Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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

Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 403 422 362
Rank change year-on-year +19 -60 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 424 892 1,283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.71% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 367 734 985
Median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £33,149 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,400 £67,500 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,345 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.46% - -

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 60,659 120,682 144,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,230 97,737 117,131
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2021. 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 -9 374 £50,000 +5.26% 58
UK excluding London -38 224 £44,345 -1.46% 41
London +113 174 £55,000 -4.35% 21
South East +69 73 £51,000 +7.37% 17
Work from Home -35 63 £46,000 -5.64% 7
North of England +45 46 £42,500 +1.19% 14
Midlands -1 42 £47,000 +7.55% 1
North West +62 33 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -16 26 £46,500 +1.09% 1
Scotland +25 22 £42,653 +29.25% 3
East of England +59 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +48 14 £40,000 +8.11%
Yorkshire +19 11 £37,500 -25.00% 4
South West +14 11 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Wales +51 10 £37,750 +4.14% 1
Northern Ireland +15 5 £28,000 -20.00%
North East +21 2 £39,500 -9.20% 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, Security Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 261 (61.56%) Cybersecurity
2 244 (57.55%) Information Security
3 137 (32.31%) SIEM
4 128 (30.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 126 (29.72%) Security Operations
6 119 (28.07%) Firewall
7 101 (23.82%) CISSP
8 100 (23.58%) Microsoft
9 89 (20.99%) NIST
10 80 (18.87%) Penetration Testing
10 80 (18.87%) CISM
11 78 (18.40%) Finance
12 72 (16.98%) Vulnerability Management
12 72 (16.98%) Azure
13 66 (15.57%) Management Information System
14 61 (14.39%) Threat Intelligence
15 59 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
16 58 (13.68%) GDPR
17 52 (12.26%) Incident Management
18 51 (12.03%) Intrusion Detection
18 51 (12.03%) Cisco
19 47 (11.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 46 (10.85%) Windows
21 44 (10.38%) Security Operations Centre
21 44 (10.38%) Security Monitoring
22 41 (9.67%) Linux
22 41 (9.67%) CISA
23 40 (9.43%) Risk Management
23 40 (9.43%) ITIL
24 39 (9.20%) Degree

Security Analyst 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 9 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.98%) Azure
2 29 (6.84%) SaaS
3 23 (5.42%) AWS
3 23 (5.42%) IaaS
3 23 (5.42%) Office 365
4 22 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (5.19%) PaaS
5 17 (4.01%) BPaaS
6 5 (1.18%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.94%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (28.07%) Firewall
2 51 (12.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 36 (8.49%) Network Security
4 23 (5.42%) DNS
5 22 (5.19%) VPN
6 19 (4.48%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.77%) LAN
7 16 (3.77%) WAAS
8 14 (3.30%) WAN
9 13 (3.07%) Internet
10 10 (2.36%) HTTP
11 9 (2.12%) SSL
12 8 (1.89%) Wireless
13 6 (1.42%) Wireshark
14 5 (1.18%) BGP
14 5 (1.18%) DHCP
14 5 (1.18%) SMTP
14 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.18%) Wireless Security
15 4 (0.94%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.47%) DB2
1 2 (0.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.36%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.47%) AutoIt
2 2 (0.47%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.47%) JIRA
2 2 (0.47%) JMeter
2 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
General
1 78 (18.40%) Finance
2 34 (8.02%) Multimedia
3 30 (7.08%) Banking
4 21 (4.95%) Legal
5 7 (1.65%) Law
5 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.42%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.42%) Retail
7 5 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.94%) Automotive
9 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.89%) SAML
2 5 (1.18%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.18%) OAuth
2 5 (1.18%) YAML
3 3 (0.71%) .NET
3 3 (0.71%) LDAP
3 3 (0.71%) OAuth2
3 3 (0.71%) OpenID
3 3 (0.71%) Web Services
4 2 (0.47%) JSON
4 2 (0.47%) Loki
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.24%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.24%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.24%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.57%) Management Information System
2 59 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (10.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 31 (7.31%) Cyberthreat
5 27 (6.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 17 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.83%) Cybercrime
8 8 (1.89%) Cyberattack
8 8 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.89%) FMCG
9 5 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.18%) Robotics
9 5 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.94%) BYOD
10 4 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.71%) Blog
11 3 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.71%) PKI
11 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.85%) Windows
2 41 (9.67%) Linux
3 20 (4.72%) Unix
4 18 (4.25%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.18%) Solaris
5 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (61.56%) Cybersecurity
2 244 (57.55%) Information Security
3 137 (32.31%) SIEM
4 126 (29.72%) Security Operations
5 80 (18.87%) Penetration Testing
6 72 (16.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 61 (14.39%) Threat Intelligence
8 52 (12.26%) Incident Management
9 47 (11.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 44 (10.38%) Security Monitoring
11 40 (9.43%) ITIL
11 40 (9.43%) Risk Management
12 36 (8.49%) Identity Access Management
12 36 (8.49%) Security Management
12 36 (8.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 36 (8.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 27 (6.37%) Security Architecture
14 26 (6.13%) Risk Analysis
15 25 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (5.66%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.42%) Python
2 21 (4.95%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.12%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.18%) Perl
5 4 (0.94%) C
5 4 (0.94%) SQL
6 3 (0.71%) Java
6 3 (0.71%) Ruby
7 2 (0.47%) C#
7 2 (0.47%) PHP
7 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.24%) R
8 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (23.82%) CISSP
2 80 (18.87%) CISM
3 41 (9.67%) CISA
4 39 (9.20%) Degree
5 34 (8.02%) A+ Certification
6 26 (6.13%) CEH
7 24 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (5.19%) Security Cleared
9 19 (4.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 19 (4.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 18 (4.25%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (4.25%) GCIH
11 13 (3.07%) GCFA
12 10 (2.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 9 (2.12%) CREST Certified
13 9 (2.12%) SC Cleared
14 8 (1.89%) GCIA
14 8 (1.89%) SANS
15 7 (1.65%) CCSP
15 7 (1.65%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (30.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (20.99%) NIST
3 58 (13.68%) GDPR
4 36 (8.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (6.84%) COBIT
6 22 (5.19%) PCI DSS
7 17 (4.01%) ITGC
8 16 (3.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 16 (3.77%) HIPAA
9 10 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (2.36%) ISO 31000
9 10 (2.36%) NIST 800
10 9 (2.12%) SLA
11 7 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (1.18%) QA
13 4 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.71%) COSO
15 2 (0.47%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.47%) NCSC
16 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 18 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (3.77%) Nessus
2 9 (2.12%) CSIRT
2 9 (2.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (2.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (1.65%) QRadar
4 5 (1.18%) OpenVAS
5 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (0.71%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (0.71%) SCCM
7 2 (0.47%) CASB
7 2 (0.47%) EnCase
7 2 (0.47%) FTK
8 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (23.58%) Microsoft
2 51 (12.03%) Cisco
3 15 (3.54%) AlienVault
4 12 (2.83%) Splunk
5 10 (2.36%) LogRhythm
6 8 (1.89%) VMware
7 6 (1.42%) Carbon Black
8 5 (1.18%) Sun
9 4 (0.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (0.94%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.94%) Forcepoint
10 3 (0.71%) Aruba
10 3 (0.71%) Meraki
10 3 (0.71%) Qualys
10 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.47%) Google
11 2 (0.47%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.47%) SAP
11 2 (0.47%) Sophos
11 2 (0.47%) Tripwire