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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Analyst
Rank 692 763 811
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +48
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 200 126 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 176 104 62
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £30,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +53 195 £45,000 +12.50% 17
London +50 110 £52,500 +23.52% 10
City of London +10 21 £52,500 +23.52% 5
West Midlands -1 21 £19,000 -29.62% 1
South East -3 19 £43,500 +8.75% 2
Staffordshire +9 18 £19,000 -29.62%
Stoke-on-Trent +18 17 £19,000 -26.92%
Surrey -5 14 £43,500 +8.75%
East of England 0 10 £47,000 -6.00%
South West -13 10 £37,500 -6.25% 2
East Midlands -2 9 £36,500 +19.67%
North West -9 9 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £36,500 -
Dorset - 9 - - 2
Bournemouth - 9 - - 2
Yorkshire -41 7 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Northampton - 7 £37,500 -
Manchester -12 5 £34,000 - 1
Skipton - 5 £38,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £38,000 -
Scotland -4 4 £40,500 -19.00%
Hertfordshire -14 4 £45,000 -10.00%
Glasgow - 4 £40,500 -
Harrow - 4 - -
Potters Bar - 4 £45,000 -
Redhill - 4 £43,500 -
Merseyside +11 3 £50,000 +33.33%
Hampshire -10 3 £60,000 +50.00%

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 389 (100.00%) Information Security
2 149 (38.30%) CISSP
3 137 (35.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 125 (32.13%) Finance
5 116 (29.82%) Firewall
6 105 (26.99%) Degree
7 95 (24.42%) PCI DSS
8 94 (24.16%) Management Information System
9 91 (23.39%) Penetration Testing
10 82 (21.08%) CISM
11 78 (20.05%) Windows
12 75 (19.28%) UNIX
13 72 (18.51%) E-Commerce
14 62 (15.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 61 (15.68%) Network Security
16 59 (15.17%) Data Protection
17 52 (13.37%) Microsoft
18 51 (13.11%) Risk Management
18 51 (13.11%) ISMS
19 47 (12.08%) Security Management
19 47 (12.08%) ITIL
20 43 (11.05%) Linux
21 42 (10.80%) Risk Assessment
22 41 (10.54%) Security Testing
23 40 (10.28%) Information Security Management
23 40 (10.28%) TCP/IP
24 37 (9.51%) CISA
25 36 (9.25%) Internet
26 35 (9.00%) Banking
26 35 (9.00%) Network Architecture

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.08%) MS Office
3 8 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 116 (29.82%) Firewall
2 61 (15.68%) Network Security
3 40 (10.28%) TCP/IP
4 36 (9.25%) Internet
5 33 (8.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 32 (8.23%) WAN
7 31 (7.97%) LAN
8 29 (7.46%) Intranet
9 16 (4.11%) VPN
10 15 (3.86%) Wireless
11 9 (2.31%) Wireshark
12 8 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.03%) LDAP
14 3 (0.77%) SAN
15 2 (0.51%) NGN
15 2 (0.51%) DNS
16 1 (0.26%) SMTP
16 1 (0.26%) ATM
16 1 (0.26%) SSL
16 1 (0.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.03%) Big Data
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
General
1 125 (32.13%) Finance
2 35 (9.00%) Banking
3 30 (7.71%) Law
4 29 (7.46%) Legal
5 12 (3.08%) Retail
6 8 (2.06%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.80%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.91%) Web Services
2 9 (2.31%) .NET
3 6 (1.54%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.77%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) Java EE
5 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 94 (24.16%) Management Information System
2 29 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.40%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (4.11%) SWIFT
5 9 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.77%) CESG
7 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.51%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.26%) SCADA
8 1 (0.26%) Online Games
8 1 (0.26%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.05%) Windows
2 75 (19.28%) UNIX
3 43 (11.05%) Linux
4 2 (0.51%) Solaris
5 1 (0.26%) AIX
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (100.00%) Information Security
2 91 (23.39%) Penetration Testing
3 72 (18.51%) E-Commerce
4 62 (15.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 59 (15.17%) Data Protection
6 51 (13.11%) Risk Management
6 51 (13.11%) ISMS
7 47 (12.08%) Security Management
7 47 (12.08%) ITIL
8 42 (10.80%) Risk Assessment
9 41 (10.54%) Security Testing
10 40 (10.28%) Information Security Management
11 35 (9.00%) Network Architecture
12 31 (7.97%) Vulnerability Management
13 27 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
14 25 (6.43%) Risk Analysis
14 25 (6.43%) Change Management
15 22 (5.66%) SIEM
16 19 (4.88%) Project Management
16 19 (4.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.57%) SQL
2 6 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.77%) Java
3 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.51%) C
4 2 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.26%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) Perl
5 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 149 (38.30%) CISSP
2 105 (26.99%) Degree
3 82 (21.08%) CISM
4 37 (9.51%) CISA
5 22 (5.66%) GIAC
6 19 (4.88%) CISMP
7 17 (4.37%) CEH
8 16 (4.11%) ISSAP
8 16 (4.11%) ISSMP
8 16 (4.11%) CRISC
9 13 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.08%) MCSE
11 9 (2.31%) CGEIT
12 7 (1.80%) Security Cleared
13 6 (1.54%) EnCE
13 6 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.54%) CCNA
14 5 (1.29%) ISEB
15 3 (0.77%) CNA
15 3 (0.77%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (35.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (24.42%) PCI DSS
3 21 (5.40%) COBIT
4 10 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.29%) BS7799
6 4 (1.03%) SLA
6 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.77%) Nmap
3 2 (0.51%) Snort
4 1 (0.26%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 16 (4.11%) Nessus
2 5 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.03%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.51%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.46%) Cisco
3 23 (5.91%) Qualys
4 20 (5.14%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.54%) Splunk
5 6 (1.54%) Sourcefire
5 6 (1.54%) Symantec
6 5 (1.29%) McAfee
7 4 (1.03%) Tripwire
7 4 (1.03%) TippingPoint
7 4 (1.03%) Websense
7 4 (1.03%) HP
8 2 (0.51%) Sun
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.26%) NCR
9 1 (0.26%) Apple
9 1 (0.26%) Sophos
9 1 (0.26%) LANDesk
City, London
Montash
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
West London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Posted: 26 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 26 days ago