Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Analyst was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 770 907 871
Rank change year-on-year +137 -36 +198
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Analyst 47 124 243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 102 192
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +27.78% -18.92%
10th Percentile £37,510 £42,050 £41,375
90th Percentile £77,500 £84,375 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +15.56% -10.00%

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 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Security Analyst over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Top 12 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 2 March 2021. 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 +137 39 £60,000 +4.35% 11
UK excluding London +98 26 £55,000 +5.77% 6
London +130 21 £61,250 -3.54% 6
South East +116 10 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Scotland +29 7 £42,653 +7.98% 1
Work from Home -118 7 £62,500 +21.36% 2
North of England +47 5 £48,750 -5.34%
North West +52 4 £47,500 -20.83%
South West +31 2 £57,500 +15.00% 1
East of England +70 1 - -
Wales +37 1 £34,628 -
North East - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, Senior 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 Senior Security Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (70.21%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (61.70%) SIEM
3 25 (53.19%) Security Operations
4 24 (51.06%) Firewall
5 19 (40.43%) Information Security
6 16 (34.04%) Finance
7 15 (31.91%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (31.91%) Azure
8 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
9 11 (23.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
9 11 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (23.40%) Degree
10 10 (21.28%) AWS
10 10 (21.28%) CISSP
10 10 (21.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (21.28%) Microsoft 365
11 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (19.15%) Threat Intelligence
12 8 (17.02%) GDPR
12 8 (17.02%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (17.02%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (17.02%) Splunk
12 8 (17.02%) Security Architecture
12 8 (17.02%) CISM
12 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
13 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.89%) Python
13 7 (14.89%) SaaS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.91%) Azure
2 10 (21.28%) AWS
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (14.89%) SaaS
4 5 (10.64%) IaaS
4 5 (10.64%) PaaS
5 4 (8.51%) BPaaS
5 4 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.38%) GCP
6 3 (6.38%) OpenDNS
7 2 (4.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.13%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) Firewall
2 11 (23.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (10.64%) VPN
4 4 (8.51%) DMZ
4 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 4 (8.51%) SSL
4 4 (8.51%) Wireshark
5 3 (6.38%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) Network Security
5 3 (6.38%) WAAS
6 2 (4.26%) HTTP
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.13%) SMTP
7 1 (2.13%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Public Sector
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) SAML
2 3 (6.38%) LDAP
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) OAuth
3 1 (2.13%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.13%) OpenID
3 1 (2.13%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Blog
5 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.13%) FMCG
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Kali Linux
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (61.70%) SIEM
3 25 (53.19%) Security Operations
4 19 (40.43%) Information Security
5 15 (31.91%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
7 10 (21.28%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (19.15%) Threat Intelligence
9 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (17.02%) Security Architecture
9 8 (17.02%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.77%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (12.77%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (10.64%) Blue Team
12 5 (10.64%) Malware Analysis
12 5 (10.64%) OSINT
12 5 (10.64%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.89%) Python
3 4 (8.51%) C
3 4 (8.51%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) CISSP
3 8 (17.02%) CISM
4 6 (12.77%) GCIH
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) CISA
6 4 (8.51%) CEH
6 4 (8.51%) GCFA
7 3 (6.38%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (6.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (4.26%) SANS
9 1 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.13%) CISMP
9 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) ECIH
9 1 (2.13%) GCIA
9 1 (2.13%) GIAC
9 1 (2.13%) GSEC
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.02%) GDPR
3 5 (10.64%) NIST
4 4 (8.51%) ITGC
4 4 (8.51%) QA
5 3 (6.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (6.38%) COBIT
5 3 (6.38%) COSO
5 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (6.38%) HIPAA
6 2 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (4.26%) NIST 800
6 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
6 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (4.26%) SLA
7 1 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Snort
1 3 (6.38%) Squid
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Nessus
2 3 (6.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (6.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (6.38%) Nexpose
2 3 (6.38%) Suricata
3 1 (2.13%) CASB
3 1 (2.13%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (2.13%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.13%) HP Fortify
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Splunk
3 7 (14.89%) LogRhythm
4 5 (10.64%) Qualys
5 4 (8.51%) Carbon Black
6 3 (6.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) CrowdStrike
6 3 (6.38%) FireEye
6 3 (6.38%) Forcepoint
6 3 (6.38%) Google
6 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 3 (6.38%) Zscaler
7 2 (4.26%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Intel
8 1 (2.13%) Micro Focus
8 1 (2.13%) Tripwire