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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 686 723 762
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 207 185 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 177 166 92
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,600 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +4.37%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 170 £45,000 -10.00% 21
London +10 88 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Scotland +30 36 £40,750 +0.61% 1
South East +17 35 £42,500 -2.29% 1
Yorkshire +31 24 £45,000 +23.28% 1
West Yorkshire +22 19 £45,000 +55.17%
Edinburgh - 18 £45,000 - 1
Glasgow +14 16 £37,750 -6.79%
Leeds +27 15 £45,000 +55.17%
City of London +19 15 £60,000 +11.62% 6
West Sussex +8 13 £43,500 -
West Midlands -1 10 £19,000 -41.53% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £42,500 +60.37%
Milton Keynes -4 10 £42,500 +60.37%
North West +4 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
East Midlands -6 7 £42,500 +16.43% 2
Staffordshire +7 6 £19,000 -9.52%
Haywards Heath - 6 £57,500 -
Surrey -19 5 £47,500 +9.19%
Berkshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £34,500 -
Horsham - 5 £40,000 -
South West -23 4 £36,250 +20.83% 1
Manchester 0 3 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Northamptonshire -2 3 £52,500 +43.83%
Northampton -9 3 £52,500 +43.83%
Slough - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 £19,000 -
Swindon +13 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Stoke-on-Trent +1 2 £19,000 -9.52%

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (100.00%) Information Security
2 172 (50.29%) CISSP
3 143 (41.81%) Finance
4 141 (41.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 91 (26.61%) CISM
6 82 (23.98%) Firewall
7 75 (21.93%) PCI DSS
8 68 (19.88%) Degree
9 67 (19.59%) CISA
10 60 (17.54%) Management Information System
10 60 (17.54%) Cyber Security
11 51 (14.91%) Security Management
11 51 (14.91%) Risk Assessment
11 51 (14.91%) ITIL
12 46 (13.45%) Risk Management
13 43 (12.57%) Data Protection
13 43 (12.57%) Banking
14 42 (12.28%) Network Security
15 41 (11.99%) Penetration Testing
16 40 (11.70%) Legal
16 40 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (10.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 34 (9.94%) Information Security Management
19 33 (9.65%) Security Testing
20 32 (9.36%) COBIT
21 31 (9.06%) Data Security
22 30 (8.77%) Windows
23 29 (8.48%) GIAC
23 29 (8.48%) Business Continuity
23 29 (8.48%) ISMS

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (2.05%) IIS
2 1 (0.29%) JBoss
2 1 (0.29%) Apache
2 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (23.98%) Firewall
2 42 (12.28%) Network Security
3 14 (4.09%) LAN
3 14 (4.09%) WAN
4 12 (3.51%) Internet
5 9 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.75%) Intranet
7 5 (1.46%) SAN
8 4 (1.17%) Wireshark
8 4 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.88%) VPN
10 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.58%) Wireless
10 2 (0.58%) Wireless Security
11 1 (0.29%) DMZ
11 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.29%) Big Data
General
1 143 (41.81%) Finance
2 43 (12.57%) Banking
3 40 (11.70%) Legal
4 23 (6.73%) Law
5 7 (2.05%) Retail
6 6 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.17%) JSP
2 3 (0.88%) Web Services
2 3 (0.88%) .NET
2 3 (0.88%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.58%) HTML
3 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 40 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 16 (4.68%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.05%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.05%) SWIFT
7 6 (1.75%) Cybercrime
7 6 (1.75%) CESG
8 5 (1.46%) PKI
8 5 (1.46%) Life Science
8 5 (1.46%) RMADS
8 5 (1.46%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.17%) Blog
10 3 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.88%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.29%) Java Card
12 1 (0.29%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.77%) Windows
2 19 (5.56%) Linux
3 16 (4.68%) UNIX
4 1 (0.29%) CentOS
4 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (100.00%) Information Security
2 60 (17.54%) Cyber Security
3 51 (14.91%) Risk Assessment
3 51 (14.91%) ITIL
3 51 (14.91%) Security Management
4 46 (13.45%) Risk Management
5 43 (12.57%) Data Protection
6 41 (11.99%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (10.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 34 (9.94%) Information Security Management
9 33 (9.65%) Security Testing
10 31 (9.06%) Data Security
11 29 (8.48%) Business Continuity
11 29 (8.48%) ISMS
12 27 (7.89%) SIEM
13 23 (6.73%) Incident Management
14 20 (5.85%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (5.56%) Project Management
16 18 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
17 17 (4.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.05%) SQL
2 4 (1.17%) Java
3 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.58%) C#
4 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.29%) C
5 1 (0.29%) Python
5 1 (0.29%) C++
5 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 172 (50.29%) CISSP
2 91 (26.61%) CISM
3 68 (19.88%) Degree
4 67 (19.59%) CISA
5 29 (8.48%) GIAC
6 25 (7.31%) CRISC
7 19 (5.56%) CISMP
8 18 (5.26%) CEH
9 13 (3.80%) Security Cleared
9 13 (3.80%) SSCP
10 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
11 6 (1.75%) GSEC
12 5 (1.46%) CCNP
12 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.88%) CCNA
15 2 (0.58%) ISEB
15 2 (0.58%) GCIH
15 2 (0.58%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (41.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (21.93%) PCI DSS
3 32 (9.36%) COBIT
4 14 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.17%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.17%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.88%) SLA
7 2 (0.58%) BS7799
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) QA
8 1 (0.29%) COSO
System Software
1 10 (2.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.26%) Symantec
3 16 (4.68%) Websense
4 15 (4.39%) Qualys
5 11 (3.22%) Splunk
6 7 (2.05%) Sophos
6 7 (2.05%) Cisco
7 6 (1.75%) Cyber-Ark
8 5 (1.46%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.46%) McAfee
8 5 (1.46%) IronPort
9 4 (1.17%) Tripwire
9 4 (1.17%) Oracle
10 3 (0.88%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.88%) VMware
10 3 (0.88%) AppSense
10 3 (0.88%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.88%) F5
10 3 (0.88%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.58%) Twitter
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Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
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Nottingham
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