The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
Rank 811 854 894
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +40
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 34 73 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.073% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.083% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 47
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £42,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £86,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £49,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-19.19% +65.00%

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
74108 87810 88690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.15% 87.70% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61013 73052 73139
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Computer Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 34 £45,000 -25.00% 13
London +61 21 £65,000 +8.33% 8
City of London - 5 £65,000 - 3
South West +9 4 £40,000 -19.19% 1
Gloucestershire -20 4 £40,000 - 1
South East +41 3 £35,000 - 2
North West -20 3 £21,500 -49.41%
Altrincham - 3 £21,500 -
Manchester - 3 £21,500 -
Yorkshire +23 2 £40,000 +105.12%
Oxfordshire +23 2 £35,000 -
Cheltenham -8 2 £40,000 -
Gloucester - 2 £40,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Oxford - 2 £35,000 -
East of England +27 1 £42,500 -52.77%
Hertfordshire +9 1 £42,500 -52.77%
Hampshire +7 1 £60,000 - 1
Aldershot +1 1 £60,000 - 1
Stevenage - 1 £42,500 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 67 (57.26%) Information Security
2 49 (41.88%) Windows
3 47 (40.17%) Degree
4 44 (37.61%) Firewall
5 38 (32.48%) Linux
6 35 (29.91%) CISSP
6 35 (29.91%) Finance
6 35 (29.91%) Security Cleared
7 34 (29.06%) Internet
8 32 (27.35%) DNS
9 31 (26.50%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (25.64%) SC Cleared
11 28 (23.93%) Python
12 26 (22.22%) Computer Science
13 25 (21.37%) Intrusion Detection
14 24 (20.51%) CISM
15 22 (18.80%) Management Information System
16 21 (17.95%) CEH
16 21 (17.95%) Network Security
16 21 (17.95%) CSIRT
17 18 (15.38%) Unix
17 18 (15.38%) SIEM
18 17 (14.53%) VPN
18 17 (14.53%) SQL
18 17 (14.53%) Security Operations
19 16 (13.68%) CISA
19 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
20 15 (12.82%) Security Architecture
20 15 (12.82%) Change Control
20 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.71%) Apache
2 2 (1.71%) lighttpd
2 2 (1.71%) nginx
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
1 10 (8.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (1.71%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (37.61%) Firewall
2 34 (29.06%) Internet
3 32 (27.35%) DNS
4 25 (21.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (17.95%) Network Security
6 17 (14.53%) VPN
7 15 (12.82%) TCP/IP
8 13 (11.11%) IPsec
9 5 (4.27%) SMTP
10 3 (2.56%) Broadband
10 3 (2.56%) LAN
10 3 (2.56%) WAN
10 3 (2.56%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.71%) BGP
11 2 (1.71%) HSRP
11 2 (1.71%) HTTP
11 2 (1.71%) SNMP
11 2 (1.71%) SSL
11 2 (1.71%) Wideband
11 2 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) Big Data
2 10 (8.55%) MySQL
2 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) WinDbg
2 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.71%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.71%) Subversion
General
1 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.98%) Music Industry
4 6 (5.13%) Games
4 6 (5.13%) Marketing
5 4 (3.42%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.42%) Banking
6 3 (2.56%) Military
7 2 (1.71%) Electronics
7 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (29.91%) Analyst
2 21 (17.95%) Security Analyst
3 19 (16.24%) Security Engineer
4 13 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Consultant
7 6 (5.13%) Compliance Officer
7 6 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) Junior
7 6 (5.13%) Junior Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Risk Officer
7 6 (5.13%) Security Specialist
8 5 (4.27%) HTML Developer
8 5 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Python Developer
8 5 (4.27%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Management Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Penetration Tester
9 4 (3.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) Regular Expression
2 12 (10.26%) HTML
3 5 (4.27%) Flash
4 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 22 (18.80%) Management Information System
3 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.26%) PKI
5 11 (9.40%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (9.40%) Social Media
6 9 (7.69%) Blog
7 7 (5.98%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (5.98%) Statistics
8 5 (4.27%) Cryptography
8 5 (4.27%) Social Network
9 3 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.71%) Derivative
10 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.71%) Physics
10 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.88%) Windows
2 38 (32.48%) Linux
3 18 (15.38%) Unix
4 12 (10.26%) Solaris
5 6 (5.13%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.71%) Android
7 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.71%) Debian
7 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (57.26%) Information Security
2 31 (26.50%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (15.38%) SIEM
4 17 (14.53%) Security Operations
5 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
6 15 (12.82%) Change Control
6 15 (12.82%) Security Architecture
6 15 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (11.11%) ITIL
7 13 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (11.11%) SOA
8 12 (10.26%) Internal Audit
8 12 (10.26%) Software Deployment
9 11 (9.40%) Threat Analysis
10 10 (8.55%) Change Management
10 10 (8.55%) Computer Forensics
10 10 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (8.55%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (8.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.93%) Python
2 17 (14.53%) SQL
3 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.55%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.84%) C++
6 6 (5.13%) C
6 6 (5.13%) Java
6 6 (5.13%) Perl
7 3 (2.56%) C#
8 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (40.17%) Degree
2 35 (29.91%) CISSP
2 35 (29.91%) Security Cleared
3 30 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 24 (20.51%) CISM
5 21 (17.95%) CEH
6 16 (13.68%) CISA
7 13 (11.11%) DV Cleared
8 10 (8.55%) GIAC
9 9 (7.69%) SANS
10 7 (5.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (5.13%) CGEIT
11 6 (5.13%) GCIA
11 6 (5.13%) GPEN
11 6 (5.13%) GSEC
12 4 (3.42%) CRISC
13 3 (2.56%) CSSLP
13 3 (2.56%) GCED
13 3 (2.56%) GCIH
13 3 (2.56%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.26%) FISMA
3 7 (5.98%) COBIT
4 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.71%) SLA
5 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.56%) Snort
3 2 (1.71%) Docker
3 2 (1.71%) QEMU
3 2 (1.71%) Xen
4 1 (0.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (17.95%) CSIRT
2 6 (5.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 6 (5.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (5.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (4.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.71%) Ansible
4 2 (1.71%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.71%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.71%) Mesos
4 2 (1.71%) Puppet
4 2 (1.71%) rkt
4 2 (1.71%) Salt
4 2 (1.71%) SCCM
5 1 (0.85%) QRadar
5 1 (0.85%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.40%) Sophos
3 8 (6.84%) Splunk
4 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
4 4 (3.42%) VMware
5 3 (2.56%) ArcSight
5 3 (2.56%) IBM
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle
5 3 (2.56%) Qualys
6 2 (1.71%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.85%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
IBM Kenexa Recruitment - CSC
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Schroders
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Unspecified Market rate DoE
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £37,000 to £49,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Schroders plc
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
M and Co
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Friend MTS
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Friend MTS
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 20 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago