Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 385 446
Rank change year-on-year +4 +61 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1414 1517 1444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.80% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.83% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1249 1199
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £27,700
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% +1.19%

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 0 1369 £50,000 - 56
London +36 714 £55,000 -8.33% 22
UK excluding London -40 685 £45,000 - 36
South East -28 239 £45,500 -9.00% 12
North of England +41 196 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +56 105 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Midlands -6 88 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North West +24 83 £50,000 +25.00% 3
West Midlands -24 77 £45,000 +12.50% 5
South West -16 67 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East of England -40 66 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Scotland -15 18 £40,500 -4.71% 1
East Midlands +35 11 £47,500 +58.33%
North East +15 8 £36,500 -14.12%
Wales +17 7 £42,500 +112.50% 1
Isle of Man - 6 £25,000 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 834 (58.98%) Information Security
2 553 (39.11%) Firewall
3 543 (38.40%) CISSP
4 478 (33.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 468 (33.10%) SIEM
6 466 (32.96%) Cybersecurity
7 394 (27.86%) Finance
8 338 (23.90%) CISM
9 323 (22.84%) Network Security
10 302 (21.36%) Windows
11 294 (20.79%) Security Operations
12 285 (20.16%) Cisco
13 263 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
14 233 (16.48%) Management Information System
15 224 (15.84%) Linux
15 224 (15.84%) ITIL
16 222 (15.70%) Degree
17 208 (14.71%) PCI DSS
18 206 (14.57%) Risk Management
19 204 (14.43%) Data Protection
20 190 (13.44%) CheckPoint
21 175 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
22 174 (12.31%) Banking
23 161 (11.39%) Vulnerability Management
24 157 (11.10%) CISA
25 152 (10.75%) Active Directory
26 149 (10.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 148 (10.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 138 (9.76%) GIAC
29 136 (9.62%) 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 22 (1.56%) IBM Notes
2 18 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (0.35%) CMS
5 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.35%) NetWeaver
6 4 (0.28%) IIS
7 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.21%) nginx
7 3 (0.21%) SAS
8 2 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.071%) Apache
9 1 (0.071%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.99%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 9 (0.64%) SAP GRC
3 6 (0.42%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.27%) SaaS
4 17 (1.20%) Office 365
5 7 (0.50%) IaaS
5 7 (0.50%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.42%) Force.com
6 6 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.21%) GitHub
8 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.071%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 553 (39.11%) Firewall
2 323 (22.84%) Network Security
3 135 (9.55%) TCP/IP
4 118 (8.35%) LAN
4 118 (8.35%) WAN
5 111 (7.85%) VPN
6 98 (6.93%) Internet
7 91 (6.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 76 (5.37%) DNS
9 51 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (2.69%) BGP
11 37 (2.62%) OSPF
12 35 (2.48%) DHCP
12 35 (2.48%) EIGRP
13 34 (2.40%) HTTP
14 32 (2.26%) Wireless
15 30 (2.12%) VLAN
16 29 (2.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 29 (2.05%) MPLS
17 27 (1.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.64%) SAP BW
3 6 (0.42%) Big Data
4 4 (0.28%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.071%) Looker
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.071%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (1.49%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.50%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.071%) JIRA
5 1 (0.071%) Subversion
5 1 (0.071%) Visual Studio
General
1 394 (27.86%) Finance
2 174 (12.31%) Banking
3 65 (4.60%) Legal
4 54 (3.82%) Retail Banking
5 53 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.61%) Investment Banking
7 46 (3.25%) Law
8 33 (2.33%) International Banking
9 26 (1.84%) Retail
10 18 (1.27%) German Language
11 17 (1.20%) French Language
12 15 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.06%) Marketing
13 13 (0.92%) Electronics
14 12 (0.85%) Digital Economy
15 7 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.42%) Advertising
17 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.21%) Automotive
18 3 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.71%) .NET
2 7 (0.50%) Web Services
3 6 (0.42%) HTML
4 3 (0.21%) Ajax
4 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.21%) CSS
4 3 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.21%) Flash
4 3 (0.21%) HTML5
4 3 (0.21%) jQuery
4 3 (0.21%) Laravel
4 3 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.21%) Memcached
4 3 (0.21%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.21%) XML
5 2 (0.14%) SAML
6 1 (0.071%) LAMP
6 1 (0.071%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.071%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.071%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 233 (16.48%) Management Information System
2 175 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (9.05%) Computer Science
4 89 (6.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 77 (5.45%) Data Protection Act
6 69 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
7 53 (3.75%) Data Centre
8 40 (2.83%) Cyber Attack
9 38 (2.69%) PKI
10 34 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.49%) Smart Meter
12 16 (1.13%) iPad
13 14 (0.99%) Smart Energy
13 14 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 12 (0.85%) NHS
15 12 (0.85%) Reinsurance
16 11 (0.78%) CESG
17 9 (0.64%) BYOD
18 8 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 302 (21.36%) Windows
2 224 (15.84%) Linux
3 87 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 65 (4.60%) Unix
5 32 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (1.63%) Kali Linux
6 23 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.13%) Solaris
9 15 (1.06%) VxWorks
10 13 (0.92%) Windows 2000
10 13 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.64%) Android
13 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (58.98%) Information Security
2 468 (33.10%) SIEM
3 466 (32.96%) Cybersecurity
4 294 (20.79%) Security Operations
5 263 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
6 224 (15.84%) ITIL
7 206 (14.57%) Risk Management
8 204 (14.43%) Data Protection
9 161 (11.39%) Vulnerability Management
10 149 (10.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 148 (10.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 136 (9.62%) Incident Management
13 117 (8.27%) Security Management
14 103 (7.28%) Data Security
14 103 (7.28%) Security Monitoring
15 99 (7.00%) Identity Access Management
16 89 (6.29%) Security Architecture
17 88 (6.22%) Information Security Management
18 82 (5.80%) Threat Intelligence
19 79 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (5.02%) Python
2 43 (3.04%) Java
3 30 (2.12%) SQL
4 26 (1.84%) C
5 23 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.13%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.06%) C++
8 11 (0.78%) Perl
9 9 (0.64%) PHP
10 7 (0.50%) C#
11 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.071%) C-shell
12 1 (0.071%) Korn
12 1 (0.071%) Ruby
12 1 (0.071%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 543 (38.40%) CISSP
2 338 (23.90%) CISM
3 222 (15.70%) Degree
4 157 (11.10%) CISA
5 138 (9.76%) GIAC
6 132 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (7.99%) CEH
8 108 (7.64%) Security Cleared
9 107 (7.57%) CCNA
10 100 (7.07%) GCIH
11 95 (6.72%) CCNP
12 75 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
13 71 (5.02%) SANS
14 63 (4.46%) SSCP
15 62 (4.38%) GCIA
16 59 (4.17%) SC Cleared
17 58 (4.10%) CRISC
18 57 (4.03%) DV Cleared
19 45 (3.18%) CBAP
20 38 (2.69%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (33.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (14.71%) PCI DSS
3 117 (8.27%) GDPR
4 68 (4.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 66 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 56 (3.96%) COBIT
7 48 (3.39%) SLA
8 39 (2.76%) ISO 9001
9 36 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 31 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 27 (1.91%) NIST 800
12 21 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 11 (0.78%) SSAE 16
14 9 (0.64%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
16 6 (0.42%) QA
17 5 (0.35%) FISMA
17 5 (0.35%) HIPAA
18 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 3 (0.21%) SAS 70
System Software
1 152 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
4 37 (2.62%) Snort
5 21 (1.49%) vSphere
6 18 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.64%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.57%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.28%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 83 (5.87%) Nessus
2 39 (2.76%) QRadar
3 32 (2.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 27 (1.91%) CSIRT
5 21 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.20%) Nmap
7 15 (1.06%) SCCM
8 13 (0.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 12 (0.85%) RSA enVision
10 11 (0.78%) EnCase
10 11 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 11 (0.78%) WMI
11 10 (0.71%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.71%) Kubernetes
12 9 (0.64%) Nexpose
13 8 (0.57%) Suricata
14 5 (0.35%) Nagios
15 4 (0.28%) OSSEC
15 4 (0.28%) WSUS
15 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 285 (20.16%) Cisco
2 190 (13.44%) CheckPoint
3 105 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 85 (6.01%) Juniper
5 75 (5.30%) F5
6 74 (5.23%) VMware
7 70 (4.95%) Palo Alto
8 58 (4.10%) LogRhythm
9 55 (3.89%) Splunk
10 50 (3.54%) Qualys
11 46 (3.25%) Blue Coat
11 46 (3.25%) McAfee
12 36 (2.55%) ArcSight
13 32 (2.26%) Oracle
14 30 (2.12%) SAP
15 24 (1.70%) Dell
15 24 (1.70%) FireEye
16 22 (1.56%) Lotus
17 21 (1.49%) CyberArk
17 21 (1.49%) Red Hat