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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 419 531 518
Rank change year-on-year
+112 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 594 383 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 491 312 339
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,850 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 28 January 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 January 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 +116 567 £45,000 - 67
London +50 222 £47,500 -5.00% 23
Yorkshire +41 101 £45,000 - 9
City of London +65 96 £45,000 -8.62% 5
West Yorkshire +38 89 £45,000 - 9
South East -32 85 £45,000 +6.50% 21
Leeds +47 79 £43,750 -2.77% 6
East of England +29 51 £43,900 +3.29% 5
North West +27 37 £45,750 +66.36% 4
South West +3 34 £38,000 +15.15% 3
Hampshire -22 31 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Cheshire +24 26 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands -5 26 £38,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -4 24 £50,000 +7.52%
Berkshire -12 22 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Scotland +24 20 £50,000 +24.22% 2
Surrey +1 18 £47,500 +13.09% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 15 £40,000 +1.91% 2
Wiltshire +5 15 £38,000 +16.92% 1
North Yorkshire +20 12 £55,000 +22.22%
East Midlands +19 12 £45,000 +34.32%
Cambridge +5 11 £40,000 +1.91% 2
Southampton +4 11 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Royston - 10 £27,000 -
Aldershot - 10 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 10 £38,000 - 1
Edinburgh +10 9 - -
Maidenhead +12 8 - - 1
York +11 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Halifax +5 8 £45,000 +63.63% 1

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 655 (51.62%) Information Security
2 429 (33.81%) CISSP
3 416 (32.78%) Firewall
4 323 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 319 (25.14%) Network Security
6 276 (21.75%) Finance
7 270 (21.28%) Cisco
8 245 (19.31%) SIEM
9 238 (18.75%) Windows
10 220 (17.34%) PCI DSS
11 202 (15.92%) ITIL
12 201 (15.84%) Management Information System
13 190 (14.97%) Degree
14 188 (14.81%) TCP/IP
15 187 (14.74%) CISM
16 184 (14.50%) CheckPoint
17 158 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
18 128 (10.09%) Penetration Testing
18 128 (10.09%) CEH
19 125 (9.85%) Security Management
20 124 (9.77%) UNIX
21 120 (9.46%) Intrusion Detection
21 120 (9.46%) Incident Management
22 117 (9.22%) Risk Management
23 112 (8.83%) GIAC
23 112 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
24 111 (8.75%) Linux
25 110 (8.67%) Banking
26 97 (7.64%) Cyber Security
27 96 (7.57%) Vulnerability Management

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (0.71%) Apache
2 7 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.32%) NetWeaver
4 4 (0.32%) Jetty
5 2 (0.16%) IIS
6 1 (0.079%) CMS
Applications
1 61 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.26%) MS Office
3 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.32%) MS Project
5 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) SmartSuite
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) SAP R/3
1 5 (0.39%) assyst
2 3 (0.24%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.079%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.02%) SaaS
2 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 416 (32.78%) Firewall
2 319 (25.14%) Network Security
3 188 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 120 (9.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 87 (6.86%) LAN
6 81 (6.38%) WAN
7 78 (6.15%) VPN
8 70 (5.52%) Internet
9 63 (4.96%) VoIP
10 62 (4.89%) Cisco ASA
11 58 (4.57%) IP Telephony
12 55 (4.33%) DNS
13 47 (3.70%) Wireshark
14 38 (2.99%) Wireless
15 37 (2.92%) MPLS
16 32 (2.52%) SSL
17 31 (2.44%) tcpdump
18 27 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
19 23 (1.81%) HTTP
20 22 (1.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.63%) MySQL
1 8 (0.63%) SQL Server
1 8 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.39%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.39%) SAP BI
3 5 (0.39%) Big Data
4 4 (0.32%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.079%) MS Access
5 1 (0.079%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (0.87%) Metasploit
General
1 276 (21.75%) Finance
2 110 (8.67%) Banking
3 91 (7.17%) Law
4 36 (2.84%) Legal
5 26 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.97%) Retail
7 21 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.34%) Electronics
9 16 (1.26%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.71%) Marketing
12 8 (0.63%) Advertising
12 8 (0.63%) Publishing
13 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.39%) Back Office
14 5 (0.39%) Military
15 4 (0.32%) French Language
15 4 (0.32%) Games
16 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.42%) Regular Expression
2 14 (1.10%) Web Services
3 7 (0.55%) .NET
3 7 (0.55%) REST
3 7 (0.55%) SAML
3 7 (0.55%) OAuth
4 5 (0.39%) Dalvik
4 5 (0.39%) XML
4 5 (0.39%) JNI
5 4 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.32%) Middleware
6 2 (0.16%) WinForms
6 2 (0.16%) WPF
7 1 (0.079%) RESTful
7 1 (0.079%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.079%) JSP
7 1 (0.079%) JSON
7 1 (0.079%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.079%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 201 (15.84%) Management Information System
2 112 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
5 32 (2.52%) Cryptography
6 20 (1.58%) PKI
7 19 (1.50%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.42%) SCADA
9 16 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.26%) SWIFT
10 14 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
10 14 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
11 11 (0.87%) Open Source
12 9 (0.71%) NHS
13 8 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.47%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.47%) Replication
14 6 (0.47%) CCTV
14 6 (0.47%) Statistics
15 5 (0.39%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 238 (18.75%) Windows
2 124 (9.77%) UNIX
3 111 (8.75%) Linux
4 32 (2.52%) Solaris
5 25 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.26%) Android
8 15 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.63%) AIX
10 8 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.079%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (51.62%) Information Security
2 245 (19.31%) SIEM
3 202 (15.92%) ITIL
4 128 (10.09%) Penetration Testing
5 125 (9.85%) Security Management
6 120 (9.46%) Incident Management
7 117 (9.22%) Risk Management
8 97 (7.64%) Cyber Security
9 96 (7.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 89 (7.01%) Security Testing
11 88 (6.93%) Data Protection
12 78 (6.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 73 (5.75%) Kalman Filter
14 72 (5.67%) Information Security Management
15 66 (5.20%) Business Continuity
16 65 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
17 57 (4.49%) Information Assurance
18 55 (4.33%) E-Commerce
19 54 (4.26%) Service Management
19 54 (4.26%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 38 (2.99%) SQL
2 26 (2.05%) Java
3 12 (0.95%) C
3 12 (0.95%) Python
4 11 (0.87%) C++
5 10 (0.79%) Perl
6 9 (0.71%) C#
6 9 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.55%) PHP
8 5 (0.39%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.079%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.079%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.079%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.079%) VBA
Qualifications
1 429 (33.81%) CISSP
2 190 (14.97%) Degree
3 187 (14.74%) CISM
4 158 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (10.09%) CEH
6 112 (8.83%) GIAC
7 86 (6.78%) CISA
8 84 (6.62%) CCNP
9 76 (5.99%) Security Cleared
10 61 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
11 57 (4.49%) CCSA
12 56 (4.41%) SSCP
12 56 (4.41%) SC Cleared
13 49 (3.86%) GCIA
14 43 (3.39%) CCNA
15 42 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 39 (3.07%) CISMP
17 36 (2.84%) GCIH
18 35 (2.76%) CCSE
18 35 (2.76%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 220 (17.34%) PCI DSS
3 72 (5.67%) COBIT
4 33 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 24 (1.89%) QA
7 21 (1.65%) SLA
8 12 (0.95%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.79%) BS7799
10 2 (0.16%) COSO
11 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.079%) EMIR
11 1 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.079%) Basel II
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.079%) MiFID
System Software
1 72 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.28%) Snort
3 11 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.39%) Nmap
4 5 (0.39%) SpamAssassin
5 3 (0.24%) vSphere
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.079%) NFS
7 1 (0.079%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.079%) XenApp
7 1 (0.079%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (3.55%) Nessus
2 17 (1.34%) FortiGate
3 12 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (0.39%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.32%) WSUS
7 3 (0.24%) SCCM
8 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.079%) OpenView
8 1 (0.079%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 270 (21.28%) Cisco
2 184 (14.50%) CheckPoint
3 94 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 48 (3.78%) McAfee
5 46 (3.62%) F5
6 43 (3.39%) Qualys
7 42 (3.31%) VMware
8 40 (3.15%) Symantec
8 40 (3.15%) Juniper
9 39 (3.07%) Splunk
10 35 (2.76%) Sourcefire
11 32 (2.52%) ArcSight
12 29 (2.29%) Websense
13 22 (1.73%) Oracle
14 20 (1.58%) Cyber-Ark
15 18 (1.42%) HP
16 16 (1.26%) Blue Coat
17 14 (1.10%) Sun
17 14 (1.10%) IBM
17 14 (1.10%) NetIQ
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