Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 889 836 987
Rank change year-on-year -53 +151 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 289 396 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 263 343 258
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +13.51% +8.82%
10th Percentile £34,361 £36,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +14.86%

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 -39 285 £47,500 -9.52% 7
UK excluding London -12 148 £45,000 -5.26% 5
London -18 140 £54,000 -11.84% 2
South East +60 60 £46,500 -11.43% 4
North of England +18 46 £43,000 -4.44%
Yorkshire +22 25 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England -5 17 £50,000 - 1
North West -14 17 £50,000 +25.00%
Midlands +25 14 £35,000 -17.65%
West Midlands +1 11 £35,000 -17.65%
South West -27 9 £40,000 -11.11%
North East - 4 £36,500 -
East Midlands +39 3 £35,571 -27.03%
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 180 (62.28%) Information Security
2 139 (48.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 135 (46.71%) CISSP
4 117 (40.48%) Firewall
5 113 (39.10%) SIEM
6 109 (37.72%) Cybersecurity
7 85 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
8 78 (26.99%) PCI DSS
9 74 (25.61%) Finance
9 74 (25.61%) Windows
10 73 (25.26%) CISM
11 69 (23.88%) ITIL
12 67 (23.18%) Linux
12 67 (23.18%) Risk Management
13 59 (20.42%) Data Protection
13 59 (20.42%) Security Operations
14 58 (20.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 58 (20.07%) Active Directory
15 55 (19.03%) Vulnerability Management
16 43 (14.88%) Management Information System
16 43 (14.88%) Data Protection Act
17 42 (14.53%) Cisco
18 40 (13.84%) GDPR
19 39 (13.49%) Security Architecture
20 37 (12.80%) TCP/IP
20 37 (12.80%) Degree
21 36 (12.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
22 34 (11.76%) Windows Server
22 34 (11.76%) Network Security
23 30 (10.38%) VPN

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 5 (1.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.08%) Force.com
3 6 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.08%) SaaS
4 4 (1.38%) Office 365
5 3 (1.04%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.69%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (40.48%) Firewall
2 37 (12.80%) TCP/IP
3 34 (11.76%) Network Security
4 30 (10.38%) VPN
5 27 (9.34%) LAN
6 21 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (5.19%) WAN
8 13 (4.50%) DNS
9 12 (4.15%) Internet
10 9 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.42%) VLAN
12 6 (2.08%) Wireless
13 5 (1.73%) DHCP
13 5 (1.73%) SAN
14 4 (1.38%) LDAP
14 4 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (1.38%) SSL
14 4 (1.38%) VoIP
15 3 (1.04%) IPsec
15 3 (1.04%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.69%) Big Data
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.69%) Metasploit
General
1 74 (25.61%) Finance
2 25 (8.65%) Banking
3 16 (5.54%) Legal
4 11 (3.81%) Law
5 6 (2.08%) Retail
6 3 (1.04%) Advertising
6 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.04%) International Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.04%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.35%) LAMP
2 1 (0.35%) OAuth
2 1 (0.35%) OpenID
2 1 (0.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.88%) Data Protection Act
1 43 (14.88%) Management Information System
2 29 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (4.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.81%) PKI
6 6 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.38%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.69%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.35%) BYOD
11 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (25.61%) Windows
2 67 (23.18%) Linux
3 34 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.54%) Unix
5 5 (1.73%) Kali Linux
5 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.04%) CentOS
7 3 (1.04%) Debian
7 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.69%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (62.28%) Information Security
2 113 (39.10%) SIEM
3 109 (37.72%) Cybersecurity
4 85 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
5 69 (23.88%) ITIL
6 67 (23.18%) Risk Management
7 59 (20.42%) Data Protection
7 59 (20.42%) Security Operations
8 58 (20.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 55 (19.03%) Vulnerability Management
10 39 (13.49%) Security Architecture
11 30 (10.38%) DRM
12 29 (10.03%) Data Loss Prevention
13 27 (9.34%) Identity Access Management
13 27 (9.34%) Kalman Filter
14 25 (8.65%) Data Security
15 24 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (7.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 22 (7.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 21 (7.27%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.46%) SQL
2 7 (2.42%) Java
2 7 (2.42%) Python
3 2 (0.69%) Perl
4 1 (0.35%) C#
4 1 (0.35%) PHP
4 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 135 (46.71%) CISSP
2 73 (25.26%) CISM
3 37 (12.80%) Degree
4 28 (9.69%) CISA
5 16 (5.54%) CEH
6 12 (4.15%) CRISC
7 11 (3.81%) CompTIA Security+
7 11 (3.81%) GIAC
7 11 (3.81%) Security+ Certification
8 10 (3.46%) SSCP
9 9 (3.11%) CASP
9 9 (3.11%) GCIH
10 8 (2.77%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (2.77%) SANS
11 7 (2.42%) CGEIT
11 7 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.08%) CCNP
12 6 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (48.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (26.99%) PCI DSS
3 40 (13.84%) GDPR
4 36 (12.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 24 (8.30%) COBIT
6 13 (4.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (2.08%) SLA
8 6 (2.08%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.69%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (20.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.38%) Snort
3 4 (1.38%) vSphere
4 3 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.04%) pfSense
4 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.11%) Nessus
2 6 (2.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.04%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.04%) OSSEC
4 3 (1.04%) QRadar
4 3 (1.04%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 42 (14.53%) Cisco
2 29 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.88%) LogRhythm
4 16 (5.54%) CheckPoint
5 13 (4.50%) Splunk
6 12 (4.15%) VMware
7 11 (3.81%) McAfee
8 8 (2.77%) Qualys
9 7 (2.42%) Fortinet
9 7 (2.42%) Oracle
10 6 (2.08%) Google
11 5 (1.73%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.73%) Juniper
12 4 (1.38%) AlienVault
12 4 (1.38%) Citrix
12 4 (1.38%) F5
12 4 (1.38%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.04%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.04%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.04%) Sourcefire