Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 359 384 397
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,293 1,378 1,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.80% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.83% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 955 1,071 1,153
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,219 £31,270
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £69,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 16 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 15 January 2019. 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 +17 1,227 £45,000 -10.00% 143
UK excluding London +105 864 £45,000 - 96
London -100 411 £57,500 +4.55% 56
North of England +149 308 £45,000 - 30
North West +159 227 £45,000 -10.00% 21
South East -14 221 £47,500 - 24
East of England +81 122 £36,000 -12.20% 12
Midlands +46 100 £42,500 -5.56% 12
West Midlands +43 75 £42,500 -5.56% 9
South West -10 68 £37,500 -7.98% 9
Yorkshire +25 67 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East Midlands +12 25 £39,500 -4.24% 3
Scotland +13 21 £36,000 -10.00% 4
North East +15 14 £37,000 +32.14% 2
Northern Ireland - 13 £45,000 -
Wales +7 10 £42,500 +11.55% 5

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 877 (67.83%) Information Security
2 548 (42.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 500 (38.67%) CISSP
4 437 (33.80%) Cybersecurity
5 403 (31.17%) SIEM
6 373 (28.85%) Windows
7 329 (25.44%) Firewall
8 323 (24.98%) Network Security
9 319 (24.67%) Management Information System
10 278 (21.50%) Finance
10 278 (21.50%) Vulnerability Management
11 276 (21.35%) Penetration Testing
12 258 (19.95%) GDPR
13 250 (19.33%) Linux
14 246 (19.03%) Legal
15 242 (18.72%) Cisco
16 241 (18.64%) PCI DSS
17 232 (17.94%) Security Operations
18 221 (17.09%) CISM
19 218 (16.86%) Data Protection
20 199 (15.39%) Risk Management
21 193 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
22 185 (14.31%) Microsoft
23 180 (13.92%) SANS
24 168 (12.99%) Degree
25 165 (12.76%) Wi-Fi
26 159 (12.30%) CEH
27 158 (12.22%) Business Continuity
28 155 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
29 154 (11.91%) TCP/IP

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 6 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (0.39%) IIS
2 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.15%) Apache
4 1 (0.077%) Confluence
4 1 (0.077%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.077%) nginx
4 1 (0.077%) SharePoint
Applications
1 109 (8.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.31%) Relativity
3 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.077%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (3.09%) Office 365
4 31 (2.40%) SaaS
5 11 (0.85%) IaaS
6 10 (0.77%) PaaS
7 9 (0.70%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.077%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.077%) GitHub
11 1 (0.077%) Loggly
11 1 (0.077%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 329 (25.44%) Firewall
2 323 (24.98%) Network Security
3 165 (12.76%) Wi-Fi
4 154 (11.91%) TCP/IP
5 100 (7.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 90 (6.96%) LAN
7 86 (6.65%) WAN
8 50 (3.87%) Internet
9 49 (3.79%) OSPF
10 47 (3.63%) Wireshark
11 42 (3.25%) Ethernet
12 35 (2.71%) VPN
13 28 (2.17%) DNS
14 22 (1.70%) HTTP
15 17 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.01%) SSL
17 11 (0.85%) DMZ
18 10 (0.77%) Sourcefire
19 8 (0.62%) SMTP
20 7 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.08%) Big Data
2 10 (0.77%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (0.39%) SAP BW
4 4 (0.31%) GIS
4 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.15%) Power BI
7 1 (0.077%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.077%) MySQL
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.077%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (0.77%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.31%) RStudio
3 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.15%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.15%) Selenium
5 1 (0.077%) Ant
5 1 (0.077%) AppScan
5 1 (0.077%) JIRA
5 1 (0.077%) SonarQube
General
1 278 (21.50%) Finance
2 246 (19.03%) Legal
3 100 (7.73%) Retail
4 68 (5.26%) Law
5 40 (3.09%) Banking
6 27 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.77%) Military
9 6 (0.46%) International Banking
10 5 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.31%) Games
11 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Publishing
13 2 (0.15%) Marketing
14 1 (0.077%) Hungarian Language
14 1 (0.077%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.077%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.16%) Regular Expression
2 6 (0.46%) Web Services
3 5 (0.39%) JSON
4 4 (0.31%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.15%) .NET
6 2 (0.15%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.15%) LAMP
6 2 (0.15%) SAML
7 1 (0.077%) Ajax
7 1 (0.077%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.077%) CSS
7 1 (0.077%) HTML
7 1 (0.077%) jQuery
7 1 (0.077%) Laravel
7 1 (0.077%) Memcached
7 1 (0.077%) Middleware
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.077%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.077%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 319 (24.67%) Management Information System
2 137 (10.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 131 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (5.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 69 (5.34%) Cyberthreat
6 58 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (4.25%) Data Protection Act
8 43 (3.33%) Cyberattack
9 22 (1.70%) PKI
10 16 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
12 11 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.70%) Life Science
14 8 (0.62%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.54%) CESG
15 7 (0.54%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (0.46%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.46%) Cybercrime
17 5 (0.39%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 373 (28.85%) Windows
2 250 (19.33%) Linux
3 65 (5.03%) Unix
4 62 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (0.70%) AIX
6 9 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.62%) Kali Linux
8 7 (0.54%) CentOS
9 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.39%) HPUX
10 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.31%) Solaris
12 2 (0.15%) Android
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 877 (67.83%) Information Security
2 437 (33.80%) Cybersecurity
3 403 (31.17%) SIEM
4 278 (21.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 276 (21.35%) Penetration Testing
6 232 (17.94%) Security Operations
7 218 (16.86%) Data Protection
8 199 (15.39%) Risk Management
9 193 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
10 158 (12.22%) Business Continuity
11 155 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 144 (11.14%) Threat Analysis
13 143 (11.06%) Risk Analysis
14 137 (10.60%) Mentoring
15 131 (10.13%) Due Diligence
16 118 (9.13%) Risk Assessment
17 111 (8.58%) Web Development
18 108 (8.35%) Scenario Testing
19 104 (8.04%) Incident Management
19 104 (8.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (10.05%) SQL
2 90 (6.96%) PowerShell
3 53 (4.10%) Python
4 27 (2.09%) Perl
5 25 (1.93%) C
6 23 (1.78%) Java
7 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.77%) C++
9 4 (0.31%) ABAP
9 4 (0.31%) C#
9 4 (0.31%) PHP
10 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.15%) R
10 2 (0.15%) Ruby
10 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 500 (38.67%) CISSP
2 221 (17.09%) CISM
3 180 (13.92%) SANS
4 168 (12.99%) Degree
5 159 (12.30%) CEH
6 149 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
7 134 (10.36%) CREST Certified
8 127 (9.82%) CISA
9 106 (8.20%) CCNA
10 102 (7.89%) GIAC
11 93 (7.19%) CCNP
12 85 (6.57%) Security Cleared
13 59 (4.56%) SSCP
14 54 (4.18%) CCSA
15 51 (3.94%) SC Cleared
16 45 (3.48%) CRISC
17 43 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
17 43 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 41 (3.17%) GSEC
19 35 (2.71%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 548 (42.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 258 (19.95%) GDPR
3 241 (18.64%) PCI DSS
4 95 (7.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 43 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 38 (2.94%) COBIT
7 30 (2.32%) SLA
8 28 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.77%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.62%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.39%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.39%) PSD2
13 4 (0.31%) GxP
13 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.23%) QA
15 2 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
15 2 (0.15%) GPG13
16 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 122 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.70%) Snort
4 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.23%) Firmware
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (3.63%) Stealthwatch
2 38 (2.94%) Nessus
3 33 (2.55%) CSIRT
4 26 (2.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 19 (1.47%) QRadar
6 14 (1.08%) Nexpose
7 13 (1.01%) EnCase
7 13 (1.01%) Nmap
8 12 (0.93%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 12 (0.93%) OpenVAS
9 11 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 10 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.54%) Defensics
11 7 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.54%) SCCM
12 6 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.31%) FTK
13 4 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.31%) WSUS
14 3 (0.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 242 (18.72%) Cisco
2 185 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 127 (9.82%) VMware
4 121 (9.36%) CheckPoint
5 63 (4.87%) Symantec
6 53 (4.10%) Palo Alto
6 53 (4.10%) SolarWinds
7 52 (4.02%) Splunk
8 43 (3.33%) Qualys
9 39 (3.02%) ArcSight
10 31 (2.40%) Oracle
11 25 (1.93%) LogRhythm
12 20 (1.55%) CyberArk
13 19 (1.47%) AlienVault
13 19 (1.47%) Sun
14 17 (1.31%) McAfee
15 14 (1.08%) F5
15 14 (1.08%) SAP
16 13 (1.01%) Forcepoint
16 13 (1.01%) Juniper