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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 422 535 501
Rank change year-on-year
+113 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 618 396 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 500 327 346
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 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 +95 567 £45,000 - 60
London +63 204 £50,000 - 26
South East -11 110 £45,000 +7.14% 15
Yorkshire +41 85 £45,000 +5.88% 6
West Yorkshire +33 79 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Leeds +34 72 £42,000 -6.66% 3
City of London +29 70 £53,500 +4.39% 7
East of England +11 47 £43,575 -12.85% 3
North West +31 45 £47,500 +36.69% 1
Scotland +37 38 £50,000 +3.62% 6
South West +11 37 £42,500 +28.78% 5
Cheshire +24 34 £47,500 -
Berkshire +7 34 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Hampshire -8 33 £45,000 -5.26% 6
West Midlands -4 28 £38,000 -20.00% 3
Edinburgh +16 23 £50,000 -10.31% 2
Hertfordshire -8 19 £50,000 +4.71% 1
Wiltshire +17 17 £42,500 +13.33%
Glasgow +26 15 £45,500 +2.82% 4
Surrey -10 15 £47,500 +13.09% 2
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £43,900 -10.40%
West Sussex - 13 £42,500 -
East Midlands +31 12 £40,000 +9.58% 1
Reading +4 11 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Crawley - 11 £42,500 -
Warrington - 10 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 10 £42,000 -
Maidenhead +2 9 - - 1
Royston - 9 £26,500 -
Cambridge +2 8 £43,900 -

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 669 (51.74%) Information Security
2 439 (33.95%) CISSP
3 404 (31.25%) Firewall
4 333 (25.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 296 (22.89%) Network Security
6 289 (22.35%) Finance
7 275 (21.27%) SIEM
8 237 (18.33%) Cisco
9 226 (17.48%) Windows
10 225 (17.40%) PCI DSS
11 198 (15.31%) ITIL
12 189 (14.62%) Degree
13 188 (14.54%) Management Information System
14 185 (14.31%) CISM
15 157 (12.14%) TCP/IP
16 156 (12.06%) CheckPoint
17 152 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
18 130 (10.05%) Incident Management
19 126 (9.74%) Intrusion Detection
20 125 (9.67%) Penetration Testing
20 125 (9.67%) Cyber Security
21 123 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
22 121 (9.36%) Banking
23 118 (9.13%) Security Management
23 118 (9.13%) Risk Management
23 118 (9.13%) CEH
24 115 (8.89%) GIAC
25 109 (8.43%) Linux
26 98 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
27 97 (7.50%) UNIX

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (0.70%) Apache
1 9 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.46%) NetWeaver
3 4 (0.31%) Jetty
4 3 (0.23%) IIS
5 1 (0.077%) CMS
Applications
1 60 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.93%) MS Office
3 9 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.077%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.23%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 404 (31.25%) Firewall
2 296 (22.89%) Network Security
3 157 (12.14%) TCP/IP
4 126 (9.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 89 (6.88%) LAN
6 86 (6.65%) WAN
7 79 (6.11%) Internet
8 65 (5.03%) VPN
9 60 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (3.94%) DNS
11 49 (3.79%) Wireshark
12 46 (3.56%) VoIP
13 41 (3.17%) IP Telephony
14 38 (2.94%) Wireless
15 35 (2.71%) MPLS
16 33 (2.55%) SSL
17 32 (2.47%) Cisco PIX
18 30 (2.32%) tcpdump
19 26 (2.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 22 (1.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (0.54%) SAP BI
2 6 (0.46%) Big Data
3 5 (0.39%) SAP HANA
3 5 (0.39%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.39%) MySQL
3 5 (0.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.077%) MS Access
4 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.077%) Moq
2 1 (0.077%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.077%) ReSharper
General
1 289 (22.35%) Finance
2 121 (9.36%) Banking
3 78 (6.03%) Law
4 32 (2.47%) Legal
5 29 (2.24%) Retail
6 28 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.24%) Electronics
9 15 (1.16%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.77%) Publishing
11 10 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.54%) Advertising
13 7 (0.54%) Marketing
14 6 (0.46%) Back Office
15 5 (0.39%) Games
15 5 (0.39%) Military
16 4 (0.31%) French Language
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.31%) Regular Expression
2 9 (0.70%) REST
2 9 (0.70%) SAML
2 9 (0.70%) OAuth
3 8 (0.62%) Web Services
4 6 (0.46%) .NET
5 5 (0.39%) XML
5 5 (0.39%) JNI
5 5 (0.39%) Middleware
5 5 (0.39%) Dalvik
6 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.077%) JSP
7 1 (0.077%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.077%) WCF
7 1 (0.077%) WPF
7 1 (0.077%) WinForms
7 1 (0.077%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 188 (14.54%) Management Information System
2 123 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 31 (2.40%) Cryptography
6 27 (2.09%) PKI
7 21 (1.62%) SCADA
7 21 (1.62%) Mobile Banking
8 20 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.24%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.16%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.93%) Open Source
11 12 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
12 10 (0.77%) Online Banking
13 9 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.62%) CMDB
15 7 (0.54%) Replication
15 7 (0.54%) NHS
16 6 (0.46%) e-Health
16 6 (0.46%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 226 (17.48%) Windows
2 109 (8.43%) Linux
3 97 (7.50%) UNIX
4 26 (2.01%) Solaris
5 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.16%) Android
6 15 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.62%) AIX
9 8 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (51.74%) Information Security
2 275 (21.27%) SIEM
3 198 (15.31%) ITIL
4 130 (10.05%) Incident Management
5 125 (9.67%) Penetration Testing
5 125 (9.67%) Cyber Security
6 118 (9.13%) Security Management
6 118 (9.13%) Risk Management
7 98 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 93 (7.19%) Security Testing
9 82 (6.34%) Data Protection
10 79 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
11 77 (5.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 73 (5.65%) Business Continuity
13 59 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 59 (4.56%) Information Security Management
14 58 (4.49%) Risk Assessment
15 54 (4.18%) Service Management
16 48 (3.71%) Information Assurance
17 44 (3.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (3.02%) SQL
2 29 (2.24%) Java
3 17 (1.31%) Python
4 14 (1.08%) C
4 14 (1.08%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.01%) C++
5 13 (1.01%) Perl
6 11 (0.85%) C#
7 8 (0.62%) PHP
8 7 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.39%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.31%) Ruby
11 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.077%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.077%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.077%) VBA
Qualifications
1 439 (33.95%) CISSP
2 189 (14.62%) Degree
3 185 (14.31%) CISM
4 152 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (9.13%) CEH
6 115 (8.89%) GIAC
7 89 (6.88%) CISA
8 79 (6.11%) CCNP
9 75 (5.80%) Security Cleared
10 63 (4.87%) ITIL Certification
11 60 (4.64%) SSCP
12 56 (4.33%) SC Cleared
13 55 (4.25%) CCSA
14 47 (3.63%) GCIA
15 43 (3.33%) CISMP
16 42 (3.25%) CCNA
17 37 (2.86%) CCSE
18 34 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (2.55%) GCIH
20 32 (2.47%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (25.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 225 (17.40%) PCI DSS
3 74 (5.72%) COBIT
4 33 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 33 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 25 (1.93%) QA
6 21 (1.62%) SLA
7 9 (0.70%) BS7799
8 8 (0.62%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.15%) Basel II
9 2 (0.15%) MiFID
9 2 (0.15%) COSO
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.077%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.077%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 85 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 82 (6.34%) Snort
3 14 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.46%) Nmap
5 5 (0.39%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.077%) vCloud
8 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (2.71%) Nessus
2 14 (1.08%) FortiGate
3 12 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
7 5 (0.39%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (0.23%) OpenView
8 3 (0.23%) WSUS
8 3 (0.23%) SCCM
9 1 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.077%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 237 (18.33%) Cisco
2 156 (12.06%) CheckPoint
3 92 (7.12%) Microsoft
4 48 (3.71%) McAfee
5 45 (3.48%) F5
6 43 (3.33%) VMware
7 40 (3.09%) Qualys
8 38 (2.94%) ArcSight
9 35 (2.71%) Sourcefire
9 35 (2.71%) Juniper
10 34 (2.63%) Splunk
11 31 (2.40%) Symantec
12 24 (1.86%) Websense
13 23 (1.78%) Cyber-Ark
14 17 (1.31%) HP
15 16 (1.24%) Oracle
16 15 (1.16%) Blue Coat
17 13 (1.01%) Clearswift
18 11 (0.85%) Remedy
19 9 (0.70%) LogRhythm
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