Period
to 22 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 252 269
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 62 30 17
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.57% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 106 54 34
Median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% -20.83% +50.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -10.00%

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 10,476 7,076 7,288
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.32% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9,168 6,221 6,385
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021, 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 jobs with a WFH option featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 35 (56.45%) Information Security
2 26 (41.94%) Security Operations
3 24 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (37.10%) SIEM
5 20 (32.26%) Firewall
6 17 (27.42%) CISM
7 16 (25.81%) CISSP
7 16 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (22.58%) Threat Intelligence
9 12 (19.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 11 (17.74%) Finance
10 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (17.74%) NIST
11 10 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (16.13%) CISA
11 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 9 (14.52%) Python
12 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
12 9 (14.52%) CEH
12 9 (14.52%) Azure
12 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
13 8 (12.90%) SaaS
13 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
13 8 (12.90%) Windows
13 8 (12.90%) DNS
13 8 (12.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 7 (11.29%) Linux
14 7 (11.29%) HTTP
14 7 (11.29%) Vulnerability 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Azure
2 8 (12.90%) SaaS
3 5 (8.06%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (8.06%) IaaS
3 5 (8.06%) PaaS
4 3 (4.84%) BPaaS
5 1 (1.61%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) Firewall
2 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.90%) DNS
4 7 (11.29%) HTTP
5 5 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security
6 3 (4.84%) Internet
6 3 (4.84%) SMTP
6 3 (4.84%) VPN
6 3 (4.84%) WAAS
7 2 (3.23%) 802.11
7 2 (3.23%) BGP
7 2 (3.23%) FTP
7 2 (3.23%) SAN
7 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.23%) SSH
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.61%) LAN
8 1 (1.61%) SSL
8 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.23%) AutoIt
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.45%) Legal
4 3 (4.84%) Law
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) SAML
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) Loki
2 2 (3.23%) OAuth
2 2 (3.23%) OAuth2
2 2 (3.23%) OpenID
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.06%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.23%) Cybercrime
7 2 (3.23%) FMCG
8 1 (1.61%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.61%) PKI
8 1 (1.61%) PMI
8 1 (1.61%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Unix
5 1 (1.61%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Information Security
2 26 (41.94%) Security Operations
3 24 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (37.10%) SIEM
5 14 (22.58%) Threat Intelligence
6 10 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
8 7 (11.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (9.68%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
9 6 (9.68%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Measurement
10 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (6.45%) Analytics
11 4 (6.45%) Anomaly Detection
11 4 (6.45%) Behavioural Analytics
11 4 (6.45%) IT Audit
11 4 (6.45%) Regulatory Compliance
11 4 (6.45%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
1 9 (14.52%) Python
2 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.84%) Perl
2 3 (4.84%) Ruby
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) CISM
2 16 (25.81%) CISSP
3 10 (16.13%) CISA
4 9 (14.52%) CEH
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.06%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (8.06%) Degree
6 3 (4.84%) CCNA
6 3 (4.84%) GCFA
6 3 (4.84%) GCFE
6 3 (4.84%) GCIH
6 3 (4.84%) GIAC
6 3 (4.84%) GREM
6 3 (4.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 3 (4.84%) MCSE
6 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (3.23%) SSCP
8 1 (1.61%) GSEC
8 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (17.74%) NIST
3 5 (8.06%) COBIT
3 5 (8.06%) GDPR
4 4 (6.45%) NIST 800
5 3 (4.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (4.84%) HIPAA
5 3 (4.84%) ITGC
5 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
5 3 (4.84%) SLA
6 2 (3.23%) ISO 31000
6 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.61%) COSO
7 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 5 (8.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 3 (4.84%) Nessus
3 2 (3.23%) CSIRT
3 2 (3.23%) EnCase
3 2 (3.23%) FTK
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Sun
3 4 (6.45%) AlienVault
3 4 (6.45%) Carbon Black
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) Dell
5 1 (1.61%) Intel
5 1 (1.61%) Meraki
5 1 (1.61%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
5 1 (1.61%) VMware