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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 847 869 838
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -31
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 64 50 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.051% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.060% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 32 47 37
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £28,500 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £89,500 £90,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £37,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.91%
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
82255 83057 81542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.87% 85.16% 84.96%
Number of salaries quoted 69160 68835 65687
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
South East +7 20 £63,750 +123.68% 3
London -6 17 £60,000 +33.33% 5
South West +2 13 £47,500 -15.55% 3
North West +6 6 £42,500 +26.86%
East of England +7 5 £90,000 +44.00% 1
East Midlands 0 2 £45,000 -41.93%
West Midlands - 1 £29,000 - 1
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 88 (55.70%) Information Security
2 66 (41.77%) Degree
3 61 (38.61%) CISSP
4 58 (36.71%) Firewall
5 57 (36.08%) Windows
6 56 (35.44%) Intrusion Detection
7 52 (32.91%) Internet
8 43 (27.22%) Computer Science
9 41 (25.95%) Network Security
9 41 (25.95%) Linux
10 39 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (24.05%) Cybersecurity
12 37 (23.42%) SIEM
12 37 (23.42%) Security Management
12 37 (23.42%) CISM
12 37 (23.42%) Security Operations
13 36 (22.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 34 (21.52%) ITIL
15 32 (20.25%) Management Information System
16 31 (19.62%) Security Cleared
17 30 (18.99%) SC Cleared
18 29 (18.35%) Business Continuity
18 29 (18.35%) DNS
19 27 (17.09%) Legal
19 27 (17.09%) PCI DSS
20 26 (16.46%) Telecoms
21 23 (14.56%) VPN
21 23 (14.56%) Cyberthreat
22 22 (13.92%) PKI
23 20 (12.66%) Mentoring

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (0.63%) Apache
1 1 (0.63%) IIS
1 1 (0.63%) Lync
1 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (36.71%) Firewall
2 56 (35.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 52 (32.91%) Internet
4 41 (25.95%) Network Security
5 29 (18.35%) DNS
6 23 (14.56%) VPN
7 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
8 15 (9.49%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (9.49%) IPsec
8 15 (9.49%) LAN
8 15 (9.49%) WAN
9 8 (5.06%) VoIP
10 7 (4.43%) BGP
10 7 (4.43%) DHCP
10 7 (4.43%) EIGRP
10 7 (4.43%) ISDN
10 7 (4.43%) Megaco
10 7 (4.43%) MGCP
10 7 (4.43%) OSPF
10 7 (4.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) Data Mining
2 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.53%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.27%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.63%) AppScan
4 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.63%) Paros
4 1 (0.63%) WebScarab
General
1 27 (17.09%) Legal
2 26 (16.46%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.96%) Finance
4 6 (3.80%) Military
5 3 (1.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (41.14%) Analyst
2 51 (32.28%) Security Analyst
3 26 (16.46%) Security Manager
4 18 (11.39%) Security Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) Information Officer
5 14 (8.86%) Information Security Officer
5 14 (8.86%) Security Officer
6 13 (8.23%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (7.59%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 12 (7.59%) Incident Manager
7 12 (7.59%) IT Manager
7 12 (7.59%) IT Security Manager
8 10 (6.33%) Architect
8 10 (6.33%) Information Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) CISSP Manager
9 9 (5.70%) Network Security Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.06%) HTML
2 7 (4.43%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) CGI
3 1 (0.63%) LAMP
3 1 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.22%) Computer Science
2 39 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (20.25%) Management Information System
4 23 (14.56%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (13.92%) PKI
6 19 (12.03%) Cyber Attack
7 17 (10.76%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (8.86%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (6.96%) Blog
10 7 (4.43%) Cryptography
10 7 (4.43%) Mainframe
11 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
11 6 (3.80%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.63%) CESG
12 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 57 (36.08%) Windows
2 41 (25.95%) Linux
3 17 (10.76%) Unix
4 15 (9.49%) Solaris
5 7 (4.43%) VMS
6 6 (3.80%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.63%) HPUX
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (55.70%) Information Security
2 38 (24.05%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (23.42%) Security Management
3 37 (23.42%) Security Operations
3 37 (23.42%) SIEM
4 34 (21.52%) ITIL
5 29 (18.35%) Business Continuity
6 20 (12.66%) Mentoring
7 19 (12.03%) Coaching
8 17 (10.76%) Digital Forensics
8 17 (10.76%) Reverse Engineering
8 17 (10.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (10.13%) Incident Management
10 15 (9.49%) Data Protection
10 15 (9.49%) ITIL V3
10 15 (9.49%) Software Deployment
11 14 (8.86%) Change Management
11 14 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (8.86%) Information Management
11 14 (8.86%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.59%) Python
2 10 (6.33%) Perl
3 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.16%) SQL
5 3 (1.90%) C#
5 3 (1.90%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 66 (41.77%) Degree
2 61 (38.61%) CISSP
3 37 (23.42%) CISM
4 31 (19.62%) Security Cleared
5 30 (18.99%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.76%) SANS
7 16 (10.13%) GCIH
8 15 (9.49%) CISA
8 15 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (9.49%) GIAC
9 14 (8.86%) EnCE
9 14 (8.86%) SSCP
10 13 (8.23%) GCFA
11 11 (6.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (6.33%) CCNP
12 10 (6.33%) CEH
13 8 (5.06%) CCNA
13 8 (5.06%) DV Cleared
14 7 (4.43%) CCIE
15 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (17.09%) PCI DSS
3 15 (9.49%) FISMA
4 7 (4.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (3.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) Snort
3 7 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (10.13%) EnCase
2 9 (5.70%) Nessus
3 7 (4.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (4.43%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (4.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (4.43%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.16%) Nmap
4 5 (3.16%) QRadar
5 4 (2.53%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.27%) FTK
8 1 (0.63%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.63%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 17 (10.76%) Palo Alto
2 16 (10.13%) Cisco
3 14 (8.86%) Sophos
4 12 (7.59%) McAfee
4 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.96%) Splunk
6 9 (5.70%) ArcSight
6 9 (5.70%) FireEye
7 8 (5.06%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.43%) F5
8 7 (4.43%) Tandberg
8 7 (4.43%) VMware
9 6 (3.80%) NetWitness
10 5 (3.16%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.53%) Infoblox
11 4 (2.53%) IronPort
11 4 (2.53%) LogRhythm
11 4 (2.53%) Remedy
12 3 (1.90%) Symantec
12 3 (1.90%) Trend Micro
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