Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1209 1290
Rank change year-on-year +38 +81 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Administrator 18 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.006% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 21
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £24,875 £34,550 £17,250
90th Percentile £48,125 £61,250 £35,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -41.33% +11.94% +9.84%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Administrator in the UK

IT Security Administrator
Top 6 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 November 2017. 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 +55 18 £35,000 -6.67%
London +6 16 £35,000 -23.50%
UK excluding London +32 2 £22,000 -41.33%
South West +11 1 £22,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £21,500 -
Midlands - 1 £21,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT Security Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Security Administrator in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) CISSP
1 13 (72.22%) Internal Audit
2 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 11 (61.11%) Information Security
4 10 (55.56%) CISM
5 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (44.44%) Windows
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) COBIT
8 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 6 (33.33%) Cryptography
8 6 (33.33%) Unix
8 6 (33.33%) Linux
8 6 (33.33%) Identity Management
8 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 6 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (33.33%) CLAS
8 6 (33.33%) CyberArk
8 6 (33.33%) Mimecast
9 5 (27.78%) GDPR
9 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
10 4 (22.22%) CRISC
10 4 (22.22%) Banking
10 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
10 4 (22.22%) CISA
11 2 (11.11%) Degree
12 1 (5.56%) Office 365
12 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
12 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
12 1 (5.56%) Retail

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 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Internal Audit
2 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 11 (61.11%) Information Security
4 6 (33.33%) Cryptography
4 6 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) CISSP
2 10 (55.56%) CISM
3 6 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (33.33%) CLAS
4 4 (22.22%) CISA
4 4 (22.22%) CRISC
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) COBIT
2 5 (27.78%) GDPR
2 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco