Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 781 825 840
Rank change year-on-year +44 +15 +126
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 402 403 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 334 347 420
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +9.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% -7.37% +11.76%

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 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security 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 Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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 +17 371 £47,500 - 41
UK excluding London +10 226 £45,000 +2.27% 26
London +22 173 £50,000 -4.76% 16
South East +10 74 £55,000 +22.22% 6
North of England +20 63 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Midlands +4 41 £37,500 -16.67% 3
West Midlands +43 37 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Yorkshire +33 36 £40,000 +45.45% 2
North West +4 27 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Scotland -5 18 £44,000 +6.67%
East of England -20 13 £52,500 +22.09% 5
Wales +23 10 £35,000 -17.65% 1
South West -5 7 £37,500 -6.25% 2
East Midlands -5 4 £45,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 402 (100.00%) Information Security
2 225 (55.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 191 (47.51%) CISSP
4 132 (32.84%) CISM
5 121 (30.10%) Finance
6 115 (28.61%) PCI DSS
7 93 (23.13%) Risk Management
8 92 (22.89%) CISA
9 80 (19.90%) GDPR
10 77 (19.15%) Management Information System
11 64 (15.92%) Cybersecurity
12 57 (14.18%) COBIT
13 55 (13.68%) Degree
13 55 (13.68%) Firewall
14 54 (13.43%) SIEM
15 53 (13.18%) Data Protection
16 49 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (11.19%) Business Continuity
17 45 (11.19%) ITIL
18 44 (10.95%) Security Monitoring
19 42 (10.45%) Security Management
19 42 (10.45%) CEH
20 39 (9.70%) Internal Audit
21 38 (9.45%) Vulnerability Management
21 38 (9.45%) Windows
22 37 (9.20%) Data Privacy
23 36 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (8.96%) Nessus
23 36 (8.96%) Qualys
24 33 (8.21%) Splunk

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 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.24%) Office 365
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.68%) Firewall
2 31 (7.71%) Network Security
3 25 (6.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.23%) LAN
5 17 (4.23%) WAN
6 13 (3.23%) VPN
7 8 (1.99%) HTTP
8 5 (1.24%) Internet
8 5 (1.24%) SAN
9 4 (1.00%) VoIP
10 3 (0.75%) Wireless
11 2 (0.50%) IPsec
11 2 (0.50%) SMS
11 2 (0.50%) Sourcefire
11 2 (0.50%) SSL
12 1 (0.25%) Broadband
12 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) AppScan
2 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
General
1 121 (30.10%) Finance
2 31 (7.71%) Legal
3 23 (5.72%) Banking
4 21 (5.22%) Games
5 17 (4.23%) Back Office
6 13 (3.23%) Retail
7 11 (2.74%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.49%) Law
10 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.24%) Publishing
11 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 2 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.50%) German Language
11 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.72%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.15%) Management Information System
2 36 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.97%) Data Centre
4 22 (5.47%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.49%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.24%) BYOD
8 9 (2.24%) Fintech
9 6 (1.49%) Cyberattack
10 5 (1.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (1.24%) PKI
11 4 (1.00%) NHS
12 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.75%) Smart Energy
12 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.45%) Windows
2 22 (5.47%) Linux
3 20 (4.98%) Unix
4 14 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.24%) CentOS
7 8 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.24%) AIX
9 5 (1.24%) HPUX
9 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.50%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (100.00%) Information Security
2 93 (23.13%) Risk Management
3 64 (15.92%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (13.43%) SIEM
5 53 (13.18%) Data Protection
6 49 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (11.19%) Business Continuity
7 45 (11.19%) ITIL
8 44 (10.95%) Security Monitoring
9 42 (10.45%) Security Management
10 39 (9.70%) Internal Audit
11 38 (9.45%) Vulnerability Management
12 37 (9.20%) Data Privacy
13 33 (8.21%) Information Security Management
14 32 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (7.96%) Security Operations
15 30 (7.46%) OWASP
16 28 (6.97%) ISMS
16 28 (6.97%) Risk Assessment
17 26 (6.47%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.74%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.49%) Perl
2 10 (2.49%) Python
3 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 191 (47.51%) CISSP
2 132 (32.84%) CISM
3 92 (22.89%) CISA
4 55 (13.68%) Degree
5 42 (10.45%) CEH
6 26 (6.47%) SANS
7 22 (5.47%) CRISC
8 21 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (4.98%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (4.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 18 (4.48%) SSCP
11 13 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 11 (2.74%) CCNA
12 11 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.74%) OSCP
13 10 (2.49%) CISMP
13 10 (2.49%) GIAC
14 9 (2.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (2.24%) CCSP
15 8 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (55.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (28.61%) PCI DSS
3 80 (19.90%) GDPR
4 57 (14.18%) COBIT
5 33 (8.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (1.99%) ISO 22301
10 6 (1.49%) ISO 9001
11 5 (1.24%) BS7799
12 2 (0.50%) FIPS 140-2
12 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.50%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.50%) SLA
13 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (8.96%) Nessus
2 24 (5.97%) OpenVAS
3 23 (5.72%) Nexpose
4 21 (5.22%) Core Impact
4 21 (5.22%) QRadar
5 7 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.24%) HP Fortify
6 5 (1.24%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.24%) WebInspect
7 4 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (0.75%) PowerBroker
9 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.25%) CASB
10 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 36 (8.96%) Qualys
2 33 (8.21%) Splunk
3 27 (6.72%) LogRhythm
4 26 (6.47%) ArcSight
4 26 (6.47%) CyberArk
5 24 (5.97%) AlienVault
5 24 (5.97%) SolarWinds
6 23 (5.72%) Bomgar
6 23 (5.72%) Microsoft
7 20 (4.98%) Aveksa
8 11 (2.74%) Cisco
9 8 (1.99%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.99%) Forcepoint
9 8 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.99%) Sun
10 7 (1.74%) Sophos
10 7 (1.74%) VMware
11 6 (1.49%) HP
12 5 (1.24%) IBM
12 5 (1.24%) Symantec