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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 881 820 850
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +30
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 18 53 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.050% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.063% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 23
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +54.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +58.46%

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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 22 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 29 August 2014. 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 -72 16 £60,000 +11.11% 5
London -10 9 £58,000 -3.33% 2
Chester - 3 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £60,000 -
North West - 3 £60,000 -
South East -44 2 £65,000 +23.80% 3
Oxford -8 1 £62,500 +16.27%
Oxfordshire -9 1 £62,500 +16.27%
Yorkshire -45 1 £42,500 -
Docklands, London - 1 £53,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £39,000 -
South Wales - 1 £20,500 -
Wales - 1 £20,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £39,000 -
Romsey - 1 £67,500 -
Worcester - 1 £39,000 -
York - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £67,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £45,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £20,500 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 38 (43.68%) Information Security
2 29 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 28 (32.18%) Firewall
4 27 (31.03%) Windows
5 25 (28.74%) Linux
5 25 (28.74%) Finance
6 22 (25.29%) CISSP
7 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.69%) Degree
8 17 (19.54%) Risk Management
8 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
9 16 (18.39%) TCP/IP
10 15 (17.24%) Internet
11 14 (16.09%) BCP
11 14 (16.09%) Incident Management
12 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
12 13 (14.94%) SIEM
12 13 (14.94%) Business Continuity Planning
12 13 (14.94%) Legal
12 13 (14.94%) Business Continuity
12 13 (14.94%) SQL
13 12 (13.79%) Perl
13 12 (13.79%) ITIL
13 12 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (13.79%) Network Security
13 12 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (12.64%) EnCE
14 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
15 10 (11.49%) MS Office
16 9 (10.34%) Data Privacy

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (6.90%) IIS
2 5 (5.75%) Apache
2 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.18%) Firewall
2 16 (18.39%) TCP/IP
3 15 (17.24%) Internet
4 12 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (13.79%) Network Security
5 8 (9.20%) WAN
6 7 (8.05%) VPN
7 6 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.75%) SNMP
9 4 (4.60%) DNS
9 4 (4.60%) TACACS
9 4 (4.60%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.45%) SSL
10 3 (3.45%) LAN
11 2 (2.30%) SMTP
11 2 (2.30%) HTTP
11 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.30%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.15%) VLAN
12 1 (1.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 13 (14.94%) Legal
3 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Games
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.30%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Billing
7 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Welsh Language
7 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) Security Analyst
3 12 (13.79%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Consultant
5 9 (10.34%) Security Manager
5 9 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Forensic Investigator
7 6 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Security Officer
8 5 (5.75%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Information Security Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Information Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Information Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) LAMP
3 1 (1.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.34%) Open Source
4 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.75%) CESG
4 5 (5.75%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.60%) SecurID
5 4 (4.60%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.30%) RMADS
7 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.15%) FMCG
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.15%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Windows
2 25 (28.74%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) UNIX
4 3 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.30%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Debian
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.68%) Information Security
2 17 (19.54%) Risk Management
3 14 (16.09%) BCP
3 14 (16.09%) Incident Management
4 13 (14.94%) Business Continuity
4 13 (14.94%) SIEM
4 13 (14.94%) Business Continuity Planning
5 12 (13.79%) ITIL
5 12 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (10.34%) Cyber Security
6 9 (10.34%) Data Privacy
7 8 (9.20%) Stress Testing
7 8 (9.20%) Time Management
7 8 (9.20%) Data Security
7 8 (9.20%) OOP
7 8 (9.20%) OO
7 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
7 8 (9.20%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (9.20%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 12 (13.79%) Perl
3 8 (9.20%) Java
4 5 (5.75%) PHP
5 4 (4.60%) VB
5 4 (4.60%) C++
6 3 (3.45%) Python
6 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.30%) Ruby
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) CISSP
2 18 (20.69%) Degree
3 11 (12.64%) EnCE
4 8 (9.20%) CEH
5 7 (8.05%) CISA
6 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.60%) CCNP
7 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.60%) GIAC
8 2 (2.30%) CISM
8 2 (2.30%) GCFA
8 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) CRISC
9 1 (1.15%) HND
9 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.15%) SSCP
9 1 (1.15%) GCIA
9 1 (1.15%) GSEC
9 1 (1.15%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) QA
2 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.75%) SLA
3 5 (5.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.30%) BS7799
5 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.45%) SpamAssassin
2 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.15%) Nmap
3 1 (1.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) OpenView
1 5 (5.75%) Cacti
2 3 (3.45%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) Nagios
3 2 (2.30%) Nessus
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.15%) Munin
4 1 (1.15%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Cisco
3 7 (8.05%) CA
3 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
4 6 (6.90%) Juniper
5 5 (5.75%) Tableau
5 5 (5.75%) Riverbed
6 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
6 4 (4.60%) Sophos
6 4 (4.60%) VMware
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle
7 3 (3.45%) Citrix
8 2 (2.30%) McAfee
8 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.15%) Apple
9 1 (1.15%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.15%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.15%) F5
9 1 (1.15%) ArcSight
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