The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 898 920
Rank change year-on-year +71 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 25 52 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.050% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.052% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 20 44 43
Median salary £40,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.11% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £46,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £43,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -25.28% +67.30%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 20 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 30 March 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 +51 25 £40,750 -4.11% 3
London +50 9 £42,500 - 2
East of England +36 8 £46,250 -2.63% 1
Norfolk - 6 £46,250 - 1
South East +58 5 £41,500 -6.21%
King's Lynn - 4 £46,250 - 1
Berkshire +42 3 £41,500 -2.35%
Reading +39 3 £41,500 -2.35%
West Midlands +30 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Solihull - 3 £31,500 -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £26,500 -44.21%
Cambridge +2 2 £26,500 -44.21%
Canary Wharf - 2 £77,500 -
West End of London - 2 £42,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £10,000 -
Southwark - 1 £27,500 -
City of London - 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £30,000 -
Portsmouth - 1 £30,000 -

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Firewall
3 21 (41.18%) Finance
3 21 (41.18%) Linux
4 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
5 17 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 16 (31.37%) Network Security
7 15 (29.41%) Information Security
7 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
7 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (25.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (23.53%) Hyper-V
10 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (21.57%) Internet
10 11 (21.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (19.61%) CISSP
11 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
12 9 (17.65%) VPN
12 9 (17.65%) MS Office
12 9 (17.65%) MPLS
12 9 (17.65%) Windows 8
13 8 (15.69%) Splunk
13 8 (15.69%) CISM
13 8 (15.69%) Apache
13 8 (15.69%) Python
13 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
13 8 (15.69%) Qualys
13 8 (15.69%) SSH

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 8 (15.69%) Apache
2 7 (13.73%) IIS
3 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) Confluence
4 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.96%) nginx
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Office
2 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (52.94%) Firewall
2 16 (31.37%) Network Security
3 11 (21.57%) Internet
4 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
5 9 (17.65%) MPLS
5 9 (17.65%) VPN
6 8 (15.69%) SSH
7 7 (13.73%) DNS
7 7 (13.73%) LAN
8 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
8 6 (11.76%) WAN
9 5 (9.80%) HTTP
9 5 (9.80%) SSL
10 4 (7.84%) IPsec
10 4 (7.84%) SMTP
11 3 (5.88%) FTP
11 3 (5.88%) Intranet
11 3 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
11 3 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) HBase
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Legal
3 4 (7.84%) Publishing
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) International Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Games
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) POSIX
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Tez
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.76%) PKI
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.96%) CCTV
5 1 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.96%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.96%) Online Games
5 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (41.18%) Linux
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (17.65%) Windows 8
5 5 (9.80%) Debian
5 5 (9.80%) Ubuntu
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 15 (29.41%) Information Security
3 13 (25.49%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (21.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.73%) DevOps
5 7 (13.73%) SIEM
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (11.76%) High Availability
6 6 (11.76%) Open Source
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.84%) B2B
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.84%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL
8 4 (7.84%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.84%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Python
2 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.92%) C
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) CISSP
2 8 (15.69%) CISM
2 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) CompTIA Security+
3 6 (11.76%) Security+ Certification
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) CEH
6 2 (3.92%) CISMP
6 2 (3.92%) GIAC
7 1 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.96%) MCSA
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.76%) XenServer
5 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.88%) NFS
7 1 (1.96%) Docker
7 1 (1.96%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Nessus
2 5 (9.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.92%) Ansible
3 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Ambari
4 1 (1.96%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.96%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.96%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.96%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Qualys
1 8 (15.69%) Splunk
2 7 (13.73%) Cisco
2 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) ProCurve
3 5 (9.80%) WatchGuard
4 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.84%) Juniper
5 2 (3.92%) Mitel
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.96%) iManage
6 1 (1.96%) Lumension
6 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.96%) Sophos
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