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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 700 732 778
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +46
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 193 199 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 167 181 73
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £26,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -17 151 £43,000 -4.44% 9
London +20 74 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Scotland +45 41 £37,750 -7.92%
South East -10 31 £42,500 -2.29% 2
Yorkshire +28 26 £42,000 +40.00% 1
Glasgow +23 21 £37,750 -7.92%
West Yorkshire +26 18 £42,000 +40.00% 1
Edinburgh - 18 £45,000 -
Leeds +27 13 £45,000 +52.54% 1
City of London +14 13 £60,000 +9.09% 2
North West -4 10 £34,000 -2.85%
West Sussex +13 8 £40,000 -8.04% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £42,500 +32.81%
Milton Keynes -3 8 £42,500 +32.81%
West Midlands -13 8 £19,000 -41.53%
East Midlands -3 6 £42,500 +16.43%
Cheshire - 6 £50,000 -
Surrey -15 5 £47,500 +9.19%
Hampshire - 5 £35,000 -
Horsham - 5 £40,000 -
Staffordshire +6 4 £19,000 -9.52%
Manchester +3 4 £27,500 -21.42%
Bradford -17 4 £40,750 +35.83%
Portsmouth - 4 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire -6 3 £52,500 +43.83%
Northampton -6 3 £52,500 +43.83%
South West -10 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Sheffield - 3 £47,000 -
Warrington - 3 £56,250 -

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 363 (100.00%) Information Security
2 193 (53.17%) CISSP
3 152 (41.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 149 (41.05%) Finance
5 95 (26.17%) CISM
6 91 (25.07%) Firewall
7 80 (22.04%) PCI DSS
8 75 (20.66%) CISA
9 73 (20.11%) Degree
10 68 (18.73%) Cyber Security
11 67 (18.46%) Management Information System
12 58 (15.98%) Security Management
12 58 (15.98%) ITIL
13 57 (15.70%) Risk Assessment
14 52 (14.33%) Network Security
15 49 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (13.50%) Risk Management
15 49 (13.50%) Legal
16 44 (12.12%) Banking
17 41 (11.29%) Penetration Testing
17 41 (11.29%) Windows
18 40 (11.02%) Data Protection
19 37 (10.19%) CRISC
20 35 (9.64%) COBIT
21 34 (9.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 33 (9.09%) Information Security Management
23 31 (8.54%) Incident Management
24 30 (8.26%) ISMS
24 30 (8.26%) Data Security
25 26 (7.16%) Law

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (2.20%) IIS
2 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.28%) JBoss
3 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (25.07%) Firewall
2 52 (14.33%) Network Security
3 21 (5.79%) Internet
4 20 (5.51%) LAN
4 20 (5.51%) WAN
5 19 (5.23%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.03%) Intranet
7 10 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.20%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (1.65%) SAN
10 3 (0.83%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.83%) Wireless
11 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.55%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.28%) DMZ
12 1 (0.28%) Extranet
12 1 (0.28%) VPN
12 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
General
1 149 (41.05%) Finance
2 49 (13.50%) Legal
3 44 (12.12%) Banking
4 26 (7.16%) Law
5 11 (3.03%) Retail
6 7 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.10%) JSP
2 3 (0.83%) Web Services
2 3 (0.83%) Middleware
3 2 (0.55%) .NET
3 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.28%) Java EE
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.46%) Management Information System
2 49 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.96%) Cryptography
4 14 (3.86%) PKI
5 13 (3.58%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.20%) Life Science
7 8 (2.20%) Blog
8 7 (1.93%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.93%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.65%) CESG
10 5 (1.38%) RMADS
10 5 (1.38%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.10%) Online Banking
11 4 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.55%) BYOD
13 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.29%) Windows
2 22 (6.06%) Linux
3 17 (4.68%) UNIX
4 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (100.00%) Information Security
2 68 (18.73%) Cyber Security
3 58 (15.98%) ITIL
3 58 (15.98%) Security Management
4 57 (15.70%) Risk Assessment
5 49 (13.50%) Risk Management
6 41 (11.29%) Penetration Testing
7 40 (11.02%) Data Protection
8 34 (9.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 33 (9.09%) Information Security Management
10 31 (8.54%) Incident Management
11 30 (8.26%) Data Security
11 30 (8.26%) ISMS
12 26 (7.16%) Security Testing
13 25 (6.89%) Business Continuity
14 23 (6.34%) SIEM
15 22 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
16 21 (5.79%) Identity Management
16 21 (5.79%) Kalman Filter
17 18 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.20%) SQL
2 3 (0.83%) Java
3 2 (0.55%) C
3 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.28%) C#
4 1 (0.28%) C++
4 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 193 (53.17%) CISSP
2 95 (26.17%) CISM
3 75 (20.66%) CISA
4 73 (20.11%) Degree
5 37 (10.19%) CRISC
6 23 (6.34%) CISMP
7 22 (6.06%) GIAC
8 20 (5.51%) CEH
9 14 (3.86%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.86%) SSCP
10 9 (2.48%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.20%) GSEC
12 6 (1.65%) Security+ Certification
13 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.10%) GCIA
14 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.83%) OSCP
16 2 (0.55%) GCED
16 2 (0.55%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (41.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (22.04%) PCI DSS
3 35 (9.64%) COBIT
4 14 (3.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.38%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.10%) SLA
7 2 (0.55%) BS7799
7 2 (0.55%) QA
8 1 (0.28%) COSO
8 1 (0.28%) EMIR
8 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.28%) FISMA
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) Basel II
8 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (5.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.41%) Websense
3 13 (3.58%) Symantec
4 10 (2.75%) Cisco
4 10 (2.75%) Splunk
5 9 (2.48%) Qualys
6 8 (2.20%) McAfee
7 7 (1.93%) Sophos
8 5 (1.38%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.38%) IronPort
9 4 (1.10%) Tripwire
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle
10 3 (0.83%) Juniper
10 3 (0.83%) AppSense
10 3 (0.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.83%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.83%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.55%) Twitter
11 2 (0.55%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (0.55%) VMware
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