Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 394 385 437
Rank change year-on-year -9 +52 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,349 1,354 1,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.78% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.80% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,050 1,159 1,161
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £34,476 £32,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +2 1,313 £50,000 +5.26% 113
London +21 679 £55,000 -4.35% 53
UK excluding London -32 649 £45,000 - 69
South East +35 277 £47,500 -2.06% 15
North of England -30 130 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Midlands -31 88 £44,750 +5.29% 18
South West -4 77 £40,500 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire +13 68 £45,000 +23.29% 6
West Midlands -23 66 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East of England -18 63 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North West -7 58 £50,000 +17.65% 8
East Midlands +3 22 £41,250 -5.17% 9
Scotland -60 8 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Wales +10 5 £33,699 +68.50% 2
North East -23 4 £28,000 -34.12% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 836 (61.97%) Information Security
2 562 (41.66%) CISSP
3 550 (40.77%) Firewall
4 468 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
5 444 (32.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 410 (30.39%) SIEM
7 359 (26.61%) Finance
8 310 (22.98%) Security Operations
9 306 (22.68%) CISM
10 303 (22.46%) Network Security
11 288 (21.35%) Windows
12 244 (18.09%) Penetration Testing
13 233 (17.27%) Linux
14 225 (16.68%) Management Information System
15 221 (16.38%) ITIL
16 214 (15.86%) Degree
17 196 (14.53%) PCI DSS
18 185 (13.71%) Risk Management
19 182 (13.49%) Data Protection
19 182 (13.49%) Vulnerability Management
20 181 (13.42%) GIAC
21 180 (13.34%) Cisco
22 176 (13.05%) TCP/IP
23 166 (12.31%) Security Management
23 166 (12.31%) Incident Management
24 164 (12.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 160 (11.86%) GDPR
26 158 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
27 156 (11.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 142 (10.53%) CheckPoint

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 12 (0.89%) NetWeaver
2 11 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.67%) Apache
4 8 (0.59%) IBM Notes
4 8 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.44%) SAS
6 5 (0.37%) CMS
7 3 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.22%) nginx
7 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.15%) IIS
8 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) assyst
4 2 (0.15%) Primavera
4 2 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.37%) Office 365
2 30 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.33%) SaaS
5 14 (1.04%) IaaS
6 11 (0.82%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.52%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.22%) GitHub
9 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.15%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.074%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.074%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.074%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.074%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 550 (40.77%) Firewall
2 303 (22.46%) Network Security
3 176 (13.05%) TCP/IP
4 86 (6.38%) WAN
5 82 (6.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 77 (5.71%) VPN
7 74 (5.49%) LAN
8 61 (4.52%) DNS
9 60 (4.45%) Internet
10 48 (3.56%) HTTP
11 40 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (2.52%) Wireless
13 30 (2.22%) VLAN
14 27 (2.00%) SMTP
15 25 (1.85%) DHCP
15 25 (1.85%) Wireshark
16 19 (1.41%) IPsec
17 18 (1.33%) SSL
18 17 (1.26%) SSH
18 17 (1.26%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.04%) MySQL
3 7 (0.52%) SAP BW
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.30%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.074%) Big Data
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.074%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (1.33%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.37%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.30%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (0.22%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.074%) AppScan
6 1 (0.074%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 359 (26.61%) Finance
2 116 (8.60%) Banking
3 64 (4.74%) Law
4 55 (4.08%) Legal
5 42 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.22%) French Language
6 30 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 29 (2.15%) Retail Banking
8 28 (2.08%) Retail
9 27 (2.00%) German Language
10 23 (1.70%) International Banking
11 10 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.67%) Marketing
13 7 (0.52%) Games
14 6 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.44%) Digital Economy
14 6 (0.44%) Electronics
15 4 (0.30%) Automotive
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.33%) LDAP
2 8 (0.59%) Web Services
3 6 (0.44%) HTML
4 3 (0.22%) .NET
4 3 (0.22%) Ajax
4 3 (0.22%) CSS
4 3 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.22%) Flash
4 3 (0.22%) HTML5
4 3 (0.22%) jQuery
4 3 (0.22%) Laravel
4 3 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.22%) Memcached
4 3 (0.22%) XML
5 2 (0.15%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.074%) CakePHP
6 1 (0.074%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 225 (16.68%) Management Information System
2 158 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (9.49%) Computer Science
4 94 (6.97%) Cyberthreat
5 91 (6.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 87 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
7 35 (2.59%) PKI
8 32 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 29 (2.15%) Cyberattack
10 28 (2.08%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 20 (1.48%) Smart Meter
13 14 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (0.89%) CESG
14 12 (0.89%) Fintech
15 11 (0.82%) Reinsurance
16 10 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.67%) BYOD
18 7 (0.52%) NHS
18 7 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 288 (21.35%) Windows
2 233 (17.27%) Linux
3 94 (6.97%) Unix
4 62 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.45%) Solaris
6 29 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.63%) Windows 2000
7 22 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.33%) Kali Linux
9 12 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.74%) VxWorks
11 8 (0.59%) FreeBSD
12 7 (0.52%) CentOS
13 6 (0.44%) Debian
13 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 836 (61.97%) Information Security
2 468 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
3 410 (30.39%) SIEM
4 310 (22.98%) Security Operations
5 244 (18.09%) Penetration Testing
6 221 (16.38%) ITIL
7 185 (13.71%) Risk Management
8 182 (13.49%) Data Protection
8 182 (13.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 166 (12.31%) Incident Management
9 166 (12.31%) Security Management
10 164 (12.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 156 (11.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 122 (9.04%) Security Monitoring
13 109 (8.08%) Risk Assessment
14 105 (7.78%) Information Security Management
15 104 (7.71%) Threat Intelligence
16 91 (6.75%) Security Architecture
17 86 (6.38%) Data Security
18 74 (5.49%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (3.85%) Python
2 31 (2.30%) C
3 29 (2.15%) PowerShell
4 25 (1.85%) SQL
5 23 (1.70%) Bash Shell
6 20 (1.48%) Java
7 11 (0.82%) C++
8 10 (0.74%) PHP
9 9 (0.67%) Perl
10 7 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.074%) C#
12 1 (0.074%) VBA
12 1 (0.074%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 562 (41.66%) CISSP
2 306 (22.68%) CISM
3 214 (15.86%) Degree
4 181 (13.42%) GIAC
5 127 (9.41%) CISA
6 117 (8.67%) CEH
7 116 (8.60%) Security Cleared
8 102 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
9 91 (6.75%) GCIH
10 87 (6.45%) SANS
11 83 (6.15%) CCNA
12 75 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 66 (4.89%) GCIA
13 66 (4.89%) SC Cleared
14 65 (4.82%) SSCP
15 57 (4.23%) CRISC
16 48 (3.56%) CCNP
17 38 (2.82%) DV Cleared
18 33 (2.45%) CCSA
19 29 (2.15%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (32.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 196 (14.53%) PCI DSS
3 160 (11.86%) GDPR
4 91 (6.75%) COBIT
5 56 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 55 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (2.22%) SLA
9 24 (1.78%) ISO 9001
10 21 (1.56%) NIST 800
11 18 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 15 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 12 (0.89%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.74%) QA
15 6 (0.44%) SAS 70
16 5 (0.37%) FISMA
17 4 (0.30%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.30%) PMO
17 4 (0.30%) SSAE 16
18 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 133 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
3 38 (2.82%) Snort
4 26 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.82%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.67%) vSphere
8 6 (0.44%) pfSense
9 3 (0.22%) Firmware
9 3 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.074%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 102 (7.56%) Nessus
2 52 (3.85%) QRadar
3 35 (2.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 32 (2.37%) CSIRT
5 29 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
6 23 (1.70%) SCCM
7 18 (1.33%) OpenVAS
8 16 (1.19%) RSA enVision
9 14 (1.04%) RSA Security Analytics
10 13 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.89%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.59%) Juniper STRM
13 7 (0.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 7 (0.52%) Nagios
13 7 (0.52%) Nmap
14 6 (0.44%) OSSEC
14 6 (0.44%) WSUS
15 5 (0.37%) Nexpose
15 5 (0.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
16 4 (0.30%) Suricata
Vendors
1 180 (13.34%) Cisco
2 142 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 115 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 83 (6.15%) Palo Alto
5 82 (6.08%) F5
6 73 (5.41%) Juniper
7 60 (4.45%) McAfee
8 58 (4.30%) Splunk
9 47 (3.48%) Qualys
10 46 (3.41%) Oracle
11 44 (3.26%) Blue Coat
12 41 (3.04%) VMware
13 38 (2.82%) Sourcefire
14 34 (2.52%) SAP
15 31 (2.30%) LogRhythm
16 25 (1.85%) ArcSight
16 25 (1.85%) BeyondTrust
17 23 (1.70%) FireEye
18 22 (1.63%) Crossbeam
19 18 (1.33%) HP