Period
to 23 February 2019

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 763 820 823
Rank change year-on-year +57 +3 +31
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 359 403 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 260 328 319
UK median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £64,775 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +1.12%

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 144,300 169,747 169,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.33% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 115,444 139,302 140,742
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 February 2019. 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 +46 339 £47,500 -5.00% 77
UK excluding London +129 257 £42,500 -5.56% 61
London -39 98 £55,000 +4.76% 20
North of England +75 75 £42,500 +6.25% 15
South East +31 70 £50,000 -2.44% 12
North West +65 49 £42,500 +6.25% 11
South West +39 38 £37,500 -11.76% 6
West Midlands +39 30 £42,500 -5.56% 12
Midlands +32 30 £42,500 -5.56% 12
East of England +66 28 £37,700 -28.19% 12
Yorkshire +32 25 £43,500 +8.75% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
Wales +15 5 £32,000 -1.54% 2
Scotland +13 5 £47,250 +2.72% 2
North East - 1 £37,500 - 1

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, Information Security Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 359 (100.00%) Information Security
2 215 (59.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 178 (49.58%) CISSP
4 127 (35.38%) CISM
5 113 (31.48%) Management Information System
6 88 (24.51%) Risk Management
7 76 (21.17%) PCI DSS
7 76 (21.17%) GDPR
8 75 (20.89%) SIEM
9 70 (19.50%) Firewall
10 66 (18.38%) Cybersecurity
11 58 (16.16%) Penetration Testing
12 56 (15.60%) Legal
13 55 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
14 51 (14.21%) Security Management
14 51 (14.21%) Data Protection
15 49 (13.65%) CISA
16 48 (13.37%) Degree
17 47 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
18 46 (12.81%) Finance
19 45 (12.53%) Vulnerability Management
19 45 (12.53%) Security Operations
20 43 (11.98%) Windows
21 41 (11.42%) Process Management
22 35 (9.75%) Business Continuity
22 35 (9.75%) ISMS
23 34 (9.47%) Security Testing
24 33 (9.19%) CEH
24 33 (9.19%) Information Security Management
25 32 (8.91%) Retail

Information Security 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 5 (1.39%) IIS
2 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.85%) Office 365
2 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.39%) SaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (19.50%) Firewall
2 24 (6.69%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (5.29%) Network Security
5 13 (3.62%) HTTP
6 11 (3.06%) DNS
6 11 (3.06%) LAN
6 11 (3.06%) WAN
7 6 (1.67%) Internet
8 3 (0.84%) IPsec
8 3 (0.84%) SSL
8 3 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.56%) DHCP
9 2 (0.56%) Skype
9 2 (0.56%) VPN
9 2 (0.56%) WebEx
10 1 (0.28%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) Burp Suite
General
1 56 (15.60%) Legal
2 46 (12.81%) Finance
3 32 (8.91%) Retail
4 16 (4.46%) Law
5 13 (3.62%) Banking
6 9 (2.51%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.84%) Advertising
8 3 (0.84%) Electronics
8 3 (0.84%) Marketing
8 3 (0.84%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.28%) LAMP
1 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 113 (31.48%) Management Information System
2 55 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.13%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (5.85%) Data Protection Act
5 18 (5.01%) PKI
6 15 (4.18%) Cyberattack
7 14 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 7 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.39%) BYOD
11 4 (1.11%) mHealth
12 3 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.84%) CESG
12 3 (0.84%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.56%) Fintech
13 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.56%) Robotics
13 2 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.98%) Windows
2 29 (8.08%) Linux
3 17 (4.74%) Unix
4 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.23%) CentOS
6 7 (1.95%) AIX
6 7 (1.95%) HPUX
6 7 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.95%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.39%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.56%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (100.00%) Information Security
2 88 (24.51%) Risk Management
3 75 (20.89%) SIEM
4 66 (18.38%) Cybersecurity
5 58 (16.16%) Penetration Testing
6 51 (14.21%) Data Protection
6 51 (14.21%) Security Management
7 47 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (12.53%) Security Operations
8 45 (12.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 41 (11.42%) Process Management
10 35 (9.75%) Business Continuity
10 35 (9.75%) ISMS
11 34 (9.47%) Security Testing
12 33 (9.19%) Information Security Management
13 31 (8.64%) Risk Assessment
14 30 (8.36%) OWASP
15 27 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.06%) Perl
3 8 (2.23%) Python
4 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (49.58%) CISSP
2 127 (35.38%) CISM
3 49 (13.65%) CISA
4 48 (13.37%) Degree
5 33 (9.19%) CEH
6 21 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (5.57%) CRISC
8 17 (4.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (2.79%) GIAC
10 9 (2.51%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (2.23%) CREST Certified
11 8 (2.23%) SSCP
12 7 (1.95%) CISMP
13 6 (1.67%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.67%) SANS
14 5 (1.39%) IISP
14 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
15 4 (1.11%) CCSP
15 4 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (59.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (21.17%) GDPR
2 76 (21.17%) PCI DSS
3 27 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 26 (7.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (5.85%) COBIT
6 11 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 11 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (2.51%) ISO 9001
8 8 (2.23%) ISO 22301
9 4 (1.11%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.56%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.56%) PSD2
11 1 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.06%) Nessus
2 4 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (0.84%) OSSEC
4 2 (0.56%) CASB
4 2 (0.56%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.56%) QRadar
5 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (5.29%) Qualys
1 19 (5.29%) Splunk
2 16 (4.46%) McAfee
3 12 (3.34%) Cisco
4 11 (3.06%) Trend Micro
5 8 (2.23%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.95%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.67%) ArcSight
7 6 (1.67%) CyberArk
7 6 (1.67%) Sun
7 6 (1.67%) VMware
8 5 (1.39%) CA
9 4 (1.11%) Citrix
9 4 (1.11%) SAP
10 3 (0.84%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (0.84%) Centrify
10 3 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.84%) IBM
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle
10 3 (0.84%) Tripwire