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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 398 447 562
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 753 626 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.59% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.61% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 564 519 328
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,900 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,950 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +3.41%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016 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 8 February 2016. 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 +39 698 £48,000 +6.66% 82
London +61 300 £52,500 +9.37% 40
South East +80 160 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire -24 68 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Hampshire +29 57 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -20 56 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Berkshire +24 46 £47,500 +46.15% 3
City of London +14 46 £52,500 +7.14% 9
Leeds -29 45 £45,000 +2.85% 5
Scotland +18 38 £43,000 -14.00% 3
West Midlands -10 38 £45,000 +18.42% 5
North West +15 37 £37,500 -21.05% 6
South West -2 36 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East of England -20 35 £52,500 +20.82% 2
Manchester +47 30 £35,000 +7.69% 2
East Midlands +15 26 £46,250 -2.63%
Oxfordshire +15 24 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Glasgow +5 22 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Leicestershire +20 21 £46,250 -7.50%
Hertfordshire -5 21 £56,250 +12.50% 1
Reading +16 20 £52,000 +60.00%
Hemel Hempstead +11 17 £72,500 +45.00% 1
Basingstoke +28 16 £44,794 +8.59%
Bristol +8 16 £43,647 -16.86% 4
Surrey +14 15 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Birmingham +13 13 £55,000 +30.95% 3
Staffordshire +11 12 £40,000 +45.45%
Maidenhead +3 11 £30,000 -
Wales +18 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Stoke-on-Trent +13 10 £21,500 -21.81%

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 870 (58.47%) Information Security
2 598 (40.19%) CISSP
3 449 (30.17%) Firewall
4 410 (27.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 395 (26.55%) Windows
6 368 (24.73%) Finance
7 367 (24.66%) SIEM
8 356 (23.92%) Security Operations
9 325 (21.84%) Cybersecurity
10 274 (18.41%) Degree
11 258 (17.34%) Management Information System
12 254 (17.07%) CISM
12 254 (17.07%) PCI DSS
13 249 (16.73%) Network Security
14 245 (16.47%) Penetration Testing
15 219 (14.72%) ITIL
15 219 (14.72%) Intrusion Detection
16 217 (14.58%) Linux
17 204 (13.71%) Vulnerability Management
18 189 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
19 173 (11.63%) Cisco
20 167 (11.22%) Unix
21 166 (11.16%) Security Management
22 164 (11.02%) CISA
23 151 (10.15%) Risk Management
24 150 (10.08%) Internet
25 148 (9.95%) SANS
26 147 (9.88%) GIAC
27 143 (9.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
28 141 (9.48%) Python

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (1.68%) IIS
2 21 (1.41%) Apache
2 21 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 8 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.20%) nginx
6 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.067%) Confluence
8 1 (0.067%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.067%) SAS
8 1 (0.067%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.08%) MS Office
3 4 (0.27%) GNU Octave
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.067%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.067%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.067%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.34%) Office 365
4 5 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.067%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.067%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 449 (30.17%) Firewall
2 249 (16.73%) Network Security
3 219 (14.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 150 (10.08%) Internet
5 129 (8.67%) TCP/IP
6 101 (6.79%) LAN
7 100 (6.72%) WAN
8 80 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
9 75 (5.04%) Wireshark
10 54 (3.63%) Cisco PIX
11 52 (3.49%) tcpdump
12 34 (2.28%) SSL
13 31 (2.08%) VPN
13 31 (2.08%) Wireless
14 29 (1.95%) Intranet
15 23 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 21 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 21 (1.41%) HTTP
17 18 (1.21%) Broadband
17 18 (1.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.34%) MySQL
3 10 (0.67%) GIS
4 9 (0.60%) Big Data
5 7 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.27%) Informix
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.20%) HBase
10 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.13%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.067%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (3.63%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.40%) Selenium
3 3 (0.20%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.20%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.067%) GCC
5 1 (0.067%) LSMW
5 1 (0.067%) Subversion
General
1 368 (24.73%) Finance
2 133 (8.94%) Banking
3 96 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 61 (4.10%) Law
5 60 (4.03%) Legal
6 46 (3.09%) Retail
7 20 (1.34%) Military
8 16 (1.08%) Electronics
9 15 (1.01%) Advertising
9 15 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.94%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.74%) Marketing
13 8 (0.54%) Publishing
14 6 (0.40%) French Language
15 5 (0.34%) German Language
16 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.48%) .NET
2 13 (0.87%) Regular Expression
3 10 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.47%) HTML
4 7 (0.47%) REST
5 5 (0.34%) OAuth
5 5 (0.34%) OpenID
5 5 (0.34%) SPNEGO
6 4 (0.27%) Web Services
7 3 (0.20%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.20%) RFC 2822
7 3 (0.20%) XML
7 3 (0.20%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.067%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.067%) CGI
8 1 (0.067%) J2EE
8 1 (0.067%) Middleware
8 1 (0.067%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 258 (17.34%) Management Information System
2 189 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (9.34%) Security Operations Centre
4 93 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
5 91 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 56 (3.76%) Data Centre
7 45 (3.02%) Client/Server
8 41 (2.76%) PKI
9 39 (2.62%) CESG
10 38 (2.55%) Cryptography
11 30 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
12 25 (1.68%) Digital Media
13 24 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
14 23 (1.55%) SWIFT
15 20 (1.34%) Mainframe
16 16 (1.08%) AS400
17 13 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
18 12 (0.81%) Mathematics
19 11 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 11 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 395 (26.55%) Windows
2 217 (14.58%) Linux
3 167 (11.22%) Unix
4 48 (3.23%) Solaris
5 35 (2.35%) VxWorks
6 29 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.01%) CentOS
9 15 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.74%) Android
10 11 (0.74%) FreeBSD
11 7 (0.47%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.20%) zOS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (58.47%) Information Security
2 367 (24.66%) SIEM
3 356 (23.92%) Security Operations
4 325 (21.84%) Cybersecurity
5 245 (16.47%) Penetration Testing
6 219 (14.72%) ITIL
7 204 (13.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 166 (11.16%) Security Management
9 151 (10.15%) Risk Management
10 143 (9.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 136 (9.14%) Risk Assessment
12 124 (8.33%) Incident Management
13 108 (7.26%) Data Protection
14 106 (7.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 91 (6.12%) Information Security Management
16 86 (5.78%) Ethical Hacking
17 81 (5.44%) Security Testing
18 79 (5.31%) ISMS
19 77 (5.17%) Mentoring
20 74 (4.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (9.48%) Python
2 100 (6.72%) SQL
3 75 (5.04%) C
4 69 (4.64%) C++
5 61 (4.10%) Perl
6 57 (3.83%) C#
7 56 (3.76%) Java
8 43 (2.89%) PowerShell
9 28 (1.88%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.55%) Ruby
11 21 (1.41%) PHP
12 10 (0.67%) ABAP
13 9 (0.60%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.40%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.40%) VB
16 5 (0.34%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.27%) R
18 3 (0.20%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 598 (40.19%) CISSP
2 274 (18.41%) Degree
3 254 (17.07%) CISM
4 164 (11.02%) CISA
5 148 (9.95%) SANS
6 147 (9.88%) GIAC
7 128 (8.60%) CEH
8 125 (8.40%) Security Cleared
9 109 (7.33%) GCIH
10 107 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
11 69 (4.64%) SC Cleared
12 64 (4.30%) GCIA
13 63 (4.23%) CCNP
14 58 (3.90%) CCNA
15 53 (3.56%) SSCP
16 52 (3.49%) DV Cleared
17 50 (3.36%) CISMP
18 40 (2.69%) CRISC
19 30 (2.02%) CCIE
20 24 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (27.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 254 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 56 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 54 (3.63%) COBIT
5 24 (1.61%) ISO27002
6 23 (1.55%) QA
7 16 (1.08%) SLA
8 14 (0.94%) ISO22301
9 8 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 8 (0.54%) ISO27005
10 6 (0.40%) GPG13
11 5 (0.34%) SSAE 16
12 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.13%) BS25999
14 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.067%) RMADS
15 1 (0.067%) SAS 70
System Software
1 106 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 77 (5.17%) Snort
3 36 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.20%) Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) RACF
5 2 (0.13%) UAG
6 1 (0.067%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (7.12%) Nessus
2 59 (3.97%) Nmap
3 28 (1.88%) RSA enVision
4 22 (1.48%) EnCase
5 20 (1.34%) QRadar
6 16 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (0.60%) Cacti
8 9 (0.60%) Nagios
9 8 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
10 6 (0.40%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.27%) SCCM
12 4 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.20%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.20%) OpenView
13 3 (0.20%) OVSD
13 3 (0.20%) Proventia
13 3 (0.20%) Unicenter
14 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 173 (11.63%) Cisco
2 127 (8.53%) Microsoft
3 94 (6.32%) ArcSight
4 80 (5.38%) CheckPoint
5 63 (4.23%) VMware
6 57 (3.83%) Splunk
7 56 (3.76%) F5
8 53 (3.56%) Intel Security
9 46 (3.09%) Juniper
10 44 (2.96%) Qualys
11 34 (2.28%) Palo Alto
11 34 (2.28%) Symantec
12 30 (2.02%) Sourcefire
13 28 (1.88%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.81%) Forcepoint
15 24 (1.61%) LogLogic
15 24 (1.61%) SolarWinds
16 22 (1.48%) NetWitness
17 18 (1.21%) Fortinet
17 18 (1.21%) IBM
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £62,500 + competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £62,500 + competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £62,500 + competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Harris Global
Salary: Very Competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
NDK Consulting.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30- £50,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 5k on call + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + on call + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + On-call, Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago