The median annual salary for a Information Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Analyst
UK
Rank 644 700 814
Rank change year-on-year +56 +114  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 216 249 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 186 220 117
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,850
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £65,000 £60,400
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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%  

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security 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 Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +70 208 £47,500 -5.00% 24
London +29 91 £55,000 +2.80% 11
East of England +58 41 £43,000 -14.00%
South East +46 31 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Essex - 31 £42,500 -
East Midlands +3 19 £45,000 -14.28% 1
City of London +49 15 £55,000 - 4
Chelmsford - 13 £43,000 -
Northamptonshire - 13 £45,000 -
Hampshire +33 11 £60,000 +41.17% 1
North West -17 11 £47,500 +21.79%
Kent - 11 £42,500 - 2
Northampton - 11 £45,000 -
Manchester -16 10 £47,500 -5.00%
Hertfordshire - 10 £53,750 -
West Midlands +22 8 £44,500 -7.29% 1
Scotland +20 7 £46,000 +6.97% 1
Surrey +33 6 - - 2
Glasgow +27 5 £46,000 +6.97% 1
Yorkshire +15 5 £37,500 -25.00%
Basingstoke +11 5 £72,500 +70.58% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £65,000 -
Barnet - 4 £46,250 -
Banbury +8 3 £40,500 -14.73% 1
Lincolnshire +2 3 £34,750 -9.74%
Oxfordshire -9 3 £40,500 -19.00% 4
Leicestershire -21 3 £42,500 -29.16%
Leicester -22 3 £42,500 -5.55%
West Malling - 3 £42,500 -
Salford - 3 - -

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 392 (99.49%) Information Security
2 228 (57.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 201 (51.02%) CISSP
4 134 (34.01%) Finance
5 130 (32.99%) CISM
6 120 (30.46%) Firewall
7 113 (28.68%) Management Information System
8 101 (25.63%) CISA
9 97 (24.62%) Security Management
10 91 (23.10%) Risk Management
11 88 (22.34%) Information Security Management
12 79 (20.05%) PCI DSS
13 78 (19.80%) SIEM
14 70 (17.77%) Cybersecurity
15 64 (16.24%) Risk Assessment
16 58 (14.72%) Penetration Testing
17 56 (14.21%) Data Protection
17 56 (14.21%) Vulnerability Management
18 52 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
19 51 (12.94%) ITIL
20 50 (12.69%) Security Architecture
21 49 (12.44%) Network Security
22 48 (12.18%) Security Operations
23 46 (11.68%) Windows
24 43 (10.91%) COBIT
25 42 (10.66%) Linux
26 40 (10.15%) Risk Analysis
27 36 (9.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 35 (8.88%) Data Protection Act
28 35 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement

Information Security 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 7 (1.78%) IIS
2 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.03%) IaaS
1 8 (2.03%) PaaS
2 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (30.46%) Firewall
2 49 (12.44%) Network Security
3 28 (7.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (2.28%) DNS
5 8 (2.03%) tcpdump
5 8 (2.03%) VPN
5 8 (2.03%) Wireshark
6 6 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (1.52%) HTTP
6 6 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.27%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (1.27%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.27%) SSL
8 4 (1.02%) Internet
8 4 (1.02%) LDAP
9 2 (0.51%) IPv6
10 1 (0.25%) DHCP
10 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
General
1 134 (34.01%) Finance
2 34 (8.63%) Legal
3 15 (3.81%) Banking
3 15 (3.81%) Retail
4 14 (3.55%) Law
5 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.27%) Games
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.28%) SailPoint
2 6 (1.52%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.27%) SAML
3 5 (1.27%) Web Services
4 2 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.51%) OAuth
4 2 (0.51%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) .NET
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.25%) ODBC
5 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (28.68%) Management Information System
2 52 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (8.88%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.28%) Fintech
6 7 (1.78%) BYOD
6 7 (1.78%) CESG
6 7 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.52%) Derivative
8 5 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (1.27%) PKI
9 4 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.02%) Life Science
10 3 (0.76%) Cybercrime
10 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.68%) Windows
2 42 (10.66%) Linux
3 18 (4.57%) Unix
4 12 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (99.49%) Information Security
2 97 (24.62%) Security Management
3 91 (23.10%) Risk Management
4 88 (22.34%) Information Security Management
5 78 (19.80%) SIEM
6 70 (17.77%) Cybersecurity
7 64 (16.24%) Risk Assessment
8 58 (14.72%) Penetration Testing
9 56 (14.21%) Data Protection
9 56 (14.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 51 (12.94%) ITIL
11 50 (12.69%) Security Architecture
12 48 (12.18%) Security Operations
13 40 (10.15%) Risk Analysis
14 36 (9.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 35 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (8.38%) Incident Management
17 31 (7.87%) ISMS
18 29 (7.36%) Service Delivery
19 28 (7.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.28%) Java
1 9 (2.28%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.03%) Scala
3 4 (1.02%) SQL
4 2 (0.51%) C
4 2 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 201 (51.02%) CISSP
2 130 (32.99%) CISM
3 101 (25.63%) CISA
4 34 (8.63%) Degree
5 32 (8.12%) CRISC
6 29 (7.36%) CEH
7 26 (6.60%) SANS
8 25 (6.35%) GIAC
9 14 (3.55%) GSEC
10 13 (3.30%) CISMP
11 11 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (2.28%) GCIA
13 8 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (2.03%) GCIH
14 7 (1.78%) Security Cleared
15 6 (1.52%) IISP
16 5 (1.27%) SSCP
17 4 (1.02%) CCSP
18 3 (0.76%) CGEIT
18 3 (0.76%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (57.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (20.05%) PCI DSS
3 43 (10.91%) COBIT
4 32 (8.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 25 (6.35%) GDPR
6 12 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (3.05%) ISO22301
7 10 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (1.78%) ISO27002
8 7 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (1.78%) SLA
9 6 (1.52%) ISO 9000
9 6 (1.52%) PMO
10 3 (0.76%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.51%) FISMA
12 1 (0.25%) GPG13
12 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 19 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 17 (4.31%) Nessus
2 9 (2.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 7 (1.78%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.78%) SCCM
5 4 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.51%) Kibana
6 2 (0.51%) logstash
6 2 (0.51%) QRadar
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 24 (6.09%) Cisco
2 18 (4.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.57%) Oracle
3 13 (3.30%) CheckPoint
3 13 (3.30%) Dell
4 9 (2.28%) Blue Coat
4 9 (2.28%) FireEye
4 9 (2.28%) Intel Security
5 8 (2.03%) LogRhythm
5 8 (2.03%) Splunk
6 7 (1.78%) Palo Alto
6 7 (1.78%) Qualys
7 6 (1.52%) Juniper
8 5 (1.27%) F5
9 4 (1.02%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.02%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.02%) Sourcefire
9 4 (1.02%) Symantec
10 3 (0.76%) Forcepoint
10 3 (0.76%) ForgeRock
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