Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 345 411
Rank change year-on-year -159 +66 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 620 591 1,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.84% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.88% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 471 483 827
10th Percentile £31,625 £34,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
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 102,551 67,238 138,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 72,936 54,858 111,762
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -148 555 £50,000 - 113
UK excluding London -96 366 £45,000 - 86
London -151 222 £60,000 +14.29% 38
Work from Home -156 116 £52,500 +0.96% 26
South East -83 103 £50,000 +11.11% 29
North of England -76 74 £41,000 -8.89% 21
Midlands -52 71 £49,500 +10.00% 15
West Midlands -49 55 £50,000 +5.26% 13
South West -41 48 £40,000 +6.67% 7
North West -52 41 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire -62 29 £42,250 -13.33% 13
Scotland -61 26 £42,000 +20.00% 9
Wales -20 23 £37,000 -3.27% 2
East of England -28 18 £52,500 +16.67% 2
East Midlands -41 14 £40,000 +29.03% 2
North East -17 4 £40,875 +22.93% 1
Northern Ireland -37 3 £25,000 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 373 (60.16%) Cybersecurity
2 354 (57.10%) Information Security
3 189 (30.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 171 (27.58%) Security Operations
5 168 (27.10%) SIEM
6 153 (24.68%) Social Skills
7 136 (21.94%) Microsoft
8 135 (21.77%) Firewall
9 125 (20.16%) Azure
10 112 (18.06%) Finance
11 110 (17.74%) CISSP
12 107 (17.26%) Vulnerability Management
13 95 (15.32%) Management Information System
14 94 (15.16%) Cisco
15 91 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
16 88 (14.19%) GDPR
17 86 (13.87%) Windows
18 84 (13.55%) Microsoft 365
19 82 (13.23%) CISM
20 74 (11.94%) Degree
20 74 (11.94%) Security Monitoring
21 72 (11.61%) NIST
22 71 (11.45%) Cyber Essentials
23 66 (10.65%) Network Security
23 66 (10.65%) Risk Management
24 65 (10.48%) CISA
24 65 (10.48%) PCI DSS
25 64 (10.32%) Penetration Testing
26 57 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
27 56 (9.03%) AWS

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 13 (2.10%) Confluence
2 6 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.06%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.48%) RESILIA
Cloud Services
1 125 (20.16%) Azure
2 84 (13.55%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (9.03%) AWS
4 25 (4.03%) SaaS
5 22 (3.55%) PaaS
6 21 (3.39%) GCP
7 16 (2.58%) Azure Sentinel
7 16 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.61%) IaaS
10 8 (1.29%) OpenDNS
11 6 (0.97%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.32%) GitHub
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.16%) iTunes
13 1 (0.16%) Serverless
13 1 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 135 (21.77%) Firewall
2 66 (10.65%) Network Security
3 44 (7.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (4.52%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.19%) DNS
6 15 (2.42%) Internet
7 14 (2.26%) Wireshark
8 11 (1.77%) VPN
9 8 (1.29%) HTTP
10 7 (1.13%) SSH
10 7 (1.13%) WAN
11 6 (0.97%) Wireless
12 5 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (0.81%) FTP
13 4 (0.65%) Cisco Firepower
13 4 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.65%) SSL
14 3 (0.48%) DHCP
14 3 (0.48%) IPv4
14 3 (0.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.32%) SAP BW
1 2 (0.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.16%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 14 (2.26%) JIRA
2 9 (1.45%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.32%) AutoIt
3 2 (0.32%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 153 (24.68%) Social Skills
2 112 (18.06%) Finance
3 91 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (9.03%) Multimedia
5 53 (8.55%) Legal
6 41 (6.61%) Public Sector
7 30 (4.84%) Banking
7 30 (4.84%) Telecoms
8 28 (4.52%) Electronics
8 28 (4.52%) Manufacturing
8 28 (4.52%) Marketing
9 21 (3.39%) Law
10 14 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
11 13 (2.10%) Retail
12 12 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (1.29%) Advertising
13 8 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 8 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.81%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.10%) Web Services
2 7 (1.13%) Middleware
3 2 (0.32%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.32%) Loki
3 2 (0.32%) OAuth
3 2 (0.32%) Pandas
3 2 (0.32%) REST
3 2 (0.32%) SAML
4 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 95 (15.32%) Management Information System
2 50 (8.06%) Security Operations Centre
3 29 (4.68%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 21 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.26%) Cyberattack
6 14 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (0.97%) Reinsurance
11 5 (0.81%) PKI
12 4 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.65%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.65%) Life Science
13 3 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.87%) Windows
2 50 (8.06%) Linux
3 26 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.61%) Kali Linux
4 10 (1.61%) Unix
5 6 (0.97%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (60.16%) Cybersecurity
2 354 (57.10%) Information Security
3 171 (27.58%) Security Operations
4 168 (27.10%) SIEM
5 107 (17.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 74 (11.94%) Security Monitoring
7 66 (10.65%) Risk Management
8 64 (10.32%) Penetration Testing
9 57 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (8.55%) Threat Intelligence
12 48 (7.74%) Identity Access Management
13 46 (7.42%) ITIL
14 45 (7.26%) Incident Management
15 44 (7.10%) ISMS
15 44 (7.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 41 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (6.45%) Security Management
18 38 (6.13%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 37 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 35 (5.65%) PowerShell
2 22 (3.55%) Python
3 19 (3.06%) C
4 18 (2.90%) SQL
5 9 (1.45%) C#
6 8 (1.29%) C++
6 8 (1.29%) VB
7 7 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.81%) VBScript
9 3 (0.48%) Java
9 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.48%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) Perl
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (17.74%) CISSP
2 82 (13.23%) CISM
3 74 (11.94%) Degree
4 65 (10.48%) CISA
5 56 (9.03%) A+ Certification
6 38 (6.13%) CompTIA Security+
7 33 (5.32%) CEH
7 33 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (3.71%) Security Cleared
9 21 (3.39%) SSCP
10 18 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (2.90%) SANS
11 17 (2.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (2.74%) CRISC
12 15 (2.42%) CCNA
13 13 (2.10%) GIAC
13 13 (2.10%) MCSE
14 12 (1.94%) SC Cleared
15 11 (1.77%) GCIA
16 8 (1.29%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (30.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (14.19%) GDPR
3 72 (11.61%) NIST
4 71 (11.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 65 (10.48%) PCI DSS
6 34 (5.48%) GRC
7 19 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 17 (2.74%) SLA
9 13 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (1.77%) COBIT
11 10 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (1.45%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.81%) IASME
13 5 (0.81%) NCSC
13 5 (0.81%) QA
14 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.65%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.48%) COSO
15 3 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.61%) Snort
3 8 (1.29%) Squid
4 4 (0.65%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.65%) OpenSSH
4 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.32%) Docker
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (5.16%) Nessus
2 18 (2.90%) QRadar
3 11 (1.77%) Nexpose
4 8 (1.29%) Suricata
5 7 (1.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.81%) OpenVAS
7 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.48%) CASB
8 3 (0.48%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.48%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.48%) EnCase
8 3 (0.48%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.48%) SCCM
9 2 (0.32%) Ansible
9 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.32%) FTK
9 2 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.32%) Nmap
10 1 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 136 (21.94%) Microsoft
2 94 (15.16%) Cisco
3 35 (5.65%) SAP
4 34 (5.48%) LogRhythm
5 31 (5.00%) Splunk
6 21 (3.39%) VMware
7 20 (3.23%) CrowdStrike
8 17 (2.74%) Carbon Black
9 16 (2.58%) Qualys
10 15 (2.42%) ArcSight
11 14 (2.26%) Google
11 14 (2.26%) Palo Alto
12 13 (2.10%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.77%) Sun
13 11 (1.77%) Symantec
14 10 (1.61%) Darktrace
14 10 (1.61%) Forcepoint
15 8 (1.29%) Blue Coat
15 8 (1.29%) FireEye
15 8 (1.29%) Zscaler