Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 375 443
Rank change year-on-year -8 +68 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1445 1527 1479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.82% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.85% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 1269 1208
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -7 1403 £50,000 - 85
London +31 739 £55,000 -8.33% 29
UK excluding London -49 690 £45,000 - 58
South East -15 265 £47,000 -3.09% 18
North of England +16 167 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Midlands -21 92 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Yorkshire +24 90 £45,000 +21.62% 5
West Midlands -20 81 £45,000 +12.50% 13
South West -7 74 £40,000 -11.11% 11
North West -12 72 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East of England -54 66 £45,000 -3.23% 3
Scotland -27 17 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +19 11 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Wales +14 7 £42,500 +112.50%
North East -7 5 £28,000 -36.00% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 860 (59.52%) Information Security
2 569 (39.38%) Firewall
3 565 (39.10%) CISSP
4 485 (33.56%) Cybersecurity
5 474 (32.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 468 (32.39%) SIEM
7 421 (29.13%) Finance
8 341 (23.60%) CISM
9 337 (23.32%) Network Security
10 314 (21.73%) Windows
11 312 (21.59%) Security Operations
12 266 (18.41%) Cisco
13 253 (17.51%) Penetration Testing
14 241 (16.68%) Linux
15 228 (15.78%) Degree
16 226 (15.64%) ITIL
16 226 (15.64%) Management Information System
17 198 (13.70%) Data Protection
18 197 (13.63%) Risk Management
19 189 (13.08%) PCI DSS
20 183 (12.66%) CheckPoint
21 181 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
22 176 (12.18%) Banking
23 175 (12.11%) Vulnerability Management
24 164 (11.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 160 (11.07%) GIAC
26 157 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 149 (10.31%) CISA
27 149 (10.31%) TCP/IP
28 148 (10.24%) Active Directory

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 22 (1.52%) IBM Notes
2 16 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.62%) NetWeaver
5 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.35%) CMS
6 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.35%) SAS
7 4 (0.28%) IIS
8 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.21%) nginx
9 2 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.069%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) SAP GRC
2 9 (0.62%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 5 (0.35%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.38%) Office 365
4 14 (0.97%) SaaS
5 11 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.62%) IaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.21%) GitHub
7 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.14%) Force.com
8 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.069%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 569 (39.38%) Firewall
2 337 (23.32%) Network Security
3 149 (10.31%) TCP/IP
4 114 (7.89%) LAN
5 108 (7.47%) WAN
6 103 (7.13%) VPN
7 98 (6.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 89 (6.16%) Internet
9 67 (4.64%) DNS
10 45 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (2.21%) VLAN
12 31 (2.15%) DHCP
13 30 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 30 (2.08%) HTTP
13 30 (2.08%) MPLS
14 28 (1.94%) BGP
14 28 (1.94%) OSPF
15 27 (1.87%) Wireless
15 27 (1.87%) Wireshark
16 26 (1.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.62%) SAP BW
3 6 (0.42%) MySQL
4 4 (0.28%) Big Data
4 4 (0.28%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.069%) Looker
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.069%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (1.38%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.42%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.21%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.069%) AppScan
General
1 421 (29.13%) Finance
2 176 (12.18%) Banking
3 56 (3.88%) Law
4 55 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.60%) Legal
6 51 (3.53%) Investment Banking
7 50 (3.46%) Retail Banking
8 33 (2.28%) International Banking
9 26 (1.80%) German Language
10 25 (1.73%) French Language
11 20 (1.38%) Retail
12 17 (1.18%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.11%) Marketing
14 14 (0.97%) Electronics
15 12 (0.83%) Digital Economy
16 11 (0.76%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.42%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.35%) Games
19 4 (0.28%) Advertising
19 4 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.48%) Web Services
2 6 (0.42%) .NET
2 6 (0.42%) HTML
3 3 (0.21%) Ajax
3 3 (0.21%) CSS
3 3 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.21%) Flash
3 3 (0.21%) HTML5
3 3 (0.21%) jQuery
3 3 (0.21%) Laravel
3 3 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (0.21%) Memcached
3 3 (0.21%) SailPoint
3 3 (0.21%) XML
4 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.069%) LAMP
5 1 (0.069%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.069%) OAuth
5 1 (0.069%) SAML
5 1 (0.069%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 226 (15.64%) Management Information System
2 181 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 93 (6.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 77 (5.33%) Data Protection Act
6 75 (5.19%) Cyberthreat
7 47 (3.25%) Data Centre
8 39 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
8 39 (2.70%) PKI
9 35 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 27 (1.87%) Smart Meter
11 14 (0.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 14 (0.97%) Smart Energy
12 13 (0.90%) iPad
13 12 (0.83%) Reinsurance
14 10 (0.69%) BYOD
14 10 (0.69%) CESG
14 10 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
15 9 (0.62%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 314 (21.73%) Windows
2 241 (16.68%) Linux
3 81 (5.61%) Unix
3 81 (5.61%) Windows Server
4 39 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.73%) Solaris
7 21 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 19 (1.31%) Kali Linux
9 17 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.83%) VxWorks
10 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) CentOS
15 2 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (59.52%) Information Security
2 485 (33.56%) Cybersecurity
3 468 (32.39%) SIEM
4 312 (21.59%) Security Operations
5 253 (17.51%) Penetration Testing
6 226 (15.64%) ITIL
7 198 (13.70%) Data Protection
8 197 (13.63%) Risk Management
9 175 (12.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 164 (11.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 157 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 139 (9.62%) Incident Management
13 138 (9.55%) Security Management
14 120 (8.30%) Security Monitoring
15 105 (7.27%) Information Security Management
16 98 (6.78%) Identity Access Management
17 97 (6.71%) Risk Assessment
18 92 (6.37%) Threat Intelligence
19 91 (6.30%) Security Architecture
20 90 (6.23%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 62 (4.29%) Python
2 39 (2.70%) Java
3 32 (2.21%) SQL
4 27 (1.87%) C
5 20 (1.38%) Bash Shell
5 20 (1.38%) PowerShell
6 12 (0.83%) C++
6 12 (0.83%) Perl
7 10 (0.69%) PHP
8 6 (0.42%) C#
9 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.28%) Ruby
10 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.069%) C-shell
11 1 (0.069%) Korn
11 1 (0.069%) VBA
11 1 (0.069%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 565 (39.10%) CISSP
2 341 (23.60%) CISM
3 228 (15.78%) Degree
4 160 (11.07%) GIAC
5 149 (10.31%) CISA
6 133 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
7 116 (8.03%) CEH
8 112 (7.75%) CCNA
8 112 (7.75%) Security Cleared
9 101 (6.99%) GCIH
10 87 (6.02%) CCNP
11 84 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 78 (5.40%) SANS
13 68 (4.71%) CRISC
14 67 (4.64%) GCIA
15 64 (4.43%) SC Cleared
16 62 (4.29%) SSCP
17 50 (3.46%) DV Cleared
18 45 (3.11%) CBAP
19 37 (2.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 474 (32.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 189 (13.08%) PCI DSS
3 123 (8.51%) GDPR
4 67 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 63 (4.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 60 (4.15%) COBIT
7 47 (3.25%) SLA
8 39 (2.70%) ISO 9001
9 36 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 24 (1.66%) NIST 800
11 22 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.62%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.55%) QA
15 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.42%) SSAE 16
16 5 (0.35%) FISMA
16 5 (0.35%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.35%) PMO
16 5 (0.35%) SAS 70
System Software
1 148 (10.24%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
2 44 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.56%) Snort
4 18 (1.25%) vSphere
5 13 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.55%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.48%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.35%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.14%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 71 (4.91%) Nessus
2 42 (2.91%) QRadar
3 36 (2.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 32 (2.21%) CSIRT
5 28 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
6 20 (1.38%) SCCM
7 15 (1.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 11 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 11 (0.76%) Nmap
8 11 (0.76%) WMI
9 10 (0.69%) Kubernetes
10 9 (0.62%) RSA enVision
11 8 (0.55%) EnCase
11 8 (0.55%) OpenVAS
11 8 (0.55%) Suricata
12 6 (0.42%) Nexpose
13 5 (0.35%) Nagios
13 5 (0.35%) WSUS
14 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 266 (18.41%) Cisco
2 183 (12.66%) CheckPoint
3 119 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 89 (6.16%) F5
5 83 (5.74%) Palo Alto
6 82 (5.67%) Juniper
7 64 (4.43%) VMware
8 54 (3.74%) Splunk
9 52 (3.60%) Blue Coat
10 49 (3.39%) McAfee
11 40 (2.77%) LogRhythm
12 37 (2.56%) Qualys
13 36 (2.49%) Oracle
14 35 (2.42%) SAP
15 33 (2.28%) Sourcefire
16 32 (2.21%) ArcSight
17 26 (1.80%) FireEye
18 23 (1.59%) Dell
19 22 (1.52%) Lotus
20 21 (1.45%) Crossbeam