Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 802 860
Rank change year-on-year +43 +58 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 400 405 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 329 344 311
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +14.94%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,219 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.09%

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 156,168 172,304 181,848
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,823 138,196 152,196
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 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 +26 381 £48,000 -4.00% 49
UK excluding London +78 271 £42,500 -5.56% 33
London +9 131 £58,125 +7.89% 16
North of England +74 105 £42,000 -2.33% 12
South East +28 81 £51,000 +2.00% 9
North West +30 62 £42,000 -2.33% 9
Yorkshire +30 39 £42,500 +15.67% 3
West Midlands +44 26 £36,000 -20.00% 5
Midlands +28 26 £36,000 -20.00% 5
East of England +21 21 £42,500 -5.56% 6
South West +6 21 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Scotland -4 9 £46,000 +11.52%
Wales +12 7 £35,000 -17.65%
North East - 4 £31,250 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Information Security
2 217 (54.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 192 (48.00%) CISSP
4 121 (30.25%) CISM
5 94 (23.50%) Management Information System
6 83 (20.75%) PCI DSS
7 79 (19.75%) Risk Management
8 77 (19.25%) Finance
9 66 (16.50%) Firewall
10 64 (16.00%) Security Management
11 63 (15.75%) Legal
12 62 (15.50%) Windows
13 60 (15.00%) Data Protection
13 60 (15.00%) SIEM
13 60 (15.00%) GDPR
14 59 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
14 59 (14.75%) CISA
15 55 (13.75%) Security Operations
16 54 (13.50%) Degree
17 49 (12.25%) Information Security Management
18 45 (11.25%) Linux
18 45 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (9.75%) ISMS
20 36 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
21 35 (8.75%) Unix
21 35 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 34 (8.50%) Penetration Testing
23 33 (8.25%) CEH
24 32 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (0.50%) IIS
1 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.75%) Office 365
3 8 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.50%) Firewall
2 30 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (5.50%) Network Security
4 21 (5.25%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.50%) LAN
5 14 (3.50%) WAN
6 9 (2.25%) HTTP
7 6 (1.50%) Internet
7 6 (1.50%) VPN
8 5 (1.25%) VoIP
9 4 (1.00%) IPsec
9 4 (1.00%) SSL
10 3 (0.75%) DNS
10 3 (0.75%) SMS
11 2 (0.50%) WebEx
11 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.25%) Broadband
12 1 (0.25%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (19.25%) Finance
2 63 (15.75%) Legal
3 26 (6.50%) Retail
4 25 (6.25%) Banking
5 13 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.75%) Law
7 8 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.00%) Back Office
10 3 (0.75%) Games
10 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.50%) German Language
11 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.50%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.75%) SailPoint
2 5 (1.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (23.50%) Management Information System
2 36 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.75%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (6.50%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.75%) Cyberattack
7 10 (2.50%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.25%) PKI
9 8 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.25%) NHS
12 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.75%) Smart Energy
13 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.50%) Life Science
14 2 (0.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.50%) Windows
2 45 (11.25%) Linux
3 35 (8.75%) Unix
4 11 (2.75%) CentOS
5 10 (2.50%) AIX
6 9 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.50%) HPUX
7 6 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.50%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (100.00%) Information Security
2 79 (19.75%) Risk Management
3 64 (16.00%) Security Management
4 60 (15.00%) Data Protection
4 60 (15.00%) SIEM
5 59 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
6 55 (13.75%) Security Operations
7 49 (12.25%) Information Security Management
8 45 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (9.75%) ISMS
10 36 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 35 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (8.50%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (7.75%) ITIL
15 28 (7.00%) Risk Assessment
15 28 (7.00%) Security Testing
16 27 (6.75%) Data Privacy
17 26 (6.50%) Data Security
18 25 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.50%) Python
3 17 (4.25%) Perl
4 4 (1.00%) SQL
5 2 (0.50%) C
5 2 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 192 (48.00%) CISSP
2 121 (30.25%) CISM
3 59 (14.75%) CISA
4 54 (13.50%) Degree
5 33 (8.25%) CEH
6 19 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (4.25%) CompTIA Security+
7 17 (4.25%) GIAC
8 16 (4.00%) SSCP
9 15 (3.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 14 (3.50%) SANS
11 10 (2.50%) CCNA
12 9 (2.25%) CREST Certified
12 9 (2.25%) CRISC
13 8 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (2.00%) CISMP
14 4 (1.00%) EnCE
14 4 (1.00%) ISACA
14 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (54.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (20.75%) PCI DSS
3 60 (15.00%) GDPR
4 31 (7.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (5.50%) COBIT
5 22 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (2.00%) ISO 22301
9 6 (1.50%) ISO 9001
10 4 (1.00%) FIPS 140-2
11 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.50%) Nessus
2 14 (3.50%) Nexpose
3 13 (3.25%) QRadar
4 12 (3.00%) Core Impact
4 12 (3.00%) OpenVAS
5 4 (1.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.00%) EnCase
5 4 (1.00%) FTK
6 3 (0.75%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.50%) PowerBroker
8 1 (0.25%) CASB
8 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.25%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.50%) Splunk
3 20 (5.00%) Qualys
4 19 (4.75%) CyberArk
5 16 (4.00%) ArcSight
6 13 (3.25%) AlienVault
6 13 (3.25%) LogRhythm
7 12 (3.00%) Cisco
7 12 (3.00%) SolarWinds
8 11 (2.75%) Aveksa
8 11 (2.75%) Bomgar
9 10 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.50%) Sun
10 7 (1.75%) Oracle
10 7 (1.75%) SAP
11 4 (1.00%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.00%) McAfee
11 4 (1.00%) Nuix
12 3 (0.75%) Forcepoint
12 3 (0.75%) Sophos