Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Analyst was £47,500 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.

Information Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 742 775 739
Rank change year-on-year +33 -36 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Analyst 495 463 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 417 384 553
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -2.60%

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%

Information Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information 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 +82 488 £48,250 +4.89% 24
UK excluding London +81 269 £45,000 +5.88% 15
London +5 226 £53,750 -2.27% 9
South East +87 93 £45,000 -11.76% 7
North of England +35 80 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Yorkshire +46 41 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Midlands +27 40 £43,500 +8.75% 5
North West -16 39 £43,000 +14.67%
West Midlands +9 35 £43,750 +9.38% 2
East of England +12 28 £45,000 +8.43% 1
South West +20 23 £40,000 +22.70% 1
East Midlands +33 5 £37,250 +14.62% 3
Wales +19 3 £42,500 +46.55%
Scotland -16 3 £42,500 +2.41%

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 423 (85.45%) Information Security
2 253 (51.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 245 (49.49%) CISSP
4 182 (36.77%) CISM
5 181 (36.57%) Finance
6 135 (27.27%) Firewall
7 111 (22.42%) Management Information System
8 109 (22.02%) CISA
9 102 (20.61%) Cybersecurity
10 100 (20.20%) SIEM
11 98 (19.80%) Risk Management
12 96 (19.39%) PCI DSS
13 89 (17.98%) Security Management
14 87 (17.58%) Information Security Management
15 81 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
16 78 (15.76%) Risk Assessment
17 77 (15.56%) Network Security
18 75 (15.15%) Data Protection
18 75 (15.15%) GIAC
19 72 (14.55%) Degree
19 72 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
20 65 (13.13%) Windows
20 65 (13.13%) Microsoft
21 62 (12.53%) ISMS
22 59 (11.92%) CRISC
23 57 (11.52%) GDPR
24 54 (10.91%) Active Directory
25 53 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
26 52 (10.51%) Security Operations
27 49 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management

Information 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 16 (3.23%) SAS
2 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 32 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.42%) Office 365
3 11 (2.22%) SaaS
4 10 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.61%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.40%) Cloudflare
6 2 (0.40%) IaaS
6 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (27.27%) Firewall
2 77 (15.56%) Network Security
3 16 (3.23%) VPN
4 15 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (2.83%) Internet
6 11 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.02%) SMS
8 8 (1.62%) HTTP
8 8 (1.62%) WAN
9 7 (1.41%) Intranet
9 7 (1.41%) LAN
10 6 (1.21%) Wireshark
11 5 (1.01%) DNS
11 5 (1.01%) VLAN
12 4 (0.81%) DHCP
12 4 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (0.40%) SMTP
13 2 (0.40%) SSH
13 2 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 30 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.62%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.62%) Power BI
8 7 (1.41%) MS Access
9 5 (1.01%) QlikView
9 5 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.40%) Big Data
12 2 (0.40%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.40%) MySQL
12 2 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.40%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.20%) AppScan
4 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 181 (36.57%) Finance
2 32 (6.46%) Banking
3 23 (4.65%) Legal
4 18 (3.64%) Law
5 11 (2.22%) Retail
6 7 (1.41%) Marketing
7 6 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.81%) Advertising
8 4 (0.81%) Games
8 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Front Office
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.21%) Web Services
2 3 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.20%) HTML
3 1 (0.20%) ODBC
3 1 (0.20%) SOAP
3 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (22.42%) Management Information System
2 72 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.05%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.63%) NHS
7 12 (2.42%) Reinsurance
7 12 (2.42%) Smart Energy
7 12 (2.42%) Smart Meter
8 11 (2.22%) CESG
8 11 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (2.02%) BYOD
9 10 (2.02%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (1.41%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.21%) iPad
12 5 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.81%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.81%) Fintech
13 4 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 65 (13.13%) Windows
2 46 (9.29%) Linux
3 15 (3.03%) Unix
4 6 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.61%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (85.45%) Information Security
2 102 (20.61%) Cybersecurity
3 100 (20.20%) SIEM
4 98 (19.80%) Risk Management
5 89 (17.98%) Security Management
6 87 (17.58%) Information Security Management
7 81 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
8 78 (15.76%) Risk Assessment
9 75 (15.15%) Data Protection
10 62 (12.53%) ISMS
11 53 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
12 52 (10.51%) Security Operations
13 49 (9.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 49 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
14 48 (9.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 46 (9.29%) Incident Management
15 46 (9.29%) Process Improvement
16 44 (8.89%) Data Security
17 42 (8.48%) Project Management
18 34 (6.87%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.49%) SQL
2 16 (3.23%) VBA
3 13 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 8 (1.62%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.41%) Python
6 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.81%) R
7 3 (0.61%) C#
8 2 (0.40%) C
8 2 (0.40%) PHP
8 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 245 (49.49%) CISSP
2 182 (36.77%) CISM
3 109 (22.02%) CISA
4 75 (15.15%) GIAC
5 72 (14.55%) Degree
6 59 (11.92%) CRISC
7 40 (8.08%) CEH
8 31 (6.26%) SSCP
9 25 (5.05%) SANS
10 20 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (3.43%) CCNA
11 17 (3.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 12 (2.42%) CISMP
12 12 (2.42%) GCIA
12 12 (2.42%) GCIH
13 10 (2.02%) CCNP
14 9 (1.82%) CGEIT
15 8 (1.62%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (1.62%) Security Cleared
15 8 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (51.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (19.39%) PCI DSS
3 57 (11.52%) GDPR
4 27 (5.45%) COBIT
5 26 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.42%) NIST 800
8 11 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.62%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.62%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (1.21%) SAS 70
12 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
12 5 (1.01%) FISMA
13 4 (0.81%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.81%) PMO
13 4 (0.81%) QA
14 3 (0.61%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 54 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.62%) vSphere
5 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (4.04%) Nessus
2 19 (3.84%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (3.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (2.02%) SCCM
5 9 (1.82%) OpenVAS
6 5 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.81%) Nagios
7 4 (0.81%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.40%) QRadar
9 2 (0.40%) WSUS
10 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.20%) EnCase
10 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.20%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.20%) Nmap
10 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.20%) Oozie
10 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 65 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.67%) Cisco
3 27 (5.45%) McAfee
4 18 (3.64%) CheckPoint
5 16 (3.23%) Dell
5 16 (3.23%) Palo Alto
6 15 (3.03%) Blue Coat
6 15 (3.03%) Splunk
7 13 (2.63%) FireEye
8 12 (2.42%) Qualys
8 12 (2.42%) VMware
9 10 (2.02%) Acunetix
9 10 (2.02%) CyberArk
10 7 (1.41%) Forcepoint
11 6 (1.21%) Tableau
12 5 (1.01%) F5
13 4 (0.81%) Oracle
13 4 (0.81%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.81%) SonicWALL
14 3 (0.61%) SAP