Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

IT Security Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 896 806 1019
Rank change year-on-year -90 +213 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 268 418 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 239 367 223
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,450 £31,800
90th Percentile £66,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +9.41%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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 -52 138 £55,000 -12.00% 3
South East +56 56 £47,500 -5.00%
North of England -3 30 £45,000 - 3
East of England -8 19 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Yorkshire +10 18 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +7 16 £36,535 -23.08% 1
West Midlands 0 12 £36,250 -23.68% 1
North West -23 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West -10 9 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands +22 4 £37,785 -14.12%
IT Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 163 (60.82%) Information Security
2 124 (46.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 119 (44.40%) CISSP
4 111 (41.42%) Cybersecurity
5 110 (41.04%) SIEM
6 104 (38.81%) Firewall
7 84 (31.34%) Penetration Testing
8 76 (28.36%) Windows
9 69 (25.75%) ITIL
10 67 (25.00%) Finance
10 67 (25.00%) CISM
11 65 (24.25%) Linux
11 65 (24.25%) PCI DSS
12 62 (23.13%) Data Protection
13 60 (22.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 57 (21.27%) Risk Management
15 54 (20.15%) Active Directory
15 54 (20.15%) Security Operations
16 52 (19.40%) Vulnerability Management
17 49 (18.28%) GDPR
18 46 (17.16%) Data Protection Act
19 39 (14.55%) Security Architecture
20 38 (14.18%) TCP/IP
21 35 (13.06%) Management Information System
22 34 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
23 33 (12.31%) Windows Server
23 33 (12.31%) Cisco
24 31 (11.57%) DRM
24 31 (11.57%) Degree
25 28 (10.45%) Microsoft

IT 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 4 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (3.36%) Office 365
2 7 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.61%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Force.com
4 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.37%) OpenDNS
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (38.81%) Firewall
2 38 (14.18%) TCP/IP
3 26 (9.70%) Network Security
4 24 (8.96%) LAN
4 24 (8.96%) VPN
5 22 (8.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (4.48%) WAN
7 9 (3.36%) Internet
8 8 (2.99%) DNS
9 7 (2.61%) VLAN
10 5 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.49%) LDAP
11 4 (1.49%) Wireless
11 4 (1.49%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.12%) IPsec
12 3 (1.12%) PPP
12 3 (1.12%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.75%) DHCP
13 2 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.75%) Metasploit
General
1 67 (25.00%) Finance
2 26 (9.70%) Banking
3 18 (6.72%) Law
4 15 (5.60%) Legal
5 6 (2.24%) Retail
6 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) International Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Advertising
8 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.37%) OAuth
2 1 (0.37%) OpenID
2 1 (0.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.16%) Data Protection Act
2 35 (13.06%) Management Information System
3 22 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.60%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (4.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.61%) PKI
8 5 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.49%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.12%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.75%) Smart Energy
12 1 (0.37%) BYOD
12 1 (0.37%) PMI
12 1 (0.37%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (28.36%) Windows
2 65 (24.25%) Linux
3 33 (12.31%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.34%) Unix
5 4 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (60.82%) Information Security
2 111 (41.42%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (41.04%) SIEM
4 84 (31.34%) Penetration Testing
5 69 (25.75%) ITIL
6 62 (23.13%) Data Protection
7 60 (22.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 57 (21.27%) Risk Management
9 54 (20.15%) Security Operations
10 52 (19.40%) Vulnerability Management
11 39 (14.55%) Security Architecture
12 31 (11.57%) DRM
13 28 (10.45%) Kalman Filter
14 26 (9.70%) Data Loss Prevention
15 25 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (8.96%) Security Monitoring
17 21 (7.84%) Data Security
17 21 (7.84%) Security Testing
18 20 (7.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 19 (7.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.73%) SQL
2 7 (2.61%) Java
2 7 (2.61%) Python
3 3 (1.12%) Perl
4 2 (0.75%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
5 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.37%) VBA
5 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (44.40%) CISSP
2 67 (25.00%) CISM
3 31 (11.57%) Degree
4 22 (8.21%) CEH
5 16 (5.97%) CISA
6 11 (4.10%) GIAC
7 10 (3.73%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (3.73%) CRISC
7 10 (3.73%) Security+ Certification
7 10 (3.73%) SSCP
8 9 (3.36%) CASP
8 9 (3.36%) GCIH
9 7 (2.61%) SANS
10 6 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.87%) CGEIT
11 5 (1.87%) GCIA
11 5 (1.87%) MCSE
12 3 (1.12%) CCNP
12 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (46.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (24.25%) PCI DSS
3 49 (18.28%) GDPR
4 34 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 24 (8.96%) COBIT
6 13 (4.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (2.61%) SLA
8 5 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.75%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.75%) PMO
10 1 (0.37%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.37%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 54 (20.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) Snort
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 5 (1.87%) Nessus
3 4 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.12%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 33 (12.31%) Cisco
2 28 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.10%) CheckPoint
4 10 (3.73%) VMware
5 9 (3.36%) LogRhythm
5 9 (3.36%) McAfee
5 9 (3.36%) Splunk
6 8 (2.99%) Oracle
7 6 (2.24%) Fortinet
7 6 (2.24%) Palo Alto
8 5 (1.87%) Juniper
8 5 (1.87%) Qualys
9 4 (1.49%) Citrix
9 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.12%) Apple
10 3 (1.12%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.12%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.12%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.12%) Rapid7
11 2 (0.75%) FireEye