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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 387 418 512
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 737 675 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.62% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 614 589 306
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 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 +29 657 £47,500 +5.55% 81
London +55 287 £55,000 +4.76% 32
South East +14 151 £45,000 - 24
Scotland +26 64 £38,875 -2.81% 4
Yorkshire -31 58 £40,000 - 6
Berkshire +55 49 £45,000 -18.18% 5
South West -1 45 £35,000 -12.50% 7
West Yorkshire -16 45 £38,000 -5.00% 2
City of London -2 41 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Leeds +1 39 £38,000 -5.00% 2
East Midlands +16 37 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Edinburgh +16 34 £40,000 +15.94% 3
West Midlands -5 30 £29,469 -34.14% 6
North West +1 25 £40,000 -20.00% 3
East of England -21 24 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hampshire -44 24 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Glasgow +5 22 £37,750 -5.62% 1
Reading +17 21 £46,250 -15.90% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 21 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Milton Keynes 0 19 £42,500 +60.37% 1
Nottinghamshire - 19 £50,000 - 2
Nottingham - 19 £50,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 18 £38,750 - 1
Cheshire +15 15 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Derbyshire 0 15 £42,500 -
Bristol -7 15 £32,500 - 3
Gloucestershire -8 15 £45,000 - 4
Surrey -23 15 £55,000 +26.43% 5
Slough - 15 £42,000 -
West Sussex +6 14 £46,750 +39.55% 2

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 725 (55.94%) Information Security
2 419 (32.33%) CISSP
3 407 (31.40%) Firewall
4 379 (29.24%) Finance
5 341 (26.31%) SIEM
6 327 (25.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 295 (22.76%) Windows
8 264 (20.37%) Cyber Security
9 244 (18.83%) Degree
10 230 (17.75%) Penetration Testing
11 210 (16.20%) Management Information System
12 204 (15.74%) PCI DSS
13 195 (15.05%) Intrusion Detection
14 190 (14.66%) Network Security
15 188 (14.51%) Linux
16 182 (14.04%) CISM
17 174 (13.43%) ITIL
18 162 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 159 (12.27%) Vulnerability Management
20 158 (12.19%) Incident Management
21 154 (11.88%) Cisco
22 151 (11.65%) UNIX
23 135 (10.42%) Internet
24 132 (10.19%) Banking
24 132 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
25 129 (9.95%) TCP/IP
26 123 (9.49%) CISA
27 114 (8.80%) Risk Management
28 110 (8.49%) Risk Assessment
29 108 (8.33%) Security Management

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (1.39%) Apache
2 16 (1.23%) IIS
3 14 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.31%) SAS
6 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.077%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.077%) JBoss
8 1 (0.077%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.077%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.70%) MS Office
3 6 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.46%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.15%) Line 500
2 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.077%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.077%) Primavera
3 1 (0.077%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.077%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.077%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.077%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 407 (31.40%) Firewall
2 195 (15.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 190 (14.66%) Network Security
4 135 (10.42%) Internet
5 129 (9.95%) TCP/IP
6 56 (4.32%) WAN
7 53 (4.09%) LAN
8 50 (3.86%) VPN
9 46 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (3.40%) Wireless
11 43 (3.32%) Wireshark
12 28 (2.16%) SSL
13 22 (1.70%) HTTP
14 20 (1.54%) tcpdump
14 20 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (1.31%) MPLS
16 15 (1.16%) SMTP
16 15 (1.16%) LDAP
16 15 (1.16%) Broadband
16 15 (1.16%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.08%) MySQL
2 12 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 9 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 9 (0.69%) Big Data
5 6 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.46%) HBase
6 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.31%) Informix
8 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.077%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.077%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.077%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 27 (2.08%) Metasploit
General
1 379 (29.24%) Finance
2 132 (10.19%) Banking
3 62 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 51 (3.94%) Law
4 51 (3.94%) Legal
5 48 (3.70%) Retail
6 22 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.23%) Electronics
7 16 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.77%) German Language
12 9 (0.69%) French Language
12 9 (0.69%) Back Office
13 8 (0.62%) Advertising
14 7 (0.54%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.39%) Marketing
15 5 (0.39%) Games
16 4 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.85%) .NET
2 13 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (0.93%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.62%) Web Services
5 6 (0.46%) XML
5 6 (0.46%) JSP
5 6 (0.46%) REST
6 5 (0.39%) OAuth
6 5 (0.39%) HTML
6 5 (0.39%) SAML
7 2 (0.15%) CSS
7 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.15%) HTML5
7 2 (0.15%) CSS3
7 2 (0.15%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.15%) jQuery
8 1 (0.077%) Middleware
8 1 (0.077%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.077%) Java EE
8 1 (0.077%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 210 (16.20%) Management Information System
2 132 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.94%) Cryptography
5 39 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.16%) PKI
7 25 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
8 24 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 18 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 16 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
11 16 (1.23%) Online Banking
12 15 (1.16%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.93%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.85%) Smartcard
14 11 (0.85%) Statistics
15 10 (0.77%) CESG
15 10 (0.77%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 295 (22.76%) Windows
2 188 (14.51%) Linux
3 151 (11.65%) UNIX
4 46 (3.55%) Solaris
5 19 (1.47%) VxWorks
6 18 (1.39%) Windows 2000
7 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.69%) Android
9 6 (0.46%) Windows NT
10 5 (0.39%) zOS
10 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.077%) VMS
13 1 (0.077%) CentOS
13 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (55.94%) Information Security
2 341 (26.31%) SIEM
3 264 (20.37%) Cyber Security
4 230 (17.75%) Penetration Testing
5 174 (13.43%) ITIL
6 162 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 159 (12.27%) Vulnerability Management
8 158 (12.19%) Incident Management
9 114 (8.80%) Risk Management
10 110 (8.49%) Risk Assessment
11 108 (8.33%) Security Management
12 77 (5.94%) Security Testing
13 75 (5.79%) Data Protection
14 74 (5.71%) Business Continuity
15 72 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
16 70 (5.40%) Ethical Hacking
17 68 (5.25%) Information Security Management
18 63 (4.86%) Data Security
18 63 (4.86%) Malware Analysis
19 62 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 80 (6.17%) SQL
2 63 (4.86%) Python
3 50 (3.86%) Java
4 42 (3.24%) C
5 34 (2.62%) Perl
6 27 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 24 (1.85%) C++
8 22 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.47%) C#
10 14 (1.08%) PHP
11 12 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.93%) Ruby
12 10 (0.77%) Assembly Language
13 6 (0.46%) R
14 5 (0.39%) ABAP
15 2 (0.15%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.15%) VBScript
16 1 (0.077%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 419 (32.33%) CISSP
2 244 (18.83%) Degree
3 182 (14.04%) CISM
4 123 (9.49%) CISA
5 103 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 78 (6.02%) GIAC
6 78 (6.02%) CEH
7 70 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (4.17%) SC Cleared
9 53 (4.09%) SSCP
10 50 (3.86%) GCIH
11 45 (3.47%) DV Cleared
12 42 (3.24%) CCNA
13 41 (3.16%) CCNP
14 34 (2.62%) Security+ Certification
15 32 (2.47%) GCIA
16 30 (2.31%) CRISC
17 26 (2.01%) CISMP
17 26 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (25.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 204 (15.74%) PCI DSS
3 55 (4.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 55 (4.24%) COBIT
4 37 (2.85%) SLA
5 8 (0.62%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (0.46%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.39%) QA
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.31%) BS7799
9 2 (0.15%) BS25999
10 1 (0.077%) COSO
System Software
1 74 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 65 (5.02%) Snort
3 21 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.39%) XenApp
4 5 (0.39%) vSphere
5 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 57 (4.40%) Nessus
2 27 (2.08%) Nmap
3 25 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
5 7 (0.54%) OpenView
6 4 (0.31%) SCOM
6 4 (0.31%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.23%) SCCM
8 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.077%) WSUS
9 1 (0.077%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.077%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 154 (11.88%) Cisco
2 99 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 90 (6.94%) CheckPoint
4 85 (6.56%) McAfee
5 81 (6.25%) Splunk
6 80 (6.17%) ArcSight
7 65 (5.02%) Juniper
8 62 (4.78%) F5
9 57 (4.40%) Qualys
10 56 (4.32%) Sourcefire
11 55 (4.24%) Websense
12 45 (3.47%) Symantec
13 35 (2.70%) Fortinet
14 32 (2.47%) Tripwire
15 30 (2.31%) VMware
16 29 (2.24%) Oracle
16 29 (2.24%) LogLogic
17 27 (2.08%) Blue Coat
18 22 (1.70%) LogRhythm
19 21 (1.62%) HP
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens package
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum + bens package
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £49000 per annum
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Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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London
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