Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 397 449
Rank change year-on-year +11 +52 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1430 1520 1379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.80% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1229 1124
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,650 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% -

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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 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 +25 1379 £50,000 - 82
London +58 714 £55,000 -4.35% 34
UK excluding London -20 701 £44,750 -0.56% 51
South East -6 238 £45,000 -10.00% 20
North of England +1 193 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Yorkshire +28 108 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Midlands +11 94 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North West -30 79 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -9 75 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East of England -25 73 £45,000 -4.76% 2
South West -18 70 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Scotland +4 22 £40,000 -1.23% 2
East Midlands +21 19 £55,000 +83.33%
Wales +11 11 £37,500 +63.04% 1
North East +13 6 £36,500 -11.52% 1
Isle of Man - 3 - -
Northern Ireland -19 1 £30,000 -25.00%

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 829 (57.97%) Information Security
2 547 (38.25%) Firewall
3 514 (35.94%) CISSP
4 489 (34.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 477 (33.36%) SIEM
6 446 (31.19%) Cybersecurity
7 375 (26.22%) Finance
8 328 (22.94%) CISM
9 312 (21.82%) Network Security
10 310 (21.68%) Windows
11 294 (20.56%) Cisco
12 262 (18.32%) Security Operations
13 232 (16.22%) Management Information System
14 229 (16.01%) Linux
15 226 (15.80%) Penetration Testing
15 226 (15.80%) PCI DSS
16 224 (15.66%) ITIL
17 217 (15.17%) Degree
18 208 (14.55%) Risk Management
19 194 (13.57%) Data Protection
20 187 (13.08%) CheckPoint
21 186 (13.01%) CISA
22 185 (12.94%) Vulnerability Management
23 164 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
24 156 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 149 (10.42%) Banking
26 148 (10.35%) Computer Science
27 144 (10.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
28 129 (9.02%) Incident Management
29 128 (8.95%) CEH

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 22 (1.54%) IBM Notes
2 19 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 12 (0.84%) IIS
4 9 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.070%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.070%) CICS
7 1 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.070%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 8 (0.56%) assyst
3 3 (0.21%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.21%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.68%) Office 365
4 15 (1.05%) SaaS
5 7 (0.49%) Force.com
5 7 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.35%) IaaS
6 5 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.070%) GitHub
8 1 (0.070%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.070%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 547 (38.25%) Firewall
2 312 (21.82%) Network Security
3 119 (8.32%) WAN
4 116 (8.11%) LAN
5 114 (7.97%) VPN
6 110 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 103 (7.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 93 (6.50%) Internet
9 80 (5.59%) DNS
10 58 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (2.87%) DHCP
12 38 (2.66%) BGP
13 37 (2.59%) Wireless
14 36 (2.52%) OSPF
15 34 (2.38%) EIGRP
16 33 (2.31%) HTTP
17 27 (1.89%) Wireshark
18 26 (1.82%) SMTP
19 24 (1.68%) VLAN
20 23 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.70%) Big Data
3 8 (0.56%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.070%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.070%) DB2
5 1 (0.070%) Looker
5 1 (0.070%) MySQL
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.070%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.070%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.070%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.070%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (1.47%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.56%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.14%) JIRA
5 1 (0.070%) Subversion
5 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio
General
1 375 (26.22%) Finance
2 149 (10.42%) Banking
3 87 (6.08%) Legal
4 61 (4.27%) Retail
5 57 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 47 (3.29%) Law
7 40 (2.80%) Investment Banking
8 35 (2.45%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.82%) International Banking
10 16 (1.12%) German Language
11 15 (1.05%) French Language
12 14 (0.98%) Marketing
13 11 (0.77%) Digital Economy
13 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.70%) Electronics
15 8 (0.56%) Advertising
16 7 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.35%) Automotive
19 4 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.77%) SailPoint
1 11 (0.77%) Web Services
2 9 (0.63%) .NET
3 8 (0.56%) 802.1X
3 8 (0.56%) HTML
4 4 (0.28%) CSS
5 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.21%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.14%) OAuth
6 2 (0.14%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.070%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.070%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.070%) Laravel
7 1 (0.070%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.070%) Memcached
7 1 (0.070%) OpenID
7 1 (0.070%) REST
7 1 (0.070%) RESTful
7 1 (0.070%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 232 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 164 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (10.35%) Computer Science
4 92 (6.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 67 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
6 66 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
7 61 (4.27%) Data Centre
8 49 (3.43%) Cyber Attack
9 40 (2.80%) PKI
10 29 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 24 (1.68%) iPad
12 20 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 17 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.05%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
15 13 (0.91%) Smart Energy
15 13 (0.91%) Smart Meter
16 12 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.77%) CESG
18 9 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 310 (21.68%) Windows
2 229 (16.01%) Linux
3 82 (5.73%) Unix
4 77 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.24%) Kali Linux
5 32 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.61%) Android
8 22 (1.54%) VxWorks
8 22 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.98%) Solaris
11 13 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.84%) CentOS
12 12 (0.84%) Debian
13 11 (0.77%) Windows 2000
13 11 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (57.97%) Information Security
2 477 (33.36%) SIEM
3 446 (31.19%) Cybersecurity
4 262 (18.32%) Security Operations
5 226 (15.80%) Penetration Testing
6 224 (15.66%) ITIL
7 208 (14.55%) Risk Management
8 194 (13.57%) Data Protection
9 185 (12.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 156 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 144 (10.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 129 (9.02%) Incident Management
13 123 (8.60%) Security Monitoring
14 104 (7.27%) Security Architecture
15 101 (7.06%) Security Management
16 87 (6.08%) Identity Access Management
17 81 (5.66%) Data Security
18 77 (5.38%) Service Management
19 73 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
19 73 (5.10%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 78 (5.45%) Python
2 59 (4.13%) Java
3 39 (2.73%) SQL
4 33 (2.31%) C
5 32 (2.24%) PowerShell
6 24 (1.68%) C++
7 12 (0.84%) C#
8 11 (0.77%) Perl
8 11 (0.77%) PHP
9 10 (0.70%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.21%) ABAP
10 3 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.070%) C-shell
11 1 (0.070%) Korn
11 1 (0.070%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 514 (35.94%) CISSP
2 328 (22.94%) CISM
3 217 (15.17%) Degree
4 186 (13.01%) CISA
5 128 (8.95%) CEH
6 124 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
7 114 (7.97%) GIAC
8 100 (6.99%) Security Cleared
9 93 (6.50%) CCNP
10 91 (6.36%) CCNA
10 91 (6.36%) GCIH
11 74 (5.17%) SANS
12 62 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 60 (4.20%) GCIA
14 58 (4.06%) DV Cleared
14 58 (4.06%) SSCP
15 47 (3.29%) CompTIA Security+
15 47 (3.29%) Security+ Certification
16 45 (3.15%) SC Cleared
17 40 (2.80%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 489 (34.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (15.80%) PCI DSS
3 88 (6.15%) GDPR
4 73 (5.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 61 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 47 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 46 (3.22%) SLA
8 43 (3.01%) COBIT
9 32 (2.24%) ISO 9001
10 29 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 21 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 20 (1.40%) NIST 800
13 15 (1.05%) SSAE 16
14 13 (0.91%) ISO 22301
15 10 (0.70%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.49%) Data Quality
16 7 (0.49%) QA
17 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 124 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.99%) Snort
3 50 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (1.54%) vSphere
6 19 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.77%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.42%) pfSense
10 1 (0.070%) RACF
Systems Management
1 89 (6.22%) Nessus
2 42 (2.94%) QRadar
3 32 (2.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 29 (2.03%) CSIRT
5 26 (1.82%) RSA enVision
6 23 (1.61%) Nmap
7 16 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (1.05%) EnCase
9 14 (0.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 13 (0.91%) Nexpose
11 12 (0.84%) OSSEC
12 11 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 11 (0.77%) WMI
13 10 (0.70%) Kubernetes
14 8 (0.56%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
14 8 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 7 (0.49%) SCCM
16 3 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
17 2 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 294 (20.56%) Cisco
2 187 (13.08%) CheckPoint
3 114 (7.97%) Microsoft
4 90 (6.29%) Juniper
5 75 (5.24%) LogRhythm
6 74 (5.17%) Palo Alto
7 69 (4.83%) VMware
8 64 (4.48%) ArcSight
8 64 (4.48%) Qualys
9 60 (4.20%) F5
10 57 (3.99%) Splunk
11 52 (3.64%) Oracle
12 51 (3.57%) McAfee
13 44 (3.08%) Blue Coat
14 27 (1.89%) CyberArk
14 27 (1.89%) Symantec
15 26 (1.82%) NetWitness
15 26 (1.82%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.75%) Sourcefire
17 23 (1.61%) Sophos