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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Analyst
Rank 775 839 829
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 103 54 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.053% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.056% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 96 42 54
Average salary £43,950 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.47% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,022 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £33,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.91% -16.25%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +49 101 £44,000 -12.87% 10
London +22 45 £49,000 -21.60% 2
West Yorkshire +7 15 £38,000 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire +2 15 £38,000 +26.66% 1
City of London +15 14 £48,000 -20.00%
Leeds +11 14 £39,000 +30.00% 1
South West - 14 £38,000 -
North West -4 10 £40,000 +45.45%
Wiltshire - 10 £38,000 -
East of England -8 8 £35,000 -30.69% 5
South East -22 6 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire - 6 £41,250 -
Wilmslow - 5 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £43,900 - 3
West Midlands -16 3 £33,045 - 1
Essex - 3 £35,000 -
Malmesbury - 3 £38,000 -
Scotland +3 2 £35,000 -13.04%
Hampshire -19 2 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £51,250 -
Surrey - 2 £43,750 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £43,900 - 2
Glasgow +11 1 £35,000 -13.04%
Coventry -14 1 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £50,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £52,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £30,000 -
Bradford - 1 £37,500 -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 102 (55.14%) Information Security
2 85 (45.95%) CISSP
3 77 (41.62%) Firewall
4 58 (31.35%) Windows
5 53 (28.65%) Finance
6 52 (28.11%) SIEM
7 39 (21.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (20.54%) Management Information System
8 38 (20.54%) Cisco
9 37 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
10 35 (18.92%) ITIL
11 34 (18.38%) PCI DSS
12 33 (17.84%) Network Security
13 30 (16.22%) Active Directory
14 28 (15.14%) UNIX
14 28 (15.14%) Kalman Filter
15 27 (14.59%) CISM
15 27 (14.59%) CEH
16 26 (14.05%) Degree
17 24 (12.97%) Banking
17 24 (12.97%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (12.43%) LAN
19 22 (11.89%) Linux
19 22 (11.89%) TCP/IP
20 21 (11.35%) Risk Management
21 20 (10.81%) VPN
21 20 (10.81%) CheckPoint
21 20 (10.81%) WAN
22 19 (10.27%) Microsoft
22 19 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.54%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.62%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (41.62%) Firewall
2 33 (17.84%) Network Security
3 23 (12.43%) LAN
4 22 (11.89%) TCP/IP
5 20 (10.81%) VPN
5 20 (10.81%) WAN
6 19 (10.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (9.19%) Wireshark
7 17 (9.19%) DNS
8 15 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (8.11%) Internet
9 10 (5.41%) tcpdump
9 10 (5.41%) Wireless
9 10 (5.41%) SSL
10 8 (4.32%) SMTP
11 6 (3.24%) HTTP
12 5 (2.70%) POP3
12 5 (2.70%) IMAP
13 3 (1.62%) LDAP
13 3 (1.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Metasploit
General
1 53 (28.65%) Finance
2 24 (12.97%) Banking
3 17 (9.19%) Law
4 13 (7.03%) Legal
5 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.70%) Advertising
7 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.62%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.86%) Regular Expression
2 7 (3.78%) SAML
2 7 (3.78%) OAuth
2 7 (3.78%) REST
3 4 (2.16%) XML
4 2 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.54%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.32%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.32%) Cryptography
4 5 (2.70%) Open Source
5 4 (2.16%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) SecurID
7 1 (0.54%) Statistics
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) RMADS
7 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (31.35%) Windows
2 28 (15.14%) UNIX
3 22 (11.89%) Linux
4 6 (3.24%) Solaris
5 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.54%) AIX
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.14%) Information Security
2 52 (28.11%) SIEM
3 37 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 35 (18.92%) ITIL
5 28 (15.14%) Kalman Filter
6 21 (11.35%) Risk Management
7 19 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (10.27%) Security Management
7 19 (10.27%) Security Testing
8 16 (8.65%) Identity Management
8 16 (8.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (7.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (7.03%) PRINCE2
10 13 (7.03%) Ethical Hacking
11 11 (5.95%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (5.95%) Information Security Management
11 11 (5.95%) Analytics
12 10 (5.41%) Incident Management
12 10 (5.41%) Data Security
13 9 (4.86%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.78%) PHP
1 7 (3.78%) SQL
1 7 (3.78%) Java
2 5 (2.70%) Perl
2 5 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.62%) Python
4 2 (1.08%) C
5 1 (0.54%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (45.95%) CISSP
2 27 (14.59%) CISM
2 27 (14.59%) CEH
3 26 (14.05%) Degree
4 24 (12.97%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (10.27%) SSCP
5 19 (10.27%) GIAC
6 15 (8.11%) CCSP
7 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
8 13 (7.03%) SC Cleared
9 12 (6.49%) MCSA
9 12 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (4.86%) CCNA
11 7 (3.78%) MCP
11 7 (3.78%) GCIA
11 7 (3.78%) GCIH
11 7 (3.78%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.24%) CHFI
12 6 (3.24%) CCSE
12 6 (3.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (21.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (18.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.78%) QA
4 6 (3.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (1.62%) COBIT
6 2 (1.08%) SLA
7 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.57%) Snort
3 5 (2.70%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 11 (5.95%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (2.70%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (1.62%) Nessus
3 3 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.54%) OpenView
4 1 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 38 (20.54%) Cisco
2 20 (10.81%) CheckPoint
3 19 (10.27%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.65%) Oracle
4 16 (8.65%) Splunk
5 14 (7.57%) Symantec
6 13 (7.03%) NetIQ
7 12 (6.49%) Sun
8 11 (5.95%) LogRhythm
9 8 (4.32%) Qualys
9 8 (4.32%) Websense
10 7 (3.78%) Juniper
10 7 (3.78%) ArcSight
11 6 (3.24%) Sourcefire
11 6 (3.24%) McAfee
11 6 (3.24%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.70%) Clearswift
12 5 (2.70%) Webroot
12 5 (2.70%) Postini
13 4 (2.16%) Tufin
Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Science Park, Cambridge, East Anglia
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: £41,300 - £46,500 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
University of Warwick
Salary: £28,695 - £37,394 pa plus £5000 market supplement
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: £34,318 per annum plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Posted: 13 days ago