Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1094 1110 1175
Rank change year-on-year +16 +65 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 39 94 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.052% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.054% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 36 78 37
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -21.74% +43.75%
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,750 £30,950
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +32.35% -9.33%

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 153,074 172,554 178,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.04% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122,874 138,839 149,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.03%

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 11 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 13 December 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 -4 36 £48,750 +8.33% 6
UK excluding London +51 26 £50,000 +11.11% 5
London +10 13 £45,000 - 2
South East +20 9 £55,000 +25.00% 1
South West +21 7 £60,000 +166.67% 1
Scotland +3 3 £36,750 -
North West - 3 £28,500 -
North of England - 3 £28,500 - 1
Midlands +38 2 £41,250 +91.86%
East of England +21 2 £30,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +20 2 £41,250 +91.86%

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 16 (41.03%) Information Security
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 10 (25.64%) Firewall
4 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
4 8 (20.51%) ITIL
4 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (20.51%) Banking
4 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (17.95%) SIEM
5 7 (17.95%) Linux
5 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (15.38%) ISO 9001
7 5 (12.82%) SLA
7 5 (12.82%) CISSP
7 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.82%) Service Management
7 5 (12.82%) Finance
7 5 (12.82%) AWS Certification
7 5 (12.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (12.82%) Billing
7 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (12.82%) International Banking
7 5 (12.82%) Network Security
7 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (12.82%) GDPR
7 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
7 5 (12.82%) Patch Management
7 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
8 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (10.26%) Management Information System

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 (2.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) Network Security
3 2 (5.13%) DMZ
3 2 (5.13%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) SSH
4 1 (2.56%) VLAN
4 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 5 (12.82%) Billing
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) International Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.56%) Derivative
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) PMI
5 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
6 2 (5.13%) Android
6 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Information Security
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (17.95%) SIEM
4 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.82%) Patch Management
4 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Service Management
5 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) AWS Certification
1 5 (12.82%) CISSP
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) CISA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) CISMP
3 1 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.38%) ISO 9001
3 5 (12.82%) GDPR
3 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (12.82%) SLA
4 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.13%) PSD2
5 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) ACF2
3 1 (2.56%) RACF
3 1 (2.56%) Squid
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) Bomgar
2 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
2 2 (5.13%) Lieberman
2 2 (5.13%) McAfee
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.56%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.56%) Splunk