Period
to 16 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 227 230
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 100 136 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.99% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.11% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 61 73 123
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% +14.12%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £68,750
South East median annual salary £48,500 £48,750 £48,500
% change year-on-year -0.51% +0.52% +1.04%

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 9,667 12,210 12,718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 96.39% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 7,843 9,972 10,178
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -7 66 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Oxfordshire +26 22 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 12 £50,000 +47.06% 4
Security Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 63 (63.00%) Information Security
2 61 (61.00%) SIEM
3 43 (43.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 39 (39.00%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (39.00%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (37.00%) Legal
6 35 (35.00%) CISSP
7 29 (29.00%) Linux
8 28 (28.00%) Firewall
9 27 (27.00%) Risk Management
9 27 (27.00%) Windows
9 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 26 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
11 25 (25.00%) CEH
12 24 (24.00%) Degree
13 22 (22.00%) Business Continuity
14 21 (21.00%) Logistics
14 21 (21.00%) CISM
15 20 (20.00%) Management Information System
15 20 (20.00%) OSCP
16 19 (19.00%) OWASP
16 19 (19.00%) CSIRT
16 19 (19.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 18 (18.00%) Security Operations
17 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
18 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
18 17 (17.00%) GIAC
18 17 (17.00%) Strategic Planning
18 17 (17.00%) Qualys

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 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.00%) GitHub
2 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.00%) Firewall
2 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.00%) DNS
3 9 (9.00%) Network Security
4 5 (5.00%) Internet
5 4 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.00%) SSL
7 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.00%) VPN
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) MySQL
1 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
General
1 37 (37.00%) Legal
2 8 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (1.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.00%) Ajax
2 1 (1.00%) CSS
2 1 (1.00%) HTML
2 1 (1.00%) jQuery
2 1 (1.00%) LAMP
2 1 (1.00%) Laravel
2 1 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.00%) Memcached
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 17 (17.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 12 (12.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (11.00%) PKI
6 8 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (7.00%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (7.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.00%) BYOD
9 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Linux
2 27 (27.00%) Windows
3 3 (3.00%) Solaris
4 2 (2.00%) Android
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (63.00%) Information Security
2 61 (61.00%) SIEM
3 43 (43.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 39 (39.00%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (39.00%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (27.00%) Risk Management
6 25 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 22 (22.00%) Business Continuity
8 21 (21.00%) Logistics
9 19 (19.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 19 (19.00%) OWASP
10 18 (18.00%) Security Operations
11 17 (17.00%) Business Continuity Management
11 17 (17.00%) Strategic Planning
12 16 (16.00%) Incident Management
13 13 (13.00%) Data Protection
13 13 (13.00%) Runbook
14 11 (11.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 10 (10.00%) Computer Science
15 10 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) Python
2 7 (7.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (7.00%) C
2 7 (7.00%) C++
2 7 (7.00%) Java
2 7 (7.00%) Perl
2 7 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (35.00%) CISSP
2 25 (25.00%) CEH
3 24 (24.00%) Degree
4 21 (21.00%) CISM
5 20 (20.00%) OSCP
6 17 (17.00%) GIAC
6 17 (17.00%) SANS
7 15 (15.00%) CISA
7 15 (15.00%) CRISC
8 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (11.00%) CREST Certified
10 10 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
13 5 (5.00%) CCNA
13 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (2.00%) GCIH
15 1 (1.00%) GCIA
15 1 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.00%) GDPR
4 7 (7.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (4.00%) COBIT
6 4 (4.00%) ISO 22301
7 3 (3.00%) SLA
8 2 (2.00%) PSD2
9 1 (1.00%) COSO
9 1 (1.00%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (19.00%) CSIRT
2 13 (13.00%) Nessus
3 9 (9.00%) QRadar
4 7 (7.00%) Defensics
4 7 (7.00%) Nexpose
4 7 (7.00%) Nmap
4 7 (7.00%) OpenVAS
5 6 (6.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 6 (6.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.00%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.00%) Kibana
7 1 (1.00%) logstash
7 1 (1.00%) Proventia
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.00%) Qualys
3 16 (16.00%) Symantec
4 14 (14.00%) Splunk
5 11 (11.00%) McAfee
5 11 (11.00%) Trend Micro
6 7 (7.00%) Codenomicon
7 6 (6.00%) ArcSight
7 6 (6.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.00%) LogRhythm
7 6 (6.00%) Meraki
8 5 (5.00%) Cisco
8 5 (5.00%) CyberArk
9 4 (4.00%) IBM
9 4 (4.00%) SAP
10 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.00%) FireEye
11 2 (2.00%) Google
11 2 (2.00%) Okta
11 2 (2.00%) Sophos