Period
to 17 June 2021

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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
17 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 786 654 818
Rank change year-on-year -132 +164 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 154 220 304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 130 193 232
10th Percentile £34,725 £36,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,000 £72,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,913 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.25% +5.88% -5.56%

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 93,959 78,732 137,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,792 63,914 110,674
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,371
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,478 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +8.96% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security Analyst over the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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 17 June 2021. 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 -147 136 £52,500 +5.00% 19
UK excluding London -49 83 £46,913 +4.25% 18
London -103 62 £56,500 +2.73% 5
South East -16 32 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Work from Home -196 24 £52,500 +1.94% 3
North of England -57 18 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Midlands -53 13 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North West -33 10 £42,500 -5.56% 6
West Midlands -45 8 £47,000 +4.44% 2
Wales +7 7 £37,000 -29.52% 1
Scotland -28 7 £52,500 - 2
Yorkshire -54 7 £42,500 -16.26% 2
East of England -3 6 £52,500 +5.00% 1
East Midlands -34 5 £32,500 -2.99%
North East -13 1 £45,000 +50.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2021, 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.

1 150 (97.40%) Information Security
2 83 (53.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (48.70%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (27.27%) Social Skills
5 38 (24.68%) NIST
6 37 (24.03%) GDPR
6 37 (24.03%) Risk Management
7 36 (23.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 35 (22.73%) CISSP
9 33 (21.43%) Finance
9 33 (21.43%) PCI DSS
10 32 (20.78%) CISM
11 31 (20.13%) Management Information System
12 28 (18.18%) ISMS
13 27 (17.53%) SIEM
13 27 (17.53%) Security Operations
14 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (16.23%) Security Management
15 25 (16.23%) Firewall
15 25 (16.23%) Legal
15 25 (16.23%) GRC
16 24 (15.58%) Information Security Management
16 24 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
17 20 (12.99%) CISA
18 18 (11.69%) Microsoft
19 17 (11.04%) Cisco
19 17 (11.04%) Azure
20 16 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
20 16 (10.39%) Security Monitoring
21 15 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement

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 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.04%) Azure
2 16 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (5.84%) PaaS
3 9 (5.84%) SaaS
4 8 (5.19%) AWS
5 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.95%) IaaS
6 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.65%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.23%) Firewall
2 15 (9.74%) Network Security
3 5 (3.25%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (2.60%) DNS
4 4 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.95%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (1.30%) Internet
6 2 (1.30%) Wireless
7 1 (0.65%) DMARC
7 1 (0.65%) LAN
7 1 (0.65%) SSL
7 1 (0.65%) VPN
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 42 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 33 (21.43%) Finance
3 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (16.23%) Legal
5 10 (6.49%) Influencing Skills
6 9 (5.84%) Banking
7 8 (5.19%) Law
8 7 (4.55%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (3.25%) Retail
10 4 (2.60%) Advertising
11 3 (1.95%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.65%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.65%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.30%) OAuth
1 2 (1.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.13%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.79%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (6.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.60%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.95%) PKI
8 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) CCTV
9 1 (0.65%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.44%) Windows
2 5 (3.25%) Linux
2 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (97.40%) Information Security
2 75 (48.70%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (24.03%) Risk Management
4 28 (18.18%) ISMS
5 27 (17.53%) Security Operations
5 27 (17.53%) SIEM
6 25 (16.23%) Security Management
7 24 (15.58%) Information Security Management
7 24 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (10.39%) Security Monitoring
9 15 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (9.74%) ITIL
10 14 (9.09%) Data Protection
11 13 (8.44%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (7.79%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (7.14%) Investment Management
13 11 (7.14%) IT Audit
13 11 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
14 10 (6.49%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.55%) SQL
2 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.65%) C#
3 1 (0.65%) Java
3 1 (0.65%) Perl
3 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (22.73%) CISSP
2 32 (20.78%) CISM
3 20 (12.99%) CISA
4 11 (7.14%) Degree
5 10 (6.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 9 (5.84%) CRISC
7 7 (4.55%) CEH
7 7 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.60%) CCNA
8 4 (2.60%) ISACA
9 3 (1.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (1.95%) GIAC
9 3 (1.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.30%) CSSLP
10 2 (1.30%) MCSE
10 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.30%) SSCP
11 1 (0.65%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (53.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (24.68%) NIST
3 37 (24.03%) GDPR
4 36 (23.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 33 (21.43%) PCI DSS
6 25 (16.23%) GRC
7 9 (5.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (4.55%) COBIT
9 7 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (1.95%) NIST 800
10 3 (1.95%) Solvency II
11 2 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (1.30%) NCSC
12 1 (0.65%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.65%) ITGC
12 1 (0.65%) QA
12 1 (0.65%) SOC 2
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (9.09%) Nessus
2 3 (1.95%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.65%) QRadar
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.04%) Cisco
3 7 (4.55%) Rapid7
4 4 (2.60%) SAP
5 3 (1.95%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (1.95%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.30%) CrowdStrike
6 2 (1.30%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.30%) Symantec
6 2 (1.30%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.65%) Cybereason
7 1 (0.65%) ForeScout
7 1 (0.65%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) Intel
7 1 (0.65%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.65%) Qualys
7 1 (0.65%) Thycotic