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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 814 870 964
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +94
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 98 105 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.096% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.11% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 51 77 18
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £79,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £39,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +19.08%

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
84067 95471 97586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.53% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69978 78940 78095
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 30 September 2016 within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 21 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 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +67 96 £60,000 +33.33% 9
South East +68 42 £35,000 -30.00% 2
London +56 42 £60,000 +11.62% 4
Hampshire +34 26 - -
Aldershot +19 26 - -
Oxfordshire +16 16 £35,000 -1.44% 2
Abingdon - 13 - - 1
West Midlands -8 6 £60,000 - 1
City of London +40 5 £42,500 +6.25%
East of England +20 3 £35,000 +29.62%
Bristol +2 3 £50,000 +66.66%
South West -7 3 £50,000 +66.66%
Bedford - 3 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Oxford +2 2 £35,000 -1.44% 1
Edinburgh +3 1 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Scotland +3 1 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Birmingham -29 1 - -
Wales - 1 £52,500 -
South Wales - 1 £52,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £52,500 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 82 (42.49%) Information Security
2 61 (31.61%) Firewall
2 61 (31.61%) Security Cleared
3 60 (31.09%) Degree
3 60 (31.09%) Windows
4 59 (30.57%) SC Cleared
5 57 (29.53%) Linux
5 57 (29.53%) Internet
6 56 (29.02%) Python
7 54 (27.98%) DNS
8 44 (22.80%) Finance
9 39 (20.21%) Cybersecurity
10 38 (19.69%) VPN
11 36 (18.65%) CISSP
12 34 (17.62%) DV Cleared
13 33 (17.10%) PKI
14 32 (16.58%) Network Security
14 32 (16.58%) Management Information System
15 31 (16.06%) Intrusion Detection
16 28 (14.51%) Regular Expression
17 27 (13.99%) Statistics
18 26 (13.47%) Computer Science
18 26 (13.47%) HTML
18 26 (13.47%) JavaScript
18 26 (13.47%) SIEM
18 26 (13.47%) Big Data
19 25 (12.95%) Telecoms
20 24 (12.44%) Sophos
21 23 (11.92%) CISA
21 23 (11.92%) CISM

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 14 (7.25%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.29%) MS Office
3 4 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.25%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (7.25%) SoftLayer
2 14 (7.25%) Sumo Logic
3 5 (2.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (31.61%) Firewall
2 57 (29.53%) Internet
3 54 (27.98%) DNS
4 38 (19.69%) VPN
5 32 (16.58%) Network Security
6 31 (16.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (10.36%) IPsec
8 17 (8.81%) Wireless
9 16 (8.29%) SMTP
10 15 (7.77%) SSL
11 14 (7.25%) SNMP
12 11 (5.70%) LAN
12 11 (5.70%) WAN
13 9 (4.66%) TCP/IP
14 3 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (1.04%) ADSL
15 2 (1.04%) Cisco IPT
15 2 (1.04%) IP Telephony
15 2 (1.04%) VLAN
15 2 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.47%) Big Data
2 17 (8.81%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (8.29%) WinDbg
2 14 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.25%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (22.80%) Finance
2 25 (12.95%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.22%) Music Industry
4 8 (4.15%) Games
5 7 (3.63%) Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.55%) French Language
6 3 (1.55%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Military
7 2 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (35.75%) Analyst
2 51 (26.42%) Security Analyst
3 23 (11.92%) SOC Analyst
4 21 (10.88%) Security Engineer
5 12 (6.22%) Administrator
5 12 (6.22%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.70%) DevOps Administrator
6 11 (5.70%) Junior
7 10 (5.18%) Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Information Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Information Security Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Junior Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (4.15%) HTML Developer
9 8 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Python Developer
9 8 (4.15%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Big Data Developer
10 7 (3.63%) Junior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.51%) Regular Expression
2 26 (13.47%) HTML
3 16 (8.29%) Flash
4 15 (7.77%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (7.25%) Grails
5 14 (7.25%) Spring
6 6 (3.11%) .NET
7 3 (1.55%) STL
8 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.10%) PKI
2 32 (16.58%) Management Information System
3 27 (13.99%) Statistics
4 26 (13.47%) Computer Science
5 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (9.84%) Blog
7 15 (7.77%) Cryptography
7 15 (7.77%) Social Media
8 12 (6.22%) Security Operations Centre
9 11 (5.70%) Cyber Attack
10 9 (4.66%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (2.59%) Social Network
12 4 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.55%) User Experience
13 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
14 2 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 2 (1.04%) IVR
15 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 60 (31.09%) Windows
2 57 (29.53%) Linux
3 21 (10.88%) Unix
4 19 (9.84%) Solaris
5 5 (2.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.52%) NetWare
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) SUSE
6 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.49%) Information Security
2 39 (20.21%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (13.47%) SIEM
4 21 (10.88%) Security Architecture
5 20 (10.36%) Data Protection
6 19 (9.84%) Software Deployment
7 18 (9.33%) Change Control
8 17 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (8.81%) DevOps
8 17 (8.81%) Information Assurance
8 17 (8.81%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (8.81%) Security Operations
9 16 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (8.29%) Change Management
9 16 (8.29%) Identity Access Management
9 16 (8.29%) Internal Audit
9 16 (8.29%) Reverse Engineering
9 16 (8.29%) SOA
9 16 (8.29%) Workflow
10 15 (7.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.02%) Python
2 26 (13.47%) JavaScript
3 23 (11.92%) SQL
4 20 (10.36%) C++
5 19 (9.84%) Perl
6 17 (8.81%) C
6 17 (8.81%) Java
7 15 (7.77%) Ruby
8 14 (7.25%) Bash Shell
8 14 (7.25%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.55%) C#
9 3 (1.55%) VC++
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (31.61%) Security Cleared
2 60 (31.09%) Degree
3 59 (30.57%) SC Cleared
4 36 (18.65%) CISSP
5 34 (17.62%) DV Cleared
6 23 (11.92%) CISA
6 23 (11.92%) CISM
7 16 (8.29%) CEH
8 12 (6.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (6.22%) GIAC
9 7 (3.63%) SANS
10 6 (3.11%) CGEIT
11 4 (2.07%) CCNA
11 4 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.07%) CRISC
11 4 (2.07%) GCIA
11 4 (2.07%) GPEN
11 4 (2.07%) GSEC
12 3 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (1.55%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.84%) FISMA
2 15 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (7.77%) PCI DSS
2 15 (7.77%) RMADS
3 13 (6.74%) COBIT
4 4 (2.07%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.55%) Snort
3 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.52%) KVM
4 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.25%) Nagios
1 14 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (7.25%) Puppet
2 7 (3.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.04%) SCCM
5 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.52%) MOM
5 1 (0.52%) QRadar
5 1 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (12.44%) Sophos
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.36%) Splunk
4 6 (3.11%) VMware
5 5 (2.59%) Cisco
5 5 (2.59%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.07%) ArcSight
6 4 (2.07%) Oracle
7 3 (1.55%) Qualys
8 2 (1.04%) Aruba
8 2 (1.04%) Citrix
8 2 (1.04%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) AlienVault
9 1 (0.52%) Dell
9 1 (0.52%) EMC
9 1 (0.52%) Juniper
9 1 (0.52%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.52%) Novell
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum From £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Abrecco
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car Allowance, Bonus, Healthcare etc
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago