Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Analyst was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 985 940 982
Rank change year-on-year -45 +42 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 201 262 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 180 237 247
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,450 £30,600 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +2.51%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Top 14 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 24 June 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 -70 192 £46,000 +2.22% 17
UK excluding London +16 130 £45,000 +12.50% 13
London -73 76 £56,250 +18.42% 6
North of England +13 35 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Midlands +24 32 £45,250 +6.47% 1
South East -16 27 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +22 24 £50,000 +17.65% 1
East of England +9 23 £44,500 +58.93% 3
Yorkshire +32 21 £44,250 +10.63%
North West -1 14 £45,000 - 3
South West +2 10 £31,500 -31.89% 2
East Midlands +14 8 £35,000 +12.90%
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 1
Scotland -24 3 £48,000 +10.34% 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 108 (53.73%) Information Security
1 108 (53.73%) Firewall
2 88 (43.78%) CISSP
3 85 (42.29%) SIEM
4 77 (38.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (28.36%) Cybersecurity
6 54 (26.87%) Vulnerability Management
7 52 (25.87%) Finance
8 45 (22.39%) Management Information System
8 45 (22.39%) CISM
8 45 (22.39%) Windows
9 44 (21.89%) ITIL
10 43 (21.39%) Security Operations
11 39 (19.40%) Network Security
12 38 (18.91%) PCI DSS
13 37 (18.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 35 (17.41%) Penetration Testing
15 34 (16.92%) CEH
16 30 (14.93%) Incident Management
16 30 (14.93%) VPN
17 29 (14.43%) Risk Management
18 26 (12.94%) Service Management
18 26 (12.94%) Data Protection
19 25 (12.44%) Cisco
20 23 (11.44%) Security Testing
20 23 (11.44%) Data Loss Prevention
21 22 (10.95%) Kalman Filter
21 22 (10.95%) Intrusion Detection
21 22 (10.95%) SaaS
22 21 (10.45%) Splunk

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 8 (3.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.95%) SaaS
2 12 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.98%) Office 365
4 6 (2.99%) IaaS
4 6 (2.99%) PaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 108 (53.73%) Firewall
2 39 (19.40%) Network Security
3 30 (14.93%) VPN
4 22 (10.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (9.95%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.97%) SSL
7 11 (5.47%) IPsec
8 10 (4.98%) LAN
9 9 (4.48%) DNS
10 8 (3.98%) HTTP
11 7 (3.48%) FTP
11 7 (3.48%) Internet
11 7 (3.48%) Wireless
12 5 (2.49%) MPLS
13 4 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.99%) Wireshark
14 3 (1.49%) OpenVPN
14 3 (1.49%) SMS
14 3 (1.49%) Sourcefire
14 3 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.99%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Burp Suite
1 4 (1.99%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (25.87%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Legal
2 15 (7.46%) Retail
3 12 (5.97%) Banking
4 9 (4.48%) Law
5 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.50%) LDAP
1 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
1 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.39%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.98%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.48%) Cyberattack
5 8 (3.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.48%) BYOD
7 6 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.49%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.99%) PKI
10 3 (1.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.00%) CESG
11 2 (1.00%) Clustering
11 2 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.39%) Windows
2 21 (10.45%) Linux
3 16 (7.96%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.47%) Unix
5 10 (4.98%) Solaris
6 9 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.48%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.99%) Android
8 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.99%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.49%) CentOS
9 3 (1.49%) Debian
9 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (53.73%) Information Security
2 85 (42.29%) SIEM
3 57 (28.36%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (26.87%) Vulnerability Management
5 44 (21.89%) ITIL
6 43 (21.39%) Security Operations
7 37 (18.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 35 (17.41%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (14.93%) Incident Management
10 29 (14.43%) Risk Management
11 26 (12.94%) Data Protection
11 26 (12.94%) Service Management
12 23 (11.44%) Data Loss Prevention
12 23 (11.44%) Security Testing
13 22 (10.95%) Kalman Filter
14 20 (9.95%) Security Management
15 19 (9.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 19 (9.45%) Web Filtering
16 18 (8.96%) Patch Management
17 17 (8.46%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.97%) Bash Shell
2 10 (4.98%) Python
3 8 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.49%) Perl
5 4 (1.99%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (43.78%) CISSP
2 45 (22.39%) CISM
3 34 (16.92%) CEH
4 19 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (8.96%) CISA
6 12 (5.97%) CCSA
6 12 (5.97%) Degree
6 12 (5.97%) SANS
7 10 (4.98%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (4.98%) GIAC
7 10 (4.98%) SSCP
8 8 (3.98%) CCNA
9 7 (3.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (3.48%) CCNP
9 7 (3.48%) CCSP
9 7 (3.48%) RHCE
10 6 (2.99%) CCIE
10 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.49%) MCSE
11 5 (2.49%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (38.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (18.91%) PCI DSS
3 16 (7.96%) GDPR
4 15 (7.46%) COBIT
5 10 (4.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.99%) PSD2
8 2 (1.00%) GPG13
8 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.50%) FISMA
9 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.50%) MiFID
9 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.50%) PMO
9 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.49%) pfSense
3 3 (1.49%) Snort
4 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.98%) RSA enVision
2 7 (3.48%) Nessus
3 3 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.49%) OpenVAS
3 3 (1.49%) OSSEC
3 3 (1.49%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (1.00%) Nmap
4 2 (1.00%) QRadar
4 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (12.44%) Cisco
2 21 (10.45%) Splunk
3 17 (8.46%) CheckPoint
4 16 (7.96%) Qualys
5 13 (6.47%) Citrix
5 13 (6.47%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.47%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.98%) Symantec
8 9 (4.48%) IBM
9 8 (3.98%) ArcSight
9 8 (3.98%) VMware
10 7 (3.48%) Dell
10 7 (3.48%) LogLogic
10 7 (3.48%) McAfee
10 7 (3.48%) TIBCO
11 6 (2.99%) Oracle
12 5 (2.49%) Adobe
12 5 (2.49%) AlienVault
12 5 (2.49%) Forcepoint
13 4 (1.99%) F5