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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 394 488 501
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 748 450 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 640 358 356
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,600 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +95 711 £45,000 +12.50% 44
London +65 247 £50,000 +16.27% 16
South East +24 138 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire +55 132 £40,000 -5.88% 9
West Yorkshire +42 89 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Hampshire +38 81 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Leeds +44 79 £40,000 - 8
City of London +14 58 £49,000 +13.95% 8
West Midlands +26 51 £34,750 -0.71% 2
North West +19 46 £45,000 +32.35% 2
North Yorkshire +8 41 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -35 35 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East of England +2 33 £45,000 +1.12% 1
York +20 32 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Scotland 0 30 £40,000 +12.67%
Manchester +28 29 £47,500 +39.70% 1
Surrey +1 27 £44,250 +10.62%
Southampton +13 20 £45,000 +13.92% 3
Staffordshire +6 20 £19,000 -29.62%
Glasgow +5 18 £40,000 +12.67%
East Midlands -31 18 £35,000 +7.69%
Stoke-on-Trent +19 17 £19,000 -26.92%
Northamptonshire -16 15 £35,000 +29.62%
Havant - 15 £58,000 -
Cheshire +3 14 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Gloucestershire 0 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -10 12 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Dorset -1 11 £47,500 +23.37% 2
Birmingham -5 11 £47,500 +46.15%
Northampton -22 11 £35,000 +25.00%

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 770 (57.72%) Information Security
2 461 (34.56%) Firewall
3 429 (32.16%) CISSP
4 337 (25.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 336 (25.19%) Finance
6 324 (24.29%) Windows
7 316 (23.69%) Network Security
8 278 (20.84%) SIEM
9 263 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
10 251 (18.82%) Cisco
11 246 (18.44%) Degree
12 239 (17.92%) PCI DSS
13 232 (17.39%) TCP/IP
13 232 (17.39%) Management Information System
14 224 (16.79%) ITIL
15 188 (14.09%) CheckPoint
16 177 (13.27%) CISM
17 173 (12.97%) Intrusion Detection
18 168 (12.59%) UNIX
19 160 (11.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 155 (11.62%) Linux
21 152 (11.39%) Security Management
22 139 (10.42%) Microsoft
23 129 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
24 125 (9.37%) Risk Management
25 121 (9.07%) CEH
26 114 (8.55%) Ethical Hacking
27 112 (8.40%) Data Protection
28 110 (8.25%) Security Cleared
28 110 (8.25%) Incident Management

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (0.75%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.60%) Apache
3 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.37%) Lync
4 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.30%) IIS
5 2 (0.15%) CMS
5 2 (0.15%) Jetty
6 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
Applications
1 84 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.62%) MS Office
3 10 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) SmartSuite
5 3 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.82%) assyst
2 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.30%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.075%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.82%) SaaS
2 6 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 461 (34.56%) Firewall
2 316 (23.69%) Network Security
3 232 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 173 (12.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 110 (8.25%) Internet
6 100 (7.50%) WAN
7 99 (7.42%) LAN
8 89 (6.67%) DNS
9 88 (6.60%) VPN
10 73 (5.47%) VoIP
11 67 (5.02%) IP Telephony
12 64 (4.80%) Wireshark
13 52 (3.90%) Wireless
14 46 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (3.30%) DHCP
16 41 (3.07%) tcpdump
17 33 (2.47%) MPLS
18 32 (2.40%) SSL
19 31 (2.32%) Intranet
20 29 (2.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.90%) MySQL
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.30%) Big Data
5 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 336 (25.19%) Finance
2 102 (7.65%) Law
3 89 (6.67%) Banking
4 69 (5.17%) Legal
5 23 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.65%) Retail
7 18 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.05%) Advertising
9 11 (0.82%) Electronics
10 9 (0.67%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.60%) Games
11 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.60%) Marketing
12 6 (0.45%) French Language
13 5 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.37%) Military
13 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.30%) Publishing
15 3 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.02%) Web Services
1 27 (2.02%) .NET
2 18 (1.35%) Regular Expression
3 6 (0.45%) XML
3 6 (0.45%) Middleware
4 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.22%) WPF
5 3 (0.22%) WinForms
6 1 (0.075%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.075%) Java EE
6 1 (0.075%) JSON
6 1 (0.075%) RESTful
6 1 (0.075%) COM
6 1 (0.075%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 232 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 99 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 40 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
5 26 (1.95%) Cryptography
6 24 (1.80%) PKI
7 17 (1.27%) Mathematics
8 16 (1.20%) SWIFT
9 14 (1.05%) Open Source
10 13 (0.97%) iPad
10 13 (0.97%) iPhone
11 11 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
12 9 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
13 8 (0.60%) CESG
14 7 (0.52%) NHS
15 5 (0.37%) DTV
15 5 (0.37%) Visualisation
16 4 (0.30%) SCADA
16 4 (0.30%) Algorithms
17 3 (0.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 324 (24.29%) Windows
2 168 (12.59%) UNIX
3 155 (11.62%) Linux
4 43 (3.22%) Solaris
5 42 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.82%) Windows 2000
10 9 (0.67%) Android
11 5 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.37%) AIX
12 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.075%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.075%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (57.72%) Information Security
2 278 (20.84%) SIEM
3 263 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
4 224 (16.79%) ITIL
5 160 (11.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 152 (11.39%) Security Management
7 125 (9.37%) Risk Management
8 114 (8.55%) Ethical Hacking
9 112 (8.40%) Data Protection
10 110 (8.25%) Incident Management
11 104 (7.80%) Security Testing
12 101 (7.57%) Kalman Filter
13 92 (6.90%) E-Commerce
14 89 (6.67%) Information Security Management
14 89 (6.67%) Cyber Security
14 89 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
15 88 (6.60%) ISMS
16 84 (6.30%) Risk Assessment
17 57 (4.27%) Change Management
18 53 (3.97%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.02%) Java
1 27 (2.02%) SQL
2 25 (1.87%) Python
3 24 (1.80%) Perl
4 16 (1.20%) PHP
5 15 (1.12%) C
5 15 (1.12%) Ruby
6 10 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 10 (0.75%) C#
7 9 (0.67%) C++
8 7 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.075%) VB
Qualifications
1 429 (32.16%) CISSP
2 246 (18.44%) Degree
3 177 (13.27%) CISM
4 129 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (9.07%) CEH
6 110 (8.25%) Security Cleared
7 107 (8.02%) CISA
8 92 (6.90%) GIAC
8 92 (6.90%) SC Cleared
9 67 (5.02%) GCIA
10 60 (4.50%) CCNP
11 56 (4.20%) DV Cleared
12 51 (3.82%) CCNA
13 49 (3.67%) CCSA
14 48 (3.60%) GCIH
15 43 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
16 40 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 36 (2.70%) SSCP
17 36 (2.70%) CISMP
18 30 (2.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (25.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 239 (17.92%) PCI DSS
3 67 (5.02%) COBIT
4 27 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 20 (1.50%) SLA
6 18 (1.35%) QA
7 15 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.37%) BS7799
10 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.22%) COSO
11 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 99 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 66 (4.95%) Snort
3 6 (0.45%) Nmap
4 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.37%) SpamAssassin
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.15%) XenApp
6 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 1 (0.075%) vCloud
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.075%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 35 (2.62%) Nessus
2 13 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (0.97%) WSUS
3 12 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 12 (0.90%) FortiGate
4 6 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.37%) SCCM
6 3 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.15%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.075%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.075%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 251 (18.82%) Cisco
2 188 (14.09%) CheckPoint
3 139 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 74 (5.55%) Sourcefire
5 51 (3.82%) Splunk
6 50 (3.75%) Symantec
7 44 (3.30%) Juniper
8 38 (2.85%) F5
8 38 (2.85%) LogRhythm
9 34 (2.55%) Qualys
10 33 (2.47%) McAfee
11 31 (2.32%) ArcSight
12 24 (1.80%) Oracle
13 22 (1.65%) Websense
14 21 (1.57%) HP
14 21 (1.57%) LogLogic
15 19 (1.42%) Sun
16 15 (1.12%) VMware
17 13 (0.97%) Blue Coat
18 12 (0.90%) IBM
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Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Corporate Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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