Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 850 932
Rank change year-on-year +90 +82 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 406 352 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 344 296 311
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £34,219 £33,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Information Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Analyst in England

Information Security Analyst
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst in England.

Salary trend for Information Security Analyst in England

Information Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in England

Information Security Analyst
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 189 £54,000 -6.09% 11
South East +56 75 £50,000 -6.54% 7
North of England +41 73 £43,000 +4.24% 2
North West +1 37 £43,000 +14.67%
Yorkshire +34 36 £36,742 -18.35% 2
Midlands +8 27 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East of England +13 26 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +1 25 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South West +11 17 £41,250 +25.57% 1
East Midlands - 2 £70,000 - 1
Information Security Analyst
UK

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Information Security Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 406 (100.00%) Information Security
2 243 (59.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 236 (58.13%) CISSP
4 177 (43.60%) CISM
5 159 (39.16%) Finance
6 130 (32.02%) Firewall
7 108 (26.60%) CISA
8 97 (23.89%) SIEM
9 96 (23.65%) Risk Management
10 93 (22.91%) Cybersecurity
11 89 (21.92%) PCI DSS
12 88 (21.67%) Management Information System
13 84 (20.69%) Security Management
14 83 (20.44%) Information Security Management
15 79 (19.46%) Penetration Testing
16 75 (18.47%) Risk Assessment
17 74 (18.23%) GIAC
17 74 (18.23%) Network Security
18 64 (15.76%) Windows
19 63 (15.52%) Data Protection
20 58 (14.29%) ISMS
20 58 (14.29%) Degree
20 58 (14.29%) CRISC
21 52 (12.81%) Active Directory
22 51 (12.56%) Risk Analysis
23 49 (12.07%) Security Operations
24 48 (11.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 46 (11.33%) Vulnerability Management
25 46 (11.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 45 (11.08%) GDPR

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.23%) SAS
2 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.46%) Office 365
2 10 (2.46%) SaaS
3 9 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.74%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.49%) Cloudflare
5 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) OpenDNS
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (32.02%) Firewall
2 74 (18.23%) Network Security
3 16 (3.94%) VPN
4 15 (3.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (3.20%) Internet
6 10 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.97%) SMS
8 7 (1.72%) HTTP
8 7 (1.72%) Intranet
8 7 (1.72%) LAN
8 7 (1.72%) WAN
9 5 (1.23%) DNS
9 5 (1.23%) VLAN
9 5 (1.23%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.99%) DHCP
10 4 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.49%) Wireless
12 1 (0.25%) SMTP
12 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.49%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.25%) AppScan
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 159 (39.16%) Finance
2 31 (7.64%) Banking
3 18 (4.43%) Legal
4 10 (2.46%) Law
5 8 (1.97%) Retail
6 6 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.74%) Front Office
8 3 (0.74%) Games
8 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (21.67%) Management Information System
2 33 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.17%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (3.69%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.96%) Reinsurance
6 12 (2.96%) Smart Energy
6 12 (2.96%) Smart Meter
7 11 (2.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (2.46%) BYOD
9 9 (2.22%) CESG
9 9 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (1.72%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.48%) iPad
11 6 (1.48%) NHS
12 5 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.99%) Fintech
13 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.49%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.76%) Windows
2 45 (11.08%) Linux
3 15 (3.69%) Unix
4 6 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.74%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (100.00%) Information Security
2 97 (23.89%) SIEM
3 96 (23.65%) Risk Management
4 93 (22.91%) Cybersecurity
5 84 (20.69%) Security Management
6 83 (20.44%) Information Security Management
7 79 (19.46%) Penetration Testing
8 75 (18.47%) Risk Assessment
9 63 (15.52%) Data Protection
10 58 (14.29%) ISMS
11 51 (12.56%) Risk Analysis
12 49 (12.07%) Security Operations
13 48 (11.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 46 (11.33%) Vulnerability Management
14 46 (11.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 43 (10.59%) Data Security
16 41 (10.10%) Process Improvement
17 40 (9.85%) Incident Management
18 35 (8.62%) Project Management
19 34 (8.37%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
1 5 (1.23%) Python
2 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.49%) C
3 2 (0.49%) PHP
3 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.49%) SQL
4 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 236 (58.13%) CISSP
2 177 (43.60%) CISM
3 108 (26.60%) CISA
4 74 (18.23%) GIAC
5 58 (14.29%) CRISC
5 58 (14.29%) Degree
6 41 (10.10%) CEH
7 31 (7.64%) SSCP
8 25 (6.16%) SANS
9 19 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (3.94%) CCNA
10 16 (3.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (2.96%) CISMP
11 12 (2.96%) GCIA
11 12 (2.96%) GCIH
12 10 (2.46%) CCNP
13 9 (2.22%) CGEIT
14 7 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 7 (1.72%) Master's Degree
14 7 (1.72%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (59.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (21.92%) PCI DSS
3 45 (11.08%) GDPR
4 25 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 23 (5.67%) COBIT
6 18 (4.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.96%) NIST 800
8 11 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.97%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (1.72%) ISO 22301
11 6 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (1.23%) FISMA
12 5 (1.23%) SAS 70
13 4 (0.99%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.99%) QA
14 3 (0.74%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.74%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 52 (12.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.97%) vSphere
5 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (4.68%) Nessus
2 18 (4.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 18 (4.43%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (2.22%) SCCM
4 8 (1.97%) OpenVAS
5 5 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.99%) Nagios
6 4 (0.99%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.49%) QRadar
8 2 (0.49%) WSUS
9 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.25%) EnCase
9 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.25%) Nmap
9 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 35 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.88%) Cisco
3 24 (5.91%) McAfee
4 18 (4.43%) CheckPoint
5 16 (3.94%) Dell
6 15 (3.69%) Palo Alto
7 13 (3.20%) Blue Coat
7 13 (3.20%) FireEye
8 12 (2.96%) Splunk
9 11 (2.71%) VMware
10 10 (2.46%) Qualys
11 9 (2.22%) Acunetix
11 9 (2.22%) CyberArk
12 7 (1.72%) Forcepoint
13 5 (1.23%) F5
14 4 (0.99%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.99%) SonicWALL
15 3 (0.74%) LogRhythm
16 2 (0.49%) AlienVault
16 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow