Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 936 866 1109
Rank change year-on-year -70 +243 +86
Permanent jobs citing ECSA 6 13 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.015% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.027% 0.071% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 2
10th Percentile " £42,875 "
25th Percentile £40,500 £48,125 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £52,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -21.90% -22.22% +8.00%
75th Percentile £41,500 £67,813 £71,250
90th Percentile £58,250 £71,000 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £52,000 -
% change year-on-year -21.15% - -

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 22,097 18,249 35,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 21.61% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12,822 13,670 25,774
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.48%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%

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
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ECSA over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for ECSA in the UK

ECSA
Top 4 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 12 June 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 -34 6 £41,000 -21.90%
UK excluding London -51 5 £41,000 -21.15%
East of England - 5 £41,000 -
London -30 1 £75,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) CEH
2 5 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Splunk
2 5 (83.33%) SIEM
2 5 (83.33%) OSCP
2 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 5 (83.33%) Burp Suite
2 5 (83.33%) QRadar
2 5 (83.33%) Security Operations
2 5 (83.33%) EC-Council LPT
2 5 (83.33%) Security Management
2 5 (83.33%) Nessus
2 5 (83.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (83.33%) CCSA
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Metasploit
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Azure
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) GSEC
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Burp Suite
1 5 (83.33%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Security Management
2 5 (83.33%) Security Operations
2 5 (83.33%) SIEM
2 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CEH
2 5 (83.33%) CCSA
2 5 (83.33%) EC-Council LPT
2 5 (83.33%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) CAPM
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) GSEC
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Nessus
1 5 (83.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) LogRhythm
1 5 (83.33%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft