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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 822 832 780
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -52
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 51 55 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.052% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.063% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 47 31 57
Average salary £40,000 £65,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% +52.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £31,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,570 £31,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+17.96% -3.12%

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
86854 87001 82391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.35% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 70712 69242 68369
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -3 50 £40,000 -38.46% 6
London +28 22 £45,000 -35.71% 3
South East -31 13 £28,500 -8.06% 1
Oxfordshire +3 6 £28,500 -
Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 -
North West +3 4 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Cheshire -10 4 £37,500 +4.16%
Hampshire - 4 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £27,500 -
Leeds - 3 £27,500 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
East of England +1 2 £62,500 - 1
City of London -3 2 £90,000 +56.52%
South West -26 2 £80,000 +74.86%
Surrey - 2 £32,000 - 1
Guildford - 2 £32,000 -
Aldershot - 2 £50,000 -
Bristol -7 1 £100,000 +150.00%
Oxford -11 1 £35,641 -
Sheffield - 1 £55,000 -
Winchester - 1 £57,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £62,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £62,500 -
Fareham - 1 £27,500 -
Luton - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £29,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £24,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 45 (43.69%) Degree
2 39 (37.86%) Information Security
3 33 (32.04%) Computer Science
4 29 (28.16%) Firewall
5 25 (24.27%) Finance
6 24 (23.30%) Management Information System
7 23 (22.33%) Windows
8 20 (19.42%) Java
9 19 (18.45%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (18.45%) Network Security
10 18 (17.48%) Cyber Security
11 17 (16.50%) Linux
12 16 (15.53%) CISSP
13 15 (14.56%) Metasploit
13 15 (14.56%) CEH
13 15 (14.56%) Nessus
14 14 (13.59%) Ethical Hacking
14 14 (13.59%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (12.62%) Digital Forensics
15 13 (12.62%) Open Source
15 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
16 12 (11.65%) ITIL
16 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.65%) Content Management
16 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (10.68%) Vulnerability Management
17 11 (10.68%) UNIX
17 11 (10.68%) CISA
18 9 (8.74%) GCIH
18 9 (8.74%) SQL

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (4.85%) Apache
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) IIS
2 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.97%) Lync
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.16%) Firewall
2 19 (18.45%) Network Security
3 14 (13.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.91%) SAN
5 3 (2.91%) VPN
5 3 (2.91%) DNS
5 3 (2.91%) LDAP
5 3 (2.91%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.91%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.94%) NFC
6 2 (1.94%) Internet
6 2 (1.94%) DHCP
6 2 (1.94%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.94%) VoIP
6 2 (1.94%) WAN
6 2 (1.94%) Wireless
7 1 (0.97%) IPsec
7 1 (0.97%) LAN
7 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.94%) Subversion
2 2 (1.94%) Maven
2 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (24.27%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.77%) Legal
4 5 (4.85%) Electronics
4 5 (4.85%) Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Retail
5 4 (3.88%) Law
6 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.91%) Marketing
6 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (14.56%) Graduate
1 15 (14.56%) Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Security Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Ethical Hacker
2 13 (12.62%) Tester
2 13 (12.62%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (8.74%) Security Manager
4 8 (7.77%) Architect
5 7 (6.80%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (6.80%) Security Officer
6 6 (5.83%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (5.83%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Security Specialist
7 5 (4.85%) Developer
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.85%) Information Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Firewall Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) Spring
2 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.88%) .NET
3 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.94%) LAMP
4 1 (0.97%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.04%) Computer Science
2 24 (23.30%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.62%) Open Source
4 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.77%) Mobile App
6 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (5.83%) Mathematics
7 6 (5.83%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.94%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.94%) Derivative
9 2 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.94%) DTV
9 2 (1.94%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.97%) Clustering
10 1 (0.97%) RMADS
10 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 17 (16.50%) Linux
3 11 (10.68%) UNIX
4 4 (3.88%) Solaris
4 4 (3.88%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) Android
5 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.86%) Information Security
2 19 (18.45%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (17.48%) Cyber Security
4 14 (13.59%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (12.62%) Digital Forensics
6 12 (11.65%) ITIL
6 12 (11.65%) Content Management
7 11 (10.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (7.77%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.77%) Security Architecture
8 8 (7.77%) E-Discovery
8 8 (7.77%) Reverse Engineering
8 8 (7.77%) OO
8 8 (7.77%) SOA
8 8 (7.77%) Business Continuity
9 7 (6.80%) Data Security
9 7 (6.80%) Network Architecture
10 6 (5.83%) Change Management
10 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) Java
2 9 (8.74%) SQL
3 7 (6.80%) PHP
4 6 (5.83%) C++
5 3 (2.91%) Perl
5 3 (2.91%) Python
5 3 (2.91%) Erlang
6 2 (1.94%) Ruby
6 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.94%) C
6 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (43.69%) Degree
2 16 (15.53%) CISSP
3 15 (14.56%) CEH
4 11 (10.68%) CISA
5 9 (8.74%) GCIH
6 7 (6.80%) CISM
6 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.85%) CRISC
8 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.88%) PhD
9 3 (2.91%) GCFA
10 2 (1.94%) CISMP
10 2 (1.94%) GIAC
11 1 (0.97%) SSCP
11 1 (0.97%) GCIA
11 1 (0.97%) GSEC
11 1 (0.97%) CCNP
11 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.97%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.83%) SLA
3 5 (4.85%) QA
4 4 (3.88%) COBIT
4 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.88%) BS7799
4 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.97%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) Snort
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.91%) XenApp
4 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.94%) Docker
5 2 (1.94%) Nmap
6 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (14.56%) Nessus
2 3 (2.91%) OpenView
2 3 (2.91%) Cacti
3 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.94%) Salt
3 2 (1.94%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.94%) Munin
3 2 (1.94%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) Cisco
3 5 (4.85%) VMware
3 5 (4.85%) Citrix
3 5 (4.85%) Splunk
4 4 (3.88%) Tableau
4 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.88%) Juniper
5 3 (2.91%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.94%) Trustwave
6 2 (1.94%) IronPort
6 2 (1.94%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.94%) Acunetix
6 2 (1.94%) SAP
6 2 (1.94%) HP
6 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.97%) Dell
7 1 (0.97%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.97%) ArcSight
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits Incl: share options
Posted: 13 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
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