Information Security Analyst Jobs

Information Security Analyst
UK

The median Information Security Analyst salary in the UK is £50,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 649 791 968
Rank change year-on-year +142 +177 -246
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 175 211 189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 170 175 152
10th Percentile £40,225 £39,300 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,625 £42,500 £40,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.66% +15.22% -1.95%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £61,750
90th Percentile £75,250 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11% +5.88%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,082 103,887 134,218
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.09% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,664 65,135 83,672
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,475 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security Analyst over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 15 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 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +171 166 £50,000 -5.66% 38
UK excluding London +97 111 £47,000 -6.00% 25
Work from Home +141 70 £47,000 -6.00% 23
London +149 63 £67,500 - 13
South East +58 40 £50,000 - 8
North of England +94 31 £47,000 +1.08% 7
North West +50 23 £45,625 +1.39% 4
Midlands +52 17 £42,500 -15.00% 8
East Midlands +24 11 £47,500 -24.00% 5
South West +20 11 £43,500 -17.14% 1
Scotland -4 8 £47,000 -37.33%
Yorkshire +104 7 £56,250 +12.50% 3
West Midlands +50 6 £41,500 -17.00% 3
East of England +49 4 £43,000 -31.20% 1
North East +3 1 - -

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 26 February 2024, Information Security Analyst job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 174 (99.43%) Information Security
2 73 (41.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (38.29%) NIST
4 61 (34.86%) Azure
5 54 (30.86%) SIEM
6 50 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
7 49 (28.00%) Cloud Security
8 46 (26.29%) Finance
9 44 (25.14%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (24.00%) Firewall
11 41 (23.43%) Risk Management
12 36 (20.57%) Cyber Essentials
13 34 (19.43%) CISSP
14 33 (18.86%) MITRE ATT&CK
15 32 (18.29%) GRC
15 32 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (17.71%) DNS
17 30 (17.14%) Microsoft
17 30 (17.14%) DKIM
17 30 (17.14%) DMARC
17 30 (17.14%) SOAR
18 29 (16.57%) Social Skills
19 27 (15.43%) Vulnerability Remediation
20 26 (14.86%) CASB
20 26 (14.86%) Cyberattack
20 26 (14.86%) Internet
21 25 (14.29%) Degree
22 24 (13.71%) Management Information System
22 24 (13.71%) Incident Response
23 23 (13.14%) PCI DSS

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) 1Password
Cloud Services
1 61 (34.86%) Azure
2 50 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (9.14%) AWS
4 4 (2.29%) Entra ID
5 3 (1.71%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.14%) GitHub
6 2 (1.14%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (24.00%) Firewall
2 31 (17.71%) DNS
3 30 (17.14%) DKIM
3 30 (17.14%) DMARC
4 26 (14.86%) Internet
5 10 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.14%) Network Security
8 1 (0.57%) IPv4
8 1 (0.57%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 32 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (16.57%) Social Skills
4 22 (12.57%) Law
5 19 (10.86%) Legal
6 9 (5.14%) Retail
7 3 (1.71%) Automotive
7 3 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Cyberattack
2 24 (13.71%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.57%) Security Posture
4 6 (3.43%) Cyber Threat
5 5 (2.86%) Onboarding
5 5 (2.86%) SWIFT Messaging Network
6 4 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.14%) Operational Technology
8 2 (1.14%) PKI
8 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.57%) CCTV
9 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.57%) Replication
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.86%) Linux
1 5 (2.86%) Windows
2 4 (2.29%) Unix
3 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (99.43%) Information Security
2 54 (30.86%) SIEM
3 49 (28.00%) Cloud Security
4 44 (25.14%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (23.43%) Risk Management
6 33 (18.86%) MITRE ATT&CK
7 30 (17.14%) SOAR
8 27 (15.43%) Vulnerability Remediation
9 24 (13.71%) Incident Response
10 22 (12.57%) Security Monitoring
10 22 (12.57%) Security Operations
11 20 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (10.29%) Incident Management
13 16 (9.14%) Data Loss Prevention
13 16 (9.14%) ISMS
14 15 (8.57%) Internal Audit
15 12 (6.86%) Vulnerability Management
16 11 (6.29%) Business Continuity
16 11 (6.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.57%) Bash
1 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (19.43%) CISSP
2 25 (14.29%) Degree
3 19 (10.86%) CISA
4 18 (10.29%) CISM
5 13 (7.43%) CRISC
6 9 (5.14%) ISACA
7 8 (4.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (4.57%) CCSP
7 8 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.57%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (4.00%) CEH
9 5 (2.86%) Azure Certification
9 5 (2.86%) CCSK
10 4 (2.29%) CompTIA CySA+
10 4 (2.29%) SANS
10 4 (2.29%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.71%) GCIH
12 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.14%) GIAC
12 2 (1.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (41.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (38.29%) NIST
3 36 (20.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 32 (18.29%) GRC
5 23 (13.14%) PCI DSS
6 20 (11.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 14 (8.00%) GDPR
8 6 (3.43%) COBIT
8 6 (3.43%) SOC 2
9 5 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (2.29%) ISO 22301
10 4 (2.29%) ISO 9001
10 4 (2.29%) NCSC
11 3 (1.71%) TickIT
12 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.57%) SOC 1
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (14.86%) CASB
2 3 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Ansible
3 2 (1.14%) Progress Chef
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.29%) Cisco
3 5 (2.86%) CrowdStrike
3 5 (2.86%) Proofpoint
3 5 (2.86%) Rapid7
4 4 (2.29%) VMware
5 3 (1.71%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.57%) Apple
6 1 (0.57%) Checkmarx
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix
6 1 (0.57%) Mitel