Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Security Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 227 268
Rank change year-on-year -17 +41 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 81 113 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.98% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.02% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57 89 62
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,241
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +13.50% -8.46%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £58,100 £55,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Coventry +20 25 £43,750 -7.89% 2
Birmingham +19 19 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Warwickshire -1 11 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Shropshire -4 8 £45,000 +20.00%
Worcestershire +1 6 £38,500 -12.00%
Staffordshire -11 6 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Solihull -4 4 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 40 (49.38%) Information Security
2 33 (40.74%) CISSP
3 28 (34.57%) SIEM
4 22 (27.16%) Firewall
4 22 (27.16%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (25.93%) PCI DSS
6 19 (23.46%) CISM
7 18 (22.22%) Windows
8 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (19.75%) Security Testing
9 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
9 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
10 14 (17.28%) GCIH
10 14 (17.28%) Linux
10 14 (17.28%) Management Information System
10 14 (17.28%) Data Protection
10 14 (17.28%) Security Monitoring
11 13 (16.05%) ITIL
12 12 (14.81%) Cisco
13 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
13 11 (13.58%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (13.58%) Network Security
14 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (12.35%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (12.35%) Security Operations
14 10 (12.35%) GIAC
15 9 (11.11%) LAN
15 9 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (11.11%) Incident Management

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.16%) Firewall
2 11 (13.58%) Network Security
2 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.11%) LAN
4 7 (8.64%) Internet
4 7 (8.64%) WAN
5 4 (4.94%) HTTP
6 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.70%) SAN
6 3 (3.70%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) AppScan
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) .NET
1 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (9.88%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.94%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (3.70%) iPad
8 2 (2.47%) Replication
8 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.23%) BYOD
9 1 (1.23%) CESG
9 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
5 1 (1.23%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (49.38%) Information Security
2 28 (34.57%) SIEM
3 22 (27.16%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.75%) Security Testing
6 14 (17.28%) Data Protection
6 14 (17.28%) Security Monitoring
7 13 (16.05%) ITIL
8 11 (13.58%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (12.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (12.35%) Security Operations
10 9 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 9 (11.11%) IT Strategy
11 8 (9.88%) Service Management
11 8 (9.88%) Waterfall
12 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
13 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
13 6 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
13 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.47%) C#
1 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (40.74%) CISSP
2 19 (23.46%) CISM
3 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
4 14 (17.28%) GCIH
5 10 (12.35%) GIAC
6 9 (11.11%) Degree
7 8 (9.88%) CEH
8 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared
9 6 (7.41%) GCIA
9 6 (7.41%) SANS
9 6 (7.41%) SSCP
10 5 (6.17%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (6.17%) OSCP
11 4 (4.94%) CCNP
11 4 (4.94%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (4.94%) CREST Certified
11 4 (4.94%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (3.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (25.93%) PCI DSS
2 9 (11.11%) GDPR
3 5 (6.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.23%) SLA
6 1 (1.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Snort
2 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) QRadar
2 4 (4.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (4.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.70%) RSA Archer
3 3 (3.70%) RSA enVision
4 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.23%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) Nessus
5 1 (1.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Cisco
2 7 (8.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (8.64%) LogRhythm
3 6 (7.41%) ArcSight
4 5 (6.17%) IBM
4 5 (6.17%) Splunk
5 4 (4.94%) VMware
6 3 (3.70%) LogLogic
6 3 (3.70%) NetWitness
6 3 (3.70%) Palo Alto
6 3 (3.70%) Sun
7 2 (2.47%) AlienVault
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.23%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix
8 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.23%) HP
8 1 (1.23%) McAfee
8 1 (1.23%) Qualys
8 1 (1.23%) Veracode