Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 819 859
Rank change year-on-year +9 +40 +87
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 390 366 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 320 312 384
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £34,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +11.88%

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 168,954 167,321 203,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,376 139,001 170,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 13 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 19 February 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 +22 383 £50,000 +5.26% 47
London +3 200 £52,500 -4.55% 23
UK excluding London +21 188 £45,000 - 30
South East +69 81 £51,250 -4.21% 6
North of England -9 40 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Midlands +11 36 £45,000 +5.88% 5
West Midlands +10 26 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +23 22 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North West -10 18 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England -21 17 £52,500 +22.09% 5
East Midlands +8 10 £45,000 +3.45% 1
South West 0 9 £42,500 +28.79% 3
Scotland -48 5 £46,000 - 5

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 390 (100.00%) Information Security
2 245 (62.82%) CISSP
3 219 (56.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 163 (41.79%) CISM
5 128 (32.82%) Finance
6 119 (30.51%) Firewall
7 105 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
8 100 (25.64%) Risk Management
9 92 (23.59%) Management Information System
10 91 (23.33%) PCI DSS
11 82 (21.03%) Risk Assessment
12 80 (20.51%) CISA
13 78 (20.00%) GIAC
14 77 (19.74%) Security Management
15 72 (18.46%) Degree
16 71 (18.21%) Penetration Testing
16 71 (18.21%) Information Security Management
17 70 (17.95%) SIEM
18 65 (16.67%) Network Security
19 58 (14.87%) GDPR
20 56 (14.36%) Security Operations
20 56 (14.36%) CEH
21 55 (14.10%) CRISC
22 54 (13.85%) Incident Management
23 53 (13.59%) COBIT
24 52 (13.33%) Active Directory
24 52 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 49 (12.56%) Data Protection
26 48 (12.31%) Risk Analysis
27 45 (11.54%) Windows

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 (1.54%) SAS
2 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.56%) Office 365
1 10 (2.56%) SaaS
2 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.28%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.51%) Cloudflare
6 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (30.51%) Firewall
2 65 (16.67%) Network Security
3 19 (4.87%) HTTP
4 17 (4.36%) Internet
5 16 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.59%) VPN
7 13 (3.33%) WAN
8 9 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (2.05%) SMS
9 8 (2.05%) SMTP
9 8 (2.05%) SSH
10 7 (1.79%) Intranet
11 5 (1.28%) LAN
12 3 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.77%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.51%) Wireless
14 1 (0.26%) DNS
14 1 (0.26%) SAN
14 1 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.77%) MySQL
3 2 (0.51%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) AppScan
2 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.51%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 128 (32.82%) Finance
2 27 (6.92%) Banking
3 13 (3.33%) Legal
4 12 (3.08%) Games
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
5 11 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.31%) Law
7 8 (2.05%) Back Office
8 7 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.03%) Marketing
10 3 (0.77%) Front Office
10 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.77%) Publishing
11 2 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.03%) Web Services
2 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 92 (23.59%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.87%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.87%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.08%) BYOD
6 11 (2.82%) CESG
7 9 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.05%) Reinsurance
9 7 (1.79%) Fintech
9 7 (1.79%) NHS
9 7 (1.79%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.03%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.26%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.54%) Windows
2 37 (9.49%) Linux
3 14 (3.59%) Unix
4 8 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (100.00%) Information Security
2 105 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
3 100 (25.64%) Risk Management
4 82 (21.03%) Risk Assessment
5 77 (19.74%) Security Management
6 71 (18.21%) Information Security Management
6 71 (18.21%) Penetration Testing
7 70 (17.95%) SIEM
8 56 (14.36%) Security Operations
9 54 (13.85%) Incident Management
10 52 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 49 (12.56%) Data Protection
12 48 (12.31%) Risk Analysis
13 44 (11.28%) Process Improvement
13 44 (11.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 43 (11.03%) Vulnerability Management
15 42 (10.77%) ISMS
16 41 (10.51%) ITIL
17 36 (9.23%) IT Governance
18 35 (8.97%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.36%) PowerShell
1 17 (4.36%) Python
2 5 (1.28%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.28%) Perl
3 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.77%) PHP
3 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 245 (62.82%) CISSP
2 163 (41.79%) CISM
3 80 (20.51%) CISA
4 78 (20.00%) GIAC
5 72 (18.46%) Degree
6 56 (14.36%) CEH
7 55 (14.10%) CRISC
8 32 (8.21%) SANS
9 29 (7.44%) SSCP
10 19 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 12 (3.08%) CCNA
14 11 (2.82%) OSCP
15 10 (2.56%) CISMP
16 8 (2.05%) CCIE
16 8 (2.05%) GCIA
16 8 (2.05%) GCIH
17 7 (1.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 7 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (56.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (23.33%) PCI DSS
3 58 (14.87%) GDPR
4 53 (13.59%) COBIT
5 18 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (2.31%) NIST 800
8 8 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (1.79%) ISO 22301
10 6 (1.54%) SAS 70
11 5 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (1.28%) FISMA
11 5 (1.28%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.77%) QA
13 2 (0.51%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 52 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.54%) vSphere
4 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (10.00%) Nessus
2 18 (4.62%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (3.33%) SCCM
4 12 (3.08%) OpenVAS
4 12 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (2.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.77%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.77%) Nagios
6 3 (0.77%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.77%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.51%) QRadar
7 2 (0.51%) WSUS
8 1 (0.26%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.26%) PowerBroker
8 1 (0.26%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 29 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.15%) McAfee
2 24 (6.15%) Qualys
3 16 (4.10%) Palo Alto
4 14 (3.59%) CheckPoint
4 14 (3.59%) Cisco
4 14 (3.59%) Splunk
5 12 (3.08%) CyberArk
6 11 (2.82%) Acunetix
7 8 (2.05%) Blue Coat
7 8 (2.05%) Dell
7 8 (2.05%) FireEye
8 6 (1.54%) VMware
9 5 (1.28%) F5
9 5 (1.28%) Forcepoint
10 4 (1.03%) Reuters
10 4 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.77%) HP
11 3 (0.77%) IBM
11 3 (0.77%) Sophos