The median annual salary for a IT Security Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 226 204
Rank change year-on-year +22 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 10 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 10
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £30,272
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +48.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £67,500 £46,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,900
% change year-on-year - -3.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4654 5940 4929
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.37% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3863 4825 4220
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured IT Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Analyst in the West Midlands

IT Security Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Security Analyst in the West Midlands

IT Security Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Shropshire +1 4 - -
Coventry - 3 £48,500 -
Solihull - 2 £42,500 -
Birmingham +11 1 - -
IT Security Analyst
England

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the West Midlands region featuring IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (70.83%) CISSP
2 16 (66.67%) SIEM
3 15 (62.50%) PCI DSS
4 13 (54.17%) CISM
4 13 (54.17%) Firewall
5 11 (45.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (41.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (41.67%) DDoS Mitigation
6 10 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) Degree
8 5 (20.83%) SANS
9 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
9 4 (16.67%) Unix
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) HP
9 4 (16.67%) Information Security
10 3 (12.50%) SQL
10 3 (12.50%) Oracle
10 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
10 3 (12.50%) ISO22301
10 3 (12.50%) ISO27005
10 3 (12.50%) ISO27002
11 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
11 2 (8.33%) Burp Suite
11 2 (8.33%) Office 365

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Burp Suite
1 2 (8.33%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) SIEM
2 11 (45.83%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (41.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) OWASP
7 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
8 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance
8 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) CISSP
2 13 (54.17%) CISM
3 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 5 (20.83%) SANS
4 1 (4.17%) CEH
4 1 (4.17%) CISA
4 1 (4.17%) CRISC
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
4 1 (4.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 11 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.50%) ISO22301
3 3 (12.50%) ISO27002
3 3 (12.50%) ISO27005
4 1 (4.17%) COBIT
4 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk