The table below looks at the statistics for the Cyber Security Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cyber Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Analyst
Rank 854 908 876
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Analyst 42 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.020% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.021% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 3
Average salary £45,000 £53,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.09% +11.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Cyber Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Cyber Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Cyber Security Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cyber Security Analyst over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +71 42 £45,000 -15.09% 5
South East +18 15 £54,500 +21.11% 3
East Midlands - 11 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 9 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 9 £40,000 -
London +24 8 £65,000 +22.64% 1
South West - 7 £35,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £20,000 - 1
Berkshire +5 4 £61,250 +118.75% 2
Hampshire -2 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Kent - 4 £54,500 -
City of London - 4 £56,000 -
Reading - 4 £61,250 - 1
Sevenoaks - 4 £54,500 -
Oxfordshire +17 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Basingstoke +22 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £35,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £47,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Southampton 0 1 £45,000 -
Banbury - 1 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cyber Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Cyber Security Analyst in their job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 24 (42.86%) Information Security
3 19 (33.93%) Finance
4 18 (32.14%) SIEM
4 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 16 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 14 (25.00%) Firewall
7 13 (23.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (21.43%) Degree
9 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
9 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
10 8 (14.29%) ArcSight
10 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
11 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.71%) Broadband
12 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
12 6 (10.71%) Analytics
12 6 (10.71%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
12 6 (10.71%) GCIH
13 5 (8.93%) Snort
13 5 (8.93%) Open Source
13 5 (8.93%) CISSP
13 5 (8.93%) Java
13 5 (8.93%) Perl
13 5 (8.93%) UNIX
13 5 (8.93%) C
13 5 (8.93%) Linux

Cyber Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cyber Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Cyber Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.71%) Broadband
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
4 4 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.36%) Network Security
6 2 (3.57%) DNS
7 1 (1.79%) IMAP
7 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.79%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.79%) LTE
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
7 1 (1.79%) VPN
7 1 (1.79%) POP3
7 1 (1.79%) SMTP
7 1 (1.79%) HTTP
7 1 (1.79%) IPv6
7 1 (1.79%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Electronics
3 4 (7.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Economics
4 2 (3.57%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) SCADA
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Physics
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) UNIX
1 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 24 (42.86%) Information Security
3 18 (32.14%) SIEM
4 16 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 13 (23.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Analytics
8 6 (10.71%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (8.93%) Open Source
10 4 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 3 (5.36%) Computer Forensics
11 3 (5.36%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (5.36%) Digital Forensics
11 3 (5.36%) Security Management
12 2 (3.57%) Service Management
12 2 (3.57%) Project Management
12 2 (3.57%) Information Management
12 2 (3.57%) Security Testing
12 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) Java
1 5 (8.93%) Perl
1 5 (8.93%) C
1 5 (8.93%) Python
2 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.36%) PHP
2 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) C++
3 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.43%) Degree
3 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
3 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.71%) GCIH
5 5 (8.93%) CISSP
6 4 (7.14%) CEH
7 1 (1.79%) GPEN
7 1 (1.79%) GCIA
7 1 (1.79%) GIAC
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Snort
2 1 (1.79%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Nessus
1 2 (3.57%) Nmap
2 1 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 4 (7.14%) Splunk
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee
3 2 (3.57%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.79%) Postini
4 1 (1.79%) Qualys
4 1 (1.79%) Webroot
4 1 (1.79%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.79%) LogLogic
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Websense
4 1 (1.79%) Clearswift
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) HP
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