Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 853 925
Rank change year-on-year +45 +72 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 380 390 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 326 336 350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.94% -1.14%
10th Percentile £33,625 £33,750 £31,950
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 October 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 October 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 +31 369 £50,000 - 13
UK excluding London +65 213 £45,000 - 8
London +5 167 £54,500 -5.22% 6
North of England +32 76 £45,000 +2.86% 1
South East +39 62 £47,500 -9.52% 4
North West +8 39 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +52 36 £36,742 -18.35%
Midlands +38 25 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +18 25 £45,000 -2.17%
West Midlands +6 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West +13 15 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Scotland -15 6 £40,000 -6.98% 1
East Midlands +41 4 £55,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 - -
Wales +20 2 £42,500 +41.67%
North East +6 1 £36,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 379 (99.74%) Information Security
2 235 (61.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 199 (52.37%) CISSP
4 156 (41.05%) CISM
5 135 (35.53%) Finance
6 122 (32.11%) Firewall
7 102 (26.84%) CISA
8 101 (26.58%) SIEM
9 96 (25.26%) PCI DSS
9 96 (25.26%) Risk Management
10 88 (23.16%) Management Information System
11 80 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
12 79 (20.79%) Penetration Testing
13 72 (18.95%) Security Management
14 69 (18.16%) Information Security Management
15 66 (17.37%) Data Protection
16 62 (16.32%) Windows
17 61 (16.05%) Network Security
18 60 (15.79%) GIAC
19 59 (15.53%) Risk Assessment
20 53 (13.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 53 (13.95%) Degree
21 51 (13.42%) ISMS
22 50 (13.16%) Active Directory
23 48 (12.63%) Data Security
23 48 (12.63%) Security Operations
23 48 (12.63%) GDPR
24 46 (12.11%) Risk Analysis
24 46 (12.11%) CEH
25 44 (11.58%) CRISC

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 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.63%) SaaS
2 7 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.32%) Office 365
4 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.53%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) OpenDNS
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (32.11%) Firewall
2 61 (16.05%) Network Security
3 18 (4.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (4.21%) VPN
5 11 (2.89%) DNS
5 11 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.63%) Internet
7 8 (2.11%) LAN
7 8 (2.11%) SMS
8 7 (1.84%) WAN
9 6 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.58%) DHCP
9 6 (1.58%) HTTP
9 6 (1.58%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.32%) Intranet
10 5 (1.32%) VLAN
11 4 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.79%) Wireless
13 2 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.53%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Metasploit
1 3 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 135 (35.53%) Finance
2 29 (7.63%) Banking
3 21 (5.53%) Legal
4 8 (2.11%) Law
5 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
7 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.58%) Web Services
2 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 88 (23.16%) Management Information System
2 39 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.53%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (4.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (3.68%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.16%) Reinsurance
6 12 (3.16%) Smart Energy
6 12 (3.16%) Smart Meter
7 11 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.89%) NHS
8 10 (2.63%) Cyber Attack
9 9 (2.37%) BYOD
10 8 (2.11%) CESG
11 6 (1.58%) iPad
12 5 (1.32%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.53%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.53%) Fintech
14 2 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.32%) Windows
2 39 (10.26%) Linux
3 13 (3.42%) Unix
4 12 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.05%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (99.74%) Information Security
2 101 (26.58%) SIEM
3 96 (25.26%) Risk Management
4 80 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
5 79 (20.79%) Penetration Testing
6 72 (18.95%) Security Management
7 69 (18.16%) Information Security Management
8 66 (17.37%) Data Protection
9 59 (15.53%) Risk Assessment
10 53 (13.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 51 (13.42%) ISMS
12 48 (12.63%) Data Security
12 48 (12.63%) Security Operations
13 46 (12.11%) Risk Analysis
14 38 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 37 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management
16 33 (8.68%) Incident Management
17 30 (7.89%) Project Management
18 29 (7.63%) Process Improvement
18 29 (7.63%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.32%) Python
2 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.53%) C
3 2 (0.53%) SQL
4 1 (0.26%) C#
4 1 (0.26%) Perl
4 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 199 (52.37%) CISSP
2 156 (41.05%) CISM
3 102 (26.84%) CISA
4 60 (15.79%) GIAC
5 53 (13.95%) Degree
6 46 (12.11%) CEH
7 44 (11.58%) CRISC
8 31 (8.16%) SSCP
9 24 (6.32%) SANS
10 17 (4.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 15 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (3.42%) CCNA
13 12 (3.16%) CISMP
13 12 (3.16%) GCIA
13 12 (3.16%) GCIH
14 10 (2.63%) CCNP
14 10 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (2.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 10 (2.63%) Security+ Certification
15 9 (2.37%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (61.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (25.26%) PCI DSS
3 48 (12.63%) GDPR
4 26 (6.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (3.16%) COBIT
7 12 (3.16%) NIST 800
8 11 (2.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (2.11%) ISO 22301
9 8 (2.11%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (1.32%) FISMA
12 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (1.05%) QA
13 3 (0.79%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.79%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.79%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.79%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 50 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.37%) vSphere
4 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (5.53%) Nessus
2 18 (4.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 14 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.32%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.32%) SCCM
5 4 (1.05%) Nagios
5 4 (1.05%) OpenVAS
5 4 (1.05%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.53%) WSUS
8 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.26%) EnCase
8 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.26%) Nmap
8 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.26%) QRadar
8 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 38 (10.00%) Cisco
2 28 (7.37%) McAfee
3 26 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.05%) CheckPoint
5 16 (4.21%) Dell
5 16 (4.21%) Palo Alto
6 15 (3.95%) Blue Coat
6 15 (3.95%) Splunk
7 13 (3.42%) FireEye
7 13 (3.42%) VMware
8 10 (2.63%) Qualys
9 9 (2.37%) LogRhythm
10 6 (1.58%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.32%) Acunetix
11 5 (1.32%) F5
11 5 (1.32%) Sophos
12 4 (1.05%) Forcepoint
12 4 (1.05%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.05%) SonicWALL
13 3 (0.79%) Symantec