The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Analyst
Rank 768 803 802
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 104 121 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.10% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.11% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 90 113 60
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

IT Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst within the UK.

IT Security Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +16 100 £45,000 -10.00% 7
London +7 38 £50,000 -5.66% 3
East of England +17 24 £45,000 -10.00% 3
City of London +29 14 £47,500 -26.92% 1
South East +18 14 £48,750 +8.33%
West Midlands - 9 £27,500 -
Essex +4 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Cambridgeshire +19 5 £43,900 -2.44%
West Yorkshire +3 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Yorkshire -1 5 £37,500 +15.38%
South West -3 5 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Cambridge +17 4 £43,900 -2.44%
Bedfordshire +16 4 - - 1
Kent +15 4 £37,500 +1.35%
Watford -5 4 £45,000 -10.89%
Hertfordshire -23 4 £45,000 -10.89% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £27,500 -
Slough - 4 £50,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £27,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £50,000 -
Luton - 4 - -
Leeds +2 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Hampshire -2 3 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £49,000 -
Dorset - 3 £40,000 -
Weymouth - 3 £40,000 -
Leicestershire +11 2 £38,250 -1.92%
Scotland +11 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire +8 2 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Cardiff +6 2 £33,750 +0.74%

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Analyst in their job title.

1 127 (59.35%) Information Security
2 92 (42.99%) CISSP
3 74 (34.58%) Firewall
4 64 (29.91%) Windows
5 60 (28.04%) Management Information System
5 60 (28.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (25.70%) Finance
7 51 (23.83%) ITIL
7 51 (23.83%) SIEM
8 46 (21.50%) Degree
9 45 (21.03%) PCI DSS
10 37 (17.29%) Network Security
10 37 (17.29%) Penetration Testing
11 35 (16.36%) Active Directory
12 31 (14.49%) Kalman Filter
12 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (14.02%) Cisco
14 27 (12.62%) Risk Management
15 26 (12.15%) CISM
15 26 (12.15%) Risk Assessment
16 25 (11.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 25 (11.68%) SSCP
16 25 (11.68%) Microsoft
16 25 (11.68%) Internet
17 24 (11.21%) Banking
17 24 (11.21%) Security Testing
18 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
19 21 (9.81%) CEH
20 20 (9.35%) Linux
21 18 (8.41%) LAN

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (34.58%) Firewall
2 37 (17.29%) Network Security
3 25 (11.68%) Internet
4 18 (8.41%) LAN
4 18 (8.41%) WAN
5 17 (7.94%) VPN
5 17 (7.94%) Wireless
6 16 (7.48%) Wireshark
7 14 (6.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (5.61%) TCP/IP
9 11 (5.14%) DNS
9 11 (5.14%) SSL
10 8 (3.74%) tcpdump
11 7 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.80%) SMTP
13 4 (1.87%) POP3
13 4 (1.87%) IMAP
14 3 (1.40%) HTTP
15 2 (0.93%) LDAP
15 2 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.87%) MySQL
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 55 (25.70%) Finance
2 24 (11.21%) Banking
3 15 (7.01%) Retail
4 9 (4.21%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.21%) Law
5 8 (3.74%) Legal
6 7 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.80%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.80%) SAML
1 6 (2.80%) OAuth
1 6 (2.80%) REST
2 4 (1.87%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.47%) JSP
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (28.04%) Management Information System
2 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.54%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.21%) Online Banking
4 9 (4.21%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.87%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.93%) PKI
6 2 (0.93%) Open Source
7 1 (0.47%) CMDB
7 1 (0.47%) RMADS
7 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.47%) iSeries
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.91%) Windows
2 20 (9.35%) Linux
3 16 (7.48%) UNIX
4 5 (2.34%) Solaris
5 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.47%) VMS
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (59.35%) Information Security
2 51 (23.83%) ITIL
2 51 (23.83%) SIEM
3 37 (17.29%) Penetration Testing
4 31 (14.49%) Kalman Filter
5 27 (12.62%) Risk Management
6 26 (12.15%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (11.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 24 (11.21%) Security Testing
9 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (7.94%) Business Continuity
11 16 (7.48%) Incident Management
12 15 (7.01%) Security Management
12 15 (7.01%) Identity Management
12 15 (7.01%) PRINCE2
13 13 (6.07%) Cyber Security
14 12 (5.61%) Information Security Management
14 12 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (4.21%) Service Delivery
15 9 (4.21%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.21%) SQL
2 5 (2.34%) Python
2 5 (2.34%) Java
2 5 (2.34%) Perl
2 5 (2.34%) PHP
3 4 (1.87%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (42.99%) CISSP
2 46 (21.50%) Degree
3 26 (12.15%) CISM
4 25 (11.68%) SSCP
5 21 (9.81%) CEH
6 13 (6.07%) GIAC
7 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.61%) MCSA
8 11 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.14%) Security Cleared
9 10 (4.67%) SC Cleared
10 9 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (4.21%) Security+ Certification
11 8 (3.74%) CHFI
12 7 (3.27%) MCP
13 6 (2.80%) CCSP
13 6 (2.80%) CISA
13 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.80%) GCIH
13 6 (2.80%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (28.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (21.03%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (3.27%) COBIT
5 4 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.61%) Snort
3 4 (1.87%) SpamAssassin
4 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) XenApp
4 2 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.34%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (1.87%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (0.93%) Nessus
4 2 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (14.02%) Cisco
2 25 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.48%) CheckPoint
4 11 (5.14%) Websense
4 11 (5.14%) Splunk
5 8 (3.74%) McAfee
6 7 (3.27%) Symantec
6 7 (3.27%) VMware
6 7 (3.27%) Oracle
6 7 (3.27%) Qualys
7 6 (2.80%) Sourcefire
7 6 (2.80%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.34%) Tripwire
8 5 (2.34%) Sun
8 5 (2.34%) HP
9 4 (1.87%) Juniper
9 4 (1.87%) Clearswift
9 4 (1.87%) Webroot
9 4 (1.87%) Postini
9 4 (1.87%) ArcSight
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + superb bonus and benefits package
Posted: 11 days ago