Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1130 1171 1242
Rank change year-on-year +41 +71 +66
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Administrator 26 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.011% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.012% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 5
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +21.67%
10th Percentile £27,125 £29,550 £27,650
90th Percentile £53,375 £47,875 £39,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% -1.52% -1.49%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Administrator in the UK

IT Security Administrator
Top 10 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 22 September 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 +50 25 £40,000 +14.29% 4
UK excluding London +36 20 £40,000 +23.08% 3
South East - 7 £42,500 -
London +25 6 £52,500 +50.00% 1
South West - 6 £40,000 - 3
North West - 5 £28,500 -
North of England - 5 £28,500 -
Midlands +34 1 £32,500 +51.16%
Scotland - 1 £26,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) GDPR
3 9 (34.62%) Management Information System
4 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 6 (23.08%) SIEM
6 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
6 5 (19.23%) Android
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
6 5 (19.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
6 5 (19.23%) PSD2
6 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
6 5 (19.23%) VPN
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) IBM
6 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Law
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
7 4 (15.38%) CISA
7 4 (15.38%) CISM
7 4 (15.38%) Juniper

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Management Information System
2 5 (19.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
3 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Android
2 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 6 (23.08%) SIEM
4 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Data Privacy
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
6 3 (11.54%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.85%) Antivirus Management
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) Privileged Access Management
8 1 (3.85%) Security Operations
8 1 (3.85%) Threat Management
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CISA
1 4 (15.38%) CISM
1 4 (15.38%) CISSP
1 4 (15.38%) SSCP
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) GDPR
1 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) PSD2
3 4 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (7.69%) PMO
5 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) ACF2
2 2 (7.69%) RACF
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
1 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Bomgar
4 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.85%) Lieberman
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.85%) VMware