Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Administrator was £45,000 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.

Security Administrator
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1105 1168 1222
Rank change year-on-year +63 +54 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Administrator 84 51 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.028% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 71 39 75
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +37.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,100 £22,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +32.35% +1.49% +4.69%

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%

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 20 November 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 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 +79 83 £45,000 -18.18% 1
London +25 62 £45,000 -21.74%
UK excluding London +37 21 £45,000 +32.35% 2
East of England +13 12 £45,000 +32.35%
South East +43 6 £44,000 -4.86% 1
Midlands +11 1 £21,500 -52.22%
South West +6 1 £22,500 -31.82%
West Midlands +6 1 £21,500 -52.22%
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 46 (54.76%) Banking
2 43 (51.19%) ITIL
3 32 (38.10%) Configuration Management
3 32 (38.10%) SLA
3 32 (38.10%) ISO 9001
4 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
5 30 (35.71%) Service Management
5 30 (35.71%) International Banking
5 30 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 27 (32.14%) Windows
7 23 (27.38%) CISSP
7 23 (27.38%) Information Security
8 22 (26.19%) Lotus
8 22 (26.19%) IBM Notes
9 19 (22.62%) Finance
10 18 (21.43%) Firewall
11 14 (16.67%) Degree
12 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
12 13 (15.48%) Internal Audit
13 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
13 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (14.29%) Internet
14 11 (13.10%) VPN
14 11 (13.10%) Linux
14 11 (13.10%) Security+ Certification
14 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
14 11 (13.10%) Splunk
14 11 (13.10%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (13.10%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (11.90%) Virtual Machines

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 22 (26.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) Firewall
2 12 (14.29%) Internet
3 11 (13.10%) VPN
4 10 (11.90%) Intranet
4 10 (11.90%) SSL
5 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.57%) Network Security
7 2 (2.38%) SSH
7 2 (2.38%) Wireless
8 1 (1.19%) VLAN
General
1 46 (54.76%) Banking
2 30 (35.71%) International Banking
3 19 (22.62%) Finance
4 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) Flash
1 2 (2.38%) HTML
1 2 (2.38%) HTML5
1 2 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) SWIFT
2 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) CCTV
4 2 (2.38%) DataPower
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Unix
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) ITIL
2 32 (38.10%) Configuration Management
3 30 (35.71%) Service Management
4 23 (27.38%) Information Security
5 13 (15.48%) Internal Audit
6 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (11.90%) Security Architecture
8 7 (8.33%) IT Audit
9 6 (7.14%) Cryptography
9 6 (7.14%) Identity Management
9 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.57%) Mathematics
12 3 (3.57%) Security Operations
13 2 (2.38%) Biometrics
13 2 (2.38%) E-Commerce
13 2 (2.38%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) C
2 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (27.38%) CISSP
2 14 (16.67%) Degree
3 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 11 (13.10%) CompTIA Security+
5 11 (13.10%) Security+ Certification
6 10 (11.90%) CISM
6 10 (11.90%) CISMP
6 10 (11.90%) Master's Degree
7 6 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (7.14%) CLAS
7 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.76%) CISA
8 4 (4.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (38.10%) ISO 9001
1 32 (38.10%) SLA
2 30 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (8.33%) COBIT
4 6 (7.14%) PCI DSS
5 5 (5.95%) GDPR
6 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
2 11 (13.10%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (11.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) Ansible
2 1 (1.19%) Nessus
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) Salt
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Lotus
2 11 (13.10%) Splunk
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.14%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.38%) F5
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Cylance
6 1 (1.19%) Google
6 1 (1.19%) McAfee
6 1 (1.19%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.19%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.19%) SAP