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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Analyst
Rank 681 752 820
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +68
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 208 121 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 185 101 61
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +62 199 £45,000 +12.50% 16
London +48 110 £55,000 +29.41% 8
South East -30 24 £43,500 +8.75%
City of London +2 23 £52,500 +23.52% 4
Surrey -2 19 £43,500 +8.75%
West Midlands +10 16 £19,000 -57.77% 4
East of England -10 16 £45,000 -10.00%
Staffordshire +2 13 £19,000 -57.77% 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 12 £19,000 - 4
East Midlands -8 9 £36,500 +19.67%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 9 £36,500 -
Cambridge - 9 £50,000 -
Scotland -8 8 £40,500 -19.00% 1
North West -17 8 £40,000 +11.88% 1
South West -23 8 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire -42 8 £38,000 +4.10%
Glasgow - 8 £40,500 - 1
Bournemouth - 7 - - 2
Northampton - 7 £36,500 -
Dorset - 7 - - 2
Hertfordshire -9 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Potters Bar - 6 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire -14 5 £38,000 +31.03%
Skipton - 5 £38,000 -
Manchester -13 4 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Redhill - 4 £43,500 -
Merseyside +6 3 £50,000 +31.57%
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £26,500 -41.11%
Milton Keynes -10 3 £26,500 -41.11%

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Information Security
2 147 (38.38%) CISSP
3 133 (34.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 130 (33.94%) Finance
5 117 (30.55%) Firewall
6 94 (24.54%) Degree
7 91 (23.76%) Management Information System
8 90 (23.50%) PCI DSS
9 87 (22.72%) Penetration Testing
10 79 (20.63%) CISM
11 78 (20.37%) Windows
12 74 (19.32%) UNIX
13 69 (18.02%) E-Commerce
14 61 (15.93%) Microsoft
15 60 (15.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 57 (14.88%) Network Security
17 51 (13.32%) ISMS
17 51 (13.32%) Risk Management
18 50 (13.05%) Data Protection
19 45 (11.75%) ITIL
20 44 (11.49%) Linux
20 44 (11.49%) Security Management
21 41 (10.70%) TCP/IP
22 40 (10.44%) Information Security Management
23 36 (9.40%) Risk Assessment
23 36 (9.40%) Security Testing
24 35 (9.14%) Internet
25 34 (8.88%) Banking
25 34 (8.88%) Intrusion Detection
25 34 (8.88%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.13%) MS Office
3 9 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.87%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 117 (30.55%) Firewall
2 57 (14.88%) Network Security
3 41 (10.70%) TCP/IP
4 35 (9.14%) Internet
5 34 (8.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 33 (8.62%) WAN
7 32 (8.36%) LAN
8 27 (7.05%) Intranet
9 14 (3.66%) VPN
10 13 (3.39%) Wireless
11 7 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.57%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.78%) SAN
13 3 (0.78%) LDAP
14 2 (0.52%) NGN
14 2 (0.52%) DNS
15 1 (0.26%) SSL
15 1 (0.26%) DHCP
15 1 (0.26%) HTTP
15 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 130 (33.94%) Finance
2 34 (8.88%) Banking
3 33 (8.62%) Legal
4 27 (7.05%) Law
5 11 (2.87%) Retail
6 8 (2.09%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.83%) Games
8 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.74%) Web Services
2 9 (2.35%) .NET
3 4 (1.04%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.78%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (23.76%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (3.66%) SWIFT
5 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.31%) NHS
7 3 (0.78%) CESG
8 2 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.26%) SCADA
9 1 (0.26%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.37%) Windows
2 74 (19.32%) UNIX
3 44 (11.49%) Linux
4 2 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.26%) AIX
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (100.00%) Information Security
2 87 (22.72%) Penetration Testing
3 69 (18.02%) E-Commerce
4 60 (15.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 51 (13.32%) ISMS
5 51 (13.32%) Risk Management
6 50 (13.05%) Data Protection
7 45 (11.75%) ITIL
8 44 (11.49%) Security Management
9 40 (10.44%) Information Security Management
10 36 (9.40%) Risk Assessment
10 36 (9.40%) Security Testing
11 34 (8.88%) Vulnerability Management
12 32 (8.36%) Network Architecture
13 28 (7.31%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (7.05%) Change Management
15 24 (6.27%) Risk Analysis
16 21 (5.48%) SIEM
17 19 (4.96%) Cyber Security
17 19 (4.96%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.35%) SQL
2 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.78%) Java
3 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.52%) C
4 2 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.26%) Perl
5 1 (0.26%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 147 (38.38%) CISSP
2 94 (24.54%) Degree
3 79 (20.63%) CISM
4 33 (8.62%) CISA
5 22 (5.74%) GIAC
6 17 (4.44%) CEH
6 17 (4.44%) CISMP
7 15 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (3.92%) ISSAP
7 15 (3.92%) ISSMP
7 15 (3.92%) CRISC
8 12 (3.13%) MCSE
9 8 (2.09%) CGEIT
10 7 (1.83%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.57%) EnCE
11 6 (1.57%) SSCP
11 6 (1.57%) CCNA
11 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.31%) ISEB
13 4 (1.04%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (34.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (23.50%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.74%) COBIT
4 10 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.31%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.04%) BS7799
6 4 (1.04%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 14 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) Nmap
2 2 (0.52%) Snort
3 1 (0.26%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 14 (3.66%) Nessus
2 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.78%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.52%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.09%) Cisco
3 25 (6.53%) Qualys
4 23 (6.01%) CheckPoint
5 9 (2.35%) Symantec
6 8 (2.09%) McAfee
7 6 (1.57%) Sourcefire
7 6 (1.57%) Splunk
8 3 (0.78%) HP
8 3 (0.78%) Websense
8 3 (0.78%) TippingPoint
8 3 (0.78%) Tripwire
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle
9 2 (0.52%) Sun
10 1 (0.26%) NCR
10 1 (0.26%) Apple
10 1 (0.26%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.26%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) Sophos
10 1 (0.26%) Tufin
Uxbridge
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 17K to 21K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £120000 per annum + EXCELLENT BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Posted: 10 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + CAR
Posted: 20 days ago