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The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 519 443 369
Rank change year-on-year -76 -74 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 992 577 756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.68% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 615 405 621
10th Percentile £33,600 £31,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
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 151,982 85,295 87,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 92.50% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82,544 65,076 71,375
10th Percentile £32,456 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 18 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 25 May 2022. 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 -66 873 £53,000 +6.00% 116
UK excluding London +32 612 £45,000 - 99
Work from Home -136 349 £52,750 +6.57% 33
London -208 286 £58,000 - 27
East of England +50 168 £60,000 +27.90% 10
South East -34 160 £45,000 -7.69% 23
North of England -29 125 £46,750 +10.00% 24
North West -19 101 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Midlands -59 89 £42,500 -11.92% 25
West Midlands -58 68 £42,500 -12.37% 15
South West -16 34 £48,250 +22.15% 6
Scotland -41 34 £41,078 -3.69% 4
Yorkshire -37 22 £55,000 +29.41% 4
East Midlands -21 20 £42,500 +30.77% 9
Wales -49 10 £32,746 -9.04% 1
North East -14 2 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,500 - 6
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Security Analyst job roles required the following 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.

1 641 (64.62%) Information Security
2 513 (51.71%) Cybersecurity
3 449 (45.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 386 (38.91%) Security Operations
5 321 (32.36%) Social Skills
6 294 (29.64%) Finance
7 279 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 225 (22.68%) SIEM
9 218 (21.98%) CISSP
10 196 (19.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 187 (18.85%) Manufacturing
12 179 (18.04%) Microsoft
12 179 (18.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 175 (17.64%) Public Sector
13 175 (17.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 171 (17.24%) Firewall
15 161 (16.23%) Azure
16 159 (16.03%) Life Science
16 159 (16.03%) Innovative Thinking
17 151 (15.22%) NIST
18 129 (13.00%) GDPR
19 126 (12.70%) Management Information System
20 117 (11.79%) Risk Management
20 117 (11.79%) Vulnerability Management
21 109 (10.99%) CISM
22 106 (10.69%) Threat Intelligence
23 99 (9.98%) Network Security
24 97 (9.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
25 96 (9.68%) Microsoft 365
25 96 (9.68%) Agile

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 7 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.60%) Confluence
3 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (2.92%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.10%) assyst
4 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.10%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 161 (16.23%) Azure
2 96 (9.68%) Microsoft 365
3 63 (6.35%) AWS
4 41 (4.13%) SaaS
5 32 (3.23%) Azure Sentinel
6 29 (2.92%) IaaS
7 26 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (1.81%) GCP
8 18 (1.81%) PaaS
9 15 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.31%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.50%) Akamai
11 5 (0.50%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.40%) GitHub
12 4 (0.40%) Serverless
13 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.10%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 171 (17.24%) Firewall
2 99 (9.98%) Network Security
3 46 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 39 (3.93%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.32%) LAN
6 22 (2.22%) WAN
7 19 (1.92%) DNS
8 18 (1.81%) Wireshark
9 17 (1.71%) VPN
10 15 (1.51%) Internet
10 15 (1.51%) SSL
11 12 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.21%) DHCP
12 8 (0.81%) tcpdump
12 8 (0.81%) Wireless
12 8 (0.81%) WLAN
13 7 (0.71%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.71%) SD-WAN
14 6 (0.60%) SSH
14 6 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.81%) Metadata
2 7 (0.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.40%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.10%) Power BI
6 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.10%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (1.21%) JIRA
2 6 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.20%) Ant
3 2 (0.20%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.10%) Emacs
4 1 (0.10%) GitLab
General
1 321 (32.36%) Social Skills
2 294 (29.64%) Finance
3 187 (18.85%) Manufacturing
4 179 (18.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 175 (17.64%) Public Sector
6 90 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
7 85 (8.57%) Legal
8 30 (3.02%) Banking
9 27 (2.72%) Law
10 20 (2.02%) Retail
11 15 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
12 11 (1.11%) Automotive
13 10 (1.01%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
15 5 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.40%) Advertising
16 4 (0.40%) Games
16 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.40%) Publishing
17 3 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.92%) CSS
2 17 (1.71%) HTML
3 15 (1.51%) React
4 8 (0.81%) Smart Contracts
4 8 (0.81%) web3js
5 5 (0.50%) Kafka
6 4 (0.40%) Middleware
6 4 (0.40%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (0.30%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.30%) Web Services
8 2 (0.20%) .NET
8 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.20%) D3.js
8 2 (0.20%) FastAPI
8 2 (0.20%) PyArrow
8 2 (0.20%) REST
8 2 (0.20%) SOAP
9 1 (0.10%) Keycloak
9 1 (0.10%) Lucene
9 1 (0.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 159 (16.03%) Life Science
2 126 (12.70%) Management Information System
3 63 (6.35%) Cyberthreat
4 41 (4.13%) Cyberattack
5 39 (3.93%) Security Operations Centre
6 37 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (2.92%) Blog
8 20 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
9 19 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.51%) Social Media
11 11 (1.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (1.11%) IoT
12 10 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
13 9 (0.91%) PKI
14 8 (0.81%) CSOC
14 8 (0.81%) Web3
Operating Systems
1 95 (9.58%) Windows
2 74 (7.46%) Linux
3 27 (2.72%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.92%) Unix
5 16 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.40%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.20%) Solaris
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (64.62%) Information Security
2 513 (51.71%) Cybersecurity
3 386 (38.91%) Security Operations
4 225 (22.68%) SIEM
5 159 (16.03%) Innovative Thinking
6 117 (11.79%) Risk Management
6 117 (11.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 106 (10.69%) Threat Intelligence
8 97 (9.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 96 (9.68%) Agile
10 94 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
11 93 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
12 91 (9.17%) Incident Management
13 78 (7.86%) ISMS
13 78 (7.86%) Security Management
14 73 (7.36%) Risk Assessment
15 72 (7.26%) OWASP
16 63 (6.35%) Information Security Management
16 63 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 61 (6.15%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.06%) Python
2 30 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 26 (2.62%) Go
4 19 (1.92%) Bash
5 18 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 18 (1.81%) SQL
6 14 (1.41%) Java
7 8 (0.81%) Rust
7 8 (0.81%) Solidity
8 5 (0.50%) C#
9 4 (0.40%) Ruby
10 3 (0.30%) ABAP
10 3 (0.30%) C
10 3 (0.30%) Perl
11 2 (0.20%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.20%) R
11 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 218 (21.98%) CISSP
2 109 (10.99%) CISM
3 79 (7.96%) Degree
4 74 (7.46%) CISA
5 73 (7.36%) Security Cleared
6 49 (4.94%) CompTIA Security+
7 43 (4.33%) SC Cleared
8 37 (3.73%) CRISC
9 35 (3.53%) CEH
10 28 (2.82%) GCIH
11 23 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (2.32%) CISMP
11 23 (2.32%) GIAC
11 23 (2.32%) SSCP
12 22 (2.22%) CompTIA CySA+
13 21 (2.12%) CASP
13 21 (2.12%) SANS
14 16 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 16 (1.61%) GCIA
15 13 (1.31%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 449 (45.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 279 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 196 (19.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 175 (17.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 151 (15.22%) NIST
6 129 (13.00%) GDPR
7 93 (9.38%) PCI DSS
8 63 (6.35%) GRC
9 34 (3.43%) COBIT
10 24 (2.42%) NCSC
11 15 (1.51%) SOC 2
12 14 (1.41%) IASME
12 14 (1.41%) ISO 22301
12 14 (1.41%) NIST 800
13 13 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 12 (1.21%) ISO 31000
15 11 (1.11%) QA
16 10 (1.01%) ISO 9001
17 9 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 6 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 57 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.40%) Snort
5 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (3.73%) Nessus
2 19 (1.92%) CSIRT
3 12 (1.21%) QRadar
4 8 (0.81%) RSA Archer
5 7 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
7 5 (0.50%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.40%) CASB
9 3 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.30%) Nmap
10 2 (0.20%) Kibana
10 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.10%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.10%) Rancher
11 1 (0.10%) Suricata
Vendors
1 179 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.65%) Splunk
3 38 (3.83%) Cisco
4 32 (3.23%) Google
5 23 (2.32%) Twitter
6 16 (1.61%) CrowdStrike
6 16 (1.61%) Palo Alto
7 14 (1.41%) Qualys
7 14 (1.41%) VMware
8 13 (1.31%) McAfee
9 10 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.91%) ArcSight
10 9 (0.91%) Darktrace
10 9 (0.91%) SolarWinds
11 8 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.81%) LexisNexis
11 8 (0.81%) Meraki
12 7 (0.71%) LogRhythm
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle
12 7 (0.71%) SAP