The median annual salary for a IT Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 801 811
Rank change year-on-year +74 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 125 149 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 109 111 130
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £67,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,900
% change year-on-year - -3.18%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +48 120 £45,000 -3.22% 8
London +71 68 £45,000 -25.00% 3
City of London +69 28 £50,000 -25.92% 1
South East +74 27 £51,250 +20.58% 3
West Midlands +22 9 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Surrey +46 8 £45,000 +1.12% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £52,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £52,500 - 2
Yorkshire +12 6 £35,000 +1.74%
Leeds +8 5 £30,000 -12.79%
West Yorkshire 0 5 £30,000 -12.79%
Staines - 5 £45,000 - 1
North West -12 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Manchester -29 4 £30,000 -25.00%
East Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
Brighton - 4 £52,500 -
Barnet - 4 £46,250 -
Berkshire +38 3 £52,500 +72.13%
East of England +19 3 £40,000 -42.85%
Maidenhead +2 3 £52,500 +75.00%
Shropshire -2 3 - - 1
Telford -7 3 - - 1
Coventry - 3 £48,500 -
Essex - 3 £40,000 -
South West +22 2 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Scotland - 2 £43,500 -
Solihull - 2 £42,500 -
Kent - 2 £42,500 -
West Malling - 2 £42,500 -
Wimbledon - 2 £42,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 145 (47.23%) Firewall
2 131 (42.67%) CISSP
3 110 (35.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 109 (35.50%) Information Security
5 103 (33.55%) CISM
6 92 (29.97%) SIEM
7 75 (24.43%) ITIL
8 73 (23.78%) Finance
9 69 (22.48%) Windows
10 60 (19.54%) PCI DSS
11 58 (18.89%) Risk Management
12 54 (17.59%) Degree
13 53 (17.26%) Kalman Filter
14 52 (16.94%) Network Security
14 52 (16.94%) CISA
15 50 (16.29%) Vulnerability Management
16 47 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
17 46 (14.98%) Penetration Testing
18 43 (14.01%) Cisco
19 42 (13.68%) Security Operations
20 41 (13.36%) Microsoft
21 40 (13.03%) Active Directory
21 40 (13.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 37 (12.05%) CEH
23 32 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
24 29 (9.45%) Management Information System
24 29 (9.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 28 (9.12%) Security Management
25 28 (9.12%) Service Management
25 28 (9.12%) CheckPoint

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 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.33%) IIS
2 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.95%) MS Office
2 5 (1.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.89%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.17%) Office 365
2 11 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.61%) SaaS
5 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (47.23%) Firewall
2 52 (16.94%) Network Security
3 25 (8.14%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (5.54%) Internet
6 15 (4.89%) VPN
7 11 (3.58%) DNS
8 9 (2.93%) Wireless
9 7 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (2.28%) OSPF
10 6 (1.95%) SAN
11 5 (1.63%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (1.63%) DHCP
11 5 (1.63%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.63%) NAS
11 5 (1.63%) NGN
11 5 (1.63%) VoIP
12 4 (1.30%) WAN
12 4 (1.30%) Wireless Security
12 4 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.65%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 73 (23.78%) Finance
2 24 (7.82%) Legal
3 16 (5.21%) Banking
3 16 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.28%) Law
6 4 (1.30%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.33%) Middleware
1 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.45%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.58%) PKI
6 9 (2.93%) CESG
7 8 (2.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.33%) iPad
12 1 (0.33%) iPhone
12 1 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 69 (22.48%) Windows
2 23 (7.49%) Unix
3 22 (7.17%) Linux
4 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.30%) Solaris
8 2 (0.65%) CentOS
8 2 (0.65%) Debian
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (35.50%) Information Security
2 92 (29.97%) SIEM
3 75 (24.43%) ITIL
4 58 (18.89%) Risk Management
5 53 (17.26%) Kalman Filter
6 50 (16.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 47 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
8 46 (14.98%) Penetration Testing
9 42 (13.68%) Security Operations
10 40 (13.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 32 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
12 29 (9.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 28 (9.12%) Security Management
13 28 (9.12%) Service Management
14 25 (8.14%) Security Architecture
14 25 (8.14%) Security Monitoring
15 22 (7.17%) Data Protection
15 22 (7.17%) E-Discovery
16 21 (6.84%) Project Management
17 20 (6.51%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.86%) SQL
2 12 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.26%) Python
4 5 (1.63%) C++
4 5 (1.63%) Java
5 4 (1.30%) C
5 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 131 (42.67%) CISSP
2 103 (33.55%) CISM
3 54 (17.59%) Degree
4 52 (16.94%) CISA
5 37 (12.05%) CEH
6 27 (8.79%) CompTIA Security+
6 27 (8.79%) Security+ Certification
7 21 (6.84%) SSCP
8 18 (5.86%) CISMP
9 12 (3.91%) OSCP
9 12 (3.91%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.93%) GSEC
11 9 (2.93%) SANS
12 8 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.61%) CREST Certified
12 8 (2.61%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.61%) GIAC
13 6 (1.95%) GCIA
13 6 (1.95%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (35.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (19.54%) PCI DSS
3 22 (7.17%) ISO22301
4 19 (6.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (3.91%) COBIT
6 12 (3.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (3.26%) ISO27002
7 10 (3.26%) ISO27005
8 4 (1.30%) SLA
9 3 (0.98%) GDPR
10 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (13.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.65%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (3.58%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.26%) Nessus
3 9 (2.93%) AirWatch
4 8 (2.61%) SCOM
5 7 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.98%) QRadar
7 3 (0.98%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.98%) RSA Security Analytics
8 2 (0.65%) Nmap
8 2 (0.65%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (14.01%) Cisco
2 41 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.12%) CheckPoint
4 20 (6.51%) VMware
5 15 (4.89%) Oracle
5 15 (4.89%) Palo Alto
6 12 (3.91%) Qualys
6 12 (3.91%) Sophos
7 11 (3.58%) Intel Security
8 10 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.93%) SAP
9 9 (2.93%) Symantec
10 8 (2.61%) Juniper
10 8 (2.61%) Sourcefire
10 8 (2.61%) Splunk
11 6 (1.95%) F5
11 6 (1.95%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.95%) WatchGuard
12 5 (1.63%) Aruba
12 5 (1.63%) SonicWALL
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