The median annual salary for a Information Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 705 799
Rank change year-on-year +54 +94  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 219 256 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 183 235 152
Median salary £47,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.86% +2.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £40,000 £35,850
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +48 213 £47,500 -9.52% 17
London +8 85 £52,500 -4.54% 9
South East +57 52 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England +43 32 £43,000 -21.81%
Essex - 22 £42,000 -
City of London +24 21 £48,500 -15.65% 3
Kent - 16 £43,750 - 1
North West -23 14 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Manchester -20 13 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Surrey +39 12 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Hampshire +28 12 £60,000 +34.83%
East Midlands +1 11 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +18 9 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £45,000 -
Chelmsford - 8 £43,000 -
Yorkshire +19 7 £37,500 -26.47%
Barnet - 7 £45,000 -
Berkshire +30 6 £62,500 -3.84% 1
West Yorkshire +21 6 £37,500 -26.47%
Leeds +17 6 £37,500 -26.47%
Basingstoke +7 6 £72,500 +62.92%
Northamptonshire - 6 £45,000 -
Scotland +16 5 £42,250 -6.11% 1
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
Glasgow +18 4 £37,000 -21.27% 1
Oxfordshire +4 4 £40,500 -19.00%
Banbury -4 4 £40,500 -14.73%
West Malling - 4 £42,500 - 1
Lincolnshire +3 3 £34,750 -9.74%
Bracknell - 3 £65,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 401 (99.26%) Information Security
2 252 (62.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 210 (51.98%) CISSP
4 147 (36.39%) CISM
5 131 (32.43%) Finance
6 116 (28.71%) Firewall
7 110 (27.23%) Management Information System
8 109 (26.98%) CISA
9 106 (26.24%) Risk Management
10 93 (23.02%) PCI DSS
11 92 (22.77%) SIEM
12 85 (21.04%) Security Management
13 78 (19.31%) Information Security Management
14 75 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
15 63 (15.59%) Data Protection
16 61 (15.10%) Vulnerability Management
17 53 (13.12%) Network Security
17 53 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
18 50 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
19 49 (12.13%) ITIL
20 47 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
20 47 (11.63%) Security Operations
21 46 (11.39%) Risk Analysis
21 46 (11.39%) Windows
22 44 (10.89%) Security Architecture
23 40 (9.90%) Incident Management
24 38 (9.41%) Linux
24 38 (9.41%) Legal
25 37 (9.16%) CEH
26 36 (8.91%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 7 (1.73%) IIS
2 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) SaaS
2 4 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.74%) IaaS
3 3 (0.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 116 (28.71%) Firewall
2 53 (13.12%) Network Security
3 29 (7.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (2.97%) DNS
5 10 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.98%) tcpdump
7 8 (1.98%) VPN
7 8 (1.98%) Wireshark
8 7 (1.73%) HTTP
9 6 (1.49%) SSL
10 5 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (1.24%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.99%) DHCP
11 4 (0.99%) LAN
11 4 (0.99%) LDAP
12 3 (0.74%) Internet
12 3 (0.74%) WAN
13 2 (0.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 131 (32.43%) Finance
2 38 (9.41%) Legal
3 14 (3.47%) Law
4 13 (3.22%) Banking
4 13 (3.22%) Retail
5 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.99%) Games
7 3 (0.74%) Advertising
7 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.48%) SailPoint
2 8 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.73%) Web Services
4 5 (1.24%) SAML
5 3 (0.74%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.50%) OAuth
6 2 (0.50%) RESTful
7 1 (0.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.25%) ODBC
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (27.23%) Management Information System
2 53 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.91%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.98%) BYOD
6 8 (1.98%) CESG
6 8 (1.98%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.49%) Derivative
7 6 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.24%) PKI
9 4 (0.99%) Fintech
9 4 (0.99%) Life Science
10 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.50%) NHS
12 1 (0.25%) Blog
12 1 (0.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.39%) Windows
2 38 (9.41%) Linux
3 16 (3.96%) Unix
4 13 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (99.26%) Information Security
2 106 (26.24%) Risk Management
3 92 (22.77%) SIEM
4 85 (21.04%) Security Management
5 78 (19.31%) Information Security Management
6 75 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
7 63 (15.59%) Data Protection
8 61 (15.10%) Vulnerability Management
9 50 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
10 49 (12.13%) ITIL
11 47 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
11 47 (11.63%) Security Operations
12 46 (11.39%) Risk Analysis
13 44 (10.89%) Security Architecture
14 40 (9.90%) Incident Management
15 36 (8.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 35 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (8.66%) Security Monitoring
17 31 (7.67%) ISMS
17 31 (7.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (0.99%) Java
2 4 (0.99%) SQL
3 3 (0.74%) Scala
4 2 (0.50%) C#
4 2 (0.50%) Perl
4 2 (0.50%) Python
5 1 (0.25%) C
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 210 (51.98%) CISSP
2 147 (36.39%) CISM
3 109 (26.98%) CISA
4 37 (9.16%) CEH
5 32 (7.92%) CRISC
6 30 (7.43%) Degree
7 26 (6.44%) GIAC
8 22 (5.45%) SANS
9 9 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.23%) CISMP
9 9 (2.23%) GCIA
10 8 (1.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (1.98%) GCIH
10 8 (1.98%) SSCP
11 7 (1.73%) GSEC
11 7 (1.73%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (1.49%) IISP
12 6 (1.49%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (0.99%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (62.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (23.02%) PCI DSS
3 36 (8.91%) COBIT
4 27 (6.68%) GDPR
5 23 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 17 (4.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (3.47%) ISO22301
8 13 (3.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (1.98%) ISO 9000
11 6 (1.49%) PMO
11 6 (1.49%) SLA
12 5 (1.24%) ISO27002
13 4 (0.99%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.74%) SAS 70
15 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.25%) GPG13
16 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 23 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.96%) Nessus
2 11 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (1.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (1.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.99%) SCCM
6 2 (0.50%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.25%) Kibana
7 1 (0.25%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (6.68%) Cisco
2 19 (4.70%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.21%) CheckPoint
4 14 (3.47%) Intel Security
5 13 (3.22%) Dell
5 13 (3.22%) Oracle
6 10 (2.48%) Blue Coat
6 10 (2.48%) LogRhythm
6 10 (2.48%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.23%) FireEye
8 8 (1.98%) Qualys
8 8 (1.98%) Splunk
9 7 (1.73%) F5
10 6 (1.49%) CyberArk
10 6 (1.49%) Juniper
10 6 (1.49%) Symantec
11 5 (1.24%) NetWitness
12 4 (0.99%) Forcepoint
12 4 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.74%) ForgeRock
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