The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 806 872 804
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -68
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 78 16 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.015% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.018% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 69 15 28
Average salary £40,000 £60,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £88,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-29.09% +6.79%
Computer Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86980 88764 81227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.08% 82.85% 81.69%
Number of salaries quoted 72449 71450 67160
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Computer Security
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Security across the England region.

Computer Security Salary Trend in England

Computer Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Security across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in England

Computer Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 30 £52,500 -9.48% 7
West Midlands +3 9 £50,000 +28.20% 2
East Midlands - 9 £39,000 - 1
South West - 8 £30,000 - 1
South East +20 7 £35,514 -45.36% 2
Yorkshire +16 6 £35,000 -17.64% 1
North West +6 6 £50,000 -16.66% 1
East of England - 3 £27,000 - 2
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Computer Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Security.

1 66 (47.14%) Windows
2 63 (45.00%) Firewall
3 51 (36.43%) Degree
4 50 (35.71%) Information Security
5 49 (35.00%) Linux
6 41 (29.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 39 (27.86%) CISSP
8 37 (26.43%) Network Security
8 37 (26.43%) SIEM
9 36 (25.71%) Management Information System
10 31 (22.14%) Microsoft
11 30 (21.43%) Internet
12 29 (20.71%) Cyber Security
13 28 (20.00%) UNIX
14 26 (18.57%) VPN
15 25 (17.86%) Cisco
16 23 (16.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 23 (16.43%) Security Cleared
17 22 (15.71%) Vulnerability Management
18 21 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
18 21 (15.00%) Active Directory
18 21 (15.00%) DNS
18 21 (15.00%) CISM
19 19 (13.57%) MS Excel
19 19 (13.57%) PCI DSS
20 18 (12.86%) ITIL
21 17 (12.14%) Java
21 17 (12.14%) GCIH
21 17 (12.14%) ArcSight
21 17 (12.14%) Mentoring

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Computer Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.00%) Apache
3 5 (3.57%) Lync
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (13.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (45.00%) Firewall
2 41 (29.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 37 (26.43%) Network Security
4 30 (21.43%) Internet
5 26 (18.57%) VPN
6 21 (15.00%) DNS
7 15 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 14 (10.00%) Wireless
8 14 (10.00%) IPsec
9 12 (8.57%) Bluetooth
9 12 (8.57%) NFC
10 11 (7.86%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (6.43%) Wireless Security
12 7 (5.00%) LDAP
13 6 (4.29%) VoIP
13 6 (4.29%) RFID
14 4 (2.86%) VLAN
15 3 (2.14%) SAN
15 3 (2.14%) WAN
15 3 (2.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) Subversion
2 1 (0.71%) Maven
2 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (11.43%) Electronics
2 12 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.43%) Finance
4 6 (4.29%) Games
5 4 (2.86%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Military
6 3 (2.14%) Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 51 (36.43%) Analyst
2 44 (31.43%) Security Analyst
3 23 (16.43%) Security Engineer
4 16 (11.43%) Developer
5 15 (10.71%) C++ Developer
6 13 (9.29%) Consultant
7 10 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.43%) Security Specialist
8 9 (6.43%) Administrator
8 9 (6.43%) Junior
9 8 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.71%) Network Analyst
10 7 (5.00%) Principal Consultant
10 7 (5.00%) Management Consultant
10 7 (5.00%) Security Manager
10 7 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.29%) MFC
2 4 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (0.71%) COM
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.71%) CGI
3 1 (0.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.71%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.00%) PKI
2 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.57%) Smartcard
3 12 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.29%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.29%) Cryptography
5 6 (4.29%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.57%) CESG
7 4 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.14%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.14%) iPhone
8 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.71%) NHS
9 1 (0.71%) Clustering
9 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 66 (47.14%) Windows
2 49 (35.00%) Linux
3 28 (20.00%) UNIX
4 16 (11.43%) Android
5 14 (10.00%) Solaris
6 13 (9.29%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Phone
7 6 (4.29%) Debian
8 3 (2.14%) VMS
8 3 (2.14%) NetWare
8 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.71%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.71%) Information Security
2 37 (26.43%) SIEM
3 29 (20.71%) Cyber Security
4 22 (15.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (12.86%) ITIL
7 17 (12.14%) Mentoring
8 16 (11.43%) Security Management
9 12 (8.57%) Computer Forensics
10 10 (7.14%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.14%) Software Deployment
11 9 (6.43%) Android Development
11 9 (6.43%) iOS Development
11 9 (6.43%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.43%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (6.43%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
12 8 (5.71%) Security Testing
12 8 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.14%) Java
2 15 (10.71%) C++
3 10 (7.14%) SQL
4 5 (3.57%) C
4 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.86%) C#
5 4 (2.86%) Python
6 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.14%) Perl
6 3 (2.14%) PHP
7 2 (1.43%) R
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (36.43%) Degree
2 39 (27.86%) CISSP
3 23 (16.43%) Security Cleared
4 21 (15.00%) CISM
5 17 (12.14%) GCIH
6 13 (9.29%) SC Cleared
6 13 (9.29%) CISA
7 11 (7.86%) GIAC
8 9 (6.43%) CCNA
8 9 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (5.00%) GCFA
10 6 (4.29%) MCITP
10 6 (4.29%) EnCE
10 6 (4.29%) CRISC
11 5 (3.57%) GCIA
12 4 (2.86%) GSEC
12 4 (2.86%) MCP
12 4 (2.86%) HNC
12 4 (2.86%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.57%) PCI DSS
3 14 (10.00%) FISMA
4 10 (7.14%) COBIT
5 8 (5.71%) SLA
6 2 (1.43%) QA
7 1 (0.71%) BS7799
7 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 21 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.29%) Snort
3 10 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.29%) iptables
5 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.14%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (5.71%) Nessus
3 7 (5.00%) Nmap
4 5 (3.57%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (2.14%) MOM
6 2 (1.43%) Nagios
6 2 (1.43%) Cacti
6 2 (1.43%) Puppet
6 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.43%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.71%) Munin
7 1 (0.71%) OpenView
7 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.86%) Cisco
3 17 (12.14%) ArcSight
4 13 (9.29%) VMware
5 11 (7.86%) McAfee
6 9 (6.43%) FireEye
7 8 (5.71%) Citrix
8 7 (5.00%) Splunk
9 5 (3.57%) LogRhythm
9 5 (3.57%) Acunetix
9 5 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.57%) Apple
10 4 (2.86%) HP
10 4 (2.86%) Dell
10 4 (2.86%) WatchGuard
10 4 (2.86%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.14%) EMC
11 3 (2.14%) Sun
11 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.14%) Juniper
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