The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 709 686 785
Rank change year-on-year -23 +99  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 174 238 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 148 215 163
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
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 24 June 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 June 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 -4 163 £47,500 -6.86% 20
London -14 74 £50,500 -12.17% 10
South East +20 31 £45,000 -11.76% 3
City of London +23 21 £50,500 -26.54% 2
West Yorkshire +20 16 £32,500 -36.27% 4
Leeds +14 16 £32,500 -36.27% 4
Yorkshire +10 16 £32,500 -36.27% 4
North West -33 13 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Manchester -20 11 £50,000 +25.00%
East of England +8 10 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +28 9 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Kent +15 9 £45,000 -35.71%
West Midlands +12 9 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Surrey +4 9 £56,250 +8.69% 1
Scotland +13 8 £40,000 -13.97%
Hertfordshire - 7 £45,000 -
Glasgow +9 6 £40,000 -1.23%
South West +2 5 £37,500 +13.63%
Bracknell - 5 £65,000 - 1
Solihull - 5 £45,000 -
East Midlands +20 4 £55,000 +83.33%
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £55,000 -
Nottingham +6 3 £55,000 -
Coventry -6 3 £37,500 - 1
Bristol -18 3 £40,000 +26.98%
Barnet - 3 £45,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 - -
Dorset +3 2 £33,000 +20.00%
Bolton - 2 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £57,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 388 (99.49%) Information Security
2 253 (64.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 204 (52.31%) CISSP
4 151 (38.72%) CISM
5 133 (34.10%) Risk Management
6 124 (31.79%) Finance
7 119 (30.51%) CISA
8 102 (26.15%) PCI DSS
9 94 (24.10%) SIEM
10 92 (23.59%) Firewall
11 88 (22.56%) Management Information System
12 69 (17.69%) Data Protection
13 67 (17.18%) Security Management
14 65 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
15 61 (15.64%) Information Security Management
16 58 (14.87%) Vulnerability Management
17 54 (13.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 51 (13.08%) Windows
19 49 (12.56%) CEH
20 48 (12.31%) Risk Analysis
21 47 (12.05%) ISMS
21 47 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
22 45 (11.54%) Network Security
23 44 (11.28%) Security Operations
24 40 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
25 39 (10.00%) GDPR
26 38 (9.74%) Legal
27 37 (9.49%) Incident Management
27 37 (9.49%) Security Monitoring
28 36 (9.23%) Data Protection Act

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 4 (1.03%) IIS
1 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.79%) SaaS
2 4 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (23.59%) Firewall
2 45 (11.54%) Network Security
3 22 (5.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (3.59%) DNS
5 11 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (2.05%) VPN
7 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.28%) DHCP
8 5 (1.28%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.28%) LAN
9 4 (1.03%) LDAP
9 4 (1.03%) tcpdump
9 4 (1.03%) WAN
9 4 (1.03%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.77%) HTTP
10 3 (0.77%) Internet
10 3 (0.77%) SSL
11 2 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.51%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
General
1 124 (31.79%) Finance
2 38 (9.74%) Legal
3 16 (4.10%) Banking
4 10 (2.56%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Law
6 3 (0.77%) Advertising
6 3 (0.77%) Games
6 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.56%) SailPoint
2 8 (2.05%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (0.51%) OAuth
4 2 (0.51%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.51%) RESTful
4 2 (0.51%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (22.56%) Management Information System
2 47 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.23%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (1.79%) CESG
6 7 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.79%) NHS
7 6 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.54%) Derivative
8 4 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.77%) BYOD
9 3 (0.77%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.77%) Smart Energy
9 3 (0.77%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.51%) Fintech
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.08%) Windows
2 31 (7.95%) Linux
3 17 (4.36%) Unix
3 17 (4.36%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.51%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (99.49%) Information Security
2 133 (34.10%) Risk Management
3 94 (24.10%) SIEM
4 69 (17.69%) Data Protection
5 67 (17.18%) Security Management
6 65 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 61 (15.64%) Information Security Management
8 58 (14.87%) Vulnerability Management
9 54 (13.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 48 (12.31%) Risk Analysis
11 47 (12.05%) ISMS
12 44 (11.28%) Security Operations
13 40 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
14 37 (9.49%) Incident Management
14 37 (9.49%) Security Monitoring
15 31 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
16 30 (7.69%) ITIL
16 30 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 29 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (7.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.31%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.03%) SQL
3 3 (0.77%) C#
4 2 (0.51%) Java
4 2 (0.51%) Perl
4 2 (0.51%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) C
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) Scala
5 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 204 (52.31%) CISSP
2 151 (38.72%) CISM
3 119 (30.51%) CISA
4 49 (12.56%) CEH
5 32 (8.21%) GIAC
6 28 (7.18%) CRISC
7 26 (6.67%) Degree
8 16 (4.10%) SANS
9 15 (3.85%) SSCP
10 11 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
11 10 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 9 (2.31%) GCIA
13 8 (2.05%) GCIH
14 7 (1.79%) CASP
14 7 (1.79%) CGEIT
14 7 (1.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 6 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (1.54%) OSCP
15 6 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (64.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (26.15%) PCI DSS
3 39 (10.00%) GDPR
4 21 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (4.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (3.59%) COBIT
8 11 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (2.31%) ISO 22301
9 9 (2.31%) NIST 800
10 8 (2.05%) ISO 9000
11 5 (1.28%) PMO
12 4 (1.03%) SSAE 16
13 3 (0.77%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.77%) SLA
14 2 (0.51%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.51%) QA
14 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (4.36%) Nessus
2 11 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (2.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (2.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.03%) SCCM
7 3 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.51%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 31 (7.95%) Cisco
2 22 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.13%) CheckPoint
4 19 (4.87%) McAfee
5 14 (3.59%) Dell
6 12 (3.08%) LogRhythm
6 12 (3.08%) Palo Alto
6 12 (3.08%) Qualys
7 11 (2.82%) Oracle
8 10 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 10 (2.56%) Splunk
9 9 (2.31%) FireEye
10 7 (1.79%) Sophos
10 7 (1.79%) Symantec
11 6 (1.54%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.28%) NetWitness
13 4 (1.03%) F5
13 4 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.03%) VMware
14 3 (0.77%) ForgeRock
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