The median annual salary for a Senior Security Analyst was £59,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 826 900
Rank change year-on-year +33 +74  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Analyst 81 121 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.13% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 66 104 74
Median salary £59,250 £62,500 £52,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.20% +19.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,300 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +16.66%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Top 27 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 22 June 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 +13 75 £58,750 -6.00% 8
London -1 29 £60,000 -14.28% 3
South East +51 26 £70,000 +21.73% 2
Oxfordshire +26 16 £70,000 -
West Yorkshire +28 14 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +14 14 £43,750 -30.00% 2
Banbury +1 11 £70,000 -17.64%
Surrey +42 6 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Scotland +15 6 £59,250 +24.73% 2
Halifax +6 6 £40,000 -20.00%
Leeds - 6 £47,500 - 2
Glasgow +13 3 - - 1
City of London +10 3 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £59,250 - 1
South West +3 2 £57,500 +15.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £82,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £82,500 -
West Midlands +12 1 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England -12 1 £48,500 -7.61%
Feltham - 1 £55,000 -
Bristol - 1 £57,500 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £70,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £70,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £48,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 76 (47.50%) Information Security
2 70 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (38.75%) CISSP
4 51 (31.88%) SIEM
5 47 (29.38%) CISM
6 46 (28.75%) Security Operations
7 45 (28.13%) Firewall
8 38 (23.75%) ITIL
8 38 (23.75%) Network Security
9 36 (22.50%) Windows
10 35 (21.88%) Risk Management
10 35 (21.88%) Computer Science
11 32 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 32 (20.00%) PCI DSS
12 31 (19.38%) Python
13 30 (18.75%) Finance
13 30 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
14 29 (18.13%) Security Cleared
14 29 (18.13%) Management Information System
15 25 (15.63%) TCP/IP
16 24 (15.00%) Java
16 24 (15.00%) DV Cleared
17 23 (14.38%) Analytics
17 23 (14.38%) Degree
18 22 (13.75%) Vulnerability Management
18 22 (13.75%) Security Monitoring
19 21 (13.13%) Incident Management
19 21 (13.13%) C
19 21 (13.13%) Linux
19 21 (13.13%) Cisco

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 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.88%) IaaS
2 2 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (28.13%) Firewall
2 38 (23.75%) Network Security
3 25 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 15 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (8.75%) HTTP
6 9 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (5.00%) HTTPS
8 7 (4.38%) WAN
9 6 (3.75%) LDAP
9 6 (3.75%) VPN
10 5 (3.13%) DNS
10 5 (3.13%) OSPF
10 5 (3.13%) SSL
11 4 (2.50%) Kerberos
11 4 (2.50%) LAN
11 4 (2.50%) SMTP
12 3 (1.88%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.88%) SSH
12 3 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (0.63%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Burp Suite
1 3 (1.88%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (18.75%) Finance
2 19 (11.88%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.25%) Legal
3 10 (6.25%) Spanish Language
4 8 (5.00%) Dutch Language
4 8 (5.00%) French Language
4 8 (5.00%) German Language
4 8 (5.00%) Italian Language
5 4 (2.50%) Banking
5 4 (2.50%) Retail
6 3 (1.88%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.25%) Back Office
7 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.25%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.38%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.88%) SAML
4 2 (1.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.63%) OAuth
5 1 (0.63%) RESTful
5 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 29 (18.13%) Management Information System
3 20 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 18 (11.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 13 (8.13%) Cyber Attack
5 13 (8.13%) Smartphone
6 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 8 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.50%) PKI
9 3 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.25%) BYOD
10 2 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.25%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.25%) Fintech
11 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.50%) Windows
2 21 (13.13%) Linux
3 19 (11.88%) VxWorks
4 13 (8.13%) Android
5 9 (5.63%) Unix
6 3 (1.88%) Kali Linux
6 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.25%) Solaris
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (47.50%) Information Security
2 70 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (31.88%) SIEM
4 46 (28.75%) Security Operations
5 38 (23.75%) ITIL
6 35 (21.88%) Risk Management
7 30 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (14.38%) Analytics
9 22 (13.75%) Security Monitoring
9 22 (13.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (13.13%) Incident Management
11 20 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
12 19 (11.88%) Line Management
12 19 (11.88%) Source Code Analysis
13 17 (10.63%) Project Management
14 16 (10.00%) Security Architecture
15 15 (9.38%) Data Protection
16 14 (8.75%) Data Security
16 14 (8.75%) Malware Analysis
17 13 (8.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.38%) Python
2 24 (15.00%) Java
3 21 (13.13%) C
4 19 (11.88%) C++
5 10 (6.25%) SQL
6 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.63%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.63%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) Scala
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (38.75%) CISSP
2 47 (29.38%) CISM
3 29 (18.13%) Security Cleared
4 24 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 23 (14.38%) Degree
6 20 (12.50%) SANS
7 18 (11.25%) GCIA
8 16 (10.00%) CISA
9 14 (8.75%) GCIH
10 13 (8.13%) CREST Certified
11 12 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (5.63%) GIAC
14 8 (5.00%) GCED
14 8 (5.00%) GSEC
15 7 (4.38%) CCNP
16 5 (3.13%) CCNA
16 5 (3.13%) CEH
16 5 (3.13%) GREM
16 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 32 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 11 (6.88%) COBIT
3 8 (5.00%) ISO 9000
4 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.50%) SSAE 16
7 3 (1.88%) GDPR
7 3 (1.88%) SLA
8 2 (1.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.38%) Snort
2 7 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.63%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (2.50%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.88%) CSIRT
2 3 (1.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.88%) Nessus
2 3 (1.88%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 21 (13.13%) Cisco
2 15 (9.38%) CheckPoint
3 11 (6.88%) LogRhythm
4 10 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 9 (5.63%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.38%) F5
6 7 (4.38%) VMware
7 5 (3.13%) HP
7 5 (3.13%) Oracle
7 5 (3.13%) Splunk
8 4 (2.50%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.50%) Dell
8 4 (2.50%) Qualys
8 4 (2.50%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.88%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.88%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.88%) Juniper
9 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.25%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.25%) Sun
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