Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 391 389 378
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,289 1,436 1,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.84% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1,138 1,278
UK median annual salary £45,500 £50,000 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% +1.52% +9.44%
10th Percentile £32,125 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 155,416 171,189 182,225
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,154 137,258 152,504
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 1,225 £47,500 -5.00% 170
UK excluding London +71 798 £45,000 - 114
London -69 479 £59,750 +8.64% 60
North of England +112 294 £45,000 - 31
South East -12 217 £48,500 +2.11% 23
North West +121 206 £45,000 - 24
East of England +57 99 £37,700 -16.22% 18
Midlands +7 78 £43,750 -2.78% 26
Yorkshire +15 76 £41,350 -8.11% 6
South West -12 65 £37,500 -6.25% 13
West Midlands +6 55 £45,500 +1.11% 15
Scotland +7 27 £45,500 +13.75% 1
East Midlands +18 23 £34,500 -21.14% 11
Wales +12 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
North East +7 12 £38,263 +36.65% 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £45,000 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 869 (67.42%) Information Security
2 537 (41.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 479 (37.16%) CISSP
4 437 (33.90%) Cybersecurity
5 372 (28.86%) SIEM
6 350 (27.15%) Windows
7 348 (27.00%) Firewall
8 286 (22.19%) Network Security
9 284 (22.03%) Finance
10 278 (21.57%) Management Information System
11 262 (20.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 251 (19.47%) Security Operations
13 244 (18.93%) Penetration Testing
14 243 (18.85%) Linux
15 237 (18.39%) GDPR
16 227 (17.61%) PCI DSS
17 216 (16.76%) Legal
18 203 (15.75%) Data Protection
19 202 (15.67%) CISM
20 195 (15.13%) Cisco
21 178 (13.81%) Degree
22 171 (13.27%) Microsoft
23 167 (12.96%) Risk Management
24 159 (12.34%) SANS
24 159 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
25 154 (11.95%) CEH
26 153 (11.87%) TCP/IP
27 137 (10.63%) ITIL
28 129 (10.01%) Intrusion Detection
29 127 (9.85%) Wi-Fi

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 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.31%) Apache
3 4 (0.31%) IIS
4 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.078%) Confluence
5 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 84 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 24 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.31%) Relativity
3 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (3.10%) SaaS
4 30 (2.33%) Office 365
5 15 (1.16%) IaaS
6 14 (1.09%) PaaS
7 9 (0.70%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.078%) Loggly
10 1 (0.078%) Slack
10 1 (0.078%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 348 (27.00%) Firewall
2 286 (22.19%) Network Security
3 153 (11.87%) TCP/IP
4 129 (10.01%) Intrusion Detection
5 127 (9.85%) Wi-Fi
6 81 (6.28%) LAN
7 78 (6.05%) WAN
8 60 (4.65%) Internet
9 47 (3.65%) VPN
10 39 (3.03%) OSPF
11 34 (2.64%) Wireshark
12 27 (2.09%) Ethernet
13 25 (1.94%) DNS
14 23 (1.78%) SSL
15 21 (1.63%) HTTP
16 16 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (0.85%) Wireless
18 9 (0.70%) BGP
18 9 (0.70%) IPsec
19 8 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.32%) Big Data
2 10 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
3 6 (0.47%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.47%) SAP BW
4 4 (0.31%) GIS
5 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.16%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.078%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.078%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (0.85%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.31%) RStudio
3 3 (0.23%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.23%) Selenium
3 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.078%) Ant
4 1 (0.078%) AppScan
4 1 (0.078%) JIRA
4 1 (0.078%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio
General
1 284 (22.03%) Finance
2 216 (16.76%) Legal
3 79 (6.13%) Retail
4 57 (4.42%) Law
5 55 (4.27%) Banking
6 31 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.93%) International Banking
7 12 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.62%) Advertising
11 7 (0.54%) Military
12 6 (0.47%) Back Office
12 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.39%) Games
14 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.31%) French Language
14 4 (0.31%) German Language
14 4 (0.31%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.01%) SailPoint
2 12 (0.93%) Regular Expression
3 6 (0.47%) Web Services
4 5 (0.39%) LAMP
5 4 (0.31%) .NET
6 3 (0.23%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.23%) JSON
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.16%) LDAP
8 1 (0.078%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.078%) CSS
8 1 (0.078%) HTML
8 1 (0.078%) jQuery
8 1 (0.078%) Middleware
8 1 (0.078%) SAML
8 1 (0.078%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.078%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.078%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 278 (21.57%) Management Information System
2 120 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (9.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 79 (6.13%) Security Operations Centre
5 62 (4.81%) Cyberthreat
6 60 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
7 59 (4.58%) Computer Science
8 48 (3.72%) Cyberattack
9 45 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.32%) PKI
11 13 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 10 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 10 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
14 9 (0.70%) Cybercrime
14 9 (0.70%) Fintech
15 8 (0.62%) Life Science
16 6 (0.47%) NHS
16 6 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 350 (27.15%) Windows
2 243 (18.85%) Linux
3 74 (5.74%) Unix
4 53 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.85%) AIX
6 11 (0.85%) CentOS
6 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.70%) Kali Linux
7 9 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.47%) HPUX
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.23%) Android
10 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.078%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (67.42%) Information Security
2 437 (33.90%) Cybersecurity
3 372 (28.86%) SIEM
4 262 (20.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 251 (19.47%) Security Operations
6 244 (18.93%) Penetration Testing
7 203 (15.75%) Data Protection
8 167 (12.96%) Risk Management
9 159 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
10 137 (10.63%) ITIL
11 127 (9.85%) Business Continuity
12 123 (9.54%) Risk Analysis
13 122 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 119 (9.23%) Mentoring
15 118 (9.15%) Risk Assessment
16 117 (9.08%) Threat Analysis
17 111 (8.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 110 (8.53%) Due Diligence
18 110 (8.53%) Incident Management
19 109 (8.46%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (8.38%) SQL
2 90 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 55 (4.27%) Python
4 34 (2.64%) Perl
5 25 (1.94%) Java
6 18 (1.40%) C
7 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.47%) C++
10 4 (0.31%) ABAP
10 4 (0.31%) C#
11 3 (0.23%) PHP
12 2 (0.16%) R
12 2 (0.16%) Ruby
13 1 (0.078%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.078%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.078%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 479 (37.16%) CISSP
2 202 (15.67%) CISM
3 178 (13.81%) Degree
4 159 (12.34%) SANS
5 154 (11.95%) CEH
6 121 (9.39%) CISA
7 120 (9.31%) Cisco Certification
8 105 (8.15%) CREST Certified
9 91 (7.06%) GIAC
9 91 (7.06%) Security Cleared
10 78 (6.05%) CCNA
11 69 (5.35%) CCNP
12 61 (4.73%) SSCP
13 50 (3.88%) SC Cleared
14 47 (3.65%) CCSA
15 45 (3.49%) GSEC
16 43 (3.34%) CompTIA Security+
17 42 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
18 36 (2.79%) CRISC
19 31 (2.40%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 537 (41.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 237 (18.39%) GDPR
3 227 (17.61%) PCI DSS
4 95 (7.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 41 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 39 (3.03%) COBIT
7 38 (2.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 34 (2.64%) SLA
9 14 (1.09%) ISO 9001
10 13 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 11 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.62%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.54%) GPG13
14 5 (0.39%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.31%) FIPS 140-2
15 4 (0.31%) GxP
15 4 (0.31%) QA
16 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.23%) PSD2
17 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 95 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.70%) Snort
4 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.23%) Firmware
5 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (3.80%) Nessus
2 29 (2.25%) Stealthwatch
3 25 (1.94%) Nexpose
3 25 (1.94%) QRadar
4 24 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 23 (1.78%) CSIRT
6 20 (1.55%) OpenVAS
7 16 (1.24%) EnCase
8 14 (1.09%) Nmap
9 12 (0.93%) Core Impact
10 9 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 6 (0.47%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 5 (0.39%) Defensics
13 5 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.39%) SCCM
14 4 (0.31%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.31%) FTK
14 4 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 195 (15.13%) Cisco
2 171 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 102 (7.91%) VMware
4 93 (7.21%) CheckPoint
5 70 (5.43%) Splunk
6 58 (4.50%) Qualys
7 53 (4.11%) SolarWinds
8 48 (3.72%) ArcSight
9 46 (3.57%) Symantec
10 42 (3.26%) Palo Alto
11 40 (3.10%) LogRhythm
12 30 (2.33%) Oracle
13 29 (2.25%) AlienVault
14 27 (2.09%) CyberArk
15 22 (1.71%) Sun
16 18 (1.40%) F5
17 16 (1.24%) Forcepoint
18 15 (1.16%) Juniper
18 15 (1.16%) SAP
18 15 (1.16%) Sophos