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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Analyst
Rank 791 809 813
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 105 72 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.067% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.072% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 94 53 76
Average salary £42,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.71% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -11.25%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -4 98 £43,250 +10.89% 9
London +10 40 £48,000 +6.66% 1
City of London +20 26 £48,000 +1.05%
South East +7 23 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Yorkshire - 12 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 12 £35,000 -
South West -19 11 £38,000 - 4
Hampshire +1 9 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Bradford - 7 £35,000 -
Scotland -4 6 £35,500 -
East of England -11 6 £45,000 +91.48%
Wiltshire +5 5 £38,000 -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 - -
Leeds - 5 £24,000 -
West Sussex - 5 £33,500 - 1
Coventry - 5 £38,500 -
Edinburgh - 5 £35,250 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
West Midlands - 5 £38,500 -
Cheltenham - 4 £47,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £47,500 - 1
Swindon -3 3 £30,000 -
Southampton - 3 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Luton - 3 £45,000 -
Norfolk +11 2 £45,000 +91.48%
Norwich +10 2 £45,000 +91.48%
Crawley - 2 £33,500 - 1
Kent -2 1 £37,000 -11.37%
Dorset -7 1 - - 2

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 130 (54.85%) Information Security
2 97 (40.93%) Finance
3 91 (38.40%) Windows
3 91 (38.40%) CISSP
4 80 (33.76%) Penetration Testing
5 79 (33.33%) Firewall
6 77 (32.49%) SIEM
7 66 (27.85%) Active Directory
8 57 (24.05%) PCI DSS
9 51 (21.52%) Microsoft
9 51 (21.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 48 (20.25%) Degree
11 46 (19.41%) Ethical Hacking
12 41 (17.30%) MS Excel
13 40 (16.88%) Internet
13 40 (16.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 35 (14.77%) UNIX
15 33 (13.92%) Cisco
15 33 (13.92%) Kalman Filter
16 32 (13.50%) Management Information System
17 30 (12.66%) ITIL
17 30 (12.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 28 (11.81%) DNS
19 26 (10.97%) VPN
20 23 (9.70%) Risk Management
20 23 (9.70%) CEH
20 23 (9.70%) Security Cleared
21 22 (9.28%) Identity Management
22 20 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
22 20 (8.44%) Risk Assessment

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 9 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.95%) Lync
3 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.84%) CMS
3 2 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (17.30%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) SmartSuite
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (33.33%) Firewall
2 40 (16.88%) Internet
2 40 (16.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 28 (11.81%) DNS
4 26 (10.97%) VPN
5 19 (8.02%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.75%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (6.33%) Network Security
8 14 (5.91%) LAN
9 12 (5.06%) Wireshark
10 11 (4.64%) WAN
11 10 (4.22%) tcpdump
12 9 (3.80%) LDAP
13 6 (2.53%) SMTP
13 6 (2.53%) DHCP
14 3 (1.27%) FTP
14 3 (1.27%) HTTP
14 3 (1.27%) POP3
14 3 (1.27%) SSL
14 3 (1.27%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.27%) MySQL
4 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (40.93%) Finance
2 17 (7.17%) Banking
3 8 (3.38%) Law
4 6 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (1.69%) Advertising
6 3 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.84%) Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.11%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.84%) XML
3 1 (0.42%) .NET
3 1 (0.42%) COM
3 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.50%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.33%) PKI
4 13 (5.49%) iPhone
4 13 (5.49%) iPad
5 10 (4.22%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.27%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.84%) Open Source
7 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.42%) SecurID
8 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (38.40%) Windows
2 35 (14.77%) UNIX
3 19 (8.02%) Linux
4 8 (3.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.27%) Solaris
6 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (54.85%) Information Security
2 80 (33.76%) Penetration Testing
3 77 (32.49%) SIEM
4 46 (19.41%) Ethical Hacking
5 33 (13.92%) Kalman Filter
6 30 (12.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 30 (12.66%) ITIL
7 23 (9.70%) Risk Management
8 22 (9.28%) Identity Management
9 20 (8.44%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (8.44%) Data Protection
10 18 (7.59%) Cyber Security
10 18 (7.59%) Analytics
10 18 (7.59%) Problem Management
11 17 (7.17%) Risk Analysis
11 17 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (6.75%) Security Management
12 16 (6.75%) Incident Management
13 14 (5.91%) Security Testing
14 13 (5.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.11%) C
1 5 (2.11%) Java
1 5 (2.11%) PHP
2 4 (1.69%) Perl
3 3 (1.27%) SQL
3 3 (1.27%) Python
3 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.84%) C#
5 1 (0.42%) C++
5 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.42%) VB
5 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 91 (38.40%) CISSP
2 48 (20.25%) Degree
3 23 (9.70%) CEH
3 23 (9.70%) Security Cleared
4 20 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (8.02%) CISM
6 16 (6.75%) CCSP
6 16 (6.75%) SC Cleared
7 15 (6.33%) SSCP
8 14 (5.91%) GCIA
9 13 (5.49%) GIAC
9 13 (5.49%) DV Cleared
10 12 (5.06%) GCIH
10 12 (5.06%) CISA
11 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.80%) MCSE
12 6 (2.53%) OSCP
13 5 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
14 4 (1.69%) CCSA
14 4 (1.69%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (24.05%) PCI DSS
2 51 (21.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.95%) QA
4 6 (2.53%) COBIT
5 3 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.64%) Snort
3 7 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.27%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.06%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (2.53%) Nessus
3 3 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.84%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 51 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.92%) Cisco
3 19 (8.02%) CheckPoint
4 18 (7.59%) Splunk
5 17 (7.17%) Symantec
6 16 (6.75%) Oracle
6 16 (6.75%) Sun
6 16 (6.75%) LogRhythm
7 13 (5.49%) Sourcefire
8 10 (4.22%) LogLogic
9 7 (2.95%) ArcSight
9 7 (2.95%) McAfee
9 7 (2.95%) NetIQ
10 5 (2.11%) VMware
10 5 (2.11%) Websense
10 5 (2.11%) Citrix
11 4 (1.69%) Juniper
11 4 (1.69%) Clearswift
11 4 (1.69%) Tufin
11 4 (1.69%) AlgoSec
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Cobham
Posted: 21 days ago
Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 24 days ago