Period
to 23 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

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

Security Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1073 1118 1140
Rank change year-on-year +45 +22 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 28 68 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.040% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.042% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 27 63 56
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £60,000 £48,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -3.61% +10.67%

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 136,599 162,025 169,310
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.15% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 108,915 130,542 136,310
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Administrator over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Administrator in the UK

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 Security Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. 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 +29 26 £47,500 +5.56% 1
UK excluding London +5 19 £47,500 +18.75% 1
South East +22 10 £47,500 +5.56%
London +84 9 £62,500 +38.89%
North of England +16 5 £27,500 -2.65% 1
North West +26 4 £27,500 -3.51%
Midlands +43 2 £31,250 -9.42%
West Midlands +17 2 £31,250 -14.38%
Scotland -2 2 £36,000 +11.63%
North East - 1 £28,500 - 1

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 Security Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (42.86%) Information Security
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (39.29%) MCSE
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) MCSA
5 10 (35.71%) Mac OS X
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (28.57%) Linux
7 7 (25.00%) Firewall
7 7 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (21.43%) Web Filtering
8 6 (21.43%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) C
9 5 (17.86%) Internet
9 5 (17.86%) CISSP
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco
9 5 (17.86%) CISA
9 5 (17.86%) Banking
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (17.86%) Office 365
10 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (14.29%) Threat Management
10 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
10 4 (14.29%) SIEM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Slack
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.86%) Banking
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Mac OS X
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Information Security
2 7 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Web Filtering
4 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 4 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (14.29%) SIEM
5 4 (14.29%) Threat Management
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.57%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C
2 4 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) MCSE
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (35.71%) MCSA
3 5 (17.86%) CISA
3 5 (17.86%) CISSP
3 5 (17.86%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (14.29%) CCSP
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CEH
5 1 (3.57%) CISM
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) MiFID
2 2 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) GDPR
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Darktrace
3 1 (3.57%) VMware