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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 841 914 934
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +20
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 107 57 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.052% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.060% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 42
Average salary £47,500 £41,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.77% -30.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £24,000 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £84,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -27.27%

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
90517 95084 102220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.61% 85.94% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 75230 76808 82364
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 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
England +51 99 £47,500 +11.76% 8
South East +56 53 £53,250 +33.12% 1
Oxfordshire +16 24 - -
Abingdon - 24 - -
Hampshire +14 18 £42,500 -15.00%
South West +15 15 £41,500 -40.71% 2
Aldershot +9 14 - -
London -1 13 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Gloucestershire - 7 £50,000 - 2
Somerset - 7 £41,500 -
East of England +16 6 £85,000 +54.54%
Kent -3 6 £64,000 +166.66% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £64,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 6 - - 2
West Midlands - 5 £40,000 -
City of London +47 4 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Yorkshire +19 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Fareham - 4 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire +21 3 £85,000 +41.66%
Basildon - 3 - -
Essex - 3 - -
Northern Ireland +4 2 £37,500 -
Belfast +1 2 £37,500 -
County Antrim 0 2 £37,500 -
Clevedon - 2 £40,000 -
North West +26 1 £40,082 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 68 (37.16%) Internet
2 60 (32.79%) Information Security
3 52 (28.42%) Firewall
3 52 (28.42%) Windows
4 49 (26.78%) Degree
5 48 (26.23%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (24.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 44 (24.04%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (22.95%) Network Security
9 39 (21.31%) DNS
10 37 (20.22%) Sophos
11 34 (18.58%) Linux
11 34 (18.58%) Telecoms
12 32 (17.49%) VPN
12 32 (17.49%) Cyberthreat
12 32 (17.49%) Cyber Attack
13 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
13 30 (16.39%) Computer Science
14 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
15 28 (15.30%) SC Cleared
16 27 (14.75%) Reverse Engineering
17 26 (14.21%) SIEM
18 25 (13.66%) PKI
18 25 (13.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 25 (13.66%) Security Operations
19 24 (13.11%) TCP/IP
19 24 (13.11%) ITIL
20 23 (12.57%) Python
20 23 (12.57%) Cisco
20 23 (12.57%) Management Information System

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.64%) Confluence
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.28%) SoftLayer
2 6 (3.28%) Sumo Logic
3 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.64%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.64%) Route 53
3 3 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (37.16%) Internet
2 52 (28.42%) Firewall
3 45 (24.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (22.95%) Network Security
5 39 (21.31%) DNS
6 32 (17.49%) VPN
7 24 (13.11%) TCP/IP
8 18 (9.84%) LAN
8 18 (9.84%) WAN
9 17 (9.29%) SMTP
10 16 (8.74%) VoIP
11 14 (7.65%) Wireless
12 13 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (7.10%) IPsec
12 13 (7.10%) MGCP
13 9 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (4.92%) DHCP
14 7 (3.83%) ADSL
14 7 (3.83%) MPLS
14 7 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.28%) Big Data
2 5 (2.73%) Data Mining
2 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.46%) WinDbg
3 9 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.28%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.64%) JIRA
5 3 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (18.58%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.29%) Finance
2 17 (9.29%) Legal
3 13 (7.10%) Military
4 4 (2.19%) Banking
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (24.04%) Analyst
2 30 (16.39%) Security Manager
3 26 (14.21%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 26 (14.21%) Incident Manager
4 25 (13.66%) Security Analyst
5 20 (10.93%) Security Engineer
6 13 (7.10%) Architect
7 12 (6.56%) GUI Software Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Communications Analyst
8 9 (4.92%) Information Officer
8 9 (4.92%) Information Security Officer
8 9 (4.92%) Security Officer
9 7 (3.83%) Administrator
9 7 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.83%) Technical Leader
10 6 (3.28%) Lead Architect
10 6 (3.28%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.28%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.29%) HTML
2 16 (8.74%) .NET
3 12 (6.56%) STL
4 6 (3.28%) 802.1X
4 6 (3.28%) Flash
4 6 (3.28%) Grails
4 6 (3.28%) Regular Expression
4 6 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (3.28%) Spring
5 4 (2.19%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.64%) Web Services
7 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.04%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (17.49%) Cyber Attack
2 32 (17.49%) Cyberthreat
3 30 (16.39%) Computer Science
4 25 (13.66%) PKI
5 23 (12.57%) Management Information System
6 21 (11.48%) Blog
7 13 (7.10%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (6.56%) User Experience
9 10 (5.46%) Cryptography
9 10 (5.46%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (3.83%) IVR
11 6 (3.28%) Client/Server
11 6 (3.28%) Data Centre
11 6 (3.28%) Statistics
12 4 (2.19%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.64%) Spread Betting
13 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.42%) Windows
2 34 (18.58%) Linux
3 13 (7.10%) Solaris
4 9 (4.92%) Mac OS X
4 9 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.37%) Unix
5 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.19%) VMS
8 3 (1.64%) CentOS
8 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.09%) NetWare
10 1 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.79%) Information Security
2 48 (26.23%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (14.75%) Reverse Engineering
4 26 (14.21%) SIEM
5 25 (13.66%) Security Operations
6 24 (13.11%) ITIL
7 20 (10.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (10.93%) Information Assurance
8 17 (9.29%) Security Management
8 17 (9.29%) Workflow
9 16 (8.74%) Data Protection
9 16 (8.74%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (7.65%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.10%) Business Continuity
12 13 (7.10%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (7.10%) Software Deployment
13 12 (6.56%) Incident Management
13 12 (6.56%) Multithreading
13 12 (6.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.57%) Python
2 20 (10.93%) Perl
3 18 (9.84%) C++
4 17 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.74%) C#
6 12 (6.56%) VC++
7 8 (4.37%) Java
8 7 (3.83%) C
9 6 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.28%) Ruby
10 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (26.78%) Degree
2 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 28 (15.30%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.02%) CISSP
5 18 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (8.74%) CISM
7 15 (8.20%) CCNP
8 11 (6.01%) CCNA
8 11 (6.01%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.92%) SSCP
10 7 (3.83%) CCVP
11 6 (3.28%) CCIE
11 6 (3.28%) GCFA
11 6 (3.28%) GCIH
12 5 (2.73%) MCSE
12 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.73%) SANS
13 4 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (2.19%) GCIA
13 4 (2.19%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.10%) FISMA
3 9 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (4.37%) RMADS
5 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.46%) Snort
4 3 (1.64%) vCloud
5 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.09%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) Cisco CUCM
1 13 (7.10%) Cisco UCCE
1 13 (7.10%) Cisco UCCX
2 8 (4.37%) EnCase
3 6 (3.28%) Nagios
3 6 (3.28%) Nessus
3 6 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.28%) Puppet
4 4 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.64%) Casper Suite
6 2 (1.09%) MOM
6 2 (1.09%) QRadar
7 1 (0.55%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.55%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 37 (20.22%) Sophos
2 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.57%) Cisco
4 13 (7.10%) VMware
5 10 (5.46%) Splunk
6 7 (3.83%) Aruba
6 7 (3.83%) Intel Security
7 6 (3.28%) ArcSight
7 6 (3.28%) Citrix
7 6 (3.28%) F5
7 6 (3.28%) Juniper
7 6 (3.28%) NetWitness
7 6 (3.28%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.28%) Tandberg
8 5 (2.73%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.19%) Apple
9 4 (2.19%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.19%) Symantec
9 4 (2.19%) Trend Micro
10 3 (1.64%) AlienVault
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