The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 397 461
Rank change year-on-year +15 +64  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 650 713 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.72% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 516 571 480
Median salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,120 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.47% +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 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +24 624 £50,000 -1.96% 57
London +52 301 £52,500 -4.54% 21
South East +25 124 £45,000 -10.89% 13
City of London +61 70 £45,000 -25.00% 7
East of England +10 43 £45,000 -14.28% 2
North West -18 42 £55,000 +25.71% 5
Yorkshire +3 38 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands +17 35 £41,250 +3.12% 3
West Yorkshire -4 28 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Manchester -17 27 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Surrey +24 25 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South West -16 25 £38,250 -15.00% 8
Kent +41 24 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Oxfordshire +13 23 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Berkshire +14 22 £40,750 -18.50% 3
Leeds +5 21 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Hampshire +10 16 £60,000 +50.00%
Banbury +1 16 £70,000 +107.40% 1
Hertfordshire +5 15 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Cheshire -3 15 £57,500 +69.11%
Cambridgeshire +8 14 £50,000 +17.64%
East Midlands +23 13 £52,500 +75.00%
Bristol -1 13 £36,500 +2.09% 4
Crewe -3 13 £50,750 +49.26%
Scotland +10 10 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Essex +2 10 £41,500 -20.95%
Birmingham 0 10 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Warwickshire +24 9 £42,500 +3.03%
Buckinghamshire +11 9 - -
Milton Keynes +5 9 - -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 707 (55.32%) Information Security
2 525 (41.08%) Firewall
3 466 (36.46%) CISSP
4 458 (35.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 435 (34.04%) Cybersecurity
6 424 (33.18%) SIEM
7 332 (25.98%) CISM
8 279 (21.83%) Finance
9 264 (20.66%) Windows
10 263 (20.58%) Network Security
11 236 (18.47%) Security Operations
12 226 (17.68%) PCI DSS
13 224 (17.53%) Risk Management
14 217 (16.98%) Management Information System
15 216 (16.90%) ITIL
16 210 (16.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 193 (15.10%) CISA
18 190 (14.87%) Cisco
19 189 (14.79%) Degree
20 186 (14.55%) Linux
21 175 (13.69%) Penetration Testing
22 136 (10.64%) Security Monitoring
23 132 (10.33%) GIAC
23 132 (10.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 124 (9.70%) Data Protection
24 124 (9.70%) Security Management
24 124 (9.70%) CheckPoint
25 123 (9.62%) Incident Management
26 120 (9.39%) CEH
27 117 (9.15%) 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 14 (1.10%) IIS
2 13 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.078%) Apache
5 1 (0.078%) CICS
5 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.33%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 7 (0.55%) assyst
3 5 (0.39%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.23%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.97%) Office 365
2 20 (1.56%) SaaS
3 19 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.47%) Force.com
6 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.16%) IaaS
8 2 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 525 (41.08%) Firewall
2 263 (20.58%) Network Security
3 112 (8.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 109 (8.53%) TCP/IP
5 66 (5.16%) VPN
6 65 (5.09%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (4.15%) DNS
8 51 (3.99%) Internet
9 50 (3.91%) Wireshark
10 47 (3.68%) WAN
11 44 (3.44%) HTTP
12 41 (3.21%) LAN
13 30 (2.35%) SSL
14 28 (2.19%) Wireless
15 25 (1.96%) OSPF
16 24 (1.88%) DHCP
17 23 (1.80%) BGP
18 20 (1.56%) HTTPS
18 20 (1.56%) LDAP
19 19 (1.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.10%) Big Data
2 6 (0.47%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.39%) GIS
3 5 (0.39%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.39%) ZAP BI
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.078%) DB2
5 1 (0.078%) Maltego
5 1 (0.078%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.078%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 11 (0.86%) Burp Suite
3 8 (0.63%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.16%) JIRA
4 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio
General
1 279 (21.83%) Finance
2 112 (8.76%) Legal
3 52 (4.07%) Banking
4 46 (3.60%) Retail
5 42 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 40 (3.13%) Law
7 20 (1.56%) German Language
8 19 (1.49%) French Language
8 19 (1.49%) Spanish Language
9 17 (1.33%) Dutch Language
9 17 (1.33%) Italian Language
10 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.86%) Marketing
12 10 (0.78%) Advertising
13 7 (0.55%) Military
14 6 (0.47%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) Games
15 5 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.25%) SailPoint
2 12 (0.94%) Web Services
3 10 (0.78%) HTML
4 8 (0.63%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.47%) .NET
5 6 (0.47%) SAML
6 5 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.23%) CSS
7 3 (0.23%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.23%) XML
8 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.16%) Middleware
8 2 (0.16%) OAuth
8 2 (0.16%) RESTful
9 1 (0.078%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.078%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.078%) ODBC
9 1 (0.078%) REST
9 1 (0.078%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 217 (16.98%) Management Information System
2 115 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (8.45%) Computer Science
4 84 (6.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 57 (4.46%) Cyber Attack
6 49 (3.83%) Cyberthreat
6 49 (3.83%) Data Protection Act
7 43 (3.36%) Data Centre
8 31 (2.43%) PKI
9 24 (1.88%) CESG
10 23 (1.80%) iPad
11 18 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 18 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 17 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 16 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
13 16 (1.25%) Smartphone
14 14 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.86%) Cybercrime
15 11 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 264 (20.66%) Windows
2 186 (14.55%) Linux
3 100 (7.82%) Unix
4 43 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.88%) Android
6 22 (1.72%) Kali Linux
7 19 (1.49%) VxWorks
8 17 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.86%) CentOS
10 11 (0.86%) Debian
10 11 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.16%) Solaris
14 2 (0.16%) zOS
15 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (55.32%) Information Security
2 435 (34.04%) Cybersecurity
3 424 (33.18%) SIEM
4 236 (18.47%) Security Operations
5 224 (17.53%) Risk Management
6 216 (16.90%) ITIL
7 210 (16.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 175 (13.69%) Penetration Testing
9 136 (10.64%) Security Monitoring
10 132 (10.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 124 (9.70%) Data Protection
11 124 (9.70%) Security Management
12 123 (9.62%) Incident Management
13 107 (8.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 81 (6.34%) Information Security Management
15 79 (6.18%) Analytics
15 79 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
17 71 (5.56%) Data Security
17 71 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 81 (6.34%) SQL
2 56 (4.38%) Python
3 47 (3.68%) Java
4 40 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 29 (2.27%) C
6 26 (2.03%) C++
7 13 (1.02%) C#
8 12 (0.94%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.86%) PHP
10 5 (0.39%) Perl
11 3 (0.23%) ABAP
11 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.16%) BeanShell
12 2 (0.16%) Scala
13 1 (0.078%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 466 (36.46%) CISSP
2 332 (25.98%) CISM
3 193 (15.10%) CISA
4 189 (14.79%) Degree
5 132 (10.33%) GIAC
6 120 (9.39%) CEH
7 112 (8.76%) SANS
8 96 (7.51%) GCIH
9 86 (6.73%) Security Cleared
10 84 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
11 69 (5.40%) CompTIA Security+
11 69 (5.40%) Security+ Certification
12 68 (5.32%) GCIA
13 57 (4.46%) CCNP
14 49 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
15 47 (3.68%) SSCP
16 44 (3.44%) DV Cleared
17 37 (2.90%) CNA
17 37 (2.90%) Novell Certification
18 36 (2.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (35.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (17.68%) PCI DSS
3 63 (4.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 48 (3.76%) GDPR
5 44 (3.44%) COBIT
6 42 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 40 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 33 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 27 (2.11%) ISO 22301
10 20 (1.56%) SLA
11 14 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 11 (0.86%) SSAE 16
13 8 (0.63%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.47%) PMO
15 4 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.23%) QA
16 3 (0.23%) SAS 70
17 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
17 2 (0.16%) ISO 31000
17 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 60 (4.69%) Snort
3 38 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.63%) vSphere
7 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.39%) pfSense
8 5 (0.39%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.23%) RACF
10 1 (0.078%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (5.71%) Nessus
2 41 (3.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 37 (2.90%) CSIRT
4 31 (2.43%) QRadar
5 30 (2.35%) RSA enVision
6 19 (1.49%) Nmap
7 17 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.86%) EnCase
8 11 (0.86%) Nexpose
8 11 (0.86%) OSSEC
9 10 (0.78%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 8 (0.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 8 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.47%) SCCM
13 5 (0.39%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.31%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 190 (14.87%) Cisco
2 124 (9.70%) CheckPoint
3 96 (7.51%) Microsoft
4 76 (5.95%) ArcSight
5 74 (5.79%) LogRhythm
6 68 (5.32%) Palo Alto
6 68 (5.32%) Qualys
7 64 (5.01%) Splunk
8 51 (3.99%) McAfee
9 49 (3.83%) Juniper
9 49 (3.83%) VMware
10 43 (3.36%) Oracle
11 35 (2.74%) NetWitness
12 32 (2.50%) Sun
13 30 (2.35%) Sophos
14 28 (2.19%) F5
15 27 (2.11%) Blue Coat
15 27 (2.11%) HP
15 27 (2.11%) Symantec
16 23 (1.80%) LogLogic
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £36000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + training
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City, London
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Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits package
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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