Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 244 237
Rank change year-on-year -44 -7 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 68 110 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.57% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.97% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 62 74 124
Thames Valley median annual salary £48,500 £44,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.99% -11.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,500 £33,250 £36,625
90th Percentile £62,375 £75,000 £79,625
South East median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +7.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the 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 11,436 11,369 14,544
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.23% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9,523 9,222 11,759
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -33 41 £49,000 +18.79% 18
Oxfordshire -9 23 £45,000 -35.71% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 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 21 September 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 49 (72.06%) Information Security
2 35 (51.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (48.53%) CISSP
4 28 (41.18%) Windows
5 21 (30.88%) Linux
6 20 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 17 (25.00%) SIEM
8 15 (22.06%) Incident Management
8 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
9 14 (20.59%) PCI DSS
10 13 (19.12%) Python
10 13 (19.12%) Perl
10 13 (19.12%) Legal
11 12 (17.65%) CISM
11 12 (17.65%) Firewall
11 12 (17.65%) Network Security
12 11 (16.18%) GDPR
12 11 (16.18%) Forensic Analysis
12 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
12 11 (16.18%) Data Protection
12 11 (16.18%) Network Design
13 10 (14.71%) Finance
13 10 (14.71%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (14.71%) Data Privacy
13 10 (14.71%) Private Cloud
13 10 (14.71%) Security Monitoring
14 9 (13.24%) Threat Intelligence
14 9 (13.24%) Cyberattack
15 8 (11.76%) PSD2

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
2 12 (17.65%) Firewall
2 12 (17.65%) Network Security
3 7 (10.29%) LAN
3 7 (10.29%) WAN
4 6 (8.82%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) DNS
5 3 (4.41%) Wireless
6 1 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.47%) SMS
6 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Burp Suite
1 3 (4.41%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (19.12%) Legal
2 10 (14.71%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.94%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) LAMP
2 2 (2.94%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Data Protection Act
1 10 (14.71%) Private Cloud
2 9 (13.24%) Cyberattack
3 8 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.41%) Handset
7 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Linux
3 8 (11.76%) Android
3 8 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 8 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 8 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.88%) CentOS
5 3 (4.41%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (72.06%) Information Security
2 20 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 17 (25.00%) SIEM
4 15 (22.06%) Incident Management
5 11 (16.18%) Data Protection
5 11 (16.18%) Forensic Analysis
5 11 (16.18%) Network Design
6 10 (14.71%) Data Privacy
6 10 (14.71%) Security Monitoring
7 9 (13.24%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (11.76%) Data Security
8 8 (11.76%) Security Operations
8 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
9 6 (8.82%) Cyber Intelligence
9 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (8.82%) Threat Management
9 6 (8.82%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (8.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) Perl
1 13 (19.12%) Python
2 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (48.53%) CISSP
2 12 (17.65%) CISM
3 8 (11.76%) CEH
4 7 (10.29%) SANS
5 6 (8.82%) GIAC
5 6 (8.82%) SSCP
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.41%) CCNA
7 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) GCIH
8 2 (2.94%) GSEC
9 1 (1.47%) CCNP
9 1 (1.47%) CISA
9 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (51.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (20.59%) PCI DSS
3 11 (16.18%) GDPR
4 8 (11.76%) PSD2
5 3 (4.41%) COBIT
5 3 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.94%) PMO
7 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
2 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco
2 6 (8.82%) Citrix
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) Sage
4 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.94%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.94%) Qualys
5 1 (1.47%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.47%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.47%) ForeScout
5 1 (1.47%) Juniper
5 1 (1.47%) McAfee
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.47%) Sophos
5 1 (1.47%) Splunk
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec