The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 183 176 196
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 33 24 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.49% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.52% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 33 11 7
Average salary £38,000 £27,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.74% -32.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £47,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Security Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5110 4608 4553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.97% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4529 3881 3988
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Security Analyst Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Security Analyst Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire - 16 £38,000 -
Coventry -8 6 £38,500 -
Birmingham -19 3 £50,000 +85.18%
Shropshire - 3 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £19,000 -26.92%
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 36 (44.44%) Information Security
2 34 (41.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (37.04%) PCI DSS
4 22 (27.16%) Network Security
5 20 (24.69%) SIEM
6 19 (23.46%) Data Protection
6 19 (23.46%) Network Architecture
7 16 (19.75%) CISSP
8 15 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (18.52%) Security Testing
8 15 (18.52%) Cyber Security
9 14 (17.28%) GIAC
9 14 (17.28%) CEH
9 14 (17.28%) Incident Management
9 14 (17.28%) SCADA
10 13 (16.05%) Cisco
10 13 (16.05%) Firewall
11 11 (13.58%) CheckPoint
11 11 (13.58%) Change Management
11 11 (13.58%) Snort
12 10 (12.35%) LAN
12 10 (12.35%) WAN
12 10 (12.35%) CCNP
12 10 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (12.35%) OSPF
12 10 (12.35%) EIGRP
12 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
12 10 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (11.11%) SQL
13 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Project
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.16%) Network Security
2 13 (16.05%) Firewall
3 10 (12.35%) EIGRP
3 10 (12.35%) WAN
3 10 (12.35%) LAN
3 10 (12.35%) OSPF
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 8 (9.88%) VPLS
5 8 (9.88%) IPsec
5 8 (9.88%) MPLS
5 8 (9.88%) BGP
5 8 (9.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (8.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.47%) VLAN
7 2 (2.47%) WLAN
7 2 (2.47%) VPN
7 2 (2.47%) DMZ
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
1 7 (8.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.23%) Games
2 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.23%) Automotive
2 1 (1.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (17.28%) SCADA
3 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.70%) CCTV
6 2 (2.47%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Windows
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) Information Security
2 20 (24.69%) SIEM
3 19 (23.46%) Data Protection
3 19 (23.46%) Network Architecture
4 15 (18.52%) Security Testing
4 15 (18.52%) Cyber Security
5 14 (17.28%) Incident Management
6 11 (13.58%) Change Management
7 8 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (9.88%) Network Management
8 7 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.17%) Information Governance
11 3 (3.70%) Security Management
12 2 (2.47%) ITIL
12 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2
12 2 (2.47%) B2B
12 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma
12 2 (2.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) CISSP
2 14 (17.28%) GIAC
2 14 (17.28%) CEH
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (12.35%) CCNP
4 9 (11.11%) Degree
5 8 (9.88%) CCSA
5 8 (9.88%) CCSE
5 8 (9.88%) CISA
5 8 (9.88%) CISM
6 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.47%) CCNA
6 2 (2.47%) MCSE
6 2 (2.47%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (41.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (37.04%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.41%) COBIT
4 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Snort
2 2 (2.47%) Nmap
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Cisco
2 11 (13.58%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.70%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.23%) Websense
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix