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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 886 821 848
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +27
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 18 40 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.047% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 25
Average salary £53,000 £53,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £37,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-12.62% +58.46%

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
93666 85404 91608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.22% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74832 70100 77443
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 20 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 18 September 2014. 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 -69 16 £53,500 +0.46% 7
London -34 11 £53,500 -10.83% 3
East of England -17 2 £16,500 -69.44%
South East -30 2 £65,000 +23.80% 2
Watford - 2 £16,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £16,500 -
City of London +1 1 - -
Oxford -1 1 £62,500 +16.27%
Oxfordshire -7 1 £62,500 +16.27%
Cheshire - 1 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £67,500 - 2
Romsey - 1 £67,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £20,500 -
Chester - 1 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £53,500 -
North West - 1 £60,000 - 2
South Wales - 1 £20,500 -
Wales - 1 £20,500 -
Scotland - 1 £45,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 34 (42.50%) Information Security
2 26 (32.50%) Firewall
3 22 (27.50%) Windows
4 21 (26.25%) Management Information System
4 21 (26.25%) Finance
5 18 (22.50%) Linux
6 17 (21.25%) CISSP
7 16 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 16 (20.00%) Degree
7 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 15 (18.75%) Internet
9 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
9 14 (17.50%) Network Security
10 13 (16.25%) Computer Science
11 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
11 12 (15.00%) BCP
11 12 (15.00%) SQL
12 11 (13.75%) Perl
12 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
12 11 (13.75%) Legal
12 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
12 11 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
13 10 (12.50%) Business Continuity
13 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (11.25%) Data Privacy
14 9 (11.25%) Ethical Hacking
14 9 (11.25%) EnCE

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.25%) Apache
1 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Firewall
2 15 (18.75%) Internet
3 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.50%) Network Security
4 10 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (10.00%) WAN
6 7 (8.75%) VPN
7 6 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (6.25%) TACACS
8 5 (6.25%) SNMP
8 5 (6.25%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.75%) SSL
10 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.50%) LAN
10 2 (2.50%) DNS
11 1 (1.25%) Intranet
11 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.25%) SMTP
11 1 (1.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (13.75%) Legal
4 5 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Games
6 2 (2.50%) Law
7 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.25%) Military
7 1 (1.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Security Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Security Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Security Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Forensic Investigator
6 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Information Security Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Information Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Information Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Junior
8 3 (3.75%) Graduate
8 3 (3.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.25%) LAMP
3 1 (1.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.25%) Management Information System
2 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (16.25%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.75%) Open Source
5 5 (6.25%) Cryptography
5 5 (6.25%) CESG
5 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (6.25%) SecurID
6 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.50%) RMADS
7 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.25%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.25%) FMCG
7 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Windows
2 18 (22.50%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) UNIX
4 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.25%) Debian
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (42.50%) Information Security
2 16 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 12 (15.00%) BCP
4 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
4 11 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
5 10 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (11.25%) Data Privacy
6 9 (11.25%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (10.00%) Cyber Security
7 8 (10.00%) SIEM
7 8 (10.00%) Data Security
7 8 (10.00%) ITIL
8 7 (8.75%) OOP
8 7 (8.75%) OO
8 7 (8.75%) Asset Management
8 7 (8.75%) Computer Forensics
8 7 (8.75%) Stress Testing
9 6 (7.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) Perl
3 7 (8.75%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) VB
4 5 (6.25%) PHP
5 3 (3.75%) C++
5 3 (3.75%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) Ruby
6 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) C
7 1 (1.25%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) CISSP
2 16 (20.00%) Degree
3 9 (11.25%) EnCE
4 8 (10.00%) CEH
5 6 (7.50%) CISA
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.25%) CCNP
7 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.00%) GCFA
8 3 (3.75%) GCIH
8 3 (3.75%) GIAC
9 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.25%) HND
10 1 (1.25%) CISM
10 1 (1.25%) GCIA
10 1 (1.25%) GSEC
10 1 (1.25%) CRISC
10 1 (1.25%) LPIC
10 1 (1.25%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) SpamAssassin
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) Squid
3 1 (1.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Cacti
1 6 (7.50%) OpenView
2 3 (3.75%) Nessus
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.25%) Munin
4 1 (1.25%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.00%) Cisco
3 7 (8.75%) Juniper
3 7 (8.75%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.50%) Riverbed
5 5 (6.25%) CA
5 5 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 5 (6.25%) Tableau
6 3 (3.75%) VMware
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (1.25%) McAfee
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle
8 1 (1.25%) F5
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum training and certifications offered
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus shift allowance
Posted: 24 days ago