Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 776 821 844
Rank change year-on-year +45 +23 +121
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 393 377 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 342 327 369
UK median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.58% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,775 £32,260 £33,750
90th Percentile £64,588 £62,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% -2.17% +8.24%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +50 369 £47,500 -5.00% 48
UK excluding London +61 252 £42,500 -5.56% 41
London +12 143 £56,250 +6.13% 12
North of England +47 92 £40,000 -11.11% 17
South East +42 83 £55,000 +18.92% 9
North West +27 49 £39,500 -21.00% 12
Yorkshire +39 40 £40,000 +6.67% 5
West Midlands +45 30 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Midlands +39 30 £32,500 -27.78% 3
East of England -2 16 £41,350 -6.02% 6
Wales +17 11 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Scotland -1 11 £45,500 +13.75% 3
South West +10 9 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East -12 3 £25,000 -31.51%

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 393 (100.00%) Information Security
2 221 (56.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 191 (48.60%) CISSP
4 128 (32.57%) CISM
5 102 (25.95%) PCI DSS
6 101 (25.70%) Finance
7 79 (20.10%) Management Information System
8 75 (19.08%) Risk Management
9 70 (17.81%) CISA
10 68 (17.30%) GDPR
11 57 (14.50%) Data Protection
11 57 (14.50%) SIEM
12 56 (14.25%) Degree
12 56 (14.25%) Firewall
12 56 (14.25%) Windows
13 54 (13.74%) Security Management
14 50 (12.72%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (12.47%) Information Security Management
16 47 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (11.20%) Legal
17 44 (11.20%) ITIL
18 42 (10.69%) Linux
19 41 (10.43%) Security Operations
20 38 (9.67%) Internal Audit
20 38 (9.67%) Business Continuity
21 37 (9.41%) COBIT
21 37 (9.41%) ISMS
22 35 (8.91%) Unix
23 34 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
24 33 (8.40%) Penetration Testing

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 2 (0.51%) IIS
1 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.04%) Office 365
3 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.25%) Firewall
2 32 (8.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (5.85%) Network Security
4 19 (4.83%) LAN
4 19 (4.83%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.83%) WAN
5 8 (2.04%) VPN
6 5 (1.27%) SAN
6 5 (1.27%) VoIP
7 4 (1.02%) HTTP
7 4 (1.02%) Internet
8 3 (0.76%) SMS
9 2 (0.51%) IPsec
9 2 (0.51%) Sourcefire
9 2 (0.51%) SSL
10 1 (0.25%) Broadband
10 1 (0.25%) DNS
10 1 (0.25%) Wireless
10 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
General
1 101 (25.70%) Finance
2 44 (11.20%) Legal
3 29 (7.38%) Banking
4 19 (4.83%) Retail
5 13 (3.31%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.78%) Games
7 7 (1.78%) Law
8 6 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.02%) Back Office
11 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.76%) Publishing
12 2 (0.51%) French Language
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.51%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.09%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.10%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.09%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (5.09%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (2.04%) Cyberattack
7 8 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.78%) Fintech
9 5 (1.27%) NHS
9 5 (1.27%) PKI
10 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.76%) Smart Energy
11 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.51%) Life Science
12 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.25%) Windows
2 42 (10.69%) Linux
3 35 (8.91%) Unix
4 13 (3.31%) AIX
4 13 (3.31%) CentOS
5 12 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.29%) HPUX
6 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.29%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.53%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.51%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (100.00%) Information Security
2 75 (19.08%) Risk Management
3 57 (14.50%) Data Protection
3 57 (14.50%) SIEM
4 54 (13.74%) Security Management
5 50 (12.72%) Cybersecurity
6 49 (12.47%) Information Security Management
7 47 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (11.20%) ITIL
9 41 (10.43%) Security Operations
10 38 (9.67%) Business Continuity
10 38 (9.67%) Internal Audit
11 37 (9.41%) ISMS
12 34 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (8.40%) Penetration Testing
14 31 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
15 29 (7.38%) Security Monitoring
16 24 (6.11%) Threat Intelligence
17 23 (5.85%) Data Privacy
17 23 (5.85%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.07%) PowerShell
2 15 (3.82%) Python
3 13 (3.31%) Perl
4 4 (1.02%) SQL
5 2 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 191 (48.60%) CISSP
2 128 (32.57%) CISM
3 70 (17.81%) CISA
4 56 (14.25%) Degree
5 32 (8.14%) CEH
6 26 (6.62%) CompTIA Security+
7 17 (4.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 17 (4.33%) SSCP
8 15 (3.82%) SANS
9 12 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (3.05%) GIAC
10 10 (2.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 8 (2.04%) CREST Certified
11 8 (2.04%) CRISC
12 7 (1.78%) CCNA
12 7 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.53%) CISMP
14 5 (1.27%) CASP
15 4 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (1.02%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (56.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (25.95%) PCI DSS
3 68 (17.30%) GDPR
4 37 (9.41%) COBIT
5 27 (6.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (6.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 12 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.54%) ISO 22301
9 7 (1.78%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.76%) BS7799
10 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.51%) FIPS 140-2
11 2 (0.51%) SLA
12 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (7.89%) Nessus
2 22 (5.60%) Nexpose
3 21 (5.34%) OpenVAS
4 20 (5.09%) Core Impact
4 20 (5.09%) QRadar
5 4 (1.02%) EnCase
5 4 (1.02%) FTK
5 4 (1.02%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (0.76%) PowerBroker
7 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) CASB
8 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.25%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (7.89%) Splunk
2 29 (7.38%) Qualys
3 26 (6.62%) CyberArk
4 24 (6.11%) ArcSight
4 24 (6.11%) Microsoft
5 23 (5.85%) LogRhythm
6 21 (5.34%) AlienVault
6 21 (5.34%) SolarWinds
7 20 (5.09%) Bomgar
8 19 (4.83%) Aveksa
9 13 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.05%) Cisco
10 12 (3.05%) Sun
11 8 (2.04%) Forcepoint
12 6 (1.53%) Oracle
12 6 (1.53%) SAP
13 4 (1.02%) Nuix
13 4 (1.02%) Sophos
14 3 (0.76%) McAfee
14 3 (0.76%) Symantec