Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 400 450
Rank change year-on-year -21 +50 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,272 1,316 1,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.80% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1,105 1,112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £31,275
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -

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 171,248 165,387 197,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.55% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 140,052 137,335 165,754
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 -10 1,210 £50,000 +9.29% 117
London -3 633 £52,500 - 46
UK excluding London -42 621 £45,000 +4.65% 76
South East -11 217 £52,500 +10.53% 27
North of England -10 143 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Midlands -45 87 £42,000 -1.18% 16
Yorkshire +41 82 £45,000 +27.66% 9
East of England -39 72 £43,000 - 8
South West +12 71 £40,250 -8.00% 1
West Midlands -30 56 £41,500 -2.35% 15
North West -30 54 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands -14 31 £42,555 -3.29% 1
Scotland -47 26 £41,000 -3.53% 3
Wales 0 8 £34,500 -2.13% 2
North East -23 7 £58,000 +75.09% 2
Northern Ireland +2 4 - -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 822 (64.62%) Information Security
2 504 (39.62%) Firewall
3 480 (37.74%) CISSP
4 438 (34.43%) Cybersecurity
5 421 (33.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 341 (26.81%) SIEM
7 326 (25.63%) Finance
8 288 (22.64%) Security Operations
9 264 (20.75%) Network Security
10 248 (19.50%) CISM
11 237 (18.63%) Windows
12 210 (16.51%) PCI DSS
13 200 (15.72%) Risk Management
14 195 (15.33%) Management Information System
15 189 (14.86%) Vulnerability Management
16 174 (13.68%) Linux
17 171 (13.44%) Degree
18 156 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
19 152 (11.95%) TCP/IP
20 149 (11.71%) ITIL
20 149 (11.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 146 (11.48%) GDPR
22 145 (11.40%) CISA
23 143 (11.24%) Security Management
24 141 (11.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 137 (10.77%) Incident Management
26 135 (10.61%) Data Protection
27 134 (10.53%) CEH
28 133 (10.46%) Cisco
29 130 (10.22%) Analytical Skills

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 (0.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (0.63%) Apache
3 7 (0.55%) NetWeaver
4 6 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.24%) nginx
5 3 (0.24%) SAS
6 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.079%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.079%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.94%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.24%) assyst
4 2 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.079%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.30%) Office 365
3 35 (2.75%) SaaS
4 28 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (1.81%) IaaS
6 14 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.10%) Mimecast
7 13 (1.02%) PaaS
8 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.24%) GitHub
9 3 (0.24%) Sage Pay
10 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.079%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 504 (39.62%) Firewall
2 264 (20.75%) Network Security
3 152 (11.95%) TCP/IP
4 89 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 76 (5.97%) VPN
6 62 (4.87%) WAN
7 50 (3.93%) LAN
8 48 (3.77%) DNS
9 45 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (3.38%) HTTP
11 34 (2.67%) Internet
12 33 (2.59%) VLAN
12 33 (2.59%) Wireless
13 30 (2.36%) Sourcefire
14 22 (1.73%) IPsec
15 21 (1.65%) SSL
16 19 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
16 19 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (1.49%) Wireshark
17 16 (1.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.10%) MySQL
2 8 (0.63%) Big Data
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.55%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.24%) dBASE
5 2 (0.16%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.079%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.079%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.47%) AppScan
3 3 (0.24%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 326 (25.63%) Finance
2 49 (3.85%) Banking
3 44 (3.46%) Law
4 35 (2.75%) Legal
5 32 (2.52%) Retail
6 28 (2.20%) Games
7 25 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.65%) French Language
9 18 (1.42%) German Language
10 17 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.26%) Back Office
12 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.55%) Marketing
14 6 (0.47%) Advertising
14 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.39%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) Front Office
16 4 (0.31%) International Banking
16 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.10%) SailPoint
2 8 (0.63%) LDAP
3 4 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.24%) .NET
4 3 (0.24%) Ajax
4 3 (0.24%) CSS
4 3 (0.24%) HTML
4 3 (0.24%) jQuery
4 3 (0.24%) Laravel
4 3 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.24%) Memcached
4 3 (0.24%) SAML
5 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.16%) Web Services
6 1 (0.079%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.079%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 195 (15.33%) Management Information System
2 130 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (7.86%) Computer Science
4 96 (7.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 84 (6.60%) Cyberthreat
6 52 (4.09%) Data Protection Act
7 51 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 35 (2.75%) Cyberattack
10 28 (2.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 26 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 26 (2.04%) Fintech
12 20 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
12 20 (1.57%) PKI
13 13 (1.02%) BYOD
13 13 (1.02%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.55%) CESG
16 6 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
17 5 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 237 (18.63%) Windows
2 174 (13.68%) Linux
3 97 (7.63%) Unix
4 38 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.36%) Solaris
6 21 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.26%) Windows 2000
9 14 (1.10%) Kali Linux
10 11 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.63%) CentOS
12 8 (0.63%) FreeBSD
13 6 (0.47%) Debian
14 5 (0.39%) Android
14 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.24%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (64.62%) Information Security
2 438 (34.43%) Cybersecurity
3 341 (26.81%) SIEM
4 288 (22.64%) Security Operations
5 200 (15.72%) Risk Management
6 189 (14.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 156 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
8 149 (11.71%) ITIL
8 149 (11.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 143 (11.24%) Security Management
10 141 (11.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 137 (10.77%) Incident Management
12 135 (10.61%) Data Protection
13 120 (9.43%) Security Monitoring
14 110 (8.65%) Risk Assessment
15 103 (8.10%) Threat Intelligence
16 90 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
17 77 (6.05%) Security Testing
18 74 (5.82%) Security Architecture
19 72 (5.66%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (3.14%) PowerShell
2 38 (2.99%) Python
3 28 (2.20%) C
4 23 (1.81%) Bash Shell
5 16 (1.26%) Java
5 16 (1.26%) Perl
6 12 (0.94%) SQL
7 9 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.55%) PHP
9 6 (0.47%) C++
9 6 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.24%) Ruby
11 1 (0.079%) C#
11 1 (0.079%) VB
11 1 (0.079%) VBA
11 1 (0.079%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 480 (37.74%) CISSP
2 248 (19.50%) CISM
3 171 (13.44%) Degree
4 145 (11.40%) CISA
5 134 (10.53%) CEH
6 117 (9.20%) GIAC
7 94 (7.39%) Security Cleared
8 92 (7.23%) SANS
9 86 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (4.87%) GCIH
11 56 (4.40%) CCNA
11 56 (4.40%) SSCP
12 49 (3.85%) CRISC
13 47 (3.69%) SC Cleared
14 41 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
15 39 (3.07%) GCIA
16 32 (2.52%) OSCP
17 31 (2.44%) CCNP
18 24 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 22 (1.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (33.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (16.51%) PCI DSS
3 146 (11.48%) GDPR
4 104 (8.18%) COBIT
5 55 (4.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 37 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 22 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (1.49%) ISO 22301
9 18 (1.42%) SLA
10 14 (1.10%) QA
11 13 (1.02%) NIST 800
12 7 (0.55%) BS7799
12 7 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.39%) PMO
15 4 (0.31%) GPG13
15 4 (0.31%) PSD2
16 3 (0.24%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.24%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 65 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (1.97%) Snort
4 24 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.55%) vSphere
6 6 (0.47%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.47%) pfSense
7 5 (0.39%) Firmware
8 1 (0.079%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 103 (8.10%) Nessus
2 64 (5.03%) QRadar
3 30 (2.36%) CSIRT
4 23 (1.81%) OpenVAS
5 22 (1.73%) RSA Security Analytics
6 18 (1.42%) RSA enVision
7 14 (1.10%) SCCM
8 13 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.86%) Nexpose
11 8 (0.63%) Juniper STRM
11 8 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 7 (0.55%) Core Impact
12 7 (0.55%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.55%) Nmap
12 7 (0.55%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.47%) Nagios
13 6 (0.47%) OSSEC
13 6 (0.47%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 133 (10.46%) Cisco
2 115 (9.04%) CheckPoint
3 114 (8.96%) Microsoft
4 83 (6.53%) Splunk
5 67 (5.27%) Palo Alto
6 66 (5.19%) Qualys
7 64 (5.03%) F5
8 61 (4.80%) Juniper
9 50 (3.93%) LogRhythm
10 46 (3.62%) ArcSight
11 41 (3.22%) McAfee
12 39 (3.07%) Oracle
13 34 (2.67%) VMware
14 30 (2.36%) Blue Coat
15 27 (2.12%) SAP
16 25 (1.97%) Sophos
17 24 (1.89%) AlienVault
18 22 (1.73%) BeyondTrust
18 22 (1.73%) Symantec
19 21 (1.65%) IBM