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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Analyst
Rank 810 831 823
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 87 59 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.054% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.057% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 81 48 57
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £34,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 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 +32 82 £42,500 -15.00% 5
London +35 37 £47,750 -13.18% 2
City of London +44 18 £48,000 -9.43%
South West +9 14 £38,000 +58.33%
South East +17 12 £41,000 -25.79%
Wiltshire - 8 £38,000 -
North West -3 7 £39,500 +43.63% 1
West Yorkshire -11 7 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire -21 7 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Leeds -3 6 £43,750 +45.83% 2
East of England - 5 £35,000 -
Scotland +3 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Gloucestershire - 4 £52,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 -
Manchester -15 3 £35,000 +27.27%
Hampshire -26 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £43,500 - 1
Peterborough - 3 £30,000 -
Sale - 3 £35,000 -
Southampton - 3 £45,000 -
Malmesbury - 3 £38,000 -
Wilmslow - 3 £43,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £41,000 -
Gloucester - 3 £52,500 -
Bracknell - 3 £41,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -
Essex - 2 £35,000 -
South Wales +6 1 £27,500 -15.38%

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 108 (55.96%) Information Security
2 80 (41.45%) CISSP
3 77 (39.90%) Firewall
4 74 (38.34%) Windows
5 65 (33.68%) Finance
6 58 (30.05%) SIEM
7 48 (24.87%) Cisco
8 42 (21.76%) Penetration Testing
9 39 (20.21%) Management Information System
10 37 (19.17%) Kalman Filter
10 37 (19.17%) UNIX
11 34 (17.62%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (17.10%) Active Directory
13 32 (16.58%) PCI DSS
13 32 (16.58%) Degree
14 31 (16.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 31 (16.06%) Intrusion Detection
15 30 (15.54%) Identity Management
16 29 (15.03%) VPN
17 28 (14.51%) Network Security
18 25 (12.95%) CCSP
18 25 (12.95%) MS Excel
18 25 (12.95%) Oracle
18 25 (12.95%) Symantec
19 24 (12.44%) Ethical Hacking
19 24 (12.44%) ITIL
19 24 (12.44%) TCP/IP
19 24 (12.44%) Linux
19 24 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (12.44%) Analytical Skills

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (0.52%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (12.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.59%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (39.90%) Firewall
2 31 (16.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (15.03%) VPN
4 28 (14.51%) Network Security
5 24 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (12.44%) TCP/IP
6 23 (11.92%) Internet
7 20 (10.36%) DNS
8 19 (9.84%) LAN
9 16 (8.29%) WAN
10 15 (7.77%) tcpdump
10 15 (7.77%) Wireshark
11 8 (4.15%) SMTP
11 8 (4.15%) HTTP
12 5 (2.59%) LDAP
12 5 (2.59%) FTP
13 4 (2.07%) SSL
14 3 (1.55%) DMZ
14 3 (1.55%) POP3
14 3 (1.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.18%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.55%) MySQL
3 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 65 (33.68%) Finance
2 18 (9.33%) Banking
3 9 (4.66%) Law
4 7 (3.63%) Legal
5 6 (3.11%) Advertising
6 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.15%) Regular Expression
2 5 (2.59%) XML
3 4 (2.07%) SAML
3 4 (2.07%) OAuth
3 4 (2.07%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.21%) Management Information System
2 24 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.59%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.59%) Open Source
5 3 (1.55%) PKI
5 3 (1.55%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.04%) iPad
6 2 (1.04%) iPhone
7 1 (0.52%) SecurID
7 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.34%) Windows
2 37 (19.17%) UNIX
3 24 (12.44%) Linux
4 6 (3.11%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (55.96%) Information Security
2 58 (30.05%) SIEM
3 42 (21.76%) Penetration Testing
4 37 (19.17%) Kalman Filter
5 30 (15.54%) Identity Management
6 24 (12.44%) ITIL
6 24 (12.44%) Ethical Hacking
7 20 (10.36%) Security Management
8 19 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (9.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 16 (8.29%) Analytics
11 14 (7.25%) Risk Management
12 13 (6.74%) Information Security Management
12 13 (6.74%) Data Security
12 13 (6.74%) Security Testing
12 13 (6.74%) Data Protection
13 11 (5.70%) Incident Management
14 10 (5.18%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (5.18%) Information Assurance
15 9 (4.66%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.63%) PHP
1 7 (3.63%) SQL
2 5 (2.59%) Python
3 4 (2.07%) C
3 4 (2.07%) Java
4 3 (1.55%) Perl
4 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 80 (41.45%) CISSP
2 34 (17.62%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (16.58%) Degree
4 25 (12.95%) CCSP
5 20 (10.36%) Security Cleared
6 19 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 19 (9.84%) CEH
6 19 (9.84%) CISM
7 18 (9.33%) SSCP
8 17 (8.81%) GIAC
9 12 (6.22%) DV Cleared
9 12 (6.22%) GCIA
10 11 (5.70%) GCIH
10 11 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (5.18%) MCSA
12 9 (4.66%) CCNA
12 9 (4.66%) CISA
13 7 (3.63%) CCSE
14 6 (3.11%) MCP
15 5 (2.59%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.58%) PCI DSS
2 31 (16.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.63%) QA
4 4 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.04%) COBIT
5 2 (1.04%) SLA
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 33 (17.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.77%) Snort
3 3 (1.55%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 19 (9.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.55%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (1.55%) Nessus
3 1 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 48 (24.87%) Cisco
2 25 (12.95%) Oracle
2 25 (12.95%) Symantec
3 22 (11.40%) Sun
4 21 (10.88%) CheckPoint
5 19 (9.84%) Microsoft
6 15 (7.77%) Splunk
6 15 (7.77%) LogRhythm
7 11 (5.70%) NetIQ
7 11 (5.70%) Sourcefire
8 7 (3.63%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.11%) Juniper
9 6 (3.11%) Qualys
9 6 (3.11%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.59%) McAfee
10 5 (2.59%) Websense
11 4 (2.07%) Tufin
11 4 (2.07%) AlgoSec
12 3 (1.55%) LogLogic
12 3 (1.55%) Webroot
Crewe, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £38000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago