The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Analyst
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 380 464
Rank change year-on-year -9 +84  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 670 766 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.78% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.81% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 538 621 533
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,936 £33,200 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 643 £50,000 -1.96% 61
London +15 328 £55,000 -4.34% 28
South East -18 101 £45,000 -14.28% 13
City of London +37 62 £46,250 -26.00% 5
Yorkshire +25 61 £40,000 -13.51% 8
West Yorkshire +28 50 £40,000 -20.00% 8
North West -25 47 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Leeds +16 39 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East of England -4 38 £50,000 -4.76% 2
West Midlands -5 32 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Manchester -16 29 £50,000 +25.00%
Berkshire +12 27 £42,500 -15.00% 5
South West -16 23 £36,500 -8.75% 5
Surrey +10 20 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Oxfordshire +4 17 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Hertfordshire -16 17 £52,500 +2.43%
Kent +19 16 £45,000 -23.40% 1
Scotland +11 16 £40,500 - 4
Cheshire - 15 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire -3 13 £50,000 - 1
Bristol -22 13 £36,500 +2.09% 3
Crewe - 13 £50,750 -
Banbury -6 12 £70,000 +107.40%
East Midlands +22 11 £52,500 +138.63% 1
Glasgow +8 11 £40,000 -1.23% 2
North Yorkshire +9 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Birmingham 0 9 - - 1
Hampshire -10 8 £67,500 +5.46% 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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.

1 709 (54.58%) Information Security
2 536 (41.26%) Firewall
3 470 (36.18%) CISSP
4 462 (35.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 429 (33.03%) Cybersecurity
6 422 (32.49%) SIEM
7 333 (25.64%) CISM
8 304 (23.40%) Finance
9 286 (22.02%) Network Security
10 280 (21.56%) Windows
11 242 (18.63%) Security Operations
12 231 (17.78%) Cisco
13 230 (17.71%) PCI DSS
14 226 (17.40%) Risk Management
15 206 (15.86%) Vulnerability Management
16 201 (15.47%) ITIL
17 200 (15.40%) Management Information System
18 197 (15.17%) Linux
19 195 (15.01%) CISA
20 177 (13.63%) Degree
21 174 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
22 160 (12.32%) CheckPoint
23 140 (10.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 138 (10.62%) Security Monitoring
25 128 (9.85%) Intrusion Detection
26 127 (9.78%) CEH
27 126 (9.70%) Data Protection
28 124 (9.55%) Incident Management
29 123 (9.47%) Active Directory
30 121 (9.31%) GIAC

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 (0.92%) IIS
1 12 (0.92%) MS Exchange
1 12 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.31%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.077%) Apache
5 1 (0.077%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.46%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 8 (0.62%) assyst
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.69%) Office 365
2 22 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.46%) SaaS
5 14 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.54%) Force.com
6 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.38%) IaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 536 (41.26%) Firewall
2 286 (22.02%) Network Security
3 128 (9.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 111 (8.55%) TCP/IP
5 91 (7.01%) VPN
6 71 (5.47%) WAN
7 66 (5.08%) DNS
7 66 (5.08%) Internet
7 66 (5.08%) LAN
8 64 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (3.31%) Wireshark
10 40 (3.08%) HTTP
11 37 (2.85%) OSPF
12 35 (2.69%) BGP
12 35 (2.69%) Wireless
13 30 (2.31%) DHCP
14 29 (2.23%) EIGRP
14 29 (2.23%) SSL
15 18 (1.39%) HTTPS
15 18 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.00%) Big Data
2 5 (0.38%) GIS
3 4 (0.31%) SAP BW
3 4 (0.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.31%) ZAP BI
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.077%) DB2
5 1 (0.077%) Looker
5 1 (0.077%) Maltego
5 1 (0.077%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Metasploit
2 10 (0.77%) Burp Suite
3 7 (0.54%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.15%) JIRA
4 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.077%) Visual Studio
General
1 304 (23.40%) Finance
2 109 (8.39%) Legal
3 71 (5.47%) Banking
4 40 (3.08%) Law
5 39 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.93%) Retail
7 20 (1.54%) German Language
8 19 (1.46%) French Language
8 19 (1.46%) Spanish Language
9 17 (1.31%) Dutch Language
9 17 (1.31%) Italian Language
10 14 (1.08%) Marketing
11 11 (0.85%) Advertising
11 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.54%) Military
13 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.38%) Automotive
14 5 (0.38%) Electronics
15 4 (0.31%) Back Office
15 4 (0.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.23%) SailPoint
2 11 (0.85%) Web Services
3 10 (0.77%) HTML
4 8 (0.62%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.54%) .NET
6 5 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.38%) SAML
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.23%) CSS
7 3 (0.23%) OAuth
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.15%) Middleware
8 2 (0.15%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.15%) RESTful
8 2 (0.15%) XML
9 1 (0.077%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.077%) OpenID
9 1 (0.077%) REST
9 1 (0.077%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 200 (15.40%) Management Information System
2 120 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 94 (7.24%) Security Operations Centre
5 54 (4.16%) Data Centre
6 53 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
7 51 (3.93%) Cyberthreat
8 50 (3.85%) Cyber Attack
9 32 (2.46%) PKI
10 21 (1.62%) iPad
11 19 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 18 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 17 (1.31%) CESG
13 17 (1.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 16 (1.23%) Smartphone
15 15 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
16 14 (1.08%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.85%) Cybercrime
18 9 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 280 (21.56%) Windows
2 197 (15.17%) Linux
3 103 (7.93%) Unix
4 54 (4.16%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.92%) Kali Linux
5 25 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (1.85%) Android
7 20 (1.54%) VxWorks
8 18 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.92%) CentOS
9 12 (0.92%) Debian
9 12 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.38%) Solaris
12 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (54.58%) Information Security
2 429 (33.03%) Cybersecurity
3 422 (32.49%) SIEM
4 242 (18.63%) Security Operations
5 226 (17.40%) Risk Management
6 206 (15.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 201 (15.47%) ITIL
8 174 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
9 140 (10.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 138 (10.62%) Security Monitoring
11 126 (9.70%) Data Protection
12 124 (9.55%) Incident Management
13 111 (8.55%) Security Management
14 100 (7.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 84 (6.47%) Analytics
16 77 (5.93%) Data Security
17 75 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 73 (5.62%) Information Security Management
19 72 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
20 69 (5.31%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 72 (5.54%) SQL
2 59 (4.54%) Python
3 55 (4.23%) Java
4 34 (2.62%) PowerShell
5 30 (2.31%) C
6 26 (2.00%) C++
7 16 (1.23%) C#
8 13 (1.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.62%) PHP
10 5 (0.38%) Perl
11 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.23%) ABAP
12 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.077%) BeanShell
13 1 (0.077%) C-shell
13 1 (0.077%) Korn
13 1 (0.077%) Ruby
13 1 (0.077%) Scala
13 1 (0.077%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 470 (36.18%) CISSP
2 333 (25.64%) CISM
3 195 (15.01%) CISA
4 177 (13.63%) Degree
5 127 (9.78%) CEH
6 121 (9.31%) GIAC
7 108 (8.31%) SANS
8 101 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
9 91 (7.01%) GCIH
10 86 (6.62%) Security Cleared
11 72 (5.54%) CCNP
12 65 (5.00%) GCIA
13 61 (4.70%) CompTIA Security+
13 61 (4.70%) Security+ Certification
14 57 (4.39%) CCNA
15 48 (3.70%) DV Cleared
16 47 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
17 41 (3.16%) CNA
17 41 (3.16%) Novell Certification
17 41 (3.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (35.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 230 (17.71%) PCI DSS
3 60 (4.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 53 (4.08%) GDPR
5 42 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 42 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 31 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 29 (2.23%) COBIT
8 26 (2.00%) SLA
9 23 (1.77%) ISO 22301
10 19 (1.46%) NIST 800
11 12 (0.92%) SSAE 16
12 8 (0.62%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.38%) PMO
14 5 (0.38%) QA
15 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.23%) SAS 70
16 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 123 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.46%) Snort
3 49 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.00%) vSphere
7 7 (0.54%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.46%) pfSense
9 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 68 (5.23%) Nessus
2 40 (3.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 32 (2.46%) CSIRT
4 28 (2.16%) RSA enVision
5 26 (2.00%) QRadar
6 21 (1.62%) Nmap
7 15 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.00%) Nexpose
9 12 (0.92%) EnCase
10 11 (0.85%) OSSEC
11 10 (0.77%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 9 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (0.54%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.46%) SCCM
16 4 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 231 (17.78%) Cisco
2 160 (12.32%) CheckPoint
3 103 (7.93%) Microsoft
4 74 (5.70%) LogRhythm
5 73 (5.62%) Juniper
6 72 (5.54%) Palo Alto
7 67 (5.16%) ArcSight
8 64 (4.93%) Qualys
9 62 (4.77%) VMware
10 56 (4.31%) Splunk
11 48 (3.70%) McAfee
12 44 (3.39%) F5
13 39 (3.00%) Oracle
14 34 (2.62%) Sun
15 32 (2.46%) NetWitness
16 30 (2.31%) Blue Coat
16 30 (2.31%) Sophos
17 28 (2.16%) HP
18 27 (2.08%) Symantec
19 24 (1.85%) Red Hat
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Flex Working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 80,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000 - £62,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: C£53'000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40-£50k + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + On-Call + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus 7.5% Pension - Usual Bens
Posted: 3 days ago