Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies 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.

Cybersecurity Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1015 1010 1165
Rank change year-on-year -5 +155 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 196 212 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 130 161 114
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £71,625 £85,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK 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
England +22 189 £50,000 -16.67% 13
London +20 127 £55,000 -12.00% 3
UK excluding London +17 66 £42,500 -10.53% 10
South East +20 24 £50,000 -22.48% 3
South West +17 15 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Midlands +36 10 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East of England +12 9 £37,500 +4.17% 1
West Midlands +19 8 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +13 4 £30,000 +42.86% 3
North West -16 4 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Scotland - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands +32 2 - -
Wales - 1 £33,699 -

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

1 196 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (57.14%) Information Security
3 96 (48.98%) CISSP
4 87 (44.39%) Finance
5 73 (37.24%) Security Operations
6 72 (36.73%) CISM
7 71 (36.22%) Degree
8 66 (33.67%) Computer Science
9 61 (31.12%) Analytical Skills
10 59 (30.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 58 (29.59%) SIEM
12 57 (29.08%) Windows
13 53 (27.04%) Banking
13 53 (27.04%) Identity Access Management
14 51 (26.02%) SDLC
15 49 (25.00%) Business Analysis
15 49 (25.00%) Data Protection
16 47 (23.98%) Investment Banking
17 46 (23.47%) Retail Banking
17 46 (23.47%) Asset Management
17 46 (23.47%) Coaching
18 45 (22.96%) Mentoring
18 45 (22.96%) Penetration Testing
18 45 (22.96%) Wealth Management
18 45 (22.96%) Product Management
18 45 (22.96%) CBAP
18 45 (22.96%) Firewall
18 45 (22.96%) Programme Management
19 37 (18.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 33 (16.84%) Network Security

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.51%) Apache
2 1 (0.51%) IIS
2 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.06%) IaaS
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.53%) Office 365
3 3 (1.53%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (22.96%) Firewall
2 33 (16.84%) Network Security
3 27 (13.78%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (7.14%) Internet
6 13 (6.63%) LAN
6 13 (6.63%) VPN
7 12 (6.12%) WAN
8 10 (5.10%) DNS
9 7 (3.57%) DHCP
9 7 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (1.53%) Broadband
10 3 (1.53%) SSH
10 3 (1.53%) Wireless
11 2 (1.02%) VLAN
12 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.51%) PPP
12 1 (0.51%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.04%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.53%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.51%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 87 (44.39%) Finance
2 53 (27.04%) Banking
3 47 (23.98%) Investment Banking
4 46 (23.47%) Retail Banking
5 15 (7.65%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.57%) Law
7 5 (2.55%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.55%) Legal
8 3 (1.53%) Front Office
9 2 (1.02%) Advertising
9 2 (1.02%) Automotive
9 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.53%) Flash
1 3 (1.53%) HTML
1 3 (1.53%) HTML5
1 3 (1.53%) XML
2 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (33.67%) Computer Science
2 61 (31.12%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (12.24%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.61%) Cyber Attack
6 10 (5.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 10 (5.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.04%) PKI
9 4 (2.04%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.53%) BYOD
10 3 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.53%) DataPower
10 3 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.53%) Fintech
11 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (29.08%) Windows
2 12 (6.12%) VxWorks
3 8 (4.08%) Linux
3 8 (4.08%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.06%) Unix
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (57.14%) Information Security
3 73 (37.24%) Security Operations
4 58 (29.59%) SIEM
5 53 (27.04%) Identity Access Management
6 51 (26.02%) SDLC
7 49 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 49 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 46 (23.47%) Asset Management
8 46 (23.47%) Coaching
9 45 (22.96%) Mentoring
9 45 (22.96%) Penetration Testing
9 45 (22.96%) Product Management
9 45 (22.96%) Programme Management
9 45 (22.96%) Wealth Management
10 33 (16.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 28 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
12 21 (10.71%) Risk Management
13 20 (10.20%) ITIL
14 19 (9.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.69%) Python
2 13 (6.63%) Java
3 12 (6.12%) C
3 12 (6.12%) C++
4 5 (2.55%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.04%) SQL
6 3 (1.53%) Perl
6 3 (1.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) C#
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (48.98%) CISSP
2 72 (36.73%) CISM
3 71 (36.22%) Degree
4 59 (30.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (22.96%) CBAP
6 22 (11.22%) GCIH
6 22 (11.22%) Security Cleared
7 21 (10.71%) CEH
8 20 (10.20%) SANS
9 18 (9.18%) GIAC
10 15 (7.65%) DV Cleared
11 13 (6.63%) GCFA
11 13 (6.63%) GCIA
12 11 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (5.10%) CCNA
13 10 (5.10%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (5.10%) GSEC
13 10 (5.10%) Security+ Certification
13 10 (5.10%) SSCP
14 9 (4.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (5.10%) GDPR
3 10 (5.10%) PCI DSS
4 9 (4.59%) COBIT
5 8 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (4.08%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.53%) SLA
7 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.51%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 13 (6.63%) Active Directory
1 13 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (3.57%) vSphere
3 3 (1.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) CSIRT
2 4 (2.04%) Nessus
3 3 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.53%) Nmap
3 3 (1.53%) Suricata
4 2 (1.02%) QRadar
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 20 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.63%) VMware
3 11 (5.61%) FireEye
4 9 (4.59%) Cisco
5 7 (3.57%) Dell
5 7 (3.57%) SonicWALL
6 5 (2.55%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.55%) Sophos
7 4 (2.04%) Forcepoint
7 4 (2.04%) McAfee
7 4 (2.04%) Splunk
8 3 (1.53%) Codenomicon
8 3 (1.53%) F5
8 3 (1.53%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.53%) Juniper
8 3 (1.53%) Qualys
8 3 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.53%) Sourcefire
8 3 (1.53%) TippingPoint
9 2 (1.02%) AVG