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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Analyst
Rank 795 819 811
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 96 70 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.065% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.069% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 86 53 74
Average salary £43,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(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 +2 91 £42,500 +21.42% 9
London +9 34 £48,000 +1.05% 4
South East +18 26 £42,500 +6.25% 2
City of London +13 21 £48,000 +1.05% 3
Hampshire +4 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West -8 11 £41,500 - 1
East of England -5 6 £45,000 +91.48%
Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 5 - -
Scotland -4 5 £45,000 +26.76%
West Midlands -13 5 £38,500 +42.59%
West Sussex - 5 £33,500 -
Southampton - 5 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Cheltenham - 5 £45,000 -
Coventry - 5 £38,500 -
Wiltshire -3 4 £38,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 -
Bradford - 4 £35,000 -
North West -7 3 £35,000 - 1
Luton - 3 £45,000 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Sale - 3 £35,000 - 1
Norfolk +13 2 £45,000 +91.48%
Norwich +10 2 £45,000 +91.48%
Swindon +4 2 £30,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £36,900 - 1

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 129 (57.08%) Information Security
2 94 (41.59%) Windows
3 88 (38.94%) CISSP
3 88 (38.94%) Finance
4 77 (34.07%) Firewall
4 77 (34.07%) Penetration Testing
4 77 (34.07%) SIEM
5 63 (27.88%) Active Directory
6 57 (25.22%) PCI DSS
7 48 (21.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 47 (20.80%) Ethical Hacking
8 47 (20.80%) Microsoft
9 46 (20.35%) Degree
10 44 (19.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 42 (18.58%) Internet
12 36 (15.93%) MS Excel
13 35 (15.49%) UNIX
13 35 (15.49%) Cisco
13 35 (15.49%) Kalman Filter
14 33 (14.60%) Management Information System
15 31 (13.72%) DNS
16 29 (12.83%) ITIL
17 27 (11.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 26 (11.50%) Security Cleared
19 24 (10.62%) CEH
20 23 (10.18%) Linux
20 23 (10.18%) VPN
21 22 (9.73%) TCP/IP
21 22 (9.73%) Data Protection
22 21 (9.29%) Identity Management

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.21%) Lync
3 2 (0.88%) IIS
3 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.08%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) SmartSuite
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (34.07%) Firewall
2 44 (19.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 42 (18.58%) Internet
4 31 (13.72%) DNS
5 23 (10.18%) VPN
6 22 (9.73%) TCP/IP
7 16 (7.08%) LAN
7 16 (7.08%) Network Security
7 16 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (6.19%) Wireshark
9 13 (5.75%) WAN
10 12 (5.31%) tcpdump
11 11 (4.87%) LDAP
12 8 (3.54%) SMTP
13 6 (2.65%) DHCP
14 5 (2.21%) FTP
14 5 (2.21%) HTTP
15 3 (1.33%) IMAP
15 3 (1.33%) SSL
15 3 (1.33%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.33%) MySQL
3 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Metasploit
General
1 88 (38.94%) Finance
2 15 (6.64%) Banking
3 9 (3.98%) Law
4 6 (2.65%) Legal
5 5 (2.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.33%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.10%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.77%) XML
3 1 (0.44%) COM
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.60%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.75%) PKI
3 13 (5.75%) iPhone
3 13 (5.75%) iPad
4 10 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.77%) Open Source
5 4 (1.77%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.33%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.44%) SecurID
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 94 (41.59%) Windows
2 35 (15.49%) UNIX
3 23 (10.18%) Linux
4 7 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.21%) Solaris
6 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (57.08%) Information Security
2 77 (34.07%) Penetration Testing
2 77 (34.07%) SIEM
3 47 (20.80%) Ethical Hacking
4 35 (15.49%) Kalman Filter
5 29 (12.83%) ITIL
6 27 (11.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (9.73%) Data Protection
8 21 (9.29%) Identity Management
9 20 (8.85%) Risk Management
9 20 (8.85%) Analytics
10 18 (7.96%) Problem Management
11 17 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (7.52%) Risk Assessment
12 16 (7.08%) Security Management
12 16 (7.08%) Incident Management
13 15 (6.64%) Risk Analysis
13 15 (6.64%) Cyber Security
14 13 (5.75%) Security Testing
15 11 (4.87%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.65%) PHP
2 5 (2.21%) C
2 5 (2.21%) Java
3 4 (1.77%) Perl
3 4 (1.77%) Python
4 3 (1.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.33%) SQL
5 2 (0.88%) C#
6 1 (0.44%) C++
6 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (38.94%) CISSP
2 46 (20.35%) Degree
3 26 (11.50%) Security Cleared
4 24 (10.62%) CEH
5 20 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (8.41%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.41%) CISM
7 17 (7.52%) SSCP
8 16 (7.08%) GCIA
8 16 (7.08%) GIAC
8 16 (7.08%) CCSP
9 15 (6.64%) DV Cleared
10 14 (6.19%) GCIH
11 11 (4.87%) CISA
12 9 (3.98%) MCSE
12 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.21%) OSCP
13 5 (2.21%) Security+ Certification
14 4 (1.77%) CCNA
15 3 (1.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (25.22%) PCI DSS
2 48 (21.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.10%) QA
4 4 (1.77%) COBIT
5 3 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (27.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.75%) Snort
3 5 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.33%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.31%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (2.65%) Nessus
3 3 (1.33%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (0.88%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.44%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 47 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.49%) Cisco
3 17 (7.52%) Splunk
3 17 (7.52%) LogRhythm
3 17 (7.52%) Symantec
4 16 (7.08%) CheckPoint
4 16 (7.08%) Sun
4 16 (7.08%) Oracle
5 15 (6.64%) Sourcefire
6 9 (3.98%) LogLogic
7 8 (3.54%) NetIQ
8 6 (2.65%) ArcSight
9 5 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.77%) Juniper
10 4 (1.77%) VMware
10 4 (1.77%) Websense
10 4 (1.77%) McAfee
10 4 (1.77%) Tufin
10 4 (1.77%) AlgoSec
11 3 (1.33%) Webroot
Sale, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Hudson - London
Salary: £34000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens + shift allowance
Posted: 8 days ago