The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 793 835
Rank change year-on-year +59 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 140 154 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 127 133 130
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 June 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 June 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 +37 138 £45,000 -14.28% 11
London +37 77 £50,000 -4.76% 7
City of London +37 24 £45,000 -23.07% 1
South East +26 18 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Yorkshire +15 16 £40,000 -2.43%
North West -40 10 £50,000 +31.57% 1
East of England -4 9 £28,000 -46.66%
North Yorkshire - 9 £37,500 -
Surrey +44 8 £26,500 -49.52%
West Yorkshire +19 7 £40,000 -2.43%
Manchester -31 7 £50,000 +28.20%
Halifax +6 6 £40,000 -20.00%
Harrogate - 5 £37,500 -
North East - 5 £36,500 -
Staines +8 4 - -
West Midlands +7 4 £22,500 -51.61%
Hertfordshire -6 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £40,000 -
Barnet - 4 £45,000 -
Hertford - 4 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £40,000 -
Kent +8 3 £42,500 -19.04%
Bedfordshire - 3 £28,000 -
Guildford +16 2 £28,000 -49.09%
Lancashire +7 2 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Shropshire +7 2 - -
Telford +2 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -16 2 £25,000 -
West Malling - 2 £42,500 -
Chorley - 2 £45,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 130 (49.43%) Firewall
2 119 (45.25%) Information Security
3 114 (43.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 106 (40.30%) CISSP
5 82 (31.18%) CISM
6 80 (30.42%) Finance
6 80 (30.42%) SIEM
7 65 (24.71%) Windows
8 63 (23.95%) PCI DSS
9 58 (22.05%) Risk Management
10 56 (21.29%) Cybersecurity
11 51 (19.39%) Vulnerability Management
12 48 (18.25%) CISA
13 47 (17.87%) Active Directory
14 43 (16.35%) Cisco
15 41 (15.59%) Microsoft
16 40 (15.21%) ITIL
16 40 (15.21%) Network Security
16 40 (15.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 38 (14.45%) Security Operations
18 37 (14.07%) Degree
19 35 (13.31%) Penetration Testing
19 35 (13.31%) Kalman Filter
20 34 (12.93%) Linux
20 34 (12.93%) Management Information System
21 33 (12.55%) CheckPoint
22 30 (11.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 28 (10.65%) VPN
23 28 (10.65%) Incident Management
24 26 (9.89%) TCP/IP

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 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (7.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.32%) Office 365
2 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.66%) Force.com
4 7 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (2.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.76%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 130 (49.43%) Firewall
2 40 (15.21%) Network Security
3 28 (10.65%) VPN
4 26 (9.89%) TCP/IP
5 20 (7.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (6.08%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (5.70%) LAN
8 14 (5.32%) Internet
8 14 (5.32%) WAN
8 14 (5.32%) Wireless
9 12 (4.56%) DNS
10 8 (3.04%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (3.04%) HTTP
11 6 (2.28%) DHCP
11 6 (2.28%) FTP
11 6 (2.28%) SAN
11 6 (2.28%) SMTP
11 6 (2.28%) SSH
11 6 (2.28%) SSL
12 5 (1.90%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.38%) Big Data
1 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.76%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (30.42%) Finance
2 18 (6.84%) Banking
3 16 (6.08%) Legal
4 10 (3.80%) Law
5 7 (2.66%) Advertising
6 5 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.14%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.14%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.38%) OAuth
2 1 (0.38%) OpenID
2 1 (0.38%) SAML
2 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.93%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.94%) PKI
5 11 (4.18%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.80%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
13 2 (0.76%) CESG
13 2 (0.76%) Smart Energy
13 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.76%) Smartcard
14 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.71%) Windows
2 34 (12.93%) Linux
3 17 (6.46%) Unix
4 9 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.04%) CentOS
5 8 (3.04%) Debian
5 8 (3.04%) Kali Linux
5 8 (3.04%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.14%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Android
7 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (45.25%) Information Security
2 80 (30.42%) SIEM
3 58 (22.05%) Risk Management
4 56 (21.29%) Cybersecurity
5 51 (19.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (15.21%) ITIL
6 40 (15.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 38 (14.45%) Security Operations
8 35 (13.31%) Kalman Filter
8 35 (13.31%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (11.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 28 (10.65%) Incident Management
11 25 (9.51%) Security Management
12 24 (9.13%) Data Protection
12 24 (9.13%) E-Discovery
12 24 (9.13%) Identity Access Management
13 22 (8.37%) Security Monitoring
14 20 (7.60%) Risk Assessment
15 18 (6.84%) Business Continuity
15 18 (6.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.94%) SQL
2 8 (3.04%) Java
3 3 (1.14%) C++
3 3 (1.14%) Python
4 2 (0.76%) C
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (40.30%) CISSP
2 82 (31.18%) CISM
3 48 (18.25%) CISA
4 37 (14.07%) Degree
5 23 (8.75%) CEH
6 20 (7.60%) CompTIA Security+
6 20 (7.60%) Security+ Certification
7 18 (6.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (4.94%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (4.94%) CRISC
10 12 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (4.56%) OSCP
11 9 (3.42%) CCNP
11 9 (3.42%) SANS
11 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
12 8 (3.04%) CCDP
12 8 (3.04%) CCSP
12 8 (3.04%) CREST Certified
12 8 (3.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (43.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (23.95%) PCI DSS
3 15 (5.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (5.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.66%) SSAE 16
7 5 (1.90%) GDPR
8 4 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (1.52%) SLA
9 3 (1.14%) COBIT
9 3 (1.14%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.76%) QA
11 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 47 (17.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.04%) Snort
4 5 (1.90%) pfSense
5 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.46%) Nessus
2 11 (4.18%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.42%) AirWatch
4 8 (3.04%) OSSEC
5 7 (2.66%) QRadar
6 6 (2.28%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.38%) Nmap
9 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.38%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.38%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (16.35%) Cisco
2 41 (15.59%) Microsoft
3 33 (12.55%) CheckPoint
4 23 (8.75%) VMware
5 17 (6.46%) Splunk
6 15 (5.70%) McAfee
7 14 (5.32%) Juniper
8 13 (4.94%) LogRhythm
9 12 (4.56%) Sophos
10 9 (3.42%) F5
10 9 (3.42%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.04%) Oracle
11 8 (3.04%) Qualys
11 8 (3.04%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.04%) Sourcefire
12 7 (2.66%) AlienVault
12 7 (2.66%) Google
13 6 (2.28%) Citrix
13 6 (2.28%) HP
13 6 (2.28%) Palo Alto
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