The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Security Administrator
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 905 921
Rank change year-on-year +46 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 15 28 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.029% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.030% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 12 28 55
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,125 £59,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Administrator in the UK

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 Security Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 15 £38,750 -3.12% 4
London +13 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England - 4 £32,500 -
South East +64 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Oxfordshire - 3 £30,000 -
Watford - 2 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,500 -
Norfolk - 2 £46,250 -
King's Lynn - 1 £46,250 -

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Security Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Firewall
3 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.95%) Finance
4 11 (28.95%) Information Security
5 10 (26.32%) Linux
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco
6 9 (23.68%) Banking
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (21.05%) Splunk
8 7 (18.42%) Internet
8 7 (18.42%) Degree
8 7 (18.42%) Network Security
9 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
9 6 (15.79%) International Banking
9 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
9 6 (15.79%) Security+ Certification
9 6 (15.79%) Service Management
9 6 (15.79%) ITIL
9 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.79%) DNS
9 6 (15.79%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
10 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (13.16%) Python
10 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
10 5 (13.16%) Intranet

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 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) Internet
2 7 (18.42%) Network Security
3 6 (15.79%) DNS
4 5 (13.16%) Intranet
5 4 (10.53%) HTTP
5 4 (10.53%) SSL
6 3 (7.89%) FTP
6 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.89%) IPsec
6 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
6 3 (7.89%) MPLS
6 3 (7.89%) NAS
6 3 (7.89%) SAN
6 3 (7.89%) SMTP
6 3 (7.89%) SSH
6 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.89%) VPN
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) International Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Publishing
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) POSIX
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.26%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.63%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Information Security
2 8 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Service Management
4 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.53%) Cryptography
5 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 4 (10.53%) Open Source
5 4 (10.53%) Physics
5 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
5 4 (10.53%) SIEM
5 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) CompTIA Security+
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) Security+ Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CISMP
3 4 (10.53%) CISSP
3 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) CEH
5 2 (5.26%) GIAC
5 2 (5.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) MCSA
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.89%) NFS
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco
2 8 (21.05%) Splunk
3 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) Lotus
5 3 (7.89%) Juniper
6 2 (5.26%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee
6 2 (5.26%) Mitel
6 2 (5.26%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.63%) Google
7 1 (2.63%) Lumension
7 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.63%) Sophos
7 1 (2.63%) VMware
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