The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
UK
Rank 383 418 458
Rank change year-on-year +35 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 623 725 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.70% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.73% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 521 584 510
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% -  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +46 599 £47,500 -5.00% 75
London +72 291 £55,000 - 32
South East +19 120 £47,500 - 22
City of London +72 58 £50,000 -9.09% 9
East of England +39 47 £43,000 -14.00% 1
North West +1 38 £46,250 +8.82% 2
West Midlands +33 36 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Essex +37 32 £42,500 -19.04%
Buckinghamshire +40 29 £55,000 +23.59% 4
Milton Keynes +33 27 £55,000 +23.59% 4
Kent +42 26 £42,000 +100.00% 2
Manchester -10 24 £41,250 -13.15% 1
South West +3 23 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East Midlands -2 23 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Hampshire +16 21 £56,250 +25.00% 2
Surrey +29 17 £50,000 - 4
Northamptonshire +32 16 £45,000 -18.18%
Yorkshire -42 14 £32,500 -21.68% 1
Chelmsford - 13 £43,000 -
Warwickshire +38 12 £40,000 -14.43%
Northampton +32 11 £45,000 -14.28%
Hertfordshire +17 11 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol -2 11 £42,500 - 5
West Yorkshire -20 11 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Oxfordshire -18 10 £55,000 +15.78% 6
Wales +6 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Merseyside +2 9 £53,573 +40.98% 1
Berkshire -4 9 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Leeds -18 9 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Bootle - 9 £53,573 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 745 (56.44%) Information Security
2 531 (40.23%) Firewall
3 500 (37.88%) CISSP
4 454 (34.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 410 (31.06%) Cybersecurity
6 396 (30.00%) SIEM
7 345 (26.14%) CISM
8 306 (23.18%) Finance
9 267 (20.23%) Security Operations
10 266 (20.15%) ITIL
11 254 (19.24%) Network Security
12 253 (19.17%) Windows
13 238 (18.03%) PCI DSS
14 233 (17.65%) Management Information System
15 224 (16.97%) Risk Management
16 212 (16.06%) Penetration Testing
17 207 (15.68%) CISA
18 201 (15.23%) Degree
18 201 (15.23%) Vulnerability Management
19 190 (14.39%) Linux
20 171 (12.95%) Security Management
21 158 (11.97%) Cisco
22 142 (10.76%) CEH
23 139 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
24 128 (9.70%) Risk Assessment
25 127 (9.62%) GIAC
26 126 (9.55%) Information Security Management
27 121 (9.17%) SANS
28 120 (9.09%) Active Directory
29 118 (8.94%) Data Protection

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 19 (1.44%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.76%) IIS
3 6 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.076%) Apache
5 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 39 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.076%) SmartSuite
4 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.14%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 6 (0.45%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.23%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) assyst
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.076%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.65%) Office 365
2 27 (2.05%) SaaS
3 21 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.68%) IaaS
7 8 (0.61%) PaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 531 (40.23%) Firewall
2 254 (19.24%) Network Security
3 117 (8.86%) TCP/IP
4 115 (8.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 44 (3.33%) VPN
5 44 (3.33%) Wireshark
6 41 (3.11%) Internet
7 40 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (2.88%) DNS
8 38 (2.88%) HTTP
9 25 (1.89%) LDAP
10 24 (1.82%) HTTPS
10 24 (1.82%) SSL
11 21 (1.59%) OSPF
12 20 (1.52%) Wireless
13 16 (1.21%) WAN
14 15 (1.14%) tcpdump
15 14 (1.06%) DHCP
16 13 (0.98%) BGP
17 12 (0.91%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (0.98%) Big Data
1 13 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.53%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.38%) GIS
3 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.38%) ZAP BI
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.076%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Burp Suite
1 8 (0.61%) Fiddler
2 7 (0.53%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.23%) Selenium
4 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.076%) AppScan
5 1 (0.076%) JIRA
5 1 (0.076%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 306 (23.18%) Finance
2 100 (7.58%) Legal
3 69 (5.23%) Retail
4 45 (3.41%) Banking
5 40 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.58%) Law
7 23 (1.74%) German Language
7 23 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.59%) French Language
9 17 (1.29%) Dutch Language
9 17 (1.29%) Italian Language
9 17 (1.29%) Spanish Language
10 11 (0.83%) Games
11 10 (0.76%) Advertising
11 10 (0.76%) Marketing
12 7 (0.53%) Military
13 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.45%) Electronics
14 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.97%) SailPoint
2 16 (1.21%) XML
3 9 (0.68%) Web Services
4 8 (0.61%) HTML
5 7 (0.53%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.38%) .NET
6 5 (0.38%) SAML
7 4 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.23%) Middleware
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.15%) OAuth
9 2 (0.15%) RESTful
10 1 (0.076%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.076%) CSS
10 1 (0.076%) ODBC
10 1 (0.076%) PCRE
10 1 (0.076%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 233 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 99 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 83 (6.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (4.39%) Data Protection Act
6 50 (3.79%) Cyber Attack
7 36 (2.73%) Data Centre
8 31 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
9 26 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 26 (1.97%) PKI
10 23 (1.74%) CESG
11 17 (1.29%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.21%) iPad
13 15 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
14 13 (0.98%) Cybercrime
15 12 (0.91%) Fintech
16 8 (0.61%) BYOD
16 8 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
17 6 (0.45%) Derivative
17 6 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 253 (19.17%) Windows
2 190 (14.39%) Linux
3 115 (8.71%) Unix
4 34 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.76%) Solaris
8 10 (0.76%) VxWorks
9 9 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.45%) CentOS
11 5 (0.38%) Android
12 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.23%) Debian
13 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (56.44%) Information Security
2 410 (31.06%) Cybersecurity
3 396 (30.00%) SIEM
4 267 (20.23%) Security Operations
5 266 (20.15%) ITIL
6 224 (16.97%) Risk Management
7 212 (16.06%) Penetration Testing
8 201 (15.23%) Vulnerability Management
9 171 (12.95%) Security Management
10 139 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
11 128 (9.70%) Risk Assessment
12 126 (9.55%) Information Security Management
13 118 (8.94%) Data Protection
14 115 (8.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 113 (8.56%) Security Architecture
15 113 (8.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 110 (8.33%) Incident Management
17 96 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
18 87 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
19 68 (5.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 107 (8.11%) SQL
2 59 (4.47%) Java
3 49 (3.71%) Python
4 42 (3.18%) PowerShell
5 23 (1.74%) C
6 21 (1.59%) C++
7 16 (1.21%) BeanShell
8 15 (1.14%) PHP
9 14 (1.06%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.98%) C#
11 9 (0.68%) Perl
12 8 (0.61%) Scala
13 7 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.30%) ABAP
15 3 (0.23%) Ruby
16 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.076%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 500 (37.88%) CISSP
2 345 (26.14%) CISM
3 207 (15.68%) CISA
4 201 (15.23%) Degree
5 142 (10.76%) CEH
6 127 (9.62%) GIAC
7 121 (9.17%) SANS
8 89 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (6.36%) GCIH
10 72 (5.45%) GCIA
11 62 (4.70%) Security Cleared
12 59 (4.47%) SSCP
13 57 (4.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 57 (4.32%) Security+ Certification
14 51 (3.86%) CCNP
15 50 (3.79%) CISMP
16 43 (3.26%) GSEC
17 36 (2.73%) CCNA
18 33 (2.50%) CREST Certified
18 33 (2.50%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 454 (34.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 238 (18.03%) PCI DSS
3 91 (6.89%) COBIT
4 49 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 46 (3.48%) SLA
6 45 (3.41%) ISO22301
7 44 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 36 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 35 (2.65%) GDPR
10 34 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 20 (1.52%) ISO27002
12 10 (0.76%) ISO27005
13 7 (0.53%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.53%) PMO
14 4 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.23%) SAS 70
16 2 (0.15%) FISMA
16 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
17 1 (0.076%) GPG13
17 1 (0.076%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 120 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.58%) Snort
3 31 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.23%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) RACF
8 1 (0.076%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (3.33%) Nessus
2 42 (3.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 31 (2.35%) CSIRT
4 22 (1.67%) RSA enVision
5 18 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (1.06%) QRadar
7 13 (0.98%) Nmap
8 11 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 9 (0.68%) SCCM
9 9 (0.68%) SCOM
10 8 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.53%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.38%) OpenVAS
12 5 (0.38%) RSA Archer
12 5 (0.38%) RSA Security Analytics
13 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.30%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 158 (11.97%) Cisco
2 104 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 92 (6.97%) CheckPoint
4 81 (6.14%) ArcSight
5 70 (5.30%) Palo Alto
5 70 (5.30%) Qualys
6 59 (4.47%) Splunk
7 46 (3.48%) Oracle
8 42 (3.18%) LogRhythm
9 41 (3.11%) Intel Security
10 38 (2.88%) Forcepoint
10 38 (2.88%) Juniper
10 38 (2.88%) VMware
11 32 (2.42%) SAP
12 26 (1.97%) NetWitness
12 26 (1.97%) Symantec
13 25 (1.89%) F5
14 24 (1.82%) Sophos
14 24 (1.82%) Sun
15 23 (1.74%) Blue Coat
London
Pearson Whiffin Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Empiric.com
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000 + 5k shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Adeptis Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-55,000k base, 10% bonus and strong package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Pension Scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum PLUS 20% bonus + Pension + Private H
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Marie Stopes International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago