Period
to 21 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 434 396
Rank change year-on-year +21 -38 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,035 1,188 1,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.70% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.73% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 781 961 1,148
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% -1.11%

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 135,764 162,500 169,369
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 108,262 130,943 136,497
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,088 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 August 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 21 August 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 +29 949 £47,500 -5.00% 124
UK excluding London +46 643 £45,000 - 93
London -21 378 £55,000 -4.35% 38
South East +6 152 £47,500 -4.04% 24
North of England -26 143 £42,000 -6.67% 19
Midlands +102 142 £43,000 +7.50% 21
West Midlands +78 124 £43,000 +4.88% 18
North West +1 82 £41,500 -7.78% 12
South West +34 69 £37,750 -16.11% 17
East of England +17 53 £55,000 +15.79% 5
Scotland +32 48 £50,000 +9.29% 4
Yorkshire -39 48 £42,500 - 7
Wales +10 18 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +30 17 £39,000 +13.81% 3
North East +24 12 £37,250 -35.78%
Northern Ireland -12 11 £37,500 -16.67%

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 602 (58.16%) Information Security
2 504 (48.70%) Cybersecurity
3 374 (36.14%) SIEM
4 318 (30.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 297 (28.70%) Firewall
6 288 (27.83%) Security Operations
7 284 (27.44%) CISSP
8 214 (20.68%) Windows
9 188 (18.16%) Vulnerability Management
10 185 (17.87%) CISM
11 179 (17.29%) Management Information System
12 177 (17.10%) Degree
13 174 (16.81%) Finance
14 165 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
15 160 (15.46%) PCI DSS
16 157 (15.17%) Risk Management
17 153 (14.78%) Linux
18 150 (14.49%) Network Security
19 122 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
20 117 (11.30%) Microsoft
21 116 (11.21%) Incident Management
22 115 (11.11%) GDPR
23 112 (10.82%) Splunk
24 107 (10.34%) TCP/IP
24 107 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
24 107 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
25 103 (9.95%) NIST
26 94 (9.08%) Intrusion Detection
27 92 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
28 90 (8.70%) 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 19 (1.84%) IIS
2 12 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.097%) Apache
4 1 (0.097%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.097%) Confluence
4 1 (0.097%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.097%) nginx
4 1 (0.097%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.45%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.097%) assyst
3 1 (0.097%) RESILIA
3 1 (0.097%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.097%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.47%) AWS
2 47 (4.54%) Office 365
3 44 (4.25%) Azure
4 20 (1.93%) Power Platform
4 20 (1.93%) SaaS
5 12 (1.16%) IaaS
5 12 (1.16%) PaaS
6 10 (0.97%) GCP
7 6 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Flow
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.097%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 297 (28.70%) Firewall
2 150 (14.49%) Network Security
3 107 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 94 (9.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 52 (5.02%) HTTP
6 46 (4.44%) VPN
7 38 (3.67%) DNS
8 36 (3.48%) LAN
9 30 (2.90%) WAN
10 28 (2.71%) Internet
11 22 (2.13%) DHCP
12 17 (1.64%) VLAN
13 16 (1.55%) SMTP
14 14 (1.35%) Intranet
15 13 (1.26%) FTP
15 13 (1.26%) SSL
16 9 (0.87%) IPsec
16 9 (0.87%) Wireless
17 8 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
17 8 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.74%) Power BI
2 10 (0.97%) SAP HANA
3 6 (0.58%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.097%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.097%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.097%) MySQL
5 1 (0.097%) QlikView
5 1 (0.097%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (0.87%) IDA Disassembler
2 6 (0.58%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.48%) OllyDbg
4 4 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.29%) JIRA
6 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.097%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.097%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.097%) Hudson
7 1 (0.097%) SonarQube
General
1 174 (16.81%) Finance
2 83 (8.02%) Retail
3 55 (5.31%) Legal
4 42 (4.06%) Law
5 33 (3.19%) Banking
6 13 (1.26%) Public Sector
7 10 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 10 (0.97%) Marketing
7 10 (0.97%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.77%) Advertising
8 8 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) Back Office
12 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Police
15 1 (0.097%) Games
15 1 (0.097%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.87%) SAP Fiori
2 5 (0.48%) LDAP
3 3 (0.29%) Web Services
3 3 (0.29%) XMPP
4 2 (0.19%) Middleware
4 2 (0.19%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.097%) Ajax
5 1 (0.097%) CSS
5 1 (0.097%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.097%) HTML
5 1 (0.097%) jQuery
5 1 (0.097%) Laravel
5 1 (0.097%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.097%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 179 (17.29%) Management Information System
2 122 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
4 60 (5.80%) Cyberthreat
5 36 (3.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 29 (2.80%) BYOD
7 22 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (1.93%) PKI
9 19 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (1.74%) Cyberattack
11 17 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.35%) CCTV
12 14 (1.35%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.26%) Data Centre
14 10 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
15 8 (0.77%) PMI
16 7 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
17 6 (0.58%) Cloud Native
17 6 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 214 (20.68%) Windows
2 153 (14.78%) Linux
3 51 (4.93%) Unix
4 42 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.45%) Mac OS
5 15 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.29%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.097%) AIX
11 1 (0.097%) Android
11 1 (0.097%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.097%) CentOS
11 1 (0.097%) HPUX
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (58.16%) Information Security
2 504 (48.70%) Cybersecurity
3 374 (36.14%) SIEM
4 288 (27.83%) Security Operations
5 188 (18.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 165 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
7 157 (15.17%) Risk Management
8 116 (11.21%) Incident Management
9 92 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (8.50%) Data Protection
10 88 (8.50%) OWASP
11 87 (8.41%) Security Management
12 76 (7.34%) ITIL
13 75 (7.25%) Threat Intelligence
14 74 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
15 66 (6.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 63 (6.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 61 (5.89%) Computer Science
17 61 (5.89%) Security Testing
17 61 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (7.92%) Python
2 45 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.80%) SQL
4 20 (1.93%) C
5 14 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.26%) C++
7 12 (1.16%) Ruby
8 10 (0.97%) Perl
9 8 (0.77%) PHP
10 7 (0.68%) Java
11 4 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.19%) Go
13 1 (0.097%) VB
Qualifications
1 284 (27.44%) CISSP
2 185 (17.87%) CISM
3 177 (17.10%) Degree
4 107 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (8.70%) CEH
6 85 (8.21%) CISA
7 77 (7.44%) CCNA
8 75 (7.25%) GIAC
9 55 (5.31%) Security Cleared
10 53 (5.12%) SANS
11 39 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (2.61%) CCNP
12 27 (2.61%) SC Cleared
13 26 (2.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 24 (2.32%) GSEC
14 24 (2.32%) SSCP
15 23 (2.22%) CRISC
15 23 (2.22%) GCIH
15 23 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (2.03%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (30.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 160 (15.46%) PCI DSS
3 115 (11.11%) GDPR
4 103 (9.95%) NIST
5 83 (8.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 18 (1.74%) SLA
8 17 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 15 (1.45%) NIST 800
10 13 (1.26%) COBIT
11 9 (0.87%) ISO 31000
11 9 (0.87%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.77%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 6 (0.58%) QA
15 3 (0.29%) Basel II
15 3 (0.29%) Basel III
15 3 (0.29%) ITGC
16 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
System Software
1 55 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.48%) Docker
4 3 (0.29%) Snort
5 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.097%) NFS
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (5.12%) Nessus
2 49 (4.73%) QRadar
3 15 (1.45%) CSIRT
4 13 (1.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 12 (1.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 11 (1.06%) CASB
7 10 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.87%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.77%) Stealthwatch
10 5 (0.48%) EnCase
10 5 (0.48%) FTK
11 4 (0.39%) Puppet
12 3 (0.29%) IBM Guardium
12 3 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.29%) Nmap
12 3 (0.29%) OSSEC
12 3 (0.29%) SCCM
13 2 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
13 2 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.82%) Splunk
3 68 (6.57%) Cisco
4 62 (5.99%) Qualys
5 52 (5.02%) LogRhythm
6 47 (4.54%) ArcSight
7 45 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 28 (2.71%) VMware
9 22 (2.13%) F5
10 19 (1.84%) Fortinet
11 18 (1.74%) SAP
12 17 (1.64%) McAfee
13 15 (1.45%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.35%) Darktrace
14 14 (1.35%) Symantec
15 13 (1.26%) FireEye
16 12 (1.16%) Aruba
16 12 (1.16%) HP
16 12 (1.16%) Meraki
16 12 (1.16%) Palo Alto