Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Senior Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1078 982 1112
Rank change year-on-year -96 +130 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Analyst 128 262 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.14% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 96 221 158
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +23.81% -
10th Percentile £41,125 £46,250 £41,025
90th Percentile £69,625 £81,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -5.00%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Top 13 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -110 118 £55,000 -15.38% 13
UK excluding London -42 80 £50,000 -9.09% 10
London -44 47 £60,000 -14.29% 4
North of England +23 32 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South East +16 17 £63,750 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire +25 16 £46,000 -26.40% 1
North West +8 16 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Midlands +26 11 £58,000 +5.45% 4
West Midlands +8 11 £58,000 +22.11% 4
East of England -13 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Scotland -17 8 £48,500 +7.78% 1
South West -5 3 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Wales +15 1 £45,000 -

Senior Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 72 (56.25%) Information Security
2 54 (42.19%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (41.41%) CISSP
4 41 (32.03%) SIEM
5 36 (28.13%) Network Security
6 35 (27.34%) Security Operations
7 32 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 31 (24.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 29 (22.66%) Finance
10 28 (21.88%) Firewall
11 27 (21.09%) Penetration Testing
12 26 (20.31%) CISM
12 26 (20.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 25 (19.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 25 (19.53%) Risk Management
14 23 (17.97%) Python
15 22 (17.19%) Incident Management
16 20 (15.63%) Malware Analysis
16 20 (15.63%) Windows
16 20 (15.63%) Threat Intelligence
17 19 (14.84%) Vulnerability Management
18 18 (14.06%) WAN
19 17 (13.28%) GCIH
19 17 (13.28%) Qualys
20 16 (12.50%) GIAC
20 16 (12.50%) Cisco
20 16 (12.50%) CheckPoint
21 15 (11.72%) ITIL
21 15 (11.72%) Security Management
21 15 (11.72%) SANS

Senior 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:

Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) IaaS
1 2 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.13%) Network Security
2 28 (21.88%) Firewall
3 18 (14.06%) WAN
4 14 (10.94%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.59%) HTTP
6 10 (7.81%) LAN
7 8 (6.25%) SMTP
7 8 (6.25%) SSH
7 8 (6.25%) VLAN
7 8 (6.25%) VPN
8 7 (5.47%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (5.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (4.69%) MPLS
9 6 (4.69%) WLAN
10 5 (3.91%) Internet
11 2 (1.56%) SAN
12 1 (0.78%) IPsec
12 1 (0.78%) SMS
12 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Burp Suite
1 4 (3.13%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.78%) AppScan
General
1 29 (22.66%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Retail
3 8 (6.25%) Banking
4 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.13%) Law
6 3 (2.34%) International Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Military
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.59%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.91%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.56%) Fintech
7 2 (1.56%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) BYOD
8 1 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.63%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) Linux
3 8 (6.25%) Unix
4 4 (3.13%) Kali Linux
4 4 (3.13%) Solaris
5 3 (2.34%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Android
7 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (56.25%) Information Security
2 54 (42.19%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (32.03%) SIEM
4 35 (27.34%) Security Operations
5 31 (24.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 27 (21.09%) Penetration Testing
7 26 (20.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 25 (19.53%) Risk Management
9 22 (17.19%) Incident Management
10 20 (15.63%) Malware Analysis
10 20 (15.63%) Threat Intelligence
11 19 (14.84%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (11.72%) ITIL
12 15 (11.72%) Security Management
13 13 (10.16%) Security Architecture
13 13 (10.16%) Security Monitoring
14 12 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (8.59%) Service Management
16 10 (7.81%) Analytics
16 10 (7.81%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.97%) Python
2 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.69%) Java
4 4 (3.13%) C
4 4 (3.13%) Perl
5 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.34%) C++
6 1 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (41.41%) CISSP
2 26 (20.31%) CISM
3 17 (13.28%) GCIH
4 16 (12.50%) GIAC
5 15 (11.72%) SANS
6 13 (10.16%) GCIA
6 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
7 12 (9.38%) Degree
8 10 (7.81%) GSEC
9 8 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (5.47%) CREST Certified
10 7 (5.47%) GCED
10 7 (5.47%) GCFA
11 5 (3.91%) SSCP
12 4 (3.13%) CCNA
12 4 (3.13%) CEH
12 4 (3.13%) CISA
12 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.59%) PCI DSS
3 10 (7.81%) COBIT
4 9 (7.03%) GDPR
5 4 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (3.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.34%) SLA
7 2 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.78%) BS7799
8 1 (0.78%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.78%) PMO
8 1 (0.78%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (3.13%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.56%) Snort
3 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) Nessus
2 6 (4.69%) CSIRT
2 6 (4.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (4.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (3.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.56%) EnCase
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.56%) QRadar
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (0.78%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Qualys
2 16 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 16 (12.50%) Cisco
3 8 (6.25%) F5
4 7 (5.47%) LogRhythm
4 7 (5.47%) Splunk
5 6 (4.69%) ArcSight
5 6 (4.69%) Oracle
5 6 (4.69%) Riverbed
6 5 (3.91%) HP
6 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.91%) Palo Alto
6 5 (3.91%) VMware
7 4 (3.13%) Darktrace
7 4 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.34%) Intel
8 3 (2.34%) Sun
9 2 (1.56%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.56%) IBM
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat