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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 825 890 951
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +61
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 96 74 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.067% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.077% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 36 46 44
Median salary £50,000 £51,250 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -12.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,250 £100,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,082 £48,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-17.78% -18.75%

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
85300 96063 103309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.80% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 71291 78493 83654
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 25 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +86 89 £50,000 -2.43% 10
South East +102 53 £64,000 +166.66% 1
Hampshire - 24 - - 1
Aldershot - 24 - - 1
London +24 15 £50,000 -41.17% 5
Kent - 14 £64,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 14 £64,000 -
Abingdon - 13 - -
Oxfordshire - 13 - -
South West +18 7 £41,500 +7.09% 2
Yorkshire +26 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Leeds +22 5 - -
West Yorkshire +10 5 - -
East of England +40 4 £22,500 -62.50% 1
Somerset - 4 £40,750 -
Colchester - 4 £22,500 -
Essex - 4 £22,500 -
Bristol +23 2 £57,500 +48.38% 1
Edinburgh +13 2 £27,500 -42.10%
East Midlands +8 2 £26,000 -33.33%
Scotland +3 2 £27,500 -37.14%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £48,750 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Clevedon - 2 £40,000 -
North West +17 1 £40,082 +3.43% 1
Northern Ireland +3 1 £37,500 -25.00%
County Antrim +2 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Manchester +1 1 £40,082 +3.43% 1
Belfast +1 1 £37,500 -25.00%

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 63 (32.47%) Information Security
2 62 (31.96%) Internet
3 57 (29.38%) Firewall
4 53 (27.32%) Windows
5 46 (23.71%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (22.68%) Linux
7 43 (22.16%) VPN
7 43 (22.16%) Degree
7 43 (22.16%) Network Security
8 42 (21.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 41 (21.13%) DNS
10 39 (20.10%) Security Cleared
11 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
12 35 (18.04%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (18.04%) Telecoms
13 34 (17.53%) PKI
14 33 (17.01%) Python
15 31 (15.98%) Microsoft
15 31 (15.98%) Sophos
16 29 (14.95%) SIEM
17 27 (13.92%) Finance
18 26 (13.40%) Cyber Attack
19 24 (12.37%) Information Assurance
19 24 (12.37%) Cisco
20 23 (11.86%) MS Excel
20 23 (11.86%) Virtual Team
21 22 (11.34%) Cyberthreat
21 22 (11.34%) TCP/IP
21 22 (11.34%) Wireless
22 21 (10.82%) C++

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 (7.22%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (7.22%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.55%) Confluence
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.12%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.22%) SoftLayer
2 14 (7.22%) Sumo Logic
3 5 (2.58%) Office 365
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.55%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.55%) Route 53
4 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (31.96%) Internet
2 57 (29.38%) Firewall
3 43 (22.16%) Network Security
3 43 (22.16%) VPN
4 42 (21.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 41 (21.13%) DNS
6 22 (11.34%) TCP/IP
6 22 (11.34%) Wireless
7 17 (8.76%) LAN
7 17 (8.76%) WAN
8 16 (8.25%) VoIP
9 15 (7.73%) SMTP
9 15 (7.73%) SSL
10 14 (7.22%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (7.22%) IPsec
10 14 (7.22%) SNMP
11 13 (6.70%) MGCP
12 9 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (4.64%) DHCP
13 7 (3.61%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.15%) Big Data
2 6 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.55%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.22%) Vagrant
3 12 (6.19%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.64%) WinDbg
5 6 (3.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.55%) JIRA
6 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (18.04%) Telecoms
2 27 (13.92%) Finance
3 8 (4.12%) Military
4 6 (3.09%) Banking
5 5 (2.58%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Back Office
6 3 (1.55%) Music Industry
7 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.03%) French Language
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (27.84%) Analyst
2 40 (20.62%) Security Analyst
3 23 (11.86%) Security Engineer
4 22 (11.34%) Security Manager
5 19 (9.79%) Incident Manager
6 18 (9.28%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 15 (7.73%) Administrator
7 15 (7.73%) Architect
7 15 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.19%) GUI Software Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (5.67%) DevOps Administrator
10 8 (4.12%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.12%) SOC Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Technical Leader
12 6 (3.09%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) Lead Architect
12 6 (3.09%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.09%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.28%) .NET
2 16 (8.25%) HTML
3 14 (7.22%) Grails
3 14 (7.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 14 (7.22%) Spring
4 12 (6.19%) Regular Expression
4 12 (6.19%) STL
5 9 (4.64%) Flash
6 7 (3.61%) 802.1X
7 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.55%) Web Services
9 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.04%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (17.53%) PKI
3 26 (13.40%) Cyber Attack
4 23 (11.86%) Virtual Team
5 22 (11.34%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (10.31%) Management Information System
7 17 (8.76%) Computer Science
7 17 (8.76%) Cryptography
7 17 (8.76%) Statistics
8 15 (7.73%) Blog
9 12 (6.19%) User Experience
10 9 (4.64%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (4.12%) Data Centre
12 7 (3.61%) IVR
13 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
14 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 3 (1.55%) Social Media
14 3 (1.55%) Spread Betting
14 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (27.32%) Windows
2 44 (22.68%) Linux
3 14 (7.22%) Solaris
4 12 (6.19%) Unix
5 8 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.61%) Mac OS X
6 7 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.55%) CentOS
8 3 (1.55%) VMS
8 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.03%) NetWare
9 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) SUSE
10 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.47%) Information Security
2 46 (23.71%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (14.95%) SIEM
4 24 (12.37%) Information Assurance
5 21 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (10.31%) Security Operations
7 19 (9.79%) Reverse Engineering
8 18 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (9.28%) E-Commerce
8 18 (9.28%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.28%) Virtual Team Management
9 17 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (8.25%) DevOps
11 15 (7.73%) Analytics
11 15 (7.73%) Workflow
12 14 (7.22%) Software Deployment
13 13 (6.70%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (6.70%) Incident Management
13 13 (6.70%) ITIL
13 13 (6.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.01%) Python
2 21 (10.82%) C++
3 18 (9.28%) Perl
4 16 (8.25%) C#
4 16 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.22%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.22%) Ruby
6 12 (6.19%) VC++
7 11 (5.67%) Java
8 10 (5.15%) C
9 5 (2.58%) SQL
10 4 (2.06%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (22.16%) Degree
2 39 (20.10%) Security Cleared
3 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.31%) DV Cleared
5 18 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (8.25%) CISSP
7 14 (7.22%) CCNP
8 11 (5.67%) CCNA
8 11 (5.67%) CISM
9 7 (3.61%) CCVP
9 7 (3.61%) CISA
10 6 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (3.09%) CCIE
10 6 (3.09%) GCIH
11 5 (2.58%) GCFA
11 5 (2.58%) MCSE
11 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.55%) GCIA
12 3 (1.55%) GIAC
12 3 (1.55%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (8.25%) RMADS
2 14 (7.22%) FISMA
3 9 (4.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.06%) QA
6 3 (1.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.12%) Snort
4 3 (1.55%) vCloud
5 2 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) Nagios
1 14 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (7.22%) Puppet
2 13 (6.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (6.70%) Cisco UCCE
2 13 (6.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (3.09%) Nessus
4 5 (2.58%) EnCase
5 4 (2.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.55%) Casper Suite
7 2 (1.03%) MOM
7 2 (1.03%) QRadar
8 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (15.98%) Microsoft
1 31 (15.98%) Sophos
2 24 (12.37%) Cisco
3 18 (9.28%) Splunk
4 14 (7.22%) VMware
5 7 (3.61%) Aruba
5 7 (3.61%) Citrix
5 7 (3.61%) Juniper
6 6 (3.09%) F5
6 6 (3.09%) Intel Security
6 6 (3.09%) Palo Alto
6 6 (3.09%) Tandberg
7 5 (2.58%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.58%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.58%) Oracle
7 5 (2.58%) Symantec
8 4 (2.06%) NetWitness
8 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.06%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.55%) Apple
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
abrs Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 19 days ago