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Information Security Analyst Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does an Information Security Analyst make in Saudi Arabia?


Average Monthly Salary
15,900 SAR
( 191,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
8,450
SAR
AVERAGE
15,900
SAR
HIGH
24,200
SAR

A person working as an Information Security Analyst in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 15,900 SAR per month. Salaries range from 8,450 SAR (lowest) to 24,200 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Security Analyst salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Information Security Analyst Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Security Analyst salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 8,450 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 24,200 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,000 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Security Analyst(s) are earning less than 15,000 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,000 SAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Information Security Analyst(s) are earning less than 10,500 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,500 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Information Security Analyst(s) are earning less than 18,400 SAR while 25% are earning more than 18,400 SAR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Information Security Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Information Security Analyst
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Information Security Analyst salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Information Security Analyst with less than two years of experience makes approximately 9,710 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,900 SAR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,900 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Information Security Analyst(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 19,700 SAR per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 21,700 SAR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,000 SAR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Information Security Analyst average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
9,710 SAR
2 - 5 Years+23%
11,900 SAR
5 - 10 Years+42%
16,900 SAR
10 - 15 Years+17%
19,700 SAR
15 - 20 Years+10%
21,700 SAR
20+ Years+6%
23,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Information Security Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Information Security Analyst(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Information Security Analyst salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Information Security Analyst is 11,900 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 15,400 SAR per month, 29% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 22,000 SAR per month, 43% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Information Security Analyst average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
11,900 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+29%
15,400 SAR
Master's Degree+43%
22,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 84,200 Saudi Riyal(s) to 253,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Information Security Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Information Security Analyst employees in Saudi Arabia earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Female
14,100 SAR
Male+21%
17,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Information Security Analyst employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Security Analyst Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Information Security Analyst salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Information Security Analyst
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Average Salary 2016
14,400 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
14,900 SAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
15,200 SAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
15,500 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Security Analyst salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Information Security Analyst Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia


92 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 92 SAR. This means that the average Information Security Analyst in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 92 SAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Security Analyst VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Security Analyst and Information Technology monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Information Security Analyst is 12% less than that of IT Security. Also, IT Security salaries are 11% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Chief Information Security Officer22,600 SAR+42%
Cross Platform Security Manager18,500 SAR+16%
Data Security Manager19,400 SAR+22%
Information Security Administrator15,400 SAR-3%
Information Security Analyst15,900 SAR-0%
Information Security Engineer13,800 SAR-13%
Information Security Manager19,600 SAR+23%
Information Security Specialist16,100 SAR+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha16,300 SAR
Dammam16,700 SAR
Jeddah17,900 SAR
Khubar16,000 SAR
Mecca16,400 SAR
Medina16,500 SAR
Riyadh17,700 SAR
Tabuk15,200 SAR
Taif16,200 SAR
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