The median annual salary for a Senior Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Analyst
UK
Rank 781 812 891
Rank change year-on-year +31 +79  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Analyst 83 137 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 64 121 50
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £44,794 £41,800
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.84%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

Senior Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Analyst over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +38 80 £55,000 - 11
South East +75 30 £55,000 +18.91% 6
London +37 19 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South West +14 10 £55,000 +10.00%
Surrey +46 8 £57,500 +12.19% 2
North West -7 8 £42,500 -22.72%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £55,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +28 6 £48,500 -28.14%
Hampshire +20 6 £72,500 +61.85% 1
Wiltshire +19 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Oxfordshire +10 5 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Basingstoke +2 5 £72,500 +61.85% 1
Manchester -20 5 £40,000 -33.33%
Coventry +17 4 £48,500 -7.61%
Banbury +13 4 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Bristol -6 4 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire +22 3 £82,500 +26.92%
East Midlands +6 3 £82,500 +26.92%
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 -
Warrington - 3 £45,000 -
Feltham - 3 £51,250 -
Kent +27 2 £41,500 -
Scotland +20 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
East Sussex +3 1 £35,000 -
Brighton +3 1 £35,000 -
Gloucester +2 1 £52,500 -4.54%
Gloucestershire -4 1 £52,500 -
South Wales - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Analyst in the job title.

1 112 (56.85%) Information Security
2 104 (52.79%) CISSP
3 73 (37.06%) PCI DSS
3 73 (37.06%) SIEM
4 70 (35.53%) CISM
5 64 (32.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (32.49%) Security Operations
6 57 (28.93%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (22.84%) Linux
8 44 (22.34%) Firewall
8 44 (22.34%) Risk Management
9 40 (20.30%) Vulnerability Management
9 40 (20.30%) Finance
10 39 (19.80%) ITIL
10 39 (19.80%) Degree
11 38 (19.29%) Management Information System
12 34 (17.26%) Active Directory
13 33 (16.75%) Java
13 33 (16.75%) Penetration Testing
14 30 (15.23%) Windows
15 29 (14.72%) SQL
16 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
16 28 (14.21%) Data Loss Prevention
17 27 (13.71%) Network Security
18 26 (13.20%) Data Protection
18 26 (13.20%) Security Monitoring
18 26 (13.20%) SANS
19 25 (12.69%) Data Security
19 25 (12.69%) CISA
20 24 (12.18%) Computer Science

Senior 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 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.02%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (9.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) IaaS
1 7 (3.55%) PaaS
2 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (22.34%) Firewall
2 27 (13.71%) Network Security
3 22 (11.17%) LDAP
4 20 (10.15%) TCP/IP
5 18 (9.14%) HTTP
6 13 (6.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (5.08%) DNS
7 10 (5.08%) HTTPS
8 8 (4.06%) SSL
9 7 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.55%) VPN
10 5 (2.54%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (2.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (2.03%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.52%) Broadband
12 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.52%) LTE
12 3 (1.52%) OSPF
12 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.08%) Big Data
2 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (20.30%) Finance
2 20 (10.15%) Retail
3 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.06%) Dutch Language
4 8 (4.06%) French Language
4 8 (4.06%) German Language
4 8 (4.06%) Italian Language
4 8 (4.06%) Legal
4 8 (4.06%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.52%) Games
7 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.66%) SailPoint
2 16 (8.12%) XML
3 7 (3.55%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.54%) SAML
5 2 (1.02%) Web Services
6 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.51%) OAuth
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.29%) Management Information System
2 24 (12.18%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.60%) PKI
6 11 (5.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (5.08%) Cyber Attack
8 8 (4.06%) Data Centre
8 8 (4.06%) Fintech
9 7 (3.55%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (3.05%) BYOD
10 6 (3.05%) Driving Licence
10 6 (3.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (2.03%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.51%) Blog
13 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.84%) Linux
2 30 (15.23%) Windows
3 11 (5.58%) Unix
4 9 (4.57%) VxWorks
5 4 (2.03%) Android
6 2 (1.02%) AIX
6 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.02%) Solaris
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (56.85%) Information Security
2 73 (37.06%) SIEM
3 64 (32.49%) Security Operations
4 57 (28.93%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (22.34%) Risk Management
6 40 (20.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 39 (19.80%) ITIL
8 33 (16.75%) Penetration Testing
9 28 (14.21%) Data Loss Prevention
10 26 (13.20%) Data Protection
10 26 (13.20%) Security Monitoring
11 25 (12.69%) Data Security
12 24 (12.18%) Identity Access Management
13 22 (11.17%) Analytics
14 21 (10.66%) Security Architecture
15 19 (9.64%) Digital Forensics
16 16 (8.12%) E-Discovery
16 16 (8.12%) Regulatory Compliance
17 15 (7.61%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (6.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.75%) Java
2 29 (14.72%) SQL
3 16 (8.12%) BeanShell
4 11 (5.58%) Python
5 9 (4.57%) C
5 9 (4.57%) C++
6 7 (3.55%) Scala
7 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) C#
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (52.79%) CISSP
2 70 (35.53%) CISM
3 39 (19.80%) Degree
4 26 (13.20%) SANS
5 25 (12.69%) CISA
6 19 (9.64%) CEH
7 17 (8.63%) GCIA
8 16 (8.12%) CREST Certified
8 16 (8.12%) GIAC
9 15 (7.61%) CISMP
10 14 (7.11%) GCIH
10 14 (7.11%) Security Cleared
11 12 (6.09%) DV Cleared
12 10 (5.08%) GREM
13 9 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (3.55%) CRISC
15 6 (3.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (3.05%) SSCP
16 5 (2.54%) GSEC
17 4 (2.03%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (37.06%) PCI DSS
2 64 (32.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.58%) ISO27002
4 10 (5.08%) ISO22301
4 10 (5.08%) ISO27005
5 7 (3.55%) ISO 9000
6 5 (2.54%) COBIT
7 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.51%) FISMA
8 1 (0.51%) GDPR
8 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 34 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.55%) Snort
3 1 (0.51%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) Nessus
2 6 (3.05%) SCCM
3 4 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.03%) Nmap
4 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.52%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.02%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.51%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.58%) Cisco
3 10 (5.08%) CA Agile Central
3 10 (5.08%) Palo Alto
4 9 (4.57%) Oracle
5 8 (4.06%) LogRhythm
6 7 (3.55%) Splunk
7 6 (3.05%) Dell
7 6 (3.05%) HP
8 5 (2.54%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.54%) F5
8 5 (2.54%) Juniper
9 3 (1.52%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.02%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.02%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.02%) Imperva
10 2 (1.02%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.51%) IBM
11 1 (0.51%) Symantec
Banbury
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Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: competitive
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Surrey
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
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Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: Competitive
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
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