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 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
Information Security Analyst
Rank 702 777 838
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +61
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 196 113 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.10% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 172 97 34
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £31,500 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £51,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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%

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 19 December 2014 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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +81 194 £42,500 -10.52% 15
London +74 108 £45,000 -10.00% 11
City of London +69 57 £42,500 -10.52% 7
West Yorkshire -1 21 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Yorkshire -11 21 £40,000 -8.57% 3
South East +9 17 £40,000 -14.66%
Leeds +6 17 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -2 17 £38,500 +42.59% 1
East of England - 12 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 10 £50,000 -
Surrey 0 9 £33,000 -24.57%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 8 £40,000 -
South West -9 7 £42,500 +28.78%
Coventry - 6 £38,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £39,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +11 4 £19,000 -26.92%
Staffordshire +2 4 £19,000 -26.92%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £50,000 -
Croydon - 4 £47,500 -
Warwickshire - 4 £35,000 -
Berkshire 0 3 £67,500 +22.72%
Hertfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Dorking - 3 £33,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £39,000 -
Reading +5 2 £67,500 +17.39%

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 407 (99.75%) Information Security
2 221 (54.17%) CISSP
3 151 (37.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 127 (31.13%) PCI DSS
5 126 (30.88%) Firewall
6 119 (29.17%) Finance
7 101 (24.75%) Degree
8 96 (23.53%) CISM
9 88 (21.57%) Management Information System
10 78 (19.12%) Windows
11 64 (15.69%) Data Protection
12 62 (15.20%) UNIX
13 59 (14.46%) ITIL
14 56 (13.73%) E-Commerce
14 56 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
15 55 (13.48%) Network Security
16 53 (12.99%) Microsoft
17 52 (12.75%) COBIT
18 50 (12.25%) Security Management
19 49 (12.01%) Risk Management
20 46 (11.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 43 (10.54%) ISMS
21 43 (10.54%) CISA
21 43 (10.54%) Banking
22 40 (9.80%) Information Assurance
23 39 (9.56%) Information Security Management
24 38 (9.31%) Linux
25 34 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
26 33 (8.09%) Internet
26 33 (8.09%) TCP/IP

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.25%) IIS
1 1 (0.25%) JBoss
1 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.45%) MS Office
3 8 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.98%) SaaS
2 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 126 (30.88%) Firewall
2 55 (13.48%) Network Security
3 33 (8.09%) Internet
3 33 (8.09%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.86%) Intranet
5 27 (6.62%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (4.66%) VPN
7 15 (3.68%) WAN
8 14 (3.43%) Wireless
9 13 (3.19%) LAN
10 10 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.21%) Wireshark
12 5 (1.23%) LDAP
12 5 (1.23%) SMTP
13 3 (0.74%) SSL
13 3 (0.74%) IPsec
13 3 (0.74%) DMZ
14 2 (0.49%) SAN
14 2 (0.49%) HTTP
15 1 (0.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
General
1 119 (29.17%) Finance
2 43 (10.54%) Banking
3 33 (8.09%) Law
4 20 (4.90%) Legal
5 14 (3.43%) Retail
6 8 (1.96%) Publishing
7 6 (1.47%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.23%) Marketing
8 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.98%) Back Office
9 4 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.74%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.68%) Web Services
2 6 (1.47%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.74%) .NET
3 3 (0.74%) Middleware
4 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 88 (21.57%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.15%) Data Protection Act
3 20 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.92%) SWIFT
5 13 (3.19%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.49%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.25%) Online Games
8 1 (0.25%) SCADA
8 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 78 (19.12%) Windows
2 62 (15.20%) UNIX
3 38 (9.31%) Linux
4 4 (0.98%) Solaris
5 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (99.75%) Information Security
2 64 (15.69%) Data Protection
3 59 (14.46%) ITIL
4 56 (13.73%) E-Commerce
4 56 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
5 50 (12.25%) Security Management
6 49 (12.01%) Risk Management
7 46 (11.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 43 (10.54%) ISMS
9 40 (9.80%) Information Assurance
10 39 (9.56%) Information Security Management
11 34 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
12 32 (7.84%) Security Testing
13 30 (7.35%) SIEM
13 30 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (6.86%) Network Architecture
15 25 (6.13%) Business Continuity
16 24 (5.88%) Cyber Security
17 21 (5.15%) Vulnerability Management
18 16 (3.92%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.21%) SQL
2 6 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.49%) Java
4 1 (0.25%) Perl
4 1 (0.25%) C#
4 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.25%) Python
4 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 221 (54.17%) CISSP
2 101 (24.75%) Degree
3 96 (23.53%) CISM
4 43 (10.54%) CISA
5 31 (7.60%) GIAC
5 31 (7.60%) CEH
6 24 (5.88%) CISMP
7 22 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (4.17%) ISSAP
8 17 (4.17%) ISSMP
8 17 (4.17%) CRISC
9 13 (3.19%) MCP
10 12 (2.94%) MCSE
11 10 (2.45%) Security+ Certification
12 8 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.96%) MCSA
12 8 (1.96%) CCNA
13 7 (1.72%) SSCP
14 6 (1.47%) CGEIT
15 5 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (37.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 127 (31.13%) PCI DSS
3 52 (12.75%) COBIT
4 18 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (1.47%) SLA
7 5 (1.23%) BS7799
8 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.49%) COSO
10 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 22 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.74%) Nmap
3 2 (0.49%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (3.68%) Nessus
2 4 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.98%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.25%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 53 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.60%) Cisco
3 26 (6.37%) CheckPoint
4 19 (4.66%) Qualys
5 13 (3.19%) VMware
6 11 (2.70%) McAfee
7 6 (1.47%) Websense
7 6 (1.47%) Symantec
8 5 (1.23%) HP
9 4 (0.98%) Tripwire
9 4 (0.98%) TippingPoint
10 3 (0.74%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.74%) Blue Coat
10 3 (0.74%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (0.49%) F5
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle
11 2 (0.49%) Sun
11 2 (0.49%) NetApp
12 1 (0.25%) NCR
12 1 (0.25%) Nokia
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Ex Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 40-65k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Romford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Certification Europe
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bens + Training and Development and Career Pro
Posted: 17 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 24 days ago