Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 417 361 397
Rank change year-on-year -56 +36 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 544 915 1,144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.82% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.86% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 382 756 852
10th Percentile £31,375 £33,875 £33,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £39,644
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.04% -2.00%
75th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - -

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 78,316 105,975 142,745
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.39% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,526 86,083 115,021
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021. 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 -48 489 £50,000 - 93
UK excluding London -67 292 £44,000 -2.22% 64
London +10 213 £55,000 - 32
South East -16 91 £47,500 - 22
Work from Home -74 90 £46,000 -8.00% 13
Midlands +6 69 £47,500 +5.56% 7
North of England -2 56 £42,500 -5.56% 13
West Midlands -13 55 £47,500 - 7
North West +19 40 £42,500 - 8
South West -18 24 £38,250 -0.65% 9
Wales +44 22 £37,750 -0.66% 1
Scotland -1 19 £43,327 +57.55% 1
Yorkshire -31 13 £37,500 -25.00% 4
East Midlands +4 12 £32,500 -2.99%
East of England +22 10 £45,000 -10.00% 10
North East - 3 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -6 1 £31,000 -27.06% 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 352 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 279 (51.29%) Information Security
3 170 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 161 (29.60%) Microsoft
5 148 (27.21%) Security Operations
6 129 (23.71%) Firewall
7 126 (23.16%) SIEM
8 123 (22.61%) CISSP
9 119 (21.88%) Cisco
10 92 (16.91%) Management Information System
10 92 (16.91%) Finance
11 91 (16.73%) Azure
12 90 (16.54%) A+ Certification
12 90 (16.54%) Multimedia
13 87 (15.99%) CISM
14 83 (15.26%) Penetration Testing
15 76 (13.97%) Vulnerability Management
15 76 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
16 73 (13.42%) NIST
17 72 (13.24%) GDPR
17 72 (13.24%) Windows
18 70 (12.87%) Microsoft 365
19 65 (11.95%) Cyber Essentials
20 59 (10.85%) CISA
21 56 (10.29%) Threat Intelligence
22 53 (9.74%) Incident Management
23 51 (9.38%) Degree
24 48 (8.82%) Security Monitoring
24 48 (8.82%) Security Operations Centre
25 47 (8.64%) Network Security

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 8 (1.47%) Confluence
2 5 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.18%) IIS
3 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 91 (16.73%) Azure
2 70 (12.87%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (5.88%) SaaS
4 31 (5.70%) AWS
4 31 (5.70%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (5.15%) PaaS
6 19 (3.49%) IaaS
7 14 (2.57%) BPaaS
8 12 (2.21%) GCP
9 7 (1.29%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.92%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.37%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (0.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.18%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.18%) iTunes
12 1 (0.18%) Serverless
12 1 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 129 (23.71%) Firewall
2 47 (8.64%) Network Security
3 43 (7.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.96%) DNS
6 13 (2.39%) WAAS
7 12 (2.21%) VPN
8 9 (1.65%) HTTP
8 9 (1.65%) Internet
8 9 (1.65%) WAN
9 8 (1.47%) BGP
9 8 (1.47%) LAN
10 7 (1.29%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.10%) Wireless
12 5 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.92%) Cisco Firepower
13 4 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.74%) SD-WAN
13 4 (0.74%) SSL
14 3 (0.55%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.84%) JIRA
2 9 (1.65%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.37%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.18%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 92 (16.91%) Finance
2 90 (16.54%) Multimedia
3 41 (7.54%) Legal
4 15 (2.76%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.39%) Banking
6 12 (2.21%) Law
6 12 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.84%) Marketing
8 9 (1.65%) Electronics
8 9 (1.65%) Retail
9 7 (1.29%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.84%) Web Services
2 7 (1.29%) SAML
3 5 (0.92%) 802.1X
3 5 (0.92%) OAuth
4 2 (0.37%) LDAP
4 2 (0.37%) Loki
4 2 (0.37%) Pandas
5 1 (0.18%) .NET
5 1 (0.18%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.18%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.18%) OpenID
5 1 (0.18%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.18%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.18%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.91%) Management Information System
2 76 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (8.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 29 (5.33%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (3.31%) Cyberattack
6 16 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 13 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.21%) Cybercrime
10 11 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.10%) BYOD
13 6 (1.10%) PKI
13 6 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.74%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.74%) SCADA
15 3 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
15 3 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.24%) Windows
2 38 (6.99%) Linux
3 26 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.47%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.10%) Unix
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 279 (51.29%) Information Security
3 148 (27.21%) Security Operations
4 126 (23.16%) SIEM
5 83 (15.26%) Penetration Testing
6 76 (13.97%) Vulnerability Management
7 56 (10.29%) Threat Intelligence
8 53 (9.74%) Incident Management
9 48 (8.82%) Security Monitoring
10 47 (8.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 45 (8.27%) ISMS
12 42 (7.72%) ITIL
13 41 (7.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 41 (7.54%) Identity Access Management
13 41 (7.54%) Risk Management
14 39 (7.17%) Security Management
15 38 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (6.43%) Kalman Filter
17 34 (6.25%) Information Security Management
18 32 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.51%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.49%) Python
3 14 (2.57%) SQL
4 11 (2.02%) C
5 7 (1.29%) C#
6 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.92%) C++
6 5 (0.92%) Perl
6 5 (0.92%) VB
6 5 (0.92%) VBScript
7 4 (0.74%) VBA
8 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.55%) Ruby
9 2 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) Java
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 123 (22.61%) CISSP
2 90 (16.54%) A+ Certification
3 87 (15.99%) CISM
4 59 (10.85%) CISA
5 51 (9.38%) Degree
6 45 (8.27%) CEH
7 35 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
9 26 (4.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 24 (4.41%) Security Cleared
11 20 (3.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 18 (3.31%) SSCP
13 14 (2.57%) SC Cleared
14 13 (2.39%) CRISC
14 13 (2.39%) SANS
15 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.65%) GIAC
16 9 (1.65%) MCSE
17 8 (1.47%) CCNA
18 7 (1.29%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (13.42%) NIST
3 72 (13.24%) GDPR
4 65 (11.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 36 (6.62%) PCI DSS
6 35 (6.43%) GRC
7 15 (2.76%) ITGC
8 14 (2.57%) COBIT
9 13 (2.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 13 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 13 (2.39%) HIPAA
9 13 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (1.47%) SLA
11 7 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (1.29%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.92%) COSO
13 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.74%) QA
14 3 (0.55%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.37%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 30 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) BitLocker
2 5 (0.92%) Snort
2 5 (0.92%) Squid
3 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.37%) Docker
4 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (5.15%) Nessus
2 10 (1.84%) OpenVAS
2 10 (1.84%) QRadar
3 6 (1.10%) CSIRT
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.92%) Nexpose
4 5 (0.92%) Suricata
5 4 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (0.74%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 4 (0.74%) SCCM
6 3 (0.55%) EnCase
6 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.55%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.37%) FTK
8 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.18%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 161 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 119 (21.88%) Cisco
3 18 (3.31%) LogRhythm
3 18 (3.31%) Splunk
4 14 (2.57%) SAP
5 13 (2.39%) Carbon Black
6 11 (2.02%) Google
7 9 (1.65%) AlienVault
7 9 (1.65%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.65%) Qualys
7 9 (1.65%) VMware
8 8 (1.47%) Barracuda Networks
8 8 (1.47%) CrowdStrike
8 8 (1.47%) Darktrace
8 8 (1.47%) Sophos
8 8 (1.47%) Sun
9 7 (1.29%) Forcepoint
9 7 (1.29%) Symantec
10 6 (1.10%) Citrix
10 6 (1.10%) FireEye