The median annual salary for a IT Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

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

IT Security Analyst
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 715 819 863
Rank change year-on-year +104 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 140 124 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 121 95 110
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -  

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 81753 94897 106080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.23% 96.39% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 79728 86937
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst.

Salary trend for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +84 137 £45,000 -10.00% 10
London +60 73 £50,000 -4.76% 1
City of London +60 32 £50,000 -14.52%
South East +58 22 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Yorkshire +13 14 £37,500 +16.27% 2
East of England +12 10 £28,000 -45.36% 2
Surrey +37 8 £28,000 -41.05% 1
North Yorkshire - 8 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands +15 7 £31,250 -30.55%
North West -26 7 £50,000 +31.57% 2
Barnet - 7 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +16 6 £38,750 +20.15% 1
Manchester -31 6 £50,000 +31.57% 2
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Kent +25 4 £42,500 -29.16%
Shropshire +9 4 - -
Telford +6 4 - -
Staines +6 4 £40,000 - 1
Harrogate - 4 £37,500 - 1
North East - 4 £36,500 - 1
Halifax -2 3 £40,000 +6.66% 1
West Malling - 3 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £28,000 -
Essex - 3 £40,000 -
Guildford +30 2 £28,000 -44.00%
Berkshire +29 2 £43,250 +17.68%
Hertfordshire +8 2 £51,250 - 2
Leeds +5 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £25,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2017, IT 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 IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 137 (51.31%) Firewall
2 114 (42.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (40.45%) CISSP
4 105 (39.33%) Information Security
5 86 (32.21%) CISM
6 78 (29.21%) SIEM
7 75 (28.09%) Finance
8 61 (22.85%) Windows
8 61 (22.85%) PCI DSS
9 58 (21.72%) Risk Management
10 52 (19.48%) Vulnerability Management
11 50 (18.73%) CISA
12 48 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (17.60%) Network Security
14 44 (16.48%) ITIL
14 44 (16.48%) Cisco
15 42 (15.73%) Microsoft
15 42 (15.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 39 (14.61%) Active Directory
17 38 (14.23%) Management Information System
17 38 (14.23%) Kalman Filter
18 37 (13.86%) Security Operations
19 35 (13.11%) Degree
20 32 (11.99%) CheckPoint
21 31 (11.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 29 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
23 28 (10.49%) Security Management
24 25 (9.36%) Security+ Certification
24 25 (9.36%) Incident Management
24 25 (9.36%) CompTIA Security+

IT 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 (0.75%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.62%) Office 365
2 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.25%) Force.com
5 6 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 137 (51.31%) Firewall
2 47 (17.60%) Network Security
3 22 (8.24%) VPN
4 20 (7.49%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.99%) Internet
5 16 (5.99%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (4.87%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (4.12%) Wireless
8 9 (3.37%) DNS
8 9 (3.37%) LAN
8 9 (3.37%) WAN
9 8 (3.00%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (2.62%) HTTP
11 5 (1.87%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (1.87%) FTP
11 5 (1.87%) SAN
11 5 (1.87%) SMTP
11 5 (1.87%) SSH
11 5 (1.87%) SSL
12 4 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) Big Data
1 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.75%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (28.09%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Legal
3 13 (4.87%) Banking
4 10 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.37%) Law
6 6 (2.25%) Advertising
7 4 (1.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.37%) Middleware
2 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.23%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.12%) PKI
5 10 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.37%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.50%) CESG
10 4 (1.50%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.75%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.37%) SCADA
13 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.85%) Windows
2 23 (8.61%) Linux
3 19 (7.12%) Unix
4 8 (3.00%) CentOS
4 8 (3.00%) Debian
4 8 (3.00%) Kali Linux
4 8 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.00%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.75%) Android
6 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (39.33%) Information Security
2 78 (29.21%) SIEM
3 58 (21.72%) Risk Management
4 52 (19.48%) Vulnerability Management
5 48 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (16.48%) ITIL
7 42 (15.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 38 (14.23%) Kalman Filter
9 37 (13.86%) Security Operations
10 31 (11.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 29 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (10.49%) Security Management
13 25 (9.36%) Incident Management
14 24 (8.99%) E-Discovery
15 23 (8.61%) Risk Assessment
16 21 (7.87%) Data Protection
16 21 (7.87%) Security Monitoring
17 18 (6.74%) Identity Access Management
17 18 (6.74%) Service Management
17 18 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.87%) SQL
2 6 (2.25%) Java
3 5 (1.87%) C++
3 5 (1.87%) Python
4 4 (1.50%) C
5 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 108 (40.45%) CISSP
2 86 (32.21%) CISM
3 50 (18.73%) CISA
4 35 (13.11%) Degree
5 25 (9.36%) CompTIA Security+
5 25 (9.36%) Security+ Certification
6 20 (7.49%) CEH
7 16 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (5.24%) SSCP
9 13 (4.87%) CISMP
10 12 (4.49%) OSCP
11 11 (4.12%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (4.12%) CRISC
11 11 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (4.12%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.75%) SANS
13 9 (3.37%) CCNP
14 8 (3.00%) CCDP
14 8 (3.00%) CCSP
14 8 (3.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (42.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (22.85%) PCI DSS
3 18 (6.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (2.25%) ISO22301
6 6 (2.25%) SSAE 16
7 5 (1.87%) GDPR
8 4 (1.50%) ISO27002
9 3 (1.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.75%) QA
11 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.00%) Snort
4 5 (1.87%) pfSense
5 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.37%) Nessus
2 11 (4.12%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.37%) AirWatch
3 9 (3.37%) QRadar
4 8 (3.00%) OSSEC
5 5 (1.87%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.75%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.75%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.37%) Nmap
7 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (16.48%) Cisco
2 42 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.99%) CheckPoint
4 19 (7.12%) Splunk
5 18 (6.74%) VMware
6 17 (6.37%) McAfee
7 14 (5.24%) Juniper
8 12 (4.49%) LogRhythm
8 12 (4.49%) Sophos
9 11 (4.12%) Sourcefire
10 8 (3.00%) F5
10 8 (3.00%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.00%) Oracle
10 8 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.62%) AlienVault
11 7 (2.62%) HP
11 7 (2.62%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.62%) Qualys
12 6 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.25%) WatchGuard
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