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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 419 528 491
Rank change year-on-year
+109 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 649 408 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 542 328 375
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +123 633 £43,000 -4.44% 42
London +65 229 £46,625 -6.75% 21
South East +41 116 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire +34 107 £40,000 -11.11% 11
City of London +64 102 £45,000 -5.26% 9
West Yorkshire +36 82 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Leeds +41 78 £40,000 -5.88% 8
East of England +18 45 £47,500 +14.45%
Hampshire +17 45 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West +15 44 £38,000 +16.92%
West Midlands +15 39 £38,000 +40.74% 1
North West +7 34 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Berkshire +12 29 £65,000 +44.44% 1
North Yorkshire +14 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Southampton +23 23 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Cheshire +13 23 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Gloucestershire -1 19 £40,000 +21.21%
Hertfordshire -2 19 £50,000 +20.48%
York +12 17 £40,000 -11.11%
Cambridgeshire +4 17 £40,000 -4.76%
Surrey +5 16 £37,000 -16.61% 1
Warwickshire - 16 £38,000 -
East Midlands +15 15 £50,000 +53.84%
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £30,500 -26.06% 1
Cambridge +3 13 £40,000 -4.76%
Scotland +6 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Maidenhead - 11 £65,000 -
Wiltshire +4 10 £38,000 +16.92%
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £50,000 -
Warwick - 10 £38,000 -

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 756 (54.23%) Information Security
2 469 (33.64%) CISSP
3 464 (33.29%) Firewall
4 360 (25.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 353 (25.32%) Network Security
6 305 (21.88%) Cisco
7 298 (21.38%) Finance
8 282 (20.23%) Windows
9 272 (19.51%) SIEM
10 250 (17.93%) TCP/IP
11 241 (17.29%) Management Information System
12 238 (17.07%) ITIL
12 238 (17.07%) PCI DSS
13 237 (17.00%) Degree
14 223 (16.00%) CheckPoint
15 194 (13.92%) CISM
16 174 (12.48%) Penetration Testing
17 168 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
18 155 (11.12%) Security Management
19 148 (10.62%) UNIX
20 140 (10.04%) Intrusion Detection
21 136 (9.76%) Linux
22 132 (9.47%) Incident Management
23 125 (8.97%) CEH
24 124 (8.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 121 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
26 115 (8.25%) Risk Management
27 114 (8.18%) Microsoft
28 108 (7.75%) Law
29 107 (7.68%) Cyber Security

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (0.57%) Apache
1 8 (0.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.29%) Jetty
4 2 (0.14%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.072%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.072%) IIS
5 1 (0.072%) JBoss
5 1 (0.072%) CMS
Applications
1 90 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.51%) MS Office
3 11 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Project
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) SmartSuite
6 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.79%) assyst
2 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.22%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.072%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.072%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.86%) SaaS
2 6 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 464 (33.29%) Firewall
2 353 (25.32%) Network Security
3 250 (17.93%) TCP/IP
4 140 (10.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 95 (6.81%) LAN
6 93 (6.67%) VPN
7 88 (6.31%) WAN
8 87 (6.24%) VoIP
9 86 (6.17%) Internet
10 81 (5.81%) IP Telephony
11 68 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
12 67 (4.81%) DNS
13 53 (3.80%) Wireshark
14 45 (3.23%) Wireless
15 43 (3.08%) tcpdump
16 40 (2.87%) MPLS
17 33 (2.37%) SSL
17 33 (2.37%) HTTP
18 28 (2.01%) Intranet
19 26 (1.87%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (0.57%) MySQL
2 8 (0.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.29%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.29%) Big Data
5 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.22%) SAP BI
5 3 (0.22%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.072%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (0.57%) Metasploit
General
1 298 (21.38%) Finance
2 108 (7.75%) Law
3 101 (7.25%) Banking
4 58 (4.16%) Legal
5 27 (1.94%) Retail
6 22 (1.58%) Electronics
7 21 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.22%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.86%) Advertising
10 12 (0.86%) Marketing
11 10 (0.72%) Publishing
11 10 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.43%) French Language
13 6 (0.43%) Military
14 5 (0.36%) Back Office
15 3 (0.22%) Games
16 2 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.43%) Regular Expression
2 18 (1.29%) Web Services
3 8 (0.57%) XML
3 8 (0.57%) .NET
4 7 (0.50%) Middleware
5 4 (0.29%) OAuth
5 4 (0.29%) Dalvik
5 4 (0.29%) REST
5 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.29%) SAML
5 4 (0.29%) JNI
6 3 (0.22%) WPF
6 3 (0.22%) WinForms
7 1 (0.072%) RESTful
7 1 (0.072%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.072%) Java EE
7 1 (0.072%) JSON
7 1 (0.072%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.072%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 241 (17.29%) Management Information System
2 121 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 38 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
5 28 (2.01%) Cryptography
6 21 (1.51%) Mathematics
7 16 (1.15%) SWIFT
8 15 (1.08%) SCADA
8 15 (1.08%) PKI
8 15 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
10 12 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
11 10 (0.72%) Open Source
12 8 (0.57%) NHS
13 7 (0.50%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.43%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
15 5 (0.36%) DTV
15 5 (0.36%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 282 (20.23%) Windows
2 148 (10.62%) UNIX
3 136 (9.76%) Linux
4 40 (2.87%) Solaris
5 36 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.08%) Android
8 8 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.36%) AIX
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (54.23%) Information Security
2 272 (19.51%) SIEM
3 238 (17.07%) ITIL
4 174 (12.48%) Penetration Testing
5 155 (11.12%) Security Management
6 132 (9.47%) Incident Management
7 124 (8.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 115 (8.25%) Risk Management
9 107 (7.68%) Cyber Security
10 106 (7.60%) Data Protection
11 95 (6.81%) Information Security Management
12 93 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
13 89 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
14 87 (6.24%) Security Testing
15 81 (5.81%) ISMS
16 75 (5.38%) Ethical Hacking
17 72 (5.16%) E-Commerce
18 67 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
19 62 (4.45%) Business Continuity
20 61 (4.38%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.01%) SQL
2 23 (1.65%) Java
3 21 (1.51%) Python
4 12 (0.86%) C
4 12 (0.86%) C#
4 12 (0.86%) Perl
5 11 (0.79%) C++
6 9 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.57%) Ruby
7 8 (0.57%) PHP
8 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.29%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.072%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.072%) VBA
10 1 (0.072%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 469 (33.64%) CISSP
2 237 (17.00%) Degree
3 194 (13.92%) CISM
4 168 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
5 125 (8.97%) CEH
6 104 (7.46%) GIAC
7 102 (7.32%) CISA
8 85 (6.10%) Security Cleared
9 82 (5.88%) CCNP
10 66 (4.73%) GCIA
10 66 (4.73%) SC Cleared
11 65 (4.66%) CCSA
12 64 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
13 52 (3.73%) SSCP
14 51 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 45 (3.23%) GCIH
16 44 (3.16%) CCNA
17 43 (3.08%) CCSP
18 40 (2.87%) CISMP
19 39 (2.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (25.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 238 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 85 (6.10%) COBIT
4 35 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 30 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (1.51%) SLA
7 17 (1.22%) QA
8 12 (0.86%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.65%) BS7799
10 5 (0.36%) COSO
11 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 72 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.59%) Snort
3 10 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.43%) Nmap
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.22%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.22%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (0.14%) NFS
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.072%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (3.37%) Nessus
2 20 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
2 20 (1.43%) FortiGate
3 13 (0.93%) WSUS
4 10 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.36%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.29%) SCCM
8 3 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.072%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.072%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 305 (21.88%) Cisco
2 223 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 114 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 51 (3.66%) Symantec
4 51 (3.66%) F5
5 47 (3.37%) Sourcefire
6 45 (3.23%) Juniper
6 45 (3.23%) Qualys
7 43 (3.08%) VMware
8 40 (2.87%) Splunk
9 35 (2.51%) McAfee
10 34 (2.44%) Oracle
11 28 (2.01%) ArcSight
12 27 (1.94%) LogRhythm
13 25 (1.79%) Sun
14 24 (1.72%) Websense
15 21 (1.51%) HP
16 15 (1.08%) Blue Coat
17 14 (1.00%) IBM
18 13 (0.93%) SAP
UK
CSC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Ex Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £38000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
set2recruit
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 40-65k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rawdon, Leeds
EMIS
Salary: Up to £45,000pa dependent on level of experience (+ excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago