Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 390 398
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,238 1,432 1,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.81% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.85% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,003 1,142 1,230
UK median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 161,130 169,327 185,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,874 135,710 156,315
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -32 1,179 £50,000 - 178
UK excluding London +15 716 £45,000 - 126
London -50 523 £57,500 +4.55% 63
North of England +34 226 £45,000 - 36
South East -30 199 £49,000 +8.89% 30
North West +68 131 £45,000 -10.00% 21
East of England +63 113 £45,000 - 22
Yorkshire -4 86 £42,500 +2.41% 15
Midlands +2 78 £40,000 -11.11% 21
West Midlands +11 65 £40,000 -11.11% 17
South West -18 51 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Scotland 0 26 £46,000 +15.00% 8
Wales +18 19 £36,250 -14.71% 2
East Midlands +6 13 £33,250 -36.67% 4
North East -24 9 £58,000 +58.90%
Northern Ireland - 8 £45,000 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 841 (67.93%) Information Security
2 491 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 447 (36.11%) CISSP
4 401 (32.39%) Cybersecurity
5 367 (29.64%) Firewall
6 362 (29.24%) SIEM
7 305 (24.64%) Finance
8 252 (20.36%) Security Operations
9 250 (20.19%) Windows
10 236 (19.06%) Network Security
11 210 (16.96%) CISM
12 209 (16.88%) Management Information System
13 208 (16.80%) PCI DSS
14 186 (15.02%) Penetration Testing
15 182 (14.70%) Vulnerability Management
16 179 (14.46%) Degree
17 173 (13.97%) GDPR
18 167 (13.49%) Linux
19 166 (13.41%) Risk Management
20 146 (11.79%) ITIL
21 140 (11.31%) Data Protection
22 137 (11.07%) Cisco
23 135 (10.90%) CEH
24 132 (10.66%) CISA
25 129 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
26 128 (10.34%) TCP/IP
26 128 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
27 127 (10.26%) Legal
28 122 (9.85%) Microsoft
29 119 (9.61%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 (0.48%) IIS
2 5 (0.40%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.40%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.32%) Apache
4 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.16%) Confluence
6 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 42 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 31 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.32%) Relativity
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.081%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (4.28%) SaaS
3 44 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.86%) IaaS
5 21 (1.70%) PaaS
6 17 (1.37%) Office 365
7 13 (1.05%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.081%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.081%) Slack
11 1 (0.081%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 367 (29.64%) Firewall
2 236 (19.06%) Network Security
3 129 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 128 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 69 (5.57%) LAN
6 67 (5.41%) WAN
7 59 (4.77%) Wi-Fi
8 51 (4.12%) Internet
9 50 (4.04%) VPN
10 32 (2.58%) DNS
11 29 (2.34%) Wireshark
12 27 (2.18%) SSL
13 24 (1.94%) OSPF
14 20 (1.62%) HTTP
15 18 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.13%) Wireless
17 13 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (1.05%) IPsec
18 12 (0.97%) Ethernet
19 11 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.37%) Big Data
2 7 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (0.57%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.32%) GIS
5 3 (0.24%) dBASE
5 3 (0.24%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.081%) QlikView
7 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.05%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.32%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.24%) RStudio
4 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.16%) Selenium
4 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.081%) AppScan
5 1 (0.081%) JIRA
5 1 (0.081%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio
General
1 305 (24.64%) Finance
2 127 (10.26%) Legal
3 64 (5.17%) Banking
4 63 (5.09%) Retail
5 39 (3.15%) Law
6 23 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.13%) Games
9 13 (1.05%) Advertising
10 11 (0.89%) International Banking
11 10 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.48%) Back Office
15 5 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.40%) Welsh Language
16 4 (0.32%) French Language
16 4 (0.32%) German Language
16 4 (0.32%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.94%) SailPoint
2 6 (0.48%) Web Services
3 4 (0.32%) .NET
3 4 (0.32%) LAMP
3 4 (0.32%) SAML
4 3 (0.24%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.16%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.16%) LDAP
5 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.081%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.081%) Ajax
6 1 (0.081%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.081%) CSS
6 1 (0.081%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.081%) HTML
6 1 (0.081%) jQuery
6 1 (0.081%) Middleware
6 1 (0.081%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.081%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 209 (16.88%) Management Information System
2 128 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (6.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 76 (6.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 63 (5.09%) Computer Science
6 45 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
6 45 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (3.55%) Cyberattack
8 40 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
9 36 (2.91%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.78%) Fintech
11 21 (1.70%) PKI
12 10 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (0.81%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.73%) BYOD
13 9 (0.73%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
14 8 (0.65%) NHS
15 7 (0.57%) CESG
15 7 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 250 (20.19%) Windows
2 167 (13.49%) Linux
3 68 (5.49%) Unix
4 33 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.13%) AIX
6 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.05%) CentOS
7 13 (1.05%) Kali Linux
8 11 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.73%) HPUX
9 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.57%) Android
11 7 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.081%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (67.93%) Information Security
2 401 (32.39%) Cybersecurity
3 362 (29.24%) SIEM
4 252 (20.36%) Security Operations
5 186 (15.02%) Penetration Testing
6 182 (14.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 166 (13.41%) Risk Management
8 146 (11.79%) ITIL
9 140 (11.31%) Data Protection
10 119 (9.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 114 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
12 110 (8.89%) Threat Intelligence
13 109 (8.80%) Security Management
14 98 (7.92%) Incident Management
14 98 (7.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 96 (7.75%) Business Continuity
16 93 (7.51%) Analytics
17 90 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 88 (7.11%) Risk Assessment
19 75 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 57 (4.60%) PowerShell
2 54 (4.36%) Python
2 54 (4.36%) SQL
3 31 (2.50%) Perl
4 19 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 16 (1.29%) Java
6 10 (0.81%) C
7 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.32%) C#
9 2 (0.16%) ABAP
9 2 (0.16%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.16%) PHP
9 2 (0.16%) R
9 2 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.081%) C++
10 1 (0.081%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.081%) VB
10 1 (0.081%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 447 (36.11%) CISSP
2 210 (16.96%) CISM
3 179 (14.46%) Degree
4 135 (10.90%) CEH
5 132 (10.66%) CISA
6 118 (9.53%) SANS
7 93 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (6.38%) Security Cleared
9 71 (5.74%) GIAC
10 57 (4.60%) SSCP
11 53 (4.28%) CCNA
12 51 (4.12%) CompTIA Security+
13 50 (4.04%) CCNP
14 48 (3.88%) CREST Certified
15 42 (3.39%) GSEC
16 39 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
17 38 (3.07%) SC Cleared
18 32 (2.58%) GCIH
19 31 (2.50%) CRISC
20 26 (2.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 491 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (16.80%) PCI DSS
3 173 (13.97%) GDPR
4 63 (5.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 56 (4.52%) COBIT
6 39 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 28 (2.26%) SLA
8 17 (1.37%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 12 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.81%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.73%) GPG13
12 7 (0.57%) NIST 800
12 7 (0.57%) PSD2
13 6 (0.48%) QA
14 5 (0.40%) BS7799
15 3 (0.24%) GxP
15 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 52 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.32%) Firmware
4 4 (0.32%) Snort
5 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (4.77%) Nessus
2 42 (3.39%) QRadar
3 33 (2.67%) Nexpose
4 25 (2.02%) OpenVAS
5 22 (1.78%) Core Impact
6 18 (1.45%) EnCase
7 17 (1.37%) RSA Security Analytics
8 15 (1.21%) Nmap
9 13 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
10 11 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.48%) CSIRT
13 5 (0.40%) CASB
13 5 (0.40%) SCCM
14 4 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.32%) FTK
14 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.24%) Computer Incident Response Team
15 3 (0.24%) PowerBroker
15 3 (0.24%) Suricata
Vendors
1 137 (11.07%) Cisco
2 122 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 111 (8.97%) Splunk
4 78 (6.30%) Qualys
5 69 (5.57%) CheckPoint
6 65 (5.25%) LogRhythm
7 64 (5.17%) ArcSight
8 58 (4.68%) VMware
9 48 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 44 (3.55%) Symantec
11 36 (2.91%) AlienVault
12 33 (2.67%) CyberArk
13 30 (2.42%) Red Hat
14 26 (2.10%) Forcepoint
14 26 (2.10%) Palo Alto
15 22 (1.78%) Bomgar
16 21 (1.70%) Aveksa
17 20 (1.62%) Oracle
18 19 (1.53%) SAP
19 18 (1.45%) Sophos