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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 813 835 844
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 70 72 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.061% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.075% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 43 48 32
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £39,250 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £30,250
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +81.81%

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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 +27 60 £47,500 -17.39% 6
London +45 31 £55,000 -4.34% 4
South East +8 18 £40,000 +29.03%
Surrey - 12 £32,000 -
Guildford - 12 £32,000 -
County Antrim - 7 - - 3
Belfast - 7 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 7 - - 3
East of England +7 4 £55,000 -15.38%
Hampshire - 4 £50,000 -
Aldershot - 4 £50,000 -
Bristol -3 3 £70,000 +80.64%
South West -10 3 £70,000 +80.64%
Bedfordshire - 3 £51,250 -
City of London +38 2 £43,750 -20.45% 1
Scotland +19 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Glasgow +3 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North West -2 2 £27,500 -52.17% 1
Berkshire -1 1 - -
West Midlands -7 1 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Reading -11 1 - -
Hertfordshire -13 1 £60,000 -7.69%
Kent - 1 £24,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £39,000 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £60,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £39,000 -
Luton - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £24,000 -
Manchester - 1 £27,500 - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 56 (49.12%) Degree
2 34 (29.82%) Information Security
3 32 (28.07%) Windows
4 30 (26.32%) Linux
4 30 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (26.32%) Computer Science
5 29 (25.44%) Firewall
6 28 (24.56%) Java
7 27 (23.68%) Management Information System
8 26 (22.81%) CISSP
9 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
9 23 (20.18%) Cyber Security
10 19 (16.67%) Finance
11 18 (15.79%) Mentoring
12 17 (14.91%) C++
12 17 (14.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 16 (14.04%) Network Security
13 16 (14.04%) Snort
13 16 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (13.16%) UNIX
15 14 (12.28%) ITIL
15 14 (12.28%) Electronics
15 14 (12.28%) CISM
15 14 (12.28%) Mac OS X
15 14 (12.28%) Android
15 14 (12.28%) PCI DSS
16 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
16 13 (11.40%) Apple iOS
17 12 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
17 12 (10.53%) GCIH

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.75%) Lync
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.75%) MS Project
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.39%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 29 (25.44%) Firewall
3 16 (14.04%) Network Security
4 12 (10.53%) NFC
4 12 (10.53%) Bluetooth
5 9 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.14%) LDAP
7 6 (5.26%) RFID
7 6 (5.26%) Internet
8 5 (4.39%) VPN
8 5 (4.39%) tcpdump
9 4 (3.51%) Wireshark
9 4 (3.51%) DNS
9 4 (3.51%) WAN
9 4 (3.51%) LAN
10 3 (2.63%) Wireless
11 2 (1.75%) IPsec
11 2 (1.75%) VoIP
12 1 (0.88%) DHCP
12 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) Big Data
2 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
2 5 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (4.39%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) MySQL
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.88%) Maven
2 1 (0.88%) Subversion
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (12.28%) Electronics
3 7 (6.14%) Legal
4 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.39%) Banking
6 4 (3.51%) Law
7 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.63%) Retail
8 2 (1.75%) Military
8 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.75%) Marketing
8 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.88%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 29 (25.44%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Security Analyst
3 14 (12.28%) Developer
4 13 (11.40%) C++ Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Security Manager
6 9 (7.89%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) Security Specialist
6 9 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Junior
8 7 (6.14%) Graduate
9 6 (5.26%) Junior Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Security Officer
10 5 (4.39%) Architect
10 5 (4.39%) Tester
10 5 (4.39%) Consultant
10 5 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.39%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (4.39%) Ethical Hacker
10 5 (4.39%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) MFC
1 6 (5.26%) Web Services
2 5 (4.39%) Spring
3 1 (0.88%) COM
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) CGI
3 1 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 27 (23.68%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (10.53%) Smartcard
4 11 (9.65%) Open Source
5 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.14%) User Experience
7 5 (4.39%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (4.39%) Mathematics
7 5 (4.39%) Cryptography
7 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.51%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.75%) Clustering
10 2 (1.75%) PKI
10 2 (1.75%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.75%) DTV
11 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Windows
2 30 (26.32%) Linux
3 15 (13.16%) UNIX
4 14 (12.28%) Mac OS X
4 14 (12.28%) Android
5 13 (11.40%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.26%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.63%) Solaris
7 3 (2.63%) VMS
8 1 (0.88%) NetWare
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) CentOS
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Fedora
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.82%) Information Security
2 23 (20.18%) Cyber Security
3 18 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 16 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (12.28%) ITIL
6 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
7 12 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (10.53%) Security Management
8 11 (9.65%) SOA
8 11 (9.65%) OO
9 10 (8.77%) Security Architecture
9 10 (8.77%) Digital Forensics
10 9 (7.89%) Data Protection
10 9 (7.89%) Incident Management
11 8 (7.02%) SIEM
12 7 (6.14%) Change Management
12 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (6.14%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (6.14%) Reverse Engineering
12 7 (6.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.56%) Java
2 17 (14.91%) C++
3 7 (6.14%) Python
4 6 (5.26%) Ruby
4 6 (5.26%) SQL
5 5 (4.39%) C
6 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.63%) Erlang
7 3 (2.63%) Rust
8 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) VBA
9 1 (0.88%) C#
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (49.12%) Degree
2 26 (22.81%) CISSP
3 14 (12.28%) CISM
4 12 (10.53%) GCIH
4 12 (10.53%) CISA
5 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.14%) CEH
5 7 (6.14%) CRISC
6 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.39%) GIAC
8 4 (3.51%) GCIA
8 4 (3.51%) PCI QSA
9 3 (2.63%) PhD
9 3 (2.63%) GSEC
10 2 (1.75%) CISMP
10 2 (1.75%) EnCE
11 1 (0.88%) MCSE
11 1 (0.88%) CCNA
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.28%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.26%) COBIT
4 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.63%) BS7799
4 3 (2.63%) QA
5 2 (1.75%) FISMA
5 2 (1.75%) SLA
5 2 (1.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (14.04%) Snort
2 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Nessus
2 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.75%) Puppet
2 2 (1.75%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.75%) Cacti
2 2 (1.75%) Nmap
2 2 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (0.88%) OpenView
3 1 (0.88%) MOM
3 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) Munin
3 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) Cisco
3 7 (6.14%) Rapid7
4 6 (5.26%) Splunk
5 5 (4.39%) Juniper
5 5 (4.39%) ArcSight
6 4 (3.51%) Citrix
7 3 (2.63%) SAP
7 3 (2.63%) Dell
7 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.63%) VMware
7 3 (2.63%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.75%) Trustwave
8 2 (1.75%) Acunetix
8 2 (1.75%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.75%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.75%) IronPort
8 2 (1.75%) McAfee
8 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.75%) HP
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TH_NK
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
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Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 27 days holiday +Public Holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 16 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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