The table below looks at the statistics for the Information 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 Information Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 731 810 830
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 170 134 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 142 117 46
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.43%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Information Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Information Security Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 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 +59 139 £50,000 +11.11% 7
London +57 72 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Scotland +50 30 £42,250 -2.87%
South East -6 27 £42,500 -5.55%
Glasgow +30 18 £42,000 -3.44%
City of London +25 16 £57,500 - 2
North West - 14 £53,750 - 1
Edinburgh - 12 £50,000 -
Cheshire - 12 £50,000 - 1
Warrington - 11 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex - 11 £42,500 -
Crawley - 10 £42,500 -
Surrey -1 8 £60,000 +33.33%
South West -9 8 £43,750 +31.57% 2
East of England +28 7 £54,000 +35.00%
Yorkshire -6 6 £39,750 +32.50% 1
Suffolk +19 5 £54,000 +66.15%
West Yorkshire -4 5 £41,500 +38.33%
Dorset - 5 £42,500 -
Bournemouth - 5 £42,500 -
Berkshire +2 4 £50,000 +25.00%
Leeds - 4 £41,500 -
Bury St Edmunds +11 3 - -
Hampshire -4 3 £35,500 -22.82%
Guildford - 3 £60,000 -
East Midlands +6 2 £45,000 +24.13%
Birmingham -10 2 £43,750 +75.00%
Gloucestershire -16 2 £45,000 +40.62% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £43,750 +75.00%
Merseyside - 2 £57,500 -

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Analyst in their job title.

1 340 (99.71%) Information Security
2 209 (61.29%) CISSP
3 138 (40.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 118 (34.60%) Finance
5 102 (29.91%) PCI DSS
6 98 (28.74%) Firewall
7 75 (21.99%) CISM
8 71 (20.82%) Degree
9 69 (20.23%) COBIT
10 61 (17.89%) CISA
11 60 (17.60%) ITIL
12 58 (17.01%) Management Information System
13 53 (15.54%) Security Management
14 51 (14.96%) Network Security
15 50 (14.66%) Cyber Security
16 48 (14.08%) Risk Management
17 43 (12.61%) Windows
18 40 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (11.73%) Banking
19 37 (10.85%) Microsoft
19 37 (10.85%) Risk Assessment
20 35 (10.26%) Information Assurance
21 34 (9.97%) CRISC
21 34 (9.97%) Legal
22 32 (9.38%) SIEM
22 32 (9.38%) CEH
23 31 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
24 30 (8.80%) Information Security Management
25 29 (8.50%) Data Protection
26 27 (7.92%) Vulnerability Assessment

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.59%) IIS
1 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.47%) MS Office
3 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.59%) MS Project
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (28.74%) Firewall
2 51 (14.96%) Network Security
3 17 (4.99%) Internet
3 17 (4.99%) LAN
3 17 (4.99%) WAN
3 17 (4.99%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (2.93%) Intranet
6 6 (1.76%) VPN
6 6 (1.76%) SAN
7 5 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.17%) Wireless
9 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.59%) SSL
10 2 (0.59%) SMTP
10 2 (0.59%) Wireless Security
10 2 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.29%) HTTP
11 1 (0.29%) DMZ
11 1 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
General
1 118 (34.60%) Finance
2 40 (11.73%) Banking
3 34 (9.97%) Legal
4 23 (6.74%) Law
5 10 (2.93%) Retail
5 10 (2.93%) Publishing
6 9 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.47%) Back Office
8 5 (1.47%) Marketing
9 4 (1.17%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.88%) Middleware
2 2 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.01%) Management Information System
2 40 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.28%) Client/Server
4 14 (4.11%) PKI
5 12 (3.52%) Cryptography
6 9 (2.64%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.76%) Life Science
7 6 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.17%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.17%) Blog
8 4 (1.17%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.59%) CMDB
10 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.29%) Java Card
10 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.29%) Open Source
10 1 (0.29%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.29%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.61%) Windows
2 20 (5.87%) Linux
3 14 (4.11%) UNIX
4 5 (1.47%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (99.71%) Information Security
2 60 (17.60%) ITIL
3 53 (15.54%) Security Management
4 50 (14.66%) Cyber Security
5 48 (14.08%) Risk Management
6 37 (10.85%) Risk Assessment
7 35 (10.26%) Information Assurance
8 32 (9.38%) SIEM
9 31 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (8.80%) Information Security Management
11 29 (8.50%) Data Protection
12 27 (7.92%) Incident Management
12 27 (7.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 24 (7.04%) ISMS
13 24 (7.04%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (6.74%) Business Continuity
14 23 (6.74%) E-Commerce
15 19 (5.57%) Data Security
16 18 (5.28%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.88%) SQL
2 2 (0.59%) C
3 1 (0.29%) C++
3 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 209 (61.29%) CISSP
2 75 (21.99%) CISM
3 71 (20.82%) Degree
4 61 (17.89%) CISA
5 34 (9.97%) CRISC
6 32 (9.38%) CEH
7 25 (7.33%) GIAC
8 17 (4.99%) SSCP
8 17 (4.99%) CISMP
9 15 (4.40%) Security+ Certification
10 13 (3.81%) MCP
11 12 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (3.23%) Security Cleared
13 9 (2.64%) GSEC
14 8 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (2.35%) MCSA
15 6 (1.76%) CCNA
15 6 (1.76%) ISSAP
15 6 (1.76%) ISSMP
15 6 (1.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (40.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (29.91%) PCI DSS
3 69 (20.23%) COBIT
4 19 (5.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 9 (2.64%) SLA
6 3 (0.88%) QA
7 2 (0.59%) EMIR
7 2 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.59%) BS7799
7 2 (0.59%) Basel II
7 2 (0.59%) MiFID
8 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.29%) COSO
8 1 (0.29%) FISMA
System Software
1 26 (7.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.57%) Cisco
3 15 (4.40%) VMware
4 14 (4.11%) McAfee
4 14 (4.11%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.76%) Qualys
5 6 (1.76%) ArcSight
5 6 (1.76%) Websense
6 5 (1.47%) Symantec
7 4 (1.17%) Juniper
7 4 (1.17%) Tripwire
7 4 (1.17%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.17%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (0.88%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.59%) Twitter
9 2 (0.59%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.59%) NetApp
9 2 (0.59%) HP
9 2 (0.59%) Dell
10 1 (0.29%) SAP
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago