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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security Analyst
Rank 865 882 883
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Analyst 32 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 2
Average salary £42,500 £52,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.26% +131.11%
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £33,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +48.88%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Cyber Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 16 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 19 December 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 +22 32 £42,500 -18.26%
South West +6 11 £22,000 -10.20%
South East +19 10 £47,500 +11.76%
Gloucestershire -5 10 £22,000 -10.20%
London +26 8 £57,500 +10.57%
Hampshire - 8 £50,000 -
Southampton - 4 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Essex - 3 £48,000 -
East of England - 3 £48,000 -
Cheltenham -9 2 £21,250 -13.26%
Cirencester - 1 £40,000 -
Bristol - 1 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -

Cyber Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 25 (52.08%) SIEM
3 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 21 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 20 (41.67%) Degree
5 19 (39.58%) GCIA
6 15 (31.25%) Electronics
7 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
7 13 (27.08%) Aerospace
8 12 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 12 (25.00%) Sourcefire
9 11 (22.92%) Wireshark
10 10 (20.83%) tcpdump
10 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (18.75%) GCIH
11 9 (18.75%) Linux
12 8 (16.67%) Windows
12 8 (16.67%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
13 7 (14.58%) C#
13 7 (14.58%) C++
13 7 (14.58%) LAN
13 7 (14.58%) WAN
13 7 (14.58%) Internet
13 7 (14.58%) Information Security
14 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
14 6 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (12.50%) Python
14 6 (12.50%) Analytics

Cyber Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.17%) MS Project
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Wireshark
2 10 (20.83%) tcpdump
2 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.58%) LAN
3 7 (14.58%) WAN
3 7 (14.58%) Internet
4 6 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (10.42%) HTTP
6 4 (8.33%) Firewall
7 3 (6.25%) DNS
7 3 (6.25%) LDAP
7 3 (6.25%) SMTP
7 3 (6.25%) FTP
8 2 (4.17%) VPN
8 2 (4.17%) SSL
8 2 (4.17%) SSH
9 1 (2.08%) Network Security
General
1 15 (31.25%) Electronics
2 13 (27.08%) Aerospace
3 8 (16.67%) Finance
4 6 (12.50%) Military
5 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
2 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) CESG
4 3 (6.25%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (4.17%) Open Source
6 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 8 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) UNIX
3 5 (10.42%) Solaris
4 2 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 25 (52.08%) SIEM
3 7 (14.58%) Information Security
4 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) Analytics
5 5 (10.42%) Computer Security
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL
6 4 (8.33%) Information Management
6 4 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.33%) Communications Security
6 4 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.25%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.25%) Information Assurance
7 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.17%) Document Management
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.17%) Change Management
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) C#
1 7 (14.58%) C++
2 6 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 21 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 20 (41.67%) Degree
3 19 (39.58%) GCIA
4 12 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) GCIH
6 4 (8.33%) GIAC
7 2 (4.17%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) CISSP
7 2 (4.17%) SSCP
8 1 (2.08%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) COSO
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Snort
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 4 (8.33%) ArcSight
2 4 (8.33%) LogRhythm
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) IBM
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Dell
3 2 (4.17%) Juniper
3 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Symantec
3 2 (4.17%) McAfee
3 2 (4.17%) Websense
3 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
3 2 (4.17%) Fortinet