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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Analyst
Rank 764 777 819
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 133 128 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 108 115 53
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £30,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +19 121 £46,750 +10.00% 9
London +42 49 £52,500 +9.37% 5
South East +20 23 £33,500 -21.17% 2
Yorkshire -25 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Scotland +14 12 £35,000 - 2
South West -11 12 £42,500 +41.66%
West Yorkshire -21 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East of England +3 11 £49,000 +8.88%
Leeds -3 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
City of London +24 9 £55,000 +18.27%
Kent +11 9 £32,500 -12.16%
Edinburgh +7 9 £35,000 - 2
Berkshire +14 7 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Dorset - 7 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +1 6 £51,250 +1.48%
West Midlands -14 6 £45,000 +16.88%
Slough - 6 £33,500 -
Weymouth - 6 £40,000 -
Swindon +8 5 £42,500 +41.66%
Watford +1 5 £47,500 -5.94%
Wiltshire -9 5 £42,500 +41.66%
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands +2 3 £42,500 +8.97%
Derbyshire - 3 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 3 £45,000 -
Middlesex - 3 £52,500 -
Surrey - 3 £65,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £49,000 -
Redhill - 3 £65,000 -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 135 (56.49%) Information Security
2 88 (36.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (35.15%) CISSP
4 73 (30.54%) Firewall
5 68 (28.45%) Degree
6 66 (27.62%) Windows
7 58 (24.27%) Finance
8 53 (22.18%) Management Information System
9 52 (21.76%) SIEM
10 51 (21.34%) PCI DSS
11 47 (19.67%) ITIL
12 41 (17.15%) Incident Management
13 39 (16.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 37 (15.48%) Vulnerability Management
15 36 (15.06%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (14.23%) Active Directory
16 34 (14.23%) Internet
17 31 (12.97%) Microsoft
17 31 (12.97%) Security Testing
18 30 (12.55%) SSCP
18 30 (12.55%) Business Continuity
19 29 (12.13%) Disaster Recovery
20 27 (11.30%) CISM
20 27 (11.30%) Retail
20 27 (11.30%) Cisco
20 27 (11.30%) Network Security
20 27 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (10.88%) Cyber Security
22 25 (10.46%) Linux
23 23 (9.62%) Risk Management

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (30.54%) Firewall
2 34 (14.23%) Internet
3 27 (11.30%) Network Security
4 17 (7.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (6.28%) Wireless
6 13 (5.44%) LAN
6 13 (5.44%) WAN
7 12 (5.02%) SSL
8 11 (4.60%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.93%) VPN
9 7 (2.93%) SMTP
10 6 (2.51%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.09%) HTTP
11 5 (2.09%) tcpdump
12 3 (1.26%) DNS
12 3 (1.26%) TACACS
13 2 (0.84%) IMAP
13 2 (0.84%) LDAP
13 2 (0.84%) FTP
13 2 (0.84%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.84%) MySQL
General
1 58 (24.27%) Finance
2 27 (11.30%) Retail
3 18 (7.53%) Banking
4 14 (5.86%) Retail Banking
5 10 (4.18%) Law
6 8 (3.35%) Back Office
7 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.26%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.84%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.18%) Management Information System
2 27 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.69%) Cryptography
4 14 (5.86%) Online Banking
4 14 (5.86%) Mobile Banking
5 13 (5.44%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.18%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.77%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.09%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.09%) PKI
8 5 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.67%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.42%) iSeries
11 1 (0.42%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (27.62%) Windows
2 25 (10.46%) Linux
3 13 (5.44%) UNIX
4 2 (0.84%) zOS
4 2 (0.84%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.49%) Information Security
2 52 (21.76%) SIEM
3 47 (19.67%) ITIL
4 41 (17.15%) Incident Management
5 39 (16.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 37 (15.48%) Vulnerability Management
7 36 (15.06%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (12.97%) Security Testing
9 30 (12.55%) Business Continuity
10 29 (12.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (10.88%) Cyber Security
12 23 (9.62%) Risk Management
12 23 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
13 21 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (7.11%) Security Management
15 12 (5.02%) Project Planning
15 12 (5.02%) Service Delivery
16 11 (4.60%) Project Management
17 10 (4.18%) Identity Management
17 10 (4.18%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.21%) SQL
2 12 (5.02%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.26%) Python
3 3 (1.26%) Perl
4 2 (0.84%) PHP
4 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (35.15%) CISSP
2 68 (28.45%) Degree
3 30 (12.55%) SSCP
4 27 (11.30%) CISM
5 17 (7.11%) CEH
6 16 (6.69%) Security+ Certification
7 14 (5.86%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (4.60%) Security Cleared
8 11 (4.60%) CHFI
8 11 (4.60%) CISA
9 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.35%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.93%) CISMP
12 6 (2.51%) GCIH
12 6 (2.51%) CCNA
12 6 (2.51%) GCIA
12 6 (2.51%) GIAC
13 5 (2.09%) GSEC
13 5 (2.09%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (36.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (21.34%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.60%) COBIT
4 2 (0.84%) BS25999
4 2 (0.84%) BS7799
4 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 34 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.67%) Snort
3 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.84%) XenApp
3 2 (0.84%) vSphere
3 2 (0.84%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
2 2 (0.84%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.30%) Cisco
3 17 (7.11%) ArcSight
3 17 (7.11%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.28%) Tripwire
5 13 (5.44%) Splunk
6 12 (5.02%) McAfee
6 12 (5.02%) Websense
7 10 (4.18%) Oracle
8 9 (3.77%) Qualys
9 6 (2.51%) Sourcefire
9 6 (2.51%) VMware
10 5 (2.09%) HP
10 5 (2.09%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.67%) FireEye
11 4 (1.67%) Juniper
12 3 (1.26%) Citrix
12 3 (1.26%) LogLogic
13 2 (0.84%) Clearswift
13 2 (0.84%) Hyland
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 11 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: Competitive Salary, Superb Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London or Reading
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago