Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 432 414 416
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 1,212 1,333 1,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.75% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1,090 1,226
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,475 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,800 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -31 1,140 £50,000 - 125
UK excluding London -25 631 £45,000 +2.27% 89
London -13 570 £55,000 - 39
South East -32 180 £50,000 +7.53% 23
North of England +6 174 £45,000 - 19
East of England +23 97 £50,000 +16.28% 14
Yorkshire +23 87 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Midlands +9 85 £42,000 -5.62% 21
North West +7 78 £45,000 -10.00% 11
West Midlands +20 68 £42,000 -1.18% 19
South West -5 50 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Scotland -16 34 £44,750 +11.88% 2
East Midlands -8 17 £42,555 -5.43% 2
Wales +7 16 £35,000 -0.71%
North East -16 9 £58,000 +58.90% 3
Northern Ireland +5 5 - - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 811 (66.91%) Information Security
2 432 (35.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 418 (34.49%) Cybersecurity
4 413 (34.08%) CISSP
5 411 (33.91%) Firewall
6 333 (27.48%) Finance
7 325 (26.82%) SIEM
8 246 (20.30%) Security Operations
9 220 (18.15%) CISM
10 212 (17.49%) Network Security
11 194 (16.01%) PCI DSS
12 191 (15.76%) Windows
13 183 (15.10%) Risk Management
14 180 (14.85%) Degree
15 175 (14.44%) Management Information System
16 162 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
17 149 (12.29%) ITIL
18 148 (12.21%) CISA
19 147 (12.13%) Penetration Testing
20 141 (11.63%) GDPR
21 129 (10.64%) CEH
22 127 (10.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 124 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
24 121 (9.98%) Linux
25 118 (9.74%) TCP/IP
26 117 (9.65%) Splunk
27 114 (9.41%) Threat Intelligence
28 113 (9.32%) Cisco
29 110 (9.08%) Intrusion Detection
30 107 (8.83%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 5 (0.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.25%) nginx
3 2 (0.17%) Apache
3 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.17%) IIS
4 1 (0.083%) Confluence
4 1 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.083%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.29%) SaaS
2 49 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.06%) IaaS
5 22 (1.82%) Office 365
6 19 (1.57%) PaaS
7 11 (0.91%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.25%) GitHub
11 2 (0.17%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.083%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.083%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 411 (33.91%) Firewall
2 212 (17.49%) Network Security
3 118 (9.74%) TCP/IP
4 110 (9.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 64 (5.28%) VPN
6 61 (5.03%) LAN
7 57 (4.70%) WAN
8 40 (3.30%) Internet
9 37 (3.05%) DNS
10 31 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (2.48%) HTTP
12 28 (2.31%) SSL
13 20 (1.65%) VLAN
14 19 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (1.57%) Wireless
14 19 (1.57%) Wireshark
15 17 (1.40%) IPsec
15 17 (1.40%) MPLS
16 11 (0.91%) BGP
17 10 (0.83%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.07%) Big Data
2 9 (0.74%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.25%) dBASE
3 3 (0.25%) MySQL
3 3 (0.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.17%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.17%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.083%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.083%) GIS
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.083%) QlikView
5 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.07%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.41%) AppScan
2 5 (0.41%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.083%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.083%) Selenium
3 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio
General
1 333 (27.48%) Finance
2 71 (5.86%) Legal
3 67 (5.53%) Banking
4 42 (3.47%) Retail
5 31 (2.56%) Law
6 27 (2.23%) Games
7 20 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.57%) Back Office
9 18 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.91%) Advertising
12 11 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.58%) International Banking
14 6 (0.50%) French Language
14 6 (0.50%) German Language
14 6 (0.50%) Publishing
15 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.41%) Marketing
15 5 (0.41%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.31%) SailPoint
2 5 (0.41%) .NET
2 5 (0.41%) SAML
3 4 (0.33%) Ajax
3 4 (0.33%) CSS
3 4 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (0.33%) HTML
3 4 (0.33%) jQuery
3 4 (0.33%) LDAP
4 3 (0.25%) Apache Flex
4 3 (0.25%) LAMP
4 3 (0.25%) Laravel
4 3 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.25%) Memcached
5 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.17%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.17%) Web Services
6 1 (0.083%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.083%) Middleware
6 1 (0.083%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 175 (14.44%) Management Information System
2 124 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
4 71 (5.86%) Computer Science
5 50 (4.13%) Data Centre
6 47 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
8 41 (3.38%) Cyberattack
9 36 (2.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 28 (2.31%) Fintech
11 22 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
12 17 (1.40%) BYOD
13 15 (1.24%) PKI
14 14 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
14 14 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.74%) Smart Meter
16 6 (0.50%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.50%) NHS
17 5 (0.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 191 (15.76%) Windows
2 121 (9.98%) Linux
3 67 (5.53%) Unix
4 29 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.91%) Kali Linux
9 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.66%) CentOS
11 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.50%) AIX
12 6 (0.50%) Android
12 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.50%) Solaris
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.41%) HPUX
13 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (66.91%) Information Security
2 418 (34.49%) Cybersecurity
3 325 (26.82%) SIEM
4 246 (20.30%) Security Operations
5 183 (15.10%) Risk Management
6 162 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
7 149 (12.29%) ITIL
8 147 (12.13%) Penetration Testing
9 127 (10.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 114 (9.41%) Threat Intelligence
11 107 (8.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 103 (8.50%) Data Protection
13 101 (8.33%) Incident Management
14 99 (8.17%) Security Management
15 93 (7.67%) Risk Assessment
16 92 (7.59%) Security Monitoring
17 91 (7.51%) Analytics
18 86 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
19 84 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
20 80 (6.60%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.47%) PowerShell
1 42 (3.47%) Python
2 25 (2.06%) Perl
3 22 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 19 (1.57%) Java
5 16 (1.32%) SQL
6 14 (1.16%) C
7 11 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.25%) C++
9 3 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.083%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.083%) VB
10 1 (0.083%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 413 (34.08%) CISSP
2 220 (18.15%) CISM
3 180 (14.85%) Degree
4 148 (12.21%) CISA
5 129 (10.64%) CEH
6 90 (7.43%) SANS
7 82 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
8 70 (5.78%) Security Cleared
9 58 (4.79%) GIAC
10 44 (3.63%) SSCP
11 43 (3.55%) CCNA
11 43 (3.55%) CRISC
12 42 (3.47%) GCIH
13 37 (3.05%) CompTIA Security+
14 36 (2.97%) CCNP
15 32 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
16 31 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 31 (2.56%) CCSP
16 31 (2.56%) OSCP
16 31 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 432 (35.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 194 (16.01%) PCI DSS
3 141 (11.63%) GDPR
4 78 (6.44%) COBIT
5 56 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (2.15%) SLA
8 23 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (1.40%) ISO 22301
10 15 (1.24%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.91%) NIST 800
12 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.66%) QA
14 7 (0.58%) GPG13
15 6 (0.50%) BS7799
15 6 (0.50%) PSD2
16 3 (0.25%) MiFID
17 2 (0.17%) ISO 8583
17 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.50%) vSphere
4 6 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.41%) Firmware
6 4 (0.33%) Snort
7 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 72 (5.94%) Nessus
2 53 (4.37%) QRadar
3 30 (2.48%) Nexpose
4 24 (1.98%) OpenVAS
5 21 (1.73%) Core Impact
6 20 (1.65%) RSA Security Analytics
7 13 (1.07%) CSIRT
7 13 (1.07%) Nmap
8 10 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.74%) EnCase
9 9 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.50%) CASB
10 6 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.41%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.41%) SCCM
11 5 (0.41%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.33%) Nagios
12 4 (0.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 117 (9.65%) Splunk
2 113 (9.32%) Cisco
3 103 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 84 (6.93%) Qualys
5 71 (5.86%) CheckPoint
5 71 (5.86%) LogRhythm
6 64 (5.28%) ArcSight
7 36 (2.97%) Symantec
8 35 (2.89%) SolarWinds
9 32 (2.64%) VMware
10 29 (2.39%) CyberArk
11 28 (2.31%) AlienVault
11 28 (2.31%) F5
11 28 (2.31%) Red Hat
12 25 (2.06%) Palo Alto
13 23 (1.90%) Bomgar
14 21 (1.73%) Forcepoint
14 21 (1.73%) Juniper
14 21 (1.73%) SAP
15 20 (1.65%) Aveksa