Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Information Security Analyst was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Information Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1163 1165 1260
Rank change year-on-year +2 +95 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Analyst 25 58 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.031% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.032% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 29
UK median annual salary £52,000 £66,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.51% +39.47% -9.52%
10th Percentile £38,900 £47,550 £39,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £56,250 £43,500
% change year-on-year -7.56% +29.31% -13.00%

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 171576 182627 210672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137617 152768 175132
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Information Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Information Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Information Security Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Analyst.

Salary trend for Senior Information Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Information Security Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Analyst over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Information Security Analyst in the UK

Senior Information Security Analyst
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 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 -12 25 £52,000 -21.51% 2
UK excluding London +31 20 £52,000 -7.56% 2
Midlands +42 8 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +24 8 £60,000 - 2
North of England +14 7 £52,000 +10.64%
North West +4 7 £52,000 +10.64%
East of England +8 5 - -
London -20 5 £55,000 -18.52%

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Senior Information 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 Senior Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (76.00%) CISSP
3 16 (64.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (56.00%) CISM
5 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Network Architecture
6 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (28.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (24.00%) SIEM
7 6 (24.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (24.00%) GDPR
8 5 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 5 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (20.00%) Data Encryption
8 5 (20.00%) Security Operations
8 5 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 5 (20.00%) ISMS
8 5 (20.00%) Information Security Management
8 5 (20.00%) Security Management
8 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 5 (20.00%) SSCP
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory

Senior Information 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) SMTP
2 2 (8.00%) SSH
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) AppScan
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) BYOD
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (28.00%) Data Protection
3 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (28.00%) Network Architecture
3 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (24.00%) SIEM
5 5 (20.00%) Data Encryption
5 5 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Information Security Management
5 5 (20.00%) ISMS
5 5 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) Security Management
5 5 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) CISSP
2 14 (56.00%) CISM
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) SSCP
5 2 (8.00%) CEH
5 2 (8.00%) CISA
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.00%) CRISC
6 1 (4.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE Security
6 1 (4.00%) CCNA
6 1 (4.00%) CCSA
6 1 (4.00%) GIAC
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.00%) OSCP
6 1 (4.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (64.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (24.00%) GDPR
3 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (12.00%) COBIT
5 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) HP Fortify
2 1 (4.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Qualys
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Veracode