The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity Analyst
UK
Rank 738 877 922
Rank change year-on-year +139 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 122 79 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.076% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.079% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 81 59 35
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,500 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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%  

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England +151 122 £55,000 - 15
London +121 77 £55,000 -10.20% 8
South East +60 32 £55,000 +2.80% 3
Buckinghamshire - 22 £55,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 20 £55,000 - 1
City of London +59 17 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Canary Wharf - 8 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire -6 5 £70,000 +64.70% 1
Hampshire +31 4 £43,000 -
West Midlands +38 3 £40,000 -27.27%
South West +16 3 £36,500 -27.00% 3
East Midlands - 3 £82,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £82,500 -
Warwick - 3 £40,000 -
Banbury - 3 £70,000 - 1
Bristol +6 2 £45,750 +22.00% 2
North West -13 2 £33,500 -40.44% 1
Manchester -17 2 £33,500 -40.44% 1
Salford - 2 £33,500 -
East of England - 2 £33,750 -
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 -
Berkshire +25 1 - -
Maidenhead +8 1 - -
Luton - 1 £27,500 -
Exeter - 1 £33,581 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
Winchester - 1 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £27,500 -

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 95 (41.85%) SIEM
2 95 (41.85%) CISSP
3 89 (39.21%) Information Security
3 89 (39.21%) Firewall
4 71 (31.28%) ITIL
4 71 (31.28%) Vulnerability Management
5 70 (30.84%) CISM
6 64 (28.19%) Security Operations
7 62 (27.31%) Penetration Testing
8 61 (26.87%) SANS
9 59 (25.99%) Network Security
10 57 (25.11%) Degree
11 56 (24.67%) SQL
12 53 (23.35%) Windows
13 50 (22.03%) TCP/IP
14 46 (20.26%) GIAC
14 46 (20.26%) Intrusion Detection
14 46 (20.26%) Analytics
15 45 (19.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 43 (18.94%) GCIH
17 42 (18.50%) GCIA
17 42 (18.50%) Linux
18 39 (17.18%) Finance
18 39 (17.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 34 (14.98%) Security Operations Centre
20 33 (14.54%) Computer Security
21 31 (13.66%) Computer Science
21 31 (13.66%) Cyber Attack
22 30 (13.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.44%) MS Office
1 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.17%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (39.21%) Firewall
2 59 (25.99%) Network Security
3 50 (22.03%) TCP/IP
4 46 (20.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 25 (11.01%) HTTP
6 21 (9.25%) HTTPS
7 11 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.08%) Wireshark
9 6 (2.64%) DNS
9 6 (2.64%) Internet
9 6 (2.64%) SSL
9 6 (2.64%) VPN
10 5 (2.20%) SMTP
11 4 (1.76%) LAN
11 4 (1.76%) WAN
11 4 (1.76%) Wireless
12 3 (1.32%) Broadband
12 3 (1.32%) IMAP
12 3 (1.32%) LTE
12 3 (1.32%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.32%) Selenium
3 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (17.18%) Finance
2 27 (11.89%) Legal
3 21 (9.25%) French Language
3 21 (9.25%) German Language
4 17 (7.49%) Banking
4 17 (7.49%) Dutch Language
4 17 (7.49%) Italian Language
4 17 (7.49%) Spanish Language
5 10 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.08%) Military
7 4 (1.76%) Retail
8 3 (1.32%) Marketing
9 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.08%) HTML
2 3 (1.32%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.88%) Middleware
3 2 (0.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.44%) .NET
4 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.44%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.98%) Security Operations Centre
2 31 (13.66%) Computer Science
2 31 (13.66%) Cyber Attack
3 18 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.61%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.96%) Cyber Defence
5 9 (3.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.64%) Cybercrime
7 4 (1.76%) CESG
7 4 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.76%) PKI
7 4 (1.76%) SCADA
8 3 (1.32%) Fintech
8 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.44%) BYOD
9 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.35%) Windows
2 42 (18.50%) Linux
3 28 (12.33%) Unix
4 9 (3.96%) VxWorks
5 3 (1.32%) Android
5 3 (1.32%) CentOS
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 95 (41.85%) SIEM
3 89 (39.21%) Information Security
4 71 (31.28%) ITIL
4 71 (31.28%) Vulnerability Management
5 64 (28.19%) Security Operations
6 62 (27.31%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (20.26%) Analytics
8 45 (19.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 33 (14.54%) Computer Security
10 28 (12.33%) Security Monitoring
11 26 (11.45%) Security Architecture
12 24 (10.57%) Forensic Analysis
13 22 (9.69%) Malware Analysis
13 22 (9.69%) Threat Detection
14 21 (9.25%) Computer Forensics
14 21 (9.25%) E-Discovery
14 21 (9.25%) Network Design
15 20 (8.81%) Ethical Hacking
15 20 (8.81%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.67%) SQL
2 28 (12.33%) Python
3 20 (8.81%) Java
4 13 (5.73%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.85%) C
7 10 (4.41%) PHP
8 9 (3.96%) C++
9 7 (3.08%) C#
10 3 (1.32%) Ruby
11 2 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (41.85%) CISSP
2 70 (30.84%) CISM
3 61 (26.87%) SANS
4 57 (25.11%) Degree
5 46 (20.26%) GIAC
6 43 (18.94%) GCIH
7 42 (18.50%) GCIA
8 29 (12.78%) CISA
9 27 (11.89%) CEH
10 22 (9.69%) CNA
10 22 (9.69%) Network+ Certification
10 22 (9.69%) Novell Certification
10 22 (9.69%) Security Cleared
11 20 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (8.37%) CCNP
13 17 (7.49%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (7.49%) Security+ Certification
14 15 (6.61%) CREST Certified
15 11 (4.85%) GREM
16 10 (4.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (17.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (11.01%) SLA
3 24 (10.57%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.96%) COBIT
5 3 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) ISO27002
System Software
1 20 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.20%) Snort
4 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (13.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 21 (9.25%) CSIRT
3 6 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.20%) Nessus
5 4 (1.76%) Nmap
6 3 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.44%) EnCase
7 1 (0.44%) FTK
Vendors
1 27 (11.89%) Cisco
2 25 (11.01%) ArcSight
2 25 (11.01%) Splunk
3 22 (9.69%) CheckPoint
3 22 (9.69%) Sun
4 19 (8.37%) Qualys
5 15 (6.61%) Palo Alto
6 10 (4.41%) Intel Security
7 8 (3.52%) LogRhythm
8 7 (3.08%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.08%) Dell
8 7 (3.08%) FireEye
9 3 (1.32%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.32%) Symantec
9 3 (1.32%) VMware
10 2 (0.88%) Citrix
10 2 (0.88%) HP
10 2 (0.88%) Trend Micro
11 1 (0.44%) Tripwire
London
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Marie Stopes International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-55,000k base, 10% bonus and strong package
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vadis People
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 made up of a salary of £40-45,000 + ex bonus and tr
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Unspecified We offer highly competitive benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 18 days ago