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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security Analyst
Rank 875 874 893
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Analyst 18 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.003% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 1
Average salary £47,500 £51,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.76% +56.06%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £51,500 -
% change year-on-year
-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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2014 within the UK.

Cyber Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 8 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 2014. 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 -10 18 £47,500 -7.76%
South East -15 16 £47,500 -7.76%
Hampshire - 14 £46,250 -
Southampton - 7 £45,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £65,000 -
London - 2 £44,000 -
Reading - 2 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £55,000 -

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 36 (83.72%) SIEM
3 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
3 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
4 19 (44.19%) GCIA
5 18 (41.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (39.53%) Finance
7 15 (34.88%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (34.88%) Sourcefire
7 15 (34.88%) DV Cleared
8 14 (32.56%) GCIH
9 13 (30.23%) Wireshark
10 12 (27.91%) Analytics
10 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
11 11 (25.58%) Windows
12 10 (23.26%) LAN
12 10 (23.26%) WAN
12 10 (23.26%) LogRhythm
13 9 (20.93%) Linux
14 8 (18.60%) tcpdump
14 8 (18.60%) Snort
14 8 (18.60%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
15 7 (16.28%) HTTP
15 7 (16.28%) Firewall
16 6 (13.95%) Information Security
16 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
16 6 (13.95%) CISSP
16 6 (13.95%) Python
16 6 (13.95%) Solaris

Cyber Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) Wireshark
2 10 (23.26%) LAN
2 10 (23.26%) WAN
3 8 (18.60%) tcpdump
3 8 (18.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (16.28%) HTTP
4 7 (16.28%) Firewall
5 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.30%) DNS
6 4 (9.30%) SMTP
6 4 (9.30%) FTP
6 4 (9.30%) LDAP
7 3 (6.98%) SSL
7 3 (6.98%) VPN
7 3 (6.98%) SSH
8 1 (2.33%) Internet
8 1 (2.33%) Network Security
8 1 (2.33%) VPLS
8 1 (2.33%) VLAN
8 1 (2.33%) Junos
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Military
3 4 (9.30%) Electronics
3 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.98%) Law
4 3 (6.98%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) CESG
2 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Solaris
4 5 (11.63%) UNIX
5 2 (4.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 36 (83.72%) SIEM
3 18 (41.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 15 (34.88%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (27.91%) Analytics
5 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
6 6 (13.95%) Information Security
7 5 (11.63%) ITIL
7 5 (11.63%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (9.30%) Information Management
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Communications Security
9 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.98%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (6.98%) Information Assurance
9 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
10 2 (4.65%) Change Control
10 2 (4.65%) Service Continuity Management
10 2 (4.65%) Document Management
10 2 (4.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) C++
3 4 (9.30%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) C
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
1 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
2 19 (44.19%) GCIA
3 15 (34.88%) DV Cleared
4 14 (32.56%) GCIH
5 6 (13.95%) CISSP
6 4 (9.30%) GIAC
7 3 (6.98%) Degree
8 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) SSCP
8 2 (4.65%) CCNA
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.65%) HIPAA
3 2 (4.65%) COSO
3 2 (4.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Sourcefire
2 10 (23.26%) LogRhythm
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
4 3 (6.98%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec
5 2 (4.65%) McAfee
5 2 (4.65%) Websense
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.33%) ArcSight