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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Analyst
Rank 776 808 812
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 117 69 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.065% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.069% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 104 51 70
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £46,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 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 28 August 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 +20 111 £42,500 +6.25% 7
London +9 40 £48,000 +12.94% 1
City of London +5 26 £46,500 -2.10%
South East -23 24 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire - 20 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 19 £35,000 -
Hampshire -13 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East of England -4 10 £45,000 +91.48%
South West -16 10 £41,500 - 4
Leeds - 10 £35,000 -
Bradford - 9 £35,000 -
Wiltshire -6 6 £34,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 5 - -
Scotland -7 5 £35,500 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £38,500 -
Southampton - 5 £42,500 -
Coventry - 5 £38,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Kent -4 4 £37,000 -12.94%
Swindon -7 4 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £47,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 4 £47,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £45,000 -
Luton - 3 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Norwich +12 2 £45,000 +91.48%
Norfolk +7 2 £45,000 +91.48%
West Sussex -6 2 £33,500 -16.25% 1

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 137 (54.58%) Information Security
2 108 (43.03%) Finance
3 100 (39.84%) CISSP
4 93 (37.05%) Windows
5 87 (34.66%) SIEM
6 85 (33.86%) Penetration Testing
7 82 (32.67%) Firewall
8 65 (25.90%) Active Directory
9 58 (23.11%) PCI DSS
10 54 (21.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 54 (21.51%) Microsoft
11 52 (20.72%) Degree
12 51 (20.32%) Ethical Hacking
13 48 (19.12%) MS Excel
14 40 (15.94%) Internet
15 38 (15.14%) Intrusion Detection
16 35 (13.94%) Management Information System
17 34 (13.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 33 (13.15%) UNIX
19 32 (12.75%) Cisco
19 32 (12.75%) Kalman Filter
20 30 (11.95%) DNS
21 29 (11.55%) VPN
22 26 (10.36%) ITIL
23 25 (9.96%) Risk Management
23 25 (9.96%) Risk Assessment
23 25 (9.96%) Cyber Security
24 24 (9.56%) Security Cleared
24 24 (9.56%) CEH
25 22 (8.76%) CISM

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.19%) Lync
3 2 (0.80%) CMS
3 2 (0.80%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 48 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.77%) MS Office
3 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.80%) SmartSuite
5 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (32.67%) Firewall
2 40 (15.94%) Internet
3 38 (15.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (11.95%) DNS
5 29 (11.55%) VPN
6 19 (7.57%) TCP/IP
7 17 (6.77%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (5.58%) Wireshark
8 14 (5.58%) Network Security
8 14 (5.58%) LAN
9 12 (4.78%) tcpdump
9 12 (4.78%) WAN
10 11 (4.38%) LDAP
11 7 (2.79%) SMTP
12 6 (2.39%) DHCP
12 6 (2.39%) SSL
13 4 (1.59%) FTP
13 4 (1.59%) HTTP
14 3 (1.20%) POP3
14 3 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 108 (43.03%) Finance
2 21 (8.37%) Banking
3 6 (2.39%) Law
4 4 (1.59%) Retail
4 4 (1.59%) Legal
4 4 (1.59%) Advertising
5 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.80%) Publishing
6 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.59%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) COM
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.94%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.37%) PKI
3 13 (5.18%) iPad
3 13 (5.18%) iPhone
4 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.80%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.40%) Open Source
8 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.40%) CESG
8 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 93 (37.05%) Windows
2 33 (13.15%) UNIX
3 19 (7.57%) Linux
4 8 (3.19%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.59%) Solaris
6 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.80%) AIX
7 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (54.58%) Information Security
2 87 (34.66%) SIEM
3 85 (33.86%) Penetration Testing
4 51 (20.32%) Ethical Hacking
5 34 (13.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 32 (12.75%) Kalman Filter
7 26 (10.36%) ITIL
8 25 (9.96%) Risk Management
8 25 (9.96%) Risk Assessment
8 25 (9.96%) Cyber Security
9 21 (8.37%) Identity Management
9 21 (8.37%) Data Protection
10 20 (7.97%) Risk Analysis
10 20 (7.97%) Incident Management
11 19 (7.57%) Analytics
12 18 (7.17%) Problem Management
13 16 (6.37%) Security Testing
14 15 (5.98%) Security Management
15 14 (5.58%) Security Architecture
15 14 (5.58%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.99%) Perl
1 5 (1.99%) PHP
2 4 (1.59%) SQL
2 4 (1.59%) C
2 4 (1.59%) Java
3 3 (1.20%) Python
3 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.80%) VB
5 1 (0.40%) C#
5 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (39.84%) CISSP
2 52 (20.72%) Degree
3 24 (9.56%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.56%) CEH
4 22 (8.76%) CISM
5 20 (7.97%) GIAC
5 20 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (7.17%) SC Cleared
7 16 (6.37%) GCIA
7 16 (6.37%) CCSP
8 15 (5.98%) GCIH
8 15 (5.98%) DV Cleared
9 14 (5.58%) SSCP
9 14 (5.58%) CISA
10 8 (3.19%) MCSE
10 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.79%) OSCP
12 6 (2.39%) Security+ Certification
13 5 (1.99%) CCSA
13 5 (1.99%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (23.11%) PCI DSS
2 54 (21.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.59%) COBIT
4 5 (1.99%) QA
5 4 (1.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.78%) Snort
3 8 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.20%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.78%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.99%) Nessus
3 3 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (0.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 54 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.75%) Cisco
3 20 (7.97%) Splunk
4 19 (7.57%) CheckPoint
5 18 (7.17%) LogRhythm
5 18 (7.17%) Symantec
6 16 (6.37%) Oracle
6 16 (6.37%) Sun
7 15 (5.98%) Sourcefire
8 11 (4.38%) McAfee
8 11 (4.38%) LogLogic
9 9 (3.59%) ArcSight
10 7 (2.79%) Citrix
10 7 (2.79%) VMware
11 5 (1.99%) NetIQ
11 5 (1.99%) Websense
11 5 (1.99%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.59%) F5
12 4 (1.59%) Clearswift
13 3 (1.20%) Juniper
West Sussex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Securitech Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wimborne, Dorset
Cobham
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Required IT
Salary: £50,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago