Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 988 841 1048
Rank change year-on-year -147 +207 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 206 344 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 184 315 199
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £35,325 £32,500 £32,700
90th Percentile £73,875 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +6.25%

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -136 201 £47,500 - 17
UK excluding London -75 111 £41,500 -7.78% 14
London -49 93 £55,000 +15.79% 4
North of England -10 32 £42,500 +6.25% 2
South East -6 30 £46,500 -7.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 23 £45,000 +23.29% 2
Midlands -14 22 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East of England -5 20 £40,000 -15.79% 1
East Midlands +21 12 £35,285 -19.81% 3
West Midlands -5 10 £41,750 -12.11% 3
North West -22 9 £38,000 -5.00%
South West -20 4 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 117 (56.80%) Information Security
2 97 (47.09%) CISSP
2 97 (47.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 95 (46.12%) Firewall
4 85 (41.26%) SIEM
5 82 (39.81%) Cybersecurity
6 60 (29.13%) Windows
7 57 (27.67%) ITIL
8 50 (24.27%) Penetration Testing
9 49 (23.79%) CISM
10 46 (22.33%) Vulnerability Management
11 44 (21.36%) Data Protection
11 44 (21.36%) Security Operations
11 44 (21.36%) GDPR
12 43 (20.87%) PCI DSS
13 41 (19.90%) Finance
14 40 (19.42%) Management Information System
15 37 (17.96%) Linux
16 35 (16.99%) Risk Management
17 34 (16.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
19 28 (13.59%) Data Protection Act
20 27 (13.11%) TCP/IP
20 27 (13.11%) Windows Server
21 26 (12.62%) CEH
22 25 (12.14%) COBIT
23 23 (11.17%) Cisco
24 22 (10.68%) Microsoft
24 22 (10.68%) Security Management
24 22 (10.68%) Security Architecture

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 7 (3.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Primavera
2 1 (0.49%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.74%) Office 365
2 11 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.40%) IaaS
3 7 (3.40%) PaaS
3 7 (3.40%) SaaS
4 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.91%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 95 (46.12%) Firewall
2 27 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.25%) Network Security
4 16 (7.77%) VPN
5 13 (6.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (5.83%) LAN
7 8 (3.88%) Wireless
8 6 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.43%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (2.43%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (2.43%) IPsec
9 5 (2.43%) OpenVPN
9 5 (2.43%) WAN
9 5 (2.43%) Wireshark
10 4 (1.94%) DNS
10 4 (1.94%) Internet
11 3 (1.46%) PPP
12 2 (0.97%) DMZ
13 1 (0.49%) DHCP
13 1 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle Database
General
1 41 (19.90%) Finance
2 19 (9.22%) Law
3 14 (6.80%) Legal
4 8 (3.88%) Retail
5 6 (2.91%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.49%) LDAP
1 1 (0.49%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.42%) Management Information System
2 28 (13.59%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.25%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (3.40%) PKI
5 5 (2.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.46%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.49%) PMI
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (29.13%) Windows
2 37 (17.96%) Linux
3 27 (13.11%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.25%) Unix
5 12 (5.83%) Solaris
6 7 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.43%) CentOS
7 5 (2.43%) Debian
7 5 (2.43%) Kali Linux
7 5 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (56.80%) Information Security
2 85 (41.26%) SIEM
3 82 (39.81%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (27.67%) ITIL
5 50 (24.27%) Penetration Testing
6 46 (22.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 44 (21.36%) Data Protection
7 44 (21.36%) Security Operations
8 35 (16.99%) Risk Management
9 34 (16.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (10.68%) Security Architecture
10 22 (10.68%) Security Management
11 21 (10.19%) Security Testing
12 19 (9.22%) Data Loss Prevention
12 19 (9.22%) Patch Management
13 18 (8.74%) Incident Management
13 18 (8.74%) ISMS
14 17 (8.25%) Data Security
14 17 (8.25%) Kalman Filter
15 16 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.40%) Bash Shell
1 7 (3.40%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.49%) C#
2 1 (0.49%) Java
2 1 (0.49%) Perl
2 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.49%) VBA
2 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (47.09%) CISSP
2 49 (23.79%) CISM
3 26 (12.62%) CEH
4 17 (8.25%) CISA
4 17 (8.25%) Degree
5 14 (6.80%) SANS
6 12 (5.83%) GIAC
7 10 (4.85%) RHCE
8 9 (4.37%) SSCP
9 8 (3.88%) Security Cleared
10 7 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.40%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (3.40%) MCSE
10 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.40%) RHCA
11 6 (2.91%) CASP
11 6 (2.91%) CREST Certified
11 6 (2.91%) GCIH
11 6 (2.91%) RHCSA
12 5 (2.43%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (47.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (21.36%) GDPR
3 43 (20.87%) PCI DSS
4 25 (12.14%) COBIT
5 21 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (4.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.97%) SLA
9 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.49%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.91%) Snort
5 5 (2.43%) pfSense
6 3 (1.46%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.88%) RSA enVision
2 7 (3.40%) Nessus
3 6 (2.91%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.43%) OpenVAS
4 5 (2.43%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.97%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.97%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.49%) Nmap
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.49%) QRadar
6 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (11.17%) Cisco
2 22 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.28%) McAfee
4 13 (6.31%) Splunk
5 12 (5.83%) VMware
6 10 (4.85%) CheckPoint
7 9 (4.37%) Juniper
7 9 (4.37%) Palo Alto
8 8 (3.88%) ArcSight
8 8 (3.88%) Citrix
8 8 (3.88%) Fortinet
8 8 (3.88%) Oracle
8 8 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.40%) AlienVault
10 6 (2.91%) F5
10 6 (2.91%) LogRhythm
11 5 (2.43%) Aruba
11 5 (2.43%) HP
11 5 (2.43%) SonicWALL
11 5 (2.43%) WatchGuard