Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 264 258
Rank change year-on-year -21 -6 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 74 108 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.58% 0.87% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.91% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 60 80 109
Thames Valley median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,475 £32,950 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% -7.00% +11.11%

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 12,293 11,896 15,265
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 96.23% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10,209 9,761 12,506
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,796
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.84% +3.99%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -3 45 £47,500 +20.25% 6
Oxfordshire -15 22 £50,000 -28.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 7 £22,500 -59.09% 1
Security Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 42 (56.76%) Information Security
2 35 (47.30%) CISSP
3 30 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (33.78%) Incident Management
5 24 (32.43%) SIEM
6 23 (31.08%) Firewall
7 19 (25.68%) Windows
7 19 (25.68%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (24.32%) CEH
9 16 (21.62%) Linux
9 16 (21.62%) Security Operations
10 15 (20.27%) Finance
10 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (18.92%) SANS
11 14 (18.92%) Security Monitoring
11 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (17.57%) Network Security
12 13 (17.57%) OWASP
12 13 (17.57%) CISM
13 12 (16.22%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (14.86%) Risk Management
15 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
15 10 (13.51%) Cyberattack
16 9 (12.16%) GDPR
16 9 (12.16%) LAN
16 9 (12.16%) WAN
16 9 (12.16%) Cisco
16 9 (12.16%) Unix
16 9 (12.16%) Data Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.05%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (4.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) Firewall
2 13 (17.57%) Network Security
3 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.16%) LAN
4 9 (12.16%) WAN
5 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.05%) DHCP
6 3 (4.05%) DNS
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
6 3 (4.05%) Wireless
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.70%) SAN
8 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) Big Data
2 3 (4.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Burp Suite
1 4 (5.41%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Ajax
1 3 (4.05%) CSS
1 3 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (4.05%) HTML
1 3 (4.05%) jQuery
1 3 (4.05%) LAMP
1 3 (4.05%) Laravel
1 3 (4.05%) LEMP Stack
1 3 (4.05%) Memcached
2 2 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.51%) Cyberattack
4 6 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Handset
5 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Android
4 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.11%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.11%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.41%) Kali Linux
6 3 (4.05%) CentOS
6 3 (4.05%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Information Security
2 25 (33.78%) Incident Management
3 24 (32.43%) SIEM
4 19 (25.68%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (21.62%) Security Operations
6 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (18.92%) Security Monitoring
8 13 (17.57%) OWASP
9 11 (14.86%) Risk Management
10 9 (12.16%) Data Security
11 7 (9.46%) Analytics
11 7 (9.46%) Forensic Analysis
11 7 (9.46%) Threat Intelligence
12 6 (8.11%) Cyber Intelligence
12 6 (8.11%) Security Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.11%) Threat Management
12 6 (8.11%) Threat Modelling
12 6 (8.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Perl
1 6 (8.11%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.05%) PHP
2 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (47.30%) CISSP
2 18 (24.32%) CEH
3 14 (18.92%) SANS
4 13 (17.57%) CISM
5 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) SSCP
6 5 (6.76%) CISA
6 5 (6.76%) CSSLP
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.41%) GCIH
7 4 (5.41%) GIAC
8 3 (4.05%) CCNA
8 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.05%) GSEC
9 2 (2.70%) GCIA
9 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.35%) CCNP
10 1 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.16%) GDPR
3 7 (9.46%) PCI DSS
4 6 (8.11%) PSD2
5 5 (6.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.70%) PMO
7 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.11%) XenDesktop
2 3 (4.05%) Firmware
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Kibana
1 3 (4.05%) logstash
2 1 (1.35%) Endace
2 1 (1.35%) Nessus
2 1 (1.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Cisco
2 6 (8.11%) Citrix
3 4 (5.41%) LogRhythm
3 4 (5.41%) Qualys
4 3 (4.05%) Forcepoint
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Sage
4 3 (4.05%) Symantec
5 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.70%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.35%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.35%) ForeScout
6 1 (1.35%) IBM
6 1 (1.35%) Juniper
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk