Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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

Cybersecurity Analyst
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 627 857 870
Rank change year-on-year +230 +13 +149
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 192 174 244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 104 150 141
Median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,649 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £69,250 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,345 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -11.31% +13.64% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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
England +223 168 £50,000 -9.09% 23
UK excluding London +149 116 £44,345 -11.31% 21
London +156 59 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Midlands +100 41 £50,500 +15.56% 7
West Midlands +73 29 £50,000 +14.42% 4
North of England +60 26 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North West +72 22 £47,500 +2.70% 2
South East +111 19 £44,345 -19.37% 2
Work from Home -105 16 £52,500 -32.26% 6
Wales +49 15 £32,314 -7.68%
East Midlands +45 10 - - 3
Scotland +26 7 £35,000 - 2
South West +20 7 £41,250 +30.95% 4
Yorkshire +25 3 £32,500 -35.00% 1
East of England +69 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £42,500 -

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

1 192 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 115 (59.90%) Microsoft
3 93 (48.44%) Cisco
4 90 (46.88%) A+ Certification
4 90 (46.88%) Multimedia
5 43 (22.40%) SIEM
6 33 (17.19%) Security Operations
6 33 (17.19%) Firewall
7 32 (16.67%) Information Security
8 24 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (12.50%) GDPR
9 21 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (10.42%) Threat Intelligence
10 20 (10.42%) Azure
11 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (9.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 19 (9.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 18 (9.38%) CISSP
12 18 (9.38%) Windows
13 17 (8.85%) Finance
14 16 (8.33%) Incident Management
14 16 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (7.29%) Cyberthreat
15 14 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (6.77%) Degree
16 13 (6.77%) Linux
17 12 (6.25%) CEH
17 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared
17 12 (6.25%) Security Monitoring

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.42%) Azure
2 10 (5.21%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (4.17%) AWS
4 3 (1.56%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.56%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.04%) GCP
5 2 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.19%) Firewall
2 16 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.65%) VPN
5 6 (3.13%) Network Security
6 4 (2.08%) DMZ
6 4 (2.08%) DNS
6 4 (2.08%) HTTP
7 3 (1.56%) BGP
8 2 (1.04%) 802.11
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (1.04%) FTP
8 2 (1.04%) Internet
8 2 (1.04%) SAN
8 2 (1.04%) SSH
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.52%) WAN
9 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.04%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.52%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 90 (46.88%) Multimedia
2 17 (8.85%) Finance
3 6 (3.13%) Publishing
4 4 (2.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.56%) Banking
5 3 (1.56%) Legal
5 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (1.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.04%) Loki
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (9.90%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (7.29%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (4.69%) Cyberattack
3 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.08%) SCADA
6 3 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.52%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.52%) Smart City
8 1 (0.52%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.38%) Windows
2 13 (6.77%) Linux
3 5 (2.60%) Unix
4 3 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.04%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (22.40%) SIEM
3 33 (17.19%) Security Operations
4 32 (16.67%) Information Security
5 24 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (10.42%) Threat Intelligence
7 19 (9.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 16 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 14 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (5.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (4.17%) Data Protection
14 8 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (3.65%) Blue Team
15 7 (3.65%) Computer Security
16 6 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
16 6 (3.13%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.17%) Python
3 3 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.56%) Perl
3 3 (1.56%) Ruby
3 3 (1.56%) VBA
3 3 (1.56%) VBScript
4 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) C
5 1 (0.52%) Java
5 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (46.88%) A+ Certification
2 18 (9.38%) CISSP
3 13 (6.77%) Degree
4 12 (6.25%) CEH
4 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.73%) GCIH
6 8 (4.17%) CISM
7 7 (3.65%) GCFA
7 7 (3.65%) SANS
7 7 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.60%) SSCP
9 3 (1.56%) CISA
9 3 (1.56%) CRISC
9 3 (1.56%) GCFE
9 3 (1.56%) GIAC
9 3 (1.56%) GREM
10 2 (1.04%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.04%) GCIA
10 2 (1.04%) GSEC
11 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.50%) GDPR
2 21 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.25%) NIST
4 8 (4.17%) PCI DSS
5 7 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (3.13%) NIST 800
7 3 (1.56%) COSO
8 2 (1.04%) SLA
9 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.52%) GLBA
9 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.65%) Nessus
2 4 (2.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (2.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 3 (1.56%) EnCase
3 3 (1.56%) OpenVAS
3 3 (1.56%) RSA Archer
4 2 (1.04%) FTK
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.52%) CASB
5 1 (0.52%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 115 (59.90%) Microsoft
2 93 (48.44%) Cisco
3 4 (2.08%) Forcepoint
3 4 (2.08%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.04%) AlienVault
4 2 (1.04%) Carbon Black
4 2 (1.04%) Citrix
4 2 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (0.52%) Alibaba
5 1 (0.52%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.52%) Intel
5 1 (0.52%) Juniper
5 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.52%) Sun
5 1 (0.52%) Symantec
5 1 (0.52%) Trend Micro
5 1 (0.52%) VMware