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 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
IT Security Analyst
Rank 753 790 804
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 140 117 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 110 104 51
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,400 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -7.50%

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
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%

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 28 August 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 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 +24 131 £47,500 +11.76% 10
London +36 64 £52,500 +9.37% 6
Yorkshire +10 19 £37,500 +7.14% 2
South East +9 18 £48,750 +14.70%
West Yorkshire +1 16 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Leeds +18 15 £37,500 +7.14% 2
City of London +10 11 £55,000 +18.27% 4
Scotland +6 9 £35,000 -1.40%
Berkshire +17 7 £33,500 +3.07%
East of England -4 7 £55,000 +22.22%
South West -25 7 £38,750 -6.62%
Hertfordshire - 7 £55,000 -
Edinburgh -2 6 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 6 £42,500 -
Watford - 6 £51,250 -
Slough - 5 £33,500 -
Chesterfield - 5 £42,500 -
Swindon +12 4 £38,750 +29.16%
Wiltshire -3 4 £38,750 +13.97%
West Midlands -6 4 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Middlesex - 4 £52,500 -
Surrey +6 3 £65,000 +52.94%
Kent +1 3 £32,500 -12.16%
Dorset - 3 - -
Redhill - 3 £65,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 -
Glasgow +6 2 £34,250 -23.03%
Reading +1 2 - -
Ealing - 2 £39,250 -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 137 (56.38%) Information Security
2 87 (35.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (32.92%) CISSP
4 73 (30.04%) Firewall
5 69 (28.40%) Windows
5 69 (28.40%) Degree
6 65 (26.75%) Finance
7 54 (22.22%) SIEM
8 47 (19.34%) Vulnerability Management
8 47 (19.34%) PCI DSS
9 46 (18.93%) Incident Management
10 45 (18.52%) Management Information System
11 38 (15.64%) ITIL
12 36 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 35 (14.40%) Internet
14 33 (13.58%) Network Security
14 33 (13.58%) Cyber Security
15 32 (13.17%) Penetration Testing
15 32 (13.17%) Cisco
15 32 (13.17%) SQL
15 32 (13.17%) Retail
16 31 (12.76%) Business Continuity
16 31 (12.76%) Security Testing
17 30 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (12.35%) Microsoft
17 30 (12.35%) Active Directory
18 29 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
19 28 (11.52%) Linux
20 24 (9.88%) Risk Assessment
20 24 (9.88%) CISM

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (30.04%) Firewall
2 35 (14.40%) Internet
3 33 (13.58%) Network Security
4 18 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (5.35%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.12%) SSL
7 9 (3.70%) Wireless
8 7 (2.88%) LAN
8 7 (2.88%) WAN
9 5 (2.06%) SMTP
9 5 (2.06%) HTTP
10 4 (1.65%) VPN
10 4 (1.65%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.23%) TACACS
11 3 (1.23%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.82%) LDAP
12 2 (0.82%) FTP
13 1 (0.41%) DNS
13 1 (0.41%) DHCP
13 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.41%) Informix
General
1 65 (26.75%) Finance
2 32 (13.17%) Retail
3 24 (9.88%) Banking
4 15 (6.17%) Retail Banking
5 10 (4.12%) Law
6 9 (3.70%) Back Office
7 3 (1.23%) Advertising
7 3 (1.23%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 30 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.17%) Mobile Banking
3 15 (6.17%) Cryptography
3 15 (6.17%) Online Banking
4 12 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.12%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.88%) PKI
8 5 (2.06%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.40%) Windows
2 28 (11.52%) Linux
3 16 (6.58%) UNIX
4 5 (2.06%) zOS
5 3 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (56.38%) Information Security
2 54 (22.22%) SIEM
3 47 (19.34%) Vulnerability Management
4 46 (18.93%) Incident Management
5 38 (15.64%) ITIL
6 36 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 33 (13.58%) Cyber Security
8 32 (13.17%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (12.76%) Business Continuity
9 31 (12.76%) Security Testing
10 29 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (9.88%) Risk Assessment
12 22 (9.05%) Risk Management
13 18 (7.41%) Project Planning
14 14 (5.76%) Kalman Filter
15 13 (5.35%) Security Management
16 11 (4.53%) ISMS
16 11 (4.53%) Malware Analysis
16 11 (4.53%) IT Governance
17 10 (4.12%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.17%) SQL
2 18 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.82%) Python
4 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.41%) C
4 1 (0.41%) C#
4 1 (0.41%) Java
4 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (32.92%) CISSP
2 69 (28.40%) Degree
3 24 (9.88%) CISM
4 23 (9.47%) SSCP
5 15 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (5.76%) Security+ Certification
7 12 (4.94%) CISA
7 12 (4.94%) CEH
8 11 (4.53%) CHFI
8 11 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.70%) CCNA
10 8 (3.29%) GCIA
10 8 (3.29%) GCIH
10 8 (3.29%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.06%) CISMP
11 5 (2.06%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.06%) GSEC
11 5 (2.06%) CCNP
12 4 (1.65%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (35.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (19.34%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.70%) COBIT
4 4 (1.65%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.82%) BS7799
6 2 (0.82%) BS25999
System Software
1 30 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.65%) Snort
4 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.82%) XenApp
4 2 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
2 2 (0.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (13.17%) Cisco
2 30 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 17 (7.00%) ArcSight
5 16 (6.58%) Tripwire
6 15 (6.17%) Oracle
7 13 (5.35%) McAfee
7 13 (5.35%) Splunk
8 11 (4.53%) Websense
9 10 (4.12%) Qualys
10 9 (3.70%) VMware
11 6 (2.47%) Sourcefire
12 5 (2.06%) HP
12 5 (2.06%) Juniper
13 4 (1.65%) LogRhythm
14 3 (1.23%) FireEye
14 3 (1.23%) LogLogic
14 3 (1.23%) Citrix
15 2 (0.82%) Fortinet
15 2 (0.82%) Hyland
West London
Harris Global
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick
University of Warwick
Salary: £28,695 - £37,394 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago