security
2 38 (49.35%) CISSP
3 34 (44.16%) Windows
3 34 (44.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (41.56%) Linux
5 28 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (35.06%) SIEM
7 26 (33.77%) Legal
8 22 (28.57%) Risk Management
9 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 20 (25.97%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (24.68%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (22.08%) Python
12 17 (22.08%) CEH
13 16 (20.78%) Firewall
13 16 (20.78%) CISM
14 15 (19.48%) Threat Intelligence
15 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
15 14 (18.18%) PCI DSS
16 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
16 13 (16.88%) OWASP
16 13 (16.88%) Perl
16 13 (16.88%) Network Design
16 13 (16.88%) Forensic Analysis
17 12 (15.58%) Data Privacy
17 12 (15.58%) Private Cloud
17 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
17 12 (15.58%) Data Protection Act
18 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
18 11 (14.29%) GIAC

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 16 (20.78%) Firewall
3 9 (11.69%) Network Security
4 5 (6.49%) Internet
5 4 (5.19%) DNS
5 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.60%) SSL
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.30%) LAN
7 1 (1.30%) SMS
7 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
General
1 26 (33.77%) Legal
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) LAMP
2 2 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.30%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Data Protection Act
1 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
1 12 (15.58%) Private Cloud
2 9 (11.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.19%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.60%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.60%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 32 (41.56%) Linux
3 5 (6.49%) CentOS
4 3 (3.90%) Android
4 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (68.83%) Information Security
2 28 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (35.06%) SIEM
4 22 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 20 (25.97%) Vulnerability Management
6 19 (24.68%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (19.48%) Threat Intelligence
8 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
9 13 (16.88%) Forensic Analysis
9 13 (16.88%) Network Design
9 13 (16.88%) OWASP
10 12 (15.58%) Data Privacy
11 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 11 (14.29%) Security Operations
12 10 (12.99%) Statistical Analysis
13 8 (10.39%) Regulatory Compliance
14 6 (7.79%) Logistics
14 6 (7.79%) Security Architecture
14 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) Python
2 13 (16.88%) Perl
2 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.19%) C
3 4 (5.19%) C++
3 4 (5.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (49.35%) CISSP
2 17 (22.08%) CEH
3 16 (20.78%) CISM
4 11 (14.29%) GIAC
4 11 (14.29%) SANS
5 9 (11.69%) Degree
5 9 (11.69%) OSCP
6 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
7 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.49%) CCNA
8 5 (6.49%) CISA
8 5 (6.49%) CREST Certified
8 5 (6.49%) CRISC
8 5 (6.49%) SSCP
9 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (2.60%) GCIH
12 1 (1.30%) GCIA
12 1 (1.30%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (44.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 7 (9.09%) GDPR
4 6 (7.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.90%) COBIT
5 3 (3.90%) PSD2
6 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Snort
1 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) CSIRT
2 5 (6.49%) Nessus
3 4 (5.19%) Defensics
3 4 (5.19%) Nexpose
3 4 (5.19%) Nmap
3 4 (5.19%) OpenVAS
4 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Cisco
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Symantec
4 4 (5.19%) Codenomicon
4 4 (5.19%) Splunk
5 3 (3.90%) Qualys
6 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.60%) McAfee
6 2 (2.60%) Sophos
6 2 (2.60%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix
7 1 (1.30%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.30%) Meraki
7 1 (1.30%) Okta
7 1 (1.30%) SAP