The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £47,500 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 Analyst
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 417 460
Rank change year-on-year +40 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 647 723 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.72% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 539 585 509
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% -  

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 Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 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 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 +43 622 £47,500 -5.00% 62
London +58 299 £52,500 -4.54% 30
South East +32 131 £47,500 - 12
City of London +65 63 £50,000 -9.09% 7
East of England +53 48 £43,000 -14.00% 2
North West -2 38 £47,500 +5.55% 2
West Midlands +26 36 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Buckinghamshire +48 32 £55,000 +23.59% 2
Essex +37 31 £42,500 -19.04%
Milton Keynes +37 30 £55,000 +23.59% 2
Kent +43 27 £42,500 +102.38%
South West +17 26 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Manchester -18 24 £41,250 -13.15% 1
East Midlands 0 23 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Hampshire +4 22 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Surrey +38 18 £53,750 +10.25% 3
Northamptonshire +29 14 £45,000 -18.18%
Oxfordshire -14 14 £48,750 +2.63% 2
Yorkshire -24 14 £32,500 -19.75% 1
Bristol -5 13 £42,500 - 5
Chelmsford - 13 £43,000 -
Warwickshire +40 12 £40,000 -14.43%
Hertfordshire +19 12 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Berkshire +5 11 £36,000 -24.21% 2
Banbury +12 10 £41,500 -10.27% 1
Wales +6 10 £32,500 +18.18% 2
West Yorkshire -29 10 £32,500 -21.68% 1
Northampton +27 9 £45,000 -14.28%
Basingstoke +5 9 £70,000 +64.70%
Merseyside +3 9 £53,573 +40.98%

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Security Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 744 (56.02%) Information Security
2 539 (40.59%) Firewall
3 507 (38.18%) CISSP
4 470 (35.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 420 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
6 403 (30.35%) SIEM
7 352 (26.51%) CISM
8 314 (23.64%) Finance
9 267 (20.11%) ITIL
10 266 (20.03%) Security Operations
11 264 (19.88%) Network Security
12 256 (19.28%) Windows
13 244 (18.37%) PCI DSS
14 229 (17.24%) Management Information System
15 227 (17.09%) Risk Management
16 206 (15.51%) Degree
17 205 (15.44%) Penetration Testing
17 205 (15.44%) CISA
18 202 (15.21%) Vulnerability Management
19 194 (14.61%) Linux
20 172 (12.95%) Security Management
21 170 (12.80%) Cisco
22 141 (10.62%) Security Monitoring
23 140 (10.54%) CEH
24 127 (9.56%) Information Security Management
25 126 (9.49%) GIAC
26 124 (9.34%) Risk Assessment
26 124 (9.34%) Active Directory
27 123 (9.26%) Data Protection
28 120 (9.04%) SANS

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 18 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.75%) IIS
3 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.075%) Apache
4 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 38 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.43%) MS Office
3 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.075%) SmartSuite
5 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 5 (0.38%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.23%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.075%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.71%) Office 365
2 27 (2.03%) SaaS
3 21 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.60%) IaaS
6 7 (0.53%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 539 (40.59%) Firewall
2 264 (19.88%) Network Security
3 116 (8.73%) TCP/IP
4 113 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 47 (3.54%) VPN
6 46 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (3.31%) Wireshark
8 42 (3.16%) Internet
9 41 (3.09%) DNS
10 38 (2.86%) HTTP
11 25 (1.88%) LDAP
11 25 (1.88%) SSL
12 23 (1.73%) HTTPS
12 23 (1.73%) OSPF
13 18 (1.36%) WAN
13 18 (1.36%) Wireless
14 16 (1.20%) BGP
14 16 (1.20%) DHCP
15 15 (1.13%) LAN
15 15 (1.13%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.13%) Big Data
2 12 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.53%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.38%) GIS
4 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.38%) ZAP BI
5 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.075%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Burp Suite
2 9 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 8 (0.60%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.23%) Selenium
5 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.075%) AppScan
6 1 (0.075%) JIRA
6 1 (0.075%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 314 (23.64%) Finance
2 102 (7.68%) Legal
3 69 (5.20%) Retail
4 44 (3.31%) Banking
5 41 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.71%) Law
7 23 (1.73%) German Language
7 23 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.58%) French Language
9 18 (1.36%) Spanish Language
10 17 (1.28%) Dutch Language
10 17 (1.28%) Italian Language
11 11 (0.83%) Marketing
12 10 (0.75%) Advertising
12 10 (0.75%) Games
13 7 (0.53%) Military
14 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.45%) Electronics
15 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.96%) SailPoint
2 16 (1.20%) XML
3 9 (0.68%) HTML
4 8 (0.60%) Web Services
5 7 (0.53%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.38%) SAML
7 4 (0.30%) .NET
7 4 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.23%) Middleware
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.15%) CSS
9 2 (0.15%) OAuth
9 2 (0.15%) RESTful
10 1 (0.075%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.075%) ODBC
10 1 (0.075%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 229 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 100 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 83 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (4.37%) Data Protection Act
6 53 (3.99%) Cyber Attack
7 39 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 32 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
9 26 (1.96%) PKI
10 25 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 24 (1.81%) CESG
12 17 (1.28%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.28%) iPad
13 16 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (0.90%) Cybercrime
15 11 (0.83%) Fintech
16 10 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.60%) BYOD
18 7 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 6 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 256 (19.28%) Windows
2 194 (14.61%) Linux
3 115 (8.66%) Unix
4 36 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.83%) VxWorks
8 9 (0.68%) Solaris
9 8 (0.60%) CentOS
10 7 (0.53%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.45%) Android
12 5 (0.38%) Debian
12 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (56.02%) Information Security
2 420 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
3 403 (30.35%) SIEM
4 267 (20.11%) ITIL
5 266 (20.03%) Security Operations
6 227 (17.09%) Risk Management
7 205 (15.44%) Penetration Testing
8 202 (15.21%) Vulnerability Management
9 172 (12.95%) Security Management
10 141 (10.62%) Security Monitoring
11 127 (9.56%) Information Security Management
12 124 (9.34%) Risk Assessment
13 123 (9.26%) Data Protection
14 115 (8.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 114 (8.58%) Security Architecture
16 113 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 110 (8.28%) Incident Management
18 92 (6.93%) Kalman Filter
19 85 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
20 69 (5.20%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 104 (7.83%) SQL
2 60 (4.52%) Java
3 48 (3.61%) Python
4 42 (3.16%) PowerShell
5 23 (1.73%) C
6 21 (1.58%) C++
7 16 (1.20%) BeanShell
8 15 (1.13%) PHP
9 14 (1.05%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.90%) C#
11 8 (0.60%) Perl
12 7 (0.53%) Scala
13 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.30%) ABAP
15 3 (0.23%) Ruby
16 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.075%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 507 (38.18%) CISSP
2 352 (26.51%) CISM
3 206 (15.51%) Degree
4 205 (15.44%) CISA
5 140 (10.54%) CEH
6 126 (9.49%) GIAC
7 120 (9.04%) SANS
8 91 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (6.33%) GCIH
10 73 (5.50%) GCIA
11 65 (4.89%) Security Cleared
12 60 (4.52%) CompTIA Security+
12 60 (4.52%) Security+ Certification
13 59 (4.44%) SSCP
14 54 (4.07%) CCNP
15 49 (3.69%) CISMP
16 40 (3.01%) GSEC
17 36 (2.71%) CCNA
18 35 (2.64%) CREST Certified
19 33 (2.48%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (35.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 244 (18.37%) PCI DSS
3 87 (6.55%) COBIT
4 49 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 46 (3.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (3.46%) ISO22301
6 44 (3.31%) SLA
7 38 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (2.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 35 (2.64%) GDPR
9 19 (1.43%) ISO27002
10 10 (0.75%) ISO27005
11 7 (0.53%) ISO 9000
11 7 (0.53%) PMO
12 4 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.23%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.23%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.075%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 124 (9.34%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.94%) Snort
3 31 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.15%) RACF
9 1 (0.075%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.075%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (3.24%) Nessus
2 41 (3.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 31 (2.33%) CSIRT
4 24 (1.81%) RSA enVision
5 18 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (1.05%) QRadar
7 12 (0.90%) Nmap
8 11 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 9 (0.68%) SCOM
10 8 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
10 8 (0.60%) SCCM
11 7 (0.53%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.38%) OSSEC
12 5 (0.38%) RSA Archer
13 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.30%) Kibana
13 4 (0.30%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 170 (12.80%) Cisco
2 107 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 99 (7.45%) CheckPoint
4 82 (6.17%) ArcSight
5 73 (5.50%) Palo Alto
6 70 (5.27%) Qualys
7 57 (4.29%) Splunk
8 46 (3.46%) Oracle
9 45 (3.39%) Intel Security
9 45 (3.39%) LogRhythm
10 42 (3.16%) Juniper
11 38 (2.86%) Forcepoint
11 38 (2.86%) VMware
12 31 (2.33%) SAP
13 27 (2.03%) F5
13 27 (2.03%) NetWitness
13 27 (2.03%) Symantec
14 26 (1.96%) Sophos
15 25 (1.88%) Blue Coat
16 24 (1.81%) Sun
London
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £50,000 - £65,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified £DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefitss
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EdenChase Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Empiric.com
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago