The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 704 790
Rank change year-on-year -9 +86  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 176 239 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 148 215 175
UK median annual salary £46,250 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.31% +2.00%  
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,500 £33,800
90th Percentile £61,625 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 10 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 166 £47,500 -6.86% 26
UK excluding London +4 104 £45,000 -5.26% 13
London -14 72 £50,500 -15.83% 14
North of England +10 39 £50,000 - 5
South East +8 24 £45,000 -11.76% 5
Midlands +18 14 £43,750 +4.79% 1
East of England -6 9 £45,000 - 1
South West -5 8 £40,000 +21.21%
Scotland -1 7 £40,000 -13.97%
Isle of Man - 3 - -

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 395 (99.50%) Information Security
2 256 (64.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 206 (51.89%) CISSP
4 154 (38.79%) CISM
5 135 (34.01%) Risk Management
6 125 (31.49%) Finance
7 122 (30.73%) CISA
8 107 (26.95%) PCI DSS
9 94 (23.68%) SIEM
10 92 (23.17%) Management Information System
11 90 (22.67%) Firewall
12 71 (17.88%) Security Management
12 71 (17.88%) Data Protection
13 67 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
14 65 (16.37%) Information Security Management
15 58 (14.61%) Vulnerability Management
16 52 (13.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 51 (12.85%) ISMS
17 51 (12.85%) Windows
18 50 (12.59%) CEH
19 49 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (11.84%) Risk Analysis
21 46 (11.59%) Network Security
22 43 (10.83%) Security Operations
23 40 (10.08%) GDPR
23 40 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
24 38 (9.57%) Legal
25 36 (9.07%) Data Protection Act
26 35 (8.82%) Incident Management
26 35 (8.82%) Security Monitoring

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 4 (1.01%) IIS
2 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) SaaS
2 4 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (22.67%) Firewall
2 46 (11.59%) Network Security
3 21 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (3.78%) DNS
5 11 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (2.77%) VPN
6 7 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.51%) DHCP
7 6 (1.51%) LAN
8 5 (1.26%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.26%) WAN
9 4 (1.01%) LDAP
9 4 (1.01%) tcpdump
9 4 (1.01%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.76%) HTTP
10 3 (0.76%) Internet
10 3 (0.76%) SSL
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 125 (31.49%) Finance
2 38 (9.57%) Legal
3 16 (4.03%) Banking
4 10 (2.52%) Retail
5 9 (2.27%) Law
6 3 (0.76%) Advertising
6 3 (0.76%) Games
6 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.50%) Back Office
7 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.52%) SailPoint
2 8 (2.02%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.76%) Web Services
4 2 (0.50%) OAuth
4 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.50%) RESTful
4 2 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (23.17%) Management Information System
2 49 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.07%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (1.76%) CESG
6 7 (1.76%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.76%) NHS
7 6 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.51%) Derivative
8 5 (1.26%) Smart Energy
8 5 (1.26%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.01%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.76%) BYOD
10 3 (0.76%) Cybercrime
10 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.50%) Life Science
11 2 (0.50%) PKI
12 1 (0.25%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.85%) Windows
2 31 (7.81%) Linux
3 17 (4.28%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.03%) Unix
5 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (99.50%) Information Security
2 135 (34.01%) Risk Management
3 94 (23.68%) SIEM
4 71 (17.88%) Data Protection
4 71 (17.88%) Security Management
5 67 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
6 65 (16.37%) Information Security Management
7 58 (14.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 52 (13.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 51 (12.85%) ISMS
10 47 (11.84%) Risk Analysis
11 43 (10.83%) Security Operations
12 40 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (8.82%) Incident Management
13 35 (8.82%) Security Monitoring
14 34 (8.56%) Risk Assessment
15 31 (7.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 30 (7.56%) ITIL
17 29 (7.30%) E-Commerce
17 29 (7.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.01%) SQL
3 3 (0.76%) C#
4 2 (0.50%) Perl
4 2 (0.50%) Python
5 1 (0.25%) C
5 1 (0.25%) Java
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 206 (51.89%) CISSP
2 154 (38.79%) CISM
3 122 (30.73%) CISA
4 50 (12.59%) CEH
5 32 (8.06%) GIAC
6 27 (6.80%) Degree
7 26 (6.55%) CRISC
8 17 (4.28%) SANS
8 17 (4.28%) SSCP
9 13 (3.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 11 (2.77%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (2.77%) Security+ Certification
11 9 (2.27%) GCIA
11 9 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 8 (2.02%) GCIH
13 7 (1.76%) CASP
13 7 (1.76%) CGEIT
13 7 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (1.51%) OSCP
15 5 (1.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (64.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (26.95%) PCI DSS
3 40 (10.08%) GDPR
4 22 (5.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (5.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (4.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (3.53%) COBIT
8 11 (2.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (2.27%) ISO 22301
9 9 (2.27%) NIST 800
10 8 (2.02%) ISO 9000
11 4 (1.01%) PMO
11 4 (1.01%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.76%) QA
12 3 (0.76%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.76%) SLA
13 2 (0.50%) HIPAA
System Software
1 27 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.76%) vSphere
5 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.28%) Nessus
2 11 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (2.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (1.76%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.01%) SCCM
7 3 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.50%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 32 (8.06%) Cisco
2 22 (5.54%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.04%) CheckPoint
4 19 (4.79%) McAfee
5 15 (3.78%) Dell
6 12 (3.02%) LogRhythm
6 12 (3.02%) Palo Alto
6 12 (3.02%) Qualys
7 10 (2.52%) Blue Coat
7 10 (2.52%) Oracle
7 10 (2.52%) Splunk
8 9 (2.27%) FireEye
9 7 (1.76%) Sophos
9 7 (1.76%) Symantec
10 6 (1.51%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.26%) NetWitness
11 5 (1.26%) VMware
12 4 (1.01%) F5
13 3 (0.76%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.76%) Juniper
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