Period
to 5 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 506 393 418
Rank change year-on-year -113 +25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 693 386 978
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 556 305 751
10th Percentile £32,438 £33,250 £32,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £38,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £79,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -

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 116,102 53,184 129,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.40% 95.13% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 81,185 44,743 104,931
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,118 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -102 591 £50,000 - 112
UK excluding London -22 467 £45,000 +5.88% 85
London -217 197 £57,000 +3.64% 39
South East -54 160 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Work from Home -170 126 £53,112 +1.17% 18
North of England -74 93 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Midlands -71 66 £45,000 +7.14% 16
West Midlands -51 55 £47,000 +10.59% 13
Scotland -32 52 £42,500 -3.41% 13
South West -25 49 £42,500 -3.03% 6
North West -79 49 £42,500 -2.86% 19
Yorkshire -61 34 £43,500 +16.00% 3
East of England -89 26 £49,250 +13.22% 7
Wales -41 17 £37,000 -2.63% 1
Northern Ireland -39 11 £22,500 -19.64%
North East -14 10 £40,000 +9.59% 3
East Midlands -67 7 £40,000 +6.67% 3

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 424 (61.18%) Information Security
2 391 (56.42%) Cybersecurity
3 253 (36.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 211 (30.45%) SIEM
5 198 (28.57%) Security Operations
6 167 (24.10%) Social Skills
7 156 (22.51%) CISSP
8 144 (20.78%) Azure
9 140 (20.20%) Firewall
10 130 (18.76%) Finance
11 120 (17.32%) Microsoft
12 113 (16.31%) GDPR
13 109 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
14 105 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
14 105 (15.15%) NIST
15 93 (13.42%) Cyber Essentials
16 89 (12.84%) CISM
17 86 (12.41%) Management Information System
18 84 (12.12%) Security Monitoring
19 83 (11.98%) Windows
20 82 (11.83%) Network Security
21 81 (11.69%) Risk Management
22 77 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
23 76 (10.97%) PCI DSS
24 73 (10.53%) Degree
24 73 (10.53%) AWS
25 72 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
25 72 (10.39%) Security Operations Centre
25 72 (10.39%) Legal
26 68 (9.81%) Incident Management

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 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.43%) IIS
3 2 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (2.89%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.72%) RESILIA
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 144 (20.78%) Azure
2 73 (10.53%) AWS
3 72 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (4.04%) GCP
5 28 (4.04%) SaaS
6 21 (3.03%) PaaS
7 20 (2.89%) Azure Sentinel
8 14 (2.02%) IaaS
9 9 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.43%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 140 (20.20%) Firewall
2 82 (11.83%) Network Security
3 34 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (3.61%) DNS
4 25 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.88%) Wireless
6 12 (1.73%) VPN
7 10 (1.44%) HTTP
7 10 (1.44%) Internet
7 10 (1.44%) Wireshark
8 7 (1.01%) DHCP
9 6 (0.87%) SMTP
9 6 (0.87%) WAN
10 5 (0.72%) LAN
11 3 (0.43%) Sourcefire
11 3 (0.43%) SSH
12 2 (0.29%) Broadband
12 2 (0.29%) DMZ
12 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.29%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.43%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.58%) AppScan
3 2 (0.29%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.29%) JIRA
3 2 (0.29%) Selenium
4 1 (0.14%) Ant
4 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 167 (24.10%) Social Skills
2 130 (18.76%) Finance
3 109 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (10.39%) Legal
5 40 (5.77%) Public Sector
6 30 (4.33%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.75%) Retail
8 24 (3.46%) Banking
8 24 (3.46%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.89%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (2.45%) Law
11 13 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (1.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 12 (1.73%) Marketing
12 12 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.30%) Electronics
14 7 (1.01%) German Language
14 7 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (0.72%) Advertising
16 4 (0.58%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.87%) Web Services
2 3 (0.43%) Middleware
3 2 (0.29%) .NET
3 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.14%) JCE
4 1 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.41%) Management Information System
2 72 (10.39%) Security Operations Centre
3 45 (6.49%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (3.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 15 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.02%) Reinsurance
7 12 (1.73%) Cyberattack
7 12 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
8 11 (1.59%) PKI
8 11 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.72%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.58%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.98%) Windows
2 35 (5.05%) Linux
3 26 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.15%) Unix
5 5 (0.72%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.58%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.29%) Android
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (61.18%) Information Security
2 391 (56.42%) Cybersecurity
3 211 (30.45%) SIEM
4 198 (28.57%) Security Operations
5 105 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 84 (12.12%) Security Monitoring
7 81 (11.69%) Risk Management
8 77 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
9 68 (9.81%) Incident Management
10 67 (9.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 62 (8.95%) Threat Intelligence
12 58 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (7.36%) Data Protection
14 51 (7.36%) ITIL
15 50 (7.22%) OWASP
16 49 (7.07%) ISMS
17 47 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
17 47 (6.78%) Security Management
18 44 (6.35%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.04%) Python
2 27 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.03%) SQL
4 18 (2.60%) C
5 11 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.59%) Ruby
6 9 (1.30%) Perl
7 7 (1.01%) Java
8 5 (0.72%) C#
8 5 (0.72%) C++
9 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.43%) VB
10 2 (0.29%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.29%) R
10 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 156 (22.51%) CISSP
2 89 (12.84%) CISM
3 73 (10.53%) Degree
4 55 (7.94%) CISA
5 48 (6.93%) Security Cleared
6 46 (6.64%) CEH
7 42 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
8 36 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 21 (3.03%) CRISC
10 20 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (2.45%) GIAC
11 17 (2.45%) SSCP
12 16 (2.31%) SANS
13 15 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (2.16%) OSCP
14 14 (2.02%) MCSE
15 13 (1.88%) CCNA
15 13 (1.88%) CISMP
16 12 (1.73%) CASP
17 9 (1.30%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (36.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (16.31%) GDPR
3 105 (15.15%) NIST
4 93 (13.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 76 (10.97%) PCI DSS
6 52 (7.50%) GRC
7 35 (5.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 24 (3.46%) COBIT
9 16 (2.31%) SOC 2
10 14 (2.02%) QA
11 13 (1.88%) IASME
11 13 (1.88%) SLA
12 12 (1.73%) NCSC
13 8 (1.15%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.43%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.43%) ISO 22301
17 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 54 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.88%) BitLocker
3 8 (1.15%) Snort
4 3 (0.43%) Squid
5 2 (0.29%) OpenSSH
5 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (5.48%) Nessus
2 18 (2.60%) QRadar
3 13 (1.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 12 (1.73%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 7 (1.01%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.58%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.43%) Suricata
8 2 (0.29%) CASB
8 2 (0.29%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.29%) Nmap
8 2 (0.29%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.14%) Nagios
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 120 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.06%) Qualys
3 37 (5.34%) Splunk
4 28 (4.04%) Cisco
5 20 (2.89%) LogRhythm
6 15 (2.16%) AlienVault
7 14 (2.02%) CrowdStrike
8 12 (1.73%) SAP
8 12 (1.73%) VMware
9 10 (1.44%) ArcSight
10 9 (1.30%) Oracle
11 8 (1.15%) Carbon Black
11 8 (1.15%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.15%) Intel
11 8 (1.15%) Rapid7
12 7 (1.01%) McAfee
12 7 (1.01%) Symantec
13 6 (0.87%) Google
13 6 (0.87%) IBM
13 6 (0.87%) Palo Alto