The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 837 874 842
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -32
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 59 66 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.055% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.067% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 42 43 31
Average salary £41,750 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.41% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,500 £70,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +66.66%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91880 97952 88496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.25% 82.00% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74257 78947 72679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Computer Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Security
Salary Trend

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

Computer Security Salary Trend in the UK

Computer Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Security over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
England +18 55 £42,500 -29.16% 8
London +29 25 £55,000 -20.00% 1
South East +16 21 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Surrey - 12 £32,000 -
Guildford - 12 £32,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £50,000 - 2
East of England +21 4 £55,000 -15.38%
Aldershot - 4 £50,000 - 1
Bristol +1 3 £70,000 +75.00%
South West -11 3 £70,000 +75.00%
Bedfordshire - 3 £51,250 -
City of London +25 2 £43,750 -20.45%
Oxfordshire +2 2 £32,070 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £40,000 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
County Antrim - 2 - - 1
Belfast - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £42,500 -22.72%
North West +6 1 - - 2
Oxford -8 1 £35,641 -
Reading -11 1 - -
Berkshire -11 1 - -
Hertfordshire -14 1 £60,000 -7.69%
Kent - 1 £24,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £60,000 -
Winchester - 1 £57,500 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £24,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 51 (44.35%) Degree
2 34 (29.57%) Information Security
3 33 (28.70%) Windows
4 32 (27.83%) Firewall
5 26 (22.61%) Linux
5 26 (22.61%) Java
5 26 (22.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 25 (21.74%) Computer Science
6 25 (21.74%) Management Information System
7 23 (20.00%) Cyber Security
8 22 (19.13%) Finance
8 22 (19.13%) Microsoft
9 21 (18.26%) CISSP
10 18 (15.65%) Network Security
11 17 (14.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (14.78%) C++
12 15 (13.04%) ITIL
12 15 (13.04%) Electronics
12 15 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
13 14 (12.17%) PCI DSS
13 14 (12.17%) Android
13 14 (12.17%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (12.17%) Snort
14 13 (11.30%) CISM
14 13 (11.30%) Apple iOS
15 12 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (10.43%) Smartcard
15 12 (10.43%) Active Directory
15 12 (10.43%) Bluetooth

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.74%) Lync
1 2 (1.74%) Apache
2 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.87%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.83%) Firewall
2 26 (22.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (15.65%) Network Security
4 12 (10.43%) Bluetooth
4 12 (10.43%) NFC
5 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.09%) LDAP
7 6 (5.22%) RFID
8 5 (4.35%) Internet
9 4 (3.48%) tcpdump
9 4 (3.48%) SAN
9 4 (3.48%) LAN
9 4 (3.48%) WAN
9 4 (3.48%) Wireshark
10 3 (2.61%) VPN
10 3 (2.61%) DNS
11 2 (1.74%) Wireless
11 2 (1.74%) VoIP
12 1 (0.87%) DHCP
12 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) Big Data
2 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.87%) Subversion
2 1 (0.87%) Maven
2 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (19.13%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Electronics
3 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.09%) Law
4 7 (6.09%) Legal
5 5 (4.35%) Banking
5 5 (4.35%) Retail
6 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.61%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.74%) Military
8 1 (0.87%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.87%) Games
8 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Analyst
2 24 (20.87%) Security Analyst
3 13 (11.30%) C++ Developer
3 13 (11.30%) Developer
4 11 (9.57%) Security Manager
5 9 (7.83%) Security Specialist
5 9 (7.83%) Graduate
6 8 (6.96%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (6.09%) Ethical Hacker
7 7 (6.09%) Tester
7 7 (6.09%) Junior
7 7 (6.09%) Security Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Security Officer
9 5 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (4.35%) Firewall Support
9 5 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Junior Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Junior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) MFC
1 6 (5.22%) Spring
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.87%) COM
3 1 (0.87%) CGI
3 1 (0.87%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Computer Science
1 25 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (10.43%) Smartcard
3 10 (8.70%) Open Source
4 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.22%) Mathematics
5 6 (5.22%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.74%) User Experience
9 2 (1.74%) DTV
9 2 (1.74%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.74%) Clustering
10 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.87%) PKI
10 1 (0.87%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.70%) Windows
2 26 (22.61%) Linux
3 14 (12.17%) Android
4 13 (11.30%) Apple iOS
5 11 (9.57%) UNIX
6 9 (7.83%) Mac OS X
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.61%) VMS
9 2 (1.74%) Solaris
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.87%) CentOS
10 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.87%) NetWare
10 1 (0.87%) Fedora
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) Information Security
2 23 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 15 (13.04%) ITIL
3 15 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 14 (12.17%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (9.57%) Security Management
6 10 (8.70%) Digital Forensics
7 9 (7.83%) Security Architecture
7 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
7 9 (7.83%) Reverse Engineering
7 9 (7.83%) Data Protection
8 8 (6.96%) SOA
8 8 (6.96%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.96%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (6.09%) OO
9 7 (6.09%) Change Management
9 7 (6.09%) SIEM
9 7 (6.09%) Android Development
9 7 (6.09%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.61%) Java
2 17 (14.78%) C++
3 4 (3.48%) SQL
3 4 (3.48%) Python
4 3 (2.61%) Ruby
4 3 (2.61%) Erlang
4 3 (2.61%) C
4 3 (2.61%) Rust
5 2 (1.74%) PHP
5 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.87%) Scala
6 1 (0.87%) C#
6 1 (0.87%) Perl
6 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (44.35%) Degree
2 21 (18.26%) CISSP
3 13 (11.30%) CISM
4 11 (9.57%) CISA
5 10 (8.70%) GCIH
6 9 (7.83%) CEH
7 6 (5.22%) CRISC
7 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.48%) PCI QSA
8 4 (3.48%) GCIA
9 3 (2.61%) GSEC
9 3 (2.61%) PhD
9 3 (2.61%) GIAC
10 2 (1.74%) CISMP
11 1 (0.87%) EnCE
11 1 (0.87%) MCSE
11 1 (0.87%) CCNA
11 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.35%) COBIT
4 3 (2.61%) QA
4 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.61%) BS7799
5 2 (1.74%) FISMA
5 2 (1.74%) SLA
5 2 (1.74%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Snort
2 12 (10.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.61%) XenApp
4 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Nessus
2 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) Puppet
2 2 (1.74%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.74%) Nagios
2 2 (1.74%) Cacti
2 2 (1.74%) Nmap
3 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.87%) Munin
3 1 (0.87%) OpenView
3 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.87%) MOM
3 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) Cisco
3 6 (5.22%) Citrix
4 5 (4.35%) Juniper
4 5 (4.35%) VMware
4 5 (4.35%) Splunk
5 4 (3.48%) ArcSight
6 3 (2.61%) Dell
6 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.61%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.74%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.74%) Trustwave
7 2 (1.74%) Acunetix
7 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.74%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) SAP
7 2 (1.74%) IronPort
7 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.74%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.87%) EMC
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42840 - £50400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £50,000 to £57,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent benefits on top
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EY
Posted: 17 days ago
Kidderminster
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago