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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Analyst
Rank 822 889 870
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Analyst 71 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.016% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.017% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 55 16 1
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -7.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -7.76%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 27 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 28 August 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 +55 69 £46,000 -3.15% 11
London +34 24 £65,000 +47.72% 5
South East +21 22 £41,250 -13.15% 1
Oxfordshire - 18 £38,750 -
South West - 12 £22,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 11 £22,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 7 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 7 £48,719 -
Shropshire - 6 £37,438 -
Telford - 6 £37,438 -
Sheffield - 4 £46,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £46,000 - 1
Banbury - 4 £46,250 -
Yorkshire - 4 £46,000 - 1
Berkshire +12 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Reading 0 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Hampshire -7 1 £30,500 -34.05% 1
Newport - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £60,000 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £60,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £30,500 -
City of London - 1 £42,500 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £70,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £65,000 -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £32,500 - 1

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 43 (37.72%) Information Security
3 41 (35.96%) Security Cleared
4 39 (34.21%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (31.58%) SIEM
6 34 (29.82%) Windows
7 33 (28.95%) Python
7 33 (28.95%) Finance
8 32 (28.07%) Degree
9 28 (24.56%) DV Cleared
10 25 (21.93%) Firewall
11 24 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
12 22 (19.30%) C++
12 22 (19.30%) Java
12 22 (19.30%) Linux
13 21 (18.42%) Telecoms
13 21 (18.42%) Nessus
14 20 (17.54%) Nmap
14 20 (17.54%) Metasploit
14 20 (17.54%) C
15 19 (16.67%) VxWorks
16 18 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 17 (14.91%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (14.04%) Bash Shell
18 16 (14.04%) SQL
19 15 (13.16%) UNIX
19 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (13.16%) Analytics
20 13 (11.40%) Broadband
21 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP

Cyber Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) Firewall
2 17 (14.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (11.40%) Broadband
4 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.02%) Internet
6 4 (3.51%) Network Security
7 3 (2.63%) SSL
8 2 (1.75%) HTTP
8 2 (1.75%) LTE
9 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.88%) IPv6
9 1 (0.88%) VPN
9 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (28.95%) Finance
2 21 (18.42%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.89%) Electronics
3 9 (7.89%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.63%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.63%) HTML
2 2 (1.75%) CSS
2 2 (1.75%) jQuery
2 2 (1.75%) HTML5
2 2 (1.75%) CSS3
3 1 (0.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) Economics
5 4 (3.51%) Taxonomies
5 4 (3.51%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.63%) PKI
6 3 (2.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.88%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) SCADA
7 1 (0.88%) Robotics
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) Physics
7 1 (0.88%) Blog
7 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.82%) Windows
2 22 (19.30%) Linux
3 19 (16.67%) VxWorks
4 15 (13.16%) UNIX
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 43 (37.72%) Information Security
3 39 (34.21%) Penetration Testing
4 36 (31.58%) SIEM
5 24 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (13.16%) Analytics
8 12 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 11 (9.65%) Digital Forensics
10 10 (8.77%) Malware Analysis
10 10 (8.77%) Project Planning
11 7 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (6.14%) Open Source
12 6 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
13 5 (4.39%) Reverse Engineering
13 5 (4.39%) Computer Forensics
13 5 (4.39%) Service Management
14 4 (3.51%) Project Management
15 3 (2.63%) Computer Security
15 3 (2.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.95%) Python
2 22 (19.30%) C++
2 22 (19.30%) Java
3 20 (17.54%) C
4 16 (14.04%) SQL
4 16 (14.04%) Bash Shell
5 12 (10.53%) Perl
6 6 (5.26%) PHP
6 6 (5.26%) Ruby
7 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.63%) C#
8 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (35.96%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.07%) Degree
3 28 (24.56%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.89%) GIAC
5 9 (7.89%) GCIH
6 6 (5.26%) CISSP
6 6 (5.26%) EnCE
7 5 (4.39%) CISM
7 5 (4.39%) GCFA
8 3 (2.63%) CEH
8 3 (2.63%) CISA
9 1 (0.88%) SSCP
9 1 (0.88%) CHFI
9 1 (0.88%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) SLA
1 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (18.42%) Nessus
2 20 (17.54%) Nmap
3 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Splunk
2 7 (6.14%) ArcSight
3 6 (5.26%) VMware
4 5 (4.39%) Qualys
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.63%) McAfee
7 2 (1.75%) Cisco
7 2 (1.75%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.88%) FireEye
8 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.88%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.88%) Websense
8 1 (0.88%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.88%) IronPort
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