Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1018 875 1030
Rank change year-on-year -143 +155 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 185 297 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 164 270 194
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £35,325 £27,450 £31,475
90th Percentile £70,500 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.15% +5.29% -1.45%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -109 179 £50,000 +11.11% 24
UK excluding London -80 100 £42,000 -6.15% 12
London -59 89 £55,000 +22.22% 12
North of England -9 38 £43,500 +8.75% 3
Yorkshire +23 27 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Midlands -19 20 £40,000 -15.79% 3
East of England +8 18 £37,000 -7.50% 1
South East -33 13 £41,250 -17.50% 5
East Midlands -1 11 £37,500 -13.79%
North West -16 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -23 9 £42,000 -11.58% 3
South West -16 7 £31,500 -33.68%
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT Security Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 109 (58.92%) Information Security
2 101 (54.59%) Firewall
3 86 (46.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 81 (43.78%) CISSP
5 77 (41.62%) SIEM
6 56 (30.27%) Cybersecurity
7 54 (29.19%) Windows
8 46 (24.86%) Finance
9 45 (24.32%) CISM
10 43 (23.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 37 (20.00%) Security Operations
11 37 (20.00%) Management Information System
12 36 (19.46%) ITIL
13 35 (18.92%) PCI DSS
14 31 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (16.22%) Data Protection
16 28 (15.14%) Incident Management
17 27 (14.59%) Network Security
18 26 (14.05%) Patch Management
19 25 (13.51%) Linux
19 25 (13.51%) Risk Management
20 24 (12.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 24 (12.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 23 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (11.89%) GDPR
22 22 (11.89%) CEH
22 22 (11.89%) TCP/IP
22 22 (11.89%) Cisco
23 20 (10.81%) VPN
23 20 (10.81%) Data Loss Prevention

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 9 (4.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Primavera
2 1 (0.54%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.11%) Office 365
2 13 (7.03%) SaaS
3 9 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.78%) IaaS
4 7 (3.78%) Mimecast
4 7 (3.78%) PaaS
5 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 101 (54.59%) Firewall
2 27 (14.59%) Network Security
3 22 (11.89%) TCP/IP
4 20 (10.81%) VPN
5 14 (7.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (5.41%) LAN
7 8 (4.32%) Internet
7 8 (4.32%) Wireless
8 6 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (3.24%) DNS
8 6 (3.24%) IPsec
9 5 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (2.70%) OpenVPN
9 5 (2.70%) Sourcefire
10 4 (2.16%) SSL
10 4 (2.16%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.08%) DMZ
11 2 (1.08%) Intranet
11 2 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.16%) Big Data
3 1 (0.54%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Burp Suite
1 3 (1.62%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (24.86%) Finance
2 16 (8.65%) Law
3 13 (7.03%) Retail
4 9 (4.86%) Banking
5 8 (4.32%) Legal
6 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.54%) LDAP
1 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
1 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.95%) Cyberthreat
2 11 (5.95%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.32%) Cyberattack
4 8 (4.32%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (3.78%) PKI
6 6 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) CESG
10 2 (1.08%) Clustering
10 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.08%) NHS
11 1 (0.54%) PMI
11 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 54 (29.19%) Windows
2 25 (13.51%) Linux
3 19 (10.27%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.57%) Unix
5 13 (7.03%) Solaris
6 8 (4.32%) Kali Linux
6 8 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.70%) CentOS
7 5 (2.70%) Debian
7 5 (2.70%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.62%) Android
8 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.62%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (58.92%) Information Security
2 77 (41.62%) SIEM
3 56 (30.27%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (23.24%) Vulnerability Management
5 37 (20.00%) Security Operations
6 36 (19.46%) ITIL
7 31 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (16.22%) Data Protection
9 28 (15.14%) Incident Management
10 26 (14.05%) Patch Management
11 25 (13.51%) Risk Management
12 24 (12.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 24 (12.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 23 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (10.81%) Data Loss Prevention
15 19 (10.27%) IT Audit
15 19 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
15 19 (10.27%) Security Management
16 17 (9.19%) Security Testing
17 15 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.32%) Bash Shell
1 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.24%) Perl
3 4 (2.16%) Python
4 1 (0.54%) C
4 1 (0.54%) C#
4 1 (0.54%) Java
4 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.54%) VBA
4 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (43.78%) CISSP
2 45 (24.32%) CISM
3 22 (11.89%) CEH
4 17 (9.19%) CISA
5 12 (6.49%) SANS
6 10 (5.41%) RHCE
7 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.86%) GIAC
7 9 (4.86%) SSCP
8 8 (4.32%) Degree
8 8 (4.32%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.78%) RHCA
10 6 (3.24%) CCNA
10 6 (3.24%) CREST Certified
10 6 (3.24%) MCSE
10 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.24%) RHCSA
11 5 (2.70%) Linux+ Certification
11 5 (2.70%) LPIC
11 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (46.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (18.92%) PCI DSS
3 22 (11.89%) GDPR
4 16 (8.65%) COBIT
5 13 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (6.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.62%) PSD2
9 2 (1.08%) GPG13
9 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.08%) PMO
9 2 (1.08%) SLA
10 1 (0.54%) FISMA
10 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.54%) MiFID
10 1 (0.54%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.70%) pfSense
4 5 (2.70%) Snort
5 3 (1.62%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (5.41%) RSA enVision
2 8 (4.32%) Nessus
3 6 (3.24%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.70%) OpenVAS
4 5 (2.70%) OSSEC
5 3 (1.62%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.08%) Nmap
6 2 (1.08%) QRadar
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 22 (11.89%) Cisco
2 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.19%) Splunk
4 15 (8.11%) McAfee
5 13 (7.03%) CheckPoint
6 11 (5.95%) Citrix
6 11 (5.95%) VMware
7 10 (5.41%) ArcSight
7 10 (5.41%) Okta
7 10 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.32%) Juniper
8 8 (4.32%) Oracle
8 8 (4.32%) Palo Alto
9 7 (3.78%) AlienVault
9 7 (3.78%) Symantec
10 6 (3.24%) F5
10 6 (3.24%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.24%) LogRhythm
10 6 (3.24%) Remedy
11 5 (2.70%) WatchGuard