The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 380 492 501
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 750 442 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 646 349 347
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Analyst over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
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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 +103 701 £45,000 +12.50% 42
London +63 252 £50,000 +16.27% 15
South East +14 136 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire +60 130 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Yorkshire +41 86 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Leeds +39 75 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Hampshire +39 75 £47,500 +18.75% 6
City of London +6 64 £50,000 +16.27% 6
West Midlands +24 46 £37,250 +1.36% 1
North Yorkshire +15 42 £40,000 -8.57% 1
North West +9 42 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Scotland +5 39 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England -2 36 £45,000 +1.12% 1
York +27 33 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -43 32 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Surrey +5 31 £43,500 +8.75% 1
Manchester +26 29 £47,500 +39.70% 2
Glasgow +11 22 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Staffordshire +1 17 £19,000 -57.77%
East Midlands -21 17 £35,000 +7.69%
Edinburgh +2 15 £34,750 +15.83%
Northamptonshire -12 15 £35,000 +29.62%
Havant - 15 £58,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 14 £19,000 -
Birmingham +1 12 £47,500 +40.74%
Southampton +7 11 £43,750 +12.17% 3
Gloucestershire -5 11 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hertfordshire -7 11 £45,000 +16.12%
Northampton -12 11 £35,000 +25.00%
Cheshire -5 10 £45,000 +4.65% 1

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Analyst in their job title.

1 761 (57.87%) Information Security
2 462 (35.13%) Firewall
3 427 (32.47%) CISSP
4 344 (26.16%) Finance
5 328 (24.94%) Windows
6 326 (24.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 297 (22.59%) Network Security
8 278 (21.14%) SIEM
9 263 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
10 242 (18.40%) Cisco
11 231 (17.57%) Degree
12 226 (17.19%) PCI DSS
13 223 (16.96%) Management Information System
14 222 (16.88%) TCP/IP
15 215 (16.35%) ITIL
16 184 (13.99%) CheckPoint
17 174 (13.23%) Intrusion Detection
18 173 (13.16%) UNIX
19 169 (12.85%) CISM
20 160 (12.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 153 (11.63%) Linux
22 151 (11.48%) Microsoft
23 148 (11.25%) Security Management
24 126 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
25 123 (9.35%) Risk Management
26 119 (9.05%) CEH
27 118 (8.97%) Security Cleared
28 114 (8.67%) Ethical Hacking
28 114 (8.67%) Internet
29 104 (7.91%) CISA

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (0.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.53%) Apache
3 6 (0.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.46%) Lync
4 5 (0.38%) IIS
5 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.15%) CMS
7 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.076%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 91 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.59%) MS Office
3 13 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) SmartSuite
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.84%) assyst
2 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.30%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.076%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.84%) SaaS
2 6 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 462 (35.13%) Firewall
2 297 (22.59%) Network Security
3 222 (16.88%) TCP/IP
4 174 (13.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 114 (8.67%) Internet
6 101 (7.68%) WAN
7 98 (7.45%) LAN
8 89 (6.77%) VPN
9 88 (6.69%) DNS
10 62 (4.71%) VoIP
11 60 (4.56%) Wireshark
12 58 (4.41%) IP Telephony
13 51 (3.88%) Wireless
14 46 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (3.35%) DHCP
16 40 (3.04%) tcpdump
17 32 (2.43%) MPLS
17 32 (2.43%) SSL
18 31 (2.36%) Intranet
19 28 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.99%) MySQL
3 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.30%) Big Data
5 3 (0.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (0.46%) Metasploit
General
1 344 (26.16%) Finance
2 98 (7.45%) Law
3 88 (6.69%) Banking
4 74 (5.63%) Legal
5 22 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.60%) Retail
7 15 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.99%) Advertising
9 10 (0.76%) Electronics
10 8 (0.61%) Multimedia
10 8 (0.61%) Marketing
11 7 (0.53%) Games
11 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.38%) French Language
13 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) Military
13 4 (0.30%) Publishing
13 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.05%) .NET
1 27 (2.05%) Web Services
2 16 (1.22%) Regular Expression
3 6 (0.46%) Middleware
4 5 (0.38%) XML
5 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.23%) WinForms
6 3 (0.23%) WPF
7 1 (0.076%) RESTful
7 1 (0.076%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.076%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.076%) Java EE
7 1 (0.076%) JSON
7 1 (0.076%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 223 (16.96%) Management Information System
2 96 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
5 25 (1.90%) PKI
6 23 (1.75%) Cryptography
7 16 (1.22%) SWIFT
7 16 (1.22%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.06%) Open Source
9 13 (0.99%) iPad
9 13 (0.99%) iPhone
10 10 (0.76%) NHS
10 10 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (0.61%) CESG
12 7 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.38%) DTV
14 4 (0.30%) Visualisation
15 3 (0.23%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.23%) Smartphone
16 2 (0.15%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 328 (24.94%) Windows
2 173 (13.16%) UNIX
3 153 (11.63%) Linux
4 41 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.04%) Solaris
6 28 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 8 (0.61%) Android
11 5 (0.38%) AIX
12 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.23%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.076%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.076%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 761 (57.87%) Information Security
2 278 (21.14%) SIEM
3 263 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 215 (16.35%) ITIL
5 160 (12.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 148 (11.25%) Security Management
7 123 (9.35%) Risk Management
8 114 (8.67%) Ethical Hacking
9 103 (7.83%) Incident Management
10 101 (7.68%) Security Testing
10 101 (7.68%) Kalman Filter
11 100 (7.60%) Data Protection
12 95 (7.22%) Cyber Security
13 90 (6.84%) Vulnerability Management
13 90 (6.84%) E-Commerce
14 89 (6.77%) ISMS
15 88 (6.69%) Information Security Management
16 79 (6.01%) Risk Assessment
17 54 (4.11%) Change Management
18 53 (4.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.05%) SQL
2 25 (1.90%) Java
2 25 (1.90%) Python
3 24 (1.83%) Perl
4 17 (1.29%) PHP
5 16 (1.22%) Ruby
6 15 (1.14%) C
7 9 (0.68%) C#
7 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.61%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.61%) C++
9 5 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.076%) VB
Qualifications
1 427 (32.47%) CISSP
2 231 (17.57%) Degree
3 169 (12.85%) CISM
4 126 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (9.05%) CEH
6 118 (8.97%) Security Cleared
7 104 (7.91%) CISA
8 98 (7.45%) SC Cleared
9 86 (6.54%) GIAC
10 71 (5.40%) GCIA
11 59 (4.49%) DV Cleared
12 58 (4.41%) CCNP
13 53 (4.03%) CCSA
14 50 (3.80%) GCIH
14 50 (3.80%) CCNA
15 41 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 39 (2.97%) SSCP
17 38 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
18 36 (2.74%) CISMP
19 29 (2.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (24.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (17.19%) PCI DSS
3 68 (5.17%) COBIT
4 27 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 19 (1.44%) SLA
6 16 (1.22%) QA
7 15 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.68%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.38%) BS7799
10 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.23%) COSO
11 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 100 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.87%) Snort
3 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.46%) SpamAssassin
4 5 (0.38%) Nmap
4 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.23%) vSphere
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.15%) NFS
6 2 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.076%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.076%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (2.59%) Nessus
2 13 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (0.99%) WSUS
3 12 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 8 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.30%) SCCM
7 3 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.15%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.076%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.076%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 242 (18.40%) Cisco
2 184 (13.99%) CheckPoint
3 151 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 81 (6.16%) Sourcefire
5 54 (4.11%) Symantec
6 50 (3.80%) Splunk
7 44 (3.35%) Juniper
8 42 (3.19%) LogRhythm
9 39 (2.97%) F5
9 39 (2.97%) McAfee
10 36 (2.74%) Qualys
11 29 (2.21%) ArcSight
12 22 (1.67%) Websense
12 22 (1.67%) Oracle
13 21 (1.60%) LogLogic
14 19 (1.44%) Sun
14 19 (1.44%) HP
15 14 (1.06%) VMware
16 13 (0.99%) Blue Coat
17 12 (0.91%) IBM
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Brampton Recruitment
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Plc - London Metropolitan University
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Securitech Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago