Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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

IT Security Administrator
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1156 1200 1272
Rank change year-on-year +44 +72 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Administrator 24 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.006% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 15
UK median annual salary £40,000 £33,750 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £53,375 £44,125 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% +14.04% -0.87%

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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IT Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Security Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Administrator in the UK

IT Security Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Administrator.

Salary trend for IT Security Administrator in the UK

IT Security Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Administrator over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Administrator in the UK

IT Security Administrator
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +45 24 £40,000 +18.52%
UK excluding London +21 19 £40,000 +23.08% 1
London +9 6 £46,250 +32.14%
North West - 6 £28,500 -
South East - 6 £41,250 -
South West - 6 £40,000 -
North of England - 6 £28,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

IT Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT Security Administrator 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 IT Security Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Management Information System
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 10 (41.67%) Information Security
4 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 9 (37.50%) GDPR
5 8 (33.33%) SIEM
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
7 5 (20.83%) VPN
7 5 (20.83%) CISSP
7 5 (20.83%) IBM
7 5 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (16.67%) Android
8 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (16.67%) SSCP
8 4 (16.67%) Juniper
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
8 4 (16.67%) CISA
8 4 (16.67%) CISM
8 4 (16.67%) Law
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (16.67%) Data Privacy

IT Security Administrator 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
4 1 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Android
2 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 3 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 8 (33.33%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Data Privacy
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
8 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.17%) IT Audit
8 1 (4.17%) Regulatory Compliance
8 1 (4.17%) Service Management
8 1 (4.17%) Threat Management
8 1 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) CISA
2 4 (16.67%) CISM
2 4 (16.67%) SSCP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) GDPR
1 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 4 (16.67%) PSD2
3 2 (8.33%) PMO
4 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) ACF2
2 2 (8.33%) RACF
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) VMware