Cybersecurity Analyst Jobs

Cybersecurity Analyst
UK

The median Cybersecurity Analyst salary in the UK is £52,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 20 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 708 707 1076
Rank change year-on-year -1 +369 -358
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 175 168 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 146 144 165
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,463 £33,986
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,232 £39,510
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £64,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,700 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,850
% change year-on-year +1.01% +3.45% -1.34%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 90,877 75,999 169,877
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 91.73% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 62,497 52,292 88,147
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £44,190 £43,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,818 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.30% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.91% +8.42%

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst over the 6 months to 20 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 16 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 20 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +33 158 £55,000 - 12
UK excluding London -10 117 £50,000 +1.01% 6
London +48 53 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Work from Home +25 38 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South East -5 35 £60,000 +9.09%
South West +5 24 £52,500 -38.94% 3
North of England +46 23 £50,000 -11.50% 1
Scotland -41 13 £50,000 +7.98% 1
North West -2 11 £42,500 -13.71% 1
Midlands -29 11 £47,500 +11.76%
East of England -8 10 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Yorkshire +47 7 £57,500 -8.00%
East Midlands -31 6 £50,000 +8.11%
West Midlands -11 5 £31,500 -25.88%
North East - 5 £42,500 -
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 20 July 2024, Cybersecurity Analyst job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

1 175 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (44.00%) SIEM
3 76 (43.43%) Incident Response
4 65 (37.14%) Microsoft
5 64 (36.57%) Information Security
6 54 (30.86%) Azure
7 51 (29.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 49 (28.00%) Security Operations
9 46 (26.29%) CISSP
10 45 (25.71%) Firewall
11 43 (24.57%) Social Skills
12 42 (24.00%) NIST
13 39 (22.29%) Finance
13 39 (22.29%) Degree
14 37 (21.14%) Risk Management
15 36 (20.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 33 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (18.29%) Security Monitoring
18 31 (17.71%) Windows
19 30 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
20 29 (16.57%) Cloud Security
21 27 (15.43%) CompTIA Security+
22 24 (13.71%) Cyberattack
22 24 (13.71%) Security Architecture
23 23 (13.14%) Incident Management
23 23 (13.14%) Data Loss Prevention
24 22 (12.57%) Penetration Testing
24 22 (12.57%) Management Information System
25 21 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 21 (12.00%) Threat Intelligence

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

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

Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 54 (30.86%) Azure
2 21 (12.00%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (5.71%) AWS
4 8 (4.57%) Azure Sentinel
5 5 (2.86%) Entra ID
6 3 (1.71%) IaaS
6 3 (1.71%) PaaS
6 3 (1.71%) SaaS
7 2 (1.14%) GCP
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.71%) Firewall
2 16 (9.14%) Network Security
3 8 (4.57%) LAN
3 8 (4.57%) WAN
3 8 (4.57%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.86%) SSL
5 3 (1.71%) Broadband
6 2 (1.14%) NGFW
6 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.14%) Wireless
7 1 (0.57%) DNS
7 1 (0.57%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (24.57%) Social Skills
2 39 (22.29%) Finance
3 33 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.43%) Retail
5 10 (5.71%) Law
6 8 (4.57%) Banking
7 6 (3.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.71%) Marketing
10 2 (1.14%) Advertising
10 2 (1.14%) Legal
10 2 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.57%) LDAP
1 1 (0.57%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.71%) Cyberattack
2 22 (12.57%) Management Information System
3 20 (11.43%) Cyber Threat
4 16 (9.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 12 (6.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 9 (5.14%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (5.14%) Insider Threat
6 9 (5.14%) Security Posture
7 6 (3.43%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (3.43%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (3.43%) Cyber Security Posture
7 6 (3.43%) Operational Technology
8 4 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.71%) CSOC
9 3 (1.71%) IoT
10 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.71%) Windows
2 18 (10.29%) Linux
3 5 (2.86%) Unix
4 4 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (44.00%) SIEM
3 76 (43.43%) Incident Response
4 64 (36.57%) Information Security
5 51 (29.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 49 (28.00%) Security Operations
7 37 (21.14%) Risk Management
8 32 (18.29%) Security Monitoring
9 30 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (16.57%) Cloud Security
11 24 (13.71%) Security Architecture
12 23 (13.14%) Data Loss Prevention
12 23 (13.14%) Incident Management
13 22 (12.57%) Penetration Testing
14 21 (12.00%) Threat Intelligence
14 21 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 19 (10.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 14 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (7.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 12 (6.86%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.57%) Python
2 11 (6.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.00%) Bash
4 4 (2.29%) C++
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (26.29%) CISSP
2 39 (22.29%) Degree
3 27 (15.43%) CompTIA Security+
4 18 (10.29%) CompTIA CySA+
5 16 (9.14%) CEH
5 16 (9.14%) CISA
5 16 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (9.14%) CISM
6 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (7.43%) CCSP
7 13 (7.43%) GCIH
8 12 (6.86%) Master's Degree
9 11 (6.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 11 (6.29%) SSCP
10 8 (4.57%) GCFA
10 8 (4.57%) GCIA
10 8 (4.57%) OSCP
11 7 (4.00%) GIAC
12 6 (3.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 5 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.00%) NIST
2 36 (20.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (9.14%) GDPR
4 14 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (7.43%) PCI DSS
6 8 (4.57%) GRC
7 6 (3.43%) ISO 22301
8 5 (2.86%) COBIT
9 3 (1.71%) NCSC
10 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.57%) PMO
11 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (8.00%) CASB
2 6 (3.43%) CSIRT
3 5 (2.86%) Nessus
4 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.57%) VMware
3 7 (4.00%) Splunk
4 6 (3.43%) Cisco
4 6 (3.43%) Intel
5 5 (2.86%) BT
6 3 (1.71%) CrowdStrike
6 3 (1.71%) Darktrace
6 3 (1.71%) Fortinet
6 3 (1.71%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.71%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.71%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.14%) Zscaler
8 1 (0.57%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (0.57%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.57%) Okta
8 1 (0.57%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.57%) Thycotic