Period
to 14 December 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 934 809 1023
Rank change year-on-year -125 +214 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 261 404 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 231 356 229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.53% +9.41%
10th Percentile £35,500 £35,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £70,000 £67,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +11.84%

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 172345 179092 208059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.52% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 138617 149527 173540
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Top 13 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 14 December 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 -112 257 £50,000 - 11
UK excluding London -66 134 £45,000 -5.26% 6
London -54 126 £55,000 -12.00% 5
South East +53 52 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North of England -25 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +14 20 £45,000 +20.81% 2
Midlands +3 19 £37,500 -16.67% 1
East of England 0 19 £37,000 -22.11%
West Midlands -14 13 £37,500 -21.05%
North West -17 12 £46,500 +16.25% 1
South West -22 9 £40,000 -17.95%
East Midlands +8 6 £37,785 -14.12% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 160 (61.30%) Information Security
2 122 (46.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 117 (44.83%) CISSP
4 102 (39.08%) SIEM
4 102 (39.08%) Cybersecurity
5 96 (36.78%) Firewall
6 79 (30.27%) Penetration Testing
7 72 (27.59%) Windows
8 68 (26.05%) ITIL
9 63 (24.14%) Data Protection
10 62 (23.75%) Finance
11 60 (22.99%) Linux
11 60 (22.99%) PCI DSS
12 59 (22.61%) CISM
12 59 (22.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 55 (21.07%) Risk Management
14 52 (19.92%) Active Directory
14 52 (19.92%) Security Operations
14 52 (19.92%) GDPR
15 49 (18.77%) Vulnerability Management
16 45 (17.24%) Data Protection Act
17 42 (16.09%) Management Information System
18 37 (14.18%) Security Architecture
19 36 (13.79%) TCP/IP
20 33 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
21 32 (12.26%) Windows Server
22 29 (11.11%) DRM
23 28 (10.73%) Cisco
23 28 (10.73%) Microsoft
23 28 (10.73%) 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 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.38%) Apache
2 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.68%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.83%) Office 365
2 7 (2.68%) Mimecast
3 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.77%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) OpenDNS
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (36.78%) Firewall
2 36 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 26 (9.96%) Network Security
4 22 (8.43%) LAN
5 21 (8.05%) VPN
6 18 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (3.83%) Internet
7 10 (3.83%) WAN
8 8 (3.07%) DNS
9 4 (1.53%) IPsec
9 4 (1.53%) LDAP
9 4 (1.53%) VLAN
9 4 (1.53%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.15%) PPP
11 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.77%) DHCP
11 2 (0.77%) DMZ
11 2 (0.77%) SMS
11 2 (0.77%) Wireless
12 1 (0.38%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) Big Data
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.77%) Metasploit
General
1 62 (23.75%) Finance
2 23 (8.81%) Banking
3 17 (6.51%) Law
4 16 (6.13%) Legal
5 6 (2.30%) Retail
6 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) International Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.38%) LAMP
1 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.24%) Data Protection Act
2 42 (16.09%) Management Information System
3 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.36%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.30%) PKI
8 4 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.15%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.38%) BYOD
11 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.38%) PMI
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.59%) Windows
2 60 (22.99%) Linux
3 32 (12.26%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.90%) Unix
5 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.15%) Kali Linux
6 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (61.30%) Information Security
2 102 (39.08%) Cybersecurity
2 102 (39.08%) SIEM
3 79 (30.27%) Penetration Testing
4 68 (26.05%) ITIL
5 63 (24.14%) Data Protection
6 59 (22.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 55 (21.07%) Risk Management
8 52 (19.92%) Security Operations
9 49 (18.77%) Vulnerability Management
10 37 (14.18%) Security Architecture
11 29 (11.11%) DRM
12 25 (9.58%) Kalman Filter
12 25 (9.58%) Security Testing
13 24 (9.20%) Data Loss Prevention
14 23 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (8.05%) Data Security
15 21 (8.05%) Security Monitoring
16 18 (6.90%) Security Management
16 18 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.68%) Python
1 7 (2.68%) SQL
2 4 (1.53%) Java
3 3 (1.15%) Perl
4 2 (0.77%) C#
4 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.38%) PHP
5 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.38%) VBA
5 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (44.83%) CISSP
2 59 (22.61%) CISM
3 28 (10.73%) Degree
4 19 (7.28%) CEH
5 16 (6.13%) CISA
6 13 (4.98%) GIAC
7 10 (3.83%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (3.83%) SSCP
8 9 (3.45%) CASP
8 9 (3.45%) GCIH
9 8 (3.07%) CRISC
9 8 (3.07%) SANS
10 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.92%) GCIA
11 5 (1.92%) MCSE
12 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.15%) CCNA
13 3 (1.15%) CCNP
13 3 (1.15%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (46.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (22.99%) PCI DSS
3 52 (19.92%) GDPR
4 33 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 26 (9.96%) COBIT
6 13 (4.98%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.92%) SLA
8 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.77%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.77%) PMO
9 1 (0.38%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (19.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.77%) Snort
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) pfSense
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (1.53%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.53%) Nessus
3 3 (1.15%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.38%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.38%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 28 (10.73%) Cisco
1 28 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.60%) McAfee
3 9 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 9 (3.45%) LogRhythm
4 8 (3.07%) Oracle
4 8 (3.07%) VMware
5 7 (2.68%) Palo Alto
6 6 (2.30%) Fortinet
6 6 (2.30%) Juniper
6 6 (2.30%) Splunk
7 5 (1.92%) Qualys
8 4 (1.53%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.15%) Apple
9 3 (1.15%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.15%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.15%) Rapid7
10 2 (0.77%) Brocade
10 2 (0.77%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.77%) F5