Security Analyst Jobs

Security Analyst
UK

The median Security Analyst salary in the UK is £52,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 428 441 554
Rank change year-on-year +13 +113 -127
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 599 613 1,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.73% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 489 492 624
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,375 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 21 June 2024.

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 21 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +39 554 £52,500 +2.94% 46
UK excluding London -27 359 £47,500 -2.06% 41
London +66 221 £67,500 +22.73% 10
Work from Home +6 198 £55,000 +10.00% 20
North of England +28 106 £45,000 -7.22% 9
South East -4 101 £52,500 +5.53% 13
North West -13 59 £45,000 -9.09% 5
Midlands -56 56 £47,500 -5.00% 7
South West -17 49 £50,000 -9.09% 8
West Midlands -37 32 £43,500 -13.00% 4
Yorkshire +52 26 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Scotland -61 26 £50,000 - 3
East Midlands -21 24 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North East - 21 £40,000 - 1
East of England -19 18 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Wales -5 2 £41,250 +15.65%
Northern Ireland +8 1 - -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 June 2024, Security Analyst job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 360 (60.10%) Cybersecurity
2 326 (54.42%) Information Security
3 228 (38.06%) SIEM
4 191 (31.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 187 (31.22%) Firewall
6 174 (29.05%) Microsoft
6 174 (29.05%) Incident Response
7 160 (26.71%) Security Operations
8 158 (26.38%) Azure
9 151 (25.21%) CISSP
10 123 (20.53%) NIST
11 117 (19.53%) Finance
12 111 (18.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 111 (18.53%) Social Skills
13 107 (17.86%) Microsoft 365
14 104 (17.36%) Cloud Security
15 102 (17.03%) Risk Management
16 101 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
17 94 (15.69%) Management Information System
18 91 (15.19%) Incident Management
19 81 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
20 80 (13.36%) Windows
21 78 (13.02%) Cyber Essentials
22 77 (12.85%) CISM
23 76 (12.69%) Cyberattack
24 71 (11.85%) Degree
25 69 (11.52%) CISA
26 68 (11.35%) GRC
27 65 (10.85%) Law
28 61 (10.18%) Vulnerability Remediation

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.34%) Skype for Business
2 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 158 (26.38%) Azure
2 107 (17.86%) Microsoft 365
3 49 (8.18%) AWS
4 16 (2.67%) Entra ID
5 15 (2.50%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.34%) Azure Sentinel
6 8 (1.34%) SaaS
7 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.00%) OCI
8 5 (0.83%) GCP
8 5 (0.83%) IaaS
8 5 (0.83%) PaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.17%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Purview
10 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 187 (31.22%) Firewall
2 42 (7.01%) Network Security
3 41 (6.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 39 (6.51%) DNS
5 27 (4.51%) Internet
6 26 (4.34%) WAN
7 25 (4.17%) LAN
8 20 (3.34%) DKIM
8 20 (3.34%) DMARC
8 20 (3.34%) VoIP
9 18 (3.01%) SSL
9 18 (3.01%) VPN
10 16 (2.67%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.17%) Wireless
12 10 (1.67%) Wireshark
13 9 (1.50%) SD-WAN
14 8 (1.34%) MPLS
14 8 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (1.34%) Skype
14 8 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.50%) Power BI
2 2 (0.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (1.67%) Burp Suite
1 10 (1.67%) Metasploit
General
1 117 (19.53%) Finance
2 111 (18.53%) Social Skills
3 101 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (10.85%) Law
5 32 (5.34%) Retail
6 30 (5.01%) Legal
7 18 (3.01%) Banking
8 14 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 10 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.50%) Public Sector
12 6 (1.00%) Marketing
13 5 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.67%) Advertising
14 4 (0.67%) Automotive
14 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.84%) REST
2 10 (1.67%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.34%) SAML
4 2 (0.33%) ADO
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 76 (12.69%) Cyberattack
3 49 (8.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 42 (7.01%) Cyber Threat
5 26 (4.34%) Security Posture
6 24 (4.01%) Cyber Defence
7 22 (3.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 17 (2.84%) Onboarding
9 14 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.00%) Operational Technology
11 10 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.67%) IoT
12 9 (1.50%) Cyber Security Posture
13 8 (1.34%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.34%) Insider Threat
13 8 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
15 6 (1.00%) SWIFT Messaging Network
16 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.36%) Windows
2 37 (6.18%) Linux
3 20 (3.34%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.83%) Unix
6 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (60.10%) Cybersecurity
2 326 (54.42%) Information Security
3 228 (38.06%) SIEM
4 174 (29.05%) Incident Response
5 160 (26.71%) Security Operations
6 111 (18.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 104 (17.36%) Cloud Security
8 102 (17.03%) Risk Management
9 91 (15.19%) Incident Management
10 81 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (10.18%) Vulnerability Remediation
12 56 (9.35%) Threat Intelligence
13 52 (8.68%) MITRE ATT&CK
13 52 (8.68%) Risk Assessment
14 51 (8.51%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 50 (8.35%) Penetration Testing
15 50 (8.35%) Security Management
16 48 (8.01%) Security Monitoring
17 44 (7.35%) Data Loss Prevention
17 44 (7.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.67%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.34%) Python
3 9 (1.50%) Bash
4 8 (1.34%) Java
5 6 (1.00%) C#
6 4 (0.67%) C++
6 4 (0.67%) R
7 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) Kusto Query Language
7 1 (0.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 151 (25.21%) CISSP
2 77 (12.85%) CISM
3 71 (11.85%) Degree
4 69 (11.52%) CISA
5 49 (8.18%) CompTIA Security+
6 41 (6.84%) Security Cleared
7 35 (5.84%) CompTIA CySA+
8 25 (4.17%) CEH
8 25 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 21 (3.51%) Master's Degree
10 20 (3.34%) CCSP
10 20 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (3.17%) GIAC
12 17 (2.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 17 (2.84%) CRISC
13 12 (2.00%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.84%) OSCP
15 10 (1.67%) GCIH
15 10 (1.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (31.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (20.53%) NIST
3 78 (13.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 68 (11.35%) GRC
5 52 (8.68%) GDPR
6 45 (7.51%) PCI DSS
7 35 (5.84%) NCSC
8 30 (5.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 12 (2.00%) COBIT
10 10 (1.67%) ISO 22301
11 7 (1.17%) SOC 2
12 5 (0.83%) ISO 31000
12 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.67%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.67%) SLA
14 3 (0.50%) TickIT
15 2 (0.33%) GLBA
15 2 (0.33%) ITGC
15 2 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 59 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (5.18%) CASB
2 17 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (2.00%) CSIRT
4 10 (1.67%) Nmap
5 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.17%) Nessus
7 5 (0.83%) WSUS
8 3 (0.50%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.33%) QRadar
10 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 174 (29.05%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.34%) CrowdStrike
3 16 (2.67%) Cisco
4 13 (2.17%) Qualys
5 11 (1.84%) Splunk
6 10 (1.67%) Rapid7
7 8 (1.34%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.34%) Intel
7 8 (1.34%) Palo Alto
7 8 (1.34%) Ribbon
8 7 (1.17%) Proofpoint
9 6 (1.00%) IBM
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle
10 5 (0.83%) BT
10 5 (0.83%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.83%) VMware
11 4 (0.67%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.67%) Varonis
12 3 (0.50%) Darktrace
12 3 (0.50%) SonicWALL