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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 730 808 826
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 153 84 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.080% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.084% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 125 76 38
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.59%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +55 144 £45,000 +5.88% 12
London +55 69 £50,000 -9.09% 9
South East -9 24 £43,750 +4.16%
Yorkshire +8 20 £40,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +4 20 £40,000 +33.33%
Leeds +7 19 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +11 15 £48,750 -7.14% 1
West Sussex - 12 £42,500 -
Crawley - 11 £42,500 -
Scotland +16 8 £48,000 +10.34% 2
East of England +4 8 £35,000 -33.33%
East Midlands +30 7 £40,000 +19.40%
Surrey -15 7 £47,500 +13.09%
Cheshire - 6 £47,500 -
North West - 6 £47,500 - 1
South West -20 5 £42,500 +28.78% 1
Warrington - 5 £47,500 -
Suffolk - 5 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 5 - -
Glasgow +16 4 £45,850 +5.40% 2
Berkshire +2 4 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands -18 4 £42,250 -15.50% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £50,000 -
Birmingham -14 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Bournemouth - 3 £42,500 -
Croydon - 3 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £50,000 -
Dorset - 3 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £35,000 -

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 361 (99.72%) Information Security
2 222 (61.33%) CISSP
3 146 (40.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 126 (34.81%) PCI DSS
5 112 (30.94%) Finance
6 96 (26.52%) Firewall
7 95 (26.24%) CISM
8 88 (24.31%) Degree
9 60 (16.57%) Management Information System
10 57 (15.75%) COBIT
11 55 (15.19%) CISA
11 55 (15.19%) Windows
12 53 (14.64%) ITIL
13 49 (13.54%) Banking
14 48 (13.26%) Security Management
14 48 (13.26%) Data Protection
15 46 (12.71%) Network Security
16 42 (11.60%) Risk Management
17 33 (9.12%) Microsoft
18 31 (8.56%) CEH
18 31 (8.56%) Information Assurance
18 31 (8.56%) SIEM
19 30 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (8.29%) E-Commerce
20 29 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
20 29 (8.01%) Risk Assessment
20 29 (8.01%) Security Testing
20 29 (8.01%) CISMP
21 28 (7.73%) Active Directory
22 26 (7.18%) Internet

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (0.55%) IIS
1 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.10%) MS Office
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (26.52%) Firewall
2 46 (12.71%) Network Security
3 26 (7.18%) Internet
4 22 (6.08%) WAN
5 21 (5.80%) Intranet
6 20 (5.52%) LAN
6 20 (5.52%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (3.31%) VPN
9 9 (2.49%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.66%) Wireless
10 6 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.10%) SSL
11 4 (1.10%) SMTP
12 3 (0.83%) LDAP
12 3 (0.83%) IPsec
13 2 (0.55%) DMZ
14 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.55%) Big Data
3 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 112 (30.94%) Finance
2 49 (13.54%) Banking
3 20 (5.52%) Legal
4 18 (4.97%) Law
5 12 (3.31%) Retail
6 10 (2.76%) Publishing
7 8 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.38%) Back Office
8 5 (1.38%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Games
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.66%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.38%) Web Services
3 3 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.57%) Management Information System
2 30 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.25%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.70%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.42%) SWIFT
6 11 (3.04%) PKI
7 8 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.10%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Blog
9 3 (0.83%) Life Science
10 2 (0.55%) CMDB
10 2 (0.55%) Online Gambling
10 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.28%) Online Games
11 1 (0.28%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.19%) Windows
2 25 (6.91%) UNIX
3 22 (6.08%) Linux
4 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (99.72%) Information Security
2 53 (14.64%) ITIL
3 48 (13.26%) Security Management
3 48 (13.26%) Data Protection
4 42 (11.60%) Risk Management
5 31 (8.56%) Information Assurance
5 31 (8.56%) SIEM
6 30 (8.29%) E-Commerce
7 29 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (8.01%) Security Testing
7 29 (8.01%) Risk Assessment
8 26 (7.18%) Information Security Management
9 25 (6.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 24 (6.63%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (6.63%) ISMS
11 21 (5.80%) Cyber Security
11 21 (5.80%) Business Continuity
12 18 (4.97%) Incident Management
13 17 (4.70%) Vulnerability Management
14 14 (3.87%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.10%) SQL
3 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 222 (61.33%) CISSP
2 95 (26.24%) CISM
3 88 (24.31%) Degree
4 55 (15.19%) CISA
5 31 (8.56%) CEH
6 29 (8.01%) CISMP
7 23 (6.35%) CRISC
8 20 (5.52%) GIAC
9 13 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.59%) MCP
10 12 (3.31%) SSCP
11 11 (3.04%) CCNA
12 10 (2.76%) Security+ Certification
13 9 (2.49%) ISSAP
13 9 (2.49%) ISSMP
14 8 (2.21%) MCSA
15 7 (1.93%) Security Cleared
16 4 (1.10%) MCSE
16 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (40.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (34.81%) PCI DSS
3 57 (15.75%) COBIT
4 19 (5.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (1.93%) SLA
7 5 (1.38%) BS7799
8 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.55%) MiFID
8 2 (0.55%) Basel II
8 2 (0.55%) COSO
8 2 (0.55%) EMIR
8 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 28 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.55%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (1.38%) Nessus
2 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.18%) Cisco
3 18 (4.97%) CheckPoint
4 17 (4.70%) McAfee
5 13 (3.59%) VMware
6 9 (2.49%) Websense
7 8 (2.21%) Qualys
8 6 (1.66%) ArcSight
8 6 (1.66%) Symantec
9 5 (1.38%) Tripwire
10 4 (1.10%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.10%) HP
10 4 (1.10%) Juniper
11 3 (0.83%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.83%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (0.55%) TippingPoint
12 2 (0.55%) F5
12 2 (0.55%) NetApp
12 2 (0.55%) Dell
13 1 (0.28%) Remedy
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