Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 925 982
Rank change year-on-year +40 +57 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 298 341 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 264 284 263
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,625 £70,000 £64,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +8.97%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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 +40 294 £47,500 -9.52% 18
London +29 161 £50,000 -11.50% 7
UK excluding London +28 135 £40,000 -15.79% 11
South East +59 50 £42,500 -19.05% 5
North of England -9 46 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Yorkshire +24 26 £40,000 +16.28% 2
East of England -12 17 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Midlands +17 15 £35,000 -24.73% 1
North West -27 15 £50,000 +28.21% 1
West Midlands +12 13 £35,000 -25.53% 1
South West -9 7 £47,500 +1.60% 1
North East - 5 £36,500 -
East Midlands +15 2 £39,250 -7.65%
Scotland +12 1 £58,500 +28.57%
Wales - 1 £44,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 177 (59.40%) Information Security
2 149 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 138 (46.31%) CISSP
4 126 (42.28%) Firewall
5 104 (34.90%) SIEM
6 92 (30.87%) Finance
7 90 (30.20%) Cybersecurity
8 85 (28.52%) CISM
9 77 (25.84%) Windows
10 72 (24.16%) PCI DSS
10 72 (24.16%) Penetration Testing
11 68 (22.82%) Vulnerability Management
12 66 (22.15%) Linux
13 58 (19.46%) Risk Management
14 57 (19.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 56 (18.79%) Active Directory
16 51 (17.11%) ITIL
17 49 (16.44%) Cisco
17 49 (16.44%) Security Operations
18 48 (16.11%) Network Security
19 47 (15.77%) CISA
19 47 (15.77%) Data Protection
20 37 (12.42%) Security Architecture
21 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
22 35 (11.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 34 (11.41%) Management Information System
24 32 (10.74%) VPN
25 31 (10.40%) TCP/IP
25 31 (10.40%) Banking
25 31 (10.40%) Degree

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 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.67%) IIS
2 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (6.04%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.35%) Force.com
3 7 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.67%) IaaS
4 2 (0.67%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (42.28%) Firewall
2 48 (16.11%) Network Security
3 32 (10.74%) VPN
4 31 (10.40%) TCP/IP
5 25 (8.39%) LAN
6 20 (6.71%) Internet
6 20 (6.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (5.70%) WAN
8 16 (5.37%) DNS
9 12 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.02%) Wireless
11 8 (2.68%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (2.35%) DHCP
12 7 (2.35%) HTTP
12 7 (2.35%) VLAN
13 6 (2.01%) FTP
13 6 (2.01%) SAN
13 6 (2.01%) SMTP
13 6 (2.01%) SSH
13 6 (2.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.01%) Big Data
1 3 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Burp Suite
1 3 (1.01%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 92 (30.87%) Finance
2 31 (10.40%) Banking
3 19 (6.38%) Legal
4 11 (3.69%) Law
5 8 (2.68%) Retail
6 4 (1.34%) Advertising
7 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.67%) International Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.01%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.34%) LAMP
2 1 (0.34%) OAuth
2 1 (0.34%) OpenID
2 1 (0.34%) SAML
2 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.41%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.06%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (5.37%) PKI
4 14 (4.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.69%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.36%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.34%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.67%) Smart Energy
12 2 (0.67%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.67%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.34%) BYOD
13 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (25.84%) Windows
2 66 (22.15%) Linux
3 27 (9.06%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.38%) Unix
5 10 (3.36%) Kali Linux
5 10 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.68%) CentOS
6 8 (2.68%) Debian
6 8 (2.68%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.01%) Android
7 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.67%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (59.40%) Information Security
2 104 (34.90%) SIEM
3 90 (30.20%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (24.16%) Penetration Testing
5 68 (22.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 58 (19.46%) Risk Management
7 57 (19.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 51 (17.11%) ITIL
9 49 (16.44%) Security Operations
10 47 (15.77%) Data Protection
11 37 (12.42%) Security Architecture
12 35 (11.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 30 (10.07%) Kalman Filter
14 29 (9.73%) Identity Access Management
14 29 (9.73%) Incident Management
15 26 (8.72%) Data Loss Prevention
16 23 (7.72%) E-Discovery
16 23 (7.72%) Security Monitoring
17 22 (7.38%) DRM
18 21 (7.05%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.37%) SQL
2 8 (2.68%) Java
2 8 (2.68%) Python
3 2 (0.67%) C#
3 2 (0.67%) Perl
4 1 (0.34%) C++
4 1 (0.34%) PHP
4 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 138 (46.31%) CISSP
2 85 (28.52%) CISM
3 47 (15.77%) CISA
4 31 (10.40%) Degree
5 19 (6.38%) CEH
6 18 (6.04%) CRISC
7 13 (4.36%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.69%) CCNP
9 9 (3.02%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (3.02%) GIAC
9 9 (3.02%) Security+ Certification
10 8 (2.68%) CCDP
10 8 (2.68%) CCSP
10 8 (2.68%) CGEIT
10 8 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.68%) SANS
10 8 (2.68%) SSCP
11 7 (2.35%) OSCP
12 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (24.16%) PCI DSS
3 29 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 16 (5.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (5.03%) GDPR
6 13 (4.36%) COBIT
6 13 (4.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (2.35%) SSAE 16
8 5 (1.68%) SLA
9 3 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (1.01%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.67%) QA
11 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.68%) Snort
4 7 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.68%) pfSense
5 5 (1.68%) vSphere
6 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.04%) Nessus
2 8 (2.68%) OSSEC
3 7 (2.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (2.35%) QRadar
4 6 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.01%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) Nmap
7 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.34%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (16.44%) Cisco
2 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.38%) CheckPoint
3 19 (6.38%) Splunk
4 18 (6.04%) McAfee
5 16 (5.37%) LogRhythm
6 14 (4.70%) VMware
7 10 (3.36%) Juniper
7 10 (3.36%) Oracle
7 10 (3.36%) Qualys
8 8 (2.68%) AlienVault
8 8 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.68%) Sourcefire
9 7 (2.35%) Google
10 6 (2.01%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.01%) Citrix
10 6 (2.01%) CyberArk
10 6 (2.01%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.68%) F5
11 5 (1.68%) Riverbed