What does an Information Security Analyst do?

As an Information Security Analyst, you will design and implement IT security systems to protect the organization's computer networks from cyber attacks. You will also help develop organization wide best practices for IT security. You will monitor computer networks for security issues, install security software and document all security issues or breaches you find.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in computer science with a minimum of 3 years of experience in information security. You need to be proficient with MAC and OS with experience in penetration testing and techniques and installing security software and documenting security issues. In addition, you will have excellent written and oral communication skill and understand patch management and firewalls, antivirus and IDPS concepts.

What responsibilities are common for Information Security Analyst jobs?
  • Install security measures and operate software
  • Upgrade systems to enable security software
  • Install and upgrade antivirus software
  • Test and evaluate new technology
  • Perform penetration testing
  • Analyze IT requirements and provide objective advice on the use of IT security requirements
  • Gather feedback from end users to continue to improve systems
  • Design, analyze and implement efficient IT security systems
What are the typical qualifications for Information Security Analyst jobs?
  • MBA in Information Systems, preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in information security
  • Proficient with MAC and OS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experienced with penetration testing and techniques
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities
  • Understand patch management
  • Knowledge of firewalls, antivirus and IDPS concepts
  • Experienced in installing security software and documenting security issues_
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Information Security Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£39,323 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£25K
Median: £39K
£62K
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Information Security Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become an Information Security Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Information Security Analyst
£39,323/yr
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
54%
5 - 7
21%
8+
13%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Information Security Analyst Insights

Read what Information Security Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Shelter Insurance CompaniesShelter Insurance Companies
Information Security Analyst
6 Jul 2022

“Employee career advancement appears to be based on politics/seniority and not on skills/leadership of employee.”

DTS Systeme
Junior Cyber Security Administrator
30 May 2021

“Everyone is really helpful and the support is enough to get up to speed with the details about the job.”

Netsurion
Associate Security Analyst
22 Dec 2021

“Very good place to start your career and learn about various device logs and processes.”

Tata Consultancy Services (North America)Tata Consultancy Services (North America)
Senior Cyber Security Analyst
22 Jul 2021

“TCS is a place to learn new things and explore new opportunities to grow in career.”

MorningstarMorningstar
Information Security Analyst
1 Sept 2021

“I didn't find any cons working in Morning Star it is a great place to work”

SalesforceSalesforce
Security Analyst
18 Jul 2020

“Great path driven training that helps you get to a career you can grow in.”

Diyar UnitedDiyar United
Security Analyst
20 Sept 2021

“Not many organizations do recongnise our efforts but I can say diyar is where you can find the transparency and employee recognition.”

ValueLabsValueLabs
Cyber Security Analyst
5 Jul 2022

“it is good and well comfortable to work”

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Information Security Analyst Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of information security analysts

The typical day of an information security analyst includes identifying security needs and implementing technologies to prevent security threats. They frequently monitor the technologies of the business, responding to potential data breaches as needed. Information security analysts may provide consultation on methods of protecting confidential data.

Becoming an information security analyst can be the great start of a career. As many businesses shift to storing all customer information and payment data online, information security is likely to be in even more demand. Information security analysts typically have good working conditions and some may have the opportunity to work on their own schedule.

Yes, information security analysts get paid well. The average salary for information security analysts in the United States is £39,323 per year. Information security analysts with more certifications in technology may earn even more, sometimes up to £62,032 per year.

Working as an information security analyst can be difficult at times. One of the biggest challenges can be dealing with a data breach. Also, some projects may require long hours or working weekends. Fulfilling a project, however, can also be rewarding, as can preventing a breach.

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