Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ECSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1020 683 1096
Rank change year-on-year -337 +413 +81
Permanent jobs citing ECSA 8 6 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.056% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 3
10th Percentile " £44,900 "
25th Percentile £40,500 £51,500 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -36.92% -3.70% -6.90%
75th Percentile £45,000 £67,500 £80,000
90th Percentile " " £85,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £41,000 -

ECSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 26,281 10,770 33,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.53% 22.04% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14,747 8,215 24,384
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

ECSA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ECSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ECSA in the UK

ECSA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ECSA.

Salary trend for ECSA in the UK

ECSA
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ECSA within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -296 8 £41,000 -36.92% 1
East of England -94 4 £41,000 -
London -226 4 £45,000 -30.77%
UK excluding London -236 4 £41,000 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT jobs citing ECSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for ECSA.

1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (62.50%) EC-Council LPT
2 5 (62.50%) Nessus
2 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 5 (62.50%) Burp Suite
2 5 (62.50%) CEH
2 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (50.00%) CCSA
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) QRadar
3 4 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 4 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (50.00%) Metasploit
3 4 (50.00%) Splunk
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) OSCP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) CISSP
5 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (12.50%) CISA
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) C++

ECSA
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Burp Suite
2 4 (50.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (12.50%) AppScan
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) SOC Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CEH
1 5 (62.50%) EC-Council LPT
2 4 (50.00%) CCSA
2 4 (50.00%) OSCP
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Nessus
2 4 (50.00%) QRadar
3 1 (12.50%) HP Fortify
3 1 (12.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) LogRhythm
1 4 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys