Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 858 907
Rank change year-on-year +51 +49 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 418 371 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 357 309 358
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.36% +1.14%
10th Percentile £33,931 £33,750 £30,425
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.25%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 +99 414 £50,000 - 18
UK excluding London +95 224 £45,000 - 11
London +8 194 £55,000 -4.35% 7
South East +77 78 £50,000 -6.54% 6
North of England +44 72 £43,000 +1.18% 1
North West -9 37 £43,000 +14.67%
Yorkshire +48 35 £36,742 -18.35% 1
Midlands +30 28 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East of England +21 26 £45,000 -
West Midlands +11 25 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West +20 17 £41,250 +25.57% 1
East Midlands - 3 £57,250 - 1
Wales +20 2 £42,500 +41.67%
Scotland -16 2 £41,250 -2.37%

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 418 (100.00%) Information Security
2 249 (59.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 245 (58.61%) CISSP
4 182 (43.54%) CISM
5 164 (39.23%) Finance
6 134 (32.06%) Firewall
7 109 (26.08%) CISA
8 100 (23.92%) SIEM
9 98 (23.44%) Risk Management
10 97 (23.21%) Cybersecurity
11 92 (22.01%) Management Information System
11 92 (22.01%) PCI DSS
12 87 (20.81%) Security Management
13 86 (20.57%) Information Security Management
14 81 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
15 78 (18.66%) Risk Assessment
16 76 (18.18%) Network Security
17 75 (17.94%) GIAC
18 68 (16.27%) Data Protection
19 65 (15.55%) Windows
20 61 (14.59%) ISMS
20 61 (14.59%) Degree
21 59 (14.11%) CRISC
22 53 (12.68%) Risk Analysis
22 53 (12.68%) Active Directory
23 52 (12.44%) Security Operations
24 51 (12.20%) GDPR
25 49 (11.72%) Vulnerability Management
25 49 (11.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 48 (11.48%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 6 (1.44%) SAS
2 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.63%) SaaS
2 10 (2.39%) Office 365
3 9 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.48%) Cloudflare
5 2 (0.48%) IaaS
5 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) OpenDNS
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (32.06%) Firewall
2 76 (18.18%) Network Security
3 16 (3.83%) VPN
4 15 (3.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (3.35%) Internet
6 11 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.91%) HTTP
7 8 (1.91%) SMS
7 8 (1.91%) WAN
8 7 (1.67%) Intranet
8 7 (1.67%) LAN
9 6 (1.44%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.20%) DNS
10 5 (1.20%) VLAN
11 4 (0.96%) DHCP
11 4 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.48%) SMTP
12 2 (0.48%) SSH
12 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.24%) AppScan
3 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 164 (39.23%) Finance
2 32 (7.66%) Banking
3 18 (4.31%) Legal
4 10 (2.39%) Law
5 8 (1.91%) Retail
6 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.72%) Front Office
8 3 (0.72%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.01%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.74%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.87%) Reinsurance
7 12 (2.87%) Smart Energy
7 12 (2.87%) Smart Meter
8 11 (2.63%) CESG
8 11 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (2.39%) BYOD
9 10 (2.39%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (1.67%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.44%) iPad
11 6 (1.44%) NHS
12 5 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.96%) Fintech
13 4 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.48%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.55%) Windows
2 46 (11.00%) Linux
3 15 (3.59%) Unix
4 6 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.72%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (100.00%) Information Security
2 100 (23.92%) SIEM
3 98 (23.44%) Risk Management
4 97 (23.21%) Cybersecurity
5 87 (20.81%) Security Management
6 86 (20.57%) Information Security Management
7 81 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
8 78 (18.66%) Risk Assessment
9 68 (16.27%) Data Protection
10 61 (14.59%) ISMS
11 53 (12.68%) Risk Analysis
12 52 (12.44%) Security Operations
13 49 (11.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 49 (11.72%) Vulnerability Management
14 48 (11.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 45 (10.77%) Incident Management
16 44 (10.53%) Data Security
17 42 (10.05%) Process Improvement
18 37 (8.85%) Project Management
19 34 (8.13%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.44%) PowerShell
1 6 (1.44%) Python
2 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.48%) C
3 2 (0.48%) PHP
3 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.48%) SQL
4 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 245 (58.61%) CISSP
2 182 (43.54%) CISM
3 109 (26.08%) CISA
4 75 (17.94%) GIAC
5 61 (14.59%) Degree
6 59 (14.11%) CRISC
7 40 (9.57%) CEH
8 31 (7.42%) SSCP
9 25 (5.98%) SANS
10 20 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (4.07%) CCNA
11 17 (4.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 12 (2.87%) CISMP
12 12 (2.87%) GCIA
12 12 (2.87%) GCIH
13 10 (2.39%) CCNP
14 9 (2.15%) CGEIT
15 8 (1.91%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (1.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 8 (1.91%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (59.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (22.01%) PCI DSS
3 51 (12.20%) GDPR
4 27 (6.46%) COBIT
5 26 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (4.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.87%) NIST 800
8 11 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.91%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.91%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (1.44%) SAS 70
12 5 (1.20%) FISMA
13 4 (0.96%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.96%) QA
14 3 (0.72%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.72%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 53 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.91%) vSphere
5 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (4.78%) Nessus
2 19 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (4.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (2.39%) SCCM
5 9 (2.15%) OpenVAS
6 5 (1.20%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.96%) Nagios
7 4 (0.96%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.48%) QRadar
9 2 (0.48%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.24%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.24%) EnCase
10 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.24%) Nmap
10 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.89%) Cisco
3 27 (6.46%) McAfee
4 18 (4.31%) CheckPoint
5 16 (3.83%) Dell
5 16 (3.83%) Palo Alto
6 15 (3.59%) Blue Coat
6 15 (3.59%) Splunk
7 13 (3.11%) FireEye
8 12 (2.87%) Qualys
9 11 (2.63%) VMware
10 10 (2.39%) Acunetix
10 10 (2.39%) CyberArk
11 7 (1.67%) Forcepoint
12 5 (1.20%) F5
13 4 (0.96%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.96%) SonicWALL
14 3 (0.72%) LogRhythm
15 2 (0.48%) ArcSight
15 2 (0.48%) ServiceNow