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The median annual salary for a Vulnerability Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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

Vulnerability Analyst
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1196 983 763
Rank change year-on-year -213 -220 +362
Permanent jobs requiring a Vulnerability Analyst 20 26 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.025% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 5
10th Percentile £42,600 £42,000 £46,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -20.83% +4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £56,250 £80,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,600 £82,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -29.17%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Vulnerability Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Analyst in the UK

Vulnerability Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Vulnerability Analyst in the UK

Vulnerability Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Vulnerability Analyst over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Analyst in the UK

Vulnerability Analyst
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Work from Home -207 14 £47,500 -20.83% 2
England -178 12 £55,000 -15.38% 2
UK excluding London -96 8 £45,000 -10.00% 1
London -184 6 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Scotland -45 2 - -
West Midlands -52 2 £46,250 -19.57% 1
Midlands -53 2 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
North of England - 2 £35,000 -
South East - 1 £96,000 -
South West - 1 £45,000 -

Vulnerability Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Vulnerability Analyst job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Vulnerability Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (65.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (55.00%) Information Security
3 11 (55.00%) Security Operations
4 10 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Qualys
7 6 (30.00%) COBIT
7 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 5 (25.00%) Incident Response
8 5 (25.00%) ASIC
8 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (20.00%) Security Management
9 4 (20.00%) Social Skills
9 4 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 3 (15.00%) Risk Register
10 3 (15.00%) Cyber Resilience
10 3 (15.00%) Asset Management

Vulnerability 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (5.00%) GitLab
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) ASIC
2 4 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (65.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (55.00%) Information Security
3 11 (55.00%) Security Operations
4 10 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
8 5 (25.00%) Incident Response
8 5 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Security Management
10 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
10 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 3 (15.00%) ISACA
3 2 (10.00%) CEH
4 1 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (5.00%) CCSK
4 1 (5.00%) CHFI
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) COBIT
2 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (10.00%) NIST
5 1 (5.00%) GDPR
5 1 (5.00%) MiFID
5 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Qualys
2 3 (15.00%) Progress
2 3 (15.00%) Rapid7
2 3 (15.00%) Splunk
3 1 (5.00%) Acunetix
3 1 (5.00%) Checkmarx
3 1 (5.00%) Intel
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Veracode