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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 714 792 834
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 166 80 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.077% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.082% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 139 69 34
Average salary £42,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.60% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £52,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 January 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 January 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 +84 165 £42,500 -7.60% 19
London +84 96 £45,000 -23.07% 7
City of London +44 48 £42,500 -15.84% 1
West Yorkshire +17 26 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire +3 26 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Leeds +10 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East of England - 12 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +29 10 £47,500 +43.93%
South East -43 9 £42,500 -0.87% 5
Surrey -5 7 £47,500 +13.09% 3
West Midlands -9 7 £38,500 -23.00%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £40,000 -
South West -17 5 £42,500 +28.78% 1
Coventry - 4 £38,500 -
Croydon - 4 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £50,000 -
Suffolk - 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £39,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Dorking - 3 £33,000 -
Halifax - 3 £42,500 - 2
Bury St Edmunds - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Bristol -6 2 £43,250 +8.12%
Chesterfield - 2 £30,000 -
Northampton - 2 £44,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £30,000 -

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 342 (99.71%) Information Security
2 210 (61.22%) CISSP
3 129 (37.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 118 (34.40%) PCI DSS
5 101 (29.45%) Finance
6 100 (29.15%) Firewall
7 89 (25.95%) CISM
8 86 (25.07%) Degree
9 67 (19.53%) Management Information System
10 60 (17.49%) Windows
11 53 (15.45%) COBIT
12 51 (14.87%) Data Protection
13 47 (13.70%) Network Security
13 47 (13.70%) ITIL
14 45 (13.12%) Risk Management
15 43 (12.54%) Banking
16 42 (12.24%) UNIX
17 41 (11.95%) Security Management
17 41 (11.95%) CISA
18 40 (11.66%) E-Commerce
19 37 (10.79%) Microsoft
20 36 (10.50%) Information Assurance
21 33 (9.62%) CEH
21 33 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
22 32 (9.33%) Security Testing
23 30 (8.75%) ISMS
23 30 (8.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 30 (8.75%) Cisco
23 30 (8.75%) Information Security Management
23 30 (8.75%) GIAC

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (0.29%) IIS
1 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.04%) MS Office
2 7 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.58%) MS Project
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) SaaS
2 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 100 (29.15%) Firewall
2 47 (13.70%) Network Security
3 25 (7.29%) Internet
4 23 (6.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (6.41%) Intranet
5 22 (6.41%) TCP/IP
6 18 (5.25%) VPN
7 15 (4.37%) WAN
8 13 (3.79%) LAN
9 9 (2.62%) Wireshark
9 9 (2.62%) Wireless
10 8 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.46%) SMTP
12 4 (1.17%) LDAP
12 4 (1.17%) IPsec
13 3 (0.87%) SSL
13 3 (0.87%) DMZ
14 2 (0.58%) HTTP
15 1 (0.29%) DNS
15 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) Big Data
3 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Metasploit
General
1 101 (29.45%) Finance
2 43 (12.54%) Banking
3 22 (6.41%) Law
4 10 (2.92%) Retail
5 9 (2.62%) Legal
6 8 (2.33%) Publishing
6 8 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.46%) Marketing
8 4 (1.17%) Back Office
8 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.58%) Automotive
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.92%) Web Services
2 6 (1.75%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 67 (19.53%) Management Information System
2 20 (5.83%) Data Protection Act
2 20 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.66%) SWIFT
4 14 (4.08%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.58%) Online Gambling
6 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.58%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.29%) PKI
7 1 (0.29%) SCADA
7 1 (0.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.49%) Windows
2 42 (12.24%) UNIX
3 23 (6.71%) Linux
4 5 (1.46%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.46%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (99.71%) Information Security
2 51 (14.87%) Data Protection
3 47 (13.70%) ITIL
4 45 (13.12%) Risk Management
5 41 (11.95%) Security Management
6 40 (11.66%) E-Commerce
7 36 (10.50%) Information Assurance
8 33 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
9 32 (9.33%) Security Testing
10 30 (8.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 30 (8.75%) ISMS
10 30 (8.75%) Information Security Management
11 29 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (8.16%) SIEM
13 21 (6.12%) Business Continuity
14 19 (5.54%) Risk Assessment
14 19 (5.54%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (4.96%) Network Architecture
16 14 (4.08%) Document Management
16 14 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 210 (61.22%) CISSP
2 89 (25.95%) CISM
3 86 (25.07%) Degree
4 41 (11.95%) CISA
5 33 (9.62%) CEH
6 30 (8.75%) GIAC
7 24 (7.00%) CISMP
8 19 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (4.08%) CRISC
10 13 (3.79%) MCP
10 13 (3.79%) ISSAP
10 13 (3.79%) ISSMP
11 12 (3.50%) SSCP
12 10 (2.92%) Security+ Certification
12 10 (2.92%) MCSE
13 9 (2.62%) CCNA
13 9 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (2.33%) MCSA
15 5 (1.46%) Security Cleared
16 3 (0.87%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (37.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (34.40%) PCI DSS
3 53 (15.45%) COBIT
4 19 (5.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (2.04%) SLA
7 6 (1.75%) BS7799
8 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.58%) COSO
10 1 (0.29%) EMIR
10 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.29%) Basel II
10 1 (0.29%) MiFID
10 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 20 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.87%) Nmap
3 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (3.79%) Nessus
2 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.87%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 37 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.75%) Cisco
3 19 (5.54%) CheckPoint
4 15 (4.37%) McAfee
5 13 (3.79%) VMware
6 12 (3.50%) Qualys
7 8 (2.33%) Websense
8 7 (2.04%) Symantec
9 6 (1.75%) Tripwire
9 6 (1.75%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.46%) HP
11 3 (0.87%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.87%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (0.87%) TippingPoint
12 2 (0.58%) F5
12 2 (0.58%) Dell
12 2 (0.58%) Sun
12 2 (0.58%) NetApp
13 1 (0.29%) NCR
13 1 (0.29%) Nokia
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
DP Connect
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Romford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth, South West
VitalityHealth
Salary: Up to £45k basic + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 21 days ago