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The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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

Security Analyst
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 507 456 280
Rank change year-on-year -51 -176 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 399 211 33
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.54% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.55% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 329 186 27
10th Percentile £35,431 £36,250 £25,125
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,078
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -23.37%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,938 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,750 £67,500 £69,000
UK median annual salary £49,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.50% - +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 69,644 38,689 8,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 93.23% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 42,545 29,699 7,308
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Security Analyst
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Security Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Security Analyst trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Analyst
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Security Analyst.

Security Analyst salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Security Analyst salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Security 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 jobs with a WFH option featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 230 (57.64%) Cybersecurity
2 213 (53.38%) Information Security
3 126 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 104 (26.07%) Security Operations
5 97 (24.31%) SIEM
6 91 (22.81%) Finance
6 91 (22.81%) Firewall
7 86 (21.55%) Social Skills
8 84 (21.05%) CISSP
9 76 (19.05%) Incident Response
10 74 (18.55%) Azure
11 69 (17.29%) Threat Intelligence
12 67 (16.79%) Microsoft
13 59 (14.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 57 (14.29%) NIST
15 56 (14.04%) Data Protection
16 55 (13.78%) Risk Management
17 53 (13.28%) Management Information System
17 53 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
18 50 (12.53%) CISM
18 50 (12.53%) Linux
18 50 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
19 46 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
20 45 (11.28%) GDPR
20 45 (11.28%) Incident Management
21 44 (11.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 43 (10.78%) Windows
23 42 (10.53%) Microsoft 365
24 40 (10.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 40 (10.03%) Risk Assessment

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 3 (0.75%) Confluence
2 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 74 (18.55%) Azure
2 42 (10.53%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (10.03%) AWS
4 26 (6.52%) Azure Sentinel
5 16 (4.01%) SaaS
6 13 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.50%) GCP
7 6 (1.50%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.50%) PaaS
7 6 (1.50%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.00%) Akamai
8 4 (1.00%) IaaS
9 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.50%) Route 53
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (22.81%) Firewall
2 39 (9.77%) Network Security
3 23 (5.76%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.76%) DNS
4 19 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (3.26%) WAN
6 12 (3.01%) Internet
7 11 (2.76%) DHCP
7 11 (2.76%) LAN
7 11 (2.76%) VPN
8 10 (2.51%) Wireless
9 9 (2.26%) SD-WAN
10 7 (1.75%) SSL
11 6 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.25%) HTTP
13 4 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.00%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.00%) VLAN
13 4 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.26%) Metadata
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.75%) Power BI
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.50%) DocumentDB
5 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.25%) GitLab
General
1 91 (22.81%) Finance
2 86 (21.55%) Social Skills
3 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 20 (5.01%) Legal
6 19 (4.76%) Manufacturing
7 18 (4.51%) Banking
8 16 (4.01%) Law
9 15 (3.76%) Public Sector
10 14 (3.51%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (3.01%) Retail
12 7 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (1.00%) Games
13 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.50%) Advertising
15 2 (0.50%) Publishing
16 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.76%) CSS
2 17 (4.26%) HTML
2 17 (4.26%) React
3 9 (2.26%) Smart Contracts
3 9 (2.26%) web3js
4 7 (1.75%) Web Services
5 4 (1.00%) Middleware
6 3 (0.75%) SOAP
7 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.25%) LDAP
8 1 (0.25%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.28%) Management Information System
2 37 (9.27%) Security Operations Centre
3 36 (9.02%) Cyberthreat
4 34 (8.52%) Blog
5 30 (7.52%) Cyberattack
6 18 (4.51%) Social Media
7 15 (3.76%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (3.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 12 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.26%) Web3
11 8 (2.01%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.75%) CSOC
13 5 (1.25%) ASIC
13 5 (1.25%) IoT
13 5 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
14 4 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.75%) Industry 4.0
15 3 (0.75%) Replication
16 2 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.53%) Linux
2 43 (10.78%) Windows
3 11 (2.76%) Mac OS
4 10 (2.51%) Unix
5 9 (2.26%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.75%) Android
8 3 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (57.64%) Cybersecurity
2 213 (53.38%) Information Security
3 104 (26.07%) Security Operations
4 97 (24.31%) SIEM
5 76 (19.05%) Incident Response
6 69 (17.29%) Threat Intelligence
7 59 (14.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 56 (14.04%) Data Protection
9 55 (13.78%) Risk Management
10 53 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
11 50 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
12 46 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (11.28%) Incident Management
14 44 (11.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 40 (10.03%) Risk Assessment
15 40 (10.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 34 (8.52%) Threat Detection
17 33 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (7.77%) Use Case
19 27 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.77%) Python
2 28 (7.02%) Go
3 19 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.26%) Java
6 9 (2.26%) Rust
6 9 (2.26%) Solidity
6 9 (2.26%) Vyper
7 4 (1.00%) Bash
8 3 (0.75%) SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 84 (21.05%) CISSP
2 50 (12.53%) CISM
3 34 (8.52%) Security Cleared
4 30 (7.52%) Degree
5 29 (7.27%) CISA
5 29 (7.27%) CompTIA Security+
6 22 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 18 (4.51%) CompTIA CySA+
9 16 (4.01%) CEH
10 15 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 14 (3.51%) CISMP
12 12 (3.01%) GIAC
12 12 (3.01%) SSCP
13 11 (2.76%) CASP
13 11 (2.76%) CCSP
14 10 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (2.51%) OSCP
15 9 (2.26%) CCSK
16 7 (1.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (14.29%) NIST
3 45 (11.28%) GDPR
4 34 (8.52%) GRC
5 33 (8.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (6.77%) PCI DSS
7 26 (6.52%) COBIT
7 26 (6.52%) NCSC
8 14 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 13 (3.26%) ISO 22301
10 11 (2.76%) SLA
11 8 (2.01%) SOC 2
12 7 (1.75%) BS25999
12 7 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (1.75%) ISO 31000
12 7 (1.75%) JSP 440
12 7 (1.75%) RMADS
13 5 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.25%) Docker
2 5 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.75%) Snort
4 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.26%) CSIRT
2 8 (2.01%) RSA Archer
3 6 (1.50%) Nessus
4 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.00%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.00%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (0.75%) CASB
7 2 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.50%) Nmap
7 2 (0.50%) SCCM
7 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.50%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) EnCase
8 1 (0.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 67 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.27%) Google
3 26 (6.52%) Twitter
4 25 (6.27%) Splunk
5 21 (5.26%) Cisco
6 13 (3.26%) LogRhythm
7 9 (2.26%) AlienVault
8 8 (2.01%) Carbon Black
8 8 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.01%) VMware
9 6 (1.50%) Citrix
9 6 (1.50%) Darktrace
9 6 (1.50%) Meraki
9 6 (1.50%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.50%) Qualys
9 6 (1.50%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.25%) FireEye
10 5 (1.25%) Instagram
10 5 (1.25%) NetWitness
10 5 (1.25%) Varonis