The median annual salary for a IT Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Analyst
UK / England
Rank 718 782 800
Rank change year-on-year +64 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 119 147 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 105 109 124
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +1.08%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,144 £33,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £68,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,900
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured IT Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Analyst in England

IT Security Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IT Security Analyst in England

IT Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Analyst in England

IT 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 IT Security Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +76 66 £45,000 -25.00% 4
South East +92 29 £50,000 +17.64% 4
West Midlands +20 9 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Yorkshire +1 5 £30,000 -12.79% 1
North West -15 4 £30,000 -31.42%
East of England +25 3 £40,000 -42.85%
South West +10 2 £46,250 +2.77% 2
North East - 1 £47,500 -
IT Security Analyst
UK

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 135 (45.45%) Firewall
2 129 (43.43%) CISSP
3 107 (36.03%) Information Security
4 103 (34.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 99 (33.33%) CISM
6 90 (30.30%) SIEM
7 73 (24.58%) ITIL
8 68 (22.90%) Finance
9 59 (19.87%) Windows
10 58 (19.53%) Risk Management
11 57 (19.19%) PCI DSS
12 53 (17.85%) CISA
12 53 (17.85%) Kalman Filter
13 52 (17.51%) Degree
14 51 (17.17%) Penetration Testing
15 50 (16.84%) Vulnerability Management
16 47 (15.82%) Cybersecurity
17 43 (14.48%) Network Security
18 42 (14.14%) Security Operations
19 41 (13.80%) Microsoft
20 40 (13.47%) CEH
21 38 (12.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 37 (12.46%) Active Directory
23 35 (11.78%) Risk Assessment
24 33 (11.11%) Cisco
25 30 (10.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 29 (9.76%) Service Management
27 28 (9.43%) Management Information System
28 27 (9.09%) Security Architecture
29 25 (8.42%) Security+ Certification

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.02%) MS Office
2 5 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.05%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.07%) Office 365
2 11 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.69%) SaaS
5 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (45.45%) Firewall
2 43 (14.48%) Network Security
3 25 (8.42%) TCP/IP
4 21 (7.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (5.39%) Internet
6 15 (5.05%) VPN
7 10 (3.37%) DNS
7 10 (3.37%) Wireless
8 6 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.02%) OSPF
9 5 (1.68%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (1.68%) DHCP
9 5 (1.68%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.68%) NAS
9 5 (1.68%) NGN
9 5 (1.68%) SAN
9 5 (1.68%) VoIP
10 4 (1.35%) WAN
10 4 (1.35%) Wireless Security
10 4 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.67%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 68 (22.90%) Finance
2 25 (8.42%) Legal
3 15 (5.05%) Banking
3 15 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.36%) Law
6 4 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.67%) Electronics
7 2 (0.67%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.67%) Web Services
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.70%) PKI
5 10 (3.37%) CESG
6 7 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.01%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.34%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.34%) iPad
11 1 (0.34%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.87%) Windows
2 20 (6.73%) Linux
3 16 (5.39%) Unix
4 12 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.35%) Solaris
6 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (36.03%) Information Security
2 90 (30.30%) SIEM
3 73 (24.58%) ITIL
4 58 (19.53%) Risk Management
5 53 (17.85%) Kalman Filter
6 51 (17.17%) Penetration Testing
7 50 (16.84%) Vulnerability Management
8 47 (15.82%) Cybersecurity
9 42 (14.14%) Security Operations
10 38 (12.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (11.78%) Risk Assessment
12 30 (10.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 29 (9.76%) Service Management
14 27 (9.09%) Security Architecture
15 25 (8.42%) Security Management
15 25 (8.42%) Security Monitoring
16 22 (7.41%) Data Protection
16 22 (7.41%) E-Discovery
17 21 (7.07%) Project Management
17 21 (7.07%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.06%) SQL
2 13 (4.38%) Python
3 12 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.68%) C++
5 5 (1.68%) Java
6 4 (1.35%) C
7 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 129 (43.43%) CISSP
2 99 (33.33%) CISM
3 53 (17.85%) CISA
4 52 (17.51%) Degree
5 40 (13.47%) CEH
6 25 (8.42%) CompTIA Security+
6 25 (8.42%) Security+ Certification
7 20 (6.73%) SSCP
8 16 (5.39%) CISMP
9 11 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.70%) OSCP
9 11 (3.70%) SANS
9 11 (3.70%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.03%) GIAC
10 9 (3.03%) GSEC
11 7 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (2.36%) CREST Certified
11 7 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.02%) GCIA
12 6 (2.02%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (34.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (19.19%) PCI DSS
3 22 (7.41%) ISO22301
4 19 (6.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (4.38%) COBIT
5 13 (4.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (3.37%) ISO27002
7 10 (3.37%) ISO27005
8 6 (2.02%) SLA
9 3 (1.01%) GDPR
10 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (12.46%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.37%) AirWatch
2 10 (3.37%) Nessus
3 8 (2.69%) SCOM
4 7 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.68%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.01%) RSA Archer
6 3 (1.01%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (0.67%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.67%) Nmap
7 2 (0.67%) QRadar
8 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.34%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.11%) Cisco
3 21 (7.07%) CheckPoint
4 20 (6.73%) VMware
5 15 (5.05%) Palo Alto
6 14 (4.71%) Oracle
7 12 (4.04%) Qualys
7 12 (4.04%) Sophos
8 10 (3.37%) Intel Security
8 10 (3.37%) SolarWinds
8 10 (3.37%) Symantec
9 9 (3.03%) SAP
9 9 (3.03%) Splunk
10 8 (2.69%) Juniper
11 7 (2.36%) Forcepoint
12 5 (1.68%) Aruba
12 5 (1.68%) F5
12 5 (1.68%) Meraki
12 5 (1.68%) SonicWALL
12 5 (1.68%) WatchGuard
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