Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 844 929
Rank change year-on-year +44 +85 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 394 435 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 341 385 334
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,675
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.47% +1.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,400 £30,375
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 16 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 19 August 2017. 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 +57 380 £50,000 -1.96% 31
UK excluding London +73 224 £45,000 -5.26% 18
London -10 170 £52,500 -8.70% 13
North of England +7 69 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South East +44 65 £45,000 -11.76% 9
East of England +24 36 £44,000 -6.38% 2
Yorkshire +45 34 £37,500 -26.47% 2
North West -20 34 £50,000 +28.21% 3
Midlands +23 26 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Midlands +15 17 £43,750 +8.02% 1
South West -1 15 £40,000 +5.26% 1
East Midlands +18 9 £50,000 +29.87%
Scotland +10 9 £40,000 -13.98%
Isle of Man - 3 - -
Wales +18 2 £42,500 -5.56%
North East +11 1 £36,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 393 (99.75%) Information Security
2 236 (59.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 191 (48.48%) CISSP
4 138 (35.03%) CISM
5 133 (33.76%) Finance
6 111 (28.17%) PCI DSS
7 110 (27.92%) Risk Management
7 110 (27.92%) CISA
8 99 (25.13%) SIEM
9 97 (24.62%) Management Information System
9 97 (24.62%) Firewall
10 82 (20.81%) Data Protection
11 68 (17.26%) Cybersecurity
12 64 (16.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 58 (14.72%) ISMS
14 57 (14.47%) Windows
15 56 (14.21%) Security Management
15 56 (14.21%) Network Security
16 52 (13.20%) Information Security Management
17 49 (12.44%) GDPR
18 48 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
19 45 (11.42%) CEH
20 44 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (10.41%) Penetration Testing
22 37 (9.39%) Security Architecture
22 37 (9.39%) Security Monitoring
23 35 (8.88%) Linux
23 35 (8.88%) Cisco
23 35 (8.88%) Risk Analysis
24 34 (8.63%) ITIL

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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.03%) SaaS
2 6 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.52%) Office 365
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (24.62%) Firewall
2 56 (14.21%) Network Security
3 25 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (4.06%) DNS
5 15 (3.81%) VPN
6 9 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (2.28%) LAN
7 8 (2.03%) DHCP
7 8 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.78%) WAN
9 4 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (1.02%) VLAN
10 3 (0.76%) HTTP
10 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.51%) Internet
11 2 (0.51%) Wireless
12 1 (0.25%) BGP
12 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.51%) Big Data
1 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 133 (33.76%) Finance
2 26 (6.60%) Legal
3 21 (5.33%) Banking
4 5 (1.27%) Law
5 4 (1.02%) Retail
5 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.76%) Advertising
6 3 (0.76%) Games
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.03%) 802.1X
1 8 (2.03%) Web Services
2 6 (1.52%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.51%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.25%) OAuth
4 1 (0.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (24.62%) Management Information System
2 44 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.38%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (3.05%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.05%) Cyber Attack
4 12 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (2.79%) Smart Energy
5 11 (2.79%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.78%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.78%) NHS
7 6 (1.52%) BYOD
7 6 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.27%) CESG
8 5 (1.27%) iPad
8 5 (1.27%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.76%) Derivative
10 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.51%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.47%) Windows
2 35 (8.88%) Linux
3 15 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.55%) Unix
5 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.02%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (99.75%) Information Security
2 110 (27.92%) Risk Management
3 99 (25.13%) SIEM
4 82 (20.81%) Data Protection
5 68 (17.26%) Cybersecurity
6 64 (16.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 58 (14.72%) ISMS
8 56 (14.21%) Security Management
9 52 (13.20%) Information Security Management
10 48 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (10.41%) Penetration Testing
12 37 (9.39%) Security Architecture
12 37 (9.39%) Security Monitoring
13 35 (8.88%) Risk Analysis
14 34 (8.63%) ITIL
14 34 (8.63%) Risk Assessment
15 33 (8.38%) Data Security
16 32 (8.12%) Incident Management
17 30 (7.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 29 (7.36%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.02%) SQL
2 3 (0.76%) Python
3 2 (0.51%) Perl
4 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.25%) C
4 1 (0.25%) C#
4 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 191 (48.48%) CISSP
2 138 (35.03%) CISM
3 110 (27.92%) CISA
4 45 (11.42%) CEH
5 31 (7.87%) Degree
6 26 (6.60%) GIAC
7 25 (6.35%) CRISC
8 24 (6.09%) SSCP
9 17 (4.31%) SANS
10 16 (4.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 13 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (3.05%) CGEIT
12 12 (3.05%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (3.05%) Security+ Certification
13 11 (2.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 9 (2.28%) CCNA
15 8 (2.03%) CCNP
16 7 (1.78%) CASP
16 7 (1.78%) GCIA
17 6 (1.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (59.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (28.17%) PCI DSS
3 49 (12.44%) GDPR
4 25 (6.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 23 (5.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (3.30%) COBIT
8 10 (2.54%) ISO 9000
9 7 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (1.78%) ISO 9001
9 7 (1.78%) NIST 800
9 7 (1.78%) SSAE 16
10 6 (1.52%) ISO 22301
11 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (1.02%) QA
13 3 (0.76%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.76%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.76%) SLA
14 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.52%) vSphere
5 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.57%) Nessus
2 12 (3.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.78%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.25%) EnCase
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.25%) Nmap
7 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) OpenVAS
7 1 (0.25%) QRadar
7 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (8.88%) Cisco
2 23 (5.84%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.58%) McAfee
4 19 (4.82%) CheckPoint
5 13 (3.30%) Splunk
6 11 (2.79%) Blue Coat
6 11 (2.79%) Dell
6 11 (2.79%) Palo Alto
6 11 (2.79%) VMware
7 9 (2.28%) LogRhythm
7 9 (2.28%) Oracle
7 9 (2.28%) Qualys
8 8 (2.03%) FireEye
9 7 (1.78%) Sophos
9 7 (1.78%) Symantec
10 6 (1.52%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.27%) Forcepoint
12 4 (1.02%) NetWitness
12 4 (1.02%) SonicWALL
13 3 (0.76%) ForgeRock