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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 826 885 976
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +91
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 88 97 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.088% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.10% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 42 72 18
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £41,450
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £99,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £39,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -32.17%

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
85989 96019 100080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.01% 87.50% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71918 78944 79934
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 £30,991
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £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 25 August 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 25 August 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 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 +47 86 £50,000 +25.00% 13
South East +52 38 - - 1
London +69 35 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Hampshire +25 26 - - 1
Aldershot +17 26 - -
Oxfordshire -11 7 - -
Abingdon - 7 - -
Bristol +8 6 £56,250 +87.50%
South West +4 6 £56,250 +87.50%
East of England +31 5 £22,500 -48.27% 2
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - -
Kent - 5 - -
City of London +59 4 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Essex - 3 £22,500 -
Colchester - 3 £22,500 -
Bedford - 2 £35,000 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £35,000 - 2
Yorkshire +24 1 £50,000 +42.85% 1
West Midlands -13 1 £60,000 +20.00%
North Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Knaresborough - 1 £50,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (34.05%) Information Security
2 54 (29.19%) Firewall
3 53 (28.65%) Internet
4 50 (27.03%) Windows
5 49 (26.49%) Security Cleared
6 47 (25.41%) SC Cleared
7 46 (24.86%) Linux
7 46 (24.86%) Python
8 43 (23.24%) DNS
9 41 (22.16%) Degree
10 40 (21.62%) VPN
11 35 (18.92%) Network Security
11 35 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (17.30%) Finance
13 30 (16.22%) Management Information System
13 30 (16.22%) PKI
14 29 (15.68%) DV Cleared
14 29 (15.68%) Telecoms
15 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
15 28 (15.14%) Intrusion Detection
16 26 (14.05%) Sophos
17 25 (13.51%) SIEM
18 24 (12.97%) C++
19 23 (12.43%) MS Excel
19 23 (12.43%) CISSP
19 23 (12.43%) Statistics
19 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (11.89%) Regular Expression
20 22 (11.89%) Wireless
21 21 (11.35%) HTML

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 (7.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (7.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.54%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.49%) MS Office
3 4 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.57%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (7.57%) SoftLayer
2 14 (7.57%) Sumo Logic
3 5 (2.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.54%) Route 53
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (29.19%) Firewall
2 53 (28.65%) Internet
3 43 (23.24%) DNS
4 40 (21.62%) VPN
5 35 (18.92%) Network Security
6 28 (15.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (11.89%) Wireless
8 17 (9.19%) IPsec
9 16 (8.65%) LAN
9 16 (8.65%) WAN
10 15 (8.11%) SMTP
10 15 (8.11%) SSL
11 14 (7.57%) SNMP
11 14 (7.57%) TCP/IP
12 8 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.32%) VoIP
13 7 (3.78%) ADSL
13 7 (3.78%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (3.78%) IP Telephony
13 7 (3.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) Big Data
2 12 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.95%) MySQL
4 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (8.11%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.57%) Vagrant
2 14 (7.57%) WinDbg
3 9 (4.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (17.30%) Finance
2 29 (15.68%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.32%) Music Industry
4 6 (3.24%) Banking
5 5 (2.70%) Military
6 4 (2.16%) Games
7 3 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.62%) French Language
7 3 (1.62%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.08%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Back Office
9 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (32.97%) Analyst
2 45 (24.32%) Security Analyst
3 20 (10.81%) Security Engineer
4 18 (9.73%) SOC Analyst
5 12 (6.49%) Administrator
5 12 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.95%) DevOps Administrator
6 11 (5.95%) Incident Manager
6 11 (5.95%) Security Manager
7 10 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 9 (4.86%) GUI Software Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) Junior
9 8 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Coordinator
10 7 (3.78%) Information Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.24%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.89%) Regular Expression
2 21 (11.35%) HTML
3 15 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (7.57%) Flash
4 14 (7.57%) Grails
4 14 (7.57%) Spring
5 12 (6.49%) .NET
6 9 (4.86%) STL
7 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.22%) Management Information System
1 30 (16.22%) PKI
2 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.43%) Statistics
3 18 (9.73%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.73%) Cyber Attack
4 15 (8.11%) Blog
4 15 (8.11%) Cryptography
5 12 (6.49%) Virtual Team
6 10 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (4.86%) User Experience
8 8 (4.32%) Social Media
9 7 (3.78%) IVR
10 5 (2.70%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.08%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.08%) Spread Betting
13 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.03%) Windows
2 46 (24.86%) Linux
3 16 (8.65%) Solaris
3 16 (8.65%) Unix
4 5 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.54%) NetWare
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.05%) Information Security
2 35 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (13.51%) SIEM
4 21 (11.35%) Information Assurance
5 19 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.73%) Security Architecture
7 17 (9.19%) Data Protection
7 17 (9.19%) DevOps
8 16 (8.65%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (8.65%) Software Deployment
9 15 (8.11%) Analytics
9 15 (8.11%) Reverse Engineering
9 15 (8.11%) Workflow
10 14 (7.57%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (7.57%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.57%) SOA
11 13 (7.03%) Change Control
11 13 (7.03%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.86%) Python
2 24 (12.97%) C++
3 21 (11.35%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.73%) Perl
5 15 (8.11%) Ruby
5 15 (8.11%) SQL
6 14 (7.57%) Bash Shell
6 14 (7.57%) C
6 14 (7.57%) Java
7 10 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.86%) C#
8 9 (4.86%) VC++
9 1 (0.54%) PHP
9 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (26.49%) Security Cleared
2 47 (25.41%) SC Cleared
3 41 (22.16%) Degree
4 29 (15.68%) DV Cleared
5 23 (12.43%) CISSP
6 14 (7.57%) CISA
7 13 (7.03%) CISM
8 9 (4.86%) CCNA
8 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.86%) GIAC
9 8 (4.32%) CEH
10 7 (3.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (3.78%) CCNP
10 7 (3.78%) CCVP
11 6 (3.24%) SANS
12 4 (2.16%) GCIA
12 4 (2.16%) GSEC
13 3 (1.62%) CRISC
13 3 (1.62%) MCSE
13 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.65%) FISMA
1 16 (8.65%) RMADS
2 15 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 13 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (4.86%) COBIT
5 4 (2.16%) QA
6 3 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.62%) Snort
4 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.54%) vCloud
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.57%) Nagios
1 14 (7.57%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (7.57%) Puppet
2 7 (3.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.78%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (3.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (2.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.08%) Nessus
4 2 (1.08%) SCCM
5 1 (0.54%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.54%) MOM
5 1 (0.54%) QRadar
5 1 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.05%) Sophos
3 20 (10.81%) Splunk
4 13 (7.03%) Cisco
5 11 (5.95%) VMware
6 7 (3.78%) Aruba
7 4 (2.16%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.16%) Citrix
7 4 (2.16%) Juniper
7 4 (2.16%) Oracle
7 4 (2.16%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.08%) HP
8 2 (1.08%) Qualys
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.08%) Twitter
9 1 (0.54%) AlienVault
9 1 (0.54%) Apple
9 1 (0.54%) Google
9 1 (0.54%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.54%) Novell
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum plus benefits, including gym membership
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Information Technology
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 9 days ago