Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 786 809
Rank change year-on-year -42 +23 +201
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 355 393 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 305 332 439
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -8.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,825 £37,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -8.85% +12.94%

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 165,992 164,539 193,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 134,872 136,181 162,722
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -38 328 £47,500 - 50
London +7 181 £47,500 -9.52% 19
UK excluding London -51 171 £45,000 +2.86% 32
South East -15 47 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Midlands +27 44 £42,250 -6.11% 2
North of England +3 37 £42,500 -2.86% 8
West Midlands +28 34 £35,000 -21.35% 1
Yorkshire +34 26 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Scotland -47 15 £43,500 -5.43% 1
North West -14 11 £42,500 -15.00% 5
East of England -34 11 £52,500 +22.09% 6
East Midlands -20 10 £45,000 - 1
Wales - 9 £35,000 -
South West -13 8 £41,250 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 355 (100.00%) Information Security
2 189 (53.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 182 (51.27%) CISSP
4 114 (32.11%) CISM
4 114 (32.11%) PCI DSS
5 92 (25.92%) Finance
6 88 (24.79%) Risk Management
7 86 (24.23%) CISA
8 83 (23.38%) Management Information System
9 74 (20.85%) GDPR
10 68 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
11 67 (18.87%) COBIT
12 66 (18.59%) Firewall
13 55 (15.49%) Data Protection
13 55 (15.49%) SIEM
14 49 (13.80%) Degree
15 48 (13.52%) CEH
15 48 (13.52%) Security Management
16 47 (13.24%) Business Continuity
17 42 (11.83%) Nessus
18 39 (10.99%) Information Security Management
18 39 (10.99%) ITIL
18 39 (10.99%) Security Monitoring
19 37 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
20 36 (10.14%) Qualys
20 36 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
20 36 (10.14%) Internal Audit
20 36 (10.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 35 (9.86%) Data Privacy
21 35 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management

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 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.25%) Office 365
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.85%) IaaS
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.59%) Firewall
2 34 (9.58%) Network Security
3 21 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (5.35%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.79%) WAN
6 15 (4.23%) HTTP
6 15 (4.23%) VPN
7 11 (3.10%) LAN
8 6 (1.69%) SMTP
8 6 (1.69%) SSH
9 5 (1.41%) Internet
10 4 (1.13%) SAN
11 3 (0.85%) Wireless
12 2 (0.56%) Sourcefire
12 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.28%) DNS
13 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.56%) Big Data
2 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.41%) AppScan
2 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 92 (25.92%) Finance
2 22 (6.20%) Games
3 16 (4.51%) Banking
3 16 (4.51%) Legal
4 13 (3.66%) Back Office
5 11 (3.10%) Retail
6 10 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.97%) Law
9 6 (1.69%) Publishing
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.51%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 83 (23.38%) Management Information System
2 32 (9.01%) Computer Science
3 30 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.48%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (3.38%) Fintech
7 9 (2.54%) BYOD
7 9 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.85%) PKI
10 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.28%) NHS
12 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.48%) Windows
2 16 (4.51%) Linux
3 11 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.25%) Unix
6 6 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.13%) AIX
8 4 (1.13%) CentOS
8 4 (1.13%) HPUX
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (100.00%) Information Security
2 88 (24.79%) Risk Management
3 68 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (15.49%) Data Protection
4 55 (15.49%) SIEM
5 48 (13.52%) Security Management
6 47 (13.24%) Business Continuity
7 39 (10.99%) Information Security Management
7 39 (10.99%) ITIL
7 39 (10.99%) Security Monitoring
8 37 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
9 36 (10.14%) Internal Audit
9 36 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 36 (10.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 35 (9.86%) Data Privacy
10 35 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (8.73%) ISMS
13 30 (8.45%) OWASP
14 29 (8.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.51%) PowerShell
2 15 (4.23%) Python
3 8 (2.25%) Perl
4 6 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 182 (51.27%) CISSP
2 114 (32.11%) CISM
3 86 (24.23%) CISA
4 49 (13.80%) Degree
5 48 (13.52%) CEH
6 28 (7.89%) SANS
7 22 (6.20%) CRISC
8 20 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (5.35%) GIAC
9 19 (5.35%) SSCP
10 15 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
11 14 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (3.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 12 (3.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 12 (3.38%) OSCP
14 10 (2.82%) CCNA
14 10 (2.82%) CISMP
15 9 (2.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 9 (2.54%) CCSP
15 9 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (53.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (32.11%) PCI DSS
3 74 (20.85%) GDPR
4 67 (18.87%) COBIT
5 31 (8.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (2.82%) ISO 22301
8 6 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.69%) ISO 9001
9 5 (1.41%) BS7799
10 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.85%) QA
11 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (11.83%) Nessus
2 19 (5.35%) OpenVAS
3 14 (3.94%) Nexpose
4 13 (3.66%) Core Impact
4 13 (3.66%) QRadar
5 7 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.41%) HP Fortify
6 5 (1.41%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.41%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.85%) CASB
7 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.85%) SCCM
8 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.56%) PowerBroker
8 2 (0.56%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 36 (10.14%) Qualys
2 27 (7.61%) Splunk
3 20 (5.63%) CyberArk
4 19 (5.35%) LogRhythm
5 17 (4.79%) ArcSight
6 16 (4.51%) AlienVault
6 16 (4.51%) Bomgar
6 16 (4.51%) SolarWinds
7 14 (3.94%) Microsoft
8 13 (3.66%) Aveksa
9 8 (2.25%) McAfee
10 7 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.97%) Forcepoint
11 6 (1.69%) HP
11 6 (1.69%) Sophos
11 6 (1.69%) VMware
12 5 (1.41%) Cisco
12 5 (1.41%) IBM
12 5 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.41%) Symantec